The company that made the tin was prevalent during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
tin: yellow; black
"the // D & L // MENTHOL PLASTER // MOST WONDERFUL PLASTER MADE // PREPARED BY THE // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. (LIMITED.) // MONTREAL, P.Q. // EVERY PLASTER IN A SINGLE AIR TIGHT BOX. // THE THOS. DAVIDSON MFG. CO. LIMITED, MONTREAL, TIN BOXES" printed on the tube
Storage Room 0010
Some corrosion and staining; the tin is dented and deformed.
Internet: "Canadian Advertising Tins"; CD #9
The tube was made by Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited, and used by Davis & Lawrence Co.
Squeaks when screwed together; slight crack in (c); #3: crack in the wood 1.5 cm long; second crack makes a lazy "W", branching out from a centre point; no chips; metal shows use; blackened areas on metal, particularly at the joints; no rust or corrosion
For measuring specific gravity of urine.
On display in the "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Wooden case (s) containing lithotomy instruments: (a) lithotomy staff; (b-d) staffs; (e) lithotomy forceps; (f-g) forceps; (h) probe pointed (?) scalpel; (i) lithotomy scalpel; (k) trocar; (l) case for metal part of (k); (m-n) trocar parts; (o) trocar; (p) case for metal part of (o); (q-r) trocar p…
Wooden case (s) containing lithotomy instruments: (a) lithotomy staff; (b-d) staffs; (e) lithotomy forceps; (f-g) forceps; (h) probe pointed (?) scalpel; (i) lithotomy scalpel; (k) trocar; (l) case for metal part of (k); (m-n) trocar parts; (o) trocar; (p) case for metal part of (o); (q-r) trocar parts.
Number Of Parts
a - lithotomy staff - Size: Length 32.7 cm x Width 1.4 cm
b - staff - Size: Length 30.9 cm x Width 1.3 cm
c - staff - Size: Length 27.7 cm x Width 1.1 cm
d - staff - Size: Length 31.1 cm x Width 2.2 cm
e - lithotomy forceps - Size: Length 22.7 cm
f - forceps - Size: Length 20.6 cm
g - forceps - Size: Length 20.2 cm
h - probe pointed scalpel - Size: Length 18.9 cm x Width 1.4 cm
i - lithotomy scalpel - Size: Length 18.7 cm x Width 1.4 cm
j - ?
k - trocar - Size: Length 13.4 cm
l - case for trocar - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
m - trocar top
n - trocar director (?)
o - trocar - Size: Length 13.6 cm
p - lithotomy staff - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm
q - trocar top
r - trocar director (?)
s - case - Size: Length 38.6 cm x Width 23.5 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown; used by Mr. I.H. Cameron.
Printed on label: "PIMPLE // WASH // . . . // Eruptions of the Skin"; "An External Application For All Popular Eruptions of the Skin Such as Pimples, Murfles, Eczema, Barber's Itch, Etc."; instructions for use printed on label.