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Dates
1996
2006
circa 1996-2006
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997034546
Description
Wolfe-Boehler cast breaker consists of a heavy metal scissor-like instrument with a screw joint and spring-loaded handles; nested scoop-shaped ends with ridges for gripping; brushed stainless finish.
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Accession Number
997034546
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting tool -- scissors/shears -- plaster
Description
Wolfe-Boehler cast breaker consists of a heavy metal scissor-like instrument with a screw joint and spring-loaded handles; nested scoop-shaped ends with ridges for gripping; brushed stainless finish.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Richards
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1996
2006
circa 1996-2006
Date Remarks
Suppliers' catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"R [inside box shape] 21-0082 STAINLESS GERMANY" etched on instrument; "3" stamped on inside of instrument.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-14
Dimension Notes
Length 26.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains or corrosion; like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet site Surgipro.com
Research Facts
This instrument used to break casts.
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plaster of Paris shears

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997001221
Description
Plaster of Paris shears, which consist of a scissor-like instrument made of two joined pieces; the shears have two handles with open oval finger and thumb grips (the lower one is larger); the grips are at the end of straight, rounded handles; the handles are joined together with a screw joint; the …
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Accession Number
997001221
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting tool -- scissors/shears -- plaster
Description
Plaster of Paris shears, which consist of a scissor-like instrument made of two joined pieces; the shears have two handles with open oval finger and thumb grips (the lower one is larger); the grips are at the end of straight, rounded handles; the handles are joined together with a screw joint; the other side of the joint has two flat blades; one blade has a rounded tip and outer edge and a sharp, straight cutting edge; the other blade has a blunted, pointed tip, straight outer edge, and a serrated cutting edge; both inside edges are flat and straight.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. B.N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Henry Boker
Material
metal: dark grey
Inscriptions
One shaft is stamped with the words, "HENRY // BOKER" near the joint
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 22.1 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear and tarnish; a small area of corrosion is visible at the joint; #2: a white residue was evident on the cutting blades; otherwise, condition unchanged; #3: metal old and tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #140; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Aloes Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 189-, p. 46; (similar to item 3335) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
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Stille's plaster of paris shears

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
1975.3.59
Description
Shears with a screw joint and spring handles end with plier-like jaws, one with a sharp-pointed cutting edge.
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Accession Number
1975.3.59
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Bandages
MM= Cutting tool -- scissors/shears -- plaster
Description
Shears with a screw joint and spring handles end with plier-like jaws, one with a sharp-pointed cutting edge.
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
1915
circa 1915
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-5
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion and rust; spring is broken; end of lower blade appears squashed.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 2279 (similar to item #B/-8183); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Surgical and diagnostic instruments ca 1890-1900 from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black of Hespeler, Ont.
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Stille's plaster shears

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997037192
Description
A plier-like instrument that is made of two attached halves which groove out at an angle in the centre and flare into bulbous ends; the head of the shears have a roofed cut-off cap that fits securely over the cast blade; the blade has a pivot pin inserted into metal which moves back and forth along…
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Accession Number
997037192
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting tool -- scissors/shears -- plaster
Description
A plier-like instrument that is made of two attached halves which groove out at an angle in the centre and flare into bulbous ends; the head of the shears have a roofed cut-off cap that fits securely over the cast blade; the blade has a pivot pin inserted into metal which moves back and forth along an imbedded groove on the cast blade; this enables both metals to come together when cutting cast plaster; two other pivot screws are fastened on handles to allow free movement of the cast blade and roofed cut-off blade
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Dated by Jetter & Scheerer caduceus logo
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The words "INGRAM & BELL" with the company logo adjacent are stamped on the right handle; the logo has a crown atop a sword with a snake intertwined around the blade (see accession sheet for sketch); the word "GERMANY" is stamped on outside of metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-11
Dimension Notes
Length 27.2 cm x Width 3.9 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Slight corrosion visible on groove of cast blade
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," by the Kny-Scheerer Co., 21st. ed., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 2280 (similar to item # B/-8184-90; exact logo is illustrated) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
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Stryker cast cutter

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Dates
1950
1960
1950-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
998001001 a-b
Description
Stryker cast cutter comprises a cutting portion (a) saw blade, and (b) portable hand-held motor with a long electrical cord (65.0 cm).
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Accession Number
998001001 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting tool -- scissors/shears -- plaster
Description
Stryker cast cutter comprises a cutting portion (a) saw blade, and (b) portable hand-held motor with a long electrical cord (65.0 cm).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - saw blade - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam 6.0 cm
b - motor - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
Provenance
Used at KGH
Maker
Stryker Corporation
Site Made (City)
Kalamazoo
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1960
1950-1960
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black, white, red
paint: grey
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on metal foil: " UL SA // KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN, U.S.A // MODEL NO. 8380-210 SERIAL NO. // AMPS. 1.2 CYCLES 60/DC VOLTS 115-120 AC/DC // CAUTION--CUT CAST WITH AN UP AND DOWN MOTION // A LINEAR MOTION WILL CUT SKIN READ INSTRUCTIONS // NOT APPROVED FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS."
Printed on a label tape affixed to metal foil:"OPD 571"
Printred on back of saw: " Stryker // 840-40-250"
Embossed on white plastic of power cabel: "TURN PULL // MADE IN U.S.A // AND"
Hand scratched into metal:"O.P.D // CLINIC"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-14
Condition Remarks
Scratches and holes on cast cutter; Label tape affixed to the metal foil is detached.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing: Hospital -- Professional Instruments -- Equipment -- Supplies," V. Mueller & Co., 1956, p. 368 (item #OS-6200); CD #6.
Research Facts
Stryker cast cutter was used for cutting the rigid cast but not the padding or skin beneath.
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