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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997037001 a-g
Description
Cystoscope in case, consisting of (a) a convex sheath that is a hollow, cylindrical tube which can house either the obturator (b) or the double catheterizing telescope (d); the bullet-shaped tip of the sheath, which bends at a 45 deg. angle, features an opening to accomodate the obturator and teles…
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Accession Number
997037001 a-g
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
Cystoscope in case, consisting of (a) a convex sheath that is a hollow, cylindrical tube which can house either the obturator (b) or the double catheterizing telescope (d); the bullet-shaped tip of the sheath, which bends at a 45 deg. angle, features an opening to accomodate the obturator and telescope tips as well as a light bulb; the opposite end has a cast key-like opening for obturator or telescope as well as two small valves that protrude from the sides; the obturator is a thin, solid cylindrical metal instrument with flared ends; the bullet-shaped tip is cast to fit the sheath opening and has a rather sharp bevelled edge; the opposite end has a solid gripping handle that tapers from a rounded cube to a cylinder; the obturator fits inside the sheath with the tip coming out of the sheath opening and the gripping handle fitting tightly against the open end; the eyepiece (c) fits onto the end of the sheath tube; this lens consists of a very short length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a glass cover on one end and a round opening on the other; the end with the glass cover has a larger diameter and grooves on the outside edge; the double catheterizing telescope (d) consists of two parallel hollow tubes that are joined along their entire length; on one end the tubes come to a sharp bevelled point and on the other end the tubes are attached to another lens identical to the eyepiece, that has a red-bordered half-moon shaped glass cover; from this end, two small tubes protrude from the eyepiece and flare at their openings; the brown irrigation tube (e) is a brown rubber cylindrical tube which is open at one end; the opposite end has a small metal tube which tapers down to a very minute opening; this tapered metal tube fits into the rubber tube and is held there with a threaded binding; the typed instructions (f) are typewritten and detail the proper method to clean the cystoscope; all of the pieces fit into a purpose-built case (g), which is made of black cloth-covered wood with a green velvet lining on the inside; the case is rectangular in shape, is hinged at the back, and has a metal clasp at the front; the inside of the case has built-in green velvet dividers which conform to each individual piece; on the inside of the top of the case are two cloth straps which could hold additional components; the top of the box has the maker's name on it
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - convex sheath - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - obturator - Size: Length 24.5 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
c - eyepiece - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
d - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
e - rubber irrigation tube - Size: Length 12.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
f - typed instructions - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 13.6 cm
g - cloth-covered case - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Boehm Surgical Instrument Corporation
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
metal: silver
rubber: brown
fabric: green; black
paper: off-white
wood:
Inscriptions
The convex sheath is stamped "MADE BY BOEHM ROCHESTER," as well as the number "32" near the opening for the obturator at the valve end of the instrument; the obturator is stamped "32" and "NOT CONNECTED WITH THE ELECTRO SURGICAL COMPANY;" the typed instructions are marked, "C. H. BIRD, M.D., C.M. H. G. BIRD, M.B., M.R.C.P. (LONDON) - TELEPHONE 90 'Wigborough' Gananoque, Ont.;" the cloth-covered case is marked "Boehm Surgical Instruments Corp., Rochester, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Condition Remarks
Each piece shows only minor signs of wear from routine use; the typed instructions are somewhat faded and brittle; the case has minor bubbling on the bottom; the front clasp is seized up and the case will not lock
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing," by V. Mueller and Company, Chicago, 1956, p. 397 (similar to items GU5200-5240)
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Boehm rectal diagnostic and treatment set

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
997037002 a-k
Description
Sigmoidoscope, which consists of (a) a graduated sigmoidoscope tube that is made of hollow and cylindrical metal with a round, open tip and a round, threaded open end with a flared lip; there is a scale in increments of 5 cm, from 5 to 25 cm, stamped into the outside of the tube; an obturator (b) f…
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Accession Number
997037002 a-k
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
Sigmoidoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal -- rectal set
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- sigmoid -- sigmoidoscope set
Description
Sigmoidoscope, which consists of (a) a graduated sigmoidoscope tube that is made of hollow and cylindrical metal with a round, open tip and a round, threaded open end with a flared lip; there is a scale in increments of 5 cm, from 5 to 25 cm, stamped into the outside of the tube; an obturator (b) fits into this tube; the obturator is made of a solid, narrow cylindrical piece of metal with a large, heavy bullet-shaped tip at one end and a moveable circular finger-grip on the other, that is attached to a solid metal end-cover, permanently affixed by a knocker; the sigmoidoscope obturator fits inside the graduated tube, with the tip coming out of the tube's open tip and the end piece fitting up against the tube's other end; also included in the proctology set is (c) a proctoscope tube, which is a hollow metal tube with an open, bevelled tip and a round, threaded open end with a flared lip; the flared lip has a slightly larger diameter than the rest of the tube; an obturator (d) fits into this tube; the obturator is made of a solid, narrow cylindrical piece of metal with a large, heavy bullet-shaped tip at one end and a moveable, circular finger-grip which is attached to a solid, metal end cover, permanently affixed by a knocker; the proctoscope obturator fits inside its tube, with the tip coming out of the tube's open tip and the end cover fitting up against the tube's other end; also included in the proctology set is (e) an anoscope tube; this is a hollow metal tube with an open, bevelled tip and a round, open threaded end with a flared lip; this has a slightly larger diameter than the rest of the tube; an obturator (f) fits into this tube; the obturator is made of a solid, narrow, cylindrical piece of metal with a large, heavy bullet-shaped tip at one end and a moveable, circular finger-grip on the other which is attached to a solid, metal end cover, permanently affixed by a knocker; the anoscope obturator fits inside its tube, with the tip coming out of the tube's open tip and the end cover fitting up against the tube's other end; included in this proctology set is (g) a light attachment with a glass magnifying lens on one end and a round, hollow metal open end on the other; the end with the glass cover has a larger diameter and a hatched pattern in the metal on the outside edges; the other end of the light attachment is cylindrical metal with a hollowed opening; attached to the inner side of the wall is a dilating bulb that connects to a valve that protrudes from the outside of the light attachment at a 90 deg angle; also attached on the outside of the cylindrical metal piece is an air valve, which follows through to the inside of the hollow opening by way of a small air intake hole; this light attachment fits into (h) a handle; on one end of the handle is a smooth, solid, cylindrical piece of metal with a cut, circular opening in the centre that protrudes as a cylindrical tube with threading, designed for the fitting of the light attachment; a slightly buffed hand grip with two long and narrow grooves on each side tapers to a dull end; the dilating bulbs (i,j) have a threaded end which is attached to a smooth and solid cylindrical piece of small metal tubing; on the other end is a glass half-moon-shaped bulb; these dilating bulbs are spare pieces on the light attachment; all of the pieces fit into a purpose-built case (k); this case is rectangular in shape with a lid that is hinged at the back and has two metal clasps at the front; the inside of the case has built-in blue velvet-covered dividers that hold the instruments apart from each other; in this case two small holes are allotted for the setting of the spare dilating bulbs; affixed on the inside, upper left-hand corner of the lid is a metal Boehm trademark seal
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - sigmoidoscope tube - Size: Length 26.2 cm x Diam. 2.8cm
b - sigmoidoscope obturator - Size: Length 33.6 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
c - proctoscope tube - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
d - proctoscope obturator - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
e - anoscope tube - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
f - anoscope obturator - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
g - light attachment - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
h - handle - Size: Length 16.6 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
i - dilating bulb - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
j - dilating bulb - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
k - case - Size: Length 32.8 cm x Width 12.5 cm x Depth 7.8 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Boehm Surgical Instrument Corp.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver; yellow
fabric: blue
wood: red
Inscriptions
(a) The scale on the outside of the graduated sigmoidoscope has the numbers "5", "10", "15", "20", "25" stamped on the outside; (b) the handle has the company trademark "Made By BOEHM Rochester N.Y." stamped on it and has fine cylindrical scratches on the inner side of the cylindrical tube; (k) the case has a gold-coloured metal label on the inside velvet which reads, "Made By BOEHM Rochester N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-8
Condition Remarks
All metal parts show little wear and only a tiny amount of corrosion; the outside of the box shows slight wear on both finishing cloth and metal clasps; tiny stains seen on top cover of case; inside of graduated sigmoidoscope tube has fine and jagged scratches running from one end to the other
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing," by the V. Mueller and Co., c. 1956, p. 487 (similar to SU-320)
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Dunning colorimeter; renal function test

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3035
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037003 a-p
Description
Hinged wooden box (a) contains thirteen colour standards of varying shades of pink in identical, sealed flat-bottomed glass ampoules; each ampoule is marked with a different number from 5-100; box also contains a small plain glass test tube and a wooden comparison box with an opaque glass plate and…
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Accession Number
997037003 a-p
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Colorimetry -- instrumentation
Kidney Function Tests -- instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
Hinged wooden box (a) contains thirteen colour standards of varying shades of pink in identical, sealed flat-bottomed glass ampoules; each ampoule is marked with a different number from 5-100; box also contains a small plain glass test tube and a wooden comparison box with an opaque glass plate and two holes for comparing sample and standards; there is a paper label on inside of lid
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
a - main wooden box - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - comparison box - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
c - glass test tube - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
d-p - glass ampoules x 13 - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Hynson, Westcott and Company Pharmaceutical Chemists
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
metal: black; brown
wood: brown
glass: clear
paper: discoloured white
fabric cover: black
wood:
Inscriptions
Label attached to inside of lid reads, "DUNNING COLORIMETER FOR ESTIMATING QUANTITY OF PHENOLSULPHONEPHTHALEN EXCRETED WHEN APPLYING THE ROWNTREE-GERAGHTY RENAL FUNCTION TEST. DIRECTIONS FOR APPLYING TEST - [listed] - HYNSON, WESTCOTT & COMPANY PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTS BALTIMORE, MARYLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
The main wooden box has a few minor marks from normal wear; the labelling inside is somewhat faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (IC-141) Chemistry Industrial Testing Biological Sciences," copyright 1942 by CENCO (Central Scientific Company of Canada), p. 662 (similar to item 43170)
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Mathieu's needle holder

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Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997037004 a-c
Description
Three-piece needle holder, which consists of a plier-like instrument that is made of two joined halves; the handles (a,b) flare out slightly from the joint and curve at a 90 deg. angle; they join with a snap catch ratchet at the ends of the handles; the outer edges of the handles have a molded, rid…
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Accession Number
997037004 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps --needle
Description
Three-piece needle holder, which consists of a plier-like instrument that is made of two joined halves; the handles (a,b) flare out slightly from the joint and curve at a 90 deg. angle; they join with a snap catch ratchet at the ends of the handles; the outer edges of the handles have a molded, ridged grip; the two pieces join together with a box-lock joint at the top of the handles; the tips taper down to a blunted point above the joint; the right side of the inner tip has four vertical grooves with an 'x' at the end of the point; tension is divided by (c) a flat piece of metal which joins the handles and is slightly curved; a pivot and slot system between the handles is bent into a curve which provides tension on the handles when they are closed
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - left handle - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b - right handle - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
c - tension bar - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a,b) The number "1" is stamped into the inside edge of the metal near the joint; (c) the number "1" is stamped next to the pivot, on the inner side, touching the right handle; it is not visible when assembled
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Condition Remarks
The metal shows a small amount of inactive corrosion and wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, c. 1920, p. 99 (4052) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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Bozeman uterine dressing forceps

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997037005
Description
Bozeman uterine dressing forceps, a scissor-like instrument comprised of two halves permanently joined with a box lock joint and pivot screw; the handle, which is long and curves upwards, has two closed finger rings that lock together with a snap catch ratchet; beginning at the screw joint, the bla…
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Accession Number
997037005
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- uterine
Description
Bozeman uterine dressing forceps, a scissor-like instrument comprised of two halves permanently joined with a box lock joint and pivot screw; the handle, which is long and curves upwards, has two closed finger rings that lock together with a snap catch ratchet; beginning at the screw joint, the blades curve upwards and end in a blunted tip; the inside of the tips have vertical gripping grooves stamped into the metal; the inside edges of both the handle and blades are flat
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The number "62" is stamped into the metal on the inner edge of the screw joint
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-7
Dimension Notes
Length 26.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal exhibits signs of slight inactive corrosion on both finger holes and just below the joint; the metal at the tip shows signs of wear; movable parts are free and move well
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Instruments and Apparatus for Surgeons and Hospitals," The George P. Pilling Co., 1932-33, p. 294 (p20626)
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placenta forceps

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Dates
1915
1935
circa 1915-1935
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997037006 a-b
Description
Placenta forceps, which consist of a scissor-like metal instrument with two detachable halves with oval finger grips and rounded ends, with a smooth surface on the inner section; the forceps are made of two parts; both halves have long, straight blade pieces that curve slightly upwards at the tips,…
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Accession Number
997037006 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Delivery -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- placenta
Description
Placenta forceps, which consist of a scissor-like metal instrument with two detachable halves with oval finger grips and rounded ends, with a smooth surface on the inner section; the forceps are made of two parts; both halves have long, straight blade pieces that curve slightly upwards at the tips, and long straight handles; the blades end with bulbous tips that have serrated inner edges and a rounded groove cut into the centre of each tip; the left handle (a) has a fixed round pivot anchor set onto a flat area; the right handle (b) has a round hole to fit the pivot anchor and a slot for the section to fit into
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - left handle- Size: Length 29.9 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - right handle - Size: Length 29.9 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1915
1935
circa 1915-1935
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On both handles the number "3" is stamped on the inner side, slightly below the pivot anchor set
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-6
Condition Remarks
The metal shows a small amount of inactive corrosion and wear on the tips and pivot anchor set; there is a small amount of inactive corrosion visible on the finger grips; forceps move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Similar model illustrated in "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," by George P. Pilling & Son, Co., c. 1932-33, p. 300 (P21080); "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., c. 1915, by Roemer Drug Co., p. 5020 (E983)
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Taylor's percussion hammer

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
997037007
Description
Percussion hammer, framed in a thin, solid, cylindrical metal tube with two closed, elongated rings at both ends; the handle end has the larger ring that melds into a solid teardrop-shaped connector with both flat edges and face; the main stem of the hammer consists of a solid metal cylindrical tub…
Accession Number
997037007
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Reflex -- instrumentation
MM= Percussion Aid -- hammer
Description
Percussion hammer, framed in a thin, solid, cylindrical metal tube with two closed, elongated rings at both ends; the handle end has the larger ring that melds into a solid teardrop-shaped connector with both flat edges and face; the main stem of the hammer consists of a solid metal cylindrical tube which flares at the end which connects to another, slightly smaller elongated ring; this top ring, when compared to the handle, is turned 90 deg. allowing the instrument to maintain its hammer-like appearance; the actual percussion piece is a solid isosceles triangle made of red rubber which fits into the top ring
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver
rubber: red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The percussion hammer exhibits a significant amount of wear as well as a slight amount of inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments Catalog,"21st ed., 1915, p. 1094 (item A/-4468)
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 31 Jan 2017.
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surgical handle; scalpel handle; knife handle

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Dates
1893
circa 1893
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997037008
Description
Scalpel handle, which consists of a flat piece of steel that is rounded at one end and tapers to a long, thin, rounded tip; the round tip has an extremely thin slot that allows a scalpel blade to be inserted; midway down the handle on both sides, there are recessed troughs; towards the tip, there a…
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Accession Number
997037008
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- handle
Description
Scalpel handle, which consists of a flat piece of steel that is rounded at one end and tapers to a long, thin, rounded tip; the round tip has an extremely thin slot that allows a scalpel blade to be inserted; midway down the handle on both sides, there are recessed troughs; towards the tip, there are seven horizontal grooves through these troughs which form a distinct grip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Crescent
Site Made (City)
Fremont
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1893
circa 1893
Material
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
The scalpel handle is marked in raised relief on both sides towards the blade slot in a recessed trough; on one side is marked "CRESCENT," and on the other is "FREMONT, O."; at the extreme end of the handle on each side, a maker's mark appears consisting of a crescent moon cupping a cross; in the centre of the handle, on one side only, "-" is stamped into a recessed circle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 13.3 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The scalpel handle exhibits signs of staining and minor corrosion; some of the plating has been rubbed away at the extreme ends
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing," V. Mueller and Co., Chicago, 1956, p. 508 (somewhat similar to item SU 1404) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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ophthalmoscope set

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997037009 a-d
Description
Ophthalmoscope set, which consists of (a) a flat metal case that holds 29 separate magnetic lenses which are not entirely visible; this frame serves as a base of attachment having six adjoined parts: three round disks , a base, and two round-shaped mirrors; one side of the ophthalmoscope has the th…
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Accession Number
997037009 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmoscopy -- ophthalmoscope
Description
Ophthalmoscope set, which consists of (a) a flat metal case that holds 29 separate magnetic lenses which are not entirely visible; this frame serves as a base of attachment having six adjoined parts: three round disks , a base, and two round-shaped mirrors; one side of the ophthalmoscope has the three disks in a row; from left to right, disk one is recessed into the base, with the second disk on the surface and third disk slightly higher than the second; disk one is smooth and circular with four circular-shaped magnifying lenses inserted into the metal on opposite ends; the disk has thatched edges and remains intact by a slot screw located in the centre which enables the disk to rotate freely; it has a circular-shaped sight hole punched in the metal with four glass lenses set in the metal; the second disk resembles a compass dial; it is a flat piece of circular metal with numbers stamped around the edges; a band of metal that covers the edges and spreads out into a key shape encases the flat piece of metal and enables it to move independently by a central pivot screw; the third disk has a thatched edged casing that curves upward at the rim to hold a thin, flat circular-shaped metal disk that has a slightly smaller diameter; the inner metal disk has 14 punched circles, equally spaced apart around the edge, each gradually larger in size, that have increments of one to five stamped beside the corresponding circle; a separate punched circle is located in the centre of this piece encircling two small pivot screws and one raised, tiny screw; all three disks are attached to a supportive back plate; located on the back of the ophthalmoscope are two circular-shaped mirrors that are attached to a flat piece of thin metal used as a secondary base; the first mirror is located on the front end; it is a two-sided mirror with a circle punched in the middle; it is flat and held into place by two metal prongs that run halfway around the edge of the mirror; the prongs are movable and set in place by a tension spring set that enables the prongs to move the mirror outwards so the sides of the mirror may be flipped; a similar mirror, smaller in diameter, is circular-shaped with a punched circle also located in the centre; it is tilted at a 45 deg angle and permanently held in place by a solid, blocked piece of circular-shaped metal which is attached to the the bottom of the mirror; the top of the blocked metal is also slanted at a 45 deg angle to accomodate the setting of the mirror; a metal ring with thatched edges encircles the mirror and stand; the main base of the ophthalmoscope has a threaded metal protrusion from the base plate used to attach to the handle; this entire piece attaches onto a smooth, tapered handle; the first part of the handle (b) is entirely metal with a hollow, threaded opening at one side; the outer surface is smooth and cylindrical with two grooves molded into the metal; the second part of the handle (c) is cylindrical and smooth and is made of bone; the top of the handle which attaches to its metal counterpart is cut straight with rough bone texture on the end; the other end consists of a cylindrical-shaped smooth metal piece with four oval-shaped punched holes, each gradually larger than the previous one; the numbers 1-4 are located in increments above each hole with "1" representing the smallest hole and "4" the largest; this metal piece is hollow with a wooden tube that has red, blue, green and yellow solid colouring painted on in a horizontal fashion; it rotates freely inside the metal pieces so the colour can be seen according to the size of the metal cutout; pieces (a-c) fit into (d) a purpose-built case; this case is rectangular in shape with a lid that is hinged at the back and has one metal clasp at the front; the inside of the case is lined with velvet and contains two dividers with an elastic attachment on inside of lid.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - ophthalmoscope - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
b - metal handle - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
c - bone handle - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
d - case - Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Johnson & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
metal: blue; red; yellow; green; yellow
bone: off-white
wood: brown
fabric: black
elastic: black
Inscriptions
The handle has the numbers 1-5 stamped on the outside; stamped on the lid of the leather case are the initials "J.J.D."; a rectangular lined border stamped around the initials is located midway between the initials and edge of case; slightly illegible from wear is a shield-shaped stamp, located centrally on the bottom of the case with the address "TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD LONDON"; on the front of the ophthalmoscope directly below the smaller concave mirror are the words, "Johnson & Sons London"; for measurement purposes, stamped into metal on disc containing magnifying lens are the numbers "5// + // 20 // 10 // - // 30"; the numbers "10 // 14 // 16 // 18 // 20 // 12 // 10 // 8 // 7 // 6 // 5 // 4 // 3 // 0.5 // 1 // 1 // .5 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // -" are stamped on middle disk; the numbers from one to ten are stamped in the metal next to graduated circular cutouts which are used for measurements
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-6
Condition Remarks
The case is fragile; ophthalmoscope is well-used and prone to severe breakage with consistent handling; #2: the case is damaged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., by the Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3027 (similar to item C/-1966); "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," the A.S. Aloe Co., 6th ed., St. Louis, 189-, p. 181 (item 4541)
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Loring's ophthalmoscope

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997037010 a-c
Description
Loring's ophthalmoscope set, which consists of two parts; the ophthalmoscope head (a), which has two round discs attached together by a pivot screw; the surface of the posterior disk is smooth, flat metal with a round sight hole cut into the metal and goes through both sides; the back of the disk i…
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Accession Number
997037010 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmoscopy -- ophthalmoscope
Description
Loring's ophthalmoscope set, which consists of two parts; the ophthalmoscope head (a), which has two round discs attached together by a pivot screw; the surface of the posterior disk is smooth, flat metal with a round sight hole cut into the metal and goes through both sides; the back of the disk is a round-shaped mirror with glass covering that is bordered by the rim of the disk that has a milled edge; the top disk has milled outside edges with seven numbered glass lenses and one sight hole set in the metal, equally spaced apart around edge of disk; the posterior disk is fused to a flat metal stem that grooves into a cylindrical shape that is affixed to a separate piece of metal that has a threaded interior at the end; this attaches to a handle (b); the handle is made of a length of solid cylindrical bakelite with a cylindrical metal piece at the top which tapers to a threaded end; the handle has a convex bottom; all pieces fit into a black cloth-covered wooden case (c); the case is rectangular in shape with a lid that has two hinges at the back and a metal clasp at the front; the inside of the case has built-in purple velvet-covered molds that hold the instruments apart from each other; two circular spaces are allotted for condensing lenses (?), which are not included in this set
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - ophthalmoscope head - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 3.6 cm
b - handle - Size: Length 8.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - case - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
metal: red; white; silver
fabric: purple; black
wood: black; yellow
plastic: brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The top rotating disk has the numbers "15 // 3 // 6 // 12 // 6 // 3 // 15" on the surface around edge of disk; the numbers "0 // 24 // 12 // 6 // 3 // 6 // 12 // 24" on the same rotating disk are painted around the pivot screw
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-6
Condition Remarks
Mirror has slight cracking and corrosion; ophthalmoscope case has major wear and could easily break; lid and bottom of case not fully attached, with bottom side beams of case loosely affixed and cloth and wood coming off case easily; #2: the case is damaged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., by the Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3026 (similar to item C/-1929) (see attached photocopy); "Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Max Wocher and Son," by Max Wocher & Son, Cincinatti, 189-, p. 74 (similar to item # 677)
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