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Birkmire de-fibrillator

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997008031 a-b
Description
(a) Birkmire defibrillator built into a cloth-covered wooden case with a lid hinged by two hinges at the back and closed by two clasps at the front; between the two front clasps is a leather carrying handle (now broken off) and the bottom of the case has four round plastic feet to stand it up on; t…
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Accession Number
997008031 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electric Countershock -- instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Birkmire defibrillator built into a cloth-covered wooden case with a lid hinged by two hinges at the back and closed by two clasps at the front; between the two front clasps is a leather carrying handle (now broken off) and the bottom of the case has four round plastic feet to stand it up on; the inside lid of the case has a piece of paper with printed instructions; the inside right front of the case has a built-up rectangular-shaped powering unit; the top of this unit has power and impulse lights, an intensity bulb, an on/off switch and a push button; the back of the unit has two electrical cords coming out of it; one cord was to plug into an electrical supply; the other cord has an end which attaches to (b) two paddles, each attached to an electrical cord and joining together at a single plug; each paddle consists of a narrow rectangular bakelite handle onto which is attached a long cylindrical rubber-covered piece of metal; at the end of the metal rods, there is an attached piece of round flat metal which is covered at the front with cloth.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - defibrillator in case - Size: Length 34.8 cm. x Width 23.2 cm. x Depth 11.6 cm.
b - paddles - Size: Length 139.4 cm. x Width 14.2 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Birkos, Incorporated, Manufacturers
Site Made (City)
Havertown
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
wood: beige
metal: silver; yellow
plastic: black; red
glass: clear; black
rubber: red; black
fabric: black; off-white
Inscriptions
The inside operating instructions read, "BIRKMIRE DEFIBRILLATOR // Operating Instructions // [instructions follow] // BIRKOS, INCORPORATED, Manufacturers // FACTORY DISTRIBUTOR: H. S. OSBORN CO., 229 LINCOLN AVE., HAVERTOWN, PENNA."; the top of the inner powering unit reads, "BIRKMIRE DE-FIBRILLATOR // BIRKOS INC. // HAVERTOWN, PA."; individual lights, buttons and switches are labelled; the top of the carrying case has an attached piece of cloth tape with the word, "DE-FIBRILLATOR" written on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J1-4
Condition Remarks
The defibrillator arrived very dirty and dusty; the case is in good repair with only one small tear in the cloth at the bottom; the leather handle is broken off; the cord leading to the electrical supply appears to be a replacement; the cloth covering the paddles is stained and one is torn; minor corrosion is visible on the front clasps; other parts of the defibrillator are complete and undamaged; #2: dusty; metal in good condition; scratches on sides; rubber gives off foul odour.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Sep. 13, 1999; small exhibit upstairs in museum to Jan. 2004
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Sanborn cardiette recording paper cassette

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1969.37.2 a-b
Description
Black cylindrical canister (b) with lid (a); raised black bar on lid runs most of the way across, stopping short near the edge on each side; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1969.37.2 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Black cylindrical canister (b) with lid (a); raised black bar on lid runs most of the way across, stopping short near the edge on each side; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - lid - Size: Diam. 9.5 cm
b - canister - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 8.1. cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Cameron Gray.
Maker
Sanborn
Site Made (City)
Cambridge
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: black; silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-I2-4
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Instruction Manual with Instomatic Cardiette machine, pp. 2, 3, 18, and 23
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Sanborn viso cardiette electrocardiograph

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Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1969.6.11 a-b
Description
Recording ECG machine (a) comes in a wooden case (b) that has a velvet-lined hinged door that opens down, leaving the front open and the ECG exposed; machinery rests on a sliding tray; battery operated; two rotating drums at back covered with corrugated metal.
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Accession Number
1969.6.11 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Recording ECG machine (a) comes in a wooden case (b) that has a velvet-lined hinged door that opens down, leaving the front open and the ECG exposed; machinery rests on a sliding tray; battery operated; two rotating drums at back covered with corrugated metal.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ECG machine
b - case - Size: Length 40.0 cm x Width 26.0 cm x Depth 40.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; used by Dr. Wm Goldie; donated by I .M. Hilliard to Dr. A. J. Kerwin of Toronto.
Maker
Sanborn Co.
Site Made (City)
Cambridge
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Material
wood: brown
leather: black
metal: black; silver
fabric: purple
rubber: brown; black
Inscriptions
"VOLTMETER - WESTON MODEL 506 TYPE A // WESTON ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENT CORP. NEWARK, NJ. USA. // PAT 1,579,849 1,597,256 1,635,595 1,661,214"; on inside of flip-down lid: "MADE BY // SANBORN COMPANY // CAMBRIDGE, MASS. USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-I2-3
Condition Remarks
#2: leather handle is degenerating.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used in conjunction with 1969.6.12; special feature is that any length of paper up to 100 cm can be set before the lead strip is run.
Exhibit History
"History of ECG Instruments" exhibit organized by Dr. Kerwin in the fall of 1969.
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Sanborn Viso-Cardiette Electrocardiograph ECG

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1969.37.1 a-d
Description
Cardiette in a wooden case (a), with exposed film canister (b) with lid (c), and a canister for unexposed film (d); tube of electrode paste and two spare fuses in envelope.
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Accession Number
1969.37.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Cardiette in a wooden case (a), with exposed film canister (b) with lid (c), and a canister for unexposed film (d); tube of electrode paste and two spare fuses in envelope.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - cardiette - Size: Length 36.0 cm x Width 28.0 cm x Depth 18.0 cm
b - canister
c - lid
d - canister
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. K. W. G. Brown.
Maker
Sanborn
Site Made (City)
Cambridge
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
wood: brown
metal: grey; black
Inscriptions
Under dial on top to upper left: "SANBORN // CARDIETTE"; on metal plate on lid front: "MADE FOR // R. C. COATSWORTH M.D. // BY // SANBORN COMPANY // CAMBRIDGE MASS. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J1-3
Condition Remarks
Batteries burned out; #2: leather handle is deteriorating.
Copy Type
Original
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Sanborn Viso-Cardiette Electrocardiograph ECG

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Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1969.6.12 a-c
Description
ECG recorder (a) comes in a wooden case (b) that has a hinged flip-down velvet-lined door that exposes the instrument inside; there is also a hinged side door; contains a compartment for film; dial is calibrated from 0 to 105; a circular yellow plate is calibrated as well; voltmeter has holes for t…
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Accession Number
1969.6.12 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
ECG recorder (a) comes in a wooden case (b) that has a hinged flip-down velvet-lined door that exposes the instrument inside; there is also a hinged side door; contains a compartment for film; dial is calibrated from 0 to 105; a circular yellow plate is calibrated as well; voltmeter has holes for the three-pronged plug of 1969.6.11.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - ECG recorder
b - case - Size: Length 35.5 cm x Width 26.0 cm x Depth 40.5 cm
c - metal strip
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; used by Dr. Wm Goldie; donated by I. M. Hilliard to Dr. A. J. Kerwin of Toronto.
Maker
Sanborn Co.
Site Made (City)
Cambridge
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Material
wood: brown
leather: black
metal: black; silver
fabric: purple
rubber: black
Inscriptions
On voltmeter: "Weston Electrical Instrument Co. Newark N.J. USA // Weston // Model 506 Type A // PATENTS PENDING"; on inside of flip-down lid: "MADE BY // SANBORN COMPANY // CAMBRIDGE, MASS."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-I2-3
Condition Remarks
#2: leather handle is deteriorating.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used in conjunction with 1969.6.11; special feature is that any length of paper up to 100 cm can be set before the lead strip is run.
Exhibit History
"History of ECG Instruments" exhibit organized by Dr. Kerwin in the fall of 1969.
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Sanborn Viso-Cardiette Electrocardiograph ECG

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
1969.6.9 a-j
Description
Wooden case comes with cloth cover (i) and contains: (a) patch cord, 5-pin plug, 5 leads; (b-d) copper electrode plates; (e) handheld circular electrode with bakelite handle/set screw; (f) lid for film canister (takes up exposed film); (g) canister for unexposed film; (h) "cardiette"; (i) cloth cov…
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Accession Number
1969.6.9 a-j
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Wooden case comes with cloth cover (i) and contains: (a) patch cord, 5-pin plug, 5 leads; (b-d) copper electrode plates; (e) handheld circular electrode with bakelite handle/set screw; (f) lid for film canister (takes up exposed film); (g) canister for unexposed film; (h) "cardiette"; (i) cloth cover with zippered compartment for parts; (j) canister for exposed film, biult-in cutter; there are also a tube of electrode paste and a tube of sterile lubricant
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - cord with leads
b - electrode plate
c - electrode plate
d - electrode plate
e - handheld electrode
f - lid for canister
g - canister
h - cardiette
i - cloth cover
j - canister
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Sanborn
Site Made (City)
Cambridge
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
wood: brown
fabric: brown
metal: black; silver; white
plastic: black
rubber
Inscriptions
Metal plate on lid front reads, "MADE FOR // H.K. DETWEILER M.D. // BY // SANBORN COMPANY // CAMBRIDGE, MASS. USA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-J1-2
Condition Remarks
Rubber belts for electrode plates are rotten; batteries exhausted; #2: the leather case is deteriorating badly.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Exhausted batteries in compartment; for access: remove (j) and crank on back; life cardiette out by handles, compartment door slides to left.
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Stanicor cardiac pacer

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Dates
1970
1974
circa 1970-1974
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
994007177
Description
Internal pacemaker; circular shape; inner mechanics potted in translucent yellow plastic casing; insert to top for wire; rubber-coated wire extending from insert; stainless steel nameplate to front; maker name and model information engraved to plate.
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Accession Number
994007177
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Pacemaker, Artificial
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial -- instrumentation
Cardiovascular Diseases -- therapy
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Internal pacemaker; circular shape; inner mechanics potted in translucent yellow plastic casing; insert to top for wire; rubber-coated wire extending from insert; stainless steel nameplate to front; maker name and model information engraved to plate.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Cordis
Site Made (City)
Roden
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
1970
1974
circa 1970-1974
Date Remarks
Dr. Chiong's notes; original record had "early 1970s"
Material
plastic: yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved to nameplate: "Stanicor (R) // R-Wave Inhibited // Cardiac Pacer // Rate 70 // 143AA7-56575 // cordis (R) // Roden, The Netherlands"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.8 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Copy Type
Original
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Stanicor cardiac pacer

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Dates
1970
1974
circa 1970-1974
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
994007178
Description
Internal pacemaker; circular shape; inner mechanics potted in translucent yellow plastic casing; insert to top for wire; rubber-coated wire extending from insert; stainless steel nameplate to front; maker name and model information engraved to plate.
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Accession Number
994007178
Collection
Dr. Rocky O. West Cardiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Pacemaker, Artificial
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial -- instrumentation
Cardiovascular Diseases -- therapy
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Internal pacemaker; circular shape; inner mechanics potted in translucent yellow plastic casing; insert to top for wire; rubber-coated wire extending from insert; stainless steel nameplate to front; maker name and model information engraved to plate.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Cordis
Site Made (City)
Roden
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
1970
1974
circa 1970-1974
Date Remarks
Dr. Chiong's notes; original record had "early 1970s"
Material
plastic: yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved to nameplate: "Stanicor (R) // R-Wave Inhibited // Cardiac Pacer // Rate 70 // 143AA7-54592 // cordis (R) // Roden, The Netherlands"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.8 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Copy Type
Original
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