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Sterno vaporizer set

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
997037014 a-i
Description
(a) Instructions for the assembly of the Sterno vaporizer are typed two-sided on a piece of paper; diagrams showing use of vaporizer are seen with manufacturer's address lining bottom on one side; these instructions fold up into (b) a small envelope that has a loose cotton string emerging from the …
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Accession Number
997037014 a-i
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) Instructions for the assembly of the Sterno vaporizer are typed two-sided on a piece of paper; diagrams showing use of vaporizer are seen with manufacturer's address lining bottom on one side; these instructions fold up into (b) a small envelope that has a loose cotton string emerging from the envelope on one side; it is tied to a round punched hole in the envelope that has reinforcement cardboard lining the hole; the Sterno vaporizer has (c) a small spout cap located on top; it is cylindrical in shape with a hollow bottom that has a lipped rim that fits inside (d) the heating chamber; the top of the spout cap is convex with a small spout protruding at a slant from the centre; the spout is tube-like and tapers to a small opening; in assembly of the Sterno vaporizer, the spout fits snugly on top of (d) the heating chamber; this is a cylindrical tube that is hollow with an open end at the top and a convex bottom; the body is straight and smooth with a molded lip midway; used as a stopper to hold the heating chamber upright in (e) the heating cup; the heating cup is cylindrical and flares to a hollow, lipped bottom; the top edge of the cup has ten small punched holes equally spaced apart around the rim of the opening; one side of the cup has a wing-shaped handle attached; the Sterno vaporizer sits on (f) a metal foldout cookstove; the stove has three hinged sides that fold into a square shape; the top is flat metal that overhangs the side; the stove plate has a circular cutout and five hexagonal shapes equally spaced apart surrounding the circular cutout, resembling a spoked wheel that is molded on the surface of the stove top; the two opposite side flaps have a molded circle with a half-moon shape punched directly below it, while the rear flap attaches itself to a molded cross member on bottom of stove; the cross member is used as a balance to hold stove in place and to support (g) the heating can; this is a small, round, steel can, cylindrical in shape with a concave bottom; the body tapers to a lipped edge which has the can top sealed in it; a Sterno reducer (h) used to prolong vaporizing resembles a dial that is a thin piece of circular metal with 24 tiny holes that are equally spaced apart punched in the rim; the centre of the dial has a large hole punched out with edges that flare out from the dial; to extinguish flame when through using vaporizer, a metal extinguisher (i) is used; this is tear-shaped and has a flat metal handle with a circle punched into the end and two circular indentations; the handle flares into a flat bubble shape and ends with a round end that has a bump at the end; Note: parts (a) and (b) are on hold (archival).
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - directions - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 21.5 cm
b - envelope - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 8.9 cm
c - spout cap - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 7.1 cm
d - heating chamber - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 7.5 cm
e - heating cup - Size: Depth 6.6 cm x Diam. 15.7 cm
f - cooking stove - Size: Length 16.6 cm x Width 16.6 cm x Depth 10.0 cm
g - heating can - Size: Depth 6.7 cm x Diam. 8.7 cm
h - Sterno flame reducer - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 6.1 cm
i - extinguisher - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Sterno Corporation
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Material
metal: silver; blue
paper: blue; red; white
fabric: white
Inscriptions
(a) For printed instructions, please see attached photocopy; (b) envelope indicates its contents with the typed words "This envelope contains Directions for Sterno Vaporizer"; the heating chamber (h) has a paper label sealed permanently to body of chamber, reading, "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // Sterno // Canned Heat // Reg. U.S. PAT. OFF. // VAPORIZER // TO USE - FILL HALF FULL"; (f) the cookstove has embedded in rear flap the words "STERNO COOK STOVE // FOR SMALL AND LARGE // STERNO CANNED HEAT // MADE IN U.S.A. PAT. NO. 1323567 // STERNO CORP. - NEW YORK"; (g) the heating can has the words "After Using Let Can Cool Before Replacing Cover Tightly" embossed on can top, encircling the words, also embossed, "MADE IN U.S.A. // TRADE // MARK // Sterno // Canned Heat // REG. U.S. // PAT. OFF."; (h) the extinguisher has the words "CAN OPENER // THIS SIDE UP" engraved at the top; an engraved, lined square shape borders the words "STERNO EXTINGUISHER // AND // CAN OPENER // FOR // STERNO CANNED HEAT"; "MADE IN U.S.A." is embedded directly below the border
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Condition Remarks
Instructions are brittle but encapsulated in mylar; the heating cup and cookstove have a small amount of inactive corrosion on their surface; a small piece of torn paper is stuck to the heating can; spout cap, heating chamber and heating cup have wear marks and a small amount of corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
Images
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trilene vaporizer dial

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Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
995003094
Description
Dial from a trilene vaporizer; the dial is cylindrical with a threaded screw attachment at one end and a dial with graduation marks and a hollow cylindrical nozzle at the other end; the nozzle points upwards and is open at the top.
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Accession Number
995003094
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration Inhalation -- instrumentation
Analgesics -- administration
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Dial from a trilene vaporizer; the dial is cylindrical with a threaded screw attachment at one end and a dial with graduation marks and a hollow cylindrical nozzle at the other end; the nozzle points upwards and is open at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston General Hospital
Maker
Cyprane Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Keighley
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One end stamped with the words, "CYPRANE LTD ["TD" superscripted] // KEIGHLEY // ENGLAND"; the dial
has the words, "MAX TRILENE MIN" and graduation marks
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.2 cm. x Diam. : 5.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The dial was very dirty and dusty; there is a dent in the metal at one end; no corrosion is visible
and the chrome is unstained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Images
Less detail