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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997034336
Description
Stainless steel oblong tray with curved upward sides and rounded edges.
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Accession Number
997034336
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Sterilization
Description
Stainless steel oblong tray with curved upward sides and rounded edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical equipment from 1920 on.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-4
Dimension Notes
Length 44.0 cm x Width 30.0 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
No staining, no corrosion; small dents on the rounded edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments Catalog - Ninth Edition," by Storz Instrument Company, 1966, p. 457 (S-4660) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
The tray was used for placing instruments on during surgery; can also put holes in it to steam autoclave instruments.
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Mayo stand cover

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Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Accession Number
997034337
Description
A long rectangular cotton sack, two-thirds of which is double thickness.
Accession Number
997034337
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
A long rectangular cotton sack, two-thirds of which is double thickness.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room
Maker
Lac Mac
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
fabric: green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Dimension Notes
Length 115.5 cm x Width 44.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Signs of wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
M. White, retired OR nurse; "Surgical Instrument Catalog," Ninth Ed., by Storz Instrument Company, 1966, P. H57 (item #4660) (see attached photocopy)
Research Facts
This sack is sterilized and used to cover a Mayo stand; a Mayo tray is placed on top to hold instruments used during a surgical procedure.
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Mayo instrument tray

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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034476
Description
A rectangular stainless steel Mayo instrument tray with eight round holes cut out of the bottom to allow sterilization fluids to suround instruments.
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Accession Number
997034476
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
A rectangular stainless steel Mayo instrument tray with eight round holes cut out of the bottom to allow sterilization fluids to suround instruments.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in KGH Operating Room
Maker
Vollrath
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Imprinted on back: "8013 // ACIER INOXIDABLE // STAINLESS STEEL // VOLLRATH // MADE IN CANADA".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-4
Dimension Notes
Length 34.5 cm x Width 24.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Some scratches on inner and outer surface; some dents on rounded edges; remnant of paper sterilization tape on back of tray.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Clair Kelly, retired OR nurse; CD #2
Research Facts
Used for instrument set up on a Mayo stand, which holds instruments over the operating table; holes allow sterilization fluids to pass over the instruments.
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Dates
1943
1980
circa 1944-1980
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Hygiene
Classification
General Surgery
Hygiene
Patient Care
Surgery, instrumentation
Accession Number
000018028
Description
Rectangular bar of antiseptic surgical soap, wrapped in cream paper with green text and stripe running vertically along the right and left sides; lists active ingredients, manufacturing information, and instructions for use on the front, back, top, and bottom.sides.
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Accession Number
000018028
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Hygiene
Classification
General Surgery
Hygiene
Patient Care
Surgery, instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
Surgery
Soaps
Antisepsis
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular bar of antiseptic surgical soap, wrapped in cream paper with green text and stripe running vertically along the right and left sides; lists active ingredients, manufacturing information, and instructions for use on the front, back, top, and bottom.sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Jules R. Gilbert Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1980
circa 1944-1980
Date Remarks
Based on patent date, dihydroxyhexachlorodiphenyl was created and the existence of Jules R. Gilbert Ltd.
Material
paper: tan
ink: green
soap
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "Surgene // (HEXACHLOROPHENE) // SURGICAL SOAP // ANTISEPTIC"; printed on front side: "ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED // TO REDUCE BACTERIA // CONTAMINATION OF ALL // BODY SURFACES"; printed on bottom: "ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: // DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL // METHANE (HEXACHLOROPHENE) // 2% ANHYDROUS SOAP // WEIGHT 4 OUNCES // JULES R. GILBERT LTD. // TORONTO, CANADA // MADE IN CANADA // PAT. 1943 // 1-1082 // (L)-9-u"; printed on back: "DAILY USE REGULARLY // PROVIDES MAXIMUM // ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Length
8.0 cm
Width
5.5 cm
Depth
2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some minor discoloured spots on paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Catalogue
"The Medical Tour" website
Google Books
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply Catalogue (C30)," AHSC (Canada) Ltd., 1964 (item #13600)
https://www.nytimes.com/1972/09/24/archives/germicide-limit-stirs-confusion-store-managers-unsure-on.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1971/12/07/archives/fda-warns-on-hexachlorophene-bath-fda-warns-on-daily-baths-in.html
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kgcEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=%22DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL%22&source=bl&ots=excY1AomtG&sig=ACfU3U3o5xTrBmiBZGHT0HPOVQ-a-8QIjA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwitho_J-9fiAhVomK0KHV-KDO4Q6AEwAXoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22DIHYDROXYHEXACHLORODIPHENYL%22&f=false
Research Facts
Dihydroxyhexachlorodiphenyl is a chemical compound created during the Second World War as an antiseptic. It was made to kill bacteria and smell nice. Because its name was so long, it was often shortened to hexachlorophene.
In 1971, the American Food and Drug Administration warned against using products with more than 3% hexachlorophene, as it was shown to have been susceptible to being absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream and causing damage to the white matter of the brain. In 1972, the American FDA halted the production of products containing more than one percent hexachlorophene. Canada did not issue the same precautions.
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
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nurse's surgical gown

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10917
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Operating Room Nurse Collection
Category
Nursing
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Nursing
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
Accession Number
003027001
Description
A white one-piece knee-length nurse's surgical gown with a round collar, short sleeves and a pocket on the right side; cinched at the waist by a double-thickness fabric belt which is part of the dress; skirt has a wide hem.
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Accession Number
003027001
Collection
Operating Room Nurse Collection
Category
Nursing
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Nursing
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Nursing Staff, Hospital
Textiles
Clothing
Description
A white one-piece knee-length nurse's surgical gown with a round collar, short sleeves and a pocket on the right side; cinched at the waist by a double-thickness fabric belt which is part of the dress; skirt has a wide hem.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in collection; possibly came from a donor in Cornwall (Cornwall was written on the Canada Post stamp on the envelope the material came in).
Maker
LacMac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
It was used in the early 1940s.
Material
fabric: white
Inscriptions
"Made by Lac-Mac // London.Can // Size 40" printed on a tag in the collar.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet G
Dimension Notes
Length 112..0 cm x Width 78.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining; the stitching around the pocket is coming loose.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8; CD #7
Research Facts
Used by an operating room nurse in the early 1940s. The dress is meant to be pulled on over the head.
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surgical scrub shirt

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Dates
1990
1997
circa 1990-1997
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034530
Description
Short sleeved green cotton-polyester reversable surgical scrub shirt with v-neck; pocket on both sides edged with contrast green fabric.
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Accession Number
997034530
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
Description
Short sleeved green cotton-polyester reversable surgical scrub shirt with v-neck; pocket on both sides edged with contrast green fabric.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Lac Mac
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1990
1997
circa 1990-1997
Date Remarks
Donor remarks.
Material
fabric: green, white
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on tag: "Lac-Mac // MADE IN CANADA // Style 7 BCAB 184301 // Lot3077 // 50% Polyester // 50% Cotton".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet G
Dimension Notes
Length 68.0 cm x Width 87.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Minor stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
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surgical scrub shirt

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Dates
1990
1997
circa 1990-1997
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034531
Description
Short-sleeved green cotton-polyester reversable surgical scrub shirt with with v-neck; pocket on both sides edged with contrast blue fabric.
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Accession Number
997034531
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
Description
Short-sleeved green cotton-polyester reversable surgical scrub shirt with with v-neck; pocket on both sides edged with contrast blue fabric.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
Lac-Mac
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1990
1997
circa 1990-1997
Date Remarks
Donor remarks.
Material
fabric: green, blue, white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on tag at waistline: "Lot5335 // Style 7 BCAA 184301 // 50% Polyester / 50% Cotton".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet G
Dimension Notes
Length 68.0 cm x Width 87.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Minor stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
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disposable surgical gloves

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Dates
1985
1989
circa 1985-1989
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Surgery, Instrumentation
Medical Supplies, disposable
Classification
Hygiene
Surgery, instrumentation
Medical Supplies, disposable
Accession Number
1989.13.1 a-e
Description
Two pairs of yellowed latex pre-powdered non-sterile disposable surgeon's gloves (c, d) wrapped in wax paper (b) and tucked inside a paper envelope (a); each latex glove is folded into itself in half, with a "7" stamped on one side in black ink; the paper is folded in half and each side is folded i…
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Accession Number
1989.13.1 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Surgery, Instrumentation
Medical Supplies, disposable
Classification
Hygiene
Surgery, instrumentation
Medical Supplies, disposable
MeSH Heading
Gloves, Surgical
Hygiene
Product Packaging
Disinfection
Sterilization
Description
Two pairs of yellowed latex pre-powdered non-sterile disposable surgeon's gloves (c, d) wrapped in wax paper (b) and tucked inside a paper envelope (a); each latex glove is folded into itself in half, with a "7" stamped on one side in black ink; the paper is folded in half and each side is folded in about 4 and a half centimeters in order to keep the gloves separated inside; when unfolded part way, the paper that covers each glove has a dashed line illustration of a right or left glove; the outside of the wax paper has the company logo and name on both sides printed in black at the top, with a large "7" in the middle, and a warning below; the outer paper package / envelope (a) has blue print on one side with opening instructions printed near the top, the company logo and name below that, followed by the product name and some details about the product, with the manufacturing information printed near the bottom; stamped in black in the spaces are updates on the sterile status of the gloves, as well as some extra information about this particular pair; there is an information sheet printed in colour with photographs of the product and its use (e).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer package: Length 32.0 cm X Width 15.2 cm
b - package (opened flat): Length 51.0 cm X Width 32.0 cm
c-d - gloves (folded): Length 17.7 cm X Width 9.3 cm
e - information sheet: Length 27.9 cm X Width 21.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Sterling Rubber Inc. representative.
Maker
Sterling Rubber (1985) Inc.
Site Made (City)
Fergus
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
1989
circa 1985-1989
Date Remarks
Date printed on package
Material
paper: white, grey
ink: grey, blue, black, purple
latex: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on wax paper (b): "STERLING // 7 // WARNING: // SURFACE POWDER SHOULD BE // REMOVED PRIOR TO UNDERTAKING // OPERATIVE PROCEDURES IN ORDER // TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF ADVERSE // TISSUE REACTION"; printed on outer package (a): "PEEL BACK TO OPEN // DÉCOLLEZ POUR OUVRIR // S // STERLING // SURGEONS' GLOVES // DISPOSABLE // GANTS DE CHIRURGIE // STERILE // NON STERILE // PRE-POWDERED // PRÉ-POUDRÉS // Gloves in unopened // and undamaged // package are sterile // Les gants dans cette // enveloppe sont stériles à // condition que l'empaquetage // soit intact // 0425109 // SMOOTH WHITE // BLANC LISSE // B // 7 // EXTRA PROTECTION // Manufactured by / Fabriqué par // STERLING RUBBER (1985) INC. // 675 Woodside Street, Fergus, Ontario Canada N1M 2M4 (519) 843-4032 // Printed in U.S.A. Imprimé au U.S.A."; printed on information sheet front side (e): "SURGICAL // GLOVES // At Sterling, we view surgical // gloves as a fine surgical instru- // ment. They must be complemen- // tary of every move the surgeon // performs. Gloves must work with // the surgeon's fingers - promoting // sensory perception and motor // function. // When developing Sterling // surgical gloves, surgeons told us // that the ideal glove is strong; tear // resistant; yet it may be worn as a // second skin - virtually unnoticed. // We at Sterling believe that // we have achieved the surgical glove // that comes closer than any other // in meeting the surgeon's require- // ments of comfort; sensitivity; // strength and convenience of use. // S // STERLING"; printed on back of information sheet (e): Comfort & Sensitivity // Comfort and sensitivity are // derived from product design // and process formulation. // Sterling surgical gloves // feature a curved finger design // following the natural contours // Curved finger design for comfort // of the hand. The glove supports // each move of the surgeon's // fingers, returning to a natural, // comfortable rest position when // relaxed. // Sterling's unique, latex // formulation offers the surgeon // a glove of incredible softness. // Surgeons have long recognized // Hand inspection ensures quality // that as softness increases, so // does comfort. // Strength // Advanced production techno- // logy enables Sterling to pre- // cisely control the latex thickness // throughout the various areas of // the glove. Since fingertips are // the area of greatest sensitivity, // we maintain latex thinness // there and throughout the rest of // the glove. // A secondary benefit of // Sterling's product formulation // stems from the high purity of // the latex compound. This not // only increases glove strength but // minimizes opportunity for aller- // gic reactions. // To further cuff end strength // and eliminate roll down, Sterling // beads all surgical glove cuffs. // Product Preference // In consideration of surgeons' // expressed product preferences, // Sterling offers surgical gloves // with both smooth and textured // surfaces. // Smooth surgical gloves are // offered in white while textured // surface is offered in both brown // and white colors. All are pro- // duced through the same precise // process to the most exacting // standards. // Convenience // A special powdering process // using bio-absorbable glove // powder dusts each glove thor- // oughly on the inside ... while // leaving the outside virtually // powder free. Surgeons do not // Smooth or deeply textured finish // need to wash gloves after donning. // The donning procedure is // further aided through a gener- // ous size, memory-free, moisture // resistant paper inner wallet // which assists aseptic technique. // Wallets are clearly marked with // size and cuff end identification. // Outer packages are fully // labelled and easy to peel open // with no fibre tear. // Sterling surgical gloves are // packaged 50 pair per box for // easy transportation and storage. // S // STERLING // STERLING RUBBER (1985) INC. // 675 Woodside Street, // Fergus, Ontario, Canada // N1M 2M4 (519) 843-4032".
Permanent Location
(a,b,e): Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 15
(c,d): Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Gloves severely yellowed, colour leaking onto the wax paper; should not unfold gloves in case of brittleness and the plastic separates
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
Companylisting.ca, "Sterling Rubber Co. Div. 925285 Ont. Inc.":http://www.companylisting.ca/Sterling_Rubber_Co_Div_925285_Ont_Inc/default.aspx
Past Medical History, "THE HISTORY OF SURGICAL GLOVES", Sep 19, 2018: https://www.pastmedicalhistory.co.uk/the-history-of-surgical-gloves/
Research Facts
Sterling Rubber Company was establised in 1917 and (as of 2016) is Canada's only manufacturer of Latex surgeon's gloves. They also produce sterile procedure gloves, post mortem gloves, and laboratory gloves for sale in Canada and the United States.
In 1889-1890, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Nurse Caroline Hampton and Dr. William Stewart Halsted were working with a combination of carbolic acid and mercuric chloride as a disinfectant for surgeries. This produced a dermatitis of Hampton's arms and hands, and so Dr. Halsted, whom she would later marry, had the Goodyear Rubber Company fashion a pair of thin rubber gloves to protect her hands. They worked so well that they soon became used by others in the hospital and outside of it.
In 1964, the first disposable latex medical gloves were created by the Ansell Rubber Company in Australia. Gloves were formerly powdered for ease of use, but powdered gloves were banned in 2016 because their use was linked to post-operative scars and inflammation.
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Mayo instrument stand

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Dates
1959
circa 1959
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
Accession Number
000003377 a-d
Description
A stainless steel Mayo table consisting of the base (a) which is U-shaped with a black rubber wheel on each corner; the U is open on the front and has a hollow pole extending up from the centre of the back; the pole is partially wrapped in paper; there is an upper frame (b) which consists of a thin…
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Accession Number
000003377 a-d
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Description
A stainless steel Mayo table consisting of the base (a) which is U-shaped with a black rubber wheel on each corner; the U is open on the front and has a hollow pole extending up from the centre of the back; the pole is partially wrapped in paper; there is an upper frame (b) which consists of a thin pole which fits into the whole on the base, with a hollow rectular frame at the top of it; the tray (c) rests on the frame and is rectangular and shallow; there is also a locking device (d) which locks the frame into the base giving the stand adjustable height.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 50.6 cm x Width 40.5 cm x Height 82.2 cm
b - frame - Size: Length 48.8 cm x Width 31.7 cm x Depth 90.9 cm
c - tray - Size: Length 48.7 cm x Width 32.1 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
d - locking device - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Provenance
Came from KPH; reportedly never used (part is still wrapped in paper).
Maker
The Metal Craft Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Grimsby
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1959
circa 1959
Date Remarks
There is a sticker on the base stamped "1959".
Material
metal: silver
paper: brown
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"T.M. // REG. // GRIMSBY // CANADA // 19 59 // printed on a sticker on the base around a logo of a flexed arm holding a hammer with "THE METAL CRAFT CO. LIMITED" printed around it
"Voltrath // STAINLESS STEEL WARE // 8019" engraved on the bottom of the tray
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-5-2
Condition Remarks
Some minor staining.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hartz, J.F. Co. Ltd. Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies", Toronto, 1960, p. 54 (similar to 3-546-7); CD #1
Research Facts
Tables of this type were used to hold instruments during surgery.
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Sterile Dermal Sutures No. 10

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Dates
1927
1960
circa 1927-1960
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Dermatology
Surgery, instrumentation
Accession Number
006033040 a-d
Description
Rectangular paper box with a top (a) that slides over the bottom (b); the top of the box is blue with a tan paper label on it with the product information printed in blue ink on it, and the bottom of the box is plain cream; the plastic tube (c) is clear and sits in the box; it has a cream paper lab…
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Accession Number
006033040 a-d
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Dermatology
Surgery, instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Dermatology
Surgery
Suture -- instrumentation
Sutures
Description
Rectangular paper box with a top (a) that slides over the bottom (b); the top of the box is blue with a tan paper label on it with the product information printed in blue ink on it, and the bottom of the box is plain cream; the plastic tube (c) is clear and sits in the box; it has a cream paper label with the product information printed on it in black and red ink, and there are small pieces of adhesive cloth on the bottom of the tube; the tube has a black plastic screw cap (d) on the top, and inside the tube is purple silk thread.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box top: Length 19.8 cm X Width 2.5 cm X Height 2.0 cm
b - box bottom: Length 19.4 cm X Width 2.0 cm X Height 2.1 cm
c - tube: Length 17.9 cm X Diameter 1.5 cm
d - cap: Height 1.0 cm X Diameter 1.6 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram and Bell
The J. F. Hartz Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto, Montreal, Halifax
Site Made (State)
Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1927
1960
circa 1927-1960
Date Remarks
Presence of Winnipeg on label, first location in Winnipeg opened in 1927; absence of Hamilton on J.F. Hartz label, location in Hamilton was open by 1960.
Material
paper: tan, cream
ink: blue, black, red
plastic: clear, black
silk: purple
cloth: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box (a): "INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // Sterile // Dermal // Sutures // (No. 10) // INGRAM & // BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER"; printed on label on canister (c): "25 // STERILE // SILK // DERMAL SUTURES // U.S.P. // No. 00 // MEDIUM // 12679 // The J. F. HARTZ CO. Limited // Pharmaceutical Manufacturers // MONTREAL // TORONTO // HALIFAX"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper box slightly stained and edges fraying; small brown stains on label of tube.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, catalogue.
Reference Comments
“Sutures, Stitches, and Staples.” Wound Care Centers, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
"The J. F. Hartz Company Limited: 60 Years of Service, Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," catalogue, 1960.
Research Facts
Sutures are used to close a wound or incision so it can properly heal; sutures are applied using a specialized needle and thread or other material.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
J. F. Hartz Company Limited was an all-Canadian company, and was founded in 1900 by T.B. James.
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