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Bird Anaesthesia Assistor/Controller Mark 4

From the Collection of Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History ANZCA House 630 St Kilda Road Melbourne Victoria

Description
Green metal box atop a clear plastic unit with a black bellows inside, which forms one part of the overall unit. The unit is attached to a pole, enabling height adjustment. The pole is, in turn, attached to a set of four castors [not original].
Size
80 x 55 x 55
Object Registration
4705
Keywords
anaesthesia assistor, anaesthesia controller, pressure controller, volume controller, paediatric, adult
Historical information
The Bird Mark 4 is an anaesthesia assistor or controller with pressure and volume controller to be driven by a respirator. Combination of Mark 4 with respirator makes an automatic anaesthesia respirator eliminating manual bagging. The machine can work through Boyle anaesthetic system. It is designed for both paediatric and adult application. (Drugs and Equipment in Anaesthesia Practice, Aruna Parameswari, 2019)
Inscriptions & Markings
White text on black stick on strip on top of metal box: DO NOT PULL APART / FOR USE IN THEATRE ONLY
A series of instructions are printed in white text over the unit.
Last updated
23 Mar 2020 at 2:21PM