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soda lime absorber

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Dates
1975
circa 1975
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008024
Description
Ohio soda lime absorber, which consists of a cylindrical hollow glass canister with a metal top and bottom; there is a metal wire protector around the outside edges of the glass canister; the inside bottom of the absorber is meshed; the top of the absorber has an on/off switch, inhalation and exhal…
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Accession Number
997008024
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Ohio soda lime absorber, which consists of a cylindrical hollow glass canister with a metal top and bottom; there is a metal wire protector around the outside edges of the glass canister; the inside bottom of the absorber is meshed; the top of the absorber has an on/off switch, inhalation and exhalation valves (for hose attachment), a see-through round convex cover for a valve and a mounting bracket; the inside top of the absorber has a cap on a chain; there is a solid cylindrical metal pole in the centre of the absorber.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Ohio Chemical & Surgical Equipment Co., a Division of Air Reduction Company, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
circa 1975
Date Remarks
Machine dates from the late 1970's
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
plastic: clear
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The top of the absorber reads, "OHIO // CLOSE VALVE // WHEN CHANGING // CANNISTER // ON
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 25.2 cm. x Width: 17.3 cm. x Depth: 19.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
The absorber arrived very dirty and dusty; the glass, plastic and rubber components of the absorber are complete and undamaged; the metal top shows some minor corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; manufacturer's information 1964 Ohio catalogue
Research Facts
Soda lime was put into the inside canister of the absorber to absorb expired carbon dioxide; the convex see-through cover is over the inspiratory inlet valve
Images
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oxygen regulator

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997037401
Description
Oxygen regulator has two chromium-plated brass gauges with glass covers; one gauge is graduated from 2 to 15 litres flow per min.; the second gauge is graduated from 0 to 3,000 lbs per square inch; plastic adjustment knob has knurled finger grip and automatic stop at on/off positions; adjustment kn…
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Accession Number
997037401
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Respiration
Description
Oxygen regulator has two chromium-plated brass gauges with glass covers; one gauge is graduated from 2 to 15 litres flow per min.; the second gauge is graduated from 0 to 3,000 lbs per square inch; plastic adjustment knob has knurled finger grip and automatic stop at on/off positions; adjustment knob connects to both gauges; metal fitting extends from rear of adjustment knob, terminating in a hexagonal bolt.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C. H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Linde
Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Material
plastic: green; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The left-hand gauge has increment marks on the outer edge of the front and the numbers, "0 1000 2000 3000"; centre of the front of the gauge reads: "MADE IN U.S.A. // LB. PER SQ. IN. // USE NO OIL // Linde® // UNION // CARBIDE UL // LINDE COMPANY // OXYGEN"; the right-hand gauge also has increment lines and numbers on the outer edge of the front:"2 4 6 8 10 12 15"; centre reads, "MADE IN U.S.A. // LITERS PER MIN // USE NO OIL // OXYGEN"; top of plastic adjustment knob has embossed on it: "LINDE // TRADEMARK"; on back of central piece: "IM LINDE COMPANY [raised lettering] // UL FM [raised lettering] // MADE IN U.S.A. [raised lettering] // PATENTED R-513 [numbers stamped]"; attachment screw on back has the number "0" stamped in it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 10.3 cm x Width 9.7 cm x Depth 8.8 cm
Condition Remarks
No apparent wear marks; ring holder on left-hand gauge is broken and no longer holds the glass in
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Images
Less detail