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Haemoglobinometer - Hellige, circa 1940 Reg. No: SH 850514
- Haemoglobinometer - Hellige, circa 1940. Made: Hellige Distributed by Ramsay, W. Pty Ltd., 340 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
Used in the surgery of a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia. Tested the colour of the haemoglobin to determine blood haemoglobin levels - low haemoglobin levels are a sign of anaemia
- Sahli-type haemoglobinometer for measuring haemoglobin content of blood. Consists of a square glass measuring tube (with yellow scale - sahli units - and red scale - percentage values, printed on opposite sides), pipette (fine glass tube with 1 tapered, closed end and 1 originally attached to short rubber tube ending in fine bakelite nozzle); 1 short, sharp, hollow-ended stain steel needle, 1 fine glass rod, 1 small square glass bottle with black bakelite lid and 1 colour standard which is an upright oblong, black bakelite box (9.5x4cm)on slightly wider base, through top of which measuring tube can be placed.In front a window showing side of measuring tube down the middle. Contained in a maroon papercovered plywood box.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||16.00 cm (Height), 5.50 cm (Width), 10.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, medical diagnostic tests, blood analysers, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Clinical|
|Inscriptions:||HELLIGE/20cmm; Non Stain Steel.|
|Place & Date Used:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1940|
|Manufacturer:||F. Hellige & Co., Circa 1940|
|Distributor:||W. Ramsay Pty. Ltd., Circa 1940|
|References:||Felton,Grimwade & Duerdins Pty Ltd. 1948 Catalogue of Surgical Instruments,Hospital Supplies and Guide to Instr.for Ops. Melbourne 1948.|