Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
(a) Emotril trichloroethylene analgesia apparatus which consists of a cylindrical metal base with a flat top; the front of the apparatus has a cylindrical tube with an empty/full gauge at the bottom and a lifting lever at the top; the top of the apparatus also has a gauge which records temperature …
(a) Emotril trichloroethylene analgesia apparatus which consists of a cylindrical metal base with a flat top; the front of the apparatus has a cylindrical tube with an empty/full gauge at the bottom and a lifting lever at the top; the top of the apparatus also has a gauge which records temperature from 10 deg C to 37 deg C; the centre has a temperature control dial which leads by tube to the gauge; there is also a normal/weak switch and an exhaust tube with its end covered by a mesh protector; at the front of the top is an outgoing valve which would have hooked the apparatus to an anaesthesia machine; (b) painted metal carrying case for (a); this consists of a metal base with a lid hinged at the back with a fastener on each side and a leather handle on the top; the front of the case is hinged at the bottom and will fold down flat when the case is open.
Number Of Parts
a - analgesia apparatus - Size: Length 20.4 cm. x Width 19.8 cm. x Depth 15.2 cm.
b - carrying case - Size: Length 21.2 cm. x Width 28.2 cm. x Depth 19.0 cm.
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
(a) The temperature gauge on the apparatus reads, "EMOTRIL // MIE // 12, NEW CAVENDISH STREET. // LONDON W.I. // M.29873"; the lever reads, "LIFT TO // FILL"; other controls are labelled; (b) the top of the carrying case has two manufacturer's labels; they read, "Emotril // TRICHLOROETHYLENE ANALGESIA APPARATUS // MEDICAL & INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT LTD. // 12, NEW CAVENDISH STREET, LONDON, W. I. // PAT. APP. FOR"; and "EMOTRIL // TRICHLOROETHYLENE // ANALGESIA APPARATUS // PAT APP FOR // SER NO ["O" underlined and superscr.] 1055"
Storage Room 0007
The apparatus and case arrived very dirty and dusty; the exposed metal shows no corrosion except for the side fasteners on the case, and the handle fasteners; the case's paint is worn and chipped in several areas, especially at the bottom; the temperature gauge of the apparatus shows some wear