Ampoules of ‘Vaporole’ ether, London, England, 1910-1940

Made:
1910-1940 in London
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited
Two 1cc "Vaporole" ether ampoules with razor in tin, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., 1910-1940. One ampoule outside tin

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Two 1cc "Vaporole" ether ampoules with razor in tin, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., 1910-1940. One ampoule outside tin
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Ten 1cc "Vaporole" ether ampoules with razor in tin, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., 1910-1940

‘Vaporole’ is a trademark of Burroughs, Wellcome & Co, who made this product. Each of the glass vials contains liquid ether. Ether was used as an anaesthetic by applying drops to a face mask and allowing the patient to inhale the vapours. The thin razor is used to remove the top of the vial.

Details

Category:
Anaesthesiology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
1989-103
Materials:
glass and tin
Measurements:
ampoule (each): 44 mm 10 mm,
razor: 44 mm
type:
ampoule
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
credit:
Wellcome Institute