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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001044 a-l
Description
Aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a case; the syringe (a-c) consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal tube with one end tapered to a small open round nozzle with threading on the outside edges; the other end is open and has threading on the outside top edges; aspirator tips (b…
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Accession Number
997001044 a-l
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Syringes
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
MM= Suction and Drainage -- syringe
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
Aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a case; the syringe (a-c) consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal tube with one end tapered to a small open round nozzle with threading on the outside edges; the other end is open and has threading on the outside top edges; aspirator tips (b) attach to the tapered end; there are two tapered hollow cylindrical metal tips set onto a rectangular base with rounded sides; the base has a round attachment with threading on the inside; this fits over and onto the syringe tip; the syringe plunger (c) fits onto the other end of the syringe; the plunger consists of a solid cylindrical metal rod with a solid round rubber plug at one end; this plug fits snugly into the barrel; the other end of the rod has a cylindrical handle attached to form a T-shape; a round cap with threading on the inside and a hole in the centre slides up and down the bar; the cap fits over and onto the open end of the barrel; the kit also contains (c) a stopcock; this is a cylindrical rubber tapered stopper that has a hole through the centre; a hollow metal tube runs through this hole and is open at the bottom in a semi-circular shape; at the top, the tube has a round central piece and hollow cylindrical tubes going to the right and left, forming a T-shape; one tube has a round open end and the other tube has a tapered open end; both tubes have a flat oval spigot which will open or close the tube when turned; the kit contains four aspirator needles (e-h); all of these needles have a length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a sharp bevelled tip on one end; the other end has an open round base that tapers to the tube; one needle (f) has a small hole in the side, just above the tip; all four needles have a wire through them; there are 15 extra wires (not catalogued) stored in a hollow, clear glass cylindrical tube (i); the kit has two lengths of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing with metal attachments on both ends (j,k); one length (j) has an open round attachment on both ends; the rubber has broken near one end; the other length of tubing (k) has a tapered attachment with a small round opening on both ends and a small length of hollow cylindrical glass tubing near one end; all pieces of the kit are stored in (l) a rectangular-shaped leather-covered wooden case; the lid of the case is hinged onto the base with two metal hinges at the back and there are two metal clasps at the front; the inside lid and base of the case are purple-velvet covered; the base has velvet-covered inserts which securely hold the parts inside
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - aspirator syringe barrel: Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - aspirator syringe tip: Size: Length 3.7 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
c - aspirator syringe plunger: Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
d - stopcock: Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth. 1.9 cm
e - aspirator needle: Size: Length 10.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
f - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
g - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
h - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
i - wire holder: Size: Length 15.3 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
j - tube: Size: Length 34.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - tube: Size: Length 74.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - case (closed): Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Aihernstein
Material
metal: silver; yellow; grey
glass: clear
rubber: black; grey; brown
leather: black
wood: brown
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
(b) The word "AIHERNSTEIN" is stamped into one side of the tip base; the other side of the tip base has directional arrows (in and out) stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Condition Remarks
All pieces arrived dirty and dusty; the metal parts show wear and some very small areas show loss of plating; no corrosion is visible; the rubber tubes (j,k) are very brittle and have no flexibility; one tube (j) has broken; both have permanently flattened areas where other parts of the kit have pressed against them while in storage; #2: rubber is brittle; #3: there are pills that should be assessed and possibly destroyed; rubber may require special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #64; Similar to B/-9210 in "Surgical Instruments" by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 2325 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; 997.001.040 is stored in this kit, but catalogued separately; CD #3
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