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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008041
Description
Foregger anaesthetic airway, which consists of a hollow flat metal tube with rounded edges and open at both ends; the base of the airway has a round flat piece of metal attached at the end with a hollow cylindrical ether vapor tube attached; the tip of the airway has oval-shaped holes at the side a…
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Accession Number
997008041
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Foregger anaesthetic airway, which consists of a hollow flat metal tube with rounded edges and
open at both ends; the base of the airway has a round flat piece of metal attached at the end with
a hollow cylindrical ether vapor tube attached; the tip of the airway has oval-shaped holes at the
side and a round hole at the bottom
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
The Foregger Company Inc.
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Dated to the 1960's
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The base of the airway is stamped, "FOREGGER // 7"; the letters "OR" have been engraved in the metal
beside the "7"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.5 cm. x Width: 2.8 cm. x Depth: 4.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The airway arrived dirty and dusty; the metal shows no significant wear and no corrosion; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, John Sikora; "Surgical Instruments Catalogue", J. Sklar Mfg. Co. Inc, 1967, p. 34
(120-25) (see attached photocopy); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries" by
Chas. F. Thackray, p. 18 (G131) (see attached photocopy); also see 996.008.040a,b for manufacturing information; CD #1
Research Facts
The airway was used to hold a patient's tongue down during anaesthetic surgery
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage Dec. 17, 2001
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Dates
1990
circa 1990
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008103
Description
Anaesthetic airway, which consists of a single piece of plastic molded into a flattened hollow tube with a curved 90 deg angle bent tip; the tip half of the tube is open at the top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of plastic attached at the end of the hollow tube
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Accession Number
997008103
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Anaesthetic airway, which consists of a single piece of plastic molded into a flattened hollow tube
with a curved 90 deg angle bent tip; the tip half of the tube is open at the top; the base of the
airway has a rounded flat piece of plastic attached at the end of the hollow tube
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Airway Intubator Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1990
circa 1990
Date Remarks
Disposable airways used in the 1990's
Material
plastic: pink
Inscriptions
The flat base piece has raised lettering which reads, "PATENT PENDING // DO NOT REUSE // 9 AIRWAY
INTUBATOR LTD 9"; the base end of the tube has raised lettering which reads, "MADE // IN // CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.3 cm. x Width: 3.1 cm. x Depth: 4.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The plastic airway arrived dirty and dusty; the plastic shows no chips, cracks or wear; the airway
appears to never have been used; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
John Sikora; CD #2
Research Facts
The airway was used to hold a patient's tongue down during anaesthetic surgery
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Nov. 13, 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage Dec. 17, 2001
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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997037423
Description
An airway tube that consists of a single piece of rubber moulded into a flattened hollow square-shaped rubber tube that is straight at one end and curves in an arch to an open top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of rubber attached at the end of the hollow tube; the base of the airw…
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Accession Number
997037423
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
An airway tube that consists of a single piece of rubber moulded into a flattened hollow square-shaped rubber tube that is straight at one end and curves in an arch to an open top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of rubber attached at the end of the hollow tube; the base of the airway has a round, flat piece of metal inserted on the interior of the tube with seams on either side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This marks the beginning of the Bird practice.
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
The airway base has "3" embossed on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.3 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber tube is dusty and there is slight wear apparent on the tube
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Catalogue," by Sklar Mfg. Co., 1967, p. 34 (item 120-25) (see attached photocopy); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," Chas. F. Thackray Co.,ca. 1970, p. 18 (item G131); CD #1
Research Facts
The airway was used to hold a patient's tongue down during anaesthetic surgery
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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997037424
Description
An airway tube that consists of a single piece of rubber moulded into a flattened hollow square-shaped rubber tube that is straight at one end and curves in an arch to an open top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of rubber attached at the end of the hollow tube; the base of the airw…
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Accession Number
997037424
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
An airway tube that consists of a single piece of rubber moulded into a flattened hollow square-shaped rubber tube that is straight at one end and curves in an arch to an open top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of rubber attached at the end of the hollow tube; the base of the airway has a round, flat piece of metal inserted on the interior of the tube with seams on either side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This marks the beginning of the Bird practice.
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
The airway base has "2" embossed on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.0 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 9.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber tube is dusty and there is slight wear apparent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Catalogue," by Sklar Mfg. Co., 1967, p. 34 (item 120-25) (see attached photocopy); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," Chas. F. Thackray Co.,ca. 1970, p. 18 (item G131); CD #1
Research Facts
The airway was used to hold a patient's tongue down during anaesthetic surgery
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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994009015 a-g
Description
Paper package of six cream plastic mouth pieces used in patient's mouth for insertion of endoscopes, gastroscopes, etc.; package is for use in autoclave and has marks which turn colour when sterilized; this package has not been in autoclave yet
Accession Number
994009015 a-g
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Paper package of six cream plastic mouth pieces used in patient's mouth for insertion of
endoscopes, gastroscopes, etc.; package is for use in autoclave and has marks which turn
colour when sterilized; this package has not been in autoclave yet
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - package - Size: Length 23.0 cm. x Width 17.1 cm.
b-g - mouthguards - Size: Length 3.0 cm. x Width 2.8 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Used on KGH patients
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Material
paper: white; turquoise
plastic: cream; clear
Inscriptions
Printed on back of package: "BLUE LEAF TURNS GREEN IN GAS // LA FEUILL BLEURE DEVIENT VERTE
DANS LE GAZ // THE GREENLINE TM MADE BY // DRG // CANADA // PINK LEAF TURNS BLACK IN STEAM //
LA FEUILLE ROSE DEVIENT NOIRE SANS LA VAPEUR"; on mouthpieces: "OLYMPUS TOKYO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
"Chirurgie-Katalog," 24th ed. by Martin, Tuttlingen, Germany, 1978, p. 248; "Catalogue of
Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," miniature edition, Chas. F. Thackray, Ltd.,
Leeds, ca. 1970, p. G17; Claire Kelly, O.R. nurse
Research Facts
Similar in concept and design to airways in two catalogues; used for laser bronchoscopy
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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994009016 a-f
Description
Long narrow white paper package for autoclave holds five clear plastic mouthguards with separate opening for extra tubing; used, some teeth marks on guards; package indicates if package was sterilized; this package has not
Accession Number
994009016 a-f
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Long narrow white paper package for autoclave holds five clear plastic mouthguards with
separate opening for extra tubing; used, some teeth marks on guards; package indicates if
package was sterilized; this package has not
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - package - Size: Length 26.2 cm. x Width 10.1 cm.
b-f - mouthguards - Size: Length 2.6 cm. x Diameter4.4 cm.
Provenance
Used on KGH patients
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Material
paper: white; blue
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on back of package: "AMERICAN TM // AMERI-WRAP TM PACKAGING SYSTEM // DATE: // CONTENTS:
// MADE IN U.S.A. FOR AMERICAN HOSPITAL SUPPLY / DIVISION OF AMERICAN // HOSPITAL SUPPLY CORPORATION
. MCGAW PARK . ILLINOIS . 60085 // LINE TURNS DARK BROWN DURING AUTOCLAVING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
"Chirurgie-Katalog," 24th ed. by Martin, Tuttlingen, Germany, 1978, p. 248; "Catalogue of
Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," miniature edition, Chas. F. Thackray, Ltd.,
Leeds, ca. 1970, p. G17; Claire Kelly, O.R. nurse
Research Facts
Similar in concept and design to airways in two catalogues; identified by O.R. nurse
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Ambu transparent mask; anaesthesia mask

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008077
Description
Ambu anaesthesia mask, which consists of a rubber mount on a plastic body with a rubber edge attached; the mount is round and open and fits onto the clear convex-shaped plastic body; the bottom outside of the body has five round pieces which stick out and allow the attachment of the rubber edge (th…
Accession Number
997008077
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask
Description
Ambu anaesthesia mask, which consists of a rubber mount on a plastic body with a rubber edge attached;
the mount is round and open and fits onto the clear convex-shaped plastic body; the bottom
outside of the body has five round pieces which stick out and allow the attachment of the rubber
edge (there are holes in the rubber which correspond to the plastic pieces sticking out); the rubber
edge is molded to fit snugly over a patient's nose and mouth; the top of the edge has a hollow
cylindrical tube with a yellow plastic cap sticking upwards
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Ambu
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Mask dated to the 1960's-1970's
Material
rubber: black
plastic: clear; yellow
Inscriptions
The top of the body has the word, "AMBU" molded into the plastic; the raised number "13" can be
seen at the right side of the mount
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F3-13
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.3 cm. x Width: 11.9 cm. x Depth: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The mask arrived dirty and dusty; the rubber edge is badly cracked, but has no missing sections;
the plastic pieces are complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; "Understanding Anaesthetic Equipment: Construction Care and Complications" by
Jerry A. Dorsch M.D. and Susan E. Dorsch M.D., 1975, p. 222 (see attached photocopy); "Ward's Anaesthetic
Equipment", 3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 146-147
(see attached photocopy)
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anaesthesia absorber

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Dates
1963
circa 1963
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
000003186
Description
Ohio anesthesia absorber, which consists of a double-chambered hollow plastic cylindrical central section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors running around the plastic chambers; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar across the diameter and a cent…
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Accession Number
000003186
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Ohio anesthesia absorber, which consists of a double-chambered hollow plastic cylindrical central section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors running around the plastic chambers; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar across the diameter and a central adjustable knob that allows the absorber to be fixed onto an anesthesia machine; the top of the absorber is a round metal attachment with a round, central plastic-covered dial; at the front of the top, there are two valves with clear plastic bubble tops and round, open ends; the valve on the proper left has a relief valve exhaust at the top and a piece at the bottom that splits into two open cylindrical pieces; the bottom opening of this valve extension is fitted with a rubber cylindrical covering; there is a metal and rubber cylindrical tube at the back of the absorber, running from top to bottom; a partially torn orange and white sticker is on the top of this tubing; there is a movable metal arm, with a metal cylinder, extending down from its end, attached to the top surface of the back of the absorber's top; inside the top canister, there is a folded piece of paper with product information printed on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Ohio Chemical and Surgical Equipment
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Patent date
Material
metal: silver
glass: white; clear
plastic: clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
There is a folded piece of paper with product information printed in black ink in the upper canister (see attached photocopy); instructions printed in black ink on top of the absorber read, "U.S. PAT. 3,083,810 // Ohio® // ANESTHESIA // ABSORBER // MODEL NUMBER"; and imprinted into the metal, "21DC", beneath which, the following appears in black ink: "INSTRUCTIONS // OUT // [reverse triangle] // Change line within 4 hours use after // color change begins in lower canister. // 1. Loosen hand screw to lower base and canister. // 2. Remove both canisters and empty upper canister only. // 3. Refill with 4–8 ni. moisture lime, screening out fines and dust. // 4. Rap canister to settle lime and rake top of lime level with rim. // 5. Center refilled canister in base, and second canister over first. // 6. Tighten handscrew to compress lime and seal absorber. // 7. Open draincock and empty water from base. Close draincock completely. // IN // [triangle] // INSTRUCTIONS"; stamped into the metal is, "ACKF01767" underneath more information printed in black: "SERIAL NUMBER // Ohio Medical Products // DIVISION OF AIRCO. INC // MADISON, WISCONSIN. 53707"; underneath, "Patented in Canada 1963 // AIRCO®"; above this, in black ink: "SAFETY PRECAUTIONS // Before connecting this absorber to each patient, make certain that: // 1. Both check values in breathing circuit are operating reliably. // 2. Direction of flow in circuit corresponds with arrows. // 3. Remaining capacity of lime is adequate for case at hand, // judged by color position at end of use ["at end of use" underlined]. (Color // recodes during rest, making estimate unreliable.) // 4. Rebreather valve (if so equipped) is closed. // SAFETY PRECAUTIONS"; the centre plastic-covered dial in the middle of the top of the machine has semicircular graduation lines, and the numbers, "-10 // 0 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60 // 70" running along the outside of the scale, and the numbers, "-20 // -10 // 0 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60 // 70 // 80 // 90 // 100" along the inside of the scale; underneath the numbers at the midpoint of the semicircle: "CENTIMETERS OF WATER" is printed, and between the open ends of the graduated scale it reads, "Ohio® // VAC. // PRESS. // Marshall // [black circle with a white arrow inside pointing up to the right] town // 88506"; on the top rim of the proper right side of the absorber, a black and white sticker reads, "REBREATHING VALVE // [long, right-pointing arrow] // INSPIRATORY CO2 ["2" subscripted] INCREASED // WHEN RED BAND VISIBLE."; on the valve on the proper left, a red and white sticker reads, "WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - WARNING . // DO NOT EXHAUST FLAMMABLE // AGENTS INTO VACUUM SYSTEM"; a black label on this valve reads, "SET TO LOWEST // PRESSURE WHEN // NOT IN USE TO // PROLONG LIFE // OF DIAPHRAGM"; an orange and white sticker at the top of the rubber tubing reads, "Ohio medical Prod // U L [enclosed in circle; "L" subscripted under "U"] ® // LISTED// ELEC // TUBING // H A"; four black and clear stickers on the sides of the canister read, "DO NOT AUTOCLAVE // Autoclaving will distort the canisters."; a black and white sticker on the bottom rim of the absorber reads, "DRAINCOCK // [down-pointing arrow] // SCREW DOWN TO OPEN // SCREW UP TO CLOSE"; on the proper left valve, there is also a black printed metal plate that reads, "Ohio Medical Products // A DIVISION OF AIRCO, INC. MADISON. WIS. 53707 // AIRCO®"; underneath the metal-stamped figures, "BBFF04115"; near one round opening of this valve, a black and white sticker reads, "RELIEF VALVE EXHAUST"; underneath this opening, near the bottom opening, two arrows pointing towards the absorber are stamped into the metal; on the opposite valve in the same location, two arrows pointing outwards from the absorber are stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 61.2 cm x Width 45.5 cm x Depth 21.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The majority of the metal and plastic components are in very good condition; all rubber parts are deteriorating (however, these were not original parts of the artifact); there are cracks in the tubing and canister seals, and there is a strong "rubber smell"; there are a few minor scratches on the outside of the plastic canisters; all parts move freely; on the metal rim of the bottom of the canister, there is a sticky deposit, probably adhesive.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Ohio® heidbrink® Kinet-o-meter® anesthesia apparatus & accessories catalog," Ohio Chemical & Surgical Equipment Co., 1964, pp. 18-19 (similar to top two figures) (see attached photocopies); see also 997.008.128, .129; CD #4
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anaesthesia absorber

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Dates
1963
circa 1963
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008128
Description
Ohio anaesthesia absorber, which consists of a two-chambered hollow cylindrical plastic central section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors on the plastic chamber; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar and a central adjustable knob that sllows the…
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Accession Number
997008128
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Ohio anaesthesia absorber, which consists of a two-chambered hollow cylindrical plastic central
section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors on the plastic chamber; the bottom
of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar and a central adjustable knob that sllows
the absorber to be fixed onto an anesthesia machine; the top of the absorber is round with a
round central plastic-covered dial; at the front of the top are two valves; both have clear plastic
bubble tops and round open ends, but the one at the right side also has a relief valve exhaust
at the top and a piece at the bottom that splits off into two open cylindrical pieces; there is a
metal and rubber cylindrical tube at the back of the absorber that runs from the top to the bottom
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Ohio Medical Products, a Division of Airco Inc.
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Patented in Canada in 1963
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
The bottom of the top piece of the absorber has the number "67222" stamped on it; the top of the
absorber reads, "Ohio ® // ANESTHESIA ABSORBER // MODEL NUMBER //
AIRCO ® // Ohio Medical Products // A DIVISION OF AIRCO, INC. //
MADISON, WISCONSIN . 53707 // SERIAL NUMBER // U.S. PAT. 3,088,810 // Patented in Canada 1963 //
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS // Before connecting the absorber to each patient, make certain that: [four
precautions listed] // INSTRUCTIONS // OUT // Change lime within 4 hours use after // color change
begins in lower canister // [7 instructions listed] // IN"; the central dial reads, "MILLIMETERS OF
MERCURY // CENTIMETERS OF WATER // [manufacturer's address listed and the dial is marked in increments
from -10 to +60 for water and -10 to +50 for mercury]"; the left side of the top has a label
which reads, "REBREATHER VALVE // INSPIRATORY CO2 ["2" subscr.] INCREASED // WHEN RED BAND VISIBLE";
the right side bottom has a label which reads, "DRAIN COCK // SCREW DOWN TO OPEN // SCREW UP TO
CLOSE"; the exhaust valve reads, "RELIEF VALVE EXHAUST // . WARNING . EXPLOSION HAZARD . WARNING .
// DO NOT EXHAUST FLAMMABLE // AGENTS INTO VACUUM SYSTEM // SET TO LOWEST // PRESSURE WHEN // NOT
IN USE TO // PROLONG LIFE // OF DIAPHRAGM // BBFF00588 // [manufacturer's name and address listed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 41.5 cm. x Width: 16.0 cm. x Depth: 33.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
The absorber arrived very dusty and dirty; the metal shows wear but little corrosion; a small patch
of green corrosion product is visible on the bottom of the top piece at the front; the plastic
shows some wear and has soda lime residue inside, but is uncracked and complete
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 997.008.129; CD #1
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anaesthesia absorber

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Dates
1963
circa 1963
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008129
Description
Ohio anaesthesia absorber, which consists of a two-chambered hollow cylindrical plastic section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors on the plastic chambers; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar and a central threaded adjustable round knob, that a…
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Accession Number
997008129
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Ohio anaesthesia absorber, which consists of a two-chambered hollow cylindrical plastic section
with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors on the plastic chambers; the bottom of
the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar and a central threaded adjustable round knob,
that allows the absorber to be fixed onto an anesthesia machine; the top of the absorber is round
with a round central plastic-covered dial; at the front of the top are two valves; both valves have
clear plastic bubble tops and round open ends, but the one at the right side also has a relief valve
exhaust attachment area at the top and a cylindrical open tube at the bottom; this bottom piece had
an attached rebreathing bag, which was removed and discarded due to the level of deterioration of
the rubber; there is a rubber-covered metal cylindrical tube at the back of the absorber that runs
from the top to the bottom
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Ohio Medical Products, a Division of Airco Inc.
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Patented in Canada in 1963
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
The bottom of the top piece of the absorber has the number "7957" stamped on it; the top of the
absorber reads, "Ohio ® // ANESTHESIA ABSORBER // MODEL NUMBER //
AIRCO ® // Ohio Medical Products // A DIVISION OF AIRCO, INC. //
MADISON, WISCONSIN . 53707 // SERIAL NUMBER // U.S. PAT. 3,088,810 // Patented in Canada 1963 //
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS // Before connecting the absorber to each patient, make certain that: [four
precautions listed] // INSTRUCTIONS // OUT // Change lime within 4 hours use after // color change
begins in lower canister // [7 instructions listed] // IN"; the central dial reads, "MILLIMETERS OF
MERCURY // CENTIMETERS OF WATER // [manufacturer's address listed and the dial is marked in increments
from -10 to +60 for water and -10 to +50 for mercury]"; the rubber hose at the back has a
label which reads, "Ohio Medical Products // CONDUCTIVE UL ["UL" encircled and superscr.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.2 cm. x Width: 19.7 cm. x Depth: 35.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The absorber arrived very dusty and dirty; the metal parts show some wear and there is green corrosion
on the strip of metal between the plastic chambers; the attached rubber rebreathing bag was so
deteriorated (cracked and brittle) that it was discarded; the rubber tube at the back is complete
and flexible; all plastic parts are complete and show only minor wear
shows some wear and has soda lime residue inside, but is uncracked and complete
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 997.008.128; CD #1
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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008002
Description
McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine with absorber Model 620; the absorber is a cylindrical container with an on/off dial and hours used indicator on top; the side of the machine has an oxygen hook-up on the right and a cyclopropane hook-up on the left; other parts include a dial at…
Accession Number
997008002
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine with absorber Model 620; the absorber is a
cylindrical container with an on/off dial and hours used indicator on top; the side of the machine
has an oxygen hook-up on the right and a cyclopropane hook-up on the left; other parts include a
dial at the back with a red pointer which controlled the % oxygen; to the right is a direct oxygen
button; a regulated pressure dial can be seen opposite the % oxygen dial; the regulated pressure is
in mm of pressure; there are two oxygen operating range dials either side of the pressure regulator;
there are two rubber hoses at the sides of the machine which hooked up to oxygen; each side of
the machine has a round bellow; the machine is attached to a cylindrical metal pole on a four-wheel
stand
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
McKesson Appliance Co.
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Date Remarks
Machine dates from circa mid-to-late 1940's
Material
plastic: black
glass: clear
rubber: cream
metal: silver; grey; green
Inscriptions
The top of the absorber reads, "McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO // OHIO // U.S.A. // HOURS USED //
ABSORBER // MODEL 620 // SER. NO. 4723"; the percent oxygen dial is marked 0 to 45 in intervals of
5; the dial beside it reads, "McKesson Nargraf // PAT. NOS. RE-17512-1,632,449-1,687,255 OTHER PATS
PEND. // REG. U.S. PAT OFF. // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO., TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // OXYGEN PERCENT //
100 75 50 25 0 // MODEL L // USE SMALL DIAL"; the direct oxygen button is labelled, "DIRECT // OXYGEN
// PRESS // BUTTON"; the regulated pressure dial is labelled "PRESSURE // mm // 0 5 10 20 30
40 OFF"; the two operating range dials both read, "OPERATING // RANGE // LOW // HIGH // McKESSON
APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // U.S. // GAUGE // CO. // N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // AD-7739"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-1B-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 81.0 cm. x Width: 51.0 cm. x Depth: 51.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the gas cylinders and hoses are no longer with the machine
and the dial to control the cyclopropane is missing; most of the metal parts are uncorroded, with
the exception of a small amount at the left side; the rubber hoses are flexible and complete
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews and John Sikora; item is similar to 997.008.021a; "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment",
3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 168-171 (see attached
photocopies)
Research Facts
Sodalime was put into the absorber container to absorb expired carbon dioxide; the two oxygen pressure
dials measured the pressure of oxygen delivered; the direct oxygen button was a flush button
to fill up the circuit with oxygen or to give the patient a burst of oxygen; the bellows were used
to proportion gas pressures
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997001776
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Accession Number
997001776
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-2
Condition Remarks
#2: canvas is dirty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
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anaesthesia mask

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Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008065
Description
Foregger anaesthesia mask which consists of a round patterned metal mount with a short piece of hollow cylindrical tubing attached; the tubing is bent at a round 45 deg. angle and is round and open at the end; the mount is attached to a see-through convex-shaped body; the edge of the mask is made o…
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Accession Number
997008065
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask
Description
Foregger anaesthesia mask which consists of a round patterned metal mount with a short piece of
hollow cylindrical tubing attached; the tubing is bent at a round 45 deg. angle and is round and
open at the end; the mount is attached to a see-through convex-shaped body; the edge of the mask
is made of soft dark green rubber and it attaches to the body with a series of five cone-shaped
pieces which fit through holes in the bottom of the mask; the top edge of the mask has a short cylindrical
rubber and metal piece sticking out
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Foregger
Material
rubber: dark green
plastic: light green
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The tube attached to the mount is stamped, "FOREGGER"; the body of the mask has raised lettering
which reads, "SMALL // PATENT NO. 2,540,567"; there is also a company logo with the letters "RAI"
inside a square
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-1B-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.2 cm. x Width: 10.6 cm. x Depth: 9.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The mask arrived dirty and dusty; the metal parts show some wear, but no corrosion; the plastic body
shows wear, but is complete and shows no cracks or breaks; the rubber edge shows some deterioration; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; "Understanding Anaesthetic Equipment: Construction, Care and Complications" by
Jerry A. Dorsch, M.D., and Susan E. Dorsch, M.D., 1975, p. 223 (similar to item in fig. 12-9) (see attached photocopy); see 997.023.001 and .002 and 997.008.021 and .064; CD #5
Research Facts
The mask was attached to valve 997.023.002 and connector 997.023.001 and hose 997.008.064 and put
on anaesthesia machine 997.008.021 by Dr. Ray Matthews; Note: stored as part of 997.008.021.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008075 a-b
Description
(a) Heidbrink anaesthesia mask, which consists of a metal body and mount and a rubber edge; the mount is round, open and threaded to allow the attachment and removal of (b) a metal attachment which is round with four hooks on it enabling it to be used with a strap to hold the mask firmly onto a pat…
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Accession Number
997008075 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask
Description
(a) Heidbrink anaesthesia mask, which consists of a metal body and mount and a rubber edge; the
mount is round, open and threaded to allow the attachment and removal of (b) a metal attachment
which is round with four hooks on it enabling it to be used with a strap to hold the mask firmly
onto a patient's face; the body is convex in shape and the rubber edge fits inside the body and around
the bottom; the edge is molded to fit snugly over a patient's nose and mouth
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthesia mask - Size: Length 9.0 cm. x Width 13.9 cm. x Depth 8.4 cm.
b - mount attachment - Size: Length 4.5 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Heidbrink
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Mask dates from the mid- to late 1960's
Material
rubber: green
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The words, "HEIDBRINK NO. 116" are stamped into the upper left side of the edge; the letter "R" is
on the lower left side of the mask; the upper right of the body has, "PAT. NO. 2,133,699" stamped
into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-13
Condition Remarks
The mask arrived dirty and dusty; the metal parts are complete and undamaged; no corrosion is visible;
the rubber edge has some cracking visible, but is still flexible; #2 no new damage; #3: severe rubber damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus; CD #1
Research Facts
The round metal attachment with the hooks was used with a strap to help hold the mask firmly onto
a patient's face
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 17, 2001
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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008078
Description
Ohio anaesthesia mask, which consists of a mount, body and edge molded from a single piece of rubber; the mount is round and open with a metal piece set inside and a thin rubber cover; the body is convex-shaped and the edges are rounded; the edge is molded so as to fit snugly over the patient's nos…
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Accession Number
997008078
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- rubber
Description
Ohio anaesthesia mask, which consists of a mount, body and edge molded from a single piece of rubber;
the mount is round and open with a metal piece set inside and a thin rubber cover; the body
is convex-shaped and the edges are rounded; the edge is molded so as to fit snugly over the patient's
nose and mouth; there is a cylindrical hollow round open section coming down from the mount
and through the body; the body has four rounded hooked pieces coming off the top and bottom of both
sides
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Ohio Chemical & Surgical Equipment Co., a Division of Air Reduction Company Inc.
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Mask dates from the 1950's
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The outside top of the mask has "100S // OHIO [inside a diamond shape] // GO" stamped into it; the
left outside of the mask has, "AEH" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F-13
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.1 cm. x Width: 12.8 cm. x Depth: 6.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The mask arrived dirty and dusty; the rubber is cracked in several spots, but there are no missing
sections; the metal piece is complete and undamaged; the valve is broken into three pieces
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus; manufacturing information from 1964 Ohio catalogue (see attached photocopy); CD #1
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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008079
Description
Flynn anaesthesia mask, which consists of a mount, body and edge molded from a single piece of plastic; the mount is a short cylindrical hollow open piece; the body is convex-shaped with edges that turn up inside; the plastic is see-through
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Accession Number
997008079
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask
Description
Flynn anaesthesia mask, which consists of a mount, body and edge molded from a single piece of
plastic; the mount is a short cylindrical hollow open piece; the body is convex-shaped with edges
that turn up inside; the plastic is see-through
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Flynn
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Date Remarks
Mask dated to the 1970's
Material
plastic: light green
Inscriptions
Raised lettering at the bottom of the body reads, "FLYNN // 3 // MADE IN CANADA // 83-3"
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.1 cm. x Width: 14.1 cm. x Depth: 8.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The mask arrived dirty and dusty; the plastic is sticky in some areas (even after cleaning) indicating
deterioration; the plastic has no cracks or missing sections and is still flexible; minor discolouration
of the plastic is visible; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; CD #1
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage Dec. 17, 2001
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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008087
Description
Ohio anaesthesia mask, which consists of a convex-shaped body with a metal support attached to the top; the bottom of the mask has a hollow cylindrical piece with round openings at both sides and a round opening at the bottom; the inside of this has a round foam insert at both sides; the edges of t…
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Accession Number
997008087
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask
Description
Ohio anaesthesia mask, which consists of a convex-shaped body with a metal support attached to the
top; the bottom of the mask has a hollow cylindrical piece with round openings at both sides and a
round opening at the bottom; the inside of this has a round foam insert at both sides; the edges of
the mask are rounded and turned up inside the mask
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Ohio Chemical & Surgical Equipment Co.
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Mask dates from early 1950's
Material
rubber: green
metal: black; silver
foam: beige
Inscriptions
The bottom outside of the mask has the manufacturer's symbol of "OHIO [enclosed in a diamond
shape]"; the inside has "4C" raised in the rubber
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-13
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.0 cm. x Width: 15.7 cm. x Depth: 6.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The mask arrived dirty and dusty; the rubber is cracked in several spots and is no longer very
flexible; the foam is very deteriorated and is disintegrating into powder; the metal parts show no
corrosion; #2: dried, hard foam
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus; manufacturing information from 1964 Ohio catalogue (see photocopy); CD #1
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Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008104
Description
Plastic anaesthesia mask made of a single piece of molded plastic; the mask consists of a round mount with an open hole in the centre; the mount blends into a convex-shaped body with edges that are rounded off; the body of the mask is triangular in shape
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Accession Number
997008104
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask
Description
Plastic anaesthesia mask made of a single piece of molded plastic; the mask consists of a round
mount with an open hole in the centre; the mount blends into a convex-shaped body with edges that
are rounded off; the body of the mask is triangular in shape
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Rendell-Baker
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
plastic: amber
Inscriptions
Raised lettering on the body of the mask reads, "RENDELL-BAKER // SOUCEK MASK // MADE IN 2 ["2"
enclosed in circle and superscr.] ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-13
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.2 cm. x Width: 7.9 cm. x Depth: 4.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The mask arrived dirty and dusty; the plastic shows no chips, or cracks and very little wear; the
mask is still flexible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016003
Description
Metal anaesthesia mask which is hollow and funnel-shaped with an open large end (for the face) and an open cylindrical piece on the other end with two semi-circular wires coming off the end and crossing each other at the top; the outside edge of the large end has three attached hooks with wire ring…
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Accession Number
997016003
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask
Description
Metal anaesthesia mask which is hollow and funnel-shaped with an open large end (for the face) and
an open cylindrical piece on the other end with two semi-circular wires coming off the end and
crossing each other at the top; the outside edge of the large end has three attached hooks with
wire rings in them
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Foregger
Material
metal: dark silver; grey
Inscriptions
The top outside of the mask is stamped, "FOREGGER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-13
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.0 cm. x Width: 10.5 cm. x Depth: 9.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The mask arrived dirty and dusty; the outside of the mask shows wear and minor staining, but no
corrosion; the metal rings on the outside of the mask show some corrosion; the mask arrived attached
to a display board with wire and glue gun adhesive
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. John Desmond; CD #1
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Dates
1973
circa 1973
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016010 a-b
Description
A Yankauer ether mask/inhaler, mesh type; the mask consists of (a) a solid metal base formed into an egg-shaped oval, with a convex mesh attached to it to form the top; (b) a flexible spiral gauzeholding wire fits over the mesh and snugly onto the base; the mask base has a handle at its narrower en…
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Accession Number
997016010 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- mesh
Description
A Yankauer ether mask/inhaler, mesh type; the mask consists of (a) a solid metal base formed into
an egg-shaped oval, with a convex mesh attached to it to form the top; (b) a flexible spiral gauzeholding
wire fits over the mesh and snugly onto the base; the mask base has a handle at its narrower
end for lifting the wire on and off; a piece of gauze has been placed onto the mesh and is held
in place by the wire
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthesia mask - Size: Length 11.9 cm. x Width 8.2 cm. x Depth 5.9 cm.
b - gauze holding wire - Size: Length 13.1 cm. x Width 7.2 cm. x Depth 4.6 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Dates
1973
circa 1973
Date Remarks
The type of mask available in a 1973 catalogue
Material
fabric: off-white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The bottom of the base has an aesculapian symbol with a crown on top stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-12
Condition Remarks
The anaesthetic mask arrived dirty and dusty; the metal shows little wear and no corrosion; the
gauze is discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments - Suction and Pressure Apparatus", J. Sklar Mfg. Co. Inc., 1967, p. 35 (120-90) (see attached photocopy); "Illustrated Catalog - Surgical Instruments and Accessories", Miltex Instrument Company, 1973, p. 17 (see attached photocopy); CD #1
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