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dental sterilizer unit

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
997010004 a-h
Description
Ritter dental sterilizer consisting of vertical metal (a) carcass with a door opening to interior at front and pedal at base which opens inbuilt autoclave at top; autoclave contains perforated metal (b) tray with handles; carcass has two dials and a spout at front and electrical cable and plug at b…
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Accession Number
997010004 a-h
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- instrumentation
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Dental Equipment
Description
Ritter dental sterilizer consisting of vertical metal (a) carcass with a door opening to interior at front and pedal at base which opens inbuilt autoclave at top; autoclave contains perforated metal (b) tray with handles; carcass has two dials and a spout at front and electrical cable and plug at back; interior of carcass contains (c) shelf, (d-e) two small bulbs in (g) packet for pill storage and instructional (f) tag on string; sterilizer has a (h) removable back panel which provides access to mechanical compartment.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - carcass - Length 95.0cm x Width 48.3cm x Depth 41.0
b - tray - Length 33.0cm x Width 12.0cm x Depth 2.5cm
c - shelf - Length 39.0cm x Width 33.0cm x Depth 1.4cm
d -e - bulbs - Length 4.5cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
f - tag on string - Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm
g - packet - Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.8 cm
h - back panel - Length 36.0 cm x Width 19.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
Maker
Ritter Company Inc.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Date appears on Ritter Dental Company website
Material
metal: tan, black, silver, cream, yellow
plastic: black, silver, yellow
fabric: black, cream
paper: cream
ceramic: white
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on metal plate affixed to carcass; "Ritter Sterilizer // MANUFACTURED BY // Ritter Company, Inc. // Rochester, N.Y. // CURRENT A.C. VOLTS 115 WATTS 1230 MODEL-TYPE E 1 SERIAL NO. 20E133 // MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". Handwritten in chalk on interior mechanical compartment; "1918 G1". Embossed on front of carcass; "RITTER".
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-4-2
Condition Remarks
Carcass is scratched with large sections of paint chipped and exposing rusty metal; inbuilt autoclave and tray are scratched, tarnished and interior is covered in chalky residue; autoclave lid has residue from duct tape; interior of carcass has minor stains; cloth-braided cords are frayed and plastic tubing broken inside mechanical compartment; instructional tag is stained; paper packet with bulbs is stained.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"The Golden Years 1920-1959", The Ritter Dental Company website, page 5, 1940's Ritter Model D Sterilizer; copy in donor file
Research Facts
Used to sterilize dental instruments.
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dental sterilizer unit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13116
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020027 a-g
Description
Rectangular metal dental sterilizer unit (a); green-enamelled sides and interior with black porcelain top and brown metal base; metal seam running down centre of back; silver metal sterilizer and lid, with metal lever beside it, at top right; lever and sterilizer lid are raised via ridged metal foo…
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Accession Number
010020027 a-g
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- instrumentation
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Dental Equipment
Description
Rectangular metal dental sterilizer unit (a); green-enamelled sides and interior with black porcelain top and brown metal base; metal seam running down centre of back; silver metal sterilizer and lid, with metal lever beside it, at top right; lever and sterilizer lid are raised via ridged metal foot pedal at bottom right of unit; two grey-enamelled rectangular trays inside sterilizer, one with curved handles on either side (d) and perforated holes throughout bottom, the other with large curved hook at centre of back (e) and smaller perforated holes at bottom, grouped in square shapes of four; black fabric-covered electrical wire with black plastic and metal end coming out of back of unit from white metal hole; front of unit has rectangular door with round black knob, two metal hinges on left side and clasp closure; black-enamelled metal plaque above door states manufacturer's name, with on/off switch beside it; four brackets inside unit hold two clear glass shelves (b, c) with rounded front edges; manufacturer's pamphlet with two staple closure (f) has beige cover printed with blue ink; inside white pages are printed with black ink; 16 pages; small curved yellow rubber tube (g)
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - unit - Size: Length 92.0 cm x Width 46.0 m x Depth 40.0 cm
b - glass shelf - Size: Length 43.0 cm x Width 24.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
c - glass shelf - Size: Length 43.0 cm x Width 24.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - tray - Size: Length 30.4 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
e - tray - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 5.3 cm
f - pamphlet - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 10.2 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
g - pipe - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Wilmot Castle Company
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
metal: silver, brown
enamel: green, grey
porcelain: black
glass: clear
rubber: yellow
plastic: black
fabric: black
Inscriptions
(a) Printed at back of unit: "WILMOT CASTLE COMPANY // ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, U.S.A. // CASTLE // TYPE SERIAL // 90 Y0020 // AMPS VOLTS // [Illeg] 110 // CESA NO APPROVAL"; embossed on front of unit: "CASTLE // STERILIZER"; (e) printed on title page: "The // CASTLE MANUAL // OF // CORRECT STERILIZATION // A working technique for // safe sterilization, practical // for physicians...dentists, // and surgeons, for use in // their offices and clinics. // This manual also includes // suggestions for the proper // care of sterilizers. // WILMOT CASTLE COMPANY // ROCHESTER 7, NEW YORK"; printed on first page: ""Copyright 1941 // Reprinted 1946 // Wilmot Castle Co. Rochester 7, N.Y."; printed on sticker on inside cover: "DR MARC TREPANIER // 275 EST RUE PRINCIPALE // FARNHAM, QUE // J2N 1L5"; handwritten on last page: "No 3-413 // Outfit No 90 110 Volts // Serial X-0020"
Permanent Location
(a,, b, c, d, e, g): Storage Room W2
W2-536-3-1
(f): Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Condition Remarks
Green enamel generally scratched and peeling, especially at base and inside unit at brackets; black plaque on front cracked; silver tarnished on top of sterilizer; black rubber hardened; some white blooming on plastic at end of wire; trays (d, e) are covered in white residue (lime?), enamel peeling; rubber hardened and cracked on (g)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Marc Trepanier from Farnham, Quebec; sterilizer box is filled with water and instruments are boiled for no longer than ten minutes; unit features Full Automatic Control, meaning the unit regulates the heat and maintains the right temperature; foot pedal opens sterilizer and raises trays to avoid contaminating tray handles with hands
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dental sterilizer unit

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13117
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020028 a-d
Description
Rectangular metal dental sterilizer unit (a); yellow-enamelled sides and interior with black porcelain top and brown metal base; metal seam running down centre of back; silver metal sterilizer and lid, with metal lever beside it, at top right; lever and sterilizer lid are raised via ridged metal fo…
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Accession Number
010020028 a-d
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Care -- instrumentation
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Dental Equipment
Description
Rectangular metal dental sterilizer unit (a); yellow-enamelled sides and interior with black porcelain top and brown metal base; metal seam running down centre of back; silver metal sterilizer and lid, with metal lever beside it, at top right; lever and sterilizer lid are raised via ridged metal foot pedal at bottom right of unit; three grey-enamelled rectangular trays inside sterilizer, one with curved handles on either side (b) and perforated holes throughout bottom, one with solid curved hook at centre of back (c) and smaller perforated holes at bottom, one with hook at centre of back (d) and perforated holes on bottom and sides; silver metal nozzle at right side of unit with round black knob; black rubber electrical wire with metal end coming out back of unit from white metal hole; front of unit has rectangular door with round black knob, two metal hinges on left side and clasp closure; two decorative strips of silver metal at top and bottom of door; brown on/off switch on top of door; four brackets inside unit to hold shelves
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - unit - Size: Length 91.0 cm x Width 46.5 cm x Depth 40.0 cm
b - tray - Size: Length 30.0 cm x Width 11.8 cm x Depth 5.9 cm
c - tray - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
d - tray - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
Based on similar artefact
Material
metal: silver, brown
enamel: yellow, grey, brown, white
porcelain: black
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room W2
W2-536-3-1
Condition Remarks
Unit most likely would have glass shelves inside; porcelain top is generally scratched; enamel scratched at door and inside unit; plaque missing above door
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
010.020.027 a-g
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Terry Kearns from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario; this unit is almost identical to 010.020.027 a-g, from the 1940s and manufactured by the Wilmot Castle Company of Rochester, New York; sterilizer box is filled with water and instruments are boiled for no longer than ten minutes; foot pedal opens sterilizer and raises trays to avoid contaminating tray handles with hands
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needle sterilizer

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Dates
1900
1949
1900-1949
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1973.2.17 a-c
Description
A three-part cylindrical needle sterilizer consisting of a top, bottom and middle portion; the middle tray is perforated with little holes.
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Accession Number
1973.2.17 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Suture Techniques
Antisepsis
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Description
A three-part cylindrical needle sterilizer consisting of a top, bottom and middle portion; the middle tray is perforated with little holes.
Number Of Parts
3
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Winston S. Mahon of Willowdale, Ont.
Dates
1900
1949
1900-1949
Date Remarks
Original record had "firat half of the 20th c."
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Condition Remarks
The outer case (a,b) is pocked and discoloured where the coating has worn off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 2241 (item # B/-6625); CD #UHN
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Penn needle sterilizer box

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Dates
1940
1949
circa 1940-1949
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
992031001 a-b
Description
Paper box has a wood grain paper wrapping; labels are blue with white lettering: empty
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Accession Number
992031001 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Product Packaging
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Description
Paper box has a wood grain paper wrapping; labels are blue with white lettering: empty
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 10.3 cm. x Width 7.7 cm. x Depth 7.7 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 10.7 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
Maker
Penn Surgical Mfg. Co,
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Penn.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1949
circa 1940-1949
Date Remarks
style of type on labels (KK)
Material
paper: brown, blue; white
Inscriptions
Paper label on (a): No. 4440 PSMCO 1-12 DOZ // TRADE MARK // Penn Needle Sterilizer //
(Metal) // PENN SURGICAL MFG. CO., INC., PHILA.; on (b): THE J.F. HARTZ CO. // LIMITED //
PHYSICIANS SUPPLIES // TORONTO
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-7
Condition Remarks
some edges show abrasion; #2: the box was dusty; the cardboard had yellowed slightly; there were five reddish-brown deposits on the underside of the lid.
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Sklar catalogue, 1967, p. 37, cited as a Floyd Hypodermice Needle Sterilizer; CD #5
Research Facts
The needle sterilizier itself is accession # 992.002.001a-d
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Sterile Tray Index for Hopsitals [sterilized instrument tray guide]

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Dates
1955
1960
circa 1955-1960
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Nursing
Accession Number
000018023
Description
Large pale green card stock covered booklet with lists of instruments required for various treatments with accompanying photos of the proper layout; includes photographs of nurses loading wall mounted sterlizers; attached at the back is a four sided orange sheet showing photos and information about…
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Accession Number
000018023
Author
Wilmot Castle Company
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Sterilization methods
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Large pale green card stock covered booklet with lists of instruments required for various treatments with accompanying photos of the proper layout; includes photographs of nurses loading wall mounted sterlizers; attached at the back is a four sided orange sheet showing photos and information about various sterilizer products from the manufacture Castle; 36 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Wilmot Castle Company
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1955
1960
circa 1955-1960
Date Remarks
Publication date 1957
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black, orange
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "$1.00 per Copy // Revised Edition // STERILE TRAY // INDEX // for HOSPITALS // Published as a Hospital Service // by the // WILMOT CASTLE COMPANY // ROCHESTER, N.Y. // Property of // B. M. Kirker"; on inside cover: "Compiled by: Florence Donohue, R.N. // Central Supply Supervisor // Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital // Copyright 1957 by the Wilmot Castle Co."; on next page: "KITCHENER-WATERLOO HOSPITAL CSR // The "Sterile Tray Index for Hospitals" was born in this // modern Canadian Hospital Central Supply Department. // All tray sets, as outlined in the book, are processed in the // three large rectangular sterilizers shown. // To facilitate the huge work load and provide the simpli- // plest, safest control, the sterilizers are fitted with // automatic controls which are operately remotely from the // Supervisor's Office"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B pg 10 a
Length
27.9 cm
Width
21.5 cm
Depth
0.03 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
like new inside; cover slightly faded especially around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Medical Tour Info" Brockville Psychiatric Hospital website
Research Facts
I
Formally known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane; the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario’s first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (non of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electro - convulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Heath Care Group.
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Sterile Tray Index for Hopsitals [sterilized instrument tray guide]

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Dates
1953
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Nursing
Accession Number
000018024
Description
Large pale yellow card stock covered booklet with lists of instruments required for various treatments with accompanying photos of the proper layout; includes photographs of nurses loading wall mounted sterlizers; attached at the back is a four sided orange sheet showing photos and information abou…
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Accession Number
000018024
Author
Wilmot Castle Company
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Sterilization methods
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Large pale yellow card stock covered booklet with lists of instruments required for various treatments with accompanying photos of the proper layout; includes photographs of nurses loading wall mounted sterlizers; attached at the back is a four sided orange sheet showing photos and information about various sterilizer products from the manufacture Castle; 36 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Wilmot Castle Company
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1953
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black, orange
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "STERILE TRAY // INDEX // for HOSPITALS // Published as a Hospital Service // by the // WILMOT CASTLE COMPANY // ROCHESTER, N.Y."; on inside cover: "CONSULT // OUR // PLANNING // DEPARTMENT // WILMOT CASTLE COMPANY"; on next page: "STERILE TRAY // INDEX // for HOSPITALS // COMPLIED BY: FLORENCE DONAHUE, R.N. // EDITED BY: EVELYN ROBERTS, R.N."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B pg 11 a
Length
27.9 cm
Width
21.5 cm
Depth
0.03 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
like new inside; cover slightly faded especially around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Medical Tour Info" Brockville Psychiatric Hospital website
Research Facts
Formally known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane; the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario’s first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (non of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electro - convulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Heath Care Group.
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