Antique Vapo-Cresolene Lamp

$ 45.00

A little history on this item from the late 1800s: "Cresolene is a dark liquid with a pungent smell made from coal tar used in the 19th and early 20th century as a disinfectant and to treat various ailments such as colds and measles. Most well known of all cresolene products was the Vapo-Cresolene lamp, used to heat the substance so that the fumes could be inhaled; these were produced between 1879 and 1957" (From Wikipedia). This one is missing a little glass piece that would go around the flame, but its still a fascinating artifact.

Item: 1061023-S

Location: Seattle

Rack: CS RACK S8

Quantity: 1

Condition: Good

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