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Trilene vaporizer dial

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Dates
1970
2000
circa 1970-2000
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
995003094
Description
Dial from a trilene vaporizer; the dial is cylindrical with a threaded screw attachment at one end and a dial with graduation marks and a hollow cylindrical nozzle at the other end; the nozzle points upwards and is open at the top.
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Accession Number
995003094
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration Inhalation -- instrumentation
Analgesics -- administration
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Dial from a trilene vaporizer; the dial is cylindrical with a threaded screw attachment at one end and a dial with graduation marks and a hollow cylindrical nozzle at the other end; the nozzle points upwards and is open at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Cyprane Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Keighley
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1970
2000
circa 1970-2000
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One end stamped with the words, "CYPRANE LTD // KEIGHLEY // ENGLAND"; the dial has the words, "MAX TRILENE MIN" and graduation marks
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.2 cm. x Diam. : 5.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The dial was very dirty and dusty; there is a dent in the metal at one end; no corrosion is visible and the chrome is unstained
Copy Type
Original
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chloroform vaporizer

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Dates
1970
1990
circa 170-1990
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016012 a-f
Description
Cyprane chlorotec chloroform vaporizer which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical chamber which is closed on the top and bottom; the back of the top has a hollow cylindrical tube with a gas outlet nozzle on the right and a gas inlet nozzle at the left; the front of the top has a metal and plastic d…
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Accession Number
997016012 a-f
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Cyprane chlorotec chloroform vaporizer which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical chamber which is closed on the top and bottom; the back of the top has a hollow cylindrical tube with a gas outlet nozzle on the right and a gas inlet nozzle at the left; the front of the top has a metal and plastic dial which can be pulled out and turned to administer 0.5 to 5.0% chloroform; the lower front has a square metal and glass level indicator at the left and a funnel-shaped fill nozzle at the right; the nozzle is plugged with (b) a cylindrical threaded metal and plastic stopper with a round handle; the top back of the vaporizer has two threaded screws onto which attaches (c) a metal wall mount bracket; the bracket is held on with (d,e) two round knobs which are threaded inside; the bottom of the vaporizer has a small round drain hole with a threaded piece of metal coming out; this is covered with (f) a round metal cap, which is threaded inside.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - chloroform vaporizer - Size: Length 16.6 cm. x Width 12.8 cm. x Depth 15.9 cm.
b - filler stopper - Size: Length 6.8 cm. x Diameter 2.0 cm.
c - mounting bracket - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Width 6.2 cm. x Depth 1.2 cm.
d,e - threaded knob (x2) - Size: Length 1.1 cm. x Diameter 1.1 cm.
f - drain cap - Size: Length 1.5 cm. x Diameter 1.9 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Cyprane Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Keighley
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1970
1990
circa 170-1990
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
plastic: green; white
Inscriptions
(a) The top back of the vaporizer has a manufacturer's label which reads, "CHLOROTEC // CYPRANE LTD., // KEIGHLEY, ENGLAND // SERIAL No. 109 // PATENT PENDING"; the gas inlet and outlet nozzlesare labelled; the front dial reads, "% CHLOROFORM" and is marked in increments from OFF to 5.0; the front of the vaporizer is stamped "KEEP UPRIGHT // CHLOROFORM // WHEN CHARGED"; the level indicator has a line and the word, "FULL" etched in the glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-5
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived dirty and dusty; the metal shows some wear, and very minor corrosion; the glass and plastic pieces are complete and undamaged; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 17, 2001
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fluothane vaporizer

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016013 a-e
Description
Cyprane fluotec fluothane vaporizer which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical chamber which is closed on the top and bottom; the back of the top has a hollow cylindrical tube with a gas outlet nozzle on the right and a gas inlet nozzle at the left; the front of the top has a metal and plastic dial…
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Accession Number
997016013 a-e
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Cyprane fluotec fluothane vaporizer which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical chamber which is closed on the top and bottom; the back of the top has a hollow cylindrical tube with a gas outlet nozzle on the right and a gas inlet nozzle at the left; the front of the top has a metal and plastic dial which can be pulled out and turned to administer 1 to 10% fluothane; the lower front has a square metal and glass level indicator at the left and a funnel-shaped fill nozzle at the right; the nozzle is plugged with (b) a cylindrical metal and plastic stopper with a round handle and threading at the bottom; the top back of the vaporizer has a square mounting bracket with two threaded screws sticking out of it; there are two cylindrical knobs (c,d) which are threaded inside and fit onto the back screws; the bottom of the vaporizer has a small round drain hole with a threaded piece of metal coming out; this is covered with (e) a round metal cap which is threaded inside.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - fluothane vaporizer - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 12.6 cm. x Depth 17.0 cm.
b - filler stopper - Size: Length 6.4 cm. x Diameter1.9 cm.
c,d - threaded knob (x2) - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
e - drain cap - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter1.9 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Cyprane Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Keighley
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
plastic: red; white
Inscriptions
(a) A manufacturer's label on the top reads, "FLUOTEC // DISTRIBUTED BY // FRASER SWEATMAN INC., // BUFFALO, N.Y. // SERICAL NO. TYPE // 8930A MJ // MADE BY // CYPRANE LTD., ENGLAND. // U.S.P. 2915061"; the gas INLET and OUTLET nozzles are labelled; the front dial reads, "% // FLUOTHANE" and is marked in increments from OFF to 1 through 10; the front of the vaporizer is stamped, "KEEP UPRIGHT // FLUOTHANE // WHEN CHARGED"; the level indicator has a line and the word "FULL" etched into the glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-5
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived dirty and dusty; the metal shows very little wear, and no corrosion; one of the threaded knobs (c) has a small section of the chroming peeling off near the top; the glass and plastic pieces are complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
The Boyle Anaesthesia Apparatus Model 10 catalogue, vaporizer illustrated on p. 8; Cyprane Limited Fluotec catalogue; "Understanding Anaesthesia Equipment - Construction, Care and Complications", 2nd edition, by Jerry A. Dorsch and Susan E. Dorsch, 1984, pp. 95-97
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Penthrane vaporizer

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016014 a-c
Description
Cyprane Penthrane vaporizer, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical chamber which is closed on the top and bottom; the back of the top has a hollow cylindrical piece of metal attached; this leads downwards and is open at the bottom; the top of the vaporizer has a dial marked in increments from …
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Accession Number
997016014 a-c
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Cyprane Penthrane vaporizer, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical chamber which is closed on the top and bottom; the back of the top has a hollow cylindrical piece of metal attached; this leads downwards and is open at the bottom; the top of the vaporizer has a dial marked in increments from "off" to 1.0% Penthrane; there is a piece of metal with a plastic knob which moves right and left and adjusts the dial; the front top of the vaporizer has an open round nozzle; the lower front has a square metal and glass level indicator at the left and a funnel-shaped fill nozzle at the right; this nozzle is plugged with (b) a cylindrical metal and plastic stopper with a round handle at the top and threading at the bottom; the bottom of the vaporizer has a small round drain hole with a threaded piece of metal coming out; this is covered with (c) a round metal cap which is threaded inside.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - Penthrane vaporizer - Size: Length 19.4 cm. x Width 10.2 cm. x Depth 14.4 cm.
b - filler stopper - Size: Length 5.7 cm. x Diameter1.9 cm.
c - drain cap - Size: Length 1.8 cm. x Diameter2.0 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond.
Maker
Cyprane Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Keighley
Site Made (State)
Yorkshire
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
plastic: red; white
Inscriptions
(a) A manufacturer's label on the right side reads, "THIS IS A DRAW OVER VAPORIZER FOR USE WITH // PATIENT DEMAND MACHINES OR FLUOTHANE/AIR. // IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CLOSED CIRCUIT ANAESTHESIA // IT IS NOT DESIGNED FOR CONTINUOUS LOW FLOWS // FOR THIS PURPOSE USE A FLUOTEC // PATENT APPLIED FOR // CYPRANE LTD. KEIGHLEY, YORKS. // MADE IN ENGLAND."; the top dial reads, "SERIAL No 179 // & // PENTHRANE" and is marked, "OFF" and in increments from 0.1 to 1.0; the front of vaporizer is stamped, "PENTHRANE"; the level indicator has a line and the word "FULL" etched into the glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-5
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived dirty and dusty; the metal shows only minor wear, and no corrosion; the glass and plastic pieces are complete and undamaged; there was a small amount of sticky residue visible on the metal; one of the screws holding the plastic knob on the dial is missing; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
https://www.woodlibrarymuseum.org/museum/item/1056/methoxyflurane-(penthrane)
Research Facts
Abbott Laboratories manufactured methoxyflurane, sold under the brand name Penthrane, from 1961 to 2001. A fluorinated ether, methoxyflurane was first synthesized in 1958 by Dow Chemical Company. It was one of several compounds investigated by anesthesiologists Joseph F. Artusio, Jr., M.D. (1917-2011) and Alan Van Poznak, M.D. (b. 1927). They published their research into the clinical use of methoxyflurane in 1960. A number of other positive reports quickly followed and it seemed that methoxyflurane was a perfect inhalation anesthetic: nonexplosive and nonflammable with fast induction and recovery times and few adverse effects. It has also been used for analgesia (pain relief), in such products as Abbott's Analgizer, a self-administration inhaler. Studies showing its potential kidney and liver toxicity caused methoxyflurane to fall out of favor in the United States by the late 1970s.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 17, 2001
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