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amputation knife

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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021002
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021002
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 25.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84.; CD #6
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amputation knife

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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021003
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021003
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 33.3 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Significant wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84; CD #3
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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is…
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Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is made with stainless steel.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
b - blade - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - hinged back - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d - plate - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - bolt - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but the same instrument appears in a 1957 Allen and Hanburys catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS // LONDON" engraved on the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Condition Remarks
Like New
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. 456
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
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Backhaus towel clip

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Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034466
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; closed round finger grips; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
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Accession Number
997034466
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- towel
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; closed round finger grips; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. B-27 (similar to item #BH-090-01-E) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used to hold towels and drapes in place during surgery.
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Backhaus towel clip

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Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034467
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; the proximal end has a closed round finger grip; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
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Accession Number
997034467
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- towel
Description
The Backhaus towel clip is scissor-like and made up of two halves joined with a screw and snap catch ratchet; the proximal end has a closed round finger grip; distal end turns upwards and tapers to a sharp point.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
1982
1920-1982
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"STEVENS SKIDMORE ENGLAND 84 1350" etched on instrument.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments and Hospital Equipment," 23rd Ed., Downs Surgical PLC, ca. 1982, p. B-27 (similar to item #BH-090-01-E) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
Used to hold towels and drapes in place during surgery.
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Dates
1900
1976
circa 1900-1976
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.341.1
Description
All-metal nickel-plated knife; metal handle and rusted 3.2-cm blade.
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Accession Number
1969.341.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- bistoury
Description
All-metal nickel-plated knife; metal handle and rusted 3.2-cm blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1900
1976
circa 1900-1976
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
metal: silver; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Blade rusted
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Handle as in Betz catalogue, 1915, p. 210 (item # 3N3015); CD #UHN
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bone wire tightening tool

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Dates
1960
1963
circa 1960-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
993004279
Description
Metal bone wire tightening tool; has hollow formed handles and pair of protruding rods that are opened as scissors
Accession Number
993004279
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Description
Metal bone wire tightening tool; has hollow formed handles and pair of protruding rods that
are opened as scissors
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken; object name unknown; see reference book cited for further
elaboration
Dates
1960
1963
circa 1960-1963
Date Remarks
Ref. book: "Surgical Instruments Catalogue" by Lawton, c. 1970, p. 353 #120
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-12
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.5 cm. x Width: 8.4 cm. x Depth: 2.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
shows wear
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curved dissecting scissors

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
993004169
Description
Two chrome-plated stainless steel blades are joined by a pivot screw to form scissors; handles have circular finger rings; jaws curve upward and terminate with blunt tips
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Accession Number
993004169
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears -- dissecting
Description
Two chrome-plated stainless steel blades are joined by a pivot screw to form scissors; handles have
circular finger rings; jaws curve upward and terminate with blunt tips
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"CHROME-PLATED // U.S.A." "U"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-13
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Width: 5.5 cm. x Depth: 0.8 cm.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Deschamp's aneurism needle

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034577
Description
Deschamp's aneurism needle, left, blunt, which consists of an instrument made of a single piece of metal; the handle is a long, closed hollow piece with a flat top and bottom and a rounded end; the handle tapers inwards from the end to where it attaches to the needle shaft; the shaft is made of sol…
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Accession Number
997034577
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Ligation
MM= Needles -- suture -- ligating -- aneurysm
Description
Deschamp's aneurism needle, left, blunt, which consists of an instrument made of a single piece of metal; the handle is a long, closed hollow piece with a flat top and bottom and a rounded end; the handle tapers inwards from the end to where it attaches to the needle shaft; the shaft is made of solid cylindrical metal which curves outwards and upwards at the needle tip into a semi-circular shape with a blunt, rounded tip; there is an oval hole through the metal just before the tip; the top of the needle tip has a groove in the centre; one of a pair.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SKLAR STAINLESS // GERMANY" stamped into metal; "O.R. May 67" engraved on handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear; finish worn; scratches on handle edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalog," Sklar Instruments, 21st ed., 1992, p. 75 (item #190-40) (see attached photocopy); CD #11.
Research Facts
This instrument is used to pass a suture or sling around a deep vessel, muscle, or bowel; a set consists of two pieces: a curve to the right and a curve to the left.
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Deschamp's aneurism needle

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034578
Description
Deschamp's aneurism needle, right, blunt, which consists of an instrument made of a single piece of metal; the handle is a long, closed hollow piece with a flat top and bottom and a rounded end; the handle tapers inwards from the end to where it attaches to the needle shaft; the shaft is made of so…
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Accession Number
997034578
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Ligation
MM= Needles -- suture -- ligating -- aneurysm
Description
Deschamp's aneurism needle, right, blunt, which consists of an instrument made of a single piece of metal; the handle is a long, closed hollow piece with a flat top and bottom and a rounded end; the handle tapers inwards from the end to where it attaches to the needle shaft; the shaft is made of solid cylindrical metal which curves outwards and upwards at the needle tip into a semi-circular shape with a blunt, rounded tip; there is an oval hole through the metal just before the tip; the top of the needle tip has a groove in the centre; one of a pair.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SKLAR STAINLESS // GERMANY" stamped into metal; "O.R. May 67" engraved on handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear; finish worn; scratches on handle edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital Catalog," Sklar Instruments, 21st ed., 1992, p. 75 (item #190-35) (see attached photocopy); CD #2.
Research Facts
This instrument is used to pass a suture or sling around a deep vessel, muscle, or bowel; a set consists of two pieces: a curve to the right and a curve to the left.
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