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electrosurgical set

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
004029017 a-m
Description
An electro-surgical set in a box; consists of a black cord (a) with a tube for attaching the tools at one end; the wire separates near the other end and has two attachers for hooking it up to the power supply (hyfrecator); there is a cervical tip (b) which is a long slender rod with two metal rods …
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Accession Number
004029017 a-m
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Desiccation -- instrumentation
Electrocoagulation -- instrumentation
Dermatology -- instrumentation
Description
An electro-surgical set in a box; consists of a black cord (a) with a tube for attaching the tools at one end; the wire separates near the other end and has two attachers for hooking it up to the power supply (hyfrecator); there is a cervical tip (b) which is a long slender rod with two metal rods extending from one end and two short rods at the other to connect it to the cord; it is unused and still has a sheath over the active end; there is a general utility and tonsil tip (c) which is similar to "b" only with two short angled points at the end; there are two desiccation needles (d-e) which have plastic handles with a sharp point at one end, and a rod at the other for attaching to a power source, one of the needles is in a blue cardboard sleeve (f) in an envelope (g); there is also an angulated blade electrode (h) which is similar to "d" and "e" only with a shorter handle and an angeled point; there is also a white metal mounting bracket (i) for attaching a hyfrecator to the wall in an envelope (j); there is an instruction sheet (k); the box is rectangular and has a brown bottom (l), and a white top (m).
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - cord - Size: Length 190.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
b - cervical tip - Size: Length 20.6 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
c - general utility tip - Size: Length 21.0 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
d - desiccation needle - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
e - desiccation needle - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
f - sleeve - Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
g - envelope - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 7.3 cm
h - angulated blade electrode - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
i - bracket - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
j - envelope - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 7.3 cm
k - instruction sheet - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 14.0 cm
l - box base - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
m - box top - Size: Length 23.8 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Provenance
From KGH.
Maker
The Birtcher Corporation
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on date of hyfrecators.
Material
rubber: black
plastic: black
metal: silver, white
paper: yellow, white
cardboard: blue, brown, white
Inscriptions
"BIRCHER // ELECTRO-SURGICAL SET" printed on the top of the box; "ELECTRO-SURGICAL SET // the BIRCHER // CORPORATION // LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA";
"INSTRUCTIONS // For Using the No. 789 Birtcher // BI-ACTIVE ELECTROCOAGULATION ELECTRODES" printed at the top of the instruction sheet
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-4
Condition Remarks
The box and paper have some damage.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1960, pp. 92-93 (see attached photocopies); CD #6.
Research Facts
For use with a Birtcher hyfrecator.
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TMP Nurses Call System: TIN-103 [instruction manual]

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Dates
1959
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Nursing
Accession Number
012030002
Description
Instruction manual without covers made from standard copy paper and manufacturers data sheets on the medical equipment, bound together by two strands of thread in metal bound holes; first section information is in mimeographed purple ink; the first seven pages describe the technical side of the TMP…
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Accession Number
012030002
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nurses
Nursing
Nursing Care -- manuals
Description
Instruction manual without covers made from standard copy paper and manufacturers data sheets on the medical equipment, bound together by two strands of thread in metal bound holes; first section information is in mimeographed purple ink; the first seven pages describe the technical side of the TMP nurse call system, including how it operates when used, how to call a patient, how patients may make emergency calls, a table of the components of standard TMP systems, etc; next five pages provide images and descriptions of types of nursing equipment and stations associated with the product, printed in black; final six pages are technical drawings of the equipment printed in black; includes handwritten scribbles of long division on cover.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by the Kingston General Hospital before arriving to the Museum of Health Care.
Maker
The Standard Electric Time Company
Site Made (City)
Point-Claire
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1959
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, white
ink: black, purple
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
On the front: "TMP NURSES CALL SYSTEM // TIN-103"; inside: "TMP TYPE NURSE CALL SYSTEM // TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION MANUAL"; "TABLE 1 // TMP NURSES CALL SYSTEM"; "Following is a list of main components of a standard TMP type system together // with mounting and other details. See Data Sheets as shown below."; further in booklet are the manufacturers information: "NURSES' STATION EQUIPMENT // FOR ROYALMATIC NURSE SAVER EQUIPMENT // DATA FILE SHEET // FILE 30-110 / CAN. JAN. 1959"; chapters include: "NURSE SAVER CALL STATIONS"; "OPERATING AND OBSTETRIC ROOM STATIONS"; "DUTY STATIONS"; "CORRIDOR LIGHTS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B pg 9 a
Length
28 cm
Width
22 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Inside the manual is in excellent condition, cover is heavily stained and creased near the spine; handwritten notations in pencil and pen on the front cover
Copy Type
original
Images
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