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HAAO honour roll pin

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002026001 a-b
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for …
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Accession Number
002026001 a-b
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving a name or date, but was never used; the case (b) is square and has a blue plastic base and a clear top; there is green foam inside the case.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pin - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - case - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
They appear to have never been used; came from the Auxiliary Archives.
Maker
LG Balfour Co.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
The association adopted the name "Hospital Auxiliary Association" in 1950.
Material
metal: red, white, yellow
plastic: blue, clear
foam: green
Inscriptions
"H // A // A//" on the cross (one on each arm, excluding the bottom one); "BALFOUR" engraved on the back of the cross; "J. A. BALFOUR CO" on the base of the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
The metal appears to be tarnished a bit.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "MS Information - Vintage Jewelers Supply Catalogues"
Internet: "HAAO brochure"
Internet: "HAAO Supplies order form"
Internet: "STEGH on the Web - Auxiliary History"; CD #9
Research Facts
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association is a provincial body encompassing all of the local auxiliaries, including KGH; they formed in 1910 and are still in existence.
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HAAO honour roll pin

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002026002 a-b
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for …
  2 images  
Accession Number
002026002 a-b
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving a name or date, but was never used; the case (b) is square and has a burgundy plastic base and a clear top; there is amber coloured foam inside the case.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pin - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - case - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
They appear to have never been used; came from the Auxiliary Archives.
Maker
LG Balfour Co.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
The association adopted the name "Hospital Auxiliary Association" in 1950.
Material
metal: red, white, yellow
plastic: burgundy, clear
foam: amber
Inscriptions
"H // A // A//" on the cross (one on each arm, excluding the bottom one); "BALFOUR" engraved on the back of the cross; "J. A. BALFOUR CO" on the base of the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
The metal appears to be tarnished a bit.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "MS Information - Vintage Jewelers Supply Catalogues"
Internet: "HAAO brochure"
Internet: "HAAO Supplies order form"
Internet: "STEGH on the Web - Auxiliary History"; CD #9
Research Facts
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association is a provincial body encompassing all of the local auxiliaries, including KGH; they formed in 1910 and are still in existence.
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portable patient table

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Argent Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
010034001
Description
Wood veneer folding patient table with adjustable metal legs on solid casters with rubber edges; veneer with small brass nails spaced around perimeter; adjustable head section is curved at top; legs adjust the table height; when folded looks like a wooden case; lightweight; manufacturers metal labe…
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Accession Number
010034001
Collection
Argent Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Wood veneer folding patient table with adjustable metal legs on solid casters with rubber edges; veneer with small brass nails spaced around perimeter; adjustable head section is curved at top; legs adjust the table height; when folded looks like a wooden case; lightweight; manufacturers metal label is missing second section; luggage lock closure
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased from antique dealer A. Argent in Shannonville, Ontario who purchased the table at auction in Brighton, Ontario in 2010.
Maker
Eastern Surgical Co
Site Made (Country)
India
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Suppliers catalogue
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
On label: "THIS TRADE MARK // ESCO // GUARANTEES QUALITY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room Warehouse 1
W1-7-1
Dimension Notes
Length (opened) 1.9 m x Width 56.5 cm x Depth 75.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Edges show minor wear; water stains in centre; finish is worn; missing areas on veneer; metal shows minor discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: Eastern Surgical Company. "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957; CD #2
Research Facts
"ESCO (Anand Group)" Eastern Surgical Co. established in 1934 in India; established a factory of hospital furniture in Delhi in 1961supplying all over India and exported to countries between 1961-1980.
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