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Dates
1977
circa 1977
Collection
Catherine Raymont Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
002044001
Description
A pink and white nurse's uniform dress, size 30; mainly made of pink fabric with tiny white vertical stripes and a white bodice front; there are buttons on the front and a zipper in the back; signed by several doctors and nurses; has drawings of flowers and ECG lines.
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Accession Number
002044001
Collection
Catherine Raymont Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- nursing
Description
A pink and white nurse's uniform dress, size 30; mainly made of pink fabric with tiny white vertical stripes and a white bodice front; there are buttons on the front and a zipper in the back; signed by several doctors and nurses; has drawings of flowers and ECG lines.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Catherine Raymont.
Maker
Lac Mac
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1977
circa 1977
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
fabric: pink; white
ink: black; red
Inscriptions
"FASHIONED BY // Lac Mac // LONDON, ONTARIO" printed on the tag in the collar; signatures and messages printed on the back in marker.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet A
Dimension Notes
Length 92.0 cm x Width 56.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Some of the ink from the markers has run.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Catherine Raymont; CD #8
Research Facts
Catherine Raymont had this uniform signed by the doctors and nurses of Connell 10 after she graduated from Queen's University, Nursing Science, in 1977.
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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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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
David St. Onge Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health Care
Accession Number
006025001 a-b
Description
Pair of wooden crutches (a, b) ; one piece of wood, split in two above rubber shoe to support the handle and the head; head padded and wrapped in fabric tape; non-adjustable handle; non-adjustable height.
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Accession Number
006025001 a-b
Collection
David St. Onge Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Crutches
Description
Pair of wooden crutches (a, b) ; one piece of wood, split in two above rubber shoe to support the handle and the head; head padded and wrapped in fabric tape; non-adjustable handle; non-adjustable height.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - crutch - Size: Length 133.6 cm x Width 20.9 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
b - crutch - Size: Length 134.0 cm x Width 21.9 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
Provenance
Found in a second floor wall of 32 Grange St. Portsmouth village during renovations; house is circa 1920s; original owner/occupants were Jack and Sadie Gregory.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Date based on markings found on object
Material
wood: brown
fabric: brown
rubber : black
metal : brown
Inscriptions
"D.R. CO. // "VIMY" // MADE IN CANADA"on both (a) and (b).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A3
Condition Remarks
Structure intact; some staining; varnish beginning to blister; rubber beginning to crack; small amount of corrosion on metal bolts; paint droplets near bottom. a - Some kind of black drip on the head fabric wrapping; some adhesive residue.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 935 (similar to item #10952); "Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical Dictionary, " McGraw-Hill, New York, 1952, p. 178; CD #2.
Research Facts
The crutches are called auxiliary crutches or under arm crutches; designed to fit under the patients armpit; used mostly for temporary injuries in north america; because the crutches are marked with VIMY it is theorized that this term was used as a promotional patriotic tool commemorating the battle at Vimy Ridge in 1917.
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