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nitrous oxide and oxygen unit

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Dates
1915
1920
circa 1915-1920
Collection
Dr. H. T. Jost Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010053001
Description
Metal nitrous oxide and oxygen unit is attached to an X-shaped base by a metal pole; base has a rolling castor on the bottom of each leg; top of unit is painted black with four cylinder yokes; there are two pressure regulators that go from one to ten, one labelled nitrous oxide and one labelled oxy…
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Accession Number
010053001
Collection
Dr. H. T. Jost Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Dental
Description
Metal nitrous oxide and oxygen unit is attached to an X-shaped base by a metal pole; base has a rolling castor on the bottom of each leg; top of unit is painted black with four cylinder yokes; there are two pressure regulators that go from one to ten, one labelled nitrous oxide and one labelled oxygen are attached to the top of the unit in the middle; there is a metal gas bag attachment tube on one end which leads to a small glass covered circular window with a black dot in the middle; unit has a metal plate attached to the top with company information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. H.T. Jost, former Chief of the Department of Anaesthesia at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Oct. 1974; unit was donated to the Canadian Medical Association, then forwarded to the Museum of Health Care via the Library Technician
Maker
S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1915
1920
circa 1915-1920
Date Remarks
Date based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: gray
paint: black
Inscriptions
stamped onto metal plate on top of unit: "THE S.S. WHITE DENTAL MFG. CO // NITROUS OXIDE AND OXYGEN // APPARATUS NO. 3."; S.S. White logo is stamped in centre of plate and looks like a W over top of SS; stamped on one side of logo: "MADE // IN U.S.A."; stamped on other side of logo: "PATENT // PENDING"; stamped on bottom of plate: "SERIAL NO. 776"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W2
W2-538-3-1
Dimension Notes
Length 28.9 cm x Width 34.1 cm x Depth 70.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal shows signs of corrosion on wheels and yokes; black paint is wearing off in patches.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"S. S. White" website; "The S. S. White Dental Catalog" The S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company, 1917 pp. 4 - 5; CD #3
Research Facts
The S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company began in 1844 as a tooth factory and over the years expanded to produce a variety of dental tools and machines
Images
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