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Kelly's leg holder

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6025
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1969.361.2
Description
A long, narrow canvas sling with clips at either end and metal loops sewn in at intervals.
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Accession Number
1969.361.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrics
Delivery
External Fixators
Description
A long, narrow canvas sling with clips at either end and metal loops sewn in at intervals.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
fabric: off-white
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-8
Dimension Notes
Length 173.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Cloth and metal clips discoloured.
Copy Type
Original
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Favourite physician's obstetrical bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6393
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1970.9.1
Description
Doctor's black leather bag, rectangular in shape; six metal resters on bottom of bag; black carrying handle; dome pocket flap on inside of case; three metal sliding clasps, one with a keyhole.
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Accession Number
1970.9.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Obstetrics
Delivery
Description
Doctor's black leather bag, rectangular in shape; six metal resters on bottom of bag; black carrying handle; dome pocket flap on inside of case; three metal sliding clasps, one with a keyhole.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. D. M. C. Watson.
Maker
BD & Co.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
leather: black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Engraved on bottom of case: "2520 Trade BD & Co. Mark 15"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-4
Condition Remarks
#3: Leather is hard.
Copy Type
Original
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physician's obstetrical bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6413
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1972.15.1 a-c
Description
Black leather bag (a)with leather-covered handle, metal lock and two clasps; contains a copper sterilizer (b) and lid (c).
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Accession Number
1972.15.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Obstetrics
Delivery
Description
Black leather bag (a)with leather-covered handle, metal lock and two clasps; contains a copper sterilizer (b) and lid (c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bag - Size: Length 45.1 cm x Width 31.1 cm x Depth 17.8 cm
b - sterilizer - Size: Length 44.6 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 8.4 cm
c - lid - Size: Length 45.1 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: the Nightingale Tea Room, Elora, Ontario, on behalf of St. John's Church, Elora; instruments from a local doctor's general practice.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
leather: black; tan
metal: brown
Inscriptions
Clasp marked "Padt Dec 23, 13"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-6
Condition Remarks
Bag warped, lock and clasps rusted, oxide on copper tray; tray doesn't fit into false bottom, bottom too warped; #3: leather is hard and frayed around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
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obstetrician's bag

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6590
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1973.5.2 a-f
Description
Black rectangular leather obstetrical bag, lined with light brown leather; one handle and one central lock; compartments in base with a copper tray from a sterilizer; bag contained instruments catalogued under 1973.5; (e) is a bottle with an unidentified yellow substance in it.
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Accession Number
1973.5.2 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Obstetrics
Delivery
Description
Black rectangular leather obstetrical bag, lined with light brown leather; one handle and one central lock; compartments in base with a copper tray from a sterilizer; bag contained instruments catalogued under 1973.5; (e) is a bottle with an unidentified yellow substance in it.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - bag - Size: Length 45.0 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Depth 25.3 cm
b
c
d - tray
e - bottle
f - cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G. A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
leather: black; light brown
metal: grey
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-6
(e): 0010-A3-9 Row E
Condition Remarks
Edges worn; #2: leather is hard and frayed around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The bag was used by Dr. MacGowan in his practice; there are a few late-nineteenth-century instruments that according to Dr. MacGowan belonged to a Dr. Longmore who practised in Campbellford.
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obstetrical suture tube

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7593
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1979.21.23
Description
A curved glass tube containing catgut in alcohol and an obstetrical atraumatic needle; a paper label is inside.
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Accession Number
1979.21.23
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrics
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
A curved glass tube containing catgut in alcohol and an obstetrical atraumatic needle; a paper label is inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
catgut: black
metal: grey
paper: white; black
alcohol: clear
Inscriptions
Label has: "Davis & Geck Inc., N.Y., U.S.A. // THERMO-FLEX // CATGUT SUTURES, U.S.P. // OBSTETRICAL–Atraumatic Needle // Chromic Extra Type D2 // In excess of 28 inches // Non-boilable // Product 685"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Dimension Notes
Length 11.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
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Medetron-F electronic stethoscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8046
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1980.26.4 a-h
Description
Electronic stethoscope has a binaural piece (a) that screws into the body (b); (c) is a metal mount and plastic lead for the chestpiece (d or e); (d) is a flat-type chestpiece and (e) is a fetal chestpiece; (f) is a retaining strap; instructions (g) for use are on a folded piece of paper; all is ke…
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Accession Number
1980.26.4 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Stethoscopes
Obstetrics
MM= Auscultation -- stethoscope -- binaural
Description
Electronic stethoscope has a binaural piece (a) that screws into the body (b); (c) is a metal mount and plastic lead for the chestpiece (d or e); (d) is a flat-type chestpiece and (e) is a fetal chestpiece; (f) is a retaining strap; instructions (g) for use are on a folded piece of paper; all is kept in a leatherette bag (h) lined with felt and fitted with elastic straps.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - binaural piece
b - body - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 10.0 cm
c - metal mount
d - flat-type chestpiece - Size: Diam. 4.5 cm
e - fetal chestpiece - Size: Diam. 7.4 cm
f - retaining strap
g - instruction sheet (folded) - Size: Length 25.8 cm x Width 18.4 cm
h - bag - Size: Length 23.0 cm x Width 12.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine: source: Mrs. Vas Yancoff of Toronto.
Maker
Medix International Corp.
Site Made (City)
Tokyo
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Material
metal: silver
plastic: off-white
rubber
elastic: black; white
paper: white
ink: various
leatherette: black
fabric: royal blue
Inscriptions
On (b): "F MEDETRON"; on instruction sheet: "MEDETRON // Electronic Stethoscope"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-2
Copy Type
Original
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Pregtest chemical pregnancy test

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8298
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1983.22.4 a-t
Description
A boxed kit for doing chemical pregnancy tests in the doctor's office; the box (t) is fabric-covered cardboard; an insert has holes for holding the components of the kit; the front drops down to reveal the contents; included in the box are: four test tubes (a-d); a glass funnel (e); a hydrometer (f…
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Accession Number
1983.22.4 a-t
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Pregnancy Tests
Obstetrics
Description
A boxed kit for doing chemical pregnancy tests in the doctor's office; the box (t) is fabric-covered cardboard; an insert has holes for holding the components of the kit; the front drops down to reveal the contents; included in the box are: four test tubes (a-d); a glass funnel (e); a hydrometer (f); a glass rod (g); a pipette (h); four filter papers in a printed cover (i); test papers in a glass vial (j); six reagents in bottles; Reagent 1 (k) came in an amber bottle with a metal screw top that is now empty; Reagent 2 (l) came in a brown glass bottle with a bakelite top that is now empty; Reagent 3 (m) came in a brown glass bottle with a rubber dropper top that is now empty; Reagent 4 (n) came in an amber glass bottle with a metal top that is now empty; Reagent 5 (o) came in a brown glass bottle with a bakelite top that is now empty; Reagent 6 (p) came in an amber glass bottle with a metal screw top that contains two empty capsules; an instruction leaflet (q); two description leaflets (r,s).
Number Of Parts
20
Part Names
a-d - test tubes - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
e - funnel - Size: Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
f - hydrometer - Size: Length 11.7 cm
g - glass rod - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 4.0 mm
h - pipette - Size: Length 18.4 cm
i - filter papers
j - test papers in vial - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
k - Reagent 1 bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
l - Reagent 2 bottle - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
m - Reagent 3 bottle - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
n - Reagent 4 bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
o - Reagent 5 bottle - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
p - Reagent 6 bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
q - instruction leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 19.0 cm x 10.0 cm
r,s - description leaflet
t - box - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 13.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W. W. H. Rudd of Toronto.
Maker
Bell-Craig
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
cardboard: white
fabric: black
glass: brown
paper: white
ink: black
p;astic: black
rubber: black
metal:
Inscriptions
Marked on (b): "PYREX"; on (f): "Goodman-Kleiner Co. NY 60°F"; on (i) "Greens Filter Paper"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-4
Condition Remarks
The kit would be complete if one glass rod and a graduated cylinder were present.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Chemical pregnancy tests are quick (20 mins) compared with biological tests; they were developed after 1929. From the effects of the donor's father, Dr. M.S.K. Rudd, who had a hospital on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto.
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Diagnosis & Management of Normal Pregnancy & the Subjective Signs of Pregnancy [celluloid phonograph cylinder]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7048
Dates
1908
1912
circa 1908-1912
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Classification
Education
Accession Number
1977.11.16 a-c
Description
Black celluloid phonograph cylinder in the original lidded blue cardboard container; lid and top edge of cylinder have the series number, title, and author's last name; holds four minutes of recorded information.
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Accession Number
1977.11.16 a-c
Author
Dr. Barton Cook Hirst, Prof. of Obstetrics
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Classification
Education
MeSH Heading
Teaching Materials
Audiovisual Aids
Education, Medical
Obstetrics
Description
Black celluloid phonograph cylinder in the original lidded blue cardboard container; lid and top edge of cylinder have the series number, title, and author's last name; holds four minutes of recorded information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - lid - Size: Depth 1.4 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
b - container - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
c - cylinder - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 5.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Percy Skuy, Toronto, Ont.
Maker
The Medicophone Post-Graduate Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
1912
circa 1908-1912
Date Remarks
Manufacturer's dates for production of celluloid cylinders.
Material
ink: black
cardboard: light blue; beige; black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on outside of canister: "THE // U-S // Everlasting // RECORD"; "Greatest in volume, sweetest and purest in tone // Unbreakable and wears forever // THE // MEDICOPHONE POST- // GRADUATE CO. Sells this record upon the // express condition that it will // not be sold to any un- // authorized dealer, nor used // in making duplicates, and // that it shall not be sold or // offered for sale by any pur- // chaser thereof for less than // $1.00. Any breach of this // condition terminates the // licence to use and vend this record. // NOTICE: // This record will fit any // cylinder machine and can // be reproduced or played by // cylinder phonograph // that plays the ordinary four // minute musical record by // slowing down the speed of // machine to 80 revolutions // per minute."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-R2-3
Condition Remarks
#2: Shows wear around edges; plastic bag around cylinder adhered in several areas and bulks out the container.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
On-line articles "Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project - U.S. Everlasting Cylinders"; "Phonograph Cylinder"; CD #UHN
Research Facts
The phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison; he patented it on 18 July 1877 as the first device for recording and playing sound; his first attempt was using telephone messages; his first test used waxed paper. Early cylinder machines of the late 1880s and 1890s were often sold with recording attachments. The ability to record as well as to play back sound was an advantage to cylinder phonographs over the competition from cheaper disc phonographs that began to be mass-marketed at the end of the 1890s, as the disc system machines could be used only to play back pre-recorded sound. Edison Records closed down in 1929, and Thomas Edison died in 1931. In 1906, the Indestructable Record Company began mass-marketing cylinder records made of celluloid, an early hard plastic that would not break if dropped and could be played thousands of times without wearing out. This hard, inflexible material could not be shaved and recorded over like wax cylinders, but had the advantage of being a nearly perfect record. The U.S. Phonograph Company of Cleveland, Ohio, produced both two- and four-minute cylinders under its own label, "U.S. Everlasting Records," and under the Lakeside label for Montgomery Ward department stores. Between 1908 and 1912, more than 1,000 titles were released in three series: popular, foreign language, and grand opera. Like Edison, Blue Amberols, and indestructible cylinders, Everlasting cylinders were made of celluloid, but their sound quality is superior to either of them. The Medicophone Post-Graduate Co., a part of U.S. Everlasting Records, produced a series of recordings to provide professional medical advice on a variety of diseases and topics for physicians. Cylinder is noted as series title # X-221. In 1968, the celluloid cylinders were professionally recorded on magnetic tape by the Syracuse University Libraries Re-recording Laboratory. The complete series is stored on a master and duplicate reels. This title is found on reels 1977.11.40 and .46.
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Symptoms of Pregnancy Ascertained by Auscultation [celluloid phonograph cylinder]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7059
Dates
1908
1912
circa 1908-1912
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Classification
Education
Accession Number
1977.11.26 a-c
Description
Black celluloid phonograph cylinder in the original lidded blue cardboard container; lid and top edge of cylinder have the series number, title, and author's last name; holds four minutes of recorded information.
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Accession Number
1977.11.26 a-c
Author
Dr. Barton Cook Hirst, Prof. of Obstetrics
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Classification
Education
MeSH Heading
Teaching Materials
Audiovisual Aids
Education, Medical
Obstetrics
Auscultation
Description
Black celluloid phonograph cylinder in the original lidded blue cardboard container; lid and top edge of cylinder have the series number, title, and author's last name; holds four minutes of recorded information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - lid - Size: Depth 1.4 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
b - container - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
c - cylinder - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 5.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Percy Skuy, Toronto, Ont.
Maker
The Medicophone Post-Graduate Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
1912
circa 1908-1912
Date Remarks
Manufacturer's dates for production of celluloid cylinders.
Material
ink: black
cardboard: light blue; beige; black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on outside of canister: "THE // U-S // Everlasting // RECORD"; "Greatest in volume, sweetest and purest in tone // Unbreakable and wears forever // THE // MEDICOPHONE POST- // GRADUATE CO. Sells this record upon the // express condition that it will // not be sold to any un- // authorized dealer, nor used // in making duplicates, and // that it shall not be sold or // offered for sale by any pur- // chaser thereof for less than // $1.00. Any breach of this // condition terminates the // licence to use and vend this record. // NOTICE: // This record will fit any // cylinder machine and can // be reproduced or played by // cylinder phonograph // that plays the ordinary four // minute musical record by // slowing down the speed of // machine to 80 revolutions // per minute."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-R2-3
Condition Remarks
#2: Shows wear around edges; plastic bag around cylinder adhered in several areas and bulks out the container.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
On-line articles "Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project - U.S. Everlasting Cylinders"; "Phonograph Cylinder"; CD #UHN
Research Facts
The phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison; he patented it on 18 July 1877 as the first device for recording and playing sound; his first attempt was using telephone messages; his first test used waxed paper. Early cylinder machines of the late 1880s and 1890s were often sold with recording attachments. The ability to record as well as to play back sound was an advantage to cylinder phonographs over the competition from cheaper disc phonographs that began to be mass-marketed at the end of the 1890s, as the disc system machines could be used only to play back pre-recorded sound. Edison Records closed down in 1929, and Thomas Edison died in 1931. In 1906, the Indestructable Record Company began mass-marketing cylinder records made of celluloid, an early hard plastic that would not break if dropped and could be played thousands of times without wearing out. This hard, inflexible material could not be shaved and recorded over like wax cylinders, but had the advantage of being a nearly perfect record. The U.S. Phonograph Company of Cleveland, Ohio, produced both two- and four-minute cylinders under its own label, "U.S. Everlasting Records," and under the Lakeside label for Montgomery Ward department stores. Between 1908 and 1912, more than 1,000 titles were released in three series: popular, foreign language, and grand opera. Like Edison, Blue Amberols, and indestructible cylinders, Everlasting cylinders were made of celluloid, but their sound quality is superior to either of them. The Medicophone Post-Graduate Co., a part of U.S. Everlasting Records, produced a series of recordings to provide professional medical advice on a variety of diseases and topics for physicians. Cylinder is noted as series title # X-233. In 1968, the celluloid cylinders were professionally recorded on magnetic tape by the Syracuse University Libraries Re-recording Laboratory. The complete series is stored on a master and duplicate reels. This title is found on reels 1977.11.43 and .45.
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The Pathology of the Pregnant Woman [celluloid phonograph cylinder]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7060
Dates
1908
1912
circa 1908-1912
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Classification
Education
Accession Number
1977.11.27 a-c
Description
Black celluloid phonograph cylinder in the original lidded blue cardboard container; lid and top edge of cylinder have the series number, title, and author's last name; holds four minutes of recorded information.
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Accession Number
1977.11.27 a-c
Author
Dr. Barton Cook Hirst, Prof. of Obstetrics
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Classification
Education
MeSH Heading
Teaching Materials
Audiovisual Aids
Education, Medical
Obstetrics
Description
Black celluloid phonograph cylinder in the original lidded blue cardboard container; lid and top edge of cylinder have the series number, title, and author's last name; holds four minutes of recorded information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - lid - Size: Depth 1.4 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
b - container - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
c - cylinder - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 5.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Percy Skuy, Toronto, Ont.
Maker
The Medicophone Post-Graduate Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
1912
circa 1908-1912
Date Remarks
Manufacturer's dates for production of celluloid cylinders.
Material
ink: black
cardboard: light blue; beige; black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on outside of canister: "THE // U-S // Everlasting // RECORD"; "Greatest in volume, sweetest and purest in tone // Unbreakable and wears forever // THE // MEDICOPHONE POST- // GRADUATE CO. Sells this record upon the // express condition that it will // not be sold to any un- // authorized dealer, nor used // in making duplicates, and // that it shall not be sold or // offered for sale by any pur- // chaser thereof for less than // $1.00. Any breach of this // condition terminates the // licence to use and vend this record. // NOTICE: // This record will fit any // cylinder machine and can // be reproduced or played by // cylinder phonograph // that plays the ordinary four // minute musical record by // slowing down the speed of // machine to 80 revolutions // per minute."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-R2-3
Condition Remarks
#2: Shows wear around edges; plastic bag around cylinder adhered in several areas and bulks out the container.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
On-line articles "Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project - U.S. Everlasting Cylinders"; "Phonograph Cylinder"; CD #UHN
Research Facts
The phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison; he patented it on 18 July 1877 as the first device for recording and playing sound; his first attempt was using telephone messages; his first test used waxed paper. Early cylinder machines of the late 1880s and 1890s were often sold with recording attachments. The ability to record as well as to play back sound was an advantage to cylinder phonographs over the competition from cheaper disc phonographs that began to be mass-marketed at the end of the 1890s, as the disc system machines could be used only to play back pre-recorded sound. Edison Records closed down in 1929, and Thomas Edison died in 1931. In 1906, the Indestructable Record Company began mass-marketing cylinder records made of celluloid, an early hard plastic that would not break if dropped and could be played thousands of times without wearing out. This hard, inflexible material could not be shaved and recorded over like wax cylinders, but had the advantage of being a nearly perfect record. The U.S. Phonograph Company of Cleveland, Ohio, produced both two- and four-minute cylinders under its own label, "U.S. Everlasting Records," and under the Lakeside label for Montgomery Ward department stores. Between 1908 and 1912, more than 1,000 titles were released in three series: popular, foreign language, and grand opera. Like Edison, Blue Amberols, and indestructible cylinders, Everlasting cylinders were made of celluloid, but their sound quality is superior to either of them. The Medicophone Post-Graduate Co., a part of U.S. Everlasting Records, produced a series of recordings to provide professional medical advice on a variety of diseases and topics for physicians. Cylinder is noted as series title # X-234. In 1968, the celluloid cylinders were professionally recorded on magnetic tape by the Syracuse University Libraries Re-recording Laboratory. The complete series is stored on a master and duplicate reels. This title is found on reels 1977.11.43 and .45.
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