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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016004
Description
Ether inhaler, which consists of a hollow covered round metal container with four rubber feet on the bottom; the top of the inhaler has a central movable dial which administers 2-20% volume ether; there is a scale printed at the top back with a close button at the left side; the right side of the i…
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Accession Number
997016004
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Ether inhaler, which consists of a hollow covered round metal container with four rubber feet on the bottom; the top of the inhaler has a central movable dial which administers 2-20% volume ether; there is a scale printed at the top back with a close button at the left side; the right side of the inhaler has a round intake area and the left side has an outgoing nozzle; the front of the inhaler has a glass and metal ether level indicator at the left, a plunger in the centre and another glass and metal indicator at the right; the bottom of the inhaler has a round threaded water drain plug on a metal chain.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Longworth Scientific Inst. Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Abingdon
Site Made (State)
Berkshire
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver; grey
paint: light grey
rubber: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The top dial reads, "CLOSE FOR // TRANSIT // ETHER // VOL %" and is labelled in increments from 2 to 20%; the top of the dial reads, "E.M.O. // ETHER // INHALER"; the level indicator is labelled, "F // ETHER // LEVEL // E" and the plunger is labelled, "ETHER"; the back of the inhaler has a manufacturer's label which reads, "E.M.O. // ETHER INHALER // SERIAL No ["o" underlined and superscr.] 7570 // LONGWORTH SCIENTIFIC INST. Co. LTD // ABINGDON, BERKS. // MADE IN ENGLAND"; the plug at the bottom is stamped, "H2O ["2" subscr.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.7 cm. x Diam. : 23.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The inhaler arrived very dirty and dusty; the inhaler has minor paint chipping and wear; there is no corrosion visible; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment" by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, p. 93 (see attached photocopy); "Understanding Anaesthesia Equipment - Construction, Care and Complications" by Jerry A. Dorsch, M.D. and Susan E. Dorsch, M.D., 1975, pp. 107-110
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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John T. Wait Wholesale & Retail Chemist & Druggist [business envelope]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2584
Dates
1873
circa 1873
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001547
Description
Paper envelope from John T. Wait Wholesale & Retail Chemist & Druggist; back has an advertisement for the establishment listing what products available, etc.; opened along left edge; printed and handwritten in black ink; two Canadian 3 cent stamps.
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Accession Number
996001547
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper envelope from John T. Wait Wholesale & Retail Chemist & Druggist; back has an advertisement for the establishment listing what products available, etc.; opened along left edge; printed and handwritten in black ink; two Canadian 3 cent stamps.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
John T. Wait
Site Made (City)
Arnprior
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1873
circa 1873
Date Remarks
Posted in 1873 - mark is faint, but label states date
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, brown
Inscriptions
Front: "IF NOT CALLED FOR WITHIN TEN // DAYS PLEASE RETURN TO // JOHN T. WAIT, // Chemist and Druggist, // ARNPRIOR ONT. // Miss Jane Wait // Canton // N.Y. // Care [?] Marvin [?] R. Wait Esq"; back: "JOHN T. WAIT // WHOLESALE AND RETAIL // CHEMIST & DRUGGIST // ARNPRIOR ONT. // DEALER IN // Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, // PERFUMERY, PATENT MEDICINES, // Oils, Turpentine, Putty, Brushes, // COMBS, PAINTS, VARNISHES, DIE-STUFFS, &C"; lists what else is sold there, patent medicines, etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 7.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very sun/age discoloured; some staining all over envelope, left edge (where opened) a little crumbly with a fair-sized notch taken out of the centre
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Ontario Drugstores & Druggists"
Research Facts
John T. Wait - a wholesale/retail chemist & druggist from 1866-1909; also so ld wine & spirits
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educational manual

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15004
Dates
1966
Collection
Donna (Thompson) Tweddell Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
007015009
Description
An overlarge legal-sized blue covered educational course manual bound together with a metal binding; Emergency Measures Organization course for nurse held at the Canadian Civil Defense College in Arnprior, Ontario; first section printed on pink paper; includes list of participants and the hospilal …
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Accession Number
007015009
Collection
Donna (Thompson) Tweddell Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Hospital Administration
Emergencies
Civil Defense -- manuals
Disaster Planning -- manuals
Description
An overlarge legal-sized blue covered educational course manual bound together with a metal binding; Emergency Measures Organization course for nurse held at the Canadian Civil Defense College in Arnprior, Ontario; first section printed on pink paper; includes list of participants and the hospilal they represent, course certificate and course agenda followed by detailed information; this is a 'train the trainers' type of course.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor, Donna (Thompson) Tweddell, RN, while working at Kingston General Hospital, School of Nursing.
Maker
Canadian Civil Defense College
Site Made (City)
Arnprior
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
Date Remarks
Course date
Material
paper: blue, cream, yellow, pink
metal: silver
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the front: "EMERGENCY MEASURES // ORGANIZATION // // CANADA // CANADIAN CIVIL DEFENCE COLLEGE // Arnprior, Ontario"; on the inside: "CANADIAN EMERGENCY MEASURES COLLEGE // COURSE NO. 856 // EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES // NURSE EDUCATORS (ENGLISH) // MARCH 7 - 11, 1966"; chapters include: "CANADIAN EMERGENCY MEASURES COLLEGE // EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS"; "CANADIAN EMERGENCY MEASURES COLLEGE // RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT"; "CANADIAN EMERGENCY MEASURES COLLEGE // PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION"; "GUIDE TO GOOD INSTRUCTION"; "TEACHING PLAN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
Length
36.7 cm
Width
23 cm
Depth
1.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Covers are a little warped near the spine; edge at the top is slightly bent; and metal binding is rusting
Copy Type
original
Images
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