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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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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment Inhaler

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Dates
1905
circa 1905
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996001354 a-d
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central sestions which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on/off attachments; one is flat and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to …
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Accession Number
996001354 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central sestions which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on/off attachments; one is flat and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to the central section and the other to a pointed piece which screws on and plugs the other end; the central section has engraved words on it.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
Size: Length 10.3 cm. x Diam. 1.9 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston; Hartford
Site Made (State)
Ontario; Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
Canada / USA
Dates
1905
circa 1905
Material
wood: black
Inscriptions
Central section engraved with, "CATARRHOZONE // N. C. POLSON & CO. // KINGSTON, CANADA // HARTFORD CONN. U. S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
There are very tiny chips at the top of the middle section; all screw on / off sections will come on and off easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Photo
Reference Comments
A photograph (b & w) has been taken; there are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records, including advertisements for inhalers
Research Facts
See 996.001.269a-c
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment Inhaler

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Dates
1905
circa 1905
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996001355 a-d
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central section which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on / off attachments; one is rounded and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches…
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Accession Number
996001355 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Hollow cylindrical black Bakelite or wood inhaler which consists of a central section which is wider at the middle than the ends; both ends have screw on / off attachments; one is rounded and plugs one end, the other is hollow and cylindrical and has screw attachments at both ends; one end attaches to the central section and the other to a rounded piece which screws on and plugs the other end; the central section has engraved words on it.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
Size: Length 10.8 cm. x Diam. 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
N. C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
circa 1905
Material
wood: black
Inscriptions
Central section engraved with, "CATARRHOZONE // N. C. POLSON & CO. // KINGSTON, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
The outer finish on the lower part of the central section has minor damage; the screw threads on the attachment to the upper section of the central piece have been damaged; all screw on / offsections will come on and off easily
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
There are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Company (The Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records, including advertisements for inhalers
Research Facts
See 996.001.269a-c
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Inhalozone inhaler tube

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
996001085
Description
Clear glass vial with two corked ends and wad of cotton (?) inside vial; paper label around one end of vial; Note: Item is missing.
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Accession Number
996001085
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
Description
Clear glass vial with two corked ends and wad of cotton (?) inside vial; paper label around one end of vial; Note: Item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Material
paper: cream
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Inhalozone // Inhaler // remove the cork // and drop in six drops // of the liquid Inhal- //
ozone four times // each day before // using
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.3 cm. x Diam. : 1.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured; corks at each end in fairly worn condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Trilite inhaler

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
993004099 a-h
Description
Metal inhaler has two nozzle attachments for spring-loaded metal tube with coiled spring and wadded absorbent cotton.
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Accession Number
993004099 a-h
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Metal inhaler has two nozzle attachments for spring-loaded metal tube with coiled spring and wadded absorbent cotton.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 20.8 cm. x Width 2.4 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
b - box top - Size: Length 21.0 cm. x Width 2.6 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
c - long tube - Size: Length 12.2 cm. x Diameter2.0 cm.
d - middle tube - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Diameter2.2 cm.
e - nozzle attachment - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
f - nozzle attachment - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
g - cap - Size: Length 2.6 cm. x Diameter2.2 cm.
h - bottom cap - Size:
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Valuator for J. R. Scott
Material
metal: silver
fabric:
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label on box: THE TRILITE INHALER // Distributors: // TRILITE (Overseas) Ltd., 184 Horninglow St., Burton-on-Trent; stamped in black on bottom of box: "3140"; etched on long tube: "TRILITE INHALER // PAT NO. 588117 // MADE IN ENGLAND // OTHER PATENTS PENDING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Condition Remarks
box top shows grime & wear; paper label lifting
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