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Royal Winton Dr Nelson’s Improved Inhaler


A genuine medical curio, this is a Royal Winton inhaler “Dr. Nelson’s Improved Inhaler” – designed to produce steam which when inhaled helped with chest infections and throat dehydration.  Sometime additional ingredients were added to produce medical infusions. This one lacks its stopper and glass tube but it retains great character and is an interesting and distinctive item nonetheless – and probably not for actual use!

We think – and this is a conservative estimate – it dates from the early 1950s (please correct us if you think we are wrong!) and due to its use it does have some signs of age, notably some crazing to the glaze. That said, it’s otherwise in a good state, has a good maker’s mark and is a definite conversation piece!


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