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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
006030022
Description
Brass rod with a vulcanite tip and a wooden handle at the other end.
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Accession Number
006030022
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
Brass rod with a vulcanite tip and a wooden handle at the other end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Maker
Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co. Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Date based on research and donor's remarks
Material
metal: yellow; brown
wood: black
Permanent Location
North Gallery
Room 1013
Dimension Notes
Length 92.3 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The brass on the cone end is beginning to corrode and show darker areas; the handle is showing some signs of wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, p. 32; "Electricity in Medicine", G.W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, pp. 125-126; CD #5.
Research Facts
These were used during Leyden jar treatments; the brass rod was used to connect the tin foil on the outside of the Leyden jars together; it laid on the raised portions of the shelf designed for the Leyden jars and touched each jar; as well they acted as charge regulators which kept the charge coming from the electrostatic generating machine as constant as possible.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
006030023
Description
Brass rod cut at both ends.
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Accession Number
006030023
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
Brass rod cut at both ends.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on its association with the other items it was with.
Material
metal: yellow, brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B1-7
Dimension Notes
Length 42.2 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The brass on one end is beginning to corrode and show darker areas; the rest is still shiny.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001
Research Facts
Exact use unknown.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006.
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
006030024
Description
Brass rod cut at both ends.
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Accession Number
006030024
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
Brass rod cut at both ends.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on its association with the other items it was with.
Material
metal: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B1-7
Dimension Notes
Length 41.2 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Most of the rod has begun to corrode; there are dents and nicks; there are areas which are further along in the corrosion process.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001
Research Facts
Exact use unknown.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
006030015
Description
A curled ring attached to a wooden handle; used to hold a chain during procedures; keeping the chain away from the patient and out of the way.
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Accession Number
006030015
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
A curled ring attached to a wooden handle; used to hold a chain during procedures; keeping the chain away from the patient and out of the way.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Maker
Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on research and donor's remarks
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Stgorage Room 0010
0010-B1-7
Dimension Notes
Length 52.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The brass is showing some signs of wear, the handle has some marks and dents.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, p. 14; "Electricity in Medicine", G.W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, p. 123
Research Facts
These were used to hold the chain away from the patient during high frequency treatment with an electrostatic generating machine; for holding the chain during treatment, direct spark, breeze, or brush discharge.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006.
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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
006030021
Description
Brass rod with a ball end and a needle end.
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Accession Number
006030021
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
Brass rod with a ball end and a needle end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Maker
Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Date based on research and donor's remarks
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
North Gallery
Room 1013
Dimension Notes
Length 90.4 cm x Diam. 6.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, pp. 14-15; "Electricity in Medicine", G.W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, p. 127; CD #5
Research Facts
These were used during static breeze treatments; The concentrator was placed in the adjustable stand; which was also used for the X-ray tube; the stand was connected to the electrostatic generating machine via a chain; another chain was used to connect the patient or the patient platform to the machine as well; the concentrator's position in the stand was adjusted so the tip was close enough to the patient so the static charge in them was drawn away from them.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
006030002 a-b
Description
Extending from the top right of an electrostatic generating machine's oak case; a fully adjustable brass rod (b) attached to a brass crown (a); six brass wires attached to a brass band hangs from the support.
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Accession Number
006030002 a-b
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
Extending from the top right of an electrostatic generating machine's oak case; a fully adjustable brass rod (b) attached to a brass crown (a); six brass wires attached to a brass band hangs from the support.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - crown - Size: Length 66.2 cm x Width 28.3 cm x Depth 12.9 cm
b - support - Size: Length 69.0 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr.'s main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Maker
Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Date based on research and donor's remarks
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
North Gallery
Room 1013
Condition Remarks
The brass on the band is beginning to corrode and show darker areas; the rest is like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, p. 15; "Electricity in Medicine", G.W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, p. 127
Research Facts
These electrodes were used with the electrostatic generating machine; they were not designed to touch the patient but to be lowered over their heads in the static breeze treatment; this withdraws the accumulated static charge from the patient.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
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cylindrical electrode

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11310
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910+-1930
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
006030018
Description
Empty cylinder attached to a brass rod; the handle is insulated with wood and has islets at the end and on the side.
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Accession Number
006030018
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
Empty cylinder attached to a brass rod; the handle is insulated with wood and has islets at the end and on the side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Maker
Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910+-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on research and donor's remarks
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-B1-7
Dimension Notes
Length 46.8 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
There is a crack in the wooden handle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; "Electricity in Medicine", G.W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, p. 122
Research Facts
Electrode and accessory for the Waite and Bartlett electrostatic generating machine; the electrode appears to be missing the piece at its tip.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006.
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electrostatic generator / X-ray machine

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11302
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
006030001
Description
Oak-framed glass case; on four legs; reveals the inner working of the machine; external crank wheels are located at the back of the machine; there are brass and vulcanite protrusions from the front of the case; under which is a scalloped wooden ledge used to support accessories.
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Accession Number
006030001
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
X-Ray Therapy -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
MM= Radiography -- machine
Description
Oak-framed glass case; on four legs; reveals the inner working of the machine; external crank wheels are located at the back of the machine; there are brass and vulcanite protrusions from the front of the case; under which is a scalloped wooden ledge used to support accessories.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow a Queen's Medical school graduate of 1902; the machine was used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario in 1912; the Dr.'s main practice was on first floor; this unit was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage,surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Maker
Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Date based on research and donor's remarks
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
metal: brown; black
vulcanite: dark brown
leather: brown
Inscriptions
"WAITE & BARTLETT MANF' CO. // NEW YORK" embossed on a metal plaque on the front right side of the case is a list of patent dates "PAT'D JUNE 18 1889 // PAT'D MAY 8 1893 // PAT'D FEB. 19 1901 // PAT'D APRIL 18 1901 // PAT'D MAY 28 1901"
Permanent Location
Storeroom W2
W2-538-Floor
Temporary Location
On display "Electricity and the Invisible Ray" in (North Gallery Room 1013) Museum of Health Care, Oct. 2006.
Dimension Notes
Length 208.2 cm x Width 177.7 cm x Depth 109.2 cm
Condition Remarks
There are a few spots where cleaner was not removed when the initial cleaning of the object was undertaken, there is a crack in one of the disks inside the case; there appears to be water damage on he top and back; the rest of the object appears to be as new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, p. 12; "Electricity in Medicine", G.W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, p. 110; "The Trail of the Invisible Light", E.R.N. Grigg, 1965, p. 69. "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings, " 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 754, item #9875; Duncan Robert Antiques; CD #2.
Research Facts
The machine worked by someone cranking the external fly wheels which rotated the glass disks and generated a static electrical charge; this charge was directed in a number of different ways by various instruments to a patient who would have been receiving treatment, radiation therapy or X-ray examinations; see file for more complete research.
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
006030026 a-b
Description
Fluoroscope X-ray screen; funnel shaped empty box (a) with a viewer at one end and screen (b) at the other end; there is a handle under the box; the screen held on with brass hooks is at the larger end; the shape tapers from the screen end towards the viewer end.
Accession Number
006030026 a-b
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Fluoroscopy -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
Fluoroscope X-ray screen; funnel shaped empty box (a) with a viewer at one end and screen (b) at the other end; there is a handle under the box; the screen held on with brass hooks is at the larger end; the shape tapers from the screen end towards the viewer end.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 22.4 x Depth 20.1 cm
b - screen - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 22.4 x Depth 1.2 cm
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on its association with the other 006030 items
Material
wood: black
leather: black
fabric: black, green
artificial fur: dark brown, reddish orange
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-1
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
The brass fasteners are beginning to wear; the wood and cotton are in good shape, the velvet is showing signs of wear on the edges and on the corners; the fur is matted.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine; and 006030010; X-ray tube; "Static Electricity and the uses of the Roentgen Ray", W.B. Snow, 1903, pp. 157-289; "Electricity in Medicine", G. W. Jacoby & J.R. Jacoby, 1919, p. 263.
Research Facts
Used in conjunction with an X-ray tube and an electrostatic generating machine; it was used as imaging equipment for diagnosis; used to reveal the insides of patients bodies; especial good at showing the bones; the inner side of the screen is covered in crystals which fluoresce when exposed to X-rays; see file for more.
Exhibit History
On display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 20 Feb 2016.
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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
006030020
Description
A brass rod with a hook at one end; both ends threaded.
Accession Number
006030020
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Electrostatics
Description
A brass rod with a hook at one end; both ends threaded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Frank Mellow and used in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario; the Dr's main practice was on first floor; this was on the second floor where radiotherapy, massage, surgical procedures were performed with it; it was last used therapeutically in 1940 by Dr. Mellow.
Maker
Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Date based on research and donor's remarks
Material
metal: yellow
Permanent Location
North Gallery
Room 1013
Dimension Notes
Length 139.5 cm x Length 8.6 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The brass showing some corrosion signs.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Associated with 006030001; electrostatic generating machine.
Research Facts
Connected to the electrostatic generating machine to insulated platform in order to direct excess charge to the ground.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
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