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Sanborn Twin Viso Recorder ECG

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
995003087
Description
Mobile E.C.G. machine which consists of a wooden shell and legs with black plastic wheels; the motor and moving parts are set into the wooden cabinet; the top of the machine has nine knobs, five fuses, and five switches; there are four drawers that open at the front and back sides; at one side ther…
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Accession Number
995003087
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Mobile E.C.G. machine which consists of a wooden shell and legs with black plastic wheels; the motor and moving parts are set into the wooden cabinet; the top of the machine has nine knobs, five fuses, and five switches; there are four drawers that open at the front and back sides; at one side there is a piece of wood which holds graph paper coming out of the machine; the back has a grey plastic-coated electric wire and plug coming from it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Sanborn Company
Site Made (City)
Waltham
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
plastic: black; grey
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's label reads, "Twin Viso Recorder Sanborn ® Company Waltham, Mass., U.S.A. // Model 60-1300B Serial 456 Volts 115 Cycles 60 Amps 2.7"; there are also labels for the power supply, E.C.G preamp, and D.C. amplifiers (2)
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-6-2
Condition Remarks
E.C.G. machine was very dirty and dusty; unsure if it works electrically; wood shows minor scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
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dental film hanger

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
995004010
Description
Dental film hangers which consist of a rectangular frame of flat metal sections with an attached flat metal handle which is curved into a semi-circle at the top. The hanger is divided down the middle with a non-moving central support of two attached flat metal pieces. The two sides each consist of…
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Accession Number
995004010
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
X-Ray Film
Radiography, Dental -- instrumentation
Description
Dental film hangers which consist of a rectangular frame of flat metal sections with an attached flat metal handle which is curved into a semi-circle at the top. The hanger is divided down the middle with a non-moving central support of two attached flat metal pieces. The two sides each consist of two central pieces of flat metal with seven almond-shaped pieces cut out of each. The middle sections are hinged which allows them to be swivelled sideways. There is a moving metal tab on the handle which can slide down and lock the middle sections into place.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Bar Ray Products, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into handle are the words, "Bar-Ray Bklyn 32, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 31.0 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Hangers had been taped with masking tape in several spots; this tape had deteriorated and fallen off, leaving residue behind; hangers are complete and the moving parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm
Research Facts
Hanger labelled by School of X-Ray, "Dental film hangers - Hi Tech version"
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dental film hanger

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1930
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
995004011
Description
Hanger for processing dental x-ray films which consists of a central flat metal bar which is curved into a half circle at the top. Perpendicular to the central metal bar are seven small flat vertical bars, spaced 2.7 cm apart from each other. On each end of the vertical bars is a clip (14 in tota…
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Accession Number
995004011
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
X-Ray Film
Radiography, Dental -- instrumentation
Description
Hanger for processing dental x-ray films which consists of a central flat metal bar which is curved into a half circle at the top. Perpendicular to the central metal bar are seven small flat vertical bars, spaced 2.7 cm apart from each other. On each end of the vertical bars is a clip (14 in total) which was made to hold the dental film.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Eastman Kodak Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1930
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into the handle of the central bar are the words "No. 4(S) Dental Film Developing Hanger Made by Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester, N.Y. U.S.A."; the 14 clips each have "EKC" stamped on them
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 29.4 cm. x Width: 5.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The hanger had been taped with masking tape in several spots; this tape had deteriorated and fallen off, leaving residue behind; the hanger is complete and all 14 clips work properly
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Dental
Accession Number
995004042
Description
Box of x-ray film strips which consists of a two-piece box with 45 strips of x-ray film (measuring: length = 16.2 x width = 6.8 cm) with strips of black paper wrapped around them; one film strip is developed and shows a chest x-ray; small narrow size possilby used for dental x-rays.
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Accession Number
995004042
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Dental
MeSH Heading
X-Ray Film
Radiography -- instrumentation
Dental Equipment
Description
Box of x-ray film strips which consists of a two-piece box with 45 strips of x-ray film (measuring: length = 16.2 x width = 6.8 cm) with strips of black paper wrapped around them; one film strip is developed and shows a chest x-ray; small narrow size possilby used for dental x-rays.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Queen's University School of X-Ray.
Maker
Canadian Kodak Co., Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Reads: "develop before Dec. 1949"
Material
cardboard: off-white
film: green
paper: black
Inscriptions
Label on box front reads, "Eastman X-ray Films Blue Sensitive Single Coated For PhotoRoentgenography. Tinted Safety Base. Canadian Kodak Co., Limited Toronto, Canada Patented in Canada 1935"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.0 cm. x Width: 8.3 cm. x Depth: 5.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Film box was dusty; there are also several water stains on the box
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm
Research Facts
Box originally held 72 sheets of film
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Camabridge Operating Room Cardioscope

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997008009 a-c
Description
(a) Operating room cardioscope, which is a heavy cylindrical instrument on a cylindrical pole set into a rubber-covered square fiberglass base with four wheels, at each underside corner; the base has two foot-pedals for raising and lowering the cardioscope; the front of the machine has a glass scre…
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Accession Number
997008009 a-c
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Rate
Monitoring, Physiologic
Description
(a) Operating room cardioscope, which is a heavy cylindrical instrument on a cylindrical pole set into a rubber-covered square fiberglass base with four wheels, at each underside corner; the base has two foot-pedals for raising and lowering the cardioscope; the front of the machine has a glass screen with two dials inside which read beats per minute and seconds; to the right f the screen is a leads dial in minivolts, which led to a recorder; to the left of the screen is another dial which controls leads to the patient; the top of the machine has a panel with 7 knobs; these knobs control sensitivity, meter zero, intensity, vertical sweep, focus and alarm; there is an electric cord coming off the machine on the right side which would have led to the recorder; there are two electric cords coming off the left side; one would have been plugged into an electrical outlet and the other would have been attached to (b) leads to the patient; these leads consist of a black electric cord, one end of which attaches to the cord on the machine and the other which separates off into 5 leads: red (RA), black (LA), green (RL), white (LL), and brown (P); all of the leads except (P) have ends which would have been put into the patient (via needles) for monitoring purposes; instrument also comes with (c) a plastic cord with a metal coupling at the end.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - operating room cardioscope - Size: Length 121.1 cm. x Width 47.8 cm. x Depth 72.3 cm.
b - patient leads - Size: Length 379.6 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 1.2 cm.
c - cord - Size: Length 8.2 m x Diam. 4.0 cm
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Cambridge Instrument Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Ossining
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Material
plastic: black
paint: cream
metal: silver; grey
rubber: black
glass: clear
fiberglass: beige
Inscriptions
(a) The top instrument panel has each knob labelled and also reads, "CAMBRIDGE // OPERATING ROOM // CARDIOSCOPE // INSTR. No. 0-215347 // MADE FOR // CAMBRIDGE INSTRUMENT CO., INC. // OSSINING, N.Y."; the metal area around the glass screen reads, "IN HAZARDOUS ATMOSPHERES THIS COVER // MUST BE KEPT TIGHT WHILE CIRCUITS ARE ALIVE // CROUSE-HINDS"; pressure-sensitive tape removed from the left dial had the letters "E.C.G." written on it; (b) leads labelled "RA // LA // RL // LL // P"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-6-1
Condition Remarks
The cardioscope arrived very dirty and dusty; the cream paint has several chips; none of the exposed metal shows any corrosion; the rubber matting on the base has small missing sections at the corners; the electric cord is uncracked; the dials at the right and left both had pressure-sensitive tape residue, as does the leads attachment at the machine cord; the end of lead (P) is missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Research Facts
This 1950's electrocardiograph is a very rare and early model and one of the first to be used in the operating room; prior to mechanized means of monitoring the patient, the pulse was taken manually; this machine was used to monitor the patient's heart rate and rhythm; it had no paper trace or direct readout; this machine featured a screen in case of sparks, as the gases employed (ether and cyclopropane) were flammable and explosive; the leads dial on the right would have led to a record calibrator
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Sep. 23, 1999
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Birkmire de-fibrillator

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997008031 a-b
Description
(a) Birkmire defibrillator built into a cloth-covered wooden case with a lid hinged by two hinges at the back and closed by two clasps at the front; between the two front clasps is a leather carrying handle (now broken off) and the bottom of the case has four round plastic feet to stand it up on; t…
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Accession Number
997008031 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electric Countershock -- instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Birkmire defibrillator built into a cloth-covered wooden case with a lid hinged by two hinges at the back and closed by two clasps at the front; between the two front clasps is a leather carrying handle (now broken off) and the bottom of the case has four round plastic feet to stand it up on; the inside lid of the case has a piece of paper with printed instructions; the inside right front of the case has a built-up rectangular-shaped powering unit; the top of this unit has power and impulse lights, an intensity bulb, an on/off switch and a push button; the back of the unit has two electrical cords coming out of it; one cord was to plug into an electrical supply; the other cord has an end which attaches to (b) two paddles, each attached to an electrical cord and joining together at a single plug; each paddle consists of a narrow rectangular bakelite handle onto which is attached a long cylindrical rubber-covered piece of metal; at the end of the metal rods, there is an attached piece of round flat metal which is covered at the front with cloth.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - defibrillator in case - Size: Length 34.8 cm. x Width 23.2 cm. x Depth 11.6 cm.
b - paddles - Size: Length 139.4 cm. x Width 14.2 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Birkos, Incorporated, Manufacturers
Site Made (City)
Havertown
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
wood: beige
metal: silver; yellow
plastic: black; red
glass: clear; black
rubber: red; black
fabric: black; off-white
Inscriptions
The inside operating instructions read, "BIRKMIRE DEFIBRILLATOR // Operating Instructions // [instructions follow] // BIRKOS, INCORPORATED, Manufacturers // FACTORY DISTRIBUTOR: H. S. OSBORN CO., 229 LINCOLN AVE., HAVERTOWN, PENNA."; the top of the inner powering unit reads, "BIRKMIRE DE-FIBRILLATOR // BIRKOS INC. // HAVERTOWN, PA."; individual lights, buttons and switches are labelled; the top of the carrying case has an attached piece of cloth tape with the word, "DE-FIBRILLATOR" written on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J1-4
Condition Remarks
The defibrillator arrived very dirty and dusty; the case is in good repair with only one small tear in the cloth at the bottom; the leather handle is broken off; the cord leading to the electrical supply appears to be a replacement; the cloth covering the paddles is stained and one is torn; minor corrosion is visible on the front clasps; other parts of the defibrillator are complete and undamaged; #2: dusty; metal in good condition; scratches on sides; rubber gives off foul odour.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Sep. 13, 1999; small exhibit upstairs in museum to Jan. 2004
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dental drill controls

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Dates
1957
1970
circa 1957-1970
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
997010003
Description
Controls for Borden Airotor dental drill consists of vertical rectangular metal carcass supported by base on wheels; carcass has slot for retractable drill bit , metal handle, dial and gage at front and top, hook on side and handle at back which opens panel to interior compartment; interior has mec…
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Accession Number
997010003
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental High Speed Equipment
Dentistry
Dental Restoration, Permanent
MM= Dentistry, Operative -- drill
Description
Controls for Borden Airotor dental drill consists of vertical rectangular metal carcass supported by base on wheels; carcass has slot for retractable drill bit , metal handle, dial and gage at front and top, hook on side and handle at back which opens panel to interior compartment; interior has mechanism including plastic and metal tubes, cloth braided cable, two glass jars and plastic bottle; carcass has cables at back; one cable ends in foot-operated pedal and another cable in metal nozzle attachment for external compressor.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston
Maker
Amalgamated Dental Engineering Industries Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walton-On-Thames
Site Made (State)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1957
1970
circa 1957-1970
Date Remarks
Date based on date of first commercially manufactured and distributed Borden Airotor, style of "Sterling" label indicates c 1950s.
Material
metal: beige, silver, yellow
plastic: grey, black, clear
rubber: black, grey, clear
glass: clear
fabric: black, grey
liquid: yellow
Inscriptions
Embossed on nameplate affixed to carcass: "Sterling"; printed on metal plate: "STERLING CONTROLS // FOR // BORDEN AIROTOR // AN "AMALGAMATED DENTAL" PRODUCT // TYPE 4 // SERIAL NO 2477".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 99.0 cm x Width 32.0 cm x Depth 27.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paint wearing off carcass; minor scratching on sides; organic residue on base and in slot; rubber edging is cracked and detaching from carcass at top; interior walls of carcass stained and rusting; rubber ring stiff; plastic bottle stained; glass jar showing fracture lines; cloth braided cable is frayed and cut at one end; cable to pedal is beginning to pulverize; rubber on pedal is torn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Wikipedia; CD #6
Research Facts
Used as controls for Borden Airotor dental drill
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dental sterilizer unit

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
997010004 a-h
Description
Ritter dental sterilizer consisting of vertical metal (a) carcass with a door opening to interior at front and pedal at base which opens inbuilt autoclave at top; autoclave contains perforated metal (b) tray with handles; carcass has two dials and a spout at front and electrical cable and plug at b…
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Accession Number
997010004 a-h
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- instrumentation
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Dental Equipment
Description
Ritter dental sterilizer consisting of vertical metal (a) carcass with a door opening to interior at front and pedal at base which opens inbuilt autoclave at top; autoclave contains perforated metal (b) tray with handles; carcass has two dials and a spout at front and electrical cable and plug at back; interior of carcass contains (c) shelf, (d-e) two small bulbs in (g) packet for pill storage and instructional (f) tag on string; sterilizer has a (h) removable back panel which provides access to mechanical compartment.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - carcass - Length 95.0cm x Width 48.3cm x Depth 41.0
b - tray - Length 33.0cm x Width 12.0cm x Depth 2.5cm
c - shelf - Length 39.0cm x Width 33.0cm x Depth 1.4cm
d -e - bulbs - Length 4.5cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
f - tag on string - Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm
g - packet - Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.8 cm
h - back panel - Length 36.0 cm x Width 19.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
Maker
Ritter Company Inc.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Date appears on Ritter Dental Company website
Material
metal: tan, black, silver, cream, yellow
plastic: black, silver, yellow
fabric: black, cream
paper: cream
ceramic: white
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on metal plate affixed to carcass; "Ritter Sterilizer // MANUFACTURED BY // Ritter Company, Inc. // Rochester, N.Y. // CURRENT A.C. VOLTS 115 WATTS 1230 MODEL-TYPE E 1 SERIAL NO. 20E133 // MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". Handwritten in chalk on interior mechanical compartment; "1918 G1". Embossed on front of carcass; "RITTER".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-4-2
Condition Remarks
Carcass is scratched with large sections of paint chipped and exposing rusty metal; inbuilt autoclave and tray are scratched, tarnished and interior is covered in chalky residue; autoclave lid has residue from duct tape; interior of carcass has minor stains; cloth-braided cords are frayed and plastic tubing broken inside mechanical compartment; instructional tag is stained; paper packet with bulbs is stained.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"The Golden Years 1920-1959", The Ritter Dental Company website, page 5, 1940's Ritter Model D Sterilizer; copy in donor file
Research Facts
Used to sterilize dental instruments.
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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Dr. Charles E. Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997013001
Description
Baumanometer sphygmomanometer in a case, which is rectangular in shape with rounded corners and with a lid that hinges at the top and has a clasp at the bottom; the inside of the lid has an attached metal, glass and mercury scale; there is cylindrical latex tubing attached to the scale at one end a…
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Accession Number
997013001
Collection
Dr. Charles E. Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Baumanometer sphygmomanometer in a case, which is rectangular in shape with rounded corners and with a lid that hinges at the top and has a clasp at the bottom; the inside of the lid has an attached metal, glass and mercury scale; there is cylindrical latex tubing attached to the scale at one end and a cloth-covered latex cuff and bulb at the other end; the bulb is oval in shape, with tapered ends; one end has a metal plug and the other end attaches to the latex tubing and has a round metal pressure-release knob at the side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Charles E. Bird.
Maker
W. A. Baum Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Exact make and model found in a supply catalogue from c. 1966
Material
metal: silver; grey
latex rubber: black
glass: clear
fabric: black
paint: black; red
Inscriptions
A metal manufacturer's label on the inside of the lid reads, "Baumanometer // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // BLOOD PRESSURE STANDARD // THE WORLD OVER // U.S. PATS. NOS. 1594039 & 1821902 // MADE IN U.S.A. // W.A. BAUM CO. Inc. -- NEW YORK // KOMPAK MODEL"; the scale has increments marks along its length and the numbers, "0 // 20 // 40 // 60 // 80 // 100 // 120 // 140 // 160 // 180 // 200// 220 // 240 // 260" on the left side and "10 // 30 // 50 // 70 // 90 // 110 // 130 // 150 // 170 // 190 // 210 // 230 // 250" on the right side as well as the words, "CALIBRATED // MILLIMETERS" at the bottom; the cloth cuff has a cloth label that reads, "Baumanometer // BLOOD PRESSURE STANDARD // THE WORLD OVER // W.A. BAUM CO. INC. NEW YORK"; the bulb has the words, "TYCOS // ASHEVILLE N.C. // U.S.A. 63" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 30.1 cm. x Width: 10.1 cm. x Depth: 4.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The sphygmomanometer arrived somewhat dirty and dusty; the outside of the metal case shows minor wear, but no corrosion is visible; all latex parts are complete and flexible; the cloth is complete and undamaged; the front clasp on the case does not work; #3: fabric has an odour; #4: mercury; rubber.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalog C-30" by American Hospital Supply Corporation, c. 1966, pp. 30415-30423
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Cardiac Suction Unit Type 913

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Mr. John Porter Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997030002
Description
Cardiac suction unit, which consists of a large rectangular-shaped machine with four flat sides, a flat top and a slightly flared-out bottom that has four attached round wheels at the bottom of each corner; the front of the machine has a rectangular-shaped plastic panel at the centre of the top; th…
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Accession Number
997030002
Collection
Mr. John Porter Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Blood Circulation
Suction
Description
Cardiac suction unit, which consists of a large rectangular-shaped machine with four flat sides, a flat top and a slightly flared-out bottom that has four attached round wheels at the bottom of each corner; the front of the machine has a rectangular-shaped plastic panel at the centre of the top; this panel has three domed plastic lights at the top, two on/off switches and two amps in the centre and a manufacturer's label and two amps at the bottom; the front of the machine also has a round pressure gauge for vacuum in Hg with a round threaded knob below it, at the left side of the centre and a round increase/decrease dial at the right side of the centre; the lower left side of the front has a 180 cm. electric cord with a plug at the end coming out from it; the right side of the machine has two hollow cylindrical metal tubes near the top at the left and right sides; there are also two round pieces with a straight vertical slot cut out from the centre below the metal tubes; the centre of the right side has four equally-spaced round rubber buffer pieces; the lower half of the right side has a removable panel with four round metal clasps at each corner holding it in place; the bottom of the right side has an attached piece of metal sticking out at a 90 deg. angle; this attached piece has two rubber-lined oxygen tank-holding platforms; the back of the machine is flat, with no attachments; the left side of the machine is flat with only one attached round rubber piece at the centre; the outside edges of all four sides are painted beige; the top of the machine is flat and painted black; all four corners are slightly rounded; the left side of the top has an attached roller pump; this consists of a D-shaped piece of perspex plastic with an open centre, a large rectangular opening on the straight side and closed rounded edges; the roller pump is set onto a square piece of metal; the centre of the plastic piece has an attached piece of solid four-sided metal with straight sides and rounded top and bottom; the top right side and bottom left side of this metal piece have attached rollers; these rollers each have straight backs that hold two spherical metal balls with a cylindrical metal bar through the centre that holds them in place
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally purchased and used by Kingston General Hospital; owned by Ivan Cohen; purchased from Mr. Cohen by Mr. John Porter in the 1960s.
Maker
New Electronic Products Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver; grey
rubber: black
plastic: clear; black
glass: clear
paint: beige; black
Inscriptions
The panel on the front of the machine has engraved words which read, "VACUUM // OFF // ON // ON // OFF // PUMP // PFF // ON // ON // OFF // MAINS FUSED 10 AMPS // FUSE 10 AMPS // CARDIAC SUCTION UNIT // TYPE 913 // SER. NO. C475/120 // NEW ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS LTD. // LONDON // FUSE 10 AMPS"; the fuse on the left side is identified as, "MAINS 10 AMP."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-6-1
Dimension Notes
Length 116.5 cm x Width 68.0 cm x Depth 50.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The cardiac suction unit arrived extremely dirty and oily; the paint shows minor chips and scratches; very little corrosion; a small amount is visible on the screws in the roller pump
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display in the exhibit: The Heart-Lung Machine: Key to Open Heart Surgery, Nov. 1, 1999
Images
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