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Crookes' cathode ray tube

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010033 a-b
Description
Glass tube; rounded ends; two smaller tubes branch off from top near either end; with metal caps to top of these tubes; inner workings of tube visible; consist of a network of smaller tubes; and a metal propellor/mill/fan-like component; glass tube cradled in a wooden stand
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Accession Number
994010033 a-b
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Beta Rays
Chemistry, Inorganic
Description
Glass tube; rounded ends; two smaller tubes branch off from top near either end; with metal caps to top of these tubes; inner workings of tube visible; consist of a network of smaller tubes; and a metal propellor/mill/fan-like component; glass tube cradled in a wooden stand
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stand - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Diameter5.5 cm.
b - cathode ray tube - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 7.2 cm. x Depth 8.3 cm.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. R. C. Wheeler; Dr. Wally Breck
Research Facts
Used to demonstrate electron flow; put in gas; then the stream of electrons (of gas) would drive the paddle wheel; electron discovered 1897.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006
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Drechsel's low form gas washing bottle

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Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010037
Description
Glass bottle; bulbous form protruding from neck; with two tubes stemming from, one tube runs down to bottom of bottle; other tube just extends from bulbous form
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Accession Number
994010037
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
Glass bottle; bulbous form protruding from neck; with two tubes stemming from, one tube
runs down to bottom of bottle; other tube just extends from bulbous form
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used for separating or drying gases
Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "early-mid 1900's"
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-6 Box A
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.7 cm. x Width: 12.5 cm. x Depth: 4.5 cm. x Diam. : 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
overall condition good
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler;
item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 67, item 10615; CD #6
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Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010041
Description
Glass flask / bottle; bulbous bottom; long narrow neck; ground glass fitting to top, with two tubes running into top; one runs down to bottom of flask, the other just extends from fitting; maker's stamp to neck in green; frosted circle 2.0 cm in diameter to bulbous portion.
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Accession Number
994010041
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
Description
Glass flask / bottle; bulbous bottom; long narrow neck; ground glass fitting to top, with two tubes running into top; one runs down to bottom of flask, the other just extends from fitting; maker's stamp to neck in green; frosted circle 2.0 cm in diameter to bulbous portion.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Pyrex
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate; original record had "early-mid 1900s"
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Stamps to neck: "$ 2000 ML 29 TM REG [each line semi-circular, convex "40 PYREX" above the word "PYREX" and concave "US PAT OFF" below it] MADE IN USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-7
Dimension Notes
Length: 37.5 cm. x Diam. : 15.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; exposed end of glass tube that extends directly from fitting
is chipped off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler;
item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 71, item 10720; CD #6
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Coplin staining jar

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Accession Number
997037096 a-b
Description
(a) Coplin staining jar is made of heavy molded flint glass with a round, broad base; the body of the jar is square and slightly flares to a circular lipped opening; four grooves are pressed into the interior glass on opposite sides for holding slides in a vertical position while staining; the jar …
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Accession Number
997037096 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
MeSH Heading
Staining -- instrumentation
Bacteriology -- instrumentation
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Coplin staining jar is made of heavy molded flint glass with a round, broad base; the body of the jar is square and slightly flares to a circular lipped opening; four grooves are pressed into the interior glass on opposite sides for holding slides in a vertical position while staining; the jar cover (b) is a smooth, round disk with a lipped rim which has leak-proof grindings; the cover fits loosely on the jar
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - staining jar
b - jar cover
Provenance
Used either by Dr. Charles H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row D
Length
a - 11.4 cm
Depth
b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
a - 6.9 cm b - 6.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Slight staining on lip of staining jar
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., by The Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 1051 (similar to item N/-1636)
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Coplin staining jar

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Accession Number
997037097 a-b
Description
(a) Coplin staining jar is made of heavy molded flint glass with a round, broad base; the body of the jar is square and slightly flares to a circular lipped opening; four grooves are pressed into the interior glass on opposite sides for holding slides in a vertical position while staining; a torn l…
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Accession Number
997037097 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
MeSH Heading
Staining -- instrumentation
Bacteriology -- instrumentation
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Coplin staining jar is made of heavy molded flint glass with a round, broad base; the body of the jar is square and slightly flares to a circular lipped opening; four grooves are pressed into the interior glass on opposite sides for holding slides in a vertical position while staining; a torn label is one one side of the jar; the jar cover (b) is a smooth, round disk with a lipped rim which has leak-proof grindings; the cover fits loosely on the jar
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - staining jar
b - jar cover
Provenance
Used either by Dr. Charles H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: white; red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row D
Length
a - 11.1 cm
Depth
b - 0.5 cm
Diameter
a - 7.0 cm b - 5.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Corners of a torn label are evident on bottle; purple residue on bottom interior of jar
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., by The Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 1051 (similar to item N/-1636)
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Coplin staining jar

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Accession Number
997037098 a-b
Description
(a) Coplin staining jar is made of heavy molded flint glass with a round, broad base; the body of the jar is square and slightly flares to a circular lipped opening; four grooves are pressed into the interior glass on opposite sides for holding slides in a vertical position while staining; the jar …
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Accession Number
997037098 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
MeSH Heading
Staining -- instrumentation
Bacteriology -- instrumentation
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Coplin staining jar is made of heavy molded flint glass with a round, broad base; the body of the jar is square and slightly flares to a circular lipped opening; four grooves are pressed into the interior glass on opposite sides for holding slides in a vertical position while staining; the jar cover (b) is a smooth, round disk with a lipped rim which has leak-proof grindings; the cover fits loosely on the jar
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - staining jar
b - jar cover
Provenance
Used either by Dr. Charles H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row D
Length
a - 11.3 cm
Depth
b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
a - 6.9 cm b - 5.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The body of the staining jar has a small scratch; glass is clean and clear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Scientific Instruments Laboratory Apparatus and Supplies (Catalog JC-141)," by Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 697 (similar to item 48050)
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glass bottle with stopper

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
997037508 a-b
Description
(a) Closed-bottomed, hollow, cyindrical glass bottle with a convex taper to a narrow, cylindrical neck that flares in a wide collar at the open top; inside the bottle is a thin layer of unknown white powder; (b) glass stopper with a circular, closed top; concave taper to a narrow neck; bottom has i…
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Accession Number
997037508 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
(a) Closed-bottomed, hollow, cyindrical glass bottle with a convex taper to a narrow, cylindrical neck that flares in a wide collar at the open top; inside the bottle is a thin layer of unknown white powder; (b) glass stopper with a circular, closed top; concave taper to a narrow neck; bottom has irregular cleavage and appears to be fractured from a prior stress.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
Based on casting line
Material
glass: clear
powder residue: white
Inscriptions
Bottom of bottle has an illegible engraving.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
Condition Remarks
(a) A few scratches on glass; faint adhesive residue on one side; (b) base appears to have broken off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, p. 19; CD #7.
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glass bottle with glass stopper

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Dates
1900
1955
circa 1900-1955
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
997037509
Description
Stoppered hollow cylindrical bottle, one-third filled with liquid; closed concave bottom; tapers convexly to narrow neck with small collar; stopper is cylindrical, flared at flat top and is stuck on; paper label is affixed to side of bottle.
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Accession Number
997037509
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
Stoppered hollow cylindrical bottle, one-third filled with liquid; closed concave bottom; tapers convexly to narrow neck with small collar; stopper is cylindrical, flared at flat top and is stuck on; paper label is affixed to side of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Lambert Pharmacal Co.
Dates
1900
1955
circa 1900-1955
Date Remarks
Based on casting mark; Lambert merged with Warner in 1955
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown; red
liquid: bright blue
Inscriptions
Label is printed with: "Io Copsici"; embossing on bottle reads, "[illeg.] ISTERINE // LAMBERT // PHARMACAL COMPANY"; embossing on bottle, near base: "5"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
Dimension Notes
Length 12.3 cm x Diam. 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Stopper is stuck on; glass is stained around stopper mouth; some grime stuck to bottle; label worn but not peeling.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, p. 19; "Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments," CENCO, JC-141, Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p. 62 (similar to item #10430) (please see photocopy); CD #7
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Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997037537
Description
(a) Hollow cylindrical jar with glass sides and a metal base; bottom is closed, concave with metal leaf on bottom; 5.2-cm band of metal up cylinder sides; top of cylinder tapers convexly to broad, open top; (b) solid wooden lid, gentle convex curve to top, with ball handle; lid steps down at 90° an…
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Accession Number
997037537
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Electrostatics
Description
(a) Hollow cylindrical jar with glass sides and a metal base; bottom is closed, concave with metal leaf on bottom; 5.2-cm band of metal up cylinder sides; top of cylinder tapers convexly to broad, open top; (b) solid wooden lid, gentle convex curve to top, with ball handle; lid steps down at 90° angle to a narrower cylinder; three cork pads, 120 degrees apart, are attached to the cylinder; metal chain attached to closed bottom of lid via a bolt assembly
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Depth 30.6 cm x Diam. 14.3 cm
b - lid with chain - Size: Length 40.8 cm x Diam. 12.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Date Remarks
Based on lifetime of C.H. Bird and patent history
Material
metal: silver; yellow
glass: clear
wood: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-2
Condition Remarks
(a) Extensive staining of inside bottle; metal is tarnished inside and out; broken cork adhered to neck; adhesive residue on neck; two large stains on outside, formerly sticky and resistant to wiping; (b) cork worn, crumbling; top stained extensively
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Mr. Robert Bird; "The Life and Times of Dr. C.H. Bird 1872-1944," by Dr. H.G. Bird (1899-1992), ca 198–, p. 8 (see attached photocopy); "Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 6th ed., 189–, p. 754; manual for Dr. C.H. Bird's Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz Influence Engine (see photocopy); CD #7
Research Facts
Used as part of a "Static Machine" to provide extra visual effects; also contributed to the reliability of operation of early X-ray machines.
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Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997037540
Description
Circular wooden lid; top is slightly convex; a ball handle attaches at apex; bottom two-thirds of ball banded with metal; bottom projects narrower cylinder at 90°; three cork pads attach at 120° around cylinder; chain attaches to flat bottom by nut and bolt.
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Accession Number
997037540
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Electrostatics
Description
Circular wooden lid; top is slightly convex; a ball handle attaches at apex; bottom two-thirds of ball banded with metal; bottom projects narrower cylinder at 90°; three cork pads attach at 120° around cylinder; chain attaches to flat bottom by nut and bolt.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Sweden
Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Date Remarks
Lifetime of C.H. Bird; Influence Machine patented 1883
Material
wood: brown
cork: brown
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 40.3 cm x Diam. 12.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining on lid top; one cork pad has half cracked away; chain has extensive non-structural, inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Conversation with Mr. Robert Bird, 4 July 2003; manual for Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz influence engine; also see "The Life and Times of Dr. C.H. and H.G. Bird," p. 8; CD #7
Research Facts
Functionally identical to 997.037.537b; used to magnify visual effects of Influence Machine by creating large sparks; also used as a high voltage source when influence machines were used to power early X-ray machines.
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