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cotton tipped wooden applicators

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Dates
1990
2000
circa 1990-2000
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Accession Number
014002201
Description
Sealed clear rectangular transparent plastic bag full of cylindrical, smooth tan wooden applicators with white cotton-tipped on one end; yellow rectangular paper label within bag with text in English and French black and red ink.
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Accession Number
014002201
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Cotton/Sponge, Carrier
Description
Sealed clear rectangular transparent plastic bag full of cylindrical, smooth tan wooden applicators with white cotton-tipped on one end; yellow rectangular paper label within bag with text in English and French black and red ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Emergency Health Services
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1990
2000
circa 1990-2000
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
wood: tan
cotton: white
plastic: transparent
paper: yellow
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label inside of package: "ITEM NO. 6515 21 CAT. NO. 852 9428 QTY. 25 // APPLICATOR WOODEN // EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Dimension Notes
Length 19.5 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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cotton-tipped wooden applicators

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Dates
1990
2000
circa 1990-2000
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Accession Number
014002202
Description
Sealed clear rectangular transparent plastic bag of six cylindrical smooth tan wooden applicators with white cotton-tipped on one end; yellow rectangular paper label within bag with text in English and French black and red ink.
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Accession Number
014002202
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Cotton/Sponge, Carrier
Description
Sealed clear rectangular transparent plastic bag of six cylindrical smooth tan wooden applicators with white cotton-tipped on one end; yellow rectangular paper label within bag with text in English and French black and red ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Emergency Health Services
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1990
2000
circa 1990-2000
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
wood: tan
cotton: white
plastic: transparent
paper: yellow
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ITEM NO. 6515 21 CAT. NO. 852 9428 QTY. 25 // APPLICATOR WOODEN // EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Dimension Notes
Length 19.5 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 1.0cm
Condition Remarks
Label within package has tears along lower edge and uneven top edge; plastic bag has open jagged on one end
Copy Type
Original
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emergency inflatable pressure splints

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Dates
1990
2000
circa 1990-2000
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Accession Number
014002144 a-n
Description
Rectangular one piece tan paper cardboard box with six various sizes of oral inflatable transparent plastic pressure splints stored in an open ended white plastic bag for a variety of limbs; splints for hand and wrist, half arm, full arm, foot and ankle, half leg and full leg are new and never used…
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Accession Number
014002144 a-n
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Splints
Description
Rectangular one piece tan paper cardboard box with six various sizes of oral inflatable transparent plastic pressure splints stored in an open ended white plastic bag for a variety of limbs; splints for hand and wrist, half arm, full arm, foot and ankle, half leg and full leg are new and never used; splints include a short clear plastic tube set into red plastic holder to inflate splint and either a nylon or metal zipper closure with one end open; includes a repair patch; directions for use on white plastic bag; box has white plastic carry handle.
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a – splint – Size: Length 39.0 cm x Width 20.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
b – bag – Size: Length 47.3 cm x Width 24.5 cm
c – splint – Size: Length 64.5 cm x Width 22.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
d – bag – Size: Length 47.3 cm x Width 24.5 cm
e – splint – Size: Length 78.0 cm x Width 24.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
f – bag – Size: Length 47.3 cm x Width 24.5 cm
g – splint – Size: Length 64.5 cm x Width 36.3 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
h – bag – Size: Length 47.3 cm x Width 24.5 cm
i – splint – Size: Length 82.0 cm x Width 36.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
j – bag – Size: Length 47.3 cm x Width 24.5 cm
k – splint – Size: Length 36.5 cm x Width 38.7 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
l – bag – Size: Length 47.3 cm x Width 24.5 cm
m - patch – Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 0.01 cm
n – box – Size: Length 45.0 cm x Width 23.7 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch. Item is from their Health & Safety Sick room.
Maker
Physicians & Nurses Mfg.
Site Made (City)
Larchmont
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1990
2000
circa 1990-2000
Date Remarks
Donor comments
Material
plastic: clear, white, red
paper: tan, brown
fabric: white, tan
metal: silver, gold
ink: blue, red, green
Inscriptions
Stamped on box's front face: "PHYSICIANS & NURSES // EMERGENCY // AIR SPLINTS // ORAL INFLATED, CLEAR PLASTIC PRESSURE SPLINTS, // FOR TEMPORARY USE ON FRACTURED, BROKEN, CRUSHED OR BURNED LIMBS. // Approved under OSHA GUIDELINES. // Easy to apply-easy to remove. // Washable-reusable. // Instant pressure control // with PUSH-PULL VALVE. // Clear Heavy Duty Plastic- // X-Ray transparent. // Can be used for children by sizing down, // i.e. substitute half leg for // full leg applications, etc. // CONTENTS. AS CHECKED // HAND & WRIST // CATALOG NO. 511 // HALF ARM // CATALOG NO. 512 // FULL ARM // CATALOG NO. 513 // FOOT & ANKLE // CATALOG NO. 514 // HALF LEG // CATALOG NO. 515 // FULL LEG // CATALOG NO. 516 // MADE IN U.S.A. // PHYSICIANS & NURSES MFG. P.O. BOX 68, LARCHMONT, N.Y. 10538;" stamped on sticker affixed to box's front face: "INA/ AIN // 49317"; printed on bag: “INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE // A. Select proper splint. READ // GUIDELINES BELOW BEFORE // APPLYING. Open Zipper, locate // injured limb in splint. Keep // fingers approximately 1" // inside arm splint. Close // zipper. // CAUTION: Check the splint to insure that swelling // of the limb has not increased the pressure and cut off the // blood circulation. Keep only enough pressure to rigidly // support the limb. Reduce the pressure every 30 minutes // approximately and re-inflate. // B. Open push / pull valve by pulling // out. Inflate by mouth only using // full lung pressure. Push valve // stem in to close (See CAUTION) // C. Remove by deflating // splint and opening zipper. // APPLICATION GUIDELINES // DO NOT PLACE ZIPPER OVER WOUND. // COMPOUND FRACTURES SHOULD BE CUSHIONED WITH // STERILE GAUZE PASSING BEFORE SPLINTING. // IF SPLINT IS TO BE APPLIED FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF // TIME, USE A STOCKINETTE OVER LIMB TO ABSORB PER- // SPIRATION. // DON'T TRY TO STRAIGHTEN THE LIMB OR MOVE IT EXCES- // SIVELY WHEN SPLINTING. // MAKE SURE SPLINT IS NOT PUNCTURED AND IS MAINTAIN- // ING PRESSURE. (A REPAIR KIT IS INCLUDED WITH // EACH SET). // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Q1-3
Condition Remarks
Box shows wear along edges, some plastic bags have smeared ink; some plastics surfaces are sticky and oily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Inflatable Splints - Ambulance Victoria www.ambulance.vic.gov.au/Paramedics/Our-Equipment/Inflatable-Splints.html; http://www.businesslookup.org/physicians_amp_nurses_manufacturing_corp; CD #6
Research Facts
Inflatable or pneumatic splints are ready to use and will conform to shape of limb inserted. Application is faster, simpler, and more comfortable than conventional bandaging / splinting techniques. Helps prevent further damage to soft tissues, combats shock, and relieves pain. Applies uniform pressure to injured arm or leg - provides rigid support, permits free circulation. Immobilizes, cushions, and protects injured limbs so that victim can be transported safely, easily. Completely washable and reusable - can be sterilized by gas or cold solution. Transparent so the splint need not be removed for x-raying.
Inflatable splints are used to immobilize, or keep still, and protect an injury such as a broken arm or leg. Inflatable splints come in different shapes and sizes and are stored deflated in a small bag in the ambulance. If a patient has an injury that needs to be protected, anyone can place the splint on the limb and then use a small hand pump to inflate the splint. This creates a large air balloon around the limb and offers it some protection from moving or knocking it.
Physicians & Nurses Manufacturing Corp. were in business from 1971-1995 in New York USA.
M. GOTTFRIED Nov. 7, 1967 PRESSURE BANDAGE SPLINT AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME Filed Nov. 26, 1963 INVENTOR. US 3351055 A
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enamel instrument tray

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Classification
Treatment
Accession Number
000003360
Description
Rectangular white enamel instrument tray with black trim with shallow depth.
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Accession Number
000003360
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Classification
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
Rectangular white enamel instrument tray with black trim with shallow depth.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: white; black
Inscriptions
Stamped on the bottom: "430 19"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-3
Length
38.5 cm
Width
32.0 cm
Depth
2.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Enamel finish on both surfaces unblemished; no corrosion present; a chip on underside of lip on the short side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
C. Page, ret. nurse; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., Ltd., 1960, p. 268 (fig. 7H-378-E) (see attached photocopy)
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Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Accession Number
1945.1.1
Description
Steel-framed spectacles with biconvex lenses, circular in shape; hinged temple; earpieces tied by cloth tape
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Accession Number
1945.1.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Description
Steel-framed spectacles with biconvex lenses, circular in shape; hinged temple; earpieces tied by cloth tape
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Col. F.S.L. Ford; from Centre, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, originally loaned to DesBrisay Museum by Dr. Ford.
Dates
1870
1930
circa 1870-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 18c.-early 19c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
fabric: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Width 11.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Lenses tested by J.C. Williams Co., 6/10/81: Right: +100 (sphere), +0.25 (cyl.), x 90° (axis); Left: +1.25.
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Dates
1985
circa 1985
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Accession Number
018002001 a-d
Description
Two Telex brand hearing aids (b-c) in brown leather case (a), with warranty paper (d); the case is brown leather and is tightly closed at the top, becoming wider at the bottom; the top two ends of the case have metal hinges that, when squeezed, allow the case to be opened; the case is lined inside …
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Accession Number
018002001 a-d
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Audio
Hearing Aids
Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Deafness
Hearing Loss
Description
Two Telex brand hearing aids (b-c) in brown leather case (a), with warranty paper (d); the case is brown leather and is tightly closed at the top, becoming wider at the bottom; the top two ends of the case have metal hinges that, when squeezed, allow the case to be opened; the case is lined inside with grey fabric; the hearing aids are tan coloured behind-the-ear style hearing aids, with a curved plastic piece which goes behind the wearer's ear; this piece contains a slot for the battery (and the small, round battery inside), a volume dial, and an M T O switch; from this plastic piece, there is a small rubber tube that curves, ending in a rubber piece shaped to the wearer's ear, which is an orange/pink colour and has a hole in the end which goes into the wearer's ear; inside the case is also a sheet of paper folded in half with brown print and blue handwriting in pen, detailing some manufacturing information and the Telex Repair Warranty on both sides of the paper.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - case: Length 8.0 cm X Width 9.0 cm X Height 1.5 cm
b-c - hearing aids: Length 5.6 cm X Width 4.0 cm X Height 1.5 cm
d - paper: Length 8.9 cm X Width 6.1 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Telex Hearing Instruments
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada / USA
Dates
1985
circa 1985
Date Remarks
Expiration of warranty date written on paper
Material
leather: brown
fabric: grey
metal: grey
plastic: tan
rubber: yellow, orange, orange/pink
paper: tan
ink: brown, blue
Inscriptions
Raised on case (a): "TELEX"; embossed and printed on hearing aids and batteries: "81 3791 B C // 340 // ROVR // TELEX // U.S.A. // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // O // T // M //115 // 111 // TO // SPL // 12 // B // D // LOW CUT // 675 // + // JAPAN 42"; printed on paper, front side: "TELEX REPAIR WARRANTY // GARANTIE DE RÉPARATION "TELEX" // Model No. // Modèle No. 34RBQ. // Serial No. // Série No. 81-3791 // Expiration Date // Date d'expiration // May 2 // 85 // This instrument has been repaired under the Telex Warranty // Repair Plan. Should it need repair during this period, present this // card to any authorized Telex distributor. // Limited Warranty // Cette prothèse a été réparée selon le plan de réparation garantie // de "TELEX". Au cas ou la réparation serait défectueuse, durant // la période de garantie, présenter cette carte chez un distributeur // autorisé "TELEX". // Garantie limitée // (See Reverse Side) (voir au verso)"; printed on paper, back side: "This warranty is void if the instrument has been abused, // tampered with, or otherwise mistreated. // This warranty is void if an external, detachable cord has been // used, which is not genuine TELEX product. // External, detachable parts are not covered by this warranty // (except receiver, speakers). // THIS WARRANTY IS VOID IF THE SPEAKER HAS BEEN CHANGED. // Cette garantie est annulée si la prothèse a été modifiée, // ednommagee ou mal entretenue. // Cette garantie est annulée si un cordon autre que "TELEX" a // été employé. // Les pièces externes détachables ne sont pas couvertes par // cette garantie (à l'exception des micros et écouteurs). // CETTE GARANTIE EST ANNULÉE SI L'ÉCOUTEUR A ÉTÉ ÉCHANGÉ. // TELEX // TELEX HEARING INSTRUMENTS // Telephone: (416) 335-3744".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-17
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Tiny white marks on leather case, two on front and two on back; some markings rubbed off of hearings aids; paper layers separating, minor fraying at edges, some discolouration around blue pen marks and spreading over page.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
"What is a telecoil?", Widex Blog, July 28, 2016: https://global.widex.com/en/blog/what-is-a-telecoil
"Hearing aid types", Connect Hearing, 2019: https://www.connecthearing.ca/hearing-aids/types/
"Deafness in Disguise: Timeline of Hearing Devices and Early Deaf Education", Washington University School of Medicine, Bernard Becker Medical Library, 2005-2009: http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/did/timeline/
"Deafness in Disguise: Concealed Hearing Devices of the 20th Century", Washington University School of Medicine, Bernard Becker Medical Library, 2005-2009: http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/did/20thcent/index.htm
Research Facts
This hearing aid is a behind-the-ear hearing aid, with a piece that sits behind the ear (the hard plastic part) and a piece that connects from there and sits in the ear (the rubber piece). Today, the most commonly used types of hearing aids are Behind-the-Ear (BTE) , Receiver-In-Canal (RIC), In-the-Ear (ITE), and Invisible-in-Canal (IIC).
Early predecessors to hearing aids were ear trumpets; a horn in which the small end was placed in a person's ear and the large, bell end amplified sounds coming in.
Zinc Air batteries were introduced in 1977 and helped pave the way for greater sales of In-the-Ear hearing aids, as they were smaller batteries.
Throughout the 20th century, with the introduction of electrical hearing aids, new ways of concealing hearing aids were also introduced, including concealing the devices in purses and cases that were made to look like camera cases.
This hearing aid has a t-switch, which refers to a telecoil. A telecoil is a wire coiled around a rod inside the hearing aid, and it functions to pick up magnetic signals and bring them into the hearing aid as sound. This way, background noise can be cut out so the wearer can focus on the voice of someone speaking to them, music, a lecture, etc. This can be linked to existing sound systems in public places so that the sound is delivered directly to the hearing aids.
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massage vibrator

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Accession Number
997001151
Description
Vibrator, which consists of a device with an oval base made of convex-shaped metal with a bakelite section above it; the bakelite section has a semicircular handle attached to the top at either side of the oval; there is also an oval metal section attached to the top of the oval bakelite section; t…
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Accession Number
997001151
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Muscular Atrophy -- therapy
Description
Vibrator, which consists of a device with an oval base made of convex-shaped metal with a bakelite section above it; the bakelite section has a semicircular handle attached to the top at either side of the oval; there is also an oval metal section attached to the top of the oval bakelite section; this has a small cylindrical switch that can be moved along a setting of one to four; there is a 128-cm-long woven thread-covered electric cord that comes out from one side of the base; the cord splits off into two sections, each of which has a cylindrical metal tip; one of the tip ends has a bent wire coming out from it
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Galvanic Battery Works
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Stamped Mar. 6, 1900
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
fabric: red
Inscriptions
The top of the control panel has the words, "GALVANIC // BATTERY WORKS // TORONTO // MAR. 6, 1900 // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-3
Dimension Notes
Length 13.3 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 10.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The bakelite shows minor wear; there are no chips or cracks; the metal shows wear and a small corroded area at the bottom; the thread on the wire is worn in five spots; #2 condition largely unchanged; two spots of grey-green corrosion on the bottom surface, 3.2 cm x 1.5 cm and 3.2 cm x 1.0 cm.; #3: fabric cord slightly frayed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Photograph
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #247; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; Dr. J.A. Low; photograph (attached); CD #5
Research Facts
Vibrator likely used to stimulate atrophied muscles
Exhibit History
Feb. 27, 2003: used for "Name that Artifact" night
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Dates
1916
circa 1916
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Accession Number
996011009
Description
A narrow, hollow aluminum tube with a small open mouth at each end; function unknown; from hypodermic kit, 996.011.004.
Accession Number
996011009
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Description
A narrow, hollow aluminum tube with a small open mouth at each end; function unknown; from hypodermic kit, 996.011.004.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H. Botterell
Dates
1916
circa 1916
Date Remarks
In case with tablets dated 1916 (996.011.006)
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.8 cm. x Width: 3.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
Minor signs of wear
Copy Type
Original
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stomach tube with funnel

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Accession Number
992035001 a-c
Description
Rust-coloured rubber hose/tube connected to rubber funnel; unable to measure length because has stiffened in a coiled shape; (b) & (c): pasteboard box lid has woodgrain paper adhered to pasteboard; corners are held together with tan paper tape
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Accession Number
992035001 a-c
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Enteral Nutrition -- instrumentation
Intubation, Gastrointestinal -- instrumentation
Description
Rust-coloured rubber hose/tube connected to rubber funnel; unable to measure length because
has stiffened in a coiled shape; (b) & (c): pasteboard box lid has woodgrain paper adhered
to pasteboard; corners are held together with tan paper tape
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - stomach tube - Size: x Diameter1.0
b - box base - Size: Length 17.8 cm. x Width 18.0 cm. x Depth 5.7 cm.
c - box lid - Size: Length 18.3 cm. x Width 18.3 cm. x Depth 5.7 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H.C. Mabee
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
KK - by style of lettering on label; date uncertain
Material
rubber: rust
pasteboard: tan
paper: tan woodgrain
Inscriptions
On paper label on (c): Form L495 // Stomach Tube with Funnel only // No. Size 28 Fr. //
Quality Guaranteed; printed on (a): MADE IN USA BU 28 Fr. (size)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-12
Condition Remarks
(a) stiff; stuck together in coil shape; rubber is cracking; funnel still pliable; (c) abrasion around edges; one corner unglued & torn; hole pierced on 14 June 1984 to attach old # tag; #2: the box lid and base were yellowing and dusty; the stomach tube had cracks over approximately 20% of its surface; however, there was no significant change from the initial condition report; there were white, stringy particles, possibly cotton residue, inside the funnel and on the surface of the tube; the rubber was still pliable and there were no pieces flaking away; #3: rubber requires special treatment.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Widex Hearing Aid

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Dates
1977
2000
circa 1977-2000
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
Accession Number
015011002 a-e
Description
Plastic and rubber orange behind the ear hearing aid (d) for left ear, with on/off switch, rubber piece fitted to the inside of the ear, swiveling battery chamber, volume controls, and M/T switch, in grey plastic case (c) with hinged lid and green velvet on the top surrounded by a gold-coloured bor…
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Accession Number
015011002 a-e
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Audio
Hearing Aids
Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Deafness
Hearing Loss
Description
Plastic and rubber orange behind the ear hearing aid (d) for left ear, with on/off switch, rubber piece fitted to the inside of the ear, swiveling battery chamber, volume controls, and M/T switch, in grey plastic case (c) with hinged lid and green velvet on the top surrounded by a gold-coloured border; the inside of the case contains green velvet in the bottom, with a moulding to fit the hearing aid, and contains cream fabric inside the lid with "WIDEX" printed in the centre in gold; the case sits in a tan cardboard box (a) with blue and red print and a lid which tucks into the box; on the right side of the box, there are some scribbles in pen, below which is the Widex logo, below which is a white sticker with black print; in the box under the case are a pack of zinc air hearing aid batteries (b) with two left in the case which are round and grey metal; the battery pack has a grey background and black print, and there are two blue stickers with black print; the back of the battery pack has blue print, and the plastic part of the pack which holds the batteries in place swivels in order to allow the batteries to be taken out via a hold in the back of the pack; there is also a hole near the top of the pack for hanging it in a store to be sold; at the bottom of the box is an instructions sheet (e) with brown print for the title section, black print for the instructions, and yellow and grey illustrations; it is folded into four sections.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box: Length 9.5 cm X Width 7.0 cm X Height 3.7 cm
b - battery pack: Length 8.9 cm X Width 4.6 cm X Height 1.6 cm
c - case: Length 7.9 cm X Width 6.1 cm X Height 2.8 cm
d - hearing aid: Length 5.2 cm X Width 5.5 cm X Height 1.7 cm
e - instructions: Length 25.8 cm X Width 8.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Widex
Site Made (Country)
Denmark
Dates
1977
2000
circa 1977-2000
Date Remarks
Based on the year zinc air batteries were developed and the style of the hearing aid
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, yellow, grey, blue, red, white, gold
plastic: brown, clear, grey
metal: grey, brass
rubber: orange
fabric: cream, green, white
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box (a): "W // WIDEX"; printed on side of box on sticker: "A12+ T"; printed on front of battery pack (b): PZ675 1.4V // XGO ™· // 23-157 // HEARING AID // ZINC AIR BATTERIES (4) // 4 PILES ZINC-AIR // POUR APPAREILS AUDITIFS // 4 ZINK/LUCHT-BATTERIJEN // VOOR HOORAPPARATEN // PREMIUM // 675+"; printed on back of battery pack: "23-157 // PZ675 // When replacing this hearing aid battery insert the battery // properly according to hearing aid manufacturer's // instructions. // To activate this battery, remove the tab. // WARNING: Battery may explode or leak if recharged or // disposed of in fire. Keep away from small children. If // swallowed, call doctor immediately. // Pour mettre correctement en place cette pile, veuillez vous // référer aux instructions du fabricant de l'appareil auditif. // Pour rendre cette pile opérationnelle, enlever la protection. // AVERTISSEMENT: Cette pile peut exploser ou // laisser échapper des substances nuisibles si // vous tentez de la recharger ou si // vous la jetez au feu. Tenir hors de portée des enfants. En cas // d'ingestion, appeler // imédiatement un médecin. // Om deze batterij correct in te leggen gelieve de instrukties // van de fabrikant van het hoorapparaat op te volgen. // Om de batterij te aktiveren, het lipje verwijderen. // OPGELET: Wanneer u deze batterij herlaadt of // in het vuur werpt, kan ze exploderen. Buiten // bereik van kleine kinderen houden. Bij inslikking, // onmiddellijk een arts raadplegen. // 9 A 7 // Manufactured in Japan. Imported for/Importé pour // InterTAN Canada Ltd. Barrie, Canada, L4M 4W5 // InterTAN Australia Ltd. A.C.N.002 511 944 // InterTAN U.K./Belgium/France // * Trademarks of InterTAN Texas Inc."; printed inside case (c): "WIDEX"; printed on hearing aid (d): A1T-72542B // WIDEX // DENMARK // M // T"; printed on instructions (e): "WIDEX // Instructions // for use of // hearing aids // in the A-series // T-model // Volume control // M-T // switch // WIDEX // On/off switch and battery drawer // Volume control: turn upwards for more volume. // Microphone/induction coil: for normal use the // switch should be set in the "M" (microphone) // position, and changed to "T" when telephoning, // for example. // The induction coil: position "T" cuts off the micro- // phone and brings the built-in induction coil into // operation. This enables the hearing aid to be used // within any magnetic field or loop system without // background noise interference. // A loop-system or magnetic field device can be fitted // to TV or radio. Some public places such as churches // theatres and lecture rooms are already equipped with // a loop-system. // On some telephones with inadequate magnetic field // it may be found advisable to use "M" position. // Changing the battery. The battery drawer swivels out // on the reversed side to the on/off switch. The battery // should be placed with the +sign visible, and correspond- // ing with the +sign on the battery drawer. // If the battery drawer does not close easily the batte- // ry is incorrectly inserted. // Switching your hearing aid on and off. The hearing // aid is turned on when the switch is pushed upwards // and off when pushed downwards. // Always remember to switch the hearing aid off when // it is not in use for a lengthy period, or to remove the // battery. // Care of your hearing aid. // Your hearing aid should never be exposed to direct // sunshine or heat, for example by leaving it on a win- // dow sill or near a radiator. // Remember to remove the battery when not using // your hearing aid for a lengthy period. // Minor corrections. // Should the hearing aid be completely or periodically // dead, try the following: // 1. Make sure that is it turned on by turning the // volume up. // 2. Check that the ear-mould is not blocked by wax. // 3. Change the battery, making sure that the new // battery is fitting correctly (see directions inside // this folder). // Never try to open or repair the hearing aid yourself. // A/G-5-5 // PRINTED IN DENMARK BY WIDEX".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-17
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration and staining on box, especially the top; the top of the battery pack is bent and the back has a brown stain a third of the way up from the bottom, the instructions sheet is also bent.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
"What is a telecoil?", Widex Blog, July 28, 2016: https://global.widex.com/en/blog/what-is-a-telecoil
"Hearing aid types", Connect Hearing, 2019: https://www.connecthearing.ca/hearing-aids/types/
"ABOUT WIDEX", Widex Canada: https://www.widex.ca/en-ca/about-widex
"Deafness in Disguise: Timeline of Hearing Devices and Early Deaf Education", Washington University School of Medicine, Bernard Becker Medical Library, 2005-2009: http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/did/timeline/
"Deafness in Disguise: Concealed Hearing Devices of the 20th Century", Washington University School of Medicine, Bernard Becker Medical Library, 2005-2009: http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/did/20thcent/index.htm
Research Facts
This hearing aid is a behind-the-ear hearing aid, with a piece that sits behind the ear (the hard plastic part) and a piece that connects from there and sits in the ear (the rubber piece). Today, the most commonly used types of hearing aids are Behind-the-Ear (BTE) , Receiver-In-Canal (RIC), In-the-Ear (ITE), and Invisible-in-Canal (IIC).
Early predecessors to hearing aids were ear trumpets; a horn in which the small end was placed in a person's ear and the large, bell end amplified sounds coming in.
Zinc Air batteries were introduced in 1977 and helped pave the way for greater sales of In-the-Ear hearing aids, as they were smaller batteries.
Throughout the 20th century, with the introduction of electrical hearing aids, new ways of concealing hearing aids were also introduced, including concealing the devices in purses and cases that were made to look like camera cases.
This hearing aid has a t-switch, which refers to a telecoil. A telecoil is a wire coiled around a rod inside the hearing aid, and it functions to pick up magnetic signals and bring them into the hearing aid as sound. This way, background noise can be cut out so the wearer can focus on the voice of someone speaking to them, music, a lecture, etc. This can be linked to existing sound systems in public places so that the sound is delivered directly to the hearing aids.
Widex is a family owned company founded in 1956 in Denmark.
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