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tabletop dental instrument sterilizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13475
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020354 a-e
Description
Silver metal dental instrument sterilizer; cylindrical in shape on rectangular base; round door at front end opens sideways via metal door handle with black rubber handles; door handle then lifts upward so door can open; opening lined with red rubber; instructions for initial heating and loading en…
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Accession Number
010020354 a-e
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Dental Instruments
Dentistry
Description
Silver metal dental instrument sterilizer; cylindrical in shape on rectangular base; round door at front end opens sideways via metal door handle with black rubber handles; door handle then lifts upward so door can open; opening lined with red rubber; instructions for initial heating and loading enamelled in black and silver on top of sterilizer; red pilot light at bottom right of front; temperature control at left; two round pressure gauges at top, showing pounds of pressure and temperature, covered with clear glass; valve releases on either side; boiler filling funnel at right, attached to black rubber-handled valve; cylindrical reservoir tank at top right with lid (b) with black handle; four cylindrical black rubber feet; two brown metal trays (c, d), bottoms perforated with small holes, with semi-circular handles at sides; handwritten brown page of instructions (e) printed with brown and black ink, states loading and unloading instructions
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - sterilizer - Size: Length 51.5 cm x Width 39.0 cm x Depth 32.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 25.4 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
c - tray - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 11.4 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
d - tray - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 11.4 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
e - instructions - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Pelton & Crane Co.
Site Made (City)
Charlotte
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Based on manufacturer's pamphlet
Material
metal: silver, brown
enamel: black, silver, green
rubber: black, red
glass: clear
paper: brown
ink: brown, black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on plate on back: "- CAUTION - // FOR USE WITH WALL OR // BASE RECEPTACLE ONLY // PELTON STERILIZER // SERIAL FL2- 17940 // VOLTS 110-120 WATTS 1000 // THE PELTON & CRANE COMPANY // CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, U. S. A. // - CAUTION - // USE ON A. C. ONLY"
Permanent Location
(a-d): Storage Room 0007
0007-P2-1
(e): Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 22
Condition Remarks
Slight tarnishing on metal on sterilizer (a); rubber on feet cracking; enamelled instructions party rubbed off top of sterilizer; light is loose at front end; handle of (b) is cracked at edges; trays (c, d) heavily tarnished; page of instructions (e) is brittle, with water spots
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Manufacturer's pamphlet can be found at 010020108
CD #1
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. Don Beauprie from Deep River, Ontario; this sterilizer used steam to clean instruments, gloves, etc.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Teeth in Time," Case #6, 29 March 2011 - November 2014
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portable instrument sterilizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13147
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020058 a-d
Description
Rectangular green-enamelled metal portable hot air sterilizer (a) sits on four cylindrical feet; octagonal black plastic knob operates silver metal clasp closure to open lid; yellow and white thermometer showing temperatures from 70 to 170 printed with black ink with clear glass covering on top; bl…
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Accession Number
010020058 a-d
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Dental Instruments
Dentistry
Description
Rectangular green-enamelled metal portable hot air sterilizer (a) sits on four cylindrical feet; octagonal black plastic knob operates silver metal clasp closure to open lid; yellow and white thermometer showing temperatures from 70 to 170 printed with black ink with clear glass covering on top; black plastic knob mounted on silver and black metal face showing temperatures from 120 to 180 C on front; black plastic switch lies horizontal on front; black plastic curved handles on either side of sterilizer; black and white fabric-covered electrical wire with black plastic and metal plug comes out of left side; silver metal interior with solid metal sides and cut-out ridges along front and back; silver metal rectangular tray (b) with solid bottom and cut-out ridges along sides; rectangular silver metal instrument tray (c) with dividers forming three rectangles and two squares; removable silver metal hollow tube (d) comes out of front of sterilizer
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - sterilizer - Size: Length 52.0 cm x Width 27.8 cm x Depth 16.6 cm
b - tray - Size: Length 37.1 cm x Width 13.7 cm x Depth 16.8 cm
c - tray - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 13.3 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
d - tube - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Webeco
Site Made (City)
Lubeck
Site Made (State)
Schleswig-Holstein
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Based on Webeco website
Material
metal: silver
enamel: green, black
plastic: black, yellow, white
fabric: black, brown
glass: clear
ink: black
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on top: "Webeco"; engraved on side: "Webeco-Lubeck // Type VIa/II No 13986 // 110 v a-c 450w // CSA App No 12599 // MADE IN GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-D2-1
Condition Remarks
(a) Enamel scratched and worn in places; metal rusty in places, especially on lid clasp; electric wire is slightly stiff; some rust marks on (b) and (c), interior bottom of (b) very worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Webeco" website
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 donated by Dr. Marc Trepanier from Farnham ,Quebec; Fritz Webecke founded Webecke & Co. in Lubeck, Germany in 1946; during the 1950s the company specialized in small medical intrument steam sterilizers before continuing on with large scale steam sterilizers and vacuum sterilizers in the 1960s; the company recently celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2006; this sterilizer was different than most because it did not use water and steam but hot air only to sterilize instruments
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