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pulse, temperature and blood pressure monitor

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997008006
Description
Pulse, temperature and blood pressure monitor which consists of a rectangular-shaped metal box with a metal handle attached to the top; the front panel of the monitor has a gauge which reads pulse rate and temperature (in deg. F. or deg. C); there is also an on/off switch and a pulse or temp. switc…
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Accession Number
997008006
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Blood Pressure Monitors
Body Temperature
Pulse
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Pulse, temperature and blood pressure monitor which consists of a rectangular-shaped metal box with a metal handle attached to the top; the front panel of the monitor has a gauge which reads pulse rate and temperature (in deg. F. or deg. C); there is also an on/off switch and a pulse or temp. switch; the front panel has two knobs: one controls tone volume and the other can be set to BP, BP/Pulse cycle or pulse; there is another gauge which measures mm of Hg; the back of the monitor
has an electric cord for the recorder; hook-ups for pulse and temperature; two fuses; calibrations
for temperature, sensitivity and pulse rate; knobs to control cuff inflate and cuff bleed and a
rubber hose to the cuff; the right side of the machine has an oxygen tank hook-up and pressure gauge, which leads to the monitor via a rubber hose; this monitor sits on top of cart 997.008.007.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Air Shields Inc.
Site Made (City)
Hatboro
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Machine dates to the 1960's
Material
plastic: black; clear
rubber: black; red
metal: silver; beige
Inscriptions
The front of the machine is labelled, "AIR-SHIELDS // PULSE - BLOOD PRESSURE // TEMPERATURE-MONITOR"; the right side of the machine has a small label which reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04028"; all knobs, switches, and gauges are labelled; the back of the monitor reads, ODEL NO. PTB-2 SERIAL NO. 1030 // 120 VOLTS 35 WATTS 60 CYCLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-7-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.4 cm. x Width: 25.3 cm. x Depth: 17.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The monitor arrived very dirty and dusty; the rubber hose to the cuff is deteriorating; the blood pressure cuff is missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; see 997.008.007; see attached photocopies of the operating instructions for the monitor
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Sep. 23, 1999
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operating room cardioscope

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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997008009 a-c
Description
(a) Operating room cardioscope, which is a heavy cylindrical instrument on a cylindrical pole set into a rubber-covered square fiberglass base with four wheels, at each underside corner; the base has two foot-pedals for raising and lowering the cardioscope; the front of the machine has a glass scre…
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Accession Number
997008009 a-c
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Rate
Monitoring, Physiologic
Description
(a) Operating room cardioscope, which is a heavy cylindrical instrument on a cylindrical pole set
into a rubber-covered square fiberglass base with four wheels, at each underside corner; the base
has two foot-pedals for raising and lowering the cardioscope; the front of the machine has a glass
screen with two dials inside which read beats per minute and seconds; to the right f the screen is
a leads dial in minivolts, which led to a recorder; to the left of the screen is another dial which
controls leads to the patient; the top of the machine has a panel with 7 knobs; these knobs control
sensitivity, meter zero, intensity, vertical sweep, focus and alarm; there is an electric cord coming
off the machine on the right side which would have led to the recorder; there are two electric
cords coming off the left side; one would have been plugged into an electrical outlet and the other
would have been attached to (b) leads to the patient; these leads consist of a black electric cord,
one end of which attaches to the cord on the machine and the other which separates off into 5 leads:
red (RA), black (LA), green (RL), white (LL), and brown (P); all of the leads except (P) have ends
which would have been put into the patient (via needles) for monitoring purposes; instrument also comes with (c) a plastic cord with a metal coupling at the end.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - operating room cardioscope - Size: Length 121.1 cm. x Width 47.8 cm. x Depth 72.3 cm.
b - patient leads - Size: Length 379.6 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 1.2 cm.
c - cord - Size: Length 8.2 m x Diam. 4.0 cm
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Cambridge Instrument Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Ossining
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Machine dates to the mid-to-late 1950s to early 1960s
Material
plastic: black
paint: cream
metal: silver; grey
rubber: black
glass: clear
fiberglass: beige
Inscriptions
(a) The top instrument panel has each knob labelled and also reads, "CAMBRIDGE // OPERATING ROOM //
CARDIOSCOPE // INSTR. No. 0-215347 // MADE FOR // CAMBRIDGE INSTRUMENT CO., INC. // OSSINING, N.Y.";
the metal area around the glass screen reads, "IN HAZARDOUS ATMOSPHERES THIS COVER // MUST BE KEPT
TIGHT WHILE CIRCUITS ARE ALIVE // CROUSE-HINDS"; pressure-sensitive tape removed from the left dial
had the letters "E.C.G." written on it; (b) leads labelled "RA // LA // RL // LL // P"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-6-1
Condition Remarks
The cardioscope arrived very dirty and dusty; the cream paint has several chips; none of the exposed
metal shows any corrosion; the rubber matting on the base has small missing sections at the
corners; the electric cord is uncracked; the dials at the right and left both had pressure-sensitive
tape residue, as does the leads attachment at the machine cord; the end of lead (P) is missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; CD #6
Research Facts
This 1950's electrocardiograph is a very rare and early model and one of the first to be used in
the operating room; prior to mechanized means of monitoring the patient, the pulse was taken manually;
this machine was used to monitor the patient's heart rate and rhythm; it had no paper trace
or direct readout; this machine featured a screen in case of sparks, as the gases employed (ether
and cyclopropane) were flammable and explosive; the leads dial on the right would have led to a
record calibrator
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Sep. 23, 1999
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Scopette Lifeguard graphic recorder; heart rate monitor

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Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997008013
Description
Corbin-Farnsworth Scopette, Lifeguard Graphic Recorder, ECG heart rate monitor, which consists of a rectangular metal case, housing equipment designed to monitor a patient's heart rate during surgery; the front of the machine has a round screen on the left, which would have shown a visible represen…
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Accession Number
997008013
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Heart Rate
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Description
Corbin-Farnsworth Scopette, Lifeguard Graphic Recorder, ECG heart rate monitor, which consists of a rectangular
metal case, housing equipment designed to monitor a patient's heart rate during surgery;
the front of the machine has a round screen on the left, which would have shown a visible representation
of the patient's heart rate; in the centre, there is a heart rate gauge; at the right
side, there is a graphic recorder with a paper readout; other features include: monitor knob, up/
down knob, trace1 knob, ECG plug-in, pulse plug-in, clicker volume power switch and light, mm/sec
switch - 25 or 50, alarm switch and light, meter selector and light, graphic recorder power switch
and light, mm/sec knob - 5, 25 or 50, size knob - 1/2, 1 or 2, input switch - trace 1 or trace 2,
heat knob, right/left knob and mark button; the back of the machine has four electric cords, one of
which would have plugged into an electrical outlet; the other cords lead from one part of the monitor
to another; electric cords lead from the Scopette to the central station (LGC4) or Recorder
(LGGR); 115 V AC 10 W max to 115 V AC 100 W max and pacemaker to synchronizer; other features
of the back include: a test plug-in, a 115 V AC 100 W max plug-in, a trace 2 input, a 6/10
Amp fuse, a take-up reel plug-in, an alarm volume control, a link from the Scopette (S3EX) to the
rate meter (MTSX), a focus adjust, a brightness adjust, a round plastic clip, a cylindrical metal
piece sticking out at the upper left side, a pulse input, a lower trace to recorder (LGGR) plugin,
and a 1/2 Amp SLO BLO fuse
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Corbin-Farnsworth Division, Smith-Kline Instruments, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Palo Alto
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Machine dates to mid-to-late 1960's
Material
plastic: black; clear; green; red; orange
metal: silver; yellow
paint: yellow
paper: off-white; black
Inscriptions
The front of the machine reads, "CORBIN-FARNSWORTH // SCOPETTE // LIFEGUARD // GRAPHIC RECORDER";
the heart rate gauge reads, "DF // HEARTRATE // MFD. BY GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. // FS100UA // TYPE
195"; all knobs and lights are labelled; the left side of the machine has a small label which
reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04030"; the back of the machine has a manufacturer's label
for the graphic recorder section which reads, "MODEL NO. // LGGR // SERIAL NO. // 2237 // VOLTS //
115AC // CYCLES // 50-60 // WATTS // 147 // CORBIN-FARNSWORTH DIVISION // SMITH KLINE INSTRUMENTS
INC. // 3400 HILLVIEW AVE., PALO ALTO, CALIF. 94306 // MADE IN U.S.A."; there is also a manufacturer's
label for the Lifeguard heartrate gauge, which reads, "MODEL // NO. // MTSX // SERIAL // NO.
// 1125 // CORBIN-FARNSWORTH INC. // CF // 3400 HILLVIEW AVE. // PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA // MADE IN
U.S.A. // 94304"; the other manufacturer's label is for the Scopette screen and reads, "MODEL NO.
// S5EP // SERIAL NO. // 102909 // VOLTS // 115AC // CYCLES // 50-60 // WATTS // 135 // CORBINFARNSWORTH
DIVISION // SMITH KLINE INSTRUMENTS INC. // 3400 HILLVIEW AVE., PALO ALTO, CALIF. 94306
// MADE IN U.S.A."; other labels include two UL and a CSA ["SA" enclosed in a larger "C"] label
and two caution labels for proper usage of the machine; one other label reads, "ACA SERVICE //
416/678-1500 // 4815"; individual plug-ins are labelled
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J2-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 25.0 cm. x Width: 52.8 cm. x Depth: 33.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
The heart rate monitor arrived very dirty and dusty; the paint has minor chipping at the edges; none of
the exposed metal shows any corrosion; none of the plastic parts show missing sections or chips;
one of the electric cords shows cracks in the plastic covering
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; see photocopied pages from Corbin-Farnsworth Catalogue; CD #6
Research Facts
This machine was used as a main means to monitor a patient; it would monitor a patient's heart rate
during surgery; big improvements on this model over earlier ones were a paper trace and direct
readout; prior to the use of ECG machines, patients' heart rates were monitored with a finger on
the pulse and a stethoscope
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Sep. 23, 1999
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Gould defibrillator/synchronizer

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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997008020
Description
Gould cardiac defibrillator and synchronizer machine which is housed in a rectangular painted metal case with features on the front and back; the front of the machine has the defibrillator on the left and synchronizer on the right; the defibrillator has a charge level indicator and an on/off button…
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Accession Number
997008020
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electric Countershock -- instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Gould cardiac defibrillator and synchronizer machine which is housed in a rectangular painted metal
case with features on the front and back; the front of the machine has the defibrillator on the
left and synchronizer on the right; the defibrillator has a charge level indicator and an on/off
button, an output knob (in watt seconds) and an electrodes plug-in; the synchronizer has cardioversion
and cardioversion sync. pace buttons, a key which can switch the machine to automatic programming,
defibrillation or manual programming and knobs for R-wave polarity and sync. position; there
is a pair of paddles with long plastic handles and spiralled electric cord which plug into the detor
to the synchronizer, one which leads from the 2/10 amp SLO/BLO fuse to the 115 AC 250 W Max
plug-in and one which leads from the lower right side of the machine to an electrical outlet; other
features on the back include a scopette plug-in, a 115AC 100 W Max plug-in, a recorder plug-in, and
a 5 amp SLO/BLO fuse
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Gould Inc., I.S.D.
Site Made (City)
Palo Alto
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Date Remarks
The machine dates from the early 1970s
Material
paint: yellow
metal: silver
rubber: black
plastic: grey; black; white
Inscriptions
The front of the machine reads, "DEFIBRILLATOR // GOULD // GOULD // CF SYNCHRONIZER"; all buttons
and knobs are labelled; there are two Honeywell Service Stickers; one on the upper right of the
front (dated Nov. 12/79) and one on the right side (dated Apr. 81); the left side of the machine
has a small label which reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04029"; the back of the machine
has two UL and two SA stickers as well as a label for the synchronizer which reads, "STOCK NO. //
8443-9010/C395 // MODEL NO. // SYDS // SERIAL NO. // 467209 // VOLTS // 115 // CYCLES // 50-60 //
AMPS // .2 // GOULD // GOULD INC., I.S.D. 3400 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto, Ca. 94304"; each side of
the back has a caution sticker regarding safe use of the machine; a label for the defibrillator
reads, "STOCK NO. // 8418-9010/C277 // MODEL NO. // DCEI // SERIAL NO. // 1277208 // VOLTS 115 //
CYCLES // 50-60 // AMPS // 5.0 // GOULD // GOULD INC., I.S.D. 3400 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto, Ca.
94304"; under this label, stamped into the metal at the back is the following: "WARNING [underlined]
// HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES. DISCONNECT // LINE CORD FROM WALL PLUG BEFORE // ENTERING OR REMOVING ENCLOSURE
// CAUTION [underlined] // FEDERAL LAW RESTRICTS // THIS DEVICE FOR SALE BY OR ON // THE ORDER
OF A PHYSICIAN // NOT TO BE USED IN THE PRESENCE // OF FLAMMABLE ANESTHETICS"; all plug-ins are
individually labelled
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J1-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 25.0 cm. x Width: 38.2 cm. x Depth: 47.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The machine arrived very dirty and dusty; the metal parts show no corrosion and all plastic parts are complete and uncracked; #2: rubber cord
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; CD #6
Research Facts
This machine could theoretically be programmed, but this was not done.
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Dates
1949
circa 1949
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997008031 a-b
Description
(a) Birkmire defibrillator built into a cloth-covered wooden case with a lid hinged by two hinges at the back and closed by two clasps at the front; between the two front clasps is a leather carrying handle (now broken off) and the bottom of the case has four round plastic feet to stand it up on; t…
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Accession Number
997008031 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electric Countershock -- instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Birkmire defibrillator built into a cloth-covered wooden case with a lid hinged by two hinges
at the back and closed by two clasps at the front; between the two front clasps is a leather carrying
handle (now broken off) and the bottom of the case has four round plastic feet to stand it up
on; the inside lid of the case has a piece of paper with printed instructions; the inside right
front of the case has a built-up rectangular-shaped powering unit; the top of this unit has power
and impulse lights, an intensity bulb, an on/off switch and a push button; the back of the unit has
two electrical cords coming out of it; one cord was to plug into an electrical supply; the other
cord has an end which attaches to (b) two paddles, each attached to an electrical cord and joining
together at a single plug; each paddle consists of a narrow rectangular bakelite handle onto which
is attached a long cylindrical rubber-covered piece of metal; at the end of the metal rods, there
is an attached piece of round flat metal which is covered at the front with cloth
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - defibrillator in case - Size: Length 34.8 cm. x Width 23.2 cm. x Depth 11.6 cm.
b - paddles - Size: Length 139.4 cm. x Width 14.2 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Birkos, Incorporated, Manufacturers
Site Made (City)
Havertown
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1949
circa 1949
Date Remarks
Machine dates from the 1950's
Material
wood: beige
metal: silver; yellow
plastic: black; red
glass: clear; black
rubber: red; black
fabric: black; off-white
Inscriptions
The inside operating instructions read, "BIRKMIRE DEFIBRILLATOR // Operating Instructions // [instructions
follow] // BIRKOS, INCORPORATED, Manufacturers // FACTORY DISTRIBUTOR: H.S. OSBORN CO.,
229 LINCOLN AVE., HAVERTOWN, PENNA."; the top of the inner powering unit reads, "BIRKMIRE DE-FIBRILLATOR
// BIRKOS INC. // HAVERTOWN, PA."; individual lights, buttons and switches are labelled;
the top of the carrying case has an attached piece of cloth tape with the word, "DE-FIBRILLATOR"
written on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J1-4
Condition Remarks
The defibrillator arrived very dirty and dusty; the case is in good repair with only one small tear
in the cloth at the bottom; the leather handle is broken off; the cord leading to the electrical
supply appears to be a replacement; the cloth covering the paddles is stained and one is torn; minor
corrosion is visible on the front clasps; other parts of the defibrillator are complete and undamaged; #2: dusty; metal in good condition; scratches on sides; rubber gives off foul odour.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; CD #6
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Sep. 13, 1999; small exhibit upstairs in museum to Jan. 2004
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electrocardiograph recorder

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Dates
1964
circa 1964
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997010001 a-j
Description
An electrocardiograph recorder; consists of the recorder (a) which is a large metal box on four wheels; the box is made out of beige coloured metal; some of the edges have been repainted at some point; there is a drawer at the front of the box; on the right side of the box, there are some air vents…
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Accession Number
997010001 a-j
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
An electrocardiograph recorder; consists of the recorder (a) which is a large metal box on four wheels; the box is made out of beige coloured metal; some of the edges have been repainted at some point; there is a drawer at the front of the box; on the right side of the box, there are some air vents and a whole for loading paper; on the back there is a silver metal handle; on the right is an area with a tempo dial and some sockets for connecting cords; on the top of the machine there is small openable lid; under the lid is a device for writing EKG readings on the paper; there are also some buttons and knobs and numbers for recording patient information; on the back part of the top there is a large glass window which opens; beneath it is equipment for recording sounds on to film; there is also a blank, clear plastic, film real (b) and a brown plastic hood (c) which covers the film under the glass; inside the drawer are a bundle of four very deteriorated leather and rubber straps (g) (all stuck together), each with a metal connecter on the end, a rubber cord (h) which plugs into the machine on one end, and separates into five coloured ends on the other which plug into the four straps and into a rubber ball (i)with a funnel like attachment on its end; there is also a small length of paper from one of the rolls which has been used (j).
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - machine - Size: Length 61.5 cm x Width 47.0 cm x Depth 84.0 cm
b - reel - Size: Depth 1.2 cm x Diam. 17.8 cm
c - hood - Size: Length 14.8 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
d - roll - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
e - roll - Size: Depth 5.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
f - roll - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
g - straps - Size: Length 17.5 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
h - cord - Size (coiled): Length 33.0 cm x Width 18.3 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
i - rubber ball - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
j - paper strip - Size: Length 29.1 cm x Width 5.0 cm
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
Maker
Computer Instruments Corp.
Site Made (City)
Hempstead
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1964
circa 1964
Date Remarks
The date 4-8-64 is engraved into each of the four wheel wells.
Material
metal: beige, silver
plastic: brown, white, clear
rubber: black, red
glass: clear
leather: brown
Inscriptions
"Dat-EK" // COMPUTER INSTRUMENTS CORP. // HEMPSTEAD, N.Y." printed on a panel on the front of the machine
"MODEL 6509 // SERIAL NO. 171 // VOLTS 115 // WATTS 130 // FREQUENCY 60~ // COMPUTER INSTRUMENTS CORP. // HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK // MADE IN U.S.A." printed on a small panel on the back
"CARDIO-CREAM" printed on the two bottles with instructions
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-6-2
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear to the surface of the machine; it has been repainted at some point; the straps are extremely deteriorated and the rubber and leather are stuck together; the rubber ball and rubber cord are both stiff.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Used to record heart sounds.
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blood pressure cuff; sphygmomanometer

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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Collection
Dr. Charles E. Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997013001
Description
Baumanometer sphygmomanometer in a case, which is rectangular in shape with rounded corners and with a lid that hinges at the top and has a clasp at the bottom; the inside of the lid has an attached metal, glass and mercury scale; there is cylindrical latex tubing attached to the scale at one end a…
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Accession Number
997013001
Collection
Dr. Charles E. Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Baumanometer sphygmomanometer in a case, which is rectangular in shape with rounded corners and
with a lid that hinges at the top and has a clasp at the bottom; the inside of the lid has an
attached metal, glass and mercury scale; there is cylindrical latex tubing attached to the scale
at one end and a cloth-covered latex cuff and bulb at the other end; the bulb is oval in shape,
with tapered ends; one end has a metal plug and the other end attaches to the latex tubing and has
a round metal pressure-release knob at the side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Charles E. Bird
Maker
W.A. Baum Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
Exact make and model found in a supply catalogue from c. 1966
Material
metal: silver; grey
latex rubber: black
glass: clear
fabric: black
paint: black; red
Inscriptions
A metal manufacturer's label on the inside of the lid reads, "Baumanometer // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.
// BLOOD PRESSURE STANDARD // THE WORLD OVER // U.S. PATS. NOS. 1594039 & 1821902 // MADE IN U.S.A.
// W.A. BAUM CO. Inc. -- NEW YORK // KOMPAK MODEL"; the scale has increments marks along its length
and the numbers, "0 // 20 // 40 // 60 // 80 // 100 // 120 // 140 // 160 // 180 // 200// 220 // 240
// 260" on the left side and "10 // 30 // 50 // 70 // 90 // 110 // 130 // 150 // 170 // 190 // 210
// 230 // 250" on the right side as well as the words, "CALIBRATED // MILLIMETERS" at the bottom;
the cloth cuff has a cloth label that reads, "Baumanometer // BLOOD PRESSURE STANDARD // THE WORLD
OVER // W.A. BAUM CO. INC. NEW YORK"; the bulb has the words, "TYCOS // ASHEVILLE N.C. // U.S.A.
63" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 30.1 cm. x Width: 10.1 cm. x Depth: 4.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The sphygmomanometer arrived somewhat dirty and dusty; the outside of the metal case shows minor wear, but no corrosion is visible; all latex parts are complete and flexible; the cloth is complete and undamaged; the front clasp on the case does not work; #3: fabric has an odour; #4: mercury; rubber.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalog C-30" by American Hospital Supply Corporation, c. 1966, pp.
30415-30423 (see attached photocopy); CD #7
Images
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Dates
1958
circa 1958
Collection
Dr. R. Lynn Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997021001
Description
Melrose N.E.P. oxygenator, which consists of a large hollow cylindrical perspex plastic tube with round covers on the top and bottom; the bottom cover is solid and the top cover has a round hole through the centre; the top and bottom covers are held together with six solid cylindrical bars that run…
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Accession Number
997021001
Collection
Dr. R. Lynn Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Oxygenators
Heart, Mechanical
Description
Melrose N.E.P. oxygenator, which consists of a large hollow cylindrical perspex plastic tube with round covers on the top and bottom; the bottom cover is solid and the top cover has a round hole through the centre; the top and bottom covers are held together with six solid cylindrical bars that run through the length of the inner tube and are fastened with round, threaded metal washers on top of the top; the inside of the oxygenator contains 243 flat, round plastic discs with six evenly-spaced small holes on their outer edges to allos them to be attached through the metal bars; every disc has a round hole through its centre; some are off-centre; the discs are set up with thick, then thin discs, and in a pattern that allowed blood to flow easily through the oxygenator when it was turned.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally used in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, then brought to KGH by R. Lynn when he came in 1958
Maker
New Electronic Products
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1958
circa 1958
Date Remarks
Plastic oxygenators were used in 1958-1959
Material
perspex: clear
metal: silver
Inscriptions
A piece of masking tape stuck onto the outer edge of the tube has the words, "DePT OF Sur. C-P LAB" written on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-7-1
Dimension Notes
Length 80.5 cm x Diam. 25.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The oxygenator arrived very dirty and dusty; all the discs are in the oxygenator and a few have small missing chips or cracks; most are complete
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. R. Beverley Lynn; "Development of the Cardiopulmonary Bypass Machine: Two Hundred Years of Enquiry," by Daniel Sipes, 1998, pp. 72-73; see attached photographs; CD #6
Research Facts
The oxygenator's shape is a spigelian helix; the oxygenator's discs were used to obtain a maximum surface area for the patient's blood; all the discs had to be washed, gas sterilized and coated with silicone after each patient; then the oxygenator had to be primed with blood before each operation; only three patients could be done per week; perspex oxygenators were replaced with metal ones in 1960; metal oxygenators could be quickly steam sterilized
Exhibit History
On display in the exhibit: The Heart-Lung Machine: Key to Open Heart Surgery, Nov. 1, 1999
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patient monitor

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Dates
1982
circa 1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997023005
Description
Tektronix patient monitor which consists of heart rate, temperature and blood pressure monitors enclosed in a 6-sided metal box; the front top of the machine has digital readouts for heart rate, temperature and pressure; the centre left has a screen which shows heart rate; there are 5 knobs and 31 …
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Accession Number
997023005
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Blood Pressure Monitors
Body Temperature
Heart Rate
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Tektronix patient monitor which consists of heart rate, temperature and blood pressure monitors enclosed
in a 6-sided metal box; the front top of the machine has digital readouts for heart rate,
temperature and pressure; the centre left has a screen which shows heart rate; there are 5 knobs
and 31 buttons on front of the machine which adjust various functions; the lower left front also
has a small printer which gives a paper readout; the right side of the machine has a carrying handle
in the centre and an ECG lead check -- three metal knobs at the upper right; the back of the
machine has 9 input plugs, a fuse, three buttons, a knob and an electrical cord with a hospital
grade plug; there is a piece of grey plastic sticking out from the lower left corner, around which
the electrical cord can be wrapped; the back has 10 paper labels stuck to it which list manufacturing
and maintenance information
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Tektronix
Site Made (City)
Beaverton
Site Made (State)
Oregon
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1982
circa 1982
Date Remarks
Manufacturer's label lists date of 3/21/82
Material
metal: blue; silver; yellow
plastic: blue; beige; grey; black; white; yellow
paper: white; blue; silver; orange
Inscriptions
The front of the machine has printed information on it which reads, "READOUT // MODULE // ON //
HEART RATE // TEMPERATURE // PRESSURE A/V // SYST DIAST // BOTH IN: // MEAN // TEKTRONIX ® // PRESSURE // A/V // DISPLAY // OFF // 250 // 150 // 25 // A // DISPLAY // OFF //
100 mm // CHECK // SIZE // 20 mm/mV // LEAD // FAULT // ECG // OFF // I // II // III // IN:V // OUT
A // READOUT // AND // PULSE // ALARM // A/V // READOUT // PUSH // A // SYST [underlined] // DIAST
// mm Hg // MEAN // BPM // RATE // °C / °F // TEMP // REAR SWITCH // BATTERY
// POWER // BEAT LOUDNESS // SWEEP SPEED mm/SEC // 25 // 50 // 100 // LOW RATE LIMIT // READOUT/PUSH
// RATE // ALARM // OFF // 30 // 60 // 90 // 120 // 150 // ALARM // RESET // IN:ON //
PULSE ALARM // HIGH RATE LIMIT // READOUT/PUSH // 90 // 120 // 150 // 180 // 210 // 240 // 414 DUAL
PRESSURE OPTIONS // OPT 21 // TEKTRONIX // SOURCE // ECG // AV // A // POSITION // SPEED // mm/sec
// 50 // OUT: // 25 // LOW PAPER // HOLD FOR // CONTINUOUS // SAMPLE [underlined] // MARK // 400
RECORDER OPTIONS // OPT 3"; the right side of the machine reads, "ECG PATIENT CONNECTION // ELECTRICALLY
ISOLATED // DANGER // EXPLOSION HAZARD // IF USED IN THE PRESENCE OF // FLAMMABLE ANESTHETICS
// CAUTION // ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD // DO NOT REMOVE COVERS // REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
// SERVICE PERSONNEL // ECG LEAD CHECK // LL // RED // LA // BLACK // RA // WHITE // LEAD I + 1.0
mV // LEAD II + 1.5 mV // LEAD III + 0.5 mV"; the back of the machine reads, "INSTRUMENT // 401
Op 2 // SERIAL NO. // B011772 // TEKTRONIX ® BEAVERTON, OREGON, U.S.A. //
STANDARD C 22.2 NO. 125 // SA ["SA" half enclosed in a large "C") RISK // CLASS 3 // LR 38740 //
TEKTRONIX INC. // ECG // INPUT // ARTERIAL TRANSDUCER // INPUT // ARTERIAL/VENOUS TRANSDUCER //
INPUT // TEMPERATURE // SENSOR INPUT // ALARM // LOUDNESS // °C // °F // CAUTION SEE INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL FOR ACCESSORY & CABLE INFORMATION // ECG // OUTPUT // TIP X1000 //
RING X 1 // ALARM // TIP RESET // RING OUTPUT // PRESSURE // OUTPUT // TIP A/V // RING A // 10 mV/
mm Hg // CAUTION --; FOR CONTINUED // FIRE PROTECTION // REPLACE WITH // SAME TYPE // 3 AG FUSE //
FUSE DATA // [listed] // RANGE LINE VOLTAGE // [listed] // REMOTE // SAMPLE/MARK // SHORT TIP TO //
BARREL TO // START // 15 MIN // AUTOMATIC // SAMPLE MODES // IN = ENABLED // TOP = TIME INTERVAL
// BOTTOM = UPON ALARM // STYLUS // HEAT"; there are two "TEKTRONIX ® // BEAVERTON, OREGON USA" labels; one for the 414 Dual Pressure machine is listed as "TYPE // 414 //
OPTIONS // Op 3/21/82 // SERIAL NUMBER // B041983" and the one for the 400 Recorder is listed as,
"TYPE // 400 // OPTIONS // Op 3 & 82 // SERIAL NUMBER // B010796"; there are four Clinical Engineering
labels from KGH; a "CONTROL NO. 1254"; one "REPAIRED // By AL Date 26 OCT, 92"; and two
"PM // By: AL Date 27 OCT 92"; the top of the machine had a piece of masking tape stuck on it which
had written on it, "PRINTER NOT WORKING -- NO BATTERY // PULSE ALARM DOESN'T SHUT OFF" (now removed)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J2-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 28.1 cm. x Width: 25.0 cm. x Depth: 29.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The monitoring machine arrived dusty and dirty; there were several pieces of pressure-sensitive tape and a good deal of tape residue on the outside of the machine; the metal parts show minor
wear and no corrosion; the plastic parts show some wear, but are complete; #2 no new damage; #3: rubber cord
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; CD #6
Research Facts
E.C.G Cord (997.023.006) was plugged into the monitor's E.C.G. input plug and the machine was put
with the Ohio Modulus Anaesthetic Gas Machine (on loan from OHMEDA - a division of BOC Canada Ltd.)
by Dr. Matthews
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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electrocardiogram cord

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Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997023006
Description
E.C.G. electrocardiogram cord, which consists of a square central piece with four electrical cords running out of it; the top of the central piece has a long cord with an ECG input plug at the end; the bottom of the central piece has three long ECG lead cords with round metal and plastic pieces at …
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Accession Number
997023006
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
E.C.G. electrocardiogram cord, which consists of a square central piece with four electrical cords running out of it; the top of the central piece has a long cord with an ECG input plug at the end; the bottom of the central piece has three long ECG lead cords with round metal and plastic pieces at the ends, for LL, LA, and RA; there is a metal alligator clip on the ECG input cord about half-way across.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
General Electric
Material
metal: silver
plastic: blue; black; white; red
Inscriptions
The front of the central piece has a plastic label which reads, "G®" // ® // MOD // 35151 // SER // 26160"; the metal part of the ECG input plug is stamped "97-3106A-14S-5P (212)(639)"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-8
Dimension Notes
Length: 366.6 cm. x Width: 3.7 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
The ECG cord arrived slightly dusty and dirty; there are some black scuff marks on the plastic, but no cracks or other damage; #2 no new damage; #3: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Research Facts
Cord attached to patient monitor (997.023.005) by Dr. Matthews and put on the Ohio Modulus Anaesthetic Gas Machine (on loan from OHMEDA - a division of BOC Canada Ltd.)
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 16 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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