Object ID 004026
Object Name Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler
Object Desc Ceramic Dr. Nelson white inhaler with spout from The Boots Chemists.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY004014
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Bay View Pharmacy
Start Year Range 1900
End Year Range 1940
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords medical,Dr. Nelson's,Boots Chemists,inhaler,
Title Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler
Description White ceramic pot with spout and long neck at opening. White glazing is crackled. Front label reads "Dr. Nelson's / Improved / Inhaler / Directions for use / The Boots Chemists" Label is printed directly on to ceramic. Spout is short and oval shaped.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Object is wider toward bottom and smaller toward the top.
Place of Origin
Maker Boots Chemists
Maker Details Boots was established in 1849 as a pure drug company. In 1920 the company was sold to the United Drug Company but was sold back to the British in 1933. Boots diversified into the research and manufacturing of drugs with its development of the Ibuprofen painkiller during the 1960s, invented by Stewart Adams. The company is now known as Boots UK Unlimited and is still a popular pharmacy chain in the UK.
Date MAR 11,2016
Summary Good Condition
Assessor Nicole Burdick
Notes Ceramic is free of chips and scraches though glazing is cracked throughout. Has minimal staining and dirt. There is also a partial sticker attached on the right side of the front label.