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transfusion apparatus

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Dates
1935
circa 1935
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997016054 a-c
Description
Pennell transfusion apparatus, which consists of (a) the transfusion apparatus, which has a rounded top piece with a flat top; the left side is flat and closed; the right side has a square section with a rounded bottom attached to it; the back of this section has a small square counter attached to …
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Accession Number
997016054 a-c
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Blood Transfusion -- instrumentation
Aspiration
Pneumothorax, Artificial -- instrumentation
Description
Pennell transfusion apparatus, which consists of (a) the transfusion apparatus, which has a rounded top piece with a flat top; the left side is flat and closed; the right side has a square section with a rounded bottom attached to it; the back of this section has a small square counter attached to it; the bottom of the apparatus has a hollow cylindrical stand attached to it; the bottom of the stand has a 90° angle notch cut into it; the front of the square section at the right has a small cylindrical piece sticking out from it, onto which fits (b) a removable handle; the handle is made of a long flat piece of metal which is bent at a 45° angle near the top and bottom; the top has a hole and a notched piece to attach it onto the apparatus; the bottom has a cylindrical piece for the user to grip the handle; the apparatus also comes with (c) an instruction sheet which lists printed information on how to use the apparatus, on a single piece of paper folded three times.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - transfusion apparatus - Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 8.4 cm
b - handle - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
c - instruction sheet (unfolded) - Size: Length 31.5 cm x Width 30.2 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Fred. Haslam & Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Date Remarks
Apparatus was patented on Sept. 24, 1935
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; red; grey
Inscriptions
(a) The front of the apparatus has the words, "PENNELL APPARATUS" stamped into it; the top has two directional arrows and the words, "PUT 15 C.C. GLYCERIN // IN CHAMBER // HASLAM // MADE IN U.S.A."; the left side reads, "PAT. SETP. 24, 1935 // 254"; the number "21" is stamped into the bottom of the apparatus and the square section at the right side; the back of the counter reads, "THE VEEDER M.F.G. CO. // PATENTED // VEEDER // OCT. 22 1895 // AUG. 15 1911 // HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A."; the information sheet reads, "THE // PENNELL // TRANSFUSION APPARATUS // Manufactured By // Fred Haslam & Co., Inc. // BROOKLYN, N.Y. // Price: // A1347 // $50.00 // Complete in Walnut- // Finish Case // Sold By"; also listed is information on the use of the machine as well as transfusion statistics and experiment; the other side of the sheet reads, "ADVANTAGES OF PENNELL'S APPARATUS OVER OTHER // TYPES OF TRANSFUSION DEVICES [listed] // OTHER USES // [listed] // GENERAL DIRECTIONS // [listed] // FOR PNEUMOTHORAX // [listed] // FOR TRANSFUSION // [listed] // FOR INFUSION // [listed] // CAUTION // [listed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-8
(c) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Condition Remarks
(a,b) The apparatus and handle arrived dusty and with some residue on the outer surfaces; there is no corrosion visible; the instruction sheet (c) has several fold marks and three tears along the fold lines; one tear is quite large; all the printing is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Information about the machine and its uses can be found in the instruction sheet (c); CD #4
Research Facts
The counter registers the number of cc. of blood given; the apparatus can be used for blood transfusion, for infusion, for aspiration, and for pneumothorax; the apparatus originally came with a base, which would have been secured into the notch on the hollow cylindrical stand attached to the bottom; the tubing used is also missing.
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commemorative pin

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Commemorative
Commemorative Award
Accession Number
002026001 a-b
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for …
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Accession Number
002026001 a-b
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Commemorative
Commemorative Award
MeSH Heading
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving a name or date, but was never used; the case (b) is square and has a blue plastic base and a clear top; there is green foam inside the case.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pin - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - case - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
They appear to have never been used; came from the Auxiliary Archives.
Maker
LG Balfour Co.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
The association adopted the name "Hospital Auxiliary Association" in 1950.
Material
metal: red, white, yellow
plastic: blue, clear
foam: green
Inscriptions
"H // A // A//" on the cross (one on each arm, excluding the bottom one); "BALFOUR" engraved on the back of the cross; "J. A. BALFOUR CO" on the base of the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
The metal appears to be tarnished a bit.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Timeline
Reference Comments
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario, “Highlights of our History”. http://www.haao.com/pdfs/History%20Highlights%20of%20HAAO.pdf
Research Facts
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario is a provincial body encompassing all of the local auxiliaries, including Kingston General Hospital; they formed in 1910 and are still in existence.
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Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario [commemorative pin]

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Dates
1962
1987
circa 1962-1987
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Commemorative
Commemorative Award
Accession Number
002026002 a-b
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for …
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Accession Number
002026002 a-b
Collection
Auxiliary Archives Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Commemorative
Commemorative Award
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario in a case; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving a name or date, but was never used; the case (b) is square and has a burgundy plastic base and a clear top; there is amber coloured foam inside the case.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pin - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diameter 2.5 cm
b - case - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Provenance
They appear to have never been used; came from the Auxiliary Archives.
Maker
LG Balfour Co.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1962
1987
circa 1962-1987
Date Remarks
The association adopted the name "Hospital Auxiliaries Association" in 1962, and to "Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario" in 1987.
Material
metal: red, white, yellow
plastic: burgundy, clear
foam: amber
Inscriptions
"H // A // A//" on the cross (one on each arm, excluding the bottom one); "BALFOUR" engraved on the back of the cross; "J. A. BALFOUR CO" on the base of the case
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Condition Remarks
The metal appears to be tarnished a bit.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Timeline
Reference Comments
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario, “Highlights of our History”. http://www.haao.com/pdfs/History%20Highlights%20of%20HAAO.pdf
Research Facts
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario is a provincial body encompassing all of the local auxiliaries, including Kingston General Hospital; they formed in 1910 and are still in existence.
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identification name plate

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Helen G. Hughes Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
Accession Number
998004006
Description
Gold metal rectangular name pin with black lettering; clasp pin closure on reverse.
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Accession Number
998004006
Collection
Helen G. Hughes Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
MeSH Heading
Hospital Administration
Description
Gold metal rectangular name pin with black lettering; clasp pin closure on reverse.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Worn by Helen Hughes.
Maker
Reeves Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on date of promotion.
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Etched on front of pin: "MISS H. G. HUGHES // DIRECTOR OF NURSING"; stamped into metal on back of pin: "MFG, BY REEVES CO. INC., ATTLEBORO, MASS".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 5.5 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Elizabeth Black; CD #2.
Research Facts
Helen Hughes graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She spent her entire career at the hospital, retiring from the position of Director of Nursing.
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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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Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario [commemorative pin]

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Dates
1964
circa 1964
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Commemorative
Commemorative Award
Accession Number
005006002
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving …
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Accession Number
005006002
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Commemorative
Commemorative Award
MeSH Heading
Schools, Nursing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
An honour roll pin from the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario; the pin (a) has a red cross in the centre with a white trim around each arm of the cross, and a gold wreath encircling most of the cross; beneath the cross is a smooth area that looks as if it may have been used for engraving a name or date, but was never used.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's mother, Claire Ellen "Penny" Bennett (Mrs. C.W. Bennett), who died in 1989; she was a long-time member of the Kingston General Hospital Women's Aid and worked as a volunteer in the auxiliary's hospital coffee shop for 25 years, retired in 1977.
Maker
LG Balfour Co.
Site Made (City)
Attleboro
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1964
circa 1964
Date Remarks
Marilyn Bennett (donor remarks); The association adopted the name "Hospital Auxiliaries Association" in 1962, and to "Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario" in 1987..
Material
metal: red, white, yellow
Inscriptions
"H // A // A//" on the cross (one on each arm, excluding the bottom one); "BALFOUR" engraved on the back of the cross
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Depth
0.6 cm
Diameter
2.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Depth 0.6 cm x Diameter 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some very minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Timeline
Reference Comments
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario, “Highlights of our History”. http://www.haao.com/pdfs/History%20Highlights%20of%20HAAO.pdf
Research Facts
The Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario is a provincial body encompassing all of the local auxiliaries, including Kingston General Hospital; they formed in 1910 and are still in existence.
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Dates
1932
circa 1932
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000003220
Description
Bottle rack, which consists of a two-level metal stand, with two rectangular metal shelves supported at the short edges by six tubular rods with spherical feet and caps; the top shelf is flat and has five evenly spaced circular fenestrations in a row from side to side; the bottom shelf extends past…
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Accession Number
000003220
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Chemistry
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Bottle rack, which consists of a two-level metal stand, with two rectangular metal shelves supported at the short edges by six tubular rods with spherical feet and caps; the top shelf is flat and has five evenly spaced circular fenestrations in a row from side to side; the bottom shelf extends past the top, forming both a solid base for the top bottles to rest upon, and another row of five evenly spaced circular fenestrations; the bottom level of the rack consists of a thin rectangular strip of metal, secured under the lower fenestrations by the six tubular rods and a metal bar at each short end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
J. Sklar Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1932
circa 1932
Date Remarks
Similar to item identified in a 1932–33 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped into the metal in the centre of the top surface of the top shelf is "SKLAR CHROME"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-3
Dimension Notes
Length 26.4 cm x Width 10.9 cm x Depth 8.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The bottle rack showed moderate signs of wear in the form of scratches and chrome plate wear; the bottle rack was dusty and had a white residue; there were slight signs of corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
C. Cox, retired RN from KPH; "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 15 (similar to item # P1156); "Surgical Instrument Catalog, 11th ed." Storz Instrument Co., c. 1970, p. 370 (similar to item # S-3552) (see attached photocopies); CD #4
Research Facts
Object did not arrive with eyedropper and saltmouth bottles, as shown in photocopy; possibly originally used as an eye treatment stand; intended for holding saltmouth bottles.
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Gem Micromatic [safety razor blade]

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
000003286 a-c
Description
Razor blade, which consists of a rectangular metal blade (a) in a rectangular cardboard band (b) in a rectangular paper wrapper (c); the blade has a folded metal base, from which extends a thin, rectangular blade, with an oblong hole in its centre and semicircular notches at its side; it is wrapped…
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Accession Number
000003286 a-c
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Hair Removal -- instrumentation
Hygiene -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- razor
Description
Razor blade, which consists of a rectangular metal blade (a) in a rectangular cardboard band (b) in a rectangular paper wrapper (c); the blade has a folded metal base, from which extends a thin, rectangular blade, with an oblong hole in its centre and semicircular notches at its side; it is wrapped in a rectangular cardboard band which is folded over three times; both parts are wrapped in a thin paper wrapper to form a rectangular package.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - blade - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 2.0 cm
b - band - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 1.4 cm
c - wrapper - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Width 5.6 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
American Safety Razor Corporation
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
metal: silver
paper: brown; white; orange
Inscriptions
The paper label reads, "GEM // MICROMATIC // BLADE // SINGLEDGE // GEM BLADE // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // GUARANTEED BY // GEM DIVISION // AMERICAN SAFETY RAZOR CORP. // BROOKLYN 1. N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. // Avoid '5 o'clock Shadow' // HOLD RAZOR // FLAT AGAINST FACE"; in raised metal letters at the base of the razor blade, "GEMBLADE" appears; on the oopposite side of the base, "PATS 1739280 //1773614 // GEM // MADE IN // U.S.A." appears in raised metal letters.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-5
Condition Remarks
The blade was in very good condition; there were no signs of corrosion, and it appeared unused; both the band and wrapper were yellowing; the wrapper also had a small hole in two of its folded corners; there was a brown deposit, 0.8 cm x 0.7 cm on the wrapper's inner surface; there were particles of dust and dirt inside the wrapper.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
C. Cox, retired Kingston Psychiatric Hospital RN
Research Facts
Used by patient and barber at KPH, a veteran; arrived with artifacts 000.003.282-.285 and .287-.297
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Gem Safety Razor

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910 - 1920
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
016007002 a - m
Description
Fabric hinged black box (b) with a silver closure and a purple velvet lined interior with spaces for spare blades (d-i) and for the fully assembled razor; a black ribbon spans the lid of the box to keep three paper information sheets secure (k-l); the silver metal blade holder (c) of the razor comm…
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Accession Number
016007002 a - m
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Hair Removal -- instrumentation
Hygiene -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- razor
Description
Fabric hinged black box (b) with a silver closure and a purple velvet lined interior with spaces for spare blades (d-i) and for the fully assembled razor; a black ribbon spans the lid of the box to keep three paper information sheets secure (k-l); the silver metal blade holder (c) of the razor commonly called a lather catcher has a hinged holder and bar to keep the blade in place and a closed comb; the metal handle (b) screws into the head of the razor and has a raised star pattern along the body with crosshatching around the top where it screws into the blade holder; the razor blades are double edged with a folded metal edge with manufacturing information engraved on it (d-i); original paper box covering (m) with product information printed on it.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - case l 8.7 x w 6.2 x d 3.9
b - razor handle
c - blade holder
d - razor blade l 4.0 x w 2.0 x d 0.2
e - razor blade l 4.0 x w 2.0 x d 0.2
f - razor blade l 4.0 x w 2.0 x d 0.2
g - razor blade l 4.0 x w 2.0 x d 0.2
h - razor blade l 4.0 x w 2.0 x d 0.2
i - razor blade l 4.0 x w 2.0 x d 0.2
j - Directions for Use booklet l 7.3 x w 5.3 x d 0.1
k - Best Dull Razor Cure paper l 15.3 x w 8.2 x d 0.1
l - Gem Automatic Razor Stopper paper l 13.7 x w 1.0 x d 0.1
m - original paper case cover l 16.8 x
Provenance
Belonged to donors father and was at their multi generation cottage in Washago Ontario.
Maker
American Safety Razor Corporation
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910 - 1920
Material
metal: silver
paper: brown; white
ink: silver, black, red, green
fabric: purple, black
wood: black
Inscriptions
Printed on interior of box lid: "GEM JUNIOR"; engraved on razor holder: "Gem Junior Bar // GEM CUTLERY CO. // MAKERS // N.Y. U.S.A. // U.S. PAT. // AUG. 28 1900 // U.S. & ENG. // NOV. 5 // 1901"; engraved on razor blades: "GEM JUNIOR // GEM CUTLERY CO. N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-5
Length
b-c - 7.5
Width
b-c - 4.3
Depth
b-c - 0.5
Diameter
b - 0.9
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Razor is assembled for measurements
Condition Remarks
Fabric hinge is fragile with some minor areas of loss on outside of box; is missing original stropper; moderate loss of areas from original paper box covering.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
American Safety Razor Company. Badger and Blade
Research Facts
The American Safety Razor Company, founded in the early 20th century (1906) by a merging of the Gem Safety Razor Co. and Ever-Ready, has been the principal competitor to Gillette for a century and more.
The Kampfe brothers, who patented the first safety razor in the US, formed a manufacturing company in 1875. They make the "Star" razor. It was the first safety razor made in the United States. In 1898, after working for the Kampfe Brothers for 23 years, an employee, Jerry Reichard, left to form the Gem Cutlery company, later renamed the Gem Safety Razor Company. Its first product, the Gem Safety Razor, borrowed heavily from the Star Razor in design but soon outpaced the Star and became one of the world's most famous razor and blades ever made. Reichard then founded the Yankee company, which was quickly renamed the Ever-Ready Company.
Ever-Ready and Gem quickly re-merged as the American Safety Razor Company, in 1906. In 1919, they absorbed the Star brand as well.
There would have originally been a stropper (used to sharpen the blades) that attached to the end of the razor handle but it is missing.
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obstetrical sutures tubes; box

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1980.3.10 a-d
Description
Three curved glass tubes containing non-boilable catgut sutures with atraumatic needle in a clear liquid; come in a cardboard box
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Accession Number
1980.3.10 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Three curved glass tubes containing non-boilable catgut sutures with atraumatic needle in a clear liquid; come in a cardboard box
Number Of Parts
4
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter L. Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Davis & Geck, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
glass: clear
catgut: brown
metal: silver
cardboard: yellow; black; red
Inscriptions
On box is printed: "Heat Sterilized [cursive] // Sutures [cursive] // THERMO-FLEX // (NON-BOILABLE) // 40-Day Chromic // Kalmerid Catgut // OBSTETRICAL // SUTURES // Half-Circle // Atraumatic Needle // Size 2 685 // THREE TUBES . . ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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