2006.26.1: Ether Dropper Clamp, c. 1950

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2006.26.1: Ether Dropper Clamp.
Image No. 2545 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

KAN KLAMP's dropper clamp with threaded join to raise and lower bell shaped piece with two air valve spouts with screw top caps connected, cushioned with cork washer, and spare washer. 'PATENTED FEB.27-1923' stamped into surface. Directions of use: Attach clamp to the top of a 'KAN KLAMP' can of ether/chloroform. A slight turn of the screw top caps on the air valves releases the desired flow of anaesthetic.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.26.1
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: c. 1950

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 3.7 cm
  • Width: 5.1 cm
  • Depth: 3 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Clamp with washer
  • b) Washer

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • cork

Acquisition Detail

  • Patent Date: 1923-02-27
  • Owner: Dr. W. H. Sutherland