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clinical centrifuge

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Collection
Rudy Gervais, Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997005001
Description
Clinical centrifuge, which consists of a hollow rounded bowl-like container on top of a rounded base that contains a motor; the top of the centrifuge is open and covered with a round metal lid that is hinged at the back and has a round plastic knob at the front; the inside bottom of the centrifuge…
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Accession Number
997005001
Collection
Rudy Gervais, Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Centrifugation -- instrumentation
Chemistry
Description
Clinical centrifuge, which consists of a hollow rounded bowl-like container on top of a rounded
base that contains a motor; the top of the centrifuge is open and covered with a round metal lid
that is hinged at the back and has a round plastic knob at the front; the inside bottom of the centrifuge
has a rounded motor piece sticking up; the outside front of the base has an on/off switch
that moves right and left; the side of the base has a three-prong electric cord coming out from it;
the bottom of the base has three round rubber feet
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
International Equipment Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: dark grey
paint: grey; white
rubber: black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
A manufacturer's label on the outside front of the base reads, "INTERNATIONAL // EQUIPMENT CO. //
[symbol of large "C" with "SA" inside] // APPROVED // OFF // INTERNATIONAL CLINICAL CENTRIFUGE //
ON // VOLTS 115 AC/DC MODEL CL NO. 50221H // AMPS 1 INTERNATIONAL EQUIPMENT CO. // 4170 BOSTON,
MASS."; the motor looked at from under the base has raised lettering which reads, "OFF // ON //
WARD LEONARD ELECTRIC CO. // MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. U.S.A. // VITROHM RHEOSTAT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 29.6 cm. x Diam. : 33.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
The centrifuge was very dirty and dusty when it arrived; the metal shows chipping on the outside
finish and stains on the inside; the rubber cord had several pieces of masking tape on it
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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adult intubation model

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Dates
1943
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
997023012 a-b
Description
Adult intubation model in case, which consists of (a) a life-sized plastic model of the head, neck and upper chest of a man; the chest is cut away to show the stomach and lungs as well as the tracheal and bronchial tubes; the model is attached to a flat metal base; there are electrical wires leadin…
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Accession Number
997023012 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Models, Anatomic
Manikins
Resuscitation -- education
Description
Adult intubation model in case, which consists of (a) a life-sized plastic model of the head, neck and upper chest of a man; the chest is cut away to show the stomach and lungs as well as the tracheal and bronchial tubes; the model is attached to a flat metal base; there are electrical wires leading from the model to the base and a red light on the base; the bottom of the model has a battery chamber; the model fits into (b) a plastic suitcase, that is rectangular in shape and has a lid which is hinged onto the bottom by a hinge at the back; the front of the suitcase has a plastic handle and two metal clasps; the inside bottom of the case has a nylon strap that holds the model in place.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - intubation model - Length 66.3 cm. x Width 35.8 cm. x Depth 33.4 cm.
b - case (closed) - Length 73.4 cm. x Width 41.8 cm. x Depth 26.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Laerdal Medical Corp.
Site Made (Country)
Norway
Dates
1943
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Material
metal: silver; grey
plastic: flesh tone; grey; brown; yellow; red; blue; black; clear
nylon: grey
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
(a) Manufacturer's label reads, "LAERDAL // ADULT INTUBATION MODEL // MADE IN NORWAY // LAERDAL MEDICAL CORP. 136 Marbledale Rd., Tuckahoe, N.Y. 10707"; a paper label on the base reads, " - "[ti]ssues" inside this model's mouth and // [throa]t are, as far as possible, made to resemble // [tho]se of a human. Reasonable care, therefore, // [sh]ould be taken in not tearing the tongue and // [e]piglottis. Before each training session, spray // mouth and throat area with silicone spray // ASMUND S. LAERDAL // STAVANGER - NORWAY"; missing areas of label in brackets; another half label reads, "-- unscrewing the screw in // -- of the mounting board" in four languages: English, French, Norwegian (?) and German (?); (b) labels on the suitcase read, "ADULT INTUBATION MODEL // 1943 // Made in Norway"; "LAERDAL // ASMUND S. LAERDAL // Stravanger - Norway" and "Sold and Serviced Exclusively by // SAFETY // SUPPLY // COMPANY // 214 KING ST., E. // TORONTO, ONT. // M5A 1J8 // BRANCHES // ACROSS // CANADA"; there are also words written on the outside of the suitcase in magic marker, which read, "PLEASE SEND // TO [downward arrow] // DEPT. OF // ANAESTHESIA // K.G.H."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-T2-3
Condition Remarks
(a) The model appears to be complete and shows little damage; the left nostril on the model's nose is stretched out of shape and the battery compartment at the bottom shows staining from corroded batteries; the lungs will hold air; (b) the suitcase is complete and undamaged; the outside shows minor wear and the front clasps open and close easily; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit, Nov. 25 1997-Oct. 24, 2001; returned to storage Dec. 17, 2001
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Anatomic Anne [adult intubation model]

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
997023014 a-h
Description
Anatomic model in a case, which consists of (a) a rectangular wood and cardboard suitcase that has a lid hinged onto the bottom with three hinges at the back; the top and bottom of the suitcase are reinforced with flat strips of wood and the corners with heavy plastic pieces; there are clasps with …
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Accession Number
997023014 a-h
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Models, Anatomic
Manikins
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation -- education
Description
Anatomic model in a case, which consists of (a) a rectangular wood and cardboard suitcase that has a lid hinged onto the bottom with three hinges at the back; the top and bottom of the suitcase are reinforced with flat strips of wood and the corners with heavy plastic pieces; there are clasps with locks at the front, left and right, and a handle in the centre; the inside of the suitcase has a piece of leather which supports the lid when opened; the bottom has four cloth straps set into it and there are two more at the top of the bottom half of the case; the suitcase stores (b) an anatomic model, which is set onto a flat rectangular wooden base; the model represents a cut-away human heart and lungs; (c) a model of a human head fits onto (b); this model shows the head of a woman who has blonde hair held back with a white hairband; the model is made of plastic (except the hair) with a central metal base; this base hooks onto (b); the model head is held in place in the suitcase by (d) a square cardboard box with an open top and an oval hole cut in one side for the neck of the model; also included in the suitcase with the model are: (e) an instruction card with printed information on heavy paper cut into a circle; the card gives instructions on how to make a formed sheet to cover the model's nose and mouth, using (f) a plastic form which is triangular in shape, with rounded points and cut-out spaces for the nose and mouth; the form was to be used with a forming apparatus and plastic sheets, but these are missing; (g) a cylindrical plastic bottle of alcohol (now empty) is also included to use as a disinfectant for the model between trainees; the bottle has a cylindrical tapered neck and a round cap; there is a printed paper label on the outside which has instructions in four languages; (h) a printed sheet of paper lists the methods of proper use and care of the Anatomic Anne model; this sheet is stored in a clear plastic cover; also with the model (but not catalogued) are some gauze pads.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - case (closed) - Length 65.0 cm. x Width 42.0 cm. x Depth 25.5 cm.
b - model base - Length 61.1 cm. x Width 38.0 cm. x Depth 21.3 cm.
c - model head - Length 21.5 cm. x Width 20.0 cm. x Depth 20.1 cm.
d - box - Length 21.4 cm. x Width 20.4 cm. x Depth 21.3 cm.
e - instruction card - Depth 0.1 cm. x Diameter12.9 cm.
f - form - Length 8.3 cm. x Width 8.1 cm. x Depth 1.3 cm.
g - alcohol container - Length 20.8 cm. x Diameter6.2 cm.
h - information sheet - Length 21.6 cm. x Width 30.1 cm. x Depth 0.1 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Asmund S. Laerdal
Site Made (City)
Stavanger
Site Made (Country)
Norway
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
plastic: green; flesh tone; white
cardboard: grey; green
wood: beige
metal: silver; green
leather: black
fabric: green
fake hair (nylon?): blonde
paper: white
Inscriptions
(a) Writing in magic marker on the lid reads, "ANAESTHESIOLOGY // KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL"; a piece of masking tape on the case front is written on and reads, "DOUGLAS 2 ANAESTHESIA OK"' a label on the lid inside reads, "SOLD AND SERVICED EXCLUSIVELY BY // Safeco SAFETY SUPPLY CO. Safeco // HEAD OFFICE AND FACTORY 214 KING STREET EAST TORONTO 2, ONTARIO"; address elsewhere also listed; (b) a label on the base reads, "Anatomic Anne // MADE BY // ASMUND S. LAERDAL // STAVANGER - NORWAY"; a piece of cloth tape on the base has, "ANAESTHESIA // K.G.H." written on it; (e) card reads, "DIRECTIONS // FOR USE // [listed]"; (g) the sheet lists information on "ANATOMIC ANNE" under the headings of, "GENERAL SANITATION AND MAINTENANCE", "DISINFECTION OF ANATOMIC ANNE DURING TRAINING" and "PACKING OF ANATOMIC ANNE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-T2-4
Condition Remarks
(a) The case is very worn and has break points at the top; the inside paper is missing many small sections; (b,c) the model is stained and worn, but appears complete; (d) the box is worn, but complete; (e) the instruction card has no damage, and all printing is visible; (f) the form is very worn; it is cracked in the middle and has a broken section at the bottom; there are no missing sections; (g) the container is stained, but complete, with no cracks; the label is stained but fully legible; (h) the instruction sheet shows minor staining, but is complete and fully legible; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Research Facts
The model is a training aid which simulates human breathing and thorax systems, including blood flow; it could also be used to instruct for cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001; returned to storage Dec. 17, 2001
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Recording Resusci Anne

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Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
997023023 a-b
Description
Recording Resusci Anne teaching model in a case, which consists of (a) a rectangular heavy cardboard and wood suitcase that has a lid hinged onto the bottom with three hinges at the back; the top and bottom of the suitcase are reinforced with flat strips of wood and all corners with heavy plastic p…
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Accession Number
997023023 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Models, Anatomic
Manikins
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation -- education
Emergency Medicine -- education
Description
Recording Resusci Anne teaching model in a case, which consists of (a) a rectangular heavy cardboard and wood suitcase that has a lid hinged onto the bottom with three hinges at the back; the top and bottom of the suitcase are reinforced with flat strips of wood and all corners with heavy plastic pieces; there are clasps with locks at the front left and right (with a key) and a plastic handle in the centre; the inside of the suitcase has a piece of leather (now broken) at the left side, which supported the lid when opened; there is a rectangular piece of foam attached to the inside of the lid near the right side; stored folded inside the suitcase is (b) a Recording Resusci Anne teaching model; this model consists of a model of a woman with a plastic head, torso, ankles and feet; the legs are made of foam and the arms are missing; the woman is wearing blue-and-red track pants and red top; there is a recorder built into the torso of the model which gives a paper readout of how well the model has been "resuscitated"; there is an electric cord leading from right side of the model which would have attached to a control box (now missing).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - suitcase - Size: Length 85.8 cm. x Width 46.5 cm. x Depth 28.7 cm.
b - teaching model - Size: Length 156.0 cm. x Width 34.6 cm. x Depth 22.4 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Asmund S. Laerdal
Site Made (City)
Stavanger
Site Made (Country)
Norway
Material
metal: silver; green
plastic: green; flesh tone; off-white
fabric: blue; red
fake hair: blonde
paper: light blue; grey
foam: beige; green
cardboard: green
wood: light brown
leather: brown
Inscriptions
A label on the top of the suitcase reads, "SOLD AND SERVICED EXCLUSIVELY BY // Safeco // SAFETY SUPPLY CO. // Safeco // HEAD OFFICE AND FACTORY 214 KING STREET EAST TORONTO 2, ONTARIO // GRAND FALLS - HALIFAX - SEPT ILES - MONTREAL - OTTAWA - TORONTO // PORT ARTHUR - WINNIPEG - REGINA - EDMONTON - CALGARY - LETHBRIDGE // TRAIL - VANCOUVER - POINTE-A-PIERRE, TRINIDAD - KINGSTON, JAMAICA"; the readout paper has boxes and columns which are filled out by the recorder; these are, "ACCEPTABLE YES NO [printed above boxes] NAME DATE // INFLATION // 2.0 litres // 1.5 // 1.2 // 0.8 // 0.5 // PULSE // COMPRESSION 38-51 mm // sec. // INCORRECT PRESSURE POINT // Stavanger, Norway"; the number "3" is written on the model's waist at the right and left side in magic marker
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-T2-2
Condition Remarks
The suitcase is very worn; the heavy cardboard sides have many scratches and scuff marks; the leather strap on the inside is broken; the heavy paper covering inside the suitcase is torn in several spots; the model is missing its arms and control box as well as the track top that would have originally come with it; the plastic is stained in several areas
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
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laboratory thermometer

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Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997034284 a-c
Description
(a) Thermometer, which is a long, cylindrical tube with a closed eye at one end; the distal end tapers to a rounded metal tip; (b) long hollow cylindrical thermometer case; (c) cylindrical cap for tube.
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Accession Number
997034284 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Description
(a) Thermometer, which is a long, cylindrical tube with a closed eye at one end; the distal end tapers to a rounded metal tip; (b) long hollow cylindrical thermometer case; (c) cylindrical cap for tube.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 35.7cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
b - case - Size: Length 54.2cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 1.8 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Lab Glass Inc.
Site Made (City)
Vineland
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
plastic: white
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on side are horizontal gradation lines the length of the tube, with the numbers "0 // 9 // 8 // 7 // 6 // 5 // 4 // 3 // 2 // 1 // 0 // 9 // 8 // 7 // 6 // 5 // 4 // 3 // 2 // 1 // // 9 // 8 // 7 // 6 // 5 // 4 // 3 // 2 // 1 // 0 // 1 // 300 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 200 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 100 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0"; etched on glass case: "LAB GLASS INC. VINELAND N.J. U.S.A"; written on adhesive tape on case: "Large Glass Thermometer HANDLE WITH CARE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Condition Remarks
(a) Some obliteration of numbers
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Sargent-Welch Instruments, Apparatus, Furniture, Vacuum Pumps, Chemicals, Supplies for Industrial, Collegiate, Government and Research Laboratories," Sargent-Welch Scientific Co., 1982, p. 1349 (similar to item # S-80015-C) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used for checking the temperature of solutions used during surgery
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bath thermometer

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Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997034285
Description
Rectangular wooden case with oval opening; inside wooden case is a glass tube with thermometer inside; thermometer is backed with paper with temperature gradients; circular hole is drilled through case below oval opening; bottom of thermometer protrudes into this hole; the handle is cylindrical wit…
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Accession Number
997034285
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Description
Rectangular wooden case with oval opening; inside wooden case is a glass tube with thermometer inside; thermometer is backed with paper with temperature gradients; circular hole is drilled through case below oval opening; bottom of thermometer protrudes into this hole; the handle is cylindrical with a contoured hand grip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on paper: horizontal lines the length of the thermometer; printed down the left side of the paper: "6 // 5 // 4 // 3 // 2 //1 // 0 // 1"; printed down the right side of the paper: "0 // C° // 0 // GDR // 0 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 // 0 "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Dimension Notes
Length 25.6 cm x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 10.3 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Sargent-Welch Instruments, Apparatus, Furniture, Vacuum Pumps, Chemicals, Supplies for Industrial, Collegiate, Government and Research Laboratories," Sargent-Welch Scientific Co., 1982, p. 1364 (similar to item # S-81255) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used for checking the temperature of solutions used during surgery; designed to float on the solution.
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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
000006024
Description
Glass graduate, a hollow column tapered downward and closed at the bottom with a stand; the stand is a disc that is convex; the graduate has one pouring spout on the top rim, and graduated in fluid ounces, pints and quarts on the body on both sides to the spout; it can contain up to 1 quart; there …
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Accession Number
000006024
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container -- graduate
Description
Glass graduate, a hollow column tapered downward and closed at the bottom with a stand; the stand is a disc that is convex; the graduate has one pouring spout on the top rim, and graduated in fluid ounces, pints and quarts on the body on both sides to the spout; it can contain up to 1 quart; there is a vertical mould seam on the exterior, starting from the spout and running down the side of the body, ending at the edge of the stand; and a similar seam on the opposite side of the spout; there is a circular mould seam along the edge of the stand; there is a circular tool line on the interior, near the bottom; an oval paper sticker is adhered to the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson.
Maker
Eastman Kodak
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: pale blue
glass: clear; greyish-green
Inscriptions
Graduations on the body are in white and are divided into halves by a vertical line for each graduation; for both graduations, "OZ" is printed on the upper right to the highest scale line, and "QT" at the upper left; numbers are aligned on the left with the corresponding scale lines, and read downwards: "QT // 1 // PT // 1 // ½"; another set of numbers are aligned to the right of the lines and read, "OZ // 32 // 28 // 24 // 20 // 16 // 12 // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2"; bottom reads, "GRADUATED // FOR // PHOTOGRAPHIC USE ONLY"; letters arranged to form a circle read, "EASTMANKODAK // ROCHESTERNY"; inside the circle are the letters "EKC"; printed on the sticker are the words, "SOLE IMPORTED INTO CANADA // CANADIAN // KODAK CO., LIMITED // TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 27.3 cm x Width 14.8 cm x Depth 15.6 cm
Condition Remarks
There is a white solid on the interior bottom; there are brown stains on the bottom of the stand and on the sticker; the paper sticker seems to have silver coating on a pale blue substrate, but its original colour cannot be determined; the interior bottom has many scratches
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments JC-141," Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p. 281 (item 16175)
Research Facts
This item was made "for photographic use only"; this means its scaling is not accurate enough for scientific analysis, nor has it been approved by authority for accurate measurement.
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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
000006025 a-c
Description
The balance is attached in a case, and would be used for weighing rather small amounts; placed on a marble slab are two identical sample/weight pans of metal, a metal weighing pan, a scale, and a level window made of metal and glass; other parts, such as a beam and the central pivot, are enclosed i…
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Accession Number
000006025 a-c
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
The balance is attached in a case, and would be used for weighing rather small amounts; placed on a marble slab are two identical sample/weight pans of metal, a metal weighing pan, a scale, and a level window made of metal and glass; other parts, such as a beam and the central pivot, are enclosed in a wooden box under the marble slab and are not visible; a wooden box with a glass top panel is attached to the marble slab with two hinges at one edge; this top cover protects the parts above the marble slab when the scale is not in use; each sample/weight pan is concave and is supported by a vertical rod that must be connected to the beam in the wooden box; each pan has a long projection pointing to the centre of the instrument; the tip of this pointer is painted black and it moves up and down in front of the scale that is placed mid-way between the two pans; the scale is a flat, rectangular piece of white natural product (ivory?); it is rounded at the top edge, is graduated in black, and is held upright with a metal bracket and four screws, on the marble slab, behind the two pointers extending from the pans; the end of the bracket on the marble slab is connected to a level window behind the scale; the level window is a cylindrical metal dome; between the metal dome and the marble slab is enclosed a glass capsule containing water and an air bubble; two legs on the instrument on the right side of the viewer are screws held by nuts protruding from the side of the instrument; by rotating these two screws, the level of the instrument can be adjusted; two other legs on the left side of the viewer are wooden; a knob at the front centre of the lower wooden box is a beam stopper; when in use, the beam is released by rotating the knob in one direction, and when not in use, the beam is held securely by rotating the knob in the other direction (to protect the beam from damage caused by vibration); there is a trace of a rectangular tag that was once attached on the front centre of the upper wooden cover; there is also a trace of an oval tag that was once attached on the reight front of the lower wooden box; there are two screw holes on the left front of the lower wooden box; the two tags and six screws are missing; on the back of the lower wooden box, at the centre, an end of a metal shaft projects about 2 mm; around the end of the shaft, a metal ring is attached to hold a sign; the weighing pan, used to hold samples or weights during measurement, is a concave metal disk that is placed on the marble slab at the centre.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 19.8 cm x Width 34.1 cm x Depth 15.9 cm
b - pan - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
c - pan - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Material
metal: silver; yellow
glass: clear
ivory (?): cream
marble: white
wood: brown
Inscriptions
The sign on the metal ring tag on the back reads, "PENNA&N.Y.APPDTYPE 1Y // SERIAL W2"; on the back of each sample/weight pan, a "5" is engraved where the pointer joins the disc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A2-3
Condition Remarks
When donated, objects 000.006.026-.030 were placed inside the cover of this item; the beam (below the marble slab, not visible) and the beam stopper work smoothly; minor corrosion on metal parts; numerous minor losses and discolouration on wood and marble; dirty with brown/black residue;
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments JC-141," Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p. 31 (similar to item 7450) (please see attached photocopy); CD #3
Research Facts
This was approved by authority for accurate measurement.
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half-drachm weight

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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
000006027
Description
Weight, which is a flat, round coin-shaped piece of metal; there are raised marks on both sides.
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Accession Number
000006027
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Weight, which is a flat, round coin-shaped piece of metal; there are raised marks on both sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Material
metal: brown
Inscriptions
At the centre of a round side,a mark reads, "[weight symbol resembling a large "3"] ss [superscr.]"; below this there is an "M" inside a diamond shape; the text surrounding the first mark reads, "HALF DRACHM"; the text on the left of the diamond reads, "PHILA." and on the right, "& N.Y."; short, radiating grip lines are aligned along the perimeter that is also raised; all marks are raised; the edge of the weight is smooth.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-5
Dimension Notes
Depth 0.1 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Has several spots of green corrosion and black tarnish.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments JC-141," Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p. 40 (similar to item 8910) (please see attached photocopy); "Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary," 25th ed., W.B. Saunders Co., 1974, p. 1731; CD #3
Research Facts
This was approved by authority for accurate measurement in Philadelphia and New York, as inferred from the marks; one drachm is one dram, one drachma, or about 3.9 g; the weight symbol represents the weight unit, drachm.
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one-scruple weight

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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
000006028
Description
Weight, which is a flat, round coin-shaped piece of metal; there are raised marks on both sides.
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Accession Number
000006028
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Weight, which is a flat, round coin-shaped piece of metal; there are raised marks on both sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Material
metal: brown
Inscriptions
At the centre of a round side,a mark reads, "[weight symbol resembling a backwards "e"] i"; below this there is an "M" inside a diamond shape; the text surrounding the first mark reads, "ONE SCRUPLE"; short, radiating grip lines are aligned along the perimeter that is also raised; all marks are raised; the edge of the weight is smooth.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-5
Dimension Notes
Depth 0.1 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Slightly tarnished with a greyinsh overall colour; there are several green corrosion spots and spots of black tarnish.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments JC-141," Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p. 40 (similar to item 8910) (please see attached photocopy); "Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary," 25th ed., W.B. Saunders Co., 1974, p. 1731; CD #3
Research Facts
One scruple is about 1.3 g.
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