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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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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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red cell counting pipette

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997001235
Description
Red cell counting pipette with mouthpiece and tubing; the pipette consists of a hollow, cylindrical piece of glass with a round, open end and a tip that is tapered to a blunt point with a very small opening; the centre of the pipette has a bulbous, hollow section with a small red glass bead inside;…
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Accession Number
997001235
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Erythrocyte Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer -- pipettes
Description
Red cell counting pipette with mouthpiece and tubing; the pipette consists of a hollow, cylindrical piece of glass with a round, open end and a tip that is tapered to a blunt point with a very small opening; the centre of the pipette has a bulbous, hollow section with a small red glass bead inside; there is a length of hollow rubber tubing attached to the end of the pipette; the other end of the rubber tubing has an attached mouthpiece; the mouthpiece is made of hollow cylindrical red plastic with an open end that has a flared lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B. N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection.
Maker
A. H. T. Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
rubber: amber
glass: clear; red
plastic: red
Inscriptions
The side of the pipette reads, "Bo 47956 A. H. T. Co PHILADA., U.S.A. // GERMANY A"; there are also increment marks and the numbers "101 // 1 // 0.5"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-11
Dimension Notes
Length 37.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The glass and plastic are complete and undamaged; the rubber shows some staining; most of the rubber tube is flexible and uncracked; a small area at the centre is starting to harden and shows fine cracks.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #151; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1960, p. 249 (5H-630, 5H-636)
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