Patented in 1886, this mentholated inhaler touted the main "curative" effect to be similar to that of peppermint oil, although the Cushman's brand consisted of mentholated "crystals" in a metal tube with an inhaler tip on one end. The device looked similar to a metal cigar, and women and children were often featured in the product's advertising holding the device as though they were smoking a cigar or cigarette, as it would purportedly draw the attention of those with proper manners to the advertisement (and also the product).
H. D. Cushman
Gies and Co.
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