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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 at Kingston General Hospital.
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 with indicator if package was sterilized; not sterilized.
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 with indicator if package was sterilized; not sterilized.
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 at Kingston General Hospital.
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
Less detail
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
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, John Sikora; "Surgical Instruments Catalogue", J. Sklar Mfg. Co. Inc, 1967, p. 34 (120-25); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries" by Chas. F. Thackray, p. 18 (G131) also see 996.008.040 a,b for manufacturing information
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
Images
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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
Reference Comments
John Sikora
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
Images
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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
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)
Research Facts
The airway was used to hold a patient's tongue down during anaesthetic surgery
Images
Less detail
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…
  1 image  
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
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Catalogue," by Sklar Mfg. Co., 1967, p. 34 (item 120-25); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," Chas. F. Thackray Co.,ca. 1970, p. 18 (item G131)
Research Facts
The airway was used to hold a patient's tongue down during anaesthetic surgery
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Ambu transparent mask

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1949
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-F2-9
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; "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment", 3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 146-147
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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
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anaesthesia absorber

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2001
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
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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
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)
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anaesthesia chloroform drop bottle

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
1983.22.16
Description
Empty clear moulded glass dropper bottle, size 2, with removable ground glass stopper with pouring spout.
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Accession Number
1983.22.16
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- bottle and dropper
Description
Empty clear moulded glass dropper bottle, size 2, with removable ground glass stopper with pouring spout.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W. W. H. Rudd of Toronto.
Maker
T. C. W. Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the effects of the donor's father, Dr. M. S. K. Rudd, who had a hospital on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto.
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anaesthesia equipment air hose

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Dates
1970
1990
1970-1990
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
1976.17.1 a-b
Description
Two pieces of rubber (?) tubing of nearly equal length, covered by green and purple woven fabric; at one end of each piece of tubing is a metal coupling; at the other end is a nozzle of sorts consisting of a cylindrical head with a thin, hollow piece of metal piping running through it; this metal p…
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Accession Number
1976.17.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Inhalation
Description
Two pieces of rubber (?) tubing of nearly equal length, covered by green and purple woven fabric; at one end of each piece of tubing is a metal coupling; at the other end is a nozzle of sorts consisting of a cylindrical head with a thin, hollow piece of metal piping running through it; this metal piping extends outwards from either side of the cylindrical head and has a slightly greater diameter on one side than on the other.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - hose - Size: Length 1.9 m
b - hose - Size: Length 1.7 m
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T. A. Carpenter (?).
Dates
1970
1990
1970-1990
Material
fabric: green; purple
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-4
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Thought to be tubing for an ether / suction machine
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anaesthesia hose valve

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016017
Description
Anaesthetic hose valve, which consists of a hollow cylindrical piece of molded hollow plastic tubing which is open at both ends; one end has a metal ring around the outside edge and has a larger diameter than the other end; there is a threaded metal exhaust valve at the top which can be raised and …
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Accession Number
997016017
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Anaesthetic hose valve, which consists of a hollow cylindrical piece of molded hollow plastic tubing which is open at both ends; one end has a metal ring around the outside edge and has a larger diameter than the other end; there is a threaded metal exhaust valve at the top which can be raised and lowered to regulate gas pressure.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
The British Oxygen Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Raised letters in the plastic read, "BOC // PATT APP FOR // MADE IN ENGLAND // BS NO 3849 // CONDUCTIVE // PART REF 372991"; the metal valve on top has the letters "BOC" stamped into the top
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.4 cm. x Width: 5.1 cm. x Depth: 2.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The valve arrived dirty and dusty; the plastic shows minor wear, but has no chips, cracks or missing sections; the metal parts show only minor wear and no corrosion; the threaded exhaust valve moves up and down freely; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Oct. 24, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 21, 2001
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anaesthesia hose valve

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997023002
Description
Anaesthetic machine hose valve, which consists of a length of hollow cylindrical molded plastic tubing which is open at both ends; one end has a round metal ring around the outside edge and has a larger diameter than the other end, which is tapered and smooth; there is a threaded metal exhaust valv…
Accession Number
997023002
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Anaesthetic machine hose valve, which consists of a length of hollow cylindrical molded plastic tubing which is open at both ends; one end has a round metal ring around the outside edge and has a larger diameter than the other end, which is tapered and smooth; there is a threaded metal exhaust valve which comes up from the centre of the tube; this valve is round and can be raised and lowered to regulate gas pressure.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
The British Oxygen Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
The letters "BOC" are stamped into the metal valve on the top; raised letters on the outside of the plastic tube read, "BOC // PATT. APP FOR // MADE IN ENGLAND" and "BS No 3849" // X CONDUCTIVE // PART REF 372991."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-1B-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.4 cm. x Width: 4.7 cm. x Depth: 3.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The valve arrived dirty and dusty; the plastic parts show some wear, but are complete and undamaged; the end with the metal ring has some white residue which cannot be easily removed; the metal parts are complete, show no corrosion and little wear and move easily; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Research Facts
The valves were used to attach anaesthetic breathing hoses to masks and to regulate the pressure of gases being delivered to the patient via the hose; this valve arrived with connector (997.023.001) and was attached to anaesthesia mask (997.008.065) and hose (998.008.064) on anaesthesia machine (997.008.021) by Dr. Matthews; 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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anaesthesia humidifier control module

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Dates
1980
1995
circa 1980-1995
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008029
Description
Inter Med Bear humidifier, which consists of a square base on four short cylindrical plastic legs; the front of the humidifier has four lights at the left side: red to indicate "inoperative", yellow to indicate "add water", green to indicate "normal" and clear to indicate "wait"; the left side of t…
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Accession Number
997008029
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Analgesia -- instrumentation
Description
Inter Med Bear humidifier, which consists of a square base on four short cylindrical plastic legs; the front of the humidifier has four lights at the left side: red to indicate "inoperative", yellow to indicate "add water", green to indicate "normal" and clear to indicate "wait"; the left side of the front has a knob which controls water temperature in increments from "off" to 9; the top has an open and lock mechanism to attach another part; the back right of the base has an attached electrical cord; the right side of the humidifier has an attached paper maintenance label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Bear Medical Systems, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Riverside
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1995
circa 1980-1995
Material
paper: black; white
metal: silver; yellow
plastic: blue; grey; black; red; green; yellow; clear
Inscriptions
The front of the humidifier reads, "HUMIDIFIER // INTER MED BEAR // FOR PATIENT SAFETY: CONTINUOUSLY MONITOR // INSPIRED GAS TEMPERATURE // WARNING TEMPERATURES // UP TO 125° F OR GREATER ARE // POSSIBLE AT THE PATIENT WVE // CAUTION // USE ONLY BY OR ON ORDER OF A PHYSICIAN AND ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH INSTRUCTION MANUAL. // ACCESSIBLE METAL SURFACES MAY EXCEED 50° C (122° F) // DANGER // POSSIBLE EXPLOSION HAZARD. DO NOT USE IN THE // PRESENCE OF FLAMMABLE ANESTHETICS."; the lights and knobs are individually labelled; the opening/locking mechanism on top is labelled; a small label on the upper right side reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 0917"; a paper lable below this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // QUEEN'S BIO-MEDICAL ENGINEERING // PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE // Mar. 29/90 // 26 Oct. 90 // Mar 26/91"; manufacturer's labels on the bottom read, "HUMIDIFIER CONTROL MODULE // 51000-03631 // PART NO. // 117 // VOLTS // 60 // HZ // 120 // WATTS // 11.668 // SERIAL NO. // BEAR // Inter // Med // Bear Medical Systems, Inc. // Riverside, Ca. // DANGER -- POSSIBLE EXPLOSION HAZARD. DO NOT USE // IN THE PRESENCE OF FLAMMABLE ANESTHETICS // CSA [large "C" surrounds smaller "SA"] // LR28406 // CERTIFIED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF // THE CANADIAN ELECTRICAL CODE. // CSA HAS NOT INVESTIGATED OTHER // PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS // STANDARD (C22.2 No. 125) // RISK CLASS (2G)" -- in English and French; "1.25 AMP // WARNING FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION // AGAINST FIRE HAZARD, REPLACE ONLY WITH // SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE. // CAUTION ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD: DO // NOT REMOVE COVER. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL."; there is a paper
label around the electrical plug-in end which reads, "TO ACHIEVE RELIABLE // GROUND, PLUG INTO //
RECEPTACLE MARKED // "HOSPITAL GRADE" "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 15.8 cm. x Depth: 16.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The humidifier arrived very dirty and dusty; the humidifier shows some wear, but all parts are complete and undamaged; attachment for the top of the humidifier is missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Research Facts
This humidifier was used to humidify I. C. U. gases
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anaesthesia inhaler

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Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Collection
Dr. I. G. Bogart Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
992069004 a-b
Description
Metal inhaler with two black rubber-tipped ends; cotton wadding inside handle; bottom pulls off;
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Accession Number
992069004 a-b
Collection
Dr. I. G. Bogart Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM=Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Metal inhaler with two black rubber-tipped ends; cotton wadding inside handle; bottom pulls off;
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - inhaler - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 3.0 cm.
b - removable end - Size: Length 2.0 cm. x Width 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. I. G. Bogart.
Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Condition Remarks
handle requires replating; #2: oxidization
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed." Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 2001 (similar to Bennett's inhaler, item B/-22);
Frank S. Betz Co. Reconstruction Bulletin, Hammond, Indiana,: pg 30, catalogue no. 2T2859; Nov. 1967 catalogue entry same as no. 302 (this catalogue)
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anaesthesia inhaler mask strap

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Dates
1940
1970
circa 1940-1970
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008089
Description
Black rubber anaesthesia mask strap, which consists of a single piece of rubber with a square central section that has a round hole in the centre and four vertical straps coming off each corner; the vertical straps are flat and each have 22 small round holes punched into them; there is a small manu…
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Accession Number
997008089
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Black rubber anaesthesia mask strap, which consists of a single piece of rubber with a square central section that has a round hole in the centre and four vertical straps coming off each corner; the vertical straps are flat and each have 22 small round holes punched into them; there is a small manufacturer's label at the bottom of the central section.
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
1940
1970
circa 1940-1970
Material
rubber: black; red; white
Inscriptions
The manufacturer's label reads, "OHIO [enclosed in a diamond shape] // Ohio Chemical // CONDUCTIVE // UL ["U" superscr.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 68.2 cm. x Depth: 0.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The mask arrived dirty and dusty; the rubber has some very small cracks, but is still flexible; the manufacturer's label is cracked, but complete; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; similar to the strap illustrated in 1964 Ohio catalogue, p. 31
Research Facts
The strap was used to hold an anaesthesia mask down firmly onto a patient's face over the nose and mouth
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001; returned to storage Dec. 18, 2001
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anaesthesia mask

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
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
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
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
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 997.023.001 and .002 and 997.008.021 and .064
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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anaesthesia mask

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1947
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
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
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
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. 133,699" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-9
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
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus
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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anaesthesia mask

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
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.
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
1960
circa 1950-1960
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-F2-9
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
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus; manufacturing information from 1964 Ohio catalogue
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