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floor polisher

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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
County of Lennox & Addington Museum and Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Equipment and Supplies
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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Self-Teaching Tests in Arithmetic for Nurses 5th Ed [math study guide]

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Dates
1958
Collection
Beverley Wallis Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
999033001 a-b
Description
Paperback math study guide book (a) with a series of arithmetic questions and problems specifically designed for nurses; instructor's copy stamp affixed to inside front cover; 137 pages; also included within is an answer booklet (b); signature of original owner is hand-written on front cover; 19 pa…
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Accession Number
999033001 a-b
Author
Ruth W. Jessee
Collection
Beverley Wallis Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Teaching Materials
Mathematics
Nursing
Description
Paperback math study guide book (a) with a series of arithmetic questions and problems specifically designed for nurses; instructor's copy stamp affixed to inside front cover; 137 pages; also included within is an answer booklet (b); signature of original owner is hand-written on front cover; 19 pages.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - guide - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 19.8 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - booklet - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 19.5 cm
Provenance
Owned by Beverley Wallis
Maker
The C.V. Mosby Company
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1958
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream, blue
ink: black, silver, blue
Inscriptions
Printed on first page of book (a): "SELF-TEACHING TESTS // IN // ARITHMETIC // FOR // NURSES // By // RUTH W. JESSEE, R.N., Ed.D. // FIFTH EDITION // ST. LOUIS // THE C. V. MOSBY COMPANY // 1958"; stamped on inside front cover: "$240"; hand-written on front cover of booklet (b): "Beverley Colbert"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
(a) 2005-3
(b) 2005-2-5 Box 17
Condition Remarks
Paper cover is slightly warped at spine; back cover corners are severely creased; paper from booklet (b) is faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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