998.1.27: Portable Carbon Dioxide , 1941-1970

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998.1.27: Portable Carbon Dioxide .
Image No. 2525 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Carbon dioxide gas "J" cylinder and holder with angle-valve attachment with tap at top to control flow. 'MADE IN ENGLAND' stamped into valve neck and 'SCREW DOWN LIGHTLY' stamped into control tap head. 'SPARKLET HOLDER 'J' SIZE' in relief along the length of the cylindrical holder. Elastoplast tape adhering to surface with 'HAVE TO ...... WELL DOWN BEFORE PUTTING IN NEW CYLINDER' written in ink. 'CARBON DI-OXIDE' label attached to gas cylinder.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.1.27
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 1941-1970

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 24.3 cm
  • Width: 7.5 cm
  • Depth: 6 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Angle-valve attachment
  • b) Holder
  • c) Gas cylinder

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • metal,
  • paint,
  • steel,
  • unidentified coating

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. William Edward French
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Bill French [1920-1992] who was a general surgeon at the Burris Clinic, Kamloops British Columbia circa 1952 to 1972. In 1972 he joined the Workers Compensation Board in Vancouver.