Portable Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine used to administer dental anesthesia consists of four wheel stand with a pole with an adjustable swivel chart stand support attached, four cylinder yokes and a set of three flow meter panels are mounted to top of pole; gas cylinder yokes are arranged in sets of…
Portable Midget Kinet-o-Meter machine used to administer dental anesthesia consists of four wheel stand with a pole with an adjustable swivel chart stand support attached, four cylinder yokes and a set of three flow meter panels are mounted to top of pole; gas cylinder yokes are arranged in sets of two with each yoke having a corresponding round knob; two knobs are marked O2 and the other two are marked N2O; set of three flow meter panels with glass covers marked in white font: cyclopropane with yellow background, middle is Nitrous oxide with dark blue background, oxygen with green background; without tanks.
paper: yellow, blue, green, orange
Stamped onto a round metal plate behind the flow meter panel: "MIDGET KINET-O-METER // HIDBRINK DIVISION // THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO. // MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.''; "MADE IN U. S. A. // PATENTS 1,412,866 // 1,500,615 1,802,601 1,1989,366 // 2,073,372 2,085,155". Below the oxygen flow meter panel and around the cylidrical pipe that comes out of it there is a yellowing paper band with the following printed on it: "WARNING; this equipm[illeg.] use only by // or under the super[illeg.] cian or dentist // Read instructions caref[illeg.] so[illeg.]ecome thoroughly // fam[illeg] with proper method [illeg] operation // Mfd. by THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO."; stamped on the metal bar below the flow meter panel: K11050
Cyclopropane is an anaesthetic when inhaled. In modern anaesthetic practice, it has been superseded by other agents, due to its extreme reactivity under normal conditions: when the gas is mixed with oxygen, there is a significant risk of explosion. Cyclopropane had no commercial application until Henderson and Lucas discovered its anaesthetic properties in 1929; industrial production had begun by 1936. This meant induction of anaesthesia by inhalation of cyclopropane and oxygen was rapid and not unpleasant. However at the conclusion of prolonged anaesthesia patients could suffer a sudden decrease in blood pressure, potentially leading to cardiac dysrhythmia; a reaction known as "cyclopropane shock".For this reason, as well as its high cost and its explosive nature, it was latterly used only for the induction of anaesthesia, and has not been available for clinical use since the mid 1980s. Cylinders and flow meters were coloured orange.
Cyclopropane, also called trimethylene, explosive, colourless gas used in medicine since 1934 as a general anesthetic. Cyclopropane is nonirritating to mucous membranes and does not depress respiration. Induction of and emergence from cyclopropane anesthesia are usually rapid and smooth. A mixture of about 5 to 20 percent cyclopropane in oxygen is administered by inhalation. Because of the flammability and expense of cyclopropane, it is usually used in a closed (rebreathing) system, in which an absorbent chemical, such as soda lime, removes exhaled carbon dioxide, and the anesthetic is recirculated. The chemical formula is C3H6.
(a) Five military medals attached with ribbons to a flat metal bar in (b) a shadow box with (c) an engraved plaque; the medals from left to right are: (1) a silver/gold metal medal on a red and blue striped ribbon; the medal has a round central section with four 4-sided pieces coming out to form an…
(a) Five military medals attached with ribbons to a flat metal bar in (b) a shadow box with (c) an engraved plaque; the medals from left to right are: (1) a silver/gold metal medal on a red and blue striped ribbon; the medal has a round central section with four 4-sided pieces coming out to form an X-shape with straight outer edges; the front has a raised portrait of King George V in the centre and red enamel pieces inset into the four side pieces; the back has raised lettering in the centre and four sides; (2) the medal is on a red, white and blue striped ribbon and is made of gold metal in the shape of a four-pointed star, with a crown on the upper point; the front has a raised design of two crossed swords with a round wreath on top and a banner with dates in the centre; the back is engraved with lettering; (3) the medal is on a blue, black, white and mustard-striped ribbon and is made of dark grey/silver metal; the medal is round with raised design on the front of the side profile of King George V's head; there is raised lettering at the outer edges; the back has a raised design of a man on horseback and dates at the upper edges; the medal is attached at the top to a short, thin bar, through which the ribbon is looped; the bottom edge of the medal is engraved with letters; (4) the medal is on a purple, light blue, green, yellow and orange-striped ribbon and is made of gold-coloured metal; the medal is round with a raised design on the front side of a winged woman in a robe; the back of the medal has raised lettering; the bottom edge is engraved; this medal also has a small pin attached to the ribbon; this pin is in the shape of a cluster of oak leaves, as a raised design on the top side; (5) the last medal, on the far right, is on a blue, white and burgundy ribbon and is made of dark grey/silver metal; this medal is round with a raised design on the front of the side profiles of the head and shoulders of King George V and Queen Mary; there is raised lettering at the outer edges; the back of the medal has raised lettering and dates in the centre and a thin geometric design along the outer edges; the bar with the medals is mounted onto a flat rectangular-shaped piece of wood that fits into the back of (b) a shadow box designed to display them; the shadow box has a rectangular wooden frame and a flat clear glass front; a thin, engraved rectangular-shaped metal plaque (c) was attached to the frame; this identifies the owner/recipient of the medals..
Number Of Parts
a - medals - Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
b - box - Size: Length 22.9 cm x Width 15.4 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
c - plaque - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
(a)The back of medal (1) reads, "FAITH // HOPE // CHARITY // 1883" on the four side pieces; the centre has the letters G R I // V"; the front of medal (2) has the raised dates, "1914-15" on the centre banner; the back is engraved, "N. SISTER // A. BAILLIE. // CAN.A.M.C."; (3) the raised lettering on the outer edges of the front of the medal reads, "GEORGIVS V BRITT. OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:"; the back has the raised dates, "1914 // 1918"; the outer bottom edge is engraved, "N. SISTER A. BAILLIE"; the back of medal (4) reads, "THE GREAT // WAR FOR // CIVILIZATION // 1914–1919 // ........."; the outer bottom edge is engraved, "N. SISTER A. BAILLIE"; the raised lettering on the outer edges of the front of medal (5) reads, "GEORGE . V. AND. QUEEN . MARY MAY . VI . MCMXXXV"; the back of the medal has the raised letters "GRI" in the centre and the dates "MAY 6 // 1910" and "MAY 6 // 1935" on either side of the central letters; (b) none; (c) the plaque reads, "1914–18 DECORATIONS AND MEDALS // N/S ANN BAILLIE R.R.C. // SUPERINTENDENT OF NURSES // KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL // 1924 1942"
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On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
(a) The medals show minor wear and some tarnish, but no corrosion; the ribbons show only minor wear and fading; (b) the shadow box has been opened to take the medals out for display, but is complete and shows only minor wear; (c) the plaque shows some tarnish, but no corrosion; it is fully legible
Medals for Lt. N/S (Nursing Sister) Ann Baillie left to right: Royal Red Crossw Class 2 (ARRC) awarded on 1 January 1918; 1914-1915 Star; Nritish War Medal 1914-1920; Victory Medal 1914-1919 with an oak leaf cluster indicating a Mention-in-Dispatches; George V Silver Jubiliee medal 1935. The oakleaf pin attached to medal (4) is a reproduction purchased in October 1995.
On display in Nursing Exhibit in the Hall of Honour, KGH, Sept. 1995 to Jan. 19, 2001;