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Queen Charlotte Minnitt Machine

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Inventory Number: 10539
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1998-7
Brief Description: Machine to give analgesia for midwifery. This portable version was designed for domiciliary use and incorporates the cylinder and a reservoir bag and Adams valve. Incorporates a continuous flow gas button. Used for nitrous oxide.
Invented in 1936 by Robert James Minnitt (1889-1974).

Comprising of a wooden box with a metal plate as the top surface on which is mounted a rotating disc that controls a piston which acts as a pump. The apparatus has a mains plug and several wires which extend from beneath the box.
Provenance: Transferred from the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, John Radcliffe Hospital.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Copper Alloy
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
284 324 310 mm


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