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Beckmann adjustable thermometer

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
994010010 a-b
Description
Long cylindrical thermometer; mercury; bottom portion of tube clear, upper portion clear with a white scale; silver cap to top; housed in a black hard case; blue velvet interior.
Accession Number
994010010 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Calorimetry -- instrumentation
Thermometers
Temperature
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
Long cylindrical thermometer; mercury; bottom portion of tube clear, upper portion clear with a white scale; silver cap to top; housed in a black hard case; blue velvet interior.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 58.2 cm. x Width 1.0 cm. x Diameter1.8 cm.
b - case - Size: Length 65.0 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 4.0 cm.
Maker
Fisher Scientific Co.
Site Made (Country)
Western Germany
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
glass: clear; white
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
Back of thermometer reads: "Beckmann Thermometer / Centigrade 1/100° / graduated at setting of plus 20° C. / Fisher Scientific Co / Jenaer Normaigias / Made in West Germany"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler; Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Research Facts
A student's tool; used in the exercise of calorimetry; to measure emission of heat consumption, dissolution, vaporization of fuel; focusses a small range of degrees, read to the 1000th of a degree; adjustable scale can move mercury up
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Boggs' coagulometer

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1973.1.8 a-g
Description
Case (a) is a squarish container made of wood and covered with a paper material and lined with red plush; there is a flap on the front of the lid that fits over a tab on the case; it contains (b) a circular metal piece with three arms with a circular opening covered with glass on one side, and (c),…
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Accession Number
1973.1.8 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Coagulation Tests
Description
Case (a) is a squarish container made of wood and covered with a paper material and lined with red plush; there is a flap on the front of the lid that fits over a tab on the case; it contains (b) a circular metal piece with three arms with a circular opening covered with glass on one side, and (c), a separate circular metal piece with a glass centre that fits onto (b); there is also (d), a short piece to fit into one of the arms for attachment of rubber tubing (f,g) and one piece of rubber tubing that ends in a bulb (e).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 9.6 cm x Width 9.4 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
b - circular piece with arms - Size: Length 7.1 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - circular piece - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
d - short rod - Size: Length 3.5 cm
e - rubber bulb - Size: Length 5.4 cm
f - rubber tubing - Size: Length 7.6 cm
g - rubber tubing - Size: Length 3.8 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Carmi McI. Warren of Don Mills, Ontario.
Maker
W. C. Rieker
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
wood
paper: black
fabric: red
glass: clear
metal: silver
rubber: red
Inscriptions
On top of the lid, in the middle, in gold lettering is: "COAGULOMETER"; just beneath this is the trademark of Ingram & Bell in blue, gold, and white; there is an outer oval with the lettering: "WINNIPEG CALGARY // TORONTO MONTREAL" and an inner circle that has: "INGRAM & BELL LIMITED"; inside that circle is a logo consisting of a "B" with an "I" strung through the openings of the "B"; at one side of (c) are the words: "W. C. RIEKER // PHILA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
Rubber tubing is hardened and broken in pieces; #2: rubber stiff and broken.
Copy Type
Original
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Boggs' coagulometer

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1986.1.3 a-b
Description
A case contains a thick metal disc with three shanks projecting from it at 45° angles from each other; in the centre of the disc is a chamber with a glass bottom; the case is lined with fabric.
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Accession Number
1986.1.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Coagulation Tests
Description
A case contains a thick metal disc with three shanks projecting from it at 45° angles from each other; in the centre of the disc is a chamber with a glass bottom; the case is lined with fabric.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
coagulometer - Size: Width 6.2 cm
box - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. G. Watt; used by his father, Dr. J. C. Watt.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver
fabric: pink
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Fisher Scientific Catalogue, 1926-7 (item #5-960); Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 1127
Research Facts
For determining the coagulation time of the blood on the stage of a microscope; used by the donor's father, Dr. J. C. Watt, gr. U of T 1910, who was a professor of anatomy at the U of T.
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laboratory thermometer

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004045008 a-c
Description
A glass thermometer (a) in a cylindrical wooden case (b) with a cap (c); the thermometer has a loop at the top for attaching a string or wire, and tapers to a point at the bottom; it goes up to 120 degrees fairenheit; there is a green paper label on the case.
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Accession Number
004045008 a-c
Collection
Gillies Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Calorimetry -- instrumentation
Thermometers
Temperature
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
A glass thermometer (a) in a cylindrical wooden case (b) with a cap (c); the thermometer has a loop at the top for attaching a string or wire, and tapers to a point at the bottom; it goes up to 120 degrees fairenheit; there is a green paper label on the case.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
b - case - Size: Length 25.5 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm.
c - cap - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Provenance
This artifact was used by the donor's uncle Dr. Walter Barnhart during the 1920s to the 1940s in his personal lab, possibly for arthritis research; this is not the original case for this thermometer.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
The donor states that it was used from the 1920s through to the 1940s.
Material
glass: clear
wood: brown
paper: green
Inscriptions
There is an indecipherable word engraved on the thermometer as well as "Gas Filled" and "Germany" and gradute markings from 00 to 120 with an F at the top; the label on the case reads "ENGRAVED THERMOMETER // Catalog No. Z4242 Length 10 Inches // Range 0 to 80°C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-4
Condition Remarks
There is a bit of staining on the wood.
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Richard Gillies; "Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (JC-141)," CENCO, Toronto, 1942, p. 286 (similar to item 16355) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Research Facts
The donor graduated from medical school in 1955.
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Wright's coagulometer

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1969.3.47 a-q
Description
Coagulometer consists of (a) a water bath, an aluminum canister with a small spout; (b) a metal disc to hold the sedimentation tubes, with metal brackets to hold onto the rim of (a), one attached, one broken off (c); (d-o) 12 sedimentation tubes, numbered corresponding to numbers on (b); a hole "T"…
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Accession Number
1969.3.47 a-q
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Coagulation Tests
Description
Coagulometer consists of (a) a water bath, an aluminum canister with a small spout; (b) a metal disc to hold the sedimentation tubes, with metal brackets to hold onto the rim of (a), one attached, one broken off (c); (d-o) 12 sedimentation tubes, numbered corresponding to numbers on (b); a hole "T" is cork-lined; (p) leather-covered box for storage of tubes; (q) case, which has two hinges and one latch, four compartments and a felt lining.
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
a - water bath - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 8.2 cm
b,c - disc - Size: Diam. 8.0 cm
d-o - tubes - Size: Length 12.0 cm
p - tube storage box - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
q - case - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 14.0 cm x Depth 11.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dept. of Physiology, University of Toronto via Dr. John W. Scott.
Maker
Hawksley
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
fabric: green
metal: silver
wood: brown
cork: brown
leather: black
glass: clear; white
Inscriptions
On (a): "HAWKSLEY // 357 OXFORD ST. // LONDON W"; on bottom of (a): "W 154"; on inside of box lid: "HAWKSLEY // 357 OXFORD // LONDON"; sedimentation tubes (d-o) are numbered from 1 to 12 and have "5/cm".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-10
Condition Remarks
One metal bracket broken off disc.
Copy Type
Original
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