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Funnel, glass

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

Description
Clear dimpled glass in the shape of a funnel, with red strong running through the centre, and tied to one side.
Size
12.5 x 6
Object Registration
139
Keywords
oxygen, oxygen therapy, funnel, cig, commonwealth industrial gases
Historical information
A funnel, held above the patient's face, was almost the standard of giving oxygen until c.1930.

It was quite useless, enriching the inhaled atmosphere by only about 3% of oxygen.
When Made
Pre 1930
Last updated
26 Nov 2018 at 2:33PM