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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Maker: Robert Palethorp, Jr., American
After design by: John Mudge, British, 1721–1793

Inhaler

1817–21

Pewter with leather, wood, and bone

4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) other (at base): 3 7/8 in.(9.8 cm) other (at rim): 3 1/4 in.(8.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1931.185a-c
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
Not on view
Bibliography: 

Ledlie I. Laughlin, Pewter in America: Its Makers and Their Marks, 2 vols. (Boston: Barre Publishers, 1940), n.p., pl. 39, fig. 249.

Graham Hood, American Pewter: Garvan and Other Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1965), 56-57, no. 198, ill.

Charles F. Montgomery, A History of American Pewter (New York: Dutton, 1973), 197, fig. 12–12.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 116, ill.

John Stuart Gordon, “Object Lesson: Medical Technology of the Early 1800s,” Yale Alumni Magazine 76, no. 2 (2012): 54, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.