Antique Vapo Cresolene Kerosent Medical Oil Lamp ~ Late 1800's

Antique Vapo Cresolene Kerosene Medical Oil Lamp ~ Late 1800's

Regular price $49.99


Product Description:  During the Victorian Era this medical device was used to breath in the Vapo-Cresoline liquid for a various of breathing problems. Kerosene or Petroleum Oil was added to the lamp to provide a small source of heat to the tin dish on top to vaporize the chemical liquid.  This dish held the Cresolene which then created a vapor in the room.  This collectible features an ornate, patinated, metal, gold-tone plated stand which holds the clear glass oil lamp with a milky-white, glass chimney.  An early medical device collectible.

Circa:  Late 1800's

Height: 6"
Width: 3 1/4" (including ornate side piece)
Lamp with chimney - 4" Height

Circa:  Late 1800's

Markings:  Embossed on clear glass lamp:  Vapo Use Cresolene Kerosene.  The marking on  lamp turn knob marked V.C. Co.  On side of metal top:  Patented Aug 4, 85 - Aug 8, 1899

Product Weight:  8.3 ounces

Condition:  Previously owned - used.  Condition is consistent with age and use.  Patina on metal stand and turn knob.  Wick is intact.   Tin cup on top has scrapes and signs of use.  Light discoloration on top and bottom rim of white glass chimney.

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