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Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1999.1.133
Description
Original portrait photo of Lord Joseph Lister mounted on card stock.
Accession Number
1999.1.133
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
History of Medicine, 19th Cent. -- pictorial works
History of Medicine, 20th Cent. -- pictorial works
Description
Original portrait photo of Lord Joseph Lister mounted on card stock.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Handwritten on back: Dr. Bruce.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box E
Dimension Notes
Length 31.3 cm x Width 22.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Stable; frame yellowing around edges; small tear on the bottom.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Previous UHN accession # 999.1.133.
Research Facts
Baron Joseph Lister (1827-1912) invented antiseptic techniques in surgery.
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Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.429.1
Description
Plain, sharp metal hook attached to a black wooden handle.
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Accession Number
1969.429.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- tenaculum
Description
Plain, sharp metal hook attached to a black wooden handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Stevens & Son
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1999
circa 1800-1999
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c.-20c."
Material
metal: grey
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 15.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Very rusted.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 1013 (similar to item # A/-469); CD #UHN
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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is…
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Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is made with stainless steel.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
b - blade - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - hinged back - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d - plate - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - bolt - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but the same instrument appears in a 1957 Allen and Hanburys catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS // LONDON" engraved on the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Condition Remarks
Like New
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 456
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
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amputation knife

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10790
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021002
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021002
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 25.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84.; CD #6
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amputation knife

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10792
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021003
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021003
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 33.3 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Significant wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84; CD #3
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Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing 1886 – [graduates lists]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact718
Dates
1886
1974
circa 1886-1974
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Administrative
Nursing
Classification
Education
Archival
Administrative
Nursing
Accession Number
995002098
Description
Numerous typed and hand-written lists contained in a leather-covered, 3-ring, zippered binder have the names of all Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduates; the lists consist of 86 typewritten pages (with added hand-written notes) containing information on all of the Kingston General …
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Accession Number
995002098
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Administrative
Nursing
Classification
Education
Archival
Administrative
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- registers
Education
Archival
Nursing
Description
Numerous typed and hand-written lists contained in a leather-covered, 3-ring, zippered binder have the names of all Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduates; the lists consist of 86 typewritten pages (with added hand-written notes) containing information on all of the Kingston General Hospital Nursing graduates, matrons, superintendants, and directors of nursing; there is also a pocket in the inside front of the binder with extra information and 7 graduation leaflets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Sylvia Mary Burkinshaw, Acting Director of Nursing at Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, March 1961; Director of Nursing 1968-1971.
Dates
1886
1974
circa 1886-1974
Date Remarks
last date of entry 1974
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
paper: white
ink: yellow
cardboard: grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on front: "Kingston General Hospital // School of Nursing // 1886 –"; front inside pocket of binder stamped with the words, "RB36 London Brand English Morocco"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3
Length
34.7 cm
Width
28.6 cm
Depth
8.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 34.7 cm. x Width: 28.6 cm. x Depth: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The binder holding the transcript is worn in several spots -- especially along the spine; pages within the transcript are torn (especially the first two pages); written information is legible and the paper is flexible and can be handled with care.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Website
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
Exhibit History
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae 2005 Special exhibit, Museum of Health Care, 20 May 2005-24 June 2005-Aug. 30, 2006
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Kingston Psychiatric Hospital School of Nursing 1886-1971 [graduation pin set]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10920
Dates
1886
1975
circa 1886-1975
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Mental Health
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
Accession Number
003044001 a-h
Description
A brass plaque displaying seven graduation pins; the pins (b-h) are arranged in an arc pattern and begin with the oldest on the left and progressing to the newest on the right; the pins are mounted on circular cloth discs and are attached to string which is strung through buttons on the back of th…
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Accession Number
003044001 a-h
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Mental Health
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Mental Health
Mental Health, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
Anniversaries and Special Events
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- hospital -- school
Mental Health -- professional -- nurse
Description
A brass plaque displaying seven graduation pins; the pins (b-h) are arranged in an arc pattern and begin with the oldest on the left and progressing to the newest on the right; the pins are mounted on circular cloth discs and are attached to string which is strung through buttons on the back of the plaque.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - plaque - Length 30.9 cm x Width 8.4 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - 1st pin - Depth 0.6 cm x Diameter 2.2 cm
c - 2nd pin - Depth 0.6 cm x Diameter 2.2 cm
d - 3rd pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.1 cm
e - 4th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.1 cm
f - 5th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.1 cm
g - 6th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.8 cm
h - 7th pin - Depth 0.5 cm x Diameter 2.5 cm
Provenance
Displayed in a gallery at Providence Continuing Care Centre Mental Health Services; owned by the School of Nursing Alumnae of the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
F. T. Moon
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1886
1975
circa 1886-1975
Date Remarks
The date is engraved on the plaque
Material
metal: yellow
enamel: white, red, green, blue, silver
Inscriptions
"1886 GRADUATION PINS 1971" engraved in the centre of the plaque and on the back; "MADE BY F. T. MOON 1975" engraved on the lower left corner "R H K" printed on the front of the first pin and "A. Porter // 1908" engraved on the back "PROVINCIAL - HOSPITALS - ONTARIO -" printed on the front of the second pin and "STERLING" embossed on the back "PROVINCIAL // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the third pin with "STERLING" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the fourth pin with "STERLING" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITALS // TRAINING // SCHOOL" printed on the front of the fifth pin with "EDWARDS // IOM L" printed on the back "ONTARIO // HOSPITAL // SCHOOL // OF NURSING" printed on the front of the sixth pin with "M. P. DEYO // 1968 // ALLISON IDK" engraved on the back "ONTARIO PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL // SCHOOL OF NURSING" printed on the front of the seventh pin with "STERLING" printed on the back
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
Plaque has some damage and scuff marks, particularly around the edges and corners; the pins are in very good condition
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The pins represent the range of styles given out to School of Nursing graduates from Provincial hospitals (like Ontario Hospital Kingston) between 1886 and 1971 although the earliest pin is actually only from 1908; the owner of the sixth pin was killed and her mother gave the pin to the alumnae.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, (b): Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016.
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Hostetter's Illustrated Almanac 1898 [almanac]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2666
Dates
1897
1989
circa 1897-1989
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001629
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonial…
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Accession Number
996001629
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper booklet Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the New York. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonials for Hostetter's Stomach Bitters; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The Hostetter Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1897
1989
circa 1897-1989
Material
paper: green, tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Front: "HOSTETTER'S // ILLUSTRATED // UNITED STATES // ALMANAC // 1898 // FOR MERCHANTS, MECHANICS, MINERS, // FARMERS, PLANTERS, // AND // GENERAL FAMILY USE. // Carefully calculated for such Meridians and Latitudes..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Length
20.0 cm
Width
13.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Quite age / sun discoloured; stain along right edge goes through several pages; hunk of paper taken out of the left bottom corner, and other pieces of front cover also missing; right bottom corners are bent throughout the entire book
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 95; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey
Young, p. 44; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 93, 98, 157-166, 248;
"The Natural History of Quackery" by Eric Jameson, p. 193; "Nostrums & Quackery", Vol.II, pp.
740-743; "The Toadstool Millionaires" (see index for pages); "The Great American Fraud", p. 20;
"One For A Man, Two For A Horse" by Gerald Carson, pp. 42, 49, 73; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by
A Walker Bingham, pp. 25, 28, 32, 49-50, 96, 103, 126, 138, insert #2
Research Facts
Contained sugar, calamus root, orange peel, Peruvian bark, gentian root, columbo root, rhubarb, cinnamon, cloves, and alcohol; to avoid being taxed as many proprietors were c. 1906 for having mainly alcoholic "medicines", they reduced alcohol from 39% to 25% and increased amount of cinchona and sepentaria.
An experiment by Dr. A. J. Read showed that using various patent medicines as "fuel", Hostetter's Bitters kept the lamp burning for 4 minutes, while the second closest was Peruna at 2 min. 40 sec., and the ration of normal beer only burned for 20 seconds; basically a compound of cheap whiskey, obviously with more than the advertised 25% alcohol by volume (used only a tablespoonful); formula was originally a prescription of Dr. Jacob Hostetter used for colic, constipation and "the Intermittents" - a fever during that time.
When he retured in 1853, consented to allow his son, David, to manufacture and market it; marketing very important, so well known that when war started in 1861, War Department bought the bitters by cartload for the Union Army.
In 1862 published first Almanac; for many years it contained 47% alcohol by volume probably helped the army's courage, if not their medicinal needs.
Partner Smith died in 1874 and the firm's name then became "The Hostetter Co."; in 1958, the company was dead; preferred testimonials from actual physicians; actually sold in saloons in Alaska; daily dose equivalent to 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey; later upped % alcohol from 25% to 37%, claiming this amount of alcohol was needed to hold the ingredients in solution; in 1906, chemists reported analysis showed 43% alcohol by volume.
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Drechsel's low form gas washing bottle

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Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010037
Description
Glass bottle; bulbous form protruding from neck; with two tubes stemming from, one tube runs down to bottom of bottle; other tube just extends from bulbous form
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Accession Number
994010037
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
Glass bottle; bulbous form protruding from neck; with two tubes stemming from, one tube
runs down to bottom of bottle; other tube just extends from bulbous form
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used for separating or drying gases
Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "early-mid 1900's"
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-6 Box A
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.7 cm. x Width: 12.5 cm. x Depth: 4.5 cm. x Diam. : 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
overall condition good
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler;
item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 67, item 10615; CD #6
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Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010041
Description
Glass flask / bottle; bulbous bottom; long narrow neck; ground glass fitting to top, with two tubes running into top; one runs down to bottom of flask, the other just extends from fitting; maker's stamp to neck in green; frosted circle 2.0 cm in diameter to bulbous portion.
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Accession Number
994010041
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
Description
Glass flask / bottle; bulbous bottom; long narrow neck; ground glass fitting to top, with two tubes running into top; one runs down to bottom of flask, the other just extends from fitting; maker's stamp to neck in green; frosted circle 2.0 cm in diameter to bulbous portion.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Pyrex
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1970
circa 1900-1970
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate; original record had "early-mid 1900s"
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Stamps to neck: "$ 2000 ML 29 TM REG [each line semi-circular, convex "40 PYREX" above the word "PYREX" and concave "US PAT OFF" below it] MADE IN USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-7
Dimension Notes
Length: 37.5 cm. x Diam. : 15.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; exposed end of glass tube that extends directly from fitting
is chipped off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler;
item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 71, item 10720; CD #6
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