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Dates
1983
1993
circa 1983-1993
Collection
Carol Pearson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
009053001 a-c
Description
Portable Ferno Forge pharmacy cart with multi lockable bins; the main cabinet (a) has blue and beige sides; back side of the cabinet has three shelves, the front side has two blue metal drawers that are locked and a metal box with four rows of metal drawers (b) that can also be locked; the top of t…
Accession Number
009053001 a-c
Collection
Carol Pearson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Portable Ferno Forge pharmacy cart with multi lockable bins; the main cabinet (a) has blue and beige sides; back side of the cabinet has three shelves, the front side has two blue metal drawers that are locked and a metal box with four rows of metal drawers (b) that can also be locked; the top of the cart is made of hard yellow plastic; on either side of the cabinet there are two longitudinal curved silver metal bars and one horizontal bar between them near the top that serve as handles for pushing the cart; a bar coated in grey rubber goes around the base of the cart above four metal wheels with black rubber tires; the proper left side of the cart has a beige coloured metal tray, a blue metal tube for paper cups, and a square grey metal tray near the base of the cart; there are approximately 20 wax coated white cups (c) with a pattern of green and purple in the blue tube; the proper right end of the cart (a) has two beige coloured metal hooks; at the bottom of the proper left side of the cart are three labels next to each other; the first label is a silver sticker with black ink, the next is a silver metal plate with black ink and numbers embossed on it, and the third label is a black metal plate with silver ink and numbers embossed on it; on both the proper left and proper right sides of the cart near the top are blue stickers of the Ferno Forge company logo; (b) has a total of 17 drawers in the metal box, five drawers all 8.8 cm wide on the top row and four drawers all 10.3 cm wide on the three rows below; (b) can be removed from the cart via a folding black plastic handle on the box top.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - cart - Size: Length 1.4 m x Width 88.0 cm x Depth 50.0 cm
b - removable metal box with drawers - Size: Length 48.8 cm x Width 31.5 cm x Depth 30.0 cm
c - cups - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Carol Pearson; was previously used in the Peterborough Civic Hospital
Maker
Ferno Forge
Site Made (City)
Mississauga
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1983
1993
circa 1983-1993
Date Remarks
Date based on research and company logo
Material
metal: silver, beige, grey, blue
plastic: yellow
paper: white, purple, green
rubber: black, grey
Inscriptions
On the proper right and left sides of the cart near the top is a sticker in blue: "Ferno // Forge" with the Ferno Forge logo to the proper right; at the bottom on the proper left end is a silver sticker label with black printing: "ORTHO-PATH // 5200 Dixie Road, Unit 41 // MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L4W 1E4 // (416) 625-6306 Fax. (416) 624-1323"; printed in black ink on a silver metal plate on the bottom of the proper left side: "PETERBOROUGH // CIVIC // HOSPITAL"; embossed next to ink: "51935"; printed on black metal plate secured with two screws on the bottom of the proper left end of the cart: "FERNO // FORGE"; embossed next to the ink: "18225"; printed under number in silver ink: "SERIAL NUMBER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1 - Floor
Condition Remarks
Silver paint is flaking on tray, scratches and dents on silver metal handles; rubber on rail is chipped; plastic top has wear marks; cart shows signs of use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Carol Pearson, "Ferno-Washington" website; "Ferno Canada" website
Research Facts
Donor purchased pharmacy cart at a silent auction at the Peterborough Civic Hospital in 1999; when purchased the cart came with a selection of vials and a Park Davis & Co Magazine; the donor collected pharmacy related items, reference books and product catalogues for many years and retired from the Peterborough Civic Hospital in 1999; Ferno-Washington was the result of combining two companies, Washington Mortuary Supply Company (est. 1924) and Ferno (est. 1955); the companies joined in 1957 when they moved to Greenfield, Ohio where they remained until 1972; Ferno-Washington purchased the Health Care Division of Market Forge in 1983; one division was Ferno Forge located in Boston, which later moved to Williamsport Pennsylvania in 1985
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