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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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hand model Tycos sphygmomanometer

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1980.26.3 a-c
Description
Sphygmomanometer (a) consists of a pressure gauge connected to a rubber bulb and a nylon armband (b) with velcro fastening; a leather zippered case (c) holds the above.
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Accession Number
1980.26.3 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Sphygmomanometer (a) consists of a pressure gauge connected to a rubber bulb and a nylon armband (b) with velcro fastening; a leather zippered case (c) holds the above.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - sphygmomanometer - Size: Length 13.0 cm
b - armband - Size: Length 52.5 cm x Width 14.0 cm
c - case - Size: Length 17.5 cm x Width 11.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Vas Yancoff of Toronto.
Maker
Tycos
Site Made (City)
Asheville
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver; beige; white; black
rubber: black
glass: clear
leather: black
fabric: dark grey; black
Inscriptions
On rubber bulb: "Tycos, Asheville, N.C. USA 0480 178"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-5
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber needs special treatment; leather is stiff
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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