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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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A Practical Treatise on Medical Diagnosis for Students and Physicians 4th Ed. [medical reference book]

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Dates
1900
Collection
Braken Library Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
015002001 a-d
Description
Hardcover medical reference book for medical diagnosis with tan leather cover; 1105 pages with an additional 16 pages of book lists.
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Accession Number
015002001 a-d
Author
John Musser, M.D.
Collection
Braken Library Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Archival
Diagnosis
Description
Hardcover medical reference book for medical diagnosis with tan leather cover; 1105 pages with an additional 16 pages of book lists.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - front cover
b - first section
c - body
d - back cover
Provenance
Deaccessioned reference library books.
Dates
1900
Date Remarks
publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, gold
leather: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on frontispiece: "A // PRACTICAL TREATISE // ON // MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS // FOR STUDENTS AND PHYSICIANS // BY // JOHN H. MUSSER, M.D. // FOURTH EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED // ILLUSTRATED WITH 250 WOODCUTS AND 49 COLORED POLATES // LEA BROTHERS & CO. // PHILADELPHIA ADN NEW YORK"; printed on spine: "MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS // MUSSER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
24.3 cm
Width
15.6 cm
Height
7.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Book covers and small section are separated; leather shows wear
Copy Type
original
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General Therapeutics and Meteria Medica 3rd Ed. Vol. 11 [medical reference book]

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Dates
1846
Collection
Braken Library Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
015002002
Description
Hardcover medical reference book for general therapeutics; leather covered covers; 482 pages; plus an additional 32 pages of advertising book lists.
Accession Number
015002002
Author
Robert Dunglison, M.D.
Collection
Braken Library Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Archival
Description
Hardcover medical reference book for general therapeutics; leather covered covers; 482 pages; plus an additional 32 pages of advertising book lists.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned reference library books.
Maker
Lea and Blanchard
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (Country)
Unites States of America
Dates
1846
Date Remarks
publication date
Material
paper: cream
leather: tan
ink: black, gold
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
23.8 cm
Width
15.3 cm
Depth
4.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Leather on cover has misisng areas and loose sections, shows hard wear
Copy Type
original
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Radium It's Physics & Therapeutics 2nd Ed. [medical reference book]

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Dates
1863
Collection
Braken Library Collection
Accession Number
015002003
Description
Hardcover medical reference book about Radium.
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Accession Number
015002003
Author
Dawson Turner
Collection
Braken Library Collection
Description
Hardcover medical reference book about Radium.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned reference books
Dates
1863
Material
paper: cream
cardboard: maroon
ink: gold
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "RADIUM // ITS PHYSICS & THERAPEUTICS // DAWSON TURNER"; printed on spine: "SECOND EDITION // MACMILLAN".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
18.7 cm
Width
13.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Book looks slightly worn
Copy Type
original
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Hand-book of Surgical Operations 4th Ed. [reference book]

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Dates
1863
Collection
Braken Library Collection
Accession Number
015002004
Description
Medical reference book surgical operations; softcover; cover is made from cloth-like material.
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Accession Number
015002004
Author
Stephen Smith
Collection
Braken Library Collection
Description
Medical reference book surgical operations; softcover; cover is made from cloth-like material.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned reference books
Dates
1863
Material
paper: cream/yellow
cloth: brown
ink; gold
Inscriptions
Printed on spine: "HANDBOOK // OF // SURGICAL OPERATIONS // STEPHEN SMITH".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
17.6 cm
Width
11.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Book is intact, pages have yellowed from age, cover is torn in some areas.
Copy Type
original
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