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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

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

Height 5.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 3

Circumference 14

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Object is wider toward bottom and smaller toward the top.

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

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Image Caption CMY4014



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.