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sphygmomanometer

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Dates
1964
circa 1964
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
995005067 a-c
Description
(a) Sphygmomanometer with a synthetic fibre armband with adjustable velcro fastenings; two rubber tubes project from the armband; one attaches to an enamelled metal dial assembly, while the other tube ends, normally attaching to (b); dial has two logos of a Swiss cross superimposed on an inverted V…
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Accession Number
995005067 a-c
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
(a) Sphygmomanometer with a synthetic fibre armband with adjustable velcro fastenings; two rubber tubes project from the armband; one attaches to an enamelled metal dial assembly, while the other tube ends, normally attaching to (b); dial has two logos of a Swiss cross superimposed on an inverted V; (b) rubber and metal bulb; attaches to (a) via single-prong attachment; (c) synthetic fabric carrying case, metal zippered on three sides.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - sphygmomanometer - Size: Length 92.7 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
b - bulb - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
c - doctor's bag - Size: Length 20.6 cm x Width 12.8 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
AMG Med
Site Made (Country)
Taiwan
Dates
1964
circa 1964
Date Remarks
Based on catalogue date
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
enamel: dark blue; blue; white
velcro: dark blue
synthetic fibre: dark blue; black
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on back of dial: "TAIWAN"; enamelled around circumference of dial: "0 // mm Hg // 20 // 40 // 60 // 80 // 100 // 120 // 140 // 160 // 180 // 200 // 220 // 240 // 260 // 280 // 300"; enamelled on face of dial: "SPHYGMOMANOMETER // Certified"; engraved on face of dial: "337319"; sewn-on patch on armband: "AMG MED // ARTERY // [arrow pointing down]"; printed on armband: "INDEX"; on reverse: "RANGE // ADULT CUFF"; (c) engraved on zipper, both sides: "YKK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-5
Condition Remarks
Whole item exuded musty smell; (a) rubber degrading, appears mottled in places and fused together in others; velcro slightly dirty; dial in good condition; (b) bulb in good condition, but is no longer attached to (a); (c) white paint splatters on bag; stain on inside; #2: rubber and leather are deteriorating.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #30640-010) (please see photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
A device for measuring blood pressure.
Images
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Dates
1882
circa 1882
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050029
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
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Accession Number
003050029
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mercury
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
A. W. Buchan & Co Potteries
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1882
circa 1882
Date Remarks
Internet; the number on the maker's mark (10) probably means that the bottle was made in 1910 based on similar marks on other Scottish bottles, but this is not known for sure.
Material
earthenware: brown
cork: brown
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "MERCURY // LYMANS, Limited Montreal // 10 // BUCHAN // 2 // PORTOBELLO // EDINBURGH
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Diam. 7.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is slightly torn and stained.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Timeless Treasure, Antiques and Collectables Online"
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
Images
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