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midwifery washbasin

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Dates
1833
1870
circa 1833-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1927.1.1
Description
Tin-glazed earthenware basin; two compartments; panel extending up from back has two holes in it, designed to hang on wall.
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Accession Number
1927.1.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Obstetrics
Midwifery
Description
Tin-glazed earthenware basin; two compartments; panel extending up from back has two holes in it, designed to hang on wall.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donor Dr. William Robert Patterson (d. 1948).
Maker
Anton Fischer Earthenware
Site Made (City)
Všeruby (Neumark)
Site Made (Country)
Czech Republic (Bohemia)
Dates
1833
1870
circa 1833-1870
Material
earthenware: ivory white
Inscriptions
On back: "NEUMARK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-8
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 34.5 cm x Depth 13.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Glaze worn, cracked overall; large chips missing from base; old mend joining back panel to basin.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Original Semmelweis antiseptic midwifery basin; used at first clinic of obstetrics at Vienna University Hospital; donor graduated from Queen's University in Kingston in 1906 and did postgraduate work in Germany and Austria around 1919, returning to toronto to be obstetrician-gynaecologist on staff at Toronto Western Hospital; Anton Fischer Earthenware was founded in 1832 and existed until 1905 when Fischer's son added porcelain and named the factory "A Fischer Son Earthenware Factory"; country of origin is Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (modern Czech Republic).
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vaginal speculum

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
1930.12.1
Description
Brass vaginal speculum, bivalve, with adjustable mirror to reflect cervix.
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Accession Number
1930.12.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- vaginal
Description
Brass vaginal speculum, bivalve, with adjustable mirror to reflect cervix.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c"
Material
metal: silver
glass: mirrored
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-1
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Depth 11.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Slightly pitted surface; silvering in mirror is marked.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1930.16.1 a-d
Description
Two lancets with tortoiseshell handles in a leather case of two halves, containing compartments for the lancets.
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Accession Number
1930.16.1 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting
Description
Two lancets with tortoiseshell handles in a leather case of two halves, containing compartments for the lancets.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - lancet - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 1.0 cm
b - lancet - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Width 1.0 cm
c - case body
d - case top
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown
Maker
Weiss
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
tortoiseshell: mottled brown
metal: silver
leather: tan; red
Inscriptions
"WEISS, LONDON"; "CAST STEEL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Condition Remarks
case worn; #2: fragile; #3: the paper case is torn and falling apart.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Whittemore's Automatic Vaccinator

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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Patient Care
Vaccination
Accession Number
1930.3.1 a-b
Description
Nickle-plated brass vaccinator (a) in brown leather covered wooden case (b) with interior of blue velvet; rectangular vaccinator has finger hole on one end, thumb-worked single-action and hollow needle.
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Accession Number
1930.3.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Vaccination
Classification
Patient Care
Vaccination
MeSH Heading
Vaccination
Smallpox Virus
Immunization
Public Health
Description
Nickle-plated brass vaccinator (a) in brown leather covered wooden case (b) with interior of blue velvet; rectangular vaccinator has finger hole on one end, thumb-worked single-action and hollow needle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - vaccinator - Length 6.0 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
b - box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Gilbert Parker.
Maker
Codman & Shurtleff
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Date Remarks
Patent date of 1866 stamped on vaccinator
Material
leather: brown
fabric: dark blue
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on vaccinator: "WHITTEMORE'S // PATENT // FEB. 21, 1866"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-5
Temporary Location
(a): On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Case hinge broken; operable; #2: vaccinator is in good condition, with no active corrosion; minor metal wear in the form of fingerprints on the lever and body; parts move freely; case is in fair condition; leather is dry and brittle; top lid covering is totally detached; leather well worn at top and bottom and along edges; velvet lining is slightly faded; round velvet-covered piece in bottom of case is loose; front eye hook moves freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://obgynmedicalantiques.com/med-vaccination-1/whittemores-automatic-vaccinator
Research Facts
In using the device, the forefinger is passed into the ring and the thumb pressed upon the lever, by which the perforator is raised, and upon reaching a point is deployed by the force of a spring, and, slightly puncturing the skin deposits the virus. Thus, in a single, easy motion, a vaccination is performed. “The pain attending its use is so slight, as rarely to awaken a sleeping child, while the operation is rendered much more certain than by other methods.”
At the time Whittemore’s vaccinator was available, just smallpox had a vaccine, with rubella, measles, mumps, polio and other dreaded diseases still running unchecked.
The tip of the vaccinator is a hollow tube for holding the vaccine or serum. It is activated by a lever on the top, which both cocks and releases the blade. These are often mistaken for bleeders.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 (a) - 25 Jan 2017
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cupping set with scarificator

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1930.3.3 a-g
Description
Cupping set consisting of (a) 12-blade scarificator, (b-e) cupping cups, (f) a brass syringe, and (g) a brass valve that fits on the cupping cups.
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Accession Number
1930.3.3 a-g
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Cupping -- set
MM= Bloodletting -- scarificator
Description
Cupping set consisting of (a) 12-blade scarificator, (b-e) cupping cups, (f) a brass syringe, and (g) a brass valve that fits on the cupping cups.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - scarificator - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
b - cupping cup - Size: Diam. 5.0 cm
c - cupping cup - Size: Diam. 5.0 cm
d - cupping cup - Size: Diam. 3.8 cm
e - cupping cup - Size: Diam. 3.8 cm
f - syringe - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
g - valve - Size: Length 3.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Gilbert Parker.
Maker
Arnold & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-7
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009; On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2.
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post-mortem instrument set

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Dates
1865
1875
circa 1865-1875
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1930.4.1 a-k
Description
Autopsy set in walnut brass-bound velvet-lined case, consisting of ten pieces: saw, hammer / hatchet, dissection forceps, scissors, enterotome (intestinal scissors), large safety pin, costotome chisel, chisel 'T' handle, tapered blowpipe, and knife.
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Accession Number
1930.4.1 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
Autopsy set in walnut brass-bound velvet-lined case, consisting of ten pieces: saw, hammer / hatchet, dissection forceps, scissors, enterotome (intestinal scissors), large safety pin, costotome chisel, chisel 'T' handle, tapered blowpipe, and knife.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - case - Length 30.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - saw - Length 21.0 cm
c - hammer / hatchet - Length 25.0 cm
d - dissection forceps - Length 12.5 cm
e - scissors - Length 12.0 cm
f - enterotome - Length 21.5 cm
g - safety pin - Length 10.0 cm
h - costotome chisel - Length 22.0 cm
i - handle - Length 10.0 cm x Width 9.0 cm
j - blowpipe - Length 12.0 cm
k - knife - Length 24.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Samuel Tait White of Orangeville, Ontario.
Maker
W. & H. Hutchinson
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1865
1875
circa 1865-1875
Material
metal: silver; yellow
wood: brown
fabric: red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-1
Condition Remarks
Incomplete
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit Pump House Museum, Kingston L-2018-1 24 April - 7 December 2018.
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laryngoscopic set

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Dates
1855
1864
circa 1855-1864
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1932.2.2 a-h
Description
Velvet-lined case (h) containing laryngoscopic set consisting of (a,b) tongue depressor, (c) circular piece of glass that magnifies, (d-f) metal mirrors (for handle) each covered with a little felt bag, and (g) probe (?); underside orf lid acts as a storage compartment for the three mirrors and the…
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Accession Number
1932.2.2 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Description
Velvet-lined case (h) containing laryngoscopic set consisting of (a,b) tongue depressor, (c) circular piece of glass that magnifies, (d-f) metal mirrors (for handle) each covered with a little felt bag, and (g) probe (?); underside orf lid acts as a storage compartment for the three mirrors and the probe (?).
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - part of tongue depressor - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 7.4 cm
b - part of tongue depressor - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.8 cm
c - glass piece - Size: Diam. 4.5 cm
d - mirror on handle - Size: Length 17.8 cm
e - mirror on handle - Size: Length 17.9 cm
f - mirror on handle - Size: Length 17.3 cm
g - probe (?) - Size: Length 17.8 cm
h - case - Size: Length 19.5 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 8.1 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. F.N.G. Starr; owned by Dr. M.H. Aikens.
Maker
George Tiemann & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1855
1864
circa 1855-1864
Material
metal: silver
glass
wood: brown
fabric: red
Inscriptions
"Geo. Tiemann & Co. // Manufacturers // of // SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS // & every description of // CUTLERY // No. 63 CHATHAM ST. // NEW YORK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-8
Condition Remarks
Missing pieces: reflector with headband, uvula hook, sponge holder.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
See Geo. Tiemann catalogue, 1889, p. 239, Fig. 2388; CD #UHN
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No. 2 eye case with instruments

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
1933.5.1 a-r
Description
Case (n) with a lid (m) containing a set of eye instruments; the case has two brass hook and loop catches and a leather hinge; black leather covering over wood and lined with rose velvet; (n) has space for nine long instruments and an end compartment for forceps, etc.; (m) has a velvet and buckram …
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Accession Number
1933.5.1 a-r
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Description
Case (n) with a lid (m) containing a set of eye instruments; the case has two brass hook and loop catches and a leather hinge; black leather covering over wood and lined with rose velvet; (n) has space for nine long instruments and an end compartment for forceps, etc.; (m) has a velvet and buckram cover and compartments for three scissors and three forceps; four items have not been numbered; the numbered items are: (a) plain wire eye speculum; (b) flat piece of carved wood for removal of cataract; (c-k) all have ivory handles; (c) double hook for fixation; (d) spatula; (e) blunt hook (strabismus hook or probe); (f) curved cataract needle; (g) curved, double-edged knife with centre groove; (h) straight cataract needle; (i, j) Beer's keratomy knife or keratome; (k) cataract needle; (l) curved forceps, blunt with serrated tips; unnumbered items: (1) iris scissors, angular, probe point on upper blade; (2) iris scissors, straight, sharp-pointed; (3) and (4) lacrimal style.
Number Of Parts
18
Part Names
a - eye speculum
b - piece of carved wood
c - double hook - Size: Length 9.0 cm
d - spatula - Size: Length 9.0 cm
e - blunt hook - Size: Length 9.0 cm
f - curved cataract needle - Size: Length 9.0 cm
g - double-edged knife - Size: Length 9.0 cm
h - straight cataract needle - Size: Length 9.0 cm
i - Beer's keratome - Size: Length 9.0 cm
j - Beer's keratome - Size: Length 9.0 cm
k - cataract needle - Size: Length 9.0 cm
l - curved forceps - Size: Length 9.0 cm
m - lid of case
n - case - Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
1 - iris scissors - Size: Length 10.5 cm
2 - iris scissors - Size: Length 11.0 cm
3 - lacrimal style - Size: Length 3.1 cm
4 - lacrimal style - Size: Length 3.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. W.J. Stevenson of London, Ont; owned and used by Dr. John Hutchison Garnier (1822-98) of Lucknow, Ont.
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: silver
ivory: white; yellowish white
fabric: rose
leather: black
wood
Inscriptions
(c,e,h,j): "CHARRIERE" on handle; (d,g,l) and (2): :HERNSTEIN" on handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-9
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Condition Remarks
Lid has separated from case; instruments in good condition; #2: case is damaged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
Academy of Medicine Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 1, Oct. 1933, pp. 11-20; (c-k): Tiemann catalogue 1889, p. 152, Fig. 1868; contents similar to "Compact Set of Eye Instruments in rosewood case lined with silk velvet," Tiemann catalogue, 1889, p. 179; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Garnier had an international reputation as an expert cataract surgeon; he would remove the cataract with the patient sitting in a chair in his office; inplace of the spud he had whittled a small concave piece of wood that he laid across the eye and by gentle pressure extracted the cataract.
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stomach pump and enema apparatus

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
1934.10.1 a-k
Description
Stomach pump and associated instrumentation in a velvet-lined case, consisting of: (a) brass pump with a round wooden plunger handle with female screw fittings at end and side; (b) wooden mouth screw; (c) mouth gag (?), a wooden bar with a large central hole and small hole at each end; (d) a wooden…
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Accession Number
1934.10.1 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Suction
Irrigation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Suction and Drainage -- stomach pump
Description
Stomach pump and associated instrumentation in a velvet-lined case, consisting of: (a) brass pump with a round wooden plunger handle with female screw fittings at end and side; (b) wooden mouth screw; (c) mouth gag (?), a wooden bar with a large central hole and small hole at each end; (d) a wooden platform to hold the enema nozzle (h) and its fitting (j) in a vertical position; (e) stomach tube, a brass male screw fitting at one end, rounded end with holes at the other; the hose is covered in black and brown woven cloth; (f) a hose like (e), but with one male screw fitting and one female unthreaded fitting; (g,h) ivory enema nozzles; (i) fitting for nozzle, ivory, straight with a flared lip; female end threaded, other end (male) wrapped with thread; (j) ivory fitting for nozzle, angled at 90°; (k) polished mahogany case, brass plaque on lid, brass hinges, lock, lined with velvet with fittings.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - pump - Size: Length 19.25 cm
b - mouth screw - Size: Length 8.0 cm
c - mouth gag (?) - Size: Length 10.0 cm
d - platform - Size: Length 4.2 cm
e - stomach tube - Size: Length 50.0 cm
f - hose - Size: Length 43.0 cm
g - enema nozzle - Size: Length 6.25 cm
h - enema nozzle - Size: Length 5.0 cm
i - fitting for nozzle - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
j - fitting for nozzle - Size: Length 2.9 cm
k - case - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 13.75 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donor and owner, Dr. Henry Harold Argue.
Maker
I & S Maw
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
wood: brown
ivory: white
fabric: purple
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
"I & S MAW No 11 ALDERSGATE ST. LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-13
Condition Remarks
Lower right corner of case is broken and is missing a piece from the set; lid of case is warped; key for the lock has been lost, and the lock is broken; (e) is brittle and may have been varnished;
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Tiemann catalogue, 1872, p. 90 (Fig. 374: "Maw's Enema Pump"); CD #UHN
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Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
1934.16.13
Description
This is a turnkey for extracting teeth; it is all metal and T-shaped with two claws (see accession sheet for sketch)
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Accession Number
1934.16.13
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Instruments
Dentistry, Operative -- instrumentation
MM= Tooth Extraction -- turnkey
Description
This is a turnkey for extracting teeth; it is all metal and T-shaped with two claws (see accession sheet for sketch)
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; previously loaned to AM by U of T, a permanent loan; donated by Mr. I.H. Cameron.
Maker
Ferguson (?)
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c."
Material
metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-2
Dimension Notes
Length 12.7 cm x Width 9.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Rusting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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