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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
995005114 a-c
Description
A metal bone clamp consisting of a threaded metal shaft with a hook at the top (a), another hook (b) with a hole at the back to go over the shaft which meets the upper hook to form a loop, and a wingnut (c) which holds the lower hook in place.
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Accession Number
995005114 a-c
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Description
A metal bone clamp consisting of a threaded metal shaft with a hook at the top (a), another hook (b) with a hole at the back to go over the shaft which meets the upper hook to form a loop, and a wingnut (c) which holds the lower hook in place.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - clamp - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
b - lower hook - Size: Length 3.0 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
c - wingnut - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Milburn
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Date Remarks
Similar to an object in a 1915 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"MILBURN // DETROIT" engraved on the clamp
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-11
Condition Remarks
Some wear and tarnish on the metal.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 2121; CD #6
Research Facts
May be incomplete
Images
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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997037128
Description
A wired metal cap used to cover the entire chin and lower maxillary bones, consisting of solid metal edges and a wire mesh body; the body curves at the sides for the contour of the jaw line; it has a concave bottom that has a rectangular piece of paper with the manufacturer's name stamped on the wi…
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Accession Number
997037128
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Jaw Fixation Techniques -- instrumentation
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Maxillary Fractures
Description
A wired metal cap used to cover the entire chin and lower maxillary bones, consisting of solid metal edges and a wire mesh body; the body curves at the sides for the contour of the jaw line; it has a concave bottom that has a rectangular piece of paper with the manufacturer's name stamped on the wired side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
De Puy Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Niles
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Marks beginning of Bird medical practice
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The label stapled on wire body has the words, "De Puy Adjustable Wire // PATENTED // Maxilla Splint No. 27 // Adult // De Puy Manufacturing Co. // Niles, Michigan"; a pattern made of connected diamond shapes, suggesting a floral pattern (see sketch on accession sheet) borders the edges of the label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-14
Dimension Notes
Length 14.4 cm x Width 9.7 cm x Depth 8.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Spots of patina are apparent on metal; label is torn and worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Max Wocher and Son," by Max Wocher & Son, Cincinatti, 189-, p. 255 (similar to item # 6) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Images
Less detail

Stryker cast cutter

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Dates
1950
1960
1950-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
998001001 a-b
Description
Stryker cast cutter comprises a cutting portion (a) saw blade, and (b) portable hand-held motor with a long electrical cord (65.0 cm).
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Accession Number
998001001 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting tool -- scissors/shears -- plaster
Description
Stryker cast cutter comprises a cutting portion (a) saw blade, and (b) portable hand-held motor with a long electrical cord (65.0 cm).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - saw blade - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam 6.0 cm
b - motor - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
Provenance
Used at KGH
Maker
Stryker Corporation
Site Made (City)
Kalamazoo
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
1950-1960
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black, white, red
paint: grey
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on metal foil: " UL SA // KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN, U.S.A // MODEL NO. 8380-210 SERIAL NO. // AMPS. 1.2 CYCLES 60/DC VOLTS 115-120 AC/DC // CAUTION--CUT CAST WITH AN UP AND DOWN MOTION // A LINEAR MOTION WILL CUT SKIN READ INSTRUCTIONS // NOT APPROVED FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS."
Printed on a label tape affixed to metal foil:"OPD 571"
Printred on back of saw: " Stryker // 840-40-250"
Embossed on white plastic of power cabel: "TURN PULL // MADE IN U.S.A // AND"
Hand scratched into metal:"O.P.D // CLINIC"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-14
Condition Remarks
Scratches and holes on cast cutter; Label tape affixed to the metal foil is detached.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital -- Professional Instruments -- Equipment -- Supplies," V. Mueller & Co., 1956, p. 368 (item #OS-6200); CD #6.
Research Facts
Stryker cast cutter was used for cutting the rigid cast but not the padding or skin beneath.
Images
Less detail