Posted 9 years ago
This is a 1930's era DeVilbiss Atomizer (Atomer) #15 made by the DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company, Toledo, Ohio. --- Ohio physician Dr. Allen DeVilbiss developed a spray atomizer to provide an easier way to apply medicines to patients' throats. His invention was so successful that by 1890 he had retired from medical practice and established a company, DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company, to produce the atomizers. This item carries patent dates from 1907 to 1916. - The #15 model is shown in the DeVilbiss 1918 issue catalog. The metal parts are made of a plated brass and both the nasal attachment (on the long end) and the attachment for the rubber tube and bulb are tapered for press on fitting. The rubber tube and bulb were discarded due to age deterioration. The jar is mold-pressed glass.
-- In 1970 the DeVilbiss Company was merged into Champion Spark Company and then purchased by Illinois Tool Works in 1990.