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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
995002026
Description
Off-white ceramic oval bedpan with circular spout at the top back.
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Accession Number
995002026
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Off-white ceramic oval bedpan with circular spout at the top back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1931
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Date to be confirmed by donor
Material
ceramic: off-white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-3
Length
40.0 cm
Width
23.0 cm
Depth
11.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 40.0 cm. x Width: 23.0 cm. x Depth: 11.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Shows little wear; some staining; small chips on spout and 2 cracks (1.25 and 1.0); hairline crack (1.0); base shows evidence of wear on the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
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/
Barb (Earl) Gilbert, Kingston General Hospital Nursing School graduate class of 1963, and daughter of Ruth Wallace.
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.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002027
Description
White enameled oval bedpan with blue-lined edges.
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Accession Number
995002027
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
White enameled oval bedpan with blue-lined edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace, graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1931
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
metal:
enamel: off-white; blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Length
36.0 cm
Width
29.0 cm
Depth
7.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.0 cm. x Width: 29.0 cm. x Depth: 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Shows negligible wear; slightly scratched at bottom front
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
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/
Barb (Earl) Gilbert, graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1963 and daughter of Ruth Wallace
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.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002037
Description
White enamelled kidney-shaped metal basin with blue trim along the outer edge; inner bottom has 3 small chips to the enamel; base has 3 large chips in the enamel
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Accession Number
995002037
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- enamelware
Description
White enamelled kidney-shaped metal basin with blue trim along the outer edge; inner bottom
has 3 small chips to the enamel; base has 3 large chips in the enamel
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace (1931 KGH Nursing graduate)
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Date to be confirmed by owner
Material
metal: dark grey
enamel: off-white; blue
Inscriptions
Stamped onto the enamel in black: "Czecko-Slovakia"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.0 cm. x Width: 12.2 cm. x Depth: 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Basin has 3 large chips in the enamel on the base, one of which shows slight rusting; the
inner bottom of the basin has 3 small chips which show slight rusting; there are also 3 chips
along the outer edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert (1963 KGH Nursing graduate and daughter of Ruth Wallace); CD #2
Images
Less detail
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002044
Description
White enamelled kidney-shaped metal basin with black trim along the outer edge; the outer edges have two small paint smears; inner edges have two small chips
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Accession Number
995002044
Author
KGH Nursing Alumnae
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- enamelware
Description
White enamelled kidney-shaped metal basin with black trim along the outer edge; the outer
edges have two small paint smears; inner edges have two small chips
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Margaret Kirkpatrick (1935 KGH Nursing graduate)
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Material
metal: dark grey
enamel: white; black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-6
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.0 cm. x Width: 10.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Outer edge of basin has two small beige paint smears; inner edge of basin has two small chips;
no rusting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; CD #2
Images
Less detail
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
995002107 a-b
Description
Slipper-shaped, hollow enamel bedpan (a), rounded at front and tapering at the back with a closed, squared end; open cylindrical spout at front; round opening on top that is covered with (b) a lid, which is round with a knob on top; lip on inside of lid.
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Accession Number
995002107 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Slipper-shaped, hollow enamel bedpan (a), rounded at front and tapering at the back with a closed, squared end; open cylindrical spout at front; round opening on top that is covered with (b) a lid, which is round with a knob on top; lip on inside of lid.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bedpan - Size: Length 47.5 cm x Width 30.5 cm x Depth 10.6 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 4.8 cm x Diam. 20.8 cm
Provenance
Owned by Noreen Leishman, graduate of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1950, belonged to "Pokey," a relative; apparently also a relative of Marg Polk.
Site Made (Country)
Austria
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Owner graduated from KGH in 1950
Material
metal: dark grey, brown
enamel: dark grey, light grey
Inscriptions
Stamped in bottom: "AUSTRIA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Enamel chipped at edges and metal shows some inactive corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
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/
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 269
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.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1936
circa 1936
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
995002108 a-b
Description
Slipper-shaped, hollow enamel bedpan (a), rounded at front and tapering at the back with a closed, squared end; open cylindrical spout at front; round opening on top that is covered with (b) a lid, which is round with a knob on top; lip on inside of lid.
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Accession Number
995002108 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Slipper-shaped, hollow enamel bedpan (a), rounded at front and tapering at the back with a closed, squared end; open cylindrical spout at front; round opening on top that is covered with (b) a lid, which is round with a knob on top; lip on inside of lid.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bedpan - Size: Length 48.5 cm x Width 32.5 cm x Depth 12.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 3.8 cm x Diameter 20.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by Betty Black; owned by friend's aunt.
Dates
1936
circa 1936
Date Remarks
Belonged to donor's friend's aunt, 1936.
Material
metal: silver; brown
enamel: dark blue; grey; black; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-2
Condition Remarks
Enamel chipped at edges and metal shows some inactive corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Article
Book
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/
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 269
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.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003001 a-d
Description
Metal bed painted white over original white paint with brass top rail and two knobs at the head and foot; (a) head has two posts on wheels joined by a brass top; four vertical struts and three horizontal struts; (b) foot has two posts on wheels joined by a brass top; four vertical struts and three…
Accession Number
995003001 a-d
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Beds
Description
Metal bed painted white over original white paint with brass top rail and two knobs at the head and foot; (a) head has two posts on wheels joined by a brass top; four vertical struts and three horizontal struts; (b) foot has two posts on wheels joined by a brass top; four vertical struts and three horizontal struts; (c,d) side rails to join the head and foot of bed; rails are made of metal which is painted white (and flaking).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bed - head - Size: Length 143.0 cm. x Width 100.0 cm.
b - bed - foot - Size: Length 91.0 cm. x Width 100.0 cm.
c - bed - rail - Size: Length 190.0 cm. x Width 6.0 cm.
d - bed - rail - Size: Length 190.0 cm. x Width 6.0 cm.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver; brass
paint: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-FLOOR
Condition Remarks
Bed was extremely dirty and the brass badly tarnished; much of the paint is chipping off; brass knobs have several dents; overall, the metal is very stable
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003002
Description
Wooden bed tray constructed of two side panels with legs, joined together by front and back panels and topped with a flat surface. The top also has 3 cm. built-up sections at the sides and back and is cut in at the front to allow the patient to sit close to the tray.
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Accession Number
995003002
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Food Services
Bed Rest -- instrumentation
Description
Wooden bed tray constructed of two side panels with legs, joined together by front and back panels and topped with a flat surface. The top also has 3 cm. built-up sections at the sides and back and is cut in at the front to allow the patient to sit close to the tray.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
1920-1940
Material
wood: light brown
paint: off-white
Inscriptions
"D2" stencilled in black on the front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-P2-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 63.0 cm. x Width: 42.0 cm. x Depth: 23.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bed tray was very dirty and dusty; there are many chips and scuff marks on the paint; it also shows wear on the edges
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003003
Description
Wooden bed tray constructed of two side panels with legs, joined together by front and back panels and topped with a flat surface. The front of the top is cut in slightly, to allow the patient to sit close to the tray.
  1 image  
Accession Number
995003003
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Food Services
Bed Rest -- instrumentation
Description
Wooden bed tray constructed of two side panels with legs, joined together by front and back panels and topped with a flat surface. The front of the top is cut in slightly, to allow the patient to sit close to the tray.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
1920-1940
Material
wood: light brown
paint: off-white
Inscriptions
"D.111" stencilled in black on the front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-P2-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 60.0 cm. x Width: 45.0 cm. x Depth: 20.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bed tray was very dirty and dusty; there are many chips and scuff marks on the paint; it also shows wear on the edges and the top
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003005
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with a flat wood seat and arm and leg rests and a caned back; the chair is supported on a painted metal frame with springs at the back; there are four spoked wheels, two large at the sides and two small at the back; there is a metal bar at the back which allo…
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Accession Number
995003005
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with a flat wood seat and arm and leg rests and a caned back; the chair is supported on a painted metal frame with springs at the back; there are four spoked wheels, two large at the sides and two small at the back; there is a metal bar at the back which allows the wheelchair to be pushed.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Somewhat similar to a chair found in a 1932-33 Pilling catalogue.
Material
metal: dark brown
wood: brown
paint: dark mustard
cane: beige
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"W-II" painted in white at the base of the chair back (Watkins 2)
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 118.0 cm. x Width: 60.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The chair was very dirty and dusty; wood is chipped in one place and cracked in one place; the paint on the metal is chipped and worn in several places; the wheelguard is missing from the chair's left side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventions/a/wheelchair.htm
Exhibit History
On display at the Museum, Mar. 12, 1998
Images
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