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oral thermometer

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Dates
1935
1955
circa 1935-1955
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
995002053 a-c
Description
Two-piece black plastic case and glass thermometer; case is cylindrical and the top screws onto the case; the thermometer has a silver-coloured (mercury?) end which goes up into the cylindrical rod when heated; outside glass has a scale in deg. F. as well as manufacturer information.
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Accession Number
995002053 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Body Temperature
Description
Two-piece black plastic case and glass thermometer; case is cylindrical and the top screws onto the case; the thermometer has a silver-coloured (mercury?) end which goes up into the cylindrical rod when heated; outside glass has a scale in deg. F. as well as manufacturer information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer case lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm.
b - thermometer case - Size: Length 8.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm.
c - thermometer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 5.0 mm.
Provenance
Margaret Kirkpatrick, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1935.
Maker
Tamblyn
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
1955
circa 1935-1955
Material
plastic: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
In blue: "90017 CERTIFIED G TAMBLYN MADE IN USA B-D" and scale in F°
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
Plastic of case has no cracks, stains or signs of deterioration; glass thermometer is complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Exhibit History
Artefact displayed at special Mass for nurses, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sunday, May 8, 2005, 11:15 a.m.; KGH Nursing Alumnae 2005 Special exhibit, Museum of Health Care, 20 May 2005-24 June 2005
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oral thermometer

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Dates
1935
1955
circa 1935-1955
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
995002054 a-c
Description
Two-piece black plastic case and glass thermometer; case is cylindrical and the top screws onto the case; the thermometer has a silver-coloured (mercury) end which goes up into the cylindrical rod when heated; outside glass has a scale in deg. F. as well as manufacturer information.
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Accession Number
995002054 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Body Temperature
Description
Two-piece black plastic case and glass thermometer; case is cylindrical and the top screws onto the case; the thermometer has a silver-coloured (mercury) end which goes up into the cylindrical rod when heated; outside glass has a scale in deg. F. as well as manufacturer information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer case lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm.
b - thermometer case - Size: Length 8.3 cm. x Width 1.3 cm.
c - thermometer - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Width 4.0 mm.
Provenance
Margaret Kirkpatrick, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1935.
Maker
Rexall
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1935
1955
circa 1935-1955
Material
plastic: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"6128 Max 1 Min W 1365 REXALL Monogram Germany" in blue and red; scale in °F in blue & red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
Plastic of case has no cracks, stains or signs of deterioration; glass thermometer is complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
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fetal stethoscope

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Ms. Carolyn Kennedy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
005013001 a-b
Description
A fetal stethoscope; consists of a neckpiece (a) which resembles a standard binaural stethoscope with two earpieces and a rubber tube which divides via a metal Y-connector and sends a rubber tube to each ear plug; the stethoscope head (b) consists of a heavy disc with a hole in its centre which sit…
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Accession Number
005013001 a-b
Collection
Ms. Carolyn Kennedy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Cardiology -- instrumentation
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
A fetal stethoscope; consists of a neckpiece (a) which resembles a standard binaural stethoscope with two earpieces and a rubber tube which divides via a metal Y-connector and sends a rubber tube to each ear plug; the stethoscope head (b) consists of a heavy disc with a hole in its centre which sits on a metal shaft which plugs into the end of the rubber tube.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - headpiece - Size: Length 71.0 cm x Width 12.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b - chestpiece - Size: Length 21.0 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital's antepartum department, Connell Wing, 7th Floor.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: silver
rubber: brown
Inscriptions
"LETTSCOPE" engraved on the top of the chestpiece
"CON 7" carved crudely on the back of the chestpiece
"D5nsv" printed in marker ink on a red tag on the rubber
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-3
Condition Remarks
The silver coating on the metal is chipping off the chestpiece.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Sklar Surgical Instruments, Suction & Pressure Apparatus, 75th Annniversary, 1967, p. 28, similar to item 105-50.
Research Facts
Used for auscultation of the fetal heart; measure a baby's heartbeats
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laboratory thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3039
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037011 a-c
Description
The thermometer (a) is a long glass cylindrical tube that is rounded at both ends; the top has a closed glass ring and the ampoule-shaped bottom contains a blue-coloured indicator fluid; the front of the thermometer is numbered from 40 to 120 with numerals stamped into the glass; the thermometer ca…
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Accession Number
997037011 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- thermometer, chemical
Description
The thermometer (a) is a long glass cylindrical tube that is rounded at both ends; the top has a closed glass ring and the ampoule-shaped bottom contains a blue-coloured indicator fluid; the front of the thermometer is numbered from 40 to 120 with numerals stamped into the glass; the thermometer case (b) is a long, hollow wooden tube that has one open end and one rounded end; the open end has a slightly smaller diameter to allow the lid to close over it; just below the open end, a narrow, decorative groove is etched into the circumference of the tube; the case lid (c) is a shorter hollow wooden tube that has one open end and one rounded end; the open end of the lid fits over the tapered end of the case to close the container; the lid also has a decorative groove just above the open end
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
b - case - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - case lid - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
liquid: blue
Inscriptions
On the top front of the thermometer are embossed, "2/1" and "F"; on the back of the thermometer the glass is stamped, "JAPAN"; on the front of the thermometer, the temperature readings are stamped into the glass in increments of 20: "40 60 80 100 120"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
Both the thermometer and the wooden case show signs of wear from regular use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Price Catalog of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings ," A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p.635
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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rectal thermometer

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037171
Description
The rectal thermometer is a long, cylindrical tube, closed on both ends with a pear-shaped mercury-filled bulb on one end; the glass tubing has a triangular lens front which is marked in increments from 94 to 110 deg. F. along a white strip that runs through the interior of the thermometer
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Accession Number
997037171
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Body Temperature -- instrumentation
Description
The rectal thermometer is a long, cylindrical tube, closed on both ends with a pear-shaped mercury-filled bulb on one end; the glass tubing has a triangular lens front which is marked in increments from 94 to 110 deg. F. along a white strip that runs through the interior of the thermometer
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont. Dr. H. Godfrey Bird retired in 1979.
Maker
Max International
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
glass: clear
mercury: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into glass: "94 6 8 [upward arrow] 100 2 4 6 8 F 110 // x 2 6128 Max INTERNATIONAL Germany"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Thermometer shows some scratching from regular use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Laboratory Supplies and Equipment (JC-141)," Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., Toronto, 1942, p. 664 (similar to item 43590)
Exhibit History
Sept. 23, 2002: on display in the KGH Hall of Honour in the exhibit, "Fighting the White Plague: the Battle against TB"
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stethoscope chest piece

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037425
Description
A stethoscope chest piece, consisting of a single piece of metal formed into a hollow cylindrical tube that is open and round at the bottom and tapers upwards, then splits off in a Y-formation into two short, hollow cylindrical tubes with small, open, round ends; all three ends have threading on th…
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Accession Number
997037425
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
A stethoscope chest piece, consisting of a single piece of metal formed into a hollow cylindrical tube that is open and round at the bottom and tapers upwards, then splits off in a Y-formation into two short, hollow cylindrical tubes with small, open, round ends; all three ends have threading on their outer edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear is apparent on metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 545
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Neumann's tuning fork

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Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037499
Description
Wishbone-shaped tuning fork with square sides; the handle occupies the lower third (approximately) of the body with two prongs occupying the upper two-thirds of the body; the two prongs also each have one rectangular solid piece with a small hole in the centre of the inner side of each piece.
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Accession Number
997037499
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Neurologic Examination -- instrumentation
Description
Wishbone-shaped tuning fork with square sides; the handle occupies the lower third (approximately) of the body with two prongs occupying the upper two-thirds of the body; the two prongs also each have one rectangular solid piece with a small hole in the centre of the inner side of each piece.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. H. G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Date Remarks
Logo type used after 1934
Material
metal: silver; grey; brass
Inscriptions
Stamped into the metal of one side of the handle is "G // 64 // KNY-SCHEERER // GERMANY"; there is also a logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-1
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
There is some evidence of plating loss and inactive corrosion (but no active corrosion); there is also some small evidence of wear (scratches and gouges) but nothing major.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments," by the Kny Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3085 (item C/-6229)
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paitent weight scale

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037541
Description
Hospital scale has a rectangular metal base with four L-shaped feet at the corners; corners are rounded, convexly curved, with small slots for mounting metal cover of base with springs; curving extension to base curved concavely, then convexly around end (like an inverted U); extension has semicirc…
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Accession Number
997037541
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Weight -- instrumentation
Physical Examination
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Hospital scale has a rectangular metal base with four L-shaped feet at the corners; corners are rounded, convexly curved, with small slots for mounting metal cover of base with springs; curving extension to base curved concavely, then convexly around end (like an inverted U); extension has semicircular foot; two long metal poles extend out of base extension; front pole flares into spherical shpaes, then narrows and flares twice more before stopping; at top sphere, a loosely enclosed metal crossbar projects from both sides; rear pole flares into trident shape and decorative metalwork; on top of this the weighing assembly, with two arms and cylindrical weights, is mounted.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Drs. C. H. Bird and H. G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Fairbanks
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: yellow; silver; white
Inscriptions
Embossed on base cover: FAIRBANKS"; engraved on top measuring arm: "x x x x x x // 0 5 10 15 20 25 lbs"; engraved on bottom measuring arm: "x x x x x x x x x x // FAIRBANKS // 0 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200 225 lbs // 2 1 7 1 4"; symbol engraved on bottom arm: a crown surrounding "E. R. // 1S4 // H [cursive]"; embossed on underside of base: "13601 // FR U // 1211"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-9-1
Dimension Notes
Length 153.4 cm x Width 49.4 cm x Depth 54.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paint chipped; metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalog C30," Montreal: AHSC (Canada), ca. 1960, item # 62400
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037585
Description
Light bulb in circular white ceramic base; tapers to bulb, flares at closed base; two metal mounting screws; holes at 90° for two more.
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Accession Number
997037585
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Lighting
MM= Household Articles -- light bulb
Description
Light bulb in circular white ceramic base; tapers to bulb, flares at closed base; two metal mounting screws; holes at 90° for two more.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H. G. Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
ceramic: white
glass: clear
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Embossed on base: "B E Co No 4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-6
Dimension Notes
Length 6.1 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal screws on light bulb tarnished; one black stain on bulb
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
998001014 a-b
Description
White enamelware instrument tray consists of (a) tray and (b)cover used to hold instruments; the two pieces are rectangular and have rolled rims; the tray has a flat base and walls with two handles; the cover has a curved handle.
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Accession Number
998001014 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
White enamelware instrument tray consists of (a) tray and (b)cover used to hold instruments; the two pieces are rectangular and have rolled rims; the tray has a flat base and walls with two handles; the cover has a curved handle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tray - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
b - cover - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Based on appearance.
Material
metal: silver
paint: white, black
fabric: yellow
paper: green
ink: black
Inscriptions
Handwritten on the cloth label affixed to the lid: "Ear Tray"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-5
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
Yellow and green paper sterlizing tape residue on the lid, outer walls and bottom of tray.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Based on donor's remarks; CD #1.
Research Facts
Enamel tray with lid contained an ENT diagnostic kit: Ear, Nose and Throat.
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