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analytical balance

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
994010048 a-k
Description
Analytical balance; enclosed in wood and glass cabinet; front and back panel of cabinet slides up for access to balance; balance brass with aluminum pans; maker and identification info engraved to balance indicator; two knobs to front of base adjust balance; drawer to front; front screw legs adjust…
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Accession Number
994010048 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Description
Analytical balance; enclosed in wood and glass cabinet; front and back panel of cabinet slides up for access to balance; balance brass with aluminum pans; maker and identification info engraved to balance indicator; two knobs to front of base adjust balance; drawer to front; front screw legs adjustable to level; five pieces of wood inside drawer; a piece of brass hardware on each pan.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - main structure - Size: Length 51.5 cm. x Width 43.0 cm. x Depth 24.0 cm.
b - pan - Size:
c - pan - Size:
d - drawer - Size:
e - hardware - Size:
f - hardware - Size:
g - wood moulding - Size:
h - wood moulding - Size:
i - wood moulding - Size:
j - wood moulding - Size:
k - lined wood divider - Size:
Provenance
Used to measure quantities in 10ths of milligrams
Maker
Voland & Sons
Site Made (City)
New Rochelle
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow; silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
name plate reads: VOLAND & SONS // New Rochelle NY // PAT OCT 15 1912 // MADE FOR // EIMER & AMEND // NEW YORK
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A2-1
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; moulding missing in areas on front and back (moulding present in drawer)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. R. C. Wheeler; Dr. Wally Breck
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analytical balance

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Dates
1930
circa 1930
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
994010049 a-g
Description
Analytical balance; enclosed in wood and glass cabinet; front and back panels slide up to give access to balance; balance instrument of copper colour; with two detachable aluminum pans; maker engraved to balance indicator; two knobs to front for balance adjustment; drawer to front; screw legs to ad…
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Accession Number
994010049 a-g
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Description
Analytical balance; enclosed in wood and glass cabinet; front and back panels slide up
to give access to balance; balance instrument of copper colour; with two detachable
aluminum pans; maker engraved to balance indicator; two knobs to front for balance
adjustment; drawer to front; screw legs to adjust to level; two pieces of wood, one
piece of brass hardware inside drawer
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - main structure - Size: Length 46.5 cm. x Width 42.0 cm. x Depth 23.0 cm.
b - pan - Size:
c - pan - Size:
d - drawer - Size:
e - moulding - Size:
f - moulding - Size:
g - hardware - Size:
Maker
Christian Becker Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
wood: brown
metal: brown; silver; black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
to balance indicator: CHRISTIAN BECKER INC. // NEW YORK
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B2-1
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; two pieces of moulding have fallen off (the pieces are present
in the drawer)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. R. C. Wheeler; Dr. Wally Breck; CD #4
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analytical balance

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Dates
1930
circa 1930
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
994010050 a-q
Description
Analytical balance; enclosed in wood and glass cabinet; front and back panels slide up to give access to balance; two detachable hanging pans to balance; maker engraved to balance indicator; two knobs to front exterior for balance adjustment; drawer to front base; drawer full of contents; screw leg…
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Accession Number
994010050 a-q
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Description
Analytical balance; enclosed in wood and glass cabinet; front and back panels slide up
to give access to balance; two detachable hanging pans to balance; maker engraved to
balance indicator; two knobs to front exterior for balance adjustment; drawer to front
base; drawer full of contents; screw legs under base adjust to level
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
a - main structure - Size: Length 46.5 cm. x Width 42.0 cm. x Depth 23.0 cm.
b - pan - Size:
c - pan - Size:
d - hardware - Size:
e - hardware - Size:
f - drawer - Size:
g - pamphlet - Size:
h - screw - Size:
i - screw - Size:
j - screw - Size:
k - metal bracket - Size:
l - key - Size:
m - box of 10 mg wire clips - Size:
n - single balance wght fctn 10 mg (empty) - Size:
o - single balance wght fctn 20 mg (present) - Size:
p - single balance weight fraction box 10 mg (present) - Size:
q - q.1-q.12 wooden box of weights made by Fisher Sci. Co. Montreal - Size:
Maker
Christian Becker Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
wood: brown
metal: brown; silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
balance indicator reads: CHRISTIAN BECKER INC. // NEW YORK
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B2-1
Condition Remarks
overall condition good
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. R. C. Wheeler; Dr. Wally Breck; CD #4
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
994010046 a-g
Description
Two-pan balance; removeable balance arm and pans; balance scale to bottom of standard; with maker's name engraved on; wooden platform base, with drawer to front side; lever extends from platform; when lever is rotated the balance arm moves up or down; knob feet adjust to level
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Accession Number
994010046 a-g
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Description
Two-pan balance; removeable balance arm and pans; balance scale to bottom of standard;
with maker's name engraved on; wooden platform base, with drawer to front side; lever
extends from platform; when lever is rotated the balance arm moves up or down; knob
feet adjust to level
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - main structure - Size: Length 43.5 cm. x Width 47.5 cm. x Depth 21.0 cm.
b - arm - Size:
c - pan - Size:
d - pan - Size:
e - hanging pan frame - Size:
f - hanging pan frame - Size:
g - drawer - Size:
Provenance
Used to measure to a milligram of accuracy
Maker
Eimer & Amend
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
metal: yellow; brown; black; silver
wood: brown
Inscriptions
engraved to balance scale/indicator: EIMER & AMEND // NEW YORK
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B2-2
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; pitting to finish on metal; balance arm indicator bent; aluminum
pans stained and pitting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. R. C. Wheeler; Dr. Wally Breck; CD #4
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
997037240
Description
A cylindrical brown glass bottle with manufacture seams on both sides and a slightly concave bottom; the thick glass body has straight sides that taper slightly through a rounded shoulder to a short, wide neck with a pronounced lip flaring out around the bottle opening; a green and white label is a…
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Accession Number
997037240
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
A cylindrical brown glass bottle with manufacture seams on both sides and a slightly concave bottom; the thick glass body has straight sides that taper slightly through a rounded shoulder to a short, wide neck with a pronounced lip flaring out around the bottle opening; a green and white label is affixed to the front of the bottle and is printed in black; the bottle is sealed with a short, tapered cylindrical cork stopper
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Merck and Company, Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: brown
paper: green; white; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "50 // 2"; printed on front label: "Merck's [illeg.] Chemicals // 25 Gram Reagent .7213 // BENZINE MERCK // SUITABLE FOR DETECTING BLOOD // Merck & Co. Inc. Manufacturing Chemists New York // Mol. wt. 184.11"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle is extremely clean, with some accumulation inside; front label is damaged and has pieces missing; cork is somewhat discoloured but is in good condition
Copy Type
Original
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blood pressure cuff; sphygmomanometer

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Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
993004313
Description
Tycos sphygmomanometer, which consists of a cloth-covered rubber bag; the rubber bag is rectangular in shape and is covered with cloth that extends on both sides in wide strips, allowing it to be wrapped around a patient's arm; there are two rubber hoses coming out from the top of the rubber bag; o…
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Accession Number
993004313
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Tycos sphygmomanometer, which consists of a cloth-covered rubber bag; the rubber bag is rectangular
in shape and is covered with cloth that extends on both sides in wide strips, allowing it to be
wrapped around a patient's arm; there are two rubber hoses coming out from the top of the rubber
bag; one has a rubber and metal bulb at the end and the other has a round metal pressure dial with
a glass front and a metal clip on the back; measurements are for unfolded dimensions
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.M. Bracken, 1923 Queen's Meds. graduate, who practiced medicine from 1923
to 1963
Maker
Tycos
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
Dates between 1923 and 1963
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver; black
fabric: brown
rubber: black; dark green
Inscriptions
The pressure dial face reads, "Tycos // CERTIFIED // MM"; it is also marked in increments of mm
from 20 to 300; the back clip of the pressure dial is stamped, "47 // PAT. 1,930,459 // ROCHESTER,
N.Y."; the bulb is stamped, "Baumanometer"; the metal piece attaching the bulb to its hose is
stamped, "W.A. BAUM CO INC // COPIAGUE, NY."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-6
Temporary Location
On loan to Museum of Health Care Education Department for Seniors’ Learning Program 22 Aug 2016
Dimension Notes
Length: 100.5 cm. x Width: 14.4 cm. x Depth: 4.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
#1: The cloth has some minor staining and wear, but is complete; the rubber is starting to deteriorate
and become brittle; the tubes are cracked and will not hold air; the bulb is still flexible; the
glass and metal parts are complete; there is a small amount of green residue on the back of the
pressure dial (corrosion product?); #2: the sphygmomanometer was determined to be stable enough for
exhibit; #3: no additional damage; #3: rubber stiff and cracked; fabric dirty
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Put on exhibit in the museum gallery on Oct. 2, 1997
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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
006030022
Description
Brass rod with a vulcanite tip and a wooden handle at the other end.
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Accession Number
006030022
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
Brass rod with a vulcanite tip and a wooden handle at the other end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Maker
Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co. Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Date based on research and donor's remarks
Material
metal: yellow; brown
wood: black
Permanent Location
North Gallery
Room 1013
Dimension Notes
Length 92.3 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The brass on the cone end is beginning to corrode and show darker areas; the handle is showing some signs of wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, p. 32; "Electricity in Medicine", G.W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, pp. 125-126; CD #5.
Research Facts
These were used during Leyden jar treatments; the brass rod was used to connect the tin foil on the outside of the Leyden jars together; it laid on the raised portions of the shelf designed for the Leyden jars and touched each jar; as well they acted as charge regulators which kept the charge coming from the electrostatic generating machine as constant as possible.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
006030015
Description
A curled ring attached to a wooden handle; used to hold a chain during procedures; keeping the chain away from the patient and out of the way.
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Accession Number
006030015
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
A curled ring attached to a wooden handle; used to hold a chain during procedures; keeping the chain away from the patient and out of the way.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Maker
Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on research and donor's remarks
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Stgorage Room 0010
0010-B1-7
Dimension Notes
Length 52.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The brass is showing some signs of wear, the handle has some marks and dents.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, p. 14; "Electricity in Medicine", G.W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, p. 123
Research Facts
These were used to hold the chain away from the patient during high frequency treatment with an electrostatic generating machine; for holding the chain during treatment, direct spark, breeze, or brush discharge.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006.
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Dates
1922
circa 1922
Collection
Queen's University Department of Biochemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
997039001
Description
Electric colorimeter, which consists of a rectangular metal base, an electric light source, and an upright split field observation scale. The light source is housed in a semicircular metal container with a flat blue glass filter at the front and a round electric cord attachment at the back; the el…
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Accession Number
997039001
Collection
Queen's University Department of Biochemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Colorimetry -- instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
Electric colorimeter, which consists of a rectangular metal base, an electric light source, and an upright split field observation scale. The light source is housed in a semicircular metal container with a flat blue glass filter at the front and a round electric cord attachment at the back; the electric cord has a woven thread covering and a bakelite-covered plug at the end; the front of the base has a glass-covered linen roll that has printed tables on it; the vertical observation scale has a single cylindrical eyepiece at the top, two cylindrical bakelite cups (one at each side of the eyepiece) and two adjustable square flat mirror holders at the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by the Department of Biochemistry at Queen's University, Kingston
Maker
Klett Mfg. Co. Inc
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1922
circa 1922
Date Remarks
This machine was from the mid-1930's at the latest; the colorimeter table has a 1922 copyright
Material
plastic: black
metal: silver; grey
paint: black
fabric: light beige; black
glass: clear; blue
Inscriptions
The cloth roll at the front reads, "KLETT MFG. CO., INC. // NEW YORK // COLORIMETER TABLE // Giving Results of 15-20 ÷"; a series of tables follows, each with vertical columns from 0 to 9 and headed with the numbers "6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20 // 21 // 22 // 23 // 24 // 25 // 26 // 27 // 28 // 29 // 30 // 31 // 32 // 33 // 34 // 35 // 36 // 37"; under these are the words, "(Copyright 1922 by KLETT MFG. Co., Inc., New York) // HEMOGLOBIN TABLE 153.6/R = g/100 cc // Result showing gram of Hemoglobin // per 100 cc of whole blood // Dilution 1-400 with // 0.1 - N hydrochloric acid solution"; a series of tables follows, each with vertical columns from 0 to 9 and headed with numbers "9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 35.7 cm. x Width: 14.2 cm. x Depth: 32.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The comparator is not working; the thread covering the electric wires is disintegrating; one of the bakelite cups is broken in several spots; the mirrors at the bottom of the observation scale have both become detached and one is missing; #2: fabric cord frayed, wire exposed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. John Spencer; "Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments CENCO JC-141," by the Central Scientific Company Limited, 1942, p. 656 (see attached photocopy)
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compound monocular microscope

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1969.33.4
Description
Microscope (a) has triple nosepiece; double substage iris diaphragm; rack adjusted motion (lateral); rack coarse focus; screw fine focus (working); horseshoe base (lead filled); cylindrical pillar; compass joint; three objectives, one oil immersion; comes with (b) ocular; (c) objective; (d,e) obje…
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Accession Number
1969.33.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
Description
Microscope (a) has triple nosepiece; double substage iris diaphragm; rack adjusted motion (lateral); rack coarse focus; screw fine focus (working); horseshoe base (lead filled); cylindrical pillar; compass joint; three objectives, one oil immersion; comes with (b) ocular; (c) objective; (d,e) objective, oil immersion; (f-k) lens cases and caps; (l) diaphragm cap; (m,n) objective/ocular holders; (o) key; (p) case; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
a - microscope
b - ocular
c - objective
d - objective, oil immersion
e - objective
f-k - lens cases and caps
l - diaphragm cap
m - objective holder
n - objective holder
o - key
p - case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Toronto Western Hospital via Dr. P. Fischer.
Maker
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
wood: light brown
metal: brass
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On bottom of coarse focus rack and cantilever: "#10"; on base: "#12093"; "#1" appears on various parts of the diaphragm; on base: "ROCHESTER N.Y. & NEW YORK CITY // BAUSCH & LOMB OPTICAL CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-4
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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