Bigelow's evacuation apparatus, which consists of an oval orange rubber bulb with three openings, to which three metal pieces are attached; two pieces have stopcocks and are open-ended; the other has a clear, round glass bulb attached; one stopcock attachment ends with a convex piece; a metal band …
Bigelow's evacuation apparatus, which consists of an oval orange rubber bulb with three openings, to which three metal pieces are attached; two pieces have stopcocks and are open-ended; the other has a clear, round glass bulb attached; one stopcock attachment ends with a convex piece; a metal band connects the other stopcock piece with the glass bulb piece.
The number "40" is stamped into the metal in several places; "G.U. MAN CO // LONDON" is stamped into the metal band.
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Length 28.3 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 8.2 cm
The rubber at the metal attachment points was significantly stressed and cracked; there was no sign of metal corrosion, the glass had no chips or breaks, and the rubber was still flexible; pieces that could once be removed could be no longer, due to the rubber deterioration; #2: rubber ripped close to metal attachment, glass vial, steel; #3: rubber requires special trateatment.
Dr. A. Morales; "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 4023 (similar to Fig. 36500) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
A pressure catheter consisting of three main parts: green rubber insertion tube with red marks, half a centimeter apart, and three black catheterizing tubes with metal heads joined by an orange rubber tube; a pressure transducer made of a metal cylinder with a thick, clear plastic head with two kno…
Rubber hose over wiring has broken away where it attaches to the pressure transducer, exposing electrical
wiring; paint (?) specks on metal and plastic surface of pressure transducer; orange rubber
connecting tube on urethral rod is disintegrating -- dry, cracked; green residue on lock levers of
pressure transducer; green urethral rod surface is rough; rubber here is starting to dry up and disintegrate; #2: rubber is deteriorating, some corrosion of metal; #3: rubber requires special treatment.
Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016
Instrument used to measure bladder and urethral pressure; low pressure indicated poor bladder control;
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Cystoscope with accessories and unlined wooden case (k), consisting of: (a) cystoscope, concave sheath, angular tip, screw-on light bulb at tip; (b) a double catheterizing telescope with lenses; (c) a telescope with lenses that fits (a) and (f); (d,e) obturators; (f) cystoscope with convex sheath a…
Cystoscope with accessories and unlined wooden case (k), consisting of: (a) cystoscope, concave sheath, angular tip, screw-on light bulb at tip; (b) a double catheterizing telescope with lenses; (c) a telescope with lenses that fits (a) and (f); (d,e) obturators; (f) cystoscope with convex sheath and angular tip; (g) stylet (?), a straight wire with a loop at one end and a threaded tip; (h) cylindrical wooden container of lubricant; (i) sliding metal lid for a compartment in the case; (j) cardboard box of extra lamps containing two bulbs on tiny springs.
Number Of Parts
a - cystoscope - Size: Length 24.75 cm
b - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 28.5 cm
c - telescope - Size: Length 25.5 cm
d - obturator
e - obturator
f - cystoscope - Size: Length 24.5 cm
g - stylet
h - lubricant container - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
i - sliding lid
j - cardboard box - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
k - case
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Date is uncertain; based on marks giving patent dates ranging from 1903 to 1912.
On (i): "WAPPLER ELECTRIC CO., INC., NEW YORK, U.S.A."; on lid: "INGRAM & BELL Limited // Physicians and Hospital Supplies TORONTO"; on inside of lid: "BROWN-BUERGER CYSTOSCOPE"; on (b) : "LID UP"; on (j): "EXTRA LAMPS"; "PAT. NOV. 8 910"; "PAT. MARCH 24, 1903, PAT. JULY 25, 1905"' "PATS. APRIL 2, 1912"
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Ingram & Bell catalogue, 1909, p. 147 (item #JJ21); similar to 1969.13.1; CD #UHN
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope at top, an obdurator, a double catheterizing telescope, a concave and convex sheath, cleaning rod, brown conducting cord at bottom and assorted rubber tips, a connecting nipple, cathete…
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope with grey eyepiece, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with black eyepiece, an obdurator, a brown rubber conducting cord at the bottom of the case with t…
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with two catheter heads (no rubber nipples), an obdurator with a tapered conical head; an interior case with sliding …
An American Cystoscope Makers sheath with a concave beak; sheath is hollow with openings at both ends; bottom end has small lamp next to a screw-off tip which is used to replace used lamps; mouth has lock lever, two stopcocks and two circular rims called flanges, where a rotating contact is normall…
A calibrator consisting of two infusion bottles with attachable metal handles at top and emptying into a latex hose; each is joined at their distal end by a three-way glass connector so that liquid runs into one hose; hose continues downward and attaches to a long, narrow glass tube into which is i…
A calibrator consisting of two infusion bottles with attachable metal handles at top and emptying
into a latex hose; each is joined at their distal end by a three-way glass connector so that liquid
runs into one hose; hose continues downward and attaches to a long, narrow glass tube into which is
inserted a 3-way catheter of green rubber and black guides; metal clip fits around flange on bottom
end of glass tube; catheter guides screw into one stopcock and two transducers; transducers are
grey with white plastic stopcocks at one end and a grey conducting cord running out of the bottom
of each; conducting cords end with plugs made for a multi-pronged plug
Number Of Parts
a-b - infusion bottle (x2) - Size: Length 19.0 cm. x Diameter8.0 cm.
c - latex hose - Size: Length 147.5 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
d - latex hose - Size: Length 76.3 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
e - glass connector - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
f - latex hose - Size: Length 64.0 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
g - pressure catheter - Size: Length 49.5 cm. x Width 5.0 mm.
h-i - transducer (not including cord)(x2) - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 2.0 cm.
j - metal plug - Size: Length 13.5 cm. x Width 3.0 cm.
k - metal plug - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Width 2.7 cm.
l - metal clip - Size: Length 9.3 cm. x Width 5.0 cm.
m - glass sterilizer chamber - Size: Length 62.2 cm. x Diameter4.0 cm.
Set up by Dr. Low in Toronto in the early 1960's; used in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996
Used by Dr. J.A. Low in Toronto before he moved to Kingston in 1965
plastic: clear; blue; grey
metal: silver; yellow
rubber: grey; black
Bottles: numbered 0-400 ml; metal clip on tube: "PAT. 2397438 // [in script] Thomas // PHILA. U.S.A.
// No. 35"; transducers: "OFF" 4x on levers; also, on tape on transducers: #1 "URETHRA"; #2 "BLADDER";
on plugs: (tape) "P3"; "P4"; on blue tape: "BIOMED"; on metal: "CANNON // ITT CANNONMS310A14S-5SCC2
// AMPHENOL 3057-6 // -WK-6-21C-5/16"
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Both infusion bottles have water trapped inside; black rubber stoppers have disintegrated somewhat,
leaving black specks floating in the water; pale grime also on inside walls of bottles; latex tubing
(all three) is disintegrating wherever it is stretched over attachments; catheter, with homemade
balloon, is in good condition; lever action still good on all stopcocks; transducers have
pieces of tape wrapped around each; yellow stains on transducer marked "Bladder" in stopcock mechanism
and where it attaches to catheter guide; plug marked "P4" has sticky (tape?) residue on rubber
section; each plug has a piece of masking tape attached; tape is dry but not yet pulling away; #2: rubber is cracked and stuck to glass; glass is dirty; #3: lots of rubber requiring special treatment; unidentified residue inside bottles.
Gillian Major; also see all of 996.013
Used to calibrate recording device for measuring bladder/urethra pressure; bottles held water which
emptied into the glass tube sterilizing chamber; special three-way pressure recording catheter in
sterilizing chamber was hooked up to two Strathern transducers which sent information down conducting
cords to plugs which were attached to the recording device; the bottles are the calibrators;
they were filled with water and attached to the wall (see attached drawing); balloon catheter made
by Gill Major, Dr. Low's nurse, of penrose drain and black silk thread; had to be made under water