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Dr. True's Elixir

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001111
Description
Clear glass bottle; roundish edges; no recessed panels; one side of bottle has embossed writing in glass; tall thin cylindrical neck intended to have a cork stopper
Accession Number
996001111
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass bottle; roundish edges; no recessed panels; one side of bottle has embossed writing
in glass; tall thin cylindrical neck intended to have a cork stopper
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA
in Oct. 1993
Maker
Dr. J.F. True & Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Dr. True's Elixir // established 1861 // Dr. J.F. True & Co. Inc. // Auburn, ME.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some accumulation of dirt inside bottle
Copy Type
Original
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ophthalmoscope head

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Collection
Kingston General Hospital O.P.D. Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
998021001
Description
Ophthalmoscope head, which consists of a round metal disc with a rotating plastic dial set inside; the disc is attached to a cylindrical piece that has an open round metal base which has a round knob above it that allows the piece to be put onto a handle and tightened on; the top of the cylindrical…
Accession Number
998021001
Collection
Kingston General Hospital O.P.D. Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmology -- ophthalmoscope
Description
Ophthalmoscope head, which consists of a round metal disc with a rotating plastic dial set inside; the disc is attached to a cylindrical piece that has an open round metal base which has a round knob above it that allows the piece to be put onto a handle and tightened on; the top of the cylindrical piece has a bevelled piece of glass; this glass lines up with a pin hole through the metal disc; the glass which can be seen through the pin hole changes as the plastic dial is turned; numbers on the disc indicate the glass type
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the O.P.D. Clinic at Kingston General Hospital
Maker
Welch Allyn
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
metal: black; silver
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Raised lettering on the front reads, "WELCH ALLYN // PAT. NO. // 2027663"; the letters "O.P.D." are also scratched into the front; raised lettering on the back reads "MAY OPHTHALMOSCOPE // WACO NO. 106 // AUBURN, N.Y., U.S.A."; the words, "CLINIC // O.P.D. // CLINIC" are also painted in white on the back
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm. x Width 4.1 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
All pieces of the ophthalmoscope head are complete and unbroken; the top of the disc shows minor wear; the plastic dial moves freely; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1960, p. 194 - see 8-106 (see attached photocopy)
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ophthalmoscope head

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Collection
Kingston General Hospital O.P.D. Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
998021002
Description
Ophthalmoscope head, which consists of a round metal disc with a rotating plastic dial set inside; the disc is attached to a cylindrical piece that has an open round metal base which has a round knob above it that allows the piece to be put onto a handle and tightened on; there is an attached round…
Accession Number
998021002
Collection
Kingston General Hospital O.P.D. Clinic Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmology -- ophthalmoscope
Description
Ophthalmoscope head, which consists of a round metal disc with a rotating plastic dial set inside; the disc is attached to a cylindrical piece that has an open round metal base which has a round knob above it that allows the piece to be put onto a handle and tightened on; there is an attached round piece on the back of the disc; this has a knob on the top that moves right and left and operates a "white-line" grid and a "red-free" filter; there is a piece of bevelled glass inside this attached piece; the glass lines up with a pin hole that goes through the metal disc; the glass that can be seen through the pin hole changes as the plastic dial is turned; numbers on the disc indicate the glass type
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used at Kingston General Hospital (Emergency)
Maker
Welch Allyn
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
metal: black; silver
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Raised lettering on the front reads, "WELCH ALLYN // PAT. NO. // 2027663"; raised lettering on the back reads "PATENT NO. // 2311503 // WACO NO. 110 // AUBURN N.Y. // U.S.A."; the back also has the word "Emerg" scratched into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 8.0 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
All pieces of the ophthalmoscope head appear to be complete, although the round attachment on the back is a bit loose; the disc shows minor wear; the plastic dial moves freely; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1960, p. 194 - see 8-110 (see attached photocopy)
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box of dental swager blocks

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Dates
1913
1920
circa 1913-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020350 a-c
Description
Box of dental swager blocks for use with a swaging kit; rectangular brown cardboard box (a) and lid (b); label on top of lid printed with black ink states product and manufacturing information; 89 brown wooden cylindrical swager blocks (c) inside box; blocks taper slightly at one end, with four sma…
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Accession Number
010020350 a-c
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Equipment
Dental Restoration, Permanent
Dentistry, Operative -- instrumentation
Description
Box of dental swager blocks for use with a swaging kit; rectangular brown cardboard box (a) and lid (b); label on top of lid printed with black ink states product and manufacturing information; 89 brown wooden cylindrical swager blocks (c) inside box; blocks taper slightly at one end, with four small circular indents on smaller ends
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 24.0 cm x Width 11.8 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 24.2 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c - block - Size: Depth 2.1 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Central Tool Co.
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1913
1920
circa 1913-1920
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
wood: brown
paper: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
(b) Printed on top of lid: "DENTAL SWAGER BLOCKS // MADE BY // THE CENTRAL TOOL CO. // AUBURN, R. I., U. S. A. // PATENTED APRIL 15, 1913"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Box (a) and lid (b) are very worn, dirty; lid ripped in corner; box detached at one corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Larry Talarico from Victoria, British Columbia; this item goes with a die swaging kit donated by Dr. Talarico
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020412 a-h
Description
Dental tooth-form set in brown wooden case; rectangular case (a) with two yellow metal hinges; white rectangular paper with manufacturer's information, instructions and photographs of each tooth-form, printed with black and red ink, affixed inside lid; white paper label covers bottom of case, numbe…
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Accession Number
010020412 a-h
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Prosthesis
Denture, Complete
Denture, Partial
Dental Restoration, Permanent
MM= Dental Casting Technic -- mold/form
Description
Dental tooth-form set in brown wooden case; rectangular case (a) with two yellow metal hinges; white rectangular paper with manufacturer's information, instructions and photographs of each tooth-form, printed with black and red ink, affixed inside lid; white paper label covers bottom of case, numbers each tooth-form; cut-out circles and spaces for brown metal tooth-forms and tools; cylindrical swager (b) with one flat end, one round end; two hollow cylindrical rings (c, d); wrench with rounded handle (e); silver metal dentimetre tool (f) for measuring teeth, with octagonal handle and wire loop at top; wrench with cylindrical handle attached to bolt with octagonal end (g); 150 tooth-forms (h) with various shaped models of each tooth mounted on cylindrical bases
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 43.5 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 5.2 cm
b - swager - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
c - ring - Size: Depth 3.0 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
d - ring - Size: Depth 2.0 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
e - wrench - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
f - dentimetre - Size: Length 13.7 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
g - wrench - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
h - largest tooth - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Central Tool Company
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown
metal: brown, yellow, silver
paper: white
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on paper inside case: "Made by // THE CENTRAL TOOL COMPANY // AUBURN, R. I. // U. S. A. // (Patented Sept. 27, 1910) // THE S.S. WHITE DENTAL MFG. CO. // Sole Sales Agent // 03120 A"; (e) engraved on handle: "SPECIAL"; (f) engraved on handle: "SSW 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Most metal is tarnished; wooden case (a) is worn, scratched, dented, missing its hook closures at front; paper covering bottom of case is faded, dirty; swager (b) is dented; ring (d) with piece broken off side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-G”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p.58
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Glenn Walker from London, Ontario; the 1915 catalogue entry for this product states that a seamless gold shell could be shaped into a crown ready to trim in five minutes
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020413 a-g
Description
Dental tooth-form set in brown wooden case; rectangular case (a) with two yellow metal hinges and locking clasp closures; white rectangular paper with manufacturer's information, instructions and photographs of each tooth-form, printed with black and red ink, affixed inside lid; white paper label c…
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Accession Number
010020413 a-g
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Prosthesis
Denture, Complete
Denture, Partial
Dental Restoration, Permanent
MM= Dental Casting Technic -- mold/form
Description
Dental tooth-form set in brown wooden case; rectangular case (a) with two yellow metal hinges and locking clasp closures; white rectangular paper with manufacturer's information, instructions and photographs of each tooth-form, printed with black and red ink, affixed inside lid; white paper label covers bottom of case, numbers each tooth-form; cut-out circles and spaces for brown metal tooth-forms and tools; cylindrical swager (b) with one flat end, one round end; one hollow cylindrical ring (c); wrench with cylindrical handle attached to bolt with octagonal end (d); 150 tooth-forms (e) with various shaped models of each tooth mounted on cylindrical bases; white sheet of paper (f) listing number of tooth-forms with corresponding shell crown numbers; white envelope (g) with manufacturer's address printed with blue ink at top left corner
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 43.5 cm x Width 18.2 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
b - swager - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
c - ring - Size: Depth 2.9 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
d - wrench - Size: Length 5.9 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
e - largest tooth - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
f - paper - Size: Length 27.2 cm x Width 21.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
g - envelope - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 9.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Central Tool Company
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown
metal: brown, yellow
paper: white
ink: black, red, blue
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on paper inside case: "Made by // THE CENTRAL TOOL COMPANY // AUBURN, R. I. // U. S. A. // (Patented Sept. 27, 1910) // THE S.S. WHITE DENTAL MFG. CO. // Sole Sales Agent // 03120 A"; (f) printed on envelope: "THE CENTRAL TOOL COMPANY // INCORPORATED // MANUFACTURERS OF // DENTAL AND MACHINISTS TOOLS // NEW CENTURY // SEAMLESS CROWN SYSTEM // STEEL TOOTH FORMS AND SWAGER // 56 DUDLEY ST. PROVIDENCE, R.I. U.S.A. // DIRECTIONS"
Permanent Location
(a-e): Storage Room 0010
0010-B
(f-g): Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 22
Condition Remarks
Most metal is tarnished; wooden case (a) is worn, scratched, dented; paper covering bottom of case is faded, dirty; paper on inside lid is ripping at bottom right edge; sheet of paper (f) is very worn, ripping at folds; envelope (g) is browned, worn at edges, ripped at one side and top
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-G”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p.58
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. John Robertson from Summerside, Prince Edward Island; the 1915 catalogue entry for this product states that a seamless gold shell could be shaped into a crown ready to trim in five minutes
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020414 a-f
Description
Dental tooth-form set in brown wooden case; rectangular case (a) with two yellow metal hinges and locking clasp closure at one side; white rectangular paper with manufacturer's information, instructions and photographs of each tooth-form, printed with black and red ink, affixed inside lid; white pa…
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Accession Number
010020414 a-f
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Prosthesis
Denture, Complete
Denture, Partial
Dental Restoration, Permanent
MM= Dental Casting Technic -- mold/form
Description
Dental tooth-form set in brown wooden case; rectangular case (a) with two yellow metal hinges and locking clasp closure at one side; white rectangular paper with manufacturer's information, instructions and photographs of each tooth-form, printed with black and red ink, affixed inside lid; white paper label covers bottom of case, numbers each tooth-form; cut-out circles and spaces for brown metal tooth-forms and tools; cylindrical swager (b) with one flat end, one round end; hollow cylindrical ring (c); smaller ring with wooden swager block inside (d); wrench with cylindrical handle attached to bolt with octagonal end (e); 150 tooth-forms (f) with various shaped models of each tooth mounted on cylindrical bases
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 43.5 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 5.3 cm
b - swager - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
c - ring - Size: Depth 2.9 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
d - ring - Size: Depth 2.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
e - wrench - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
f - largest tooth - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Central Tool Company
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown
metal: brown, yellow
paper: white
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on paper inside case: "Made by // THE CENTRAL TOOL COMPANY // AUBURN, R. I. // U. S. A. // (Patented Sept. 27, 1910) // THE S.S. WHITE DENTAL MFG. CO. // Sole Sales Agent // 03120 A"; stamped on top of case, inside case: "Dr. K.L.M. Wallace CD B Sc DDS // 11117 - 57 AVENUE // EDMONTON, ALBERTA T6H 0Z7"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Most metal is tarnished; wooden case (a) is worn, scratched, dented; paper inside case is faded, dirty; one hook closure missing at front
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-G”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p.58
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Ken Wallace from Edmonton, Alberta; the 1915 catalogue entry for this product states that a seamless gold shell could be shaped into a crown ready to trim in five minutes
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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020415 a-e
Description
Dental tooth-form set in brown wooden case; rectangular case (a) with two metal hinges and one hook closure; product and manufacturing information printed on lid with black ink; white rectangular paper with manufacturer's information, instructions and photographs of each tooth-form, printed with bl…
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Accession Number
010020415 a-e
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Prosthesis
Denture, Complete
Denture, Partial
Dental Restoration, Permanent
MM= Dental Casting Technic -- mold/form
Description
Dental tooth-form set in brown wooden case; rectangular case (a) with two metal hinges and one hook closure; product and manufacturing information printed on lid with black ink; white rectangular paper with manufacturer's information, instructions and photographs of each tooth-form, printed with black ink, affixed inside lid; white paper label covers bottom of case, numbers each tooth-form; cut-out circles and spaces for brown metal tooth-forms and tools; hollow cylindrical ring (b); ring with red rubber putty inside (c); wrench with cylindrical handle attached to bolt with octagonal end (d); 148 tooth-forms (e) with various shaped models of each tooth mounted on cylindrical bases
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 43.5 cm x Width 18.0 cm x Depth 5.2 cm
b - ring - Size: Depth 3.0 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
c - ring - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
d - wrench - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
e - largest tooth - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Central Tool Company
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown
metal: brown
paper: white
ink: black
rubber: red
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on lid: "NEW CENTURY STEEL TOOTH FORMS // (Patented Sept. 27, 1910) // Made By // THE CENTRAL TOOL COMPANY // PROVIDENCE, R. I. // UNITED STATES OF AMERICA // The S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co. // Sole Sales Agent"; printed inside lid: "THE S.S. WHITE DENTAL MFG. CO. // Sole Sales Agent"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Metal is very corroded, rusty, especially tooth forms; wooden case (a) is worn, scratched, dented, missing one hook closure at front; wooden panel in lid is coming loose; paper inside of case is very brown, water-damaged; teeth #87 and #143 are missing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-G”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p.58
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Glenn Walker from London, Ontario; the 1915 catalogue entry for this product states that a seamless gold shell could be shaped into a crown ready to trim in five minutes
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Dates
1864
circa 1864
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003098 a-c
Description
Wooden tongue plane, which consists of (a) the plane body, (b) a wedge, and (c) an iron; the plane body consists of a rectangular-shaped flat piece of wood with flat fore and britch ends at the left and right sides, a flat top with a rectangular wedge slot cut into it and a flat, grooved sole or fa…
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Accession Number
000003098 a-c
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Description
Wooden tongue plane, which consists of (a) the plane body, (b) a wedge, and (c) an iron; the plane body consists of a rectangular-shaped flat piece of wood with flat fore and britch ends at the left and right sides, a flat top with a rectangular wedge slot cut into it and a flat, grooved sole or face at the bottom that also has a slot (or mouth) cut into the wood; the upper right corner is rounded; a wooden wedge (b) fits into the slot cut out at the top; the wedge is made of a flat piece of wood cut to have a rounded handle on one end and tapered to a blunt point at the other end; there is a rounded notch cut out of the wood just below the rounded end; an iron (or cutter) (c) also fits into the slot cut out at the bottom and through the body of the plane and the slot at the top; the iron consists of a piece of iron with a flat narrow section with a rectangular piece at one end; the rectangular piece has a rounded slot cut into its centre and sharp, bevelled, straight front tips; the end of the narrow section is flat; the iron's cutting edge lines up with the slot in the face and allows the user to cut a straight raised section that has straight grooves on both sides, when running the plane face over a piece of wood; the plane body has several numbers, letters and words stamped into the wood of the fore and britch ends.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - plane body - Size: Length 23.9 cm x Width 8.6 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - wedge - Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - iron - Size: Length 18.9 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Auburn Tool Co.
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1864
circa 1864
Date Remarks
Company operated from 1864-1893.
Material
metal: silver; grey
wood: brown
Inscriptions
(a) The fore end (or left side) of the plane body has the words, "AUBURN TOOL CO // AUBURN. N.Y." around a 5-pointed star stamped into the wood; the britch end (or right side) of the plane body has, "1/2 // No. 69 // C" stamped into the wood.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-7
Condition Remarks
The wood shows wear, and has some dents, but is complete; the metal also shows wear and tarnish; no active corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Wooden Plane," by Richard A. Martin, 1977, pp. 2, 6, and 51 (see attached photocopies); "A Guide to the Makers of American Wooden Planes," 3rd ed., 1994, pp. 35-36 (see attached photocopies); Caroline Petznick, curator at MacLachlan Woodworking Museum; CD #3
Research Facts
This is a 1/2" tongue plane, one half of a tongue-and-groove set.
Exhibit History
In case 2 of exhibit "Asylum" The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, Dec. 5, 2000; Main lobby, Westwood building, K.P.H.
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ophthalmology diagnostic set

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1977.5.41 a-k
Description
A leatherette-covered cardboard case (k) contains a set of ophthalmological diagnostic instruments: ophthalmoscope (a); unknown (c); lens (d); unknown (e); three specula (f-h); unknown (i); part of holder (j); Note: battery container (b) missing as of 8/9/83 after CBC loan..
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Accession Number
1977.5.41 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Ophthalmoscopy
Description
A leatherette-covered cardboard case (k) contains a set of ophthalmological diagnostic instruments: ophthalmoscope (a); unknown (c); lens (d); unknown (e); three specula (f-h); unknown (i); part of holder (j); Note: battery container (b) missing as of 8/9/83 after CBC loan..
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - ophthalmoscope - Size: 8.0 cm x 4.25 cm
d - lens - Size: Diam. 4.0 cm
f-h - specula - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
k - case - Length 24.25 cm x Width 9.75 cm x Depth 5.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. T.W. Thompson, Nakomas, Florida.
Maker
Welch Allyn Co.
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
leatherette: black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On ophthalmoscope: "Welch Allyn // Pat. No. // 2027663 // + –"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Condition Remarks
Battery container (b) is missing; #2: leatherette peeling off the box.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
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