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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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amputation retractor

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Dates
1917
circa 1917
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1941.4.1
Description
A blunt retractor made from bent wire.
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Accession Number
1941.4.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
General Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Amputation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Medicine -- War
Military Medicine -- war front
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
A blunt retractor made from bent wire.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; owned and used by Dr. S.J. Streight
Maker
Private Whitehead
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1917
circa 1917
Date Remarks
Made in the winter of 1917, during the First World War.
Material
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 10.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. S.J. Streight's commentary; CD #UHN
Research Facts
This retractor was designed by Major S.J. Streight and made by Private Whitehead of No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station during the winter of 1917. At that time this clearing station was handling many casualties; stationed in the Ypres area. "We found that this retractor protected the soft tissues from further damage and enabled us to retract them so as to saw through the bone at a higher level. This was found particularly useful in amputations through the thigh and leg."
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Anti-Mosquito cream

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Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001007
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
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Accession Number
002001007
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Insect Repellents
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Date Remarks
Provenance of artifact (CF issue)
Material
metal: silver; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed or stamped on lid: "ANTI-MOSQUITO // TO BE // SMEARED ON // EXPOSED PARTS // AS REQUIRED // CREAM"; "Anti-Mosquito" is at the top and "Cream" is at the bottom, both in larger letters than the rest.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Temporary Location
Storage Room 2006
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The tin shows extensive use-related wear, mostly on the sides and bottom of the container, approximately over 30% of its surface; the brass plating in these areas has worn away to reveal the steel underneath; there is a very small area of active corrosion on the upper rim near the "E" in "CREAM"; there is also slight denting and malformation from use.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001059
Description
Bandage, cylindrical roll of gauze, packaged in blue paper; folded over at ends with circular paper patch to seal package; manufacturer's label on side, paper with three-colour print.
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Accession Number
002001059
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Description
Bandage, cylindrical roll of gauze, packaged in blue paper; folded over at ends with circular paper patch to seal package; manufacturer's label on side, paper with three-colour print.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
paper: light blue; white
ink: yellow; black; red
fabric: white
Inscriptions
"Johnson & Johnson // 25 YARDS // BRUNSWICK GAUZE // PLAIN // Johnson & Johnson // LIMITED MONREAL // MADE IN CANADA"; two symbols flank the lower "Johnson & Johnson" logo: they are circular, made of stylized chain links forming a compass or quadrafoil design within a circle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 22.2 cm x Diam. 10.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Packaging is discoloured in patches; one tear at end 5 cm long; gauze inside is in excellent condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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Bennett's inhaler

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
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
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
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
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Illustrated Catalogue of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 23 (item #1253)
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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Botterell's style extension head tongs

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Neurosurgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
1973.9.2
Description
Two crossed S-shaped pieces held by a screw where they cross and ending in sharp points that go into the skull; the other ends are held by a set screw for adjustment; resembles a pair of ice tongs.
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Accession Number
1973.9.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Neurosurgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Traction
Neurology -- instrumentation
External Fixators
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
Two crossed S-shaped pieces held by a screw where they cross and ending in sharp points that go into the skull; the other ends are held by a set screw for adjustment; resembles a pair of ice tongs.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T. P. Morley of Toronto General Hospital.
Maker
J. F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"J.F. HARTZ CO. STAINLESS"; "GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 22.25 cm x Width 15.25 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Photo
Reference Comments
Photos in file
Research Facts
This is Dr. E. H. Botterell's modification of the McKenzie model; in 1938, Dr. Botterell modified McKenzie's tongs; Joseph Sachetti was the first patient they were used on; (1) the locking device controlling penetration of the points was unchanged; (2) the points were greatly shortened and the shoulders were enlarged; in sum, it then became easier for the patient to lie on his side; penetration of the dura was more difficult; the points continued to be inserted into the skull at right angles to the line of traction; these tongs were taken overseas and used during the war in the Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital, RCAMC; has a shoulder on the pointed post to limit the penetration into the skull; incision in skin required; shoulder was not always effective; not in use in 1976.
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clothing and equipment records

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Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Accession Number
997001950 a-b
Description
A kit list (a) in the form of a small booklet detailing items of clothing and equipment issued by the Canadian Army to Captain T.N. Tweddell on April 30, 1943, and a receipt (b) for a Browning 9mm pistol dated June 24, 1945.
Accession Number
997001950 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies -- pamphlet
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- Archival -- documents
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Description
A kit list (a) in the form of a small booklet detailing items of clothing and equipment issued by the Canadian Army to Captain T.N. Tweddell on April 30, 1943, and a receipt (b) for a Browning 9mm pistol dated June 24, 1945.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - kit list - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
b - receipt - Size: Length 16.2 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Issued to Captain T.N. Tweddell of the Canadian 11th Field Surgical Unit
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
The pamphlet order number includes the date of printing.
Material
cardboard: beige
paper: cream
ink: blue
pencil: grey, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the cover of (a): "MILITIA BOOK M. 1 // PART III // 40/P&S/279 (11/42)"; "CANADIAN ARMY // Clothing and Equipment // Statement"; "Regt. No. // Rank // Name", opposite Rank is entered "CAPTAIN." and opposite Name is entered "T.N. TWEDDELL."; the inside pages of (a) contain pre-printed lists of articles of clothing and equipment with columns for quantity issued, and a space on the last page for additional items to be entered by hand; printed at the top of (b): "ALL SERVICES // List of Stores, Plant, Tools, Instruments, &c."; "3 CDN GEN HOSP" is entered opposite "Issued to // Requisitioned by", and "11FSU" is entered opposite "From"; the remainder of (b) contains columns for detailing the items being transferred.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Some pages of (a) are dog-earred.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001058
Description
Comb made of blue translucent sliver-flake plastic; has 48 teeth, two missing and two broken; comb is rectangular with a thickened extension of the spine flanking the teeth at either end.
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Accession Number
002001058
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
MM= Household Articles -- comb
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Personnel -- personal belongings
Description
Comb made of blue translucent sliver-flake plastic; has 48 teeth, two missing and two broken; comb is rectangular with a thickened extension of the spine flanking the teeth at either end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
Lutralite
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
plastic: blue with silver flakes
Inscriptions
"LUTRALITE" molded into the plastic; "MADE IN CANADA" molded into plastic on reverse.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 11.8 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Deposits of dirt between teeth; four teeth broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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combined vaporizer and inhaler

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
992006001 a-g
Description
Brass stand (a) has cutwork opening near rim; black wooden handle can be unscrewed; large opening cut out to insert bunsen burner along one side; black wooden handle (b) can be unscrewed; cotton wick still attached; bottom of bowl (d) is discoloured & blackened from flame; used for medicine; remova…
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Accession Number
992006001 a-g
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation -- inhaler
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Brass stand (a) has cutwork opening near rim; black wooden handle can be unscrewed; large opening cut out to insert bunsen burner along one side; black wooden handle (b) can be unscrewed; cotton wick still attached; bottom of bowl (d) is discoloured & blackened from flame; used for medicine; removable spout (e) has small funnel at end of curved support. Travill catalogue: - spout - metal container for heating aromatic materials; long tube ending in funnel for inhaling.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - body/stand - Size: Length 120.4 cm. x Diameter90.6
b - bunsen burner - Size: x Depth 60.7 cm. x Diameter40.0
c - burner cap - Size: x Depth 1.3 cm. x Diameter2.0
d - vaporizer bowl - Size: x Depth 80.5 cm. x Diameter70.7
e - vaporizer spout - Size: Length 190.5 cm. x Depth 4.0 cm.
f - body / stand handle - Size: Length 100.5 cm. x Diameter2.4
g - bunsen burner handle - Size: Length 30.5 cm. x Diameter1.2
Provenance
Travill Catalogue
Maker
Whitall, Tatum & Co.
Site Made (State)
New York; Philadelphia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Frank S. Betz Co. Reconstruction Bulletin, Hammond, Indiana 1918 pg. 30 catalogue no. 2T2132
Material
metal: yellow; silver
wood: black
fabric
Inscriptions
Stamped: WHITALL, TATUM & CO. // NEW YORK - PHILA
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-H2-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
a: brass shows discolouration overall; tarnish; active corrosion along base at large cut away opening for bunsen burner (8.5 cm.) and continues underneath; inside of stand shows white drip marks turned to light corrosion where bunsen burner was taped inside since 1984; bottom shows water stains and discolouration; b: (orientation: handle @ 12:00) at "10:00" is a large solid drip of what appears to be tan paint; will not come off; continues underneath on bottom; handle paint is flaking off around edges; d: blackened bottom bowl and heat has discoloured metal; rim to insert medicine has brown drip marks; surface pitting; some grime around rim; e: tape residue at beginning of curving support where identification tag was attached since 1984; surface pitting; inside of funnel shows staining and grime; outside rim has a crease the full length of funnel (3.0 cm.) Recommendations: clean brass; stop corrosion; place near dry area or possibly bag of silica gel near shelf; #2: condition largely unchanged; the patch of corrosion on the bottom rim of the stand (a) has not grown in size (8.5 cm x 1.0 cm); the patch that continues on the underside of the stand was 6.7 cm x 3.7 cm, approximately; the inhaler was dusty; there were loose particles of residue inside part (d); #3: metal is tarnished, wooden handles are dirty.
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 356 (similar to item # 6398)
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