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portable patient table

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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Argent Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
010034001
Description
Wood veneer folding patient table with adjustable metal legs on solid casters with rubber edges; veneer with small brass nails spaced around perimeter; adjustable head section is curved at top; legs adjust the table height; when folded looks like a wooden case; lightweight; manufacturers metal labeā€¦
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Accession Number
010034001
Collection
Argent Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Physical Examination
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Wood veneer folding patient table with adjustable metal legs on solid casters with rubber edges; veneer with small brass nails spaced around perimeter; adjustable head section is curved at top; legs adjust the table height; when folded looks like a wooden case; lightweight; manufacturers metal label is missing second section; luggage lock closure
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased from antique dealer A. Argent in Shannonville, Ontario who purchased the table at auction in Brighton, Ontario in 2010.
Maker
Eastern Surgical Co
Site Made (Country)
India
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Suppliers catalogue
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
On label: "THIS TRADE MARK // ESCO // GUARANTEES QUALITY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room Warehouse 1
W1-7-1
Dimension Notes
Length (opened) 1.9 m x Width 56.5 cm x Depth 75.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Edges show minor wear; water stains in centre; finish is worn; missing areas on veneer; metal shows minor discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: Eastern Surgical Company. "A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957; CD #2
Research Facts
"ESCO (Anand Group)" Eastern Surgical Co. established in 1934 in India; established a factory of hospital furniture in Delhi in 1961supplying all over India and exported to countries between 1961-1980.
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Baby Ben alarm clock

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Dates
1964
1973
1964-1973
Collection
Carson Cross Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
005011001
Description
A metal "Baby Ben" alarm clock; has a rectangular base with a round face; the face is a slightly lighter shade of silver (aluminum?) and under a circular convex piece of glass; there are dials and knobs on the back for setting the time and alarm.
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Accession Number
005011001
Collection
Carson Cross Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Radium
MM= Household Articles -- ruler, compass, protractor, timepiece
Description
A metal "Baby Ben" alarm clock; has a rectangular base with a round face; the face is a slightly lighter shade of silver (aluminum?) and under a circular convex piece of glass; there are dials and knobs on the back for setting the time and alarm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's family since it was purchased new in Peterborough, Ontario; it was originally loaned to the museum for the "Radium" exhibit.
Maker
Westclox
Site Made (City)
Peterborough
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
1973
1964-1973
Date Remarks
These clocks were made from 1964 until 1973
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Baby Ben" and "WESTCLOX" printed on the face "6 // 53632" engraved on the bottom of the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the back where the dials have been rotated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"ClockHistory.com"
Research Facts
This is a series 8 Baby Ben clock; clocks with radium arms and dials were used because it glowed; the painters of these clocks (mostly female) often suffered from skin ulcerations, tumours, and many eventually died.
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