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Ip33 and ip44 s and w vickers #73634
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Electric Blobby Offline OP
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Who remember these and has anyone got any relics for me to use for training purposes?.

Thanks
Paul


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Re: Ip33 and ip44 s and w vickers [Re: Electric Blobby] #73635
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Yes, I remember them* (with affection). They were made by Vickers Medical (but I don't remember seeing any badged S&W Vickers).

But no, I don't have any - neither do I recall coming across any when I used to frequent (some years ago now) the Hallowed Halls of Hilditch.

However, it is possible that some of the third-party ("good used equipment") suppliers may still have a few hidden away at the back of their sheds.

But ... I'm actually wondering why anyone would want to use these "first generation" syringe pumps for training purposes? Or, perhaps, why more recent pumps - such as the good old Ivac 2000-5000 series for example - or even the Grasebys - would not serve just as well.

Or better still, why not train with the pumps your medical staff currently use? think

* Also the Vickers Treonic IP 2/3/4/5 ... what became of the IP-1?

Re: Ip33 and ip44 s and w vickers [Re: Geoff Hannis] #73637
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Oh Geoff , such a man with so many questions and I am looking to show my team the rprogrsssion over 20 years. Thank you and glad you are raising all questions.

Paul


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Re: Ip33 and ip44 s and w vickers [Re: Electric Blobby] #73638
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Ah; I was wondering if it was something like that. smile

There is an IP-3 on display in the Science Museum, apparently.

And there used to be a few historic (Pye Medical - remember them?) pumps in a display case in the entrance foyer at Smiths Medical in Watford.

Meanwhile, if you really want to start a collection, you could alert Ed and ask him to keep his eyes peeled.

Re: Ip33 and ip44 s and w vickers [Re: Electric Blobby] #73676
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Hi - We have an IP3, IP4, IP5, MS2000, PYE Dynamics PCA in our department museum (entrance to department!), just wish we had an IVAC 531 for it!


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Re: Ip33 and ip44 s and w vickers [Re: Font] #73677
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I remember the IVAC pumps (and drop controllers) from the early 1980's. Back then I thought they were the bees knees*. I don't recall the model numbers - but they were orange or green.

Richard Cramer was a clever man! But for some reason I always preferred IVAC to IMED (and indeed, Baxter/Travenol) even though, back in those days, IMED pumps were supposed to be an evolution ("second generation") of the original IVAC's. However it was IMED who introduced the first "volumetric infusion pump" (the Model 922 - remember the Accuset cassette), of the type we are all familiar with today. smile

* And I considered myself a "Real Biomed" to be working on them!

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I think the orange ones were IVAC 630.

Re: Ip33 and ip44 s and w vickers [Re: billy11] #73680
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I believe the ones I was thinking of were lower Model numbers; like the 230, maybe. But (unfortunately) my notes from the mid 1980's are no longer to hand. frown

I can't find any pictures of the earliest IVAC's on line either.

However, here are the 531 (drop controller) and 630 (volumetric - and yes, orange):-

Attached Files
IVAC 531.jpg (17 downloads)
IVAC 630.jpg (17 downloads)

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