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AntiqueMeds
11-30-2011, 05:03 PM
A very interesting web site from a nice gentleman in England.

The strange world of antique inhalers. Many are crossover collectibles into the antique medicines catagory.

Some of the designs were fantastic.

http://inhalatorium.com/







The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
-Mark Twain

blobbottlebob
11-30-2011, 10:27 PM
Thanks for the link. There is some oddbal stuff. Just the advertising alone says a lot about the culture and preying on the superstitions of the public. I even found an example of the menthol inhaler I once found.

surfaceone
11-30-2011, 11:59 PM
Hello Matt,

Thanks for pointing us to this unique site. He's showing some remarkable pieces.

http://inhalatorium.com/_wp_generated/wpd09d9212_28.jpg

RedGinger
12-02-2011, 02:57 PM
Thanks, Matt. I gotta check out this site. I have a weird inhaler that I dug in a privy last year. The glass is so thin, I'm not sure how it survived, intact. It still has a lead seal. Joe and I could not agree on exactly how it was used. One friend was certain it was a bong lol. I can post a pic for anyone who is interested.

Love the Twain quote. He has some great ones.

RedGinger
12-02-2011, 02:58 PM
ORIGINAL: blobbottlebob

Thanks for the link. There is some oddbal stuff. Just the advertising alone says a lot about the culture and preying on the superstitions of the public. I even found an example of the menthol inhaler I once found.


I remember that one, Bob, with the little scroll inside. That was a neat story and tiny bottle.

AntiqueMeds
12-02-2011, 04:02 PM
Thanks, Matt. I gotta check out this site. I have a weird inhaler that I dug in a privy last year. The glass is so thin, I'm not sure how it survived, intact. It still has a lead seal. Joe and I could not agree on exactly how it was used. One friend was certain it was a bong lol. I can post a pic for anyone who is interested.

Love the Twain quote. He has some great ones.


You should send a photo of your inhaler to Mark who runs that site. He would proabably be interested , he collects them.

It was (Samuel's) Twain's birthday so I was remembering him in my posts. I think he is one of the closest people I have found who think the same what I do.

LC
12-02-2011, 04:49 PM
I bought a box of these at an auction one evening a good many years ago . I sent a pic of it to Mark in case he did not have one like it .

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/7769/1B9363E84D58420FB289474262CE51B6.jpg

bottlediger
12-04-2011, 02:18 PM
Heres one he doesnt have. Just dug this out of a privy

Ryan




https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/5412/F912132FB8CA4152B1E9AA9E6A6FD208.jpg

bottlediger
12-04-2011, 02:20 PM
Smith & Co Buffalo Ny Pat. May 14 1867 Cutler's Pocket Inhaler is what I can read on it

Ryan

LC
12-04-2011, 04:35 PM
Mark said in an email that he had not seen the Parson's inhaler before either .

AntiqueMeds
12-04-2011, 04:59 PM
Smith & Co Buffalo Ny Pat. May 14 1867 Cutler's Pocket Inhaler is what I can read on it

Thats weird. How is the text printed on that thing? Paint? How did it survive?

bottlediger
12-04-2011, 05:38 PM
Matt -

Its printed paper rolled inside a glass tube

Ryan

AntiqueMeds
12-04-2011, 06:33 PM
Cutler's Pocket Inhaler

cool , heres a whole set...
http://www.trocadero.com/surecureantiques/items/627628/en1store.html

The endplugs must have sealed well for the paper to survive.
Did you find the little unembossed vial that goes with it?

bottlediger
12-04-2011, 07:33 PM
Matt, that one is a little different. It looks to be a bottle with paper label, corked top. This thing is just a tube with paper inside, did not find the vial, unless the vial is what I have pictured

Ryan

bottlediger
12-04-2011, 07:36 PM
Oh I see there are other pictures listed. I did find that bottle embossed W H Smith with the pocket inhaler

Ryan

AntiqueMeds
12-04-2011, 08:06 PM
bottle embossed W H Smith

that would be it. keep them together.

RedGinger
12-12-2011, 02:50 PM
ORIGINAL: AntiqueMeds


Thanks, Matt. I gotta check out this site. I have a weird inhaler that I dug in a privy last year. The glass is so thin, I'm not sure how it survived, intact. It still has a lead seal. Joe and I could not agree on exactly how it was used. One friend was certain it was a bong lol. I can post a pic for anyone who is interested.

Love the Twain quote. He has some great ones.


You should send a photo of your inhaler to Mark who runs that site. He would proabably be interested , he collects them.

It was (Samuel's) Twain's birthday so I was remembering him in my posts. I think he is one of the closest people I have found who think the same what I do.


Totally missed this, Matt. I will contact Mark. Thanks a lot. I agree, that Twain was pretty awesome.

RedGinger
12-12-2011, 02:58 PM
Here's mine:

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8888/D62BC769B4D54E24A1FD3A66281FBC30.jpg

RedGinger
12-13-2011, 02:51 PM
I sent Mark an email with a picture. I hope he's interested in mine or can tell me more about it. It's not something I really collect, and I looking to sell a few bottles at the moment anyway, so this would be great. If he is not interested, maybe another forum member would be.