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instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer …
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Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer edge; this lip fits inside the main box to provide a good seal; the sieve tray (c) is a flat piece of steel with upturned sides with large squared handles protruding at both ends; the surface of the sieve tray has 57 holes (3 rows of 19), allowing for the free flow of water over the instruments placed in the tray
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box (incl. handles) - Size: Length 41.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 39.0 x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - sieve tray - Size: Length 38.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Wilmot Castle Co.
Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Date Remarks
Wilmot Castle founded in 1883
Material
metal: brown; grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on lid: "CASTLE" inside a diamond shape; on the opposite end of the lid: "25"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
Sterilizer shows significant oxidation but is very clean and has little inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 21st Edition, by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3051 (similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy)
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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Levis' clavicle splint

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Dates
1888
1915
circa 1888-1915
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997037121
Description
A thin metal splint with sharp edges turned upwards, forming a concave interior; overall perforated with small circular holes, equally spaced, which has a straight body with a scooped end to form a cap for the shoulder.
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Accession Number
997037121
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Splints
External Fixators
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
Description
A thin metal splint with sharp edges turned upwards, forming a concave interior; overall perforated with small circular holes, equally spaced, which has a straight body with a scooped end to form a cap for the shoulder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1888
1915
circa 1888-1915
Date Remarks
Patent date stamped on item
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on interior of metal are the words, "LEE'S PATENT // JULY 5th ["th" superscripted] 1887 // OCT 30TH ["TH" superscripted and underlined] 1888"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-15
Length
26.3 cm
Width
12.8 cm
Height
4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Adhesive marks apparent on exterior surface; entire splint is tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," the A. S. Aloe Co., 6th ed., St. Louis, 189-, p. 817 (similar to item 10370)
Research Facts
Splint forms a cap for the shoulder and can be applied to fractures of the clavicle and humerous.
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Nestlé's Milk Food for Infants

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Dates
1886
1905
circa 1886-1905
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997037492 a-d
Description
Manufacturer's sample of baby food consists of a rectangular tan paper box of heavy paper, with printed labelling on all four sides; contains a cylindrical, sealed, close-topped metal tin with printed labelling on the visible side; tin is wrapped in additional folded paper inside the packing box; t…
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Accession Number
997037492 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Milk
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Description
Manufacturer's sample of baby food consists of a rectangular tan paper box of heavy paper, with printed labelling on all four sides; contains a cylindrical, sealed, close-topped metal tin with printed labelling on the visible side; tin is wrapped in additional folded paper inside the packing box; top panel of box is missing, but package remains unopened; two duplicate separate sheets of paper advertising the "Best" Nurser and The "Clongfast" Nipple with drawn illustrations including cleaning instructions and testimonials from satisfied customers written in English and French.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
b - box - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
c - printed sheet - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 15.6 cm
d - printed sheet - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 15.6 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Nestlé's Food Co.
Site Made (City)
Vevey
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1886
1905
circa 1886-1905
Date Remarks
The company was formed in 1886; in 1905, Nestlé's became Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss Milk Company.
Material
paper: tan
metal: white; rust
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed label on bottle top: "HENRY [illeg.] // [illeg.] // Leeming Miles & [illeg.] // Montreal // Sole agents for Canada"; printed label on side, with crest consisting of birds clustered around a nest: "--TRIAL PACKAGE -- // NESTLÉ'S // MILK FOOD // For Infants // Prepared in VEVEY, Switzerland"; side: testimonial from Prof. Sydney Ringer; side: printed crest, two cherubs delivering Nestlé's Food to a stork overseeing a nest of human babies; "Give the Babies // "NESTLÉ'S FOOD""; up one side: "COPYWRITED"; fourth side: handwritten address "Mr. (Dr.) [illeg.] H. Bird // Gananoque // Ont."; printed label: "TO THE POSTMASTER // Should this package miscarry, // we will pay return postage, // THE LEEMING MILES CO. // Limited // MONTREAL"; on printed sheets: (b) ""THE BEST" NURSER // PRICE // 25 CTS. // A "CLINGFAST" // NIPPLE free with each bottle"; (c) "Nouveau Biberon Hygienique "THE BEST" // LA TETINE "CLINGFAST"
Permanent Location
(a,d) Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row D
(b,c) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Condition Remarks
The box is worn; the open edge is crumbling slightly; the paper is stained and appears to have sustained water and acid damage; the crest side also has stains from an unidentified foreign substance; there also appears to be some mould on the closed end of the box; packing paper is brittle and crumbling.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Nestlé Co. Web site; CD #7
Research Facts
The Nestlé Web site gives official company history; the "Best" Nurser and the "Clingfast" Nipple were manufactured for the Gotham Company, New York, distributed by the Leeming, Miles Co., Ltd., sole agents for Canada.
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Dates
1872
1944
circa 1872-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
997037493 a-b
Description
(a) An open-bottomed rectangular box with two stamps at the upper right corner of the box top; at the middle of the long lower edge there is a semicircular indentation; threaded through the box is a woven cord, now severed.
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Accession Number
997037493 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Postal Service
Product Packaging
Description
(a) An open-bottomed rectangular box with two stamps at the upper right corner of the box top; at the middle of the long lower edge there is a semicircular indentation; threaded through the box is a woven cord, now severed.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box top - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 9.1 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
A. E. Long & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1872
1944
circa 1872-1944
Date Remarks
Lifetime of Dr. C.H. Bird
Material
cardboard: yellow-brown
paper: pale green; red; yellow
Inscriptions
(All printed): top of box: two stamps, partially obscured by dark stain: "CANADA POSTAGE // 2 Two 2 // CENTS"; second stamp is illegible except for "7 CENTS"; printed "FROM" over hand stamp: "THE E.B. SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL CO // LIMITED // TORONTO"; beneath that is a printed "TO" and the handwritten address: "DR. C.H. BIRD // GANANOQUE // ONT."; left side panel has printed text: "DOMINION // MAILING BOX // NO. 21 // MADE IN CANADA // BY // A.E. LONG & CO., LIMITED // TORONTO"; back side panel: illegible ink stamp; front side panel: ink stamp "GLASS // WITH [illeg.]"; (b) bottom has ink stamp: "THE E.B. SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL CO // LIMITED" and an illegible smear.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-9
Condition Remarks
(a) Box top is water-stained, and acid-stained, although structurally intact; stamps are obscured by a large stain; paper covering is cracked at corners; (b) box bottom is mould-stained and shows signs of acid damage; there also appears to be moisture damage, although it remains intact; crack along left side of base.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
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glass bottle with stopper

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
997037508 a-b
Description
(a) Closed-bottomed, hollow, cyindrical glass bottle with a convex taper to a narrow, cylindrical neck that flares in a wide collar at the open top; inside the bottle is a thin layer of unknown white powder; (b) glass stopper with a circular, closed top; concave taper to a narrow neck; bottom has i…
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Accession Number
997037508 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
(a) Closed-bottomed, hollow, cyindrical glass bottle with a convex taper to a narrow, cylindrical neck that flares in a wide collar at the open top; inside the bottle is a thin layer of unknown white powder; (b) glass stopper with a circular, closed top; concave taper to a narrow neck; bottom has irregular cleavage and appears to be fractured from a prior stress.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
Based on casting line
Material
glass: clear
powder residue: white
Inscriptions
Bottom of bottle has an illegible engraving.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
Condition Remarks
(a) A few scratches on glass; faint adhesive residue on one side; (b) base appears to have broken off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, p. 19; CD #7.
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Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997037537
Description
(a) Hollow cylindrical jar with glass sides and a metal base; bottom is closed, concave with metal leaf on bottom; 5.2-cm band of metal up cylinder sides; top of cylinder tapers convexly to broad, open top; (b) solid wooden lid, gentle convex curve to top, with ball handle; lid steps down at 90° an…
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Accession Number
997037537
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Electrostatics
Description
(a) Hollow cylindrical jar with glass sides and a metal base; bottom is closed, concave with metal leaf on bottom; 5.2-cm band of metal up cylinder sides; top of cylinder tapers convexly to broad, open top; (b) solid wooden lid, gentle convex curve to top, with ball handle; lid steps down at 90° angle to a narrower cylinder; three cork pads, 120 degrees apart, are attached to the cylinder; metal chain attached to closed bottom of lid via a bolt assembly
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Depth 30.6 cm x Diam. 14.3 cm
b - lid with chain - Size: Length 40.8 cm x Diam. 12.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Date Remarks
Based on lifetime of C.H. Bird and patent history
Material
metal: silver; yellow
glass: clear
wood: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-2
Condition Remarks
(a) Extensive staining of inside bottle; metal is tarnished inside and out; broken cork adhered to neck; adhesive residue on neck; two large stains on outside, formerly sticky and resistant to wiping; (b) cork worn, crumbling; top stained extensively
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Mr. Robert Bird; "The Life and Times of Dr. C.H. Bird 1872-1944," by Dr. H.G. Bird (1899-1992), ca 198–, p. 8 (see attached photocopy); "Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 6th ed., 189–, p. 754; manual for Dr. C.H. Bird's Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz Influence Engine (see photocopy); CD #7
Research Facts
Used as part of a "Static Machine" to provide extra visual effects; also contributed to the reliability of operation of early X-ray machines.
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Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997037540
Description
Circular wooden lid; top is slightly convex; a ball handle attaches at apex; bottom two-thirds of ball banded with metal; bottom projects narrower cylinder at 90°; three cork pads attach at 120° around cylinder; chain attaches to flat bottom by nut and bolt.
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Accession Number
997037540
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Electrostatics
Description
Circular wooden lid; top is slightly convex; a ball handle attaches at apex; bottom two-thirds of ball banded with metal; bottom projects narrower cylinder at 90°; three cork pads attach at 120° around cylinder; chain attaches to flat bottom by nut and bolt.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Sweden
Dates
1883
1944
circa 1883-1944
Date Remarks
Lifetime of C.H. Bird; Influence Machine patented 1883
Material
wood: brown
cork: brown
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 40.3 cm x Diam. 12.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining on lid top; one cork pad has half cracked away; chain has extensive non-structural, inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Conversation with Mr. Robert Bird, 4 July 2003; manual for Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz influence engine; also see "The Life and Times of Dr. C.H. and H.G. Bird," p. 8; CD #7
Research Facts
Functionally identical to 997.037.537b; used to magnify visual effects of Influence Machine by creating large sparks; also used as a high voltage source when influence machines were used to power early X-ray machines.
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On Slight Ailments: Their Nature and Treatment 2nd Ed. [reference book]

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Dates
1889
1895
circa 1889-195
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
997037606
Description
Hardcover book with brown cover and text in gold ink; 283 pages followed by Catalogue of Medical, Dental, Pharmaceutical and Scientific publications No. 1, January 1891.
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Accession Number
997037606
Author
Lionel S. Beale, M.B., F.R.S.
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Description
Hardcover book with brown cover and text in gold ink; 283 pages followed by Catalogue of Medical, Dental, Pharmaceutical and Scientific publications No. 1, January 1891.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. Charles H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
P. Blakiston, Son & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1889
1895
circa 1889-195
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "SLIGHT AILMENTS // NEW ENLARGED EDITION // BEALE"; on fronispiece: "ON SLIGHT AILMENTS: // Their NATURE AND TREATMENT // LIONEL S. BEALE, M.B., F.R.S. // SECOND EDITION // ENLARGED AND ILLUSTRATED // PHILADELPHIA: // P. BLAKISTON, SON & CO., // No. 1012 WALNUT STREET. // 1889"; last section of book includes: "CATALOGUE No. 1 JANUARY 1891 // CATALOGUE // OF // MEDICAL, DENTAL, // PHARMACEUTICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS, WITH A SUBJECT INDEX, // PUBLISHED BY / P. BLAKISTON, SON & CO.,"; hand written inside cover: "Chas. H. Bird // Toronto // 1892 // E. Reginald Morton // Barrie // Oct 28 / 1891"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 23.2 cm x Width 15.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Copy Type
original
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apothecary’s pill rolling machine

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Dates
1875
1915
circa 1875-1915
Collection
Robert Hawkins Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006021001 a-b
Description
Wooden capsule-making machine, with a sliding bar and grooves for pills.
Accession Number
006021001 a-b
Collection
Robert Hawkins Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Compounding -- instrumentation
Description
Wooden capsule-making machine, with a sliding bar and grooves for pills.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 49.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x 4.2 cm Depth
b - base - Size: Length 34.0 cm x Width 20.4 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor's husband Robert Hawkins or possibly his father Frank Hawkins, who were both pharmacists.
Maker
S.Maw Son & Thompson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1875
1915
circa 1875-1915
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Located on the base of the object with the measurement gauge " S. Maw Son // & // Thompson // London "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-1
Condition Remarks
Object has mechanical damage due to the history of its use; the metal shows signs of corrosion in three areas that is blue-green in colour.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Robert Hawkins was a pharmacy graduate of the University of Toronto, 1940's. Worked at Mahood's pharmacy, Kingston. Died in 2003. Frank Hawkins graduated circa 1916-1917, worked as a pharmacist in Toronto.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "Curious Cures--Doctors, Druggists, and Home Remedies" at the Dundas Museum & Archives, L-2011-3; 23 Sept. 2011–30 Sept. 2012.
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