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Bailey saw conductor

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997034225
Description
Saw conductor, which is a flat, lightweight metal strip with a hook attached to the top 11 cm from the tip; the tip is raised, rounded and very smooth.
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Accession Number
997034225
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Saw conductor, which is a flat, lightweight metal strip with a hook attached to the top 11 cm from the tip; the tip is raised, rounded and very smooth.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Stille
Site Made (Country)
Sweden
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"6562 - 00 125 - 19170 STILLE H10 SWEDEN" etched into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 34.3 cm x Width 0.5cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining, no corrosion; #2: still no corrosion, dents or bends
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Weck Surgical Instruments and Products," by Pilling Weck, 1992, p. G-52 (similar to item #572200)
Research Facts
Used as a guide to pass a Gigli saw between burr holes when opening the cranium.
Exhibit History
On display at the Goethe Institut, Toronto, October 18, 2002-March 2003
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Gigli saw guide and dura protector

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Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997034302
Description
Flat, lightweight metal strip; hook attached to top of strip with a raised, rounded tip.
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Accession Number
997034302
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Flat, lightweight metal strip; hook attached to top of strip with a raised, rounded tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (State)
Surrey
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 31.0 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some discolouration on parts of the metal
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Catalog Ninth Edition" by Storz Instrument Company, 1966, p. 371 (Item # G-5098)
Research Facts
Used as a guide to pass a Gigli saw between burr holes when opening the cranium.
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Gigli's thread skull saw

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Dates
1890
1930
circa 1890-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1969.363.1
Description
Skull surgery set in a carton containing a Gigli thread skull saw (heavy) and (light); two steel conductors, a director and whalebone guide; four threads, two large and two small; two sets of three handles, four with loops and two with set screws.
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Accession Number
1969.363.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Skull surgery set in a carton containing a Gigli thread skull saw (heavy) and (light); two steel conductors, a director and whalebone guide; four threads, two large and two small; two sets of three handles, four with loops and two with set screws.
Part Names
Gigli thread (heavy) - Size: Length 74.5 cm
Gigli thread (light) - Size: Length 48.5 cm
conductor - Size: Length 17.0 cm
director and guide - Size: Length 19.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Down Bros.
Dates
1890
1930
circa 1890-1930
Material
metal: grey
cardboard: brown
whalebone: off-white
Inscriptions
On carton: "DOWN BROS., // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURERS, // 21, ST. THOMAS'S STREET, // LONDON. S.E. // TELEGRAMS TELEPHONE // DOWN, LONDON, NO. 965"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Down Bros. Catalogue, 1906, p. 146 (items #659-661)
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Gigli wire saw handle

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Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997034224
Description
Saw handle, which is T-shaped; the top is solid, circular metal contoured for finger gripping on both sides of centre; the ends are flat; the bottom of the "T" is a solid metal hook.
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Accession Number
997034224
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Saw handle, which is T-shaped; the top is solid, circular metal contoured for finger gripping on both sides of centre; the ends are flat; the bottom of the "T" is a solid metal hook.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Codman
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Codman Stainless USA" etched into handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Small amount of staining, no corrosion; #2: no change
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Weck Surgical Instruments and Products," by Pilling Weck, 1992, p. G-52 (similar to item #572130)
Research Facts
Used for holding end of Gigli saw to cut through the cranium.
Exhibit History
On display at the Goethe Institut, Toronto, October 18, 2002-March 2003
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Gigli wire saw handle

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Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997034226
Description
Saw handle, which is T-shaped; the top is a solid, cylindrical piece of metal with rounded ends; the shaft of the "T" is straight and cylindrical and tapers to become an acute hook with a rounded tip.
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Accession Number
997034226
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Saw handle, which is T-shaped; the top is a solid, cylindrical piece of metal with rounded ends; the shaft of the "T" is straight and cylindrical and tapers to become an acute hook with a rounded tip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Stille
Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"N S O R KGH" engraved in metal; "STILLE" and a five-pointed star are stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 4.6 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining, no corrosion; #2: no change
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Weck Surgical Instruments and Products," by Pilling Weck, 1992, p. G-52 (similar to item #572130)
Research Facts
Used for holding the Gigli saw to cut through the cranium.
Exhibit History
On display at the Goethe Institut, Toronto, October 18, 2002-March 2003
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Hey's skull saw

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Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
997001102
Description
Hey's saw, which consists of an ebony wood handle that is flat and tapers to a blunted point at the end; the top and bottom of the handle have a cross-hatched pattern cut into the wood to improve grip; the sides are smooth; the top of the handle attaches to a long rounded metal shaft that tapers at…
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Accession Number
997001102
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Hey's saw, which consists of an ebony wood handle that is flat and tapers to a blunted point at the end; the top and bottom of the handle have a cross-hatched pattern cut into the wood to improve grip; the sides are smooth; the top of the handle attaches to a long rounded metal shaft that tapers at its tip; this shaft attaches to a flat serrated blade at the tip with two rivets; the blade is flat and has one side that is round and serrated and the other side flares slightly outwards and is straight and serrated
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. L. J.Austin; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
Snowden
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Material
wood: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The word "SNOWDEN" is stamped into the metal shaft on one side
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 18.7 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear and a few areas of tarnish (especially on the blade); no corrosion is visible; the wood has no chips or cracks and the only damage is a small (insect?) hole near the end
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #37; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," by Dr. Gordon Dammann, V. 1, 1983, p. 10 (illustration #9)
Research Facts
Hey's saws were used in trephine operations on the skull
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour, KGH - "Beyond Ether: 150 Years of Anaesthesia" - Sept. 27, 1997- June 2011
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Hey's skull saw

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Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1997.2.13
Description
Saw with double-sided flat blade, one side of which is semicircular and the other side of which is straight; edges are serrated; shank is set between the handle and riveted; one side has a cartouche; handle is wooden and is cross-hatched on both sides.
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Accession Number
1997.2.13
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Saw with double-sided flat blade, one side of which is semicircular and the other side of which is straight; edges are serrated; shank is set between the handle and riveted; one side has a cartouche; handle is wooden and is cross-hatched on both sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H. B. Rundle (1911-1997) via Mr. Howard Rundle.
Maker
W & H Hutchinson
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1910
1870-1910
Material
metal: grey
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Cartouche is marked "W & H HUTCHINSON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Width 5.0 cm s Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Handle ends have warped and are lifting away from the shank.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Weiss's Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments etc.," 1863
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Hey's skull saw

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1975.3.76
Description
A completely metal saw with two blades, one straight and one curved; the handle is moulded, with a longitudinal hexagonal design; two rivets (or screws?) hold the blade to the shaft.
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Accession Number
1975.3.76
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Neurology -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
A completely metal saw with two blades, one straight and one curved; the handle is moulded, with a longitudinal hexagonal design; two rivets (or screws?) hold the blade to the shaft.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Leslie W. Black via Dr. A.D. Kelly at the Ontario Medical Association; instruments from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black, Mrs. Black's father-in-law.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 20.0 cm x Width 12.7 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 2275 (item #B/-8063)
Research Facts
Surgical and diagnostic instruments ca 1890-1900 from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black of Hespeler, Ont.
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Hey's skull saw

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Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1969.186.1
Description
A skull saw, consisting of a flat blade affixed to a handle in an inward curving part of the blade; one side of the blade is flat and serrated and the other side is rounded and serrated; the flat portion of the handle has a criss-cross pattern for better gripping.
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Accession Number
1969.186.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
Neurology -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
A skull saw, consisting of a flat blade affixed to a handle in an inward curving part of the blade; one side of the blade is flat and serrated and the other side is rounded and serrated; the flat portion of the handle has a criss-cross pattern for better gripping.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Material
metal: dark grey
wood: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Width 4.9 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Hey's skull saw

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Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
Accession Number
1969.222.9
Description
Skull saw consisting of a plastic (?) handle with a metal shaft ending in a wide, two-edged, serrated saw blade.
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Accession Number
1969.222.9
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Neurosurgery
MeSH Heading
Trephining -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- skull
Description
Skull saw consisting of a plastic (?) handle with a metal shaft ending in a wide, two-edged, serrated saw blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
A. L. Hernstein & Son
Dates
1870
1920
circa 1870-1920
Material
metal: grey
plastic (?): dark grey
Inscriptions
On shaft: "A. L. HERNSTEIN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 16.8 cm x Width 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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