Face mask for Clover's 'Portable Regulating Ether Inhaler'

1877-1920 in London
Mayer and Meltzer

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Face mask and regulator from Clover's "Portable Regulating Ether Inhaler", made by Mayer and Meltzer of London,
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Face mask for Clover's portable regulating ether inhaler, English, 1877-1920

The face mask is from Clover’s ‘Portable Regulating Ether Inhaler’, which was invented in 1877 by Joseph Thomas Clover (1825-82). The dose of anaesthetic could be controlled using the valves below the face mask. Clover’s portable inhaler was popular and remained in use until the Second World War.

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face mask, leather, covered, face mask, metal and face mask, rubber
anaesthetic mask
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
Royal Society of Medicine

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