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anaesthetic inhaler

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Dates
1902
circa 1902
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997001194 a-b
Description
Ethyl-chlorid anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical canister with a closed, rounded bottom and a rounded top; the top of the canister has an attached hollow cylindrical tube that has a small round open hole at the top with threading on its inner edges; there is a side holl…
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Accession Number
997001194 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Ethyl-chlorid anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical canister with a closed, rounded bottom and a rounded top; the top of the canister has an attached hollow cylindrical tube that has a small round open hole at the top with threading on its inner edges; there is a side hollow cylindrical tube off from the central tube; the side tube ends with a hollow, bulbous glass attachment with a very narrow cylindrical glass tube at its end; this glass tube has a pinhole opening at the end; a gauge pin (b) fits into the top of the central metal tube; the gauge pin is made of round flat metal with a solid cylindrical piece attached to the bottom; the cylindrical piece has threading on its outer edges.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthetic inhaler - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
b - gauge pin - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
The G E Bauer Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1902
circa 1902
Date Remarks
Pat. Feb. 1901, Oct. 1902
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) The words, "G E BAUER'S ETHYL-CHLORID C.P. // THE G E BAUER CHEM. CO. CLEVELAND // PAT. FEB 1901, OCT. 1902" are stamped into the metal of the outside edge of the cannister
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear; no staining or corrosion is visible; the glass is complete with no damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #285; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #5
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anaesthetic inhaler

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Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020362 a-c
Description
Silver metal anaesthetic inhaler mask; wire mesh mask with rounded solid metal border (a); cylindrical piece of metal in an oval, covered with coiled spring (b); forms loop at top; spring fits into border of mask; white fabric mesh cover (c) goes around mask, held in place by spring
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Accession Number
010020362 a-c
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Anesthesia, Dental
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Silver metal anaesthetic inhaler mask; wire mesh mask with rounded solid metal border (a); cylindrical piece of metal in an oval, covered with coiled spring (b); forms loop at top; spring fits into border of mask; white fabric mesh cover (c) goes around mask, held in place by spring
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - mask - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
b - spring - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
c - fabric - Size: Length 12.1 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (City)
Long Island
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
fabric: white
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on handle: "EU.S.A. // Sklar"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row B
Condition Remarks
Fabric (c) is worn; metal slightly tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments", Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 25 (similar to model # 1309); "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality", Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 2008 (similar to model #B/-168); "The Finest Instruments Ever Made", Audrey B. Davis and Mark S. Dreyfuss, 1986, p. 296
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Ralph Crawford from Winnipeg, Manitoba; this most resembles a Yankauer's chloroform mask; the fabric would be infused with the anaesthetic; Sklar was established in 1892
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001392 a-b
Description
Atomizer bottle (a) in a cardboard box (b); the atomizer bottle is glass and is narrow, cylindrical and hollow, with a flat, closed, round bottom; there is an outwardly rounded ridge in the glass, just below the neck; the neck tapers in and ends with a rounded open top; the neck is covered with a m…
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Accession Number
997001392 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
Atomizer bottle (a) in a cardboard box (b); the atomizer bottle is glass and is narrow, cylindrical and hollow, with a flat, closed, round bottom; there is an outwardly rounded ridge in the glass, just below the neck; the neck tapers in and ends with a rounded open top; the neck is covered with a metal cap--also with a round, open hole in the centre and threading on its inner edges; the bottle is stored in a 6-sided cardboard box that has flaps at the top and bottom; all sides of the box are flat and the outer edges have printing on them.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - atomizer bottle - Size: Length 11.0 x Diam. 3.3 cm
b - cardboard box - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor; donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
The De Vilbiss Company
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
cardboard: light green; cream; black
Inscriptions
(a) None; (b) the front and back of the box both read, "The // De Vilbiss // Company // TOLEDO // OHIO // MADE IN U.S.A."; the bottom of the box reads, "PRINTED IN U.S.A. // NO. 150 QB // CLEAR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Condition Remarks
(a) The bottle appears to be unused; no stains, chips or scratches are visible in the glass; the metal is undamaged and shows no corrosion; (b) the cardboard box shows some wear; the top flap is partially missing; all printing is fully legible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #713; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals" by The Geo. P. Pilling & Son Company, 1932, p. 140 (very similar to item #P6808) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
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dental anaesthetic inhaler

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020094
Description
Silver metal dental anaesthetic inhaler made for Somnoform; consists of round base with wire mesh bottom; two curved pieces of metal cover end; hollow metal tube coming out of base at slight angle; handle from base leads upward; round mask with pointed top to go over mouth and nose is perpendicular…
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Accession Number
010020094
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Anesthesia, Dental
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Silver metal dental anaesthetic inhaler made for Somnoform; consists of round base with wire mesh bottom; two curved pieces of metal cover end; hollow metal tube coming out of base at slight angle; handle from base leads upward; round mask with pointed top to go over mouth and nose is perpendicular to base; knob on side of inhaler controls how much Somnoform, how much air, or what mixture of the two is being inhaled through the mask.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Stratford-Cookson Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Yeadon
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on side: "STRATFORD-COOKSON // SOMNOFORM INHALER"; engraved on side: "AIR // 1/4 // 1/2 // 3/4 // SOMNOFORM"; engraved on base: "7813"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 22.7 cm x Width 15.8 cm x Depth 8.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal slightly tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Dental Materia Medica and Therapeutics", Herman Prinz, 1913, p. 315; "'Somnoform' a New Aid to Surgery.", New York Times, June 4, 1904
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Norman Ironstone from Ottawa, Ontario; Somnoform was a general anaesthetic made from 60 parts ethyl chloride, 35 parts methyl chloride, and 5 parts ethyl bromide; it was invented by Georges Rolland, director of the dental school at Bordeaux, in 1901; the anaesthetic had a very low boiling point, and turned to gas immediately upon contact with air; it had to be used with a special inhaler or, originally, with a piece of cloth with paper and cotton batting inside; one of its virtues was the fact that a patients breathing stopped before their heart stopped beating, so dentists could monitor their patients breathing in case of problems; it was claimed to be better for minor surgery than nitrous oxide because of its longer anaesthetic time, and better to use before ether or chloroform; while the instructions claimed it was the safest of all anaesthetics, a few deaths did occur, and its use was fairly short-lived
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DeVilbiss atomizer number 251 in box

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Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1975.8.8 a-c
Description
Atomizer consisting of (a) an amber glass bell-shaped bottle; (b) a rubber squeeze bulb; and (c) a bakelite spray tube; box not numbered.
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Accession Number
1975.8.8 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
Atomizer consisting of (a) an amber glass bell-shaped bottle; (b) a rubber squeeze bulb; and (c) a bakelite spray tube; box not numbered.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
b - bulb - Size: Length 15.2 cm
c - spray tube - Size: Length 13.2 cm
box - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 7.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Hugh Gilchrist, executor of Dr. McCosh's estate (Toronto); owned and used by Dr. J.T. McCosh of the University of Toronto.
Maker
DeVilbiss Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1930
1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c.-early 20c."
Material
glass: brown
rubber: black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
On (b): "U.S. DES. PAT. 89.978"; ON (C): "251 THE DEVILBISS CO. // TOLEDO OHIO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Munyon's inhaler

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
1980.18.85 a-n
Description
Two piece black cardboard package (m-n) contains supplies for an inhaler using Munyon’s inhaler tablets (a-b) including green glass bottle (k) to hold the arrangement of glass tubes and black rubber corks to create an inhaler when inserted into the appropriate liquid inside the bottle; two boxes wi…
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Accession Number
1980.18.85 a-n
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Respiratory Therapy
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Asthma, drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Description
Two piece black cardboard package (m-n) contains supplies for an inhaler using Munyon’s inhaler tablets (a-b) including green glass bottle (k) to hold the arrangement of glass tubes and black rubber corks to create an inhaler when inserted into the appropriate liquid inside the bottle; two boxes with vials of inhaler tablets, not opened, with tan paper labels providing directions; separate vial with tablets for fever cure (c); box with graphic image of man using inhaler and other sides with precautions and illustration of the assembled inhaler.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a – box & vial of tablets Box: L 8.5 cm x W 2.2 cm x D 2.2 cm Vial: L7.7 cm x 1.9 cm Diam
b – box & vial of tablets Box: L 8.5 cm x W 2.2 cm x D 2.2 cm Vial: L7.7 cm x 1.9 cm Diam
c – fever vial L 5.9 cm x 1.6 Diam
d – glass tube for rubber bulb L 7.0 cm x 1.3 cm Diam
e – rubber bulb – broken and solid
f – rubber stopper L 2.4 cm x 2.4 cm
g – clear glass tube l5.1 c, x 1.5 cm Diam
h – glass tube L 10.0 cm x 0.3 cm Diam
i – curved glass tube L 5.0 cm x 0.3 cm Diam
j – rubber stopper L 1.3 cm x 1.5 cm Diam
k – green glass bottle L 10.5 cm x 4.6 Diam
l – missing
m – box surround L 13.0 cm x W9.8 cm x D 5.7 cm
n – box bottom L12.2 cm x W 9.3 cm x D 5.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon's Home Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
glass: green, transparent
paper: tan
ink: black, green, red
cork: tan
rubber: black, white
wax: red
Inscriptions
Embossed in glass of inhaler: "MUNYON'S // INHALER // CURES // COLDS CATARRH // AND ALL //THROAT & LUNG // DISEASES"; on fever cure lable: "Induces perspiration: may be // safely administered in all fevers. // Directions: Dissolve 12 pellets // in 20 teaspoonfuls of water; take // a teaspoonful every hour. // Half quantity for children"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Container box is slightly torn
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/munyon-is-ready/
Research Facts
James Monroe Munyon’s pompadour hairstyle was a familiar feature of American newspapers around the turn of the 20th century. Having tried his hand at teaching, law, social work, publishing and song-writing, he started his Homoeopathic Home Remedy Company in the early 1890s and hit pay dirt.
In 1897, Munyon opened a London head office and a depot in Liverpool. A massive advertising campaign promised free vials of the remedies and challenged the British public to test his new system of curing disease. Perhaps Munyon anticipated lasting fame in the UK, but he couldn’t have predicted what his company would be remembered for.
From attached circular: "Munyon's Homeopathic Remedies not only preserve health but are a source of economy"; "cures by inhalation"; "It clears every air passage, sweetens the breath, strengthens the nerves, and aids digestion."
There was a separate remedy for every disease. To name but a few, there were…
Munyon’s Kidney Cure, which a 1907 analysis showed to be 100% sugar.
Munyon’s Asthma Cure (sugar and alcohol)
Munyon’s Blood Cure (sugar)
Munyon’s Special Liquid Blood Cure (sugar, potassium iodide and corrosive sublimate)
Munyon’s Catarrh Cure (sodium bicarbonate, salt, borax, phenol and gum)
Munyon’s Special Catarrh Cure (sugar)
Munyon’s Grippe Remedy (sugar and arsenic)
Munyon’s Pile Ointment (a farthing’s worth of soft paraffin).
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St. Regis atomizer set in box

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Dates
1930's
circa 1930's
Collection
Dr. R. Gordon Sinclair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
002017005 a-h
Description
Atomizer set consisting of: (a) a bell-shaped glass bottle, (b) a spray metal nozzle, (c) a rubber squeeze bulb; (d) a small and (e) a medium cork, (f) a cylindrical hollow glass nozzle and also some (unnumbered) wire pieces in a box composed of (g) top box and (h) bottom box;
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Accession Number
002017005 a-h
Collection
Dr. R. Gordon Sinclair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
Atomizer set consisting of: (a) a bell-shaped glass bottle, (b) a spray metal nozzle, (c) a rubber squeeze bulb; (d) a small and (e) a medium cork, (f) a cylindrical hollow glass nozzle and also some (unnumbered) wire pieces in a box composed of (g) top box and (h) bottom box;
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - glass bottle - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Diam 4.7 cm
b - metal nozzle - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c - squeeze bulb - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
d - small cork - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam 1.4 cm
e - medium cork - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam 1.6 cm
f - glass nozzle -Size: Length 9.3 cm x Diam 1.2 cm
g - top box - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth 6.8 cm
h - bottom box - Size: Length 14.8 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 6.8 cm
Provenance
Belongs to Dr. R. Gordon Sinclair at KGH
Maker
St. Regis Company
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930's
circa 1930's
Date Remarks
Based on appearance
Material
cardboard: off-white
glass: transparent
plastic: gray, red
metal: silver
cork: brown
paint: black
Inscriptions
Printed on cardboard box: "UNIVERSAL ATOMIZER NO. 100 // St. Regis // For spraying Oil, Aqueous or Alcoholic // solutions. Guaranteed to give satisfaction. // MADE IN U.S.A."; Embossed on glass bottle: "ST. REGIS"; Embossed on bottom of bottle: "B1";
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Condition Remarks
Inside of glass bottle is dirty and dusty; some rust is apparent on metal nozzle; the cardboard box is yellowed and the its corners are worn off; the rubber bulb is dusty and stiff;
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Gordon Sinclair
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Tyrian atomizer no. 15

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Dates
1878
circa 1878
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1979.7.11
Description
A tin for a Tyrian atomizer; rectangular with rounded corners; lid.
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Accession Number
1979.7.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
A tin for a Tyrian atomizer; rectangular with rounded corners; lid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. D.G. Brown of Toronto; used by Mrs. Brown's great-uncle, Dr. Daniel E. Brooke.
Maker
Tyer Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1878
circa 1878
Date Remarks
Patent date printed on tin.
Material
metal: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "The TYRIAN ATOMIZER // No. 15 // CONTINUOUS SPRAY // To remove obstructions use only brass wire. // The TYER RUBBER CO. // BOSTON"; "Somers Bros. Brooklyn, N.Y. Patent April 29 & Sept. 24, 1878."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Dimension Notes
Length 15.7 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Brooke practised in Newhamburg in 1887 and in Windsor in 1892.
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
1969.500.1 a-d
Description
Glass tube with a large bulb in the centre containing X-ray apparatus (a); on the underside of the bulbous section are two tubular projections extending out, one straight and the other at an angle; the tube rests on a wooden mount (b) that has two half-circular wooden arches (c,d) that go over the …
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Accession Number
1969.500.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Diagnostic Imaging
Radiography -- instrumentation
MM= Radiography -- tube
Description
Glass tube with a large bulb in the centre containing X-ray apparatus (a); on the underside of the bulbous section are two tubular projections extending out, one straight and the other at an angle; the tube rests on a wooden mount (b) that has two half-circular wooden arches (c,d) that go over the tube and affix it firmly to the mount.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 56.0 cm x Diam. 17.8 cm
b - mount - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 18.0 cm
c - half circle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
d - half circle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
MacAlaster Wiggin Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Patent dates given on item: 1915, 1917
Material
glass: clear; translucent violet
metal: silver
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Around a circle: "MACALASTER WIGGIN CO."; under this: "Patented 15, 1915 // Nov. 20, 1917 // Pat. No. 1 [illeg.] 090-16"; inside a curved box: "VICTOR" then, "MADE IN BOSTON // TUNGSTEN // 6074"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-8
Condition Remarks
Tube rests starting to disintegrate; #2: glass bubble has no cracks; smaller glass bubbles have air holes in them; several scratches in glass at one end; metal within glass shows signs of use; minor scratching and some minor discolouration; wood shows some signs of use; scratches and some stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Exhibit History
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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