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Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Home Health
Pharmacy
Accession Number
018012001
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an il…
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Accession Number
018012001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Home Health
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Food
Advertisements
Hygiene -- ephemera
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an illustration in blue inside a circle, across which a banner stretches reading "ACKERS HYGEIA"; in front of the banner is an illustration of a woman, the Greek goddess Hygeia, dressed in robes, holding a snake, and standing on a pedestal upon which more words are printed; the circle is backgrounded in lighter blue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Finley Acker & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Date Remarks
Based on the time in which Finley Acker & Co. existed
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
Printed in middle of bowl: “ACKERS HYGEIA // HYGEIA // PURITY // TRADE // HYGEIA FLOUR // MARK // QUALITY”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-8
Height
3.0 cm
Circumference
44.6 cm
Diameter
14.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Lightly cleaned
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, books, illustrations.
Reference Comments
https://www.pennypost.org/pdf/farrell/Ackers_FarrellCollection.pdf
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/siris_arc_255514
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kyQWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=%22finley+acker+%26+co%22&source=bl&ots=_exq6DsqoX&sig=ACfU3U2ousTMAFMlgfcfQUv1Ua2nEhD26g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF9vWiwNfiAhUlnq0KHaqbA9QQ6AEwD3oECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22finley%20acker%20%26%20co%22&f=false
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scavenger49/6753335531
https://philly.newspapers.com/search/#query=ackers+hygeia
https://newspaperarchive.com/philadelphia-inquirer-dec-28-1916-p-3/
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/hygeia
Research Facts
Finley Acker & Co., makers of Ackers Hygeia, were large grocery stores in Philadelphia from 1882 until 1920. They specialized in teas, coffees, candies, cigars, and various food items including those given the name "Hygeia": flour, buckwheat, and "Snowdrift" (a cereal).
Ackers Weekly was a publication sent out by the store every week to advertise products.
Finley Acker & Co. became known and loved for their delivery system, reasonable prices, and quality of goods.
The name "Hygeia" comes from the Greek goddess of health, and daughter of Asklepios, god of medicine. She is often depicted holding or feeding a snake, the symbol of Asklepios. In Greek, "Hygeia" means "soundness" or "wholeness", and health and hygiene were based around keeping the body sound and whole.
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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Stevan George Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
002013001 a-c
Description
Round-bodied glass alcohol lamp (a) with flat bottom, tapered, frosted neck, white cotton wick and a top metal cap (b) that holds the wick in place; a round-topped glass cap (c) with a frosted glass band around the inner surface of its bottom opening fits over the top.
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Accession Number
002013001 a-c
Collection
Dr. Stevan George Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization -- methods
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- burner
Description
Round-bodied glass alcohol lamp (a) with flat bottom, tapered, frosted neck, white cotton wick and a top metal cap (b) that holds the wick in place; a round-topped glass cap (c) with a frosted glass band around the inner surface of its bottom opening fits over the top.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - lamp - Size: Width 9.2 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
b - lamp - Size: Width 1.6 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
c - lamp - Size: Width 6.0 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by donor, Dr. Stevan George, used in his family practice in Newfoundland in the 1960s.
Maker
A.F.M.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on date of donor's practice
Material
metal: yellow
fabric: white
glass: clear; frosted
Inscriptions
"BRITISH MADE // A.F.M." appears in raised glass letters on the bottom of the lamp; a paper label affixed to the glass cap reads "2/10"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-3
Condition Remarks
The glass shows minor signs of wear in the form of scratches, and a chip in the glass cap 1.0 cm long; there were two patches of white discolouration 0.6 cm x 0.3 cm and 1.0 cm x 0.4 cm; the inner surfaces were dusty; #2: chipped and dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. J.A. Low; "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 628 (similar to Fig. 53752) (see attached photocopy); CD #8
Research Facts
Dr. George trained in Canada and Scotland, with a specialty in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and began working at KGH in 1963.
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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
000003298 a-b
Description
Alcohol lamp, which consists of a lamp (a) and a cap (b); the lamp is cylindrical in shape, with a flat bottom, with an extending shallow rim, straight sides with a folded piece of metal, a convex top, with a cylindrical piece extending from its centre; the midpoint of this piece is threaded, and t…
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Accession Number
000003298 a-b
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization -- methods
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- burner
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Alcohol lamp, which consists of a lamp (a) and a cap (b); the lamp is cylindrical in shape, with a flat bottom, with an extending shallow rim, straight sides with a folded piece of metal, a convex top, with a cylindrical piece extending from its centre; the midpoint of this piece is threaded, and there is a purple end of frayed rope extending from a round hole at the top of this piece; cap (b) screws on over top of this cylindrical piece with the rope; the cap is cylindrical with a round, open bottom, straight sides and a flat top; its inner surface is threaded; there is a groove, and gripping lines stamped into the metal, at its tip.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - alcohol lamp - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
b - cap- Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
On the top surface of the cap, "Penn U.S.A. // CHROME" is stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-1
Condition Remarks
The cap and lamp showed minor signs of wear in the form of plate wear and fingerprint marks; there was a dark purple deposit along the bottom rim of the lamp, and in the groove at the top of the cap; no signs of active corrosion; there was a minor dent in the lamp, along the rim of its concave top.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 251 (similar to item #5H-725) (see attached photocopy); Connie Cox, retired RN from Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Research Facts
Likely originally came with a spoon attachment for sterilizing needles; catalogue image shows this attachment; for heating medication to insert in needles.
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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
000003300 a-e
Description
Alcohol lamp, which consists of a lamp (a), cap (b), rod (c), spoon (d) and screw (e); the lamp is cylindrical with a flat, shallow-rimmed bottom, straight sides, and a slightly conical top; there is a folded piece of metal attached to its side that forms a vertical tube; a cylindrical piece, with …
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Accession Number
000003300 a-e
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization -- methods
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- burner
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Alcohol lamp, which consists of a lamp (a), cap (b), rod (c), spoon (d) and screw (e); the lamp is cylindrical with a flat, shallow-rimmed bottom, straight sides, and a slightly conical top; there is a folded piece of metal attached to its side that forms a vertical tube; a cylindrical piece, with gripping lines and metal threads on its surface, extends upwards from the centre of the conical top; a purple, frayed rope extends from an open hole at its top; the cap (b) fits over this component; the cap is cylindrical, with a round, open bottom, straight sides, and a flat top with gripping lines and a groove stamped around its rim; the base of the rod (c) fits into the tube formed by the folded piece of metal on the side of the lamp; it is a round rod, that is bent twice at 90° angles; its tips are rounded; when assembled, this rod suspends the spoon (d) over the lamp's wick; one end of the spoon is cylindrical, with a round hole running through it to accomodate the rod, and another at its tip for the screw; this tapers and flattens to form the spoon's arm; this flares at its end to form an oval, wide-tipped spoon; the spoon is secured to the rod with the screw, which is inserted into the hole at the end of the spoon; the screw (e) is round, with a threaded, cylindrical bottom, and round, flat turning grip, with gripping lines stamped into its edge.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - alcohol lamp - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
b - cap- Size: Length 2.1 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - rod- Size: Length 13.9 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
d - spoon- Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
e - screw- Size: Length 1.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver; yellow
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
"Penn [in cursive script] U.S.A. // CHROME" is stamped into the metal on the side of the cap; "ALPACCA" is stamped into the metal on the underside of the spoon's arm.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-3
Condition Remarks
There was a white residue on the bottom surface of the lamp (a); its metal plating was moderately scratched and worn, and there was a dent 1.5 cm x 1.0 cm on its side; the top cylindrical component had minor inactive corrosion and dark deposits; the plating on the cap was also worn, and the gold metal underneath was visible; there was a spot of inactive corrosion on its top, 0.5 cm x 0.5 cm; the rod was in very good condition; there were six small gouges on the top arm of the spoon, and eleven smaller gouges on its underside; there were water marks on the top surface of the spoon, and dark discolourations and deposits from the lamp on its bottom surface; the screw had some minor plate wear along its gripping surface.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 251 (similar to item #5H-725) (see attached photocopy); Connie Cox, retired RN from KPH; see also 000.003.298; CD #1
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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autoclave instrument sterilizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8159
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
1981.26.2
Description
A Pyrex glass sterilizer with perforated metal tray and rubber-lined chrome lid.
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Accession Number
1981.26.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Asepsis
Description
A Pyrex glass sterilizer with perforated metal tray and rubber-lined chrome lid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Howard Alexander Lowrie of Toronto.
Maker
B-P
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
glass: clear
metal: grey
rubber: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 27.6 cm x Width 11.5 cm x Depth 8.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Dr. Lowrie's 62-year Toronto practice.
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1785
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Angada Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
995003007 a-c
Description
Autoclave with two trays and black electrical cord; (a) lidded rectangular metal machine with a handle at the right which opens the lid and a knob (of black plastic) and spigot to release excess steam; machine sits on four short metal legs; (b) large metal instrument tray, rectangular in shape with…
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Accession Number
995003007 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Angada Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Autoclave with two trays and black electrical cord; (a) lidded rectangular metal machine with a handle at the right which opens the lid and a knob (of black plastic) and spigot to release excess steam; machine sits on four short metal legs; (b) large metal instrument tray, rectangular in shape with two handles at the sides and a series of holes in the bottom to make moving it through water more easy; (c) small metal instrument tray, rectangular in shape with a long curved handle at the back and a series of holes in the bottom to make moving it through the water more easy
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - autoclave - Size: Length 38.0 cm. x Width 14.0 cm. x Depth 16.0 cm.
b - autoclave tray - Size: Length 31.0 cm. x Width 12.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
c - autoclave tray - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
Maker
Castle
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on the bottom: "C413 R3789 Pat. July 25, '16 Pat. July 1 '19 110 Volt Amp Made in U.S.A. Caution for use only on wall or base receptacle"; Castle logo on front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-4
Condition Remarks
Autoclave was very dirty and dusty; some corrosion is visible on the metal at the hinges and bottom; the trays both have some green corrosion visible; these objects should be monitored periodically to ensure that there is no active corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw
Research Facts
Possibly used by Dr. Maybee, General Practioner in Gananoque, Ontario.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
995003014 a-c
Description
Metal oil sterilizer consisting of (a) autoclave-oil sterilizer which is rectangular in shape with four plastic feet on the bottom corners and a black electric cord coming from the back right; (b) lid which fits on top of (a) with a black plastic handle in the centre top and two curved pieces of me…
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Accession Number
995003014 a-c
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Metal oil sterilizer consisting of (a) autoclave-oil sterilizer which is rectangular in shape with four plastic feet on the bottom corners and a black electric cord coming from the back right; (b) lid which fits on top of (a) with a black plastic handle in the centre top and two curved pieces of metal on inside centre; (c) perforated metal tray which fits inside of (a) with two black plastic and metal handles at the sides.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - autoclave - Size: Length 22.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Depth 11.5 cm.
b - autoclave lid - Size: Length 22.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
c - autoclave tray - Size: Length 20.0 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
Maker
Pelton & Crane Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Made and used in the 1950's
Material
plastic: black
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"Pelton Oil Sterilizer" on front; "Pelton Sterilizer Serial 108 11 338 Model 108 Volts 110-120 Watts 330 The Pelton & Crane Company Detroit, Michigan U.S.A. -- Caution -- Use on A.C. current only" on bottom; "5A-250V-10A 125V Gaynor Und. Lab. Insp made in U.S.A. No. 5203" on on / off switch
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-4
Condition Remarks
Autoclave was very dirty and dusty; the rubber of the electric cord has broken down and is deteriorating with bits falling off; the tray is missing a screw from one of its handles; except for the electric cord, the autoclave is in good condition overall; #3: the rubber cord is hard and crumbling.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw
Research Facts
Used to sterilize eye instruments by Dr. McBroom
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13079
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
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
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
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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autoclave instrument sterilizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12087
Dates
1950
60
circa 1950-60
Collection
Dr. James Hugh McGuire Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
003046001 a-c
Description
Portable electrical sterilizer consists of metal (a) carcass on four plastic feet with lid opened by lever; front of carcass has on and off switch and two lights; electrical cord and plug connects to back of carcass; perforated sterilizer (b) tray fits inside top of carcass; second smaller perforat…
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Accession Number
003046001 a-c
Collection
Dr. James Hugh McGuire Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Portable electrical sterilizer consists of metal (a) carcass on four plastic feet with lid opened by lever; front of carcass has on and off switch and two lights; electrical cord and plug connects to back of carcass; perforated sterilizer (b) tray fits inside top of carcass; second smaller perforated (c) tray designed to hold hypodermic needles.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a -carcass - Size: Length 49.0 cm x Width 28.7 cm x Depth 25.0 cm
b - tray - Size: Length 39. 3 cm x Width 14.1 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
c - tray - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Provenance
Sterilizer was originally owned by Dr. John James McGuire and later owned and used by his son, Dr. James Hugh McGuire .
Maker
Shampaine Electric Company
Site Made (City)
Roselle
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
60
circa 1950-60
Date Remarks
Artifact is similar to an object found in catalogue from 1960.
Material
metal: silver, yellow, blue
plastic: black
glass: red, green
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker affixed to carcass: " MANUFACTURED BY // Shampaine // ELECTRIC COMPANY // ROSELLE, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A. "
Pinted on plate screwed into carcass: " RED PILOT LIGHT // SIGNALS "DRY" // AND SHUTS OFF // CURRENT TO STER- // ILIZER. TURN OFF // SWITCH TO RE- // STORE OPERATION // FILL WITH WATER // & TURN SWITCH // ON. "
Printed on plate attached to bottom of carcass: " DISTRIBUTED BY // Shampaine // ELECTRIC COMPANY // ROSELLE, N.J. // U.S.A. // CAT.NO. SE417 // SERIAL NO. S53550 G // V115PH1 CY60 // W1200 A10.5"
Printed on sticker on bottom of carcass: "LISTED UNDER // EXAMINATION SERVICE // UL // illeg"
LOK // PAT. 1793068
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-1
Condition Remarks
Carcass has minor scratching; stains and chalky residue inside compartment and on both trays; paint peeling off labels.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies" in the J. F. Hartz Company Limited, 1960, p. 49 (Model A16); CD #1.
Research Facts
Used to sterilize instruments; thermostat controlled; shuts off current when water boils.
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3087
Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer …
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Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer edge; this lip fits inside the main box to provide a good seal; the sieve tray (c) is a flat piece of steel with upturned sides with large squared handles protruding at both ends; the surface of the sieve tray has 57 holes (3 rows of 19), allowing for the free flow of water over the instruments placed in the tray
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box (incl. handles) - Size: Length 41.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 39.0 x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - sieve tray - Size: Length 38.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Wilmot Castle Co.
Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Date Remarks
Wilmot Castle founded in 1883
Material
metal: brown; grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on lid: "CASTLE" inside a diamond shape; on the opposite end of the lid: "25"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
Sterilizer shows significant oxidation but is very clean and has little inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 21st Edition, by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3051 (similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy)
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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