Accession Number: 2012.ihpst.16
This instrument includes. 2012.ihpst.16.a, 2012.ihpst.16.b, 2012.ihpst.16.c, 2012.ihpst.16.d, 2012.ihpst.16.e.
“2012.ihpst.16A: This is the main component of the machine and contains the motor, pump system and glass bottles from which the ether was administered. It consists of a metal bottle, an empty space for a metal bottle, a motor and piston system including rubber hoses and pressure/suction gausges, all resting upon a wooden base. Wrapped around (underneath) and secured to the base is a leather belt. The wooden base cointains an outlet for the power soucre to be connected to.
ihpst.16.b: Metal mask used for administering the ether.
ihpst.16.c: This component is the power source (likely a variable resistor) for the motor and pump component. It is a large black painted cyldiner with electrical wires and plugs attached to it that connect to the base of the pump component via an electrical outet.
ihpst.16D: Orange rubber hose attached to a rubber stopper which would have rested in missing bottle for suction.
ihpst.16E: Various unattached and broken pieces of orange rubber hose used in different areas of the pump/motor component”
Note: the detached tubes (2012.ihpst.16E) are not necessarily connected. They were likley detached to different compoonents of the machine. They have been bound together for preservation and cataloging purposes.”
1) plaque on motor – “”Skylar Noiseless Motor…J. Skylar Manufacturing Co. Brooklyn, N.Y.”", “”Type M,”" Serial 405″”
2) glass bottle – “”Ether”"
3) gauges – “”J. Skylar MFG. CO, Brooklyn, N.Y., SUCTION, US Gauge Co., N.Y.”" , “”J. Skylar MFG. CO, Brooklyn, N.Y., PRESSURE, US Gauge Co., N.Y.”"
1) on side of black cylinder – “”Victor”", Victory, Chicago”"
2) tag attached to cord – “”DO NOT REMOVE, Canadian Comstock Co. Ltd. Frequency Conversion Division”"”
2012.ihpst.16A: Height = 27 x Width = 26.5 x Length = 40 2012.ihpst.16B: Height = 12 x Diam = 29
This was a system for administering Diethyl ether to patients
poor – much disrepair and wear, corrosion, drying, broken and missing components, rusting, paint chipping, residue, dirt, scratches – see condition report for extensive detail
Date of Manufacture: c. early 20th century
Donated to UTSIC: No