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trichloroethylene analgesia apparatus

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997008018 a-b
Description
(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 …
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Accession Number
997008018 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Analgesia -- instrumentation
Description
(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
2
Part Names
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.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Medical & Industrial Equipment Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
The machine dates from the 1940's to the 1950's
Material
leather: black; brown
metal: silver
paint: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(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"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-3
Condition Remarks
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
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; CD #6
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