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Dates
1882
circa 1882
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050029
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
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Accession Number
003050029
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mercury
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
A. W. Buchan & Co Potteries
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1882
circa 1882
Date Remarks
Internet; the number on the maker's mark (10) probably means that the bottle was made in 1910 based on similar marks on other Scottish bottles, but this is not known for sure.
Material
earthenware: brown
cork: brown
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "MERCURY // LYMANS, Limited Montreal // 10 // BUCHAN // 2 // PORTOBELLO // EDINBURGH
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Diam. 7.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is slightly torn and stained.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Timeless Treasure, Antiques and Collectables Online"
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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Dates
1982
1996
1982-1996
Collection
Dr. Charles Hayter Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Accession Number
005017003
Description
A grey metal gantry dial from a Therac 6 Linear Accelerator; the dial is a round disk with numbers in degrees (in units of ten) printed around the outer rim in counter-clockwise order; there is an arrow mounted in the centre which can be rotated to point at the numbers.
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Accession Number
005017003
Collection
Dr. Charles Hayter Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Radiotherapy
Description
A grey metal gantry dial from a Therac 6 Linear Accelerator; the dial is a round disk with numbers in degrees (in units of ten) printed around the outer rim in counter-clockwise order; there is an arrow mounted in the centre which can be rotated to point at the numbers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Hayter; the unit it was attached to was number 29 of about 35 that were produced, it was one of the last to come out of service in the mid to late 1990s.
Maker
AECL Medical Products (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1982
1996
1982-1996
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks; the brochure for the Therac 6 Linear Accelerator (005.017.004) says it is from the 1980s.
Material
metal: grey, black
Inscriptions
"AECL" printed on the arrow.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-11
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.3 x Diam. 45.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the inner part of the dial where the arrow has been moved.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 005.017.004; CD #2
Research Facts
The Therac 6 is a large cancer treatment unit which uses "mega-voltage therapy" to treat cancer patients.
Images
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Dates
1980
1989
1980-1989
Collection
Dr. Charles Hayter Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
005017004
Description
A brochure for a Therac 6 Linear Accelerator; made of one large page folded in half to form a booklet.
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Accession Number
005017004
Collection
Dr. Charles Hayter Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Radiotherapy -- pamphlet
Description
A brochure for a Therac 6 Linear Accelerator; made of one large page folded in half to form a booklet.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Hayter.
Maker
AECL Medical Products (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1980
1989
1980-1989
Date Remarks
It says it is from the "80s".
Material
paper: beige, pink, brown
Inscriptions
"AECL Medical // Therac 6 // Reliable, high output linac // features extra-large, fully // flattened treatment fields. // Atomic Energy // of Canada Limited // Medical Products" printed on the cover
"AECL Cancer Therapy Systems for the 80's Therac 6" printed at the top of the inner page
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Dimension Notes
Length 28.0 x Width 21.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
The Therac 6 is a large cancer treatment unit which uses "mega-voltage therapy" to treat cancer patients.
Images
Less detail