Earthenware inhaler

Made:
1866-1905 in London
maker:
S Maw, Son & Thompson

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Earthenware inhaler made by S. Maw, Son and Thompson, 1870-1901, Crellin 8

Inhalers are used to treat chest illnesses and diseases by inhalation. The inhaler has a valved mouthpiece where a sponge soaked in the treatment would be placed. It was first manufactured around 1866. Around 1881, a valved inhaler would cost 5 shillings (25p). The inhaler was made by S Maw & Son, a medical and surgical supplier. The mouthpiece is probably a replacement as it bears the name of S Maw, Son & Thompson, a company name used much later.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A625877
Materials:
cork, earthenware (glazed) and metal
type:
inhaler
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment

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