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insufflation / suction machine; ether vaporizer

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Dates
1925
circa 1925
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016002
Description
Anaesthetic suction and insufflation apparatus, which consists of a rectangular metal base with various parts attached on the top and four feet on the bottom; at the right, there is a small motor housed in a cylindrical casing with a glass Mason jar on top; the top of the Mason jar is sealed with a…
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Accession Number
997016002
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Anaesthetic suction and insufflation apparatus, which consists of a rectangular metal base with various parts attached on the top and four feet on the bottom; at the right, there is a small motor housed in a cylindrical casing with a glass Mason jar on top; the top of the Mason jar is sealed with a rubber plug which has two bent hollow cylindrical metal tubes coming out of it; the middle has two cylindrical metal parts: the back is an oil reservoir and the front is the base of the ether vaporizer; the top of the vaporizer has a cylindrical glass and metal ether reservoir; the side of the vaporizer has a metal tube with a cylindrical glass piece coming up from it; a hollow rubber tube with an ether hook on the end of it leads from this; the left side of the apparatus has an air compressor with a flywheel at the back; a rubber belt attaches from the flywheel to a small wheel at the back of the motor; there is a porcelain and metal on/off switch in front of the compressor; there are two control switches (for the compressor and the motor) at the left and right sides, under the base; the metal tubes coming from the Mason jar have attached rubber hoses; one has a metal suction tube on it and the other is attached to the compressor; there is an electric cord coming from the lower left side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Beard Mch. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1925
circa 1925
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
rubber: black; beige
plastic: black
porcelain: white
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's label on the front reads, "SUCTION Connell INSUFFLATION // ANESTHESIA APPARATUS // TYPE D No. 1209 // INSTRUCTIONS // [listed] // BEARD.MCH.CO. // NEW YORK"; the control switches read, "OFF FINE CONTROL ON" and "OFF COARSE CONTROL ON"; the front switch reads, "UND LAB INSP // PERKINS 5A.125V-3A 250V // MADE IN USA"; the Mason jar reads, "MADE IN CANADA // CROWN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length: 41.5 cm. x Width: 34.8 cm. x Depth: 18.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the machine shows overall wear and the belt at the back shows cracks; the rubber hoses are cracking at the ends; the Mason jar appears to be a replacement for the original suction jar; according to Dr. Ray Matthews, this machine still works
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; Dr. John Desmond
Research Facts
This machine was used on the first "blue baby" at the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, KGH - "Beyond Ether: 150 Years of Anaesthesia" - Sept. 27, 1997- June 2011
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ether and suction pump

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Dates
1920
1935
circa 1920-1935
Collection
Dr. Charles Albert Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
008058001 a-b
Description
Portable electric ether pump mounted on wooden base (a); motor mounted on base with belt running around wheel driving two pistons housed in a metal frame with handle which fits through slot in wood lid (b); electric cord with plug attached to base; glass tube with gauze wrapped around metal rod ins…
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Accession Number
008058001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles Albert Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Ether, Ethyl
Suction and Drainage
Description
Portable electric ether pump mounted on wooden base (a); motor mounted on base with belt running around wheel driving two pistons housed in a metal frame with handle which fits through slot in wood lid (b); electric cord with plug attached to base; glass tube with gauze wrapped around metal rod inside is attached to pistons through rubber hoses; tube with metal rod inside is mounted on handle; rubber mat for ether and suction bottles is screwed to base.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pump - Size: Length 32.7 cm x Width 18.9 cm x Depth 29.0 cm
b - cover - Size: Length 29.4 cm x Width 16.2 cm x Depth 22.5 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Charles Albert Publow.
Maker
C. M. Sorenson Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1935
circa 1920-1935
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
wood: brown
metal: gray
rubber: orange, black
fabric: green
Inscriptions
Stamped on label: "C. M. SORENSON CO. INC. // MANUFACTURER // NEW YORK // N. Y. // VOLTS // 110 A & D C // MACHINE No. // 3506"; stamped on cover: "A. S. Aloe Company // SURGICAL & HOSPITAL SUPPLIES // ST LOUIS MO."; printed on label on cover (b): "DR. C. A. PUBLOW"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-2
Condition Remarks
Rubber parts hardened and off-gassing; minor abrasions throughout wood; fabric on cord is disintigrating
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
George Publow
Research Facts
Owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Charles A. Publow at his general practice in Picton, Ontario.
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procaine hydrochloride

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996001083
Description
Small empty cylindrical amber glass bottle with a closed, slightly convex bottom and an open round top; the bottle top has a short neck and a flat lip at the top; the bottle is covered to the neck with a glassine paper cover that has ragged upper edges; the bottle has an attached printed paper labe…
Accession Number
996001083
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthetics, Local
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small empty cylindrical amber glass bottle with a closed, slightly convex bottom and an open round top; the bottle top has a short neck and a flat lip at the top; the bottle is covered to the neck with a glassine paper cover that has ragged upper edges; the bottle has an attached printed paper label on the outer front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Merck & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
glass: amber
paper: off-white
glassine: beige/grey
Inscriptions
The front label reads, "15 grains .5329 // PROCAINE MERCK 20388 // (PROCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE U.S.P.X.) // Merck & Co. Distributors and Guarantors New York. // PRINTED IN U.S.A."; the bottom of the bottle has a raised number "3" on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The glass is complete and undamaged; the paper label shows minor wear, but is fully legible and complete; the glassine cover top is missing
Copy Type
Original
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