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Adrenalin® vaporizer

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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
000001375 a-g
Description
The vaporizer consists of a rubber bulb with a glass reservoir attached at one end (d); the bulb has a metal valve in the side; the reservoir consists of two attaching glass bulbs with a bent glass tube extending from the top one; there is a wooden-topped cork stopping the tube (e) and another one …
Accession Number
000001375 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Epinephrine
Product Packaging
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
MM= Drugs -- hormones
Description
The vaporizer consists of a rubber bulb with a glass reservoir attached at one end (d); the bulb has a metal valve in the side; the reservoir consists of two attaching glass bulbs with a bent glass tube extending from the top one; there is a wooden-topped cork stopping the tube (e) and another one (f) in the box; the vaporizer is in a cardboard box (a,b), supported by a sheet of cardboard with a hole cut in it (c); there is also a product information leaflet (g) in the box; there is a paper label on the top and sides of the box and an orange price sticker on the top.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 14.9 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
c - cardboard support - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 6.0 cm
d - vaporizer- Size: Length 13.8 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
e - stopper - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
f - stopper - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
g - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 10.1 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: white; yellow
paper: cream; red; black; orange
glass: clear
cork: beige
rubber: grey
wood: black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "ONE // ADRENALIN® VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // Stock 21-6-1 [printed] L [encircled] U 158 F [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO [printed]"; price sticker reads: "Retail // Price [printed] 4.55 [handwritten] // TOP DISCOUNT // STORES [printed] // D [handwritten] // Your // Cost [printed] 3.88 [handwritten]"; right side: "ONE // ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., L [illeg.] // B [illeg.]"; left side: "ONE // ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; (g) "ADRENALIN® VAPORIZER // EFFICIENT . . . CONVENIENT // [text follows] // DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [text follows] // REPLACEMENT PARTS // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] COMPANY, LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO // FL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Paper label on box top is torn in many places along the edges, 1/4 is missing from the right side; both box pieces are yellowed; no apparent problems with other parts
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.376
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Adrenalin® vaporizer

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Dates
1963
circa 1963
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
000001376 a-g
Description
The vaporizer consists of a rubber bulb with a glass reservoir attached at one end (d); the bulb has a metal valve on one side; the reservoir consists of two connected glass bulbs with a bent glass tube extending from the top one; there is a wooden-topped cork stopping the tube (e) and another one …
Accession Number
000001376 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Epinephrine
Product Packaging
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
MM= Drugs -- hormones
Description
The vaporizer consists of a rubber bulb with a glass reservoir attached at one end (d); the bulb has a metal valve on one side; the reservoir consists of two connected glass bulbs with a bent glass tube extending from the top one; there is a wooden-topped cork stopping the tube (e) and another one (f) in the box; the vaporizer is in a cardboard box (a,b), supported by a sheet of cardboard with a hole cut in it (c); there is also a product information leaflet (g) in the box; there is a paper label on the top and sides of the box and an orange price sticker on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 14.9 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
c - cardboard support - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 6.0 cm
d - vaporizer- Size: Length 13.8 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
e - stopper - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
f - stopper - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
g - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 10.1 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: cream; brown; yellow
paper: cream; red; black; orange
glass: clear
cork: beige
rubber: grey
wood: black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "ONE // ADRENALIN® VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // Stock 21-6-1 [printed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO [printed] // L [encircled] R 177 F [stamped] "; right side: "ONE // ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; left side: identical to right side; (b) "Retail // Price [printed] 4.50 [stamped] // TOP DISCOUNT // STORES // Your // Cost [printed] 3.83 [stamped]"; (g) "ADRENALIN® VAPORIZER // EFFICIENT . . . CONVENIENT // [text follows] // DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [text follows] // REPLACEMENT PARTS // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] COMPANY, LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO // FL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Vaporizer unused--no chips or scratches; cardboard support has a fold in it; box shows wear; minor stains and scuffmarks; label slightly bent on right side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.228 and .375
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apothecary kit

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Dates
1775
circa 1775
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
993001003 a-aq
Description
Medicine chest, which consists of (a) a rectangular wooden chest with hinged doors at the front, back and top and brass handles at the sides; the front of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal four drawers in the bottom and 6 compartments with woo…
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Accession Number
993001003 a-aq
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Storage, instrumentation
House Calls
MM= Drug Case
MM= Drug Packagaing -- container -- bottle
Description
Medicine chest, which consists of (a) a rectangular wooden chest with hinged doors at the front, back and top and brass handles at the sides; the front of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal four drawers in the bottom and 6 compartments with wooden dividers built in at the top; the outside of the right door has a round brass knob attached to it and the left door has hardware to secure it closed and a wooden toggle on the outside that holds both doors together; the back of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal two shelves, each with three compartments with wooden dividers built in; the outside of the right door has a round brass knob attached to it and the left door has hardware to secure it closed and a wooden toggle in the outside that holds both doors together; the top of the chest is hinged at the back and has a lock at the front; the keyhole is ivory-lined and fits (b) a small metal key that is cylindrical and hollow at the end with a cut rectangular piece at the bottom of the end; the finger grip is oval with an open centre; the inside of the top of the chest has 6 compartments with built-in dividers; there is an open rectangular section at the front, four deep rectangular compartments with open tops in the centre and three open rectangular sections at the back, one which has (c) a removable sliding wooden lid; this lid is flat and rectangular with a semi-circular piece cut out from the top right side for a finger grip; there are 4 square wooden drawers (d-g) built into the lower front of the chest; each drawer has a round ivory knob attached to the front at the centre; the top left drawer (d) has a built-in divider in the middle and two sliding wooden lids (dd) and (ddd); both lids are flat and rectangular with a semicircular piece cut out at the top for a finger grip; (e) is an open drawer; (f) has a narrow rectangular piece set into the lower right side of the drawer and grooved areas at the top and bottom right side and centre left side; (g) has a flat piece of wood covering it; this piece has four circular holes cut into it, which hold four mixing cups (n-q, described later); the top of the front of the chest holds 6 glass bottles (h-m) with stoppered lids (jj-mm); the stoppers on (h) and (i) do not come off and were not removed; each bottle is hollow and rectangular in shape with flat sides and base and rounded shoulders; the top lip is round with an 8-sided edge; the stoppers are made of solid glass, round at the bottom and rectangular at the top; all the bottles are empty; the mixing cups (n-q) are cylindrical and open at the top; the lip flares out slightly; there is a flat round base on the bottom which allows them to stand; the back of the case houses 6 glass bottles (r-w) with stoppers (rr-ww); each bottle is hollow and squarish with flat sides and bottom and rounded shoulders leading to a short round neck; the top lip is round with an 8-sided edge; the stoppers are made of solid glass, round at the bottom and rectangular on top; the top of the chest has four compartments, each of which houses a glass bottle (x-aa) with a stoppered lid (xx-aaa); each bottle is hollow and rectangular in shape with flat sides and bottom and slightly rounded shoulders that lead to a long open rounded neck; the lip of the bottle has a squared band around the outside, giving it a larger diameter; a glass stopper fits into the neck; each stopper is solid, round on the botton and rectangular on top.
Number Of Parts
43
Part Names
a - medicine chest (closed) - Size: Length 24.6 cm. x Width 20.3 cm. x Depth 27.2 cm.
b - key - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
c - compartment lid - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 3.6 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
d - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.6 cm. x Depth 3.2 cm.
dd - drawer lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 8.9 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
ddd - drawer lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 8.9 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
e - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.6 cm. x Depth 3.2 cm.
f - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
g - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
h - bottle with stopper - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
i - bottle with stopper - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
j - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 3.1 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
jj - stopper - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Diameter1.7
k - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 3.1 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
kk - stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Diameter1.6
l - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
ll - stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Diameter1.6
m - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
mm - stopper - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Diameter1.7
n - mixing cup - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Diameter3.8
o - mixing cup - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Diameter3.7
p - mixing cup - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter3.6
q - mixing cup - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter4.0
r - bottle - Size: Length 8.2 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm.
rr - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.4
s - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm. x Width 6.2 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
ss - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.4
t - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
tt - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.5
u - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm. x Width 6.5 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
uu - stopper - Size: Length 2.6 cm. x Diameter1.4
v - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
vv - stopper - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Diameter1.4
w - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
ww - stopper - Size: Length 2.2 cm. x Diameter1.4
x - bottle - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
xx - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.3 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
y - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
yy - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.4 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
z - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
zz - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.4 cm.
aa - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm.
aaa - stopper - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
Dates
1775
circa 1775
Date Remarks
Similar to example in book by Wilbur (see Reference Comments)
Material
metal: grey; yellow
wood: brown
ivory: ivory
glass: clear
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
(h), (i), (l), and (m) have the letters "EB" in raised lettering at the bottom outside of the bottles; (s) has the number "14" etched into the front centre panel; (u) has the number "16" etched into the front centre panel; (u,v) both have a paper label attached to the front centre panel with the words, "Eye Lotion" written on in ink; (x) has the remnants of a paper label attached to the front centre panel; (x-aa) all have a raised 1-directional arrow on the bottom of the bottles
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-1
Condition Remarks
The chest shows minor surface grime and minor scratches(a) on the surface; the back left door is cracked; the top left side of the lid has a deep gouge; there is a small missing section of veneer at the top front; the brass hardware shows tarnish, but no serious corrosion; minor green spots can be seen on the left handle; the ivory drawer pulls and keyhole show minor discolouration, but no cracks or missing sections; (h) outer edge of bottle lip has a small chip; (i) outer edge of bottle lip has a small chip; (j) outer edge of bottle lip has a very small chip; (p) outer edge of base of mixing cup has a chip; (u) inside of bottle has a cloudy residue; (v) upper right corner of label is missing; (x) front label is only a remnant; (y) small amount of brown residue at inside bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Photo
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 83; photographed on Jan. 28, 1998
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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B-D Yale Luer-Lok syringe kit

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Dates
1950
1963
circa 1950-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004284 a-ai
Description
Injection kit in burgundy plastic case has B-D Yale syringes in spring-loaded metal holders (5 cc, 2 cc, 2 cc) with brown rubber slip-off tops with original cardboard and cork packing material; three #23 needles in metal holders have black rubber slip-off tops; three #26 needles have brown rubber s…
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Accession Number
993004284 a-ai
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
House Calls
MM= Injections -- set
Description
Injection kit in burgundy plastic case has B-D Yale syringes in spring-loaded metal holders
(5 cc, 2 cc, 2 cc) with brown rubber slip-off tops with original cardboard and cork packing
material; three #23 needles in metal holders have black rubber slip-off tops; three
#26 needles have brown rubber slip-off tops; two clear plastic bottles have black plastic
screw-on tops; all pieces fit into clear plastic sleeves; never used
Number Of Parts
35
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 19.6 cm. x Width 14.0 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
b - plastic bottle - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
c - black lid - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter3.0 cm.
d - plastic bottle - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
e - black lid - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter3.0 cm.
f - short needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
g - needle #26 - Size: Length 3.1 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
h - brown top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
i - needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
j - needle #26 - Size: Length 3.1 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
k - brown top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
l - needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
m - needle #26 - Size: Length 3.1 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
n - brown top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
o - med. needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
p - needle #23 - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
q - black top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
r - needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
s - needle #23 - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
t - black top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
u - needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
v - needle #23 - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
w - black top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
x - med. syringe holder - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Diameter1.8 cm.
y - syringe barrel - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
z - syringe plunger - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
aa - brown top - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
bb - med. syringe holder - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Diameter1.8 cm.
cc - syringe barrel - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
dd - syringe plunger - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
ee - brown top - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
ff - long syringe holder - Size: Length 17.8 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
gg - syringe barrel - Size: Length 9.3 cm. x Diameter2.3 cm.
hh - syringe plunger - Size: Length 8.5 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
ii - brown top - Size: Length 1.5 cm. x Diameter3.1 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1963
circa 1950-1963
Date Remarks
Evaluator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
metal: silver
plastic: burgundy; clear; black
rubber: brown; black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On bottom of plastic bottle: "CELLUPLASTIC // NEWARK, N.J."; embosssed on all rubber tops:
"B-D"; printed on syringes: "B-D YALE // LUER-LOK // BECTON, DICKINSON & CO. // MADE IN
U.S.A."; "S // 8659" "F // 4661" "G // 5201"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Condition Remarks
never used; #2: something staining paper yellow; #3: rubber - may require special treatment.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
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Bennett's inhaler

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
994011014
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposi…
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Accession Number
994011014
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
The inhaler is a hollow, metal cylindrical instrument with two hollow metal tubes leading to two plastic anaesthetic delivery cups; at the bottom of the cylinder, there is a metal cap that was once removable; it has gripping lines stamped into the metal and two vertical rectangular slots on opposite ends of the diameter of the cap; the bottom of the cap is flat; a metal disk caps this cylinder; from the curved top of this disk, two hollow metal tubes extend, curving outwards slightly away from each other, and forwards; these tubes are each capped by a brown plastic applicator; each applicator has a rounded conical shape with a round hole at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Identified in a 1920 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
plastic: brown
Inscriptions
"HARTZ CO", "DETROIT, CLEVELAND, TORONTO" and "PAT. APPL'D FOR" stamped into the metal cylinder
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Accretion of a white deposit on nasal applicators at rim of metal attachment; moderate patches of corrosion on metal surface; cap at the bottom of the instrument cannot be removed; #2: tarnished.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Illustrated Catalogue of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 23 (item #1253) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
This anaesthetic inhaler was filled with cotton batting saturated with ether or chloroform; the anaesthetic was delivered to the patient by inserting the delivery cups into the nostrils. Dr. Williams identified this item as a "nasal douche."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Boston physician's bag

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Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1979.20.2
Description
A black leather doctor's bag with silver metal clasp; lined with black vinyl, one pocket; ribbon attached inside; a string with a key hangs from the handle of the bag.
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Accession Number
1979.20.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
A black leather doctor's bag with silver metal clasp; lined with black vinyl, one pocket; ribbon attached inside; a string with a key hangs from the handle of the bag.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. C.D. Gossage of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
vinyl: black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
On ribbon: "Manufacturers Guarantee This article Is Covered with Top Grain Cowhide Licensee No 300"; seal on ribbon states: "Tanners Council of America"; bottom embossed with: "12 710-42 Schell Brand Top Grain Cowhide".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 31.0 cm x Width 15.6 cm x Depth 12.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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brass hand-held dispensing scales

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Dates
1867
circa 1867
Collection
Dr. Herbert J. Saunders Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
002006001 a-l
Description
Brass hand-held dispensing scales, consisting of two circular concave brass pans, each with three evenly spaced holes near the edge, connected through these with braided cords to a brass beam with swan neck ends; the beam has a fenestrated rectangular tab attached with a pin to the midsection, and …
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Accession Number
002006001 a-l
Collection
Dr. Herbert J. Saunders Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
House Calls
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Brass hand-held dispensing scales, consisting of two circular concave brass pans, each with three evenly spaced holes near the edge, connected through these with braided cords to a brass beam with swan neck ends; the beam has a fenestrated rectangular tab attached with a pin to the midsection, and lines up with a pointed bar that extends upwards from the bar's midsection; the scales are accompanied by ten square brass measures of varying thicknesses, using the Roman system of scruple, drachm and grain weights; the weights are kept in a brass-lidded compartment in the scale case (l); the case is wood, covered outside with green leather with a gold embossed logo on the top; the case is lined with purple velvet and has an indentation to accomodate the scale; the front latch of the case consists of a hook and pin.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - balance scales - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
d - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
e - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
f - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
g - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
h - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
i - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
j - weight - Size: Length cm x Width cm x Depth 0.1 cm
k - weight - Size: Length cm x Width cm x Depth 0.1 cm
l - case - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Given to donor by Catherine Saunders, youngest daughter of original owner, Dr. Herbert J. Saunders, M.R.C.S.E., Queen's Meds 1867; donor was Miss Saunders's physician (see attached photocopy)
Dates
1867
circa 1867
Date Remarks
Based on graduation date of Dr. Herbert Saunders
Material
paper: green
ink: yellow
leather: green
wood: tan
fabric: purple; green
metal: brown
Inscriptions
On the top of the case, there was a logo of an eagle grasping three arrows in one talon and a branch in the other, embossed in gold ink; on the bottom of the case, "R2e/7L7" is handwritten in pencil; weight (b) has a weight symbol etched into both sides of the metal; weight (c) has a weight symbol etched on one side; and "2 // [weight symbol}" on the other ;side; weight (d) has "½ Drachm [cursive]" etched on one side and a weight symbol etched on the other; weight (e) has a weight symbol etched on one side; weight (f) has six round indentations stamped into the metal; weight (g) has five round indentations stamped into the metal; weight (h) has four round indentations stamped into the metal; weight (i) has "6 // GRS" stamped into the metal; weight (j) has "5 // GRS" stamped into the metal; weight (k) has "4 // GRS" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Condition Remarks
Both brass pans had several patches of discolouration, possibly from contact with the cord; weight (d) had a strip of corrosion on one side; weights (f-h) showed signs of orange rust; the leather around the clasp on the box (l) was worn and torn; the gold ink from the embossed logo had deteriorated by approximately 90%; the velvet had faded slightly and was dusty; (2): box cover torn around latch; metal tarnished; spots of inactive corrosion; velvet fading in places; leather stained and discoloured.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Physician's Balance Scales," by Dr. H.W. Cumming; "Antique Medical Instruments," by Elizabeth Bennion, 1986, pp. 284-5 (similar to Fig. 15) ; "Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances," by Down Bros. Ltd., 1906, p. 1405 (similar to #6240); "Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Max Wocher and Son," by Max Wocher & Son, 189-, p. 284 (similar to #2748); OHIOLink online catalogue OCLC #33231027 (see attached photocopies); CD #7
Research Facts
Possibly carried by Dr. Saunders for house calls, to measure medication ingredients and/or to weigh patients' fees to prevent fraud.
Exhibit History
On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
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combined vaporizer and inhaler

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
992006001 a-g
Description
Brass stand (a) has cutwork opening near rim; black wooden handle can be unscrewed; large opening cut out to insert bunsen burner along one side; black wooden handle (b) can be unscrewed; cotton wick still attached; bottom of bowl (d) is discoloured & blackened from flame; used for medicine; remova…
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Accession Number
992006001 a-g
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Brass stand (a) has cutwork opening near rim; black wooden handle can be unscrewed; large opening cut out to insert bunsen burner along one side; black wooden handle (b) can be unscrewed; cotton wick still attached; bottom of bowl (d) is discoloured & blackened from flame; used for medicine; removable spout (e) has small funnel at end of curved support. Travill catalogue: - spout - metal container for heating aromatic materials; long tube ending in funnel for inhaling.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - body/stand - Size: Length 120.4 cm. x Diameter90.6
b - bunsen burner - Size: x Depth 60.7 cm. x Diameter40.0
c - burner cap - Size: x Depth 1.3 cm. x Diameter2.0
d - vaporizer bowl - Size: x Depth 80.5 cm. x Diameter70.7
e - vaporizer spout - Size: Length 190.5 cm. x Depth 4.0 cm.
f - body / stand handle - Size: Length 100.5 cm. x Diameter2.4
g - bunsen burner handle - Size: Length 30.5 cm. x Diameter1.2
Provenance
Travill Catalogue
Maker
Whitall, Tatum & Co.
Site Made (State)
New York; Philadelphia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Frank S. Betz Co. Reconstruction Bulletin, Hammond, Indiana 1918 pg. 30 catalogue no. 2T2132
Material
metal: yellow; silver
wood: black
fabric
Inscriptions
Stamped: WHITALL, TATUM & CO. // NEW YORK - PHILA
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
a: brass shows discolouration overall; tarnish; active corrosion along base at large cut away opening for bunsen burner (8.5 cm.) and continues underneath; inside of stand shows white drip marks turned to light corrosion where bunsen burner was taped inside since 1984; bottom shows water stains and discolouration; b: (orientation: handle @ 12:00) at "10:00" is a large solid drip of what appears to be tan paint; will not come off; continues underneath on bottom; handle paint is flaking off around edges; d: blackened bottom bowl and heat has discoloured metal; rim to insert medicine has brown drip marks; surface pitting; some grime around rim; e: tape residue at beginning of curving support where identification tag was attached since 1984; surface pitting; inside of funnel shows staining and grime; outside rim has a crease the full length of funnel (3.0 cm.) Recommendations: clean brass; stop corrosion; place near dry area or possibly bag of silica gel near shelf; #2: condition largely unchanged; the patch of corrosion on the bottom rim of the stand (a) has not grown in size (8.5 cm x 1.0 cm); the patch that continues on the underside of the stand was 6.7 cm x 3.7 cm, approximately; the inhaler was dusty; there were loose particles of residue inside part (d); #3: metal is tarnished, wooden handles are dirty.
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"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. 356 (similar to item # 6398)
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doctor's obstetrical bag

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1973.5.2 a-f
Description
Black rectangular leather obstetrical bag, lined with light brown leather; one handle and one central lock; compartments in base with a copper tray from a sterilizer; bag contained instruments catalogued under 1973.5; (e) is a bottle with an unidentified yellow substance in it.
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Accession Number
1973.5.2 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Obstetrics
Delivery
Description
Black rectangular leather obstetrical bag, lined with light brown leather; one handle and one central lock; compartments in base with a copper tray from a sterilizer; bag contained instruments catalogued under 1973.5; (e) is a bottle with an unidentified yellow substance in it.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - bag - Size: Length 45.0 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Depth 25.3 cm
b
c
d - tray
e - bottle
f - cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
leather: black; light brown
metal: grey
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-6
(e): 0010-A3-9 Row E
Condition Remarks
Edges worn; #2: leather is hard and frayed around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The bag was used by Dr. MacGowan in his practice; there are a few late-nineteenth-century instruments that according to Dr. MacGowan belonged to a Dr. Longmore who practised in Campbellford.
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drawstring medical bag

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Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
012014001
Description
Square tan cotton drawstring medical bag with red fabric cross sewn on middle front with black drawstring; interior of bag has two open pockets sewn into bottom seam; cream fabric label sewn on interior of bag at opening with black ink.
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Accession Number
012014001
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Nursing Services
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
Square tan cotton drawstring medical bag with red fabric cross sewn on middle front with black drawstring; interior of bag has two open pockets sewn into bottom seam; cream fabric label sewn on interior of bag at opening with black ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Paul Fritz; originally belonged to donor's great-aunt Anne Elizabeth Green, graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1909; items were used during military service in World War 1.
Maker
St. Andrews Church
Site Made (City)
Winnipeg
Site Made (State)
Manitoba
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
1918
circa 1914-1918
Date Remarks
Bag was created for overseas troops during 1914-1918
Material
fabric: tan, red, cream, black
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH // WIN[illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Dimension Notes
Length 42.0 cm x Width 41.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Several minor brown stains particularly above red cross and on side seam and back of bag; slight fraying on left of cross and on middle back of bag; small holes in fabric above and below cross; general fading of fabrics; interior of bag along drawstring seam is dirty and discoloured black and is frayed; interior label is discoloured and text has worn away
Copy Type
Original
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