Name/TitleImitation Odours of the more important war gases.
About this objectA set of 6 brown bottles contained in a yellow paper covered cardboard box. The ‘imitation harmless odours’ were used to train first aid personnel in detecting target odours such as toxic gases during WWII.
Odours in bottles: Phosgene (lung irritant), Chlorine (lung irritant), Lewisite (blister gas), Chlro-aceto-phenone (tear gas & skin irritant), Mustard gas (blister gas), Ethyl-iodo-aretate (tear gas).
These kits were made by A M Bickford & Sons Ltd., Hindley Street, Adelaide.
MakerSt John Ambulance Association
Maker RoleEducation and Training association
MakerA M Bickford & Sons
Place MadeAdelaide, Australia
Medium and Materialsglass, imitation gases, paper
L x 13cm, W x 15cm
Subject and Association KeywordsSt John Ambulance Museum
Object TypeDO NOT USE Medical History
Object number#2011.7 StJ