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Adrenalin® vaporizer

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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
000001375 a-g
Description
The vaporizer consists of a rubber bulb with a glass reservoir attached at one end (d); the bulb has a metal valve in the side; the reservoir consists of two attaching glass bulbs with a bent glass tube extending from the top one; there is a wooden-topped cork stopping the tube (e) and another one …
Accession Number
000001375 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Epinephrine
Product Packaging
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
MM= Drugs -- hormones
Description
The vaporizer consists of a rubber bulb with a glass reservoir attached at one end (d); the bulb has a metal valve in the side; the reservoir consists of two attaching glass bulbs with a bent glass tube extending from the top one; there is a wooden-topped cork stopping the tube (e) and another one (f) in the box; the vaporizer is in a cardboard box (a,b), supported by a sheet of cardboard with a hole cut in it (c); there is also a product information leaflet (g) in the box; there is a paper label on the top and sides of the box and an orange price sticker on the top.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 14.9 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
c - cardboard support - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 6.0 cm
d - vaporizer- Size: Length 13.8 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
e - stopper - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
f - stopper - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
g - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 10.1 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: white; yellow
paper: cream; red; black; orange
glass: clear
cork: beige
rubber: grey
wood: black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "ONE // ADRENALIN® VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // Stock 21-6-1 [printed] L [encircled] U 158 F [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO [printed]"; price sticker reads: "Retail // Price [printed] 4.55 [handwritten] // TOP DISCOUNT // STORES [printed] // D [handwritten] // Your // Cost [printed] 3.88 [handwritten]"; right side: "ONE // ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., L [illeg.] // B [illeg.]"; left side: "ONE // ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; (g) "ADRENALIN® VAPORIZER // EFFICIENT . . . CONVENIENT // [text follows] // DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [text follows] // REPLACEMENT PARTS // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] COMPANY, LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO // FL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Paper label on box top is torn in many places along the edges, 1/4 is missing from the right side; both box pieces are yellowed; no apparent problems with other parts
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.376
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Adrenalin® vaporizer

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Dates
1963
circa 1963
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
000001376 a-g
Description
The vaporizer consists of a rubber bulb with a glass reservoir attached at one end (d); the bulb has a metal valve on one side; the reservoir consists of two connected glass bulbs with a bent glass tube extending from the top one; there is a wooden-topped cork stopping the tube (e) and another one …
Accession Number
000001376 a-g
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Epinephrine
Product Packaging
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
MM= Drugs -- hormones
Description
The vaporizer consists of a rubber bulb with a glass reservoir attached at one end (d); the bulb has a metal valve on one side; the reservoir consists of two connected glass bulbs with a bent glass tube extending from the top one; there is a wooden-topped cork stopping the tube (e) and another one (f) in the box; the vaporizer is in a cardboard box (a,b), supported by a sheet of cardboard with a hole cut in it (c); there is also a product information leaflet (g) in the box; there is a paper label on the top and sides of the box and an orange price sticker on the bottom.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - box lid - Size: Length 14.9 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
c - cardboard support - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 6.0 cm
d - vaporizer- Size: Length 13.8 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
e - stopper - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
f - stopper - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
g - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 10.1 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1963
circa 1963
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: cream; brown; yellow
paper: cream; red; black; orange
glass: clear
cork: beige
rubber: grey
wood: black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "ONE // ADRENALIN® VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // Stock 21-6-1 [printed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO [printed] // L [encircled] R 177 F [stamped] "; right side: "ONE // ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; left side: identical to right side; (b) "Retail // Price [printed] 4.50 [stamped] // TOP DISCOUNT // STORES // Your // Cost [printed] 3.83 [stamped]"; (g) "ADRENALIN® VAPORIZER // EFFICIENT . . . CONVENIENT // [text follows] // DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE ADRENALIN VAPORIZER // [text follows] // REPLACEMENT PARTS // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] COMPANY, LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO // FL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Vaporizer unused--no chips or scratches; cardboard support has a fold in it; box shows wear; minor stains and scuffmarks; label slightly bent on right side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.228 and .375
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chloroform vaporizer

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016012 a-f
Description
Cyprane chlorotec chloroform vaporizer which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical chamber which is closed on the top and bottom; the back of the top has a hollow cylindrical tube with a gas outlet nozzle on the right and a gas inlet nozzle at the left; the front of the top has a metal and plastic d…
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Accession Number
997016012 a-f
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Cyprane chlorotec chloroform vaporizer which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical chamber which is
closed on the top and bottom; the back of the top has a hollow cylindrical tube with a gas outlet
nozzle on the right and a gas inlet nozzle at the left; the front of the top has a metal and plastic
dial which can be pulled out and turned to administer 0.5 to 5.0% chloroform; the lower front
has a square metal and glass level indicator at the left and a funnel-shaped fill nozzle at the
right; the nozzle is plugged with (b) a cylindrical threaded metal and plastic stopper with a round
handle; the top back of the vaporizer has two threaded screws onto which attaches (c) a metal wall
mount bracket; the bracket is held on with (d,e) two round knobs which are threaded inside; the
bottom of the vaporizer has a small round drain hole with a threaded piece of metal coming out;
this is covered with (f) a round metal cap, which is threaded inside
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - chloroform vaporizer - Size: Length 16.6 cm. x Width 12.8 cm. x Depth 15.9 cm.
b - filler stopper - Size: Length 6.8 cm. x Diameter2.0 cm.
c - mounting bracket - Size: Length 10.2 cm. x Width 6.2 cm. x Depth 1.2 cm.
d,e - threaded knob (x2) - Size: Length 1.1 cm. x Diameter1.1 cm.
f - drain cap - Size: Length 1.5 cm. x Diameter1.9 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Cyprane Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Keighley
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
plastic: green; white
Inscriptions
(a) The top back of the vaporizer has a manufacturer's label which reads, "CHLOROTEC // CYPRANE
LTD., // KEIGHLEY, ENGLAND // SERIAL No. 109 // PATENT PENDING"; the gas inlet and outlet nozzles
are labelled; the front dial reads, "% CHLOROFORM" and is marked in increments from OFF to 5.0;
the front of the vaporizer is stamped "KEEP UPRIGHT // CHLOROFORM // WHEN CHARGED"; the level indicator
has a line and the word, "FULL" etched in the glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-5
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived dirty and dusty; the metal shows some wear, and very minor corrosion; the
glass and plastic pieces are complete and undamaged; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 17, 2001
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ether vaporizer

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Dates
1949
circa 1949
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008036 a-b
Description
(a) B.O.C. ether vaporizer, which consists of a round threaded metal top with a U-shaped piece of cylindrical copper tubing attached at both ends to the top and leading downwards; the top has a plunger with a round handle on a cylindrical handle on a cylindrical rod, which leads down to the copper …
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Accession Number
997008036 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
(a) B.O.C. ether vaporizer, which consists of a round threaded metal top with a U-shaped piece of
cylindrical copper tubing attached at both ends to the top and leading downwards; the top has a
plunger with a round handle on a cylindrical handle on a cylindrical rod, which leads down to the
copper tubing; there is an open round hole to the right of the plunger; the left side of the top
has a round on/off valve with a grease injector cap at the back and a hollow round gas inlet nozzle
at the left side; the right side of the top has a hollow round gas outlet nozzle; this vaporizer
was attached to Boyle anaesthesia machine 997.008.001 by Dr. Matthews; the back of the vaporizer
top has a screw attachment piece that allows the vaporizer to attach to the back of an anaesthesia
machine; the inside of the vaporizer top is threaded to allow the attachment of (b) a glass
jar designed to hold liquid ether which is labelled in increments of 50 to 300 cc's; there is a
round cork washer which tightly seals the glass jar to the vaporizer top
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ether vaporizer - Size: Length 20.8 cm. x Width 14.7 cm. x Depth 9.2 cm.
b - glass jar - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Diameter8.9 cm.
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
1949
circa 1949
Date Remarks
Vaporizer dated to the 1950's
Material
cork: light beige
glass: clear
metal: silver; grey; brown
Inscriptions
(a) A manufacturer's label on the top of the vaporizer reads, "THE BRITISH OXYGEN CO ["O" superscr.]
LTD ["TD" superscr.] // LONDON ENGLAND // MEDICAL // BOC // DIVISION // PATENT NO ["O" underlined
and superscr.] 536536"; the front of the vaporizer is labelled "ETHER" and the on/off switch is
labelled; (b) the glass jar is labelled, "ETHER" and has cc's in increments from 50 to 300 up the
side
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-6
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived very dirty and dusty; there is no corrosion on the metal parts and the glass
jar is complete and undamaged; a piece is missing from the on/off switch; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; attached to anaesthesia machine 997.008.001 by Dr. Matthews; "Ward's Anaesthetic
Equipment", 3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 75-77; see
attached photocopied information on ether vaporizers from a Boyle Model 10 catalogue; this vaporizer
is the model illustrated on p. 6; also see 997.016.005a,b; CD #1
Research Facts
The plunger varies the ether concentration in the gas flow
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery - Anaesthesia exhibit, Oct. 2 1997- Nov. 2, 2001
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ether vaporizer

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Dates
1935
circa 1935
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008063 a-b
Description
McKesson ether vaporizer, model 965; (a) the vaporizer consists of a round piece of painted metal with a dial at the top, a threaded, 6-sided piece at the back which allows the vaporizer to be attached to an anesthesia machine, and a hollow cylindrical attachment at the front which allows the attac…
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Accession Number
997008063 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
McKesson ether vaporizer, model 965; (a) the vaporizer consists of a round piece of painted metal
with a dial at the top, a threaded, 6-sided piece at the back which allows the vaporizer to be attached
to an anesthesia machine, and a hollow cylindrical attachment at the front which allows the
attachment of a breathing hose to the patient; the side of the vaporizer has a funnel-shaped fill
nozzle with (b) a cylindrical threaded stopper made of metal with a leather seal; the base of the
vaporizer is threaded to allow the attachment of a glass jar (now missing)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - vaporizer - Size: Length 8.8 cm. x Width 7.8 cm. x Depth 12.7 cm.
b - stopper - Size: Length 3.9 cm. x Diameter1.5 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
McKesson Appliance Co.
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Date Remarks
Vaporizer dated from the late 1930's to early 1940's
Material
metal: silver
paint: grey; red; black
leather: brown
Inscriptions
The top of the vaporizer reads, "McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // ETHER VAPORIZER
// MODEL 965 SER NO. X7854 // FILL // OFF // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // ON"; there are increment
markings between the numbers
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-4
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived dirty and dusty; the metal shows some wear, but no corrosion; the leather
seal on the stopper is hard, but complete; the glass jar that would have fitted onto the base of
the vaporizer is missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; similar to vaporizer attached to 997.008.021a,b; CD #1
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ether vaporizer

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Dates
1949
circa 1949
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016005 a-b
Description
B.O.C. ether vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded metal top with a U-shaped piece of cylindrical copper tubing attached at both ends to the top and leading downwards; the top has a plunger at the front with a round handle on a cylindrical rod, which leads down to the copper tubing; the…
Accession Number
997016005 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
B.O.C. ether vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded metal top with a U-shaped piece of
cylindrical copper tubing attached at both ends to the top and leading downwards; the top has a
plunger at the front with a round handle on a cylindrical rod, which leads down to the copper tubing;
there is an open round hole to the right of the plunger which is sealed with a cork and bakelite
stopper on a metal chain; the left side of the top has a round on/off lever with a grease injector
cap at the back and a hollow round gas inlet nozzle at the left side; the right side of the
top has a hollow round gas outlet nozzle; the back of the vaporizer has a screw attachment piece
that allows it to be attached to the back bar of an anaesthesia machine; the inside top of the vaporizer
is threaded to allow the attachment of (b) a glass jar, designed to hold liquid ether,
which is labelled in increments of 2-10 ozs; there is a round cork bottle sealing washer which
seals the lip of the glass jar tightly to the vaporizer top
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ether vaporizer - Size: Length 20.8 cm. x Width 12.2 cm. x Depth 9.4 cm.
b - glass jar - Size: Length 15.4 cm. x Diameter8.5 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
The British Oxygen Co. Ltd; Medical & Industrial Equipment
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1949
circa 1949
Date Remarks
Vaporizer dated to the 1950's
Material
metal: silver; grey; brown
cork: beige
plastic: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) A manufacturer's label on the top of the vaporizer reads, "THE BRITISH OXYGEN CO LTD // LONDON
ENGLAND // MEDICAL // BOC // DIVISON // PATENT No ["o" underlined and superscr.] 536536"; the front
of the vaporizer is labelled "ETHER" and the on/off switch is labelled; (b) the glass jar front is
labelled, "ETHER" and has ozs. in increments from 2 to 10; the back of the jar has two manufacturer's
labels: one reads, "MIE // LTD"; the other has the word "Anaesthetic" over "MIE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-1
Condition Remarks
(a) The vaporizer arrived very dirty, dusty and oily; the metal shows some minor wear, but no corrosion;
(b) the glass has no excessive wear, chips or cracks; the manufacturer's label on the back
is missing; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Document
Other
Reference Comments
"Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment" by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 75-77
(see attached photocopies); Dr. Ray Matthews; see attached photocopied information on ether vaporizers
from a Boyle Model 10 catalogue: this vaporizer is the model illustrated on p. 6; also see
997.008.036a,b
Research Facts
The plunger varies the ether concentration in the gas flow; stored as part of 997008001.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Oct. 24, 2001
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fluothane vaporizer

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Dates
1985
circa 1985
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997008028 a-b
Description
(a) Cyprane fluothane vaporizer, which consists of a cylindrical metal base with a hollow inside section; the bottom left of the vaporizer has a small round glass-fronted window; the bottom right has a drain and stopper, which appear as a rectangular-shaped attachment with three adjustable knobs (a…
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Accession Number
997008028 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
(a) Cyprane fluothane vaporizer, which consists of a cylindrical metal base with a hollow inside
section; the bottom left of the vaporizer has a small round glass-fronted window; the bottom right
has a drain and stopper, which appear as a rectangular-shaped attachment with three adjustable
knobs (at the top, bottom and side) and a moveable piece of rectangular metal attached to a chain;
there are two paper labels attached to the sides of the vaporizer; (b) the top of the vaporizer has
a solid cylindrical section which fits into (a); on top of this is a square piece of metal which
fits with the top of (a); the back of the top has an inlet attachment at the left and an outlet attachment
at the left; the front of the top has an attached plastic label
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - Fluothane vaporizer - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Width 11.4 cm. x Depth 14.5 cm.
b - Fluothane vaporizer top - Size: Length 13.5 cm. x Width 13.5 cm. x Depth 11.8 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Cyprane Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1985
circa 1985
Date Remarks
Vaporizer dates from the late 1980's
Material
paper: red; white
metal: silver
glass: clear
plastic: red; white
Inscriptions
(a) Printed paper label on the left side reads, "CAUTION: // Federal law restricts this // device
to sale by or on // the order of a physician"; printed paper label on the right side reads, "Medishield
// THIS VAPORIZER WAS SERVICED // AT OUR LABORATORY ON: // AND IS NEXT DUE FOR SERVICE ON:
// Medishield Products Limited // TORONTO"; a small label under this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL //
ASSET NO. 04033"; the drain at the left has an "H" stamped on the top; (b) a manufacturer's label
on top of the inlet/outlet area reads, "USE ONLY UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A PHYSICIAN // FLUOTEC 3
// DISTRIBUTED BY // FRASER SWEATMAN INC., // LANCASTER N.Y. // U.S.A. // SERIAL NO. // 301601 //
MADE IN // ENGLAND BY // CYPRANE LTD. // PATENTS PENDING"; the inlet and outlet attachments are
labelled; the plastic label on the front reads, "USE // FLUOTHANE // ONLY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-5
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived very dirty and dusty; the metal shows little wear and no corrosion; the
plastic label at the top front is cracked, but complete and fully legible; there are parts missing
from the top of the vaporizer; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews; see photocopy of Fluotec catalog (attached); "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment" by
Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, p. 79 (attached); CD #1
Research Facts
The window allows the operator to see how much liquid is in the vaporizer; the rectangular attachment
at the front is a pin indexing system; this system ensured that the vaporizer would not be
filled with the wront anaesthetic, as each type is needed in different proportions
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Nov. 2, 2001
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fluothane vaporizer

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016007 a-b
Description
F.N.S. fluothane vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded metal top with a hollow short piece of cylindrical metal tubing going down from the bottom; the top has a hollow cylindrical nozzle at the right side to hook up to an anaesthesia machine and another nozzle at the left to hook up to …
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Accession Number
997016007 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
F.N.S. fluothane vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded metal top with a hollow short
piece of cylindrical metal tubing going down from the bottom; the top has a hollow cylindrical nozzle
at the right side to hook up to an anaesthesia machine and another nozzle at the left to hook
up to a flow meter; the front of the top has a movable round dial which regulates % vapor flow; the
inside of the vaporizer top is threaded to allow the attachment of (b) a glass jar designed to hold
liquid fluothane, which is labelled with "full" and "low" lines; there is a round cork cap liner
which seals the lip of the glass jar tightly to the vaporizer top
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - fluothane vaporizer - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 12.0 cm. x Depth 7.0 cm.
b - glass jar - Size: Length 11.4 cm. x Diameter5.6 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Newton Inst. Co.
Site Made (City)
Durham
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
cork: beige
glass: amber
Inscriptions
(a) The top of the vaporizer is stamped, "F-N-S // FLUOTHANE // VAPORIZER // NEWTON INST. CO. //
DURHAM, N.C. // % VAPOR // AT 4 L./M. // FLOW"; the dial is stamped in increments from 0 to 4.4;
(b) the jar has the words, "FULL // LOW" and two horizontal lines etched into the outside of the
glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-6
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived very dirty and dusty; the metal and glass show only minor wear; there is no
corrosion on the metal and the glass has no chips or cracks; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 17, 2001
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fluothane vaporizer

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016008 a-b
Description
B.O.C. fluothane vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded painted metal top with a hollow piece of cylindrical metal tubing going downwards; the tubing has a hole at the side, near the bottom; the right side of the top has a hollow round nozzle for hook-up to an anaesthesia machine; the le…
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Accession Number
997016008 a-b
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
B.O.C. fluothane vaporizer, which consists of (a) a round threaded painted metal top with a hollow
piece of cylindrical metal tubing going downwards; the tubing has a hole at the side, near the bottom;
the right side of the top has a hollow round nozzle for hook-up to an anaesthesia machine; the
left side has an on/off lever with a semicircular piece of metal attached; this piece is marked in
increments from 0 to 10; there is a round threaded nozzle to the left of the switch; this allows
the vaporizer to be attached to a flow meter; the top of the vaporizer has an open round hole, which
is sealed with a cork and bakelite plug on a metal chain; there is a flat hexagonal piece of metal
to the left of the hole; the inside of the top is threaded to allow the attachment of (b) a glass
jar designed to hold liquid fluothane, and labelled with increments of cc's
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - fluothane vaporizer - Size: Length 20.5 cm. x Width 12.4 cm. x Depth 10.0 cm.
b - glass jar - Size: Length 15.2 cm. x Diameter6.3 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
The British Oxygen Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: silver; yellow
cork: beige
glass: clear
paint: black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
(a) There is a manufacturer's label on the top which reads, "THE // BRITISH OXYGEN CO. LTD. // PATT
Nos ["os" underlined and superscr.] REG DESIGN // 536536 837246 // LONDON"; the front of the vaporizer
is labelled, "FLUOTHANE"; the on/off switch is labelled; the amount indicator is numbered 0 to
10 with increments marked; (b) the jar is labelled "FLUOTHANE" and has increment lines for cc of
fluothane up to 100; the numbers "50" and "100" are printed on the jar
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-6
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived very dirty, dusty and oily; the metal shows minor wear, but no corrosion; the
paint shows minor scratches; the bakelite is complete and undamaged; the cork is complete and has a
small amount of residue at the bottom; the glass shows no cracks, chips or excessive wear; #2 no new damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Museum gallery, Anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2, 1997-Nov. 2, 2001; returned to storage on Dec. 17, 2001
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fluothane vaporizer

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997016013 a-e
Description
Cyprane fluotec fluothane vaporizer which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical chamber which is closed on the top and bottom; the back of the top has a hollow cylindrical tube with a gas outlet nozzle on the right and a gas inlet nozzle at the left; the front of the top has a metal and plastic dial…
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Accession Number
997016013 a-e
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories -- vaporizer
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- vaporizer
Description
Cyprane fluotec fluothane vaporizer which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical chamber which is
closed on the top and bottom; the back of the top has a hollow cylindrical tube with a gas outlet
nozzle on the right and a gas inlet nozzle at the left; the front of the top has a metal and plastic
dial which can be pulled out and turned to administer 1 to 10% fluothane; the lower front
has a square metal and glass level indicator at the left and a funnel-shaped fill nozzle at the
right; the nozzle is plugged with (b) a cylindrical metal and plastic stopper with a round handle
and threading at the bottom; the top back of the vaporizer has a square mounting bracket with two
threaded screws sticking out of it; there are two cylindrical knobs (c,d) which are threaded inside
and fit onto the back screws; the bottom of the vaporizer has a small round drain hole with a
threaded piece of metal coming out; this is covered with (e) a round metal cap which is threaded
inside
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - fluothane vaporizer - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 12.6 cm. x Depth 17.0 cm.
b - filler stopper - Size: Length 6.4 cm. x Diameter1.9 cm.
c,d - threaded knob (x2) - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
e - drain cap - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter1.9 cm.
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Cyprane Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Keighley
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
plastic: red; white
Inscriptions
(a) A manufacturer's label on the top reads, "FLUOTEC // DISTRIBUTED BY // FRASER SWEATMAN INC., //
BUFFALO, N.Y. // SERICAL NO. TYPE // 8930A MJ // MADE BY // CYPRANE LTD., ENGLAND. // U.S.P.
2915061"; the gas INLET and OUTLET nozzles are labelled; the front dial reads, "% // FLUOTHANE" and
is marked in increments from OFF to 1 through 10; the front of the vaporizer is stamped, "KEEP UPRIGHT
// FLUOTHANE // WHEN CHARGED"; the level indicator has a line and the word "FULL" etched into
the glass
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-5
Condition Remarks
The vaporizer arrived dirty and dusty; the metal shows very little wear, and no corrosion; one of
the threaded knobs (c) has a small section of the chroming peeling off near the top; the glass and
plastic pieces are complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
The Boyle Anaesthesia Apparatus Model 10 catalogue, vaporizer illustrated on p. 8 (see attached photocopy); Cyprane Limited Fluotec catalogue (see attached photocopies); "Understanding Anaesthesia Equipment - Construction, Care and Complications", 2nd edition, by Jerry A. Dorsch and Susan E.
Dorsch, 1984, pp. 95-97 (see attached photocopies); CD #1
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