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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001007 a-c
Description
Beck-Schenck tonsillectome/tonsil snare, which consists of an instrument made up of three parts that fit together: (a) a head piece that has a hollow cylindrical length with an open oval head; the bottom of the cylindrical length has an attached square length of metal which has a rounded slot cut i…
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Accession Number
997001007 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
Beck-Schenck tonsillectome/tonsil snare, which consists of an instrument made up of three parts that fit together: (a) a head piece that has a hollow cylindrical length with an open oval head; the bottom of the cylindrical length has an attached square length of metal which has a rounded slot cut into it at the left side; a finger grip piece (b) fits over this square section and has a round finger ring on the right and left sides; there is also an attached cylindrical snare wire holder that fits inside the cylindrical length and comes out through the opening in the head; a flat metal lever is attached to the left side below the finger grips; the handle (c) fits into the slot in the square length and screws onto the base of it; the piece of the handle that fits through is cylindrical and threaded; the handle end has a round thumb grip with a rounded piece attached to the outer edge; when all three pieces are joined, the finger grips can be moved up and down and make the snare wire holder move in and out of the opening in the head
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tonsil snare - head; Size: Length 22.6 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
b - tonsil snare - finger grips; Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - tonsil snare - handle; Size: Length 15.3 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Logo type used between 1900 and 1934
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The top of the square length has the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal; (b) the bottom of the lever has the number "68" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Condition Remarks
The tonsil snare parts show only minor wear and no corrosion; moving parts move freely; this example has no snare wire or loop
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #59; Similar to 350-580-595 in "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus" by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 281 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; very similar to C/-12043 in "Surgical Instruments," by Kny-Scheerer, 1915, p. 3216 (see attached photocopy); CD #3
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silkworm gut no. 2x; sutures

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001008
Description
Seabury's sutures, which consist of a sealed hollow glass tube containing a length of silkworm suture attached to a needle in sterile water; the needle has an open oval eye at one end and curves slightly upward and ends with a pointed tip; the needle is somewhat flattened; there is also a small pie…
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Accession Number
997001008
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Seabury's sutures, which consist of a sealed hollow glass tube containing a length of silkworm suture attached to a needle in sterile water; the needle has an open oval eye at one end and curves slightly upward and ends with a pointed tip; the needle is somewhat flattened; there is also a small piece of printed paper in the tube which lists product information
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F.J. O'Connor; Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
Seabury
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
silkworm gut: opaque
paper: white
Inscriptions
The paper label inside the tube reads, "SEABURY'S // STERILE // SILKWORM // GUT NO. 2X"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The sutures arrived joined with 997.001.009 by masking tape
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #83; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; also see 997.001.009; CD #3
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silkworm gut no. 2x; sutures

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001009
Description
Seabury's sutures, which consist of a sealed hollow glass tube containing a length of silkworm suture attached to a needle in sterile water; the needle has an open oval eye at one end and curves slightly upward and ends with a pointed tip; the needle is somewhat flattened; there is also a small pie…
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Accession Number
997001009
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Seabury's sutures, which consist of a sealed hollow glass tube containing a length of silkworm suture attached to a needle in sterile water; the needle has an open oval eye at one end and curves slightly upward and ends with a pointed tip; the needle is somewhat flattened; there is also a small piece of printed paper in the tube which lists product information
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F.J. O'Connor; Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
Seabury
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
silkworm gut: opaque
paper: white
Inscriptions
The paper label inside the tube reads, "SEABURY'S // STERILE // SILKWORM // GUT NO. 2X"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Dimension Notes
Length 9.8 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The sutures arrived joined with 997.001.008 by masking tape; the glass tube is complete and undamaged and the contents unused and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #83; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; also see 997.001.008; CD #3
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001010 a-b
Description
Ear syringe which consists of (a) the syringe that is a hollow cylindrical tube that has openings at both ends; one end has a small circular opening with an attached tapered tip that is also cylindrical and hollow and which tapers to a smaller circular opening; the other end of the syringe is fully…
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Accession Number
997001010 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Irrigation -- syringe -- ear, eye, nose
Description
Ear syringe which consists of (a) the syringe that is a hollow cylindrical tube that has openings at both ends; one end has a small circular opening with an attached tapered tip that is also cylindrical and hollow and which tapers to a smaller circular opening; the other end of the syringe is fully open and has threading on the outer lip; this threading allows the attachment of the cap of (b), the plunger; the plunger has a round cap with threading on the inside edge and two circular finger grips attached to the top; a circular hole in the centre of the cap allows the central bar of the plunger to slide through; the bar is solid cylindrical metal with a round plunger at one end, which fits inside the syringe; the other end of the central bar has an attached oval thumb grip; the central bar also has a scale from 1 to 4 stamped into it
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ear syringe; Size: Length 16.1 cm x Diam. 4.4 cm
b - ear syringe plunger; Size: Length 18.8 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
Randall Faichney Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
(a) The outside of the syringe is stamped, "MATCHLESS // THE RANDALL FAICHNEY CO. // BOSTON"; the end of the syringe where the tip is attached has the number "23" stamped into it; (b) the bottom of the plunger has the number "23" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-15
Condition Remarks
The syringe arrived dusty and dirty; the thumb ring has been soldered with a gold-coloured metal (presumably after having been broken off); no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #86; Very similar to C/-6033-41 in "Surgical Instruments," by Kny-Scheerer, 1915, p. 3083 (see attached photocopy); similar to N-810 in "Surgical Instruments," by Storz Instrument Company, 1966, p. 42 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #3
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cartridge syringe

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001011 a-d
Description
Cartridge syringe in a box which consists of (a) a metal syringe which has a hollow cylindrical barrel that has an oval opening on two sides; the tip end is tapered to a small round opening with threading on the outside; the other end of the barrel has an attached plunger; the plunger is a solid cy…
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Accession Number
997001011 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
Cartridge syringe in a box which consists of (a) a metal syringe which has a hollow cylindrical barrel that has an oval opening on two sides; the tip end is tapered to a small round opening with threading on the outside; the other end of the barrel has an attached plunger; the plunger is a solid cylindrical metal piece that fits into the barrel and has a flat round thumb piece; the top of the barrel has attached flat round finger grips; a needle adaptor (b) attaches onto the tapered tip; the needle adaptor resembles a tapered cap with threading on the inside lip and a short hollow bevelled needle on the inside; the syringe and needle adaptor are housed in a box which consists of (c) a bottom and (d) a lid; the box bottom is rectangular in shape with a closed bottom and four sides; the bottom has a cardboard insert cut out with the shape of the syringe; the lid fits over top of the box; a printed paper label has been put around the top, bottom, and left and right sides; the seal is now broken; manufacturing information is printed on the top and sides of the label
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - cartridge syringe (plunger down); Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - needle adapter; Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
c - box bottom; Size: Length 9.7 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
d - box lid; Size: Length 9.7 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
Ayerst, McKenna & Harrison Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
metal: silver
cardboard: off-white
paper: cream; off-white
Inscriptions
(d) The top of the box reads, "No. 987 Ayerst No. 987 // CARTRIDGE SYRINGE // WITH NEEDLE ADAPTER // Made in Canada // AYERST, McKENNA & HARRISON LIMITED // Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemists // 157723 // MONTREAL CANADA"; both the left and right sides read, "No. 987 Ayerst No. 987 // CARTRIDGE SYRINGE // WITH NEEDLE ADAPTER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-2
Condition Remarks
(a,b) The syringe and needle adapter show no wear or corrosion; (c,d) the box and lid show minor staining and some wear; the paper label shows minor staining, but all printing is fully legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #79; Similar to P9413, carpule syringe, in "Pilling Instruments And Equipment For Surgeons And Hospitals" by The George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 171 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #3
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001012 a-e
Description
Mathieu tonsillotome, which consists of an instrument made up of five parts that fit together; the bottom piece (a) has a handle made from a long flat piece of metal with a closed oval tip that is cut out in the middle at one end; the other end has a small piece turned up at a 90 deg. angle with an…
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Accession Number
997001012 a-e
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
Mathieu tonsillotome, which consists of an instrument made up of five parts that fit together; the bottom piece (a) has a handle made from a long flat piece of metal with a closed oval tip that is cut out in the middle at one end; the other end has a small piece turned up at a 90 deg. angle with an oval notch cut into it; the flat handle piece has a small threaded hole through it, 1.7 cm from the tip, and a rounded pivot piece 2.8 cm down from that; there is another hole cut into the metal 5.5 cm from the turned-up end; part (b) fits on top and lines up with the bottom piece; part (b) has a long flat piece of metal with a closed oval tip that is cut out in the middle at one end and has an attached pair of round finger grips at the other end; there is a flat square piece attached on top of the finger grips with a round notch cut into it; there is an elongated oval piece cut into the oval tip end and 0.4 cm from this, another elongated oval hole cut through the metal; part (c) fits on top of and lines up with part (b); part (c) has a long flat piece of metal with an open crescent-shaped tip at one end; the other end has a small piece turned up at a 90 deg. angle with an oval notch cut into it; there is a small threaded hole cut through the metal 1.2 cm from the tip and an oval with pointed ends cut through the metal 2.6 cm from the round hole; a screw (d) fits through and joins all the holes near the tips at (a,b, and c); the screw is made up of a flat round piece of metal with a short cylindrical piece through the centre; the bottom of the cylindrical piece is threaded, the top smooth; the outside edges of the flat round piece are stamped with very small vertical lines; the top piece (e) has a handle made from a long piece of flattened oval-shaped metal with two long sharp tines at the tip on one end; the other end has a closed oval thumb grip with an open centre; there are small oval notches cut into the turned-up metal ends on (a, b, and c); a small round screw 0.7 cm from the notch nearest the thumb grip holds the top piece in place; there is a small upraised bumb in the handle between the second and third set of notches
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - blade/handle, bottom; Size: Length 20.8 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - blade/finger grips; Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - blade top; Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
d - screw; Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
e - tines/handle/thumb grip; Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) A logo (see accession sheet) and the number "6" are stamped into the inside side; (b) the number "6" is stamped onto the bottom near the finger grips; (c) the number "6" is stamped into the bottom of the middle; the number "3" is stamped into the top, near the blade; (d) the number "6" is stamped into the bottom; (e) the number "6" is stamped into the bottom near the centre
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Condition Remarks
The tonsillotome arrived dirty and dusty; the parts show some minor wear, but only part (b) shows any corrosion; there is a small patch of corrosion between the finger grips that is visible; the parts move freely when joined together
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #92; Very similar to C/-12113 in "Surgical Instruments" by the Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 3222 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #3
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001013 a-e
Description
Mathieu tonsillotome, which consists of an instrument made up of five parts that fit together; the bottom piece (a) has a handle made from a long flat piece of metal with a closed oval tip that is cut out in the centre at one end; the other end has a small piece turned up at a 90 deg. angle with an…
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Accession Number
997001013 a-e
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
Mathieu tonsillotome, which consists of an instrument made up of five parts that fit together; the bottom piece (a) has a handle made from a long flat piece of metal with a closed oval tip that is cut out in the centre at one end; the other end has a small piece turned up at a 90 deg. angle with an oval notch cut into it; the flat handle piece has a small threaded hole through it, 1.7 cm from the tip, and a rounded pivot piece 3.1 cm down from that; there is another small hole cut into the metal 5.3 cm from the turned-up end; part (b) fits on top and lines up with the bottom piece; part (b) has a long flat piece of metal with a closed oval tip that is cut out in the centre at one end and has an attached pair of round finger grips at the other end; there is a flat square piece attached on top of the finger grips with a round notch cut into it; there is an elongated oval piece cut into the oval tip end and 0.4 cm from this, another elongated oval hole cut through the metal; part (c) fits on top of and lines up with part (b); part (c) has a long flat piece of metal with an open crescent-shaped tip at one end; the other end has a small piece turned up at a 90 deg. angle with an oval notch cut into it; there is a small round hole cut through the metal 1.7 cm from the tip and an oval with pointed ends cut through the metal 3.0 cm from the round hole; a screw (d) fits through and joins all the holes near the tips at (a,b, and c); the screw is made up of a flat round piece of metal with a short cylindrical piece through the centre; the bottom of the cylindrical piece is threaded, the top smooth; the outside edges of the flat round piece are stamped with very small vertical lines; the top piece (e) has a handle made from a long thin piece of flattened oval-shaped metal with two long sharp tines at the tip on one end; the other end has a closed oval thumb grip with an oval centre; there are small oval notches cut out from both sides in three areas on the handle; these line up and go into the notches cut into the turned-up metal ends on (a, b, and c); a small round screw 0.8 cm from the notch nearest the thumb grip holds the top piece in place; there is a small upraised bump in the handle between the second and third set of notches.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - blade / handle, bottom; Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
b - blade / finger grips; Size: Length 15.6 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
c - blade top; Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
d - screw; Size: Length 1.2 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
e - tines / handle / thumb grip; Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a,b) The number "47" is stamped into the upper centre; (c) the number "3" is stamped on the upper side, near the tip; the number "47" is stamped into the lower centre; (e) the number "47" is stamped into the lower centre
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Condition Remarks
The tonsillotome arrived dirty and dusty; the parts show some minor wear, but only part (b) shows any corrosion; there is a very small amount of corrosion visible under the finger grips; the parts move freely when joined together
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #93; Very similar to C/-12113 in "Surgical Instruments" by the Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 3222 Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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aneurism needle

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001014
Description
Aneurism needle, which consists of an instrument with a closed hollow metal handle that is round at the gripping end and attaches to a cylindrical shaft at the other end; the shaft is long and narrow and tapers towards the tip which is bent in a semi-circle to the left and ends with a blunted point…
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Accession Number
997001014
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation
MM= Needles -- suture -- ligating -- aneurysm
Description
Aneurism needle, which consists of an instrument with a closed hollow metal handle that is round at the gripping end and attaches to a cylindrical shaft at the other end; the shaft is long and narrow and tapers towards the tip which is bent in a semi-circle to the left and ends with a blunted point; there is an oval hole through the metal 0.4 cm from the point
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Logo type used between 1900 and 1934
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The top of the handle near the shaft is engraved "OR"; the top of the shaft has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into it; the bottom of the shaft has the words, "THE J.F. HARTZ CO. GERMANY [box with a slash inside] STAINLESS" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 20.2 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The aneurism needle shows minor wear, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #111; Similar to B/-1188 in "Surgical Instruments" by the Kny Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 2037 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #3
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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hypodermic syringe set

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001015 a-h
Description
Glass syringe in box with needles, consisting of (a) a hollow glass syringe that is open at both ends; the tip is cylindrical and tapered and ends with a small round hole; the other end has a large round opening and a rounded lip with two flattened edges; there is an open flat metal piece attached …
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Accession Number
997001015 a-h
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Injections -- set
Description
Glass syringe in box with needles, consisting of (a) a hollow glass syringe that is open at both ends; the tip is cylindrical and tapered and ends with a small round hole; the other end has a large round opening and a rounded lip with two flattened edges; there is an open flat metal piece attached to the top of the lip and held onto the syringe with three folded-over tabs; there are two tabs sticking up; the side of the syringe has a scale from 0 to 50 cc; a glass plunger (b) fits into the barrel; this plunger is hollow, cylindrical and closed with a flat tip end and a round flat thumb push at the other end; a metal tip (c) fits over the glass tip; the metal tip is hollow, cylindrical and tapered; the end has a small round opening; the metal tip allows the attachment of metal needles (d-f); all of these needles are hollow and cylindrical with bevelled pointed tips; the other ends have metal bases with squared grips and a round opening; all pieces are housed in a paper-covered cardboard box; the box bottom (g) is rectangular in shape, with a closed bottom and four sides; the inside bottom has a raised semicircular piece of cardboard that holds the syringe in place; the lid (f) fits over top of the bottom; the lid also is made of paper-covered cardboard; there is a printed paper label on the right side, which lists product information
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - syringe barrel: Size: Length 16.9 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
b - syringe plunger: Size: Length 16.2 cm x Diam. 3.9 cm
c - syringe tip: Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
d - needle: Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e - needle: Size: Length 5.4 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
f - needle: Size: Length 5.4 cm x Width 0.8 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
g - box bottom: Size: Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
h - box top: Size: Length 19.8 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
Gem
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Material
metal: silver
glass: blue/green
cardboard: cream
paper: green
fabric: off-white
Inscriptions
(a) The side of the syringe has increment lines and the numbers "10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 cc"; the side also reads, "GEM // 1241"; the metal piece is stamped, "GEMS.P.CO. // JAPAN"; (b) the side of the plunger has the number "1241" etched into it; (d) the base of the needle is stamped "L6"; (e,f) the base of both needles is stamped "20"; (h) the side of the box top has a label that reads, "GEM // GREEN SYRINGE // 50 c.c. // JAPAN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-2
Condition Remarks
The glass is complete and undamaged; the metal parts show minor wear, but are complete and show no corrosion; the box bottom is complete; the upper left corner is broken; the box lid has had all four corners repaired with cloth tape
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #47; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #3
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hypodermic syringe set

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Dates
1891
circa 1891
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001016 a-f
Description
Syringe kit which consists of (a) a metal syringe with a cylindrical hollow glass barrel encased in metal that has two elongated oval areas cut out at the top and bottom to reveal the glass barrel; the end of the barrel has rounded flat finger grips which are perpendicular to the barrel; a plunger …
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Accession Number
997001016 a-f
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Injections -- set
Description
Syringe kit which consists of (a) a metal syringe with a cylindrical hollow glass barrel encased in metal that has two elongated oval areas cut out at the top and bottom to reveal the glass barrel; the end of the barrel has rounded flat finger grips which are perpendicular to the barrel; a plunger fits into the barrel; this plunger has a long piece of metal that is rounded and threaded on the bottom and flat with a scale on the top; the end of the plunger has a flat round thumb push; the tip of the syringe tapers to a short hollow cylindrical piece that is open at the end and threaded on the outside; a round cap (b) fits over and onto this end; this cap has a closed end, smooth outside edges and threading on the inside; a needle (c) also fits over and onto the syringe tip; the needle has a round open base with threading on the inside; the base tapers to a hollow cylindrical needle with a pointed bevelled tip; the kit also contains two glass vials (d,e) which are made of hollow cylindrical clear glass with a closed bottom and an open round top; both open tops are plugged with round cork stoppers; both vials are empty; all the pieces of the kit are housed in a leather-covered wooden box (f) which is rectangular in shape with a lid that is attached at the back and has a metal clasp at the front; the inside bottom of the box has three leather partitions and the top has a separate leather flap.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - syringe
b - cap
c - needle
d - vial: Size
e - vial: Size
f - box (closed)
g - box bottom
h - box top
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Dates
1891
circa 1891
Date Remarks
Syringe patented on April 7, 1891
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
leather: black; light brown
wood: brown
cork: light brown
Inscriptions
(a) The right side of the syringe barrel is stamped "PAT. APRIL 7, 1891"; the right side of the plunger has increment marks and the numbers "25 // 20 // 15 // 10 // 5" stamped into it; (c) the outside base of the needle has "RAB" engraved into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-4
Temporary Location
For (a) only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
a - syringe: Length 7.7 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - cap: Length 0.6 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
c - needle: Length 3.1 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
d - vial: Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
e - vial: Length 5.6 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
f - box (closed): Length 9.2 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
g - box bottom: Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
h - box top: Length 19.8 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
Condition Remarks
All glass parts are complete and show only minor wear; all metal parts are complete and only show minor wear; no corrosion is visible; the leather covering on the box is starting to peel off at the back, but there are no missing sections
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #97; "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings" by A.S. Aloe Company, 189-, p.1020; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory
Exhibit History
On display, Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016. Exhibit "Asylum, The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital"; Dec. 5, 2000.
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