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ultrasound monitor

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Dates
1967
1982
circa 1967-1982
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004026001 a-d
Description
An ultrasound monitor consisting of the monitor (a) which is a plastic electrical device resembling a small portable radio, with a speaker on the front with an on/off switch, there is a looped rope attached to the top and a connector on the bottom which connects to the charging unit (b); there is a…
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Accession Number
004026001 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Ultrasonics -- instrumentation
Description
An ultrasound monitor consisting of the monitor (a) which is a plastic electrical device resembling a small portable radio, with a speaker on the front with an on/off switch, there is a looped rope attached to the top and a connector on the bottom which connects to the charging unit (b); there is a black cord coming out of the back with a standard 3 pronged plug, and a detachable grey cord (c) which attaches to the front of the charger and has a black disc on the end; the transducer (d) screws into the disc, and is a black rubber coated rod.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - monitor - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - charging unit - Size: Length 10 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 6.1 cm with a 212 cm cord
c - cord - Size: Length 126.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
d - transducer - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Provenance
Came from the Queen's Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds; it was used at KGH.
Maker
Hewlett Packard
Site Made (City)
Boeblingen
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1967
1982
circa 1967-1982
Date Remarks
There is a sticker on the back with an expiry date of 1982 (probably for the battery); HP started making infant heart monitoring devices in 1967.
Material
plastic: white, black
rubber: grey, black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"8026B ULTRA-SOUND MONITOR // HEWLETT - PACKARD" printed on the monitor;
"15152A CHARGING UNIT // HEWLETT - PACKARD" printed on the charging unit;
"EXP. DATE // 14 OKT. 82 - B3" printed on a sticker on the back of the monitor
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-7
Condition Remarks
Mild wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Interstate Batteries"; Internet: "Medical Equipment Services Inc."; Internet: "HP History and Facts: 1960s"; Queen's Archives; CD #6
Research Facts
Used to monitor infant heart rate; also known as a "Doptone" because it measures tones using the "Doppler Effect"; Dr. A.A.Travill was an anatomy professor at Queen's, and served as department head from 1968-1978; he had an interest in medical history, and published several books and articles on the subject.
The expiration sticker is in German, so it was most likely made at HP's German factory in Boeblingen.
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laboratory thermometer

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004045008 a-c
Description
A glass thermometer (a) in a cylindrical wooden case (b) with a cap (c); the thermometer has a loop at the top for attaching a string or wire, and tapers to a point at the bottom; it goes up to 120 degrees fairenheit; there is a green paper label on the case.
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Accession Number
004045008 a-c
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Calorimetry -- instrumentation
Thermometers
Temperature
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
A glass thermometer (a) in a cylindrical wooden case (b) with a cap (c); the thermometer has a loop at the top for attaching a string or wire, and tapers to a point at the bottom; it goes up to 120 degrees fairenheit; there is a green paper label on the case.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
b - case - Size: Length 25.5 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm.
c - cap - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Provenance
This artifact was used by the donor's uncle Dr. Walter Barnhart during the 1920s to the 1940s in his personal lab, possibly for arthritis research; this is not the original case for this thermometer.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
The donor states that it was used from the 1920s through to the 1940s.
Material
glass: clear
wood: brown
paper: green
Inscriptions
There is an indecipherable word engraved on the thermometer as well as "Gas Filled" and "Germany" and gradute markings from 00 to 120 with an F at the top; the label on the case reads "ENGRAVED THERMOMETER // Catalog No. Z4242 Length 10 Inches // Range 0 to 80°C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Condition Remarks
There is a bit of staining on the wood.
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Richard Gillies; "Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (JC-141)," CENCO, Toronto, 1942, p. 286 (similar to item 16355) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
The donor graduated from medical school in 1955.
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Glover bulldog clamp

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiac Surgery
Accession Number
997034536
Description
A spring-loaded, scissor-like instrument with a screw joint and grooved finger grips; curved, atra-grip blades.
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Accession Number
997034536
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiac Surgery
MeSH Heading
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- clamp
Description
A spring-loaded, scissor-like instrument with a screw joint and grooved finger grips; curved, atra-grip blades.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Codman
Site Made (City)
Randolph
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into metal handle: "Classic Codman // 37-1055 S.S. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments", Codman & Shurtleff, 1976-77, p. 147 (similar to item #37-1055) (see attached photocopy); CD #1.
Research Facts
This instrument is used for clamping small arteries and vessels during cardiovascular surgery.
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Diethrich bulldog clamp

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Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiac Surgery
Accession Number
997034579
Description
Diethrich bulldog clamp is a small, tweezer-type clamp with an angled jaw; distal end is at 65° angle with grooves on the inner side and on a finger grip.
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Accession Number
997034579
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiac Surgery
MeSH Heading
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- clamp
Description
Diethrich bulldog clamp is a small, tweezer-type clamp with an angled jaw; distal end is at 65° angle with grooves on the inner side and on a finger grip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Codman
Site Made (City)
Randolph
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"CODMAN 19-8091 // 8802 N" stamped into metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Dimension Notes
Length 5.0 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Products A to Z Catalog," Codman & Shurtleff., 1984, p. 23 (item #A 19-8091) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used as a small vessel clamp.
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Favaloro scissors

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Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiac Surgery
Accession Number
997034580
Description
Favaloro scissors with curved shanks, hlades angled to the side with a satin finish.
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Accession Number
997034580
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiac Surgery
MeSH Heading
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears -- operating
Description
Favaloro scissors with curved shanks, hlades angled to the side with a satin finish.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Codman
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"CODMAN 60 // 54-8010 STAINLESS Germany 834 // 536" stamped on inner sides of both shafts.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Dimension Notes
Length 14.0 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new; minor rough edge on one handle; handles are loose at screw joint.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
C. Kelly (OR RN, ret.); "Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. M14 (similar to item #MJ-020-01-F) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used in heart surgery for cutting small slits in the diseased coronary arteries when doing bypass surgery.
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Phenolsulphonphthalein ampoule

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 180-1990
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037443
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; a paper label is sealed on the body.
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Accession Number
997037443
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Kidney Function Tests -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; a paper label is sealed on the body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1980
1990
circa 180-1990
Material
glass: clear
paper: white; red
Inscriptions
Paper label reads, "Phenolsulphon- // phthalein // 6 Mg. IN 1 C.C. // HYNSON, // WESTCOTT & DUNNING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Internet: https://drugs.ncats.io/substance/I6G9Y0J1OJ https://www.britannica.com/science/phenolsulfonphthalein-test https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC323325/
Research Facts
It is used as a test to diagnose kidney problems and diseases (injected intravenously) and as a estrogenic stimulus. Urine tests are done to diagnose kidneys, the amount of phenol red excreted indicates kidney function (more excreted: the better the kidneys are working; less excreted: indicates chronic kidney conditions). It can enhance growth of cells that have estrogen receptors, because phenol red is an estrogen mimic.
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specimen mailing container

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Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037494 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, cylindrical metal object with raised rim around bottom; flat, closed bottom; lower and upper sides are regularly dimpled; top is threaded and open; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded on inside, ridged on outside sides; top is flat and closed; (c) plastic hollow container, …
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Accession Number
997037494 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Specimen Handling
MM= Specimen Jar
Description
(a) A hollow, cylindrical metal object with raised rim around bottom; flat, closed bottom; lower and upper sides are regularly dimpled; top is threaded and open; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded on inside, ridged on outside sides; top is flat and closed; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; closed, flat bottom; (d) plastic bottle top; flat top, threaded inside side, vertical ridges around outside circumference; (e) curved paper mailing label
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - outer lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
c - plastic jar - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - plastic lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
e - mailing label - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Twinpak Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Date Remarks
C. H. Bird died in 1944; the label has a space for a date beginning "19".
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; light blue
plastic: clear; white
contents (pill): pale yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom engraved with: "TWINPAK LTD. // ¾ OZ. // MTL. TOR. LON."; printed label around circumference: "BUSINESS REPLY LABEL // NO POSTAGE STAMP NECESSARY // if Mailed in Canada // 9c POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON CANADA // HEAD OFFICE // 920B - 3 - 60"; printed stamp, top right: "POSTES - CANADA - POSTAGE // 9 // CENTS // 1320."; (c) printed up side: " LONDON LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA"; printed on bottom: "TWINPAK LTD. // MONTREAL - TORONTO"; (d) printed on top: "PLEASE // TIGHTEN CAP // SERREZ LE // COUVERCLE"; (e) printed label: "LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // Head Office: LONDON, CANADA // APPLICANT // DOCTOR // DATE VOIDED // 19 // 920A - 30M - S - 64 // [written vertically] No. 129629 // No. 129629"; inside of label: "FASSON // –SON–PAINESVILLE // n // ille, O."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Condition Remarks
(a) Minor tarnishing; (b) three rust spots, inactive, minor scratches; (c) minor scratches on sides; (d) white plastic appears slightly worn; (e) appears unused; waxed paper that protects adhesive peeling slightly.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Received with, and identical to, 997.037.495 and 997.037.496; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1961, p. 247 (similar to 5H-572) (please see attached photocopy); CD #7
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specimen mailing container

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Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037495 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; …
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Accession Number
997037495 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Specimen Handling
MM= Specimen Jar
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; closed, flat bottom; (d) plastic cap, closed, flat top, threaded inside rim, vertical ridges on outside rim; (e) paper mailing label, stored curled; back has waxed paper over adhesive.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - outer lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
c - plastic jar - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - plastic lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
e - mailing label - Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Twinpak Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Date Remarks
C. H. Bird died in 1944; the label has a space for a date beginning "19".
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; light blue
plastic: clear; off-white
contents (pill): pale yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom engraved with: "TWINPAK LTD. // ¾ OZ. // MTL. TOR. LON."; printed label around circumference: "BUSINESS REPLY LABEL // NO POSTAGE STAMP NECESSARY // if Mailed in Canada // 9c POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA // HEAD OFFICE // 920B - 3 - 60"; printed stamp, top right: "POSTES - CANADA - POSTAGE // 9 // CENTS // 1320."; (c) printed up side: " LONDON LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA"; engraved on bottom: "TWINPAK LTD. // MONTREAL - TORONTO"; (d) engraved on top: "PLEASE // TIGHTEN CAP // SERREZ LE // COUVERCLE"; (e) printed label: "LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // Head Office: London, Canada // APPLICANT // DOCTOR // DATE VOIDED // 19 // 920A - 30M - S - 64"; printed up side: "No. 129570 // No. 129570"; inside of label: "FAS // FASSO // FASSON–PAINESV."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Condition Remarks
(a) Minor tarnishing; (b) minor scratches; (c) minor scratches; (d) plastic discoloured.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Received with, and identical to, 997.037.494 and 997.037.496; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1961, p. 247 (similar to 5H-572-1) (please see attached photocopy); CD #7
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specimen mailing container

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Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037496 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label, and a closed, flat bottom with a single rim around the circumference; contains (c-e); (b) metal cap, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic h…
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Accession Number
997037496 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Specimen Handling
MM= Specimen Jar
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label, and a closed, flat bottom with a single rim around the circumference; contains (c-e); (b) metal cap, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; closed, flat bottom; (d) plastic cap, closed, flat top, threaded inside rim, vertical ridges on outside rim; (e) paper mailing label, stored curled; back has waxed paper over adhesive.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - outer lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
c - inner case - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - inner case lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
e - mailing label - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Twinpak Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Date Remarks
C. H. Bird died in 1944; the label has a space for a date beginning "19".
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; light blue
plastic: clear; white
contents (pill): pale yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom engraved with: "TWINPAK LTD. // ¾ OZ. // MTL. TOR. LON."; printed label around circumference: "BUSINESS REPLY LABEL // NO POSTAGE STAMP NECESSARY // if Mailed in Canada // 9c POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA // HEAD OFFICE // 920B - 3 - 60"; printed stamp, top right: "POSTES - CANADA - POSTAGE // 9 // CENTS // 1320."; (c) printed up side: " LONDON LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA"; engraved on bottom: "TWINPAK LTD. // MONTREAL - TORONTO"; (d) engraved on top: "PLEASE // TIGHTEN CAP // SERREZ LE // COUVERCLE"; (e) printed label: "LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // Head Office: London, Canada // APPLICANT // DOCTOR // DATE VOIDED // 19 // 920A - 30M - 5 - 64"; printed up side: "No. 129574 // No. 129574"; inside of label: "FASSON–PAINES // SON // NESVILLE, O."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Condition Remarks
(a) Minor tarnishing; (b) minor wear marks; traces of old adhesive; (c) small green stain on outside of plastic; (d) minimum of wear marks; (e) wax adhesive protector is peeling slightly.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Received with, and identical to, 997.037.494 and 997.037.495; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1961, p. 247 (similar to 5H-572-1) (please see attached photocopy); CD #7
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Dates
1917
1920
circa 1917-1920
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997038003 a-h
Description
Hemacytometer, which consists of several parts housed in a hinged box; the box (a) is made of cloth covered wood, and lined with purple velvet; the top of the box is hinged on at the back and has a single sliding clasp at the front; the following pieces are stored in velvet-lined molded sections in…
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Accession Number
997038003 a-h
Collection
Dr. James J. A. Fraser Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Hemacytometer, which consists of several parts housed in a hinged box; the box (a) is made of cloth
covered wood, and lined with purple velvet; the top of the box is hinged on at the back and has a
single sliding clasp at the front; the following pieces are stored in velvet-lined molded sections
in the inside bottom of the box: (b) a glass diluting pipette with rubber tubing (broken in three
places) and a glass mouthpiece (c); (d) another diluting pipette with rubber tubing (broken in one
place) and a glass mouthpiece (e); both pipettes are cylindrical with a small hollow centre; the
tips are tapered to a point with a small opening; there is a bulbous section near the end of each
pipette; the end of the pipettes are round and open and attached to a short length of rubber tubing;
the other end of the rubber tubing has attached glass mouthpieces; these are cylindrical and hollow;
there is a flat section in the middle of these pieces that allows them to be held in the lips; also
in the box is (f) a blood counting chamber; this is a rectangular piece of glass with four vertical
grooves in the centre and etched wording on the sides; there are also two blood letting needles (g,
h); both have sharp points and diagonal cutting edges as well as a circular eye at the other end;
one needle (g) is curved at the end, and the other (h) is straight
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 17.0 cm. x Width 9.2 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm.
b - diluting pipette - Size: Length 12.7 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
c - mouthpiece - Size: Length 2.2 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
d - diluting pipette - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Diameter0.8 cm.
e - mouthpiece - Size: Length 2.9 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
f - blood counting chamber - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Width 2.4 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
g - blood letting needle (curved) - Size: Length 6.2 cm. x Width 0.2 cm. x Depth 0.1 cm.
h - blood letting needle (straight) - Size: Length 5.8 cm. x Width 0.2 cm. x Depth 0.1 cm.
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. James Eadie Fraser, Queen's University Faculty of Medicine graduate 1916-1917
Maker
Spencer Lens Co.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1917
1920
circa 1917-1920
Date Remarks
Counting chamber was patented in 1917
Material
wood: light brown
metal: silver
fabric: brown; purple
glass: clear
rubber: red; orange
Inscriptions
(a) The top of the box has the words, "SPENCER HAEMACYTOMETER // SPENCER // BUFFALO // USA"; (b)
the side of the pipette is stamped, "SPENCER LENS CO. BUFFALO"; there are also increment lines
and the numbers "0.5 // 1"; (d) the side of the pipette is stamped, "SPENCER LENS CO. BUFFALO";
there are also increment lines and the numbers "0.5 // 1 // 11"; (f) the left side of the counting
chamber is etched with the words, "1/400 sq mm // 1/16 mm deep"; the right side is etched with the
words, "MAX LEVY // PHILADELPHIA, P.A. // U.S.A. // PATENTED JAN. 30, 1917"; there is a piece of
cloth tape attached to the left side of the box, which has the letters "W.B.C." written on in ink
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
(a) The box shows wear, but is complete; moving parts (hinges and front clasp) move freely; the pipettes and mouthpieces are complete, without breaks, chips or cracks; the rubber tubing is brittle
and broken in several places; the lettering on the sides of the pipettes was originally black, but most of the colouring has worn off and only the imprint remains; #2: rubber broken in many places; #3: (detailed condition report by Queen's University Dept. of Conservation in donor file).
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments CENCO JC-141," by The Central Scientific
Company of Canada Limited, Toronto, 1942, p. 636
Images
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