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Cardiograph


Image - Cardiograph
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Nom de l'objet : Cardiograph
Type de l'objet : Cardiograph
Catégorie de l'objet : T&E for Science & Technology
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : Medical & Physiological T&E
Matériaux : metal, steel
Numéro de catalogue : AM2009-012-001
Numéro d'accession : AM2009-012-001
Fabricant : Crucible Steel Company of American Spaulding Works, Harrison, N.J., USA
Date de début de production : 1961
Description : Rectangular shaped wooden box; known as an Electro Cardio Gram Stylus, used to do heart traces at Western Hospital in Alberton. Box has a hinged cover with an attached handle for carrying and a flat bar hinge on the right side to keep door from going back too far, and two lock devices for closure. Drawer at bottom front with a silver metal pull attached to wood. In the drawer is where the electrodes and bulbs were stored. When cover is lifted you see a glass compartment with a glass door which opens and this is where the E.C.G. paper is placed on the left side under a silver coloured hinged bar covering. On the other side you lift the other silver coloured hinged bar and you see a switch with directions Hi & Low and other mechanical devices and one part that looks like a wheel has a label that reads "Crucible Steel Company of America Spaulding works Harrison, N.J. Cat: MH 8324 Type: 3-21-61. Cover has a strip of metal attached inscribed Western Hospital. At inside front are all the knobs and switches. There is an off and on button, switch for line check, heat button, marker button, sensitivity dial, INV switch, another large button you can turn to either of the following, 1,2,3, S&D, CF, AUR, AUL, AVF, V, and CF. Both ends of the box have a silver metal vent for air and one side has an outlet where the power cord fits and opposite side has an outlet for the electrode chords. The power cord and electrode chords are missing for ECG. The bottom of the box has two square openings with a mesh like vent with holes.
Commentaires : This machine as used at the Western Hospital in Alberton, Prince Edward Island. The Western Hospital had its origin in 1944 when the Albion Terrace Hotel was purchased for the purpose of establishing hospital service in Alberton. Much remodelling was needed and when that was completed the first hospital west of Summerside had fifteen beds. In January of 1945 the first patient was admitted with Sister John the Baptist becoming the first administrator of the hospital. Within a few months the hospital was enlarged and in 1947 an addition was built to the south end of the hospital. This extension housed a new maternity department, a children's ward, laboratory, x-ray department, surgery, chapel, and an enlarged kitchen. The hospital now had approximately thirty beds. The hospital was officially opened on August 18th, 1948 by the then Lieutenant Governor of PEI; J.A. Bernard. Reference: Footprints on the Sands of Time; The Alberton Historical Group/Alice Green, 1980, p 203
Hauteur : 26
Longueur : 36
Largeur : 22.8
Unité de mesure linéaire : cm
Étiquette ou poinçon : Crucible Steel Company of America Spaulding works of Harrison, N.J. Cat: MH 8324 Type: 3-21-61. Cover has a strip of metal attached inscribed Western Hospital
Établissement : Alberton Museum
Ville de l'établissement : Alberton
Province de l'établissement : Prince Edward Island
Site web de l'établissement : http://www.townofalberton.ca/history/museum.htm  

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