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Brite-spot electric headlight

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Collection
Kingston General Hospital Allergy Division Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
993010006 a-f
Description
Electrical spot light attached to adjustable plastic headbands has small lamp, large and small oscillating mirrors and long electrical cord in original packing box
Accession Number
993010006 a-f
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Allergy Division Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
MM= Head Reflector and Lamp
Description
Electrical spot light attached to adjustable plastic headbands has small lamp, large and small
oscillating mirrors and long electrical cord in original packing box
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - white plastic headband - Size: x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 10.0 cm. x Diameter20.0
b - black plastic headband - Size: x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 16.5 cm. x Diameter15.0
c - electrical cord - Size: Length 294.0 cm.
d - mirror attachment - Size: Length 5.0 cm.
e - box bottom - Size: Length 23.3 cm. x Width 18.3 cm. x Depth 5.7 cm.
f - box top - Size: Length 23.5 cm. x Width 19.0 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
Maker
National Statham, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Elmhurst
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
plastic: white; black; pale green
metal: black; silver
glass: clear
paper: turquiose; pale green
Inscriptions
Printed on metal plate attached to plug: "NATIONAL / BRITE-SPOT // HEADLIGHT // CAT. NO.
4683-14421 // VOLTS // 115 // 11 W / CSA // USE ON 50-60 CYCLE A.C. // FOR #1408 LAMP
ONLY // NATIONAL STATHAM, INC. // 92-21 CORONA AVE., ELMHURST, N.Y. 11373 // A SUBSIDIARY
OF STATHAM INSTR., INC."; printed on edge of box top: "NATIONAL CAT. NO. // 4683-14401"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-3
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
995005014
Description
Clear glass straight culture tube without a flange.
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Accession Number
995005014
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Chemistry, Clinical -- instrumentation
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- tube -- test
Description
Clear glass straight culture tube without a flange.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-5
Dimension Notes
Length 7.1 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Tube arrived in a dirty condition, but has no signs of extreme wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 242 (similar to item #5H-404-1)
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electric illuminator

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001266 a-j
Description
Electric illuminator set, which consists of several parts housed in a box; the set contains (a) a laryngeal mirror with light; this consists of a long hollow cylindrical tube with a small, round light bulb at the tip and a flat round piece of hard rubber with two small holes drilled through it, cov…
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Accession Number
997001266 a-j
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
MM= Otolaryngology -- set
Description
Electric illuminator set, which consists of several parts housed in a box; the set contains (a) a laryngeal mirror with light; this consists of a long hollow cylindrical tube with a small, round light bulb at the tip and a flat round piece of hard rubber with two small holes drilled through it, covering the other end; a laryngeal mirror is attached to the side of the light; the laryngeal mirror consists of a small, round mirror attached to a handle made of solid cylindrical metal; the mirror is at a 90° angle to the handle and light; the set also contains a tongue depressor with light (b); the tongue depressor consists of a flat piece of metal that flares outwards slightly to a tip that is rounded and curved slightly downwards; the other end of the tongue depressor is straight and has two short lengths of hollow cylindrical tubing attached to the bottom; these provide slots for the attachment of a handle (c); the top of the tongue depressor has an attached light source; this consists of a hollow, cylindrical tube with a small, round light bulb at the tip and a flat round piece of hard rubber with two holes drilled through it, covering the other end; the handle for the tongue depressor consists of a single piece of heavy solid cylindrical wire bent to form an elongated loop with a closed rounded end and an open top; the tips at the top are bent at a 90° angle to the handle and fit into the hollow cylindrical pieces on the tongue depressor; the set also contains an ear speculum (d) with three tips (e-g); the base (d) consists of hollow cylindrical metal formed into a T-shape; the bottom of the "T" has a flat, round piece of hard rubber with two holes drilled through it, covering the open end; the cross of the T-shape has an eyepiece/viewing end set into one end; the eyepiece is made of metal and glass and has a small, round opening in the centre; the inside centre of the ear speculum has a light bulb; the other end of the T-shape crosspiece is open to allow the attachment of ear speculum tips (e-g); all of the tips are made of hollow cylindrical metal with round, open bases; the tips taper, funnel-like, to small open tips; the tips increase in length from e to f and the tip hole slightly decreases; the set also contains an auxiliary light source (h); this consists of a hollow cylindrical metal tip with threading on the inner edge of one end (which would have allowed the attachment of a light bulb); the other end is covered with a flat, round piece of hard rubber that has two holes drilled through it; the tip is attached to the central section with a pivot; the central section consists of three flat pieces of metal joined together with pivots; this arrangement allows the tip to be manipulated into many positions; the bottom of the central section is attached to a small C-clamp, with a ball attachment; this also allows the attachment to be positioned; the C-clamp has a screw to tighten it onto a support; all pieces of the set are stored in a wooden box (i); the box is rectangular in shape with a closed bottom and four sides and an open top; the upper inside edge of the back, front and left sides have a groove cut into them that holds a lid (j); the lid is made of a flat piece of rectangular-shaped wood; the top, bottom, and left edges are narrower to allow the lid to slide in from the right side into the inner slots in the box.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - laryngeal mirror - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - tongue depressor - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
c - handle - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
d - ear speculum base - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
e - ear speculum tip - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
f - ear speculum tip - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
g - ear speculum tip - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
h - auxiliary light (folded straight) - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
i - box - Size: Length 15.6 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
j - lid - Size: Length 15.1 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. H.C. Mabee; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection
Maker
E.S.I. Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: black; silver
hard rubber: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The words "E.S.I CO. ROCH. N.Y." are stamped into the metal on a,b,d, and h; the other parts have no marks
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-15
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion or staining is visible; the glass parts are complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #160; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, Inc., ca. 1920, p. 252 (somewhat similar to item 8313) (see attached photocopy); found in Dr. H.C. Mabee's obstetrical bag (997.001.456); CD #5
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enamel instrument tray

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1978.7.30
Description
Rectangular white enamel with black trim metal tray with shallow depth.
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Accession Number
1978.7.30
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular white enamel with black trim metal tray with shallow depth.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
metal: white, black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-3
Copy Type
Original
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fibre optic cable

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Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997034353
Description
A long fibre optic cable with metal adaptors on either end.
Accession Number
997034353
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Description
A long fibre optic cable with metal adaptors on either end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Storz
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975-1985
Date Remarks
U.S. patent date 1978
Material
plastic: grey
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-4
Dimension Notes
Length 229.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains or corrosion; no breaks in cable.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Storz Instrument Catalog," 11th ed., 1972, p. 315 (similar to item #10495NL)
Research Facts
Used to carry light from light source to telescope.
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Harvey double head stethoscope

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Dates
1996
2005
circa 1996-2005
Collection
Dr. John Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Diagnosis
Accession Number
009046024
Description
Rectangular cardboard box containing "The Harvey Double Head Stethoscope"; the box is in two parts (a, b), and the top slides over the bottom; the lid contains a photograph of a stethoscope on a background of a white button down shirt with a chest pocket; the title is printed in black and white abo…
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Accession Number
009046024
Collection
Dr. John Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Auscultation
Auscultation -- instrumentation
Stethoscopes
Heart Sounds
Diagnosis
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular cardboard box containing "The Harvey Double Head Stethoscope"; the box is in two parts (a, b), and the top slides over the bottom; the lid contains a photograph of a stethoscope on a background of a white button down shirt with a chest pocket; the title is printed in black and white above the photograph on a blue background with a tan stripe, and around the photograph there are words printed in black detailing some of the features of the stethoscope; on the front side of the lid there is a white sticker with the date and manufacturing information on it, as well as a barcode; the booklet (u) has the same photograph and graphics style as the box lid; the inside of the booklet contains nine pages and a flap, as well as information on the inside covers; the booklet contains black and white illustrations, and gives information about the different parts of the stethoscope, how to adjust the headset, preparing for the exam, sites of auscultation, heart sounds and murmurs, the flat diaphragm, the corrugated diaphragm, the bell, helpful hints, warranty, ordering information, and care and maintenance; the back of the booklet contains a sticker with the European information; the stethoscope (parts c-i) has metal arms and black rubber tubing; the ear pieces become larger at the ends and the end of the stethoscope has two heads, a bell and a diaphragm; there is a metal piece with black rubber over it that connects the two metal arms to one another; in the box with the stethoscope are a cardboard insert (k) and a small plastic bag filled with three sets of ear pieces (two white and one grey) and a corrugated diaphragm;(m-t); a plastic bag (j) and a green piece of paper (l) with employee information on it.
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - box: Length 31.3 cm X Width 13.6 cm X Height 5.8 cm
b - lid: Length 32.0 cm X Width 14.2 cm X Height 5.9 cm
c - stethoscope: Length 63.8 cm X Width 12.0 cm X Height 2.7 cm
d-e - ear pieces: Length 2.0 cm X Diameter 1.1 cm
f - bell: Height 1.3 cm X Diameter 2.8 cm
g - chestpiece: Height 1.0 cm X Diameter 4.4 cm
h - ring: Height 0.5 cm X Diameter 4.7 cm
i - diaphragm: Diameter 4.4 cm
j - plastic: Length 24.0 cm X Width 19.0 cm
k - cardboard: Length 30.8 cm X Width 35.2 cm
l - paper: Length 7.6 cm X Width 2.5 cm
m - plastic: Length 11.0 cm X Width 7.6 cm
n-o - ear pieces: Length 2.0 cm X Diameter 1.1 cm
p-q - ear pieces: Length 1.5 cm X Diameter 1.3 cm
r-s - ear pieces: Length 2.0 cm X Diameter 1.4 cm
t - diaphragm: Height 0.3 cm X Diameter 4.4 cm
u: booklet: Length 22.9 cm X Width 10.2 cm
Provenance
Owned by Effie and Elizabeth Curry.
Maker
Tycos: A Welch Allyn Company
Site Made (City)
Arden
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1996
2005
circa 1996-2005
Date Remarks
Based on date printed on sticker and date donated to the museum
Material
paper: cream, green, white
ink: blue, brown, white, black, grey, green
metal: grey
rubber: black, grey, white
plastic: clear, black
Inscriptions
Embossed on chestpiece (g): "Tycos // ASHEVILLE, N.C., USA PAT. NO. 3109508"; printed on paper (l): "I Take Pride in Our Quality // Employee #9117 // TYCOS INSTRUMENTS, INC."; printed on top of lid (b): "The HARVEY // DOUBLE HEAD // Stethoscope // New Soft Eartips // Rotatablen Binaurals // Dual Channel Tubing // Brass Chestpiece // Construction // Tycos® A Welch Allyn // Company"; printed on sticker on front of lid: "Mfg: 11/20/96 // Tycos® // A Welch Allyn // Company // CE // 5079-28 // Harvey Stethoscope // Double Head // +H8575079280 // Tycos Instruments, Inc · 95 Old Shoals Road · Arden, NC 28704 USA"; printed on front of booklet (u): "The Original // HARVEY // Stethoscopes // A Superior "Time Tested" // Stethoscope for the // Auscultation of // the Heart // DOUBLE-HEAD — 5079-28 // Tycos® A Welch Allyn // Company"; printed on back of booklet (including sticker): "CE European Regulatory Manager // Medical Division, Welch Allyn Ltd. // Navan, Co. Meath, Republic of Ireland // Tycos® A Welch Allyn // Company // Tycos Instruments, Inc. // 95 Old Shoals Road // Arden, NC 28704 // Telephone: (704) 684-4895 // Tycos—a tradition of excellence // 95P319 // Printed in U.S.A.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Rubber tubing on one side of stethoscope, where the rubber meets the metal binaural tubes.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, patent, book, interview
Reference Comments
Welch Allyn, Hillrom, "Original Harvey Stethoscopes": https://www.welchallyn.com/en/products/categories/discontinued-products/physical-exam/stethoscopes/original_harvey_stethoscopes.html
US Patent 3,109,508: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3109508.pdf
"A Journey of Hope", by Oscar Mann, Hamilton Books, Dec. 14, 2005, 302 pages, pg. 190-191: https://books.google.ca/books?id=Wa5IFsCb1SwC&dq=original+harvey+stethoscope&source=gbs_navlinks_s
"WATKINS PROCTOR HARVEY, MD:A Conversation With the Editor", December 30, 1999, interview between William Clifford Roberts, MD and Watkins Proctor Harvey, MD: https://documents.pub/document/watkins-proctor-harvey-md-a-conversation-with-the-editor.html
Research Facts
The Harvey Double Head Stethoscope was part of a collection of stethoscopes by the Welch Allyn company called "Original Harvey Stethoscopes". They are no longer sold, and were replaced by the Harvey DLX stethoscopes.
US Patent No. 3,109,508 was granted on November 5th, 1963, to Ralph Cefaly, and was for an acoustic stethoscope with three heads: a bell, a diaphragm, and a corrugated diaphragm.
In the mid-1950s, Dr. Watkins Proctor Harvey invented this three-headed stethoscope, the Harvey Stethoscope, and it was produced by the Cefaly Research Corporation of Brentwood, Maryland. It was sometimes known as the Harvey Cefaly Stethoscope. The corrugated diaphragm helps detect faint heart activity and a larger range of frequencies. The bell is especially good for detecting low frequency sounds. Low frequency heart sounds called gallops can be signs of heart disease, and are important to be able to detect.
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
995003081 a-e
Description
(a) Hollow glass mucus trap, bulbous in the centre and tapering into tubes at both ends; there is also a small tube within the trap, near the top; (b) hollow glass extension tube, shaped at both ends to allow the attachment of rubber tubing; (c) rubber tube (beige), cylindrical and open at both end…
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Accession Number
995003081 a-e
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Mucus -- secretion
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Hollow glass mucus trap, bulbous in the centre and tapering into tubes at both ends; there is also a small tube within the trap, near the top; (b) hollow glass extension tube, shaped at both ends to allow the attachment of rubber tubing; (c) rubber tube (beige), cylindrical and open at both ends -- attached to the glass extension tube; (d) red rubber tube, cylindrical and open at both ends -- attached to bottom of mucus trap; (e) manufacturer's cardboard box - made for mucus trap and attachments.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - mucous trap - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 3.8 cm.
b - glass tube - Size: Length 7.3 cm. x Width 0.8 cm.
c - beige rubber tube - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 0.9 cm.
d - red rubber tube - Size: Length 41.0 cm. x Width 0.4 cm.
e - cardboard box - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Width 4.4 cm. x Depth 4.4 cm.
Maker
Assistent
Site Made (Country)
Western Germany
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: clear
rubber: beige; red
cardboard: white
Inscriptions
Box reads, "H. S. C. Mucous Trap // Assistent // Made in W. Germany"; red rubber tube has "12 Rusch West Germany H" printed on the side
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-3
Condition Remarks
Box was dirty and dusty; mucous trap and attachments appear to be unused
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
995003082 a-e
Description
(a) Hollow glass mucus trap, bulbous in the centre and tapering into tubes at both ends; there is also a small tube within the trap, near the top; (b) hollow glass extension tube, shaped at both ends to allow the attachment of rubber tubing; (c) rubber tube (beige), cylindrical and open at both end…
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Accession Number
995003082 a-e
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Mucus -- secretion
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Hollow glass mucus trap, bulbous in the centre and tapering into tubes at both ends; there is also a small tube within the trap, near the top; (b) hollow glass extension tube, shaped at both ends to allow the attachment of rubber tubing; (c) rubber tube (beige), cylindrical and open at both ends -- attached to the glass extension tube; (d) red rubber tube, cylindrical and open at both ends -- attached to bottom of mucous trap; (e) manufacturer's cardboard box - made for mucus trap and attachments.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - mucous trap - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 3.8 cm.
b - glass tube - Size: Length 7.3 cm. x Width 0.8 cm.
c - beige rubber tube - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 0.9 cm.
d - red rubber tube - Size: Length 41.0 cm. x Width 0.4 cm.
e - cardboard box - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Width 4.4 cm. x Depth 4.4 cm.
Maker
Assistent
Site Made (Country)
Western Germany
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: clear
rubber: beige; red
cardboard: white
Inscriptions
Box reads, "H. S. C. Mucous Trap // Assistent // Made in W. Germany"; red rubber tube has "12 Rusch West Germany H" printed on the side
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-3
Condition Remarks
Box was dirty and dusty; mucous trap and attachments appear to be unused
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
995003083 a-e
Description
(a) Hollow glass mucus trap, bulbous in the centre and tapering into tubes at both ends; there is also a small tube within the trap, near the top; (b) hollow glass extension tube, shaped at both ends to allow the attachment of rubber tubing; (c) rubber tube (beige), cylindrical and open at both end…
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Accession Number
995003083 a-e
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Mucus -- secretion
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Hollow glass mucus trap, bulbous in the centre and tapering into tubes at both ends; there is also a small tube within the trap, near the top; (b) hollow glass extension tube, shaped at both ends to allow the attachment of rubber tubing; (c) rubber tube (beige), cylindrical and open at both ends -- attached to the glass extension tube; (d) red rubber tube, cylindrical and open at both ends -- attached to bottom of mucus trap; (e) manufacturer's cardboard box - made for mucus trap and attachments.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - mucous trap - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 3.8 cm.
b - glass tube - Size: Length 7.3 cm. x Width 0.8 cm.
c - beige rubber tube - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 0.9 cm.
d - red rubber tube - Size: Length 41.0 cm. x Width 0.4 cm.
e - cardboard box - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Width 4.4 cm. x Depth 4.4 cm.
Maker
Assistent
Site Made (Country)
Western Germany
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: clear
rubber: beige; red
cardboard: white
Inscriptions
Box reads, "H. S. C. Mucous Trap // Assistent // Made in W. Germany"; red rubber tube has "12 Rusch West Germany H" printed on the side
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-3
Condition Remarks
Box was dirty and dusty; mucous trap and attachments appear to be unused; #2 there was a slight hardening of both rubber tubes; the red rubber tube (d) had a crease where the tube was bent; the beige tube (c) had come loose from (b).
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Feb. 27, 2003: used in "Name that Artifact" night
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oral / rectal thermometer

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Dates
1971
1981
circa 1971-1981
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Home Health Care
Diagnosis
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
015011005 a-d
Description
Oral / rectal glass thermometer (d) with metal tip and hatch marks and numbers printed in black ink on two sides, with a white stripe running down the third side with some product information printed on it; the thermometer is stored inside a grey plastic case (b) with a round opening on the wider e…
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Accession Number
015011005 a-d
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Home Health Care
Diagnosis
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Home Health
Thermometers
Body Temperature -- instrumentation
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Rectum
Description
Oral / rectal glass thermometer (d) with metal tip and hatch marks and numbers printed in black ink on two sides, with a white stripe running down the third side with some product information printed on it; the thermometer is stored inside a grey plastic case (b) with a round opening on the wider end, and with a tan sticker on one of its four sides showing normal body temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit; the case is closed with a clear plastic lid (c) which is round at the bottom and octagonal for most of the body; all of these parts are stored in cardboard packaging (a) with a clear plastic cover shaped like the thermometer case and lid; the cardboard packaging has a red background, and the product information, directions for use, certificate of examination, and manufacturing information are printed in white ink in French on the left and English on the right; there is a small clear sticker in the bottom left corner which contains words in white ink, and in the top right corner, there is a tan sticker containing words in red ink and numbers in black ink; there is a perforated circle in the cardoard near the top centre which has not been punched out.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - package: Length 17.8 cm X Width 11.8 cm X Height 1.5 cm
b - case: Length 8.5 cm X Width 1.2 cm X Height 1.2 cm
c - lid: Length 3.9 cm X Diameter 1.0 cm
d - thermometer: Length 10.5 cm X Width 0.4 cm X Height 0.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor
Maker
Benton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Mississauga
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada / USA
Dates
1971
1981
circa 1971-1981
Date Remarks
Date marked on package, certificate of examination
Material
paper: tan
plastic: grey, clear
glass: clear
metal: grey
ink: red, white, black
Inscriptions
Printed on packaging (a): SECURITY® // CELSIUS // with C° to F° // CONVERSIO[N TABLE] // FOR THE B[ABY] // SECURITY® // oral / rectal // fever // thermometer // medically // accurate // easy // to read // Certificate of // Examination // This thermometer // conforms to the // Canadian Government // Specifications Board // CGSB 14-GP-1c // June 1971. // DIRECTIONS FOR // USE: // Shake down to below 35° C. // Use as specified. Keep in // place at least 4 minutes to // allow proper registering of // temperature. After using // cleanse in cold soapy // water. // CAUTION: Do not wash in // warm or hot water. Im- // merse in any approved an- // tiseptic solution before and // after use. // B-D // BECTON, DICKINSON & CO., // CANADA, LTD. // 2464 SOUTH SHERIDAN WAY, // MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L5J 2M8"; printed on sticker in upper right corner: "21 // C // Medico-Dental // Pharmacy // 2 58;"; printed on sticker in bottom left corner: "MADE IN // FABRIQUE AU U.S.A."; printed on case: "F° // 105.8 // 104 // 102.2 // 100.4 // 98.6 // 96.8 // 95 // 93.2 // C° // 41 // 40 // 39 // 38 // 37 // 36 // 35 // 34 // NORMAL"; printed on thermometer: "33 // 34 // 35 // 36 // // 38 // 39 // 40 // 41 // I -PBW IIII // B-D U.S.A.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Sticker on case slightly discoloured, some fraying and tearing of cardboard packaging, especially around edges; top of plastic packaging dented, and the red on the cardboard beneath torn up to reveal brown cardboard.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/history-of-the-thermometer--8
https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/article/95/4/251/1562440
Becton-Dickinson, About BD: https://www.bd.com/en-us/company/about-bd
Free Patents Online, United States Patent US3809228: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3809228.pdf
Fairleigh Dickinson University home page, 2019: http://www.fdu.edu/
"The History of the Medical Thermometer" by Annelise Driscoll, October 18, 2016, withings: https://blog.withings.com/2016/10/18/history-medical-thermometer/
Research Facts
In 1593, Galileo invented the thermoscope, a predecessor of the thermometer.
The first liquid in glass thermometer was invented by The Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinando II de' Medici, and used alcohol.
In 1714, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit created the first modern thermometer using mercury.
In 1867, Sir Thomas Albutt invented the first medical thermometer designed to measure human body temperature. It was six inches long and took five minutes to work.
Becton-Dickinson was founded in 1897 by Maxwell Becton and Fairleigh Dickinson. Fairleigh also founded Fairleigh Dickinson University, which has campuses today in New Jersey, England, and Vancouver, Canada.
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