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Inhalozone inhaler tube

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996001085
Description
Clear glass vial with two corked ends and wad of cotton (?) inside vial; paper label around one end of vial.
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Accession Number
996001085
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Clear glass vial with two corked ends and wad of cotton (?) inside vial; paper label around one end of vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Material
paper: cream
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Inhalozone // Inhaler // remove the cork // and drop in six drops // of the liquid Inhal - // ozone four times // each day before // using
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.3 cm. x Diam. : 1.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured; corks at each end in fairly worn condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
Images
Less detail
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997008090 a-d
Description
Nebulizer spray unit, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal nozzle which is rounded with a small hole at the tip and threaded at the other end to allow it to be attached to (b) a length of hollow cylindrical metal tube with a rubber pressure bulb attached to the bottom; the other end of …
Accession Number
997008090 a-d
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- nebulizer
Description
Nebulizer spray unit, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal nozzle which is rounded with a small hole at the tip and threaded at the other end to allow it to be attached to (b) a length of hollow cylindrical metal tube with a rubber pressure bulb attached to the bottom; the other end of the bulb tubing is attached to (c) a length of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing which has a threaded plastic cap at its other end; this cap fits into (d) a cylindrical hollow plastic reservoir which has a flat closed bottom; a length of clear plastic cylindrical tubing runs inside the metal and rubber tubing for the entire length of the sprayer unit.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - nebulizer sprayer nozzle - Size: Length 15.8 cm. x Diameter0.8 cm.
b - nebulizer sprayer bulb - Size: Length 9.1 cm. x Width 4.9 cm. x Depth 10.8 cm.
c - reservoir cap and tube - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Diameter2.0 cm.
d - reservoir - Size: Length 3.0 cm. x Diameter2.4 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Nebulizer dates from the late 1950's
Material
rubber: black; beige
metal: silver
plastic: light grey; black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-12
Condition Remarks
The nebulizer sprayer unit arrived dirty and dusty; all metal and plastic parts are complete, undamaged and show no major wear; the rubber tube is complete, undamaged and still flexible; the rubber bulb has some small cracks, but is complete and still flexible; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus; similar to 997.008.091a-d and .092a,b; "Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical DIctionary", edited by Normand L. Hoerr, M.D. and Arthur Osol, Ph.D., 1952, p. 463
Research Facts
A nebulizer is an atomizer that converts liquid into a spray or vapour; cocaine and other local anaesthetics were sprayed down a patient's throat, so that they would not cough when intubated
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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997008091 a-d
Description
Nebulizer spray unit, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal nozzle which is rounded with a small hole at the tip and threaded at the other end to allow it to be attached to (b) a length of hollow cylindrical metal tube with a rubber pressure bulb attached to the bottom; the other end of …
Accession Number
997008091 a-d
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- nebulizer
Description
Nebulizer spray unit, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal nozzle which is rounded with a small hole at the tip and threaded at the other end to allow it to be attached to (b) a length of hollow cylindrical metal tube with a rubber pressure bulb attached to the bottom; the other end of the bulb tubing is attached to (c) a length of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing which has a threaded plastic cap at its other end; this cap fits into (d) a cylindrical hollow plastic reservoir which has a flat closed bottom; a length of clear plastic cylindrical tubing runs inside the metal and rubber tubing for the entire length of the sprayer unit.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - nebulizer sprayer nozzle - Size: Length 23.4 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
b - nebulizer sprayer bulb - Size: Length 9.7 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 10.1 cm.
c - reservoir cap and tube - Size: Length 12.9 cm. x Diameter2.3 cm.
d - reservoir - Size: Length 5.1 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Nebulizer dates from the late 1950's
Material
rubber: black; ivory
metal: silver
plastic: off-white; black; red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-12
Condition Remarks
The nebulizer sprayer unit arrived dirty and dusty; the metal parts are complete and show little wear; there is a small amount of corrosion visible near the tip of the nozzle; the top of the reservoir cap has a small chip missing; all other plastic parts are complete and undamaged; the rubber tube is complete, undamaged, and still flexible; the rubber bulb has two small cracks, but is complete and is still flexible; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus; similar to 997.008.090a-d and .092a,b; "Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical DIctionary", edited by Normand L. Hoerr, M.D. and Arthur Osol, Ph.D., 1952, p. 463
Research Facts
A nebulizer is an atomizer that converts liquid into a spray or vapour; cocaine and other local anaesthetics were sprayed down a patient's throat, so that they would not cough when intubated
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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997008092 a-b
Description
Nebulizer spray unit, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal nozzle which is rounded with a small hole at the tip and threaded at the other end to allow it to be attached to (b) a length of hollow cylindrical metal tube with a rubber pressure bulb attached to the bottom; the other end of …
Accession Number
997008092 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- nebulizer
Description
Nebulizer spray unit, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal nozzle which is rounded with a small hole at the tip and threaded at the other end to allow it to be attached to (b) a length of hollow cylindrical metal tube with a rubber pressure bulb attached to the bottom; the other end of the bulb tubing is open.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - nebulizer sprayer nozzle - Size: Length 23.3 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
b - nebulizer sprayer bulb - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 11.5 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Nebulizer dates from the late 1950's
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The rubber bulb has the word "DENLON" stamped on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-12
Condition Remarks
The nebulizer sprayer unit arrived dirty and dusty; the metal parts are complete and show little wear; the rubber bulb is complete, with no cracks, and is flexible; the plastic reservoir and rubber tubing seen on 997.008.090a-d and .091a-d is missing; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, Dr. Valentinus "Nick" Nekus; similar to 997.008.090a-d and .091a-d; "Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical DIctionary", edited by Normand L. Hoerr, M.D. and Arthur Osol, Ph.D., 1952, p. 463
Research Facts
A nebulizer is an atomizer that converts liquid into a spray or vapour; cocaine and other local anaesthetics were sprayed down a patient's throat, so that they would not cough when intubated
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Dates
1800
1867
circa 1800-1867
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
002050405 a-c
Description
A brass vaporizer (a) with a handle; a lid (c) that screws on top; burner resevoir (b) is attached to flat metal insert; metal insert has a small round ring at front; several wicks pertrude from the top of the resevoir; a pin stuck to the bottom of the vaporizer container
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Accession Number
002050405 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
A brass vaporizer (a) with a handle; a lid (c) that screws on top; burner resevoir (b) is attached to flat metal insert; metal insert has a small round ring at front; several wicks pertrude from the top of the resevoir; a pin stuck to the bottom of the vaporizer container
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a- container - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 13.0 cm
b – burner – Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 7.8 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
c – lid – Size: Length 4.4 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. P.A. Ryan of Toronto.
Dates
1800
1867
circa 1800-1867
Date Remarks
Based on information from Academy of Medicine accession records
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Engraved on the side: "W [Illeg.] KE MAN JR // NTED // JUNE 11TH 1867"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-3
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion throughout; small dent located on the brass top; dent located on the maker's mark; signs of previous repair.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The George P. Pilling & Son Co." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1932; p.107; CD #2.
Research Facts
Object named based on similar model in reference book.
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pleural nebulizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11044
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
004025006 a-c
Description
Nebulizer has a circular base (a) with a hollow container rising from the centre; top (b) is threaded for attachment of a long, hollow, stainless steel tube (c); at the end is an adaptor for a rubberized bulb (missing).
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Accession Number
004025006 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- nebulizer
Description
Nebulizer has a circular base (a) with a hollow container rising from the centre; top (b) is threaded for attachment of a long, hollow, stainless steel tube (c); at the end is an adaptor for a rubberized bulb (missing).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
b - top - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
c - "tube" - Size: Length 17.25 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
From KGH purchasing department.
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
Sutton
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments after 1920.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWNS England" stamped into the base.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Condition Remarks
Scratches on hollow container and base; some corrosion on rim of base.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
C. Kelly; Pilling, George F. & Son Co., "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," Philadelphia, 1932, p. 140 (item # P6812); CD #3.
Research Facts
For blowing sterile powder between pleura and lung in cases of severe post-surgical chest infections.
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Hankscraft automatic electric vaporizer

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Dates
1954
circa 1954
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997037103 a-d
Description
(a)The glass jar of the vaporizer consists of two parts; the jar holder (a) is basket-shaped with a square body and a bottom that has rounded corners; three grooves are moulded into the metal around the body of the holder; the opening of the jar has a lipped rim and a hollow interior; the handle th…
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Accession Number
997037103 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
(a)The glass jar of the vaporizer consists of two parts; the jar holder (a) is basket-shaped with a square body and a bottom that has rounded corners; three grooves are moulded into the metal around the body of the holder; the opening of the jar has a lipped rim and a hollow interior; the handle that has a bakelite covering is attached on handles by two screw inserts; the holder snugly fits a glass jar used to hold water; the glass jar has a small diameter than the holder but has the same square-like shape with rounded, etched corners; a synthetic label is sealed to the front side; the body of the jar tapers to a short, cylindrical neck with moulded screw cap fastenings on the outside edge; a bakelite cover cap (b) fits on opening of jar; it has a cylindrical cap with a concave surface; a small hollow with a steam hole is cut into bubbled surface of cap; an electric cord protrudes from side of cap and ends with a plug; a thin metal plate has printed instructions and is fastened by screws at the corners on top of cap; the cap has a hollow interior with a hollow, unglazed porcelain/fired clay tube protruding from the bottom centre of the cap; it is a long, narrow tube with four rounded holes, equally spaced apart, punched near the top around the tube; the bottom of the tube is flat with an unglazed porcelain bottom with a rubber matting; a moveable porcelain switch that is flat and rectangular is inserted in an arch-shaped hollow opening and protrudes through both sides of tubes; instructions (c) are included with this set; they appear on a rectangular fold-up card that has a cotton string dangling from a hole punched in the corner; all items fit into (d) a rectangular cardboard box; a Drug Trading Company label is sealed to the top of the box; a folded, square cardboard support comes with the box to hold vaporizer in place
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - jar glass holder - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 29.4 cm
b - cover cap - Size: Length 24.9 cm x Width 27.8 cm x Depth 13.1 cm
c - instruction card - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Width 12.7 cm
d - cardboard box - Size: Length 36.7 cm x Width 25.8 cm x Depth 32.9 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Hankscraft Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1954
circa 1954
Date Remarks
Hankscraft Ltd. est. in 1904; this vaporizer produced on their 50th anniversary
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
plastic: black
rubber: black; orange
clay: off-white; grey
Inscriptions
(a) The glass jar has a synthetic label on front which reads "Hankscraft // Automatic-Electric // Vaporizer"; the top of the bakelite cover cap (b) has instructions with the heading in bold print, "HANKSCRAFT AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC STEAM VAPORIZER MODEL #202"; the instructions (c) have cleaning and operating procedures typed on the front and back with French translation inside card; the cardboard box (d) has the word "FRAGILE" stamped in large letters on top of box; on opposite sides the words "ONE HANKSCRAFT VAPORIZER NO: 202 // FAST RELIEF // from colds, croup and coughs // AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC VAPORIZER // 110 120 VOLTS A.C. // HANKSCRAFT (CANADA) LTD. TORONTO" are stamped on sides of box; with the words "ONE HANKS" on other, opposite sides; a mailing label is on top of box with the address "2 Bishops Drug Ltd 7113 // GANANOQUE ONTARIO 995 // VAPORIZER HANKS 128 02 202 FEB 28 // 50th ["th" superscripted] Anniversary"; "Drug Trading Company Limited // King AT ONTARIO STREET TORONTO 2"; also, on bottom of box there is a flattened diamond shape is stamped with the words, "THIS CASE MADE IN CANADA // STAR COMPANY CANADA LIMITED // CERTIFICATE // of // BOX MAKER // THIS BOX CONFORMS TO ALL // CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS OF // CANADIAN FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION // RESISTANCE 200 POUNDS PER // BURSTING TEST SQUARE INCH // DIMENSIONS // LIMIT 75 INCHES // GROSS WT 65 POUNDS // [illeg.] // TORONTO CANADA" around the diamond; also the bottom reads in print, "TORONTO CONTAINER 202 // G.W. [illeg.] // FRAGILE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Condition Remarks
Slight staining on outside jar holder and on top of cap; box has worn corners, is stained and has tape sealed on corners; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by the J.F. Hartz Co., Ltd, Toronto, 1960, p. 178 (modern model illustrated - 6-202A-H) (see attached photocopy); CD #6
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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997037291
Description
A metal and glass vaporizer which consists of a cylindrical, flat-bottomed glass bottle with manufacture seams on each side; the straight sides taper slightly through a rounded shoulder to a wide neck topped with a lip-like rim around the bottle opening; the neck is sealed by a black rubber stopper…
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Accession Number
997037291
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
Description
A metal and glass vaporizer which consists of a cylindrical, flat-bottomed glass bottle with manufacture seams on each side; the straight sides taper slightly through a rounded shoulder to a wide neck topped with a lip-like rim around the bottle opening; the neck is sealed by a black rubber stopper with a notched metal plate; two tubes run through this metal plate and stopper, extending into the bottle chamber as intakes; on top, these tubes are attached to two swiveling valves that extend at 90 deg. to the bottle; one valve has a tapered, threaded tip and a squared med-section that supports a quarter-circle-shaped flowmeter that is adjusted by a grooved knob that is attached to the meter by a flat-head screw; the other valve also has a tapered tip and cylindrical, grooved regulator that can be adjusted along a length of screw thread; each valve is a long cylindrical tube; this top mechanism along with the rubber stopper is secured by two bolts that pivot from a circular collar around the bottle neck; each bolt fits into a notch on the metal plate and is held there by a round nut with gripped edges
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice
Material
metal: silver/grey
glass: clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Stamped into the metal around the graduated flowmeter: "1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-6
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm x Width 12.8 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal vaporizer components are extensively pitted and show slight inactive corrosion; bottle is quite clean and shows only minor scratches
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman and Shurtleff, Boston, 1920, p. 24 (similar to item 1276) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
Vaporizer can be taken apart, but in present condition all components are fastened together securely; vaporizer used to deliver anaesthetics to patient
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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997037421
Description
A lemon-shaped rubber bulb, with a bumpy texture on the outside, that is oval with tapered ends; the body of the rubber bulb is slightly deflated, resulting in a lumpy appearance; one end has a round metal piece with a hole in the centre, set into the rubber; the other end of the bulb has an attach…
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Accession Number
997037421
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
A lemon-shaped rubber bulb, with a bumpy texture on the outside, that is oval with tapered ends; the body of the rubber bulb is slightly deflated, resulting in a lumpy appearance; one end has a round metal piece with a hole in the centre, set into the rubber; the other end of the bulb has an attached air flow control; the air flow control consists of a short section of hollow cylindrical metal, one end of which is attached to the rubber bulb; the other end of the air flow control has an end that flares outwards and then tapers inwards to an open end with four square indentations that prevent a loose steel ball, positioned on the interior of the opening to control air flow, from falling out of the bulb.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This date marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice.
Material
rubber: black; grey
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Along seam the word "U.S.A." is embedded above and below line
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Dimension Notes
Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber is worn and the bulb is deflated; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., 189-, p. 314 (similar to item 6021) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
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Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler

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Dates
1880
circa 1880
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
005009003 a-d
Description
A white ceramic "Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler" consisting of the inhaler itself (a) which is a bottle with a round base and a neck extending up with a flared rim with string wrapped around it; there is a spout coming out of the side of the bottle; the inhaler is broken, and a piece is broken off o…
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Accession Number
005009003 a-d
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
A white ceramic "Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler" consisting of the inhaler itself (a) which is a bottle with a round base and a neck extending up with a flared rim with string wrapped around it; there is a spout coming out of the side of the bottle; the inhaler is broken, and a piece is broken off of the side (b); there is a clear glass mouthpiece (c) which sits in the top of the bottle and a cork ring (d) which fits around the bottom of the mouthpiece.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - inhaler - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Diam. 12.5 cm
b - broken piece - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 8.4 cm
c - mouth piece - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
d - cork ring - Size: Depth 4.2 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904.
Dates
1880
circa 1880
Date Remarks
Website says it is circa 1880.
Material
ceramic: white
cork: brown
Inscriptions
"Dr. Nelson's // IMPROVED // INHALER // DIRECTIONS FOR USE // REMOVE MOUTHPIECE-HALF FILL - INHALER WITH BOILING WATER - DROP REMEDY ON SPONGE OF MOUTH- // PIECE - APPLY LIPS TO IT - BREATHE // FREELY IN & OUT AS IN ORDINARY FULL // RESPIRATION - WHEN ONLY THE VAPOUR // OF HOT WATER OR ANY INFUSION IS // DESIRED REMOVE THE SPONGE // FROM MOUTHPIECE" printed on the front of the inhaler - the text is split between the main piece of the bottle and the broken part.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
The ceramic bottle is broken and the cork is brittle and cracked. The ceramic is broken (there is evidence that the whole vessel was broken and has been repaired), the cork is brittle and cracked.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Medical History Museum Guide to Records" Web site; CD #2.
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; this collection accompanies 1989.10.1.
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