A thermometer in a Presto Shake Case; consists of the thermometer (a) which is glass and has a metal attachment at the end for screwing it into the case; the case is metal and has an inner cylinder which slides out, but does not detach, from an outer cylinder with a spring on it; the thermometer re…
A thermometer in a Presto Shake Case; consists of the thermometer (a) which is glass and has a metal attachment at the end for screwing it into the case; the case is metal and has an inner cylinder which slides out, but does not detach, from an outer cylinder with a spring on it; the thermometer rests inside the inner cylinder; when the inner cylinder is extended, it can be shaken around via the spring; there is also a small cap (c) which screws into the outer cylinder; there is a certificate of examination (d), and an instruction sheet for using the case properly (e); the box is cardboard and is burgundy in colour and has a base (f) and a top (g).
Number Of Parts
a - thermometer
b - case
c - cap
d - certificate of examination
e - instruction sheet
f - box base
g - box top
h - syringe case
Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant received this thermometer as a prize for surgical technique.
The "Certificate of Examination" is stamped "NOV 16, 1934"
cardboard: brown, burgundy
"B-D MANHATTAN // PERFECTED CLINICAL THERMOMETER // BECTON, DICKINSON & CO., MAKERS" printed on the lid of the case
"1 MINUTE // PRESTO CASE" printed on the base of the case
"Certificate of Examination" printed at the top of the Certificate of Examination with "NOV 16 1934" stamped at the bottom along with various other product information (see attached photocopy)
"DIRECTIONS FOR USING PRESTO SHAKE CASE" printed at the top of the instruction sheet with various other information (see attached photocopy)
Storage Room 0010
(d-e) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
a - thermometer - Length 10.4 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
b - case - Length 10.6 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
c - cap - Depth 0.5 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
d - certificate of examination - Length 13.4 cm x Width 8.3 cm
e - instruction sheet - Length 15.7 cm x Width 13.5 cm
f - box base - Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
g - box top - Length 13.0 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
h - syringe case - Length 8.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
The thermometer and case are like new; the box and papers are very worn.
Donna Tweddell; 004.030.010
Dorothy Tweddell was a graduate of KGH nursing school in 1936; the Presto Shake Case was used to return the mercury in a thermometer back to 96 degrees; the card that accompanied the prize is accessioned as 004.030.010.