993.1116.1: Aspirator Kit, 1860-1901

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993.1116.1: Aspirator Kit.
Image No. 3709 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Aspirator consisting of a metal barrel and metal piston, with two needles, a two way stopcock and tubing, in a mahogany case. On the barrel surface is an armorial plaque bearing a coat of arms with 'DAKIN BROs CREECHURCHLANE LONDON' in relief below. Two lengths of tube are connected by glass tubing, through which to observe the presence or absence of fluid, with a male and female hose end adapter at either end. Case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.1116.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1860-1901

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 4 cm
  • Width: 20.8 cm
  • Depth: 14.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case
  • b) Barrel and piston
  • c) Stopcock
  • d) Needle
  • e) Needle
  • f) Tube
  • g) Tube

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • cord,
  • glass,
  • mahogany,
  • metal,
  • rubber,
  • steel,
  • varnish,
  • velvet

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Dakin Bros.
  • Owner: Dr. Charles William Covernton
  • History of Use: Belonged Dr. Charles William Covernton [1813-1901], who graduated from Edinburgh c.1830. He emigrated to Ontario in 1836. He later moved to Toronto and became one of the 1st Presidents of the Ontario Medical Association [1881-1882]. In later years he devoted much time to the advancement of hygiene in Ontario.