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laparoscopic trocar and cannula

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034282 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, cylindrical sleeve with a trumpet valve and a stopcock at the proximal end; (b) a solid bar with a three-edged sharp tip; (c) a spring; (d) a screw-on cap; (e) trumpet valve
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Accession Number
997034282 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Laparoscopy
Aspiration
Suction -- instrumentation
Drainage -- instrumentation
MM= Catheterization -- paracentesis -- trocar
Description
(a) A hollow, cylindrical sleeve with a trumpet valve and a stopcock at the proximal end; (b) a solid bar with a three-edged sharp tip; (c) a spring; (d) a screw-on cap; (e) trumpet valve
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - sheath - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - trocar - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c - spring - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
d - cap - Size: Length 0.5 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
e - trumpet valve - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Eder Instrument Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver; black
Inscriptions
Stamped on trocar: "WECK 112171"; on the sheath: "EDER INSTRUMENT CO. CHICAGO"; etched into trumpet valve area: EDER 111111 K/S"; stamped into trumpet valve area, "AEY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Condition Remarks
Some discolouration; scratches present on trocar and sheath
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Lawton Medizintechniis, Minimal Invasive Chirurgie (MIC) Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS)," Lawton GMBH & Co., Tuttlingen, 1999, p. 26 (trocar: item #49-4118; sheath: item #49-4138) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
This instrument is used for abdominal laparoscopic surgery.
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transfusion apparatus

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Dates
1935
circa 1935
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997016054 a-c
Description
Pennell transfusion apparatus, which consists of (a) the transfusion apparatus, which has a rounded top piece with a flat top; the left side is flat and closed; the right side has a square section with a rounded bottom attached to it; the back of this section has a small square counter attached to …
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Accession Number
997016054 a-c
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Blood Transfusion -- instrumentation
Aspiration
Pneumothorax, Artificial -- instrumentation
Description
Pennell transfusion apparatus, which consists of (a) the transfusion apparatus, which has a rounded top piece with a flat top; the left side is flat and closed; the right side has a square section with a rounded bottom attached to it; the back of this section has a small square counter attached to it; the bottom of the apparatus has a hollow cylindrical stand attached to it; the bottom of the stand has a 90° angle notch cut into it; the front of the square section at the right has a small cylindrical piece sticking out from it, onto which fits (b) a removable handle; the handle is made of a long flat piece of metal which is bent at a 45° angle near the top and bottom; the top has a hole and a notched piece to attach it onto the apparatus; the bottom has a cylindrical piece for the user to grip the handle; the apparatus also comes with (c) an instruction sheet which lists printed information on how to use the apparatus, on a single piece of paper folded three times.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - transfusion apparatus - Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 8.4 cm
b - handle - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
c - instruction sheet (unfolded) - Size: Length 31.5 cm x Width 30.2 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Fred. Haslam & Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Date Remarks
Apparatus was patented on Sept. 24, 1935
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; red; grey
Inscriptions
(a) The front of the apparatus has the words, "PENNELL APPARATUS" stamped into it; the top has two directional arrows and the words, "PUT 15 C.C. GLYCERIN // IN CHAMBER // HASLAM // MADE IN U.S.A."; the left side reads, "PAT. SETP. 24, 1935 // 254"; the number "21" is stamped into the bottom of the apparatus and the square section at the right side; the back of the counter reads, "THE VEEDER M.F.G. CO. // PATENTED // VEEDER // OCT. 22 1895 // AUG. 15 1911 // HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A."; the information sheet reads, "THE // PENNELL // TRANSFUSION APPARATUS // Manufactured By // Fred Haslam & Co., Inc. // BROOKLYN, N.Y. // Price: // A1347 // $50.00 // Complete in Walnut- // Finish Case // Sold By"; also listed is information on the use of the machine as well as transfusion statistics and experiment; the other side of the sheet reads, "ADVANTAGES OF PENNELL'S APPARATUS OVER OTHER // TYPES OF TRANSFUSION DEVICES [listed] // OTHER USES // [listed] // GENERAL DIRECTIONS // [listed] // FOR PNEUMOTHORAX // [listed] // FOR TRANSFUSION // [listed] // FOR INFUSION // [listed] // CAUTION // [listed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-8
(c) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Condition Remarks
(a,b) The apparatus and handle arrived dusty and with some residue on the outer surfaces; there is no corrosion visible; the instruction sheet (c) has several fold marks and three tears along the fold lines; one tear is quite large; all the printing is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Information about the machine and its uses can be found in the instruction sheet (c); CD #4
Research Facts
The counter registers the number of cc. of blood given; the apparatus can be used for blood transfusion, for infusion, for aspiration, and for pneumothorax; the apparatus originally came with a base, which would have been secured into the notch on the hollow cylindrical stand attached to the bottom; the tubing used is also missing.
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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Winnipeg Children's Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997018007 a-b
Description
Trocar, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical tube or cannula that has a beveled tip and a rounded end piece; snugly fitting into this cannula is (b) the perforating core or mandrel; this is solid and cylindrical in shape; the tip is pointed and the end has a rounded piece attached that has a…
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Accession Number
997018007 a-b
Collection
Winnipeg Children's Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Suction -- instrumentation
Drainage -- instrumentation
Pediatrics
MM= Catheterization -- paracentesis -- trocar
Description
Trocar, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical tube or cannula that has a beveled tip and a
rounded end piece; snugly fitting into this cannula is (b) the perforating core or mandrel; this
is solid and cylindrical in shape; the tip is pointed and the end has a rounded piece attached that
has a small notch cut into it; this notch fits into a corresponding notch on the end piece of the
cannula
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - trocar cannula - Size: Length 10.1 cm. x Width 0.8 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
b - trocar mandrel - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Width 0.7 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
Provenance
Used at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital in the 1950's to the 1960's
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Used in the 1950's to the 1960's
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-10
Condition Remarks
No wear or corrosion is visible on the metal pieces
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Peter G. Duncan; "Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical Dictionary", edited by Normand L. Hoerr, M.D. and Arthur Osol, Ph.D., 1952, p. 757; "Storz Surgical Instruments Catalogue" by Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 384 (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Research Facts
A trocar is a surgical instrument for puncturing cavities for the removal of fluid contained therein;
the entire instrument is used to puncture a cavity, the perforator being removed when it is desired
to begin evacuation of the fluid
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laparoscopy fibre optic light carrier

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034600
Description
Laparoscopy fibre optic light carrier consists of a long, circular bar enclosing a light source; cone-shaped circular eyepiece with a right-angled light source connector.
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Accession Number
997034600
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Laparoscopy
Aspiration
Suction -- instrumentation
Drainage -- instrumentation
Lighting
MM= Illuminator
Description
Laparoscopy fibre optic light carrier consists of a long, circular bar enclosing a light source; cone-shaped circular eyepiece with a right-angled light source connector.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital O.R.
Maker
Weck
Site Made (City)
Research Triangle Park
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
Supplier's Catalogue
Material
metal: silver
acrylic: cream
Inscriptions
"WECK 110780 // 7 mm 180° // A/9" etched on the instrument; "C 1165" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-8
Dimension Notes
Length 35.1 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Storz Surgical Instruments Catalog", 9th edition, Storz Instrument Company, 1966, p. 268 (model #27018B) (see attached photocopy); CD #9.
Research Facts
This instrument is a light source inside a cavity when doing a laparoscopy.
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laparoscopy fibre optic light carrier

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034601
Description
Laparoscopy fibre optic light carrier consists of a long, circular bar enclosing a light source; cone-shaped circular eyepiece with a right-angled light source connector.
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Accession Number
997034601
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Laparoscopy
Aspiration
Suction -- instrumentation
Drainage -- instrumentation
Lighting
MM= Illuminator
Description
Laparoscopy fibre optic light carrier consists of a long, circular bar enclosing a light source; cone-shaped circular eyepiece with a right-angled light source connector.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital O.R.
Maker
Weck
Site Made (City)
Research Triangle Park
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Date Remarks
Supplier's Catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"WECK 110880 // 8 mm 180° // D 1359 A/9" etched on the instrument; "EDER Instrument Co., CHICAGO" stamped into eyepiece.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-8
Dimension Notes
Length 35.1 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Storz Surgical Instruments Catalog", 9th edition, Storz Instrument Company, 1966, p. 268 (model #27018B) (see attached photocopy); CD #9.
Research Facts
This instrument is a light source inside a cavity when doing a laparoscopy.
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Potain's aspirator

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001017 a-p
Description
Potain's aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a metal case; the aspirator barrel (a) is a hollow cylindrical metal tube with two tapered cylindrical tips (with directional arrows) on one end and an open end at the other end; the outside edges of this end are threaded to allow the …
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Accession Number
997001017 a-p
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Syringes
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
MM= Suction and Drainage -- syringe
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
Potain's aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a metal case; the aspirator barrel (a) is a hollow cylindrical metal tube with two tapered cylindrical tips (with directional arrows) on one end and an open end at the other end; the outside edges of this end are threaded to allow the attachment of the cap on (b) the piston; the piston consists of a solid cylindrical metal bar with a perpendicular bar at one end (forming a handle) and a round metal plug at the other end; the plug fits snugly into the barrel and a threaded round cap (which slides up and down the metal bar) fits over and onto the open end of the barrel; another piece of the kit is (c) a stopcock; the stopcock has a central red rubber stopper that has a length of grey rubber tubing coming from its bottom; this tubing ends with an open metal piece that has four rounded metal pieces coming out from it; the top of the plug has a round metal cap with an attached open section of metal tubing that forms a T-shape; there are two rounded spigots at the top of the tubing; these spigots will open and close areas of the tubing; the kit also contains (d) a rubber stopper which is black in colour and cylindrical with a round hole running through the centre; the top tapers to a somewhat smaller bottom; there are three needles (e-g) in the kit; all of these needles are cylindrical and hollow with a pointed, bevelled tip; the base of these needles is round and open and has a flattened oval grip and then tapers to the needle section; there is also a trocar and needle set (h,i) in the kit; the trocar (h) has a cylindrical hollow tube with a small round open tip and a base that is round and open and has a flattened oval grip, then tapers to the tube section; the needle (i) fits into the trocar; the needle is hollow and cylindrical with a pointed bevelled tip; the base of the needle is rounded with a flat rectangular-shaped thumb push on the end; the kit has three wire inserts (j-l); all of these inserts are made from a single piece of thin solid cylindrical wire with straight tips and a grip piece made by bending the other end into a small circle; all of the wire inserts are stored in a holder (m) which is a hollow cylindrical metal tube that is open at both ends; the kit also contains two lengths of grey rubber tubing (n,o); one length of tubing (n) is in two sections joined by a short length of hollow cylindrical glass tubing; there is a metal tip at each end of the tubing; both tips are hollow and cylindrical and taper slightly to a round open end; the tips also have flattened oval grips; the other length of tubing (o) has a single length of grey rubber tubing with metal tips at both ends; both tips have bulbous round open ends and flattened oval finger grips; all parts of the kit are housed in a metal case (p); the case is rectangular in shape with a lid attached to the back of the case with two hinges and a metal clasp on the front; the inside top and bottom of the case have metal inserts which hold the pieces of the kit in place
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
a - aspirator barrel: Size: Length 15.1 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
b - aspirator piston: Size: Length 15.6 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
c - aspirator stopcock: Size: Length 20.3 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
d - rubber stopper: Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
e - needle: Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
f - needle: Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
g - needle: Size: Length 8.2 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
h - trocar: Size: Length 8.6 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
i - needle: Size: Length 9.9 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
j - wire insert: Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
k - wire insert: Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
l - wire insert: Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
m - wire insert holder: Size: Length 10.2 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
n - tubing: Size: Length 45.6 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
o - tubing: Size: Length 36.7 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
p - metal case (closed): Size: Length 23.3 cm x Width 9.4 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
rubber: red; black; grey
Inscriptions
(a) The tips have directional arrows stamped on them; (d) the top of the stopper has a raised number "5"on it; (p) the hinge on the back left side of the case has the number "78" stamped into its top and bottom
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-11
Condition Remarks
All parts of the kit arrived very dirty and greasy; #2: rubber is brittle; #3: the rubber is hard and cracking.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #62; "Surgical Instruments" by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 2325 (B/-9210) (see attached photocopy); "Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments" by Codman & Shurtleff Incorporated, c. 1920, p. 122 (4757) (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #3
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Potain's aspirator

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Dates
1901
circa 1901
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001042 a-p
Description
Potain's aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a metal case; the aspirator barrel (a) is a hollow cylindrical metal tube with two tapered cylindrical tips (with directional arrows) on one end and an open end at the other end; the outside edges of this end are threaded to allow the …
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Accession Number
997001042 a-p
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Syringes
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
MM= Suction and Drainage -- syringe
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
Potain's aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a metal case; the aspirator barrel (a) is a hollow cylindrical metal tube with two tapered cylindrical tips (with directional arrows) on one end and an open end at the other end; the outside edges of this end are threaded to allow the attachment of the cap on (b) the piston; the piston consists of a solid cylindrical metal bar with a perpendicular thicker bar at one end (forming a handle) and a solid round metal plug at the other end; the plug fits snugly into the barrel and a threaded round cap (which slides up and down the metal bar) fits over and onto the open end of the barrel; another piece of the kit is (c) a stopcock; the stopcock has a cylindrical red rubber stopper with a hole through the centre; a metal tube runs through this hole; the metal tube has a bulbous open bottom and another tube at the top, forming a T-shape; both ends of the top tube are open; one is tapered; there are two rounded spigots which can open and close the top tube at certain areas; the kit also contains a trocar set (d,e) which consists of (d) a cannula that is a length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with an open tip and a larger round open base; the trocar mandrel (e) fits into the cannula; the mandrel is made of solid cylindrical metal with a bayonet-pointed tip and a solid rounded handle at the other end; the kit also contains a trocar needle and obturator (f,g); the needle (f) is made of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a sharp bevelled tip on one end and a larger round open base at the other end that tapers to the tube; the obturator (g) fits into the needle and is made of a piece of solid cylindrical metal wire cut straight at the tip on one end and bend into a small flat circular gripping handle at the other end; the kit has another trocar needle (h); this needle also is made of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a sharp bevelled tip on one end and a larger round open base at the other end, which tapers to the tube; the kit has a trocar set (i-k), which consists of (i) a cannula that has a length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing that is round and open at the tip and has a larger round open base that tapers to the tube; this base piece is threaded on the inside and allows the attachment of (j) a stopcock piece; the stopcock has a central piece of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with open threaded ends on both ends; there is a round central section with an oval handle on top that can be turned to either open or close the tube; the front end of the tube (where it attaches to the cannula) has a small cylindrical hollow attachment; the other end of the tube attaches to (k) a bayonet-pointed obturator; this consists of a length of solid cylindrical metal with a pointed tip on one end and a solid rounded thumb push piece on the other end; a round threaded cap with threading on the inside slides up and down the length of the metal bar; there is another obturator (l) that also fits onto this trocar; this is the same design, except that the tip is solid and rounded; the kit has a wire holder (m) which is a length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing; the wire holder has six wires stored in it (not catalogued); the wires are lengths of thin solid cylindrical wire, approximately 15.4 cm long; the kit contains two lengths of rubber tubing (n,o) with metal attachments on the ends; the rubber tubing is cylindrical with round open ends, each of which has a metal attachment -- one that is open and round and the other that is tapered to a small round opening; the rubber tubing is longer in (o); all pieces of the kit are stored in (p) a metal rectangular case; this case has a lid that is hinged onto the base and a metal catch on the front; there is a metal insert in the bottom inside of the case which has slots to hold the individual pieces
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
a - aspirator barrel: Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
b - aspirator piston: Size: Length 15.1 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
c - aspirator stopcock: Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
d -trocar cannula: Size: Length 8.7 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
e - trocar mandrel: Size: Length 10.8 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
f - trocar needle: Size: Length 10.2 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
g - trocaar needle obturator: Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
h - trocar needle: Size: Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
i - trocar cannula: Size: Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
j - trocar stopcock: Size: Length 3.7 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
k - trocar obturator: Size: Length 14.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - trocar obturator: Size: Length 14.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
m - wire holder: Size: Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
n - tubing: Size: Length 28.7 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
o - tubing: Size: Length 51.9 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
p - metal case (closed): Size: Length 22.7 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1901
circa 1901
Date Remarks
Aspirator patented Oct. 22, 1901
Material
metal: silver
rubber: red; dark brown; light brown
Inscriptions
(a) The side of the barrel just above the tips have directional arrows stamped into the metal; the outside of the barrel has the letters "B-D" stamped into the metal near the top; (p) the metal insert in the bottom of the case is stamped with the words "PATD ["D" underlined and superscripted] OCT. 22 1901"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-11
Condition Remarks
All metal pieces show wear; a few spots where the plating has worn are visible; no corrosion is visible; the rubber tubing is dry and brittle, but complete; the longer tube (o) is still soft and flexible in the centre; the metal parts arrived dirty and greasy; #2: rubber is brittle; #3: the rubber is hard and cracking.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #61; "Surgical Instruments" by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 2325 (B/-9210) (see attached photocopy); "Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments" by Codman & Shurtleff Incorporated, c. 1920, p. 122 (4757) (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #3
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001043 a-k
Description
Aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a case; the syringe (a) is a hollow cylindrical metal tube with one end tapered to a small open round nozzle with threading on the outside edges; the other end has an attached cap with a small round opening in the centre; this opening allows t…
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Accession Number
997001043 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Syringes
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
MM= Suction and Drainage -- syringe
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
Aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a case; the syringe (a) is a hollow cylindrical metal tube with one end tapered to a small open round nozzle with threading on the outside edges; the other end has an attached cap with a small round opening in the centre; this opening allows the passage of a solid cylindrical metal rod; one end of the rod has a round plunger which fits into the barrel; the other end of the rod has a cylindrical handle attached to form a T-shape; aspirator tips (b) attach to the tip of the syringe; there are two tapered hollow cylindrical metal tips set onto a rectangular base with rounded sides; the base has a round attachment with threading on the inside; this fits over and onto the syringe tip; the kit also contains (c) a stopcock; this has a cylindrical rubber tapered stopper that has a hole in the centre; a hollow metal tube runs through this hole and is round and open at the bottom; at the top, the tube splits off and curves to both sides, forming a Y-shape; the ends of each top tube are tapered and open and have a flat oval spigot above them; the spigots will open or close the tube ends ; the kit also contains three aspirator needles (d-f); all of these needles have a length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a sharp bevelled tip on one end; the other end has an open round base that tapers to the tube; one needle (d) has a small hole in the side, just above the tip; all three needles have a wire through them; there are six extra wires (not catalogued) stored in a hollow clear glass cylindrical tube (g); the kit has three lengths of rubber tubing with metal attachments on both ends (h-j); one length (h) has a round open attachment on one end and a tapered attachment with a small round opening on the other end; another length (i) has a round open attachment on both ends; the last length (j) has a tapered attachment with a small round opening on both ends and a small length of hollow cylindrical glass tubing near one end; all pieces of the kit are stored in (k) a rectangular-shaped leather-covered wooden box; the lid of the box is hinged onto the base at the back and there are two clasps at the front; the inside lid and base of the box are velvet covered; the top of the lid has a printed label; the base has purple velvet-covered inserts for all parts of the kit to hold them in place
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - aspirator syringe: Size: Length 16.4 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
b - aspirator syringe tip: Size: Length 3.9 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - aspirator stopcock: Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
d -aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.4 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
e - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
f - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
g - wire holder: Size: Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
h - tube: Size: Length 32.4 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
i - tube: Size: Length 32.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
j - tube: Size: Length 58.2 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - case (closed): Size: Length 30.7 cm x Width 10.9 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H.C. Mabee; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine collection
Material
metal: silver; yellow; grey
glass: clear
rubber: off-white; grey
wood: brown
leather: black
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
(b) Both sides of the tip base have directional arrows stamped into the metal; (k) the inside lid of the box has an attached label that reads "W.J. WILSON // DEALER // & IMPORTER // OF // SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS // TRUSSES &C. // 185 PRINCESS ST. KINGSTON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Condition Remarks
The metal pieces show wear and some loss of plating; no corrosion is visible; the glass wire holder (g) has been broken at one end; the rubber tubes are very brittle; two have been broken and one has been glued; the rubber has no flexibility; the case shows wear, but is complete; all pieces arrived dirty and dusty; #2: rubber is very brittle; #3: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #63; Similar to B/-9210 in "Surgical Instruments" by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 2325 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; found in Dr. H.C. Mabee's obstetrical bag (997.001.456); CD #3
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001044 a-l
Description
Aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a case; the syringe (a-c) consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal tube with one end tapered to a small open round nozzle with threading on the outside edges; the other end is open and has threading on the outside top edges; aspirator tips (b…
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Accession Number
997001044 a-l
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Syringes
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
MM= Suction and Drainage -- syringe
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
Aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a case; the syringe (a-c) consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal tube with one end tapered to a small open round nozzle with threading on the outside edges; the other end is open and has threading on the outside top edges; aspirator tips (b) attach to the tapered end; there are two tapered hollow cylindrical metal tips set onto a rectangular base with rounded sides; the base has a round attachment with threading on the inside; this fits over and onto the syringe tip; the syringe plunger (c) fits onto the other end of the syringe; the plunger consists of a solid cylindrical metal rod with a solid round rubber plug at one end; this plug fits snugly into the barrel; the other end of the rod has a cylindrical handle attached to form a T-shape; a round cap with threading on the inside and a hole in the centre slides up and down the bar; the cap fits over and onto the open end of the barrel; the kit also contains (c) a stopcock; this is a cylindrical rubber tapered stopper that has a hole through the centre; a hollow metal tube runs through this hole and is open at the bottom in a semi-circular shape; at the top, the tube has a round central piece and hollow cylindrical tubes going to the right and left, forming a T-shape; one tube has a round open end and the other tube has a tapered open end; both tubes have a flat oval spigot which will open or close the tube when turned; the kit contains four aspirator needles (e-h); all of these needles have a length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a sharp bevelled tip on one end; the other end has an open round base that tapers to the tube; one needle (f) has a small hole in the side, just above the tip; all four needles have a wire through them; there are 15 extra wires (not catalogued) stored in a hollow, clear glass cylindrical tube (i); the kit has two lengths of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing with metal attachments on both ends (j,k); one length (j) has an open round attachment on both ends; the rubber has broken near one end; the other length of tubing (k) has a tapered attachment with a small round opening on both ends and a small length of hollow cylindrical glass tubing near one end; all pieces of the kit are stored in (l) a rectangular-shaped leather-covered wooden case; the lid of the case is hinged onto the base with two metal hinges at the back and there are two metal clasps at the front; the inside lid and base of the case are purple-velvet covered; the base has velvet-covered inserts which securely hold the parts inside
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - aspirator syringe barrel: Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - aspirator syringe tip: Size: Length 3.7 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
c - aspirator syringe plunger: Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
d - stopcock: Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth. 1.9 cm
e - aspirator needle: Size: Length 10.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
f - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
g - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
h - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
i - wire holder: Size: Length 15.3 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
j - tube: Size: Length 34.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - tube: Size: Length 74.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - case (closed): Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Aihernstein
Material
metal: silver; yellow; grey
glass: clear
rubber: black; grey; brown
leather: black
wood: brown
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
(b) The word "AIHERNSTEIN" is stamped into one side of the tip base; the other side of the tip base has directional arrows (in and out) stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Condition Remarks
All pieces arrived dirty and dusty; the metal parts show wear and some very small areas show loss of plating; no corrosion is visible; the rubber tubes (j,k) are very brittle and have no flexibility; one tube (j) has broken; both have permanently flattened areas where other parts of the kit have pressed against them while in storage; #2: rubber is brittle; #3: there are pills that should be assessed and possibly destroyed; rubber may require special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #64; Similar to B/-9210 in "Surgical Instruments" by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 2325 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; 997.001.040 is stored in this kit, but catalogued separately; CD #3
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Dates
1895
circa 1895
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001904 a-u
Description
Rectangular leather case (u) containing 19 pieces; the box has removeable blue velvet insert (t) on which aspirator tips (d-j,l-q) are secured; under insert are the two rubber tubes (r-s); one tube is connected by a glass insert; behind insert is the aspirator syringe (a); cylindrical in shape with…
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Accession Number
997001904 a-u
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Syringes
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
MM= Suction and Drainage -- syringe
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
Rectangular leather case (u) containing 19 pieces; the box has removeable blue velvet insert (t) on which aspirator tips (d-j,l-q) are secured; under insert are the two rubber tubes (r-s); one tube is connected by a glass insert; behind insert is the aspirator syringe (a); cylindrical in shape with tip adapter at one end and plunger at other; behind the syringe is a cradle mat supports a glass tube (k) containing many wires; at left hand side of case stopcock (b) and tip (c) are located.
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - aspirator syringe - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
b - aspirator stopcock - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
c - aspirator syringe tip - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
d -aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
e - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
f - aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
g - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
h - aspirator needle - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
i - aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
j - aspirator needle - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
k - wire holder - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Diam 0.4 cm
l - aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
m - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
n - aspirator needle - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
o - aspirator needle - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
p - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
q - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
r - rubber tube - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
s - rubber tube - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
t - velvet box insert - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
u - kit case (closed) - Size: Length 27.6 cm x Width 12.6 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
J. Gardner & Son
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1895
circa 1895
Date Remarks
Printed on artifact.
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
rubber: brown
wood: brown
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
Engraved on box: "Presented To DF Gibson // FROM // HIS PATIENTS IN WARD 29 // As a Token of Gratitude // 1895"; embossed on the sticker label on lid: "108"; stamped on interior lid: "J. CARDNER & SON // FORREST ROAD // EDINBURGH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Condition Remarks
Rubber hardened beyond flexibility; material worn; outside of box has scratches and scuffs.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display: “Potions, Pills and Prescriptions”, Gallery B: Case # 4, Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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