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Alexander rib raspatory

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
Accession Number
997034116
Description
The rib raspatory is a solid, double-ended instrument with a flat, oval-shaped handle with smooth, oval-shaped gripping grooves on top and bottom; one end tapers in and then out to form a rectangular section; the top has a ridge in the centre with horizontal grooves before; the tip curves down to a…
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Accession Number
997034116
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Thoracic Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- raspatory
Description
The rib raspatory is a solid, double-ended instrument with a flat, oval-shaped handle with smooth, oval-shaped gripping grooves on top and bottom; one end tapers in and then out to form a rectangular section; the top has a ridge in the centre with horizontal grooves before; the tip curves down to a sharp edge; bottom is flat; the other end tapers in and out to a square piece with rounded edges and two small concave pieces at either side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWNS ENGLAND STAINLESS" stamped into metal; "DOR Dr. Charrette" engraved on the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 20.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
There is no staining, no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Weck Surgical Instruments and Products," by Pilling Weck, 1992, p. B-50 (item #614150) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
This instrument was used for peeling periosteum from the bone; used in thoracic surgery on the ribs as a dissector or separator.
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Anderson tendon tunnelling forceps, curved

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Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034573
Description
Curved Anderson tendon tunnelling forceps with a finger-hinged joint on handle; distal end, single-hinged joint opening with grooved serrations on each side ending with a one-into-two-toothed grasper; small, black identifier on one handle.
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Accession Number
997034573
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgery
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Curved Anderson tendon tunnelling forceps with a finger-hinged joint on handle; distal end, single-hinged joint opening with grooved serrations on each side ending with a one-into-two-toothed grasper; small, black identifier on one handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Down
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped into the handle: "Down England"; etched onto handle: "Plastic"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Dimension Notes
Length 9.75 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Surface shows some wear; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments & Hospital Equipment," Downs Surgical PLC, 23rd ed., Surrey, ca. 1982, p. G41 (item #GR-410-02-Q); CD #11.
Research Facts
Used for directing and grasping a severed tendon during repair surgery.
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Anderson tendon tunnelling forceps, straight

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Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034572
Description
Long, straight Anderson tendon tunnelling forceps with a finger-hinged joint on handle; distal end, single-hinged joint opening with grooved serrations on each side ending with a one-into-two-toothed grasper; small, black identifier on one handle.
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Accession Number
997034572
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgery
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps
Description
Long, straight Anderson tendon tunnelling forceps with a finger-hinged joint on handle; distal end, single-hinged joint opening with grooved serrations on each side ending with a one-into-two-toothed grasper; small, black identifier on one handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Down
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Material
metal: silver
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped into the handle: "Down England // Stainless Steel"; etched onto handle: "O.R. Dr. Wyllie"; "plastic"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Dimension Notes
Length 9.75 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Surface shows some wear; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments & Hospital Equipment," Downs Surgical PLC, 23rd ed., Surrey, ca. 1982, p. G41 (item #GR-405-02-G); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used for directing and grasping a severed tendon during repair surgery.
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Balfour abdominal retractor

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034399
Description
A rectangular structure open at one end; has one stationary arm and one adjustable arm; centre blade is missing.
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Accession Number
997034399
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
A rectangular structure open at one end; has one stationary arm and one adjustable arm; centre blade is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Down
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWN ENGLAND STAINLESS STEEL" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 28.0 cm x Width 21.0 cm x Depth 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining or corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," by Downs Surgical PLC, 23rd ed., p. B 21 (similar to item # BG-210-01-R) (see attached photocopy); also similar to 997034299; CD #2.
Research Facts
Used for retracting the abdominal wall during surgery; this instrument is self-retaining; used mainly in gynaecological and general surgery.
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blade for Balfour retractor

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034299
Description
Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
997034299
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-7
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 28.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Small amount of corrosion where handle is attached to blade; minor staining.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. B-21 (similar to item BG-210-01-R) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
This instrument is a centre blade for a Balfour retractor; used for retracting abdominal cavity during surgery; the Balfour retractor is a self-retaining instrument
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bone awl, straight

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034086
Description
Bone awl, with a hollow, bulbous hexagonal-shaped handle with a rounded end; the handle narrows to a collar that tapers outward with rounded edges; proximal to the collar and embedded in the centre is a step-like shaft; the first step is cylindrical; step two is cylindrical and then flattened; dist…
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Accession Number
997034086
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Bone and Bones -- surgery
MM= Cutting Tool -- perforator
Description
Bone awl, with a hollow, bulbous hexagonal-shaped handle with a rounded end; the handle narrows to a collar that tapers outward with rounded edges; proximal to the collar and embedded in the centre is a step-like shaft; the first step is cylindrical; step two is cylindrical and then flattened; distal end bevels on both sides to a sharp point; the sides are flat; the top and bottom are grooved into the centre with a hole through the metal at the distal end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"KGH OR" engraved on handle; "DOWNS ENGLAND GM 205 32 Q" stamped on metal of handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-12
Dimension Notes
Length 16.3 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows no corrosion or stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd ed., by Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. G50 (item GM-205-32-Q) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
Used for making a hole in bone to allow for wire or suture to pass through.
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Bonney myomectomy clamp

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Dates
1965
1985
circa 1965-1985
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
997034497
Description
Bonney myomectomy clamp is a stainless steel, scissor-like instrument with two sets of finger grips on the arms; screw joint; snap catch ratchet; distal end is oval-shaped and elevated with flat gripping ends and two overlapping control bars within the oval.
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Accession Number
997034497
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Uterine Diseases
Myoma
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- clamp
Description
Bonney myomectomy clamp is a stainless steel, scissor-like instrument with two sets of finger grips on the arms; screw joint; snap catch ratchet; distal end is oval-shaped and elevated with flat gripping ends and two overlapping control bars within the oval.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
Mitcham
Site Made (State)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1965
1985
circa 1965-1985
Date Remarks
A date of 1968 appears on the artifact.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWNS ENGLAND STAINLESS" stamped into the metal; "O.R. Bonneys Myomectomy Clamp Oct. 68" engraved on metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-4
Dimension Notes
Length 28.0 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining, no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. F-2 (similar to item FG-058-01-U) (see attached photocopy); CD #3.
Research Facts
Used to grip uterine fibroids for removal.
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Brand plantaris tendon stripper

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034181
Description
The tendon stripper has a solid cylindrical shaft with a handle at one end; the handle is a flat, solid piece of metal that flares out and then in, and ends with a sharp tip; the edges of the handle are rounded; one side of the handle has horizontal gripping grooves; the other end of the shaft has …
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Accession Number
997034181
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgery
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife
Description
The tendon stripper has a solid cylindrical shaft with a handle at one end; the handle is a flat, solid piece of metal that flares out and then in, and ends with a sharp tip; the edges of the handle are rounded; one side of the handle has horizontal gripping grooves; the other end of the shaft has an attached tip that is a short piece of hollow, cylindrical metal with two round, open ends; the uppermost end is sharp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"OR PLASTIC DR WYLLIE" engraved on the instrument; "DOWN ENGLAND STAINLESS" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 52.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining or corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," by Downs Surgical PLC, 23rd ed., p. G 57 (similar to item #GR-150-01-Q) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
Used for stripping tendons from fascia lata to repair soft tissue injuries.
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Cushing artery forceps

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034110
Description
The Cushing artery forceps are scissor-like, made up of two halves joined with a box-lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; the handles are straight with rounded edges and closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades are straight with rounded outer edges, tapering to a fine rounded ti…
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Accession Number
997034110
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- artery
Description
The Cushing artery forceps are scissor-like, made up of two halves joined with a box-lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; the handles are straight with rounded edges and closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades are straight with rounded outer edges, tapering to a fine rounded tip. The inside of the blade is flat and smooth, then changes to gripping grooves on the upper half.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWN ENGLAND STAINLESS STEEL" stamped into metal on one handle; "NS OR" engraved on instrument.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows no corrosion; slight staining; all parts move freely; #2: no change
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," by Downs Surgical PLC, 23rd ed., p. B3 (item #BA-480-01-W) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used for clamping blood vessels and tissue during surgery
Exhibit History
On display at the Goethe Institut, Toronto, October 18, 2002-March 2003
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Dandy hemostatic forceps

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034071
Description
The hemostat is a scissor-like instrument made up of two halves joined with a box lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; the handles are straight with closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades curve sideways tapering to a dull tip; the inside of the blades are flat from the joint, …
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Accession Number
997034071
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- hemostat
Description
The hemostat is a scissor-like instrument made up of two halves joined with a box lock joint and a snap-catch ratchet; the handles are straight with closed, rounded finger grips coming off each end; the blades curve sideways tapering to a dull tip; the inside of the blades are flat from the joint, then change to horizontal gripping grooves to the tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
Downs
Site Made (City)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"DOWNS ENGLAND – STAINLESS STEEL" stamped into metal on one handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-1
Dimension Notes
Length 14.7 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Parts move freely; no staining or corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff Inc., 1976-77, p. 212 (item # 33-4160) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Used mainly for scalp hemostasis
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