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mobile dental x-ray unit

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020014
Description
Mobile dental x-ray unit, enamelled in black and silver; triangular base with wheels on bottom; black rubber electrical wire goes in and out of unit; silver metal tube leads up to black control box, with knob to adjust power and gauge showing number of volts; detachable black hand-held control hook…
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Accession Number
010020014
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Radiography, Dental -- instrumentation
MM= Radiography -- machine
Description
Mobile dental x-ray unit, enamelled in black and silver; triangular base with wheels on bottom; black rubber electrical wire goes in and out of unit; silver metal tube leads up to black control box, with knob to adjust power and gauge showing number of volts; detachable black hand-held control hooks onto control box, has coiled black rubber electrical wire which plugs into unit; metal tube has rubber covering directly above control box; metal tube continues upwards, bending at a right angle, then again, so the head of the unit is pointed downward; tube has hinges at right angles to facilitate smooth movement; adjustable head is attached to tube via hinge; head has cylindrical base with white notches showing angles from 0 to 90, silver cylinder with black cone-shaped end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Philips Electronic Equipment Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Holland
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Based on donors remarks
Material
metal: silver
enamel: black, silver, white
rubber: black, brown
glass: clear
paper: white
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker on control box: "THE CITY OF CALGARY HEALTH DISTRICT // LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH // No. H 0884"; printed on control box: "WARNING: X-RAYS EMITTED // WHEN THIS CONTROL IS // ACTIVATED. // TO BE USED BY AUTHORIZED // PERSONS ONLY"; printed on unit: "ORALIX"; "DISTRIBUTED BY // PHILIPS ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT LTD. // TORONTO // TYPE ORALIX SER. // INPUT 110 // VOLTS 60 // CYCLES 1 PHASE // RATING L.T. V.A. MOM. 770 V.A"; "PHILIPS // MADE IN HOLLAND"; "CAUTION // This equipment has been approved by the // CSA Testing Laboratories with regards to // safety from electrical shock and fire hazard. // The Laboratories have not investigated the // physiological effects. // 4507 100 00001"; printed on unit and control box: "PHILIPS"; printed on sticker on unit: "SPECIAL // Testing Laboratories // S 77549 // ACCEPTANCE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W2
W2-538-4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 1.59 m x Width 69.0 cm x Depth 59.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass cracked on control box; enamel on base slightly scratched; plastic holding cone and cylinder at head cracked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. John J. Willey
CD #9
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 originally owned and used by the Oral Health Program, Calgary Health Services, and was donated by Dr. John J. Willey from Calgary, Alberta
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