Portable anaesthetic kit, Germany, 1914-1918

Made:
1914-1918 in Germany
Portable anaesthetic kit, of chloroform bottle Portable anaesthetic kit. General view

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Portable anaesthetic kit, of chloroform bottle
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Portable anaesthetic kit. General view
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Portable anaesthetic kit, of chloroform bottle, chloroform dropping bottle and Schimmelbusch mask in bag, German, first World War

This is a portable anaesthetic kit, consisting of chloroform bottle, chloroform dropping bottle and Schimmelbusch mask in a bag. It was made in Germany for use in the First World War, 1914-1918. The mask has a metal frame, which fits around the face and is covered in cotton material. This type of mask is named after Curt Schimmelbusch, 1860-1895. The chloroform was dropped from the dropping bottle, which has a graduated scale, onto the cotton material of the mask. It would then evaporate and the patient would breathe in the gas.

Details

Category:
Anaesthesiology
Object Number:
1982-1800
Materials:
textile, glass, nickel/chrome plating, cork
Measurements:
overall: .13kg
chloroform dropper: 140 mm x 73 mm x 30 mm,
face mask: 80 mm x 202 mm x 130 mm,
bottle: 110 mm 33 mm,
type:
anaesthetic mask, chloroform bottle and dropping bottle

Parts

Brown glass dropping bottle with ridged side and glass stopper

Brown glass dropping bottle with ridged side and glass stopper

Brown glass dropping bottle with ridged side and glass stopper, containing clear liquid possibly chloroform, Germany, First World War

Materials:
glass and contents, liquid, clear
Object Number:
1982-1800/1
type:
inhalers
Schimmelbusch-type anaesthetic mask with metal base and cloth cover

Schimmelbusch-type anaesthetic mask with metal base and cloth cover

Schimmelbusch-type anaesthetic mask with metal base and cloth cover, German, First World War

Materials:
chrome plated and cotton
Object Number:
1982-1800/3
type:
anaesthetic bottle
Bag for anaesthetic kit, German, first World War.

Bag for anaesthetic kit, German, first World War.

Bag for anaesthetic kit, German, first World War.

Materials:
chrome plated and cotton
Object Number:
1982-1800/4
type:
inhalers