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Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Canadian Anesthesiology Society
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
015016001
Description
Portable Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine used to administer dental anesthesia consists of four wheel stand with a pole with an adjustable swivel chart stand support attached, four cylinder yokes and a set of three flow meter panels are mounted to top of pole; gas cylinder yokes are arranged in sets of…
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Accession Number
015016001
Collection
Canadian Anesthesiology Society
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Dental
Anesthesia, Inhalation
Anesthesia, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Portable Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine used to administer dental anesthesia consists of four wheel stand with a pole with an adjustable swivel chart stand support attached, four cylinder yokes and a set of three flow meter panels are mounted to top of pole; gas cylinder yokes are arranged in sets of two with each yoke having a corresponding round knob; two knobs are marked O2 and the other two are marked N2O; set of three flow meter panels with glass covers marked in white font: cyclopropane with yellow background, middle is Nitrous oxide with dark blue background, oxygen with green background; without tanks.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
The Ohio Chemical & Manufacturing Company
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Donor information
Material
metal: silver paper: yellow, blue, green, orange rubber: black
Inscriptions
Stamped onto a round metal plate behind the flow meter panel: "MIDGET KINET-O-METER // HIDBRINK DIVISION // THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO. // MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.''; "MADE IN U. S. A. // PATENTS 1,412,866 // 1,500,615 1,802,601 1,1989,366 // 2,073,372 2,085,155". Below the oxygen flow meter panel and around the cylidrical pipe that comes out of it there is a yellowing paper band with the following printed on it: "WARNING; this equipm[illeg.] use only by // or under the super[illeg.] cian or dentist // Read instructions caref[illeg.] so[illeg.]ecome thoroughly // fam[illeg] with proper method [illeg] operation // Mfd. by THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO."; stamped on the metal bar below the flow meter panel: K11050
Permanent Location
W2 538 Floor
Length
64.0 cm
Height
98.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length measured from protruding opposite wheels
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclopropane https://www.britannica.com/science/cyclopropane
Research Facts
Cyclopropane is an anaesthetic when inhaled. In modern anaesthetic practice, it has been superseded by other agents, due to its extreme reactivity under normal conditions: when the gas is mixed with oxygen, there is a significant risk of explosion. Cyclopropane had no commercial application until Henderson and Lucas discovered its anaesthetic properties in 1929; industrial production had begun by 1936. This meant induction of anaesthesia by inhalation of cyclopropane and oxygen was rapid and not unpleasant. However at the conclusion of prolonged anaesthesia patients could suffer a sudden decrease in blood pressure, potentially leading to cardiac dysrhythmia; a reaction known as "cyclopropane shock".For this reason, as well as its high cost and its explosive nature, it was latterly used only for the induction of anaesthesia, and has not been available for clinical use since the mid 1980s. Cylinders and flow meters were coloured orange.
Cyclopropane, also called trimethylene, explosive, colourless gas used in medicine since 1934 as a general anesthetic. Cyclopropane is nonirritating to mucous membranes and does not depress respiration. Induction of and emergence from cyclopropane anesthesia are usually rapid and smooth. A mixture of about 5 to 20 percent cyclopropane in oxygen is administered by inhalation. Because of the flammability and expense of cyclopropane, it is usually used in a closed (rebreathing) system, in which an absorbent chemical, such as soda lime, removes exhaled carbon dioxide, and the anesthetic is recirculated. The chemical formula is C3H6.
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Baby Ben alarm clock

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Dates
1964
1973
1964-1973
Collection
Carson Cross Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
005011001
Description
A metal "Baby Ben" alarm clock; has a rectangular base with a round face; the face is a slightly lighter shade of silver (aluminum?) and under a circular convex piece of glass; there are dials and knobs on the back for setting the time and alarm.
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Accession Number
005011001
Collection
Carson Cross Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Radium
MM= Household Articles -- ruler, compass, protractor, timepiece
Description
A metal "Baby Ben" alarm clock; has a rectangular base with a round face; the face is a slightly lighter shade of silver (aluminum?) and under a circular convex piece of glass; there are dials and knobs on the back for setting the time and alarm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's family since it was purchased new in Peterborough, Ontario; it was originally loaned to the museum for the "Radium" exhibit.
Maker
Westclox
Site Made (City)
Peterborough
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
1973
1964-1973
Date Remarks
These clocks were made from 1964 until 1973
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Baby Ben" and "WESTCLOX" printed on the face "6 // 53632" engraved on the bottom of the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the back where the dials have been rotated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"ClockHistory.com"
Research Facts
This is a series 8 Baby Ben clock; clocks with radium arms and dials were used because it glowed; the painters of these clocks (mostly female) often suffered from skin ulcerations, tumours, and many eventually died.
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No Man Stands Alone [book]

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Dates
1966
Collection
Carol Thomas Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
009036001
Description
Hardbound paper covered book with hand drawn illustrations; stories of Nurse Amy Wilson on her tour of duty in remote British Columbia and the Yukon during the 1930-40s; title stamped in silver ink on spine; sketch map of North West Territories inside front cover; 139 pages.
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Accession Number
009036001
Author
Amy V. Wilson
Collection
Carol Thomas Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Nursing -- biography
History of Nursing -- personal narratives
Diphtheria -- history
Description
Hardbound paper covered book with hand drawn illustrations; stories of Nurse Amy Wilson on her tour of duty in remote British Columbia and the Yukon during the 1930-40s; title stamped in silver ink on spine; sketch map of North West Territories inside front cover; 139 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Carol Thomas
Maker
Gray's Publishing Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Sidney
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed in book: "NO MAN // STANDS ALONE // by // Amy V. Wilson // R.N. // GRAY'S PUBLISHING LTD. // Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 22.3 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover shows minor wear from use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Carol Thomas; CD #4
Research Facts
Nurse Amy Wilson, RN, was a traveling nurse along the Alaska Highway during a diphtheria outbreak among the native people, bringing the first immunization to the First Nations people hit hard by this disease.
Carol Thomas is a graduate of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971; worked as a Community Health Nurse in the northern territories.
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