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laboratory thermometer

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037011 a-c
Description
The thermometer (a) is a long glass cylindrical tube that is rounded at both ends; the top has a closed glass ring and the ampoule-shaped bottom contains a blue-coloured indicator fluid; the front of the thermometer is numbered from 40 to 120 with numerals stamped into the glass; the thermometer ca…
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Accession Number
997037011 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- thermometer, chemical
Description
The thermometer (a) is a long glass cylindrical tube that is rounded at both ends; the top has a closed glass ring and the ampoule-shaped bottom contains a blue-coloured indicator fluid; the front of the thermometer is numbered from 40 to 120 with numerals stamped into the glass; the thermometer case (b) is a long, hollow wooden tube that has one open end and one rounded end; the open end has a slightly smaller diameter to allow the lid to close over it; just below the open end, a narrow, decorative groove is etched into the circumference of the tube; the case lid (c) is a shorter hollow wooden tube that has one open end and one rounded end; the open end of the lid fits over the tapered end of the case to close the container; the lid also has a decorative groove just above the open end
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
b - case - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - case lid - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
liquid: blue
Inscriptions
On the top front of the thermometer are embossed, "2/1" and "F"; on the back of the thermometer the glass is stamped, "JAPAN"; on the front of the thermometer, the temperature readings are stamped into the glass in increments of 20: "40 60 80 100 120"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
Both the thermometer and the wooden case show signs of wear from regular use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Price Catalog of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings ," A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p.635
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer …
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Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer edge; this lip fits inside the main box to provide a good seal; the sieve tray (c) is a flat piece of steel with upturned sides with large squared handles protruding at both ends; the surface of the sieve tray has 57 holes (3 rows of 19), allowing for the free flow of water over the instruments placed in the tray
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box (incl. handles) - Size: Length 41.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 39.0 x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - sieve tray - Size: Length 38.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Wilmot Castle Co.
Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Date Remarks
Wilmot Castle founded in 1883
Material
metal: brown; grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on lid: "CASTLE" inside a diamond shape; on the opposite end of the lid: "25"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
Sterilizer shows significant oxidation but is very clean and has little inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 21st Edition, by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3051 (similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy)
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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Chocolate Coated Tablets Opium, Camphor, Tannin and Lead

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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037088 a-b
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inne…
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Accession Number
997037088 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drugs -- narcotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inner walls are threaded, while the top underside is lined with wax-coated cardboard
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W. E. Saunders Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Material
metal: white
glass: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front of bottle reads, "N 1000 // Chocolate Coated // Tablets // OPIUM, CAMPHOR // TANNIN AND LEAD // Each tablet contains: // Opium 1/2 gr. // Camphor 1/2 gr. // Tannic Acid 2 grs. // Lead Acetate 1 gr. // Capsicum and // Peppermint Oil q.s. // LOT NO. 7540 // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"; embossed on bottom: "4 // LL D O // 3067"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Front label is slightly tattered
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 96
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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inne…
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Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inner walls are threaded, while the top underside is lined with wax-coated cardboard
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W.E. Saunders Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Date Remarks
Start of C.H. Bird's practice to company close
Material
metal: white
glass: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front of bottle reads, "1000 // ACETYLSAL // PINK // Acetylsalicylic Acid // TABLETS // U.S.P // 5 Grains // ADULT DOSE: One tablet // every four hours // Lot No: 8062 // W.E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON . ONTARIO // WARNING // Keep out of reach of children // to avoid accidental poisoning"; embossed on bottle bottom: "4 // 1 D [enclosed in diamond shape] 3 // 3068"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Label is slightly stained and interior walls are coated with residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 96
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Ammonium Chloride

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Dates
1900
1906
circa 1900-1906
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037093
Description
Rectangular thick brown glass bottle with a slightly concave bottom and mould seams on opposite corners, left to right; the bottle has straight, squared sides that taper sharply over rounded shoulders to a short, wide neck with a distinct moulded lip in the middle and moulded screw threadings aroun…
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Accession Number
997037093
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary
Diuretics
Tonsillitis -- drug therapy
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-bacterial, oral -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular thick brown glass bottle with a slightly concave bottom and mould seams on opposite corners, left to right; the bottle has straight, squared sides that taper sharply over rounded shoulders to a short, wide neck with a distinct moulded lip in the middle and moulded screw threadings around the bottle opening; cap missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
E. B. Shuttleworth Chemical Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1906
circa 1900-1906
Date Remarks
Known as E. B. Shuttleworth Company between 1900 and 1906
Material
glass: brown
paper: orange; brown; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front reads, "ESTD 1879 // C.C.T. No. 57 // Ammonium Chloride // 5 Grains // E.B.S. // For use in acidifying urine prior to // treatment with Formin or Mandelol, // E.B.S. // Also useful in Tonsillitis and in- // flamed conditions of the throat // Control: H32380 // THE E.B. SHUTTLEWORTH // CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // TORONTO, CANADA // 1000 // Tablets"; embossed on bottom: "61944 // D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Front paper label is slightly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 209
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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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Levis' clavicle splint

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Dates
1888
1915
circa 1888-1915
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997037121
Description
A thin metal splint with sharp edges turned upwards, forming a concave interior; overall perforated with small circular holes, equally spaced, which has a straight body with a scooped end to form a cap for the shoulder.
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Accession Number
997037121
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Description
A thin metal splint with sharp edges turned upwards, forming a concave interior; overall perforated with small circular holes, equally spaced, which has a straight body with a scooped end to form a cap for the shoulder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1888
1915
circa 1888-1915
Date Remarks
Patent date stamped on item
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on interior of metal are the words, "LEE'S PATENT // JULY 5th ["th" superscripted] 1887 // OCT 30TH ["TH" superscripted and underlined] 1888"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-15
Length
26.3 cm
Width
12.8 cm
Height
4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Adhesive marks apparent on exterior surface; entire splint is tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," the A. S. Aloe Co., 6th ed., St. Louis, 189-, p. 817 (similar to item 10370)
Research Facts
Splint forms a cap for the shoulder and can be applied to fractures of the clavicle and humerous.
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Jobse bandage roller

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997037194 a-b
Description
A bandage roller comprised of (a) two disc-shaped plates, one of which slides over a joint shaft that is fixed to one disc, allowing for the adjustment to bandage width; attached to the base of this disc are three lateral bandage guide bars that also slide into opposite disc; each disc extends into…
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Accession Number
997037194 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
A bandage roller comprised of (a) two disc-shaped plates, one of which slides over a joint shaft that is fixed to one disc, allowing for the adjustment to bandage width; attached to the base of this disc are three lateral bandage guide bars that also slide into opposite disc; each disc extends into a clamp with a thumbscrew at their bottom which attach the roller to a fixed support; the crankshaft (b) is a removable square-shaped solid metal rod that extends through both discs; at one end, the shaft is bent in an L-shape and extends into a bulbous wooden handle held onto the shaft with a round, flat rivet
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bandage roller frame - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 18.0 cm
b - crank shaft - Size: Length 20.4 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver-grey
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-1
Condition Remarks
Bandage roller is in good working order, but metal surfaces on clamps show evidence of inactive corrosion; interior rim of support frame is pitted; cross arms are scratched and scuffed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments: Suction and Pressure Apparatus," 17th ed., J. Sklar Manufacturing Co., Long Island City, 1967, p. 339 (similar to item 430-150) (see attached photocopy)
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