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conical graduate

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15318
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science Artifacts, Laboratory Instrumentation
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033034
Description
Small clear glass conical graduate with small spout in the rim at the top for pouring contents; bottom is a circle of glass on which the graduate stands; smaller at the bottom and widens more and more towards the top; slightly raised hand drawn etched markings and numbers on the side to depict the …
Accession Number
006033034
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science Artifacts, Laboratory Instrumentation
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Laboratories
Description
Small clear glass conical graduate with small spout in the rim at the top for pouring contents; bottom is a circle of glass on which the graduate stands; smaller at the bottom and widens more and more towards the top; slightly raised hand drawn etched markings and numbers on the side to depict the measurements and the volume of the graduate's contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
Based on the UK's 1963 Weights and Measures Act, which abolished the use of the minim, and the make of the glass.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Engraved in glass on sides: "FLDR // 2 // 1 // 1 // 2 // MIN // 120 // 90 // 60 // 40 // 20 // 10 // BRITISH MADE".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Height
9.5 cm
Diameter
3.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Books
Reference Comments
A Text-book of Nursing for the Use of Training Schools, Families, and Private Students, D. Appleton, 1898 - Nurses - 391 pages: https://books.google.ca/books?id=vBttAAAAMAAJ&dq=minim-tube&source=gbs_navlinks_s
The Modern Practice of Physic, Exhibiting The... Symptoms, Prognostics, Morbid Appearances and Improved Method of Treating the Diseases of All Climates..., Robert Thomas (médecin), Longman, 1819 - 922 pages: https://books.google.ca/books?id=V_laAAAAQAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
The Pharmacopoeia of the Royal College of Physicians of London, MDCCCIX, Royal College of Physicians of London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809 - Materia medica - 478 pages: https://books.google.ca/books?id=pCPrAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Research Facts
A fluid drachm contains 60 minims; a minim replaced the measurement "drop" in the apothecaries' system of measurements in 1809.
A minim-tube was a form of graduated glass tube for measuring dosages of medicine.
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conical graduate

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15343
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science Artifacts, Laboratory Instrumentation
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033035
Description
Small clear glass conical graduate with small spout in the rim at the top for pouring contents; bottom is a circle of glass on which the graduate stands; smaller at the bottom and widens more and more towards the top; slightly raised hand drawn etched markings and numbers on the side to depict the …
Accession Number
006033035
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science Artifacts, Laboratory Instrumentation
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Laboratories
Description
Small clear glass conical graduate with small spout in the rim at the top for pouring contents; bottom is a circle of glass on which the graduate stands; smaller at the bottom and widens more and more towards the top; slightly raised hand drawn etched markings and numbers on the side to depict the measurements and the volume of the graduate's contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
Based on the UK's 1963 Weights and Measures Act, which abolished the use of the minim, and the make of the glass.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Engraved in glass on sides: "M // 120 // 90 // 60 // 30 // 15"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Width
4.0 cm
Height
8.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Books
Reference Comments
A Text-book of Nursing for the Use of Training Schools, Families, and Private Students, D. Appleton, 1898 - Nurses - 391 pages: https://books.google.ca/books?id=vBttAAAAMAAJ&dq=minim-tube&source=gbs_navlinks_s
The Modern Practice of Physic, Exhibiting The... Symptoms, Prognostics, Morbid Appearances and Improved Method of Treating the Diseases of All Climates..., Robert Thomas (médecin), Longman, 1819 - 922 pages: https://books.google.ca/books?id=V_laAAAAQAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
The Pharmacopoeia of the Royal College of Physicians of London, MDCCCIX, Royal College of Physicians of London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809 - Materia medica - 478 pages: https://books.google.ca/books?id=pCPrAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Research Facts
A fluid drachm contains 60 minims; a minim replaced the measurement "drop" in the apothecaries' system of measurements in 1809.
A minim-tube was a form of graduated glass tube for measuring dosages of medicine.
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conical graduate

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15344
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science Artifacts, Laboratory Instrumentation
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033036
Description
Small clear glass conical graduate with small spout in the rim at the top for pouring contents; bottom is a circle of glass on which the graduate stands; smaller at the bottom and widens more and more towards the top; slightly raised hand drawn etched markings and numbers on the side to depict the …
Accession Number
006033036
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science Artifacts, Laboratory Instrumentation
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Laboratories
Description
Small clear glass conical graduate with small spout in the rim at the top for pouring contents; bottom is a circle of glass on which the graduate stands; smaller at the bottom and widens more and more towards the top; slightly raised hand drawn etched markings and numbers on the side to depict the measurements and the volume of the graduate's contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
Based on the UK's 1963 Weights and Measures Act, which abolished the use of the minim, and the make of the glass.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Engraved in glass on sides: "MIN // 60 // 40 // 20 // 10"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Height
7.8 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Books
Reference Comments
A Text-book of Nursing for the Use of Training Schools, Families, and Private Students, D. Appleton, 1898 - Nurses - 391 pages: https://books.google.ca/books?id=vBttAAAAMAAJ&dq=minim-tube&source=gbs_navlinks_s
The Modern Practice of Physic, Exhibiting The... Symptoms, Prognostics, Morbid Appearances and Improved Method of Treating the Diseases of All Climates..., Robert Thomas (médecin), Longman, 1819 - 922 pages: https://books.google.ca/books?id=V_laAAAAQAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
The Pharmacopoeia of the Royal College of Physicians of London, MDCCCIX, Royal College of Physicians of London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809 - Materia medica - 478 pages: https://books.google.ca/books?id=pCPrAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Research Facts
A fluid drachm contains 60 minims; a minim replaced the measurement "drop" in the apothecaries' system of measurements in 1809.
A minim-tube was a form of graduated glass tube for measuring dosages of medicine.
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Speci-Fix Urine Preservative

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15309
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975 – 1985
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Supplies, Hospital
Accession Number
006033026
Description
Full elliptical based semi-transparent brown glass Speci-Fix Urine Preservative bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic cap; full with small cylindrical tablets and wad of white cotton; base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; curved front and ba…
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Accession Number
006033026
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Supplies, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Diagnosis
Laboratories
Description
Full elliptical based semi-transparent brown glass Speci-Fix Urine Preservative bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic cap; full with small cylindrical tablets and wad of white cotton; base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; curved front and back walls with rectangular cream and pale blue paper label with printed product information and directions attached to nearly the entire surface; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cal flat top, vertical indents in sides, internal continuous thread, and circular white paper insert in interior top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1975
1985
circa 1975 – 1985
Date Remarks
Presence of Owens-Illinois “I in O” logo adopted in 1954 and date code “5”; presence of Ingram & Bell logo introduced in late 1960s (at least after 1968); company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: pale blue, navy, black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “No. T2400 // Compressed Tablets // SPECI-FIX // URINE // PRESERVATIVE // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA // Directions: Dissolve one // tablet in each two fluid // ounces of urine specimen.”; stamped on label in black ink: “100 // (L) 9589”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row F
Length
6.7 cm
Width
3.5 cm
Depth
2.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tears on bottom edge of label; label attached to bottle by strip of clear adhesive tape wrapped completely around label and bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies, for Physicians, Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories and Industrial First Aid Departments, 1959.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Speci-Fix was a urine preservative distributed by Ingram & Bell Limited; it was sold as compressed tablets and was marketed directly for use in medical laboratories and hospitals; it was used to preserve urine samples that could not be analyzed immediately, especially those that needed to travel by mail; the formula was capable of preserving the sample without interfering with testing procedures.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company introduced its “I in O” logo in 1954 and it was used into 21st Century; “2” code to the left of the logo on bottom of bottle indicates it was manufactured at the Huntington, West Virginia factory, which operated from 1930 – 1990; basal stippling was introduced in 1940s.
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Starrett registering speed indicator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6904
Dates
1897
circa 1897
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1976.5.8 a-d
Description
A small wooden end handle (a), widens out to a calibrated metal indicator, narrows to a metal pointer with a rubber tip (d) which moves the indicator when turned; contained in carboard box (b,c).
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Accession Number
1976.5.8 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Laboratories
Description
A small wooden end handle (a), widens out to a calibrated metal indicator, narrows to a metal pointer with a rubber tip (d) which moves the indicator when turned; contained in carboard box (b,c).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - handle and indicator - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 4.0 cm
b,c - container - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
d - rubber tip
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Austin, administrator, Dept. of Pathology, Banting Institute.
Maker
L.S. Starrett
Site Made (City)
Athol
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1897
circa 1897
Date Remarks
Patented April 15, 1898.
Material
metal: grey
rubber: black
wood: dark brown
cardboard: brown; black
Inscriptions
Inscribed on centre of dial: "L.S. STARRETT ATHOL, MASS. U.S.A. // PAT. APRIL 15, 1897"; metal indicator is calibrated 10 to 100 and 100 to 10; lid of box has, "Red - Labelled No. 107 STARRETT // Registering Speed Indicator // MADE BY".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-10
Condition Remarks
#2: cardboard box falling apart
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Research Facts
A revolution counter. To count revolutions of the shafts that ran machinery, engineers used counters like this one. The manufacturer, L. S. Starrett Company of Athol , Mass., called the device a speed indicator, although it has no timekeeping apparatus. The steel counter has a flat handle on one side and a rotating cylindrical rod on the other. In between is a flat curved case on which a dial is mounted. Pressing the rod against a rotating shaft rotates it and advances the dial. The edge of the dial is divided into 100 equal parts, which are numbered from 10 to 100 by tens. Two different nozzles fit into the far end of the cylinder. The instrument fits in a red, white, and black paper box.
his counter is one of the many inventions of Laroy Starrett (1836-1922), who was born and raised on a farm in Maine. In 1880, having successfully patented and sold a meat chopper, as well as shoe studs and hooks, Starrett established a business in Athol, Mass., to sell drawing instruments and small tools. He applied for a patent for a speed indicator in 1895, and received it in 1897.
patent to L. S. Starrett Company when it was granted March 28, 1905. The device sold in at least three models. This is No. 104, which was particularly intended for high speeds. It was sold both directly by Starrett and through distributors of tools and steam engine equipment. This speed indicator is mentioned in Starrett catalogues into the 1930s.
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