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anaesthetic inhaler

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Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020361 a-b
Description
Silver metal anaesthetic inhaler mask; wire mesh mask with rounded solid metal border (a); cylindrical piece of metal in an oval, covered with coiled spring (b); forms loop at top; spring fits into border of mask
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Accession Number
010020361 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Anesthesia, Dental
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Silver metal anaesthetic inhaler mask; wire mesh mask with rounded solid metal border (a); cylindrical piece of metal in an oval, covered with coiled spring (b); forms loop at top; spring fits into border of mask
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - mask - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 8.1 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
b - spring - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on handle: "U // S // H // GERMANY // CHROME"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row E
Condition Remarks
Wire mesh partly detached from solid metal ring
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments", Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 25 (similar to model #1309); "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality", Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 2008 (similar to model #B/-168)
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Norman Ironstone from Ottawa, Ontario; this most resembles a Yankauer's chloroform mask; it would be used with a piece of fabric in between the spring and the mask, which would be infused with the anaesthetic
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