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Dates
1944
circa 1944
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
004016001 a-d
Description
A planimeter in a case consisting of the planimeter (a) which is made of black and silver metal and has an adjustable needle and several rotating dials; the tracer arm (b) is made of black metal and consists of a long square shaft with a cylinder at the end; there is also a flat silver device (c); …
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Accession Number
004016001 a-d
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Chromatography -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A planimeter in a case consisting of the planimeter (a) which is made of black and silver metal and has an adjustable needle and several rotating dials; the tracer arm (b) is made of black metal and consists of a long square shaft with a cylinder at the end; there is also a flat silver device (c); the case (d) is coated in black leather and has beige material inside and is fitted to hold the different parts.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - planimeter - Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - tracer arm - Size: Length 20.9 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - metal attachment - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
d - case - Size: Length 23.3 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Provenance
It was given to the donor in 1950 by Colleen Crowe, who was a chemist at Hotel Dieu.
Maker
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Date Remarks
Appears in a 1944 online catalogue
Material
metal: silver; black
leather: black
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
"K+E // 4236 // Serial No. 11478 // Area of Neutral Circle = 214.68 sq. in. // One revolution of the wheel - 10 sq. in. // For factors for scale drawings see page 11 of // Instruction Book" printed on a label on the inside cover of the case; "KEUFFEL & ESSER CO.// MADE IN GERMANY" printed on the tracer arm.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-5
Condition Remarks
There is some white material stained on the back of the case.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "K&E 1944 Price List"; CD #3
Research Facts
Used to measure area under curves on chromatograms
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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
004016002 a-c
Description
A curvimeter in a box consisting of the curvimeter (a) which has a cylindrical grooved handle and a round flat face with a rotating arm; there is a tiny wheel at the top of the face and spinning the wheel rotates the arm; the face has four concentric circles of measurements; the box is cardboard an…
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Accession Number
004016002 a-c
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A curvimeter in a box consisting of the curvimeter (a) which has a cylindrical grooved handle and a round flat face with a rotating arm; there is a tiny wheel at the top of the face and spinning the wheel rotates the arm; the face has four concentric circles of measurements; the box is cardboard and has a base (b) and a lid (c); the lid has a label with french instructions on it.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - curvimeter - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - box top - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was given to the donor in 1950 by Colleen Crowe, who was a chemist at Hotel Dieu. This object was used to measure the length of non-straight molecules viewed beneath electron microscopes, a function that is now done with the use of computers.
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
metal: silver
cardboard: brown
paper: white
Inscriptions
"Le Curvimetre" and some instructions printed in French on the label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-5
Condition Remarks
The box is damaged and there is some foxing on the face of the curvimeter.
Reference Types
Internet
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Spencer; Internet: "HOT Math!"; CD #3
Research Facts
These objects are normally used to measure distances on maps. They were produced by a French company who would not sell to North America, therefore they had to be purchased in Europe.
Images
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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
004016003 a-b
Description
A student's molecular model kit in a box consisting of 20 white wooden balls, 12 black, 7 red, 17 green, 4 yellow, and 4 orange and 32 small metal springs; each ball has several holes drilled into it for the springs to be inserted; the box is coated in leatherette and has several compartments for h…
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Accession Number
004016003 a-b
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Models, Chemical
Description
A student's molecular model kit in a box consisting of 20 white wooden balls, 12 black, 7 red, 17 green, 4 yellow, and 4 orange and 32 small metal springs; each ball has several holes drilled into it for the springs to be inserted; the box is coated in leatherette and has several compartments for holding the different coloured balls and consists of a base (a) and a lid (b).
Note: The curatorial staff decided it would be better not to individually number each ball and spring in the interests of saving time, and because it would be difficult to hide the numbers if the objects were ever put on exhibit.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box base - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - box top - Size: Length 23.3 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
balls - Size: Diam.: 1.9 cm
springs - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
Provenance
It was given to the donor in 1950 by Colleen Crowe, who was a chemist at Hotel Dieu.
Maker
The O. H. Johns Glass Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
Wood: white, black, red, green, yellow, orange
Metal: silver, grey
leatherette: black
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
"STUDENT MOLECULAR MODELS // A "JOHNSGLASS" // PRODUCT // U.S.A. & OTHER PATENTS PENDING // MANUFACTURED & DISTRIBUTED BY // THE O. H. JOHNS GLASS CO. LIMITED // 219 BROADVIEW AVE. TORONTO, CANADA" printed on the top of the lid.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C8-9
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the box top.
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Spencer; CD #3
Research Facts
This object is of interest because of the uniform size of all of the balls, something which is now known to be incorrect.
Images
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Dates
1983
1993
circa 1983-1993
Collection
Carol Pearson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
009053001 a-c
Description
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…
Accession Number
009053001 a-c
Collection
Carol Pearson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Description
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
3
Part Names
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
Provenance
Donated by Carol Pearson; was previously used in the Peterborough Civic Hospital
Maker
Ferno Forge
Site Made (City)
Mississauga
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1983
1993
circa 1983-1993
Date Remarks
Date based on research and company logo
Material
metal: silver, beige, grey, blue
plastic: yellow
paper: white, purple, green
rubber: black, grey
Inscriptions
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"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1 - Floor
Condition Remarks
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
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Carol Pearson, "Ferno-Washington" website; "Ferno Canada" website
Research Facts
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
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