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Squibb's urinometer

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Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
998001004
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, roun…
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Accession Number
998001004
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH
Maker
Adams Squibb
Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
glass: translucent
mercury: silver
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper: "ADAMS SQUIBB URIMOMETER 60°F"; printed paper scale has increment lines with the numbers "1.000 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Dimension Notes
Length 12.4 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Inside of glass air chamber is a little bit foggy.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 248 (similar to items #5H-600, 5H-601); "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932-33, p. 169 (similar to item #P8966); "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., S. Aloe Co., 189-, p. 631 (similar to item #9177); CD #6.
Research Facts
Urinometer used to measure specific gravity of urine.
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urine analysis set

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1976.6.32
Description
A fabric-lined leather case contains a urine analysis set.
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Accession Number
1976.6.32
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Diabetes Mellitus
Albuminuria
Description
A fabric-lined leather case contains a urine analysis set.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Material
leather: brown
fabric: red
glass: clear
paper: red; white
Inscriptions
On a label inside the case, below the vial: "URINARY TEST PAPERS // . . . // ALBUMIN AND SUGAR // . . . // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
#2: case lid is totally detached from lower part and felt lining of lid is totally detached from lid; leather covering is worn, especially at corners; paper is yellowed and stained; no cracks or chips in glass
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
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.
Exhibit History
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Case 9 Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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hemaglobinometer

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Dates
1893
1910
circa 1893-1910
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
993004163 a-i
Description
Black boxed set of hemaglobinometer with all pieces; this model is older than the DARE model as dilution of blood with hydrochloric acid is required; less accurate; original instruction sheet enclosed.
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Accession Number
993004163 a-i
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
Hemoglobinometry -- instrumentation
Description
Black boxed set of hemaglobinometer with all pieces; this model is older than the DARE model as dilution of blood with hydrochloric acid is required; less accurate; original instruction sheet enclosed.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 8.8 cm. x Depth 3.9 cm.
b - black scale - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 5.3 cm. x Depth 3.2 cm.
c - graduated tube - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 0.7 cm.
d - pipette - Size: Length 9.6 cm. x Diam. 0.7 cm.
e - stir stick - Size: Length 13.6 cm. x Diam. 0.8 cm.
f - vial with rubber - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Diam. 0.8 cm.
g - rubber tube/glass tube - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Diam. 0.5 cm.
h - brush - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Diam. 1.0 cm.
i - instruction sheet - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Width 7.4 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Ingram & Bell Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Berlin
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1893
1910
circa 1893-1910
Date Remarks
date company established
Material
(a) pasteboard; paper: black; yellow; royal blue
(b) composite; glass: black; yellow; white
(c-e) glass: clear
(f) rubber; glass: grey; clear
(g) rubber; glass: orange; clear
(h) metal: white; grey
(i) paper; composite: tan; black
Inscriptions
Printed in gold on box top: "Haemometer // LEITZ // BERGMANN // BERLIN"; printed in black on glass tube/rubber tube: "Ingram & Bell Ltd. / B & R // 20 cmm"; embossed on black scale: "Bu. A Berlin"; printed in red on graduated tube: "100% = 13.8 GRAM Ingram & Bell Ltd."; printed on instruction sheet: "Instruction for use // for the B & A-Haemometer // with interchangeable colored glass rods // manufactured by: // Franz Bergmann K-G // former Franz Bergmann & Paul Altmann K-G // head office, Berlin / established 1893 // Berlin Hamburg Munchen Bad Soden/Ts. // Berlin-Zehlendorf, Seehofstrafe 15a"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-9
Condition Remarks
rubber tube stiffening; rubber cork crystallizing; #2: rubber deteriorating and stiff
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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1935.3.1 a-c
Description
Metal urinometer (a) in wooden case (b,c).
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Accession Number
1935.3.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Diabetes Mellitus
Description
Metal urinometer (a) in wooden case (b,c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - urinometer - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
b - top of case
c - base of case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
wood: golden brown
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Scale on stem of urinometer goes from 100 to 107.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
Squeaks when screwed together; slight crack in (c); #3: crack in the wood 1.5 cm long; second crack makes a lazy "W", branching out from a centre point; no chips; metal shows use; blackened areas on metal, particularly at the joints; no rust or corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
For measuring specific gravity of urine.
Exhibit History
On display in the "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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Beale's urinary cabinet

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1966.3.2 a-ap
Description
Urinary cabinet, a brown, rectangular wooden box with hinged lid; the inside of the case is lined with velvet; in the main part of the case, there are seven compartments of equal size along the back wall that hold the bottles (a,d,g,j,m,p, and s), together with their domed lids and pointed stoppers…
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Accession Number
1966.3.2 a-ap
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Diabetes Mellitus
Description
Urinary cabinet, a brown, rectangular wooden box with hinged lid; the inside of the case is lined with velvet; in the main part of the case, there are seven compartments of equal size along the back wall that hold the bottles (a,d,g,j,m,p, and s), together with their domed lids and pointed stoppers; in front of these compartments are three other compartments, one of which is on the left and contains the jar (l,m) and Petrie dishes ([ab] to [ag]); the middle section contains a box with the urinometer (items [ai]-[ak]); though not numbered, there are also two packets of litmus paper in the kit.
Number Of Parts
42
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
b - bottle stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
c - domed lid - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
d - bottle - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
e - bottle stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
f - domed lid - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
g - bottle - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
h - bottle stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
i - domed lid - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
j - bottle - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
k - bottle stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
l - domed lid - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
m - bottle - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
n - bottle stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
o - domed lid - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
p - bottle - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
q - bottle stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
r - domed lid - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
s - bottle - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
t - bottle stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
u - domed lid - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
v - funnel - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
w - test tube - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Diam. 3.1 cm
x - test tube - Size: Length 12.9 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
y - pipette-like rod - Size: Length 13.5 cm
z - pipette - Size: Length 14.2 cm
aa - glass rod - Size: Length 14.2 cm
ab- Petrie dish - Size: Diam. 4.1 cm
ac- Petrie dish - Size: Diam. 4.1 cm
ad- Petrie dish - Size: Diam. 4.1 cm
ae- Petrie dish - Size: Diam. 4.1 cm
af- Petrie dish - Size: Diam. 4.1 cm
ag- Petrie dish - Size: Diam. 4.1 cm
ah - tweezers - Size: Length 14.1 cm
ai - top of black cardboard case - Size: Length 5.6 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
aj - bottom of black cardboard case - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
ak - urinometer - Size: Length 12.8 cm
al - spirit lamp - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
am - metal attachment to jar - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 4.6 cm
an - graduated beaker - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
ao - tray - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
ap - case - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 12.6 cm x Depth 9.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Culnan.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
fabric: royal blue
wood: brown
metal
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
Some parts are broken; metal latch on case is broken off and the metal clasp portion is bent and ripped near the hole.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1979.7.12 a-c
Description
A glass urinometer in a pressed paper case, accompanied by a glass cylinder; urinometer has a bulb at one end, narrowing to a tiny neck that widens out into a cylindrical bulb, which narrows to a long, thin tube with a scale on it.
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Accession Number
1979.7.12 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
Diabetes Mellitus
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
A glass urinometer in a pressed paper case, accompanied by a glass cylinder; urinometer has a bulb at one end, narrowing to a tiny neck that widens out into a cylindrical bulb, which narrows to a long, thin tube with a scale on it.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
urinometer - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
cylinder -
case - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D.G. Brown of Toronto; used by Mrs. Brown's great-uncle, Dr. Daniel E. Brooke.
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: clear
paper: black
Inscriptions
Scale on tube goes from 0 to 60, with graduation marks in between.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
#3: The lid has become detached from the cardboard tube.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Brooke practised in Newhamburg in 1887 and in Windsor in 1892.
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