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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016004
Description
Ether inhaler, which consists of a hollow covered round metal container with four rubber feet on the bottom; the top of the inhaler has a central movable dial which administers 2-20% volume ether; there is a scale printed at the top back with a close button at the left side; the right side of the i…
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Accession Number
997016004
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Ether inhaler, which consists of a hollow covered round metal container with four rubber feet on the bottom; the top of the inhaler has a central movable dial which administers 2-20% volume ether; there is a scale printed at the top back with a close button at the left side; the right side of the inhaler has a round intake area and the left side has an outgoing nozzle; the front of the inhaler has a glass and metal ether level indicator at the left, a plunger in the centre and another glass and metal indicator at the right; the bottom of the inhaler has a round threaded water drain plug on a metal chain.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Longworth Scientific Inst. Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Abingdon
Site Made (State)
Berkshire
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver; grey
paint: light grey
rubber: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The top dial reads, "CLOSE FOR // TRANSIT // ETHER // VOL %" and is labelled in increments from 2 to 20%; the top of the dial reads, "E.M.O. // ETHER // INHALER"; the level indicator is labelled, "F // ETHER // LEVEL // E" and the plunger is labelled, "ETHER"; the back of the inhaler has a manufacturer's label which reads, "E.M.O. // ETHER INHALER // SERIAL No ["o" underlined and superscr.] 7570 // LONGWORTH SCIENTIFIC INST. Co. LTD // ABINGDON, BERKS. // MADE IN ENGLAND"; the plug at the bottom is stamped, "H2O ["2" subscr.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.7 cm. x Diam. : 23.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The inhaler arrived very dirty and dusty; the inhaler has minor paint chipping and wear; there is no corrosion visible; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment" by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, p. 93 (see attached photocopy); "Understanding Anaesthesia Equipment - Construction, Care and Complications" by Jerry A. Dorsch, M.D. and Susan E. Dorsch, M.D., 1975, pp. 107-110
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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Hancock heart valve

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997034486
Description
Glass cylindrical container with a sealed lid containing an unused Hancock heart valve.
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Accession Number
997034486
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Description
Glass cylindrical container with a sealed lid containing an unused Hancock heart valve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Hancock Laboratories Incorporated
Site Made (City)
Anaheim
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
glass: transparent
paper: white
plastic: orange, black
ink: brown, black
Inscriptions
Printed on container label: "HANCOCK HEART VALVE // STABILIZED GLUTARALDEHYDE PROCESS // PORCINE XENOGRAFT // MANUFACTURED BY // HANCOCK LABORATORIES INCORPORATED // CONTENTS STERILE IF SEAL AND CONTAINER INTACT // DO NOT FREEZE // SERIAL NO M39304 // LOT NO H01341 // STORE BETWEEN 5 to 25 C"; "MODEL 342 A-V // SIZE 33 mm"; Embossed on underside of container: "5179 // 75 8 // C"; handwritten on paper label affixed to container lid: "m39304-33"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-4
Dimension Notes
Depth 6.4 cm x Diam 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
New
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail