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Boyle's gas anaesthesia apparatus

From the Collection of Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History ANZCA House 630 St Kilda Road Melbourne Victoria

The gas anaesthesia apparatus is mounted to a rectangular wooden base. It comprises two long, vertical glass cylinders held in place with metal brackets which are connected to a glass chloroform vaporiser container via metal tubes and associated valves and connections. The bottom of the glass flasks have outlet connections and inscriptions on the glass to measure volume. The chloroform vaporiser and adjacent glass ether vaporiser also have volume measurements etched on the glass, and the latter is the same height as the former but is larger in diameter. Both are connected via metal tubes and include outlet pipes that have associated cork stoppers. The maker's details are provided on a brass plaque attached to thewooden platform.
29 x 35.5 x 15 cm
Object Registration
henry edmund gaskin boyle, vaporiser, rotameter, chloroform, ether, anaesthetic apparatus, charles king ltd, plenum, sectioned, dr geoffrey kaye
When Made
circa 1937
Made By
A. Charles King Ltd. , Henry E.G. Boyle (Designer)
Inscriptions & Markings
A. Charles King Ltd. London, W1.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM