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floor polisher

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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
County of Lennox & Addington Museum and Archives Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
996007001
Description
Wooden floor polisher with long wooden handle, base made from a block of wood with bristles on bottom, with a coarse, heavy, burlap-like band backed with rubber tacked to the base on three sides; base wood has gone dark with age.
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Accession Number
996007001
Collection
County of Lennox & Addington Museum and Archives Collection
Category
Mental Health
Classification
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Mental Health
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- patient
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- occupational therapy
Mental Health -- treatment -- rehabilitation
Description
Wooden floor polisher with long wooden handle, base made from a block of wood with bristles on bottom, with a coarse, heavy, burlap-like band backed with rubber tacked to the base on three sides; base wood has gone dark with age.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by County of Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives; original provenance was Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Date Remarks
Rockwood Asylum built in the 1840s
Material
wood: brown
bristle: beige
burlap: light grey
rubber: black
metal: dark grey
paint: black
Inscriptions
Top of base is marked with black paint which is still visible: "THREE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Q1-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 164.0 cm. x Width: 44.0 cm. x Depth: 28.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Much-used, dark with age or stain, especially the base; nails used to secure burlap padding are beginning to rust; one deep crack in base at either side of handle; many small cracks throughout base; bristles on bottom are worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
A very old, very heavy floor polisher, described by the owner as the oldest in Ontario; originally came from Rockwood Asylum, now Kingston Psychiatric Hospital; the polisher was dragged or pushed by hand; possibly made at Kingston Penitentiary by convict labour
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
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nurse's notebook

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Dates
1925
circa 1925
Collection
Amanda MacDonald Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Education Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Items
Nursing
Education Artifacts
Education
Accession Number
010014001
Description
Small black soft-covered journal with blue-lined paper; content is hand written in black pen in cursive; topics are for nursing studies and written on one side of the paper except for a few pages at the end.
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Accession Number
010014001
Collection
Amanda MacDonald Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Education Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Items
Nursing
Education Artifacts
Education
MeSH Heading
Archival
Nursing
Ethics, Nursing
Description
Small black soft-covered journal with blue-lined paper; content is hand written in black pen in cursive; topics are for nursing studies and written on one side of the paper except for a few pages at the end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The donor found the notebook in the wall of her house, which was built in 1890. It was written and originally belonged to student nurse Cora Knott at the Rockwood Hospital Kingston, Ontario, also kown as Kingston Psychiatric Hospital or Ontario Hospital Kingston.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
circa 1925
Date Remarks
Date written and mentioned as her junior year
Material
paper: black, cream, tan
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
On the inside: "Cora Knott // R. H. K."; "General Nursing // Miss Dougherty // Junior Year"; "Nursing Ethics"; "General Nursing // Nursing Ethics // Rubber Gloves // Day Duty in 1925 // Night Duty in 1925"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
21.0 cm
Width
14.0 cm
Depth
1.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 21.0 cm X Width 14.0 cm X Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Though the content is still legible, covers and pages show lots of wear; covers are very worn out, causing them to lose colour, while the initially white pages have darkened into a brownish colour; the pages are also riddled with stains
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
"Kingston Psychiatric Hospital," Asylum Projects, accessed August 4, 2020. http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php?title=Kingston_Psychiatric_Hospital
Research Facts
In 1859, the Rockwood Asylum opened in Kingston (Portsmouth). The name was later changed to Rockwood Hospital, and then in 1920 to Ontario Hospital - Kingston. Over the course of its earlier years, a gymnasium was added, then libraries, etc. in order to better serve the patients. During and after the Second World War, the hospital was understaffed due to the war, but by 1959, new buildings were added and the original asylum became known as the Penrose building, which housed people with disabilities. In the 1960s, a music department was added, as well as a unit for children and adolescents. In 1965, the name changed again to the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital. In March 2001, the hospital was placed under the authority of the Providence Continuing Care Centre's Governing Board. Its name was changed a final time to Mental Health Services, and the original asylum building, which had been closed since 1997, remains empty as of 2020.
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