993.1378.1: Sterilizer, 1921-1960

Additional Images

993.1378.1: Sterilizer. Open, front view
Image No. 3955 Open, front view; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Small, portable, rectangular, electrical instrument boiler with a perforated inner tray which is elevated by lifting the lid. The instrument has insulated legs and handle, and a rubber-covered connecting cord, a plug and a 'SNAPIT' on/off switch. 'Empire' is etched into the front panel. A plate attached to the back of the sterilizer gives the following manufacturer's and instrument details: 'SURGICAL SUPPLIES (CANADA) LTD., MANUFACTURERS.TORONTO' and 'CAT. No. 942, SERIAL NO. S234, C.E.S.A. APP. NO. 6187'.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.1378.1
Collection: Nursing & Physician Furnishings/Sundries
Date: 1921-1960

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 22.6 cm
  • Height: 12 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • Bakelite,
  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • plastic,
  • porcelain,
  • rubber,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Surgical Supplies Ltd
  • History of Use: Used to sterilize syringes, needles and small instruments.