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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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specimen mailing container

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037494 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, cylindrical metal object with raised rim around bottom; flat, closed bottom; lower and upper sides are regularly dimpled; top is threaded and open; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded on inside, ridged on outside sides; top is flat and closed; (c) plastic hollow container, …
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Accession Number
997037494 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Specimen Handling
MM= Specimen Jar
Description
(a) A hollow, cylindrical metal object with raised rim around bottom; flat, closed bottom; lower and upper sides are regularly dimpled; top is threaded and open; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded on inside, ridged on outside sides; top is flat and closed; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; closed, flat bottom; (d) plastic bottle top; flat top, threaded inside side, vertical ridges around outside circumference; (e) curved paper mailing label
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - outer lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
c - plastic jar - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - plastic lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
e - mailing label - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C. H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Twinpak Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; light blue
plastic: clear; white
contents (pill): pale yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom engraved with: "TWINPAK LTD. // ¾ OZ. // MTL. TOR. LON."; printed label around circumference: "BUSINESS REPLY LABEL // NO POSTAGE STAMP NECESSARY // if Mailed in Canada // 9c POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON CANADA // HEAD OFFICE // 920B - 3 - 60"; printed stamp, top right: "POSTES - CANADA - POSTAGE // 9 // CENTS // 1320."; (c) printed up side: " LONDON LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA"; printed on bottom: "TWINPAK LTD. // MONTREAL - TORONTO"; (d) printed on top: "PLEASE // TIGHTEN CAP // SERREZ LE // COUVERCLE"; (e) printed label: "LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // Head Office: LONDON, CANADA // APPLICANT // DOCTOR // DATE VOIDED // 19 // 920A - 30M - S - 64 // [written vertically] No. 129629 // No. 129629"; inside of label: "FASSON // –SON–PAINESVILLE // n // ille, O."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Condition Remarks
(a) Minor tarnishing; (b) three rust spots, inactive, minor scratches; (c) minor scratches on sides; (d) white plastic appears slightly worn; (e) appears unused; waxed paper that protects adhesive peeling slightly.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Received with, and identical to, 997.037.495 and 997.037.496; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1961, p. 247 (similar to 5H-572)
Research Facts
C. H. Bird died in 1944
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specimen mailing container

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037495 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; …
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Accession Number
997037495 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Specimen Handling
MM= Specimen Jar
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; closed, flat bottom; (d) plastic cap, closed, flat top, threaded inside rim, vertical ridges on outside rim; (e) paper mailing label, stored curled; back has waxed paper over adhesive.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - outer lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
c - plastic jar - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - plastic lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
e - mailing label - Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Twinpak Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; light blue
plastic: clear; off-white
contents (pill): pale yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom engraved with: "TWINPAK LTD. // ¾ OZ. // MTL. TOR. LON."; printed label around circumference: "BUSINESS REPLY LABEL // NO POSTAGE STAMP NECESSARY // if Mailed in Canada // 9c POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA // HEAD OFFICE // 920B - 3 - 60"; printed stamp, top right: "POSTES - CANADA - POSTAGE // 9 // CENTS // 1320."; (c) printed up side: " LONDON LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA"; engraved on bottom: "TWINPAK LTD. // MONTREAL - TORONTO"; (d) engraved on top: "PLEASE // TIGHTEN CAP // SERREZ LE // COUVERCLE"; (e) printed label: "LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // Head Office: London, Canada // APPLICANT // DOCTOR // DATE VOIDED // 19 // 920A - 30M - S - 64"; printed up side: "No. 129570 // No. 129570"; inside of label: "FAS // FASSO // FASSON–PAINESV."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Condition Remarks
(a) Minor tarnishing; (b) minor scratches; (c) minor scratches; (d) plastic discoloured.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Received with, and identical to, 997.037.494 and 997.037.496; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1961, p. 247 (similar to 5H-572-1)
Research Facts
C. H. Bird died in 1944
Images
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specimen mailing container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9438
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1944-1955
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037496 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label, and a closed, flat bottom with a single rim around the circumference; contains (c-e); (b) metal cap, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic h…
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Accession Number
997037496 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Specimen Handling
MM= Specimen Jar
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label, and a closed, flat bottom with a single rim around the circumference; contains (c-e); (b) metal cap, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; closed, flat bottom; (d) plastic cap, closed, flat top, threaded inside rim, vertical ridges on outside rim; (e) paper mailing label, stored curled; back has waxed paper over adhesive.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - outer lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
c - inner case - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - inner case lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
e - mailing label - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Twinpak Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1944-1955
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; light blue
plastic: clear; white
contents (pill): pale yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom engraved with: "TWINPAK LTD. // ¾ OZ. // MTL. TOR. LON."; printed label around circumference: "BUSINESS REPLY LABEL // NO POSTAGE STAMP NECESSARY // if Mailed in Canada // 9c POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA // HEAD OFFICE // 920B - 3 - 60"; printed stamp, top right: "POSTES - CANADA - POSTAGE // 9 // CENTS // 1320."; (c) printed up side: " LONDON LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA"; engraved on bottom: "TWINPAK LTD. // MONTREAL - TORONTO"; (d) engraved on top: "PLEASE // TIGHTEN CAP // SERREZ LE // COUVERCLE"; (e) printed label: "LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // Head Office: London, Canada // APPLICANT // DOCTOR // DATE VOIDED // 19 // 920A - 30M - 5 - 64"; printed up side: "No. 129574 // No. 129574"; inside of label: "FASSON–PAINES // SON // NESVILLE, O."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Condition Remarks
(a) Minor tarnishing; (b) minor wear marks; traces of old adhesive; (c) small green stain on outside of plastic; (d) minimum of wear marks; (e) wax adhesive protector is peeling slightly.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Received with, and identical to, 997.037.494 and 997.037.495; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1961, p. 247 (similar to 5H-572-1)
Research Facts
C. H. Bird died in 1944.
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