Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
(a) Heidbrink Kinet-O-Meter, Lundy Rochester Model anaesthesia machine, which consists of a rectangular green painted metal cabinet on four wheels; the front of the cabinet has a switch at the top and is divided into two halves; the right half has three pull-out (and removable) drawers - a fourth a…
(a) Heidbrink Kinet-O-Meter, Lundy Rochester Model anaesthesia machine, which consists of a rectangular green painted metal cabinet on four wheels; the front of the cabinet has a switch at the top and is divided into two halves; the right half has three pull-out (and removable) drawers - a fourth and top drawer is missing; the left half has a door which opens on hinges at the left; the space inside contains a pole which can be pulled out; a trilene absorber can be attached to the pole (as is 997.008.034a-d) and a plastic hose leads from this to the machine; the right side as two gauges for oxygen pressure and carbon dioxide pressure; the left side of the machine has three gas cylinder hook-ups, two for nitrous oxide and one for cyclopropane as well as a gauge to read the pressure of each has; at the back there is a reducing valve, and at the front is a hook-up for an absorber (though not one attached); the top of the machine has a set of four disc flowmeter gauges to read the flow of cyclopropane, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and oxygen; (b-d) three identical pull-out drawers with black plastic handles at the front; the inside base of the drawers is lined with green felt; these drawers fit into the right side of the machine cabinet.
Number Of Parts
a - machine, anaesthesia - Size: Length 105.4 cm. x Width 64.8 cm. x Depth 40.9 cm.
b-d - drawers (x3) - Size: Length 16.8 cm. x Width 35.9 cm. x Depth 15.2 cm.
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario.
A manufacturer's label on the top of the back reads, "LUNDY // ROCHESTER MODEL // HEIDBRINK // KINET-O-METER // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // HEIDBRINK DIVISION OF // THE OHIO CHEMICAL & MFG. CO. // MINNEAPOLIS, MINN // PAT. NO. 1,412,866 // PAT. NO. 1,989,366 // HI-CO // PAT. NO. 1,802,601 // PAT. NO. 2,073,372 // PAT. NO. 1,858,084 // OTHER PATS. APPL'D FOR // MADE IN U.S.A."; a small label below this reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 04024"; a metal switch on the front of the machine is stamped, "CIRCLE" on one side and "TO-FRO" on the other
Storage Room 0009
The machine arrived very dirty and dusty; most exposed metal parts show no corrosion, with the exception of the nitrous oxide pressure gauge, which has a green corrosion product and the plastic cover is also cracked; other plastic parts show no cracks or missing sections
Dr. Ray Matthews; similar to 997.008.004; also see 997.008.034 a-c; "Understanding Anaesthesia Equipment -- Construction, Care and Complications" by Jerry A. Dorsch, M.D. and Susan E. Dorsch, M.D., 1975, p. 47
This machine mixed gases according to the doctor's instructions; this machine was used on children and adults for any type of surgery requiring anaesthesia; the disc flowmeter gauges were very inaccurate; the central switch could cause patient death if accidentally turned; this TO-FRO or CIRCLE switch could change the tubes leading to the patient from 1 to 2 (or the other way around, which could be fatal); the reducing valve reduced the pressure in the gas cylinder
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Feb. 1998