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Adrenalin® vaporizer

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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
000001375 a-g
Description
The vaporizer consists of a rubber bulb with a glass reservoir attached at one end (d); the bulb has a metal valve in the side; the reservoir consists of two attaching glass bulbs with a bent glass tube extending from the top one; there is a wooden-topped cork stopping the tube (e) and another one …
Accession Number
000001375 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Epinephrine
Product Packaging
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
MM= Drugs -- hormones
Description
The vaporizer consists of a rubber bulb with a glass reservoir attached at one end (d); the bulb has a metal valve in the side; the reservoir consists of two attaching glass bulbs with a bent glass tube extending from the top one; there is a wooden-topped cork stopping the tube (e) and another one (f) in the box; the vaporizer is in a cardboard box (a,b), supported by a sheet of cardboard with a hole cut in it (c); there is also a product information leaflet (g) in the box; there is a paper label on the top and sides of the box and an orange price sticker on the top.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 14.9 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
c - cardboard support - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 6.0 cm
d - vaporizer- Size: Length 13.8 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
e - stopper - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
f - stopper - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
g - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 10.1 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: white; yellow
paper: cream; red; black; orange
glass: clear
cork: beige
rubber: grey
wood: black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "ONE // ADRENALIN® VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // Stock 21-6-1 [printed] L [encircled] U 158 F [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO [printed]"; price sticker reads: "Retail // Price [printed] 4.55 [handwritten] // TOP DISCOUNT // STORES [printed] // D [handwritten] // Your // Cost [printed] 3.88 [handwritten]"; right side: "ONE // ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., L [illeg.] // B [illeg.]"; left side: "ONE // ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; (g) "ADRENALIN® VAPORIZER // EFFICIENT . . . CONVENIENT // [text follows] // DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [text follows] // REPLACEMENT PARTS // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] COMPANY, LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO // FL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Paper label on box top is torn in many places along the edges, 1/4 is missing from the right side; both box pieces are yellowed; no apparent problems with other parts
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.376
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Adrenalin® vaporizer

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Dates
1963
circa 1963
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
000001376 a-g
Description
The vaporizer consists of a rubber bulb with a glass reservoir attached at one end (d); the bulb has a metal valve on one side; the reservoir consists of two connected glass bulbs with a bent glass tube extending from the top one; there is a wooden-topped cork stopping the tube (e) and another one …
Accession Number
000001376 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Epinephrine
Product Packaging
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
MM= Drugs -- hormones
Description
The vaporizer consists of a rubber bulb with a glass reservoir attached at one end (d); the bulb has a metal valve on one side; the reservoir consists of two connected glass bulbs with a bent glass tube extending from the top one; there is a wooden-topped cork stopping the tube (e) and another one (f) in the box; the vaporizer is in a cardboard box (a,b), supported by a sheet of cardboard with a hole cut in it (c); there is also a product information leaflet (g) in the box; there is a paper label on the top and sides of the box and an orange price sticker on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 14.9 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
c - cardboard support - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 6.0 cm
d - vaporizer- Size: Length 13.8 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
e - stopper - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
f - stopper - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
g - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 10.1 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: cream; brown; yellow
paper: cream; red; black; orange
glass: clear
cork: beige
rubber: grey
wood: black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "ONE // ADRENALIN® VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // Stock 21-6-1 [printed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO [printed] // L [encircled] R 177 F [stamped] "; right side: "ONE // ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; left side: identical to right side; (b) "Retail // Price [printed] 4.50 [stamped] // TOP DISCOUNT // STORES // Your // Cost [printed] 3.83 [stamped]"; (g) "ADRENALIN® VAPORIZER // EFFICIENT . . . CONVENIENT // [text follows] // DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [text follows] // REPLACEMENT PARTS // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] COMPANY, LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO // FL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Vaporizer unused--no chips or scratches; cardboard support has a fold in it; box shows wear; minor stains and scuffmarks; label slightly bent on right side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.228 and .375
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Bennett's inhaler

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994011014
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposi…
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Accession Number
994011014
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposite ends of the diameter of the cap; the bottom of the cap is flat; a metal disk caps this cylinder; from the curved top of this disk, two hollow metal tubes extend, curving outwards slightly away from each other, and forwards; these tubes are each capped by a brown plastic applicator; each applicator has a rounded conical shape with a round hole at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Identified in a 1920 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
plastic: brown
Inscriptions
"HARTZ CO", "DETROIT, CLEVELAND, TORONTO" and "PAT. APPL'D FOR" stamped into the metal cylinder
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Accretion of a white deposit on nasal applicators at rim of metal attachment; moderate patches of corrosion on metal surface; cap at the bottom of the instrument cannot be removed; #2: tarnished.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Illustrated Catalogue of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 23 (item #1253) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
This anaesthetic inhaler was filled with cotton batting saturated with ether or chloroform; the anaesthetic was delivered to the patient by inserting the delivery cups into the nostrils. Dr. Williams identified this item as a "nasal douche."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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combined vaporizer and inhaler

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
992006001 a-g
Description
Brass stand (a) has cutwork opening near rim; black wooden handle can be unscrewed; large opening cut out to insert bunsen burner along one side; black wooden handle (b) can be unscrewed; cotton wick still attached; bottom of bowl (d) is discoloured & blackened from flame; used for medicine; remova…
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Accession Number
992006001 a-g
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Brass stand (a) has cutwork opening near rim; black wooden handle can be unscrewed; large opening cut out to insert bunsen burner along one side; black wooden handle (b) can be unscrewed; cotton wick still attached; bottom of bowl (d) is discoloured & blackened from flame; used for medicine; removable spout (e) has small funnel at end of curved support. Travill catalogue: - spout - metal container for heating aromatic materials; long tube ending in funnel for inhaling.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - body/stand - Size: Length 120.4 cm. x Diameter90.6
b - bunsen burner - Size: x Depth 60.7 cm. x Diameter40.0
c - burner cap - Size: x Depth 1.3 cm. x Diameter2.0
d - vaporizer bowl - Size: x Depth 80.5 cm. x Diameter70.7
e - vaporizer spout - Size: Length 190.5 cm. x Depth 4.0 cm.
f - body / stand handle - Size: Length 100.5 cm. x Diameter2.4
g - bunsen burner handle - Size: Length 30.5 cm. x Diameter1.2
Provenance
Travill Catalogue
Maker
Whitall, Tatum & Co.
Site Made (State)
New York; Philadelphia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Frank S. Betz Co. Reconstruction Bulletin, Hammond, Indiana 1918 pg. 30 catalogue no. 2T2132
Material
metal: yellow; silver
wood: black
fabric
Inscriptions
Stamped: WHITALL, TATUM & CO. // NEW YORK - PHILA
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
a: brass shows discolouration overall; tarnish; active corrosion along base at large cut away opening for bunsen burner (8.5 cm.) and continues underneath; inside of stand shows white drip marks turned to light corrosion where bunsen burner was taped inside since 1984; bottom shows water stains and discolouration; b: (orientation: handle @ 12:00) at "10:00" is a large solid drip of what appears to be tan paint; will not come off; continues underneath on bottom; handle paint is flaking off around edges; d: blackened bottom bowl and heat has discoloured metal; rim to insert medicine has brown drip marks; surface pitting; some grime around rim; e: tape residue at beginning of curving support where identification tag was attached since 1984; surface pitting; inside of funnel shows staining and grime; outside rim has a crease the full length of funnel (3.0 cm.) Recommendations: clean brass; stop corrosion; place near dry area or possibly bag of silica gel near shelf; #2: condition largely unchanged; the patch of corrosion on the bottom rim of the stand (a) has not grown in size (8.5 cm x 1.0 cm); the patch that continues on the underside of the stand was 6.7 cm x 3.7 cm, approximately; the inhaler was dusty; there were loose particles of residue inside part (d); #3: metal is tarnished, wooden handles are dirty.
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 356 (similar to item # 6398)
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Dr. Coulter's vaporizer and inhaler

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Dates
1890
1899
circa 1890-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
1987.3.1 a-d
Description
Object consists of four pieces, all nickel-plated brass: (a) stand perforated at top and bottom in decorative bands; one side cut away to permit insertion of spirit lamp; lamp (b) is a squat, round container with a finger hold and wick; the boiler (c) sits on the stand, has approx. 8-oz. capacity; …
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Accession Number
1987.3.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Respiratory Therapy
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Object consists of four pieces, all nickel-plated brass: (a) stand perforated at top and bottom in decorative bands; one side cut away to permit insertion of spirit lamp; lamp (b) is a squat, round container with a finger hold and wick; the boiler (c) sits on the stand, has approx. 8-oz. capacity; mouthpiece (d) sits over the boiler.
Number Of Parts
4
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. E. Prockter of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1899
circa 1890-1899
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
"Can. Patent Oct. 10, 1891 // Gr Br Patent May 1, 1891 // U.S. Patent June 9, 1891 // France Patent June 9, 1891"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Condition Remarks
Some wear to the nickel plate on the upper side of the boiler, base of stand; underside of boiler is blackened as the result of use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler

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Dates
1880
circa 1880
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
005009003 a-d
Description
A white ceramic "Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler" consisting of the inhaler itself (a) which is a bottle with a round base and a neck extending up with a flared rim with string wrapped around it; there is a spout coming out of the side of the bottle; the inhaler is broken, and a piece is broken off o…
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Accession Number
005009003 a-d
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
A white ceramic "Dr. Nelson's Improved Inhaler" consisting of the inhaler itself (a) which is a bottle with a round base and a neck extending up with a flared rim with string wrapped around it; there is a spout coming out of the side of the bottle; the inhaler is broken, and a piece is broken off of the side (b); there is a clear glass mouthpiece (c) which sits in the top of the bottle and a cork ring (d) which fits around the bottom of the mouthpiece.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - inhaler - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Diam. 12.5 cm
b - broken piece - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 8.4 cm
c - mouth piece - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
d - cork ring - Size: Depth 4.2 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904.
Dates
1880
circa 1880
Date Remarks
Website says it is circa 1880.
Material
ceramic: white
cork: brown
Inscriptions
"Dr. Nelson's // IMPROVED // INHALER // DIRECTIONS FOR USE // REMOVE MOUTHPIECE-HALF FILL - INHALER WITH BOILING WATER - DROP REMEDY ON SPONGE OF MOUTH- // PIECE - APPLY LIPS TO IT - BREATHE // FREELY IN & OUT AS IN ORDINARY FULL // RESPIRATION - WHEN ONLY THE VAPOUR // OF HOT WATER OR ANY INFUSION IS // DESIRED REMOVE THE SPONGE // FROM MOUTHPIECE" printed on the front of the inhaler - the text is split between the main piece of the bottle and the broken part.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-3
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
The ceramic bottle is broken and the cork is brittle and cracked. The ceramic is broken (there is evidence that the whole vessel was broken and has been repaired), the cork is brittle and cracked.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Medical History Museum Guide to Records" Web site; CD #2.
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; this collection accompanies 1989.10.1.
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Glaseptic Nebulizer

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
000001243
Description
Cardboard box wrapped and sealed in translucent waxed paper
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Accession Number
000001243
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- nebulizer
Description
Cardboard box wrapped and sealed in translucent waxed paper
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
cardboard: red; white; blue
Inscriptions
Front: "325 [handwritten] // The // Glaseptic Nebulizer // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "The Glaseptic Nebulizer // All glass, ready for instant use, easily kept clean, and efficient with either oily or watery liquids. // Effective in producing a spray with only small quantities of liquid. No metal to corrode or affect the medicinal properties of solutions."; right side: "PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY // LABORATORIES // DETROIT, U.S.A. . WALKERVILLE, CANADA . LONDON, ENGLAND . [lists 6 other cities and branches in 20 cities]"; top: "THE GLASEPTIC // NEBULIZER // PARKE, DAVIS // & CO., LTD."; bottom: identical to top.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-12
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 5.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Three-cm tear in waxed paper on front-top edge; somewhat dirty
Copy Type
Original
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Glaseptic nebulizer; box

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Dates
1930
circa 1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1978.19.1
Description
Nebulizer is a vertical glass tube on a glass circular base; top of tube has a cork and metal cap; a tube that emerges from its side is connected to a rubber hose ending in a large rubber bulb; an accompanying glass applicator has a metal fitting; cardboard box is long and narrow and has printing a…
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Accession Number
1978.19.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- nebulizer
Description
Nebulizer is a vertical glass tube on a glass circular base; top of tube has a cork and metal cap; a tube that emerges from its side is connected to a rubber hose ending in a large rubber bulb; an accompanying glass applicator has a metal fitting; cardboard box is long and narrow and has printing and decorations on it.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Sidney J. Wine of Toronto; donated in memory of Mrs. Ida Wine.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Material
metal: brown; silver
cork: brown
glass: clear
rubber: grey
cardboard: brown; blue; grey; black
Inscriptions
Printed on box end: "THE // GLASEPTIC // NEBULIZER // PARKE, DAVIS // & COMPANY"; on front of box: "The // Glaseptic // Nebulizer // [picture of nebulizer and bulb] // Parke, Davis & Company"; other printed matter on sides of box.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-12
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber is stiff; #3: rubber requires special treatment
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From box: ". . . efficient with either oily or watery liquids . . . effective in producing spray with only small quantities of liquid . . ."
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Hankscraft automatic electric vaporizer

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Dates
1954
circa 1954
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997037103 a-d
Description
(a)The glass jar of the vaporizer consists of two parts; the jar holder (a) is basket-shaped with a square body and a bottom that has rounded corners; three grooves are moulded into the metal around the body of the holder; the opening of the jar has a lipped rim and a hollow interior; the handle th…
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Accession Number
997037103 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
(a)The glass jar of the vaporizer consists of two parts; the jar holder (a) is basket-shaped with a square body and a bottom that has rounded corners; three grooves are moulded into the metal around the body of the holder; the opening of the jar has a lipped rim and a hollow interior; the handle that has a bakelite covering is attached on handles by two screw inserts; the holder snugly fits a glass jar used to hold water; the glass jar has a small diameter than the holder but has the same square-like shape with rounded, etched corners; a synthetic label is sealed to the front side; the body of the jar tapers to a short, cylindrical neck with moulded screw cap fastenings on the outside edge; a bakelite cover cap (b) fits on opening of jar; it has a cylindrical cap with a concave surface; a small hollow with a steam hole is cut into bubbled surface of cap; an electric cord protrudes from side of cap and ends with a plug; a thin metal plate has printed instructions and is fastened by screws at the corners on top of cap; the cap has a hollow interior with a hollow, unglazed porcelain/fired clay tube protruding from the bottom centre of the cap; it is a long, narrow tube with four rounded holes, equally spaced apart, punched near the top around the tube; the bottom of the tube is flat with an unglazed porcelain bottom with a rubber matting; a moveable porcelain switch that is flat and rectangular is inserted in an arch-shaped hollow opening and protrudes through both sides of tubes; instructions (c) are included with this set; they appear on a rectangular fold-up card that has a cotton string dangling from a hole punched in the corner; all items fit into (d) a rectangular cardboard box; a Drug Trading Company label is sealed to the top of the box; a folded, square cardboard support comes with the box to hold vaporizer in place
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - jar glass holder - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 29.4 cm
b - cover cap - Size: Length 24.9 cm x Width 27.8 cm x Depth 13.1 cm
c - instruction card - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Width 12.7 cm
d - cardboard box - Size: Length 36.7 cm x Width 25.8 cm x Depth 32.9 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Hankscraft Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1954
circa 1954
Date Remarks
Hankscraft Ltd. est. in 1904; this vaporizer produced on their 50th anniversary
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
plastic: black
rubber: black; orange
clay: off-white; grey
Inscriptions
(a) The glass jar has a synthetic label on front which reads "Hankscraft // Automatic-Electric // Vaporizer"; the top of the bakelite cover cap (b) has instructions with the heading in bold print, "HANKSCRAFT AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC STEAM VAPORIZER MODEL #202"; the instructions (c) have cleaning and operating procedures typed on the front and back with French translation inside card; the cardboard box (d) has the word "FRAGILE" stamped in large letters on top of box; on opposite sides the words "ONE HANKSCRAFT VAPORIZER NO: 202 // FAST RELIEF // from colds, croup and coughs // AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC VAPORIZER // 110 120 VOLTS A.C. // HANKSCRAFT (CANADA) LTD. TORONTO" are stamped on sides of box; with the words "ONE HANKS" on other, opposite sides; a mailing label is on top of box with the address "2 Bishops Drug Ltd 7113 // GANANOQUE ONTARIO 995 // VAPORIZER HANKS 128 02 202 FEB 28 // 50th ["th" superscripted] Anniversary"; "Drug Trading Company Limited // King AT ONTARIO STREET TORONTO 2"; also, on bottom of box there is a flattened diamond shape is stamped with the words, "THIS CASE MADE IN CANADA // STAR COMPANY CANADA LIMITED // CERTIFICATE // of // BOX MAKER // THIS BOX CONFORMS TO ALL // CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS OF // CANADIAN FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION // RESISTANCE 200 POUNDS PER // BURSTING TEST SQUARE INCH // DIMENSIONS // LIMIT 75 INCHES // GROSS WT 65 POUNDS // [illeg.] // TORONTO CANADA" around the diamond; also the bottom reads in print, "TORONTO CONTAINER 202 // G.W. [illeg.] // FRAGILE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Condition Remarks
Slight staining on outside jar holder and on top of cap; box has worn corners, is stained and has tape sealed on corners; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by the J.F. Hartz Co., Ltd, Toronto, 1960, p. 178 (modern model illustrated - 6-202A-H) (see attached photocopy); CD #6
Images
Less detail
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
1980.18.88
Description
A clear, cylindrical glass inhaler with a rubber stopper.
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Accession Number
1980.18.88
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Respiratory Therapy
Asthma
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
A clear, cylindrical glass inhaler with a rubber stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Whitall, Tatum & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on the bottom of the inhaler: "W.T. and Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-13
Dimension Notes
Length 19.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

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