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Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997037537
Description
(a) Hollow cylindrical jar with glass sides and a metal base; bottom is closed, concave with metal leaf on bottom; 5.2-cm band of metal up cylinder sides; top of cylinder tapers convexly to broad, open top; (b) solid wooden lid, gentle convex curve to top, with ball handle; lid steps down at 90° an…
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Accession Number
997037537
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Electrostatics
Description
(a) Hollow cylindrical jar with glass sides and a metal base; bottom is closed, concave with metal leaf on bottom; 5.2-cm band of metal up cylinder sides; top of cylinder tapers convexly to broad, open top; (b) solid wooden lid, gentle convex curve to top, with ball handle; lid steps down at 90° angle to a narrower cylinder; three cork pads, 120 degrees apart, are attached to the cylinder; metal chain attached to closed bottom of lid via a bolt assembly
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Depth 30.6 cm x Diam. 14.3 cm
b - lid with chain - Size: Length 40.8 cm x Diam. 12.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Date Remarks
Based on lifetime of C.H. Bird and patent history
Material
metal: silver; yellow
glass: clear
wood: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-2
Condition Remarks
(a) Extensive staining of inside bottle; metal is tarnished inside and out; broken cork adhered to neck; adhesive residue on neck; two large stains on outside, formerly sticky and resistant to wiping; (b) cork worn, crumbling; top stained extensively
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Mr. Robert Bird; "The Life and Times of Dr. C.H. Bird 1872-1944," by Dr. H.G. Bird (1899-1992), ca 198–, p. 8 (see attached photocopy); "Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 6th ed., 189–, p. 754; manual for Dr. C.H. Bird's Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz Influence Engine (see photocopy); CD #7
Research Facts
Used as part of a "Static Machine" to provide extra visual effects; also contributed to the reliability of operation of early X-ray machines.
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Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997037540
Description
Circular wooden lid; top is slightly convex; a ball handle attaches at apex; bottom two-thirds of ball banded with metal; bottom projects narrower cylinder at 90°; three cork pads attach at 120° around cylinder; chain attaches to flat bottom by nut and bolt.
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Accession Number
997037540
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Electrostatics
Description
Circular wooden lid; top is slightly convex; a ball handle attaches at apex; bottom two-thirds of ball banded with metal; bottom projects narrower cylinder at 90°; three cork pads attach at 120° around cylinder; chain attaches to flat bottom by nut and bolt.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Sweden
Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Date Remarks
Lifetime of C.H. Bird; Influence Machine patented 1883
Material
wood: brown
cork: brown
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 40.3 cm x Diam. 12.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining on lid top; one cork pad has half cracked away; chain has extensive non-structural, inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Conversation with Mr. Robert Bird, 4 July 2003; manual for Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz influence engine; also see "The Life and Times of Dr. C.H. and H.G. Bird," p. 8; CD #7
Research Facts
Functionally identical to 997.037.537b; used to magnify visual effects of Influence Machine by creating large sparks; also used as a high voltage source when influence machines were used to power early X-ray machines.
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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997001624
Description
Metal microscope with horse-shoe shaped base; three interchangeable lenses on revolving nosepiece; lens in adjustable via a dial on side; mirror located underneath the stage; two clips on stage to hold slide; engraving platform at rear of base.
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Accession Number
997001624
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
Description
Metal microscope with horse-shoe shaped base; three interchangeable lenses on revolving nosepiece; lens in adjustable via a dial on side; mirror located underneath the stage; two clips on stage to hold slide; engraving platform at rear of base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
R & J Beck. Ltd
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
metal: yellow, silver
glass: clear
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on the eye piece: "10x // K"; engraved on the nosepiece: "R & J BECK. Ltd"; engraved on the objective lenses: "2/3 // 16 MM // A // R & J // BECK // LTD"; "1/6 // 4 MM // A // R & J // BECK // LTD"; "1/12 // 2MM // R & J // BECK // LTD"; engraved on the horseshoe-shaped base: "WILLIAMS BROWN & EARLE // PHILADELPHIA"; "R & J. BECK. LTD // LONDON // 28124"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 28.2 cm x Width 12.6 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display: “Potions, Pills and Prescriptions”, Gallery B: Case # 4, Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - Jan 2017.
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drum microscope stage

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1976.6.2
Description
Push-focus, drum-type microscope stage; magnifying glass for extension arm (see 1934.15).
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Accession Number
1976.6.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
Push-focus, drum-type microscope stage; magnifying glass for extension arm (see 1934.15).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Date Remarks
"Late 19th century"
Material
metal: brass
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 14.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Brass is oxidizing; laquer worn off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Collecting Microscopes for Under £100," by James Layte, Aug. 1976, p. 67; see 1934.15; UHN artefact files; CD #UHN
Research Facts
A cheap French microscope for classroom use manufactured in thousands between 1870 and 1900. This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Floating dairy thermometer

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1976.6.20 a-c
Description
A glass thermometer in a tubular, water-stained cardboard case with its ends reinforced with electrical tape; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1976.6.20 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
Dairying
Description
A glass thermometer in a tubular, water-stained cardboard case with its ends reinforced with electrical tape; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 19.6 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
b - case bottom - Size: Length 16.1 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
c - case top - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Material
glass: clear
mercury: silver
paper: white; black
cardboard: purplish pink
electrical tape: black
Inscriptions
On paper inside thermometer: "FLOATING DAIRY THERMOMETER"; also a graduated scale in degrees F.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Condition Remarks
Case is water-stained, ends reinforced with electrical tape.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Compound monocular microscope body tube

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1976.6.5
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Accession Number
1976.6.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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drum microscope

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1969.77.1 a-ac
Description
Drum microscope in a case (ac); microscope is cylindrical from top to bottom; body slides in drum by rack and pinion fixed stage spring; rack attached to drum; pinion to tubular sleeve in which the body fits; consists of (a) microscope; (b) Lieberkühn; (c) condenser; (d) speciment holder (?); (e) b…
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Accession Number
1969.77.1 a-ac
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
Drum microscope in a case (ac); microscope is cylindrical from top to bottom; body slides in drum by rack and pinion fixed stage spring; rack attached to drum; pinion to tubular sleeve in which the body fits; consists of (a) microscope; (b) Lieberkühn; (c) condenser; (d) speciment holder (?); (e) brass cup with glass bottom; (f) brass container/cap; (g) arm for stage condenser; (h) monocular/condenser (?); (i) specimen tube; (j) stage forceps; (k) ivory and black disc for stage; (l) plate for lock (not part of set); (m) brass forceps; (n-s) objectives; (t-y) ivory sliders; (z) slide with unlabelled sample; (aa) slide of cardiac muscle fibre; (ab) drawer in case.
Number Of Parts
29
Part Names
a - microscope - Size: Length 25.5 cm
b - Lieberkühn
c - condenser
d - specimen holder (?)
e - brass cup
f - brass container/cap
g - arm for stage condenser
h - monocular/condenser (?)
i - specimen tube
j - stage forceps
k - disc
l - plate for lock
m - forceps
n - objective #3
o - objective #2
p - objective #5
q - objective #6
r - objective #1
s - objective #4
t - ivory slider
u - ivory slider
v - ivory slider
w - ivory slider
x - ivory slider
y - ivory slider
z - slide
aa - slide
ab - drawer
ac - case - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow
wood: brown
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-3
Temporary Location
Microscope and three slides (t-v): On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Rack damaged; non-working.
Copy Type
Original
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compound monocular microscope

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1981.12.1 a-e
Description
A monocular microscope with a single objective; rack and pinion fine adjustment, push focus; condenser, possibly substage; parts are (a) objective; (b) draw tube; (c) eyepiece; (d) eyepiece lens; (e) stand and body.
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Accession Number
1981.12.1 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Microscopy -- microscope -- European -- compound
Description
A monocular microscope with a single objective; rack and pinion fine adjustment, push focus; condenser, possibly substage; parts are (a) objective; (b) draw tube; (c) eyepiece; (d) eyepiece lens; (e) stand and body.
Number Of Parts
5
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. B.A.Q. Hamilton-Smith of Toronto.
Maker
Parkes & Son
Site Made (City)
Birmingham
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: grey; yellow
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-4
Condition Remarks
Push focus no longer works properly; tissue is needed to keep microscope from sliding all the way down; missing clips to hold down slide.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
"Collecting Microscopes for under £100" by James Layte, AD & CG, Aug. 1976, p. 66; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Resembles the student microscope by Negretti and Zambra.
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