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Squibb's urinometer

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Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
998001004
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, roun…
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Accession Number
998001004
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH
Maker
Adams Squibb
Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
glass: translucent
mercury: silver
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper: "ADAMS SQUIBB URIMOMETER 60°F"; printed paper scale has increment lines with the numbers "1.000 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Dimension Notes
Length 12.4 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Inside of glass air chamber is a little bit foggy.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 248 (similar to items #5H-600, 5H-601); "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932-33, p. 169 (similar to item #P8966); "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., S. Aloe Co., 189-, p. 631 (similar to item #9177); CD #6.
Research Facts
Urinometer used to measure specific gravity of urine.
Images
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