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Trilene vaporizer dial

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Dates
1970
2000
circa 1970-2000
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
995003094
Description
Dial from a trilene vaporizer; the dial is cylindrical with a threaded screw attachment at one end and a dial with graduation marks and a hollow cylindrical nozzle at the other end; the nozzle points upwards and is open at the top.
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Accession Number
995003094
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration Inhalation -- instrumentation
Analgesics -- administration
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Dial from a trilene vaporizer; the dial is cylindrical with a threaded screw attachment at one end and a dial with graduation marks and a hollow cylindrical nozzle at the other end; the nozzle points upwards and is open at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Cyprane Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Keighley
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1970
2000
circa 1970-2000
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One end stamped with the words, "CYPRANE LTD // KEIGHLEY // ENGLAND"; the dial has the words, "MAX TRILENE MIN" and graduation marks
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.2 cm. x Diam. : 5.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The dial was very dirty and dusty; there is a dent in the metal at one end; no corrosion is visible and the chrome is unstained
Copy Type
Original
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Sterno vaporizer set

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997037014 a-i
Description
(a) Instructions for the assembly of the Sterno vaporizer are typed two-sided on a piece of paper; diagrams showing use of vaporizer are seen with manufacturer's address lining bottom on one side; these instructions fold up into (b) a small envelope that has a loose cotton string emerging from the …
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Accession Number
997037014 a-i
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
(a) Instructions for the assembly of the Sterno vaporizer are typed two-sided on a piece of paper; diagrams showing use of vaporizer are seen with manufacturer's address lining bottom on one side; these instructions fold up into (b) a small envelope that has a loose cotton string emerging from the envelope on one side; it is tied to a round punched hole in the envelope that has reinforcement cardboard lining the hole; the Sterno vaporizer has (c) a small spout cap located on top; it is cylindrical in shape with a hollow bottom that has a lipped rim that fits inside (d) the heating chamber; the top of the spout cap is convex with a small spout protruding at a slant from the centre; the spout is tube-like and tapers to a small opening; in assembly of the Sterno vaporizer, the spout fits snugly on top of (d) the heating chamber; this is a cylindrical tube that is hollow with an open end at the top and a convex bottom; the body is straight and smooth with a molded lip midway; used as a stopper to hold the heating chamber upright in (e) the heating cup; the heating cup is cylindrical and flares to a hollow, lipped bottom; the top edge of the cup has ten small punched holes equally spaced apart around the rim of the opening; one side of the cup has a wing-shaped handle attached; the Sterno vaporizer sits on (f) a metal foldout cookstove; the stove has three hinged sides that fold into a square shape; the top is flat metal that overhangs the side; the stove plate has a circular cutout and five hexagonal shapes equally spaced apart surrounding the circular cutout, resembling a spoked wheel that is molded on the surface of the stove top; the two opposite side flaps have a molded circle with a half-moon shape punched directly below it, while the rear flap attaches itself to a molded cross member on bottom of stove; the cross member is used as a balance to hold stove in place and to support (g) the heating can; this is a small, round, steel can, cylindrical in shape with a concave bottom; the body tapers to a lipped edge which has the can top sealed in it; a Sterno reducer (h) used to prolong vaporizing resembles a dial that is a thin piece of circular metal with 24 tiny holes that are equally spaced apart punched in the rim; the centre of the dial has a large hole punched out with edges that flare out from the dial; to extinguish flame when through using vaporizer, a metal extinguisher (i) is used; this is tear-shaped and has a flat metal handle with a circle punched into the end and two circular indentations; the handle flares into a flat bubble shape and ends with a round end that has a bump at the end; Note: parts (a) and (b) are on hold (archival).
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - directions - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 21.5 cm
b - envelope - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 8.9 cm
c - spout cap - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 7.1 cm
d - heating chamber - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 7.5 cm
e - heating cup - Size: Depth 6.6 cm x Diam. 15.7 cm
f - cooking stove - Size: Length 16.6 cm x Width 16.6 cm x Depth 10.0 cm
g - heating can - Size: Depth 6.7 cm x Diam. 8.7 cm
h - Sterno flame reducer - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 6.1 cm
i - extinguisher - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Sterno Corporation
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Material
metal: silver; blue
paper: blue; red; white
fabric: white
Inscriptions
(a) For printed instructions, please see attached photocopy; (b) envelope indicates its contents with the typed words "This envelope contains Directions for Sterno Vaporizer"; the heating chamber (h) has a paper label sealed permanently to body of chamber, reading, "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // Sterno // Canned Heat // Reg. U.S. PAT. OFF. // VAPORIZER // TO USE - FILL HALF FULL"; (f) the cookstove has embedded in rear flap the words "STERNO COOK STOVE // FOR SMALL AND LARGE // STERNO CANNED HEAT // MADE IN U.S.A. PAT. NO. 1323567 // STERNO CORP. - NEW YORK"; (g) the heating can has the words "After Using Let Can Cool Before Replacing Cover Tightly" embossed on can top, encircling the words, also embossed, "MADE IN U.S.A. // TRADE // MARK // Sterno // Canned Heat // REG. U.S. // PAT. OFF."; (h) the extinguisher has the words "CAN OPENER // THIS SIDE UP" engraved at the top; an engraved, lined square shape borders the words "STERNO EXTINGUISHER // AND // CAN OPENER // FOR // STERNO CANNED HEAT"; "MADE IN U.S.A." is embedded directly below the border
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Condition Remarks
Instructions are brittle but encapsulated in mylar; the heating cup and cookstove have a small amount of inactive corrosion on their surface; a small piece of torn paper is stuck to the heating can; spout cap, heating chamber and heating cup have wear marks and a small amount of corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Pro-Air bronchodilator

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Dates
1991
circa 1991
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
000001187 a-d
Description
Hollow plastic "L"-shaped inhaler (b) with cap (c); inside is a metal cylinder (d) with plastic tube at one end for dispensing medication into inhaler and a paper label around circumference; inhaler, cap and cylinder are in a cardboard box (a).
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Accession Number
000001187 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Aerosols
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Respiratory Therapy -- instrumentation
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Description
Hollow plastic "L"-shaped inhaler (b) with cap (c); inside is a metal cylinder (d) with plastic tube at one end for dispensing medication into inhaler and a paper label around circumference; inhaler, cap and cylinder are in a cardboard box (a).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 3.1 cm
b - inhaler - Size: Length 7.3 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
d - cylinder - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke-Davis
Dates
1991
circa 1991
Date Remarks
Expiry date given on item is FE 91
Material
cardboard: cream; red;black
plastic: red; white
paper: red; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) // Front: "PARKE-DAVIS // Pr // DIN 846414 // Pro-Air* // Procaterol Hydrochloride Hemihydrate Inhalation Aerosol // 10 mcg/metered dose (actuation) // BRONCHODILATOR // Contents under pressure. Do not place in hot water or near radiators, stoves // or other sources of heat. Do not puncture, incinerate or store at temperatures // over 30° C. // 200 metered doses // Physician Evaluation Package"; top: "SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE. // Dosage: Adults and adolescents over 12 years: maintenance dose for control of // chronic asthma is 20 mcg (two mcg inhalations or actuations) 3 times a day. // To prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm, a single dose of 20 mcg 15 minutes // before exertion. // PHARMACIST: Dispense with enclosed patient's directions leaflet. Product // Monograph available on request. // Store at controlled room temperature (15–30° C). // *T.M./M de comm. Warner-Lambert Company // Parke-Davis Div, Warner-Lambert Canada Inc. auth. user / usager aut. // Scarborough, Ontario, M1L 2N3"; right side: "Pr 39083 // Pro-Air*"; left side: "Pr 39083 // Pro-Air* // (L) 90775 EXP FE 91 [stamped]"; back: information from front translated into French; bottom: information from top translated into French; (b) "Pro-Air // SHAKE WELL // BEFORE USE // BIEN AGITER // AVANT L'EMPLOI // PARKE-DAVIS"; (d) label contains repetition of text on box
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-13
Condition Remarks
Box slightly yellowed, ends creased where box has been opened; no apparent problems with the inhaler or its parts
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
Images
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Dates
1967
1970
circa 1967 - 1970
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
006033006 a-b
Description
Full cylindrical white and navy metal Medi-Kleen Mint aerosol can (a) with removable cylindrical cream plastic cap (b); aerosol can has navy, turquoise and cream paper label on sides with printed product and company information in English and French; bottom of can is grey metal with domed push up a…
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Accession Number
006033006 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Aerosols
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Full cylindrical white and navy metal Medi-Kleen Mint aerosol can (a) with removable cylindrical cream plastic cap (b); aerosol can has navy, turquoise and cream paper label on sides with printed product and company information in English and French; bottom of can is grey metal with domed push up and lot number stamped in black ink; top section of can is white and grey metal dome with circular depression and white plastic tipped nozzle extending from top; cap has molded concentric circles on top and hollow interior with cylindrical nozzle guard extending downward from top.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – aerosol can – Length 15.2 cm Diameter 6.7 cm
b – cap – Length 4.7 cm Diameter 6.5 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1970
circa 1967 - 1970
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1967); expiration date May 14 1970 (aerosol shelf life 2-3 years)
Material
paper: cream
ink: navy, blue, turquoise, black
metal: grey, white
plastic: cream, white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // MEDI-KLEEN // MINT // Aerosol // AIR DEODORANT // and SANITIZER // DESODORISANT ET // ASSAINISSEUR D’AIR // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL // WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER // CANADA // MEDI-KLEEN is recommended for the // Hospital room, ward, physician’s office, // sickroom or washroom. Medi-Kleen elimi- // nates odour by chemical neutralization or // emulsification. Does not result in paralysis // of the sense of smell. The combination of // glycols plus Benzethonium Chloride when // converted to a mist serves to minimize air // borne cross-infection by physical and // chemical action. // Directions for use as an Air // Deodorant and Sanitizer: Remove // cap. Press button with nozzle directed away // from you. Direct spray upward. Distribute // the spray evenly to all parts of the room. // Allow about 10 seconds of spray for every // 800 to 1000 cubic feet of space. // CONTAINS: // Benzethonium Chloride 0.2% // Triethylene Glycol 3.46% // Propylene Glycol 2.59% // Inert Ingredients (Solvent // Aromatics Propellant etc.) 93.75% // CAUTION: // KEEP AT ROOM TEMPERATURE // As contents are under pressure do not // puncture or throw into fire or incinerator. // Do not spray closer than two to three // feet from any surface. // CONTENTS: 11 oz. net weight”; stamped on label in blue ink: “MAY 14 1970”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) // 27DQ”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row G
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of label; major fading of expiry dates on cap; minor corrosion all over metal pieces.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies, for Physicians, Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories and Industrial First Aid Departments, 1959.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Medi-Kleen was marketed by Ingram & Bell as an air deodorant and sanitizer designed to freshen air, kill germs, and limit cross infection in hospitals, doctors offices, washrooms and even in homes; contained Benzethonium Chloride, Triethylene Glycol and Ammonia Antiseptic.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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