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photograph developer

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
000018001 a-b
Description
Photograph developer; wooden box (a) with a lid (b); the lid has a glass window and hinged covers; there is also an opening on the side of the box with a piece of fabric; the electrical cord is attached to the side; inside there is a red and white light bulb.
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Accession Number
000018001 a-b
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Photography -- instrumentation
Description
Photograph developer; wooden box (a) with a lid (b); the lid has a glass window and hinged covers; there is also an opening on the side of the box with a piece of fabric; the electrical cord is attached to the side; inside there is a red and white light bulb.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 29.0 cm x Width 19.7 x Depth 17.9 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 29.1 cm x Width 20.1 cm x Depth 6.1 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Eastman Kodak
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Date based on objects similarity to a dated version appearing to be an earlier version.
Material
wood: brown, silver
glass: clear, white, black
metal: black, silver, rust
fabric: yellow, light blue
ceramic: off white, reddish brown
plastic: white, black
Inscriptions
Embossed on a painted metal plate "Kodak Amateur Printer // made in USA by // Eastman Kodak Company // Rochester NY // Trade Mark Registered US. Patent Office // 120 to 340 Volts-70 Watts"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-1
Condition Remarks
The object is dirty; the metal parts are rusting; the fabric is stained; the integrity of the case is intact.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "Profotos - Photo Glossary"; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, pp. 199-202.
Research Facts
Used for contact printing; producing an image by exposing a piece of photographic paper; the paper would be pressed tightly against the negative then both exposed to light; this reveals the image of the negative on the paper; the image will be the same size as the negative; in the context of the electrostatic generating machine this is called skiagraphy.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000018005
Description
A free-standing electrical infrared heat lamp with metal guard over 750 watts chromalox element and adjustable horizontal rod ending in original cloth-braided electrical cord with on/off switch and refitted with a modern electrical cord and plug; lamp is supported by cast iron stand on four casters.
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Accession Number
000018005
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Phototherapy
Description
A free-standing electrical infrared heat lamp with metal guard over 750 watts chromalox element and adjustable horizontal rod ending in original cloth-braided electrical cord with on/off switch and refitted with a modern electrical cord and plug; lamp is supported by cast iron stand on four casters.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
The Birtcher Corporation
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Item in catalogue published in 1945-1955.
Material
metal: tan, silver
plastic: black, yellow, cream
rubber: black
fabric: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on a painted metal plate: "THE BIRTCHER // CORPORATION // LOS ANGELES, CALIF. // MODEL 675 // WATTS 750 // VOLTS 115"; Handwritten in marker on hood: "105451 // E.L.R."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 116.0 cm x Width 68.5 cm x Depth 42.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Chipped paint on base of stand and horizontal rod; scratches on hood near horizontal rod; minor dents on hood; cloth-braided cord is discoloured; little rust at base of shaft; element inside hood is partially rusty; rubber wheels move freely; plastic covered electrical cord in like new condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Equipment, Supplies Catalogue", Ingram & Bell Limited Instruments, 1945-1955, p. 45 (Model # 3-845); CD #5
Research Facts
Used for heat therapy
Images
Less detail