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Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information; cream paper instructional leaflet (c) describes the product's benefits and recommendations from customers dating from 1894 to 1911; smaller leaflet written in French (d) for product information on Balsam of Myrrh.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
b - box - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 23.0 cm
d - leaflet - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 20.0 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Date Remarks
Printed on leaflet
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // FOR // CUTS // BURNS // BRUISES // SORES // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co. // LIMITED // SOLE PROPRIETORS // MONTREAL, QUE. // MADE SINCE 1846 // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. // The small amount // required and effect // produced render this // a cheap and desirable // household remedy // Anitseptic // Cleansing // And Healing // Use It For The // Hard Cases // Trial Size, Price 35 CTS // Price 35 c., 65 c and $ 1.25 // Large size most economical"; printed on bottle's label: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Sprains, // Strains, Swellings, Stiff Neck, Non-diphtheritic Sore // Throat, Any Superficial Pain or Lameness, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or Sprains, such as // Lame Back, Sprained Ankle, Muscular Rheumatism, // Also for Piles, Corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Stings of Bees // and Venomous Insects. Rusty Nail Wounds, etc., Old // Sores, Indolent Ulcers. // For Animals. A valuable remedy for Flesh Wounds, // Cuts, Kicks, Punctured Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, // Harness and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, Sprains, // Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, Fistula, Mud // Fever, Scratches, Thrush and Old Sores, Spavin and Ringbone (in // early stages), Screw Worm, Caked Udder, and Spider // in Teat."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row B
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; paper is brittle, yellowed and frayed along edges; box shows minor wear around edges, box's top is missing a small chunk from its lower left corner and the left side of the lid is covered in a light brown stain
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1885
1911
circa 1885-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 2.3
b - box - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1911
circa 1885-1911
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: blue
paper: yellow, cream
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM OF MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // MANUFACTURED BY // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co., Limited // MONTREAL, QUE. // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Non-diphtheritic Sore Throat, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or sprains // such as Lame Back or Shoulder, Sprained // ankle or wrist, Muscular Rheumatism, //Piles, corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Frosted // Feet, bee strings, Old Sores, Swellings. FOR ANIMALS: A valuable remedy for // Flesh Wounds, Cuts, Kicks, Punctured // Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, Harness // and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, // Sprains, Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, // Fistula, Mud /Fever, Scratches, Thrush and // Old Sores”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row B
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; box shows minor wear around edges and faded
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002089
Description
Round white milk glass jar of Electro Balm ointment with silver metal screw on cap with product label on top full of yellow ointment; cream paper label with blue ink affixed to cover jar's entire body.
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Accession Number
014002089
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
Round white milk glass jar of Electro Balm ointment with silver metal screw on cap with product label on top full of yellow ointment; cream paper label with blue ink affixed to cover jar's entire body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Electric Bean Chemical Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: white
paper: cream
ink: blue
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed on label affixed to jar's base: "ELECTRO // BALM // PRICE 50 ¢ // A Skin Beautifier and // Healer. // For Cuts, Bruises, Burns and // all Wounds of the flesh. For // Piles, Pimples, Eczema, // Bad Legs, Sore Heads // and Back, Chapped // Hands & Face;" printed on label surrounding jar's body: "PRESERVES & BEAUTIFIES THE SKIN // ELECTRIC BEAN CHEMICAL CO. LIMITED OTTAWA, CAN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Base label has yellowed, with minor stains, shows minor wear around edges and missing minor areas on top and side.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002091
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
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Accession Number
014002091
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Phenol
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Company
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: tan
wax: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Carbolic // Oil // HEALS: WOUNDS, // CUTS, ABRASIONS, // OLD SORES, INSECT // BITES ETC. // DRESS ONCE OR TWICE // DAILY, APPLYING TO // AFFECTED PARTS WITH // FEATHER OR BY SATUR- // ATING CLEAN, WELL // WORN COTTON // OR LINEN. // PREPARED BY // N. C. POLSON & CO. // ESTABLISHED 1877. // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS. // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed, brittle, with a minor tear along the label's bottom edge; quarter of wax seal is missing
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Munyon's Whooping Cough Cure

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14222
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
014002092 a-b
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass bottle (a) with metal screw cap (b) and cork closure full of circular white pellets; tan paper label has name, logo and directions for use.
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Accession Number
014002092 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Whooping Cough -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass bottle (a) with metal screw cap (b) and cork closure full of circular white pellets; tan paper label has name, logo and directions for use.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
James M. Munyon
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: green, red
cork: tan
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "WHOOPING COUGH CURE // MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES // Directions - Dissolve twenty pellets // in ten tablespoons of water, and // give a teaspoonful every fifteen min- // utes or half hour until relieved, then // every hour."; embossed on cap: "MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // REMEDIES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 6.2 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Cap with minor dent; part of label has piece of transparent glue adhered to its surface
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
James M. Munyon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_M._Munyon; CD #6
Research Facts
Dr. James M. Munyon (1848 – 1918) was known for homeopathic patent medicines, some of which he promoted at his Hotel Hygeia on Munyon Island, named Hotel Hygeia after the Greek goddess of health and it catered to wealthy northerners who spent the winters in Palm Beach, Florida. The five-story hotel had twenty-one rooms and eight baths. The hotel burned to the ground in 1917. His first career was as a publisher, but he soon moved on to creating homeopathic medicines in the early 1890s. He employed a staff of chemists and physicians, one of them Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen. Munyon was found guilty of fraud several times due to unsubstantiated claims for his medicines. Many of his medicines are said to have consisted mostly of sugar and alcohol. His most famous one was named "Dr. Munyon's Paw-Paw Elixir" and its main ingredient was fermented papaya juice. It was served at his resort, Hotel Hygeia, on Munyon Island. At the time his cures were highly regarded with the Philadelphia Times writing that "Professor Munyon is to medicine what Professor Edison is to electricity."
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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
Images
Less detail

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…
  4 images  
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

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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

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