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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
997037514
Description
Round white cup style invalid feeder with rounded cover over opening with spout and handle at an angle; undecorated; stamped in green ink in base manufacturer's stamp.
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Accession Number
997037514
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
Round white cup style invalid feeder with rounded cover over opening with spout and handle at an angle; undecorated; stamped in green ink in base manufacturer's stamp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
ceramic: white
Inscriptions
"MADE IN GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
12.7 cm
Width
11.5 cm
Height
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Good condition, with a small bubble in the ceramic of the cup wall behind the handle, discoloured in dark brown as if a metal piece was inside the body; the spout has a very small chip from the rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," A. S. Aloe Co., 189–, pp. 938 and 939 similar to item # 11006
Research Facts
Invalid feeders’ also known as sick cups are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably depending on the market they are targeting.
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Dates
1872
circa 1872
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997037530
Description
Enamelled sponge bowl with blue rolled rim; exterior walls angle down towards flat-bottomed base.
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Accession Number
997037530
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
Enamelled sponge bowl with blue rolled rim; exterior walls angle down towards flat-bottomed base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1872
circa 1872
Date Remarks
Based on collection dates
Material
enamelled metal: blue; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-5
Dimension Notes
Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 22.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Scratches and breaks in the enamel have resulted in some active and inactive corrosion on the interior and exterior; there is also a stained area inside the bowl; small chips can be found on the rim and larger ones on the base; there is normal wear and tear that has caused scratches in the enamel.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1960, p. 269 (similar to item 7H-390) (please see attached photocopy); CD #7
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microscope slides

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997037565
Description
Unopened square box of microscope slides wrapped in cellophane; bevelled edges and frosted glass on both sides of slides.
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Accession Number
997037565
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
MM= Microscopy -- accessories and parts -- slide
Description
Unopened square box of microscope slides wrapped in cellophane; bevelled edges and frosted glass on both sides of slides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Propper Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on reference materials
Material
cardboard: red; white; black
cellophane: clear
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On the front of the box, printed from top down: "propper // bev-l-edge // micro slides // twin-frost® // propper manufacturing co., inc."; printed on the top of the box: "½ gross 3" x 1" 1.0 mm thick // propper cat. no. DSFZ twin-frost // bev-l-edge micro slides"; printed on the bottom: "propper // bev-l-edge micro slides"; on side of box, printed in black: "Specially made // for blood smears // and routine // microscopy // Germany"; on the bottom of the box printed in red: "proppers // bev-l-edge micro slides"; on side of box, printed in black: "U.S. Pat. Nos. 672,745, // 3,636,663 and 3,641,712. Canada Patented 1976. // Other Patents Pending."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-1
Dimension Notes
Length 8.1 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
In original condition, wrapped in cellophane; some cardboard dust can be seen below cellophane.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1960, p. 229 (similar to item 5-2951) (please see attached photocopy); "American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #28490) (please see photocopies); CD #7
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Dunning colorimeter; renal function test

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037003 a-p
Description
Hinged wooden box (a) contains thirteen colour standards of varying shades of pink in identical, sealed flat-bottomed glass ampoules; each ampoule is marked with a different number from 5-100; box also contains a small plain glass test tube and a wooden comparison box with an opaque glass plate and…
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Accession Number
997037003 a-p
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Colorimetry -- instrumentation
Kidney Function Tests -- instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
Hinged wooden box (a) contains thirteen colour standards of varying shades of pink in identical, sealed flat-bottomed glass ampoules; each ampoule is marked with a different number from 5-100; box also contains a small plain glass test tube and a wooden comparison box with an opaque glass plate and two holes for comparing sample and standards; there is a paper label on inside of lid
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
a - main wooden box - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - comparison box - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
c - glass test tube - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
d-p - glass ampoules x 13 - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Hynson, Westcott and Company Pharmaceutical Chemists
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
metal: black; brown
wood: brown
glass: clear
paper: discoloured white
fabric cover: black
wood:
Inscriptions
Label attached to inside of lid reads, "DUNNING COLORIMETER FOR ESTIMATING QUANTITY OF PHENOLSULPHONEPHTHALEN EXCRETED WHEN APPLYING THE ROWNTREE-GERAGHTY RENAL FUNCTION TEST. DIRECTIONS FOR APPLYING TEST - [listed] - HYNSON, WESTCOTT & COMPANY PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTS BALTIMORE, MARYLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
The main wooden box has a few minor marks from normal wear; the labelling inside is somewhat faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (IC-141) Chemistry Industrial Testing Biological Sciences," copyright 1942 by CENCO (Central Scientific Company of Canada), p. 662 (similar to item 43170)
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St. Clair Thomson's adenotome

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997037017 a-b
Description
The main adenotome (a) is a long, somewhat flat solid metal instrument consisting of a wide handle that tapers to a long and thin, flat stem; the rounded handle has two grip-like grooves on the front and the back; the top of the handle tapers into the stem; at the top of the stem, an attached fenes…
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Accession Number
997037017 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- adenoid
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
Description
The main adenotome (a) is a long, somewhat flat solid metal instrument consisting of a wide handle that tapers to a long and thin, flat stem; the rounded handle has two grip-like grooves on the front and the back; the top of the handle tapers into the stem; at the top of the stem, an attached fenestrated blade curves up from the stem, hooking back over the stem slightly; on the front of the stem, there is a pin that protrudes just above a small quarter-circle catch bar; the pivot arm (b) attaches to this pin through a small hole and slides in under the catch bar when locked; the pivot arm is a much shorter flat piece of metal, rounded on the bottom and hinged at the top; attached to the hinge is another square-shaped, curved fenestrated blade that has three sharp barbs; when the instrument is locked, the two blades become flush
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - adenotome - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
b - pivot arm - Size: Length 10.2 x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Instrument stamped with the Jetter & Scheerer insignia: used post-1934
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The adenotome stem is stamped with "[insignia] KNY-SCHEERER GERMANY"; the obscured face of the stem is marked with a "1"; the pivoting arm which attaches to the stem is marked with a "0"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016
Condition Remarks
The adenotome exhibits minor scratches from regular use and minute traces of inactive corrosion around the pivot pin
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments," 21st ed., 1915, p. 3106 (item C/-7327) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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Jennings mouth gag

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997037018
Description
Mouth gag, which consists of two curved jaws, attached at both ends by a pivot knob, have curved posterior projections in the centre of each blade; jaws extend on one side, curving into short handles; the handles have rounded edges on smooth and flat metal with a thatched pattern stamped on the out…
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Accession Number
997037018
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- dilator -- mouth gag
Description
Mouth gag, which consists of two curved jaws, attached at both ends by a pivot knob, have curved posterior projections in the centre of each blade; jaws extend on one side, curving into short handles; the handles have rounded edges on smooth and flat metal with a thatched pattern stamped on the outer side of hand grips; the blades of the handle escalate sharply upwards and bend towards each other, separating at a pivot knob by spreading apart, taking on a form similar to a 'Y' shape; the opening of the mouth gag depends on the curved ratchet bar that protrudes from the handles in an upward direction and ends with a flattened thumb press; the curved ratchet bar is attached to one handle and passes through an opening in the second handle; the flattened thumb press, with the action of a leaf spring, acts as a pawl to secure dilatation
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Fakoch & Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Inner side of right finger grip has "FAKOCH & CO. GERMANY" stamped in the metal; inner side of curved ratchet bar has the number "6" stamped into the metal; left jaw has the number "6" stamped on outside of metal, adjacent to pivot knob
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-2
Dimension Notes
Length 16.2 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Small amount of wear visible; mouth gag able to move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," by The Kny-Scheerer Co., c. 1915, p. 3250 (similar to C/-13070) (please see attached photocopy); CD #7
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St. Clair Thomson's adenotome; St. Clair Thomson's adenoid curette

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Dates
1915 xxx
circa 1915 xxx
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997037154 a-b
Description
The main adenotome (a) is a long, solid metal instrument consisting of a wide, multisided handle that tapers to a long, thin cylindrical stem with one flat side; the stem tapers towards the top and then flares to an attached square-shaped fenestrated blade which curves back over the flattened stem …
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Accession Number
997037154 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Adenoidectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- adenotome
MM= Curettage -- curette -- adenoid
Description
The main adenotome (a) is a long, solid metal instrument consisting of a wide, multisided handle that tapers to a long, thin cylindrical stem with one flat side; the stem tapers towards the top and then flares to an attached square-shaped fenestrated blade which curves back over the flattened stem front; there is a small, oval-shaped pin in a small catch hole located on the stem front; the pivot arm (b) attaches to this pin through a small, raised hole and hooks into the catch when locked; the pivot arm is a much shorter flat piece of metal, rounded on the bottom and hinged at the top; attached to the hinge is another square-shaped, curved fenestrated blade that has two sharp barns protruding from its inner edge; when locked, the two blades become flush
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - adenotome - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - pivot arm - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
F.A. Koch
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1915 xxx
circa 1915 xxx
Date Remarks
A 1915 catalogue shows a similar item
Material
metal: silver; grey
Inscriptions
The main stem is stamped with a "6"; the pivot arm is stamped: "F.A. KOCH & CO GERMANY // 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Condition Remarks
Adenotome shows significant scratching and scuffing; blades are discoloured and along with the handle show significant small areas of inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., The Kny-Scheerer Company, Milwaukee, 1915, p. 3106 (similar to item C/-7327) (see attached photocopy); CD #8
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hypodermic syringe and case

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Dates
1932
1933
circa 1932-1933
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997037158 a-c
Description
A syringe kit consisting of (a) a rectangular-shaped, flat, metal case, hinged across the back, with a pressure clasp locking mechanism; on the interior bottom there are five U-shaped clips to hold one syringe and four needles; the syringe barrel (b) is a long cylindrical tube that is open on both …
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Accession Number
997037158 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
A syringe kit consisting of (a) a rectangular-shaped, flat, metal case, hinged across the back, with a pressure clasp locking mechanism; on the interior bottom there are five U-shaped clips to hold one syringe and four needles; the syringe barrel (b) is a long cylindrical tube that is open on both ends; the tip tapers dramatically to a flattened point with a small hole in the centre; the opposite end has a large round opening with a protruding rounded lip that has two flattened anti-roll sides; the plunger (c) is a hollow, ground-glass cylinder with a flat bottom and a flat, round thumb push on top
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
b - syringe barrel - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
c - plunger - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1932
1933
circa 1932-1933
Date Remarks
Similar item found in 1932 catalogue
Material
metal: silver-grey
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Stamped into steel on bottom of case: "GERMANY"; printed on syringe barrel: "1/2 1 1 1/2 2 CC // 5 15 25 35M // 273"; stamped on top of thumb push: "273"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-4
Condition Remarks
Syringe shows slight chipping below barrel opening, as well as slight staining on interior of barrel; plunger is slightly discoloured and scratched; case interior shows some accumulation of grime and inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," The George P. Pilling & Son Co., Philadelphia, 1932, p. 172 (similar to item P9463) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
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rectal thermometer

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037171
Description
The rectal thermometer is a long, cylindrical tube, closed on both ends with a pear-shaped mercury-filled bulb on one end; the glass tubing has a triangular lens front which is marked in increments from 94 to 110 deg. F. along a white strip that runs through the interior of the thermometer
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Accession Number
997037171
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Body Temperature -- instrumentation
Description
The rectal thermometer is a long, cylindrical tube, closed on both ends with a pear-shaped mercury-filled bulb on one end; the glass tubing has a triangular lens front which is marked in increments from 94 to 110 deg. F. along a white strip that runs through the interior of the thermometer
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont. Dr. H. Godfrey Bird retired in 1979.
Maker
Max International
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
glass: clear
mercury: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into glass: "94 6 8 [upward arrow] 100 2 4 6 8 F 110 // x 2 6128 Max INTERNATIONAL Germany"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Thermometer shows some scratching from regular use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Laboratory Supplies and Equipment (JC-141)," Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., Toronto, 1942, p. 664 (similar to item 43590)
Exhibit History
Sept. 23, 2002: on display in the KGH Hall of Honour in the exhibit, "Fighting the White Plague: the Battle against TB"
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Yankauer inhaling mask

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997037191
Description
An inhaling mask consisting of an egg-shaped metal wire mesh mask attached to a solid metal frame, with a groove traversing its perimeter, that fits over the mouth and nose; cotton cheesecloth is placed over the metal mesh and is held in place by an egg-shaped coilspring which fits over the mesh an…
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Accession Number
997037191
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- mesh
Description
An inhaling mask consisting of an egg-shaped metal wire mesh mask attached to a solid metal frame, with a groove traversing its perimeter, that fits over the mouth and nose; cotton cheesecloth is placed over the metal mesh and is held in place by an egg-shaped coilspring which fits over the mesh and clips into the groove; the spring has a looped handle on end end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Marks beginning of Bird medical practice
Material
fabric: off-white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into metal on outside rim: "INGRAM & BELL // MADE IN GERMANY // CHROME PLATED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 15.6 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Mask shows some minor scuffing on outside rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., the Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, 1915, p. 2008 (item B /-168)
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