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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Surgery, Instrumentation
Wound dressing
Equipment and Supplies
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Surgery, instrumentation
Wound dressing
Equipment and Supplies
Accession Number
995005016
Description
An emesis basin in the shape of a kidney bean.
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Accession Number
995005016
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Surgery, Instrumentation
Wound dressing
Equipment and Supplies
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Surgery, instrumentation
Wound dressing
Equipment and Supplies
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- enamelware
Description
An emesis basin in the shape of a kidney bean.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
enamelware: white; blue
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-6
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 22.9 cm x Width 10.8 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The basin has suffered some cracks and staining on interior, and on the base patches of enamel appear to have been melted at some point; a few points of active corrosion can be seen, especially under the rim.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J. F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 269 (similar to item #7H-380)
Research Facts
A kidney dish (British English) or emesis basin (American English) is a shallow basin with a kidney-shaped base and sloping walls used in medical and surgical wards to receive soiled dressings and other medical waste. Reusable kidney dishes are usually made of stainless steel, while disposable ones may be made of paper pulp or plastic. The concave inner rim shape of the dish helps allows it to be held against the patient's body to catch any falling fluids or debris. Various sizes of emesis basin are a common sight in healthcare settings.
Contrary to its name, emesis basins (or "vomit dish") are not usually used for vomiting, as the depth, size, and sloping walls all contribute to spilling or splashing the vomit rather than catching it.
Emesis basins are suited for more controlled situations. When washing out a small wound, for example, sometimes the wash water is applied from above with an emesis basin held underneath to catch the runoff.
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Dates
1964
circa 1964
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995005023
Description
Sponge bowl with a rolled rim, straight walls curved towards base and a rolled rim.
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Accession Number
995005023
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
Sponge bowl with a rolled rim, straight walls curved towards base and a rolled rim.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Vollrath
Dates
1964
circa 1964
Date Remarks
Based on catalogue date
Material
metal (metal): silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on the base: "Vollrath // STAINLESS STEEL WARE // 8740 3/4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-8
Dimension Notes
Depth 5.7 cm x Diam. 13.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Bowl shows little wear and tear; scratches can be seen on inside and on base.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30), Canada," by Div. AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (similar to item #13808-02V) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Images
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Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995005072
Description
Hollow, cylindrical metal cup; open, bilaterially symmetrical top with semicircular divot in the rim; cup tapers to closed, flat bottom.
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Accession Number
995005072
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Cooking and Eating Utensils
Food Services, Hospital
Description
Hollow, cylindrical metal cup; open, bilaterially symmetrical top with semicircular divot in the rim; cup tapers to closed, flat bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on side: "ALLEN & HANBURYS LTD ["TD" superscripted] // ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-8
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 10.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Outside slightly tarnished and worn; inside very tarnished, with a residue of undetermined origin.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
Images
Less detail
Dates
1945
1965
circa 1945-1965
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
First Aid
Emergency Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Patient Care
First Aid
Emergency Medicine
Wound Healing
Bandages
Accession Number
997002493
Description
A roll of Ideal Cotton Gauze; the roll is wrapped in clear plastic with paper covers over the folded edges; label states that the gauze is 10 yards long by two inches wide with selvedged edges.
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Accession Number
997002493
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
First Aid
Emergency Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Patient Care
First Aid
Emergency Medicine
Wound Healing
Bandages
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
A roll of Ideal Cotton Gauze; the roll is wrapped in clear plastic with paper covers over the folded edges; label states that the gauze is 10 yards long by two inches wide with selvedged edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University; owned by Dr. Horace. C. Mabee, M.D., C. M. of Kingston.
Dates
1945
1965
circa 1945-1965
Material
fabric: white
plastic: clear
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "IDEAL // COTTON GAUZE // selvedged edges // Nr. 28 // Length: 10 Yards // Width: 2 inches"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-2 Box 3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Diam. 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper on exterior has yellowed and has been punctured on one end
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall removed January 27, 2010
Images
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Dates
1980
circa 1980
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997008032 a-b
Description
(a) Five-wheeled adjustable stand which consists of a hollow cylindrical main pole set onto five painted metal legs (in a round pattern) each with a wheel on the bottom; the top of the main pole has a plastic cap with a knob at the side which holds an adjustable upper pole that slides in and out of…
Accession Number
997008032 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
(a) Five-wheeled adjustable stand which consists of a hollow cylindrical main pole set onto five painted metal legs (in a round pattern) each with a wheel on the bottom; the top of the main pole has a plastic cap with a knob at the side which holds an adjustable upper pole that slides in and out of the main pole; artifacts 997.008.011 and .023 have been put onto this stand (.023 by Dr. Matthews); there is also (b) a removable metal and plastic piece which sits on top of the plastic cap and which holds equipment.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - wheeled stand - Size: Length 145.8 cm. x Width 57.3 cm. x Depth 57.3 cm.
b - metal attachment - Size: Length 15.8 cm. x Width 3.9 cm. x Depth 4.4 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Maker
Automated I. V. Systems, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Magnolia
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1980
circa 1980
Date Remarks
Stand dates from the 1980's
Material
paint: black
metal: silver
plastic: black; white
paper: silver
Inscriptions
The top of the main pole has an attached label which reads, "AUTOMATED I.V. SYSTEMS, INC. // MAGNOLIA, NEW JERSEY 08049 // PRODUCT 9910JR // MODEL NO. // SERIAL NO. 13924"; the plastic cap has an attached label which reads, "SURE-LOK // PATENT PENDING"; there is a small label on the other side of the top of the main pole which reads, "HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL // ASSET NO. 03305"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-1
Condition Remarks
The stand arrived very dirty and dusty; the metal shows minor wear, but no corrosion; the paint is chipped and scuffed in several spots; the plastic attachments are complete and undamaged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
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Dates
1980
circa 1980
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997008033
Description
Four-wheeled stand which consists of a solid cylindrical pole set into a base with four painted metal legs (in a square pattern) each with a rubber and metal wheel on the bottom; the stand came to the Museum with .air supply module 997.008.012 attached to it
Accession Number
997008033
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Dept. of Anaesthesia, Kingston Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
Four-wheeled stand which consists of a solid cylindrical pole set into a base with four painted metal legs (in a square pattern) each with a rubber and metal wheel on the bottom; the stand came to the Museum with .air supply module 997.008.012 attached to it
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Dates
1980
circa 1980
Date Remarks
Stand dates from the 1980's
Material
paint: light beige
metal: silver
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 97.6 cm. x Width: 49.6 cm. x Depth: 49.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
The stand arrived very dirty and dusty; the metal shows wear, but no corrosion; there are some minor chips and scuff marks visible on the paint
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Ray Matthews
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
Accession Number
997009001 a-b
Description
Enamel-covered metal bedpan with lid, which consists of: (a) bedpan with an open top and a cylindrical spout at the front; the bedpan is rounded at the top and tapers to a square closed dovetail shape at the bottom; the base of the bedpan is flat; there is a round opening above this that is covered…
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Accession Number
997009001 a-b
Collection
Hotel Dieu Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Description
Enamel-covered metal bedpan with lid, which consists of: (a) bedpan with an open top and a cylindrical spout at the front; the bedpan is rounded at the top and tapers to a square closed dovetail shape at the bottom; the base of the bedpan is flat; there is a round opening above this that is covered with (b) a round enamel-covered metal lid with a rounded handle on the outer centre; the rest of the bedpan is closed; the enamel coating is white with a blue stripe at the edges
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bedpan
b - lid
Provenance
Purchased and used at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: dark grey
enamel: white; blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-1
Condition Remarks
The bedpan and lid arrived dirty and dusty; there are several large chips in the enamel coating - especially at the edges; some corrosion is visible where the metal has been exposed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Article
Reference Comments
American Association for the History of Nursing, https://www.aahn.org/bedpans#:~:text=Porcelain%2C%20china%2C%20and%20even%20pottery,enamel%20and%20then%20stainless%20steel.&text=Today%20these%20antique%20bedpans%20are,be%20found%20in%20antique%20stores.
Cassandra Good, “The Strange Saga of George Washington’s Bedpan,” August 20th, 2015. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/strange-saga-george-washingtons-bedpan-180956347/
Research Facts
Before the late nineteenth century, bedpans and similar objects were made of metals such as pewter, brass, and sometimes even glass. By the late nineteenth century, porcelain, china, and pottery were used. As the 20th century dawned, bedpans, urinals, basins, etc. were made of enamel and later stainless steel. In the 1960s, there was a shift towards plastics and other disposables.
The bedpan was designed for people who could not or should not rise from their beds to relieve themselves. A bedpan could be lightly heated and placed under the covers of the beds of the elderly, people who were ill, and women recovering from childbirth so that they would not have to get out of bed. They were routinely emptied by caregivers, nurses, etc.
This bedpan style is a "slipper" type, later referred to as a fracture bedpan and can be slipped under the patient. The spout is to facilitate washing it out. Fracture bedpans are smaller than standard size bedpans, and have one flat end. This bedpan style is designed specifically for patients who are bedridden and have limited movement to use a standard style bedpan.
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Dates
1943
1980
circa 1944-1980
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Hygiene
Classification
General Surgery
Hygiene
Patient Care
Surgery, instrumentation
Accession Number
000018028
Description
Rectangular bar of antiseptic surgical soap, wrapped in cream paper with green text and stripe running vertically along the right and left sides; lists active ingredients, manufacturing information, and instructions for use on the front, back, top, and bottom.sides.
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Accession Number
000018028
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Hygiene
Classification
General Surgery
Hygiene
Patient Care
Surgery, instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
Surgery
Soaps
Antisepsis
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular bar of antiseptic surgical soap, wrapped in cream paper with green text and stripe running vertically along the right and left sides; lists active ingredients, manufacturing information, and instructions for use on the front, back, top, and bottom.sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Jules R. Gilbert Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1980
circa 1944-1980
Date Remarks
Based on patent date, dihydroxyhexachlorodiphenyl was created and the existence of Jules R. Gilbert Ltd.
Material
paper: tan
ink: green
soap
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "Surgene // (HEXACHLOROPHENE) // SURGICAL SOAP // ANTISEPTIC"; printed on front side: "ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED // TO REDUCE BACTERIA // CONTAMINATION OF ALL // BODY SURFACES"; printed on bottom: "ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: // DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL // METHANE (HEXACHLOROPHENE) // 2% ANHYDROUS SOAP // WEIGHT 4 OUNCES // JULES R. GILBERT LTD. // TORONTO, CANADA // MADE IN CANADA // PAT. 1943 // 1-1082 // (L)-9-u"; printed on back: "DAILY USE REGULARLY // PROVIDES MAXIMUM // ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Length
8.0 cm
Width
5.5 cm
Depth
2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some minor discoloured spots on paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue
"The Medical Tour" website
Google Books
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
https://www.nytimes.com/1972/09/24/archives/germicide-limit-stirs-confusion-store-managers-unsure-on.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1971/12/07/archives/fda-warns-on-hexachlorophene-bath-fda-warns-on-daily-baths-in.html
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kgcEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=%22DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL%22&source=bl&ots=excY1AomtG&sig=ACfU3U3o5xTrBmiBZGHT0HPOVQ-a-8QIjA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwitho_J-9fiAhVomK0KHV-KDO4Q6AEwAXoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL%22&f=false
Research Facts
Dihydroxyhexachlorodiphenyl is a chemical compound created during the Second World War as an antiseptic. It was made to kill bacteria and smell nice. Because its name was so long, it was often shortened to hexachlorophene.
In 1971, the American Food and Drug Administration warned against using products with more than 3% hexachlorophene, as it was shown to have been susceptible to being absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream and causing damage to the white matter of the brain. In 1972, the American FDA halted the production of products containing more than one percent hexachlorophene. Canada did not issue the same precautions.
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care
Emergency Medicine
First Aid
Military Medicine
Classification
Patient Care
Emergency Medicine
First Aid
Military Medicine
Accession Number
000018030
Description
Cream cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with x18 illustrations of young men, six men with moustaches showing full figures wearing suits and ties with multiple injuries wrapped in the bandage; two men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and woun…
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Accession Number
000018030
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care
Emergency Medicine
First Aid
Military Medicine
Classification
Patient Care
Emergency Medicine
First Aid
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
First Aid -- instrumentation
Tourniquets
Bandages, First Aid
Military Medicine
Emergencies
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- War
Description
Cream cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with x18 illustrations of young men, six men with moustaches showing full figures wearing suits and ties with multiple injuries wrapped in the bandage; two men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and wounds bound with the bandage and wooden splints for support; nine separate small illustrations of special knotted wraps; the aim is first aid in emergencies rather than full clinical treatment during military field dressing and or in civilian first aid; cut from preprinted length of fabric with remnants of the dotted cutting line showing that the fabric was cut on the bias; each side is noted to related to instructions on how to fold, wrap and tie; at centre point is circle with St. John Ambulance Association emblem.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
St. John Ambulance Association
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
fabric: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on fabric: starting at point: "THE St. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION // POINT // SIDE // END // BASE // END // SIDE // REGISTERED DESIGN 7764
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Closet
Length
145.0 cm
Depth
66.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Sides = 97.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining overall, rusty stains on corners possibly from safety pins
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmarch_bandage
Research Facts
The original version was designed by Friedrich von Esmarch, professor of surgery at the University of Kiel, Germany, and is generally used in battlefield medicine. Esmarch himself had been Surgeon General to the German army during the Franco-German War. It consisted of a three-sided piece of linen or cotton, the base measuring 4 feet and the sides 2 feet 10 inches. It could be used folded or open, and applied in thirty-two different ways. An improved form was devised by Bernhard von Langenbeck later on.
First Aid booklet 000.018.007 related to this item
Images
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Dates
1960
1962
circa 1960-1962
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000020001
Description
Green and black wool blanket with a black stripe across the top and bottom ends; date machine-embroidered in bottom black stripe.
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Accession Number
000020001
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Textiles
Description
Green and black wool blanket with a black stripe across the top and bottom ends; date machine-embroidered in bottom black stripe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Returned to the Kingston General Hospital chaplain in 2000 with an anonymous note stating that the donor had stolen it 29 years earlier.
Maker
Horn Brothers
Dates
1960
1962
circa 1960-1962
Date Remarks
Based on date embroidered on blanket.
Material
fabric: black, green, pink
Inscriptions
Stitched in pink thread: "9 / 11/ 62"; printed on sewn on fabric patch: "CANADIAN MADE // H. B. // HORN BROS. // PURE WOOL".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-CLOSET
Temporary Location
On exhibit: "For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Nov. 13, 2008 (in restored room 1016).
Dimension Notes
Length 1.92 m x Width 1.52 m x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration and slight fuzzing of wool surface.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
Upon return, item had the follow note written in blue pen on a post-it note attached: "To Whom It May Concern - I stoled this blanket 29 years ago, The Lord told I must return it to-day. Please forgive me."
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