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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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multiple puncture apparatus

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Dates
1955
1975
1955-1975
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004018001 a-c
Description
A multiple puncture apparatus in a case; the (a) apparatus is made of stainless steal with a rubber handle and consists of a shaft with the handle at one end and an attachment at the other; the attachment has two loops extending from the sides; when pulled back six small needles spring out through …
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Accession Number
004018001 a-c
Collection
Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Tuberculin Test -- instrumentation
Pediatrics
Description
A multiple puncture apparatus in a case; the (a) apparatus is made of stainless steal with a rubber handle and consists of a shaft with the handle at one end and an attachment at the other; the attachment has two loops extending from the sides; when pulled back six small needles spring out through a screen at the end; there is also a small plastic cannister (b) containing replacement needles; the case is black plastic with a white hinged top; there is foam inside the case, fitted to hold the instrument.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - apparatus - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - cannister - Size: Length 3.1 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
c - case - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
Provenance
Obtained from K.R.C.C. but exact provenance undetermined.
Maker
Eschmann
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1955
1975
1955-1975
Date Remarks
Tests using these devices were done on most children after the mid-20th century. Eschmann stopped producing them in the 1980s; appears in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: white, black, clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"ESCHMANN // Multiple // Puncture // Apparatus"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-10
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear.
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "Bignell Surgical Instruments Ltd"; Internet: "The Evolution of Eschmann"; "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 558.
Research Facts
These devices are normally used for the mass tuberculosis testing of school children.
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