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Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997002427
Description
A metal pelvimeter consisting of two curved arms; connected at one end with a wing nut; as the arms spread apart a scale moves downwards; the distance between the tips of the arms is measured on the scale; each arm tip is spherical in shape.
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Accession Number
997002427
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Pelvimetry -- instrumentation
Description
A metal pelvimeter consisting of two curved arms; connected at one end with a wing nut; as the arms spread apart a scale moves downwards; the distance between the tips of the arms is measured on the scale; each arm tip is spherical in shape.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Maker
J. F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1915
1930
circa 1915-1930
Date Remarks
Similar to item found in catalogue of the same date
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Etched into the metal bar that connects the scale to the left arm is "GERMANY"; etched into the metal bar that connects the scale to the right arm is "J. F. HARTZ Co."; as well the scale is etched on to a flat rectangular piece of metal "; an incremental scale is marked onto a metal piece as well as 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16" stamped into the metal of the left side of the piece and: "5 // 10 // 15 // 20 // 25 // 30 // 35 // 40" stamped into the right side.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010 -D7-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 29.1 cm x Width 15.3 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Some small dirty spots.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 5028 (item #E/-1231); CD #1.
Research Facts
This is a modified Collyer's pelvimeter; used to measure the distance between the curved surfaces of the pelvic bone; pelvimeter measures in cm (0-40 in 1-cm increments) and inches (0-16 in ½-inch increments).
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: "Potions, Pills and Prescriptions"; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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pocket surgical set

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Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002431 a-k
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case lined with fine grade tan leather (a) with double fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c, d), director with tounge tie (e), prob-ended needle (f), a double ended hook and curette (g), ra…
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Accession Number
997002431 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Pocket surgical set in a black leather case lined with fine grade tan leather (a) with double fold flaps to protect the instruments fitted into leather folds consists of: one piece metal scalpels (b, c, d), director with tounge tie (e), prob-ended needle (f), a double ended hook and curette (g), ratchetting hemostat forceps (h), straight scissors (i), thumb forceps (j), silk thread on a cardboard backing (k); metal snap closure.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d – scalpel – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
e – director – Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
f – needle – Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 0.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
g – hook and curette – Size: Length 12.1 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
h – hemostat forceps – Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
i – scissors – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
j – thumb forceps – Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
k – silk thread – Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Kny- Scherer Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1915
circa 1910-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
leather: brown, red
metal: silver
fabric: white
cardboard: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Tools (b-g, i, j) all have a symbol engraved on them depicting a snake coiled around a stick with a crown above, logo for The Kny-Scheerer Company; dressing forceps (h) engraved with: "HARTZ Co."; printed on suture card: "SURGEONS SILK // BOILED // The Kny-Scheerer Co.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Some minor, green-blue corrosion as well as brown corrsion on some of the tools; colour on the interior leather flaps show signs of fading; leather somewhat hardened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
The Kny- Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments Catalogue. 21st ed. Milwaukee: Roemer Drug Company, 1915. Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.972; CD #6
Research Facts
This style of pocket surgical set was sold with many different options regarding the tools that it included. They are listed as a 'Nurses' Pocket Kit' in catalogues but could have been used by Doctors as well. The Kny- Scheerer Company 1915 Catalogue shows similar models to this one.
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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pocket surgeon's case

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Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002432 a-h
Description
A rectangular double-fold burgundy fine grain leather surgeon’s pocket case (a) lined in tan leather contains seven surgical instruments fitted in leather loops: one piece cast steel scalpels (b, c, d, e) with various blade types, single piece tenaculum (f) with broken hook, ebony handled scraper (…
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Accession Number
997002432 a-h
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
A rectangular double-fold burgundy fine grain leather surgeon’s pocket case (a) lined in tan leather contains seven surgical instruments fitted in leather loops: one piece cast steel scalpels (b, c, d, e) with various blade types, single piece tenaculum (f) with broken hook, ebony handled scraper (g) and needle holder (h); each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; once folded metal snap closure; incomplete set; with manufacturers decorative gold label and hand written name of original owner
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a – case – Size (folded) : Length 14.3 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b – scalpel – Size: Length 12.7cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
c – scalpel – Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d – scalpel – Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e – scalpel – Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.5cm
f – tenaculum – Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
g – scraper – Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
h – needle holder – Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Arthur Ross; donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Dr. A. P. Chown Surgical Instruments
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1915
circa 1900-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
leather: red; tan
metal: silver
wood: brown
paper: yellow
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on gold label interior flap: (a): "DR. A. P. CHOWN // IMPORTER OF // DRUGS AND // SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS // TRUSSES ETC // 185 PRINCESS ST. KINGSTON, ONT."; hand written in pencil on interior left flap: "Dr Arthur Ross"; scalpel (b) with Kny-Scheerer Trade Mark engraved in handle; engraved in scraper handle (g): "REAL EBONY // FRANCE"; engraved in tenaculum handle (f) "K" overlapping a "C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-17
Condition Remarks
Leather faded and minor stains; some broken stitching on loops; moderate staining on bottom left flap front; some pitting, scratches and minor corrosion on instruments; tip of scalpel (c) blade and tip of tenaculum hook broken; scraper end is very worn and possibly broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer Company Surgical Instruments. 21st ed. Milwaukee: Roemer Drug Company, 1915. Previous Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University #: 997.001.970 a-h; CD #6
Research Facts
This style of surgeon's pocket case was sold with a variety of instrument content options. Tools could be ordered seperately and then pieced together by a supplier (such as Dr. Chown). Generally labeled as 'Nurses' Pocket Cases' in catalogues from the time, but physicians could have made use of them as well. The Kny-Scheerer Catalogue from 1915 shows similar models to this one.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend - Vandewater Galler in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997002433 a-k
Description
A rectangular double folded leather set of pocket pharmaceutical case (a) with leather loops to hold ten glass vials with metal screw-top caps (b-k) in two separate groups of six; missing two vials; all vials are empty; without labels; each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; on…
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Accession Number
997002433 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A rectangular double folded leather set of pocket pharmaceutical case (a) with leather loops to hold ten glass vials with metal screw-top caps (b-k) in two separate groups of six; missing two vials; all vials are empty; without labels; each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; once folded metal snap closure.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - case - Size (folded): Length 10.7 cm x Width 9.1 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
b - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
c - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
d - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
e - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
f - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
g - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
h - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
i - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
j - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
The J. F. Hartz Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Donor
Material
leather: black, brown
glass: clear
metal: grey, brown
ink: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on upper flap interior: " THE J. F. HARTZ Co., LIMITED // TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-5
Condition Remarks
Leather worn on main exterior flap and edges; leather slightly hardened; minor green / blue corrosion on several metal caps; vial interiors contain powdery residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.968 a-k; CD #6
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend - Vandewater Galler in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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portable instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997002438 a-e
Description
Portable metal sterilizer consisting of a metal rectangular bottomless box with movable bail wire handles (a) and removable cover on top (e); removable mesh sterilization tray with movable handles (b); two metal square steaming baskets with locking clasp closure lids (c, d); top of lids have movabl…
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Accession Number
997002438 a-e
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Portable metal sterilizer consisting of a metal rectangular bottomless box with movable bail wire handles (a) and removable cover on top (e); removable mesh sterilization tray with movable handles (b); two metal square steaming baskets with locking clasp closure lids (c, d); top of lids have movable handles; boxes are perforated and are sitting in metal boxes with holes cut in the sides; the holes match up to the perforation marks on the baskets, or they can be moved downward so the basket is sealed; model number "1680" stamped on artefact, as well as manufacturer's snowflake design logo with the letter "L" stamped in the middle; steaming baskets have patent number "23599" stmaped on them as well as the manufacturer's logo
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 36.2 cm x Width 21.3 cm x Depth 19.0 cm
b - tray - Size: Length 34.7 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Depth 17.4 cm
c - basket - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 15.4 cm x Depth 15.4 cm
d - basket - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 15.4 cm x Depth 15.4 cm
e - cover - Size: Length 36.6 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped on side: "1680"; (c) stamped on top: "D.R.G.M. // 23599"; (d) stamped on top: "D.R.G.M. // 23599"; (e) stamped on top: "1680".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-2
Condition Remarks
Slightly tarnished all over; some corrosion inside on bottom of steaming baskets
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances", Down Bros Ltd, 1906, p. 2157 (similar to model #8344); "Aloe’s Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians’ Supplies and Hospital Furnishings. 6th ed", A.S. Aloe Co., 189–, p. 983 (similar to model #11428); "Launtenschlaeger website"; fits on top of 997.001.955a-n; CD #8
Research Facts
This is the upper part to a combined sterilizer; the lower part is used for sterilizing instruments in boiling water to which 1% carbonate of soda was previously added; the upper part fits onto the lower part; dressings and bandages are steamed in perforated baskets placed in the upper section; the dressings could be kept in the containers until required for use; underneath the sterilizer were alcohol or gas lamps which heated the water; the "D.R.G.M." mark stands for Deutsche Reich Gebrameister, which means 'registered patent'; this sterilizer could have been made by Berlin's F & M Launtenschlaeger, the company who made the first instrument sterilizer in the 1880s and still specialize in surgical instrument sterilizers today
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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carbolic sprayer

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997002442 a-d
Description
Carbolic sprayer composed of cylindrical apparatus (d); wire mesh in the middle, wooden handle, ivory cylinders as insulators and metal spray tube with rubber end at top; sits on round metal base (a); attached round metal holder (c) for a glass bottle (b); manufacturer's logo, crest and animals sta…
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Accession Number
997002442 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Phenol
Antisepsis
Surgery
Description
Carbolic sprayer composed of cylindrical apparatus (d); wire mesh in the middle, wooden handle, ivory cylinders as insulators and metal spray tube with rubber end at top; sits on round metal base (a); attached round metal holder (c) for a glass bottle (b); manufacturer's logo, crest and animals stamped on front and base.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 13.7 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 13.8 cm x Diam. 9.0 cm
c - holder - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 9.3 cm
d - cylindrical apparatus - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 35.0 cm x Depth 13.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
A. Young & Son
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: black, yellow
wood: black, brown
glass: clear
rubber: red
ivory: white
Inscriptions
Stamped on front of (d) and base (a): "A. YOUNG // 57 FORREST ROAD // EDINBURGH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M1-3
Condition Remarks
Mesh torn and bent in places; rubber broken and peeling; metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances," Down Bros. Ltd., 1906, p. 1283 (similar to model #5628); "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 3271 (similar to model #C/-14979)
Research Facts
Also known as antiseptic spray, carbolic sprayers were used for disinfecting sick-rooms and for inhalation; the wire gauze helped to stop vapour from the anaesthetic from igniting or cause any accidents with the spirit lamp.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013. On exhibit: "War and Medicine," Canadian War Museum, 12 Jan 2011-31 Dec. 2011. On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002444 a-h
Description
Cupping set consisting of a rectangular brown velvet-lined wooden case (a) with eight compartments, metal handle on top and locking clasp closure lid; six glass bottles of various sizes (b, c, d, e, f, g); metal key (h)
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Accession Number
997002444 a-h
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Cupping -- set
Description
Cupping set consisting of a rectangular brown velvet-lined wooden case (a) with eight compartments, metal handle on top and locking clasp closure lid; six glass bottles of various sizes (b, c, d, e, f, g); metal key (h)
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 26.9 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 9.9 cm
b - cup - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
c - cup - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
d - cup - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
e - cup - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
f - cup - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
g - cup - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
h - key - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
fabric: brown, red
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-7
Condition Remarks
Wood unfinished and cracked in three pieces on bottom of case; case handle loose; metal slightly tarnished; fabric is coming apart from case and is very faded; wood is stained on lid; key very tarnished; mouth of glass bottle (f) warped from heat
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Bennion, 1979, p. 44, 338; "Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances", Down Bros. Ltd, 1906, p. 1011 (similar to model #4443); CD #8.
Research Facts
Dry cupping was popular in the 19th century; warmed cups would be applied to bring blood up to the surface; lamps, syringes and/or stop-cocks were often included in cupping sets to help create a vacuum
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Petit's spiral tourniquet

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
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Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Tourniquets
Amputation -- instrumentation
First Aid
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - screw - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
b - belt - Size: Length 78.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - pad - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Evans and Wormull
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
metal: yellow, silver
fabric: red, white
leather: white, brown
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped on top of screw: "EVANS & CO // 31 STAMFORD ST // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-8
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Fabric of belt faded; metal slightly tarnished; leather hardened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Benion, 1979, p. 315; "Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Apparatus, and Utensils, Veterinary Instruments, Cutlery etc.", Evans and Wormull, 1876, pl. 8 (similar to model #13 and #14); "The Tourniquet Manual: Principles and Practice", Leslie Klenerman, 2003, p. 4; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co, ca. 1915, p. 2014 (similar to model #B-/445)
Research Facts
Evans and Wormull, formerly Evans and Stevens, first appeared in 1874; they were recognized as suppliers of medical instruments to the British army and navy. Evans & Co. was a surgical instrument maker working in London between 1676-1874.
This style of screw tourniquet was invented by Parisian surgeon Jean Louis Petit in 1718, and his design was used until the early 20th century; he was the first person to use the term 'tourniquet'.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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stomach pump and enema apparatus

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Dates
1870
1915
circa 1870-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
997002487 a-n
Description
Fine grade mahoghany case (a) containing combined lever stomach pump and enema apparatus consisting of: case has brass fittings, oval inscription plate (blank) inlaid on top, moulded faded brown velvet-covered interior housing a brass lever pump (b) with decorative maufacturers plate on the barrel…
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Accession Number
997002487 a-n
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Suction
Irrigation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Suction and Drainage -- stomach pump
Description
Fine grade mahoghany case (a) containing combined lever stomach pump and enema apparatus consisting of: case has brass fittings, oval inscription plate (blank) inlaid on top, moulded faded brown velvet-covered interior housing a brass lever pump (b) with decorative maufacturers plate on the barrel, two taps, hand which shuts passage of liquid towards which its point is turned, piston pump with ivory handle, lever and a broken detached spring (m); ebony torque (c); gum elastic stomach tube with rounded tip (d); straight rubber hose tube with brass fittings (e); rubber hose tube with narrowed brass tip (f); ivory conical nozzle (g); ivory hourglass-shaped nozzle (h); ivory cylindrical-shaped nozzle with rounded tip (i); ivory hourglass-shaped nozzle with side attachment (j); metal cylindrical attachment for pump (k); wooden oral screw (l); metal spring (m); metal key for case (n).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 30.3 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
b - pump - Size: Length 24.3 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
c - torque - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - tube with rounded tip (bent) - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
e - straight tube - Size: Length 23.9 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
f - tube with narrowed metal tip (bent) - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
g - conical nozzle - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
h - hourglass-shaped nozzle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
i - cylindrical nozzle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
j - nozzle with side attachment - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
k - metal cylinder - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
l - oral screw - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
m - spring - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
n - key - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
S. Maw Son & Thompson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1915
circa 1870-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown, black
fabric: brown
metal: yellow, silver, black
ivory: cream, yellow
rubber: red, brown, black
Inscriptions
Embossed on brass label (b): "S. MAW & SON & THOMPSON . LONDON * TRADEMARK *"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-13
Condition Remarks
Case has wood split in several areas, preventing lid complete closure; velvet is slightly faded; ivory tools have developed a patina; wax paper covers on rubber hoses is in tatters, little remains; like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum"; "Aloe's Illustrated & Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians; Supplies & Hospital Furnishings," Aloe, A. S. Co.. 6th ed. St. Louis, 189-. pg 330 (model: Lever stomach pump); CD #2
Research Facts
The name MAW has bee associated with a whole range of British made chemists' sundries, dressings, surgical appliances and instruments since the early 17th century. The company grew out of a wholesale druggist company in London, later instrument maker. The company was founded by Hornby & Maw in 1807, was listed as george Maw & Son in 1826, S. Maw & saon in 1860 and S. Maw & Son & Thompson in 1870. In 1901 it was still in Maw hands as S. Maw, Son & Sons with an address of 55 Aldermanbury, London.
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall removed January 27, 2010
Images
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Dates
1860
1870
circa 1860-1870
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Accession Number
997002505 a-b
Description
Enema apparatus consisting of a brass syringe (b) with manufacturer's mark on the front; rubber tube covered in green, woven silk attached to side of syringe; revolving brass enema pipe at end of tube; resting in a customized velvet-lined varnished wooden case (a) with locking closure lid; key miss…
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Accession Number
997002505 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Description
Enema apparatus consisting of a brass syringe (b) with manufacturer's mark on the front; rubber tube covered in green, woven silk attached to side of syringe; revolving brass enema pipe at end of tube; resting in a customized velvet-lined varnished wooden case (a) with locking closure lid; key missing.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 26.2 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
b - syringe - Size: Length: 73.0 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
S. Maw & Son
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
1870
circa 1860-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on company name
Material
wood: brown
fabric: green, yellow, purple
metal: yellow, green
Inscriptions
Stamped on front: "C // MSM // TRADE MARK // S. MAW & SON // 11 ALDERSGATE S // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-13
Condition Remarks
Metal corroded at joints and ends; syringe tarnished; fair amount of discolouration on tube; discolouration of velvet inside case; wooden case is cracked along middle of top of lid; varnish missing from bottom of case
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Web site, "Pitt Rivers Museum at University of Oxford"; "A Catalogue of Surgeon's Instruments," S. Maw and Sons, 1866, p. 49-51 (similar to figs. 8 and 9); CD #7.
Research Facts
The Maw company was founded in London in 1807, and was still in the hands of the Maw family by 1901; the case is most likely missing a second enema pipe, as the company did make models with smaller pipes for children.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
Images
Less detail

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