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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
006030026 a-b
Description
Fluoroscope X-ray screen; funnel shaped empty box (a) with a viewer at one end and screen (b) at the other end; there is a handle under the box; the screen held on with brass hooks is at the larger end; the shape tapers from the screen end towards the viewer end.
Accession Number
006030026 a-b
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Fluoroscopy -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
Fluoroscope X-ray screen; funnel shaped empty box (a) with a viewer at one end and screen (b) at the other end; there is a handle under the box; the screen held on with brass hooks is at the larger end; the shape tapers from the screen end towards the viewer end.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 22.4 x Depth 20.1 cm
b - screen - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 22.4 x Depth 1.2 cm
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on its association with the other 006030 items
Material
wood: black
leather: black
fabric: black, green
artificial fur: dark brown, reddish orange
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-1
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
The brass fasteners are beginning to wear; the wood and cotton are in good shape, the velvet is showing signs of wear on the edges and on the corners; the fur is matted.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; and 006030010; X-ray tube; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, pp. 157-289; "Electricity in Medicine", G. W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, p. 263.
Research Facts
Used in conjunction with an X-ray tube and an electrostatic generating machine; it was used as imaging equipment for diagnosis; used to reveal the insides of patients bodies; especial good at showing the bones; the inner side of the screen is covered in crystals which fluoresce when exposed to X-rays; see file for more.
Exhibit History
On display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 20 Feb 2016.
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hand-held fluoroscope

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004001 a-b
Description
Hand-held fluoroscope consisting of a) the fluoroscope X-ray screen which is a funnelshaped box (cloth-covered wood) with a screen made of glass and plastic (?) at the wide end and a fake fur-covered viewing section at the narrow end; (b) a removable wooden handle which attaches to a metal hardware…
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Accession Number
995004001 a-b
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Fluoroscopy -- instrumentation
Description
Hand-held fluoroscope consisting of a) the fluoroscope X-ray screen which is a funnelshaped box (cloth-covered wood) with a screen made of glass and plastic (?) at the wide end and a fake fur-covered viewing section at the narrow end; (b) a removable wooden handle which attaches to a metal hardware attachment on the bottom of the fluoroscope.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - fluoroscope - Size: Length 32.0 cm. x Width 24.0 cm. x Depth 24.0 cm.
b - fluoroscope handle - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Width 3.2 cm.
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Patterson
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
wood: black (paint)
metal: silver
glass: clear
plastic: clear
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Fluoroscope was very dusty; the wooden handle which was intended to screw on and off does not stay on; the "fake fur" around the eyepiece is deteriorating and there are "bald" patches; (2) the fake fur and leather appear stable and have suffered no further damage; the paint on the wooden frame is worn and scratched, and the paint in the top proper left corner is completely worn; the fluoroscope was dusty; the glass/plastic screen had approximately seven shallow scratches in its surface, and a smudge of what appears to be adhesive in the top centre area of the screen.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Gregg M.D.; Bernie Ziomkiewicz
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
Spring 1998-Sept. 17, 2002: on exhibit in Kingston General Hospital Hall of Honour in "The Advent of X-rays"
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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004057
Description
Magnetic lock which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal casing with a roll inside which has cloth stripping wrapped around it; the bottom has an open slit to allow the cloth strip out; the top has a round hole with a screw attachment; there is also a slot open on the side and two holes (for wire…
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Accession Number
995004057
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Magnetic lock which consists of a hollow cylindrical metal casing with a roll inside which has cloth stripping wrapped around it; the bottom has an open slit to allow the cloth strip out; the top has a round hole with a screw attachment; there is also a slot open on the side and two holes (for wires?)
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Kelley-Koett (Keleket) Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Covington
Site Made (State)
Kentucky
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
metal: silver
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
Label on the outside side reads, "Magnet Volts 110 Cycles 60 Type SD The Kelley-Koett Mfg. Co., Inc. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-1
Dimension Notes
Depth: 8.0 cm. x Diam. : 6.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Magnetic lock was dirty and dusty; the cloth is discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Bernie Ziomkiewicz; Nancy Chisholm; "The Trail of the Invisible Light", by E.R.N. Grigg MD
Research Facts
Magnetic lock used to lock table into position; two wires would have come out of it originally to power it to pull the rod in
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miniature lamps

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004064 a-d
Description
(a) Cardboard box has flaps which open both ends; there is a cardboard insert which holds (b-d): three miniature lamps which consist of a rounded and enclosed clear glass bulb set into a brass cylindrical base; inside the lamp are two wires held apart with a white (b,c) or blue (d) glass piece.
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Accession Number
995004064 a-d
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Lighting
MM= Lamp
Equipment and Supplies
Description
(a) Cardboard box has flaps which open both ends; there is a cardboard insert which holds (b-d): three miniature lamps which consist of a rounded and enclosed clear glass bulb set into a brass cylindrical base; inside the lamp are two wires held apart with a white (b,c) or blue (d) glass piece.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - cardboard box - Size: Length 10.7 cm. x Width 4.7 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
b-d - lamps (bulbs) x 3 - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Width 1.4 cm.
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Canadian General Electric Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
cardboard: beige
glass: clear; blue; white
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Box reads, "General Electric Miniature Lamps. The lamps contained herein are manufactured by Canadian General Electric Company Ltd. Ten G-E Lamps PRIZ 5.95 Volts. The trademarks appearing hereon and on the lamps contained herein are the property of Canadian General Electric Company, Ltd. Lamp Division Toronto Ontario Made in Canada CG 410-E1"; the lamps read (b): "G-E PR 12"; (c): "G-E PR 12"; (d): "G-E PR 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-2
Condition Remarks
(a) box was dirty and dusty; the cardboard is quite brittle and brown and is likely very acidic (b-d): there is room in the box for 10 miniature lamps, but there are only 3; the 3 miniature lamps are unused
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Bernie Ziomkiewicz
Research Facts
Miniature lamps possibly used as a pilot light in X-ray equipment
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