An original 1891-1950 VapoCresolene lamp. The lamp has all its parts and is in good condition, the box has some wear. These items are not technically lamps, but rather employ a small flame as a heat source. It is possible to find complete examples, but these lamps are often missing some of the parts, such as the tin dish or Olmstead-type milk glass or clear glass chimneys. Occasionally these lamps are found in their original box, complete with instructional sheets, testimonials and an extra wick included.
The Vapo-Cresolene vaporizer was supposed to cure “Whooping Cough, Spasmodic Croup, Nasal Catarrh, Colds, Bronchitis, Coughs, Sore Throat, Broncho Pneumonia, The Paroxysms of Asthma and Hay Fever, The Bronchial Complications of Scarlet Fever and Measles and as an aid in the treatment of Diphtheria and Certain Inflammatory Throat Diseases.”