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surgical bandage

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Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles Basil Garner Church Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000015001
Description
Package of surgical bandage; green Kraft paper package; folded at ends; held together with string tied in a double knot; paper label glued over string in the middle of the package on the front.
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Accession Number
000015001
Collection
Dr. Charles Basil Garner Church Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Description
Package of surgical bandage; green Kraft paper package; folded at ends; held together with string tied in a double knot; paper label glued over string in the middle of the package on the front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Charles Basil Garner Church, the donor's father in law; he may have practiced in Perth Ontario; 1930-1980.
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919-1930
Date Remarks
Calgary office opened in 1919; package says "nearly a century", company was established in 1830.
Material
paper: green, cream, red
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "3" / 1 Doz. // STEVENS // SURGICAL BANDAGE // OF SPECIALLY WOVEN COTTON AND CLOTH // WHITE / ESTABLISHED NEARLY A CENTURY [Stevens company logo "S companies" in a winged circle"] / No 882 // THE STEVENS COMPANY // TORONTO WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-6
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 32.4 cm x Width 11.2 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is a little torn and dirty; the paper is wrinkled and some of the corners are torn; the string is yellowing and dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"The Stevens Company" corporate website [Accessed March 2014]
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: "Potions, Pills and Prescriptions"; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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surgical bandage

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11296
Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles Basil Garner Church Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000015002
Description
Package of surgical bandage; green Kraft paper package; folded at ends; held together with string tied in a double knot; paper label glued over string at the bottom of the package on the front.
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Accession Number
000015002
Collection
Dr. Charles Basil Garner Church Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Description
Package of surgical bandage; green Kraft paper package; folded at ends; held together with string tied in a double knot; paper label glued over string at the bottom of the package on the front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Charles Basil Garner Church, the donor's father in law; he may have practiced in Perth Ontario; 1930-1980.
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
1930
circa 1919-1930
Date Remarks
Calgary office opened in 1919; package says "nearly a century", company was established in 1830.
Material
paper: green, cream, red
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "3" / 1 Doz. // STEVENS // SURGICAL BANDAGE // OF SPECIALLY WOVEN COTTON AND CLOTH // WHITE / ESTABLISHED NEARLY A CENTURY [Stevens company logo "S companies" in a winged circle"] / No 882 // THE STEVENS COMPANY // TORONTO WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-6
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 33.6 cm x Width 11.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is a little torn and dirty with folded corners; the paper is folded and creased and there are some areas of loss at the corners as well as dust; the string is yellowing and dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Stevens Company" corporate website [Accessed March 2014]; CD #1.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: "Potions, Pills and Prescriptions"; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Mathieu's needle holder

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3032
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997037004 a-c
Description
Three-piece needle holder, which consists of a plier-like instrument that is made of two joined halves; the handles (a,b) flare out slightly from the joint and curve at a 90 deg. angle; they join with a snap catch ratchet at the ends of the handles; the outer edges of the handles have a molded, rid…
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Accession Number
997037004 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps --needle
Description
Three-piece needle holder, which consists of a plier-like instrument that is made of two joined halves; the handles (a,b) flare out slightly from the joint and curve at a 90 deg. angle; they join with a snap catch ratchet at the ends of the handles; the outer edges of the handles have a molded, ridged grip; the two pieces join together with a box-lock joint at the top of the handles; the tips taper down to a blunted point above the joint; the right side of the inner tip has four vertical grooves with an 'x' at the end of the point; tension is divided by (c) a flat piece of metal which joins the handles and is slightly curved; a pivot and slot system between the handles is bent into a curve which provides tension on the handles when they are closed
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - left handle - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b - right handle - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
c - tension bar - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a,b) The number "1" is stamped into the inside edge of the metal near the joint; (c) the number "1" is stamped next to the pivot, on the inner side, touching the right handle; it is not visible when assembled
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Condition Remarks
The metal shows a small amount of inactive corrosion and wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, c. 1920, p. 99 (4052) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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surgical handle; scalpel handle; knife handle

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Dates
1893
circa 1893
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997037008
Description
Scalpel handle, which consists of a flat piece of steel that is rounded at one end and tapers to a long, thin, rounded tip; the round tip has an extremely thin slot that allows a scalpel blade to be inserted; midway down the handle on both sides, there are recessed troughs; towards the tip, there a…
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Accession Number
997037008
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- handle
Description
Scalpel handle, which consists of a flat piece of steel that is rounded at one end and tapers to a long, thin, rounded tip; the round tip has an extremely thin slot that allows a scalpel blade to be inserted; midway down the handle on both sides, there are recessed troughs; towards the tip, there are seven horizontal grooves through these troughs which form a distinct grip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Crescent
Site Made (City)
Fremont
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1893
circa 1893
Material
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
The scalpel handle is marked in raised relief on both sides towards the blade slot in a recessed trough; on one side is marked "CRESCENT," and on the other is "FREMONT, O."; at the extreme end of the handle on each side, a maker's mark appears consisting of a crescent moon cupping a cross; in the centre of the handle, on one side only, "-" is stamped into a recessed circle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 13.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The scalpel handle exhibits signs of staining and minor corrosion; some of the plating has been rubbed away at the extreme ends
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing," V. Mueller and Co., Chicago, 1956, p. 508 (somewhat similar to item SU 1404) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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laboratory thermometer

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037011 a-c
Description
The thermometer (a) is a long glass cylindrical tube that is rounded at both ends; the top has a closed glass ring and the ampoule-shaped bottom contains a blue-coloured indicator fluid; the front of the thermometer is numbered from 40 to 120 with numerals stamped into the glass; the thermometer ca…
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Accession Number
997037011 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- thermometer, chemical
Description
The thermometer (a) is a long glass cylindrical tube that is rounded at both ends; the top has a closed glass ring and the ampoule-shaped bottom contains a blue-coloured indicator fluid; the front of the thermometer is numbered from 40 to 120 with numerals stamped into the glass; the thermometer case (b) is a long, hollow wooden tube that has one open end and one rounded end; the open end has a slightly smaller diameter to allow the lid to close over it; just below the open end, a narrow, decorative groove is etched into the circumference of the tube; the case lid (c) is a shorter hollow wooden tube that has one open end and one rounded end; the open end of the lid fits over the tapered end of the case to close the container; the lid also has a decorative groove just above the open end
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
b - case - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - case lid - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
liquid: blue
Inscriptions
On the top front of the thermometer are embossed, "2/1" and "F"; on the back of the thermometer the glass is stamped, "JAPAN"; on the front of the thermometer, the temperature readings are stamped into the glass in increments of 20: "40 60 80 100 120"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
Both the thermometer and the wooden case show signs of wear from regular use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Price Catalog of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings ," A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p.635
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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hypodermic case; hypodermic needle case

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Dates
1944
circa 1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997037015 a-b
Description
Hypodermic case (a) is a thin, rectangular-shaped case that is made from fairly heavy gauge steel that is smooth; the case is hinged across the length of the back and the front has a depression clip closing mechanism; on either side of the front clip, there are small cutaways to accomodate fingerna…
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Accession Number
997037015 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- accessories
Description
Hypodermic case (a) is a thin, rectangular-shaped case that is made from fairly heavy gauge steel that is smooth; the case is hinged across the length of the back and the front has a depression clip closing mechanism; on either side of the front clip, there are small cutaways to accomodate fingernails for opening the case; the left cutaway is in the top portion and the right cutaway is in the bottom; protruding from the bottom edge, there is a recessed skirting over which the top closes to seal the case; the holder insert (b) is a rectangular metal holder with an open top and sides formed out of steel that has been bent upwards 90 deg.; the steel is a lighter gauge than the case and is also smooth; the right edge side has additional length of steel that is folded over to hold the hypodermic needles in place; the left side edge is shorter than the others to allow for the extraction of an individual needle
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 7.1 cm
b - holder insert - Size: Length 5.6 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. C.H. Bird (1872-1944) of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome and Company
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Date Remarks
Owned by C.H. Bird before his death in 1944
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The bottom of the case is marked "C.H. BIRD, M.D."; the front of the case is stamped, "MADE IN ENGLAND"; the top of the case is marked "TRADEMARK TABLOID BRAND // HYPODERMIC CASE // No. 29 // [unicorn emblem] // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & Co ["o" superscripted] // LONDON (ENG) NEW YORK MONTREAL // SYDNEY MILAN CAPETOWN // BOMBAY SHANGHAI BUENOS AIRES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-6
Condition Remarks
The case shows signs of wear and minor evidence of inactive corrosion; the exterior surfaces exhibit signs of pitting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
For holding hypodermic needles
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037025 a-b
Description
A round glass bottle (a) with a concave bottom that flares slightly before tapering to a hand-tooled neck with a pronounced lip that is turned out; the body of the bottle has a red and white label on each side; the glass stopper (b) is mushroom-shaped with a slight flared stem; the stem, which corr…
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Accession Number
997037025 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A round glass bottle (a) with a concave bottom that flares slightly before tapering to a hand-tooled neck with a pronounced lip that is turned out; the body of the bottle has a red and white label on each side; the glass stopper (b) is mushroom-shaped with a slight flared stem; the stem, which corresponds in length with the neck of the bottle, has a leak-proof ground surface which seals the bottle
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
b - stopper - Length 4.5 x Diam. 3.6 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: clear
paper: red; discoloured white
Inscriptions
On top of the stopper: "8"; a label on both front and back reads, "T (?) r Ipecac"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
There are traces of chipping on the stopper stem; there is some minor discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (JC-141)," copyright 1942 by CENCO (Central Scientific Company of Canada), p. 61 (similar to item 10425) (see attached photocopy)
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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glass stoppered bottle

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037026 a-b
Description
A round glass bottle (a) with a flat bottom that flares slightly before tapering to a short neck with a pronounced lip that is turned outward; the body of the bottle has the remnants of a red and white label; the glass stopper (b) is mushroom-shaped with a slight flared stem; the stem, which corres…
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Accession Number
997037026 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A round glass bottle (a) with a flat bottom that flares slightly before tapering to a short neck with a pronounced lip that is turned outward; the body of the bottle has the remnants of a red and white label; the glass stopper (b) is mushroom-shaped with a slight flared stem; the stem, which corresponds in length with the neck of the bottle, has a leak-proof ground surface which seals the bottle
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 12.1 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.5 x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Material
glass: clear
paper: red; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
There are traces of chipping and some minor stains on the inside surfaces of the bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (JC-141)," copyright 1942 by CENCO (Central Scientific Company of Canada), p. 61 (similar to item 10425) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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Grindella Robusta

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037027
Description
A round glass bottle with a flat bottom that flares slightly before tapering to a short, narrow neck with a pronounced lip that turns outward; the body of the bottle has a discoloured red and white label marked "Grindella Robusta;" the bottle also has manufacture seams along each side.
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Accession Number
997037027
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A round glass bottle with a flat bottom that flares slightly before tapering to a short, narrow neck with a pronounced lip that turns outward; the body of the bottle has a discoloured red and white label marked "Grindella Robusta;" the bottle also has manufacture seams along each side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: clear
paper: red; discoloured white
Inscriptions
Paper label on the front of the bottle reads, "GRINDELLA ROBUSTA"; on the bottom of the bottle is an "M" over top of a diamond shape with a "D" inside
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle shows no chips but has several minor stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (JC-141)," copyright 1942 by CENCO (Central Scientific Company of Canada), p. 63 (similar to item 10480)
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037028 a-b
Description
(a) A hand-made glass bottle with a definitive pontil mark (roughened place caused by the glass-blowing process) on the bottom; it has a cylindrical body that flares slightly before tapering to a medium-length neck with a pronounced lip that turns outward; the body of the bottle has a red and white…
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Accession Number
997037028 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) A hand-made glass bottle with a definitive pontil mark (roughened place caused by the glass-blowing process) on the bottom; it has a cylindrical body that flares slightly before tapering to a medium-length neck with a pronounced lip that turns outward; the body of the bottle has a red and white label on both the front and back; the glass stopper is key-shaped with a flared stem that fits into the neck of the bottle; the stem has a leak-proof ground area that serves to seal the bottle
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.0 x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: clear
paper: red; discoloured white
Inscriptions
Label on front and back of bottle reads "Elix Menth Pip"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Condition Remarks
Bottle exhibits minor staining on interior
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (JC-141)," copyright 1942 by CENCO (Central Scientific Company of Canada), p. 62 (similar to item 10440)
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