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Object ID 003681

Object Name DeVilbiss Theromer Number 113

Object Desc Silver metal vessel with angled black plastic handle and removable lid with sprayer.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003299a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 9, Shelf 18

Object Date 1920

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords DeVilbiss,theromer,burn care,sprayer,wound care,

Title DeVilbiss Theromer Number 113

Description Metal cup (3299a) with angled plastic black handle and removable metal lid with a sprayer component (3299b). Cup has the following engraved on front: "DeVilbiss Theromer Number 113 / The DeVilbiss Mfg. Co. Toledo, O U.S.A. / Pat Sept. 15 '08 / Mar 2, 09." Lid has area for attaching tubing and bulb for sprayer. Theromer was used to melt and spray paraffin for burn and wound treatment.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 8

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker DeVilbiss Mfg Co.

Maker Details The origins of the DeVilbiss Corporation date back to 1888 when Toledo, Ohio physician Dr. Allen DeVilbiss developed a spray atomizer to provide an easier way to apply medicines to patients' throats. His invention was so successful that by 1890 he had retired from medical practice and established a company, DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company, to produce the atomizers in the old Lenk Winery on Toledo's north side. The 1920s saw the real boom of the company as the company developed exhaust booths to control paint-saturated air as they expanded into the automobile industry. Mass production was beginning to evolve at this time and Thomas DeVilbiss' spray gun technology proved to be a revolutionary addition to the paint and lacquer coating applications on the furniture and automotive finishing assembly line. Spraying the lacquer reduced drying time to hours instead of weeks and the spraying of paint replaced hand brushing, helping to create new jobs and increase productivity in manufacturing.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3299a-b



Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Very Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Missing the rubber tubing but otherwise in very good condition.


Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 1 from Hardware Store - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 23,2016

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 18 from Room 9, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin