This lamp was used to transform Vapo – Cresolene, a patented medicine that was used for upper respiratory issues into a gaseous state which a patient could breathe in.
The lamp is marked with the patent date of Aug. 4. 1885 – Aug. 8. 1888, and is made from ceramic, glass, and metal.
9.5 x 8 x 16
All measurements were taken in centimeters. Measurements are listed as “length by width by height” or “height by diameter” unless otherwise noted.
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The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing Historical Collection. (2017). "Vapo - Cresolene Lamp - 1" [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.molloy.edu/nur_hagan/152