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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997003030
Description
Ether hook, which consists of a cylindrical hollow metal tube with a round, open end and a tip that has been bent into a semicircle; the bent tip is flattened, but still open and ends with a rounded, flat tab; the other end is round and open; there is threading at the top outside edges to allow a r…
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Accession Number
997003030
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- tube
Description
Ether hook, which consists of a cylindrical hollow metal tube with a round, open end and a tip that has been bent into a semicircle; the bent tip is flattened, but still open and ends with a rounded, flat tab; the other end is round and open; there is threading at the top outside edges to allow a rubber tube to be attached and held on.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
McPherson practised 1931–1957
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 11.1 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The ether hook shows only minor wear and no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 34 (item #120-10) (see attached photocopy); Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); CD #3
Exhibit History
Loaned to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for the Museopathy exhibit, May 24-Sept. 13, 2001
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Boyle anaesthesia apparatus

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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008001 a-d
Description
(a) Boyle apparatus anaesthetic machine which consists of a frame of four cylindrical legs with wheels at the bottom; there is a horizontal steel shelf at the top of the four legs which has two vertical bars at the back with a horizontal rack on top of them; the right side of the shelf has two nitr…
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Accession Number
997008001 a-d
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
(a) Boyle apparatus anaesthetic machine which consists of a frame of four cylindrical legs with
wheels at the bottom; there is a horizontal steel shelf at the top of the four legs which has two
vertical bars at the back with a horizontal rack on top of them; the right side of the shelf has
two nitrous oxide tank clamps with pressure gauges and a rubber hose and bulb for a blood pressure
cuff; the left side of the shelf has two oxygen tank clamps with pressure gauges, and an absorber
attachment; below the shelf is a pull-out steel writing shelf; near the bottom of the legs are two
cylindrical, horizontal metal attachments which support (b) a heavy glass shelf and two metal attachments
at the side which hold (c) a metal drawer with a handle at the front and a divider in the
middle, made to hold accessories ; (d) the front of the metal shelf has a removable steel attachment
for a rebreathing bag
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - anaesthetic machine - Size: Length 127.4 cm. x Width 75.5 cm. x Depth 58.7 cm.
b - glass tray - Size: Length 44.0 cm. x Width 44.0 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
c - drawer - Size: Length 39.3 cm. x Width 45.8 cm. x Depth 14.2 cm.
d - attachment for rebreathing bag - Size: Length 39.3 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Canadian Oxygen Limited
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Machine dates from the late 1950's to early 1960's
Material
plastic: black
glass: clear
rubber: dark green; black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
There are two labels at the back of the top steel shelf which read, "CANADIAN OXYGEN LIMITED //
BOYLE // APPARATUS // SERIAL NUMBER K032 // BOC" and "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04048";
under the steel shelf is another label which reads, "CANOX // CANADIAN OXYGEN LIMITED // BOC"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-6-1
Condition Remarks
Machine arrived very dirty and dusty; many of the attachments such as gas cylinders, regulators,
hoses and tubing are no longer with the machine; most of the metal parts are uncorroded, with the
exception of a small spot on the top vertical bar at the right side; the glass shelf has minor
chips at the right side edge; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; "Anaesthetic Equipment -- Physical Principles and Maintenance" by C.S. Ward,
1975, p. 73; Boyle manuals (see photocopies); also see 997.008.019, .036a,b and .110; CD #1; CD #5
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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Kinet-O-Meter anaesthesia machine

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008004
Description
Kinet-O-meter anaesthesia machine which consists of two heavy cylindrical metal poles on a metal stand with four wheels; the top of one pole has two tank hook-ups each, for oxygen, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide, with regulator on top; the top of the other pole has a hook-up for cyclopropane whic…
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Accession Number
997008004
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
Kinet-O-meter anaesthesia machine which consists of two heavy cylindrical metal poles on a metal
stand with four wheels; the top of one pole has two tank hook-ups each, for oxygen, nitrous oxide
and carbon dioxide, with regulator on top; the top of the other pole has a hook-up for cyclopropane
which leads to a panel with four flow meters (for nitrous oxide, cyclopropane, carbon dioxide and
oxygen) in cc/liters per minute; the four flow meters lead back to the tank hook-ups by tubes; behind
the flow meters, there is a blood pressure cuff manometer with a rubber tube which would originally
have had a rubber bulb; a metal valve in the front was to be hooked up to the patient (via a
soda lime absorber) to administer a mix of the four gases; the back of the machine has a wrench attached
permanently by a metal chain, for turning on cylinders of gas
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Ohio Chemical & Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Date Remarks
Machine dates from the late 1940's to the early 1950's
Material
plastic: black; clear; blue; yellow; grey; green
rubber: black
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
Label on the front of the machine reads, "HI-CO // THE HEIDBRINK CO. // MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA //
MADE IN U.S.A. // DES. PAT. NO. 102,632"; a label under this reads, "AMERICAN [---]AL // ACCEPTED
// COUNCIL // OF PHYSICAL // THERAPY"; a label under this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO.
04026"; a manufacturer's label at the back reads, "LUNDY // ROCHESTER MODEL // HEIDBRINK // KINETO-METER
// REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // HEIDBRINK DIVISION OF // OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG CO. // MINNEAPOLIS
MINN. // HI-CO // PAT. NO. 1,412,866 // PAT. NO. 1,802,601 // PAT. NO. 1,989,366 // PAT. NO.
2,073,372 // PAT. NO. 1,858,084 // OTHER PATS. APPL'D FOR // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-7-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 108.0 cm. x Width: 47.8 cm. x Depth: 61.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the pressure dials for the carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide
gas hook-ups are very corroded; the plastic cover is missing for the carbon dioxide dial and
broken and covered with a corrosion product for the nitrous oxide dial; the rubber hose on the main
pressure dial is cracked in several spots; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews and John Sikora; item is similar to 997.008.014; similar in function to 997.008
.002, .008 and .014; see photocopy of blood pressure manometer from 1964 Ohio catalogue (attached);
see photocopy of Tycos warranty (attached); CD #1; CD #5
Research Facts
The four flow meter gauges at the front regulate the flow of nitrous oxide, cyclopropane, carbon
dioxide and oxygen and were very inaccurate; carbon dioxide was used to stimulate patient respiration
thus allowing quicker anaesthetizing; this model allows for two cylinders each of oxygen, nitrous
oxide and carbon dioxide; this was an improvement over earlier models, as cylinders sometimes
ran out of gas during operations; it was difficult to determine when the oxygen cylinder was empty
and nitrous oxide pressure falls very quickly; with this model, if a tank ran dry, the patient
could immediately be changed over to a full tank; another improvement was that the tanks were bigger
than those in earlier models; the principle of this machine is the same as other machines in
the same era; the regulators are single-stage regulators
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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Walton Apparatus anaesthesia machine

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008008 a-b
Description
(a) The Walton Apparatus demand flow anaesthetic machine, which consists of a long rectangularshaped body set onto a stand with four wheels; the bottom of the back of the body has two hose connectors which would have brought oxygen and nitrous oxide gases into the machine; the right side of the mac…
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Accession Number
997008008 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
(a) The Walton Apparatus demand flow anaesthetic machine, which consists of a long rectangularshaped
body set onto a stand with four wheels; the bottom of the back of the body has two hose connectors
which would have brought oxygen and nitrous oxide gases into the machine; the right side of
the machine has two hook-ups for nitrous oxide gas (running and reserve); the left side of the machine
has two hook-ups for oxygen and a gauge which reads the amount of gas in the cylinder; the
top front has a dial which controls % oxygen; the top of the machine has a knob which controls the
pressure (in mm) of mercury and an emergency oxygen button; (b) wrench attached to the machine by a
brass chain; the wrench was used to adjust tank hook-ups
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthetic machine - Size: Length 114.6 cm. x Width 46.5 cm. x Depth 37.4 cm.
b - wrench - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 0.7 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
The British Oxygen Co., Ltd., Medical Section
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Date Remarks
Machine dates to the late 1940's to early 1950's
Material
plastic: clear
paint: beige; black
metal: silver; grey; yellow
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-1
Condition Remarks
The machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the paint covering the machine is chipped in several
areas; there is very little corrosion visible on the uncovered metal; the screw threads of the cylinder
yoke and wing nut show minor corrosion; the hose which would have led from the oxygen % dial
to the oxygen tank is missing; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews and John Sikora; "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment, 3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T.B.
Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 172-173; "Understanding Anaesthesia Equipment - Construction,
Care and Complications" by Jerry A. Dorsch, M.D. and Susan E. Dorsch, M.D., 1975, p. 79; "Anaesthetic
Equipment - Physical Principles and Maintenance" by C.S. Ward, 1975, p. 156; see photocopies of
the preceding references, attached; CD #1
Research Facts
A manufacturer's label at the back base reads, ""MANUFACTURED BY MEDICAL SECTION OF // BRITISH OXYGEN
ENGINEERING LTD. ["TD" superscripted] // LONDON. N. 18 // SERIAL NO ["O" superscripted] 304983/
306"; front dial reads, "O2 ["2" subscripted] OXYGEN PERCENTAGE N2O ["2" subscr.] // The Walton
apparatus // BY THE BRITISH OXYGEN CO. LTD. // MEDICAL // BOC // DIVISION"; a manufacturer's logo
on the front reads, "MEDICAL // BOC // DIVISION"; a small label below this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL
// ASSET NO. 04027"; right side labels read, "NITROUS OXIDE // N2O ["2" subscr.] - RESERVE"
and "NITROUS OXIDE // N2O ["2" subscr.] - RUNNING"; two left side labels both read, "OXYGEN // O2
["2" subscr.]"
The Walton Apparatus was a demand flow anaesthetic machine; this was an improvement over earlier
machines, because gas was used only when the patient breathed (less gas was used); this is a British-made
machine and better than North American models of similar type; the British were ahead of
North America in advances in anaesthesiology in this time period; the gas hose connectors at the
back would have been for very big cylinders of oxygen and nitrous oxide;the emergency oxygen button
is an oxygen flush button; this machine is a gas blender unit with a system to deliver a precise %
of oxygen in an oxygen and nitrous oxide gas mix; the mercury pressure knob is a pressure gradient
knob; the flow is pressure dependent
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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tank manifold system

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008010
Description
Tank manifold system, which consists of a series of metal pipes, valves and stoppers on top of a wood and plastic stand attached to a cylindrical metal pole on a four-wheeled stand; the main part of the machine splits off into two connected halves; both sides of the machine have gauges which measur…
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Accession Number
997008010
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
Tank manifold system, which consists of a series of metal pipes, valves and stoppers on top of a wood and plastic stand attached to a cylindrical metal pole on a four-wheeled stand; the main part of the machine splits off into two connected halves; both sides of the machine have gauges which measure oxygen in lbs./sq. in. and pressure in lbs./sq. in.; both sides also have two-handled shutoff valves which can be turned to increase or decrease pressure and levered gas tank attachment sites; there is also a screw-on metal cap on a chain on both sides; the back of the base of the machine has an outgoing tube for gas.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Machine dates to the early 1950's to pre-1970's
Material
plastic: black; clear; grey
paint: green
metal: silver; yellow
wood: beige
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 93.0 cm. x Width: 92.9 cm. x Depth: 33.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The gas mixing machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the paint covering most of the metal is very chipped, but no exposed metal shows any sign of corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus and John Sikora
Research Facts
The tank manifold system was a primitive system which would have regulated air pressure from a high pressured central source (or tanks) to patient use in the operating room; it was used as a control system to the operating room; this is a two-stage regulator which delivers precise oxygen pressures.
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soda lime absorber

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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008019
Description
Boyle Mark III soda lime absorber, which consists of a clear plastic cylinder and a metal top and bottom; the cylindrical cannister is a twin chamber design, divided by meshed metal; the head of the absorber has an on/off control (to which a holding switch has been added on); in front of the contro…
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Accession Number
997008019
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Boyle Mark III soda lime absorber, which consists of a clear plastic cylinder and a metal top and
bottom; the cylindrical cannister is a twin chamber design, divided by meshed metal; the head of
the absorber has an on/off control (to which a holding switch has been added on); in front of the
control are inspiratory and expiratory valves, to which hoses would be attached; the inspiratory
valve has an emergency O2 on/off flush button and a braided hose which would have connected to an
oxygen outlet on the anaesthesia machine; below the inspiratory valve is another valve to which a
manual rebreathing bag was to be attached; the back of the absorber has an attachment which allows
it to be attached to an anesthesia machine; this absorber was attached by Dr. Ray Matthews to 997.
008.001
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
The British Oxygen Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
The machine dates from the 1950's to the early 1960's
Material
fabric: black; white
metal: silver; red; green; grey
rubber: black
plastic: clear; black; brown
Inscriptions
A manufacturer's label on top of the absorber reads, "BOYLE ABSORBER // BOC MARK III BOC // THE
BRITISH OXYGEN CO. LTD. LONDON // MADE IN ENGLAND"; under the on/off control is, "SERIAL NO. // B.
A. 3589"; the front of the absorber head has a small label which reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET
NO. 04041"; the side of the cannister reads, "DO NOT FILL // ABOVE THIS LINE // SPRAY WITH ANTISTATIC
SOLUTION"; the on/off control is labelled as are the inspiratory and expiratory valves and
emergency O2 flush button
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-6-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.9 cm. x Width: 21.2 cm. x Depth: 30.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
The absorber arrived very dirty and dusty; some minor corrosion is visible on the upper chamber;
minor wear is visible on the outside parts of the absorber; the manual rebreathing bag is missing
as well as the hoses; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person: Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; see attached photocopies from a Boyle catalogue; attached to 997.008.001; similar
to 997.008.024; see attached photocopy from 1964 Ohio catalogue; CD #5
Research Facts
The switch which prevents the absorber from accidentally being turned off is an add-on (not manufactured); soda lime was put in the absorber and used to absorb the expired carbon dioxide; stored as part of 997.008.001.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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McKesson anaesthesia machine

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Dates
1935
circa 1935
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008021 a-b
Description
(a) McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine, Model J, with ether vaporizer, Model 965; both sides of the machine have round sections which attach together in the middle; there is an oxygen hook-up hose and pressure dial on both sides; the top of the machine has a central dial which reg…
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Accession Number
997008021 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
(a) McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine, Model J, with ether vaporizer, Model 965; both sides of the machine have round sections which attach together in the middle; there is an oxygen hook-up hose and pressure dial on both sides; the top of the machine has a central dial which
regulates % oxygen; in front of this dial is another dial which controls pressure (from 0-40 mm); the back of the machine has a rubber bellows enclosed in a square metal frame; the side of the bellows has a metal turner and scale to alter the pressure of gas delivered; the front of the machine has a built-in ether vaporizer with a dial at the top and a fill nozzle at the side; the front of the vaporizer has a nozzle for a hose (to the patient) to be hooked on; a glass jar, marked in increments of cc and oz., screws onto the bottom of the vaporizer; the anaesthesia machine is mounted on a cylindrical pole which fits into (b) a four-legged black-painted metal stand, with wheels on the bottom of each leg.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthesia machine - Size: Length 82.0 cm. x Width 34.2 cm. x Depth 33.8 cm.
b - wheeled stand - Size: Length 15.5 cm. x Width 40.2 cm. x Depth 40.2 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
McKesson Appliance Co.
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Date Remarks
The machine dates from the late 1930's to the early 1940's
Material
paint: black; grey
metal: silver; yellow
rubber: black; dark green
plastic: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) The oxygen dial at the top reads, "McKesson Nargraf // REG U.S. PAT. OFF. // PAT. NOS. RE-17512 -1,632,449-1,687,255 OTHER PATS. PEND. // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO., TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // MODEL J // OXYGEN PERCENT // 100 75 50 25 0 // USE SMALL DIAL"; the ether vaporizer top reads, "McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // ETHER // VAPORIZER // MODEL 965 SERIAL NO X9015 // ON 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 / FILL // OFF"; the left side top of the machine has a warning label on proper usage; the oxygen pressure gauges both read, "LOW // OPERATING // RANGE // HIGH // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // U.S. // GAUGE CO. // N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // AD-7739"; the left side of the machine has a manufacturer's label which reads, "McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO. U.S.A. // N20 // McKESSON // O2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-1
Condition Remarks
The machine and stand arrived very dirty and dusty; there are several chips and signs of wear in the painted metal parts; the side pieces show some corrosion of the exposed metal; the rubber oxygen hose on the left shows minor cracks near the top; the glass jar is missing from the ether vaporizer; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, John Sikora; machine is similar to 997.008.002; ether vaporizer is similar to 997.008.063a,b; see also 997.008.064, and .065, 997.023.001 and .002; "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment",
3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 168-171
Research Facts
The metal key at the bellows MAY alter the pressure of gases delivered; this machine used oxygen, nitrous oxide and ether; the machine was used to proportion hases and get precise concentrations; pieces attached to this machine by Dr. Matthews include: breathing hose (997.008.064), connector
(997.023.001), valve (997.023.002) and mask (997.008.065)
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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soda lime absorber

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Dates
1975
circa 1975
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008024
Description
Ohio soda lime absorber, which consists of a cylindrical hollow glass canister with a metal top and bottom; there is a metal wire protector around the outside edges of the glass canister; the inside bottom of the absorber is meshed; the top of the absorber has an on/off switch, inhalation and exhal…
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Accession Number
997008024
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Ohio soda lime absorber, which consists of a cylindrical hollow glass canister with a metal top
and bottom; there is a metal wire protector around the outside edges of the glass canister; the
inside bottom of the absorber is meshed; the top of the absorber has an on/off switch, inhalation
and exhalation valves (for hose attachment), a see-through round convex cover for a valve and a
mounting bracket; the inside top of the absorber has a cap on a chain; there is a solid cylindrical
metal pole in the centre of the absorber
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Ohio Chemical & Surgical Equipment Co., a Division of Air Reduction Company, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
circa 1975
Date Remarks
Machine dates from the late 1970's
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
plastic: clear
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The top of the absorber reads, "OHIO // CLOSE VALVE // WHEN CHANGING // CANNISTER // ON
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 25.2 cm. x Width: 17.3 cm. x Depth: 19.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
The absorber arrived very dirty and dusty; the glass, plastic and rubber components of the absorber
are complete and undamaged; the metal top shows some minor corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; manufacturer's information 1964 Ohio catalogue (see photocopy); similar to 997.008.019; CD #1
Research Facts
Soda lime was put into the inside canister of the absorber to absorb expired carbon dioxide; the
convex see-through cover is over the inspiratory inlet valve
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fluothane vaporizer

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Dates
1985
circa 1985
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008028 a-b
Description
(a) Cyprane fluothane vaporizer, which consists of a cylindrical metal base with a hollow inside section; the bottom left of the vaporizer has a small round glass-fronted window; the bottom right has a drain and stopper, which appear as a rectangular-shaped attachment with three adjustable knobs (a…
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Accession Number
997008028 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
(a) Cyprane fluothane vaporizer, which consists of a cylindrical metal base with a hollow inside
section; the bottom left of the vaporizer has a small round glass-fronted window; the bottom right
has a drain and stopper, which appear as a rectangular-shaped attachment with three adjustable
knobs (at the top, bottom and side) and a moveable piece of rectangular metal attached to a chain;
there are two paper labels attached to the sides of the vaporizer; (b) the top of the vaporizer has
a solid cylindrical section which fits into (a); on top of this is a square piece of metal which
fits with the top of (a); the back of the top has an inlet attachment at the left and an outlet attachment
at the left; the front of the top has an attached plastic label
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - Fluothane vaporizer - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Width 11.4 cm. x Depth 14.5 cm.
b - Fluothane vaporizer top - Size: Length 13.5 cm. x Width 13.5 cm. x Depth 11.8 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Cyprane Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1985
circa 1985
Date Remarks
Vaporizer dates from the late 1980's
Material
paper: red; white
metal: silver
glass: clear
plastic: red; white
Inscriptions
(a) Printed paper label on the left side reads, "CAUTION: // Federal law restricts this // device
to sale by or on // the order of a physician"; printed paper label on the right side reads, "Medishield
// THIS VAPORIZER WAS SERVICED // AT OUR LABORATORY ON: // AND IS NEXT DUE FOR SERVICE ON:
// Medishield Products Limited // TORONTO"; a small label under this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL //
ASSET NO. 04033"; the drain at the left has an "H" stamped on the top; (b) a manufacturer's label
on top of the inlet/outlet area reads, "USE ONLY UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A PHYSICIAN // FLUOTEC 3
// DISTRIBUTED BY // FRASER SWEATMAN INC., // LANCASTER N.Y. // U.S.A. // SERIAL NO. // 301601 //
MADE IN // ENGLAND BY // CYPRANE LTD. // PATENTS PENDING"; the inlet and outlet attachments are
labelled; the plastic label on the front reads, "USE // FLUOTHANE // ONLY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-5
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived very dirty and dusty; the metal shows little wear and no corrosion; the
plastic label at the top front is cracked, but complete and fully legible; there are parts missing
from the top of the vaporizer; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; see photocopy of Fluotec catalog (attached); "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment" by
Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, p. 79 (attached); CD #1
Research Facts
The window allows the operator to see how much liquid is in the vaporizer; the rectangular attachment
at the front is a pin indexing system; this system ensured that the vaporizer would not be
filled with the wront anaesthetic, as each type is needed in different proportions
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Nov. 2, 2001
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humidifier control module

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Dates
1985
circa 1985
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008029
Description
Inter Med Bear humidifier, which consists of a square base on four short cylindrical plastic legs; the front of the humidifier has four lights at the left side: red to indicate "inoperative", yellow to indicate "add water", green to indicate "normal" and clear to indicate "wait"; the left side of t…
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Accession Number
997008029
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Analgesia -- instrumentation
Description
Inter Med Bear humidifier, which consists of a square base on four short cylindrical plastic legs;
the front of the humidifier has four lights at the left side: red to indicate "inoperative", yellow
to indicate "add water", green to indicate "normal" and clear to indicate "wait"; the left side of
the front has a knob which controls water temperature in increments from "off" to 9; the top has an
open and lock mechanism to attach another part; the back right of the base has an attached electrical
cord; the right side of the humidifier has an attached paper maintenance label
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Bear Medical Systems, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Riverside
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1985
circa 1985
Date Remarks
Humidifier dates from the late 1980's
Material
paper: black; white
metal: silver; yellow
plastic: blue; grey; black; red; green; yellow; clear
Inscriptions
The front of the humidifier reads, "HUMIDIFIER // INTER MED BEAR // FOR PATIENT SAFETY: CONTINUOUSLY
MONITOR // INSPIRED GAS TEMPERATURE // WARNING TEMPERATURES // UP TO 125° F OR
GREATER ARE // POSSIBLE AT THE PATIENT WVE // CAUTION // USE ONLY BY OR ON ORDER OF A PHYSICIAN AND
ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH INSTRUCTION MANUAL. // ACCESSIBLE METAL SURFACES MAY EXCEED 50° C (122° F) // DANGER // POSSIBLE EXPLOSION HAZARD. DO NOT USE IN THE // PRESENCE OF FLAMMABLE ANESTHETICS.";
the lights and knobs are individually labelled; the opening/locking mechanism on top is
labelled; a small label on the upper right side reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 0917"; a
paper lable below this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // QUEEN'S BIO-MEDICAL ENGINEERING // PREVENTIVE
MAINTENANCE // Mar. 29/90 // 26 Oct. 90 // Mar 26/91"; manufacturer's labels on the bottom read,
"HUMIDIFIER CONTROL MODULE // 51000-03631 // PART NO. // 117 // VOLTS // 60 // HZ // 120 // WATTS
// 11.668 // SERIAL NO. // BEAR // Inter // Med // Bear Medical Systems, Inc. // Riverside, Ca. //
DANGER -- POSSIBLE EXPLOSION HAZARD. DO NOT USE // IN THE PRESENCE OF FLAMMABLE ANESTHETICS // CSA
[large "C" surrounds smaller "SA"] // LR28406 // CERTIFIED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF // THE CANADIAN
ELECTRICAL CODE. // CSA HAS NOT INVESTIGATED OTHER // PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS // STANDARD (C22.2 No.
125) // RISK CLASS (2G)" -- in English and French; "1.25 AMP // WARNING FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION //
AGAINST FIRE HAZARD, REPLACE ONLY WITH // SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE. // CAUTION ELECTRIC SHOCK
HAZARD: DO // NOT REMOVE COVER. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL."; there is a paper
label around the electrical plug-in end which reads, "TO ACHIEVE RELIABLE // GROUND, PLUG INTO //
RECEPTACLE MARKED // "HOSPITAL GRADE" "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 15.8 cm. x Depth: 16.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The humidifier arrived very dirty and dusty; the humidifier shows some wear, but all parts are complete
and undamaged; attachment for the top of the humidifier is missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; CD #1
Research Facts
This humidifier was used to humidify I.C.U. gases
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