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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013006 a-u
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope at top, an obdurator, a double catheterizing telescope, a concave and convex sheath, cleaning rod, brown conducting cord at bottom and assorted rubber tips, a connecting nipple, cathete…
Accession Number
996013006 a-u
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an
examining telescope at top, an obdurator, a double catheterizing telescope, a concave and convex
sheath, cleaning rod, brown conducting cord at bottom and assorted rubber tips, a connecting nipple,
catheter clip and light bulb case in case with sliding lid at top left
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - walnut case - Size: Length 34.0 cm. x Width 15.6 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
b - sliding metal lid for inside case - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
c - examining telescope - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
d - concave sheath - Size: Length 24.5 cm. x Width 5.1 cm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
e - obdurator - Size: Length 25.7 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
f - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 29.0 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
g - convex sheath - Size: Length 24.5 cm. x Width 5.1 cm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
h - conductor cord - Size: Length 197.8 cm. x Width 11.0 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
i - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
j - plastic lightbulb case - outer - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
k - plastic lightbulb case - inner - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Width 1.2 cm. x Depth 7.0 mm.
l - catheter clip - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
m - connecting nipple - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
n-o - rubber nipple, black (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
p-q - rubber nipple, ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 7.0 mm.
r-s - rubber nipple, black (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
t-u - rubber nipple, ochre (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1970
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Exact models listed in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
plastic: brown; black
metal: silver
rubber: black; yellow
Inscriptions
(a) sticker on case reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG - CALGARY VANCOUVER";
nameplate reads, "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF TELESCOPE
TO PREVENT LEAKAGE // AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP CHAMBER CAP
USING RUBBER TIP AS ILLUSTRATED. // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR // THIS INSTRUMENT IS: // A . C . M . I .
NO 49L ["ACMI" in very large letters, periods separating letters midway, above bottom line, and
the letter "O" of "NO" underlined with two periods] // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP // GREASE THREADS
BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE
AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE STAMPED "A . C . M . I" [separating periods
midway up above bottom line] // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC // DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCES OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (lock):
"PRESTO LOCK // CO"; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // WAPPLER A . C . M .
I . TRADE MARK [trademark: two eyes separated by a light bulb; see accession sheet for sketch] DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; (c) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE
[trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC., N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 188417"; (d)
"AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE [trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. //
LAMP NO ["O" underlined] 49L // 16F."; (e) "A.C.M.I. // 11 // 16FR"; (f) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE [trademark:
two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 186246 // 16F" - "LID UP"
- "LID UP"; (g) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE [trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. //
MADE IN U.S.A. // LAMP NO ["O" of "NO" underlined] 49L // 16F"; (h) "ACMI [4X]" [trademark: two eyes
and light bulb]; (j) in script, "AMERICAN // CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC.."; (m) "B-D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) surface varnish has flaked off on 20% of top and bottom surfaces; interior rim is also worn
and surface around central swinging arm; (c) good condition, small signs of wear around male cone
and lock pins; (d) rust visible in conical portion of head; metal plating worn off to expose brasscoloured
base metal around flange; padding around lamp looks brittle and deteriorated; (e) metal
surface is mottled; shiny areas of metal have given way to dull areas over 50-60% of surface; (f)
normal signs of wear around male cone and lock pins; (g) rust visible in conical portion of head;
metal plating worn off to expose brass-coloured base metal around flange; padding around lamp looks
brittle and has deteriorated around top of lamp; (h) greenish accretion under clip of rotating contacts;
white powdery accretion on black plastic head where it attaches to metal tongue; black marks
on arm of left plug; (i) same mottled surface as obdurator (e); shiny areas give way to dull areas;
(b) surface accretion next to trade mark at word "MARK"; some slight discolouration of surface on
black surface under "CAN" of "AMERICAN"; some white specks (chips?) on black surface on reverse;
(l) surface speckles of black and brown; very small and minimal number; (o-u) dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.007-.016
Research Facts
Cystoscopes were developed in Europe in the 1870's; ACMI began the American manufacture of cystoscopes
in 1908; please see photocopies of instruments; used for examining bladders, urethra, inserting
catheters; 16F size most commonly used
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013007 a-s
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope with grey eyepiece, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with black eyepiece, an obdurator, a brown rubber conducting cord at the bottom of the case with t…
Accession Number
996013007 a-s
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an
examining telescope with grey eyepiece, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing
telescope with black eyepiece, an obdurator, a brown rubber conducting cord at the bottom of the
case with two plugs and rotating clip; an interior case with sliding metal lid located at top left
corner contains a small silver metal jar of yellow grease, four ochre and four black rubber nipples,
a catheter clip, and a connecting nipple
Number Of Parts
19
Part Names
a - walnut case - Size: Length 37.4 cm. x Width 17.7 cm. x Depth 3.5 cm.
b - sliding metal lid for inside case - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
c - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 28.9 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
d - obdurator - Size: Length 25.7 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 2.0 mm.
e - examining telescope - Size: Length 26.6 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
f - convex sheath - Size: Length 24.5 cm. x Width 4.9 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
g - conducting cord - Size: Length 199.2 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
h - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
i - catheter clip - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
j - plastic lightbulb case - outer - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
k - plastic lightbulb case - inner - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Width 1.2 cm. x Depth 7.0 mm.
l - catheter clip - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
j - connecting nipple - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
k - grease jar - lid - Size: x Diameter8.1 cm.
l - grease jar - Size: x Diameter8.1 cm.
m-n - rubber nipple, black (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
o-p - rubber nipple, ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
q-r - rubber nipple, black (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
s-t - rubber nipple, ochre (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1970
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Exact models listed in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
rubber: brown; black; yellow
metal: silver
plastic: black; grey
Inscriptions
(a) sticker on interior of case reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG CALGARY
- VANCOUVER"; nameplate reads, "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF
TELESCOPE TO PREVENT LEAKAGE // AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP
CHAMBER CAP USING RUBBER TIP AS ILLUSTRATED. // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR // THIS INSTRUMENT IS: //
A.C.M.I. NO 49L ["ACMI" with periods separating letters midway, above bottom line, and
the letter "O" of "NO" underlined with two periods] // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP // GREASE THREADS
BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE
AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE STAMPED "A . C . M . I" [separating periods
midway up above bottom line] // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC // DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCES OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (lock):
"PRESTO LOCK // CO"; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // WAPPLER A . C . M .
I . TRADE MARK [trademark: two eyes separated by a light bulb; see accession sheet for sketch] DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; (e) "16F" "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE
[trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC., N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 188415"; (c)
"AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE [trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. //
176603" "LID UP" (2x) "16F"; (d) "A.C.M.I. // 11 // 16FR"; (f) "LAMP NO 49L ["O" of "NO" underlined]
// 16F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A."; (g) "ACMI" (4x) [trademark:
two eyes and light bulb]"; (k) "A.C.M.I. [trademark: two eyes and light bulb] // GREASE"; (i)
"A.C. [trademark] M.I."; (j) "B-D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) gouging scrapes on lid surface; longest is 9 cm; similar condition along bottom surface; largest
gouge located 5 cm from left side and 1 cm from front edge; interior in good condition; one
scrape on edge of central block used to house instruments; 8 spots of shiny clear accretions (glue?)
on bottom inside surface; (c) one spot of corrosion 3 mm left of "16F"; dark green deposits (cleaning
solution?) on lock pins; slight corrosion around base of telescope and around the heads of the
catheter guides; SHEATH FOR THIS TELESCOPE, LIKELY CONCAVE, IS MISSING; (d) opaque white residue on
lock pins; green substance also evident in same location; (e) corrosion around base of telescope;
green substance located on lock pins; one scrape on telescopic tip; (f) excellent condition with the
exception of green substance deposits on lock lever base and on interior of lock lever (possibly
grease?); (g) green deposits around base of rotating contact
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006, 996.013.008-.016
Research Facts
Cystoscopes were developed in Europe in the 1870's; ACMI began the American manufacture of cystoscopes
in 1908; please see photocopies of instruments; used for examining bladders, urethra, inserting
catheters; 16F (French) size most commonly used
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013008 a-t
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with two catheter heads (no rubber nipples), an obdurator with a tapered conical head; an interior case with sliding …
Accession Number
996013008 a-t
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an
examining telescope, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with
two catheter heads (no rubber nipples), an obdurator with a tapered conical head; an interior
case with sliding black metal lid located at top left corner contains a small silver metal jar of
yellow grease, an oval-shaped catheter clip, a silver-coloured metal connecting nipple, four
black rubber nipples and four ochre-coloured rubber nipples (two sizes)
Number Of Parts
20
Part Names
a - walnut case - Size: Length 36.9 cm. x Width 18.0 cm. x Depth 6.5 cm.
b - sliding metal lid for inside case - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
c - examining telescope - Size: Length 25.9 cm. x Width 3.4 cm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
d - convex sheath - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
e - obdurator - Size: Length 25.7 cm. x Width 1.7 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
f - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 28.7 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
g - concave sheath - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 5.7 cm. x Depth 7.0 mm.
h - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.3 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
i - catheter clip - Size: Length 6.8 cm. x Width 2.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
j - connector nipple - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Width 1.0 mm.
k - grease jar - Size: x Width 1.9 cm. x Diameter8.0 cm.
l - grease jar lid - Size: x Width 6.0 mm. x Diameter8.0 cm.
m-n - rubber nipple - black (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
o-p - rubber nipple - ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
q-r - rubber nipple - small black (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
s-t - rubber nipple, ochre (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1970
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Exact models listed in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
wood: brown
rubber: brown; black; yellow
metal: silver
plastic: black; grey
Inscriptions
(a) sticker on interior of case reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG CALGARY
- VANCOUVER"; nameplate reads, "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF
TELESCOPE TO PREVENT LEAKAGE // AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP
CHAMBER CAP USING RUBBER TIP AS ILLUSTRATED. // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR // THIS INSTRUMENT IS: //
A.C.M.I. NO 51 ["ACMI" with periods separating letters midway, above bottom line, and
the letter "O" of "NO" underlined with two periods] // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP // GREASE THREADS
BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE
AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE STAMPED "A . C . M . I" [separating periods
midway up above bottom line] // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC // DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCES OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (lock):
"PRESTO LOCK // CO"; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // WAPPLER A . C . M .
I . TRADE MARK [trademark: two eyes separated by a light bulb; see 996.013.006 sheet for sketch] DESIGNERS
AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; (f) "21F" "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE
// MAKERS, INC., N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 177443"; (g) "LAMP NO 51 ["O" of "NO" underlined]
// 21F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // .18 ["." midway up line]"
(e) "A.C.M.I. // 18 // 21F"; (c) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE // IN U.S.A. //
21F" "179652"; (d) "18" "LAMP // NO 51 ["O" of "NO" underlined] // 21F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS,
INC. N.Y. // MADE // IN U.S.A."; (k) "A.C.M.I. // [trademark] // GREASE";
(i) "A.C. [trademark] M.I."; (j) "B-D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) slight/moderate scratching of top surface; deepest scratch is 1 cm located 3 cm from front edge
and 14.5 cm from left side; bottom surface veneer is flaking off along front edge; lock has rust
spots over 20% of surface; interior: shiny patches on bottom surface -- hardened clear substance
(6 spots); (b) one-third of back surface has changed colour to a light grey; (c) green residue on
lock pins; (d) lamp padding in beak has reddish discolouration; rust spots on interior surface at
mouth of lock lever; green residue on exterior at base of lock lever; (f) green residue on lock
pins; corrosion on telescope 8.5 cm from tip; corrosion is 1.6 cm long; (g) green residue at base
of lock lever; green residue also evident in interior of lock lever at the mouth; pinkish discolouration
of padding around light bulb
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016
Research Facts
Cystoscopes were developed in Europe in the 1870's; ACMI began the American manufacture of cystoscopes
in 1908; please see photocopies of instruments; used for examining bladders, urethra, inserting
catheters; 16F (French) size most commonly used (refers to the size of the instruments)
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Dates
1912
circa 1912
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1969.316.1 a-k
Description
Cystoscope with accessories and unlined wooden case (k), consisting of: (a) cystoscope, concave sheath, angular tip, screw-on light bulb at tip; (b) a double catheterizing telescope with lenses; (c) a telescope with lenses that fits (a) and (f); (d,e) obturators; (f) cystoscope with convex sheath a…
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Accession Number
1969.316.1 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
Cystoscope with accessories and unlined wooden case (k), consisting of: (a) cystoscope, concave sheath, angular tip, screw-on light bulb at tip; (b) a double catheterizing telescope with lenses; (c) a telescope with lenses that fits (a) and (f); (d,e) obturators; (f) cystoscope with convex sheath and angular tip; (g) stylet (?), a straight wire with a loop at one end and a threaded tip; (h) cylindrical wooden container of lubricant; (i) sliding metal lid for a compartment in the case; (j) cardboard box of extra lamps containing two bulbs on tiny springs.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - cystoscope - Size: Length 24.75 cm
b - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 28.5 cm
c - telescope - Size: Length 25.5 cm
d - obturator
e - obturator
f - cystoscope - Size: Length 24.5 cm
g - stylet
h - lubricant container - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
i - sliding lid
j - cardboard box - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
k - case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Wappler Electric Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1912
circa 1912
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain; based on marks giving patent dates ranging from 1903 to 1912.
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
wood: brown
Inscriptions
On (i): "WAPPLER ELECTRIC CO., INC., NEW YORK, U.S.A."; on lid: "INGRAM & BELL Limited // Physicians and Hospital Supplies TORONTO"; on inside of lid: "BROWN-BUERGER CYSTOSCOPE"; on (b) : "LID UP"; on (j): "EXTRA LAMPS"; "PAT. NOV. 8 910"; "PAT. MARCH 24, 1903, PAT. JULY 25, 1905"' "PATS. APRIL 2, 1912"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell catalogue, 1909, p. 147 (item #JJ21); similar to 1969.13.1; CD #UHN
Images
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope sheath

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1717
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013012
Description
An American Cystoscope Makers sheath with a concave beak; sheath is hollow with openings at both ends; bottom end has small lamp next to a screw-off tip which is used to replace used lamps; mouth has lock lever, two stopcocks and two circular rims called flanges, where a rotating contact is normall…
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Accession Number
996013012
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
An American Cystoscope Makers sheath with a concave beak; sheath is hollow with openings at both
ends; bottom end has small lamp next to a screw-off tip which is used to replace used lamps; mouth
has lock lever, two stopcocks and two circular rims called flanges, where a rotating contact is
normally attached; sheath rod is slightly oval
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH, from 1965 to 1975
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Exact model illustrated in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"16F. // LAMP // No ["o" superscripted] 49L // AMERICAN CYSTOCSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE //
IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 24.4 cm. x Width 5.9 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
Signs of wear around flange frome contact with rotating contact; green residue in dried patches
on lock level (outside) next to lever and at the "L" of "LAMP" between stopcocks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc., pp. 36 & 37; Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016; CD #7
Research Facts
Part of a Brown-Bueger cystoscope kit; 16F (French) concave sheaths used in most cystoscopes; used
in operations of the bladder (such as destroying tumours)
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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997034367
Description
Long, thin cord with metal connectors at either end.
Accession Number
997034367
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- accessories
Description
Long, thin cord with metal connectors at either end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
A.C.M.I.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Material
metal: silver
plastic: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-5
Dimension Notes
Length 194.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
No breaks in material.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A.C.M.I. Cystoscopic, Urologic and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Apparatus" by American Cystoscope Makers, Inc., 1962, p. 28 (item #72) (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
This cord is used to supply light from a battery to a scope.
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conducting cord

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013044 a-b
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord
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Accession Number
996013044 a-b
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- accessories
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on
the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is
mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - conducting cord - Size: Length 195.0 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
b - metal receptor - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 1.1 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Same model illustrated in manufacturer's catalogue for 1952
Material
metal: silver
rubber: brown
plastic: black
wires:
Inscriptions
On clip: "ACMI"; on metal receptor: "A.C.M.I."; on cord: "ACMI" plus trade mark (two eyes with a
light bulb between them)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-5
Condition Remarks
Corrosion of metal, leaving a green deposit visible where rotating clip fits into metal receptor on conducting cord; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. J.A. Low; "Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American
Cystoscope Makers, Inc.; see also all of 996.013; CD #4.
Research Facts
Clip attaches to urethral and bladder examining telescopes and operating scopes; plugs into light
control source
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conducting cord

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013045 a-b
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord
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Accession Number
996013045 a-b
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- accessories
Description
A brown rubber conducting cord with two separate prongs on the distal end and a rotating clip on
the proximal end; rotating clip has semicircular prongs attached to a black plastic base which is
mounted on a metal prong which fits into a metal receptor on the conducting cord
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - conducting cord - Size: Length 195.0 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
b - metal receptor - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 1.1 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Same model illustrated in manufacturer's catalogue for 1952
Material
metal: silver
rubber: brown
plastic: black
wires:
Inscriptions
On clip: "ACMI"; on metal receptor: "A.C.M.I."; on cord: "ACMI" plus trade mark (two eyes with a
light bulb between them)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-5
Condition Remarks
Corrosion of metal, leaving a green deposit visible where rotating clip fits into metal receptor on conducting cord; #2: rubber - requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. J.A. Low; "Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American
Cystoscope Makers, Inc.; see also all of 996.013; CD #4.
Research Facts
Clip attaches to urethral and bladder examining telescopes and operating scopes; plugs into light
control source
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Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013019 a-ad
Description
A Brown-Buerger Cystoscope consisting of custom-made walnut case hinged on one side, two telescopes, one with black eyepiece and the other with a grey eyepiece, one sheath into which the telescopes are fitted; sheath has two stopcocks and a lock lever, two attachable metal fins, a cleaning hook wit…
Accession Number
996013019 a-ad
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger Cystoscope consisting of custom-made walnut case hinged on one side, two telescopes,
one with black eyepiece and the other with a grey eyepiece, one sheath into which the telescopes
are fitted; sheath has two stopcocks and a lock lever, two attachable metal fins, a cleaning hook
with round finger hole at top, a brown rubber conducting cord with two plugs on the distal end and
a rotating contact on the proximal end; top left corner of case has interior case with sliding metal
lid; interior case contains four plastic lamp holders; one case is full, the rest have between three
and four lamps, a circular metal grease jar with yellow grease inside, a closeable plastic bag with
three lamps inside, six rubber nipples (four ochre, two black), a catheter clip, a metal connecting
nipple, an extra metal connecting nipple with stopcock; in main case is a yellow rubber hose with
plastic nipple at one end and metal nipple at the other
Number Of Parts
30
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 35.1 cm. x Width 15.5 cm. x Depth 3.4 cm.
b - sliding metal lid - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 3.0 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
c - telescope (grey) - Size: Length 27.0 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm. x Diameter3.2 cm.
d - telescope (black) - Size: Length 29.0 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm. x Diameter5.5 cm.
e - obdurator - Size: Length 25.8 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 2.0 mm.
f - sheath - Size: Length 24.3 cm. x Width 5.9 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
g-h - fin (x2) - Size: Length 19.8 cm. x Width 7.0 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
i - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
j - rubber hose - Size: Length 28.7 cm. x Width 1.7 cm. x Depth 8.0 mm.
k - metal connecting nipple with stopcock - Size: Length 4.0 cm.
l - metal connecting nipple - Size: x Diameter9.0 mm.
m - catheter clip - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
n-p - lamp case (x3) - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 1.7 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
q - lamp case - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Width 1.7 cm. x Depth 9.0 mm.
r - grease jar - Size: x Width 2.0 cm. x Diameter2.4 cm.
s - grease jar lid - Size: x Width 7.0 mm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
t - rotating contact - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 1.1 cm.
u - plastic bag - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Width 9.8 cm.
v-w - nipple, black (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter8.0 mm.
x-y - nipple, ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter8.0 mm.
z-aa - nipple, small ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter7.0 mm.
bb - conducting cord - Size: Length 193.4 cm. x Width 1.0 cm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
Provenance
Used in the Bladder Function Clinic, KGH
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver; black
plastic: grey; black; clear
wood: brown
rubber: brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF TELESCOPE TO PREVENT LEAKAGE //
AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP CHAMBER CAP USING RUBBER TIP AS
ILLUSTRATED. // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP [illustration] // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR THIS INSTRUMENT IS
// A.C.M.I. No. 49L // GREASE THREADS BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST
ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE AND // EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE
STAMPED "A.C.M.I." // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // DESIGNERS AND
SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE
MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // DESIGNERS AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS
SINCE 1900"; (c) "AMER. CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 172053 //
16F"; (d) "AMER. CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 186245 // 16F"; (f) "LAMP //
No ["o" of "No" superscripted and underlined] 49L // 16F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC.
N.Y. // MADE // IN U.S.A."; (e) "16FR // A.C.M.I."; (n) in script: "American // Cystoscope // Makers,
Inc. // --;
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) top surface veneer of case has been scraped and worn away over approximately 60% of surface;
left side has three patches of masking tape residue; bottom surface veneer has flaked off over approximately
50% of the surface; interior: rims are worn in patches; inside surface shows wear; (b)
outside end is bent slightly downwards; (c) metal surface is tarnished below grey eyepiece; brasscoloured
tip is also tarnished; (d) some spotty corrosion on moveable flap at tip; (e) metal surface
is mottled; (f) signs of wear above first flange; stopcock movement is stiff; (j) rubber at
each end is decaying, becoming cracked and opaque; (r-s) metal surface is mottled; (u) staple holes
below sealing rim; one sheath is missing from the set
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American Cystoscope
Makers, Inc. (p. 38); also see all artifacts in accession 996.013
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Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
997037001 a-g
Description
Cystoscope in case, consisting of (a) a convex sheath that is a hollow, cylindrical tube which can house either the obturator (b) or the double catheterizing telescope (d); the bullet-shaped tip of the sheath, which bends at a 45 deg. angle, features an opening to accomodate the obturator and teles…
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Accession Number
997037001 a-g
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
Cystoscope in case, consisting of (a) a convex sheath that is a hollow, cylindrical tube which can house either the obturator (b) or the double catheterizing telescope (d); the bullet-shaped tip of the sheath, which bends at a 45 deg. angle, features an opening to accomodate the obturator and telescope tips as well as a light bulb; the opposite end has a cast key-like opening for obturator or telescope as well as two small valves that protrude from the sides; the obturator is a thin, solid cylindrical metal instrument with flared ends; the bullet-shaped tip is cast to fit the sheath opening and has a rather sharp bevelled edge; the opposite end has a solid gripping handle that tapers from a rounded cube to a cylinder; the obturator fits inside the sheath with the tip coming out of the sheath opening and the gripping handle fitting tightly against the open end; the eyepiece (c) fits onto the end of the sheath tube; this lens consists of a very short length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a glass cover on one end and a round opening on the other; the end with the glass cover has a larger diameter and grooves on the outside edge; the double catheterizing telescope (d) consists of two parallel hollow tubes that are joined along their entire length; on one end the tubes come to a sharp bevelled point and on the other end the tubes are attached to another lens identical to the eyepiece, that has a red-bordered half-moon shaped glass cover; from this end, two small tubes protrude from the eyepiece and flare at their openings; the brown irrigation tube (e) is a brown rubber cylindrical tube which is open at one end; the opposite end has a small metal tube which tapers down to a very minute opening; this tapered metal tube fits into the rubber tube and is held there with a threaded binding; the typed instructions (f) are typewritten and detail the proper method to clean the cystoscope; all of the pieces fit into a purpose-built case (g), which is made of black cloth-covered wood with a green velvet lining on the inside; the case is rectangular in shape, is hinged at the back, and has a metal clasp at the front; the inside of the case has built-in green velvet dividers which conform to each individual piece; on the inside of the top of the case are two cloth straps which could hold additional components; the top of the box has the maker's name on it
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - convex sheath - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - obturator - Size: Length 24.5 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
c - eyepiece - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
d - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
e - rubber irrigation tube - Size: Length 12.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
f - typed instructions - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 13.6 cm
g - cloth-covered case - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Boehm Surgical Instrument Corporation
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
rubber: brown
fabric: green; black
paper: off-white
wood:
Inscriptions
The convex sheath is stamped "MADE BY BOEHM ROCHESTER," as well as the number "32" near the opening for the obturator at the valve end of the instrument; the obturator is stamped "32" and "NOT CONNECTED WITH THE ELECTRO SURGICAL COMPANY;" the typed instructions are marked, "C.H. BIRD, M.D., C.M. H.G. BIRD, M.B., M.R.C.P. (LONDON) - TELEPHONE 90 'Wigborough' Gananoque, Ont.;" the cloth-covered case is marked "Boehm Surgical Instruments Corp., Rochester, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Condition Remarks
Each piece shows only minor signs of wear from routine use; the typed instructions are somewhat faded and brittle; the case has minor bubbling on the bottom; the front clasp is seized up and the case will not lock
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing," by V. Mueller and Company, Chicago, 1956, p. 397 (similar to items GU5200-5240); (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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