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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997002438 a-e
Description
Portable metal sterilizer consisting of a metal rectangular bottomless box with movable bail wire handles (a) and removable cover on top (e); removable mesh sterilization tray with movable handles (b); two metal square steaming baskets with locking clasp closure lids (c, d); top of lids have movabl…
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Accession Number
997002438 a-e
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Portable metal sterilizer consisting of a metal rectangular bottomless box with movable bail wire handles (a) and removable cover on top (e); removable mesh sterilization tray with movable handles (b); two metal square steaming baskets with locking clasp closure lids (c, d); top of lids have movable handles; boxes are perforated and are sitting in metal boxes with holes cut in the sides; the holes match up to the perforation marks on the baskets, or they can be moved downward so the basket is sealed; model number "1680" stamped on artefact, as well as manufacturer's snowflake design logo with the letter "L" stamped in the middle; steaming baskets have patent number "23599" stmaped on them as well as the manufacturer's logo
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 36.2 cm x Width 21.3 cm x Depth 19.0 cm
b - tray - Size: Length 34.7 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Depth 17.4 cm
c - basket - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 15.4 cm x Depth 15.4 cm
d - basket - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 15.4 cm x Depth 15.4 cm
e - cover - Size: Length 36.6 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped on side: "1680"; (c) stamped on top: "D.R.G.M. // 23599"; (d) stamped on top: "D.R.G.M. // 23599"; (e) stamped on top: "1680".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-2
Condition Remarks
Slightly tarnished all over; some corrosion inside on bottom of steaming baskets
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances", Down Bros Ltd, 1906, p. 2157 (similar to model #8344); "Aloe’s Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians’ Supplies and Hospital Furnishings. 6th ed", A.S. Aloe Co., 189–, p. 983 (similar to model #11428); "Launtenschlaeger website"; fits on top of 997.001.955a-n; CD #8
Research Facts
This is the upper part to a combined sterilizer; the lower part is used for sterilizing instruments in boiling water to which 1% carbonate of soda was previously added; the upper part fits onto the lower part; dressings and bandages are steamed in perforated baskets placed in the upper section; the dressings could be kept in the containers until required for use; underneath the sterilizer were alcohol or gas lamps which heated the water; the "D.R.G.M." mark stands for Deutsche Reich Gebrameister, which means 'registered patent'; this sterilizer could have been made by Berlin's F & M Launtenschlaeger, the company who made the first instrument sterilizer in the 1880s and still specialize in surgical instrument sterilizers today
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1950
60
circa 1950-60
Collection
Dr. James Hugh McGuire Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
003046001 a-c
Description
Portable electrical sterilizer consists of metal (a) carcass on four plastic feet with lid opened by lever; front of carcass has on and off switch and two lights; electrical cord and plug connects to back of carcass; perforated sterilizer (b) tray fits inside top of carcass; second smaller perforat…
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Accession Number
003046001 a-c
Collection
Dr. James Hugh McGuire Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Portable electrical sterilizer consists of metal (a) carcass on four plastic feet with lid opened by lever; front of carcass has on and off switch and two lights; electrical cord and plug connects to back of carcass; perforated sterilizer (b) tray fits inside top of carcass; second smaller perforated (c) tray designed to hold hypodermic needles.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a -carcass - Size: Length 49.0 cm x Width 28.7 cm x Depth 25.0 cm
b - tray - Size: Length 39. 3 cm x Width 14.1 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
c - tray - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Provenance
Sterilizer was originally owned by Dr. John James McGuire and later owned and used by his son, Dr. James Hugh McGuire .
Maker
Shampaine Electric Company
Site Made (City)
Roselle
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
60
circa 1950-60
Date Remarks
Artifact is similar to an object found in catalogue from 1960.
Material
metal: silver, yellow, blue
plastic: black
glass: red, green
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on sticker affixed to carcass: " MANUFACTURED BY // Shampaine // ELECTRIC COMPANY // ROSELLE, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A. "
Pinted on plate screwed into carcass: " RED PILOT LIGHT // SIGNALS "DRY" // AND SHUTS OFF // CURRENT TO STER- // ILIZER. TURN OFF // SWITCH TO RE- // STORE OPERATION // FILL WITH WATER // & TURN SWITCH // ON. "
Printed on plate attached to bottom of carcass: " DISTRIBUTED BY // Shampaine // ELECTRIC COMPANY // ROSELLE, N.J. // U.S.A. // CAT.NO. SE417 // SERIAL NO. S53550 G // V115PH1 CY60 // W1200 A10.5"
Printed on sticker on bottom of carcass: "LISTED UNDER // EXAMINATION SERVICE // UL // illeg"
LOK // PAT. 1793068
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-1
Condition Remarks
Carcass has minor scratching; stains and chalky residue inside compartment and on both trays; paint peeling off labels.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies" in the J. F. Hartz Company Limited, 1960, p. 49 (Model A16); CD #1.
Research Facts
Used to sterilize instruments; thermostat controlled; shuts off current when water boils.
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer …
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Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer edge; this lip fits inside the main box to provide a good seal; the sieve tray (c) is a flat piece of steel with upturned sides with large squared handles protruding at both ends; the surface of the sieve tray has 57 holes (3 rows of 19), allowing for the free flow of water over the instruments placed in the tray
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box (incl. handles) - Size: Length 41.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 39.0 x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - sieve tray - Size: Length 38.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Wilmot Castle Co.
Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Date Remarks
Wilmot Castle founded in 1883
Material
metal: brown; grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on lid: "CASTLE" inside a diamond shape; on the opposite end of the lid: "25"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
Sterilizer shows significant oxidation but is very clean and has little inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 21st Edition, by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3051 (similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy)
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997037094 a-c
Description
(a) A hand-made instrument sterilizer which consists of a shallow, rectangular metal box with sem-circular handles attached on sides with bolted metal attachment; the edges are hand-crimped and rounded, each being sealed with a solder compound; the lid (b) is a flat piece of metal with a linch lip…
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Accession Number
997037094 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) A hand-made instrument sterilizer which consists of a shallow, rectangular metal box with sem-circular handles attached on sides with bolted metal attachment; the edges are hand-crimped and rounded, each being sealed with a solder compound; the lid (b) is a flat piece of metal with a linch lip soldered just inside the perimeter; two rectangular-shaped metal handles are soldered on the surface of the lid; the lip fits inside the main box (a), giving a good seal; the sieve tray (c) is a flat piece of metal with upturned sides and semi-circular handles protruding on both ends; the surface has 50 holes (5 rows of 10), allowing the free flow of water over the tray
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - sterilizer box - Size: Length 32.2 cm x Width 15.8 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
b - sterilizer lid - Size: Length 26.4 cm x Width 15.6 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - sieve tray - Size: Length 24.7 cm x Width 12.8 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Material
metal: brownish-green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
Interior of metal box shows wear and inactive corrosion; sterilizer lid shows discolouration and surface patina; #2: returned in same condition; #3: some tarnishing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., by The Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 3051 (somewhat similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Exhibit History
Bracken Library Exhibit "Boning Up on Anatomy"; Sept 9, 2002-Sept. 29, 2003
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997037104 a-c
Description
(a) A handmade, shallow rectangular copper box with semi-circular handles attached on both ends with silver solder; the rounded edges are hand-crimped, and each seam is sealed with a solder compound; the copper sieve tray (b) is a flat piece of copper with upturned sides and square-shaped handles p…
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Accession Number
997037104 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) A handmade, shallow rectangular copper box with semi-circular handles attached on both ends with silver solder; the rounded edges are hand-crimped, and each seam is sealed with a solder compound; the copper sieve tray (b) is a flat piece of copper with upturned sides and square-shaped handles protruding at 90 deg. on both ends; the surface has 50 holes (5 rows of 10), allowing the free flow of heated water over the tray; the lid (c) is a flat piece of copper with a one-inch lip soldered just inside the perimeter which, when closed, gives the box a tight seal; there is a wire handle attached to the lid in the centre which swivels back to front through a small copper tube mounted with solder
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - copper box - Size: Length 44.6 cm x Width 16.0 cm x Depth 7.3 cm
b - sieve tray - Size: Length 39.5 cm x Width 13.7 cm x Depth 6.8 cm
c - lid - Size: Length 40.8 cm x Width 15.7 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Beginning of the Bird medical practice
Material
metal: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
Surface of sterilizer is dented and copper is quite oxidized; there are traces of inactive corrosion throughout but concentrated on interior of lid
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, 1915, p. 3051 (slightly similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997037105 a-d
Description
(a) An instrument sterilizer which is comprised of a large, deep steel box with semi-circular, hinged handles on either end; the top edge has a marked lip that protrudes around the box opening; on one end there is a steam release valve; the steel sieve tray (b) is a long, shallow tray of mesh wire …
Accession Number
997037105 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) An instrument sterilizer which is comprised of a large, deep steel box with semi-circular, hinged handles on either end; the top edge has a marked lip that protrudes around the box opening; on one end there is a steam release valve; the steel sieve tray (b) is a long, shallow tray of mesh wire with upturned sides and square-shaped handles protruding at 90 deg. on both ends; the heat element (c) fits underneath the sieve; the heat element is a flattened oval-shaped closed chamber with ten holes punched through on both ends; on one end a small door opens allowing users to replace fuel; there are also small ring-shaped handles on each end; the lid (d) is a flat, rectangular steel plate that rises in the middle to a raised mid-section, topped with a squared handle fastened with solder; off centre there is a cork-stoppered hole that allows for steam release
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 55.3 cm x Width 23.0 cm x Depth 24.0 cm
b - sieve tray - Size: Length 46.0 cm x Width 18.7 cm x Depth 11.7 cm
c - heat element - Size: Length 47.1 cm x Width 18.0cm x Depth 9.0 cm
d - lid - Size: Length 50.8cm x Width 24.0 cm x Depth 6.8 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Wilmot Castle Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Beginning of the Bird medical practice
Material
metal: silver-grey
Inscriptions
On front in embossed lettering: "THE ROCHESTER // STEAM // STERILIZER // PAT. APPL'D FOR // WILMOT CASTLE & CO // ROCHESTER . NY // 108"; embossed on left side: "HOT AIR STEAM"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-3
Condition Remarks
Sterilizer shows signs of extensive inactive corrosion, especially on lid; sieve tray and heat element are in very good condition; #2: some corrosioon on lid.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., The Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 3051 (similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy)
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
997001158 a-d
Description
Ligature jar and sterilizer, which consists of four pieces; the ligature jar (a) consists of a hollow cylindrical glass jar with a slightly concave closed round bottom, a short neck and an open round top with a rounded lip; the top has a solid glass stopper with a cylindrical base with a flat, squa…
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Accession Number
997001158 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Ligature jar and sterilizer, which consists of four pieces; the ligature jar (a) consists of a hollow cylindrical glass jar with a slightly concave closed round bottom, a short neck and an open round top with a rounded lip; the top has a solid glass stopper with a cylindrical base with a flat, square handle at the top; the stopper is stuck in the bottle; there is a short length of white string attached around the neck of the jar; a round glass spool is inside the jar; the spool has rounded top and bottom pieces joined together with a cylindrical hollow-centred tube; the ligature jar fits into a brass sterilizer cylinder (b); the sterilizer cylinder consists of a length of hollow cylindrical brass with a flat closed 6-sided base and a round, open top that has threading on its outer edges; a top (c) fits over this opening; the sterilizer cylinder top consists of a flat, 6-sided top with round threaded inner edges and a rounded valve on the top; the top of the valve has a small cylindrical spigot with a small round opening at the top and a semi-circular valve release at the side; the valve release will no longer turn; the cap fits over and onto the sterilizer cylinder; the sterilizer cylinder fits into a cannister (d); the cannister consists of a long, hollow cylindrical copper tube with a flat, closed base and an open, round top; there is a semi-circular rounded heavy metal wire handle attached to the outer top edge of the cannister
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - ligature bottle - Size: Height 7.5 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
b - sterilizer cylinder - Size: Length 23.6 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 5.6 cm
c - sterilizer cylinder top - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 5.9 cm
d - sterilizer cannister - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 8.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: brown
glass: clear
fabric: white
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear and tarnish; there is a small area of corrosion on the outer bottom of the sterilizer cylinder; the valve on the top of the sterilizer cylinder will not turn; the top of the ligature bottle will no longer come out
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Photograph
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #254; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2260 (item P/-1389 is similar to 997.001.158a) (see attached photocopy); photograph (attached); CD #5
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997001399 a-b
Description
Syringe sterlizer, which consists of a rectangular sterilizer (a) with a removable tray (b); the sterilizer is rectangular in shape, with closed right, left, front, back, and bottom; there is a lid on the top that is hinged at the back; the outside centre of the lid has a rectangular-shaped piece o…
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Accession Number
997001399 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Syringe sterlizer, which consists of a rectangular sterilizer (a) with a removable tray (b); the sterilizer is rectangular in shape, with closed right, left, front, back, and bottom; there is a lid on the top that is hinged at the back; the outside centre of the lid has a rectangular-shaped piece of bakelite attached, which serves as a handle; the bottom of the sterilizer has a round, bakelite foot at each corner; the lower back right side of the sterilizer has an attached electric cord with a round ceramic piece where the cord goes into the sterilizer; the electric cord is covered with woven thread; there is an oval on/off switch set into the cord 48.5 cm from the sterilizer; the outer end of the cord has a rounded bakelite plug with brass prongs; the electric cord is 190.5 cm long in total; the inside of the lid has a flat metal hook attached at the left and right sides; these two hooks hold the tray (b); the tray is made of rectangular metal that has a pattern of small, round holes stamped through the metal; the front, back, right, and left sides are turned up; there is a small, heavy cylindrical wire hook attached at both the right and left sides; these hooks hook onto the hooks attached to the inner lid of the sterilizer.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - sterilizer - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Width 7.8 cm x Depth 11.4 cm
b - tray - Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Prometheus Elec. Corp.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver; grey; yellow
plastic: black
fabric: black; off-white
ceramic: white
Inscriptions
(a) The front of the sterilizer has the word, "PROMETHEUS" in raised letters; the bottom of the sterilizer has, "THE PROMETHEUS ELEC CORP. // 110 VOLTS 3 AMP // TYPE 408 NO. 59160 // NEW YORK" stamped into the metal; both prongs on the plug have, "HEMCO // U.S.A. // UL [the "UL" enclosed in a circle]" stamped into the metal; (b) none
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-4
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; there is a small spot of corrosion on the hook attached to the right inside of the lid; the bakelite parts are complete and undamaged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #1; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments" by Storz Instrument Company, 1966, p. 429 (similar to item #S-3055) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
997001955 a-n
Description
The lower part of a metal sterilizer, consisting of a metal rectangular case with movable bail wire handles and locking clasp closure lid on top (a); removable mesh sterilization tray with movable handles (b); two rectangular oil burners (c, g) with three lids for each compartment (d, e, f, h, i, j…
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Accession Number
997001955 a-n
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
The lower part of a metal sterilizer, consisting of a metal rectangular case with movable bail wire handles and locking clasp closure lid on top (a); removable mesh sterilization tray with movable handles (b); two rectangular oil burners (c, g) with three lids for each compartment (d, e, f, h, i, j); four removable legs (k, l, m, n); model number "1805" stamped on artefact, as well as manufacturer's snowflake design logo with the letter "L" stamped in the middle.
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 35.4 cm x Width 18.3 cm x Depth 10.5 cm
b - basket - Size: Length 32.7 cm x Width 15.5 cm x Depth 8.8 cm
c - burner - Size: Length 18.2 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
d - twist cap - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
e - twist cap - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
f - twist cap - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
g - burner - Size: Length 18.2 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
h - twist cap - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
i - twist cap - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
j - twist cap - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
k - leg - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 mm
l - leg - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 mm
m - leg - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 mm
n - leg - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 mm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped on top and right side: "1805"; stamped on front: "1" and "2"; stamped on back: "3" and "4"; (a, e, h) stamped on top: (c) stamped on top: "2234"; (g) stamped on top: "2239"; (k) stamped on side: "1"; (l) stamped on side: "2"; (m) stamped on side: "3"; (n) stamped on side: "4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-2
Condition Remarks
Slightly tarnished all over; some green oxidization on top of case; some corrosion inside on bottom of case
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances," Down Bros Ltd., 1906, p. 2157 (similar to model #8344); "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe & Co., 189–, p. 983 (similar to model #11428); "Launtenschlaeger Web site"; fits with 997.002.438 a-e; CD #8.
Research Facts
This is the lower part of a combined sterilizer that is used for sterilizing instruments in boiling water to which 1% carbonate of soda was previously added; the upper part fits onto the lower part; dressings and bandages are steamed in perforated baskets placed in the upper section; the dressings could be kept in the containers until required for use; underneath the sterilizer were alcohol or gas lamps that heated the water; with the tray supported off the ground, instruments were safe from being ruined by excessive heat; this sterilizer could have been made by Berlin's F&M Launtenschlaeger, the company that made the first instrument sterilizer in the 18802 and still specializes in sterilizers today.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
000003187 a-c
Description
The instrument sterilizer consists of (a) a rectangular metal box with hinged lid that opens using a heat-resistant handle on the right side end; on the front of the box there is an on/off switch; to the left of the switch is a round metal protrusion with red glass covering the end and fitted with …
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Accession Number
000003187 a-c
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
The instrument sterilizer consists of (a) a rectangular metal box with hinged lid that opens using a heat-resistant handle on the right side end; on the front of the box there is an on/off switch; to the left of the switch is a round metal protrusion with red glass covering the end and fitted with four insulated feet; to the right of the switch is a springed bakelite knob; exiting from the back is an electric cord with plug; (b) metal removable tray with a handle on one end and numerous regularly punched holes over the entire tray bottom; (c) top has a bakelite knob that screws into a faucet on the left side end and opens and closes the faucet; it is removable.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 49.0 cm x Width 17.8 cm x Depth 21.0 cm
b - tray - Size: Length 38.1 cm x Width 13.3 cm x Depth 5.6 cm
c - tap - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Pelton & Crane Company
Site Made (City)
Charlotte
Site Made (State)
North Carolina
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: grey
plastic: brown
rubber: black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "PELTON [logo, see accession sheet for sketch] CRANE"; on back: "N [cursive] S 3.9"; a metal plate is attached with two logos: "U L", with the L subscripted to the U and both enclosed in a circle, and "S A" enclosed in a large "C"; also, "LISTED UNDER // REEXAMINATION SERVICES // OF // UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES INC."; second plate attached below first has printed, "— CAUTION — // FOR USE WITH WALL OR // BASE RECEPTACLE ONLY // PELTON STERILIZER // SERIAL A16–13247 // VOLTS 110-120 [ numbers enclosed in box] WATTS 1200 ["1200" enclosed in box] // THE PELTON & CRANE COMPANY // CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, U.S.A. // — CAUTION — // USE ON A.C. ONLY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-3
Condition Remarks
The sterilizer shows evidence of use, but no corrosion; there were brown deposits on its outer surface, as well as water deposits.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Constance Cox; "Surgical Instruments Operation Tables Sterilizers Hospital Equipment," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, 1957, p. 42 (similar to (2) Portable Sterilizers) (see attached photocopy); CD #4
Research Facts
"N S 3.9" stands for "Nursing School"
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