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Antique Medical Menthol Inhaler - $25 (West Los Angeles)

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Antique Cushmans Menthol Inhaler, late 19th century. Photos show label inside the inhaler. The metal cast has a cap with Cushman Menthol Inhaler, Three Rivers Michigan embossed. Glass inhaler tube with paper label housed in a two-piece small metal canister. The paper label reads “Cushman’s Menthol Inhaler / VINCENNES, IND.” and “PATENTED / JAN. 5, ’86 / NOV. 2, ’86.” Henry Depuy Cushman (1846-1900), the inventor of this inhaler, was a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Pharmacy. He owned a drugstore at Three Rivers, Mich., and promoted menthol as a cure for various ailments. By mid-1895 the business was listed as the Cushman Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Ill. and Vincennes, Ind., and by 1898 it was renamed the Cushman Drug Company of Vincennes, Ind.
Cushman advertised his inhaler as a "remedy for the immediate relief and cure of neuralgia, headache, catarrh, asthma, bronchitis, sore throat, earache, toothache and all diseases of the throat and lungs." It sold for 50 cents in 1886. The product was still being advertised in 1941 for the 'relief of head colds, sinus, catarrh, hay fever and throat irritation" and still manufactured by the Cushman Drug Company, Vincennes, Ind. Approx 3.75-4 inches long.
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