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Akron foley catheter

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1983.4.3
Description
A length of amber tubing with a plastic plug at one end; left in the original sealed package to protect rubber from deteriorating due to exposure to air.
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Accession Number
1983.4.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Urinary catheterization
Description
A length of amber tubing with a plastic plug at one end; left in the original sealed package to protect rubber from deteriorating due to exposure to air.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. J. D. Tanner.
Maker
Akron Catheter Inc.
Site Made (City)
Akron
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
rubber: amber
glass: clear
cork: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-1
Condition Remarks
New
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Found by Mr. Tanner wrapped in brown paper on a Toronto street.
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barium sulphate

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Dates
1990
1999
circa 1990-1999
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
996013046
Description
A sealed rectangular bag of barium sulphate, a white powdered mixture; bag has paper backing, a clear plastic front which has a slight blue tint; front has been handwritten on with black felt pen.
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Accession Number
996013046
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Barium Sulfate -- diagnosis
Urology -- instrumentation
Radiography -- instrumentation
Description
A sealed rectangular bag of barium sulphate, a white powdered mixture; bag has paper backing, a clear plastic front which has a slight blue tint; front has been handwritten on with black felt pen.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. Low in Toronto in the Bladder Function Clinic 1965-1996.
Maker
V. Mueller & Co.
Site Made (City)
Deerfield
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1990
1999
circa 1990-1999
Date Remarks
Packaging appears recent; date is uncertain
Material
paper: white
plastic: blue-tinted clear
Inscriptions
On front (by felt pen): "BARIUM // SULPHATE // FAPC L5 DR // LOW"; on inside of paper backing (seen behind powder): "Bater // Tower Dual/Pec ® Sterilization Pouch // Blue bar darkens when steam processed. // Circle appears when Gas processed. // Distributed by Baxter Healthcare Corporation // Deerfield, IL 60015 // Made in USA // V. Mueller // Cat. 90408 // 4" x 8""
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-7
Dimension Notes
Length 19.8 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Package has been written on with felt pen which has stained paper backing on both sides; some creasing of paper surface; powder is still loose; #2: powder leaking
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Gillian Major; also see all of 996.013
Research Facts
Made into a paste; outlined the urethra on prep. for a cystogram (X-Ray); inserted with syringe and catheter
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Bigelow's evacuation apparatus

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
002005003
Description
Bigelow's evacuation apparatus, which consists of an oval orange rubber bulb with three openings, to which three metal pieces are attached; two pieces have stopcocks and are open-ended; the other has a clear, round glass bulb attached; one stopcock attachment ends with a convex piece; a metal band …
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Accession Number
002005003
Collection
Dr. A. Morales Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
Bigelow's evacuation apparatus, which consists of an oval orange rubber bulb with three openings, to which three metal pieces are attached; two pieces have stopcocks and are open-ended; the other has a clear, round glass bulb attached; one stopcock attachment ends with a convex piece; a metal band connects the other stopcock piece with the glass bulb piece.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hosptial by Dr. A. Morales.
Maker
G. U. Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Very similar to item in 1957 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
rubber: orange
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The number "40" is stamped into the metal in several places; "G.U. MAN CO // LONDON" is stamped into the metal band.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-4
Dimension Notes
Length 28.3 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Depth 8.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The rubber at the metal attachment points was significantly stressed and cracked; there was no sign of metal corrosion, the glass had no chips or breaks, and the rubber was still flexible; pieces that could once be removed could be no longer, due to the rubber deterioration; #2: rubber ripped close to metal attachment, glass vial, steel; #3: rubber requires special trateatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. A. Morales; "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957, p. 4023 (similar to Fig. 36500)
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bladder / urethro pressure transducer

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013015 a-c
Description
A pressure catheter consisting of three main parts: green rubber insertion tube with red marks, half a centimeter apart, and three black catheterizing tubes with metal heads joined by an orange rubber tube; a pressure transducer made of a metal cylinder with a thick, clear plastic head with two kno…
Accession Number
996013015 a-c
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Transducers, Pressure
Urology -- instrumentation
Description
A pressure catheter consisting of three main parts: green rubber insertion tube with red marks, half a centimeter apart, and three black catheterizing tubes with metal heads joined by an orange rubber tube; a pressure transducer made of a metal cylinder with a thick, clear plastic head with two knob-like extensions -- one at the top and one to the side, extending on a diagonal; knobs have lock levers and hollow tubular extensions for attaching onto catheter guides; a grey rubber conducting cord with a 6-prong plug at the end.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - catheter tubes - Size: Length 48.0 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
b - pressure transducer - Size: Length 14.5 cm. x Diameter12.0 cm.
c - conducting cord - Size: Length 471.2 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J. A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, Kingston General Hosptial, from 1965 to 1975.
Maker
Statham
Site Made (City)
Hato Rey
Site Made (Country)
Puerto Rico
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Date Remarks
Dates used in Bladder Function Clinic
Material
metal: silver
plastic: clear
rubber: grey; black; orange; green
wire: white; green; red
Inscriptions
(b) "9914 // P23AC // 0 TO 75 cmHg 12 Y.MAX. // [script] Statham // Hato Rey, Puerto Rico."; lock lever: "B-D // MS02"; electric plug: "Cannon"; rubber plug face: "1 2 3 4 5 6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-1
Condition Remarks
Rubber hose over wiring has broken away where it attaches to the pressure transducer, exposing electrical wiring; paint (?) specks on metal and plastic surface of pressure transducer; orange rubber connecting tube on urethral rod is disintegrating -- dry, cracked; green residue on lock levers of pressure transducer; green urethral rod surface is rough; rubber here is starting to dry up and disintegrate; #2: rubber is deteriorating, some corrosion of metal; #3: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Dr. James A. Low; see also 996.013.006-.016
Research Facts
Instrument used to measure bladder and urethral pressure; low pressure indicated poor bladder control; instrument required calibration from time to time
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Brodie's-style male catheter

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
993004120 a-b
Description
Metal #10 male catheter with solid insert ending in flattened wire
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Accession Number
993004120 a-b
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Urinary Catheterization -- male
Description
Metal #10 male catheter with solid insert ending in flattened wire
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - catheter - Size: Length 27.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Diameter0.4 cm.
b - insert - Size: Length 27.5 cm. x Diameter1.5 cm.
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer Corp.
Site Made (City)
Tuttlingen
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
American Hospital Supply Catalog order # 40395
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on shaft: "KNY SCHEERER GERMANY 10"; and the J.F. Hartz Logo
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-2
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
"Kny-Scheerer Illustrations of Surgical Instruments," 21st ed., 1915, p. 4057
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013006 a-u
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope at top, an obdurator, a double catheterizing telescope, a concave and convex sheath, cleaning rod, brown conducting cord at bottom and assorted rubber tips, a connecting nipple, cathete…
Accession Number
996013006 a-u
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope at top, an obdurator, a double catheterizing telescope, a concave and convex sheath, cleaning rod, brown conducting cord at bottom and assorted rubber tips, a connecting nipple, catheter clip and light bulb case in case with sliding lid at top left.
Number Of Parts
21
Part Names
a - walnut case - Size: Length 34.0 cm. x Width 15.6 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
b - sliding metal lid for inside case - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 0.1 cm.
c - examining telescope - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
d - concave sheath - Size: Length 24.5 cm. x Width 5.1 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
e - obdurator - Size: Length 25.7 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
f - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 29.0 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
g - convex sheath - Size: Length 24.5 cm. x Width 5.1 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm.
h - conductor cord - Size: Length 197.8 cm. x Width 11.0 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
i - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 0.3 cm.
j - plastic lightbulb case - outer - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
k - plastic lightbulb case - inner - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Width 1.2 cm. x Depth 0.7 cm.
l - catheter clip - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 0.6 cm.
m - connecting nipple - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
n-o - rubber nipple, black (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 0.9 cm.
p-q - rubber nipple, ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 0.7 cm.
r-s - rubber nipple, black (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 0.8 cm.
t-u - rubber nipple, ochre (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 0.8 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, Kingston General Hospital, from 1965 to 1970
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Exact models listed in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
plastic: brown; black
metal: silver
rubber: black; yellow
Inscriptions
(a) sticker on case reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG - CALGARY VANCOUVER"; nameplate reads, "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF TELESCOPE TO PREVENT LEAKAGE // AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP CHAMBER CAP USING RUBBER TIP AS ILLUSTRATED. // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR // THIS INSTRUMENT IS: // A . C . M . I . NO 49L // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP // GREASE THREADS BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE STAMPED "A . C . M . I" // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC // DESIGNERS AND SOLE PRODUCES OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (lock): "PRESTO LOCK // CO"; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // WAPPLER A . C . M . I . TRADE MARK DESIGNERS AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; (c) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC., N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 188417"; (d) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // LAMP NO 49L // 16F."; (e) "A.C.M.I. // 11 // 16FR"; (f) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 186246 // 16F" - "LID UP" - "LID UP"; (g) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // LAMP NO 49L // 16F"; (h) "ACMI [4X]"; (j) in script, "AMERICAN // CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC.."; (m) "B-D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) surface varnish has flaked off on 20% of top and bottom surfaces; interior rim is also worn and surface around central swinging arm; (c) good condition, small signs of wear around male cone and lock pins; (d) rust visible in conical portion of head; metal plating worn off to expose brasscoloured base metal around flange; padding around lamp looks brittle and deteriorated; (e) metal surface is mottled; shiny areas of metal have given way to dull areas over 50-60% of surface; (f) normal signs of wear around male cone and lock pins; (g) rust visible in conical portion of head; metal plating worn off to expose brass-coloured base metal around flange; padding around lamp looks brittle and has deteriorated around top of lamp; (h) greenish accretion under clip of rotating contacts; white powdery accretion on black plastic head where it attaches to metal tongue; black marks on arm of left plug; (i) same mottled surface as obdurator (e); shiny areas give way to dull areas; (b) surface accretion next to trade mark at word "MARK"; some slight discolouration of surface on black surface under "CAN" of "AMERICAN"; some white specks (chips?) on black surface on reverse; (l) surface speckles of black and brown; very small and minimal number; (o-u) dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low
Research Facts
Cystoscopes were developed in Europe in the 1870's; ACMI began the American manufacture of cystoscopes in 1908; please see photocopies of instruments; used for examining bladders, urethra, inserting catheters; 16F size most commonly used
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013007 a-s
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope with grey eyepiece, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with black eyepiece, an obdurator, a brown rubber conducting cord at the bottom of the case with t…
Accession Number
996013007 a-s
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope with grey eyepiece, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with black eyepiece, an obdurator, a brown rubber conducting cord at the bottom of the case with two plugs and rotating clip; an interior case with sliding metal lid located at top left corner contains a small silver metal jar of yellow grease, four ochre and four black rubber nipples, a catheter clip, and a connecting nipple.
Number Of Parts
19
Part Names
a - walnut case - Size: Length 37.4 cm. x Width 17.7 cm. x Depth 3.5 cm.
b - sliding metal lid for inside case - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
c - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 28.9 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
d - obdurator - Size: Length 25.7 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 2.0 mm.
e - examining telescope - Size: Length 26.6 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
f - convex sheath - Size: Length 24.5 cm. x Width 4.9 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
g - conducting cord - Size: Length 199.2 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
h - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
i - catheter clip - Size: Length 26.5 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
j - plastic lightbulb case - outer - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Width 1.6 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
k - plastic lightbulb case - inner - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Width 1.2 cm. x Depth 7.0 mm.
l - catheter clip - Size: Length 4.6 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
j - connecting nipple - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
k - grease jar - lid - Size: x Diameter8.1 cm.
l - grease jar - Size: x Diameter8.1 cm.
m-n - rubber nipple, black (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
o-p - rubber nipple, ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
q-r - rubber nipple, black (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
s-t - rubber nipple, ochre (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J. A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, Kingston General Hospital, from 1965 to 1970.
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Exact models listed in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
rubber: brown; black; yellow
metal: silver
plastic: black; grey
Inscriptions
(a) sticker on interior of case reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG CALGARY - VANCOUVER"; nameplate reads, "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF TELESCOPE TO PREVENT LEAKAGE // AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP CHAMBER CAP USING RUBBER TIP AS ILLUSTRATED. // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR // THIS INSTRUMENT IS: // A.C.M.I. NO 49L // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP // GREASE THREADS BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE STAMPED "A . C . M . I" // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC // DESIGNERS AND SOLE PRODUCES OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (lock): "PRESTO LOCK // CO"; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // WAPPLER A . C . M . I . TRADE MARK DESIGNERS AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; (e) "16F" "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC., N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 188415"; (c) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 176603" "LID UP" (2x) "16F"; (d) "A.C.M.I. // 11 // 16FR"; (f) "LAMP NO 49L // 16F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A."; (g) "ACMI" (4x); (k) "A.C.M.I. // GREASE"; (i) "A.C. M.I."; (j) "B-D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) gouging scrapes on lid surface; longest is 9 cm; similar condition along bottom surface; largest gouge located 5 cm from left side and 1 cm from front edge; interior in good condition; one scrape on edge of central block used to house instruments; 8 spots of shiny clear accretions (glue?) on bottom inside surface; (c) one spot of corrosion 3 mm left of "16F"; dark green deposits (cleaning solution?) on lock pins; slight corrosion around base of telescope and around the heads of the
catheter guides; SHEATH FOR THIS TELESCOPE, LIKELY CONCAVE, IS MISSING; (d) opaque white residue on lock pins; green substance also evident in same location; (e) corrosion around base of telescope; green substance located on lock pins; one scrape on telescopic tip; (f) excellent condition with the exception of green substance deposits on lock lever base and on interior of lock lever (possibly grease?); (g) green deposits around base of rotating contact
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low
Research Facts
Cystoscopes were developed in Europe in the 1870's; ACMI began the American manufacture of cystoscopes in 1908; please see photocopies of instruments; used for examining bladders, urethra, inserting catheters; 16F (French) size most commonly used
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1713
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013008 a-t
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with two catheter heads (no rubber nipples), an obdurator with a tapered conical head; an interior case with sliding …
Accession Number
996013008 a-t
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
A Brown-Buerger cystoscope consisting of a custom-made walnut case, hinged along one side, an examining telescope, a convex sheath with curved beak, a double catheterizing telescope with two catheter heads (no rubber nipples), an obdurator with a tapered conical head; an interior case with sliding black metal lid located at top left corner contains a small silver metal jar of yellow grease, an oval-shaped catheter clip, a silver-coloured metal connecting nipple, four black rubber nipples and four ochre-coloured rubber nipples (two sizes).
Number Of Parts
20
Part Names
a - walnut case - Size: Length 36.9 cm. x Width 18.0 cm. x Depth 6.5 cm.
b - sliding metal lid for inside case - Size: Length 20.7 cm. x Width 2.9 cm. x Depth 1.0 mm.
c - examining telescope - Size: Length 25.9 cm. x Width 3.4 cm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
d - convex sheath - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
e - obdurator - Size: Length 25.7 cm. x Width 1.7 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
f - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 28.7 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
g - concave sheath - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 5.7 cm. x Depth 7.0 mm.
h - cleaning hook - Size: Length 26.3 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 3.0 mm.
i - catheter clip - Size: Length 6.8 cm. x Width 2.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
j - connector nipple - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Width 1.0 mm.
k - grease jar - Size: x Width 1.9 cm. x Diameter8.0 cm.
l - grease jar lid - Size: x Width 6.0 mm. x Diameter8.0 cm.
m-n - rubber nipple - black (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
o-p - rubber nipple - ochre (x2) - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
q-r - rubber nipple - small black (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
s-t - rubber nipple, ochre (small) (x2) - Size: Length 1.3 cm. x Width 8.0 mm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. J. A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, Kingston General Hospital, from 1965 to 1970.
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Exact models listed in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
wood: brown
rubber: brown; black; yellow
metal: silver
plastic: black; grey
Inscriptions
(a) sticker on interior of case reads, "INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL - WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER"; nameplate reads, "BROWN-BUERGER // CYSTOSCOPE // OCCASIONALLY GREASE CONE OF TELESCOPE TO PREVENT LEAKAGE // AND ASSURE SMOOTH ACTION OF LOCK. TO RENEW LAMP, UNSCREW // LAMP CHAMBER CAP USING RUBBER TIP AS ILLUSTRATED. // THE CORRECT LAMP FOR // THIS INSTRUMENT IS: // A.C.M.I. NO 51 // CYSTOSCOPE // RUBBER TIP // GREASE THREADS BEFORE REPLACING TO EFFECTIVELY SEAL LAMP // CHAMBER AGAINST ADMISSION OF MOISTURE. TO AVOID DAMAGE AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, USE GENUINE LAMPS WHICH ARE STAMPED "A . C . M . I" // FOR YOUR PROTECTION. // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC // DESIGNERS AND SOLE PRODUCES OF WAPPLER AND ACMI INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900 // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; (lock): "PRESTO LOCK // CO"; (b) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. // NEW YORK, N.Y. // WAPPLER A . C . M . I . TRADE MARK DESIGNERS AND SOLE PRODUCERS OF WAPPLER AND A.C.M.I. INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1900"; (f) "21F" "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC., N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // 177443"; (g) "LAMP NO 51 // 21F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // .18 " (e) "A.C.M.I. // 18 // 21F"; (c) "AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE // IN U.S.A. // 21F" "179652"; (d) "18" "LAMP // NO 51 // 21F // AMERICAN CYSTOSCOPE MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE // IN U.S.A."; (k) "A.C.M.I. // GREASE"; (i) "A.C. M.I."; (j) "B-D"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Condition Remarks
(a) slight/moderate scratching of top surface; deepest scratch is 1 cm located 3 cm from front edge and 14.5 cm from left side; bottom surface veneer is flaking off along front edge; lock has rust spots over 20% of surface; interior: shiny patches on bottom surface -- hardened clear substance (6 spots); (b) one-third of back surface has changed colour to a light grey; (c) green residue on lock pins; (d) lamp padding in beak has reddish discolouration; rust spots on interior surface at mouth of lock lever; green residue on exterior at base of lock lever; (f) green residue on lock pins; corrosion on telescope 8.5 cm from tip; corrosion is 1.6 cm long; (g) green residue at base of lock lever; green residue also evident in interior of lock lever at the mouth; pinkish discolouration of padding around light bulb
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low
Research Facts
Cystoscopes were developed in Europe in the 1870's; ACMI began the American manufacture of cystoscopes in 1908; please see photocopies of instruments; used for examining bladders, urethra, inserting catheters; 16F (French) size most commonly used (refers to the size of the instruments)
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1969.316.1 a-k
Description
Cystoscope with accessories and unlined wooden case (k), consisting of: (a) cystoscope, concave sheath, angular tip, screw-on light bulb at tip; (b) a double catheterizing telescope with lenses; (c) a telescope with lenses that fits (a) and (f); (d,e) obturators; (f) cystoscope with convex sheath a…
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Accession Number
1969.316.1 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
Cystoscope with accessories and unlined wooden case (k), consisting of: (a) cystoscope, concave sheath, angular tip, screw-on light bulb at tip; (b) a double catheterizing telescope with lenses; (c) a telescope with lenses that fits (a) and (f); (d,e) obturators; (f) cystoscope with convex sheath and angular tip; (g) stylet (?), a straight wire with a loop at one end and a threaded tip; (h) cylindrical wooden container of lubricant; (i) sliding metal lid for a compartment in the case; (j) cardboard box of extra lamps containing two bulbs on tiny springs.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - cystoscope - Size: Length 24.75 cm
b - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 28.5 cm
c - telescope - Size: Length 25.5 cm
d - obturator
e - obturator
f - cystoscope - Size: Length 24.5 cm
g - stylet
h - lubricant container - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
i - sliding lid
j - cardboard box - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
k - case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Wappler Electric Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Patent dates ranging from 1903 to 1912
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
wood: brown
Inscriptions
On (i): "WAPPLER ELECTRIC CO., INC., NEW YORK, U.S.A."; on lid: "INGRAM & BELL Limited // Physicians and Hospital Supplies TORONTO"; on inside of lid: "BROWN-BUERGER CYSTOSCOPE"; on (b) : "LID UP"; on (j): "EXTRA LAMPS"; "PAT. NOV. 8 910"; "PAT. MARCH 24, 1903, PAT. JULY 25, 1905"' "PATS. APRIL 2, 1912"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-9
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell catalogue, 1909, p. 147 (item #JJ21); similar to 1969.13.1
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Brown-Buerger cystoscope sheath

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
996013012
Description
An American Cystoscope Makers sheath with a concave beak; sheath is hollow with openings at both ends; bottom end has small lamp next to a screw-off tip which is used to replace used lamps; mouth has lock lever, two stopcocks and two circular rims called flanges, where a rotating contact is normall…
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Accession Number
996013012
Collection
Bladder Function Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Cystoscopy -- instrumentation
Urology -- instrumentation
MM= Endoscopy -- cystoscope
Description
An American Cystoscope Makers sheath with a concave beak; sheath is hollow with openings at both ends; bottom end has small lamp next to a screw-off tip which is used to replace used lamps; mouth has lock lever, two stopcocks and two circular rims called flanges, where a rotating contact is normally attached; sheath rod is slightly oval.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, Kingston General Hospital, from 1965 to 1975.
Maker
American Cystoscope Makers Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Exact model illustrated in ACMI Catalogue for 1952
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"16F. // LAMP // No ["o" superscripted] 49L // AMERICAN CYSTOCSCOPE // MAKERS, INC. N.Y. // MADE // IN U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-10
Dimension Notes
Length 24.4 cm. x Width 5.9 cm. x Depth 6.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
Signs of wear around flange frome contact with rotating contact; green residue in dried patches on lock level (outside) next to lever and at the "L" of "LAMP" between stopcocks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment", American Cystoscope Makers, Inc., pp. 36 & 37; Dr. James A. Low
Research Facts
Part of a Brown-Bueger cystoscope kit; 16F (French) concave sheaths used in most cystoscopes; used in operations of the bladder (such as destroying tumours)
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