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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997003030
Description
Ether hook, which consists of a cylindrical hollow metal tube with a round, open end and a tip that has been bent into a semicircle; the bent tip is flattened, but still open and ends with a rounded, flat tab; the other end is round and open; there is threading at the top outside edges to allow a r…
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Accession Number
997003030
Collection
McPherson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- tube
Description
Ether hook, which consists of a cylindrical hollow metal tube with a round, open end and a tip that has been bent into a semicircle; the bent tip is flattened, but still open and ends with a rounded, flat tab; the other end is round and open; there is threading at the top outside edges to allow a rubber tube to be attached and held on.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Malcolm E. McPherson, a graduate of Queen's School of Medicine in 1929; Dr. McPherson practised in Hawthorne, NS; he was a G.P. but specialized in gynecology.
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
McPherson practised 1931–1957
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 11.1 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The ether hook shows only minor wear and no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 34 (item #120-10) (see attached photocopy); Ms. Lyall McPherson (daughter); CD #3
Exhibit History
Loaned to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for the Museopathy exhibit, May 24-Sept. 13, 2001
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Boyle anaesthesia apparatus

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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008001 a-d
Description
(a) Boyle apparatus anaesthetic machine which consists of a frame of four cylindrical legs with wheels at the bottom; there is a horizontal steel shelf at the top of the four legs which has two vertical bars at the back with a horizontal rack on top of them; the right side of the shelf has two nitr…
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Accession Number
997008001 a-d
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
(a) Boyle apparatus anaesthetic machine which consists of a frame of four cylindrical legs with wheels at the bottom; there is a horizontal steel shelf at the top of the four legs which has two vertical bars at the back with a horizontal rack on top of them; the right side of the shelf has two nitrous oxide tank clamps with pressure gauges and a rubber hose and bulb for a blood pressure cuff; the left side of the shelf has two oxygen tank clamps with pressure gauges, and an absorber attachment; below the shelf is a pull-out steel writing shelf; near the bottom of the legs are two cylindrical, horizontal metal attachments which support (b) a heavy glass shelf and two metal attachments at the side which hold (c) a metal drawer with a handle at the front and a divider in the middle, made to hold accessories ; (d) the front of the metal shelf has a removable steel attachment for a rebreathing bag.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - anaesthetic machine - Size: Length 127.4 cm. x Width 75.5 cm. x Depth 58.7 cm.
b - glass tray - Size: Length 44.0 cm. x Width 44.0 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
c - drawer - Size: Length 39.3 cm. x Width 45.8 cm. x Depth 14.2 cm.
d - attachment for rebreathing bag - Size: Length 39.3 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Canadian Oxygen Limited
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Machine dates from the late 1950's to early 1960's
Material
plastic: black
glass: clear
rubber: dark green; black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
There are two labels at the back of the top steel shelf which read, "CANADIAN OXYGEN LIMITED // BOYLE // APPARATUS // SERIAL NUMBER K032 // BOC" and "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04048"; under the steel shelf is another label which reads, "CANOX // CANADIAN OXYGEN LIMITED // BOC"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-6-1
Condition Remarks
Machine arrived very dirty and dusty; many of the attachments such as gas cylinders, regulators, hoses and tubing are no longer with the machine; most of the metal parts are uncorroded, with the exception of a small spot on the top vertical bar at the right side; the glass shelf has minor chips at the right side edge; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; "Anaesthetic Equipment -- Physical Principles and Maintenance" by C. S. Ward, 1975, p. 73; Boyle manuals
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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anaesthesia machine

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008002
Description
McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine with absorber Model 620; the absorber is a cylindrical container with an on/off dial and hours used indicator on top; the side of the machine has an oxygen hook-up on the right and a cyclopropane hook-up on the left; other parts include a dial at…
Accession Number
997008002
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine with absorber Model 620; the absorber is a cylindrical container with an on/off dial and hours used indicator on top; the side of the machine has an oxygen hook-up on the right and a cyclopropane hook-up on the left; other parts include a dial at the back with a red pointer which controlled the % oxygen; to the right is a direct oxygen button; a regulated pressure dial can be seen opposite the % oxygen dial; the regulated pressure is in mm of pressure; there are two oxygen operating range dials either side of the pressure regulator; there are two rubber hoses at the sides of the machine which hooked up to oxygen; each side of the machine has a round bellow; the machine is attached to a cylindrical metal pole on a four-wheel stand.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
McKesson Appliance Co.
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Date Remarks
Machine dates from circa mid-to-late 1940's
Material
plastic: black
glass: clear
rubber: cream
metal: silver; grey; green
Inscriptions
The top of the absorber reads, "McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO // OHIO // U.S.A. // HOURS USED // ABSORBER // MODEL 620 // SER. NO. 4723"; the percent oxygen dial is marked 0 to 45 in intervals of 5; the dial beside it reads, "McKesson Nargraf // PAT. NOS. RE-17512-1,632,449-1,687,255 OTHER PATS PEND. // REG. U.S. PAT OFF. // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO., TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // OXYGEN PERCENT // 100 75 50 25 0 // MODEL L // USE SMALL DIAL"; the direct oxygen button is labelled, "DIRECT // OXYGEN // PRESS // BUTTON"; the regulated pressure dial is labelled "PRESSURE // mm // 0 5 10 20 30 40 OFF"; the two operating range dials both read, "OPERATING // RANGE // LOW // HIGH // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // U.S. // GAUGE // CO. // N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // AD-7739"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-1B-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 81.0 cm. x Width: 51.0 cm. x Depth: 51.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the gas cylinders and hoses are no longer with the machine and the dial to control the cyclopropane is missing; most of the metal parts are uncorroded, with the exception of a small amount at the left side; the rubber hoses are flexible and complete
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews and John Sikora; "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment", 3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 168-171
Research Facts
Sodalime was put into the absorber container to absorb expired carbon dioxide; the two oxygen pressure dials measured the pressure of oxygen delivered; the direct oxygen button was a flush button to fill up the circuit with oxygen or to give the patient a burst of oxygen; the bellows were used to proportion gas pressures
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Kinet-O-Meter anaesthesia machine

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008004
Description
Kinet-O-meter anaesthesia machine which consists of two heavy cylindrical metal poles on a metal stand with four wheels; the top of one pole has two tank hook-ups each, for oxygen, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide, with regulator on top; the top of the other pole has a hook-up for cyclopropane whic…
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Accession Number
997008004
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
Kinet-O-meter anaesthesia machine which consists of two heavy cylindrical metal poles on a metal stand with four wheels; the top of one pole has two tank hook-ups each, for oxygen, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide, with regulator on top; the top of the other pole has a hook-up for cyclopropane which leads to a panel with four flow meters (for nitrous oxide, cyclopropane, carbon dioxide and oxygen) in cc/liters per minute; the four flow meters lead back to the tank hook-ups by tubes; behind the flow meters, there is a blood pressure cuff manometer with a rubber tube which would originally have had a rubber bulb; a metal valve in the front was to be hooked up to the patient (via a soda lime absorber) to administer a mix of the four gases; the back of the machine has a wrench attached permanently by a metal chain, for turning on cylinders of gas.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Ohio Chemical & Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Date Remarks
Machine dates from the late 1940's to the early 1950's
Material
plastic: black; clear; blue; yellow; grey; green
rubber: black
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
Label on the front of the machine reads, "HI-CO // THE HEIDBRINK CO. // MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA // MADE IN U.S.A. // DES. PAT. NO. 102,632"; a label under this reads, "AMERICAN [---]AL // ACCEPTED // COUNCIL // OF PHYSICAL // THERAPY"; a label under this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04026"; a manufacturer's label at the back reads, "LUNDY // ROCHESTER MODEL // HEIDBRINK // KINETO-METER // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // HEIDBRINK DIVISION OF // OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG CO. // MINNEAPOLIS MINN. // HI-CO // PAT. NO. 1,412,866 // PAT. NO. 1,802,601 // PAT. NO. 1,989,366 // PAT. NO. 2,073,372 // PAT. NO. 1,858,084 // OTHER PATS. APPL'D FOR // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-7-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 108.0 cm. x Width: 47.8 cm. x Depth: 61.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the pressure dials for the carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide gas hook-ups are very corroded; the plastic cover is missing for the carbon dioxide dial and broken and covered with a corrosion product for the nitrous oxide dial; the rubber hose on the main pressure dial is cracked in several spots; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews and John Sikora; see photocopy of blood pressure manometer from 1964 Ohio catalogue; see photocopy of Tycos warranty
Research Facts
The four flow meter gauges at the front regulate the flow of nitrous oxide, cyclopropane, carbon dioxide and oxygen and were very inaccurate; carbon dioxide was used to stimulate patient respiration thus allowing quicker anaesthetizing; this model allows for two cylinders each of oxygen, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide; this was an improvement over earlier models, as cylinders sometimes ran out of gas during operations; it was difficult to determine when the oxygen cylinder was empty and nitrous oxide pressure falls very quickly; with this model, if a tank ran dry, the patient could immediately be changed over to a full tank; another improvement was that the tanks were bigger than those in earlier models; the principle of this machine is the same as other machines in the same era; the regulators are single-stage regulators.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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Walton Apparatus anaesthesia machine

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008008 a-b
Description
(a) The Walton Apparatus demand flow anaesthetic machine, which consists of a long rectangularshaped body set onto a stand with four wheels; the bottom of the back of the body has two hose connectors which would have brought oxygen and nitrous oxide gases into the machine; the right side of the mac…
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Accession Number
997008008 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
(a) The Walton Apparatus demand flow anaesthetic machine, which consists of a long rectangularshaped body set onto a stand with four wheels; the bottom of the back of the body has two hose connectors which would have brought oxygen and nitrous oxide gases into the machine; the right side of the machine has two hook-ups for nitrous oxide gas (running and reserve); the left side of the machine has two hook-ups for oxygen and a gauge which reads the amount of gas in the cylinder; the top front has a dial which controls % oxygen; the top of the machine has a knob which controls the pressure (in mm) of mercury and an emergency oxygen button; (b) wrench attached to the machine by a brass chain; the wrench was used to adjust tank hook-ups.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthetic machine - Size: Length 114.6 cm. x Width 46.5 cm. x Depth 37.4 cm.
b - wrench - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 0.7 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
The British Oxygen Co., Ltd., Medical Section
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Date Remarks
Machine dates to the late 1940's to early 1950's
Material
plastic: clear
paint: beige; black
metal: silver; grey; yellow
rubber: black
Inscriptions
A manufacturer's label at the back base reads, ""MANUFACTURED BY MEDICAL SECTION OF // BRITISH OXYGEN ENGINEERING LTD. ["TD" superscripted] // LONDON. N. 18 // SERIAL NO ["O" superscripted] 304983/
306"; front dial reads, "O2 ["2" subscripted] OXYGEN PERCENTAGE N2O ["2" subscr.] // The Walton apparatus // BY THE BRITISH OXYGEN CO. LTD. // MEDICAL // BOC // DIVISION"; a manufacturer's logo on the front reads, "MEDICAL // BOC // DIVISION"; a small label below this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04027"; right side labels read, "NITROUS OXIDE // N2O ["2" subscr.] - RESERVE" and "NITROUS OXIDE // N2O ["2" subscr.] - RUNNING"; two left side labels both read, "OXYGEN // O2 ["2" subscr.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-1
Condition Remarks
The machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the paint covering the machine is chipped in several areas; there is very little corrosion visible on the uncovered metal; the screw threads of the cylinder yoke and wing nut show minor corrosion; the hose which would have led from the oxygen % dial to the oxygen tank is missing; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews and John Sikora; "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment, 3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T. B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 172-173; "Understanding Anaesthesia Equipment - Construction, Care and Complications" by Jerry A. Dorsch, M.D. and Susan E. Dorsch, M.D., 1975, p. 79; "Anaesthetic Equipment - Physical Principles and Maintenance" by C.S. Ward, 1975, p. 156
Research Facts
The Walton Apparatus was a demand flow anaesthetic machine; this was an improvement over earlier machines, because gas was used only when the patient breathed (less gas was used); this is a British-made machine and better than North American models of similar type; the British were ahead of North America in advances in anaesthesiology in this time period; the gas hose connectors at the back would have been for very big cylinders of oxygen and nitrous oxide;the emergency oxygen button is an oxygen flush button; this machine is a gas blender unit with a system to deliver a precise % of oxygen in an oxygen and nitrous oxide gas mix; the mercury pressure knob is a pressure gradient knob; the flow is pressure dependent
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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tank manifold system

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008010
Description
Tank manifold system, which consists of a series of metal pipes, valves and stoppers on top of a wood and plastic stand attached to a cylindrical metal pole on a four-wheeled stand; the main part of the machine splits off into two connected halves; both sides of the machine have gauges which measur…
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Accession Number
997008010
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
Tank manifold system, which consists of a series of metal pipes, valves and stoppers on top of a wood and plastic stand attached to a cylindrical metal pole on a four-wheeled stand; the main part of the machine splits off into two connected halves; both sides of the machine have gauges which measure oxygen in lbs./sq. in. and pressure in lbs./sq. in.; both sides also have two-handled shutoff valves which can be turned to increase or decrease pressure and levered gas tank attachment sites; there is also a screw-on metal cap on a chain on both sides; the back of the base of the machine has an outgoing tube for gas.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Machine dates to the early 1950's to pre-1970's
Material
plastic: black; clear; grey
paint: green
metal: silver; yellow
wood: beige
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 93.0 cm. x Width: 92.9 cm. x Depth: 33.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The gas mixing machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the paint covering most of the metal is very chipped, but no exposed metal shows any sign of corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus and John Sikora
Research Facts
The tank manifold system was a primitive system which would have regulated air pressure from a high pressured central source (or tanks) to patient use in the operating room; it was used as a control system to the operating room; this is a two-stage regulator which delivers precise oxygen pressures.
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ultrasonic nebulizer machine

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Dates
1980
circa 1980
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008011
Description
De Vilbiss ultrasonic nebulizer, model 35B, which consists of a rectangular plastic and metal case with a hollow cylindrical plastic piece on top; the top section has a plastic hose leading inside the machine and another hook-up section with an open/close attachment; the front of the machine has an…
Accession Number
997008011
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- nebulizer
Description
De Vilbiss ultrasonic nebulizer, model 35B, which consists of a rectangular plastic and metal case with a hollow cylindrical plastic piece on top; the top section has a plastic hose leading inside the machine and another hook-up section with an open/close attachment; the front of the machine has an on/off switch and light, an add couplant light, a reset switch and a power adjust knob (numbered from 1 to 10); the base of the machine has four round feet and an electric cord coming from the back left; the nebulizer was attached to a 5-wheeled stand (997.008.032) by Dr. Matthews
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
The De Vilbiss Co.
Site Made (City)
Somerset
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
circa 1980
Date Remarks
Machine dates from the 1980's; dated as having had preventive maintenance on March 26, 1990
Material
plastic: black; clear; white
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
The bottom labels read, "115 VOLTS 50-60 HZ // 0.75 AMP. NOM. LINE CURRINE // THE DE VILBISS CO. // SOMERSET, PENNSYLVANIA" and "DEVILBISS Ultrasonic nebulizer // MODEL // 35B // SERIAL // 50455"; the front reads, "DE VILBISS // Ultrasonic nebulizer 35B // THE DEVILBISS COMPANY // SOMERSET, PA. // U.S. PAT. NO. 3,387,607 // CAN. PAT. NO. 777,453 // OTHER PATS. PENDING // F.C.C. TYPE APPROVAL NO. U346"; the switch, lights and knob are all labelled; the right side of the machine lists possible hazards of the machine and also has a label which reads, "PROPERTY OF // HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // CODE 199-6755336 500.99 // SUPPLIER Medishiled // DEPARTMENT Resp. Tech."; the left side of the machine lists possible explosion dangers; back top reads, "CHECK FILTER: To assure // proper orientation, replace // or clean air filter weekly"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 31.4 cm. x Width: 20.9 cm. x Depth: 18.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
The nebulizer arrived very dirty and dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; attached to 997.008.032
Research Facts
This machine was used to humidify gases used for anaesthesia, before they went into the patient; stored as part of 997.008.032
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Heidbrink Kinet-O-Meter anaesthesia machine

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008014 a-d
Description
(a) Heidbrink Kinet-O-Meter, Lundy Rochester Model anaesthesia machine, which consists of a rectangular green painted metal cabinet on four wheels; the front of the cabinet has a switch at the top and is divided into two halves; the right half has three pull-out (and removable) drawers - a fourth a…
Accession Number
997008014 a-d
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
(a) Heidbrink Kinet-O-Meter, Lundy Rochester Model anaesthesia machine, which consists of a rectangular green painted metal cabinet on four wheels; the front of the cabinet has a switch at the top and is divided into two halves; the right half has three pull-out (and removable) drawers - a fourth and top drawer is missing; the left half has a door which opens on hinges at the left; the space inside contains a pole which can be pulled out; a trilene absorber can be attached to the pole (as is 997.008.034a-d) and a plastic hose leads from this to the machine; the right side as two gauges for oxygen pressure and carbon dioxide pressure; the left side of the machine has three gas cylinder hook-ups, two for nitrous oxide and one for cyclopropane as well as a gauge to read the pressure of each has; at the back there is a reducing valve, and at the front is a hook-up for an absorber (though not one attached); the top of the machine has a set of four disc flowmeter gauges to read the flow of cyclopropane, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and oxygen; (b-d) three identical pull-out drawers with black plastic handles at the front; the inside base of the drawers is lined with green felt; these drawers fit into the right side of the machine cabinet.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - machine, anaesthesia - Size: Length 105.4 cm. x Width 64.8 cm. x Depth 40.9 cm.
b-d - drawers (x3) - Size: Length 16.8 cm. x Width 35.9 cm. x Depth 15.2 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
The Ohio Chemical & Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Machine dates from the 1940's to early 1950's
Material
plastic: black; clear; white
metal: silver; grey
paint: green
fabric: green
Inscriptions
A manufacturer's label on the top of the back reads, "LUNDY // ROCHESTER MODEL // HEIDBRINK // KINET-O-METER // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // HEIDBRINK DIVISION OF // THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO. // MINNEAPOLIS, MINN // PAT. NO. 1,412,866 // PAT. NO. 1,989,366 // HI-CO // PAT. NO. 1,802,601 // PAT. NO. 2,073,372 // PAT. NO. 1,858,084 // OTHER PATS. APPL'D FOR // MADE IN U.S.A."; a small label below this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04024"; a metal switch on the front of the machine is stamped, "CIRCLE" on one side and "TO-FRO" on the other
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-1
Condition Remarks
The machine arrived very dirty and dusty; most exposed metal parts show no corrosion, with the exception of the nitrous oxide pressure gauge, which has a green corrosion product and the plastic cover is also cracked; other plastic parts show no cracks or missing sections
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; similar to 997.008.004; also see 997.008.034 a-c; "Understanding Anaesthesia Equipment -- Construction, Care and Complications" by Jerry A. Dorsch, M.D. and Susan E. Dorsch, M.D., 1975, p. 47
Research Facts
This machine mixed gases according to the doctor's instructions; this machine was used on children and adults for any type of surgery requiring anaesthesia; the disc flowmeter gauges were very inaccurate; the central switch could cause patient death if accidentally turned; this TO-FRO or CIRCLE switch could change the tubes leading to the patient from 1 to 2 (or the other way around, which could be fatal); the reducing valve reduced the pressure in the gas cylinder
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Feb. 1998
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soda lime absorber

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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008019
Description
Boyle Mark III soda lime absorber, which consists of a clear plastic cylinder and a metal top and bottom; the cylindrical cannister is a twin chamber design, divided by meshed metal; the head of the absorber has an on/off control (to which a holding switch has been added on); in front of the contro…
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Accession Number
997008019
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
Boyle Mark III soda lime absorber, which consists of a clear plastic cylinder and a metal top and bottom; the cylindrical cannister is a twin chamber design, divided by meshed metal; the head of the absorber has an on/off control (to which a holding switch has been added on); in front of the control are inspiratory and expiratory valves, to which hoses would be attached; the inspiratory valve has an emergency O2 on/off flush button and a braided hose which would have connected to an oxygen outlet on the anaesthesia machine; below the inspiratory valve is another valve to which a manual rebreathing bag was to be attached; the back of the absorber has an attachment which allows it to be attached to an anesthesia machine; this absorber was attached by Dr. Ray Matthews to 997. 008.001
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
The British Oxygen Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
The machine dates from the 1950's to the early 1960's
Material
fabric: black; white
metal: silver; red; green; grey
rubber: black
plastic: clear; black; brown
Inscriptions
A manufacturer's label on top of the absorber reads, "BOYLE ABSORBER // BOC MARK III BOC // THE BRITISH OXYGEN CO. LTD. LONDON // MADE IN ENGLAND"; under the on/off control is, "SERIAL NO. // B. A. 3589"; the front of the absorber head has a small label which reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04041"; the side of the cannister reads, "DO NOT FILL // ABOVE THIS LINE // SPRAY WITH ANTISTATIC SOLUTION"; the on/off control is labelled as are the inspiratory and expiratory valves and emergency O2 flush button
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-6-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.9 cm. x Width: 21.2 cm. x Depth: 30.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
The absorber arrived very dirty and dusty; some minor corrosion is visible on the upper chamber; minor wear is visible on the outside parts of the absorber; the manual rebreathing bag is missing as well as the hoses; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person: Document
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; see attached photocopies from a Boyle catalogue; attached to 997.008.001; similar to 997.008.024; see attached photocopy from 1964 Ohio catalogue
Research Facts
The switch which prevents the absorber from accidentally being turned off is an add-on (not manufactured); soda lime was put in the absorber and used to absorb the expired carbon dioxide; stored as part of 997.008.001.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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McKesson anaesthesia machine

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Dates
1935
circa 1935
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008021 a-b
Description
(a) McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine, Model J, with ether vaporizer, Model 965; both sides of the machine have round sections which attach together in the middle; there is an oxygen hook-up hose and pressure dial on both sides; the top of the machine has a central dial which reg…
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Accession Number
997008021 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- machine
Description
(a) McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine, Model J, with ether vaporizer, Model 965; both sides of the machine have round sections which attach together in the middle; there is an oxygen hook-up hose and pressure dial on both sides; the top of the machine has a central dial which regulates % oxygen; in front of this dial is another dial which controls pressure (from 0-40 mm); the back of the machine has a rubber bellows enclosed in a square metal frame; the side of the bellows has a metal turner and scale to alter the pressure of gas delivered; the front of the machine has a built-in ether vaporizer with a dial at the top and a fill nozzle at the side; the front of the vaporizer has a nozzle for a hose (to the patient) to be hooked on; a glass jar, marked in increments of cc and oz., screws onto the bottom of the vaporizer; the anaesthesia machine is mounted on a cylindrical pole which fits into (b) a four-legged black-painted metal stand, with wheels on the bottom of each leg.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthesia machine - Size: Length 82.0 cm. x Width 34.2 cm. x Depth 33.8 cm.
b - wheeled stand - Size: Length 15.5 cm. x Width 40.2 cm. x Depth 40.2 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
McKesson Appliance Co.
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Date Remarks
The machine dates from the late 1930's to the early 1940's
Material
paint: black; grey
metal: silver; yellow
rubber: black; dark green
plastic: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) The oxygen dial at the top reads, "McKesson Nargraf // REG U.S. PAT. OFF. // PAT. NOS. RE-17512 -1,632,449-1,687,255 OTHER PATS. PEND. // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO., TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // MODEL J // OXYGEN PERCENT // 100 75 50 25 0 // USE SMALL DIAL"; the ether vaporizer top reads, "McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // ETHER // VAPORIZER // MODEL 965 SERIAL NO X9015 // ON 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 / FILL // OFF"; the left side top of the machine has a warning label on proper usage; the oxygen pressure gauges both read, "LOW // OPERATING // RANGE // HIGH // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // U.S. // GAUGE CO. // N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // AD-7739"; the left side of the machine has a manufacturer's label which reads, "McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO. U.S.A. // N20 // McKESSON // O2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-1
Condition Remarks
The machine and stand arrived very dirty and dusty; there are several chips and signs of wear in the painted metal parts; the side pieces show some corrosion of the exposed metal; the rubber oxygen hose on the left shows minor cracks near the top; the glass jar is missing from the ether vaporizer; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, John Sikora; machine is similar to 997.008.002; ether vaporizer is similar to 997.008.063a,b; see also 997.008.064, and .065, 997.023.001 and .002; "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment", 3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 168-171
Research Facts
The metal key at the bellows MAY alter the pressure of gases delivered; this machine used oxygen, nitrous oxide and ether; the machine was used to proportion hases and get precise concentrations; pieces attached to this machine by Dr. Matthews include: breathing hose (997.008.064), connector (997.023.001), valve (997.023.002) and mask (997.008.065)
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
Images
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