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reducing valve oxygen regulator

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008054
Description
Flynn oxygen therapy regulator, which consists of a solid cylindrical regulator which is rounded at one end and flat at the other; the top of the regulator has a round metal glass-fronted pressure gauge which reads PSIG of oxygen; the bottom of the regulator has a cylindrical threaded piece of meta…
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Accession Number
997008054
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Respiration
Description
Flynn oxygen therapy regulator, which consists of a solid cylindrical regulator which is rounded at one end and flat at the other; the top of the regulator has a round metal glass-fronted pressure gauge which reads PSIG of oxygen; the bottom of the regulator has a cylindrical threaded piece of metal which allows the regulator to be attached to an anaesthesia machine; the back of the regulator has a metal oxygen gas cylinder yoke which hooks up a cylinder of oxygen gas to the regulator.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Flynn
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Regulator dates from the 1960's-1970'2
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
plastic: red
Inscriptions
A label on the side of the regulator reads, "FLYNN // O-TWO SYSTEMS // OXYGEN THERAPY // REGULATOR // USE NO OIL // R-2759 // MADE IN CANADA"; the pressure gauge reads, "Flynn // 4000 LB. TEST // UL [encased in a circle] // SA-479 BU-2581-AH // MADE IN U.S.A. // At 70° F (21.1° C.)"; the gauge is also labelled in increments of PSIG asn KPa as well as "1/4 // 1/2 // 3/4 // FULL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.0 cm. x Width: 11.6 cm. x Depth: 13.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The regulator arrived dirty and dusty; the metal parts show little wear and no corrosion; the glass and plastic parts are complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, John Sikora; Ohio catalogue, 1964, p. 51
Research Facts
This is a single-stage oxygen regulator for a small tank (likely for an Etank)
Images
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