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nurse's bobby pins

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Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996028015 a-f
Description
A white and blue rectangular paper package with five white bobby barrettes clipped vertically onto lower half; image of nurse in top left corner.
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Accession Number
996028015 a-f
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
A white and blue rectangular paper package with five white bobby barrettes clipped vertically onto lower half; image of nurse in top left corner.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - package - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm.
b-f - bobby barrettes (x5) - Size: Length 5.7 cm. x Width 3.0 mm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, 1928 KGH Nursing Graduate
Maker
Gaylord Products
Site Made (City)
St. Hyacinthe
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Date Remarks
Date approximation based on appearance of nurse on package
Material
paper: blue; white; pink; brown; black
metal: white
Inscriptions
On package at centre top: "WHITE // BOBBY // BARRETTES // BLANCHES"; at top right, "No. 430 // 29¢ // by // Gayla ®"; along bottom: "Gaylord Products of Canada, Ltd. -- St. Hyacinthe, Que."; store sticker reads, "List Price .29 // TOP DISCOUNT // STORES // Your Cost .26"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-2
Condition Remarks
No signs of damage except some slight creasing of the bottom corners of the package
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
"Listing of the Nora Valleau Collection"
Research Facts
Barrettes also known as 'bobby pins'; used by Nora Valleau to secure her nurse's cap; same package as 996.028.016
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007-June 9, 2008.
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nurse's bobby pins

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact501
Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996028016 a-e
Description
A white and blue rectangular paper package with four white bobby barrettes clipped vertically onto lower half; image of nurse in top left corner; one pin is missing.
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Accession Number
996028016 a-e
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
A white and blue rectangular paper package with four white bobby barrettes clipped vertically onto lower half; image of nurse in top left corner; one pin is missing.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - package - Size: Length 13.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm.
b-e - bobby barrettes (x5) - Size: Length 5.7 cm. x Width 3.0 mm. x Depth 5.0 mm.
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, 1928 KGH Nursing Graduate
Maker
Gaylord Products
Site Made (City)
St. Hyacinthe
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Date Remarks
Date approximation based on appearance of nurse on package
Material
paper: blue; white; pink; brown; black
metal: white
Inscriptions
On package at centre top: "WHITE // BOBBY // BARRETTES // BLANCHES"; at top right, "No. 430 // 29¢ // by // Gayla ®[crown symbol above "Gayla"]; along bottom: "Gaylord Products of Canada, Ltd. -- St. Hyacinthe, Que."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-2
Condition Remarks
Missing one pin; glue residue on package surface 2.4 cm from top and 2.7 cm from right side (left over from store sticker); slight creasing on bottom corners
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
"Listing of the Nora Valleau Collection"
Research Facts
Barrettes also known as 'bobby pins'; used by Nora Valleau to secure her nurse's cap; same package as 996.028.015
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identification name plate

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Dates
1928
circa 1928
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
Accession Number
996028106
Description
Name tag, which consists of a rectangular, flat, solid metal bar; the front surface is shiny and smooth, with white engraved letters running down its length; the back surface has a pin with a clasp running down its length
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Accession Number
996028106
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
MeSH Heading
Hospital Administration
Clothing
Description
Name tag, which consists of a rectangular, flat, solid metal bar; the front surface is shiny and smooth, with white engraved letters running down its length; the back surface has a pin with a clasp running down its length
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, 1928 KGH Nursing Graduate; received after her death
Maker
Reeves Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1928
circa 1928
Date Remarks
Date of graduation
Material
metal: silver; white
Inscriptions
Raised metal letters appear on the back, reading: "MFG. BY REEVES CO. INC., ATTLEBORO, MASS."; on the front, the white accented engraved letters read, "MISS N. VALLEAU, R.N."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
There were minor signs of plate wear, but no corrosion; the pin and name tag were structurally sound and all parts moved freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
"Oral History Transcript for Nora Valleau" by Rona Rustige; CD #6
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