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Bigelow's evacuation apparatus

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Dates
1957
circa 1957
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
002005003
Description
Bigelow's evacuation apparatus, which consists of an oval orange rubber bulb with three openings, to which three metal pieces are attached; two pieces have stopcocks and are open-ended; the other has a clear, round glass bulb attached; one stopcock attachment ends with a convex piece; a metal band …
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Accession Number
002005003
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
Bigelow's evacuation apparatus, which consists of an oval orange rubber bulb with three openings, to which three metal pieces are attached; two pieces have stopcocks and are open-ended; the other has a clear, round glass bulb attached; one stopcock attachment ends with a convex piece; a metal band connects the other stopcock piece with the glass bulb piece.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH by Dr. A. Morales
Maker
G.U. Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Very similar to item in 1957 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
rubber: orange
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The number "40" is stamped into the metal in several places; "G.U. MAN CO // LONDON" is stamped into the metal band.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-4
Dimension Notes
Length 28.3 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 8.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The rubber at the metal attachment points was significantly stressed and cracked; there was no sign of metal corrosion, the glass had no chips or breaks, and the rubber was still flexible; pieces that could once be removed could be no longer, due to the rubber deterioration; #2: rubber ripped close to metal attachment, glass vial, steel; #3: rubber requires special trateatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. A. Morales; "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 4023 (similar to Fig. 36500) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
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