A vintage glass German asthma inhaler in its fitted silk and velvet lined leather etui. The inhaler is composed of a flat oval of hollow brown glass with three openings.
Two have rubber bungs (which would be removed when inhaling and emptying) and the third is connected to a U-shaped tube which extends into the inner chamber and presumably acts as an atomiser. The inside of the lid is marked in gold lettering “Asthmosana Rudolph M Mayer. Fabr von Asthmaspezialpraparaten der Kuranstalt Furstenbad. Bad Reichenhall / Bayern”. Dates to the 2nd quarter of the 20th century.
- From the Phisick collection