Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
A wooden urinometer test stand; consists of the rack which has a lower level with five large cups for holding bottles in a row on the front and seven small holes in the rear which align with holes on an upper shelf for holding tubes; there is also a wooden drawer (b) which slides into a slot on the…
A wooden urinometer test stand; consists of the rack which has a lower level with five large cups for holding bottles in a row on the front and seven small holes in the rear which align with holes on an upper shelf for holding tubes; there is also a wooden drawer (b) which slides into a slot on the base; also included are a clear acid bottle (c) with a stopper (d), a clear bottle (e) with a stopper stuck in it, a clear bottle (f) with paper and a cork stuck inside it, a corked amber alcohol bottle (g), and a clear bottle (h) with a stopper (i), as well as a 2 ounce test tube.
Number Of Parts
a - rack - Size: Length 33.5 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 16.5 cm
b - drawer - Size: Length 30.0 cm x Width 13.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
c - acid bottle - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
d - acid bottle stopper - Size: Length 2.9 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
e - clear bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 3.8 cm
f - bottle - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 8.1 cm
g - corked bottle - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
h - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
i - stopper - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
j - test tube - Size: Length 13.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
Owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904.
Donor's remarks; the company used this title from 1866 until 1928.
glass: clear, amber
"ARNOLD & SONS // LONDON"
Storage Room 0010
Some minor wear to the bottles and wood.
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 306; "Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances," Down Bros. Ltd., 1906
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; this collection accompanies 1989.10.1.