Aerochamber (Early Demonstration Unit)

IHPST · Stan Epstein Collection

Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.85

Description:

A blue-coloured cardboard box contains a cylindrical blue plastic artifact with a removable cap on one end a circular opening at the other. This opening is covered with a blue rubber-like material.

Primary Materials: Paper, Plastic

Markings:

The both the box and the artifact within have the words “Demonstration Unit” written in red text over the standard text.

Dimensions (cm):

(Box) Height = 5, Width = 5, Length = 16.

Function:

The Aerochamber was designed to prevent user errors involving pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDI). This is a early commercial example.

Condition:

Very Good: The instrument is very slightly worn, but in cosmetically excellent condition. The cardboard packaging is damaged, with one tab torn off completely.

Manufacturer:

Manufactured by Trudell Medical, London Ontario. Distributed by Schering Canada Inc. Pointe Claire, Quebec.

Date of Manufacture: Mid-to-Late 1980s.

Provenance:

This item was acquired along with a collection of medical artifacts from the home of Dr. Stanley Epstein on February 19, 2019.

  • Donated to UTSIC