Late 19th Century Anesthesia Mask: Early Use of Celluloid

Late 19th Century Anesthesia Mask: Early Use of Celluloid

$350.00

Late 19th Century Anesthesia Mask: Early Use of Celluloid

Circa

1890

Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments

Description

This late 19th-century mask represents what may be  the earliest use of celluloid in an anesthesia mask.  The mask is in fair condition, the celluloid portion of the mask is quite fragile, but its historical importance would make it an important addition to any collection of anesthesia apparatus.  Despite considerable effort I have not been able to affix a name to this mask. I suspect that it was only briefly in production. It came out of a Maryland estate clearance and  I beleive it to be American 

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US M&R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for almost four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: mgordon1940@gmail.com or 718-623-6777