Portable Ferno Forge pharmacy cart with multi lockable bins; the main cabinet (a) has blue and beige sides; back side of the cabinet has three shelves, the front side has two blue metal drawers that are locked and a metal box with four rows of metal drawers (b) that can also be locked; the top of t…
Portable Ferno Forge pharmacy cart with multi lockable bins; the main cabinet (a) has blue and beige sides; back side of the cabinet has three shelves, the front side has two blue metal drawers that are locked and a metal box with four rows of metal drawers (b) that can also be locked; the top of the cart is made of hard yellow plastic; on either side of the cabinet there are two longitudinal curved silver metal bars and one horizontal bar between them near the top that serve as handles for pushing the cart; a bar coated in grey rubber goes around the base of the cart above four metal wheels with black rubber tires; the proper left side of the cart has a beige coloured metal tray, a blue metal tube for paper cups, and a square grey metal tray near the base of the cart; there are approximately 20 wax coated white cups (c) with a pattern of green and purple in the blue tube; the proper right end of the cart (a) has two beige coloured metal hooks; at the bottom of the proper left side of the cart are three labels next to each other; the first label is a silver sticker with black ink, the next is a silver metal plate with black ink and numbers embossed on it, and the third label is a black metal plate with silver ink and numbers embossed on it; on both the proper left and proper right sides of the cart near the top are blue stickers of the Ferno Forge company logo; (b) has a total of 17 drawers in the metal box, five drawers all 8.8 cm wide on the top row and four drawers all 10.3 cm wide on the three rows below; (b) can be removed from the cart via a folding black plastic handle on the box top.
Number Of Parts
a - cart - Size: Length 1.4 m x Width 88.0 cm x Depth 50.0 cm
b - removable metal box with drawers - Size: Length 48.8 cm x Width 31.5 cm x Depth 30.0 cm
c - cups - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
Donated by Carol Pearson; was previously used in the Peterborough Civic Hospital
On the proper right and left sides of the cart near the top is a sticker in blue: "Ferno // Forge" with the Ferno Forge logo to the proper right; at the bottom on the proper left end is a silver sticker label with black printing: "ORTHO-PATH // 5200 Dixie Road, Unit 41 // MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L4W 1E4 // (416) 625-6306 Fax. (416) 624-1323"; printed in black ink on a silver metal plate on the bottom of the proper left side: "PETERBOROUGH // CIVIC // HOSPITAL"; embossed next to ink: "51935"; printed on black metal plate secured with two screws on the bottom of the proper left end of the cart: "FERNO // FORGE"; embossed next to the ink: "18225"; printed under number in silver ink: "SERIAL NUMBER"
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Silver paint is flaking on tray, scratches and dents on silver metal handles; rubber on rail is chipped; plastic top has wear marks; cart shows signs of use
Carol Pearson, "Ferno-Washington" website; "Ferno Canada" website
Donor purchased pharmacy cart at a silent auction at the Peterborough Civic Hospital in 1999; when purchased the cart came with a selection of vials and a Park Davis & Co Magazine; the donor collected pharmacy related items, reference books and product catalogues for many years and retired from the Peterborough Civic Hospital in 1999; Ferno-Washington was the result of combining two companies, Washington Mortuary Supply Company (est. 1924) and Ferno (est. 1955); the companies joined in 1957 when they moved to Greenfield, Ohio where they remained until 1972; Ferno-Washington purchased the Health Care Division of Market Forge in 1983; one division was Ferno Forge located in Boston, which later moved to Williamsport Pennsylvania in 1985
Durham Duplex razor handle (a) has a cream coloured celluloid sheath that hinges onto a thinner rectangular silver steel handle with vertical grip lines on each side; handle widens into a larger rectangular head with two small rectangular holes; the bottom tip of the handle flares out and then tape…
Durham Duplex razor handle (a) has a cream coloured celluloid sheath that hinges onto a thinner rectangular silver steel handle with vertical grip lines on each side; handle widens into a larger rectangular head with two small rectangular holes; the bottom tip of the handle flares out and then tapers to a point; silver steel blade guard (b) has fifteen teeth on either side and attaches to handle via two clips that fit inside the rectangular holes on (a) and is held in place by a thin piece which fits into a small groove on (a); silver steel razor blade (c) fits in between the handle and the blade guard and is rectangular in shape with rounded edges and an oblong cut out in the centre which fits over the clips on (b); replacement blades (d-e) are identical to (c) and come inside a small red paper box (f) with a cream coloured border and gold and green lettering; the company logo is printed on top and consists of two lions each holding a flag on either side of a shield with three banners below them containing the company motto; all items fit into a cream coloured celluloid box with a top (g) and a bottom (h) section which fit together.
Number Of Parts
a - handle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - blade guard - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c-e - blade - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
f - paper box - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
g - box top - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
h - box bottom - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
(a) Stamped into handle on top side: "PAT. U.S.A. MAY 28.07. // AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES"; stamped into handle on bottom side: "MADE IN CANADA"; (b) stamped into centre of blade guard: "DURHAM [company logo] DUPLEX"; (c-e) engraved onto underside of all blades: "DURHAM DUPLEX RAZOR CO. LTD. TORONTO // DURHAM DUPLEX // MADE IN CANADA"; (f) printed on the front: "DURHAM [company logo] DUPLEX"; (f) printed on the banners below the lions: "CHACUN SON PROPRE BARBIER"; printed on either side of (f): "FIVE BLADES"; printed on the back: "DURHAM DUPLEX RAZOR CO. LTD. // JERSEY CITY SHEFFIELD PARIS TORONTO // MADE IN CANADA // PRINTED IN U.S.A."; (g) embossed in the centre: "DURHAM [company logo] DUPLEX"
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Scratches present on the celluloid handle of (a); small chips out of the edges of (d) and (e); (f) shows significant signs of wear and tear and the box itself has collapsed; all objects exhibit signs of use
"Durham Duplex" website
The Durham Duplex Razor Company Ltd. was registered in the UK on May 11, 1910 as a subsidiary of the US razor blade manufacturer Durham Razor Company Inc. founded in the late 1800's; it was the US company who developed the Durham Duplex safety razor system
Rectangular paper box (a,b), black on the outside and tan on the inside with removable lid, contains a glass rectal thermometer (c) with a metal end and red hatch marks, numbers, and text with a white stripe running the length of one side, a black plastic case (d,e), and an instruction sheet (f) wh…
Rectangular paper box (a,b), black on the outside and tan on the inside with removable lid, contains a glass rectal thermometer (c) with a metal end and red hatch marks, numbers, and text with a white stripe running the length of one side, a black plastic case (d,e), and an instruction sheet (f) which contains information about the product and its use, about the manufacturer, and about an extra piece not present in the box: "Faichney's Thermometer Shaker"; paper has two holes just off centre, presumably for the thermometer to be put through.
Number Of Parts
a - box top: Length 13.2 cm X Width 3.5 cm X Height 1.4 cm
b - box bottom: Length 12.2 cm X Width 3.5 cm X Height 1.4 cm
.Based on patent year printed on instructions and donor's remarks.
ink: black, red, white
Printed on thermometer: "94 // 6 // 8 // 100 // 2 // 4 // 6 // 8 // YL176 FAICHNEY WATERTOWN NY MASS G RECTAL"; printed on front of instructions sheet: "CERTIFICATE OF ACCURACY // We, the undersigned manufacturer, certify that this thermometer has been carefully inspected and // tested. Every thermometer bearing our name, FAICHNEY--Watertown, N. Y., is fully guaranteed. If // any defect should develop or if for any reason the instrument does not give full and complete satisfaction // it will be replaced without charge. This guarantee covers everything but breakage. // The Apex of Precision // Faichney Instrument Corporation // Watertown, New York"; printed on back of instruction sheet: "To shake back the mercury column // in a Clinical Thermometer with a Pilot // Grip or similar top: Insert mercury end // into loop of shaker. Slide the shaker // on thermometer until it hits triangle // top. Take twisted ends of shaker in // thumb and first finger of both hands // as shown in illustration. Roll between // thumbs and fingers to cause ther- // mometer to revolve, twirl or spin. // Three or four spins will shake down // mercury column without any effort. // Faichney's // Thermometer // Shaker // Patented // July 1936 // No. 2047801 // DIRECTIONS FOR USE // To see the mercury column, lay // thermometer on flat surface with the // name downward. Lean over the ther- // mometer, looking directly between // scale and figures. If mercury column // stands higher than 97° mark, shake // down before using. // Sterilize by immersing in alcohol // or any dependable antiseptic solution. // DO NOT STERILIZE IN HOT // WATER AS EXCESSIVE HEAT // WILL CAUSE THERMOMETER // TO BREAK."
Amber glass bottle (a) with flat base and rounded square shaped body, tapering up into a cylindrical neck with a handle connecting the neck to the body; opposite the handle is a short spout which protrudes from just below the neck and stretches upwards, tapering into a small opening which curves st…
Amber glass bottle (a) with flat base and rounded square shaped body, tapering up into a cylindrical neck with a handle connecting the neck to the body; opposite the handle is a short spout which protrudes from just below the neck and stretches upwards, tapering into a small opening which curves straight out towards the side; a wooden stopper (b) sits in the neck of the glass.
Number Of Parts
a - bottle: Length 7.2 cm X Width 5.0 cm X Height 12.3 cm
b - stopper: Length 4.9 cm X Diameter 2.1 cm
Owned by donor
Based on "A Dating Key For Post-Eighteenth Century Bottles" by T. Stell Newman.
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0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row C
Unit Of Measure
Some bubbles inside the glass and potentially some minor chipping.
Olive oil was used in various pharmacy recipes for home use and at the pharmacists.
This type of bottle is called a cruet, and is most often used to hold vinegar, oil, or sacramental wine. The word "cruet" was first attested circa 1300, and most likely comes from the Old French "crue", meaning an earthen pot. Related to the word "crock".
Amber, the colour of this glass, was a popular colour for glass just after the American Civil War and during the 1930s-1950s, and is one of the many colours which are often cited when referring to "Depression Glass". Amber glass comes from iron, sulphur, and carbon being added to molten glass. Amber glass is good for protecting liquids, as it blocks UV light and other light wavelengths under 450 nm, which is why it is often used to store medicines, alcohols, and oils.
Glass mercury oral thermometer (a) with metal end; the glass is marked withhand painted numbers and hatch marks from 95, closest to the tapered end which ends with the metal, to 110 at the glass end; a white stripe runs the length of the thermometer on the opposite side of the numbers and contains …
Glass mercury oral thermometer (a) with metal end; the glass is marked withhand painted numbers and hatch marks from 95, closest to the tapered end which ends with the metal, to 110 at the glass end; a white stripe runs the length of the thermometer on the opposite side of the numbers and contains words and numbers in black ink; the thermometer is enclosed in a grey metal case (b,c) which has a hexagonal metal piece on it just below where the lid meets the case.
Number Of Parts
a - thermometer: Length 10.2 cm X Diameter 0.5 cm
b - case: Length 9.2 cm X Diameter 0.7 cm
c - lid: Length 2.8 cm x Diameter 0.7 cm
Owned by donor.
ink: black, white
Printed on thermometer: "95 // 100 // 5 // 110 // Wm. Johnston 531 one minute 16478".
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Unit Of Measure
Minor discolouration spots on metal case; some of the numbers are beginning to rub off the thermometer.