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Admiral hypodermic syringe set

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Dates
1903
circa 1903
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001105 a-h
Description
Syringe kit, which consists of several pieces in a metal case; the syringe itself is made up of six metal parts (a-f); these consist of (a) the syringe barrel, which is a hollow cylindrical tube with a tapered, threaded, open tip and a round open threaded end; a pair of flat finger grips come out a…
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Accession Number
997001105 a-h
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Injections -- set
Description
Syringe kit, which consists of several pieces in a metal case; the syringe itself is made up of six metal parts (a-f); these consist of (a) the syringe barrel, which is a hollow cylindrical tube with a tapered, threaded, open tip and a round open threaded end; a pair of flat finger grips come out at the left and right sides; a plunger (b) fits into the syringe; the plunger is made of a solid cylindrical shaft with a rounded plug at one end that fits snugly into the syringe barrel; the other end of the shaft has threading which allows the attachment of a thumb-push piece (c); this piece is round and flat and has a threaded area on the bottom; the plunger end of the barrel has a rounded metal cap (d) which has a hole in the centre and threading on its inner edges; the cap fits over and onto the end of the barrel and the plunger shaft slides through it; the tip end of the barrel also has a rounded metal cap (e), with a hole in the centre and threading on its inner edges; the cap fits over and onto the end of the barrel and the syringe tip goes through the centre of the cap; there is also a rounded syringe tip cap (f); this cap is rounded and hollow with a flat closed top and an open round bottom that has threading on its inner edges; a needle (g) will also fit onto and over the syringe tip; the needle has a hollow rounded open base with threading on its inner edges; the other end tapers to a hollow cylindrical metal needle that has a sharp open bevelled tip; all pieces of the kit are stored in a metal case (h); the case is square with a rectangular piece at the right side; the case has a lid hinged onto a bottom; both pieces have 7 outwardly-rounded sections molded into the metal; there are two needle-holder clasps attached to the top right; the bottom left has 7 flat rounded strips of metal at the left side; these hold the case contents snugly in place in the case; the back hinge has a small spring which lifts the lid when the front clasp is pushed in
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - syringe barrel - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b - syringe plunger - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
c - thumb-push - Size: Length 0.5 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
d - barrel and cap - Size: Length 0.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
e - barrel tip end cap - Size: Length 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
f - syringe tip end cap - Size: Length 0.7 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
g - syringe needle - Size: Length 3.1 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
h - case (closed) - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. F.J. O'Connor; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1903
circa 1903
Date Remarks
Patented in March, 1903
Material
metal: silver
German silver: silver
Inscriptions
(b) Increment lines and the numbers "25 // 20 // 15 // 10 // 5" are stamped into the plunger shaft; (c) the words, "PATENTED // MARCH 1903" are stamped into the top of the thumb-push piece; (h) the top of the case has the word, "Admiral" stamped into the metal; the bottom of the case has the words, "GERMAN SILVER // BECTON, DICKINSON & CO. // RUTHERFORD, N.J." stamped into the metal; the inside piece has "PAT. PENDING" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Condition Remarks
The metal parts show minor wear and staining; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #76; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," by The George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 172 (item P9445) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001415 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front, back and sides; the oute…
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Accession Number
997001415 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front, back and sides; the outer end is rounded; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 36.6 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 26.8 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B.N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880.
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown; green
Inscriptions
(a) One side of the blade has the words, "J. GRAY & SON // SHEFFIELD" stamped into the metal just above the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and minor staining; no corrosion is visible; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 5 cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," Vol. I, by Dr. Gordon Dammann, 1983, p. 14 (item #20); "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126 (see attached photocopies); came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.416-.421); CD #6
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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001416 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front and back; the sides are s…
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Accession Number
997001416 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front and back; the sides are smooth; the outer end tapers to a blunt point; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 31.6 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 21.8 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B.N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Snowden
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880.
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown; green
Inscriptions
(a) One side of the blade has the words, "SNOWDEN // PHILA" stamped into the metal just above the handle; the handle has the number "2" stamped into one side of the wood, just below the blade.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and minor non-active corrosion at the tip; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 6.5-cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible; #2: returned in same condition; #3: 7.5-cm crack in handle; wear and tarnish on blade; a few adhesions.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," Vol. I, by Dr. Gordon Dammann, 1983, p. 14 (item #20); "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126 (see attached photocopies); came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.415, .417-.421); CD #6
Exhibit History
Bracken Library Exhibit "Boning Up on Anatomy"; Sept 9, 2002-Sept. 29, 2003; On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001418 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, flat blade with a straight, slightly rounded back, a rounded outer tip and a straight, thin, sharp cutting edge; the blade flares out from the tip to the other end; the other end of the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has c…
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Accession Number
997001418 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, flat blade with a straight, slightly rounded back, a rounded outer tip and a straight, thin, sharp cutting edge; the blade flares out from the tip to the other end; the other end of the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front and back; the sides are smooth; the outer end is rounded; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 28.4 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 17.4 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B.N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880.
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; one side of the blade shows a fair amount of non-active corrosion; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 6 cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible; (2): approximately 4.5-cm crack along length of handle; inactive corrosion on blade; tarnish on blade.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126 (see attached photocopy); came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.415-.417, .419-.421); CD #6
Exhibit History
On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001420 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, flat blade with a straight, slightly rounded back, a tapered sharp pointed tip and a straight, thin, sharp cutting edge; the other end of the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into …
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Accession Number
997001420 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, flat blade with a straight, slightly rounded back, a tapered sharp pointed tip and a straight, thin, sharp cutting edge; the other end of the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front and back; the sides are smooth; the outer end tapers to a blunt point; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 37.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 26.6 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B.N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880.
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown; green
Inscriptions
(a) One side of the blade has the words, "SNOW [illeg.] // PHILA" stamped into the metal just above the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and minor staining; no corrosion is visible; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 7-cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," Vol. I, by Dr. Gordon Dammann, 1983, p. 14 (item #20); "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126 (see attached photocopies); came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.415-.419, .421); CD #6
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artery forceps and needle holder

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001039
Description
Artery forceps and needle holder combined, which consists of a tweezer-like instrument with tips at both ends; the forceps are made from two halves which join together with a box lock joint just below the needle holder end; the needle holder end has rounded outer edges; one inner edge is flat, whil…
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Accession Number
997001039
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- artery
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- needle
Description
Artery forceps and needle holder combined, which consists of a tweezer-like instrument with tips at both ends; the forceps are made from two halves which join together with a box lock joint just below the needle holder end; the needle holder end has rounded outer edges; one inner edge is flat, while the other has a round groove in the centre and six straight grooves leading into the centre; the other end has slightly bulbous tips with an elongated oval piece cut out and tapering to blunted mouse-tooth ends, which lock together when the forceps are closed; the handles are straight and lock together with a spring catch when closed; the outer edges of the handles have vertical gripping grooves stamped into the metal
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
Tiemann
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The outer top edge has the word "TIEMANN" stamped into the metal; both inner edges have the number "7" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 11.6 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear, and small spots where the plating has worn off are visible; no corrosion is visible; the spring catch will lock and release freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #212; "Surgical Instruments" by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 2032 (B/-956) (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #3
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001043 a-k
Description
Aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a case; the syringe (a) is a hollow cylindrical metal tube with one end tapered to a small open round nozzle with threading on the outside edges; the other end has an attached cap with a small round opening in the centre; this opening allows t…
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Accession Number
997001043 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Syringes
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
MM= Suction and Drainage -- syringe
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
Aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a case; the syringe (a) is a hollow cylindrical metal tube with one end tapered to a small open round nozzle with threading on the outside edges; the other end has an attached cap with a small round opening in the centre; this opening allows the passage of a solid cylindrical metal rod; one end of the rod has a round plunger which fits into the barrel; the other end of the rod has a cylindrical handle attached to form a T-shape; aspirator tips (b) attach to the tip of the syringe; there are two tapered hollow cylindrical metal tips set onto a rectangular base with rounded sides; the base has a round attachment with threading on the inside; this fits over and onto the syringe tip; the kit also contains (c) a stopcock; this has a cylindrical rubber tapered stopper that has a hole in the centre; a hollow metal tube runs through this hole and is round and open at the bottom; at the top, the tube splits off and curves to both sides, forming a Y-shape; the ends of each top tube are tapered and open and have a flat oval spigot above them; the spigots will open or close the tube ends ; the kit also contains three aspirator needles (d-f); all of these needles have a length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a sharp bevelled tip on one end; the other end has an open round base that tapers to the tube; one needle (d) has a small hole in the side, just above the tip; all three needles have a wire through them; there are six extra wires (not catalogued) stored in a hollow clear glass cylindrical tube (g); the kit has three lengths of rubber tubing with metal attachments on both ends (h-j); one length (h) has a round open attachment on one end and a tapered attachment with a small round opening on the other end; another length (i) has a round open attachment on both ends; the last length (j) has a tapered attachment with a small round opening on both ends and a small length of hollow cylindrical glass tubing near one end; all pieces of the kit are stored in (k) a rectangular-shaped leather-covered wooden box; the lid of the box is hinged onto the base at the back and there are two clasps at the front; the inside lid and base of the box are velvet covered; the top of the lid has a printed label; the base has purple velvet-covered inserts for all parts of the kit to hold them in place
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - aspirator syringe: Size: Length 16.4 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
b - aspirator syringe tip: Size: Length 3.9 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - aspirator stopcock: Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
d -aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.4 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
e - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
f - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
g - wire holder: Size: Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
h - tube: Size: Length 32.4 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
i - tube: Size: Length 32.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
j - tube: Size: Length 58.2 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - case (closed): Size: Length 30.7 cm x Width 10.9 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H.C. Mabee; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine collection
Material
metal: silver; yellow; grey
glass: clear
rubber: off-white; grey
wood: brown
leather: black
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
(b) Both sides of the tip base have directional arrows stamped into the metal; (k) the inside lid of the box has an attached label that reads "W.J. WILSON // DEALER // & IMPORTER // OF // SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS // TRUSSES &C. // 185 PRINCESS ST. KINGSTON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Condition Remarks
The metal pieces show wear and some loss of plating; no corrosion is visible; the glass wire holder (g) has been broken at one end; the rubber tubes are very brittle; two have been broken and one has been glued; the rubber has no flexibility; the case shows wear, but is complete; all pieces arrived dirty and dusty; #2: rubber is very brittle; #3: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #63; Similar to B/-9210 in "Surgical Instruments" by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 2325 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; found in Dr. H.C. Mabee's obstetrical bag (997.001.456); CD #3
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001044 a-l
Description
Aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a case; the syringe (a-c) consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal tube with one end tapered to a small open round nozzle with threading on the outside edges; the other end is open and has threading on the outside top edges; aspirator tips (b…
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Accession Number
997001044 a-l
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Syringes
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
MM= Suction and Drainage -- syringe
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
Aspirator kit, which contains several pieces housed in a case; the syringe (a-c) consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical metal tube with one end tapered to a small open round nozzle with threading on the outside edges; the other end is open and has threading on the outside top edges; aspirator tips (b) attach to the tapered end; there are two tapered hollow cylindrical metal tips set onto a rectangular base with rounded sides; the base has a round attachment with threading on the inside; this fits over and onto the syringe tip; the syringe plunger (c) fits onto the other end of the syringe; the plunger consists of a solid cylindrical metal rod with a solid round rubber plug at one end; this plug fits snugly into the barrel; the other end of the rod has a cylindrical handle attached to form a T-shape; a round cap with threading on the inside and a hole in the centre slides up and down the bar; the cap fits over and onto the open end of the barrel; the kit also contains (c) a stopcock; this is a cylindrical rubber tapered stopper that has a hole through the centre; a hollow metal tube runs through this hole and is open at the bottom in a semi-circular shape; at the top, the tube has a round central piece and hollow cylindrical tubes going to the right and left, forming a T-shape; one tube has a round open end and the other tube has a tapered open end; both tubes have a flat oval spigot which will open or close the tube when turned; the kit contains four aspirator needles (e-h); all of these needles have a length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a sharp bevelled tip on one end; the other end has an open round base that tapers to the tube; one needle (f) has a small hole in the side, just above the tip; all four needles have a wire through them; there are 15 extra wires (not catalogued) stored in a hollow, clear glass cylindrical tube (i); the kit has two lengths of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing with metal attachments on both ends (j,k); one length (j) has an open round attachment on both ends; the rubber has broken near one end; the other length of tubing (k) has a tapered attachment with a small round opening on both ends and a small length of hollow cylindrical glass tubing near one end; all pieces of the kit are stored in (l) a rectangular-shaped leather-covered wooden case; the lid of the case is hinged onto the base with two metal hinges at the back and there are two metal clasps at the front; the inside lid and base of the case are purple-velvet covered; the base has velvet-covered inserts which securely hold the parts inside
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - aspirator syringe barrel: Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - aspirator syringe tip: Size: Length 3.7 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
c - aspirator syringe plunger: Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
d - stopcock: Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 5.9 cm x Depth. 1.9 cm
e - aspirator needle: Size: Length 10.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
f - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
g - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
h - aspirator needle: Size: Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
i - wire holder: Size: Length 15.3 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
j - tube: Size: Length 34.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - tube: Size: Length 74.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - case (closed): Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Aihernstein
Material
metal: silver; yellow; grey
glass: clear
rubber: black; grey; brown
leather: black
wood: brown
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
(b) The word "AIHERNSTEIN" is stamped into one side of the tip base; the other side of the tip base has directional arrows (in and out) stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Condition Remarks
All pieces arrived dirty and dusty; the metal parts show wear and some very small areas show loss of plating; no corrosion is visible; the rubber tubes (j,k) are very brittle and have no flexibility; one tube (j) has broken; both have permanently flattened areas where other parts of the kit have pressed against them while in storage; #2: rubber is brittle; #3: there are pills that should be assessed and possibly destroyed; rubber may require special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #64; Similar to B/-9210 in "Surgical Instruments" by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 2325 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; 997.001.040 is stored in this kit, but catalogued separately; CD #3
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Dates
1895
circa 1895
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001904 a-u
Description
Rectangular leather case (u) containing 19 pieces; the box has removeable blue velvet insert (t) on which aspirator tips (d-j,l-q) are secured; under insert are the two rubber tubes (r-s); one tube is connected by a glass insert; behind insert is the aspirator syringe (a); cylindrical in shape with…
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Accession Number
997001904 a-u
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Syringes
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
MM= Suction and Drainage -- syringe
MM= Irrigation -- syringe
Description
Rectangular leather case (u) containing 19 pieces; the box has removeable blue velvet insert (t) on which aspirator tips (d-j,l-q) are secured; under insert are the two rubber tubes (r-s); one tube is connected by a glass insert; behind insert is the aspirator syringe (a); cylindrical in shape with tip adapter at one end and plunger at other; behind the syringe is a cradle mat supports a glass tube (k) containing many wires; at left hand side of case stopcock (b) and tip (c) are located.
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - aspirator syringe - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
b - aspirator stopcock - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
c - aspirator syringe tip - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
d -aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
e - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
f - aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
g - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
h - aspirator needle - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
i - aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
j - aspirator needle - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Diam 1.1 cm
k - wire holder - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Diam 0.4 cm
l - aspirator needle - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
m - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
n - aspirator needle - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
o - aspirator needle - Size: Length 17.2 cm x Diam 1.0 cm
p - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
q - aspirator needle - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Diam 0.8 cm
r - rubber tube - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
s - rubber tube - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
t - velvet box insert - Size: Length 20.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
u - kit case (closed) - Size: Length 27.6 cm x Width 12.6 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
J. Gardner & Son
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1895
circa 1895
Date Remarks
Printed on artifact.
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
rubber: brown
wood: brown
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
Engraved on box: "Presented To DF Gibson // FROM // HIS PATIENTS IN WARD 29 // As a Token of Gratitude // 1895"; embossed on the sticker label on lid: "108"; stamped on interior lid: "J. CARDNER & SON // FORREST ROAD // EDINBURGH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Condition Remarks
Rubber hardened beyond flexibility; material worn; outside of box has scratches and scuffs.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display: “Potions, Pills and Prescriptions”, Gallery B: Case # 4, Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001392 a-b
Description
Atomizer bottle (a) in a cardboard box (b); the atomizer bottle is glass and is narrow, cylindrical and hollow, with a flat, closed, round bottom; there is an outwardly rounded ridge in the glass, just below the neck; the neck tapers in and ends with a rounded open top; the neck is covered with a m…
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Accession Number
997001392 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
Atomizer bottle (a) in a cardboard box (b); the atomizer bottle is glass and is narrow, cylindrical and hollow, with a flat, closed, round bottom; there is an outwardly rounded ridge in the glass, just below the neck; the neck tapers in and ends with a rounded open top; the neck is covered with a metal cap--also with a round, open hole in the centre and threading on its inner edges; the bottle is stored in a 6-sided cardboard box that has flaps at the top and bottom; all sides of the box are flat and the outer edges have printing on them.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - atomizer bottle - Size: Length 11.0 x Diam. 3.3 cm
b - cardboard box - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor; donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
The De Vilbiss Company
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
cardboard: light green; cream; black
Inscriptions
(a) None; (b) the front and back of the box both read, "The // De Vilbiss // Company // TOLEDO // OHIO // MADE IN U.S.A."; the bottom of the box reads, "PRINTED IN U.S.A. // NO. 150 QB // CLEAR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Condition Remarks
(a) The bottle appears to be unused; no stains, chips or scratches are visible in the glass; the metal is undamaged and shows no corrosion; (b) the cardboard box shows some wear; the top flap is partially missing; all printing is fully legible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #713; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals" by The Geo. P. Pilling & Son Company, 1932, p. 140 (very similar to item #P6808) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
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