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Lowsley urethroscope with obturator

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997034374 a-b
Description
Consists of a barrel (a) and a barrel-shaped sheath (b); proximal end has an inlet for liquid; locking mechanism for obturator; obturator has coude-type end with a knee joint mechanism at the distal end that locks into the sheath.
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Accession Number
997034374 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- urethroscope
Description
Consists of a barrel (a) and a barrel-shaped sheath (b); proximal end has an inlet for liquid; locking mechanism for obturator; obturator has coude-type end with a knee joint mechanism at the distal end that locks into the sheath.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - barrel - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - sheath - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
ACMI
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards.
Material
plastic (?): tan
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"American Cystoscope"; "24-26- FR. Short"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-3
Condition Remarks
Some discolouration on sheath.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A.C.M.I. Cystoscopic, Urologic and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Apparatus" by American Cystoscope Makers, Inc., 1952, p. 126 (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used as an introducer through urethra and into bladder.
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esophageal biopsy forceps

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
997034405
Description
Scissor-like heavy forceps with square-ended jaws.
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Accession Number
997034405
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- esophageal
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- biopsy
Description
Scissor-like heavy forceps with square-ended jaws.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
ACMI
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Amer. Cysto Makers Inc."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 52.0 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
C. Kelly; Pilling, George F. & Son Co., "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," Philadelphia, 1932, p. 94 (item # J1608-K10). (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This instrument is for taking biopsies of esophageal tissue.
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Dates
1882
circa 1882
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050029
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
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Accession Number
003050029
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mercury
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
A. W. Buchan & Co Potteries
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1882
circa 1882
Date Remarks
Internet; the number on the maker's mark (10) probably means that the bottle was made in 1910 based on similar marks on other Scottish bottles, but this is not known for sure.
Material
earthenware: brown
cork: brown
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "MERCURY // LYMANS, Limited Montreal // 10 // BUCHAN // 2 // PORTOBELLO // EDINBURGH
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Diam. 7.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is slightly torn and stained.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Timeless Treasure, Antiques and Collectables Online"
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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