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Petit's spiral tourniquet

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
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Accession Number
997002445 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Tourniquets
Amputation -- instrumentation
First Aid
Description
Tourniquet consisting of two brass plates connected by a large screw; red and white chevron patterned woven cotton band with brown, square piece of leather sewn onto end and with a two-pronged square metal end attached; white chamois pad attached to band by a thin brown leather strap.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - screw - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
b - belt - Size: Length 78.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - pad - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Evans and Wormull
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
metal: yellow, silver
fabric: red, white
leather: white, brown
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped on top of screw: "EVANS & CO // 31 STAMFORD ST // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-8
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Fabric of belt faded; metal slightly tarnished; leather hardened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments", Elisabeth Benion, 1979, p. 315; "Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Apparatus, and Utensils, Veterinary Instruments, Cutlery etc.", Evans and Wormull, 1876, pl. 8 (similar to model #13 and #14); "The Tourniquet Manual: Principles and Practice", Leslie Klenerman, 2003, p. 4; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed", Kny-Scheerer Co, ca. 1915, p. 2014 (similar to model #B-/445)
Research Facts
Evans and Wormull, formerly Evans and Stevens, first appeared in 1874; they were recognized as suppliers of medical instruments to the British army and navy. Evans & Co. was a surgical instrument maker working in London between 1676-1874.
This style of screw tourniquet was invented by Parisian surgeon Jean Louis Petit in 1718, and his design was used until the early 20th century; he was the first person to use the term 'tourniquet'.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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stomach pump and enema apparatus

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Dates
1870
1915
circa 1870-1915
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
Accession Number
997002487 a-n
Description
Fine grade mahoghany case (a) containing combined lever stomach pump and enema apparatus consisting of: case has brass fittings, oval inscription plate (blank) inlaid on top, moulded faded brown velvet-covered interior housing a brass lever pump (b) with decorative maufacturers plate on the barrel…
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Accession Number
997002487 a-n
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gastroenterology
MeSH Heading
Suction
Irrigation
Gastroenterology -- instrumentation
MM= Suction and Drainage -- stomach pump
Description
Fine grade mahoghany case (a) containing combined lever stomach pump and enema apparatus consisting of: case has brass fittings, oval inscription plate (blank) inlaid on top, moulded faded brown velvet-covered interior housing a brass lever pump (b) with decorative maufacturers plate on the barrel, two taps, hand which shuts passage of liquid towards which its point is turned, piston pump with ivory handle, lever and a broken detached spring (m); ebony torque (c); gum elastic stomach tube with rounded tip (d); straight rubber hose tube with brass fittings (e); rubber hose tube with narrowed brass tip (f); ivory conical nozzle (g); ivory hourglass-shaped nozzle (h); ivory cylindrical-shaped nozzle with rounded tip (i); ivory hourglass-shaped nozzle with side attachment (j); metal cylindrical attachment for pump (k); wooden oral screw (l); metal spring (m); metal key for case (n).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 30.3 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
b - pump - Size: Length 24.3 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
c - torque - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - tube with rounded tip (bent) - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
e - straight tube - Size: Length 23.9 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
f - tube with narrowed metal tip (bent) - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
g - conical nozzle - Size: Length 6.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
h - hourglass-shaped nozzle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
i - cylindrical nozzle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
j - nozzle with side attachment - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
k - metal cylinder - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
l - oral screw - Size: Length 8.9 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
m - spring - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
n - key - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
S. Maw Son & Thompson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1915
circa 1870-1915
Date Remarks
Supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown, black
fabric: brown
metal: yellow, silver, black
ivory: cream, yellow
rubber: red, brown, black
Inscriptions
Embossed on brass label (b): "S. MAW & SON & THOMPSON . LONDON * TRADEMARK *"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-13
Condition Remarks
Case has wood split in several areas, preventing lid complete closure; velvet is slightly faded; ivory tools have developed a patina; wax paper covers on rubber hoses is in tatters, little remains; like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
"Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum"; "Aloe's Illustrated & Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians; Supplies & Hospital Furnishings," Aloe, A. S. Co.. 6th ed. St. Louis, 189-. pg 330 (model: Lever stomach pump)
Research Facts
The name MAW has bee associated with a whole range of British made chemists' sundries, dressings, surgical appliances and instruments since the early 17th century. The company grew out of a wholesale druggist company in London, later instrument maker. The company was founded by Hornby & Maw in 1807, was listed as george Maw & Son in 1826, S. Maw & saon in 1860 and S. Maw & Son & Thompson in 1870. In 1901 it was still in Maw hands as S. Maw, Son & Sons with an address of 55 Aldermanbury, London.
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall removed January 27, 2010
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First Aid to the Injured [first aid instructional book]

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Dates
1897
1933
circa 1897-1933
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
000018007 a-b
Description
Fabric-covered hardbound first aid instructional book (a) with information and illustrations about first aid practices that have been authorized by the St. John Ambulance Association; title and symbol stamped on front cover in silver ink; endpaper is brown; 103 pages; also contains a smaller compan…
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Accession Number
000018007 a-b
Author
Peter Shepherd
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
First Aid -- manuals
Description
Fabric-covered hardbound first aid instructional book (a) with information and illustrations about first aid practices that have been authorized by the St. John Ambulance Association; title and symbol stamped on front cover in silver ink; endpaper is brown; 103 pages; also contains a smaller companion booklet (b) with similiar first aid information; reprint of original 1897 issue with new preface dated 1933; 28 pages.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - book - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 11.3 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - booklet - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 7.6 cm
Provenance
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
St. John Ambulance Association
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1897
1933
circa 1897-1933
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream, brown
fabric: black
ink: black, silver
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on first page: "DR. RYERSON // GENERAL SECRETARY FOR CANADA, // TORONTO"; printed on first page: ""FIRST AID TO THE INJURED: // PETER SHEPHERD, M.B., // 550TH THOUSAND. // 1897."; printed in booklet (b): "FIRST AID TO THE SICK // AND INJURED // PREFACE // Ottawa, 1933."
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 2005
2005-3
(b) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 17
Condition Remarks
Cover and spine of book (a) severely worn and separating from pages; book is curled upward; booklet (b) missing cover; staples rusted; pages faded
Copy Type
Original
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The British Pharmacopoeia [pharmacy reference book]

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Dates
1898
1899
circa 1898-1899
Collection
Dr. Gilbert Rosenberg Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
000032002
Description
Burgundy hard covered rectangular reference book includes pharmaceucitcal preparation recipes; 535 pages.
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Accession Number
000032002
Author
The General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingston
Collection
Dr. Gilbert Rosenberg Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Pharmacology
Description
Burgundy hard covered rectangular reference book includes pharmaceucitcal preparation recipes; 535 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Gilbert Rosenberg.
Maker
Spottiswoode & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
Great Britain
Dates
1898
1899
circa 1898-1899
Date Remarks
Printed in item
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, gold
fabric: burgundy
Inscriptions
On cover: "THE BRITISH PHARMACOPOEIA // BY AUTHORITY // 1898"; on frontispiece: "THE // BRITISH PHARMACOPOEIA // PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF // THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND REGISTRATION // OF THE UNITED KINGDOM // PURSUANT TO THE ACTS // XXI & XXII VICTORIA CAP. XC (1858) // AND XXV & XXVI VICTORIA CAP. XCI (1862) // 1898 // Printed and Published for the Medical Council // BY // SPOTTISWOODE & CO., GRACECHURCH STREET, LONDON // 1899
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
22.5 cm
Width
14.3 cm
Depth
3.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Dr. Gilbert Rosenberg was the former director of St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital in Kingston, Ontario.
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infant feeding bottle

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Dates
1895
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Kit Wheeler Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
003042001
Description
Clear moulded glass double opening 'banana' - shaped infant feeding bottle, with one end bent up, and flat base to keep it stable on a surface; graduated scale on reverse side; originally would include a rubber teat at one opening, and a rubber valve at the other opening (both missing); embossed te…
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Accession Number
003042001
Collection
Kit Wheeler Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Description
Clear moulded glass double opening 'banana' - shaped infant feeding bottle, with one end bent up, and flat base to keep it stable on a surface; graduated scale on reverse side; originally would include a rubber teat at one opening, and a rubber valve at the other opening (both missing); embossed text on reverse are faint in some areas.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Kit Wheeler's father in Belfast, Ireland circa 1898.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
United Kingdom
Dates
1895
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle front: "The // "Allenburys" // Feeder"; on back: "OUNCES 149 // TABLESPOONS REC.N"; " 0690/23/1359
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
17.0 cm
Width
7.2 cm
Depth
6.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Kit Wheeler, donor; Internet: "Pharmaceutical Society of Australia"
Research Facts
Allen & Hanburys were relative latecomers into the feeding bottle market. Their first feeder was an innovative design when introduced in 1895 with features drawn from several sources. The new boat shaped bottle had a wide bent up neck fitted with a pull over teat and a lower opening that protruded the bottle slightly from the body was fitted with a vented rubber plug. The four advantages of the new bottle were listed as: graduations to measure the food; no angular corners to facilitate easier cleaning; no long tube to breed germs and an effective valve to regulate the air flow and prevent colic.
Allen & Hanburys, a UK pharmaceutical company established in 1715, also produced infant foods and feeding equipment between 1879 and 1958.
Information on how to prepare ”Allenbury’s Milk Food, attaching teats to and cleaning the ‘Allenbury’s Feeder’ bottle can be found in 009.021.005 ‘Infant Feeding and Management’ by Allen & Hanburys Ltd. April 1923.
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Mercuric Nitrate Ointment

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Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050044 a-b
Description
Creamy tan porcelain cylindrical canister (a) with a blue lid (b) with white knob on top with rectangular paper label.
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Accession Number
003050044 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
Creamy tan porcelain cylindrical canister (a) with a blue lid (b) with white knob on top with rectangular paper label.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cannister - Length 14.6 cm x Diam. 10.8 cm
b - lid - Length 6.2 cm x Diam. 11.0 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
Stafford Allen & Sons Ltd
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Date Remarks
Internet
Material
ceramic: tan, blue
paper: tan; green
Inscriptions
Printed on the label. "Manufactured // by // Stafford Allen & Sons, Ltd // LONDON, ENGLAND // Mercuric Nitrate Ointment. // Unguentum Hydrargyri Nitralis P.B."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row A
Condition Remarks
Label is foxed and faded; ceramic crazed, stains along crack lines mainly inside and with random blue ink staining
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is…
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Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is made with stainless steel.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
b - blade - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - hinged back - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d - plate - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - bolt - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but the same instrument appears in a 1957 Allen and Hanburys catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS // LONDON" engraved on the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Condition Remarks
Like New
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 456
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
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urinometer testing stand

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
005009001 a-j
Description
A wooden urinometer test stand; consists of the rack which has a lower level with five large cups for holding bottles in a row on the front and seven small holes in the rear which align with holes on an upper shelf for holding tubes; there is also a wooden drawer (b) which slides into a slot on the…
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Accession Number
005009001 a-j
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Urinalysis
Specific Gravity
Description
A wooden urinometer test stand; consists of the rack which has a lower level with five large cups for holding bottles in a row on the front and seven small holes in the rear which align with holes on an upper shelf for holding tubes; there is also a wooden drawer (b) which slides into a slot on the base; also included are a clear acid bottle (c) with a stopper (d), a clear bottle (e) with a stopper stuck in it, a clear bottle (f) with paper and a cork stuck inside it, a corked amber alcohol bottle (g), and a clear bottle (h) with a stopper (i), as well as a 2 ounce test tube.
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - rack - Size: Length 33.5 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 16.5 cm
b - drawer - Size: Length 30.0 cm x Width 13.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
c - acid bottle - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
d - acid bottle stopper - Size: Length 2.9 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
e - clear bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 3.8 cm
f - bottle - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 8.1 cm
g - corked bottle - Size: Length 7.4 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
h - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
i - stopper - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
j - test tube - Size: Length 13.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904.
Maker
Arnold & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks; the company used this title from 1866 until 1928.
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear, amber
cork: brown
Inscriptions
"ARNOLD & SONS // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-2
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear to the bottles and wood.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 306; "Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances," Down Bros. Ltd., 1906
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; this collection accompanies 1989.10.1.
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W. S. Bryers Barkwell Druggist [business envelope]

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Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Accounts
Accounts Payable and Receivable
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Accounts
Accounts Payable and Receivable
Ephemera
Communication
Accession Number
996001761
Description
Paper business envelope from W. S. Bryers Barkwell, to Mrs.(?) May Barkwell; front: majority of it taken up by lithograph of company's name, etc.; two green one cent Canadian stamps with Queen Victoria image; address written in pencil; opened left and half top.
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Accession Number
996001761
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Accounts
Accounts Payable and Receivable
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Accounts
Accounts Payable and Receivable
Ephemera
Communication
MeSH Heading
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper business envelope from W. S. Bryers Barkwell, to Mrs.(?) May Barkwell; front: majority of it taken up by lithograph of company's name, etc.; two green one cent Canadian stamps with Queen Victoria image; address written in pencil; opened left and half top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
W. S. Bryers Barkwell
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Material
paper: black; green; grey; brown
Inscriptions
"[R]ETURN IN TEN DAYS TO // W. S. BRYERS BARKWELL // WHOLESALE AND RETAIL // DRUGGIST. // [I]MPORTER OF // PERFUMES, DRUGS, AND CHEMICALS // LONDON, O // OFFICE OF // ISAAC WILLIAMS CO., // WILLIAMS {ROYAL CROWN } REMEDY // GREATEST CURE ON EARTH // FOR DYSPEPSIA, KIDNEY // and LIVER TROUBLES // Mrs [illeg] May Barkwell // c/o John H. Barkwell, // by [illeg] Methven PO or Wawamssa [illeg] // Man."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.3 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: opened edges very ragged; bottom, near left, is torn; some staining; back: large rip in right half; staining from ink smudge; two old adhesive marks, top left and right
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
W. S . Bryers Barkwell 1886-1900; & Co., 1900-1908; & Co. Ltd., 1904-1907
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ophthalmoscope set

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997037009 a-d
Description
Ophthalmoscope set, which consists of (a) a flat metal case that holds 29 separate magnetic lenses which are not entirely visible; this frame serves as a base of attachment having six adjoined parts: three round disks , a base, and two round-shaped mirrors; one side of the ophthalmoscope has the th…
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Accession Number
997037009 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmoscopy -- ophthalmoscope
Description
Ophthalmoscope set, which consists of (a) a flat metal case that holds 29 separate magnetic lenses which are not entirely visible; this frame serves as a base of attachment having six adjoined parts: three round disks , a base, and two round-shaped mirrors; one side of the ophthalmoscope has the three disks in a row; from left to right, disk one is recessed into the base, with the second disk on the surface and third disk slightly higher than the second; disk one is smooth and circular with four circular-shaped magnifying lenses inserted into the metal on opposite ends; the disk has thatched edges and remains intact by a slot screw located in the centre which enables the disk to rotate freely; it has a circular-shaped sight hole punched in the metal with four glass lenses set in the metal; the second disk resembles a compass dial; it is a flat piece of circular metal with numbers stamped around the edges; a band of metal that covers the edges and spreads out into a key shape encases the flat piece of metal and enables it to move independently by a central pivot screw; the third disk has a thatched edged casing that curves upward at the rim to hold a thin, flat circular-shaped metal disk that has a slightly smaller diameter; the inner metal disk has 14 punched circles, equally spaced apart around the edge, each gradually larger in size, that have increments of one to five stamped beside the corresponding circle; a separate punched circle is located in the centre of this piece encircling two small pivot screws and one raised, tiny screw; all three disks are attached to a supportive back plate; located on the back of the ophthalmoscope are two circular-shaped mirrors that are attached to a flat piece of thin metal used as a secondary base; the first mirror is located on the front end; it is a two-sided mirror with a circle punched in the middle; it is flat and held into place by two metal prongs that run halfway around the edge of the mirror; the prongs are movable and set in place by a tension spring set that enables the prongs to move the mirror outwards so the sides of the mirror may be flipped; a similar mirror, smaller in diameter, is circular-shaped with a punched circle also located in the centre; it is tilted at a 45 deg angle and permanently held in place by a solid, blocked piece of circular-shaped metal which is attached to the the bottom of the mirror; the top of the blocked metal is also slanted at a 45 deg angle to accomodate the setting of the mirror; a metal ring with thatched edges encircles the mirror and stand; the main base of the ophthalmoscope has a threaded metal protrusion from the base plate used to attach to the handle; this entire piece attaches onto a smooth, tapered handle; the first part of the handle (b) is entirely metal with a hollow, threaded opening at one side; the outer surface is smooth and cylindrical with two grooves molded into the metal; the second part of the handle (c) is cylindrical and smooth and is made of bone; the top of the handle which attaches to its metal counterpart is cut straight with rough bone texture on the end; the other end consists of a cylindrical-shaped smooth metal piece with four oval-shaped punched holes, each gradually larger than the previous one; the numbers 1-4 are located in increments above each hole with "1" representing the smallest hole and "4" the largest; this metal piece is hollow with a wooden tube that has red, blue, green and yellow solid colouring painted on in a horizontal fashion; it rotates freely inside the metal pieces so the colour can be seen according to the size of the metal cutout; pieces (a-c) fit into (d) a purpose-built case; this case is rectangular in shape with a lid that is hinged at the back and has one metal clasp at the front; the inside of the case is lined with velvet and contains two dividers with an elastic attachment on inside of lid.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - ophthalmoscope - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
b - metal handle - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
c - bone handle - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
d - case - Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Johnson & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
metal: blue; red; yellow; green; yellow
bone: off-white
wood: brown
fabric: black
elastic: black
Inscriptions
The handle has the numbers 1-5 stamped on the outside; stamped on the lid of the leather case are the initials "J.J.D."; a rectangular lined border stamped around the initials is located midway between the initials and edge of case; slightly illegible from wear is a shield-shaped stamp, located centrally on the bottom of the case with the address "TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD LONDON"; on the front of the ophthalmoscope directly below the smaller concave mirror are the words, "Johnson & Sons London"; for measurement purposes, stamped into metal on disc containing magnifying lens are the numbers "5// + // 20 // 10 // - // 30"; the numbers "10 // 14 // 16 // 18 // 20 // 12 // 10 // 8 // 7 // 6 // 5 // 4 // 3 // 0.5 // 1 // 1 // .5 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // -" are stamped on middle disk; the numbers from one to ten are stamped in the metal next to graduated circular cutouts which are used for measurements
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-6
Condition Remarks
The case is fragile; ophthalmoscope is well-used and prone to severe breakage with consistent handling; #2: the case is damaged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., by the Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3027 (similar to item C/-1966); "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. 181 (item 4541)
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