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Bigelow's evacuation apparatus

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
002005003
Description
Bigelow's evacuation apparatus, which consists of an oval orange rubber bulb with three openings, to which three metal pieces are attached; two pieces have stopcocks and are open-ended; the other has a clear, round glass bulb attached; one stopcock attachment ends with a convex piece; a metal band …
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Accession Number
002005003
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
Bigelow's evacuation apparatus, which consists of an oval orange rubber bulb with three openings, to which three metal pieces are attached; two pieces have stopcocks and are open-ended; the other has a clear, round glass bulb attached; one stopcock attachment ends with a convex piece; a metal band connects the other stopcock piece with the glass bulb piece.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hosptial by Dr. A. Morales.
Maker
G. U. Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Very similar to item in 1957 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
rubber: orange
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The number "40" is stamped into the metal in several places; "G.U. MAN CO // LONDON" is stamped into the metal band.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-4
Dimension Notes
Length 28.3 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 8.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The rubber at the metal attachment points was significantly stressed and cracked; there was no sign of metal corrosion, the glass had no chips or breaks, and the rubber was still flexible; pieces that could once be removed could be no longer, due to the rubber deterioration; #2: rubber ripped close to metal attachment, glass vial, steel; #3: rubber requires special trateatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. A. Morales; "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 4023 (similar to Fig. 36500)
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