Replica Maw's Double Valve Earthenware Inhaler
Replica Maw's Double Valve Earthenware Inhaler
Maw's Double Valve Earthenware Inhaler Replica. This is a beautiful Medical Display piece - Click to Enlarge Image

Replica Maw's Double Valve Earthenware Inhaler

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A wonderful Replica Maw's Double Valve Earthenware Inhaler by Naldecon, is a perfect example of medicine around 1874.  Originally manufactured by S Maw Son & Thompson in the late 1800s. 
This is a non working Replica intended for Display only.
A good description:
MAW'S DOUBLE VALVED
EARTHENWARE INHALER 
For the inhalation of vapour of Hot Water, either alone or impregnated with Ether, Chloriform, Henbane, Creosote, Vinegar, etc, in affections of the throat and bronchial tubes, Asthma, Consumption, etc. For this apparatus, is especially adapted for Chloriform, Ether and other active volatile substances, as from its construction the exact quantity required may be inhaled. The lower valve opens only during inhalation, whilest the exhaled breath passes freely from the upper valve, instead of through the vessel, dissipating a large portion of the medicated vapour, as is the case in the use of most other inhalers.

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