Date: 1885 |
Identifier: Country Doctor Museum
The inhaler was sold by the Vapo Cresolene Company from 1879 through the 1920's and was used as a treatment for whooping cough, asthma, croop, and for colds. The inhaler could be lit and placed on a bed side table to heat gently through the night, causing vapors to relieve cough and cold symptoms. The vapo cresolene inhaler was eventually replaced by the electric vaporizer. more...