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laboratory thermometer

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004045008 a-c
Description
A glass thermometer (a) in a cylindrical wooden case (b) with a cap (c); the thermometer has a loop at the top for attaching a string or wire, and tapers to a point at the bottom; it goes up to 120 degrees fairenheit; there is a green paper label on the case.
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Accession Number
004045008 a-c
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Calorimetry -- instrumentation
Thermometers
Temperature
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
A glass thermometer (a) in a cylindrical wooden case (b) with a cap (c); the thermometer has a loop at the top for attaching a string or wire, and tapers to a point at the bottom; it goes up to 120 degrees fairenheit; there is a green paper label on the case.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
b - case - Size: Length 25.5 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm.
c - cap - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Provenance
This artifact was used by the donor's uncle Dr. Walter Barnhart during the 1920s to the 1940s in his personal lab, possibly for arthritis research; this is not the original case for this thermometer.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
The donor states that it was used from the 1920s through to the 1940s.
Material
glass: clear
wood: brown
paper: green
Inscriptions
There is an indecipherable word engraved on the thermometer as well as "Gas Filled" and "Germany" and gradute markings from 00 to 120 with an F at the top; the label on the case reads "ENGRAVED THERMOMETER // Catalog No. Z4242 Length 10 Inches // Range 0 to 80°C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Condition Remarks
There is a bit of staining on the wood.
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Richard Gillies; "Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (JC-141)," CENCO, Toronto, 1942, p. 286 (similar to item 16355) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
The donor graduated from medical school in 1955.
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microscope slide

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4402
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Fritz Bunz Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Pathology
Accession Number
992074023
Description
The slide is in slot 16; the slide is labelled with a white, square paper sticker on the same side as, and to the left of, the specimen; the specimen seems to be an insect; the slide is prepared with yellowish oil, a square cover glass, and a pair of paper spacers under the cover glass, on both lef…
Accession Number
992074023
Collection
Dr. Fritz Bunz Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Pathology
MeSH Heading
Aedes -- anatomy & histology
MM= Microscopy -- accessories and parts -- slide
Description
The slide is in slot 16; the slide is labelled with a white, square paper sticker on the same side as, and to the left of, the specimen; the specimen seems to be an insect; the slide is prepared with yellowish oil, a square cover glass, and a pair of paper spacers under the cover glass, on both left and right sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This slide is part of a collection belonging to Dr. Fritz Bunz, who was a physician in Germany likely in the early 1900s; Mrs. Luterus, daughter of Dr. Bunz, gave the collection to Dr. Miguel Chiong.
Maker
Tropeninstitut
Site Made (City)
Hamburg
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Item belonged to a person who was a physician in the early 1900s.
Material
glass: clear
paper: white; beige
biological: beige
Inscriptions
The sticker on the slide is stamped in purple and reads: "Aedes aegypti // [female symbol: circle sitting on top of a cross] // Tropeninstitut // Hamburg"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Please see note accompanying the collection.
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microscope slide

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Fritz Bunz Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Pathology
Accession Number
992074024
Description
The slide is in slot 17; the slide is labelled with a white, square paper sticker on the same side as, and to the left of, the specimen; the specimen seems to be an insect; the slide is prepared with yellowish oil, a square cover glass, and a pair of paper spacers under the cover glass, on both lef…
Accession Number
992074024
Collection
Dr. Fritz Bunz Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Pathology
MeSH Heading
Aedes -- anatomy & histology
Larva -- anatomy & histology
MM= Microscopy -- accessories and parts -- slide
Description
The slide is in slot 17; the slide is labelled with a white, square paper sticker on the same side as, and to the left of, the specimen; the specimen seems to be an insect; the slide is prepared with yellowish oil, a square cover glass, and a pair of paper spacers under the cover glass, on both left and right sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This slide is part of a collection belonging to Dr. Fritz Bunz, who was a physician in Germany likely in the early 1900s; Mrs. Luterus, daughter of Dr. Bunz, gave the collection to Dr. Miguel Chiong.
Maker
Tropeninstitut
Site Made (City)
Hamburg
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Item belonged to a person who was a physician in the early 1900s.
Material
glass: clear
paper: white; beige
biological: beige
Inscriptions
The sticker on the slide is stamped in purple and reads: "Aedes aegypti // Larve // Tropeninstitut // Hamburg"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-3
Dimension Notes
Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Please see note accompanying the collection.
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