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surgical needle sample book

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Dates
1898
1900
circa 1898-1900
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000008008
Description
Red fabric accordian style salesman's sample book of surgical needles with nineteen thick fiberboard pages of gold covered metal needles in a wide range of sizes and types with order numbers under each needle; names of needle type, size and style are indicated in silver ink under each item; pages …
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Accession Number
000008008
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles; Suture Techniques
Needles -- case
Surgery
Surgery, Operative -- instrumentation
Sutures
Description
Red fabric accordian style salesman's sample book of surgical needles with nineteen thick fiberboard pages of gold covered metal needles in a wide range of sizes and types with order numbers under each needle; names of needle type, size and style are indicated in silver ink under each item; pages are numbered up to nineteen; stitched on to black paper covered panels; types of specialized needles include: abdominal, intestinal, eye surgery, and veterinary; text on front cover in gold and text on each panel in silver; several needles missing; 183.0 cm long when fully open.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. and Mrs. Kidd of Ottawa, Ontario; Dr. Kidd graduated from Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1929; Mrs. Kidd graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1925. Dr. John Franklin Kidd (1865-1932).
Maker
The Kny - Scheerer Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1898
1900
circa 1898-1900
Date Remarks
Dates manufacturer in Chicago
Material
paper: black
metal: gold
ink silver, gold
fabric: red
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "Sample Book // First Edition // Astra // Surgical Needles // manufactured by // The Kny - Scheerer Co. // NEW - YORK // W. R. GRADY CO. // CHICAGO"; printed on each page: "Page 1 SURGEON'S NEEDLES // Page 2 SURGEON'S NEEDLES // Page 3 SURGEON'S NEEDLES EMMETT'S NEEDLES // Page 4 EMMETT'S NEEDLES // Page 5 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern // Page 6 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern // Page 7 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern // Page 8 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern Stout Fistula Thin Fistula Intestinal eye needle // Page 9 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Dr. Hagedorn's Pattern reversed eye // Page 10 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Ferguson's cutting edge taper point // Page 11 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Emmett's Pattern Taper point // Page 12 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Emmett's Pattern Trocar point Sim's Pattern Lance Point // Page 13 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Goodell's Pattern for Perineum Keith's abdominal For Intestinal Work Dr. Child's Needles // Page 14 SURGEON'S NEEDLES For Intestinal Work Kelly's Intestinal Needles Kelly's Pattern with Lister's Eye Kelly's Intestinal Needles with patent Eye // Page 15 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Moynihan's Pattern with patent eye For Intestinal Work // Page 16 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Martin's Martin's Pattern Special Mayo's Intestinal Packard's // Page 17 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Murphy's Pattern for Trachelorraphy Pratt's Pettern for Cervix Schnetter's // Page 18 SURGEON'S NEEDLES for Eye Work Mayo's pattern Flat shank with square eye Mayo's pattern with taper point // Page 19 SURGEON'S NEEDLES Veterinary needles
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
20.0 cm
Width
9.0 cm
Depth
4.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measured closed
Condition Remarks
Exterior shows wear, needles are new
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet Book
Reference Comments
American Surgical instrument: The History of their manufacturer and an Directory of Instrument makers to 1900 by James M. Edmonson, PhD 1997 ISBN 0-930405-70-6
Research Facts
W. R. Grady was a medical supply salesman in 1891, then a year later became a buyer and a year after is listed as a manufacturer of surgical instruments all under the company name of W. R. Grady Co.
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surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14394
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.10
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and with metal rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - self-adhesive antiseptic rubber plaster spools.
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Accession Number
1989.10.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and with metal rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - self-adhesive antiseptic rubber plaster spools.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: 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; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // Self-Adhesive // Antiseptic Rubber Plaster // No. 11 T Spools // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 23.0 cm
Width
a - 6.8 cm
Depth
a - 7.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out; several long scratches showing to shiny tin base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
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; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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surgical dressing spool

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14395
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.11
Description
Circular copper metal surgical dressing spool with small length of gauze fabric wound around middle with orange circular paper labels affixed to both sides; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each label; paper label indicating product type - plugging iodoformised gau…
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Accession Number
1989.10.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Circular copper metal surgical dressing spool with small length of gauze fabric wound around middle with orange circular paper labels affixed to both sides; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each label; paper label indicating product type - plugging iodoformised gauze .
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: 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; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: copper ink: black paper: orange fabric: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PLUGGING GAUZE // IODOFORMISED // No. 238 T // LENGTH 12 YDS. WIDTH 1/2 IN. // ADHESIVE AND OTHER PLASTERS OF VARIOUS // WIDTHS WOUND ON SPOOLS TO FIT // THE PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FERRIS & CO. LTD. SOLE PATENTEES BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Depth
1.5 cm
Diameter
6.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper faded, overall scratches inside & out, fabric with brown stains
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
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; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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surgical dressing spool

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14396
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.12
Description
Circular copper metal surgical dressing spool with small length of gauze fabric wound around middle with orange circular paper labels affixed to both sides; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each label; paper label indicating product type - plugging iodoformised gau…
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Accession Number
1989.10.12
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Circular copper metal surgical dressing spool with small length of gauze fabric wound around middle with orange circular paper labels affixed to both sides; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each label; paper label indicating product type - plugging iodoformised gauze.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: 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; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: copper ink: black paper: orange fabric: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PLUGGING GAUZE // IODOFORMISED // No. 238 T // LENGTH 12 YDS. WIDTH 1 IN. // ADHESIVE AND OTHER PLASTERS OF VARIOUS // WIDTHS WOUND ON SPOOLS TO FIT // THE PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FERRIS & CO. LTD. SOLE PATENTEES BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Depth
2.8 cm
Diameter
6.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper faded, overall scratches inside & out, fabric with brown stains
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
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; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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surgical dressing spool rod

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14397
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.13 a-b
Description
Circular copper metal surgical dressing spool rod (a) with tan paper cylinder (b).
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Accession Number
1989.10.13 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Circular copper metal surgical dressing spool rod (a) with tan paper cylinder (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - rod b - paper cylinder
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: 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; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: copper paper: tan
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 22.3 cm b - 20.4 cm
Diameter
a - 0.7 cm b - 1.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper faded with brown stains, overall scratches
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
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; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14386
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.2
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid and inside has metal dowel with tan paper cylinder; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Boracic lint.
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Accession Number
1989.10.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid and inside has metal dowel with tan paper cylinder; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Boracic lint.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: 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; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange, tan
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // 1/2 POUND NO. 78 // Boracic Lint. // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
23.0 cm
Width
9.1 cm
Depth
8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
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; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
Images
Less detail

surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14387
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.3
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and without rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Gamgee tissue.
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Accession Number
1989.10.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and without rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Gamgee tissue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: 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; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // 1 ROLL NO.154 // gamgee Tissue // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 23.0 cm
Width
a - 9.1 cm
Depth
a - 8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
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; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
Images
Less detail

surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14388
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.4
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and without rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - plain white gauze.
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Accession Number
1989.10.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and without rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - plain white gauze.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: 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; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // 12 YARDS (Full Width) // PLAIN WHITE GAUZE // NO.100 // REFILL FOR // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 23.0 cm
Width
a - 9.1 cm
Depth
a - 8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
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; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
Images
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surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14389
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.5
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and without rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - sal. alembroth wool
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Accession Number
1989.10.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and without rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - sal. alembroth wool
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: 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; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // 1 ROLL No. 145 // SAL. ALEMBROTH WOOL // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 23.0 cm
Width
a - 9.1 cm
Depth
a - 8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out; white ring with heavy rust patches on top
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
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; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
Images
Less detail

surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14390
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.6
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and with metal rod and tan paper cylinder for spools with original paper wrapper; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Robinso…
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Accession Number
1989.10.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and with metal rod and tan paper cylinder for spools with original paper wrapper; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Robinson's tissue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: 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; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // 1 ROLL No. 219 // Robinson's Tissue // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 23.0 cm
Width
a - 9.1 cm
Depth
a - 8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out; several long scratches showing to shiny tin base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
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; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
Images
Less detail

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