An Ombrédanne ether inhaler with its original rubber mask and caecum bladder mahogany box and description. The set is signed by Collin Dépose No 23170 and will be dated at the 1930. Measurements box 21 x 14 x 25 cm high.
Louis Ombrédanne (5 March 1871 – 4 November 1956) was a French pediatric and plastic surgeon born in Paris.
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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
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