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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Stevan George Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
002013001 a-c
Description
Round-bodied glass alcohol lamp (a) with flat bottom, tapered, frosted neck, white cotton wick and a top metal cap (b) that holds the wick in place; a round-topped glass cap (c) with a frosted glass band around the inner surface of its bottom opening fits over the top.
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Accession Number
002013001 a-c
Collection
Dr. Stevan George Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization -- methods
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- burner
Description
Round-bodied glass alcohol lamp (a) with flat bottom, tapered, frosted neck, white cotton wick and a top metal cap (b) that holds the wick in place; a round-topped glass cap (c) with a frosted glass band around the inner surface of its bottom opening fits over the top.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - lamp - Size: Width 9.2 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
b - lamp - Size: Width 1.6 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
c - lamp - Size: Width 6.0 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by donor, Dr. Stevan George, used in his family practice in Newfoundland in the 1960s.
Maker
A.F.M.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on date of donor's practice
Material
metal: yellow
fabric: white
glass: clear; frosted
Inscriptions
"BRITISH MADE // A.F.M." appears in raised glass letters on the bottom of the lamp; a paper label affixed to the glass cap reads "2/10"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-3
Condition Remarks
The glass shows minor signs of wear in the form of scratches, and a chip in the glass cap 1.0 cm long; there were two patches of white discolouration 0.6 cm x 0.3 cm and 1.0 cm x 0.4 cm; the inner surfaces were dusty; #2: chipped and dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. J.A. Low; "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 628 (similar to Fig. 53752) (see attached photocopy); CD #8
Research Facts
Dr. George trained in Canada and Scotland, with a specialty in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and began working at KGH in 1963.
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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
000003298 a-b
Description
Alcohol lamp, which consists of a lamp (a) and a cap (b); the lamp is cylindrical in shape, with a flat bottom, with an extending shallow rim, straight sides with a folded piece of metal, a convex top, with a cylindrical piece extending from its centre; the midpoint of this piece is threaded, and t…
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Accession Number
000003298 a-b
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization -- methods
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- burner
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Alcohol lamp, which consists of a lamp (a) and a cap (b); the lamp is cylindrical in shape, with a flat bottom, with an extending shallow rim, straight sides with a folded piece of metal, a convex top, with a cylindrical piece extending from its centre; the midpoint of this piece is threaded, and there is a purple end of frayed rope extending from a round hole at the top of this piece; cap (b) screws on over top of this cylindrical piece with the rope; the cap is cylindrical with a round, open bottom, straight sides and a flat top; its inner surface is threaded; there is a groove, and gripping lines stamped into the metal, at its tip.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - alcohol lamp - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
b - cap- Size: Length 2.2 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
On the top surface of the cap, "Penn U.S.A. // CHROME" is stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-1
Condition Remarks
The cap and lamp showed minor signs of wear in the form of plate wear and fingerprint marks; there was a dark purple deposit along the bottom rim of the lamp, and in the groove at the top of the cap; no signs of active corrosion; there was a minor dent in the lamp, along the rim of its concave top.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 251 (similar to item #5H-725) (see attached photocopy); Connie Cox, retired RN from Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Research Facts
Likely originally came with a spoon attachment for sterilizing needles; catalogue image shows this attachment; for heating medication to insert in needles.
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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
000003300 a-e
Description
Alcohol lamp, which consists of a lamp (a), cap (b), rod (c), spoon (d) and screw (e); the lamp is cylindrical with a flat, shallow-rimmed bottom, straight sides, and a slightly conical top; there is a folded piece of metal attached to its side that forms a vertical tube; a cylindrical piece, with …
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Accession Number
000003300 a-e
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization -- methods
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- burner
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Alcohol lamp, which consists of a lamp (a), cap (b), rod (c), spoon (d) and screw (e); the lamp is cylindrical with a flat, shallow-rimmed bottom, straight sides, and a slightly conical top; there is a folded piece of metal attached to its side that forms a vertical tube; a cylindrical piece, with gripping lines and metal threads on its surface, extends upwards from the centre of the conical top; a purple, frayed rope extends from an open hole at its top; the cap (b) fits over this component; the cap is cylindrical, with a round, open bottom, straight sides, and a flat top with gripping lines and a groove stamped around its rim; the base of the rod (c) fits into the tube formed by the folded piece of metal on the side of the lamp; it is a round rod, that is bent twice at 90° angles; its tips are rounded; when assembled, this rod suspends the spoon (d) over the lamp's wick; one end of the spoon is cylindrical, with a round hole running through it to accomodate the rod, and another at its tip for the screw; this tapers and flattens to form the spoon's arm; this flares at its end to form an oval, wide-tipped spoon; the spoon is secured to the rod with the screw, which is inserted into the hole at the end of the spoon; the screw (e) is round, with a threaded, cylindrical bottom, and round, flat turning grip, with gripping lines stamped into its edge.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - alcohol lamp - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
b - cap- Size: Length 2.1 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - rod- Size: Length 13.9 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
d - spoon- Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
e - screw- Size: Length 1.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver; yellow
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
"Penn [in cursive script] U.S.A. // CHROME" is stamped into the metal on the side of the cap; "ALPACCA" is stamped into the metal on the underside of the spoon's arm.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-3
Condition Remarks
There was a white residue on the bottom surface of the lamp (a); its metal plating was moderately scratched and worn, and there was a dent 1.5 cm x 1.0 cm on its side; the top cylindrical component had minor inactive corrosion and dark deposits; the plating on the cap was also worn, and the gold metal underneath was visible; there was a spot of inactive corrosion on its top, 0.5 cm x 0.5 cm; the rod was in very good condition; there were six small gouges on the top arm of the spoon, and eleven smaller gouges on its underside; there were water marks on the top surface of the spoon, and dark discolourations and deposits from the lamp on its bottom surface; the screw had some minor plate wear along its gripping surface.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 251 (similar to item #5H-725) (see attached photocopy); Connie Cox, retired RN from KPH; see also 000.003.298; CD #1
Exhibit History
Sept. 23, 2002: on display in the KGH Hall of Honour in the exhibit, "Fighting the White Plague: the Battle against TB"
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997002438 a-e
Description
Portable metal sterilizer consisting of a metal rectangular bottomless box with movable bail wire handles (a) and removable cover on top (e); removable mesh sterilization tray with movable handles (b); two metal square steaming baskets with locking clasp closure lids (c, d); top of lids have movabl…
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Accession Number
997002438 a-e
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Portable metal sterilizer consisting of a metal rectangular bottomless box with movable bail wire handles (a) and removable cover on top (e); removable mesh sterilization tray with movable handles (b); two metal square steaming baskets with locking clasp closure lids (c, d); top of lids have movable handles; boxes are perforated and are sitting in metal boxes with holes cut in the sides; the holes match up to the perforation marks on the baskets, or they can be moved downward so the basket is sealed; model number "1680" stamped on artefact, as well as manufacturer's snowflake design logo with the letter "L" stamped in the middle; steaming baskets have patent number "23599" stmaped on them as well as the manufacturer's logo
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 36.2 cm x Width 21.3 cm x Depth 19.0 cm
b - tray - Size: Length 34.7 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Depth 17.4 cm
c - basket - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 15.4 cm x Depth 15.4 cm
d - basket - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 15.4 cm x Depth 15.4 cm
e - cover - Size: Length 36.6 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped on side: "1680"; (c) stamped on top: "D.R.G.M. // 23599"; (d) stamped on top: "D.R.G.M. // 23599"; (e) stamped on top: "1680".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-2
Condition Remarks
Slightly tarnished all over; some corrosion inside on bottom of steaming baskets
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances", Down Bros Ltd, 1906, p. 2157 (similar to model #8344); "Aloe’s Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians’ Supplies and Hospital Furnishings. 6th ed", A.S. Aloe Co., 189–, p. 983 (similar to model #11428); "Launtenschlaeger website"; fits on top of 997.001.955a-n; CD #8
Research Facts
This is the upper part to a combined sterilizer; the lower part is used for sterilizing instruments in boiling water to which 1% carbonate of soda was previously added; the upper part fits onto the lower part; dressings and bandages are steamed in perforated baskets placed in the upper section; the dressings could be kept in the containers until required for use; underneath the sterilizer were alcohol or gas lamps which heated the water; the "D.R.G.M." mark stands for Deutsche Reich Gebrameister, which means 'registered patent'; this sterilizer could have been made by Berlin's F & M Launtenschlaeger, the company who made the first instrument sterilizer in the 1880s and still specialize in surgical instrument sterilizers today
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1950
60
circa 1950-60
Collection
Dr. James Hugh McGuire Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
003046001 a-c
Description
Portable electrical sterilizer consists of metal (a) carcass on four plastic feet with lid opened by lever; front of carcass has on and off switch and two lights; electrical cord and plug connects to back of carcass; perforated sterilizer (b) tray fits inside top of carcass; second smaller perforat…
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Accession Number
003046001 a-c
Collection
Dr. James Hugh McGuire Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Portable electrical sterilizer consists of metal (a) carcass on four plastic feet with lid opened by lever; front of carcass has on and off switch and two lights; electrical cord and plug connects to back of carcass; perforated sterilizer (b) tray fits inside top of carcass; second smaller perforated (c) tray designed to hold hypodermic needles.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a -carcass - Size: Length 49.0 cm x Width 28.7 cm x Depth 25.0 cm
b - tray - Size: Length 39. 3 cm x Width 14.1 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
c - tray - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Provenance
Sterilizer was originally owned by Dr. John James McGuire and later owned and used by his son, Dr. James Hugh McGuire .
Maker
Shampaine Electric Company
Site Made (City)
Roselle
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
60
circa 1950-60
Date Remarks
Artifact is similar to an object found in catalogue from 1960.
Material
metal: silver, yellow, blue
plastic: black
glass: red, green
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker affixed to carcass: " MANUFACTURED BY // Shampaine // ELECTRIC COMPANY // ROSELLE, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A. "
Pinted on plate screwed into carcass: " RED PILOT LIGHT // SIGNALS "DRY" // AND SHUTS OFF // CURRENT TO STER- // ILIZER. TURN OFF // SWITCH TO RE- // STORE OPERATION // FILL WITH WATER // & TURN SWITCH // ON. "
Printed on plate attached to bottom of carcass: " DISTRIBUTED BY // Shampaine // ELECTRIC COMPANY // ROSELLE, N.J. // U.S.A. // CAT.NO. SE417 // SERIAL NO. S53550 G // V115PH1 CY60 // W1200 A10.5"
Printed on sticker on bottom of carcass: "LISTED UNDER // EXAMINATION SERVICE // UL // illeg"
LOK // PAT. 1793068
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-1
Condition Remarks
Carcass has minor scratching; stains and chalky residue inside compartment and on both trays; paint peeling off labels.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies" in the J. F. Hartz Company Limited, 1960, p. 49 (Model A16); CD #1.
Research Facts
Used to sterilize instruments; thermostat controlled; shuts off current when water boils.
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer …
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Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer edge; this lip fits inside the main box to provide a good seal; the sieve tray (c) is a flat piece of steel with upturned sides with large squared handles protruding at both ends; the surface of the sieve tray has 57 holes (3 rows of 19), allowing for the free flow of water over the instruments placed in the tray
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box (incl. handles) - Size: Length 41.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 39.0 x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - sieve tray - Size: Length 38.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Wilmot Castle Co.
Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Date Remarks
Wilmot Castle founded in 1883
Material
metal: brown; grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on lid: "CASTLE" inside a diamond shape; on the opposite end of the lid: "25"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
Sterilizer shows significant oxidation but is very clean and has little inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 21st Edition, by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3051 (similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy)
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997037094 a-c
Description
(a) A hand-made instrument sterilizer which consists of a shallow, rectangular metal box with sem-circular handles attached on sides with bolted metal attachment; the edges are hand-crimped and rounded, each being sealed with a solder compound; the lid (b) is a flat piece of metal with a linch lip…
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Accession Number
997037094 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) A hand-made instrument sterilizer which consists of a shallow, rectangular metal box with sem-circular handles attached on sides with bolted metal attachment; the edges are hand-crimped and rounded, each being sealed with a solder compound; the lid (b) is a flat piece of metal with a linch lip soldered just inside the perimeter; two rectangular-shaped metal handles are soldered on the surface of the lid; the lip fits inside the main box (a), giving a good seal; the sieve tray (c) is a flat piece of metal with upturned sides and semi-circular handles protruding on both ends; the surface has 50 holes (5 rows of 10), allowing the free flow of water over the tray
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - sterilizer box - Size: Length 32.2 cm x Width 15.8 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
b - sterilizer lid - Size: Length 26.4 cm x Width 15.6 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - sieve tray - Size: Length 24.7 cm x Width 12.8 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Material
metal: brownish-green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
Interior of metal box shows wear and inactive corrosion; sterilizer lid shows discolouration and surface patina; #2: returned in same condition; #3: some tarnishing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., by The Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 3051 (somewhat similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Exhibit History
Bracken Library Exhibit "Boning Up on Anatomy"; Sept 9, 2002-Sept. 29, 2003
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997037104 a-c
Description
(a) A handmade, shallow rectangular copper box with semi-circular handles attached on both ends with silver solder; the rounded edges are hand-crimped, and each seam is sealed with a solder compound; the copper sieve tray (b) is a flat piece of copper with upturned sides and square-shaped handles p…
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Accession Number
997037104 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) A handmade, shallow rectangular copper box with semi-circular handles attached on both ends with silver solder; the rounded edges are hand-crimped, and each seam is sealed with a solder compound; the copper sieve tray (b) is a flat piece of copper with upturned sides and square-shaped handles protruding at 90 deg. on both ends; the surface has 50 holes (5 rows of 10), allowing the free flow of heated water over the tray; the lid (c) is a flat piece of copper with a one-inch lip soldered just inside the perimeter which, when closed, gives the box a tight seal; there is a wire handle attached to the lid in the centre which swivels back to front through a small copper tube mounted with solder
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - copper box - Size: Length 44.6 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 7.3 cm
b - sieve tray - Size: Length 39.5 cm x Width 13.7 cm x Depth 6.8 cm
c - lid - Size: Length 40.8 cm x Width 15.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Beginning of the Bird medical practice
Material
metal: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
Surface of sterilizer is dented and copper is quite oxidized; there are traces of inactive corrosion throughout but concentrated on interior of lid
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, 1915, p. 3051 (slightly similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997037105 a-d
Description
(a) An instrument sterilizer which is comprised of a large, deep steel box with semi-circular, hinged handles on either end; the top edge has a marked lip that protrudes around the box opening; on one end there is a steam release valve; the steel sieve tray (b) is a long, shallow tray of mesh wire …
Accession Number
997037105 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) An instrument sterilizer which is comprised of a large, deep steel box with semi-circular, hinged handles on either end; the top edge has a marked lip that protrudes around the box opening; on one end there is a steam release valve; the steel sieve tray (b) is a long, shallow tray of mesh wire with upturned sides and square-shaped handles protruding at 90 deg. on both ends; the heat element (c) fits underneath the sieve; the heat element is a flattened oval-shaped closed chamber with ten holes punched through on both ends; on one end a small door opens allowing users to replace fuel; there are also small ring-shaped handles on each end; the lid (d) is a flat, rectangular steel plate that rises in the middle to a raised mid-section, topped with a squared handle fastened with solder; off centre there is a cork-stoppered hole that allows for steam release
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 55.3 cm x Width 23.0 cm x Depth 24.0 cm
b - sieve tray - Size: Length 46.0 cm x Width 18.7 cm x Depth 11.7 cm
c - heat element - Size: Length 47.1 cm x Width 18.0cm x Depth 9.0 cm
d - lid - Size: Length 50.8cm x Width 24.0 cm x Depth 6.8 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Wilmot Castle Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Beginning of the Bird medical practice
Material
metal: silver-grey
Inscriptions
On front in embossed lettering: "THE ROCHESTER // STEAM // STERILIZER // PAT. APPL'D FOR // WILMOT CASTLE & CO // ROCHESTER . NY // 108"; embossed on left side: "HOT AIR STEAM"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-3
Condition Remarks
Sterilizer shows signs of extensive inactive corrosion, especially on lid; sieve tray and heat element are in very good condition; #2: some corrosioon on lid.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., The Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 3051 (similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy)
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997001399 a-b
Description
Syringe sterlizer, which consists of a rectangular sterilizer (a) with a removable tray (b); the sterilizer is rectangular in shape, with closed right, left, front, back, and bottom; there is a lid on the top that is hinged at the back; the outside centre of the lid has a rectangular-shaped piece o…
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Accession Number
997001399 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Syringe sterlizer, which consists of a rectangular sterilizer (a) with a removable tray (b); the sterilizer is rectangular in shape, with closed right, left, front, back, and bottom; there is a lid on the top that is hinged at the back; the outside centre of the lid has a rectangular-shaped piece of bakelite attached, which serves as a handle; the bottom of the sterilizer has a round, bakelite foot at each corner; the lower back right side of the sterilizer has an attached electric cord with a round ceramic piece where the cord goes into the sterilizer; the electric cord is covered with woven thread; there is an oval on/off switch set into the cord 48.5 cm from the sterilizer; the outer end of the cord has a rounded bakelite plug with brass prongs; the electric cord is 190.5 cm long in total; the inside of the lid has a flat metal hook attached at the left and right sides; these two hooks hold the tray (b); the tray is made of rectangular metal that has a pattern of small, round holes stamped through the metal; the front, back, right, and left sides are turned up; there is a small, heavy cylindrical wire hook attached at both the right and left sides; these hooks hook onto the hooks attached to the inner lid of the sterilizer.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - sterilizer - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Width 7.8 cm x Depth 11.4 cm
b - tray - Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Prometheus Elec. Corp.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver; grey; yellow
plastic: black
fabric: black; off-white
ceramic: white
Inscriptions
(a) The front of the sterilizer has the word, "PROMETHEUS" in raised letters; the bottom of the sterilizer has, "THE PROMETHEUS ELEC CORP. // 110 VOLTS 3 AMP // TYPE 408 NO. 59160 // NEW YORK" stamped into the metal; both prongs on the plug have, "HEMCO // U.S.A. // UL [the "UL" enclosed in a circle]" stamped into the metal; (b) none
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-4
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; there is a small spot of corrosion on the hook attached to the right inside of the lid; the bakelite parts are complete and undamaged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #1; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments" by Storz Instrument Company, 1966, p. 429 (similar to item #S-3055) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Images
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