Goldman Vaporiser
Victor Goldman was a London anaesthetist with a large dental practice. He designed his vaporiser as a simple way of vaporising halothane for dental practice on intermittent flow dental anaesthesic machines such as the Walton series. It was first produced in 1959 and became popular, prompting a redesign in 1962. The Mark II version had improved vaporising qualities and also replaced the easily knocked control arm with a 'click on' type borrowed from cameras of the time. Both versions used a glass vaporising bowl taken from the AC Delco fuel filter popular on motor vehicles of this period. The 'AC' trademark can be seen on the vaporiser bowls which were modified in the Goldman usage by internal engraving to indicate the volume and liquid contained. The left hand photo shows the Mark II, the right the early version.



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