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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.
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Stryker wedge frame

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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997019001 a-n
Description
Stryker wedge frame which consists of metal (a) wedge frame on four castors; the frame is "I" shaped with a main bar that supports two sliding wooden trays and hydraulic jack; cross bar on main bar supports one wooden tray and armature for the tray to slide along; two adjustable vertical bars exte…
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Accession Number
997019001 a-n
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Transportation of Patients -- instrumentation
Description
Stryker wedge frame which consists of metal (a) wedge frame on four castors; the frame is "I" shaped with a main bar that supports two sliding wooden trays and hydraulic jack; cross bar on main bar supports one wooden tray and armature for the tray to slide along; two adjustable vertical bars extend from wheel-bearing cross bars to support stretcher; vertical bar supports rotating circular frame for clamp; circular frame includes handles; two (b-c) stretchers intersect circular frame and are held in place by clamp; stretchers are piled one over another and consist of metal frames covered in canvas with eyelets and spring bindings; stretchers contain plastic encased foam mattress; one stretcher includes a circular opening measuring approximately 6 inches; (d) separate canvas piece has eyelets and small circular opening; 2 fabric (e-f) belts have locking mechanisms; (g) vice with three screws; (h) rod with connectors extends vertically and loops at a right angle; the stretchers each separate into plastic covered foam (i,k,m) mattress pads and (j,l,n) cotton pad covers.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - wedge frame - Size: Length 1.58 m. x Width 1.16 m. x Depth 78.0 cm.
b - stretcher - Size: Length 2.17 m. x Width 53.0 cm. x Depth 16.0 cm.
c - stretcher - Size: Length 2.16 m. x Width 50.0 cm. x Depth 7.0 cm.
d - canvas piece - Size: Length 81.0 cm. x Width 36.7 cm. x Depth 0.5cm.
e - belt - Size: Length 1.92 m. x Width 6.2 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
f - belt - Size: Length 1.88 m. x Width 6.3 cm. Depth 1.8 cm.
g - vice - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Width 11.5 cm. Depth 10.0 cm.
h - rod - Size: Length 31.6 cm. x Width 17.5 cm. x Depth 9.8 cm.
i - mattress pad - Size: Length 98.0 cm x Width 48.7 cm x Depth 3.0 cm.
j - cotton cover - Size: Length 92.6 cm x Width 58.5 cm x Depth 0.02 cm.
k - mattress pad - Size: Length 97.5 cm x Width 48.7 cm x Depth 3.0 cm.
l - cotton cover - Size: Length 99.0 cm x Width 62.0 cm x Depth 0.02 cm.
m - mattress pad - Size: Length 1.45 m x Width 50.5 cm x Depth 4.0 cm.
n - cotton cover - Size: Length 1.5 m x Width 62.0 cm x Depth 0.02 cm.
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital, orthopedic
Maker
Stryker Corporation
Site Made (City)
Kalamazoo
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Date Remarks
Date is printed on label affixed to artifact
Material
metal: black, grey
fabric: white, yellow
wood: brown
plastic: black, red ,white
paint: green
foam: light green
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker affixed to frame; "THE STRYKER WEDGE FRAME // CATALOGUE NO. 124 MODEL A // 1665 Stryker // CORPORATION // KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN // U.S. PATENT NO. 3,302,218; CANADIAN PATENT NO. 836, 202, 1970 MADE IN U.S.A. // SURGICAL AND HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT"; printed on sticker affixed to jack: "WARNING // REMOVE SWING LEVER LOCK // BEFORE INSTALLING HYDRAULIC // JACK ASSEMBLY ON HEAD END // OFF WEDGE FRAME"; printed on sticker affixed to frame; "HOTEL D[Illeg.]"; printed on sticker affixed to frame: "WARNING // REMOVE PATIENT // BEFORE EXTENDING // FRAME"; printed on sticker affixed to circular frame for clamp: "CAUTION // NEVER COMPLETELY // REMOVE THIS BAR // THIS BAR MAY BE ADJUSTED TO PATIENTS THICKNESS. // SPACER NUTS MAY BE REMOVED FOR SPECIAL CASES. // ALWAYS TIGHTEN NUTS BEFORE ROTATING PATIENT."; printed on sticker affixed to circular frame for clamp: "ANTERIOR"; handwritten in pencil on tape affixed to circular frame for clamp: "4.211"; embroidered on fabric label affixed to stretcher canvas: "stryker // POST CANVAS // COVER // 125-4-5 // KALAMAZOO, MI // 124-4-7 REV_"; handwritten in marker on stretcher canvas: "WEDGE // STRYKER // PART"; printed on cotton sheet of stretcher: "Kingston General Hospital // Kingston Ontario"; handwritten in marker on cotton of stretcher: "KGH // STRYKER // POSTERIOR // SHEET"; handwritten on label affixed to belt: "KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL // ORTHO EQP ROOM // STRYKER FRAME".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-Floor
Condition Remarks
Metal frame tarnished and with light rust; minor scratches on frame; paint peeling from wooden tray; minor stains on stretcher canvas and cotton; metal frames of stretchers scuffed; fabric around circular opening of stretcher yellowed; rubber ring on frame of stretcher torn; canvas piece lightly stained in several locations; belts showing minor wear; vice screws scuffed and paint peeling; minor stains and residue on rod.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Stryker medical website, copy in donor file; CD #6.
Research Facts
Used for spinal injury treatment and surgery.
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