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Collection
Dr. Garfield Dormer Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
998012001 a-g
Description
Belt-driven dental drill, which consists of (a) a small cylindrical motor with an attached solid round base that has an on/off switch; the base also has an attached electrical cord and plug; the cord is plastic with paint on it; the plug is made of metal and bakelite; the top of the motor has an at…
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Accession Number
998012001 a-g
Collection
Dr. Garfield Dormer Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental High Speed Equipment
Dentistry
Dental Restoration, Permanent
MM= Dentistry, Operative -- drill
Description
Belt-driven dental drill, which consists of (a) a small cylindrical motor with an attached solid round base that has an on/off switch; the base also has an attached electrical cord and plug; the cord is plastic with paint on it; the plug is made of metal and bakelite; the top of the motor has an attached cylindrical metal piece that holds (b) a dental drill; the drill is cylindrical in shape and attached to three folding cylindrical solid metal arms that have round joints that allow the arms to move up, down and sideways; the end of the largest arm has a solid cylindrical metal piece that fits into the metal attachment on the motor; the round joints are joined together with (c) a cloth rope belt, which is made up of a single rope which was (now is not) sewn together at the ends to form a circle; a foot pedal (d) attaches to the motor's plug; the foot pedal consists of a rectangular-shaped metal box with an L-shaped base that has three round rubber feet; one side of the box has a semi-circular metal piece that moves up and down when stepped on; there is a plastic-coated electric cord coming out from the box; this cord has paint on part of it; the cord is a single line for 70.5 cm, then goes into a cyllindrical bakelite piece and comes out split into two cords; one of these split cords goes on for 110 cm, then ends with a two-prong plug; the other split cord goes on for 275.5 cm and ends with a bakelite cylindrical plug that fits with the plug that comes off the motor; the drill comes with an extra belt (e) which is also made of cloth rope; this belt is unused and the ends are sewn together; the belt is stored in (f) a small rectangular-shaped cardboard box with flaps at both ends and printing on all sides and the front; the box also contains (f) a folded printed paper sheet that has printed wording and illustrations for products available from Parkell Products, Inc.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - motor - Size: Length 23.3 cm. x Width 14.2 cm. x Depth 8.5 cm.
b - drill - Size: Length 273.4 cm. x Diam. 0.3 cm.
c - belt - Size: Length 271.8 cm. x Width 0.3 cm.
d - foot pedal - Size: Length 16.2 cm. x Width 12.9 cm.
e - belt - Size: Length 138.0 cm x Width 0.5 cm. x Depth 0.2 cm.
f - box - Size: Length 6.5 cm. x Width 3.6 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
g - instruction sheet (unfolded) - Size: Length 13.1 cm. x Width 20.9 cm.
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. Garfield Dormer, who was the first to specialize in gums in Ottawa; Dr. Dormer was cousin to donor D.G. Mike Willis
Maker
Unknown
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver; grey
plastic: cream; black
fabric: grey
paint: black; green
Inscriptions
A label on the motor (a) reads, "EMESCO // TYPE 105 // VOLTS 110 H.P. 1/10 // R.P.M. 7.500 // MADE IN U.S.A."; the drill (b) is stamped, "Stain [logo] Less PAT // MADE IN U.S.A. BY // MIDWEST DENTAL MFG. CO."; the side of the foot pedal box (d) is stamped, "THE ELECTRICAL MFG. CO. // RACINE, WIS. // MADE IN U.S.A."; the box top reads, "4 PLY Hi-SPEED // SYNCRO-MESH // Dental Engine Belts // Endless - Heatless"; the box sides read "C [enclosed in circle] PARKELL Co., // Germany"; "4 PLY, Hi-SPEED // Length // 9'4''"; "SYNCRO-MESH construction // ensures longer life of smooth // operations."; and "4 PLY, Hi-SPEED // Length // 9'4""
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-3
Condition Remarks
All parts of the drill arrived very dirty and dusty; the motor (a) shows wear, especially where the electric cord attaches (a tape repair is visible); the base shows minor corrosion; (b) all moving parts of the drill still move; some corrosion is visible, especially on the smallest arm; (c) the belt shows wear and is no longer joined; some rust staining is visible; (d) paint on the foot pedal is very worn and minor corrosion is visible in exposed spots; (e) this belt appears to be unused and shows very little wear; (f) the box shows a great deal of wear and some staining; the top lid has torn off and one of the lower flaps has as well; all printing is legible; (g) the instruction sheet has been folded and shows very minor staining, but is not torn nor missing any areas; all printing is fully legible; #2: metal rusty in places; cord paint peeling
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
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Collection
Dr. Garfield Dormer Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
998012002 a-o
Description
Dental syringe, which consists of a syringe, 8 needles, and a wrench in a box; the syringe (a-c) consists of (a) a solid cylindrical metal plunger with a flat thumb press piece at the end; this piece has rounded edges; the cylindrical part of the plunger goes through (b) a metal nut that has a cyli…
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Accession Number
998012002 a-o
Collection
Dr. Garfield Dormer Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Dental -- instrumentation
Dental Instruments
Dentistry
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
Dental syringe, which consists of a syringe, 8 needles, and a wrench in a box; the syringe (a-c) consists of (a) a solid cylindrical metal plunger with a flat thumb press piece at the end; this piece has rounded edges; the cylindrical part of the plunger goes through (b) a metal nut that has a cylindrical open centre and hexagonal outer edges; the end of the nut that is closest to the plunger is smooth inside, while the other end is threaded to allow it to be attached to (c) a metal barrel with finger grips; thebarrel is cylindrical and threaded at one end; the other end is tapered, but also threaded to allow the attachment of needles (d-k); the needles all have a hollow round threaded inner part and hexagonal outer edges at the base which then tapers outwards to a hollow cylindrical needle; the ends vary: (d) open, with no needle; (e-g) with short straight needles; (h-j) with short straight needles on angles; (k) has a round base and a long straight needle; there is also (l) a round threaded cap that fits onto and closes the tip of the syringe; there is also a wrench (m) that is made of flat metal with two rounded ends and fit onto the nut and the base of the needles; all pieces are stored in (n) a rectangular-shaped cardboard box with closed sides and bottom and (o) a separate lid that fits over and covers the box; both the outside top and bottom of the box have a paper cover; the top has printed manufacturing information on it
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - plunger - Size: Length 10.3 cm. x Width 6.6 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
b - nut - Size: Length 2.0 cm. x Width 1.7 cm. x Depth. 1.7 cm.
c - barrel - Size: Length 7.8 cm. x Width 6.1 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
d - needle - Size: Length 1.6 cm. x Width 2.6 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
e - needle - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Width 0.6 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
f - needle - Size: Length 2.6 cm. x Width 0.5 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
g - needle - Size: Length 2.5 cm. x Width 0.5 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
h - needle - Size: Length 2.5 cm. x Width 0.5 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
i - needle - Size: Length 2.5 cm. x Width 0.6 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
j - needle - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Width 0.5 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
k - needle - Size: Length 3.4 cm. x Diam. 0.5 cm.
l - cap - Size: Length 0.7 cm. x Diam. 0.6 cm.
m - wrench - Size: Length 5.1 cm. x Width 2.7 cm. x Depth 0.2 cm.
n - box bottom - Size: Length 12.9 cm. x Width 7.3 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
o - box lid - Size: Length 13.6 cm. x Width 7.9 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. Garfield Dormer, who was the first to specialize in gums in Ottawa; Dr. Dormer was cousin to donor D.G. Mike Willis
Maker
The Randall Faichney Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
cardboard: grey
paper: beige
Inscriptions
The nut (b) is stamped, "PAT. FEB 25, 1900"; the syringe barrel (c) is stamped, "THE RANDALL-FAICHNEY CO. BOSTON U.S.A. // IMPERIAL NO. 3"; all the needle bases (d-j) have the word "IMPERIAL" stamped into them; the top of the lid (o) reads, "ONE // CRUTCH HANDLE // Imperial // Dental Syringe, No. 3 // (PATENT No. 880433.) // WITH WRENCH AND EXTRA PACKINGS. // GRADUATED, NON-CORROSIVE METAL CYLINDER, HIGH PRESSURE PACKING, // IMPROVED FILLING DEVICE. // For perfect results use the IMPERIAL (Hexagon ) NEEDLE with R-B // Polished Edge Points and the IMPERIAL HIGH PRESSURE POINTS. // THE RANDALL FAICHNEY COMPANY // BOSTON // Trade R+B Mark // Reliability and Beauty in Manufacture."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-2
Condition Remarks
None of the metal parts show any corrosion; moving parts do so without difficulty; the paper and cardboard in the box show a good deal of wear, but all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #4
Images
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Hoffman screw compressor; Hoffman screw clamp

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Collection
Dr. Garfield Dormer Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
998012003
Description
Hoffman fixed-bar screw compressor, which consists of a central threaded solid cylindrical piece of metal with a round flat piece on top and a metal bar at the bottom that is flat on its bottom and rounded at the sides; the screw up/down piece fits between two cylindrical side bars and flat bars at…
Accession Number
998012003
Collection
Dr. Garfield Dormer Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Infusion, Intravenous
MM= Irrigation -- irrigator -- tube/clamp
Description
Hoffman fixed-bar screw compressor, which consists of a central threaded solid cylindrical piece of metal with a round flat piece on top and a metal bar at the bottom that is flat on its bottom and rounded at the sides; the screw up/down piece fits between two cylindrical side bars and flat bars at the top and bottom that have rounded outside edges; the screw piece moves up and down; when in the down position the bottom of the screw piece and the bottom flat bar fit tightly together
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. Garfield Dormer, who was the first to specialize in gums in Ottawa; Dr. Dormer was cousin to donor D.G. Mike Willis; this screw compressor arrived in the box with the dental syringe 998.012.002a-o
Material
metal: grey; brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-10
Dimension Notes
Length 3.0 cm. x Width 3.0 cm. x Depth 0.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The screw compressor moves up and down when turned, but most of the outside surface areas show corrosion; #2: metal is rusty; #3: corrosion present.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by The J.F. Hartz Company Limited, 1960, p. 251 (see attached photocopy); Catalog 30 by American Hospital Supply - Division of AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 17314-17628 (see attached photocopy); (17314-004);
"Illustrated Catalog of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 116 (item 4498)
Research Facts
Used to clamp tubing closed
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stethoscope chest piece

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Collection
Dr. Garfield Dormer Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
998012004 a-b
Description
Douglass stethoscope chest piece, which consists of (a) a round disc that has a thin plastic front and a metal back piece that is somewhat convex in shape; there are two short hollow metal tubes that converge into the back and form a V-shape; the back has lettering stamped into it; the front is cov…
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Accession Number
998012004 a-b
Collection
Dr. Garfield Dormer Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
Douglass stethoscope chest piece, which consists of (a) a round disc that has a thin plastic front and a metal back piece that is somewhat convex in shape; there are two short hollow metal tubes that converge into the back and form a V-shape; the back has lettering stamped into it; the front is covered with (b) a flat round metal disc protector that has three circular metal tabs that hold the protector onto the front of the chest piece; the front of the disc protector also has lettering stamped into it
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stethoscope chest piece - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Width 3.4 cm. x Depth 1.4 cm.
b - disc protector - Size: Depth 0.6 cm. x Diam. 3.5 cm.
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. Garfield Dormer, who was the first to specialize in gums in Ottawa; Dr. Dormer was cousin to donor D.G. Mike Willis; this stethoscope arrived in the box with the dental syringe 998.012.002a-o
Maker
Unknown
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
plastic: cream
Inscriptions
The back of the chest piece (a) reads, "DOUGLASS STETHOSCOPE // US // A"; the front of the disc (b) reads, "DISC PROTECTOR REMOVE BEFORE USING STETHOSCOPE // US // A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Condition Remarks
Both the chest piece and disc protector are complete and show only minor wear; some minor staining is visible, but no corrosion; #2: metal is grimy
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by The J.F. Hartz Company Limited, 1960, p. 219 (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Images
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