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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.
Images
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