Atomiser, De Vilbiss
From the Collection of Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History ANZCA House 630 St Kilda Road Melbourne Victoria
- Red, heavy cardboard box with manufacturer's label at one end, containing a glass bottle with metal spray attachment, and a khaki rubber bulb for pumping liquid through the atomiser.
- 6.5 x 6.5 x 19 [cardboard box]
- atomiser, local anaesthetic
- Dr. Allen De Vilbiss (1841-1917) of Toledo, Ohio, developed his first atomiser around 1887. This device was designed to allow for dissolving cocaine, as a local anaesthetic agent, in oil, and spraying into the nose and throat. In the early to mid 20th Century, The DeVilbiss Company began making perfume atomisers instead of medical ones.
- Circa 1910
- Stamped into top of metal atomiser: DE VILBISS TOLEDO USA
- 26 Nov 2018 at 2:43PM