999.3.108: Thermo-flo, 1940-1955

Additional Images

999.3.108: Thermo-flo.
Image No. 3720 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Newman Thermo-flo machine in case with leather handle, and two catches. Within the case is a control panel consisting of a temperature control dial, power switch and pressure gauge. There are three pipes [pressure, return and flow] extending from the left hand side panel. Attachment apparatus include two rubber hoses each with an embedded thermometer 0-40°F and an inflatable bulb attached. The machine was manufactured by Majestic Surgical Instrument Company, serial no. R559. The mains lead and plug are missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 999.3.108
Collection: Therapeutics
Date: 1940-1955

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 54 cm
  • Width: 42 cm
  • Depth: 28 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Therapeutic apparatus
  • b) Hose with thermometer and inflating bulb
  • c) Hose with thermometer and inflating bulb

Object Materials

  • aluminium,
  • copper alloy,
  • glass,
  • leather,
  • plastic,
  • plasticised textile,
  • plating,
  • rubber,
  • steel,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Majestic Surgical Instrument Company
  • Manufacturer: Rochester Manufacturing Co. Inc. (Pressure gauge and gauge damping construction. Patents: 1805176 [May 12th 1931], 2147031 [Feb 14th 1939].)
  • Patent Country: U.S.Patent Number: 2190383 [apparatus], 2190384 [bag]Patent Date: 1940-02-13
  • Owner: Dr. Brabizon J. Hallowes
  • History of Use: Used for the application of heat or cold for the destruction of pathogenic micro-organisms infecting an internal or external part of the body or for other purposes, e.g. for improving the circulation and aiding the resolution of abscesses and other abnormal conditions, and for improving the distribution and action of medication. 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.