999.3.106: Sterilizer, 1936-1950

Additional Images

999.3.106: Sterilizer. Front view
Image No. 3956 Front view; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Small, rectangular, electrical sterilizer with a perforated inner tray which is elevated by lifting the hinged lid with a side lever. Attached to the side of the sterilizer is a 3-heat switch control dial, 'LOW MED HIGH' and an emptying drain valve. 'CASTLE' is stamped on the front panel within a diamond shape. Patent details are stamped into the base 'PAT. FEB. 6. 06' 'PAT. JULY 25. 16' and 'PAT. JULY 1. 19' and the following information '110 VOLT 9 AMP MADE IN U.S.A.' and 'B2889'.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 999.3.106
Collection: Nursing & Physician Furnishings/Sundries
Date: 1936-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 38.5 cm
  • Height: 18 cm
  • Depth: 20 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Sterilizer
  • b) Perforated instrument tray

Object Materials

  • ceramic,
  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • enameled paint,
  • metal,
  • rubber,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Wilmot Castle Co.
  • Patent Country: U.S.A.Patent Number: 1308,563Patent Date: 1919-07-01
  • Owner: Dr. Brabizon J. Hallowes
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Brabizon Hallowes [1885-1961] born in Australia he relocated to Vancouver in 1936 where he opened a general practice. In later life he moved to Saturna Island.