Radium Chemical Company Carrier (ca. 1940s - 1960s)

This is a shielded carrier for brachytherapy sources. It was sold by the Radium Chemical Company, probably in the 1950s, but possibly earlier.

The company's catalogs that I have seen show something similar, except that the shielded potion of the illustrated carrier was a rectangular box rather than a cylindrical one like ours. These catalogs refer to it as an "Ernst Carrier."

An undated X-ray and Radium Industries Ltd. catalog includes a device that is almost identical to ours - they describe it as an "Operating Room Carrying Case."

The image to the left shows the label on the hinged lid of the carrier.
 

A transport cart with rubber wheels was available from Radium Chemical Company for moving the carrier around.

Height: 20" to top of handle

Shield: 3" high and 6" in diameter

Shield walls: 0.5" thick

References

Radium Chemical Company catalog. Radium Radon. No date. ca. 1940s, 1950s.

X-Ray and Radium Industries Limited Canada. Catalogue of Radium and Accessory Equipment for Modern Radium Therapy. No date.

Brachytherapy Museum Directory

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