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Acu-drop machine

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Collection
Kingston General Hosptial Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
996021001 a-b
Description
(a) Acu-drop machine, which consists of a heavy green metal rectangular frame with a square hollow shelf inside; a lever on the top of the machine raises and lowers a metal plate at the top of the shelf; a metal rod with a plastic knob raises and lowers the bottom of the shelf, with a right to left…
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Accession Number
996021001 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hosptial Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Weights and Measures
Description
(a) Acu-drop machine, which consists of a heavy green metal rectangular frame with a square hollow
shelf inside; a lever on the top of the machine raises and lowers a metal plate at the top of the
shelf; a metal rod with a plastic knob raises and lowers the bottom of the shelf, with a right to
left movement; (b) splatter guard, which fits in under the top plate; this has a metal piece at the
top with 24 holes and a round, hollow plastic part which fits on, to leave the piece with an opening
at the bottom; the lower shelf of (b) raises to fit tightly against (b)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - Acu-drop machine - Size: Length 31.9 cm. x Width 23.4 cm. x Depth 17.9 cm.
b - splatter guard - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 13.5 cm. x Depth 11.4 cm.
Material
metal: green; dark grey; silver
plastic: clear; black
Inscriptions
(b) The top of the splatter guard has 24 equal-sized and numbered (in white) holes
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-1
Condition Remarks
Manufacturer's label missing (originally read "Acu-drop", according to Graeme McKay); there is
minor corrosion on the handle which raises and lowers the lower shelf, but nowhere else; all moving
parts still move
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Graeme McKay; CD #2
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adjustable stand

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
006030008
Description
Cast iron tripod; with adjustable brass extension.
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Accession Number
006030008
Collection
Dr. Frank Mellow Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
Cast iron tripod; with adjustable brass extension.
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
metal: black; grey; yellow
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storge Room 0007
0007 Floor
Dimension Notes
Length 127.3 cm x Diam. 38.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Brass on the adjustable height is beginning to tarnish and several pitted areas are visible; the brass on the top is beginning to tarnish; the decoration on the feet is coming off in places.
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. 181
Research Facts
Used in conjunction with an electrostatic generating machine to hold an X-ray tube holder or to hold the concentrator or other accessories; the height and orientation can be adjusted; to keep the tube stable; to help keep it up right.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006
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alcohol container

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000048004
Description
Red metal cylindrical alcohol container with a lidded spout connected to a metal trigger which connects to the 'D' shaped handle attached to the top of the can; yellow caution label glued to the side and handwritten label in marker and white ink.
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Accession Number
000048004
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
Red metal cylindrical alcohol container with a lidded spout connected to a metal trigger which connects to the 'D' shaped handle attached to the top of the can; yellow caution label glued to the side and handwritten label in marker and white ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Rideau Regional Centre
Maker
Protectoseal
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
metal: grey
paint: red
paper: yellow, black
ink: white, black
Inscriptions
On the side: "RUBBING ALCOHOL 65 % // E5B F.M.S.U"; printed on the yellow label pasted on the side of the can: "PROTECTOSEAL // Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. // LISTED // SAFETY CAN // NO. F-623143"; embossed on the side of the can below the spout: "4610A // PROTECTOSEAL // CO // CHICAGO // FM"; engraved on the top of the lid covering the spout: "DO NOT REMOVE // FIRE BAFFLE IN SPOUT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Width 14.2 cm x Depth 19.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal has minor scratches and stained; paint has worn off in some areas, particularly on the handle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Canadian Broadcasting Corporation" website; "Wikipedia" website; CD #5
Research Facts
The Rideau Regional Centre was a residence for the mentally handicapped located in Smiths falls, Ontario. The centre opened in 1951, and at the time of its closure in 2009, it housed approximately 400 patients. Rubbing alcohol was used as a disenfectant.
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alcohol container

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000048005
Description
Red metal cylindrical alcohol container with a lidded spout connected to a metal trigger which connects to the 'D' shaped handle attaached to the top of the can; yellow caution label glued to side and handwritten label in marker and white paint.
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Accession Number
000048005
Collection
Rideau Regional Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
Red metal cylindrical alcohol container with a lidded spout connected to a metal trigger which connects to the 'D' shaped handle attaached to the top of the can; yellow caution label glued to side and handwritten label in marker and white paint.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Rideau Regional Centre
Maker
Protectoseal
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
metal: grey
paint: red
paper: yellow, black
ink: white, black
Inscriptions
On the side in white paint: "RUBBING ALCOHOL // POISON E.6.A."; printed on the yellow label pasted on the side of the can: "PROTECTOSEAL // Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. // LISTED // SAFETY CAN // NO. F-623143"; embossed on the side of the can below the spout: "4610A // PROTECTOSEAL // CO // CHICAGO // FM"; engraved on the top of the lid covering the spout: "DO NOT REMOVE // FIRE BAFFLE IN SPOUT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Width 14.2 cm x Depth 19.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Metal has minor scratches and stained; paint has worn off in some areas, particularly on the handle and lid covering the spout
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
Research Facts
The Rideau Regional Centre was a residence for the mentally handicapped located in Smiths Falls, Ontario, The centre opened in 1951, and at the time of its closure in 2009, it housed approximately 400 patients. Rubbing alcohol was used as a disenfectant.
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angled scissors

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
992070077 p-q
Description
Metal two piece surgical sharp angled scissors, one with 4.0 cm long tip and the other with 4.5 cm long tip.
Accession Number
992070077 p-q
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors/shears
Description
Metal two piece surgical sharp angled scissors, one with 4.0 cm long tip and the other with 4.5 cm long tip.
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. R. R. MacGregor
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(p): LYMAN.SONS // & CO. // 6; (q): WALTER LAWLEY
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Dimension Notes
a - scissors - Size: Length 13.5 cm. x Width 14.5 cm. x Depth 0.8 cm.
b - scissors - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003252 a-b
Description
Applicator jar, which consists of a cylindrical stainless steel container (a) with a flat, closed bottom and round, open top, and a circular lid (b) with short sides, a flat top, and a central metal strip handle; the lid (b) fits over the opening of container (a), resting on a shallow groove that r…
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Accession Number
000003252 a-b
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
Description
Applicator jar, which consists of a cylindrical stainless steel container (a) with a flat, closed bottom and round, open top, and a circular lid (b) with short sides, a flat top, and a central metal strip handle; the lid (b) fits over the opening of container (a), resting on a shallow groove that runs along the edges of the container's mouth.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - container - Size: Length 16.3 cm x Diam. 7.9 cm
b - lid- Size: Length 2.9 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Vollrath Co.
Site Made (City)
Sheboygan
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Similar to item in 1960 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the outer bottom of the container, "8870 // STAINLESS STEEL // VOLLRATH [with a line design above and below the word] // SHEBOYGAN, WI. // U.S.A." is stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-6
Condition Remarks
There were fingerprint marks and other small deposits on the outer surface of the container; there was a brown deposit in the ridge along the mouth of the container; there were no breaks or signs of corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 268 (similar to item #7H-336) (see attached photocopy); also see 000.003.253; CD #4
Research Facts
Used to store sterile swabs, tongue depressors, etc.; similar to 000.003.253.
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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003253 a-b
Description
Applicator jar, which consists of a cylindrical stainless steel container (a) with a flat, closed bottom and round, open top, and a circular lid (b) with short sides, a flat top, and a central metal strip handle; the lid (b) fits over the opening of container (a), resting on a shallow groove that r…
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Accession Number
000003253 a-b
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
Description
Applicator jar, which consists of a cylindrical stainless steel container (a) with a flat, closed bottom and round, open top, and a circular lid (b) with short sides, a flat top, and a central metal strip handle; the lid (b) fits over the opening of container (a), resting on a shallow groove that runs along the edges of the container's mouth.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - container - Size: Length 16.3 cm x Diam. 7.9 cm
b - lid- Size: Length 2.9 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Vollrath Co.
Site Made (City)
Sheboygan
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Similar to item in 1960 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the outer bottom of the container, "8870 // STAINLESS STEEL // VOLLRATH [with a line design above and below the word] // SHEBOYGAN, WI. // U.S.A." is stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-6
Condition Remarks
There were fingerprint marks and other small deposits on the outer surface of the container; there was a thick brown deposit in the ridge along the mouth of the container, and along the rim of the lid; there were purple deposits on the inner bottom of the container; there were no breaks or signs of corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 268 (similar to item #7H-336) (see attached photocopy); also see 000.003.252; CD #4
Research Facts
Used to store sterile swabs, tongue depressors, etc.; similar to 000.003.252.
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articulating medical patient table

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.508.1
Description
Articulating medical patient table with a top that swivels, and a portion that can be raised for a back rest; stirrups on either side of table; drawers set in base, some of which have glass trays; rests on four feet with ball-bearing casters.
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Accession Number
1969.508.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Surgery, Minor
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Articulating medical patient table with a top that swivels, and a portion that can be raised for a back rest; stirrups on either side of table; drawers set in base, some of which have glass trays; rests on four feet with ball-bearing casters.
Part Names
table - Size: Length 97.0 cm x Width 55.0 cm x Depth 79.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W. D. Alison Co.
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Patent dates of Dec. 5, 1905 and May 29, 1906 printed on casters.
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
metal: silver; dark grey
leatherette: black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Paper label on underside of back rest has, "W. D. Alison Co. Indianapolis, Ind. U.S.A."; underside of one drawer has written in pencil, "Calkins #15825"; carved on back rest: "Patented 15825"; on the four casters: "Pat. Dec. 5, 05, May 29, 06"
Permanent Location
Storage Room Warehouse 1
W1 Floor
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
Tray (c) has a piece missing from the corner; tray (b) has a crack in one corner; tray (r) is broken into three pieces.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
See Betz catalogue, 1915, p. 71
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006
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bedside disposal bag

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970 - 1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
998030001
Description
A brown paper bedside disposal bag; rectangular shape; has an adhesive tab at the top of the bag; has printed text with manufacturer and product information.
Accession Number
998030001
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Motion Sickness
Description
A brown paper bedside disposal bag; rectangular shape; has an adhesive tab at the top of the bag; has printed text with manufacturer and product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Kingston General Hospital
Maker
Trutest
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970 - 1980
Date Remarks
Donor information.
Material
paper: brown
ink: red
Inscriptions
Printed on the front of the bag: "TRUTEST // FLAME RETARDANT-MOISTURE RESISTANT // BEDSIDE DISPOSAL BAG // INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE: // Self-adhesive tab. To expose sticky side // of tape, remove paper backing.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 16
Dimension Notes
Length 33.1 cm x Width 15.4 cm
Condition Remarks
A bit of staining on the front of the bag; a few tears on the sides of the bag halfway down; a tear near the adhesive strip on the back of the bag.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site: Wikipedia
Research Facts
Also know as a sic sac, barf bag, airsick bag or emesis containment system which is better than the spills from a standard emesis basin. Airlines also use these disposal bags for motion sickness.
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bedside disposal bag

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970 -1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
998030002
Description
A brown paper bedside disposal bag; rectangular shape; has an adhesive tab at the top of the bag; has printed text with manufacturer and product information.
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Accession Number
998030002
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Motion Sickness
Description
A brown paper bedside disposal bag; rectangular shape; has an adhesive tab at the top of the bag; has printed text with manufacturer and product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Trutest
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970 -1980
Date Remarks
Donor information.
Material
paper: brown
ink: red
Inscriptions
Printed on the front of the bag: "TRUTEST // FLAME RETARDANT-MOISTURE RESISTANT // BEDSIDE DISPOSAL BAG // INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE: // Self-adhesive tab. To expose sticky side // of tape, remove paper backing.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 16
Dimension Notes
Length 33.1 cm x Width 15.4 cm
Condition Remarks
A short tear on the bag half way down.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Web site: Wikipedia; CD #3
Research Facts
Also known as a sic sac, barf bag, airsick bag or emesis containment system which is better than the spills from a standard emesis basin. Airlines also use thee disposal bags for motion sickness.
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