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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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No Man Stands Alone [book]

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Dates
1966
Collection
Carol Thomas Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
009036001
Description
Hardbound paper covered book with hand drawn illustrations; stories of Nurse Amy Wilson on her tour of duty in remote British Columbia and the Yukon during the 1930-40s; title stamped in silver ink on spine; sketch map of North West Territories inside front cover; 139 pages.
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Accession Number
009036001
Author
Amy V. Wilson
Collection
Carol Thomas Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Nursing -- biography
History of Nursing -- personal narratives
Diphtheria -- history
Description
Hardbound paper covered book with hand drawn illustrations; stories of Nurse Amy Wilson on her tour of duty in remote British Columbia and the Yukon during the 1930-40s; title stamped in silver ink on spine; sketch map of North West Territories inside front cover; 139 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Carol Thomas
Maker
Gray's Publishing Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Sidney
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed in book: "NO MAN // STANDS ALONE // by // Amy V. Wilson // R.N. // GRAY'S PUBLISHING LTD. // Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 22.3 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover shows minor wear from use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Carol Thomas; CD #4
Research Facts
Nurse Amy Wilson, RN, was a traveling nurse along the Alaska Highway during a diphtheria outbreak among the native people, bringing the first immunization to the First Nations people hit hard by this disease.
Carol Thomas is a graduate of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971; worked as a Community Health Nurse in the northern territories.
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