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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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cardiac oscilloscope

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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dr. Judith Durrance Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
003014001
Description
Heathkit five inch cardiac triggered sweep oscilloscope, Model 10-103 Oscilloscope; metal machine with a plastic carrying handle on top and two electrical cords; oscilloscope has a transparent plastic sheet panel screen with a gridded green plastic pad behind it.
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Accession Number
003014001
Collection
Dr. Judith Durrance Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Monitoring, Physiologic
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Description
Heathkit five inch cardiac triggered sweep oscilloscope, Model 10-103 Oscilloscope; metal machine with a plastic carrying handle on top and two electrical cords; oscilloscope has a transparent plastic sheet panel screen with a gridded green plastic pad behind it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, KGH; used by Dr. Judith Durrance for pedynograph research .
Maker
The Heath Company
Site Made (City)
Benton Harbor
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on internet website: Wikipedia: Heathkit
Material
Metal: silver, grey
plastic: black, grey, red, cream, transparent
paint: black, white, blue
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the label affixed to back of oscilloscope: " HEATH // MODEL// 10-103"; "SERIES NO. // 08425"; Printed on the back of oscilloscope: "THE HEATH COMPANY BENTON HARBOR , MICHIGAN"; label on the front: "HEATHKIT".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 44.0 cm x Width 23.5 cm x Depth 34.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Ann Gay; Internet:"Wikipedia Web site/Heathkit"; CD #2
Research Facts
In 1947 the Health Company was the first Company to create "Build-your-Own" electronic equipment, introduced its first electronic kit, an oscilloscope that sold for US$50.
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