Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Protecto-Derm (I & B) jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured cream; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper labe…
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Protecto-Derm (I & B) jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured cream; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information attached to front; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top with ring indent near edges, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “7” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell banner font discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1968)
ink: navy, black
Printed on label: “PROTECTO-DERM // (I & B) // SILICONE CREAM WITH HEXACHLOROPHENE // Contains // Silicone 20% // Hexachlorophene 0.5% // in vanishing cream base. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label: “4 FL. OZ // (L) 822283”; embossed on bottom: “D 7 // 3 // 3136”
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row B
Unit Of Measure
Minor soiling on label; minor area of loss to top proper right corner of label
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Protecto-Derm is a barrier cream with a silicone base and hexachlorophene; Ingram & Bell marketed the cream as a vanishing protective barrier treatment for skin irritation caused by bedsores, dermatitis, rashes, and lesions.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Point St. Charles, Quebec; the progressive line system month code and “7” year code, along with the Ingram & Bell banner script, signify it was produced in either 1957 or 1967.
Sealed rectangular green cardboard Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometer box; full with 20 individual disposable oral thermometers; exterior of box completely covered in layer of clear cellophane with white tear strip near top; box has printed product information on exterior top, bottom proper left…
Sealed rectangular green cardboard Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometer box; full with 20 individual disposable oral thermometers; exterior of box completely covered in layer of clear cellophane with white tear strip near top; box has printed product information on exterior top, bottom proper left and proper right sides, lot number on bottom and directions on back.
Bellis, Mary. “The History of the Thermometer.” ThoughtCo, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
“Tempa-DOT™ – Sterile.” Medical Indicators, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
“TEMPA-DOT Trademark Information.” Tradmarkia, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
Thermometers have a long history of medical use; temperature first linked to illness in 1700s and the first practical medical thermometer invented by Sir Thomas Allbutt in 1867.
Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometers use chemical indicators that are activated by heat to measure temperature; disposable thermometers generate more waste than traditional thermometers, but can also be more sanitary and limit the spread of germs between patients.
The Tempa-Dot trademark was first filed filed by Organon Inc. in 1975 and has since been used by 3M and Medical Indicators.