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Backhaus towel clip

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Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034466
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; closed round finger grips; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
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Accession Number
997034466
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- towel
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; closed round finger grips; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. B-27 (similar to item #BH-090-01-E) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used to hold towels and drapes in place during surgery.
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Backhaus towel clip

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Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034467
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; the proximal end has a closed round finger grip; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
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Accession Number
997034467
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- towel
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; the proximal end has a closed round finger grip; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"STEVENS SKIDMORE ENGLAND 84 1350" etched on instrument.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. B-27 (similar to item #BH-090-01-E) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used to hold towels and drapes in place during surgery.
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Dates
1939
1951
Between 1939-1951
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004013017 a-k
Description
Box of sutures consisting of 10 sealed glass tubes each containing a needle and catgut sutures; there are three size 0 sutures (a-c), four size 1 (d-g), and three size 2 (h-j); the box is made from yellow cardboard with a white label; it opens at the top and the tubes stand up inside it (similar to…
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Accession Number
004013017 a-k
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Box of sutures consisting of 10 sealed glass tubes each containing a needle and catgut sutures; there are three size 0 sutures (a-c), four size 1 (d-g), and three size 2 (h-j); the box is made from yellow cardboard with a white label; it opens at the top and the tubes stand up inside it (similar to a crayon box); the box can hold 12, two have been removed.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a-j - sutures - Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
k - box - Length 11.1 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1939
1951
Between 1939-1951
Date Remarks
The company was established in 1909 and their production factory moved from New York to Connecticut in 1951. A label on the box indicates that the company had been in existence for over 30 years.
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: yellow; white
paper: white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Heat Sterilized // CATGUT SUTURES, U.S.P. // CLAUSTRO-THERMAL // (BOILABLE) // Plain - type A // With 3/8 - Circle Eyed Needle // Sizes 0,1,2 Product 903 // Davis & Geck, Inc. // BROOKLYN, N.Y., U.S.A // KALMERID BOILABLE" printed on the front of the box; "FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS // DAVIS & GECK, INC. // HAS SPECIALIZED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE // PREPARATION OF SURGICAL SUTURES // 'This One thing We Do'" printed on the bottom of the box
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the box.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Davis & Geck Company Records"
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is…
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Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is made with stainless steel.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
b - blade - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - hinged back - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d - plate - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - bolt - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but the same instrument appears in a 1957 Allen and Hanburys catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS // LONDON" engraved on the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Condition Remarks
Like New
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 456; CD #6
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amputation knife

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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021002
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021002
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 25.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84.; CD #6
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amputation knife

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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021003
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021003
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 33.3 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Significant wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84; CD #3
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Dates
1867
1960
circa 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021005
Description
A one-piece stainless steel suture needle; consisting of a flat handle, leading to a thin shaft with a slight curve at the end which tapers to a point, and has a hole in the centre.
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Accession Number
004021005
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Needles -- suture
Description
A one-piece stainless steel suture needle; consisting of a flat handle, leading to a thin shaft with a slight curve at the end which tapers to a point, and has a hole in the centre.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1867
1960
circa 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but it is probably much newer.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS // LONDON" engraved on the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 29.6 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Like New
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
1969.319.1; CD #6
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Deschamp's aneurism needle

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034577
Description
Deschamp's aneurism needle, left, blunt, which consists of an instrument made of a single piece of metal; the handle is a long, closed hollow piece with a flat top and bottom and a rounded end; the handle tapers inwards from the end to where it attaches to the needle shaft; the shaft is made of sol…
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Accession Number
997034577
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Ligation
MM= Needles -- suture -- ligating -- aneurysm
Description
Deschamp's aneurism needle, left, blunt, which consists of an instrument made of a single piece of metal; the handle is a long, closed hollow piece with a flat top and bottom and a rounded end; the handle tapers inwards from the end to where it attaches to the needle shaft; the shaft is made of solid cylindrical metal which curves outwards and upwards at the needle tip into a semi-circular shape with a blunt, rounded tip; there is an oval hole through the metal just before the tip; the top of the needle tip has a groove in the centre; one of a pair.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SKLAR STAINLESS // GERMANY" stamped into metal; "O.R. May 67" engraved on handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear; finish worn; scratches on handle edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalog," Sklar Instruments, 21st ed., 1992, p. 75 (item #190-40) (see attached photocopy); CD #11.
Research Facts
This instrument is used to pass a suture or sling around a deep vessel, muscle, or bowel; a set consists of two pieces: a curve to the right and a curve to the left.
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Deschamp's aneurism needle

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034578
Description
Deschamp's aneurism needle, right, blunt, which consists of an instrument made of a single piece of metal; the handle is a long, closed hollow piece with a flat top and bottom and a rounded end; the handle tapers inwards from the end to where it attaches to the needle shaft; the shaft is made of so…
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Accession Number
997034578
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Ligation
MM= Needles -- suture -- ligating -- aneurysm
Description
Deschamp's aneurism needle, right, blunt, which consists of an instrument made of a single piece of metal; the handle is a long, closed hollow piece with a flat top and bottom and a rounded end; the handle tapers inwards from the end to where it attaches to the needle shaft; the shaft is made of solid cylindrical metal which curves outwards and upwards at the needle tip into a semi-circular shape with a blunt, rounded tip; there is an oval hole through the metal just before the tip; the top of the needle tip has a groove in the centre; one of a pair.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SKLAR STAINLESS // GERMANY" stamped into metal; "O.R. May 67" engraved on handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear; finish worn; scratches on handle edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalog," Sklar Instruments, 21st ed., 1992, p. 75 (item #190-35) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This instrument is used to pass a suture or sling around a deep vessel, muscle, or bowel; a set consists of two pieces: a curve to the right and a curve to the left.
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dissecting forceps

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Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034609
Description
Dissecting forceps are tweezer-like, with horizontal gripping grooves on outer side of arms; rounded, serrated tips.
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Accession Number
997034609
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
Dissecting forceps are tweezer-like, with horizontal gripping grooves on outer side of arms; rounded, serrated tips.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital operating room
Maker
Downs Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1955
1965
circa 1955-1965
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Brown" engraved on instrument; "DOWN BROS LONDON" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-5
Dimension Notes
Length 25.5 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd ed., Downs Surgical PLC, c. 1982, p. B15 (item # BE-245-04-V) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
Used to pick up veins and arteries in a deep cavity.
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