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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
Images
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