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bulb-type medical syringe

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Dates
1937
1964
1937-1964
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
005006001 a-e
Description
A bulb-type medical syringe consisting of a black plastic nozzle (a) attached to a green rubber bulb (b); comes in a box; the box (c) is brown and rectangular; one of the flaps (d) has torn off the box; paper instruction sheet (e).
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Accession Number
005006001 a-e
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
A bulb-type medical syringe consisting of a black plastic nozzle (a) attached to a green rubber bulb (b); comes in a box; the box (c) is brown and rectangular; one of the flaps (d) has torn off the box; paper instruction sheet (e).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - nozzle - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Diam. 5.6 cm
b - bulb - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
c - box - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 5.9 cm
d - box flap - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm
e - instruction sheet - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 16.4 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. Clifford W. Bennett (Queen's meds grad, 1921) at his medical practice at 197 Queen Street.
Maker
Geo. N. Hein Co.
Site Made (City)
San Carlos
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1937
1964
1937-1964
Date Remarks
Patented in 1937; Dr. Bennett practiced medicine from 1925 until 1964.
Material
plastic: black
rubber: green
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
"HEIN - 67 // BULB TYPE // MEDICAL SYRINGE" printed on the front of the box
"THE HEIN - 67 Syinge is leak-proof, thouroughly cleanable and can be sterilized by boiling. It is recommended for the following uses: // EAR WASHING INFANTS NURSERY // ASPIRATION POWDER ATOMIZER // GENERAL IRRIGATION // The finest materials are used in its manufacture, and long lasting efficiancy // is assured for these and many other uses. Soft rubber safery tip included. // GEO. N. HEIN CO. SAN CARLOS, CALIF." printed on the back of the box
"CLEANABLE" printed on the top and bottom of the box
'PRESS HERE" printed on the tip of the bulb
"HEIN - 67 // PAT 2072366 // SAN CARLOS, CAL // GEO. N. HEIN" embossed on the nozzle
Permanent Location
(a-d) Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-14
(e) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 19
Condition Remarks
The box is delicate, especially on the flaps; the syringe itself is fine.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital - Professional Instruments - Equipment - Supplies," V. Mueller. Co., 1956, p. 72 (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Very similar to a syringe that appears in a 1956 Mueller catalogue, only the syringe in the catalogue has adaptable tips, so this is probably earlier.
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disposable hypodermic syringe

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Dates
1972
circa 1972
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000003117
Description
Disposable hypodermic 5 cc syringe in a sealed paper package; syringe itself is approximately 8 cm long with a clear plastic plunger, a lock tip, and a black rubber washer; the plunger begins with a round, disk-like thumb grip, leading to a plastic rod inserted into the cylinder; the cylinder has a…
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Accession Number
000003117
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
Disposable hypodermic 5 cc syringe in a sealed paper package; syringe itself is approximately 8 cm long with a clear plastic plunger, a lock tip, and a black rubber washer; the plunger begins with a round, disk-like thumb grip, leading to a plastic rod inserted into the cylinder; the cylinder has an oval, disk-like finger grip at one end and a conical needle attachment on the other; the syringe is sealed in a rectangular paper package that tapers at one end; the front of the package is white paper, the back semi-transparent wax paper; a loose rectangular paper label, 8.2 cm long, is also sealed in the package.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Pharmaseal Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Glendale
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1972
circa 1972
Date Remarks
Similar item identified in a 1972 catalogue
Material
paper: white; translucent
plastic: clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
The green and black printing on the outside of the package reads, "[downward arrow] TO OPEN [downward arrow] // peel down // STYLEX® // 5cc. // SYRINGE // Directions: // 1. Tighten needle before // use. // 2. Read graduation at plunger ring nearest // the tip. // 3. Destroy after use. // Sterile and nonpyrogenic // in unopened, undamaged // package. // Caution: Items containing // rubber should not be // used for administration // of intrathecal radiopaque // media. If medication is // paraldehyde, administer // within 15 minutes. // Patented"; opposite the block of text after "Directions": black and green printing reads, "Pharmaseal // Laboratories // Glendale, Calif. // 91201 // [logo, see accession sheet for sketch]"; on the top half of the front of the package, running vertically along the proper left edge, "C2S087" has been stamped in light black ink; above centre of the front of the package, "LOCK TIP // 7300" has been stamped horizontally in light black ink; inside the package, through the clear back side, a loose paper label can be seen that reads, "CONTROL CARD // 5 cc. LOCK TIP // Patient ________ Room No. __________ // Printed in U.S.A. 04-701"; this is printed on the label on black ink; "DESTROY AFTER USE" can be read on the syringe, through the clear plastic side of the package; it could not be determined, without opening the package, how this printing was applied.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-7
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 x Width 9.9 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper package is yellowing, and shows signs of becoming brittle; the package is creased, particularly around its edges, but there are no tears or holes; the syringe appears to be in excellent condition; however, a close examination was not possible without destroying the packaging.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instrument Catalog," Storz Instrument Company, 11th ed., 1972, p. 371 (similar to item S-3605-5) (see attached photocopy); CD #4
Research Facts
Unlike the item shown in the photocopy, no lines or numbers are visible on the syringe; either they are not present or are obscured by the packaging.
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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000018005
Description
A free-standing electrical infrared heat lamp with metal guard over 750 watts chromalox element and adjustable horizontal rod ending in original cloth-braided electrical cord with on/off switch and refitted with a modern electrical cord and plug; lamp is supported by cast iron stand on four casters.
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Accession Number
000018005
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Phototherapy
Description
A free-standing electrical infrared heat lamp with metal guard over 750 watts chromalox element and adjustable horizontal rod ending in original cloth-braided electrical cord with on/off switch and refitted with a modern electrical cord and plug; lamp is supported by cast iron stand on four casters.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
The Birtcher Corporation
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Item in catalogue published in 1945-1955.
Material
metal: tan, silver
plastic: black, yellow, cream
rubber: black
fabric: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on a painted metal plate: "THE BIRTCHER // CORPORATION // LOS ANGELES, CALIF. // MODEL 675 // WATTS 750 // VOLTS 115"; Handwritten in marker on hood: "105451 // E.L.R."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 116.0 cm x Width 68.5 cm x Depth 42.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Chipped paint on base of stand and horizontal rod; scratches on hood near horizontal rod; minor dents on hood; cloth-braided cord is discoloured; little rust at base of shaft; element inside hood is partially rusty; rubber wheels move freely; plastic covered electrical cord in like new condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Equipment, Supplies Catalogue", Ingram & Bell Limited Instruments, 1945-1955, p. 45 (Model # 3-845); CD #5
Research Facts
Used for heat therapy
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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997034537
Description
A cylindrical, metal rheostat, plug-in style, with an adjustable bakelite control switch; two protruding pieces to hold the electrodes to the scope at the bottom of the cylinder.
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Accession Number
997034537
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Lighting
MM= Power Sources -- adapter -- rheostat
Description
A cylindrical, metal rheostat, plug-in style, with an adjustable bakelite control switch; two protruding pieces to hold the electrodes to the scope at the bottom of the cylinder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Statham
Site Made (City)
Oxnard
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Based on appearance; information includes a ZIP code.
Material
metal: silver; green
plastic: black
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "DO NOT AUTOCLAVE // DELICATE INSTRUMENT"; printed on metal label: "CONTROLLER // CAT. NO. 6035-27601 SHOCK PROOF // 5 WATTS 110 VAC 50-60 Hz // NATIONAL // Stratham MEDICAL DIVISION // Made in U.S.A. // SA // LOW A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-6
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion; wear on label.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
M. White (OR Nurse, ret'd.); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potentiometer#Rheostats (see attached photocopy); CD #1.
Research Facts
This is a battery for connecting leads for lighting scopes.
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