Item Details

Vapo-Cresolene Lamp

Vapo-Cresolene Company
Format
Online; Physical Object
Type
Metal; Glass (Material); Cardboard
Summary
Vaporizing lamp, including stand, movable cup, globe, and wick, with commercial packaging. The Vapo-Cesolene lamp was designed to vaporize chemical substances, such as cresolene, a by-product of coal-tar used as a disinfectant, by suspending the substance in a metal dish over a flame. The device was used to alleviate respiratory symptoms such as cough and asthma.
Date Created
circa 1879 - 1899
Description
16 x 9.5 x 7.8 cm
Collection
University of Virginia Medical Artifacts Collection
Notes
Donated by D.F. Weaver
Location
Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
artifacts00268
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