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Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
000019001 a-d
Description
A Kodak brand 35 mm (a) film reel on plastic spool in a (b-c) two part yellow locking storage container (d) with removable blue plastic disk over one of the locking corners.
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Accession Number
000019001 a-d
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
X-Rays -- audiovisual aids
Radiology
Description
A Kodak brand 35 mm (a) film reel on plastic spool in a (b-c) two part yellow locking storage container (d) with removable blue plastic disk over one of the locking corners.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - reel - Size: Depth 2.1cm x Diam. 31.0 cm
b - top - Size: Length 33.5 cm x Width 33.5 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
c - bottom - Size: Length 33.5 cm x Width 33.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
d - disk - Size: Width 0.2 mm x Diam. 3.3 cm
Provenance
Kingston General Hospital School of X-Ray.
Maker
Eastman Kodak Company
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
plastic: yellow, dark grey, blue, white, clear
metal: silver
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Embossed on storage canister: "PROPERTY OF EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY // ROCHESTER, NEW YORK"; Hand printed on top of cannister. "INSIDE // STORY // MEDICAL"; Embossed on film reel : "PROPERTY // OF // NBC // PLASTIC REEL CORPORATION OF AMERICA"; handwritten on top of container: "P. C. L."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C8-5
Condition Remarks
Container shows minor wear scratches along edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Richard Woods (donor)
Research Facts
Donor indicated this was a documentary on X-Ray.
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
006030008
Description
Cast iron tripod; with adjustable brass extension.
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Accession Number
006030008
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
Cast iron tripod; with adjustable brass extension.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Maker
Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on research and donor's remarks
Material
metal: black; grey; yellow
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storge Room 0007
0007 Floor
Dimension Notes
Length 127.3 cm x Diam. 38.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Brass on the adjustable height is beginning to tarnish and several pitted areas are visible; the brass on the top is beginning to tarnish; the decoration on the feet is coming off in places.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, p. 181
Research Facts
Used in conjunction with an electrostatic generating machine to hold an X-ray tube holder or to hold the concentrator or other accessories; the height and orientation can be adjusted; to keep the tube stable; to help keep it up right.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006
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autotransformer

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004061
Description
Autotransformer which consists of a square metal base built up of flat pieces of steel laminated together and held up by large screws; in the middle of the frame is a cloth strip-covered roll (of copper?); the cloth is coated with black paint; coming out from the central roll are 20 high current le…
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Accession Number
995004061
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Autotransformer which consists of a square metal base built up of flat pieces of steel laminated together and held up by large screws; in the middle of the frame is a cloth strip-covered roll (of copper?); the cloth is coated with black paint; coming out from the central roll are 20 high current leads -- cloth-covered wires; some of these have heavy paper tags which read 5, 250, 65, 210 (attached) and 140, 10, 30, and 165 (unattached).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
The Kelley-Koett Mfg. Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Covington
Site Made (State)
Kentucky
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
metal: grey; silver
fabric: black
Inscriptions
Label on the side reads, "Auto Transformer Type 200G Volt 250 Cycles 60 KVA 8 Serial 868 The Kelley-Koett Mfg. Co., Inc. Keleket Building -- Covington, KY. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 56.0 cm. x Width: 21.2 cm. x Depth: 21.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Autotransformer was very dirty and dusty; there is some minor corrosion of the steel; some of the cloth stripping has been torn; the cloth on some of the wires has holes; one wire has come off and one is missing; four of the paper tags have come off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz
Research Facts
The wires coming out of the transformer are high current leads
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Bilvac Gall Bladder Stimulant For Cholecystography

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Dates
1974
1987
circa 1974 - 1987
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
019002005 a-ab
Description
Square cardboard box with removable lid containing 25 sealed semi-transparent brown glass Bilevac Gall Bladder Stimulant for Cholecystography bottles (d-ab); removable green cardboard lid (b), removable two piece brown cardboard grid divider (c), cardboard base houses the cardboard divider and 25 b…
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Accession Number
019002005 a-ab
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Cholagogues and Choleretics
Radiography
Radiology
X-Rays
Gallbladder
Drug Storage
Drugs -- stimulant -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- stimulant -- container
MM= Drugs -- Stimulants
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Square cardboard box with removable lid containing 25 sealed semi-transparent brown glass Bilevac Gall Bladder Stimulant for Cholecystography bottles (d-ab); removable green cardboard lid (b), removable two piece brown cardboard grid divider (c), cardboard base houses the cardboard divider and 25 bottles; exterior of base has layer of smooth coated white paper; lid is removable, and exterior has layer of textured green paper; lid has rectangular green and cream paper label with product information on front; divider consists of strips of brown cardboard arranged to form a 5x5 grid in base of box; bottles are full with liquid, have circular base, cylindrical side walls, round shoulders, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; bottles have non-removable white metal screw cap with flat top, vertical indents in sides, rounded bottom edge, and internal thread; caps are covered with plastic wrapper only on sides; bottles have mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck and base; bottles have rectangular green and white paper labels with product information and directions wrapped around sides; manufacturing information embossed on bottom of bottles.
Number Of Parts
28
Part Names
a – box base – Length 20.0 cm Width 20.0 cm Depth 6.7 cm
b – box lid – Length 20.5 cm Width 20.5 cm Depth 6.8 cm
c – divider – Length 19.6 cm Width 19.6 cm Depth 5.0 cm
d-ab – bottle – Length 6.6 cm Diameter 3.6 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor; in use at Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario Canada.
Maker
Picker X-Ray Engineering LTD.
Site Made (City)
St. Laurent
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1974
1987
circa 1974 - 1987
Date Remarks
“REV 3/74” printed on label indicates that the label information was last revised by FDA or other regulatory body in March of 1974 and staed expirey date on lable; Piker X-Ray Engineering LTD changed its name to Piker Canada LTD in 1976.
Material
paper: brown, white, cream
ink: green, black
glass: brown
metal: white, brass
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on box label: “AVOID EXCESSIVE HEAT DIN 159719 // bilevac // Gall Bladder Stimulant For Cholecystography // Piker // x-ray // 33% EGG YOLK, 63% GLYCERIN AND FLAVORING // 25 – 30cc BOTTLES // REV. 3/74 // Distributed by // PIKER X-RAY ENGINEERING LTD. // [Illeg.] St. Laurent, Quebec, CANADA // LAFAYETTE PHARMACAL INC. // Lafayette, Indiana, U. S. A.”; stamped on box label: “LOT 40[Illeg.] // EXP 2, ..87”; printed on front of bottle labels: “DIN 159719 // bilevac // GALL BLADDER STIMULANT // FOR CHOLECYSTOGRAPHY // Piker // x-ray // 33% Egg Yolk, 63% Glycerin // and Flavoring // NET CONTENT 30 cc // Distributed by // PIKER X-RAY ENGINEERING LTD. // St. Laurent, Quebec, CANADA // PHARMACAL INC. // Lafayette, Indiana, U. S. A.”; printed on back of bottle label: “Mix contents with equal // amount // of water or fruit // juice. Drink at time fat // meal would be given. // 1. Avoid excessive heat. // 2. Shake before using. // REV. 3/74”; stamped on back of bottle label: “LOT 40170 // EXP. 2, ..87”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Base of box has small amount of adhesive tape and residue stuck to sides and bottom; base has large brown tide marks on sides and bottom; box lid has minor distortion, fading all over, minor abrasion to all sides and edges, adhesive tape and residue on sides, and small tears in front, but is stable; grid insert has large areas of dye transfer on surfaces from contact with bottle labels, also leaving white areas on bottle labels; several plastic wrappers on bottle caps have minor cracks, areas of loss, and distortions but are stable
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Cholagogue.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 12 June 2019.
“Oral Cholecystogram.” Healthline, 2019. Accessed 12 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “Manufacturer’s Marks and Other Logos on Glass Containers.” Bottle Research Group, 2015.
“Federal Corporation Information - 056550-4.” Government of Canada, 2019. Accessed 12 June 2019.
Research Facts
Bilvac is a cholagogue, which is used to stimulate gallbladder to release or increase flow of bile; it was commonly used before a cholecystography procedure, which is an x-ray examination of the gallbladder using a contrast agent to aid in imaging; the gall bladder is a small organ that stores and release bile produced by the liver to aid digestion.
Oral cholecystography is a radiological procedure used to visualize the gallbladder and biliary channels, developed in 1924 by American surgeons Evarts Ambrose Graham and Warren Henry Cole.
The “W” in a circle logo on the bottom of each bottle indicates the bottles were manufactured by T. C. Wheaton Co., who used the logo from 1946 – 2005.
Kingston Penitentiary is a former maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between King Street West and Lake Ontario. Opened : June 1, 1835; Closed: 2013 Security class : Maximum security Capacity : 564; a national historic site.
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Bucky diaphragm motor oil

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Dates
1930
1950
1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
997037591
Description
Glass bottle of Bucky diaphragm motor oil with screw cap with paper label.
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Accession Number
997037591
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Glass bottle of Bucky diaphragm motor oil with screw cap with paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. H. Godfrey Bird
Maker
General Electric X-Ray Corporation
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
1930-1950
Date Remarks
Date determined by font style
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
paper: cream
ink: red
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: "BUCKY DIAPHRAGM // MOTOR OIL"; embossed in glass on back neck: "8" in U-shaped wreath.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row A
Length
18.2 cm
Width
7.0 cm
Depth
4.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
A bottle of oil for an X-ray machine.
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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004023
Description
X-ray collimator which consists of an outer painted metal square base with a panel on the front; the front panel has two dials with scales which open and close lead shutters inside; the back of the base has an electric cord and light bulb with a removable metal covering; the top of the base has an …
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Accession Number
995004023
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
X-ray collimator which consists of an outer painted metal square base with a panel on the front; the front panel has two dials with scales which open and close lead shutters inside; the back of the base has an electric cord and light bulb with a removable metal covering; the top of the base has an eye-shaped movable piece and is open to allow the shutters inside to be seen.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Videx
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Material
metal: silver; grey; brown
paint: off-white
glass: clear
plastic: black; grey; green; red; blue
Inscriptions
The front panel has two scales (one for each knob); printed words read, "UL [enclosed in
circle] 115 Volts 50 Watts SA [enclosed in circle] Use BLX Projection Lamp Shutters Closed [up arrow] Duocon by Videx Ser. No. 1202-12"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Width: 19.3 cm. x Depth: 14.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Collimator was dirty and dusty; there are several minor scrapes and scratches in the paint; the mirror is missing; there is some wear on the front panel
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, M.D.
Research Facts
Mirror is missing; shutters used to block and direct x-rays; possibly made by Howdon Videx Products Corporation, Mount Vernon, New York, USA
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004045
Description
X-ray collimator which consists of a long painted metal base which has a long projecting thin section on one side and widens out at the other (almost key-shaped); the wide end has a square hole cut into it and plates which go in both directions over top; there is a knob at the thin end which contro…
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Accession Number
995004045
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
X-ray collimator which consists of a long painted metal base which has a long projecting thin section on one side and widens out at the other (almost key-shaped); the wide end has a square hole cut into it and plates which go in both directions over top; there is a knob at the thin end which controls the plates.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Keleket
Site Made (City)
Waltham
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver
paint: black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on the bottom is, "925M-1 KELEKET"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 68.0 cm. x Width: 27.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Collimator was very dirty and dusty; some paint has chipped off from the surface
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, MD
Research Facts
Early version of an x-ray collimator; used to block and direct x-rays
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Coolidge transformer

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004013
Description
Coolidge transformer which consists of a metal base with 28 screw holes, indicating it was attached to something at some point; the middle of the base has a hole cut out of it which measures 8 cm in diameter and is surrounded with cork; onto the base is attached two vertical bars with a cloth-cover…
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Accession Number
995004013
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Radiotherapy
Description
Coolidge transformer which consists of a metal base with 28 screw holes, indicating it was attached to something at some point; the middle of the base has a hole cut out of it which measures 8 cm in diameter and is surrounded with cork; onto the base is attached two vertical bars with a cloth-covered vertical bar at the top and another halfway down; the second vertical bar has a metal cylinder on it with a cloth-covered attachment in the centre; there are wires leading out of this attachment.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
The Kelley Koett Mfg. Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Covington
Site Made (State)
Kentucky
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
metal: dark grey
fabric: brown
paint: black
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's label on bottom reads, "Coolidge Transformer Volts 120 Cycles 60 Type J The Kelley Koett Mfg. Co. Inc."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 27.0 cm. x Width: 21.0 cm. x Depth: 24.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Transformer was very dirty and dusty; the cloth tape is worn in several spots; the paint on the base is chipped in several spots; the electric wires are cracked in 5 places
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, M.D.; Bernie Ziomkiewicz
Research Facts
Power unit for a filament
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Dates
1911
1921
circa 1911-1921
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
1969.498.1 a-e
Description
Coolidge tube (a), shaped like a glass retort, with a bulb at one end; a piece broken off (b) has a screw thread at one end; the tube rests on a wooden mount (e); two wooden half-circles (c,d) affix the tube firmly to the mount.
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Accession Number
1969.498.1 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Diagnostic Imaging
Radiography -- instrumentation
MM= Radiography -- tube
Description
Coolidge tube (a), shaped like a glass retort, with a bulb at one end; a piece broken off (b) has a screw thread at one end; the tube rests on a wooden mount (e); two wooden half-circles (c,d) affix the tube firmly to the mount.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 37.0 cm x Diam. 17.8 cm
b - broken-off tube - Size: Length 21.0 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
c - half-circle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
d - half-circle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
e - mount - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 18.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
General Electric Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1911
1921
circa 1911-1921
Date Remarks
Patent dates given on metal plate on tube.
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear; translucent violet
wood: brown
Inscriptions
On metal plate: "PATENTED // 1911, 1912, 1914, 1915, 1916 // 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921 // This tube is not licensed // to be re-exhausted or // repaired nor is the // metal herein contained // licensed to be used // except in this particular // tube // CANADIAN GEN. ELEC. CO. LTD. // TORONTO, CANADA"; inside a circle: the centre has "CGE" with "COOLIDGE // TUBE" around the outside; below that is "125".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-8
Condition Remarks
One end of tube broken off; #2: glass is broken; metal is oxidized
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
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Coolidge tube housing

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Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004022
Description
Early Coolidge tube housing which consists of a cylindrical bakelite tube with open ends; the ends are made of metal (one is chrome-plated); the centre of the tube has a ridge chromed metal section with a round opening which has red glass at the bottom and allows the centre of the tube to be seen.
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Accession Number
995004022
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Early Coolidge tube housing which consists of a cylindrical bakelite tube with open ends; the ends are made of metal (one is chrome-plated); the centre of the tube has a ridge chromed metal section with a round opening which has red glass at the bottom and allows the centre of the tube to be seen.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray
Maker
Coolidge - General Electric
Site Made (City)
Milwaukee
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
glass: red
Inscriptions
Centre of the tube housing has maker's marks - "1 [inside circle]" G.E. symbol and the words "Coolidge Tube"; the other mark is Victor symbol and the words "Made in U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-10
Dimension Notes
Length: 46.0 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Tube was dirty and dusty; the chrome sections show some wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, M.D.
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dental x-ray tube

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004014
Description
X-ray tube which consists of a cylindrical outer tube made of plastic with a glass inner tube; within the glass tube is a heavy metal rod and a copper section; the top of the tube has a piece of cork holding two wires; the bottom of the tube has the end of the metal rod coming out of it.
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Accession Number
995004014
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography, Dental -- instrumentation
MM= Radiography -- tube
Description
X-ray tube which consists of a cylindrical outer tube made of plastic with a glass inner tube; within the glass tube is a heavy metal rod and a copper section; the top of the tube has a piece of cork holding two wires; the bottom of the tube has the end of the metal rod coming out of it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Dunlee Corporation
Site Made (City)
Bellwood
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: dark grey; brown
plastic (or laminated fabric?): brown; black
glass: clear
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Label on outside tube reads, "Dunlee X-Ray Tube Type 042 Focus T MM Anode No. 12204"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-11
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.0 cm. x Width: 6.5 cm. x Depth: 6.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The tube was dusty and dirty; the outer coverings of the two wires leading from the inner tube are cracked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, M.D.; Bernie Ziomkiewicz
Research Facts
Likely used as a dental x-ray tube due to its being smaller than the average x-ray tube
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diagnostic tube

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004044
Description
Diagnostic tube which consists of a cylindrical black plastic tube with a funnel-shaped attachment at the top and a metal screw attachment (like a light bulb) at one end and a ridged metal attachment made up of 15 pieces of flat metal with six holes stamped into each of them at the other end (remov…
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Accession Number
995004044
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
MM= Radiography -- tube
Description
Diagnostic tube which consists of a cylindrical black plastic tube with a funnel-shaped attachment at the top and a metal screw attachment (like a light bulb) at one end and a ridged metal attachment made up of 15 pieces of flat metal with six holes stamped into each of them at the other end (removable); the funnel-shaped opening shows an inner glass tube (broken) with cylindrical metal pieces within.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
metal: black; silver
plastic
glass
Inscriptions
Label at one end reads, "Patented 1590971 2132174"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-10
Dimension Notes
Length: 40.0 cm. x Width: 16.0 cm. x Depth: 14.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Outer tube was dirty and dusty; inner glass tube has been broken and many pieces are loose inside
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz
Research Facts
Diagnostic tube for taking pictures; Coolidge type tube for generating x-rays; the metal disks at one end are for air-cooling the tube; a clip is attached to these which is for a high voltage lead; the light-bulb-like end is the filament contact
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
2000.1.8
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Accession Number
2000.1.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography, Diagnostic Imaging
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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electrical choke

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Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004056
Description
Choke used for smoothing a filament coil which consists of a round central section which has copper wire wrapped around its outside with cloth stripping on top; the centre of the central section is hollow and has a cylindrical metal rod in it; this rod can be raised and lowered by turning a round h…
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Accession Number
995004056
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Choke used for smoothing a filament coil which consists of a round central section which has copper wire wrapped around its outside with cloth stripping on top; the centre of the central section is hollow and has a cylindrical metal rod in it; this rod can be raised and lowered by turning a round handle which sticks out from the top; there are two wires leading out from the bottom and one from the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Keleket (Kelley-Koett) Corporation
Site Made (City)
Covington
Site Made (State)
Kentucky
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Material
metal: grey; brown
fabric: beige
plastic: brown
Inscriptions
The company name of "Keleket-Covington, Ky U.S.A." appears in raised letters on the outside edge of the central section
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.0 cm. x Width: 9.0 cm. x Depth: 12.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Choke was dusty and dirty; the cloth strip wound around the central section is stained and worn in two spots
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Bernie Ziomkiewicz; Nancy Chisholm; "The Trail of the Invisible Light", by E.R.N. Grigg MD
Research Facts
Choke used for smoothing a filament coil
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electric motor

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004069 a-b
Description
Small electric motor which consists of rectangular laminated steel plates (31) with a roll of wire around a black plastic casing at the front and a brass section at the back which contains round moving parts; the back has a piece of coated wood screwed on; the bottom has two strips of coated cloth …
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Accession Number
995004069 a-b
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
MM= Radiography -- machine
Description
Small electric motor which consists of rectangular laminated steel plates (31) with a roll of wire around a black plastic casing at the front and a brass section at the back which contains round moving parts; the back has a piece of coated wood screwed on; the bottom has two strips of coated cloth on the brass section and two wires ( one unattached) coming from the wire roll.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - Size: Length 7.3 cm. x Width 7.4 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
b - Size:
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Barber-Colman Co.
Site Made (City)
Rockford
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
metal: silver; grey; yellow
plastic: black
wood: brown
fabric: brown
Inscriptions
Wood at back marked "CW C CCW (Clockwise and Counter clock-wise)"; steel plates stamped "466" and "61722"; plastic casing reads: "Barber Colman Co. Rockford Ill."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-1
Condition Remarks
Motor was very dirty and dusty; one of the wires has broken off; there is also a chip missing from the plastic
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Bernie Ziomkiewicz
Research Facts
Possibly a clock motor
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electrostatic generator / X-ray machine

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
006030001
Description
Oak-framed glass case; on four legs; reveals the inner working of the machine; external crank wheels are located at the back of the machine; there are brass and vulcanite protrusions from the front of the case; under which is a scalloped wooden ledge used to support accessories.
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Accession Number
006030001
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
X-Ray Therapy -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
MM= Radiography -- machine
Description
Oak-framed glass case; on four legs; reveals the inner working of the machine; external crank wheels are located at the back of the machine; there are brass and vulcanite protrusions from the front of the case; under which is a scalloped wooden ledge used to support accessories.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow a Queen's Medical school graduate of 1902; the machine was used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario in 1912; the Dr.'s main practice was on first floor; this unit was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage,surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Maker
Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
donor's remarks; purchased 1911
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
metal: brown; black
vulcanite: dark brown
leather: brown
Inscriptions
"WAITE & BARTLETT MANF' CO. // NEW YORK" embossed on a metal plaque on the front right side of the case is a list of patent dates "PAT'D JUNE 18 1889 // PAT'D MAY 8 1893 // PAT'D FEB. 19 1901 // PAT'D APRIL 18 1901 // PAT'D MAY 28 1901"
Permanent Location
Storeroom W2
W2-538-Floor
Temporary Location
On display "Electricity and the Invisible Ray" in (North Gallery Room 1013) Museum of Health Care, Oct. 2006.
Dimension Notes
Length 208.2 cm x Width 177.7 cm x Depth 109.2 cm
Condition Remarks
There are a few spots where cleaner was not removed when the initial cleaning of the object was undertaken; there is a crack in one of the disks inside the case; there appears to be water damage on the top and back; the rest of the object appears to be as new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, p. 12; "Electricity in Medicine", G.W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, p. 110; "The Trail of the Invisible Light", E.R.N. Grigg, 1965, p. 69. "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings, " 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 754, item #9875; Duncan Robert Antiques; CD #2.
Research Facts
The machine worked by someone cranking the external fly wheels which rotated the glass disks and generated a static electrical charge; this charge was directed in a number of different ways by various instruments to a patient who would have been receiving treatment, radiation therapy or X-ray examinations; see file for more complete research.
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Fairchild-Smith 70 mm developing unit

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004040 a-b
Description
Film-processing tank which consists of (a) a top and (b) a bottom section; the bottom is an oval-shaped open-topped container with a funnel at the front which allows developing solution to be added; the top is a flat oval metal piece with two reels attached to the bottom and a handle at the tip whi…
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Accession Number
995004040 a-b
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
X-Ray Film
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Film-processing tank which consists of (a) a top and (b) a bottom section; the bottom is an oval-shaped open-topped container with a funnel at the front which allows developing solution to be added; the top is a flat oval metal piece with two reels attached to the bottom and a handle at the tip which turns them; the sides have screw attachments to hold the top and bottom together.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - Size: Length 33.5 cm. x Width 19.8 cm. x Depth 13.0 cm.
b - Size:
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Fairchild-Smith Camera and Instrument Corporation
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Material
metal: silver
film: grey
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's label reads, "Fairchild-Smith 70 mm. Developing Unit Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation New York, N.Y. U.S.A. No. 461509 F-213 Model No."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-2
Condition Remarks
The tank was very dirty and dusty; rubber lining at lid is disintegrating
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Bernie Ziomkiewicz; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, MD; (similar to tube on p. 425)
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Ferranti Mastimer

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1942
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004032
Description
Timer, which consists of a painted metal base with two power attachment areas on one side and a "Time" and "Lag" section with a fuse on the back; the top has 12 attachments, several of which are tubes.
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Accession Number
995004032
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Timer, which consists of a painted metal base with two power attachment areas on one side and a "Time" and "Lag" section with a fuse on the back; the top has 12 attachments, several of which are tubes.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray
Maker
Ferranti Electric Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1942
Date Remarks
Patented April 28, 1942
Material
metal: grey
paint: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's label on top reads, "Hammond type 23221 Primary 115 Volts 25 Cycles 70 V.A. C.S.A. Approval No. 3902 Hammond Mfg. Co. Ltd Guelph - Canada"; another label reads, "Ferranti Mastimer Patented April 28, 1942 Model FB Serial SOXFX.159.3 110V. 60 -- C.S.A. Approval No. 5590 Ferranti Electric Limited, Toronto Made in Canada 70-135"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 31.7 cm. x Width: 22.2 cm. x Depth: 18.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Timer was very dirty and dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm
Research Facts
Early timer for exposures
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filament controller

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004024
Description
Filament controller which consists of a cast-iron (?) cylindrical shell with a turning knob and pointer and a scale on the top; the shell is hollow and inside is a transformer / power unit; there are three screw holes on the bottom of the shell which would have allowed it to be attached to somethin…
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Accession Number
995004024
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
Filament controller which consists of a cast-iron (?) cylindrical shell with a turning knob and pointer and a scale on the top; the shell is hollow and inside is a transformer / power unit; there are three screw holes on the bottom of the shell which would have allowed it to be attached to something.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Victor
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
metal: dark grey
paint: black
fabric: black
Inscriptions
Top of controller has a scale from 0-50 and reads, "Filament Controller Volts 110 A.C. Cycles 50 60 No. 6580 Victor Trade Mark Reg. U.S. Pat. Off."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Width: 19.5 cm. x Depth: 19.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Controller was dirty and dusty; dial turns freely; there are a few minor chips in the paint
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, M.D.
Research Facts
Variable transformer; milliamperes current control for filament; the Victor X-Ray Corporation / Electric Company had branches in New York City, Boston and San Francisco
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
006030026 a-b
Description
Fluoroscope X-ray screen; funnel shaped empty box (a) with a viewer at one end and screen (b) at the other end; there is a handle under the box; the screen held on with brass hooks is at the larger end; the shape tapers from the screen end towards the viewer end.
Accession Number
006030026 a-b
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Fluoroscopy -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
Fluoroscope X-ray screen; funnel shaped empty box (a) with a viewer at one end and screen (b) at the other end; there is a handle under the box; the screen held on with brass hooks is at the larger end; the shape tapers from the screen end towards the viewer end.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 22.4 x Depth 20.1 cm
b - screen - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 22.4 x Depth 1.2 cm
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on its association with the other 006030 items
Material
wood: black
leather: black
fabric: black, green
artificial fur: dark brown, reddish orange
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-1
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
The brass fasteners are beginning to wear; the wood and cotton are in good shape, the velvet is showing signs of wear on the edges and on the corners; the fur is matted.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; and 006030010; X-ray tube; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, pp. 157-289; "Electricity in Medicine", G. W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, p. 263.
Research Facts
Used in conjunction with an X-ray tube and an electrostatic generating machine; it was used as imaging equipment for diagnosis; used to reveal the insides of patients bodies; especial good at showing the bones; the inner side of the screen is covered in crystals which fluoresce when exposed to X-rays; see file for more.
Exhibit History
On display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 20 Feb 2016.
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