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anaesthesia absorber

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Dates
1963
circa 1963
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008128
Description
Ohio anaesthesia absorber, which consists of a two-chambered hollow cylindrical plastic central section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors on the plastic chamber; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar and a central adjustable knob that sllows the…
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Accession Number
997008128
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Ohio anaesthesia absorber, which consists of a two-chambered hollow cylindrical plastic central section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors on the plastic chamber; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar and a central adjustable knob that sllows the absorber to be fixed onto an anesthesia machine; the top of the absorber is round with a round central plastic-covered dial; at the front of the top are two valves; both have clear plastic bubble tops and round open ends, but the one at the right side also has a relief valve exhaust at the top and a piece at the bottom that splits off into two open cylindrical pieces; there is a metal and rubber cylindrical tube at the back of the absorber that runs from the top to the bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Ohio Medical Products, a Division of Airco Inc.
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Patented in Canada in 1963
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
The bottom of the top piece of the absorber has the number "67222" stamped on it; the top of the absorber reads, "Ohio ® // ANESTHESIA ABSORBER // MODEL NUMBER // AIRCO ® // Ohio Medical Products // A DIVISION OF AIRCO, INC. // MADISON, WISCONSIN . 53707 // SERIAL NUMBER // U.S. PAT. 3,088,810 // Patented in Canada 1963 // SAFETY PRECAUTIONS // Before connecting the absorber to each patient, make certain that: [four precautions listed] // INSTRUCTIONS // OUT // Change lime within 4 hours use after // color change begins in lower canister // [7 instructions listed] // IN"; the central dial reads, "MILLIMETERS OF MERCURY // CENTIMETERS OF WATER // [manufacturer's address listed and the dial is marked in increments from -10 to +60 for water and -10 to +50 for mercury]"; the left side of the top has a label which reads, "REBREATHER VALVE // INSPIRATORY CO2 ["2" subscr.] INCREASED // WHEN RED BAND VISIBLE"; the right side bottom has a label which reads, "DRAIN COCK // SCREW DOWN TO OPEN // SCREW UP TO CLOSE"; the exhaust valve reads, "RELIEF VALVE EXHAUST // . WARNING . EXPLOSION HAZARD . WARNING . // DO NOT EXHAUST FLAMMABLE // AGENTS INTO VACUUM SYSTEM // SET TO LOWEST // PRESSURE WHEN // NOT IN USE TO // PROLONG LIFE // OF DIAPHRAGM // BBFF00588 // [manufacturer's name and address listed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 41.5 cm. x Width: 16.0 cm. x Depth: 33.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
The absorber arrived very dusty and dirty; the metal shows wear but little corrosion; a small patch of green corrosion product is visible on the bottom of the top piece at the front; the plastic shows some wear and has soda lime residue inside, but is uncracked and complete
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See 997.008.129
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anaesthesia absorber

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Dates
1963
circa 1963
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
000003186
Description
Ohio anesthesia absorber, which consists of a double-chambered hollow plastic cylindrical central section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors running around the plastic chambers; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar across the diameter and a cent…
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Accession Number
000003186
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Ohio anesthesia absorber, which consists of a double-chambered hollow plastic cylindrical central section with metal top and bottom pieces and heavy wire protectors running around the plastic chambers; the bottom of the absorber has a round metal base with a metal bar across the diameter and a central adjustable knob that allows the absorber to be fixed onto an anesthesia machine; the top of the absorber is a round metal attachment with a round, central plastic-covered dial; at the front of the top, there are two valves with clear plastic bubble tops and round, open ends; the valve on the proper left has a relief valve exhaust at the top and a piece at the bottom that splits into two open cylindrical pieces; the bottom opening of this valve extension is fitted with a rubber cylindrical covering; there is a metal and rubber cylindrical tube at the back of the absorber, running from top to bottom; a partially torn orange and white sticker is on the top of this tubing; there is a movable metal arm, with a metal cylinder, extending down from its end, attached to the top surface of the back of the absorber's top; inside the top canister, there is a folded piece of paper with product information printed on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Ohio Chemical and Surgical Equipment
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Patent date
Material
metal: silver
glass: white; clear
plastic: clear
rubber: black
Inscriptions
There is a folded piece of paper with product information printed in black ink in the upper canister (see attached photocopy); instructions printed in black ink on top of the absorber read, "U.S. PAT. 3,083,810 // Ohio® // ANESTHESIA // ABSORBER // MODEL NUMBER"; and imprinted into the metal, "21DC", beneath which, the following appears in black ink: "INSTRUCTIONS // OUT // [reverse triangle] // Change line within 4 hours use after // color change begins in lower canister. // 1. Loosen hand screw to lower base and canister. // 2. Remove both canisters and empty upper canister only. // 3. Refill with 4–8 ni. moisture lime, screening out fines and dust. // 4. Rap canister to settle lime and rake top of lime level with rim. // 5. Center refilled canister in base, and second canister over first. // 6. Tighten handscrew to compress lime and seal absorber. // 7. Open draincock and empty water from base. Close draincock completely. // IN // [triangle] // INSTRUCTIONS"; stamped into the metal is, "ACKF01767" underneath more information printed in black: "SERIAL NUMBER // Ohio Medical Products // DIVISION OF AIRCO. INC // MADISON, WISCONSIN. 53707"; underneath, "Patented in Canada 1963 // AIRCO®"; above this, in black ink: "SAFETY PRECAUTIONS // Before connecting this absorber to each patient, make certain that: // 1. Both check values in breathing circuit are operating reliably. // 2. Direction of flow in circuit corresponds with arrows. // 3. Remaining capacity of lime is adequate for case at hand, // judged by color position at end of use ["at end of use" underlined]. (Color // recodes during rest, making estimate unreliable.) // 4. Rebreather valve (if so equipped) is closed. // SAFETY PRECAUTIONS"; the centre plastic-covered dial in the middle of the top of the machine has semicircular graduation lines, and the numbers, "-10 // 0 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60 // 70" running along the outside of the scale, and the numbers, "-20 // -10 // 0 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60 // 70 // 80 // 90 // 100" along the inside of the scale; underneath the numbers at the midpoint of the semicircle: "CENTIMETERS OF WATER" is printed, and between the open ends of the graduated scale it reads, "Ohio® // VAC. // PRESS. // Marshall // [black circle with a white arrow inside pointing up to the right] town // 88506"; on the top rim of the proper right side of the absorber, a black and white sticker reads, "REBREATHING VALVE // [long, right-pointing arrow] // INSPIRATORY CO2 ["2" subscripted] INCREASED // WHEN RED BAND VISIBLE."; on the valve on the proper left, a red and white sticker reads, "WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - WARNING . // DO NOT EXHAUST FLAMMABLE // AGENTS INTO VACUUM SYSTEM"; a black label on this valve reads, "SET TO LOWEST // PRESSURE WHEN // NOT IN USE TO // PROLONG LIFE // OF DIAPHRAGM"; an orange and white sticker at the top of the rubber tubing reads, "Ohio medical Prod // U L [enclosed in circle; "L" subscripted under "U"] ® // LISTED// ELEC // TUBING // H A"; four black and clear stickers on the sides of the canister read, "DO NOT AUTOCLAVE // Autoclaving will distort the canisters."; a black and white sticker on the bottom rim of the absorber reads, "DRAINCOCK // [down-pointing arrow] // SCREW DOWN TO OPEN // SCREW UP TO CLOSE"; on the proper left valve, there is also a black printed metal plate that reads, "Ohio Medical Products // A DIVISION OF AIRCO, INC. MADISON. WIS. 53707 // AIRCO®"; underneath the metal-stamped figures, "BBFF04115"; near one round opening of this valve, a black and white sticker reads, "RELIEF VALVE EXHAUST"; underneath this opening, near the bottom opening, two arrows pointing towards the absorber are stamped into the metal; on the opposite valve in the same location, two arrows pointing outwards from the absorber are stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 61.2 cm x Width 45.5 cm x Depth 21.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The majority of the metal and plastic components are in very good condition; all rubber parts are deteriorating (however, these were not original parts of the artifact); there are cracks in the tubing and canister seals, and there is a strong "rubber smell"; there are a few minor scratches on the outside of the plastic canisters; all parts move freely; on the metal rim of the bottom of the canister, there is a sticky deposit, probably adhesive.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Ohio® heidbrink® Kinet-o-meter® anesthesia apparatus & accessories catalog," Ohio Chemical & Surgical Equipment Co., 1964, pp. 18-19 (similar to top two figures) (see attached photocopies); see also 997.008.128, .129; CD #4
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soda lime absorber

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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008019
Description
Boyle Mark III soda lime absorber, which consists of a clear plastic cylinder and a metal top and bottom; the cylindrical cannister is a twin chamber design, divided by meshed metal; the head of the absorber has an on/off control (to which a holding switch has been added on); in front of the contro…
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Accession Number
997008019
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Boyle Mark III soda lime absorber, which consists of a clear plastic cylinder and a metal top and bottom; the cylindrical cannister is a twin chamber design, divided by meshed metal; the head of the absorber has an on/off control (to which a holding switch has been added on); in front of the control are inspiratory and expiratory valves, to which hoses would be attached; the inspiratory valve has an emergency O2 on/off flush button and a braided hose which would have connected to an oxygen outlet on the anaesthesia machine; below the inspiratory valve is another valve to which a manual rebreathing bag was to be attached; the back of the absorber has an attachment which allows it to be attached to an anesthesia machine; this absorber was attached by Dr. Ray Matthews to 997. 008.001
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
The British Oxygen Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
The machine dates from the 1950's to the early 1960's
Material
fabric: black; white
metal: silver; red; green; grey
rubber: black
plastic: clear; black; brown
Inscriptions
A manufacturer's label on top of the absorber reads, "BOYLE ABSORBER // BOC MARK III BOC // THE BRITISH OXYGEN CO. LTD. LONDON // MADE IN ENGLAND"; under the on/off control is, "SERIAL NO. // B. A. 3589"; the front of the absorber head has a small label which reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04041"; the side of the cannister reads, "DO NOT FILL // ABOVE THIS LINE // SPRAY WITH ANTISTATIC SOLUTION"; the on/off control is labelled as are the inspiratory and expiratory valves and emergency O2 flush button
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-6-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.9 cm. x Width: 21.2 cm. x Depth: 30.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
The absorber arrived very dirty and dusty; some minor corrosion is visible on the upper chamber; minor wear is visible on the outside parts of the absorber; the manual rebreathing bag is missing as well as the hoses; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person: Document
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; see attached photocopies from a Boyle catalogue; attached to 997.008.001; similar to 997.008.024; see attached photocopy from 1964 Ohio catalogue
Research Facts
The switch which prevents the absorber from accidentally being turned off is an add-on (not manufactured); soda lime was put in the absorber and used to absorb the expired carbon dioxide; stored as part of 997.008.001.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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soda lime absorber

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Dates
1975
circa 1975
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008024
Description
Ohio soda lime absorber, which consists of a cylindrical hollow glass canister with a metal top and bottom; there is a metal wire protector around the outside edges of the glass canister; the inside bottom of the absorber is meshed; the top of the absorber has an on/off switch, inhalation and exhal…
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Accession Number
997008024
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Ohio soda lime absorber, which consists of a cylindrical hollow glass canister with a metal top and bottom; there is a metal wire protector around the outside edges of the glass canister; the inside bottom of the absorber is meshed; the top of the absorber has an on/off switch, inhalation and exhalation valves (for hose attachment), a see-through round convex cover for a valve and a mounting bracket; the inside top of the absorber has a cap on a chain; there is a solid cylindrical metal pole in the centre of the absorber.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
Ohio Chemical & Surgical Equipment Co., a Division of Air Reduction Company, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Madison
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
circa 1975
Date Remarks
Machine dates from the late 1970's
Material
rubber: black
metal: silver
plastic: clear
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The top of the absorber reads, "OHIO // CLOSE VALVE // WHEN CHANGING // CANNISTER // ON
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 25.2 cm. x Width: 17.3 cm. x Depth: 19.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
The absorber arrived very dirty and dusty; the glass, plastic and rubber components of the absorber are complete and undamaged; the metal top shows some minor corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; manufacturer's information 1964 Ohio catalogue
Research Facts
Soda lime was put into the inside canister of the absorber to absorb expired carbon dioxide; the convex see-through cover is over the inspiratory inlet valve
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soda lime absorber

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008027
Description
Heidbrink two chamber soda lime absorber, which consists of a hollow cylindrical canister on a hollow cylindrical pole; the top of the absorber is held on by three screw on/off clamps; the top of the absorber has two valves with see-through plastic tops and outlet screw attachments at the side; the…
Accession Number
997008027
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- absorber
Description
Heidbrink two chamber soda lime absorber, which consists of a hollow cylindrical canister on a hollow cylindrical pole; the top of the absorber is held on by three screw on/off clamps; the top of the absorber has two valves with see-through plastic tops and outlet screw attachments at the side; there is a central hook-up at the top front; the top left has a pressure dial in mm Hg; the back of the top has a paper warning label attached to it; the very top has a handle which switches chambers being used; Note: Item is missing..
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Maker
The Ohio Chemical & Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Date Remarks
Absorber dates from the late 1940's to early 1950's
Material
paper: off-white
metal: silver; brown
fabric: beige
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
The top of the absorber has a manufacturer's label which reads, "HEIDBRINK ABSORBER // PAT. NO. 2,136,244 // MADE IN U.S.A. // NO. 1 CHAMBER // NO. 2 CHAMBER // SHUT"; the central hook-up is stamped, "9716"; the pressure dial is labelled and can be set from "off" to "20"; the paper label reads, "IMPORTANT [underlined] Removed flutter valve discs once // every 30 to 60 days and clean // thoroughly to prevent sticking // THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO. // Branches in all Principal Cities"; a small label at the back reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04040"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-E2-3
Temporary Location
Item is missing. Possibly attached to other equipment
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.7 cm. x Width: 15.6 cm. x Depth: 17.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The absorber arrived very dirty and dusty; the absorber shows wear, especially on the outside of the canister, but no active corrosion is visible; the paper label is very worn, but legible; the plastic pieces are complete and undamaged; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; see 997.008.004 for company location
Research Facts
Soda lime was put into the inside canister of the absorber to absorb expired carbon dioxide; the absorber would have been attached to an anaesthesia machine
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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