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Tyrian politzer bag

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1969.443.1 a-b
Description
A black rubber bulb with a plastic nozzle and metal air intake, contained in a box; note: bag does not belong with box; box specifies red, and also the drawing does not match the item.
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Accession Number
1969.443.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Irrigation
Description
A black rubber bulb with a plastic nozzle and metal air intake, contained in a box; note: bag does not belong with box; box specifies red, and also the drawing does not match the item.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bulb - Size: Length 17.5 cm
b - box - Size: Length 17.5 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 8.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Tyer Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Andover
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
rubber: black
plastic: black
metal
cardboard: beige; black
Inscriptions
On box: "TYRIAN // POLITZER BAG // [drawing of bulb with a tube protruding] // 6 OZ. RED // TYER RUBBER CO. // ANDOVER MASS, USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Condition Remarks
Air bag has collapsed, does not retain original shape; #2: rubber stiff; #3: severe rubber damage; requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
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English breast pump; box

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1974.3.2 a-c
Description
Breast pump consists of (a) a glass bell-shaped shield with an extra bubble protruding halway down, ending in a white rubber pump bulb; came in a maroon cardboard box, bottom (b) and top (c) that has a yellowing label.
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Accession Number
1974.3.2 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Breast Feeding
Milk, Human
Infant Food
Description
Breast pump consists of (a) a glass bell-shaped shield with an extra bubble protruding halway down, ending in a white rubber pump bulb; came in a maroon cardboard box, bottom (b) and top (c) that has a yellowing label.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - breast pump - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 7.2 cm
c - box lid - Size:
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Elizabeth Milligan of Toronto via Dr. Ruth Sky.
Maker
Tyer Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Andover
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: clear
rubber: white
cardboard: maroon
paper: yellowing; black
Inscriptions
On label on lid: "TYER RUBBER CO. // ENGLISH // BREAST PUMP // Andover, Mass. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Condition Remarks
Rubber has hardened; #2: rubber is stiff; #3: rubber bulb is hard.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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"P" syringe; Box

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1974.3.4
Description
A black hard rubber syringe with a ring handle; comes in a cardboard box.
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Accession Number
1974.3.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Irrigation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- urethral
Description
A black hard rubber syringe with a ring handle; comes in a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
3
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Elizabeth Milligan of Toronto via Dr. Ruth Sky.
Maker
Tyer Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Andover
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
rubber: black
cardboard: white; black
Inscriptions
On syringe: "TYER RUBBER CO. [star]"; on lid of box: "India Rubber 502 "P" Syringe // RING-HANDLE // TYER RUBBER CO., andover, Mass., U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-4
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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ophthalmic operating case

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997001279 a-as
Description
Ophthalmic operating case, which consists of several ophthalmic instruments housed in a case; the case (a) consists of a rectangular-shaped box that has a lid hinged onto the bottom of the back and a sliding clasp at the front; the inside of both the top and bottom have wooden inserts set in, which…
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Accession Number
997001279 a-as
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Surgical Set -- ophthalmic
Description
Ophthalmic operating case, which consists of several ophthalmic instruments housed in a case; the case (a) consists of a rectangular-shaped box that has a lid hinged onto the bottom of the back and a sliding clasp at the front; the inside of both the top and bottom have wooden inserts set in, which hold specific instruments securely in place; there are places for 17 instruments in the top of the case (three are missing); the top left corner of the case has a pair of Desmarres entropium forceps (c); below the entropium forceps are two pairs of iris scissors (d,e); below the scissors is a pair of De Wecker's iris scissors; the lower right corner of the lid houses an Anel's lachrymal syringe (g) and three tips (h-j); the upper left corner of the lid houses a test drum (k); this consists of a short, hollow cylindrical length of bakelite that has a metal ring of slightly larger diameter that fits over top; below the test drum are two pairs of iris forceps (l,m); below the iris forceps is a pair of Erhardt's lid forceps; below the lid forceps is a pair of Lambert's entropium forceps (o); the lower left corner of the lid houses a pair of Graefe's fixation forceps, with spring catch (p); the right and central part of the case bottom holds 20 instruments (q-jj); all of these instruments (with the exception of [ff]) have four-sided handles that taper at the end to a smooth, rounded area and taper also at the tip to join with the instrument tip; to the right of the eye instrument section and at the left side of the case bottom is a rectangular area that houses an Elliott's corneal trephine with blades in a box (kk-oo); the lower right corner of the case bottom houses a Mueller's sac retractor (pp); above the sac retractor, in the upper right corner of the case bottom is a Weeks eye speculum (qq); to the left of the eye speculum is a packet of corneal needles (rr); the packet consists of printed paper glued into a rectangular envelope with closed bottom and sides and an open top with a triangular-shaped flap; the flap folds over the opening and tucks into a slit in the front of the envelope; the envelope contains another piece of paper that has been folded to hold 13 corneal needles (not numbered); the needles vary in size, but all consist of a short curved length of metal with a sharp, pointed tip and a small elongated eye at the other end; in the top section of the case bottom (above the row of instruments) is an ivory rule; this rule is made of a single flat piece of narrow rectangular ivory that has a slightly bevelled upper edge on one side; the ruler has stained increment lines and numbers etched into the ivory to measure mm and lignes on one side and inches on the other.
Number Of Parts
45
Part Names
a - case (closed) - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Depth 7.4 cm
b - cover - Size: Length 21.3 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - Desmarres entropium forceps - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
d - iris scissors, straight - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
e - iris scissors, curved - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Width 3.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
f - De Wecker's iris scissors - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
g - Anel's lachrymal syringe - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
h - syringe tip, curved - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
i - syringe tip, straight - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
j - syringe tip, straight - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
k - test drum - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
l - iris forceps, straight - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
m - iris forceps, angular - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
n - Erhardt's lid forceps - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
o - Lambert's entropium forceps - Size: Length 9.8 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
p - Graefe's fixation forceps - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
q - Stevens' eye needle holder - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
r - Graefe's strabismus hook - Size: Length 13.6 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
s - Beard's cystotome - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
t - Meyhoefer's chalazion curette - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
u - Beer's keratome - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
v - Graefe's strabismus hook - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
w - Tyrrell's blunt hook - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
x - Wilder's lens curette, serrated - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
y - Graefe's cataract knife - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
z - Graefe's tortoiseshell eye spoon - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
aa - Jaeger's keratome, angular - Size: Length 13.3 m x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
bb - Daviel's eye spoon - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
cc - Desmarre's lid retractor - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
dd - Desmarre's lid retractor - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ee - Hebra oval spoon curette - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
ff - Ruedemann lachrymal dilator - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
gg - Agnew's flexible shank canaliculus knife - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
hh - probe and spatula - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
ii - Greene's double-ended spatula - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
jj - Steven's eye needle holder - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
kk - corneal trephine box - SIze: Length 8.6 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
ll - corneal trephine handle - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
mm - corneal trephine blade - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
nn - corneal trephine blade - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
oo - corneal trephine blade - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
pp - Mueller's sac retractor - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
qq - Weeks eye speculum (open) - Size: length 7.3 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
rr - corneal needles (envelope) - Size: Length 6.2 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
ss - rule - Size: Length 15.9 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. F.X. O'Connor; donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Site Made (State)
(gg, kk-oo, qq): New York
Site Made (Country)
(c-f,l,o,p,pp): France; (x,z): Germany; (gg,kk-oo,qq): USA; (rr): England
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
leather: brown
plastic: black
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
fabric: black; green
paper: off-white; grey
ivory: cream
Inscriptions
(a,b) none; (c) one side of the forceps has the word "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; the other side has, "MORIA" stamped into the metal; (d) one side of the scissors has the word "MORIA" stamped into the metal at the joint; the other side has the word "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; the inside edges both have the number "4" stamped into the metal of the joint; (e) one side of the scissors has the word "MORIA" stamped into the metal at the joint and the word "FRANCE" stamped further up on a handle shaft; the inside edges both have "4 // 3" stamped on the inside edges at the joint; (f) one side of the scissors has the word "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; the other side has "MORIA // MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; (g-k) none; (l) one side of the end of the forceps has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; the inner edge of the opposite side has the word "GERMANY" stamped into the metal; (m) the centre inner edge of one of the sides has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; (n) one side of the forceps has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal on the centre outside, above the gripping lines; (o) one side of the forceps has the word "GERMANY" stamped into its outer edge near the tip; (p) the central outer side of one side of the forceps has the words, "FRANCE // MORIA" stamped into the metal; (q) one side of the handle has the letters, "SR" stamped into the metal; one of the inner edges of the tips has "C8" stamped on the under edge of the area above the catch; (r) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal just before the tip; (s,t) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (u) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre and the number "3" just before the tip; (v) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ"stamped into the metal just before the tip; (w) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (x) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal near the end; the opposite side of the handle has the word "GERMANY" stamped into the metal, also near the end; (y) one side of the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (z) one side of the handle has the word, "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal just before the tip; (aa) one side of the handle has the letter "W" stamped into the metal just before the tip; (bb-ee) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the handle at the centre; (ff) none; (gg) one side of the handle has, "J.E. CAREY, N.Y." stamped into the metal at the centre; (hh) one side of the handle has "E.B. MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (ii) none; (jj) one side of the handle has "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal at the centre; (kk) the outside of the box lid has lettering that reads, "ELLIOTT'S // Corneal Trephine"; the inside of the box lid has lettering that reads, "E.B. MEYROWITZ, Inc. // New York"; (ll) the handle has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal near the end; (mm-oo) none; (pp) the inside edge of one of the finger grips has the word "MEYROWITZ" stamped into the metal; the inside of the other finger grip has "FRANCE" stamped into the metal; (gg) the bottom of the speculum has the words, "J. MEHRLUST // U.S.A. // NEW YORK" stamped into the metal; (rr) the front of the envelope reads "AIGUILLES // DE // CHIRURGIE // Garantie Parfait"; on the flap, and "TRADE MARK // DEPOSE À PARIS // 1 Douzaine // No. // AIGUILLES // À CORNÉE" on the front; the back of the envelope reads, "Qualité // "Première" // DEPOSÉ À PARIS // IMPORTATION D'ANGLETERRE // AGUILLES // DE CHIRURGIE"; (ss) one side of the ruler has increment lines on the top and bottom and numbers that read (top): "0 // M - M // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15" and (bottom) "0 // LIGNES // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5"; the other side has increment lines at the top and numbers, reading: "0 // INCHES // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-9
Condition Remarks
The metal is worn, but shows no corrosion (except for an area on the upper handle of [jj]); the wood, leather, bakelite, tortoiseshell, cloth, paper and ivory pieces all show wear, but are complete; all moving parts move freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Books
Document
Photographs
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #670; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by the Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, pp. 3109, 3030, 3034, 3038 and 3041 (see attached photocopies); "Illustrated Catalog of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, pp. 127-135, 141-143, and 145 (see attached photocopies); "Eye Instrument Catalog," 7th ed., by the Storz Instrument Co., pp. 19, 22, 51, 87, 91 and 113 (see attached photocopies); CD #5
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