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Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid Kit

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004002 a-b
Description
Rounded rectangular wall mounted green painted metal Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid Kit box (a) with rectangular cream paper First Aid Kit Record card (b); box has hollow base with adjustable rectangular metal rod handle, two clasps, and hinged rectangular metal mounting bar on top; box lid attached to …
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Accession Number
018004002 a-b
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Archival
Description
Rounded rectangular wall mounted green painted metal Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid Kit box (a) with rectangular cream paper First Aid Kit Record card (b); box has hollow base with adjustable rectangular metal rod handle, two clasps, and hinged rectangular metal mounting bar on top; box lid attached to base by single long hinge at bottom, has two clasps on top, and interior lid lined with red rubber border and rectangular paper inventory sheet; First Aid Kit Record card is single piece of thick paper folded in half with record table on inside; contains various other contents catalogued separately.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – box – Length 19.0 cm Width 14.6 cm Depth 7.0 cm
b – record card – Length 10.5 cm Width 5.6 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
metal: grey
paint: green, white
paper: cream
ink: black
rubber: red
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box lid: “FIRST AID KIT // [Illeg.] BROS. LIM[Illeg.] SAFETY [Illeg.] // 110 ALEXANDER STREET, VANCOUVER”; printed on inventory card inside lid: “FLECK’S No. 754 // FIRST AID KIT // W. C. B. 10 UNIT // ORDER REFILLS BY PACKET NUMBER // No. 83 // GAUZE SPONGES // and APPLICATORS // USE WITH // #74 SOLVENT // to Remove Grease // from skin // No. 74 // GREASE SOLVENT // DO NOT Allow Solvent // to Dry on Skin. // Swab AWAY from // Wound. // No. 48 // LASTOBANDS // FOR COVERING // SMALL WOUNDS, // Especially Finger // Injuries // No. 17 // COMPRESS BANDAGES, 2” // FOR COVERING // MEDIUM SIZE // WOUNDS and BURNS // No. 13 // BURN TREATMENT // APPLY LIBERALLY // TO AFFECTED AREA, // Cover with #17. // No. 72 ANTISEPTIC and AMMONIA // ANTISEPTIC for // Wounds // AMMONIA for SHOCK // or FAINTING // No. 21 FLEX-SPLINT // X-RAY TRANSPARENT // PAD AS NECESSARY. // APPLY TO FRACTURE. // No. 36 // EYE DRESSING SET // REMOVE FOREIGN // BODY – if loose – from // Eye with brush. Instill // Ointment. // If Foreign Body Embedded, Instill Ointment, Cover with // Eye Pad and Shield. Take to Doctor. // No. 3205 // 1 Pair TWEEZERS // No. 606 // 1 FIRST AID GUIDE // FAINTING, SHOCK – Patient flat on ground. Loosen // clothing, allow to inhale ammonia. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Send for resuscitator. // FLECK’S SAFETY DIVISION – VANCOUVER, B. C.”; printed on front of First Aid Kit Record card: “FIRST AID // KIT // RECORD // DO NOT REMOVE // FROM KIT”; printed on back of First Aid Kit Record card: “FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 Alexander St. // VANCOUVER 4, B. C. // B. C. HEADQUARTERS // FOR // FIRST AID and SAFETY // SUPPLIES”; headings printed inside First Aid Kit Record card: “VEHICLE // NUMBER or DRIVER”, “INSPECTION // DATE // CONDITION”, “CONTENTS // REPLACED”, “REMARKS”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major corrosion and loss of paint layer all overexterior of box; major fading of painted areas on top and bottom; yellow adhesive residue at top and bottom of inventory sheet; large crease present on all sides of record card
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of this kit indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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C. T. Applicators and Gauze

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004003 a-n
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard C. T. Applicators box (a) containing transparent cellophane package of 6 cylindrical cotton tipped wooden applicators (b) and 12 square white fabric gauze sponges (c-n); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle c…
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Accession Number
018004003 a-n
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Bandages, First Aid
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard C. T. Applicators box (a) containing transparent cellophane package of 6 cylindrical cotton tipped wooden applicators (b) and 12 square white fabric gauze sponges (c-n); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information printed on top, proper left, and proper right sides in green ink; manufacturer information on back and information about additional products printed on front in green ink; gauze sponges are woven and unfold to create longer strips; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.1 cm Width 5.5 cm Depth 3.2 cm
b – applicator package – Length 7.1 cm Width 4.2 cm Depth 0.5 cm
c-n – gauze sponges – Length 5.0 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream
ink: green
fabric: white
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. 83 // C. T. APPLICATORS // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Our Safety Equipment includes: Breating Apparatus // Respirators Masks of all types // Gas Indicators Gas Detectors Safety Goggles // Protective Hats and Caps Cap Lamps // Safety Clothing First Aid Equipment // Fog Nozzles Fire Extinguishers Safety Belts . . . // Waste cans Gasoline Cans Ladder Feet // Grinder Guards Enamel Signs Safety Shoes”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper left and proper right sides: “C. T. APPLICATORS // SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration along hinge on top of box; minor soiling to top flap of box; minor fading of ink all over box; minor tear to top of front of box; major creasing and distortion to top of box, making opening and closing difficult; minor creases and distortion to cellophane package
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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Soluol Grease Solvent

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004004 a-c
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing empty rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass bottle of Soluol Grease Solvent (b) with removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap (c); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle…
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Accession Number
018004004 a-c
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Solvents
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing empty rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass bottle of Soluol Grease Solvent (b) with removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap (c); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information printed on top, proper left, and proper right sides in green ink; manufacturer information on back and information about additional products printed on front in green ink; bottle has shallow push up base with manufacturer information embossed, flat rectangular side walls with top arch on front and back, round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; bottle has mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck and base; rectangular cream paper label with product information printed in black ink attacked to front and half of sides; cap has slightly domed top, repeating arch and vertical line pattern of exterior sides, internal continuous thread, and conical plastic projection attached to interior top; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.1 cm Width 5.6 cm Depth 3.2 cm
b – bottle – Length 8.2 cm Width 4.5 cm Depth 3.2 cm
c – cap – Length 1.2 cm Diameter 3.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream
ink: green, teal, black, blue
glass: brown
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. 74 // Grease Solvent // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Our Safety Equipment includes: Breating Apparatus // Respirators Masks of all types // Gas Indicators Gas Detectors Safety Goggles // Protective Hats and Caps Cap Lamps // Safety Clothing First Aid Equipment // Fog Nozzles Fire Extinguishers Safety Belts // Waste cans Gasoline Cans Ladder Feet // Grinder Guards Enamel Signs Safety Shoes”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper left side of box: “GREASE SOLVENT // SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on proper right side of box: “SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on bottle label: “FLECK’S FOR SAFETY // SOLUOL // (REPACKAGED CHLOROTHENE* // INHIBITED // 1 : 1 : 1 TRICHLOROETHANE) // AVOID EXCESSIVE INHALATION // OF FUMES. // *REGISTERED TRADEMARK // DOW CHEMICAL CO. LTD. // NET. // SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST // Lot: [Illeg.]”; stamped on bottle label: “2 OZ. NET.”; embossed on bottom of bottle: “4 // 50 // 0”; molded into inside cap: “POLY-SEAL // PAT. PEND”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over box; minor pigment transfer inside and on bottom of box; minor soiling all over bottle label; lot number on bottle label worn off; long area of loss to top to bottle label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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Compress Bandages

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004005 a-d
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 1 loose woven cream fabric Compress Bandage (b) and 2 roughly rectangular cream wax paper packaged Compress Bandages (c-d); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side…
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Accession Number
018004005 a-d
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Bandages, First Aid
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 1 loose woven cream fabric Compress Bandage (b) and 2 roughly rectangular cream wax paper packaged Compress Bandages (c-d); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information printed on top, proper left, and proper right sides in green ink; manufacturer information printed on back of box; instructions with illustrations printed on front of box; loose bandage consists of long rectangular woven sheet with plastic coated Telfa pad in centre; packaged Compress Bandages each have a rectangular cream paper label with product information and instructions printed in green ink; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.1 cm Width 5.5 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b – loose bandage – Length 6.1 cm Width 4.4 cm Depth 1.6 cm
c – packaged bandage – Length 5.1 cm Width 4.9 cm Depth 0.7 cm
d – packaged bandage – Length 5.2 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 0.8 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream
ink: green
fabric: cream, white
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. # 17 // COMPRESS BANDAGE // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “INSTRUCTIONS – FLECK’S COMPRESS BANDAGE // Remove paper wrapping. // Open bandage, holding it // as shown. Don not touch // the gauze pad. // Place gauze over the // wound. If larger pad is // needed, pull loose corner // to double pad size. // Wrap bandage around // the part. Tie end with // square knot.”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper left side of box: “COMPRESS // BANDAGE”; printed on proper right side of box: “SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on labels of packaged bandages: “FLECK’S FOR SAFETY // 2” COMPRESS BANDAGE // with TELFA* PAD // “Won’t Pull off Scab when removed” // STERILIZED – Cover wound with gauze // pad and bind. Do not touch wound or pad // with hands. // *Trade mar Kendall Co. (Canada) Ltd.”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over exterior of box; minor abrasion to edges of box; top of box slightly distorted but stable; minor fraying to edges of loose bandage; minor wrinkling all over wax paper packages
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“How to Choose Telfa Pads.” VitalityMedical.com, Vitality Medical, 2019. Accessed 27 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Telfa dressing pads were design as a dry dressing that would not stick to the wound.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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Merthiolate Swabs and Ammonia

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004007 a-n
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 5 cylindrical orange cardboard containers of M. S. C. Tincture Merthiolate Swabs (b-f) two cylinder white cardboard containers (g, j) with removable slide-off cylindrical red and white cardboard caps (h, k) each containing irregular cylindrica…
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Accession Number
018004007 a-n
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- container
Fainting -- drug therapy
Drug Packaging
Inhalation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 5 cylindrical orange cardboard containers of M. S. C. Tincture Merthiolate Swabs (b-f) two cylinder white cardboard containers (g, j) with removable slide-off cylindrical red and white cardboard caps (h, k) each containing irregular cylindrical transparent glass ampoules filled with semi transparent yellow Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia (i, l) and 2 conical cream paper Dixie cups (m, n); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information appears on top, proper left and proper right sides; manufacturer information on back and information about additional products printed on front; M. S. C. Tincture Merthiolate Swabs have cylindrical orange cardboard top section with pointed top, thinner cylindrical yellow cardboard bottom section, and product information and directions printed on exterior surface; Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia containers have product information and direction printed on exterior surface; ampoules are mostly cylindrical with one bulbous section and one end with rounded point; single red dot on bulbous section; Dixie cups are flat and unfold to form conical drink vessel for liquid Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.1 cm Width 5.5 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b-f – M. S. C. Tincture Merthiolate Swab– Length 5.4 cm Diameter 1.0 cm
g – container tube – Length 6.9 cm Diameter 1.4 cm
h – cap – Length 0.8 cm Diameter 1.6 cm
i – ampoule – Length 6.1 cm Diameter 1.1 cm
j – container tube – Length 6.9 cm Diameter 1.4 cm
k – cap – Length 0.8 cm Diameter 1.6 cm
l – ampoule – Length 6.3 cm Diameter 1.1 cm
m – cup – Length 9.8 cm Diameter 9.5 cm
n – cup – Length 9.8 cm Diameter 9.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream, white, brown
ink: green, navy, blue, black, orange, yellow, red
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. # 72 // MERTHIOLATE SAWBS // AND AMMONIA // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // OTHER FIRST AID PRODUCTS // Neutralize – A B T for Burns – Flex Splints // Basket Stretchers – Oxygen Equipment. // (K)”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper right side of box: “SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; stamped on proper left side of box: “MERTHIOLATE // AND AMMONIA”; printed on M. S. C. Tincture Merthiolate Swab containers: “M. S. C. TINCTURE // MERTHIOLATE // SWAB // 1:1000 // APPROX. 10 MINIMS // Sodium Ethyl Mercuri // Thiosalicylate, Lilly // ALCOHOL 50% MEDICAL SUPPLY CO. // ROCKFORD, ILL. // POINT DOWN // CRUSH // HERE // BEFORE REMOVING // CAP”; printed on Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia container: “2 CC. SIZE AMPOULE // AROMATIC SPIRIT OF AMMONIA // U. S. P. ALCOHOL 65% // For Shock, Nausea, Fainting, etc. // Remove ampoule from tube and hold upright. // Snap off tip at score mark. Shake contents (equal to // one teaspoonful) into half glass of water and drink // as a stimulant or may also be used full strength // on cotton or gauze for inhalation. // DISTRIBUTED BY // MEDICAL SUPPLY CO. ROCKFORD, ILL.”; printed on one side of Dixie cups: “Dixie ®”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Aromatic ammonia is used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breath; this ammonia can also be taken orally in a solution with water; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004008 a-b
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing folded rectangular grey metal strip of Flex - Splint (b) and rectangular cream paper directions card; box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; …
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Accession Number
018004008 a-b
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Splints
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing folded rectangular grey metal strip of Flex - Splint (b) and rectangular cream paper directions card; box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information appears on top, front, proper left and proper right sides; manufacturer information on back of box; Flex – Splint is malleable sheet of perforated metal folded to fit into box; directions printed of card in black ink; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.1 cm Width 5.5 cm Depth 1.9 cm
b – Flex - Splint – Length 9.4 cm Width 2.1 Depth 2.0 cm
c – directions – Length 13.8 cm Width 8.7
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream
ink: green, black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. 21 // FLEX – SPLINT // X-RAY TRANSPARENT // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // It is unnecessary to remove this splint when // X-Raying fracture. May be cut to shape for // fingers etc. with bandage scissors. // (L)”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper right side of box: “SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on proper left side of box: “FLEX – SPLINT”; printed on directions card: “DIRECTIONS // To fashion finger splints from the FLEX - // SPLINT cut across at desired length; then // crease material lengthwise at desired width. // It will break readily. // The strip will shape more readily at the // finger-tip if a “V” shaped notch is cut at // each side at that point. // Re-order FLEX – SPLINTS // FROM // FLECK BROS. LIMITED // Mutual 4-8131 // 110 Alexander Street Vancouver 4, B. C.”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling on top, back, and interior of box; small red dot near centre of front of box; minor bend along one end of metal; major distortion, creasing, and mechanical surface damage all over directions card from being stored folded against metal in box
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004010
Description
Bent rectangular brass strip used as a tweezer; surface contoured; both ends have been cut not square; repeating pattern of two parallel dimples in surface; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
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Accession Number
018004010
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Description
Bent rectangular brass strip used as a tweezer; surface contoured; both ends have been cut not square; repeating pattern of two parallel dimples in surface; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
metal: brass
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Length
9.0 cm
Width
6.3 cm
Depth
1.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major corrosion all over surface
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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Stanley Iodine Tincture

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15236
Dates
1969
1979
circa 1969 - 1979
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004012
Description
Octagonal based semi-transparent brown glass Stanley Iodine Tincture bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; three quarters full with liquid; push up base with manufacturer information embossed; flat rectangular side walls with top arches, beveled corners and rectangular pape…
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Accession Number
018004012
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Wound Healing
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging
Description
Octagonal based semi-transparent brown glass Stanley Iodine Tincture bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; three quarters full with liquid; push up base with manufacturer information embossed; flat rectangular side walls with top arches, beveled corners and rectangular paper label with product information and directions attached to front and sides; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical threaded finish; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top, internal thread, repeating pattern of vertical indented lines on exterior sides, and cylindrical applicator extending from inside top to liquid in bottle; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Stanley Drug Products
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1969
1979
circa 1969 - 1979
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, Bramalea factory code, and “9” year code
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: green, black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Stanley // iodine tincture // B. P. 2.5% // POISON // antiseptic // 1 oz. fl 28 ml // [Illeg.] // [Illeg.] // North [Illeg.] B. C. // LOT. D28A EI // ANITDOTE: FIRST CALL PHYSI- // CIAN. Give large amounts of milk // and starch mucilage by mouth, // then induce vomiting using tepid // salt water. // Direction: For minor cuts and abra - // sions, wash area thoroughly with // soap and water: then apply tincture // lightly. // Do not apply to serious // wounds.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Length
7.9 cm
Width
2.9 cm
Depth
2.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major soiling all over label, especially front; major abrasion and tears to front of label, obscuring text
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Iodine Tincture.” Drugs.com, 2019. Accessed 28 June 2019.
Miller, George L. and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Iodine Tincture is a solution of iodine in alcohol used as an antiseptic and disinfectant; it is only useful for small wounds.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at their factory in Bramalea, which opened in the 1960s.
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Red Bull Energy Drink

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11239
Dates
2005
circa 2005
Collection
Tim Gregory Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
005030001
Description
Empty 250 ml tin can with a blue and silver design and a pair or red bulls facing each other.
Accession Number
005030001
Collection
Tim Gregory Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Empty 250 ml tin can with a blue and silver design and a pair or red bulls facing each other.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor received this beverage as part of a product promotion in Kingston, Ontario in November 2005; it was handed to him as he walked to work by what is believed to be a pair of company representatives who handed it to him walking down the street saying "Here, it's the gift of energy!".
Maker
Red Bull Canada Limited
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
2005
circa 2005
Date Remarks
Was received and consumed in 2005
Material
metal: blue, silver, red
Inscriptions
"Red Bull // ENERGY DRINK" printed on the face of the tin
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 5.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Beverages Direct" (website)
"Red Bull Energy Drink" (website)
Research Facts
Is reputed to provide increased concentration, alertness, stamina and reaction time with a combination of amino acid taurin and glucuronolacton, as well as large amounts of caffeine and vitamins; accessioned as a modern version of a patent medicine; according to the donor, it tasted awful and had no effect.
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Eye Dressing Set

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15233
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004009 a-j
Description
Eye Dressing Set consisting of unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 2 sealed rectangular tan wax paper packages of Curity Eye Pads (b-c) 2 unsealed semi-transparent grey wax paper packages (d, f) each containing 1 roughly triangular white cotton eye patch (e, g) 2 full small grey…
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Accession Number
018004009 a-j
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Eye Protective Devices
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmic Solutions
Ophthalmology
MM= Drug Packaging
Description
Eye Dressing Set consisting of unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 2 sealed rectangular tan wax paper packages of Curity Eye Pads (b-c) 2 unsealed semi-transparent grey wax paper packages (d, f) each containing 1 roughly triangular white cotton eye patch (e, g) 2 full small grey metal tubes containing Boric Acid Ophthalmic Ointment (h, i) and small grey metal brown bristled brush (j); box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information appears on top, proper left and proper right sides of box; manufacturer information on back of box; information about addition products on front of box; packages of Curity Eye Pads sealed by top flap and have product information on front in navy ink; eye patches consist of flat triangular pad with one flat cotton strap extending from bottom and two extending from top and sewn together; Boric Acid Ophthalmic Ointment tubes each consist of a squeezable body, non-removable conical black plastic screw cap, and rectangular green paper label with product information on front and lot number on back; brush consists of hollow rolled metal shaft with one end open and other end with bristles; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a – box – Length 11.6 cm Width 5.9 cm Depth 2.5 cm
b-c – eye pad – Length 8.4 cm Width 7.6 cm
d – package – Length 14.7 cm Width 9.6 cm
e – eye patch – Length 8.5 cm Width 6.4 cm
f – package – Length 14.7 cm Width 9.6 cm
g – eye patch – Length 8.4 cm Width 5.7 cm
h-i – Boric Acid Ophthalmic Ointment – Length 6.3 cm Width 5.9 cm Depth 1.3 cm
j – brush – Length 4.0 cm Width 0.4 cm Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream, grey
ink: green, black, navy
metal: grey
fabric: cream, brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. 36 // EYE DRESSING // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // OTHER FIRST AID PRODUCTS // Neutralize – A B T for Burns – Flex Splints // Basket Stretchers – Oxygen Equipment. // (K)”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper right side of box: “SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on proper left side of box: “EYE DRESSING”; printed on front of Curity Eye Pad packages: “Curity // TRADE MARK // EYE PAD // STERILIZED AFTER PACKAGING // If this envelope is broken or open // sterility cannot be guaranteed. // THE KENDALL COMPANY (CAN.) LTD. // BAUER & BLACK DIVISION // TORONTO 16, ONT.”; printed on Boric Acid Ophthalmic Ointment label: “24 // BORIC ACID U. S. P. // 10% // Ophthalmic Ointment // List No. 6024 // ABBOT LABORATORIES LTD. // MONTREAL // Lot // D753-554”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Failure of adhesive on box causing instability; yellowing of adhesive on back of Curity Eye Pad packages; major distortion and creases to Curity Eye Pad packages; eye patch packages distorted and creased from being stored in box; minor yellowing all over eye patch (g); minor distortion to bodies of Boric Acid tubes; minor distortion of brush bristles; presence of residue on brush bristles
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Boric Acid.” Drugs.com, 2019. Accessed 28 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Boric acid is used as an antibiotic and anti-infection agent in eye washes; it also relieves irritation and cleans the eye area.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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