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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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dextrose and sodium chloride ampoules

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Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
997037106 a-bd
Description
Twenty-seven glass ampoules (bb-bbb) that have a cylindrical body that contains dextrose and sodium chloride liquid; the body sharply tapers to a long and narrow tube-like neck with a rounded end; these ampoules fit into twenty-seven small rectangular boxes (a-aa) that each contain a cloth piece to…
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Accession Number
997037106 a-bd
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Sclerosing Solutions
Varicose Veins -- drug therapy
Sclerotherapy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Twenty-seven glass ampoules (bb-bbb) that have a cylindrical body that contains dextrose and sodium chloride liquid; the body sharply tapers to a long and narrow tube-like neck with a rounded end; these ampoules fit into twenty-seven small rectangular boxes (a-aa) that each contain a cloth piece to cushion the tip of the ampoule; the boxes are narrow with openings on both ends which are covered by flaps; these artifacts fit into a rectangular, deep box bottom (ccc) that has paper lining the outside with apparent seams on each corner; the box lid (ddd) has plastic coating on the outside with seams on each corner and half-moon-shaped finger cutaways located on opposite sides.
Number Of Parts
56
Part Names
a-aa - ampoule boxes (x 27) - Size: Length 15.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
bb-bbb - ampoules (x 27) - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
ccc - storage box bottom - Size: Length 17.6 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 5.6 cm
ddd - storage box lid - Size: Length 17.9 cm x Width 9.9 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Swan-Myers Company
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: forest green; yellow
glass: transparent
paper: white
fabric: brown
Inscriptions
(a-aa) The ampoule boxes have the words "5 cc. size Ampoule No. 110 // DEXTROSE AND SODIUM CHLORIDE // For Obliterating Varicose Veins // SWAN-MYERS COMPANY, Indianapolis, Ind., U.S.A." printed on top; the words "INTRAVENOUS SOLUTIONS" are printed on the outer sides with the company logo between these words; the logo is a flag shape with the words "Swan-Myers" in the centre in smaller print; the glass ampoules (bb-bbb) each have a paper label sealed to the glass with the printed words "No. 110 // List No. 4110 // DEXTROSE AND SODIUM CHLORIDE // Dextrose 50% Solu- // tion 2.5 cc. // Sodium Chloride 30% // Solution 2.5 cc. // SWAN-MYERS // Division of // Abbott Laboratories // North Chicago, Ill."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Small amount of wear on corner of storage box lid.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Scientific Instruments Laboratory Apparatus and Supplies Catalog (JC-141)," by Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., Toronto, 1942, p. 665 (similar to item 44000) (see attached photocopy)
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