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Burton examination lamp

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
993004095 a-b
Description
Adjustable electrical floor lamp used for examination; cast-iron stand has adjustableshaft to accomodate elevation of lamp; lamp tilts and focus pulls out; on / off switch is on cord near lamp.
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Accession Number
993004095 a-b
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Lamp
Description
Adjustable electrical floor lamp used for examination; cast-iron stand has adjustableshaft to accomodate elevation of lamp; lamp tilts and focus pulls out; on / off switch is on cord near lamp.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stand - Size: Length 75.2 cm.
b - floor stand shaft - Size: x Diameter2.0 cm.
c - floor stand platform - Size: x Diameter30.0 cm.
d - adjustable light - Size: Length 94.5 cm. x Width 21.5 cm. x Depth 9.0 cm.
e - light cord - Size: Length 205.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Date Remarks
Style of electrical cord; bakelite plastic covering
Material
metal: black; silver
plastic:black
Inscriptions
Embossed in cast iron platform underneath: "D.168."; etched into front of base: "BURTON" etched into on / off switch: UND.LAB.INSP. MADE IN U.S.A. // SNAPIT /d 5A-250V-10A-125V"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-1-2
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examination chair

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Accession Number
995003086
Description
Examining (eye?) chair which consists of a painted metal base with four legs and plastic wheels; on the base is a vinyl-covered seat and high back (both likely made of vinyl-covered wood) and a cardboard bottom; the back has 52 studs holding the vinyl in place.
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Accession Number
995003086
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Examining (eye?) chair which consists of a painted metal base with four legs and plastic wheels; on the base is a vinyl-covered seat and high back (both likely made of vinyl-covered wood) and a cardboard bottom; the back has 52 studs holding the vinyl in place.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: dark grey
paint: blue
vinyl: blue
cardboard: beige
wood(?):
plastic: black
Inscriptions
The bottom of the chair seat has a tag which reads, "Do not remove this tag under penalty of law // All new material consisting of cotton felt // Registry No. N.Y. 25615 // This article is made to compliance with an act of Dist. of Col. // approved July 3, 1926; Kansas approved March 1923, Minn. approved April 24, 1929. New Jersey Revised Statutes 26, 10-6 18. Sold by Date of Delivery"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-12-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 110.0 cm. x Width: 41.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
The chair was very dirty and dusty; there is a sticky residue on the vinyl on the inside of of the chair back, as well as a spot of red spray paint
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Possibly an eye-examining chair (Sylvia Burkinshaw)
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examination chair

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11696
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997010006
Description
Examination chair consists of tapering round metal base with foot operated hydraulic pump; base supports a vinyl covered seat with arm rests and vinyl covered back and adjustable head rest; head rest is adjustable at three joints. Note; bottom of chair has holders for footrest; footrest is missing
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Accession Number
997010006
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Examination chair consists of tapering round metal base with foot operated hydraulic pump; base supports a vinyl covered seat with arm rests and vinyl covered back and adjustable head rest; head rest is adjustable at three joints.
Note; bottom of chair has holders for footrest; footrest is missing
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital.
Maker
Raymond Industries
Site Made (City)
Minneapolis
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: silver, black
vinyl: black
wood: brown
cardboard: brown
plastic: black, white
Inscriptions
Printed on label stapled to bottom of seat: "ALL NEW MATERIAL CONSISTING OF // POLYETHER 75% // RESIN TREATED // COTTON LINTERS 25 % // Lic. No. Cal. 15351 (Minn.) // MADE BY // RAYMOND INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED // 460 HOOVER STREET, N. E. // MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 55413" Printed on sticker affixed to base: "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO 00351" Handwritten with marker on tape affixed to seat back: "113" Printed on sticket affixed to seat back: "Raymond Industries // STYLETTE 04281 RIS // RAYMOND IND. INC. MPLS. MINN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-12-1
Dimension Notes
Length 139.0 cm x Width 66.0 cm x Depth 66.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Vinyl on seat is impressed; vinyl is torn along seam of armrests; metal on seat and base is slightly rusty; base is slightly scratched; paint is chipped on headrest and headrest vinyl is patched with tape
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The J. F. Hartz Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies", 1960, p. 186 (similar to Royal Hydraulic Utility Chair)
Research Facts
Used for examination
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examination chair

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11702
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997010009 a-b
Description
(a) examination chair consists of enamel painted metal base with 4 legs; threaded vertical shaft with wheel to adjust height extends from base to support vinyl covered seat; seat back and arm rests are adjustable; two gooseneck lamps extend from seat back; bulbs of lamps have round plastic casing w…
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Accession Number
997010009 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
(a) examination chair consists of enamel painted metal base with 4 legs; threaded vertical shaft with wheel to adjust height extends from base to support vinyl covered seat; seat back and arm rests are adjustable; two gooseneck lamps extend from seat back; bulbs of lamps have round plastic casing with glass convex lens; each lamp has switch and electric cord and plug; adjustable head rest extends from seat back and includes rolls of paper; loose paper (b) label attached to seat with tape.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - examination chair - Size: Length 1.30 m. x Width 65.0 cm. x Depth 57.5 cm.
b - label - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital.
Maker
Surgical Mechanical Research Inc.
Site Made (City)
Newport Beach
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver, light green
paint: light green
vinyl: dark green
plastic: black, grey
rubber: black
wood: brown
fabric: black
glass: transparent, translucent
paper: white, yellow, black
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker affixed to head rest: "Surgical Mechanical Research, Inc. // 883 WEST 16th STREET, NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA"; engraved on metal of seat back: "R66015"; printed on sticker affixed to lamp: "AJUSCO // ADJUSTABLE // FIXTURE CO. // MILWAUKEE, WIS."; embossed on plastic casing of lamp: "SURG. MECH. RESEARCH // L. A. CALIF."; printed on label taped to artifact: "Underwriter's Laboratories. Inc. // LISTED // PORTABLE LAMP // ISSUE 50,148 // AJUSCO // [MIL]WAUKEE, WISCONSIN"
Permanent Location
(a): Storage Room W1
W1-11-1
(b): Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 18
Condition Remarks
Coating flaking from leg and exposed metal rusting; legs are scratched; fabric detaching from back of seat; light rust on arm and head rests; plastic broken on right arm rest and on left lamp casing; adhesive residue on seat back; slight pulverization of rubber on head rest; paper on head rest ripped.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used for examination
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examining table stirrup

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
995003093 a-b
Description
(a) Stirrup part from an examining table with (b) screw to attach it; the screw has a flat oval section at the top to enable it to be hand-turned; the stirrup is a single piece of aluminum shaped to enable a patient to rest the foot in it.
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Accession Number
995003093 a-b
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Stirrup part from an examining table with (b) screw to attach it; the screw has a flat oval section at the top to enable it to be hand-turned; the stirrup is a single piece of aluminum shaped to enable a patient to rest the foot in it.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stirrup - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Width 10.3 cm.
b - screw - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.6 cm.
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-8
Condition Remarks
Stirrup was very dirty and dusty
Copy Type
Original
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magnifying glass

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
993004021 a-b
Description
Glass magnifier has chamber for batteries and lightbulb in chrome casing; lens is 4-5 cm. diameter; eyepiece cover and batteries are missing; handle has removable portion to insert batteries.
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Accession Number
993004021 a-b
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
Description
Glass magnifier has chamber for batteries and lightbulb in chrome casing; lens is 4-5 cm. diameter; eyepiece cover and batteries are missing; handle has removable portion to insert batteries.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - magnifier - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Width 4.0 cm.
b - removable handle - Size: Length 5.8 cm. x Diam. 1.7 cm.
c - light bulb - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C. M. Bracken.
Maker
Swift & Anderson Inc.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Etched on magnifier handle: SWIFT & ANDERSON INC. // BOSTON, MASS. // CHROME - MADE IN U.S.A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-7
Condition Remarks
# 1: requires lid; # 2: no damage; #3: no damage; light bulb was loose.
Exhibit History
October 5, 2001 - Sept. 2002: Bracken Library, Botterell Hall, C. M. Bracken exhibit
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paitent weight scale

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037541
Description
Hospital scale has a rectangular metal base with four L-shaped feet at the corners; corners are rounded, convexly curved, with small slots for mounting metal cover of base with springs; curving extension to base curved concavely, then convexly around end (like an inverted U); extension has semicirc…
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Accession Number
997037541
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Weight -- instrumentation
Physical Examination
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Hospital scale has a rectangular metal base with four L-shaped feet at the corners; corners are rounded, convexly curved, with small slots for mounting metal cover of base with springs; curving extension to base curved concavely, then convexly around end (like an inverted U); extension has semicircular foot; two long metal poles extend out of base extension; front pole flares into spherical shpaes, then narrows and flares twice more before stopping; at top sphere, a loosely enclosed metal crossbar projects from both sides; rear pole flares into trident shape and decorative metalwork; on top of this the weighing assembly, with two arms and cylindrical weights, is mounted.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Drs. C. H. Bird and H. G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Fairbanks
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
metal: yellow; silver; white
Inscriptions
Embossed on base cover: FAIRBANKS"; engraved on top measuring arm: "x x x x x x // 0 5 10 15 20 25 lbs"; engraved on bottom measuring arm: "x x x x x x x x x x // FAIRBANKS // 0 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200 225 lbs // 2 1 7 1 4"; symbol engraved on bottom arm: a crown surrounding "E. R. // 1S4 // H [cursive]"; embossed on underside of base: "13601 // FR U // 1211"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-9-1
Dimension Notes
Length 153.4 cm x Width 49.4 cm x Depth 54.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paint chipped; metal tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalog C30," Montreal: AHSC (Canada), ca. 1960, item # 62400
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pediatric weight scale

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Obstetrics
Accession Number
995003013 a-b
Description
(a) rectangular-shaped metal infant balance with (b) removable infant holder; scale has a movable weight in front which slides back and forth on a metal bar and a scale in both hg and kg; infant holder is designed to hold an infant lying down; there is a headrest on the right side.
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Accession Number
995003013 a-b
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Physical Examination
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
Infant Care
Body Weight -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
(a) rectangular-shaped metal infant balance with (b) removable infant holder; scale has a movable weight in front which slides back and forth on a metal bar and a scale in both hg and kg; infant holder is designed to hold an infant lying down; there is a headrest on the right side.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scale - Size: Length 54.0 cm. x Width 31.0 cm. x Depth 11.0 cm.
b - infant holder - Size: Length 66.0 cm. x Width 27.0 cm.
Maker
Stathmos type 391
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
paint: white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Scale in hg and kg at scale front; tape which reads "Stillbirth classed if 500 gms or if over 20 weeks gestation"; another piece of tape on which is written: "1 kg = 1000 gms 1 Hectogram = 100 grams"; tape with "V3" (Victory 3) on the infant holder
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A2-3
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase East, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
The scale was very dirty and dusty; a few small chips on the paint are visible
Copy Type
Original
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pediatric weight scale

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Dates
1950
1955
circa 1950 - 1955
Category
Pediatrics
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Paediatrics
Pediatrics
Accession Number
017037001
Description
White enamel painted metal Dectecto-Lette Junior pediatric weight scale consisting of heavy modified figure eight shaped cast iron base attached to central silver painted adjustable scale section and convex rounded rectangle weighing pan; weighing pan is welded and screwed to central vertical beam …
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Accession Number
017037001
Category
Pediatrics
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Paediatrics
Pediatrics
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
Infant Care
Pediatrics
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Body Weight -- instrumentation
Description
White enamel painted metal Dectecto-Lette Junior pediatric weight scale consisting of heavy modified figure eight shaped cast iron base attached to central silver painted adjustable scale section and convex rounded rectangle weighing pan; weighing pan is welded and screwed to central vertical beam that moves vertically when weight is applied; scale section consists of one graduated horizontal rectangular beam with notched weight measurements from 0 to 10 pounds and large rectangular metal sliding weight, one smaller graduated horizontal rectangular beam with notched weight measurements for ounces and smaller rectangular metal sliding weight, one horizontal metal rod with lockable hexagonal sliding metal piece, and one 12 pound teardrop cast iron weight hanging from end; product logo and manufacturing information appears on proper right end of larger graduated beam.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
The Jacobs Bros. Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1955
circa 1950 - 1955
Date Remarks
Dates in donor record indicate early 1950s.
Material
metal: grey, rust
paint: white, silver, black
Inscriptions
Molded in larger bar and filled with black paint: “DETECTO-LETTE // WATCHES BABY’S WEIGHT // JUNIOR // THE JACOBS BROS. CO., INC NEW YORK, NY // PAT. APP’D FOR // CAP 24 LBS”; Molded into teardrop weight: “12 LBS”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B1-1
Length
60.6 cm
Width
34.5cm
Depth
28.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chipping of paint on edges of pan, sliding scale section, and teardrop weight; minor corrosion in areas where paint has chipped; large rectangular area of yellow discolouration in centre of pan
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Company History.” Detecto.com, Detecto, 2018.
Research Facts
The Detecto brand was established in 1900 in New York by the Jacobs Brothers, who were three immigrants to the United States; they specialized in building and repairing food services scales, before becoming a manufacturer of various food industry measuring scales and medical-related scales; the company was purchased by Cardinal Scale in 1981, and Cardinal continues to use the Detecto name as of 2020.
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pediatric weight scale

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pediatrics
Obstetrics
Paediatrics
Accession Number
992070078 a-c
Description
White painted steel and cast iron balance scale used to weigh newborns to infants; all-metal infant support area is welded to main pieces; separate 18-lb. weight; overall depth = 27.5 cm.
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Accession Number
992070078 a-c
Collection
Dr. R. R. MacGregor Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pediatrics
Obstetrics
Paediatrics
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
Infant Care
Pediatrics
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Body Weight
Body Weight -- instrumentation
Description
White painted steel and cast iron balance scale used to weigh newborns to infants; all-metal infant support area is welded to main pieces; separate 18-lb. weight; overall depth = 27.5 cm.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - scale - Size: Length 56.0 cm. x Width 29.0 cm. x Depth 10.0 cm.
b - scale bottom - Size: Length 50.0 cm. x Width 20.0 cm. x Depth 4.0 cm.
c - 18-lb. weight - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Diameter 6.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. R. R. MacGregor; note: this scale was located in storage room next door to Watkins 'O' 4-023 on March 17 1993 by Housekeeping (Joyce) and K. Karkut removed for processing.
Maker
B. S. & M.
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Date Remarks
Dr. R. R. MacGregor collection
Material
metal: silver; white
Inscriptions
Embossed on support: "38156 // B. S. & M."; paper note attached to scale states: "KGH ARCHIVES: Donated by R. D. J. Delahaye originally from // Dr. ROB ROY MCGREGOR: Chief of Paediatrics // 1929-1956 // 23 April 1982 // S. M. Burkinshaw"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A2-4
Condition Remarks
bad paint job; need to remove paint layers and repaint; structurally excellent; metal pitted
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