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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
Accession Number
1970.11.15 a-e
Description
Sheet metal moulded into a large cylinder (b); one end is closed; fits inside an outside cylinder over parts (d) and (e); (a) is a metal wire moulded into a rounded "M" shape; (c) is the main body of the spirometer; metal, with a spout up near the lid, a three-legged base, and a nozzle projecting f…
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Accession Number
1970.11.15 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
MeSH Heading
Spirometry -- instrumentation
Lung Volume Measurements
Physiology
Description
Sheet metal moulded into a large cylinder (b); one end is closed; fits inside an outside cylinder over parts (d) and (e); (a) is a metal wire moulded into a rounded "M" shape; (c) is the main body of the spirometer; metal, with a spout up near the lid, a three-legged base, and a nozzle projecting from the bottom; has three hinged metal bars, one calibrated in cu. in.; contains a metal drum with a Centigrade thermometer attached; (d) is a painted yellow can with a hole in the bottom, screws inside (c) and contains wire gauze, assorted gause, and rubber; (e) is the lid of the yellow can.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - moulded wire - Size: Length 23.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm
b - sheet metal cylinder - Size: Length 24.3 cm x Diam. 20.2 cm
c - spirometer - Size: Length 32.3 cm x Diam. 22.0 cm
d - yellow can - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 11.5 cm
e - lid of yellow can - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 12.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, via Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Sanborn Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: grey; yellow
fabric
rubber
Inscriptions
On (c): "MADE BY // SANBORN COMPANY // BOSTON, MASS. USA // PATENT PENDING"; inscribed on one of the hinged metal bars: "#304"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-D1-3
Condition Remarks
Beginning to rust.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used for measuring lung gas volumes.
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Dates
1941
circa 1941
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1970.11.16
Description
Rectangular wooden box; on front face near the top is a rectangular glass window that has black hash markings; along the bottom of these markings are numbers from 0 to 10, and along the top there is a series of numbers going from 5 down to 0 and up to 5; on the left side near the front middle edge …
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Accession Number
1970.11.16
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Electrochemistry
Description
Rectangular wooden box; on front face near the top is a rectangular glass window that has black hash markings; along the bottom of these markings are numbers from 0 to 10, and along the top there is a series of numbers going from 5 down to 0 and up to 5; on the left side near the front middle edge is a plastic rectangular strip with two circular knobs that can be screwed in and out; there are circular metal poles, presumably for hooking up electrodes; on the opposite side is an electrical socket with two prongs sticking out from the bottom; attached to these are a blue and orange wire that run down the side and disappear in a hole on the underside of the box. From this hole an electrical cord with a plug also extends; on the top of the box near the back left corner is a metal rectangular plate tacked to the wood; an arrow points to a long, thin metal rod that extends from a small cylindrical metal solid raised slightly from the wood surface, and is flanked on either side by a small, thin, round prong.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, via Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Rubicon Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1941
circa 1941
Date Remarks
Date on attached tag.
Material
wood: brown
metal: black; silver
plastic
glass: opaque
Inscriptions
Along bottom of hash marks: numbers from 0 to 10; along top of hash marks: "5 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 4 5"; metal plate tacked to top of box has, "COARSE ------; // ZERO ADJUSTOR // SLIDE SCALE FOR // FINAL ADJUSTMENT"; on one of the prongs is hung a squarish plastic-coated tag that says, "GALVANOMETER // CAT. No. 3414 // Ser. No. 8900 // Sensitivity .00118 MA/MM // Resistance 444 OHhms [sic] // Period 5.2 seconds // C.D.R.X. 9900 ohms // Date 2-1-41 // Rubicon Company // Philadelphia"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-1
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Width 17.1 cm x Depth 24.1 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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kymograph recording drum

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Dates
1920
1929
circa 1920-1929
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
Accession Number
1970.11.6
Description
Dark green-painted base, pentagon-shaped; long iron rod extends vertically to a horizontal dark green rod leading to the top of the drum; brass drum incised with lines over sides; from the drum, an iron rod leads down to a six-spoked wheel at the base level; there are two large, brass discs, one ho…
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Accession Number
1970.11.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
MeSH Heading
Kymography -- instrumentation
Physiology -- instrumentation
Description
Dark green-painted base, pentagon-shaped; long iron rod extends vertically to a horizontal dark green rod leading to the top of the drum; brass drum incised with lines over sides; from the drum, an iron rod leads down to a six-spoked wheel at the base level; there are two large, brass discs, one horizontal, one vertical, on the base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, via Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
C.F. Palmer
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
1929
circa 1920-1929
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: yellow; green
Inscriptions
On base: "C. F. PALMER // LONDON S.W."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-D1-2
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
21.0 cm
Width
18.0 cm
Depth
49.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#2: all parts move freely; metal top handle worn; no active corrosion; series of horizontal scratches on kymograph drum; base was dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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kymograph recording drum

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
Accession Number
1970.11.7 a-b
Description
A hollow brass cylinder (b) sits on top of a moderately thin metal rod; the rod is mounted on a heavy cylindrical metal base, which is attached to a rectangular, green-coloured block (a); the block is held in place by a set of three rods set at fixed distances from each other; the middle rod is thr…
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Accession Number
1970.11.7 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
MeSH Heading
Kymography -- instrumentation
Physiology -- instrumentation
Description
A hollow brass cylinder (b) sits on top of a moderately thin metal rod; the rod is mounted on a heavy cylindrical metal base, which is attached to a rectangular, green-coloured block (a); the block is held in place by a set of three rods set at fixed distances from each other; the middle rod is threaded; the rods are connected to two metal bars on either side that act as a stand for the instrument; there are four large screws, one at the end of each metal bar.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - apparatus and base - Size: Length 32.0 cm x Width 23.8 cm x Depth 48.5 cm
b - cylinder - Size: Length 28.3 cm x Diam. 8.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, via Dr. J.W. Scott.
Material
metal: yellow; green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-D1-2
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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sterilizing box for pipettes

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Dates
1900
1977
circa 1900-1977
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
1970.11.8 a-b
Description
A cylindrical copper canister with a base and a top portion; base contains cotton and has a raised lip near the open end.
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Accession Number
1970.11.8 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Chemistry, Analytical
Description
A cylindrical copper canister with a base and a top portion; base contains cotton and has a raised lip near the open end.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 32.0 cm x Diam. 6.6 cm
b - top - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Diam. 6.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, via Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Central Scientific Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1977
circa 1900-1977
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
metal: brown
fabric:
Inscriptions
On (b): "CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC CO // CHICAGO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-4
Condition Remarks
Tarnished; lid slightly dented on top.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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sterilizing box for pipettes

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Dates
1900
1977
circa 1900-1977
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
1970.11.9 a-b
Description
A cylindrical copper canister with a base and a top portion; base contains cotton and has a raised lip near the open end.
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Accession Number
1970.11.9 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Chemistry, Analytical
Description
A cylindrical copper canister with a base and a top portion; base contains cotton and has a raised lip near the open end.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 32.0 cm x Diam. 6.6 cm
b - top - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Diam. 6.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, via Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Central Scientific Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1977
circa 1900-1977
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
metal: brown
fabric
Inscriptions
On top: "CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC CO. // CHICAGO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-4
Condition Remarks
Tarnished; top slightly dented on lip.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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graduated measure

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
1970.4.55
Description
White enamel cup with a spout; blue stripe around rim; graduations printed in black on inside
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Accession Number
1970.4.55
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
White enamel cup with a spout; blue stripe around rim; graduations printed in black on inside
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.G. Guest of Toronto.
Material
enamel: white; dark blue; black
Inscriptions
On outside: "125 ccm // 5 Oz."; on inside, graduations printed up to 5 oz / 125 ccm; on back there is a price sticker "1 25"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Dimension Notes
Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 5.2 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Chemical funnel

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
1970.4.56
Description
A glass funnel; shaft end is cut at an angle.
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Accession Number
1970.4.56
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Drug Compounding
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- funnel
Description
A glass funnel; shaft end is cut at an angle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.G. Guest of Toronto.
Maker
Exax
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
In the glass on the wide portion of funnel: "EXAX // USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-6 Box B
Dimension Notes
Length 10.2 cm x Diam. 5.2 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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alcohol lamp burner

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Dates
1903
circa 1903
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
1970.8.12 a-b
Description
A metal flat-bottomed alcohol lamp (a); handle at side adjusts height of wick, amount of air; has screw closure for filling lamp; has a metal cap (b) for wick.
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Accession Number
1970.8.12 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Chemistry, Analytical
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- burner
Description
A metal flat-bottomed alcohol lamp (a); handle at side adjusts height of wick, amount of air; has screw closure for filling lamp; has a metal cap (b) for wick.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - burner - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 7.6 cm
b - cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Harold DeWitt Ball via Dr. Olive Ibberson.
Maker
Sternau & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1903
circa 1903
Date Remarks
Patent date, marked on bottom.
Material
metal: yellowish-grey
Inscriptions
Imprinted on bottom of (a): "ADE // [logo] // MARK // STERNAU & CO. // PAT. FEB. 17, 1903 // OTHER PAT. PEND // 805"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-3
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Cornet's cover glass forceps

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1972.18.16
Description
One piece of metal bent into cross-action forceps, with pincer-like grasping tips.
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Accession Number
1972.18.16
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
One piece of metal bent into cross-action forceps, with pincer-like grasping tips.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; estate of Dr. G. Harvey Agnew, via Mrs. G. Harvey Agnew.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-1
Dimension Notes
Length 11.6 cm x Width 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Slightly rusty at crossover point.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 1042 (similar to item #A/-2126); CD #UHN
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