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electroencephalograph

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Dates
1974
1995
circa 1974-1995
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
Accession Number
004009001 a-n
Description
Portable mobile stainless steel electroencephalograph machine model MEB-INT with large rubber wheels; capable of taking sixteen measurements at once and has a faceplate with mulitple colour coded tiny buttons and dials in rows for each measurement; table-top section beneath the faceplate acts as a …
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Accession Number
004009001 a-n
Collection
Correctional Services of Canada Museum Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurology
MeSH Heading
Electroencephalography
Neurology -- instrumentation
Description
Portable mobile stainless steel electroencephalograph machine model MEB-INT with large rubber wheels; capable of taking sixteen measurements at once and has a faceplate with mulitple colour coded tiny buttons and dials in rows for each measurement; table-top section beneath the faceplate acts as a printer, pulling paper from a compartment beneath and sending it through a series of recording needles which record the brain waves; metal attachable (b) which hangs off the left side and catches the printed chart paper; sitting inside the tray is a stack of used paper (c); box full of unused paper in the compartment (d); metal plate (e) which covers the ink cartridges which is currently unattached; five electrodes (f-j) (three orange, one black, and one gray), and two portable electrode boards (k-l), which appear to be later than the rest of the machine; the boards are plastic boxes with gray cords; thin yellow plastic pen or pointer like device (m) and a grey printer cable (n) that plugs into INPUT socket on side of machine.
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - electroencephalograph
b - tray
c - used paper
d - unused paper in box
e - plate (ink cover)
f - electrode
g - electrode
h - electrode
i - electrode
j - electrode
k - electrode board
l - electrode board
m - yellow pointer
n - printer cable
Provenance
Owned and used at the Kingston Penitentiary Hospital; it was transferred to the Penitentiary Museum in November 2000 after it was deemed obsolete.
Maker
Grass Instruments Co.
Site Made (City)
Quincy
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1974
1995
circa 1974-1995
Date Remarks
The date "March 1974" is stamped on a plate on the side; the electrodes are from the 1990s, there are dates on them; the boards appear to be later as well.
Material
metal: silver; green
plastic: white; blue; orange; yellow; black; silver; yellow
rubber: orange; black; gray
paper: white
Inscriptions
"GRASS ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH MODEL 8-16" on the front of the face along with various dial and button information and safety information; "March 1974" stamped on a plate on the left side; the electrodes have dates on them, they are either Sept 1991 or May 1994; the mini-electrode boards have "MINI ELECTRODE BOARD // GRASS INST. CO // QUINCY MASS. U.S.A. // MODEL // MEB-INT" on them
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1 - Floor
Dimension Notes
a - Length 76.0 cm x Width 65.5 cm x Depth 117.0 cm
b - Length 38.5 cm x Width 31.0 cm x Depth 25.7 cm
c - Length 36.0 cm x Width 30 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - Length 38.0 cm x Width 32.0 cm x Depth 10.0 cm
e - Length 41.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
f - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
g - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
h - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
i - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
j - Length 28.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
k - Length 57.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
l - Length 57.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
m - Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
n - Length 435.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The ink from the printer has leaked and run over parts of the machine body and face; there is some staining; the tray is badly deformed and will not securely attached; there is a plastic hinged plate which covers the pens on the machine that is coming off because the hinge is bent out of shape.
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "The Bakken Library and Museum"
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
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