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Esmarch bandage; Esmarch tourniquet

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Classification
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000018030
Description
Cream cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with x18 illustrations of young men, six men with moustaches showing full figures wearing suits and ties with multiple injuries wrapped in the bandage; two men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and woun…
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Accession Number
000018030
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Classification
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid -- instrumentation
Tourniquets
Bandages, First Aid
Military Medicine
Emergencies
Description
Cream cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with x18 illustrations of young men, six men with moustaches showing full figures wearing suits and ties with multiple injuries wrapped in the bandage; two men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and wounds bound with the bandage and wooden splints for support; nine separate small illustrations of special knotted wraps; the aim is first aid in emergencies rather than full clinical treatment during military field dressing and or in civilian first aid; cut from preprinted length of fabric with remnants of the dotted cutting line showing that the fabric was cut on the bias; each side is noted to related to instructions on how to fold, wrap and tie; at centre point is circle with St. John Ambulance Association emblem.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
St. John Ambulance Association
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
fabric: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on fabric: starting at point: "THE St. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION // POINT // SIDE // END // BASE // END // SIDE // REGISTERED DESIGN 7764
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Closet
Length
145.0 cm
Depth
66.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Sides = 97.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining overall, rusty stains on corners possibly from safety pins
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmarch_bandage
Research Facts
The original version was designed by Friedrich von Esmarch, professor of surgery at the University of Kiel, Germany, and is generally used in battlefield medicine. Esmarch himself had been Surgeon General to the German army during the Franco-German War. It consisted of a three-sided piece of linen or cotton, the base measuring 4 feet and the sides 2 feet 10 inches. It could be used folded or open, and applied in thirty-two different ways. An improved form was devised by Bernhard von Langenbeck later on.
First Aid booklet 000.018.007 related to this item
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surgical instrument kit

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Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h…
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Accession Number
000028001 a-ee
Category
Military Medicine
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Military Medicine
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- instruments
Military Medicine -- surgery
Military Personnel -- doctor
Amputation -- instrumentation
Trephining -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Description
Hinged wooden rectangular surgical case with brass banding along edges and across top of lid (a) with lift out drawer (b) both lined with purple velvet and two removable covers (c,d); contains two Liston (e,g) and one Catling (f) amputating knives of varying sizes; set of minor operating knives (h-k) along with two other scalpels (l,m); clear plastic spool of braided silk and another spool with no thread (n,o); curved surgical needles of varying sizes (p-r) and two hooked needles of different sizes (s,t); a needle holder (u); hand saw (v) with narrow (w) and wide (x) saw blades; hey saw (y); steel trephine handle (z); steel trephine (aa); black brush (bb); narrow retractor all metal one piece (cc); angled surgical scalpel (dd); curved director / dilator (ee); there are pieces missing; knives and scalpels with incised cross-hatched ebony handles.
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
a - wood case
b - lift out drawer
c - large removable cover
d - removable cover
e - surgical knife Liston 8 3/4”
f - surgical bistory Catling 7”
g - surgical knife Liston 6”
h - short surgical scalpel
i - short surgical scalpel J. J. TEUFEL
j - short surgical scalpel
k - short surgical scalpel
l - short surgical scalpel with worn handle
m - scalpel metal one piece
n - spool of braided silk
o - spool
p - curved surgical needle
q - curved surgical needle
r - curved surgical needle
s - hooked surgical needle
t - hooked surgical needle
u - needle holder
v - hand saw
w - narrow saw blade
x - wide saw blade
y - hey saw
z - trephine handle
aa - trephine
bb - brush
cc - narrow retractor all metal one piece
dd - angled surgical scalpel
ee - curved director/ dilator
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Peter William Reid (Reed) of Madoc, Ontario. Donated by great grandson.
Maker
Kuhlman
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1895
circa 1860 - 1895
Material
wood: brown
fabric: purple
metal: silver; brass
leather: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on neck of (e- f): "KUHLMANN"; (g-h): "A. KUHLMANN"; (i): "J. J. TEUFEL"; (j-l): "A. KUHLMANN"; (m); "GERMANY"; (u): "TIEMANN & CO"; (z): "H. McC. & D. // CHICAGO"; (dd): "CTRUAX & CO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-7
Temporary Location
For u, z-aa only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
a - 41.0 b - 38.5 c - 38.6 d - 5.2 e - 36.1 f - 35.4 g - 28.5 h - 16.3 i - 16.5 j - 16.5 k - 15.6 l - 16.2 m - 16.8 n - 2.4 o - 2.5 p - 7.5 q - 5.0 r - 4.2 s - 5.4 t - 4.1 u - 11.5 v - 36.5 w - 26.2 x - 26.2 y - 17.3 z - 9.7cm aa - 10.5 bb - 9.6 cc - 13.3 dd - 20.2 ee - 24.6
Width
a - 16.5 b - 13.8 c - 13.9 d - 3.9 e - 1.9 f - 1.9 g - 1.9 h - 1.7 i - 1.7 j - 1.2 k - 1.6 l - 1.2 m - 0.9 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s -0.2 t - 0.1 u - 2.0 v - 9.9 w - 1.1 x - 2.0 y - 4.8 z - 1.9 aa - 1.9 bb - 1.8 cc - 1.0 dd - 0.9 ee - 0.5
Depth
a - 8.7 b - 2.2 c - 0.5 d - 0.4 e - 1.4 f - 1.9 g - 1.8 h - 0.6 i - 0.6 j - 0.6 k - 0.6 l - 0.6 m - 0.4 p - 0.1 q - 0.1 r - 0.1 s - 0.1 t - 0.1 u - 1.0 v - 2.2 w - 0.1 x - 0.1 y - 1.0 z - 2.0 aa - 1.9 bb - 0.9 cc - 0.5 dd - 0.6 ee - 0.5
Diameter
n - 1.4 o - 1.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor lifting of double decorative brass wire; discolourization of velvet to a light brown; lid warped does not fully close
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. William Standish Reed.
Civil War issue U. S. Army Hospital Department set by Geo. Tiemann. American Civil War Surgical Antiques.
Research Facts
Dr. Peter William Reid (1827 - 1898) was born in Stirling Ontario and was an Empire Loyalist. Dr. Reid moved to the United States and due to a clerical error the spelling of his last name was changed to Reed.
The layout and instruments would indicate use as a field set as opposed to hospital use. Field sets are not as extensive as hospital sets and would have been used for initial treatment of war wounds as well as for treatment of day-to-day surgical problems.
The case has indentations for approximately 37 tools, but there is only 19 remaining instruments that fit into their designated areas. Three instruments do not appear to have designated spots within the case.
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blood transfusion apparatus

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14918
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Fransman Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Nursing
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Phlebotomy
Accession Number
000050002
Description
Portable blood transfusion apparatus housed in upright brown varnished wood box (a) with hinged front lid and two metal latches on left opening side and brass key lock, key missing; interior with portion of top of box hinged to open for access to removable upper shelf (c) and pull out wood drawer (…
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Accession Number
000050002
Collection
Fransman Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Nursing
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Phlebotomy
MeSH Heading
Phlebotomy
Military Medicine
Description
Portable blood transfusion apparatus housed in upright brown varnished wood box (a) with hinged front lid and two metal latches on left opening side and brass key lock, key missing; interior with portion of top of box hinged to open for access to removable upper shelf (c) and pull out wood drawer (b) on bottom; two clear hand blown glass bottles (e-f), one with graduated measurements from 20 to 1100 cc in 20 cc gradations and the other without markings are held in place by a removable shaped wood piece (d) with a metal snap latch to join this piece to the built in wood shelf; bottles with wedge shaped red rubber plugs with a pair of glass rods descending into the bottle interior, with multiple and long red rubber tubes attached to glass rods on top of plugs; apparatus (g) of rubber tubes with a series of three metal clamps, two glass cylinders one filled with white cotton batting and one ‘T’ shaped glass connector rod all leading to a pair of long glass rods in ‘U’ shape attached to hinged door with wood toggles have bulbous tops and one bulb is open, placed in front of a pale yellow printed measurement guide with gradation from the center number “0” at the middle and measurements decreasing below and above by 20 ending in ‘30’ at both ends; several wood parts have hand written numbers while the bottle holder has a stamped number; bottles with minor bubbles in glass with etched interior of neck; silver stainless steel needle (h) with removable screw off top and similar style of trocar (i) with removable sections to change size of trocar stored inside.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a – case: 46.4 cm Height x 28.3 cm Width x 21.3 cm Depth b – drawer: 26.3 cm Length x 28.3 cm Width x 21.3 cm Depth c – shelf: 26.3 cm Length x 15.9 cm Height x 0.6 cm Depth d – bottle holder: 26.3 cm Length x 5.6 cm Width x 1.0 cm Depth e – f -bottle: 26.3 cm Height x 5.6 cm Diam g – rubber apparatus h - needle: 12.4 cm Length x 3.3 cm Width x 0.8 cm Depth I - trocar: 11.8 cm Length x 3.5 cm Width x 1.0 cm Depth
Provenance
Collected by Dr. Fransman, donor's father.
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
wood: brown
rubber: tan
glass: transparent
metal: silver
leather: brown
Inscriptions
Stamped on trocar: "HOLBONDS // LONDON"; on latch of bottle holder: "BRITISH // PAT NO // 165333 // MADE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Q2-1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Condition report created by Canadian War Museum, 25 June 2018; in donor file
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
Beginning with William Harvey's experiments on the circulation of blood, research into blood transfusion began in the 17th century, with successful experiments in transfusion between animals. However, successive attempts by physicians to transfuse animal blood into humans gave variable, often fatal, results.
James Blundell in london, UK, successfully transfused human blood in 1818. The largest series of early successful transfusions took place at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary between 1885 and 1892. Edinburgh later became the home of the first blood donation and blood transfusion services. It was not until 1901, when the Austrian Karl Landsteiner discovered three human blood groups (O, A, and B), that blood transfusion was put onto a scientific basis and became safer.
The First World War acted as a catalyst for the rapid development of blood banks and transfusion techniques. Canadian doctor and Lieutenant Lawrence Bruce Robertson was instrumental in persuading the Royal Army Medical Corps to adopt the use of blood transfusion at the Casualty Clearing Stations for the wounded. In October 1915, Robertson performed his first wartime transfusion with a syringe to a patient suffering from multiple shrapnel wounds. He followed this up with four subsequent transfusions in the following months.
Dr. Fransman graduated from medical school in 1940 and lived in Amsterdam. Worked in Holland, England during WWII. Came to Kingston General Hosptial, Ontario in 1951 as a chest specialist and managed the TB clinincs. Radiologist specialist in 1960 and managed the x-ray department at Kingston General Hosptial, retiring in 1983. Post-retirement he worked at the Collins Bay prison, Kingston Psychiatric Hopsital, Ongwanada and St. Mary's of the Lake, retiring again in 1996.
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
On loan L-2018-6 Canadian War Musuem for exhibit 'Last 100 Days of the First World War' 17 May 2018 - 20 April 2019
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Kuntscher clover leaf medullary nail

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
001002033
Description
Kuntscher clover leaf medullary nail, which consists of a single piece of vitallium formed into a long, straight, hollow cylindrical piece with an open base that forms a "C" at both ends; the outer edges of the nail are rounded and the ends are bevelled; on the top, there is a small, rectangular op…
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Accession Number
001002033
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone nail, pin, screw
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- air force
Description
Kuntscher clover leaf medullary nail, which consists of a single piece of vitallium formed into a long, straight, hollow cylindrical piece with an open base that forms a "C" at both ends; the outer edges of the nail are rounded and the ends are bevelled; on the top, there is a small, rectangular opening just before one end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital by Dr. Charles Sorbie
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Vitallium used for implants from 1950 onwards.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One side of the nail has, "10 X 46 // VITALLIUM" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-10
Dimension Notes
Length 46.2 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and a few deep scratches; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; "Surgical Instruments & Hospital Equipment," 23rd Edition, by Downs Surgical PLC, c. 1982, p. G45 (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Research Facts
The medullary nail is used for stabilizing fractured femurs; Gerhart Kuntscher developed them in 1938 from stainless steel and vitallium; this advanced the treatment of long bone (femur and tibia) fractures and was a breakthrough development in 1939 -- just before WW II; allied pilots who were shot down in Europe and broke their femurs were treated with this type of rod; some escaped and brought the technology back; German pilots were often back flying in six weeks with this type of treatment for femoral fractures; the slot at the one end was used to knock in and pull out the nail.
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Kuntscher clover leaf medullary nail

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Military Medicine
Accession Number
001002034
Description
Kuntscher clover leaf medullary nail, which consists of a single piece of vitallium formed into a long, straight, hollow cylindrical piece with an open base that forms a "C" at both ends; the outer edges of the nail are rounded and the ends are bevelled; on the top, there are two small, rectangular…
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Accession Number
001002034
Collection
Dr. Charles Sorbie Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Femoral Fractures
Fracture Fixation -- instrumentation
MM= Orthopedic Fixation Devices -- bone nail, pin, screw
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- air force
Description
Kuntscher clover leaf medullary nail, which consists of a single piece of vitallium formed into a long, straight, hollow cylindrical piece with an open base that forms a "C" at both ends; the outer edges of the nail are rounded and the ends are bevelled; on the top, there are two small, rectangular openings, one just before each end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Kingston General Hospital by Dr. Charles Sorbie
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Vitallium used for implants from 1950 onwards.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One side of the nail has, "10 MM X 40 CM V[the "V" inside a shield shape]" etched into the metal; another side of the nail has "VITALLIUM" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-10
Dimension Notes
Length 40.3 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and a few deep scratches; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Charles Sorbie; "Surgical Instruments & Hospital Equipment," 23rd Edition, by Downs Surgical PLC, c. 1982, p. G45 (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Research Facts
The medullary nail is used for stabilizing fractured femurs; Gerhart Kuntscher developed them in 1938 from stainless steel and vitallium; this advanced the treatment of long bone (femur and tibia) fractures and was a breakthrough development in 1939 -- just before WW II; allied pilots who were shot down in Europe and broke their femurs were treated with this type of rod; some escaped and brought the technology back; German pilots were often back flying in six weeks with this type of treatment for femoral fractures; the slots at either end were used to knock in and pull out the nail.
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military field dressing

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Dates
1941
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001009
Description
Field dressing which consists of a square cotton package, sewn together; this contains two field dressings, which are presumably inside the package individually wrapped in a waterproof material.
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Accession Number
002001009
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- emergency
Description
Field dressing which consists of a square cotton package, sewn together; this contains two field dressings, which are presumably inside the package individually wrapped in a waterproof material.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1941
Date Remarks
Marked on artifact
Material
fabric: khaki; brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on front of package in black ink: "FIRST FIELD DRESSING // TO OPEN — // Outer Cover: // Break thread holding flap. // Inner Waterproof Cover: // Tear apart at the corner [indicated by arrow] // CONTENTS: // Two dressings in Waterproof Covers, each // consisting of a gauze pad stitched to a bandage, // and a safety pin. // Directions for Use: — Take the folded ends of the // bandage in each hand, and, keeping the bandage // taut, apply the gauze pad to the wound and fix // the bandage. One dressing to be used for each // wound. // In the case of head wounds when respirators // have to be worn, care should be taken to adjust // the pad so that it does not interfere with the // fit of the facepiece. // DO NOT HANDLE THE GAUZE OR WOUND. // Johnson & Johnson Limited, Montreal // Made in Canada August 1941"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
Condition Remarks
This artifact appears to be in near-mint condition; there is a small amount of distortion to its overall shape, as it was packed in a small space; the fabric and threads are probably embrittled
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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tubular bandage

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9228
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001014
Description
Tubular bandage made of coarse woven cotton yarn; one end has two cuts and is frayed.
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Accession Number
002001014
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Treatment, General
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Description
Tubular bandage made of coarse woven cotton yarn; one end has two cuts and is frayed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
fabric: white; cream
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
BOX 10
Temporary Location
Storage Room 2006
Dimension Notes
Length 19.5 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Fraying, which may be a result of attempts to size bandage; light staining and dirt
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Found inside 002.001.019; CD #6
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military footlocker

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Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001015 a-e
Description
Barracks box, constructed of half-inch planks secured with screws and nails; brass hinge runs full length of back of box, brass rails protect the sides of the lid; brass fitting for padlock at front contains three lengths of leather strapping, used to secure the box structurally during shipping; tw…
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Accession Number
002001015 a-e
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Personnel -- personal belongings
Description
Barracks box, constructed of half-inch planks secured with screws and nails; brass hinge runs full length of back of box, brass rails protect the sides of the lid; brass fitting for padlock at front contains three lengths of leather strapping, used to secure the box structurally during shipping; two of these are long, like belts, with buckles and one is shorter with a loop at each end; these straps have black steel buckle-type fittings.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - lid - Size: Length 61.5 cm x Width 37.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - box - Size: Length 61.5 cm x Width 37.0 cm x Depth 23.2 cm
c - belt - Size: Length 230.0 cm x Width 4.0 cm
d - belt - Size: Length 230.0 cm x Width 4.0 cm
e - strap - Size: Length 43.5 cm x Width 4.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Date on item
Material
wood: brown; green
leather: brown
metal: yellow; green; black
Inscriptions
"M.E. HARTRICK // LIEUT N/S // [illeg.] FT" painted on lid of box; "U/ 92" painted on each side of box; "DM & S LTD ["TD" superscripted]" stamped on straps; "DM & S Ltd. 1943" on straps
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-3
Condition Remarks
Use-related surface damage and wear over entire surface; spotty green staining; lid has become separated from box; leather straps show extensive mould growth along their entire length.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, Curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; CD #6
Research Facts
Custom-made for owner; blacked-out area on lid conceals shipping destination--this would have been written on and then blacked out after reaching its destination.
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military small pack

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Dates
1941
1945
circa 1941-1945
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001019
Description
Small miltary pack, rectangular in shape; made from khaki 37 pattern canvas; rear and side panels extend to form closure flaps; main closure flap has two pieces of webbing that attach to buckles on the front; straps for carrying on the back consist of three pieces of webbing, attaching at the back …
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Accession Number
002001019
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Description
Small miltary pack, rectangular in shape; made from khaki 37 pattern canvas; rear and side panels extend to form closure flaps; main closure flap has two pieces of webbing that attach to buckles on the front; straps for carrying on the back consist of three pieces of webbing, attaching at the back and at the bottom; the lowermost attaches to a brass fitting consisting of a hook and attachment for the rest of the strap; brass buckle-type fittings furnish adjustment; the shoulder strap attaches to either side of the pack; it has steel fittings and is made of lighter webbing; the interior has three sections, divided with light canvas panels.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1941
1945
circa 1941-1945
Date Remarks
Material; provenance; marks
Material
metal: yellow; grey
fabric: khaki
Inscriptions
"Lieut. N/S // M. E. Hartrick" written on inside of main flap; "V. C. LTD. 1941" stamped on inside of main flap; "M. W. 7 S LTD [the "TD" underlined and superscripted] 1943 [broad arrowhead]" stamped on back strap; "LIGHT LS / [illeg.] EL - SEP 1943" stamped on shoulder strap.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 25.5 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 28.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The pack is extensively impregnated with dust, mildew, and use-related dirt; structurally it is in excellent condition, with slight fraying of the fabric that forms the inner partitions; there are also scattered small rust spots over the entire artifact; the straps are well-worn but otherwise intact; the metal fittings show slight spotty corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, Curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; found inside barracks box 002.001.015; CD #6
Research Facts
Thirty-seven pattern webbing replaced leather in Allied forces 1939–1940; the pack contains eleven rocks, ten seashells and two pieces of beach glass.
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military uniform shoulder badges

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Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
002001023 a-d
Description
Two badges; brass "Canada" design with bars top and bottom linking the letters together; the badges are mounted to a piece of cardboard with four holes, through which the fastening rings of the badges pass; these are secured behind the card with a bent brass cotter-type pin, one of which is missing.
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Accession Number
002001023 a-d
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Military Uniform -- insignia
Description
Two badges; brass "Canada" design with bars top and bottom linking the letters together; the badges are mounted to a piece of cardboard with four holes, through which the fastening rings of the badges pass; these are secured behind the card with a bent brass cotter-type pin, one of which is missing.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - badge - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
b - badge - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - pin - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
d - backing - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
W. Scully, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
metal: yellow; brown
cardboard: white
ink: black; red
Inscriptions
On each badge: "CANADA" formed in brass; "W. SCULLY, LTD. MONTREAL" stamped in metal; in ink on the cardboard: ".50 pr // 50 p"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-9
Condition Remarks
The badges and pin are excellent with light patination, no solid/active corrosion, except for very slight deposits in the recesses of the letters; the backing card shows creasing from wear; one of the badges is slightly bent.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, Curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; "War Dress Regulations," Canadian Army, 1943; found inside barracks box 002.001.015; CD #6
Miriam Ruth Howard; CD #6
Research Facts
Owned and used by Nursing Sister Lt. Miriam Hartrick during World War II. Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly (1909-2001) graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She served in England, France and Italy during World War II.
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