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HAAO honour roll pin

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002026001 a-b
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for …
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Accession Number
002026001 a-b
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving a name or date, but was never used; the case (b) is square and has a blue plastic base and a clear top; there is green foam inside the case.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pin - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - case - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
They appear to have never been used; came from the Auxiliary Archives.
Maker
LG Balfour Co.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
The association adopted the name "Hospital Auxiliary Association" in 1950.
Material
metal: red, white, yellow
plastic: blue, clear
foam: green
Inscriptions
"H // A // A//" on the cross (one on each arm, excluding the bottom one); "BALFOUR" engraved on the back of the cross; "J. A. BALFOUR CO" on the base of the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
The metal appears to be tarnished a bit.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "MS Information - Vintage Jewelers Supply Catalogues"
Internet: "HAAO brochure"
Internet: "HAAO Supplies order form"
Internet: "STEGH on the Web - Auxiliary History"; CD #9
Research Facts
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association is a provincial body encompassing all of the local auxiliaries, including KGH; they formed in 1910 and are still in existence.
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HAAO honour roll pin

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002026002 a-b
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for …
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Accession Number
002026002 a-b
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving a name or date, but was never used; the case (b) is square and has a burgundy plastic base and a clear top; there is amber coloured foam inside the case.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pin - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - case - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
They appear to have never been used; came from the Auxiliary Archives.
Maker
LG Balfour Co.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
The association adopted the name "Hospital Auxiliary Association" in 1950.
Material
metal: red, white, yellow
plastic: burgundy, clear
foam: amber
Inscriptions
"H // A // A//" on the cross (one on each arm, excluding the bottom one); "BALFOUR" engraved on the back of the cross; "J. A. BALFOUR CO" on the base of the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
The metal appears to be tarnished a bit.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "MS Information - Vintage Jewelers Supply Catalogues"
Internet: "HAAO brochure"
Internet: "HAAO Supplies order form"
Internet: "STEGH on the Web - Auxiliary History"; CD #9
Research Facts
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association is a provincial body encompassing all of the local auxiliaries, including KGH; they formed in 1910 and are still in existence.
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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
996013001 a-h
Description
A black microscope with horseshoe-shaped base; coarse and fine adjustments on the arm of the microscope and a fork-shaped substage holder for mirrors; two optics remain on the nose piece.
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Accession Number
996013001 a-h
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy --instrumentation
MM= Microscopy -- microscope -- European -- compound
Description
A black microscope with horseshoe-shaped base; coarse and fine adjustments on the arm of the microscope and a fork-shaped substage holder for mirrors; two optics remain on the nose piece.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - circular mirror with attachment - Size: x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 8.0 mm. x Diameter5.0 cm.
b - circular mirror - Size: x Depth 8.0 mm. x Diameter5.0 cm.
c - slide clip - Size: Length 5.0 cm. x Width 1.0 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
d - microscope objective (45x) - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
e - microscope objective (10x) - Size: Length 3.5 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
f - microscope eyepiece - Size: Length 3.5 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
g - microscope - Size: Length 30.0 cm. x Width 11.5 cm. x Depth 17.0 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low in his practice at KGH
Maker
Ernst Leitz Wetzlar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Identified by donor
Material
metal: silver
paint: black; silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Ernst Leitz Wetzlar No ["o" of "No" superscripted and underlined] 303658" written on front eyepiece; name without number on nose piece and "E. Leitz Wetzlar Germany" on top of arm; red sticker on base with "OB 139"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-4
Condition Remarks
Some paint chips on base (minor); some minor tarnish on unpainted metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. James A. Low; "Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments", item similar to that found on p. 725, model 61030; and p. 726, model 61040
Research Facts
Used on the obstetrical ward at KGH
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spiral electrode

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Dates
1980
circa 1980
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
996013002 a-c
Description
Sealed envelope with a clear plastic front; inside is a sheet of paper with blue writing and instructions as to the use of the electrode; plastic electrode with a plastic case and red and green wires
Accession Number
996013002 a-c
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Electrodes
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Fetal Monitoring -- instrumentation
Description
Sealed envelope with a clear plastic front; inside is a sheet of paper with blue writing and instructions
as to the use of the electrode; plastic electrode with a plastic case and red and
green wires
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
Size: Length 43.0 cm. x Width 10.3 cm.
Provenance
Used in Bladder Function Clinic at KGH
Maker
Corometrics Medical Systems Inc.
Site Made (City)
Wallingford
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
circa 1980
Date Remarks
Used in Bladder Function Clinic between 1980 and 1995
Material
wire: red; green
plastic: white; clear
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
"DISPOSABLE SPIRAL // ELECTRODE // for // FETAL // MONITORING // Contents of unopened or // undamaged
package are // STERILE// Instructions inside"; written in several languages including English,
German, Spanish, Italian, French and two others, "COROMETRICS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. // 61 Barnes
Park Road North // Wallingford, Connecticut 06492 U.S.A."; on back: "EXP 12/98 // 32 PO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 1009
1009-11-4
Condition Remarks
Unused in a sealed envelope
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. James A. Low
Research Facts
Fetal heart rate electrodes for monitoring; take readings from fetal scalp
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spiral electrode

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Dates
1980
circa 1980
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
996013003
Description
Sealed envelope with a clear plastic front; inside is a sheet of paper with blue writing and instructions as to the use of the electrode; plastic electrode with a plastic case and red and green wires
Accession Number
996013003
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Electrodes
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Fetal Monitoring -- instrumentation
Description
Sealed envelope with a clear plastic front; inside is a sheet of paper with blue writing and instructions
as to the use of the electrode; plastic electrode with a plastic case and red and
green wires
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in Bladder Function Clinic at KGH
Maker
Corometrics Medical Systems Inc.
Site Made (City)
Wallingford
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
circa 1980
Date Remarks
Used in Bladder Function Clinic between 1980 and 1995
Material
wire: red; green
plastic: white; clear
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
"DISPOSABLE SPIRAL // ELECTRODE // for // FETAL // MONITORING // Contents of unopened or // undamaged
package are // STERILE"; instructions inside written in seven languages including English,
German, Spanish, Italian, French and two others; on back: "EXP 12/98 // 32PO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 1009
1009-11-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 43.0 cm. x Width: 10.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Unused in a sealed envelope
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. James A. Low
Research Facts
Fetal heart rate electrodes for monitoring; take readings from fetal scalp
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fetal heart rate probe

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Dates
1994
circa 1994
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
996013004
Description
(a) Sealed envelope with a clear plastic front, containing (b) a long plastic wand with a handle and a blue scale up the side of it; red and green wires criss-cross out the one end and one white plastic tube and one clear tube come out the same end; tubes have clear plastic ends; white plastic stop…
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Accession Number
996013004
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe -- uterine
Description
(a) Sealed envelope with a clear plastic front, containing (b) a long plastic wand with a handle
and a blue scale up the side of it; red and green wires criss-cross out the one end and one white
plastic tube and one clear tube come out the same end; tubes have clear plastic ends; white plastic
stopper attached to clear tuble; (c) a separate clear and white plastic cylindrical plug is also
sealed in the envelope
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in Bladder Function Clinic at KGH
Maker
Corometrics Medical Systems Inc.
Site Made (City)
Wallingford
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1994
circa 1994
Date Remarks
Used in Bladder Function Clinic between 1994 and 1995
Material
wire: red; green
plastic: white; clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
"WARNING" [listed] "CONTRAINDICATIONS" [listed] "CAUTION" [listed] "Corometrics // medical systems,
inc. // 61 Barnes Park Road North, Wallingford, CT. 06492 U.S.A. -- ECOSTERILIZED BIOLOGICALLY
TESTED // Sterile in Unopened, Undamaged Package // DO NOT REUSE OR RESTERILIZE LOT # // CPX1-2 //
USE BY 12/95 // QTY. (EA.) // 0.1 [scale on instrument]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-7
Dimension Notes
Length 39.3 cm. x Width 1.9 cm. x Depth 0.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Unused in a sealed envelope
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. James A. Low; CD #1
Research Facts
Used to record fetal heart rate and measure uterine contractions
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fetal heart rate probe

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Dates
1994
circa 1994
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
996013005
Description
Sealed envelope with a clear plastic front; long plastic wand with a handle and a blue scale up the side of it; red and green wires criss-cross out the one end and one white plastic tube and one clear tube come out the same end; tubes have clear plastic ends and white plastic stopper attached to cl…
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Accession Number
996013005
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe -- uterine
Description
Sealed envelope with a clear plastic front; long plastic wand with a handle and a blue scale up
the side of it; red and green wires criss-cross out the one end and one white plastic tube and
one clear tube come out the same end; tubes have clear plastic ends and white plastic stopper attached
to clear tube
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in Bladder Function Clinic at KGH
Maker
Corometrics Medical Systems Inc.
Site Made (City)
Wallingford
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1994
circa 1994
Date Remarks
Used in Bladder Function Clinic between 1994 and 1995.
Material
wire: red; green
plastic: white; clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
"WARNING" [listed] "CONTRAINDICATIONS" [listed] "CAUTION" [listed] "Corometrics // medical systems,
inc. // 61 Barnes Park Road North, Wallingford, CT. 06492 U.S.A. -- ECOSTERILIZED BIOLOGICALLY
TESTED // Sterile in Unopened, Undamaged Package // DO NOT REUSE OR RESTERILIZE LOT # // CPX1-2 //
USE BY 12/95 // QTY. (EA.) // 0.1 [scale on instrument]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-7
Dimension Notes
Length: 56.0 cm. x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Unused in a sealed envelope
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. James A. Low; CD #3
Research Facts
Used to record fetal heart rate and measure uterine contractions
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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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