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Akron foley catheter

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Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1983.4.3
Description
A length of amber tubing with a plastic plug at one end; left in the original sealed package to protect rubber from deteriorating due to exposure to air.
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Accession Number
1983.4.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Urinary catheterization
Description
A length of amber tubing with a plastic plug at one end; left in the original sealed package to protect rubber from deteriorating due to exposure to air.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. J.D. Tanner.
Maker
Akron Catheter Inc.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20c."
Material
rubber: amber
glass: clear
cork: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-1
Condition Remarks
New
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Found by Mr. Tanner wrapped in brown paper on a Toronto street.
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Dates
1912
circa 1912
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1969.316.1 a-k
Description
Cystoscope with accessories and unlined wooden case (k), consisting of: (a) cystoscope, concave sheath, angular tip, screw-on light bulb at tip; (b) a double catheterizing telescope with lenses; (c) a telescope with lenses that fits (a) and (f); (d,e) obturators; (f) cystoscope with convex sheath a…
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Accession Number
1969.316.1 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
Cystoscope with accessories and unlined wooden case (k), consisting of: (a) cystoscope, concave sheath, angular tip, screw-on light bulb at tip; (b) a double catheterizing telescope with lenses; (c) a telescope with lenses that fits (a) and (f); (d,e) obturators; (f) cystoscope with convex sheath and angular tip; (g) stylet (?), a straight wire with a loop at one end and a threaded tip; (h) cylindrical wooden container of lubricant; (i) sliding metal lid for a compartment in the case; (j) cardboard box of extra lamps containing two bulbs on tiny springs.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - cystoscope - Size: Length 24.75 cm
b - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 28.5 cm
c - telescope - Size: Length 25.5 cm
d - obturator
e - obturator
f - cystoscope - Size: Length 24.5 cm
g - stylet
h - lubricant container - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
i - sliding lid
j - cardboard box - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
k - case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Wappler Electric Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1912
circa 1912
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain; based on marks giving patent dates ranging from 1903 to 1912.
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
wood: brown
Inscriptions
On (i): "WAPPLER ELECTRIC CO., INC., NEW YORK, U.S.A."; on lid: "INGRAM & BELL Limited // Physicians and Hospital Supplies TORONTO"; on inside of lid: "BROWN-BUERGER CYSTOSCOPE"; on (b) : "LID UP"; on (j): "EXTRA LAMPS"; "PAT. NOV. 8 910"; "PAT. MARCH 24, 1903, PAT. JULY 25, 1905"' "PATS. APRIL 2, 1912"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell catalogue, 1909, p. 147 (item #JJ21); similar to 1969.13.1; CD #UHN
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013006 a-u
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope at top, an obdurator, a double catheterizing telescope, a concave and convex sheath, cleaning rod, brown conducting cord at bottom and assorted rubber tips, a connecting nipple, cathete…
Accession Number
996013006 a-u
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an
examining telescope at top, an obdurator, a double catheterizing telescope, a concave and convex
sheath, cleaning rod, brown conducting cord at bottom and assorted rubber tips, a connecting nipple,
catheter clip and light bulb case in case with sliding lid at top left
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - walnut case - Size: Length 34.0 cm. x Width 15.6 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
b - sliding metal lid for inside case - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
c - examining telescope - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
d - concave sheath - Size: Length 24.5 cm. x Width 5.1 cm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
e - obdurator - Size: Length 25.7 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
f - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 29.0 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
g - convex sheath - Size: Length 24.5 cm. x Width 5.1 cm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
h - conductor cord - Size: Length 197.8 cm. x Width 11.0 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
i - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
j - plastic lightbulb case - outer - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
k - plastic lightbulb case - inner - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Width 1.2 cm. x Depth 7.0 mm.
l - catheter clip - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
m - connecting nipple - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
n-o - rubber nipple, black (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
p-q - rubber nipple, ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 7.0 mm.
r-s - rubber nipple, black (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
t-u - rubber nipple, ochre (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1970
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Exact models listed in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
plastic: brown; black
metal: silver
rubber: black; yellow
Inscriptions
(a) sticker on case reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG - CALGARY VANCOUVER";
nameplate reads, "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF TELESCOPE
TO PREVENT LEAKAGE // AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP CHAMBER CAP
USING RUBBER TIP AS ILLUSTRATED. // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR // THIS INSTRUMENT IS: // A . C . M . I .
NO 49L ["ACMI" in very large letters, periods separating letters midway, above bottom line, and
the letter "O" of "NO" underlined with two periods] // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP // GREASE THREADS
BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE
AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE STAMPED "A . C . M . I" [separating periods
midway up above bottom line] // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC // DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCES OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (lock):
"PRESTO LOCK // CO"; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // WAPPLER A . C . M .
I . TRADE MARK [trademark: two eyes separated by a light bulb; see accession sheet for sketch] DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; (c) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE
[trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC., N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 188417"; (d)
"AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE [trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. //
LAMP NO ["O" underlined] 49L // 16F."; (e) "A.C.M.I. // 11 // 16FR"; (f) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE [trademark:
two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 186246 // 16F" - "LID UP"
- "LID UP"; (g) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE [trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. //
MADE IN U.S.A. // LAMP NO ["O" of "NO" underlined] 49L // 16F"; (h) "ACMI [4X]" [trademark: two eyes
and light bulb]; (j) in script, "AMERICAN // CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC.."; (m) "B-D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) surface varnish has flaked off on 20% of top and bottom surfaces; interior rim is also worn
and surface around central swinging arm; (c) good condition, small signs of wear around male cone
and lock pins; (d) rust visible in conical portion of head; metal plating worn off to expose brasscoloured
base metal around flange; padding around lamp looks brittle and deteriorated; (e) metal
surface is mottled; shiny areas of metal have given way to dull areas over 50-60% of surface; (f)
normal signs of wear around male cone and lock pins; (g) rust visible in conical portion of head;
metal plating worn off to expose brass-coloured base metal around flange; padding around lamp looks
brittle and has deteriorated around top of lamp; (h) greenish accretion under clip of rotating contacts;
white powdery accretion on black plastic head where it attaches to metal tongue; black marks
on arm of left plug; (i) same mottled surface as obdurator (e); shiny areas give way to dull areas;
(b) surface accretion next to trade mark at word "MARK"; some slight discolouration of surface on
black surface under "CAN" of "AMERICAN"; some white specks (chips?) on black surface on reverse;
(l) surface speckles of black and brown; very small and minimal number; (o-u) dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.007-.016
Research Facts
Cystoscopes were developed in Europe in the 1870's; ACMI began the American manufacture of cystoscopes
in 1908; please see photocopies of instruments; used for examining bladders, urethra, inserting
catheters; 16F size most commonly used
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013007 a-s
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope with grey eyepiece, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with black eyepiece, an obdurator, a brown rubber conducting cord at the bottom of the case with t…
Accession Number
996013007 a-s
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an
examining telescope with grey eyepiece, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing
telescope with black eyepiece, an obdurator, a brown rubber conducting cord at the bottom of the
case with two plugs and rotating clip; an interior case with sliding metal lid located at top left
corner contains a small silver metal jar of yellow grease, four ochre and four black rubber nipples,
a catheter clip, and a connecting nipple
Number Of Parts
19
Part Names
a - walnut case - Size: Length 37.4 cm. x Width 17.7 cm. x Depth 3.5 cm.
b - sliding metal lid for inside case - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
c - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 28.9 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
d - obdurator - Size: Length 25.7 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 2.0 mm.
e - examining telescope - Size: Length 26.6 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
f - convex sheath - Size: Length 24.5 cm. x Width 4.9 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
g - conducting cord - Size: Length 199.2 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
h - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
i - catheter clip - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
j - plastic lightbulb case - outer - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
k - plastic lightbulb case - inner - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Width 1.2 cm. x Depth 7.0 mm.
l - catheter clip - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
j - connecting nipple - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
k - grease jar - lid - Size: x Diameter8.1 cm.
l - grease jar - Size: x Diameter8.1 cm.
m-n - rubber nipple, black (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
o-p - rubber nipple, ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
q-r - rubber nipple, black (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
s-t - rubber nipple, ochre (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1970
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Exact models listed in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
rubber: brown; black; yellow
metal: silver
plastic: black; grey
Inscriptions
(a) sticker on interior of case reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG CALGARY
- VANCOUVER"; nameplate reads, "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF
TELESCOPE TO PREVENT LEAKAGE // AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP
CHAMBER CAP USING RUBBER TIP AS ILLUSTRATED. // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR // THIS INSTRUMENT IS: //
A.C.M.I. NO 49L ["ACMI" with periods separating letters midway, above bottom line, and
the letter "O" of "NO" underlined with two periods] // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP // GREASE THREADS
BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE
AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE STAMPED "A . C . M . I" [separating periods
midway up above bottom line] // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC // DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCES OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (lock):
"PRESTO LOCK // CO"; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // WAPPLER A . C . M .
I . TRADE MARK [trademark: two eyes separated by a light bulb; see accession sheet for sketch] DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; (e) "16F" "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE
[trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC., N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 188415"; (c)
"AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE [trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. //
176603" "LID UP" (2x) "16F"; (d) "A.C.M.I. // 11 // 16FR"; (f) "LAMP NO 49L ["O" of "NO" underlined]
// 16F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A."; (g) "ACMI" (4x) [trademark:
two eyes and light bulb]"; (k) "A.C.M.I. [trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // GREASE"; (i)
"A.C. [trademark] M.I."; (j) "B-D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) gouging scrapes on lid surface; longest is 9 cm; similar condition along bottom surface; largest
gouge located 5 cm from left side and 1 cm from front edge; interior in good condition; one
scrape on edge of central block used to house instruments; 8 spots of shiny clear accretions (glue?)
on bottom inside surface; (c) one spot of corrosion 3 mm left of "16F"; dark green deposits (cleaning
solution?) on lock pins; slight corrosion around base of telescope and around the heads of the
catheter guides; SHEATH FOR THIS TELESCOPE, LIKELY CONCAVE, IS MISSING; (d) opaque white residue on
lock pins; green substance also evident in same location; (e) corrosion around base of telescope;
green substance located on lock pins; one scrape on telescopic tip; (f) excellent condition with the
exception of green substance deposits on lock lever base and on interior of lock lever (possibly
grease?); (g) green deposits around base of rotating contact
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006, 996.013.008-.016
Research Facts
Cystoscopes were developed in Europe in the 1870's; ACMI began the American manufacture of cystoscopes
in 1908; please see photocopies of instruments; used for examining bladders, urethra, inserting
catheters; 16F (French) size most commonly used
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013008 a-t
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with two catheter heads (no rubber nipples), an obdurator with a tapered conical head; an interior case with sliding …
Accession Number
996013008 a-t
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an
examining telescope, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with
two catheter heads (no rubber nipples), an obdurator with a tapered conical head; an interior
case with sliding black metal lid located at top left corner contains a small silver metal jar of
yellow grease, an oval-shaped catheter clip, a silver-coloured metal connecting nipple, four
black rubber nipples and four ochre-coloured rubber nipples (two sizes)
Number Of Parts
20
Part Names
a - walnut case - Size: Length 36.9 cm. x Width 18.0 cm. x Depth 6.5 cm.
b - sliding metal lid for inside case - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
c - examining telescope - Size: Length 25.9 cm. x Width 3.4 cm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
d - convex sheath - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
e - obdurator - Size: Length 25.7 cm. x Width 1.7 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
f - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 28.7 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
g - concave sheath - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 5.7 cm. x Depth 7.0 mm.
h - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.3 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
i - catheter clip - Size: Length 6.8 cm. x Width 2.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
j - connector nipple - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Width 1.0 mm.
k - grease jar - Size: x Width 1.9 cm. x Diameter8.0 cm.
l - grease jar lid - Size: x Width 6.0 mm. x Diameter8.0 cm.
m-n - rubber nipple - black (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
o-p - rubber nipple - ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
q-r - rubber nipple - small black (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
s-t - rubber nipple, ochre (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1970
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Exact models listed in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
wood: brown
rubber: brown; black; yellow
metal: silver
plastic: black; grey
Inscriptions
(a) sticker on interior of case reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG CALGARY
- VANCOUVER"; nameplate reads, "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF
TELESCOPE TO PREVENT LEAKAGE // AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP
CHAMBER CAP USING RUBBER TIP AS ILLUSTRATED. // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR // THIS INSTRUMENT IS: //
A.C.M.I. NO 51 ["ACMI" with periods separating letters midway, above bottom line, and
the letter "O" of "NO" underlined with two periods] // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP // GREASE THREADS
BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE
AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE STAMPED "A . C . M . I" [separating periods
midway up above bottom line] // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC // DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCES OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (lock):
"PRESTO LOCK // CO"; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // WAPPLER A . C . M .
I . TRADE MARK [trademark: two eyes separated by a light bulb; see 996.013.006 sheet for sketch] DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; (f) "21F" "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE
// MAKERS, INC., N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 177443"; (g) "LAMP NO 51 ["O" of "NO" underlined]
// 21F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // .18 ["." midway up line]"
(e) "A.C.M.I. // 18 // 21F"; (c) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE // IN U.S.A. //
21F" "179652"; (d) "18" "LAMP // NO 51 ["O" of "NO" underlined] // 21F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS,
INC. N.Y. // MADE // IN U.S.A."; (k) "A.C.M.I. // [trademark] // GREASE";
(i) "A.C. [trademark] M.I."; (j) "B-D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) slight/moderate scratching of top surface; deepest scratch is 1 cm located 3 cm from front edge
and 14.5 cm from left side; bottom surface veneer is flaking off along front edge; lock has rust
spots over 20% of surface; interior: shiny patches on bottom surface -- hardened clear substance
(6 spots); (b) one-third of back surface has changed colour to a light grey; (c) green residue on
lock pins; (d) lamp padding in beak has reddish discolouration; rust spots on interior surface at
mouth of lock lever; green residue on exterior at base of lock lever; (f) green residue on lock
pins; corrosion on telescope 8.5 cm from tip; corrosion is 1.6 cm long; (g) green residue at base
of lock lever; green residue also evident in interior of lock lever at the mouth; pinkish discolouration
of padding around light bulb
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016
Research Facts
Cystoscopes were developed in Europe in the 1870's; ACMI began the American manufacture of cystoscopes
in 1908; please see photocopies of instruments; used for examining bladders, urethra, inserting
catheters; 16F (French) size most commonly used (refers to the size of the instruments)
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope sheath

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1717
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013012
Description
An American Cystoscope Makers sheath with a concave beak; sheath is hollow with openings at both ends; bottom end has small lamp next to a screw-off tip which is used to replace used lamps; mouth has lock lever, two stopcocks and two circular rims called flanges, where a rotating contact is normall…
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Accession Number
996013012
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
An American Cystoscope Makers sheath with a concave beak; sheath is hollow with openings at both
ends; bottom end has small lamp next to a screw-off tip which is used to replace used lamps; mouth
has lock lever, two stopcocks and two circular rims called flanges, where a rotating contact is
normally attached; sheath rod is slightly oval
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1975
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Exact model illustrated in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"16F. // LAMP // No ["o" superscripted] 49L // AMERICAN CYSTOCSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE //
IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 24.4 cm. x Width 5.9 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
Signs of wear around flange frome contact with rotating contact; green residue in dried patches
on lock level (outside) next to lever and at the "L" of "LAMP" between stopcocks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., pp. 36 & 37; Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016; CD #7
Research Facts
Part of a Brown-Bueger cystoscope kit; 16F (French) concave sheaths used in most cystoscopes; used
in operations of the bladder (such as destroying tumours)
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catheter guide

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996029002
Description
Catheter guide consists of a heavy-gauge steel wire, bent into a roughly pentagonal shape at one end for a handle; curved at the other end with a rounded tip; has been bent again above the handle
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Accession Number
996029002
Collection
Dr. James Howard Walmsey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urinary Catheterization -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
Catheter guide consists of a heavy-gauge steel wire, bent into a roughly pentagonal shape at one
end for a handle; curved at the other end with a rounded tip; has been bent again above the handle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. James Howard Walmsey, graduated Queen's Meds in 1915
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Doctor practised in Prince Edward County from around 1920 to 1969
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SKLAR USA STAIN..."; appears to have been "STAINLESS STEEL" but has been smoothed away
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 28.4 cm. x Width: 9.3 cm. x Depth: 3.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
In excellent condition, although it has been bent into a shape which was not original (i.e., bent
to fit the medical bag in which it came)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kathleen Girard (granddaughter); SKLAR Catalogue, p. 299; CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Walmsey (1890-1969) graduated Queen's Arts 1912, Queen's Meds 1915; practiced in Prince Edward
County from 1920-1969
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Caulk's prostatic cautery punch

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1957.3.1 a-k
Description
Prostatic cautery punch, consisting of (a) needle in a long, angular handle that can hold a syringe; (b) straight sheath with a slight curve near a tapered, blunt tip; (c) punch tube, sharp, hollow at tip, small handle at 90° to tube, short cord, and has a heated cutting edge; (d) obturator; (e) as…
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Accession Number
1957.3.1 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Cautery
Description
Prostatic cautery punch, consisting of (a) needle in a long, angular handle that can hold a syringe; (b) straight sheath with a slight curve near a tapered, blunt tip; (c) punch tube, sharp, hollow at tip, small handle at 90° to tube, short cord, and has a heated cutting edge; (d) obturator; (e) aspirating bulb and nozzle; (f) stylet (?), a long, straight wire with a loop at one end and threaded at the other; (g) a brown, cloth-covered cord; one end has two contacts for a battery, and the other end fits to (i); (h) stylet (?), a long, straight wire with a loop at one end and threaded at the other; (i) light bulb and swinging lens, fits to cord (g) and light holder on (b); (j) black rubber (?) cord; (k) brown wooden case, crude and lightweight; a few pieces of wood are nailed into the bottom as compartments.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - needle - Size: Length 26.0 cm
b - sheath - Size: Length 25.5 cm
c - punch tube - Size: Length 22.5 cm
d - obturator - Size: Length 22.75 cm
e - bulb and nozzle - Size: Length 28.0 cm
f - stylet - Size: Length 26.5 cm
g - cord - Size: Length 193.0 cm
h - stylet - Size: Length 26.5 cm
i - light bulb
j - cord
k - case - Size: Length 36.5 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 5.75 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. W.P. Hogarth of Fort William, Ont.
Maker
Wm. A. Phillips, Medical and Dental Electrical Specialties
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
rubber (?): black; reddish brown
glass
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-8
Condition Remarks
Note that (a-j) do not fit well in case; #2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Urology," Vol. VII No. 4, April 1976, p. 417, fig. 6; CD #UHN
Research Facts
This is a modification of Young's punch; prostatic cautery punch for operation on high frequency electrical current.
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conducting cord

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013044 a-b
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord
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Accession Number
996013044 a-b
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- accessories
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on
the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is
mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - conducting cord - Size: Length 195.0 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
b - metal receptor - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 1.1 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Same model illustrated in manufacturer's catalogue for 1952
Material
metal: silver
rubber: brown
plastic: black
wires:
Inscriptions
On clip: "ACMI"; on metal receptor: "A.C.M.I."; on cord: "ACMI" plus trade mark (two eyes with a
light bulb between them)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-5
Condition Remarks
Corrosion of metal, leaving a green deposit visible where rotating clip fits into metal receptor on conducting cord; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. J.A. Low; "Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American
Cystoscope Makers, Inc.; see also all of 996.013; CD #4.
Research Facts
Clip attaches to urethral and bladder examining telescopes and operating scopes; plugs into light
control source
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conducting cord

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013045 a-b
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord
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Accession Number
996013045 a-b
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- accessories
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on
the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is
mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - conducting cord - Size: Length 195.0 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
b - metal receptor - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 1.1 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Same model illustrated in manufacturer's catalogue for 1952
Material
metal: silver
rubber: brown
plastic: black
wires:
Inscriptions
On clip: "ACMI"; on metal receptor: "A.C.M.I."; on cord: "ACMI" plus trade mark (two eyes with a
light bulb between them)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-5
Condition Remarks
Corrosion of metal, leaving a green deposit visible where rotating clip fits into metal receptor on conducting cord; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. J.A. Low; "Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American
Cystoscope Makers, Inc.; see also all of 996.013; CD #4.
Research Facts
Clip attaches to urethral and bladder examining telescopes and operating scopes; plugs into light
control source
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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997034367
Description
Long, thin cord with metal connectors at either end.
Accession Number
997034367
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- accessories
Description
Long, thin cord with metal connectors at either end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
A.C.M.I.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Material
metal: silver
plastic: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-5
Dimension Notes
Length 194.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
No breaks in material.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A.C.M.I. Cystoscopic, Urologic and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Apparatus" by American Cystoscope Makers, Inc., 1962, p. 28 (item #72) (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
This cord is used to supply light from a battery to a scope.
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conical urethral sound set

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1970.12.1 a-l
Description
A velvet-lined wooden case containing 11 male urethral sounds (one missing).
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Accession Number
1970.12.1 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Dilatation -- instrumentation
MM= Exploring Instruments -- sound -- urethral
Description
A velvet-lined wooden case containing 11 male urethral sounds (one missing).
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
case - Size: Length 34.4 cm x Width 12.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
11 urethral sounds
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H. Brooks; belonged to Dr. Arthur McAllister of Georgetown, Ont.
Maker
Tiemann
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
wood: brown
fabric: red
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On handle of sounds: "TIEMANN"; sounds numbered from 1 to 12 (#2 missing)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-13
Condition Remarks
Box broken into two pieces; slight rusting on most of the sounds; #2 sound is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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conical urethral sound set

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1989.14.1
Description
Mahogany case with brass keyplate and escutecheon, lined with velvet; contains a set of twelve conical steel sounds Nos. 7 to 18; set of six olive-pointed bougies Nos. 20 to 30 and one whalebone guide.
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Accession Number
1989.14.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Dilatation -- instrumentation
MM= Exploring Instruments -- sound -- urethral
Description
Mahogany case with brass keyplate and escutecheon, lined with velvet; contains a set of twelve conical steel sounds Nos. 7 to 18; set of six olive-pointed bougies Nos. 20 to 30 and one whalebone guide.
Number Of Parts
20
Part Names
case - Size: Length 35.2 cm x Width 15.9 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H. Weizel.
Maker
G. Tiemann & Co., Manufacturers of Surgical Instruments
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: silver
fabric: red
wood: brown
Inscriptions
On maker's label: "G. Tiemann & Co. // Manufacturers of Surgical Instruments // 67 Chatham St. N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-13
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Printer's Devil Recent Acquisitions Catalogue, 1860-1890, List I # 13; CD #UHN
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Coude olive tip catheter

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
993004125
Description
Rubber tube catheter is permanently coiled as its resting position, but still flexible; tubing angles before terminating in a bulbous tip; oval hole is located on underside of tube, before the angle.
Accession Number
993004125
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Urinary Catheterization -- male
Description
Rubber tube catheter is permanently coiled as its resting position, but still flexible; tubing
angles before terminating in a bulbous tip; oval hole is located on underside of tube, before the angle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Type of rubber
Material
rubber: rust
Inscriptions
Hand-stamped in black ink: "J.F. HARTZ CO. / MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.0 cm. x Diam. : 0.6 cm.
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cystolithotriptor

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Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
004001003
Description
A metal instrument consisting of a scissor-like handle and a long shaft with a jaw-like apparatus at the end; operating the handle opens and closes the "jaws"; also has two adjustable knobs near the end that appear to be used to attach hoses.
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Accession Number
004001003
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A metal instrument consisting of a scissor-like handle and a long shaft with a jaw-like apparatus at the end; operating the handle opens and closes the "jaws"; also has two adjustable knobs near the end that appear to be used to attach hoses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. A. Morales, KGH Urology Dept.
Maker
Amer Cysto Makers Inc.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Amer Cysto Makers Inc" on handle; also "76" "26" and "Made in U.S.A." on various parts of the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-11
Dimension Notes
Length 33.9 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Action of jaws smooth; metal slightly tarnished; light wear, particularly around scissors-like handle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Morales's notes; functionally identical to 004.001.011; CD #1.
Research Facts
Used to crush bladder stones; known colloquially as "the jaws of death."
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cystolithotriptor

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Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
004001011
Description
A metal instrument consisting of a scissor-like handle and a long shaft with a jaw-like apparatus at the end; operating the handle opens and closes the "jaws"; also has two adjustable knobs near the end that appear to be used to attach hoses.
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Accession Number
004001011
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A metal instrument consisting of a scissor-like handle and a long shaft with a jaw-like apparatus at the end; operating the handle opens and closes the "jaws"; also has two adjustable knobs near the end that appear to be used to attach hoses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. A. Morales, KGH Urology Dept.
Maker
Amer Cysto Makers Inc.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Amer Cysto Makers Inc" on handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-11
Dimension Notes
Length 34.5 cm x Width 11.8 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Action of jaws smooth; metal slightly tarnished; light wear, particularly around scissors-like handle and jaws.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Morales's notes; functionally identical to 004.001.003; CD #1.
Research Facts
Used to crush bladder stones; known colloquially as "the jaws of death."
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cystometric charts in box

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013025 a-c
Description
A rectangular white cardboard box with removeable cover containing 60 unused heavy bond paper charts; charts are white with black printing and display graphs; two cardboard backings and a yellow slip of paper also included in box; 40 charts are missing from box
Accession Number
996013025 a-c
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Transducers, Pressure
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A rectangular white cardboard box with removeable cover containing 60 unused heavy bond paper
charts; charts are white with black printing and display graphs; two cardboard backings and a yellow
slip of paper also included in box; 40 charts are missing from box
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 23.5 cm. x Width 11.0 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
b - box base - Size: Length 23.2 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 2.4 cm.
c - chart(s) - Size: Length 22.6 cm. x Width 10.1 cm.
Provenance
Used in the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, by Dr. Low between 1965 and 1996
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
Stamford
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Made for use in a Recording Cystometer dated 1952
Material
cardboard: buff
paper: white
Inscriptions
On charts: "CYSTOMETRIC READINGS // MILLIMETERS OF MERCURY // NAME DATE // HISTORY NUMBER //
TENTATIVE DIAGNOSIS // FINAL DIAGNOSIS // R.U. // B.C. // INCREMENTS C.C. // CATHETER SIZE // 0
MINUTES 5 MINUTES 10 MINUTES 15 // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS DR. "; on box lid (label):
"AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS INC. // STAMFORD, CONN. 06902 // CHART NO. C-701 // 100 CHARTS //
PRINTED IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Condition Remarks
(a) worn along each edge; large horizontal tear across lip on long side, beginning 9 cm from end;
(b) in good condition; normal signs of wear on bottom outside surface; (c) in pristine condition; #2: box is ripped
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., p. 146; also all of 996.013, in particular 996.013.020; Gillian Major
Research Facts
Chart is inserted into a Cystoscope Recorder and is moved by an electric mechanism 1.08 cm per minute;
a graph is drawn onto the chart which records bladder and urethral pressure; chart takes 17
minutes to complete
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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
992073004 a-h
Description
Urology: metal cystoscope with male & female urethral catheters; separate bougie on probe for each catheter (male "24", female "28"); each with original bulbs and separate light source; 6 pieces complete; no electrical connection; pine box incorrectly labelled "electric light for bladder."
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Accession Number
992073004 a-h
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
Urology: metal cystoscope with male & female urethral catheters; separate bougie on probe for each catheter (male "24", female "28"); each with original bulbs and separate light source; 6 pieces complete; no electrical connection; pine box incorrectly labelled "electric light for bladder."
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 5.3 cm. x Depth 0.3 cm.
b - box bottom - Size: Length 21.0 cm. x Width 5.6 cm. x Depth 3.9 cm.
c - metal rod "24" - Size: Length 17.0 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
d - metal holder for rod "24" - Size: Length 18.5 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
e - metal rod "28" - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
f - metal holder for rod "28" - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
g - long lamp - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 0.2 cm.
h - short lamp - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 0.2 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H.C. Mabee
Maker
E.S.I. Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
wood: beige
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Wooden box labeled in pencil: "electric light for bladder, 3397"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-11
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Dates
1900
1976
circa 1900-1976
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1966.4.1 a-l
Description
Cystoscope in a wooden case (j) covered in buckram, with a plaque on top, and lined with purple velvet; compartment under the lid to hold loop and forceps attachments; consists of (a) telescope, straight, views at 90°; (b) obturator with a solid, bevelled tip; (c) telescope, straight, views at 180°…
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Accession Number
1966.4.1 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Endoscopy
Physical Examination
Description
Cystoscope in a wooden case (j) covered in buckram, with a plaque on top, and lined with purple velvet; compartment under the lid to hold loop and forceps attachments; consists of (a) telescope, straight, views at 90°; (b) obturator with a solid, bevelled tip; (c) telescope, straight, views at 180°, with two outlets, one covered by a rubber cap; (d) cystoscope, angled ~30° near the tip; accepts straight obturators (a,b, and c); two-way valves projecting out at 90°; (e) electrical lead with female socket to fit (d); (f) cord with a two-hole plug to fit (e); (g) silvered light bulb for (d); (h,i) light bulbs for (d); (k) long, tight spring with forcep end; (l) long, tight spring with loop end.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - telescope - Size: Length 26.1 cm
b - obturator - Size: Length 23.5 cm
c - telescope - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm
d - cystoscope - Size: Length 21.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm
e - electrical lead - Size: Length 28.0 cm
f - cord - Size: Length 72.0 cm
g - light bulb - Size: Length 1.3 cm
h - light bulb - Size: Length 1.1 cm
i - light bulb - Size: Length 1.3 cm
j - case - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 11.25 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
k - spring - Size: Length 34.5 cm
l - spring - Size: Length 31.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Edwards of newcastle
Maker
Wappler Electric Controller Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1976
circa 1900-1976
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
metal: silver
wood; black
fabric: black; purple; green
rubber: green
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"PAT. JUNE 17. 1902 // "" MAR. 24. 1903"; on plaque on lid: "WAPPLER ELECTRIC CONTROLLER CO. // NEW YORK, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
Rubber on (e) broken and brittle; one valve on (d) is broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
Less detail
Dates
1932
circa 1932
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1966.4.2 a-l
Description
Cystoscope or prostatic knife punch in a wooden case (l), consisting of (a) multiple needle electrode; (b) hollow knife cover with a rounded tip, fits (d) and (h); (c) sheath with angular near tip, lit on convexity; (d) knife with hollow shaft, near end with squarish plate; (e) electrode carrier; (…
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Accession Number
1966.4.2 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Endoscopy
Urology -- instrumentation
Physical Examination
Description
Cystoscope or prostatic knife punch in a wooden case (l), consisting of (a) multiple needle electrode; (b) hollow knife cover with a rounded tip, fits (d) and (h); (c) sheath with angular near tip, lit on convexity; (d) knife with hollow shaft, near end with squarish plate; (e) electrode carrier; (f) obturator with bevelled solid tip and hexagonal handle; (g) electrode carrier (?); (h) knife with hollow shaft and squarish plate at near end; (i) lead covered in soft red rubber, one end with two contacts and the other end fitting (c); (j) missing? or perhaps a small metal fitting to insert into valve of (c); (k) lead covered in purple weave, one end fitting into (c), the other end with two contacts.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - multiple needle electrode - Size: Length 27.0 cm
b - knife cover - Size: Length 3.0 cm
c - sheath - Size: Length 22.5 cm
d - knife - Size: Length 20.5 cm
e - electrode carrier - Size: Length 22.2 cm
f - obturator - Size: Length 24.0 cm
g - electrode carrier (?) - Size: Length 21.1 cm
h - knife - Size: Length 20.5 cm
i - lead - Size: Length 177.8 cm
j - missing (?)
k - lead - Size: Length 177.8 cm
l - case - Size: Length 31.5 cm x Width 17.25 cm x Depth 6.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Edwards of Newcastle.
Maker
Electro Surgical Instrument Co. (E.S.I.)
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1932
circa 1932
Material
rubber: red
fabric: purple; green
glass
wood: brown
metal; silver
Inscriptions
Plaque inside lid of case has, "Electro Surgical Instrument, Co. // Rochester, N.Y. U.S.A."; on (i): "PAT. JUNE 8, 1926"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Condition Remarks
Case has faded square shape on top.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
See article in "Urology," April 1976, Vol. VII, No. 4, p. 423 (Fig. 10); CD #UHN
Images
Less detail

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