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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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hand-held fluoroscope

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004001 a-b
Description
Hand-held fluoroscope consisting of a) the fluoroscope X-ray screen which is a funnelshaped box (cloth-covered wood) with a screen made of glass and plastic (?) at the wide end and a fake fur-covered viewing section at the narrow end; (b) a removable wooden handle which attaches to a metal hardware…
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Accession Number
995004001 a-b
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Fluoroscopy -- instrumentation
Description
Hand-held fluoroscope consisting of a) the fluoroscope X-ray screen which is a funnelshaped box (cloth-covered wood) with a screen made of glass and plastic (?) at the wide end and a fake fur-covered viewing section at the narrow end; (b) a removable wooden handle which attaches to a metal hardware attachment on the bottom of the fluoroscope.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - fluoroscope - Size: Length 32.0 cm. x Width 24.0 cm. x Depth 24.0 cm.
b - fluoroscope handle - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Width 3.2 cm.
Maker
Patterson
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
wood: black (paint)
metal: silver
glass: clear
plastic: clear
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Fluoroscope was very dusty; the wooden handle which was intended to screw on and off does not stay on; the "fake fur" around the eyepiece is deteriorating and there are "bald" patches; (2) the fake fur and leather appear stable and have suffered no further damage; the paint on the wooden frame is worn and scratched, and the paint in the top proper left corner is completely worn; the fluoroscope was dusty; the glass/plastic screen had approximately seven shallow scratches in its surface, and a smudge of what appears to be adhesive in the top centre area of the screen.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Gregg M.D.; Bernie Ziomkiewicz
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
Spring 1998-Sept. 17, 2002: on exhibit in Kingston General Hospital Hall of Honour in "The Advent of X-rays"
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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Lemke's Shoe Store, Pembroke, Ontario Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997012001
Description
Shoe-fitting fluoroscope, contained in a four-sided wooden box that tapers at the top and has a rubber-covered wooden step attached to the front; the front of the fluoroscope box has a second step and a round cut-out section, into which a foot would have been placed; the cut-away area of the fluoro…
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Accession Number
997012001
Collection
Lemke's Shoe Store, Pembroke, Ontario Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Fluoroscopy -- instrumentation
Foot -- radiography
Description
Shoe-fitting fluoroscope, contained in a four-sided wooden box that tapers at the top and has a rubber-covered wooden step attached to the front; the front of the fluoroscope box has a second step and a round cut-out section, into which a foot would have been placed; the cut-away area of the fluoroscope is also hinged and lifts up to expose the inside coated square glass X-ray fluoroscope; there is a horizontal metal holding rail near the outside top and front of the machine; the very top of the fluoroscope box has three oval viewing cones that allowed the user and two others to view the foot being X-rayed; the central cone is on top of a hollow rectangular wooden attachment; the right side of the fluoroscope box has a round push-in button; the back of the fluoroscope box has a metal on/off switch and three round adjustment knobs as well as a plug-in electric cord.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at Lemke's Shoe Store in Pembroke, Ontario.
Maker
The Pedoscope Company
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Date Remarks
Dates from the late 1940's
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
glass: beige
wood: brown
Inscriptions
The front and back of the fluoroscope box have lettering which reads, "SAFETY APPROVED // X-RAY // NO // SMOKING"; a warning label at the top front reads, "WARNING // EXCESSIVE EXPOSURE TO X-RAY IS HARMFUL // SHOE FITTINGS SHOULD BE LIMITED TO 3 PER // DAY, AND NOT MORE THAN 12 PER YEAR. // SHOES MUST BE WORN ON BOTH FEET DURING // A FITTING. CUSTOMERS MUST NOT OPERATE // THIS MACHINE." three manufacturer's metal labels on the front read, "Regd. Nos. 709638-39-40 // Pat. No. 248085 / 24"; "THE PEDOSCOPE COMPANY // 118-120 HOLBORN // LONDON E.C.1" and "H.E.P.C. APP No. 5660 // VOLTS 110 PERIOD 60 // AMPS 4.5 WATTS 350"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-8-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 152.0 cm. x Width: 52.8 cm. x Depth: 76.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The shoe-fitting fluoroscope arrived somewhat dusty; the machine shows some wear, no missing pieces and the fluoroscope will work when plugged in
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Photo
Reference Comments
Photograph taken of Jim Lemke and Dr. Hayter with the shoe-fitting fluoroscope on March 26, 1997 (see attached photo); Dr. Charles Hayter
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safety goggles

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Radiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
994005001
Description
Red plastic safety goggles with long black elastic band
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Accession Number
994005001
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Dept. of Radiology Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
MeSH Heading
Eye Protective Devices
Fluoroscopy -- instrumentation
Description
Red plastic safety goggles with long black elastic band
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
K.C. Service Co.
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
elastic: black
plastic: red
Inscriptions
"U.S. // SAFETY // AIR FLOW // K.C. SERVICE CO. MD. // MADE IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-10
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.5 cm. x Width: 6.5 cm. x Depth: 6.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
surface is sticky in areas; elastic has lost stretch; #2: plastic is deteriorating and sticky in spots; elastic strap is brittle and no longer elastic.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Used at KGH during 1940s-1970s in fluoroscopy, where a green light filter was used in a dark
room, and the red goggles were used to adjust to the lighting differences
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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