Portable anaesthetic kit, of chloroform bottle, chloroform dropping bottle and Schimmelbusch mask in bag, German, first World War
This is a portable anaesthetic kit, consisting of chloroform bottle, chloroform dropping bottle and Schimmelbusch mask in a bag. It was made in Germany for use in the First World War, 1914-1918. The mask has a metal frame, which fits around the face and is covered in cotton material. This type of mask is named after Curt Schimmelbusch, 1860-1895. The chloroform was dropped from the dropping bottle, which has a graduated scale, onto the cotton material of the mask. It would then evaporate and the patient would breathe in the gas.
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chloroform dropper: 140 mm x 73 mm x 30 mm,
face mask: 80 mm x 202 mm x 130 mm,
bottle: 110 mm 33 mm,
- dropping bottle
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- tools & equipment
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