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…
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
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.
Used by Dr. J.A. Low at the Bladder Function Clinic, Kingston General Hospital, from 1965 to 1970
(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"
Storage Room 0010
(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
"Urological and Allied Diagnostic Instruments and High Frequency Equipment" by American Cystoscope Makers, Inc., pp. 30-31, 38, 146; Dr. James A. Low
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