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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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label moistener

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Dates
1977
circa 1977
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037561
Description
(a) Open, rectangular ceramic box, with approximately one-cm-thick walls; closed bottom with four plastic, rounded feet; top has indentation in middle of long side (joins with [b]); (b) ceramic cylinder with rounded edges; flat end has circular metal plate and small metal projections from each end …
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Accession Number
997037561
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Open, rectangular ceramic box, with approximately one-cm-thick walls; closed bottom with four plastic, rounded feet; top has indentation in middle of long side (joins with [b]); (b) ceramic cylinder with rounded edges; flat end has circular metal plate and small metal projections from each end (fits into indentations on [a]).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 8.1 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
b - roller - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 7.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H.G. Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Sengbusch
Site Made (City)
Milwaukee
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1977
circa 1977
Date Remarks
Sengbusch shut down in mid-1970s.
Material
ceramic: white
metal: silver
plastic: black
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on bottom: "Sengbusch // MILWAUKEE"; (b) engraved on metal plate on both sides: "SELF-CL [illeg.] ING INSTAN [illeg.] CC. // IDEAL MOISTENER // MADE IN // U.S.A. // MILWAUKEE, WIS. // SENGBUSCH [text inverted]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-2
Condition Remarks
(a) Significant mould buildup in inside bottom; stains on bottom; (b) light wear on metal; stains on roller
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Images
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