993.1116.1: Aspirator Kit, 1860-1905

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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: 1860-1905

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.
  • History of Use: Probably belonged to Dr. C.C. Covernton's great grandfather, Dr. Charles William Covernton, who graduated from Edinburgh c.1830. He moved to Simco Ont. 1836. He later moved to Toronto and became one of the 1st President of the Ont. Med. Assoc. 1881-1882. Or it may have belonged to Dr. C.C. Covernton's father Dr. Charles Fredrick Covernton who practiced as an Obstetrician and Pediatrician in Vancouver 1910-1950. The donor Dr. C.C. Covernton took over this practice in 1950 to 1980.