Patented Aug 4, 1885 and Aug 8, 1888. Although listed as an oil lamp they were never used for this purpose and are, in fact, mini vaporizers used in the treatment of whooping cough and other respiratory ailments. It is complete with the, often missing, pan and in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or breaks. The pan on this particular vaporizer is unusual in that it is not curved. The pan has been cleaned to remove the black build left by the coal tar.
Unfortunately the original gilding was too badly degraded from the coal tar to save so I have stripped and finished the frame in a gold paint which is very close to the original colour and tone. The chimney is a replacement and an excellent fit to the burner.
This quaint little vaporizer stands 160mm (6 1/4) tall. Please view the photos carefully as they form a major part of the description.Items which need extra attention/care antiques, glass, delicate/fragile etc. I use recycled packaging as much as possible.
As more times than not it is cheaper to use a courier than Australia Post. The latest restrictions have thrown the option, for some buyers, to collect items into question and chaos as the Macedon Ranges Shire is presently outside the restricted zone. Please contact me if this may be an issue for you as althoug items can be collected from KYNETON 3444 if you are not in a hurry I may be able to organise collection from SUNBURY 3429. The item "VAPO CRESOLENE 1885-1888 MEDICAL OIL KEROSENE LAMP MINI VAPORIZER" is in sale since Friday, August 14, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps". The seller is "4evaold" and is located in Kyneton, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.