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ultrasound monitor

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Dates
1967
1982
circa 1967-1982
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
004026001 a-d
Description
An ultrasound monitor consisting of the monitor (a) which is a plastic electrical device resembling a small portable radio, with a speaker on the front with an on/off switch, there is a looped rope attached to the top and a connector on the bottom which connects to the charging unit (b); there is a…
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Accession Number
004026001 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Ultrasonics -- instrumentation
Description
An ultrasound monitor consisting of the monitor (a) which is a plastic electrical device resembling a small portable radio, with a speaker on the front with an on/off switch, there is a looped rope attached to the top and a connector on the bottom which connects to the charging unit (b); there is a black cord coming out of the back with a standard 3 pronged plug, and a detachable grey cord (c) which attaches to the front of the charger and has a black disc on the end; the transducer (d) screws into the disc, and is a black rubber coated rod.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - monitor - Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - charging unit - Size: Length 10 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 6.1 cm with a 212 cm cord
c - cord - Size: Length 126.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
d - transducer - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Provenance
Came from the Queen's Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds; it was used at KGH.
Maker
Hewlett Packard
Site Made (City)
Boeblingen
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1967
1982
circa 1967-1982
Date Remarks
There is a sticker on the back with an expiry date of 1982 (probably for the battery); HP started making infant heart monitoring devices in 1967.
Material
plastic: white, black
rubber: grey, black
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"8026B ULTRA-SOUND MONITOR // HEWLETT - PACKARD" printed on the monitor;
"15152A CHARGING UNIT // HEWLETT - PACKARD" printed on the charging unit;
"EXP. DATE // 14 OKT. 82 - B3" printed on a sticker on the back of the monitor
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-7
Condition Remarks
Mild wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Interstate Batteries"; Internet: "Medical Equipment Services Inc."; Internet: "HP History and Facts: 1960s"; Queen's Archives; CD #6
Research Facts
Used to monitor infant heart rate; also known as a "Doptone" because it measures tones using the "Doppler Effect"; Dr. A.A.Travill was an anatomy professor at Queen's, and served as department head from 1968-1978; he had an interest in medical history, and published several books and articles on the subject.
The expiration sticker is in German, so it was most likely made at HP's German factory in Boeblingen.
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Phenolsulphonphthalein ampoule

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 180-1990
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037443
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; a paper label is sealed on the body.
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Accession Number
997037443
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Kidney Function Tests -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; a paper label is sealed on the body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1980
1990
circa 180-1990
Material
glass: clear
paper: white; red
Inscriptions
Paper label reads, "Phenolsulphon- // phthalein // 6 Mg. IN 1 C.C. // HYNSON, // WESTCOTT & DUNNING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Internet: https://drugs.ncats.io/substance/I6G9Y0J1OJ https://www.britannica.com/science/phenolsulfonphthalein-test https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC323325/
Research Facts
It is used as a test to diagnose kidney problems and diseases (injected intravenously) and as a estrogenic stimulus. Urine tests are done to diagnose kidneys, the amount of phenol red excreted indicates kidney function (more excreted: the better the kidneys are working; less excreted: indicates chronic kidney conditions). It can enhance growth of cells that have estrogen receptors, because phenol red is an estrogen mimic.
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specimen mailing container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9436
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037494 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, cylindrical metal object with raised rim around bottom; flat, closed bottom; lower and upper sides are regularly dimpled; top is threaded and open; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded on inside, ridged on outside sides; top is flat and closed; (c) plastic hollow container, …
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Accession Number
997037494 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Specimen Handling
MM= Specimen Jar
Description
(a) A hollow, cylindrical metal object with raised rim around bottom; flat, closed bottom; lower and upper sides are regularly dimpled; top is threaded and open; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded on inside, ridged on outside sides; top is flat and closed; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; closed, flat bottom; (d) plastic bottle top; flat top, threaded inside side, vertical ridges around outside circumference; (e) curved paper mailing label
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - outer lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
c - plastic jar - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - plastic lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
e - mailing label - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Twinpak Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Date Remarks
C. H. Bird died in 1944; the label has a space for a date beginning "19".
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; light blue
plastic: clear; white
contents (pill): pale yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom engraved with: "TWINPAK LTD. // ¾ OZ. // MTL. TOR. LON."; printed label around circumference: "BUSINESS REPLY LABEL // NO POSTAGE STAMP NECESSARY // if Mailed in Canada // 9c POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON CANADA // HEAD OFFICE // 920B - 3 - 60"; printed stamp, top right: "POSTES - CANADA - POSTAGE // 9 // CENTS // 1320."; (c) printed up side: " LONDON LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA"; printed on bottom: "TWINPAK LTD. // MONTREAL - TORONTO"; (d) printed on top: "PLEASE // TIGHTEN CAP // SERREZ LE // COUVERCLE"; (e) printed label: "LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // Head Office: LONDON, CANADA // APPLICANT // DOCTOR // DATE VOIDED // 19 // 920A - 30M - S - 64 // [written vertically] No. 129629 // No. 129629"; inside of label: "FASSON // –SON–PAINESVILLE // n // ille, O."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Condition Remarks
(a) Minor tarnishing; (b) three rust spots, inactive, minor scratches; (c) minor scratches on sides; (d) white plastic appears slightly worn; (e) appears unused; waxed paper that protects adhesive peeling slightly.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Received with, and identical to, 997.037.495 and 997.037.496; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1961, p. 247 (similar to 5H-572) (please see attached photocopy); CD #7
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specimen mailing container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9437
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037495 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; …
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Accession Number
997037495 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Specimen Handling
MM= Specimen Jar
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; closed, flat bottom; (d) plastic cap, closed, flat top, threaded inside rim, vertical ridges on outside rim; (e) paper mailing label, stored curled; back has waxed paper over adhesive.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - outer lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
c - plastic jar - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - plastic lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
e - mailing label - Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Twinpak Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Date Remarks
C. H. Bird died in 1944; the label has a space for a date beginning "19".
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; light blue
plastic: clear; off-white
contents (pill): pale yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom engraved with: "TWINPAK LTD. // ¾ OZ. // MTL. TOR. LON."; printed label around circumference: "BUSINESS REPLY LABEL // NO POSTAGE STAMP NECESSARY // if Mailed in Canada // 9c POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA // HEAD OFFICE // 920B - 3 - 60"; printed stamp, top right: "POSTES - CANADA - POSTAGE // 9 // CENTS // 1320."; (c) printed up side: " LONDON LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA"; engraved on bottom: "TWINPAK LTD. // MONTREAL - TORONTO"; (d) engraved on top: "PLEASE // TIGHTEN CAP // SERREZ LE // COUVERCLE"; (e) printed label: "LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // Head Office: London, Canada // APPLICANT // DOCTOR // DATE VOIDED // 19 // 920A - 30M - S - 64"; printed up side: "No. 129570 // No. 129570"; inside of label: "FAS // FASSO // FASSON–PAINESV."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Condition Remarks
(a) Minor tarnishing; (b) minor scratches; (c) minor scratches; (d) plastic discoloured.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Received with, and identical to, 997.037.494 and 997.037.496; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1961, p. 247 (similar to 5H-572-1) (please see attached photocopy); CD #7
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specimen mailing container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9438
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037496 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label, and a closed, flat bottom with a single rim around the circumference; contains (c-e); (b) metal cap, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic h…
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Accession Number
997037496 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Specimen Handling
MM= Specimen Jar
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label, and a closed, flat bottom with a single rim around the circumference; contains (c-e); (b) metal cap, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; closed, flat bottom; (d) plastic cap, closed, flat top, threaded inside rim, vertical ridges on outside rim; (e) paper mailing label, stored curled; back has waxed paper over adhesive.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - outer lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
c - inner case - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - inner case lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
e - mailing label - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Twinpak Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Date Remarks
C. H. Bird died in 1944; the label has a space for a date beginning "19".
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; light blue
plastic: clear; white
contents (pill): pale yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom engraved with: "TWINPAK LTD. // ¾ OZ. // MTL. TOR. LON."; printed label around circumference: "BUSINESS REPLY LABEL // NO POSTAGE STAMP NECESSARY // if Mailed in Canada // 9c POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA // HEAD OFFICE // 920B - 3 - 60"; printed stamp, top right: "POSTES - CANADA - POSTAGE // 9 // CENTS // 1320."; (c) printed up side: " LONDON LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA"; engraved on bottom: "TWINPAK LTD. // MONTREAL - TORONTO"; (d) engraved on top: "PLEASE // TIGHTEN CAP // SERREZ LE // COUVERCLE"; (e) printed label: "LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // Head Office: London, Canada // APPLICANT // DOCTOR // DATE VOIDED // 19 // 920A - 30M - 5 - 64"; printed up side: "No. 129574 // No. 129574"; inside of label: "FASSON–PAINES // SON // NESVILLE, O."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Condition Remarks
(a) Minor tarnishing; (b) minor wear marks; traces of old adhesive; (c) small green stain on outside of plastic; (d) minimum of wear marks; (e) wax adhesive protector is peeling slightly.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Received with, and identical to, 997.037.494 and 997.037.495; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1961, p. 247 (similar to 5H-572-1) (please see attached photocopy); CD #7
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Squibb's urinometer

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Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
998001004
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, roun…
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Accession Number
998001004
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH
Maker
Adams Squibb
Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
glass: translucent
mercury: silver
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper: "ADAMS SQUIBB URIMOMETER 60°F"; printed paper scale has increment lines with the numbers "1.000 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Dimension Notes
Length 12.4 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Inside of glass air chamber is a little bit foggy.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 248 (similar to items #5H-600, 5H-601); "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932-33, p. 169 (similar to item #P8966); "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., S. Aloe Co., 189-, p. 631 (similar to item #9177); CD #6.
Research Facts
Urinometer used to measure specific gravity of urine.
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jawbone demonstration model

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13759
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
Accession Number
010020552
Description
Skin coloured plastic left side human jawbone demonstration model with complete set of dentition, includes cutout of the bone on the left hand side revealing tooth roots, nerves and tissue; cross section of roots of the first and second incisors, second premolar.
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Accession Number
010020552
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Anatomy
MeSH Heading
Bone and Bones -- models
Education, Dental
Description
Skin coloured plastic left side human jawbone demonstration model with complete set of dentition, includes cutout of the bone on the left hand side revealing tooth roots, nerves and tissue; cross section of roots of the first and second incisors, second premolar.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa).
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Donors remarks
Material
plastic: yellow, white, pink, red, blue
fabric: white, red, blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B2-12 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 10.1 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Dirt has settled in the grooves of the plastic; string shows slight fading of colours
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
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Remington Princess Shaver

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Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Patient Care
Hygiene
Home Health
Accession Number
015011013 a-e
Description
Remington Princess Electric Shaver (b) in blue plastic case (a); the case stands on two edges raised on the bottom, and it opens outward, allowing a second compartment near the bottom to open; the front is decorated with flowery patters printed in silver and blue ink, and the name of the shaver is …
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Accession Number
015011013 a-e
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Patient Care
Hygiene
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Dermatology
Skin Care
Hair
Hair Removal
Hair Removal -- instrumentation
Hygiene
Electricity
Description
Remington Princess Electric Shaver (b) in blue plastic case (a); the case stands on two edges raised on the bottom, and it opens outward, allowing a second compartment near the bottom to open; the front is decorated with flowery patters printed in silver and blue ink, and the name of the shaver is raised in silver on the front of the bottom compartment; the back of the case is embossed with a flowery pattern but no ink; inside the case, there is an indentation in which the shaver fits, with a lip on the bottom of the indentation; the shaver has the same pattern printed on one side as is on the front of the case; the company name is raised on the other side; embossed on the bottom around the electrical outlet for the cord is the manufacturing and model information; in the sides of the shaver are two black plastic tabs, which, when squeezed, release the comb (c); the comb is made of metal and has tabs on the sides which can be slid between the printed words "LEGS" and "ARMS"; there are numerous tiny slits in the metal, and the interior pieces slide across inside; the cord (d) is stored in the bottom compartment of the case, and is cream coloured, with prongs for a regular outlet on one side and a rubber piece with the holes to match the outlet on the shaver on the other side; the brush (e) is also stored in the bottom compartment, and is made of a twisted stem of metal with bristles arranged like a paint brush on one end and a toilet brush on the other.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - case: Length 7.0 cm X Width 10.0 cm X Height 16.2 cm
b - shaver: Length 2.8 cm X Width 6.3 cm X Height 7.5 cm
c - comb: Length 4.2 cm X Width 2.6 cm X Height 1.0 cm
d - cord: Length 215.0 cm X Width 2.0 cm X Height 1.2 cm
e - brush: Length 10.1 cm X Width 1.5 cm X Height 0.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Remington
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1960
1980
circa 1960-1980
Date Remarks
Based on advertisements for product
Material
plastic: blue, cream, black
metal: grey, brown
ink: black, blue, pink, silver
rubber: cream
bristles: tan
Inscriptions
Raised on case (a): REMINGTON // PRINCESS"; raised / embossed on shaver (b): "REMINGTON // MODEL CL-50 // MADE IN FRANCE // 300A UL® LISTED // 8W..60 Hz // 110-125 VAC ONLY"; printed on comb (c): "LEGS // ARMS // LEGS // ARMS"; raised on cord (d): "15A-125V // PWC // 4 // PWC // S".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Brush slightly bent; minor stains and discolouration on plastic case and shaver
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, magazines, book
Reference Comments
"The Unusual and Deeply Sexist History of Women Removing Their Body Hair", Mic.com, by Rachel Lubit, August 12, 2016: https://www.mic.com/articles/151191/the-unusual-and-deeply-sexist-history-of-women-removing-their-body-hair
"The History of Female Hair Removal", Women's Museum of California, Nov. 22, 2017: https://womensmuseum.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/the-history-of-female-hair-removal/
"It Started With Harper’s Bazaar…" Outskirts of the Twenties, January 5, 2014: https://outskirtsofthetwenties.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/it-started-with-harpers-bazaar/
"How Shaving Works" by Marshall Brain, Howstuffworks, June 26, 2006: https://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/men/shaving-tips/shaving1.htm
Life Magazine, 6 May 1957, 204 pages, Vol. 42, No. 18, ISSN 0024-3019, Published by Time Inc, page 153: https://books.google.ca/books?id=KD8EAAAAMBAJ&dq=remington+princes+shaver&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Life Magazine, 9 Dec 1957, 174 pages, Vol. 43, No. 24, ISSN 0024-3019, Published by Time Inc, pages 30-31: https://books.google.ca/books?id=xlUEAAAAMBAJ&dq=remington+princes+shaver&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Life Magazine, 1 Apr 1957, 150 pages, Vol. 42, No. 13, ISSN 0024-3019, Published by Time Inc, page 48-49: https://books.google.ca/books?id=7kwEAAAAMBAJ&dq=remington+princes+shaver&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Life Magazine, 20 Dec 1968, 90 pages, Vol. 65, No. 25, ISSN 0024-3019, Published by Time Inc, page 57: https://books.google.ca/books?id=rVIEAAAAMBAJ&dq=remington+princes+shaver&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Canada Law Reports: Exchequer Court of Canada, Volume 59, Canada. Exchequer Court, F. A. Acland, printer to the King, 1960, page 463: https://books.google.ca/books?id=Mf4uAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22remington+princess%22+shaver&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=
Research Facts
Gillette released the first "safety razor" in 1901 and advertised it heavily. Shaving became inexpensive and easier for men to do more often. In World War One, soldiers were required to shave their faces in order to fit into gas masks. Returning soldiers and advertising from companies like Gillette made being clean shaven fashionable for men, Beards were then unfashionable until the 1960s, and it remains in fashion for men to be clean shaven.
In Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, hair removal was common for both men and women, as it was considered clean and beautiful. They used tweezers, waxes, and pumice stones.
In the Elizabethan Era in Europe, England's Queen Elizabeth I set the trend of women shaping their eyebrows and removing moustaches, as well as removing the hair about the forehead so one's face appreared longer.
In 1915, an ad in the magazine Harper's Bazaar and Gillette's creation of the Milady Décolleté were among the things which urged women to be rid of hair under their arms, and as hemlines rose in the 1940s and 50s, women began shaving their legs in larger numbers and more regularly, a standard which persists to this day.
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Thoma hemacytometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8433
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1986.18.1
Description
Faded dark maroon leather-covered case with gold-tooled lettering; lined with blue velvet; contains two pipettes and one pipette tip, a counting chamber, and a cover slide wrapped in tissue paper.
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Accession Number
1986.18.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Blood Cell Count -- instrumentation
MM= Blood Cell Count -- hemacytometer
Description
Faded dark maroon leather-covered case with gold-tooled lettering; lined with blue velvet; contains two pipettes and one pipette tip, a counting chamber, and a cover slide wrapped in tissue paper.
Part Names
case - Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Harmark of Milton, Ont.; from the practice of her father, Dr. James C. Hill of Orillia, Ont.
Maker
C. Zeiss
Site Made (City)
Jena
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
leather: maroon
fabric: blue
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Gold-tooled lettering says: "Blutkörper zählapparat // nach Thoma // University of Toronto // Clinical Laboratory 15"; one pipette marked "Spencer Lens Co."; the other marked "Carl Zeiss, Jena"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-8
Condition Remarks
Rubber tubing missing; #2: the box is covered with leather-like material and has several scratches on top and sides, bottom is intact; corners show wear, and a small rectangular piece on top exposes an under layer; yellow printing on top shows some wear but is legible; no tears or separation from lid; box is lined with velvet, which is stained on top and bottom on left-hand side; no tears; contents: glass intact, no chips, cracks or scratches; ivory is intact.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
BLUTKÖRPER ZAHLAPPARAT translated means 'blood cell count'
Dr. James C. Hill practised in Orillia, Ont., until 1985.
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002; on display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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urine analysis set

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1976.6.32
Description
A fabric-lined leather case contains a urine analysis set.
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Accession Number
1976.6.32
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis
Diabetes Mellitus
Albuminuria
Description
A fabric-lined leather case contains a urine analysis set.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Material
leather: brown
fabric: red
glass: clear
paper: red; white
Inscriptions
On a label inside the case, below the vial: "URINARY TEST PAPERS // . . . // ALBUMIN AND SUGAR // . . . // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
#2: case lid is totally detached from lower part and felt lining of lid is totally detached from lid; leather covering is worn, especially at corners; paper is yellowed and stained; no cracks or chips in glass
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
Exhibit History
On exhibit "When Medicine Met Science," Case 9 Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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