Magill Endotracheal connectors in metal case
Date of manufacture:
Sir Ivan Magill designed these connectors to attach to the curved rubber endotracheal tubes that he had invented and advocated. He did not specifically report their introduction but it is likely that they first appeared in both oral and nasal versions around 1930. The connectors are smoothly curved with corrugations at the tracheal end and an expanded flange at the wider machine end. The oral connectors are angled at slightly less than 90° while the nasal connectors have an acute angle curve (see catalogue illustration. These angles are optimal and should not normally be interchanged. To do so would encourage an increased risk of the rubber tracheal tube becoming kinked close to the connector. The connectors are available in a range of sizes to suit the tracheal tubes and are presented in a chrome plated brass hinged box suitable for sterilisation and storage.