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Baumanometer, sphygmomanometer

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Dates
1921
circa 1921
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997037101 a-d
Description
Baumanometer wall model sphygmomanometer, which consists of (a) the sphygmomanometer, which has a mercury-filled, hollow glass scaled tube set into a flat metal bracket with numbers on each side; the bottom of the tube has an attached cylindrical air flow system that has a length of hollow rubber t…
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Accession Number
997037101 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Baumanometer wall model sphygmomanometer, which consists of (a) the sphygmomanometer, which has a mercury-filled, hollow glass scaled tube set into a flat metal bracket with numbers on each side; the bottom of the tube has an attached cylindrical air flow system that has a length of hollow rubber tubing attached at the top; the sphygmomanometer is mounted onto a flat, rectangular wooden plaque; the plaque has three screw holes that go through the wood; there is a manufacturer's plaque beside the sphygmomanometer; the three screws (b-d) are designed to hold the sphygmomanometer and plaque to the wall; each screw is a cylindrical length of threaded metal with a tapered, blunt tip; the screw tops have a finished head with six sides and a round top
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - sphygmomanometer - Size: Length 35.8 cm x Width 11.3 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
b - wall screw - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
c - wall screw - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - wall screw - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W.A. Baum Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1921
circa 1921
Date Remarks
Book by Keith Wilbur identifies item as made in 1921
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
mercury: silver
metal: silver; black
rubber: brown
Inscriptions
Imprinted on left side of meter: "300// 280 // 260 // 240 // 220 // 200 // 180 // 160 // 140 // 120 // 100 // 80 // 60 // 40 // 20 // 0"; right scale reads, "407290 // 290 // 270 // 250 // 230 // 210 // 190 // 170 // 150 // 130 // 110 // 90 // 70 // 50 // 30 // 10"; the manufacturer's label reads, "Baumanometer // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // BLOOD PRESSURE STANDARD // THE WORLD OVER // U.S. PAT. NO. 182 902 // MADE IN U.S.A. // W.A. BAUM CO. INC. NEW YORK // WALL MODEL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-4
Condition Remarks
The wood shows only minor wear and scuffing; metal components show no corrosion or staining; rubber tubing is still soft and flexible but shows some minor cracking; glass is complete and undamaged; #2: mercury; rubber.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by Keith C. Wilbur, M.D., Westchester, 1987, p. 34 (see attached photocopy); CD #8
Research Facts
Used to measure blood pressure
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Cambridge unipolar lead switch assembly

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997037109
Description
Lead switch, consisting of short, cylindrical bakelite case housing switching mechanism; flared knob on top centre rotates to select between leads; five synthetic rubber-covered lead wires extend laterally from case; wires terminate in plugs with metal tips; two-letter lead code molded into each pl…
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Accession Number
997037109
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
Lead switch, consisting of short, cylindrical bakelite case housing switching mechanism; flared knob on top centre rotates to select between leads; five synthetic rubber-covered lead wires extend laterally from case; wires terminate in plugs with metal tips; two-letter lead code molded into each plug; opposite side of case has four metal lead plug receptacles with thumbscrews
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Cambridge Instrument Company
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Material
metal: silver; grey
plastic: black; yellow
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Lead wires on top of case: "TO PATIENT // RA - LL - P - LA - RL"; plug receptacles: "TO EKG // RA LL P LA"; also marked: "CAMBRIDGE // INSTRUMENT // CO. INC // NEW YORK // N.Y."; underside marked with instructions and "B.M. 17071"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-8
Dimension Notes
Length 22.0 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 8.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Small amount of corrosion on lead plug receptacles; top of case has a small amount of wear; synthetic covered wire and tips are brittle and have apparent corrosion; #2: rubber cord
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Web site
JPG
Reference Comments
OHIOLINK Central Catalog Website, http//olc1.ohiolink.edu/search (same as item 31996953)(see attached photocopy); CD #8
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strap-on electrode

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997037486
Description
A flat, wide piece of rectangular-shaped metal in which the sides turn slightly downwards; one side has two metal teeth to clamp down; a metal tightening screw is located on back of the electrode and has a circular hole punched through the screw; a long rubber strap with an arch-shaped end is attac…
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Accession Number
997037486
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrodes
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
A flat, wide piece of rectangular-shaped metal in which the sides turn slightly downwards; one side has two metal teeth to clamp down; a metal tightening screw is located on back of the electrode and has a circular hole punched through the screw; a long rubber strap with an arch-shaped end is attached to the electrode; the strap has 70 round-cut holes punched in it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This date marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice.
Material
metal: silver-grey
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Embedded in back of electrode are the words, "NEW YORK // CO / NC"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-8
Dimension Notes
Length 38.5 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Patina is apparent on metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, 1938, p. 40 (similar to illustration marked); CD #1
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strap-on electrode

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997037487
Description
A flat, wide piece of rectangular-shaped metal in which the sides turn slightly downwards; one side has two metal teeth to clamp down; a metal tightening screw is located on back of the electrode and has a circular hole punched through the screw; a long rubber strap with an arch-shaped end is attac…
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Accession Number
997037487
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrodes
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
A flat, wide piece of rectangular-shaped metal in which the sides turn slightly downwards; one side has two metal teeth to clamp down; a metal tightening screw is located on back of the electrode and has a circular hole punched through the screw; a long rubber strap with an arch-shaped end is attached to the electrode; the strap has 70 round-cut holes punched in it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This date marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice.
Material
metal: silver-grey
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Embedded in back of electrode are the words, "NEW YORK // OINC"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-8
Dimension Notes
Length 39.4 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Slight corrosion on metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, 1938, p. 40 (similar to illustration marked); CD #1
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strap-on electrode

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997037488
Description
A flat, wide piece of rectangular-shaped metal in which the sides turn slightly downwards; one side has two metal teeth to clamp down; a metal tightening screw is located on back of the electrode and has a circular hole punched through the screw; a long rubber strap with an arch-shaped end is attac…
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Accession Number
997037488
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrodes
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
A flat, wide piece of rectangular-shaped metal in which the sides turn slightly downwards; one side has two metal teeth to clamp down; a metal tightening screw is located on back of the electrode and has a circular hole punched through the screw; a long rubber strap with an arch-shaped end is attached to the electrode; the strap has 70 round-cut holes punched in it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Cambridge Inst. Co.
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This date marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice.
Material
metal: silver-grey
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Embedded in back of electrode are the words, "CAMBRIDGE INST CO. INC. // NEW YORK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-8
Dimension Notes
Length 37.9 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Patina and wear are apparent on metal; greenish corrosion spots on top
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, 1938, p. 40 (similar to illustration marked); CD #1
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strap-on electrode

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997037489
Description
A flat, wide piece of rectangular-shaped metal in which the sides turn slightly downwards; one side has two metal teeth to clamp down; a metal tightening screw is located on back of the electrode and has a circular hole punched through the screw; a long rubber strap with an arch-shaped end is attac…
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Accession Number
997037489
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrodes
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
A flat, wide piece of rectangular-shaped metal in which the sides turn slightly downwards; one side has two metal teeth to clamp down; a metal tightening screw is located on back of the electrode and has a circular hole punched through the screw; a long rubber strap with an arch-shaped end is attached to the electrode; the strap has 70 round-cut holes punched in it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Cambridge Inst. Co.
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This date marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice.
Material
metal: silver-grey
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Engraved in back of electrode are the words, "CAMBRIDGE INST. CO. INC. // NEW YORK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-8
Dimension Notes
Length 38.0 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Slight patina and wear are apparent on metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, 1938, p. 40 (similar to illustration marked); CD #1
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Tycos hook cuff; blood pressure cuff

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Dates
1946
1963
circa 1946-1963
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997037100
Description
Hook cuff is a long, flat green cloth band enclosing an inflatable rubber bladder in one half; the other half has 8 parallel metal ribs, each with a drilled hole in the centre, that are sewn into 8 individual pockets that expose each hole; on the outer bladder side, two small pegs protrude that fit…
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Accession Number
997037100
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Manometry
MM= Blood Pressure Determination -- sphygmomanometer
Description
Hook cuff is a long, flat green cloth band enclosing an inflatable rubber bladder in one half; the other half has 8 parallel metal ribs, each with a drilled hole in the centre, that are sewn into 8 individual pockets that expose each hole; on the outer bladder side, two small pegs protrude that fit into the rib holes to facilitate sizing; attached to the enclosed bladder are two rubber hoses; one hose, with a threaded end, attaches to a pressure gauge, while the remaining hose terminates in a rubber squeeze bulb topped by a steel valve mechanism
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Tycos (Taylor Instrument Companies)
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1946
1963
circa 1946-1963
Date Remarks
Hook cuff produced between 1946 and 1963
Material
fabric: green
rubber: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed cloth label on cuff reads, "Tycos // Taylor Instrument Companies // Rochester, NY, U.S.A. // ARTERY // LEFT RIGHT // ARM ARM"; imprinted on bulb, "Tycos // ROCHESTER, NY, U.S.A."; stamped on valve: "Tycos // ASHEVILLE, N.C. USA 70"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-5
Dimension Notes
Length 55.5 cm x Width 56.5 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cuff shows a variety of small tears and wear points; rubber hoses and bulb show significant dryness and cracking; #2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1960, p. 217 (similar to item 5H-175) (see attached photocopy); for dates: "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., Westchester, Schiffer Pub. Co., 1987, p. 36; CD #7
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Welsh electrode

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Dates
1932
circa 1932
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
Accession Number
997037110 a-b
Description
An electrode (a) that is a round, rubber bulb with a pronounced ridge traversing the centre; the bottom of the bulb tapers to a short stem that fits snugly over a steel stem that protrudes from a semi-circular concave steel shell; at the joint a short valv-like electrical connector extends from the…
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Accession Number
997037110 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Electrodes
Electrocardiography, instrumentation
Cardiology -- instrumentation
Description
An electrode (a) that is a round, rubber bulb with a pronounced ridge traversing the centre; the bottom of the bulb tapers to a short stem that fits snugly over a steel stem that protrudes from a semi-circular concave steel shell; at the joint a short valv-like electrical connector extends from the stem; the connector has a screw-thread clamp that secures the connector in a drilled-out hole; the box (b) is a small, rectangular cardboard box with flaps on both ends and a glue seam on the bottom corner
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - electrode - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
b - box - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Bowen and Company, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Bethesda
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1932
circa 1932
Date Remarks
Item identified in "Antique Medical Instruments" as 1932
Material
metal: silver-grey
rubber: red
cardboard: off-white
Inscriptions
Printed on front of box: "ONE // WELSH SELF-RETAINING // ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC ELECTRODE // Cat. No. EK-351 // THE BURDICK CORPORATION // MILTON, WISCONSIN"; printed on box flap: "Manufactured By // Bowen & Co., Inc. // Bethesda, Md. // Patent No. 2,580,628"; printed on back: "CAUTION // [list of cautions]"; printed on box flap: "ONE // WELSH SELF-RETAINING // ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC // ELECTRODE // CAT. NO. EK-351"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-8
Condition Remarks
Box shows only minor marks and scuffing; the rubber bulb of the electrode has hardened and cracked along seams and sleeve
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by Keith Wilbur, M.D., Westchester, 1987, p. 40 (see attached photocopy); CD #8
Research Facts
This is a modification of Burger's 1932 suction precordial electrode
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