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Microscope slide box

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Dates
1900
1940
1900-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1973.2.5
Description
A wooden box with a lid containing 25 microscope specimen slides; each slide has a paper label affixed to one end.
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Accession Number
1973.2.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Microscopy -- accessories and parts -- slide
Description
A wooden box with a lid containing 25 microscope specimen slides; each slide has a paper label affixed to one end.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Winston S. Mahon of Willowdale, Ont.
Dates
1900
1940
1900-1940
Material
wood: light brown
glass: clear
paper: yellowed
specimen smears: red; brown; yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1981.28.1 a-aq
Description
An oak case (aq) containing a sling hygrometer (a) with its leather case (b); directions for the hygrometer wicks (c); replacement wicks in plastic boxes (d,e); 12 thermometers with their cardboard cylinders: Kata, mean 36.5, F. 451, No. 2904 (f,g); Kata, mean 36.5, F. 461, No. 3443 (h,i); Kata, 44…
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Accession Number
1981.28.1 a-aq
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Environmental Monitoring
Humidity
Description
An oak case (aq) containing a sling hygrometer (a) with its leather case (b); directions for the hygrometer wicks (c); replacement wicks in plastic boxes (d,e); 12 thermometers with their cardboard cylinders: Kata, mean 36.5, F. 451, No. 2904 (f,g); Kata, mean 36.5, F. 461, No. 3443 (h,i); Kata, 44-28 cm, No. 517 (j,k); Kata, 44-28 cm, No. 516 (l,m); Kata, 150-145 F, F. 665, No. 1538 (n,o); Kata, 150-145 F, F. 645, No. 1537 (p,q); Kata, 130-125 F, F. 467, No. 1334 (r,s); mercury thermometer, 150-30, 4 1/2 immersion enclosed in brass, N. 27040 (t,u); mercury thermometer 40-60F, No. 47213 (v,w); mercury thermometer 150-50C, No. 12145 (x,y); mercury thermometer 150-50C, No. 12179 (z,aa); mercury thermometer 120-6F, No. 19285 (ab); mercury thermometer 120-6F, No. 192?? (ac); remaining items are: a brass ball with three suspension loops (ad); two screw clamps (ae,af); three extension rods (ag-ai); a thermos bottle (aj); a length of cord (ak); a strip of Plexiglas (al); unknown item (am); wooden storage tray fitting into the main case (an); two wooden lids (ao,ap).
Number Of Parts
43
Part Names
a - hygrometer - Size: Length 21.0 cm
b - case for hygrometer
c - directions
d - wick
e - wick
f - thermometer - Size: Length 22.5 cm
g - cylinder for thermometer
h - thermometer - Size: Length 22.5 cm
i - cylinder for thermometer
j - thermometer - Size: Length 22.0 cm
k - cylinder for thermometer
l - thermometer - Size: Length 22.0 cm
m - cylinder for thermometer
n - thermometer - Size: Length 22.5 cm
o - cylinder for thermometer
p - thermometer - Size: Length 22.5 cm
q - cylinder for thermometer
r - thermometer - Size: Length 22.0 cm
s - cylinder for thermometer
t - thermometer - Size: Length 36.0 cm
u - cylinder for thermometer
v - thermometer - Size: Length 18.0 cm
w - cylinder for thermometer
x - thermometer - Size: Length 16.7 cm
y - cylinder for thermometer
z - thermometer - Size: Length 16.7 cm
aa - cylinder for thermometer
ab - thermometer - Size: Length 38.0 cm
ac - thermometer - Size: Length 39.5 cm
ad - brass ball
ae - screw clamp - Size: Length 11.5 cm
af - screw clamp - Size: Length 14.0 cm
ag - extension rod - Size: Length 44.0 cm
ah - extension rod - Size: Length 43.0 cm
ai - extension rod - Size: Length 42.0 cm
aj - thermos - Size: Length 21.0 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
ak - cord - Size: Length 2.6 m
al - plastic strip - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm
an - storage tray - Size: Length 45.5 cm x Width 20.2 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
ao - lid - Size: Length 25.4 cm x Width 8.8 cm
ap - lid - SIze: Length 25.4 cm x Width 8.0 cm
aq - case - Size: Length 48.0 cm x Width 24.5 cm x Depth 22.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine: source: Dr. J.W. Scott of U of T Dept. of Physiology.
Maker
S.A.F. Hoffman-LaRoche & Co.
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Material
wood: brown
plastic: clear
glass: clear
metal: silver; yellow
paint: black
cardboard: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-2
Condition Remarks
Leather carrying strap is broken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used on the cruiser "Devonshire" on its voyage to Australia.
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beam balance scale

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
002050412 a-h
Description
Precision balance beam scale consists of: center vertical brass balance post set on Bakelite base (a) with plumb bob tilt indicator; perpendicular balance beam (b) with increment lines; pan hangers (c, d); round metal lipped pans (e, f); and two hooks (g, h); cream plastic indicator scale; manufact…
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Accession Number
002050412 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Precision balance beam scale consists of: center vertical brass balance post set on Bakelite base (a) with plumb bob tilt indicator; perpendicular balance beam (b) with increment lines; pan hangers (c, d); round metal lipped pans (e, f); and two hooks (g, h); cream plastic indicator scale; manufacturer's label embossed into plastic base .
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - balance - Size: Length 37.8 cm x Width 24.8 cm x Depth 15.0 cm
b - perpendicular beam - Size: Length 27.6 cm x Width 24.8 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
c - d - pan hanger - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 11.3 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
e -f - pan - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam 1.2 cm
g - h - hooks– Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine
Maker
Griffin & Tatlock Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
metal: yellow, silver
plastic: brown, cream, translucent
Inscriptions
Embossed on the base (a): "GRIFFIN & TATLOCK LTD. // LONDON // EDINBURGH MANCHESTER // GLASGOW LIVERPOOL"; on scale: "MICOROID"; engraved on the perpendicular beam (b): "GRIFFIN & TATLOCK LTD BRITISH MADE 250 GM"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B2-2
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997037537
Description
(a) Hollow cylindrical jar with glass sides and a metal base; bottom is closed, concave with metal leaf on bottom; 5.2-cm band of metal up cylinder sides; top of cylinder tapers convexly to broad, open top; (b) solid wooden lid, gentle convex curve to top, with ball handle; lid steps down at 90° an…
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Accession Number
997037537
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Electrostatics
Description
(a) Hollow cylindrical jar with glass sides and a metal base; bottom is closed, concave with metal leaf on bottom; 5.2-cm band of metal up cylinder sides; top of cylinder tapers convexly to broad, open top; (b) solid wooden lid, gentle convex curve to top, with ball handle; lid steps down at 90° angle to a narrower cylinder; three cork pads, 120 degrees apart, are attached to the cylinder; metal chain attached to closed bottom of lid via a bolt assembly
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Depth 30.6 cm x Diam. 14.3 cm
b - lid with chain - Size: Length 40.8 cm x Diam. 12.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Date Remarks
Based on lifetime of C.H. Bird and patent history
Material
metal: silver; yellow
glass: clear
wood: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-2
Condition Remarks
(a) Extensive staining of inside bottle; metal is tarnished inside and out; broken cork adhered to neck; adhesive residue on neck; two large stains on outside, formerly sticky and resistant to wiping; (b) cork worn, crumbling; top stained extensively
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Mr. Robert Bird; "The Life and Times of Dr. C.H. Bird 1872-1944," by Dr. H.G. Bird (1899-1992), ca 198–, p. 8 (see attached photocopy); "Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 6th ed., 189–, p. 754; manual for Dr. C.H. Bird's Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz Influence Engine (see photocopy); CD #7
Research Facts
Used as part of a "Static Machine" to provide extra visual effects; also contributed to the reliability of operation of early X-ray machines.
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Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997037540
Description
Circular wooden lid; top is slightly convex; a ball handle attaches at apex; bottom two-thirds of ball banded with metal; bottom projects narrower cylinder at 90°; three cork pads attach at 120° around cylinder; chain attaches to flat bottom by nut and bolt.
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Accession Number
997037540
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Electrostatics
Description
Circular wooden lid; top is slightly convex; a ball handle attaches at apex; bottom two-thirds of ball banded with metal; bottom projects narrower cylinder at 90°; three cork pads attach at 120° around cylinder; chain attaches to flat bottom by nut and bolt.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Sweden
Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Date Remarks
Lifetime of C.H. Bird; Influence Machine patented 1883
Material
wood: brown
cork: brown
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 40.3 cm x Diam. 12.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining on lid top; one cork pad has half cracked away; chain has extensive non-structural, inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Conversation with Mr. Robert Bird, 4 July 2003; manual for Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz influence engine; also see "The Life and Times of Dr. C.H. and H.G. Bird," p. 8; CD #7
Research Facts
Functionally identical to 997.037.537b; used to magnify visual effects of Influence Machine by creating large sparks; also used as a high voltage source when influence machines were used to power early X-ray machines.
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optical microscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12952
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997002002
Description
Black metal optical microscope with horse-shoe shaped base; three lenses on revolving nosepiece; coarse and fine adjustment knob; tilting mirrror located below the stage; missing stage clips.
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Accession Number
997002002
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Microscopy -- microscope -- European -- compound
Description
Black metal optical microscope with horse-shoe shaped base; three lenses on revolving nosepiece; coarse and fine adjustment knob; tilting mirrror located below the stage; missing stage clips.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
R & J Beck Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
metal: black, silver, yellow
glass: clear
ink: white
Inscriptions
Engraved on the eye piece: "10x // 25 MM"; engraved on the lenses: "R & J BECK. LTD // LONDON // 2 MM // 6286 // 4 MM // 16 MM"; engraved on the handle: "Model 29 // PATENT NO 336063 // 11319"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-4
Dimension Notes
Length 38.5 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
Copy Type
Originial
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Exhibit History
On display The Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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glass chemical funnel

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
016001074
Description
Small glass chemical funnel made of resistance glass with a proximal end that is cone-shaped with thick walls and flared mouth; thin glass tube with the tip ground to an angle of 45 deg. to insure rapid filtering and ease in cleaning.
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Accession Number
016001074
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- funnel
Description
Small glass chemical funnel made of resistance glass with a proximal end that is cone-shaped with thick walls and flared mouth; thin glass tube with the tip ground to an angle of 45 deg. to insure rapid filtering and ease in cleaning.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-6 Box B
Length
4.6 cm
Width
4.6 cm
Height
8.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip on edge of funnel
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents Book eBook Internet
Reference Comments
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The large collection was made up of invalid feeders, hot water bottles, and urinals.
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set of pharmacy weights

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
000003418 a-i
Description
A set of six hexagonal cast iron weights painted black in metric units; (a) weighs 50g; (b) weighs 100g; (c) weighs 200g; (d) weighs 200g; (e) weighs 500g; (f) weighs one kilogram; with a raised top edge weights are stackable as each weight fits into the next size; also included in the set are thre…
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Accession Number
000003418 a-i
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
A set of six hexagonal cast iron weights painted black in metric units; (a) weighs 50g; (b) weighs 100g; (c) weighs 200g; (d) weighs 200g; (e) weighs 500g; (f) weighs one kilogram; with a raised top edge weights are stackable as each weight fits into the next size; also included in the set are three brass disk weights, one is 10g (g), the other two are 20g each (h-i); disks have raised top edges and the weight engraved in the middle.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
(a) - weight - Size: Length 2.9 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
(b) - weight - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
(c) - weight - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
(d) - weight - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
(e) - weight - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
(f) - weight - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
(g) - brass disk - Size: Length 0.4 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
(h) - brass disk - Size: Length 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
(i) - brass disk - Size: Length 0.5 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital pharmacy department
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
metal: silver, yellow
paint: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on the centre of (a): "50 // g"; embossed on the centre of (b): 100 // g"; embossed on the centre of (c): "200 // g"; embossed on the centre of (d): "200 // g"; embossed on the centre of (e): "500 // g"; embossed on the centre of (f): "1 kg"; engraved on the centre of (g): "10g"; engraved on the centre of (h) and (i): "20g"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B2-3
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along edges and minor paint scratches
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
Research Facts
These weights were typcially used with a balance beam weigh scale to measure out medicinal ingredients.
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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
993004282
Description
Metal clamp slides onto piece of equipment to grip narrow round object
Accession Number
993004282
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Metal clamp slides onto piece of equipment to grip narrow round object
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken; object name unknown
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 3.9 cm. x Width: 2.3 cm. x Depth: 2.3 cm.
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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Queen's University Department of Physiology Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
993006031 a-k
Description
Two clear glass Warburg reaction flasks with glass stopper; four metal springs (4.0 cm) in original cardboard mailing box with dividers
Accession Number
993006031 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Department of Physiology Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Manometry -- instrumentation
Oxygen Consumption -- physiology
Cells -- metabolism
Diagnosis, Laboratory -- instrumentation
Description
Two clear glass Warburg reaction flasks with glass stopper; four metal springs (4.0 cm) in
original cardboard mailing box with dividers
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - flask - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Width 6.3 cm. x Diameter4.0 cm.
b - stopper - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
c - flask - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Width 6.3 cm. x Diameter4.0 cm.
d - stopper - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
e - cardboard divider - Size: Length 15.5 cm. x Width 0.1 cm.
f - cardboard divider - Size: Length 15.5 cm. x Width 0.1 cm.
g -box - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Width 8.4 cm. x Depth 10.3 cm.
h-k - spring x 4 - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter0.3 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Queen's University Dept. of Physiology
Maker
Townson & Mercer Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: light brown
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label: TWO only. Single Limb // WARBURG REACTION FLASKS. // Cat. Ref. X100B.
// TOWNSON & MERCER LIMITED, // CROYDON & EDINBURGH // Made In England
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-6
Condition Remarks
(e-g): surface grime
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Documents are in the accession file
Research Facts
Part of the Warburg Apparatus, 993.006.042
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