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fluothane vaporizer

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016007 a-b
Description
F.N.S. fluothane vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded metal top with a hollow short piece of cylindrical metal tubing going down from the bottom; the top has a hollow cylindrical nozzle at the right side to hook up to an anaesthesia machine and another nozzle at the left to hook up to …
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Accession Number
997016007 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
F.N.S. fluothane vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded metal top with a hollow short piece of cylindrical metal tubing going down from the bottom; the top has a hollow cylindrical nozzle at the right side to hook up to an anaesthesia machine and another nozzle at the left to hook up to a flow meter; the front of the top has a movable round dial which regulates % vapor flow; the inside of the vaporizer top is threaded to allow the attachment of (b) a glass jar designed to hold liquid fluothane, which is labelled with "full" and "low" lines; there is a round cork cap liner which seals the lip of the glass jar tightly to the vaporizer top.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - fluothane vaporizer - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 12.0 cm. x Depth 7.0 cm.
b - glass jar - Size: Length 11.4 cm. x Diameter5.6 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Newton Inst. Co.
Site Made (City)
Durham
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
metal: silver
cork: beige
glass: amber
Inscriptions
(a) The top of the vaporizer is stamped, "F-N-S // FLUOTHANE // VAPORIZER // NEWTON INST. CO. // DURHAM, N.C. // % VAPOR // AT 4 L./M. // FLOW"; the dial is stamped in increments from 0 to 4.4; (b) the jar has the words, "FULL // LOW" and two horizontal lines etched into the outside of the glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-6
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived very dirty and dusty; the metal and glass show only minor wear; there is no corrosion on the metal and the glass has no chips or cracks; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 17, 2001
Images
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