Cleveland became home to new medical technology industries after 1900. X-ray equipment manufactures flourished, as exemplified by the pioneering Engeln Electric Company. At the turn of the 20th century Henry Engeln, a businessman, collaborated with Dr.
George Iddings to manufacture static machines, induction coils, fluoroscopes, and x-ray tubes. Engeln soon opened a factory at 30th and Superior Avenue, where a full line of x-ray and electrotherapeutic equipment was produced in the 1920s. The tilting x-ray table in the Dittrick Museum represented the top of the Engeln product line in the late 1920s.
It features a rail-mounted Coolidge x-ray tube (1913) and Bucky-Potter diaphragm (1921) in the table bed, which helped to reduce exposure time and to attain x-ray images of greater size and clarity. The tilting table incorporates a sliding carriage underneath the table with a second Coolidge tube, thus enabling the projection of the live x-ray image onto the flouroscopic screen. The x-ray equipment industry suffered a major downturn with the onset of the Depression. Engeln Electric Company survived for a while, only to be bought out by industry power Westinghouse. Picker resumed production of equipment at the Engeln site and remains a feature of the local economy a century later.
Its corporate descendant, Picker International (since December 1999, part of Marconi Medical Systems), maintains its headquarters in suburban Cleveland. Edmonson, New exhibit at the Dittrick Museum: A 1927 Engeln Tilting X-Ray Table. Bulletin of the Cleveland Medical Library Association. 1920's ANTIQUE VINTAGE ENGELN ELECTRIC X-RAY MACHINE FILM LIGHT BOX" is in sale since Sunday, July 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Other Antique Science Equip".
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