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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
Less detail
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1982.5.21
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Accession Number
1982.5.21
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber stiff and cracking
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Janice Meyer Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
001010001 a-g
Description
A haemacytometer consisting of two pipettes, one counting chamber, and two spare mouthpieces; all are contained in a fabric-lined, double-hinged case with two latches.
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Accession Number
001010001 a-g
Collection
Janice Meyer Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
A haemacytometer consisting of two pipettes, one counting chamber, and two spare mouthpieces; all are contained in a fabric-lined, double-hinged case with two latches.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - case
b - red ended pipette
c - white ended pipette
d - counting chamber
e - cover glass
f - spare mouthpiece
g - spare mouthpiece
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Janice Meyer.
Site Made (Country)
Western Germany
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
fabric: red
leatherette: black
glass: white, clear
rubber: red
plastic: white, red
metal: yellow
ink: yellow, black
Inscriptions
"Haemacytometer // MADE IN WESTERN GERMANY // SUPERIOR" on the top of the case cover; there are scales on each pipette and the phrase " 'SUPERIOR' MADE IN W. GERMANY" appears on the opposite side of the pipette from the scale; "422952" on one side of the counting chamber; "SUPERIOR // Germany // Improved // Double Neubauer // Ruling" on the other side.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Dimension Notes
a - case - Length 18.4 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - red ended pipette - Length 15.0 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
c - white ended pipette - Length 14.3 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
d - counting chamber - Length 7.5 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.25 cm
e - cover glass - Length 2.5 cm x Width 2.0 cm
f - spare mouthpiece - Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
g - spare mouthpiece - Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
(a) is in good condition; (b) is in poor condition as the rubber tubing is cracked; (c) is in good condition although the rubber tubing is dry; d - g are in excellent condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 556.
Research Facts
Used for counting red and white blood corpuscles.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Collection
Dr. E. Douglas Rooke Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
996009001 a-d
Description
Hemacytometer in maroon case lined with purple plush and purple acetate; (a) one counting chamber and two pipettes with attached rubber tubing; the counting chamber consists of a rectangular piece of glass with grooves cut into the middle (two vertical grooves and one smaller horizontal groove); (b…
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Accession Number
996009001 a-d
Collection
Dr. E. Douglas Rooke Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Hemacytometer in maroon case lined with purple plush and purple acetate; (a) one counting chamber and two pipettes with attached rubber tubing; the counting chamber consists of a rectangular piece of glass with grooves cut into the middle (two vertical grooves and one smaller horizontal groove); (b) graduated pipette with a bulb near the top containing a white bead, with attached rubber tubing with a white end; (c) graduated pipette with a bulb near the top containing a red bead, with attached rubber tubing with a red end; (d) wooden case, covered with leather-like vinyl; the case has a lid attached with two brass hinges at the back and two clasps at the front; the inside bottom is lined with purple velvet and the inside top with purple acetate.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - hemacytometer counting chamber - Length 3.2 cm. x Width 7.5 cm.
b - rubber tubing & graduated pipette, white bead - Length 25.0 cm. x Width 0.5 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
c - rubber tubing & graduated pipette, red bead - Length 23.5 cm. x Width 0.5 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
d - hemacytometer case - Length 8.5 cm. x Width 18.3 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
Provenance
E. Douglas Rooke, M.D., Rochester MN USA.
Maker
I & B Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1925
1935
circa 1925-1935
Material
glass: clear; black; white
rubber: black
plastic: white; red
fabric: purple
metal: yellow
wood:
plastic: maroon
Inscriptions
(a) Front reads, "Depth // 0,100 mm // 1/400 sq. mm // 13824 // Improved // Double Neubauer // Chamber // I & B LTD"; (b) front reads, "0.5 // 1.0 // 1.1"; (c) front reads, "0.5 // 1 // 101"; (d) front reads, "Haemacytometer"; back reads, "GERMANY // E. D. ROOKE // MEDS '37"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
(a) Slide for haemocytometer is broken; the slide would be placed over the counting chamber area to protect the blood from the microscope lens and permit a larger field of focus; (b) rubber tubing is broken and needs repair; inside of pipette is discoloured and has dried blood; (c) rubber tubing is broken and cracked and needs repair; pipette interior discoloured with dried blood; (d) case has some dark discoloured spots; edges are worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
M. Hardwick
Research Facts
(a) Haemacytometers are used in Haematology to count white and red blood cells in a certain volume of blood; the pipette with the red bead is used to make a 1:100 dilution of blood with saline; the pipette with the white bead is used to make a 1:10 dilution of blood with saline for counting white blood cells; the 1:100 dilution is used to count red blood cells; once the blood has been diluted, a drop or two is placed on the haemacytometer and covered with a special glass slide; this protects the lens of the microscope from accidental contact with the blood; the haemacytometer contains two counting areas which are grids etched onto the glass; these are visible to the naked eye, but the cells are counted using a microscope;
the number of red blood cells in a volume of blood is determined by counting the cells in one chamber, and then with a mathematical formula, calculating the total number of red cells per volume; a below-normal value may indicate the presence of anemia; white blood cell numbers are counted in both chambers because of their lower numbers relative to red blood cells; a mathematical formula is used to calculate the number of white cells per volume;
elevated white counts may indicate the presence of infection, an allergic reaction, leukemia, or other diseases; a decreased white blood count is often indicative of bone marrow failure which occurs in later stage leukemia;
the use of the haemacytometer has now largely been replaced by automated methods, although it can still be found in use in areas where automation is not available;
haemacytometers can also be used to count the numbers of sperm in seminal fluid for fertility testing; (b) this smaller tube was used for a 1 in 10 dilution; (c) this tube was used for a 1 in 100 dilution.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037056 a-c
Description
Hemacytometer, which consists of (a) a slender glass pipette with a bulb just above centre that contains a small mixing head; the pipette is shaped like a thermometer and tapers to a teardrop-shaped end; the pipette fits onto a rubber tube that curves into a rectangular shape and connects to a smal…
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Accession Number
997037056 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Hemacytometer, which consists of (a) a slender glass pipette with a bulb just above centre that contains a small mixing head; the pipette is shaped like a thermometer and tapers to a teardrop-shaped end; the pipette fits onto a rubber tube that curves into a rectangular shape and connects to a small glass mouthpiece with a lip; included in this set is (b) a broken thick glass slide that acts as a counting chamber; the glass slide has three parallel trenches (a fourth trench is missing due to breakage); a small transverse centre trench creates an "H" pattern engraved between trenches; all of the pieces described fit into a purpose-built case (c); this case has built-in purple velvet-covered moulds that hold the instrument parts apart from each other; it is rectangular in shape with a clasp at the front that is missing its counterpart on the lid; a small metal knob is located on the front right side of the case; the outside of the case is leather bound with a thatched pattern covering the entire case except for the cloth-covered bottom.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - glass pipette - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
b - counting chamber - Size: Length 5.5 x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - case - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1935
1945
circa 1935-1945
Material
fabric: purple; red
glass: clear
rubber: brown
leather: brown
wood:
Inscriptions
(c) The top of the lid has "Haemacytometer // Türk" stamped centrally, while "E. Leitz // Wetzlar." is stamped in bottom right corner of lid; bottom of case has the word "Bird" and an anchor-like shape [a figure like two capital "J's" back to back] is written; written in pencil on surgical tape attached to the bottom of the case are the words "Birdy4" with one letter illegible; the pipette (a) has the words "BARD-PARKER 9732" stamped on front; there are increment lines stamped on rear of pipette, with the numbers "05" and "11" stamped into the glass; the counting chamber (b) has "IB // HK-Brand, Germany // Improved // Double Neubauer // Ruling" engraved on the front surface
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
Lid on glass is separated from body; leather is peeling at corners of lid; wear is apparent on body of box; velvet is peeling at corners on interior case and is frayed at one mold; bottom of case has discoloured cloth with a small piece of surgical tape attached; broken glass
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Web Site
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st Ed., by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 1124 (similar to item A/-5888) (see attached photocopy); similar to OhioLink #25645759
Images
Less detail
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997001233 a-u
Description
Hemacytometer in case which consists of (a) the case and cell counting pipettes; the case is made of rectangular-shaped plastic with a lid that is hinged at the back to the bottom, and a clasp at the front; the inside of the lid has two glass pipettes: a red cell counting pipette and a white cell c…
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Accession Number
997001233 a-u
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Hemacytometer in case which consists of (a) the case and cell counting pipettes; the case is made of rectangular-shaped plastic with a lid that is hinged at the back to the bottom, and a clasp at the front; the inside of the lid has two glass pipettes: a red cell counting pipette and a white cell counting pipette; both pipettes are cylindrical with tapered tips and a bulbous hollow section in the centre; the inside bottom of the case is molded to hold various parts of the set; the set contains three glass containers (b,d,f); all these containers are cylindrical and hollow with flat, closed bottoms and open tops with threading on the upper outer edges; all containers have printed information on the outer front edges; all of the containers have plastic lids (c,e,g); the caps are all round with a flat, closed top and threaded inner edges; the caps fit onto and over the containers; the caps are (c) white, (e) red and (g) green; the green cap has a metal lancet attached to its inner edge; the lancet is solid and cylindrical with a short, sharp tip at the end; the kit also contains two glass slides (h,i); both slides are made of flat, clear, rectangular-shaped glass with a frosted section at one side; there are also cover slides, stored in a cardboard box; the box consists of a top (j) and bottom (k); the top is rectangular in shape with a closed top, bottom and upper and lower sides; the right and left sides are open and allow the bottom to be slid in and out; the bottom (k) is rectangular with a closed bottom and four sides and an open top; the bottom is lined with cotton; the box contains two paper envelopes (l,m); both envelopes consist of a square of paper with four rounded flaps; each envelope contains two cover glasses (n,o) and (p,q); all cover glasses are made of very thin, square clear glass; the cover glasses sit inside the envelopes and the flaps fold over and cover them; the front of the envelopes have printed information on them; the kit also contains a white mouthpiece with tubing (r); this consists of a hollow cylindrical piece of plastic with open ends and with a flared, rounded lip; the other end of the mouthpiece has an attached length of rubber tubing; there is a red mouthpiece (s) with tubing as well; this consists of a hollow cylindrical piece of glass with open ends and a flared lip; the other end of the mouthpiece has an attached length of rubber tubing; the kit also contains an information sheet (t); this consists of a small piece of printed paper that has been folded three times; the kit also has two small rolls of cotton with a paper cover (not numbered); all pieces of the kit are stored in the plastic case (a), which in turn is stored in a grey cloth bag (u); the bag is rectangular in shape and closed on all sides except the top; this opens and closes with a drawstring.
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - hemacytometer case (closed) - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 5.7 cm
b - container - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
d - container - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
e - lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
f - container - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
g - lid with lancet - Size: Length 4.1 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
h - glass slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
i - glass slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
j - box top - Size: Length 4.9 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
k - box bottom - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
l - paper envelope (folded) - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
m - paper envelope (folded) - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
n - cover glass - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm
o - cover glass - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm
p - cover glass - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm
q - cover glass - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm
r - white mouthpiece with tubing - Size: Length 25.6 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
s - red mouthpiece with tubing - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
t - information sheet (unfolded) - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Width 7.1 cm
u - cloth bag - Size: Length 17.7 cm x Width 12.1 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B. N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection.
Maker
Bard-Parker Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Danbury
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
metal: silver
paper: yellow; off-white
rubber: brown
glass: clear
fabric: grey
plastic: cream; white; red; green
Inscriptions
(a) The outside top of the case has the raised letters, "B-P"; in the plastic; the inside of the top has the raised words, "PAT. APPL'D FOR // MADE IN U.S.A." in the plastic; the outer right edge of the case has an attached paper label that reads, "B.N. Kropp - personal"; the pipettes have increment lines and read "BARD-PARKER 8874 // 0.5 // 11" (white cell counting pipette) and "BARD-PARKER 9866 // 0.5 // 101" (red cell counting pipette); (b) the front of the container reads, "WHITE CELL // 2% ACETIC ACID"; (d) the front of the container reads, "RED CELL // HAYEM'S SOLUTION // OR // NORMAL SALINE"; (f) the front of the container reads, "B-P // GERMICIDE"; (g) the lancet has the words, "BARD-PARKER" stamped into the metal; (j) the outer top of the box top reads, "COVER GLASS // BARD-PARKER COMPANY, Inc. // DANBURY, CONN."; (l,m) both envelopes read, "NAME // BARD-PARKER CO. // INC. // DANBURY, CONN."; (t) the information sheet reads, "BARD-PARKER C.F. (correction factor) PIPETTES [information follows]"; (u) a cloth tag on the upper inside of the bag reads, "BARD-PARKER COMPANY, INC. // DANBURY, CONN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
All glass and plastic parts are complete and undamaged; the paper is complete and fully legible; the rubber is complete; the tubing on the white mouthpiece is flexible, but the tubing on the red mouthpiece is starting to harden; the metal parts show minor wear and corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #149; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; parts of this kit (the pipettes and white mouthpiece) are illustrated in "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by the J. F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1960, p. 249 (5H-637, 5H-632 and 5H-630)
Images
Less detail
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997001283 a-f
Description
Hemacytometer, in a case that contains several parts in a case; the set consists of (a) a white cell counting pipette with mouthpiece and tubing; the pipette is 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, round opening; th…
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Accession Number
997001283 a-f
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Hemacytometer, in a case that contains several parts in a case; the set consists of (a) a white cell counting pipette with mouthpiece and tubing; the pipette is 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, round opening; the centre of the pipette has a hollow, bulbous section with a small, rounded clear glass bead inside; there is a length of hollow cylindrical 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 ivory with open ends that have rounded lips; there is a rounded, raised ridge at the centre of the mouthpiece; the set also contains (b) a red cell counting pipette mouthpiece with tubing; the mouthpiece is made of hollow cylindrical red plastic with open ends that have rounded lips; there is a rounded, raised ridge at the centre of the mouthpiece; one end of the mouthpiece has a length of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing attached to it; the other end of the tubing is round and open; the set also contains (c) a glass counting chamber; this consists of a flat rectangular-shaped piece of glass with a thin, raised square piece of glass set into the centre that has a raised round section in its centre; there is writing on the glass on either side of the central square piece; the set also contains (d) a slip cover; this is a very thin, flat square-shaped piece of glass with rounded corners; the counting chamber and slip cover are wrapped in (e) a piece of glassine paper that has printed information on it; all pieces in the set are stored in (f) a leather-covered, felt-lined wooden case; the case is rectangular in shape and has a lid that is hinged onto the base at the back; there is a pin at the front right side that secures the lid on the case; the inside top and base are blue velvet lined, and the base has depressions that securely hold the pieces of the set; the outside bottom of the case has two paper labels attached to it; both labels have names written on them; the outside top of the case has a word stamped onto it in gold lettering.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - white cell counting pipette - Size: Length 27.2 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
b - red cell counting mouthpiece - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
c - counting chamber - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
d - slip cover - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 2.4 cm
e - glassine paper cover - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Width 8.5 cm
f - case - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
cm
Provenance
Owned and used originally by Dr. J. H. Choquette, then owned by Dr. B. N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
glass: clear
plastic: red
rubber: beige
ivory: off-white
glassine paper: beige
leather: burgundy
fabric: blue
paper: white; green
Inscriptions
(a) There is an incremented scale on the outside of the pipette and the numbers, "11 // 1 // 0.5"; (c) the front of the glass slide reads, "Tiefe // 0.100 mm // 1/400 qmm // Carl Zeiss // Jena"; (e) the glassine paper reads, "Kat. No. // CARL ZEISS // JENA // Haemocytometer // nach // Thoma."; (f) the outside top of the case reads "BLUTKÖRPERZÄHLAPPARAT"; the paper labels on the outside bottom of the case read, "B. N. Kropp // Personal" and "Dr. J. H. Choquette"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
The glass pieces are all complete and show no damage as do the ivory and plastic pieces; the rubber is unstained and still flexible; the case shows wear, but is complete; #2: condition unchanged; #3: doesn't open
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Photograph
Reference Comments
Previous number #2; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by the J. F. Hartz Company, Ltd., 1960, p. 249 (item 5H-632)
Exhibit History
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Images
Less detail
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1991.2.1 a-g
Description
A plastic case with a chrome hinge and clasp contains: (a) glass pipette with a red bead and (b) glass pipette with a white bead held in the lid by spring-mounted brackets; (c) a length of tubing with a glass mount; (d) a bottle of germicide containing blood lancet attached to inner surface of scre…
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Accession Number
1991.2.1 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
A plastic case with a chrome hinge and clasp contains: (a) glass pipette with a red bead and (b) glass pipette with a white bead held in the lid by spring-mounted brackets; (c) a length of tubing with a glass mount; (d) a bottle of germicide containing blood lancet attached to inner surface of screw-on top; (e) a bottle with a red screw-on top; (f) a bottle with a white screw-on top; (g) a white cardboard box containing two cover glasses; and two open packets of cotton wool.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
case - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T. Porter.
Maker
Bard-Parker Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Danbury
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1950
Material
plastic: cream; brown
cardboard: white
glass: clear
metal: silver
rubber
fabric: off-white
Inscriptions
Case is embossed with "B-P"; (d) bottle is marked "B-P // GERMICIDE"; (e) bottle is labelled, "RED CELL // HAYEM'S SOLUTION // OR // NORMAL SALINE"; (f) bottle labelled "WHITE CELL // 2% ACETIC ACID"; (g) cardboard box labelled, "COVER GLASS // BARD PARKER // COMPANY, Inc // DANBURY, CONN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The donor bought this equipment in 1953 shortly after graduating in medicine, when he went to Unionville to practise for 8-9 years; used it in 1953 to diagnose agranulocytosis in a policeman's wife; collected blood at the bedside in the patient's home; symptoms were fever, ulcers in nose caused by depressed white cells through inhalation of paint fumes; treated with penicillin twice a day at home. Use: draw blood into pipette to line just below the bulge, add appropriate solution to fill to line at top of the bulge, shake to mix, seal into case, take to wherever the microscope / counting chamber was kept.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
992073006 a-g
Description
Burgundy cotton-covered hinged box with turquoise velveteen-covered compartments to hold "hemacytometer" with cream rubber tubes, celluloid tips; opening / locking device is by pulling rod on bottom right hand; includes steel lancet for pricking skin for blood sample.
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Accession Number
992073006 a-g
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Burgundy cotton-covered hinged box with turquoise velveteen-covered compartments to hold "hemacytometer" with cream rubber tubes, celluloid tips; opening / locking device is by pulling rod on bottom right hand; includes steel lancet for pricking skin for blood sample.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 15.5 cm. x Width 8.3 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
b - pipette with rubber hose - Size: Length 24.0 cm. x Width 1.0 cm. x Diam. 0.5 cm
c - pipette - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Width 0.7 cm. x Diam. 0.5 cm
d - rubber hose - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Diam. 0.3 cm
e - glass slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm. x Width 3.3 cm. x Depth 0.3 cm.
f - slide cover - Size: Length 2.5 cm. x Width 2.6 cm.
g - lancet - Size: Length 4.2 cm. x Width 0.3 cm. x Depth 0.2 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H. C. Mabee.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
pasteboard:
fabric: burgundy; turquoise
rubber: white
glass: clear
celluloid composite: cream
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed in gold on top of box: Haemacytometer // Thoma. // E. Leitz, // Wetzlar; handwritten in black ink on bottom of box: "H. C. Mabee"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
case shows wear; need to renail closure clasp
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1969.340.1 a-i
Description
Blood cell counting apparatus in metal box (d), including: (a) glass slide; (b,c) pipettes; (e,f) glass connectors; (g) thin pieces of glass stuck together; and (h,i) pieces of rubber tubing; the pipettes are very similar to the ones in 972.18.1; the frosted glass slide has several inscribed markin…
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Accession Number
1969.340.1 a-i
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Blood cell counting apparatus in metal box (d), including: (a) glass slide; (b,c) pipettes; (e,f) glass connectors; (g) thin pieces of glass stuck together; and (h,i) pieces of rubber tubing; the pipettes are very similar to the ones in 972.18.1; the frosted glass slide has several inscribed markings on its top surface.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - slide - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
b - pipette - Size: Length 11.0 cm
c - pipette - Size: Length 11.9 cm
d - case - Size: Length 12.7 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
e - connector - Size: Length 3.4 cm
f - connector - Size: Length 3.4 cm
g - glass stuck together - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Width 2.6 cm
h - tubing - Size: Length 5.7 cm
i - tubing - Size: Length 4.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Neubauer (?)
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: grey
glass: clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
On glass slide (left): "0.1 mm D // 1 // — sq. mm // 400"; (right): "Neubauer // 17161"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
Rubber has all hardened and broken into pieces.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

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