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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
Images
Less detail
Dates
Nov. 21 1966
circa Nov. 21 1966
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001853
Description
Paper envelope with two stamps from the International Hippocratic Foundation in Athens to a Dr. W.T. (?) Gardner; flap open.
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Accession Number
996001853
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Numismatics -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
MM= Commemorative and Association Items -- ephemera
Description
Paper envelope with two stamps from the International Hippocratic Foundation in Athens to a Dr. W.T. (?) Gardner; flap open.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Greece
Site Made (City)
Athens
Site Made (Country)
Greece
Dates
Nov. 21 1966
circa Nov. 21 1966
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: green; white; blue; fuschia; grey
Inscriptions
"FOUNDATION HIPPOCRATIQUE INTERNATIONALE DE COS // RUE SCOUFA 77 - ATHENES // BY AIR MAIL // Mr. Dr. ["r" superscripted] W.T. [?] Gardner // 303 E 5th str. // Halstead, Kansas // U.S.A. ..."; etc
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.5 cm. x Width: 10.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; edges are worn and there are several creases
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002004 a-c
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle (a) of "Indian Oil" with original box (b) tapered at the neck with a tan cork stopper stuck in opening; full of yellow transparent liquid; red paper manufacturer’s label is affixed to one side of bottle; label has imagery of man with feathered headpiece holding arrows…
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Accession Number
014002004 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle (a) of "Indian Oil" with original box (b) tapered at the neck with a tan cork stopper stuck in opening; full of yellow transparent liquid; red paper manufacturer’s label is affixed to one side of bottle; label has imagery of man with feathered headpiece holding arrows in a quiver and what appears to be a tomahawk; faded rectangular red cardboard box missing bottom includes folded paper packaging (c) with directions for use and patent law information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b – box – Size: Length 15.9 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
c – paper – Size (unfolded) Length 22.5 cm x Width 10.4 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
J. P. Lamb, Druggist
Site Made (City)
Athens
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: red, brown
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: "INDIAN // OIL // PRICE - 25 CENTS // J. P. LAMB, DRUGGIST // AGENT FOR THE DOMINION // ATHENS, ONT." Printed on packaging: "INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL // REMEDY // Contains No Alcohol, Cayenne // or Ammonia. // DOSE, SMALL - EFFECT, SURE // For full directions, see inside // Circular.”; on side of box: “INDIAN OIL // CURES // Headache // Toothache // Sore Throat // Neuralgia // Earache // Cramps // Pleurisy // Sprains // Bruises // Burns // Cuts // Frost Bites // Rheumatism // Lame Back // Chilblains // Corns // And Wounds // of // Every // Description “; on other side: “INDIAN OIL has no equal as a Horse Liniment for Scratches, // Cuts, Corks, Galls, Sprains, Bruises, and the many ailments and accidents // they are subject to. Keep a bottle in your stable and you will use no other."; printed on instructional paper: " No. 647 - The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Condition Remarks
Bottle label shows minor fading and wear along edges; part of the bottle's base is covered with a frayed red paper; brown substance covers the tan cork; bottom of bottle's interior holds a thick white filmy substance; bottle has a what appears to be an interior flaw or crack on back edge; box is faded and stained along bottom, missing bottom panel, shows wear all over with minor missing red paper along bottom edge; paper sheet is brittle and aged brown
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Imagery on bottle and packaging represents the manufacturer's depiction of an "Indian" person and may not correlate to an accurate historical representation of any Indigenous person.
Images
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