Printed on the paper sleeve: “STERILE // AKRON FOLEY CATHETER // Sterility Not Guaranteed If Package Is Damaged Or Broken // Akron Catheter, Inc. // AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A 44313 // 20 Fr – 30cc // CAT. No. 8500 NV-S // CONTINUOUS IRRIGATION // CODE No. 3-C // LOT NO. 81-C”; printed on catheter: “Akron Foley // 30CC 20”
Storage Room 0010
Length 50.8 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Packaging creased; slight water staining on bottom of package
"Foley catheter." Wikipedia. 2011. Wikipedia. 06 June 2011
As of Sept. 21, 1999, appraisal value for entire 700+ item collection, not all pieces kept, is $49,206.00; Akron Ohio was considered the rubber capital of the USA during the 1940s – 1970s and was home to many rubber manufacturing plants; foley catheters have two lumen, one lumen is open at both ends, and allows urine to drain out into a collection bag, the other lumen has a valve on the outside end and connects to a balloon at the tip; the balloon is inflated with sterile saline when it lies inside the bladder, in order to stop it from slipping out.
An infusion pump contained in an olive green metal box mounted on four grey rubber feet; box is rectangular and has vents on each of the short sides; front side of box has pale metal label bolted on which displays a number grid; top of box has a white plastic toggle with red light window in its mid…
On right front side: "NOMINAL FLOW - ML./MIN. PER SYRINGE -- 100 R.P.M. MOTOR // [a grid with numbers]
// OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS // TO POSITION CARRIAGE, LIFT BLACK KNOB AND SLIDE CARRIAGE. // TO
SHIFT SPEEDS, LIFT NICKLED BAR TOWARDS CARRIAGE AND SLIDE LEFT OR RIGHT TO SELECTED POSITION, THEN
DROP BACK INTO NOTCH"; on top: "COMPACT // INFUSION PUMP // MODEL NO. 975 // HARVARD APPARATUS CO.,
INC. // MILLIS, MASS."; single grid of numbers to right of top label; top, right side: "50 C.C.";
left side on red tag: "A842"; reverse side: "110-120 V.A.C. // 60 Hz " "THIS NUMBER IS REQUIRED //
ON ALL INQUIRIES CONCERNING THIS UNIT // SERIAL NUMBER // 18844"
Storage Room 0007
Inside of machine covered with heavy deposit of dust and grime; two chips on top surface 6 cm and 12 cm from front edge and 14 cm from right edge (from movement of syringes); chipped areas have rusted, so has the front edge of the box, and dark areas on syringe clips where white metal has pulled away from base metal underneath; more rust spots visible along front edge of white metal base that holds syringe clips; #2: rubber requires special treatment.
Gillian Major; see also all of 996.013; CD #2
Two 50 cc syringes fit into clips on top of pump; the fluid in the syringe was pumped out by the
movement of the mount there by filling the bladder at a regulated rate of flow; pump could shift