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Dunning colorimeter; renal function test

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
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
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Range of 1910-1949 given by Ohiolink
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
JPG
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) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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concentrated cedar oil

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Dates
1925
1926
circa 1925-1926
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
997037288
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle of concentrated cedar oil with a wide lip and a cork stopper; bottle has applied paper label describing contents in German; cork is broken off at the bottle's lip; lip is round but flattened on one side; bottle is approximately half full of a thick cloudy yellow liqui…
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Accession Number
997037288
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle of concentrated cedar oil with a wide lip and a cork stopper; bottle has applied paper label describing contents in German; cork is broken off at the bottle's lip; lip is round but flattened on one side; bottle is approximately half full of a thick cloudy yellow liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird; donated to museum by Dr. Godfrey Bird's son Robert Bird.
Maker
Ernst Leitz Optische Werke GmbH
Site Made (City)
Wetzlar
Site Made (State)
Hesse
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1925
1926
circa 1925-1926
Date Remarks
Dr. H. Godfrey Bird's period of study in Europe
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: cream; black
oil: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed label on back of bottle reads, "Durch Kälte trüb gewordenes // Oel wird durch Erwärmen // wieder klar. // E. Leitz Opt. Werke // G.m.b.H. // WETZLAR" [Becomes cloudy when cooled // Oil will become clear again when heated. // Ernst Leitz Optische Werke // LLC // WETZLAR]"; printed label on front of bottle reads, "Eingedicktes // Cedernoel // für // Oel-Immersionen // n
D = 1.515 // B 3707" [Concentrated // Cedar oil // for // Oil Immersions // refractive index = 1.515 // B 3707]
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Temporary Location
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
Dimension Notes
Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Bottle is in original condition; label is extremely discoloured and cork stopper is broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Research Facts
Surprisingly, cedarwood essential oil has antifungal, antiseptic, diuretic, astringent and sedative properties. It has the power to improve your skin, help with organ function, tighten muscles, improve metabolism and benefit your digestive system.
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