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Thermographic equipment

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Artifact no.
1986.0780.001
Model
M-101
Manufacturer
Barnes Engineering Co.
Manufacturer Location
Stamford, Connecticut, United States of America
Manufactured Date
Circa 1969
Context Function
TO DIAGNOSE CERTAIN PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS SUCH AS BREAST TUMORS, CIRCULATORY OBSTRUCTIONS, ETC. AN INFRARED CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHICALLY PORTRAYS THE BODY'S SURFACE TEMPERATURE, BASED ON SELF-EMANATING INFRARED RADIATIONS.
Context Technical
FIRST THERMOGRAPHIC SYSTEM OF ITS KIND INTENDED SPECIFICALLY FOR MEDICAL USE. AS A DIAGNOSTIC AID (SPECIFICALLY BREAST CANCER & CIRCULATORY OBSTRUCTIONS) AND AS AN EFFECTIVE METHOD OF MONITORING THE COURSEOF CONVENTIONAL & EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT THERMOGRAPHY WAS LAUDED BY MANY IN MEDICAL PROFESSION (REF.1,P.7-9)
Context Canada
DR. GHYS WAS AMONG THOSE WHO ASSISTED BARNES ENG.CO. IN DEVELOPING THE PROTOTYPE EQUIPMENT THAT WOULD BECOME THE M-101- THE FIRST SYSTEM OF ITS KIND INTENDED SPECIFICALLY FOR MEDICAL USE. THIS UNIT IS THAT PROTOTYPE, PURCHASED FOR USE IN GHYS' CLINIC IN AUG. 1969 (REF.1, P.8)
Description
METAL & PLASTIC COMPONENTS
Number of Parts
3
Serial Number
0054
Artifact Finish
PEBBLE-TEXTURED CASING; FRONT & BACK PANELS & FRAME ARE SMOOTHLY FINISHED/ CW DARK GREY SYNTHETIC CASE
Artifact Markings
PLATE ON BACK: '[B/E LOGO]/ MODEL NO./ T-101/ SERIAL NO./ 122/ TYPE/ Infrared Camera/ BARNES ENGINEERING CO. STAMFORD, CONN.'/ 2ND PLATE, BELOW IS INCOMPLETE: '[BOFORS LOGO]/ AB BOFORS/ BOFORS SWEDEN/ [TYPE, SN & ART NR INCOMPLETE]/ STENCILLED BELOW: 'OSCILLOSCOPE/ TYPE766 SERIES WATTS 250/ VOLTS 115/230 FREQ. 48/1000 Hz'/ STENCILLED IN LOWER RIGHT CORNER: 'FAIRCHILD CAMERA AND INSTRUMENT CORP./ CLIFTON, N.J. MADE IN U.S.A.'/ STENCILLED IN LEFT CORNER: 'PATENT NOTICE/ MANUFACTURED UNDER U.S. PATENTS/ OWNED BY FAIRCHILD CAMERA AND INSTRUMENT CORP. PATENT NUMBERS/ SUPPLIED UPON REQUEST'/ PLATE ON UPPER RIGHT OF FRONT READS: ‘[BOFORS LOGO]/ BOFORS/ IR-CAMERA'/ ALL CONTROLS, JACKS, ETC. LABELLED/ GREEN DYMO-TAPE LABEL ON UPPER FRONT EDGE READS: ‘LABORATOIRE RADIO-MEDICAL INC.'/ CW CASE - STENCILLED ON BACK: ‘BARNES ENGINEERING COMPANY/ STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT'
Artifact Missing
VIEWING HOOD & RECORDING DEVICE
Group 1
Medical Technology
Category 1
Radiology
Subcategory 1
Radiation equipment
Material
metal->;synthetic->plastic
Length
55.5 cm
Width
26.0 cm