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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
Accession Number
1970.11.15 a-e
Description
Sheet metal moulded into a large cylinder (b); one end is closed; fits inside an outside cylinder over parts (d) and (e); (a) is a metal wire moulded into a rounded "M" shape; (c) is the main body of the spirometer; metal, with a spout up near the lid, a three-legged base, and a nozzle projecting f…
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Accession Number
1970.11.15 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Physiology
MeSH Heading
Spirometry -- instrumentation
Lung Volume Measurements
Physiology
Description
Sheet metal moulded into a large cylinder (b); one end is closed; fits inside an outside cylinder over parts (d) and (e); (a) is a metal wire moulded into a rounded "M" shape; (c) is the main body of the spirometer; metal, with a spout up near the lid, a three-legged base, and a nozzle projecting from the bottom; has three hinged metal bars, one calibrated in cu. in.; contains a metal drum with a Centigrade thermometer attached; (d) is a painted yellow can with a hole in the bottom, screws inside (c) and contains wire gauze, assorted gause, and rubber; (e) is the lid of the yellow can.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - moulded wire - Size: Length 23.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm
b - sheet metal cylinder - Size: Length 24.3 cm x Diam. 20.2 cm
c - spirometer - Size: Length 32.3 cm x Diam. 22.0 cm
d - yellow can - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 11.5 cm
e - lid of yellow can - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 12.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, via Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Sanborn Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
metal: grey; yellow
fabric
rubber
Inscriptions
On (c): "MADE BY // SANBORN COMPANY // BOSTON, MASS. USA // PATENT PENDING"; inscribed on one of the hinged metal bars: "#304"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-D1-3
Condition Remarks
Beginning to rust.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used for measuring lung gas volumes.
Images
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