Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
(a) McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine, Model J, with ether vaporizer, Model 965; both sides of the machine have round sections which attach together in the middle; there is an oxygen hook-up hose and pressure dial on both sides; the top of the machine has a central dial which reg…
(a) McKesson deep breath demand flow anaesthesia machine, Model J, with ether vaporizer, Model 965; both sides of the machine have round sections which attach together in the middle; there is an oxygen hook-up hose and pressure dial on both sides; the top of the machine has a central dial which regulates % oxygen; in front of this dial is another dial which controls pressure (from 0-40 mm); the back of the machine has a rubber bellows enclosed in a square metal frame; the side of the bellows has a metal turner and scale to alter the pressure of gas delivered; the front of the machine has a built-in ether vaporizer with a dial at the top and a fill nozzle at the side; the front of the vaporizer has a nozzle for a hose (to the patient) to be hooked on; a glass jar, marked in increments of cc and oz., screws onto the bottom of the vaporizer; the anaesthesia machine is mounted on a cylindrical pole which fits into (b) a four-legged black-painted metal stand, with wheels on the bottom of each leg.
Number Of Parts
a - anaesthesia machine - Size: Length 82.0 cm. x Width 34.2 cm. x Depth 33.8 cm.
b - wheeled stand - Size: Length 15.5 cm. x Width 40.2 cm. x Depth 40.2 cm.
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The machine dates from the late 1930's to the early 1940's
paint: black; grey
metal: silver; yellow
rubber: black; dark green
(a) The oxygen dial at the top reads, "McKesson Nargraf // REG U.S. PAT. OFF. // PAT. NOS. RE-17512 -1,632,449-1,687,255 OTHER PATS. PEND. // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO., TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // MODEL J // OXYGEN PERCENT // 100 75 50 25 0 // USE SMALL DIAL"; the ether vaporizer top reads, "McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // ETHER // VAPORIZER // MODEL 965 SERIAL NO X9015 // ON 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 / FILL // OFF"; the left side top of the machine has a warning label on proper usage; the oxygen pressure gauges both read, "LOW // OPERATING // RANGE // HIGH // McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A. // U.S. // GAUGE CO. // N.Y. // MADE IN U.S.A. // AD-7739"; the left side of the machine has a manufacturer's label which reads, "McKESSON APPLIANCE CO. // TOLEDO, OHIO. U.S.A. // N20 // McKESSON // O2"
Storage Room 0009
The machine and stand arrived very dirty and dusty; there are several chips and signs of wear in the painted metal parts; the side pieces show some corrosion of the exposed metal; the rubber oxygen hose on the left shows minor cracks near the top; the glass jar is missing from the ether vaporizer; #2 no new damage
Dr. Ray Matthews, John Sikora; machine is similar to 997.008.002; ether vaporizer is similar to 997.008.063a,b; see also 997.008.064, and .065, 997.023.001 and .002; "Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment", 3rd ed., by Andrew Davey, John T.B. Moyle and Crispian S. Ward, 1992, pp. 168-171
The metal key at the bellows MAY alter the pressure of gases delivered; this machine used oxygen, nitrous oxide and ether; the machine was used to proportion hases and get precise concentrations; pieces attached to this machine by Dr. Matthews include: breathing hose (997.008.064), connector (997.023.001), valve (997.023.002) and mask (997.008.065)
On exhibit in Museum gallery, anaesthesia exhibit - Oct. 2 1997-Oct. 24, 2001