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Squibb's urinometer

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Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
998001004
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, roun…
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Accession Number
998001004
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH
Maker
Adams Squibb
Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
glass: translucent
mercury: silver
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper: "ADAMS SQUIBB URIMOMETER 60°F"; printed paper scale has increment lines with the numbers "1.000 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Dimension Notes
Length 12.4 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Inside of glass air chamber is a little bit foggy.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 248 (similar to items #5H-600, 5H-601); "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932-33, p. 169 (similar to item #P8966); "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., S. Aloe Co., 189-, p. 631 (similar to item #9177); CD #6.
Research Facts
Urinometer used to measure specific gravity of urine.
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Bivale nasal speculum

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Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
998001013
Description
Nasal speculum with blades held together by a screw; easily disjointed; a spring clip holds handles apart and provides tension and is removable with a screwdriver.
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Accession Number
998001013
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- nasal
Description
Nasal speculum with blades held together by a screw; easily disjointed; a spring clip holds handles apart and provides tension and is removable with a screwdriver.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH
Maker
Storz
Site Made (City)
Tuttlingen
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Imprinted into handle: "2 // Storz - // Stainless";"GERMANY"; "34"; printed on handle: "N2122"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-11
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Online Medical Dictionary: "MedicineNet"; "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 244 (similar to item # 5318); CD #1.
Research Facts
An instrument used to widen the opening of a nostril so the inside can be more easily seen; "speculum" is the Latin word for mirror.
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