Historical Anaesthetic Equipment

From a Catalogue of Surgical Equipment
published in London, England, in 1930

Anaesthetists' Bags

No. Description
230 Anaesthetists' Bag, kit shaped, best black or brown cowhide, patent sliding spring lock, gilt clasps and fittings, specially reinforced bottom to increase strength. Size 16 x 9 x 12 in. deep, empty each 5 12 6
Anaesthetists' Bag, No. 230

No. Description
231 Anaesthetists' Bag, with separate compartment underneath for cylinders, stand and foot key, empty. Outside dimensions when closed 16 x 7 x 10 1/2 in. deep each 4 12 6
Anaesthetists' Bag, No. 231
This type of bag overcomes the trouble experienced by rubber bags becoming perforated on the spikes of the gas cylinder stand and foot key

Note about prices:
British prices were in pounds (£ ), shillings (s.) and pence (d.). Each shilling is 1/20th of a pound, and each penny is 1/12 of a shilling or 1/240th of a pound. To convert to pounds, count each shilling as 0.05 pounds and each penny as 0.00417 pounds. Three pounds, twelve shillings and six pence is therefore 3.625 pounds.
In July 1996 one pound was worth 2.12 Canadian or 1.55 US dollars.

Return to Historical Anaesthetic Equipment

Site by John Oyston
Revised July 12, 1996