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Dates
1944
circa 1944
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
004016001 a-d
Description
A planimeter in a case consisting of the planimeter (a) which is made of black and silver metal and has an adjustable needle and several rotating dials; the tracer arm (b) is made of black metal and consists of a long square shaft with a cylinder at the end; there is also a flat silver device (c); …
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Accession Number
004016001 a-d
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Chromatography -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A planimeter in a case consisting of the planimeter (a) which is made of black and silver metal and has an adjustable needle and several rotating dials; the tracer arm (b) is made of black metal and consists of a long square shaft with a cylinder at the end; there is also a flat silver device (c); the case (d) is coated in black leather and has beige material inside and is fitted to hold the different parts.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - planimeter - Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - tracer arm - Size: Length 20.9 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - metal attachment - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
d - case - Size: Length 23.3 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Provenance
It was given to the donor in 1950 by Colleen Crowe, who was a chemist at Hotel Dieu.
Maker
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Date Remarks
Appears in a 1944 online catalogue
Material
metal: silver; black
leather: black
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
"K+E // 4236 // Serial No. 11478 // Area of Neutral Circle = 214.68 sq. in. // One revolution of the wheel - 10 sq. in. // For factors for scale drawings see page 11 of // Instruction Book" printed on a label on the inside cover of the case; "KEUFFEL & ESSER CO.// MADE IN GERMANY" printed on the tracer arm.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-5
Condition Remarks
There is some white material stained on the back of the case.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "K&E 1944 Price List"; CD #3
Research Facts
Used to measure area under curves on chromatograms
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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
004016002 a-c
Description
A curvimeter in a box consisting of the curvimeter (a) which has a cylindrical grooved handle and a round flat face with a rotating arm; there is a tiny wheel at the top of the face and spinning the wheel rotates the arm; the face has four concentric circles of measurements; the box is cardboard an…
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Accession Number
004016002 a-c
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A curvimeter in a box consisting of the curvimeter (a) which has a cylindrical grooved handle and a round flat face with a rotating arm; there is a tiny wheel at the top of the face and spinning the wheel rotates the arm; the face has four concentric circles of measurements; the box is cardboard and has a base (b) and a lid (c); the lid has a label with french instructions on it.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - curvimeter - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - box top - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was given to the donor in 1950 by Colleen Crowe, who was a chemist at Hotel Dieu. This object was used to measure the length of non-straight molecules viewed beneath electron microscopes, a function that is now done with the use of computers.
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
metal: silver
cardboard: brown
paper: white
Inscriptions
"Le Curvimetre" and some instructions printed in French on the label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-5
Condition Remarks
The box is damaged and there is some foxing on the face of the curvimeter.
Reference Types
Internet
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Spencer; Internet: "HOT Math!"; CD #3
Research Facts
These objects are normally used to measure distances on maps. They were produced by a French company who would not sell to North America, therefore they had to be purchased in Europe.
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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
004016003 a-b
Description
A student's molecular model kit in a box consisting of 20 white wooden balls, 12 black, 7 red, 17 green, 4 yellow, and 4 orange and 32 small metal springs; each ball has several holes drilled into it for the springs to be inserted; the box is coated in leatherette and has several compartments for h…
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Accession Number
004016003 a-b
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Models, Chemical
Description
A student's molecular model kit in a box consisting of 20 white wooden balls, 12 black, 7 red, 17 green, 4 yellow, and 4 orange and 32 small metal springs; each ball has several holes drilled into it for the springs to be inserted; the box is coated in leatherette and has several compartments for holding the different coloured balls and consists of a base (a) and a lid (b).
Note: The curatorial staff decided it would be better not to individually number each ball and spring in the interests of saving time, and because it would be difficult to hide the numbers if the objects were ever put on exhibit.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box base - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - box top - Size: Length 23.3 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
balls - Size: Diam.: 1.9 cm
springs - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
Provenance
It was given to the donor in 1950 by Colleen Crowe, who was a chemist at Hotel Dieu.
Maker
The O. H. Johns Glass Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
Wood: white, black, red, green, yellow, orange
Metal: silver, grey
leatherette: black
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
"STUDENT MOLECULAR MODELS // A "JOHNSGLASS" // PRODUCT // U.S.A. & OTHER PATENTS PENDING // MANUFACTURED & DISTRIBUTED BY // THE O. H. JOHNS GLASS CO. LIMITED // 219 BROADVIEW AVE. TORONTO, CANADA" printed on the top of the lid.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C8-9
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the box top.
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Spencer; CD #3
Research Facts
This object is of interest because of the uniform size of all of the balls, something which is now known to be incorrect.
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Phipps and Bird physiology kit

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Dates
1969
circa 1969
Collection
Centennial Secondary School Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
Accession Number
006022001 a-an
Description
Black case with objects set into compartments; the case (a) is rectangular and suitcase-like, the objects in the lower part of the case are: Bird kymograph (b), support rod (c), kymograph drum spindle (d), ring on kymograph drum spindle (e), inductorium (f), drum rack for smoking stand (g), kymogr…
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Accession Number
006022001 a-an
Collection
Centennial Secondary School Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
MeSH Heading
Kymography -- instrumentation
Physiology -- instrumentation
Description
Black case with objects set into compartments; the case (a) is rectangular and suitcase-like, the objects in the lower part of the case are: Bird kymograph (b), support rod (c), kymograph drum spindle (d), ring on kymograph drum spindle (e), inductorium (f), drum rack for smoking stand (g), kymograph paper (h), kymograph drum (i), frog board (j), envelope with clips (k), plastic packaging (l), bag with parts (m), clamp (n), clamp (o), clamp with oval ends (p), bolt (q); objects in the upper tray are : femur clamp (r), heart lever (s), pneumograph (t), clamp, gaskell (u), tuning fork (v), tambour (w), signal magnet (x), plethysmograph (y), smoking burner (z), muscle lever (aa), wire and electrode (ab), scale pan (ac), lever (ad), holder for accessory items (ae), kit diagram (af), physiology laboratory manual (ag), envelope (ah), instructions for kymographs (ai), instructions for smoking stand and burner (aj), instructions for muscle lever (ak), instructions for inductorium (al), parts list (am), and parts tray (an).
Number Of Parts
40
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 71.7 cm x Width 38.7 cm x Depth 21.7 cm
b - kymograph - Size: Length 50.0 cm x Width 15.3 cm x Depth 22.1 cm
c - support rod - Size: Length 40.8 cm x Width 14.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
d - kymograph drum spindle - Size: Length 38.0 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
e - ring on kymograph drum spindle - Size: Depth 2.0 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
f - inductorium - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 10.9 cm
g - drum rack for smoking stand - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
h - kymograph paper - Size: Length 54.5 cm x Width 16.9 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
i - kymograph drum - Size: Length 15.9 cm x Diam. 15.8 cm
j - frog board - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 15.1 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
k - Envelope with clips - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width x 9.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
l - plastic packaging - Size: Length 41.5 cm x Width 24.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
m - Bag with parts
n - clamp - Size: Length 9.3 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
o - clamp - Size: Length 9.3 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
p - clamp with oval ends - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
q - bolt - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
r - clamp, femur - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
s - heart lever - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
t - pneumograph - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
u - clamp, gaskell - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
v - tuning fork - Size: Length 29.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
w - tambour - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
x - signal magnet - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
y - plethysmograph - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
z - smoking burner - Size: Length 24.5 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
aa - muscle lever - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
ab - wire and electrode - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
ac - scale pan - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
ad - lever - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
ae - holder for accessory items - Size: Length 39.2 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
af - kit diagram - Size:- Length 63.4 cm x Width 32.0 cm
ag - physiology laboratory manual - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 22.5 cm
ah - envelope - Size: Length 23.9 cm x Width 10.5 cm
ai - instructions for kymographs - Size: Length 27.6 cm x Width 21.5 cm
aj - instructions for smoking stand and burner - Size: Length 27.6 cm x Width 21.5 cm
ak - instructions for muscle lever - Size: Length 43.2 cm x Width 27.2 cm
al - instructions for inductorium - Size: Length 43.2 cm x Width 27.2 cm
am - parts List - Size: Length 43.2 cm x Width 27.2 cm
an - parts tray - Size: Length 51.0 cm x Width 35.5 cm
Provenance
The Phipps and Bird Physiology kit is from Centennial Secondary School.
Maker
Phipps & Bird Inc.
Site Made (City)
Richmond
Site Made (State)
Virginia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1969
circa 1969
Date Remarks
Date of the publication of the laboratory manual.
Material
paper: off white, black, white, orange, brown.
wood: black, brown
metal: sliver, yellow
pastic: beige, brown, black
rubber: black
cork: light brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Marks on instruction sheets found in an envelope:
" INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE ELECTRICALLY-DRIVEN KYMOGRAPHS // #70-060 and #70-070 "
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR SMOKING STAND AND BURNER // CAT. NO. 70-137-01 "
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR SETTING UP MUSCLE-LEVER 70-380 (Basic Unit) WITH ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR 70-390, // 70-400, 70-410, 70-420, 70-430, 70-460, 70-470 and 70-480. "
" PARTS LIST // ALL SIGNAL MAGNETS BASIC STRUCTURE "
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING PHIPPS & BIRD STUDENT INDUCTORIUM 70-922 "
"PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY MANUAL"
" PHIPPS & BIRD, INC // PHYSIOLOGY KITS # 1 AND #2 "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E1-3
Condition Remarks
This kit has never been used; the smoking stand is missing; there is some staining on the inside of the lid of the box where a large chart was once attached; The chart is still in good condition; the label on the top of the lid is lifting, otherwise the kit is in excellent condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
The kit includes experiments for spinal cord and muscle response in frogs and many more.
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