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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994009015 a-g
Description
Paper package of six cream plastic mouth pieces used in patient's mouth for insertion of endoscopes, gastroscopes, etc.; package is for use in autoclave and has marks which turn colour when sterilized; this package has not been in autoclave yet
Accession Number
994009015 a-g
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Paper package of six cream plastic mouth pieces used in patient's mouth for insertion of
endoscopes, gastroscopes, etc.; package is for use in autoclave and has marks which turn
colour when sterilized; this package has not been in autoclave yet
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - package - Size: Length 23.0 cm. x Width 17.1 cm.
b-g - mouthguards - Size: Length 3.0 cm. x Width 2.8 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
Provenance
Used on KGH patients
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Material
paper: white; turquoise
plastic: cream; clear
Inscriptions
Printed on back of package: "BLUE LEAF TURNS GREEN IN GAS // LA FEUILL BLEURE DEVIENT VERTE
DANS LE GAZ // THE GREENLINE TM MADE BY // DRG // CANADA // PINK LEAF TURNS BLACK IN STEAM //
LA FEUILLE ROSE DEVIENT NOIRE SANS LA VAPEUR"; on mouthpieces: "OLYMPUS TOKYO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
"Chirurgie-Katalog," 24th ed. by Martin, Tuttlingen, Germany, 1978, p. 248; "Catalogue of
Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," miniature edition, Chas. F. Thackray, Ltd.,
Leeds, ca. 1970, p. G17; Claire Kelly, O.R. nurse
Research Facts
Similar in concept and design to airways in two catalogues; used for laser bronchoscopy
Less detail
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994009016 a-f
Description
Long narrow white paper package for autoclave holds five clear plastic mouthguards with separate opening for extra tubing; used, some teeth marks on guards; package indicates if package was sterilized; this package has not
Accession Number
994009016 a-f
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Endoscopy Unit Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Long narrow white paper package for autoclave holds five clear plastic mouthguards with
separate opening for extra tubing; used, some teeth marks on guards; package indicates if
package was sterilized; this package has not
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - package - Size: Length 26.2 cm. x Width 10.1 cm.
b-f - mouthguards - Size: Length 2.6 cm. x Diameter4.4 cm.
Provenance
Used on KGH patients
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Material
paper: white; blue
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on back of package: "AMERICAN TM // AMERI-WRAP TM PACKAGING SYSTEM // DATE: // CONTENTS:
// MADE IN U.S.A. FOR AMERICAN HOSPITAL SUPPLY / DIVISION OF AMERICAN // HOSPITAL SUPPLY CORPORATION
. MCGAW PARK . ILLINOIS . 60085 // LINE TURNS DARK BROWN DURING AUTOCLAVING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
"Chirurgie-Katalog," 24th ed. by Martin, Tuttlingen, Germany, 1978, p. 248; "Catalogue of
Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," miniature edition, Chas. F. Thackray, Ltd.,
Leeds, ca. 1970, p. G17; Claire Kelly, O.R. nurse
Research Facts
Similar in concept and design to airways in two catalogues; identified by O.R. nurse
Less detail
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008041
Description
Foregger anaesthetic airway, which consists of a hollow flat metal tube with rounded edges and open at both ends; the base of the airway has a round flat piece of metal attached at the end with a hollow cylindrical ether vapor tube attached; the tip of the airway has oval-shaped holes at the side a…
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Accession Number
997008041
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Foregger anaesthetic airway, which consists of a hollow flat metal tube with rounded edges and open at both ends; the base of the airway has a round flat piece of metal attached at the end with a hollow cylindrical ether vapor tube attached; the tip of the airway has oval-shaped holes at the side and a round hole at the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
The Foregger Company Inc.
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Dated to the 1960's
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The base of the airway is stamped, "FOREGGER // 7"; the letters "OR" have been engraved in the metal beside the "7"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.5 cm. x Width: 2.8 cm. x Depth: 4.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The airway arrived dirty and dusty; the metal shows no significant wear and no corrosion; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews, John Sikora; "Surgical Instruments Catalogue", J. Sklar Mfg. Co. Inc, 1967, p. 34 (120-25) (see attached photocopy); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries" by Chas. F. Thackray, p. 18 (G131) (see attached photocopy); also see 996.008.040 a,b for manufacturing information
Research Facts
The airway was used to hold a patient's tongue down during anaesthetic surgery
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage Dec. 17, 2001
Images
Less detail
Dates
1990
circa 1990
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008103
Description
Anaesthetic airway, which consists of a single piece of plastic molded into a flattened hollow tube with a curved 90 deg angle bent tip; the tip half of the tube is open at the top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of plastic attached at the end of the hollow tube.
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Accession Number
997008103
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
Anaesthetic airway, which consists of a single piece of plastic molded into a flattened hollow tube with a curved 90 deg angle bent tip; the tip half of the tube is open at the top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of plastic attached at the end of the hollow tube.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Airway Intubator Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1990
circa 1990
Date Remarks
Disposable airways used in the 1990's
Material
plastic: pink
Inscriptions
The flat base piece has raised lettering which reads, "PATENT PENDING // DO NOT REUSE // 9 AIRWAY INTUBATOR LTD 9"; the base end of the tube has raised lettering which reads, "MADE // IN // CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.3 cm. x Width: 3.1 cm. x Depth: 4.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
The plastic airway arrived dirty and dusty; the plastic shows no chips, cracks or wear; the airway appears to never have been used; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
John Sikora
Research Facts
The airway was used to hold a patient's tongue down during anaesthetic surgery
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Nov. 13, 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage Dec. 17, 2001
Images
Less detail
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997037423
Description
An airway tube that consists of a single piece of rubber moulded into a flattened hollow square-shaped rubber tube that is straight at one end and curves in an arch to an open top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of rubber attached at the end of the hollow tube; the base of the airw…
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Accession Number
997037423
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
An airway tube that consists of a single piece of rubber moulded into a flattened hollow square-shaped rubber tube that is straight at one end and curves in an arch to an open top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of rubber attached at the end of the hollow tube; the base of the airway has a round, flat piece of metal inserted on the interior of the tube with seams on either side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This marks the beginning of the Bird practice.
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
The airway base has "3" embossed on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.3 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber tube is dusty and there is slight wear apparent on the tube
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Catalogue," by Sklar Mfg. Co., 1967, p. 34 (item 120-25) (see attached photocopy); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," Chas. F. Thackray Co.,ca. 1970, p. 18 (item G131); CD #1
Research Facts
The airway was used to hold a patient's tongue down during anaesthetic surgery
Images
Less detail
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997037424
Description
An airway tube that consists of a single piece of rubber moulded into a flattened hollow square-shaped rubber tube that is straight at one end and curves in an arch to an open top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of rubber attached at the end of the hollow tube; the base of the airw…
  1 image  
Accession Number
997037424
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Description
An airway tube that consists of a single piece of rubber moulded into a flattened hollow square-shaped rubber tube that is straight at one end and curves in an arch to an open top; the base of the airway has a rounded flat piece of rubber attached at the end of the hollow tube; the base of the airway has a round, flat piece of metal inserted on the interior of the tube with seams on either side
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This marks the beginning of the Bird practice.
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
The airway base has "2" embossed on it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.0 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 9.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Rubber tube is dusty and there is slight wear apparent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Catalogue," by Sklar Mfg. Co., 1967, p. 34 (item 120-25) (see attached photocopy); "A Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Surgical Sundries," Chas. F. Thackray Co.,ca. 1970, p. 18 (item G131); CD #1
Research Facts
The airway was used to hold a patient's tongue down during anaesthetic surgery
Images
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Ambu transparent mask; anaesthesia mask

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1949
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008077
Description
Ambu anaesthesia mask, which consists of a rubber mount on a plastic body with a rubber edge attached; the mount is round and open and fits onto the clear convex-shaped plastic body; the bottom outside of the body has five round pieces which stick out and allow the attachment of the rubber edge (th…
Accession Number
997008077
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask
Description
Ambu anaesthesia mask, which consists of a rubber mount on a plastic body with a rubber edge attached; the mount is round and open and fits onto the clear convex-shaped plastic body; the bottom outside of the body has five round pieces which stick out and allow the attachment of the rubber edge (there are holes in the rubber which correspond to the plastic pieces sticking out); the rubber edge is molded to fit snugly over a patient's nose and mouth; the top of the edge has a hollow cylindrical tube with a yellow plastic cap sticking upwards.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Ambu
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Mask dated to the 1960's-1970's
Material
rubber: black
plastic: clear; yellow
Inscriptions
The top of the body has the word, "AMBU" molded into the plastic; the raised number "13" can be seen at the right side of the mount
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-9
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.3 cm. x Width: 11.9 cm. x Depth: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
The mask arrived dirty and dusty; the rubber edge is badly cracked, but has no missing sections; the plastic pieces are complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; "Understanding Anaesthetic Equipment: Construction Care and Complications" by Jerry A. Dorsch M.D. and Susan E. Dorsch M.D., 1975, p. 222; "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment", 3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 146-147
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anaesthesia absorber

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2000
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008128
Description
Ohio anaesthesia absorber, which consists of a two-chambered hollow cylindrical plastic central section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors on the plastic chamber; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar and a central adjustable knob that sllows the…
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Accession Number
997008128
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Ohio anaesthesia absorber, which consists of a two-chambered hollow cylindrical plastic central section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors on the plastic chamber; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar and a central adjustable knob that sllows the absorber to be fixed onto an anesthesia machine; the top of the absorber is round with a round central plastic-covered dial; at the front of the top are two valves; both have clear plastic bubble tops and round open ends, but the one at the right side also has a relief valve exhaust at the top and a piece at the bottom that splits off into two open cylindrical pieces; there is a metal and rubber cylindrical tube at the back of the absorber that runs from the top to the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Ohio Medical Products, a Division of Airco Inc.
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Patented in Canada in 1963
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
The bottom of the top piece of the absorber has the number "67222" stamped on it; the top of the absorber reads, "Ohio ® // ANESTHESIA ABSORBER // MODEL NUMBER // AIRCO ® // Ohio Medical Products // A DIVISION OF AIRCO, INC. // MADISON, WISCONSIN . 53707 // SERIAL NUMBER // U.S. PAT. 3,088,810 // Patented in Canada 1963 // SAFETY PRECAUTIONS // Before connecting the absorber to each patient, make certain that: [four precautions listed] // INSTRUCTIONS // OUT // Change lime within 4 hours use after // color change begins in lower canister // [7 instructions listed] // IN"; the central dial reads, "MILLIMETERS OF MERCURY // CENTIMETERS OF WATER // [manufacturer's address listed and the dial is marked in increments from -10 to +60 for water and -10 to +50 for mercury]"; the left side of the top has a label which reads, "REBREATHER VALVE // INSPIRATORY CO2 ["2" subscr.] INCREASED // WHEN RED BAND VISIBLE"; the right side bottom has a label which reads, "DRAIN COCK // SCREW DOWN TO OPEN // SCREW UP TO CLOSE"; the exhaust valve reads, "RELIEF VALVE EXHAUST // . WARNING . EXPLOSION HAZARD . WARNING . // DO NOT EXHAUST FLAMMABLE // AGENTS INTO VACUUM SYSTEM // SET TO LOWEST // PRESSURE WHEN // NOT IN USE TO // PROLONG LIFE // OF DIAPHRAGM // BBFF00588 // [manufacturer's name and address listed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 41.5 cm. x Width: 16.0 cm. x Depth: 33.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
The absorber arrived very dusty and dirty; the metal shows wear but little corrosion; a small patch of green corrosion product is visible on the bottom of the top piece at the front; the plastic shows some wear and has soda lime residue inside, but is uncracked and complete
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See 997.008.129
Images
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anaesthesia absorber

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2001
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008129
Description
Ohio anaesthesia absorber, which consists of a two-chambered hollow cylindrical plastic section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors on the plastic chambers; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar and a central threaded adjustable round knob, that a…
  2 images  
Accession Number
997008129
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Ohio anaesthesia absorber, which consists of a two-chambered hollow cylindrical plastic section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors on the plastic chambers; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar and a central threaded adjustable round knob, that allows the absorber to be fixed onto an anesthesia machine; the top of the absorber is round with a round central plastic-covered dial; at the front of the top are two valves; both valves have clear plastic bubble tops and round open ends, but the one at the right side also has a relief valve exhaust attachment area at the top and a cylindrical open tube at the bottom; this bottom piece had an attached rebreathing bag, which was removed and discarded due to the level of deterioration of the rubber; there is a rubber-covered metal cylindrical tube at the back of the absorber that runs from the top to the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Ohio Medical Products, a Division of Airco Inc.
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Patented in Canada in 1963
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
The bottom of the top piece of the absorber has the number "7957" stamped on it; the top of the absorber reads, "Ohio ® // ANESTHESIA ABSORBER // MODEL NUMBER // AIRCO ® // Ohio Medical Products // A DIVISION OF AIRCO, INC. // MADISON, WISCONSIN . 53707 // SERIAL NUMBER // U.S. PAT. 3,088,810 // Patented in Canada 1963 // SAFETY PRECAUTIONS // Before connecting the absorber to each patient, make certain that: [four precautions listed] // INSTRUCTIONS // OUT // Change lime within 4 hours use after // color change begins in lower canister // [7 instructions listed] // IN"; the central dial reads, "MILLIMETERS OF MERCURY // CENTIMETERS OF WATER // [manufacturer's address listed and the dial is marked in increments from -10 to +60 for water and -10 to +50 for mercury]"; the rubber hose at the back has a label which reads, "Ohio Medical Products // CONDUCTIVE UL ["UL" encircled and superscr.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.2 cm. x Width: 19.7 cm. x Depth: 35.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The absorber arrived very dusty and dirty; the metal parts show some wear and there is green corrosion on the strip of metal between the plastic chambers; the attached rubber rebreathing bag was so deteriorated (cracked and brittle) that it was discarded; the rubber tube at the back is complete and flexible; all plastic parts are complete and show only minor wear shows some wear and has soda lime residue inside, but is uncracked and complete
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See 997.008.128
Images
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anaesthesia absorber

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4767
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
000003186
Description
Ohio anesthesia absorber, which consists of a double-chambered hollow plastic cylindrical central section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors running around the plastic chambers; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar across the diameter and a cent…
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Accession Number
000003186
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Ohio anesthesia absorber, which consists of a double-chambered hollow plastic cylindrical central section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors running around the plastic chambers; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar across the diameter and a central adjustable knob that allows the absorber to be fixed onto an anesthesia machine; the top of the absorber is a round metal attachment with a round, central plastic-covered dial; at the front of the top, there are two valves with clear plastic bubble tops and round, open ends; the valve on the proper left has a relief valve exhaust at the top and a piece at the bottom that splits into two open cylindrical pieces; the bottom opening of this valve extension is fitted with a rubber cylindrical covering; there is a metal and rubber cylindrical tube at the back of the absorber, running from top to bottom; a partially torn orange and white sticker is on the top of this tubing; there is a movable metal arm, with a metal cylinder, extending down from its end, attached to the top surface of the back of the absorber's top; inside the top canister, there is a folded piece of paper with product information printed on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Ohio Chemical and Surgical Equipment
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Patent date
Material
metal: silver
glass: white; clear
plastic: clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
There is a folded piece of paper with product information printed in black ink in the upper canister (see attached photocopy); instructions printed in black ink on top of the absorber read, "U.S. PAT. 3,083,810 // Ohio® // ANESTHESIA // ABSORBER // MODEL NUMBER"; and imprinted into the metal, "21DC", beneath which, the following appears in black ink: "INSTRUCTIONS // OUT // [reverse triangle] // Change line within 4 hours use after // color change begins in lower canister. // 1. Loosen hand screw to lower base and canister. // 2. Remove both canisters and empty upper canister only. // 3. Refill with 4–8 ni. moisture lime, screening out fines and dust. // 4. Rap canister to settle lime and rake top of lime level with rim. // 5. Center refilled canister in base, and second canister over first. // 6. Tighten handscrew to compress lime and seal absorber. // 7. Open draincock and empty water from base. Close draincock completely. // IN // [triangle] // INSTRUCTIONS"; stamped into the metal is, "ACKF01767" underneath more information printed in black: "SERIAL NUMBER // Ohio Medical Products // DIVISION OF AIRCO. INC // MADISON, WISCONSIN. 53707"; underneath, "Patented in Canada 1963 // AIRCO®"; above this, in black ink: "SAFETY PRECAUTIONS // Before connecting this absorber to each patient, make certain that: // 1. Both check values in breathing circuit are operating reliably. // 2. Direction of flow in circuit corresponds with arrows. // 3. Remaining capacity of lime is adequate for case at hand, // judged by color position at end of use ["at end of use" underlined]. (Color // recodes during rest, making estimate unreliable.) // 4. Rebreather valve (if so equipped) is closed. // SAFETY PRECAUTIONS"; the centre plastic-covered dial in the middle of the top of the machine has semicircular graduation lines, and the numbers, "-10 // 0 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60 // 70" running along the outside of the scale, and the numbers, "-20 // -10 // 0 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60 // 70 // 80 // 90 // 100" along the inside of the scale; underneath the numbers at the midpoint of the semicircle: "CENTIMETERS OF WATER" is printed, and between the open ends of the graduated scale it reads, "Ohio® // VAC. // PRESS. // Marshall // [black circle with a white arrow inside pointing up to the right] town // 88506"; on the top rim of the proper right side of the absorber, a black and white sticker reads, "REBREATHING VALVE // [long, right-pointing arrow] // INSPIRATORY CO2 ["2" subscripted] INCREASED // WHEN RED BAND VISIBLE."; on the valve on the proper left, a red and white sticker reads, "WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - WARNING . // DO NOT EXHAUST FLAMMABLE // AGENTS INTO VACUUM SYSTEM"; a black label on this valve reads, "SET TO LOWEST // PRESSURE WHEN // NOT IN USE TO // PROLONG LIFE // OF DIAPHRAGM"; an orange and white sticker at the top of the rubber tubing reads, "Ohio medical Prod // U L [enclosed in circle; "L" subscripted under "U"] ® // LISTED// ELEC // TUBING // H A"; four black and clear stickers on the sides of the canister read, "DO NOT AUTOCLAVE // Autoclaving will distort the canisters."; a black and white sticker on the bottom rim of the absorber reads, "DRAINCOCK // [down-pointing arrow] // SCREW DOWN TO OPEN // SCREW UP TO CLOSE"; on the proper left valve, there is also a black printed metal plate that reads, "Ohio Medical Products // A DIVISION OF AIRCO, INC. MADISON. WIS. 53707 // AIRCO®"; underneath the metal-stamped figures, "BBFF04115"; near one round opening of this valve, a black and white sticker reads, "RELIEF VALVE EXHAUST"; underneath this opening, near the bottom opening, two arrows pointing towards the absorber are stamped into the metal; on the opposite valve in the same location, two arrows pointing outwards from the absorber are stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 61.2 cm x Width 45.5 cm x Depth 21.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The majority of the metal and plastic components are in very good condition; all rubber parts are deteriorating (however, these were not original parts of the artifact); there are cracks in the tubing and canister seals, and there is a strong "rubber smell"; there are a few minor scratches on the outside of the plastic canisters; all parts move freely; on the metal rim of the bottom of the canister, there is a sticky deposit, probably adhesive.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Ohio® heidbrink® Kinet-o-meter® anesthesia apparatus & accessories catalog," Ohio Chemical & Surgical Equipment Co., 1964, pp. 18-19 (similar to top two figures) (see attached photocopies); see also 997.008.128, .129; CD #4
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