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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900 - 1920
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
996008002
Description
Framed and matted monochromatic photographic print of an oil painting portrait of George OKill Stuart; matt has oval cut-out around the portrait inside plain dark oak frame.
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Accession Number
996008002
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Art
Description
Framed and matted monochromatic photographic print of an oil painting portrait of George OKill Stuart; matt has oval cut-out around the portrait inside plain dark oak frame.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Framed photograph used to hang in St. George's Cathedral.
Maker
William Sawyer
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900 - 1920
Date Remarks
Based on the style of frame and text
Material
paper: cream
wood: brown
glass: clear
ink: dark grey
Inscriptions
Printed on matt: "GEORGE OKILL STUART, D.D., LL.D, // Archdeacon of Kingston, First Dean of Ontario. Born at Fort Hunter, New York, June 29, 1776, died at Kingston, October 5, 1862."; printed on frame back: "KIRKPATRICK'S // Art and Flower Store // Est. 1874. KINGSTON, Ont."; written on frame back: "PHOTOGRAPHY OF OIL PAINTING // BY WM. SAWYER, HANGING IN // ST. GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 44.4 cm x Width 37.9 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper backing is loose from the frame
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Printed on artifact; CD #1
Research Facts
Dr. Stuart was the Archdeacon of Kingston and the First Dean of Ontario. The original oil painting was by William Sawyer.
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Sadie A. Allen Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
Accession Number
996016001
Description
Oval umber coloured porcelain bedpan with dovetail front and a circular spout at the back.
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Accession Number
996016001
Collection
Sadie A. Allen Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Description
Oval umber coloured porcelain bedpan with dovetail front and a circular spout at the back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor, Sadie A. Allen.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
porcelain: gold
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-3
Length
44.4 cm
Width
27.5 cm
Depth
12.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 44.4 cm. x Width: 27.5 cm. x Depth: 12.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bedpan shows no chips, cracks or excessive wear on the porcelain; there are some small unidentified brown marks near the lip of the opening and a small spot of an unidentified substance on the bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Website
Article
Reference Comments
Sadie A. Allen
American Association for the History of Nursing, https://www.aahn.org/bedpans#:~:text=Porcelain%2C%20china%2C%20and%20even%20pottery,enamel%20and%20then%20stainless%20steel.&text=Today%20these%20antique%20bedpans%20are,be%20found%20in%20antique%20stores.
Cassandra Good, “The Strange Saga of George Washington’s Bedpan,” August 20th, 2015. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/strange-saga-george-washingtons-bedpan-180956347/
Research Facts
Before the late nineteenth century, bedpans and similar objects were made of metals such as pewter, brass, and sometimes even glass. By the late nineteenth century, porcelain, china, and pottery were used. As the 20th century dawned, bedpans, urinals, basins, etc. were made of enamel and later stainless steel. In the 1960s, there was a shift towards plastics and other disposables.
The bedpan was designed for people who could not or should not rise from their beds to relieve themselves. A bedpan could be lightly heated and placed under the covers of the beds of the elderly, people who were ill, and women recovering from childbirth so that they would not have to get out of bed. They were routinely emptied by caregivers, nurses, etc.
This bedpan style is a "slipper" type, later referred to as a fracture bedpan and can be slipped under the patient. The spout is to facilitate washing it out. Fracture bedpans are smaller than standard size bedpans, and have one flat end. This bedpan style is designed specifically for patients who are bedridden and have limited movement to use a standard style bedpan.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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medicine spoon

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact932
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996020003
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle…
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Accession Number
996020003
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle and top side edges are decorated with a Delft blue floral pattern known as an onion pattern; perimeter, handle and leaf edges lined with gold strip; bottom in unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, whose father owned it before her.
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
porcelain: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
On base in blue: "T. // 22"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-9
Length
7.9 cm
Width
3.7 cm
Depth
2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is a very small chip and two small cracks at the edge of the cover opposite to the handle; spoon shows minor wear in the gold decoration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Research Facts
Spoon made to administer liquid medications to invalids and elderly.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Victorian baby bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact934
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Home Health
Nutrition
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
996020005
Description
Ttriangluar shaped moulded glass nursing bottle with flat bottom and tooled lip; narrow circular opening at the top for cork closure, missing cork; sides slope downwards and outwards, giving the bottle a bulging triangular shape; faint purplish tinge to glass; mould lines along sides visible; one s…
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Accession Number
996020005
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Home Health
Nutrition
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Description
Ttriangluar shaped moulded glass nursing bottle with flat bottom and tooled lip; narrow circular opening at the top for cork closure, missing cork; sides slope downwards and outwards, giving the bottle a bulging triangular shape; faint purplish tinge to glass; mould lines along sides visible; one side of the bottle has an embossed graduated scale with a vertical line and 16 horizontal lines; the numbers 8 (at the top) down to one at the base are spaced out between the horizontal lines, and the word "OUNCES" beneath the opening; embossed on back enclosed within a circle and the name "THE STERLING".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair and obtained from father.
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on top: "THE STERLING // OUNCES"; embossed on bottom: "557"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
13.7 cm
Width
9.1 cm
Depth
5.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Jan. 27, 2004: glass cloudy, occluded in places; some nicks; 1996: no chips, cracks or wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Pat Blair; Sears & Roebuck Co. Catalogue 1897
Research Facts
Sears & Roebuck Co. 1897 Catalogue
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Paediatric case at Museum; Nov. 21 1997
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Victorian baby bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact973
Dates
1891
1920
circa 1891-1920
Collection
Rob and Mary Alice Snetsinger Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Home Health
Nutrition
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
996024001
Description
Glass infant feeding bottle known as the Best feeding bottle; moulded in the 'turtle' shape of an oval with a raised, spouted neck extending from one end and another opening at the back and flat back to stand flat; graduated measures along front centre, visible mould lines along sides embossed text…
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Accession Number
996024001
Collection
Rob and Mary Alice Snetsinger Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Home Health
Nutrition
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Description
Glass infant feeding bottle known as the Best feeding bottle; moulded in the 'turtle' shape of an oval with a raised, spouted neck extending from one end and another opening at the back and flat back to stand flat; graduated measures along front centre, visible mould lines along sides embossed text of measurements and name of product.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Rob and Mary Alice Snetsinger; came from Dr. Harold Stewart's home at 288 Colingwood Street, Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
The Gotham Co. N. Y.
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1891
1920
circa 1891-1920
Date Remarks
Patent listed as Sept. 1 / 91
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on top: "FLUID OUNCES // THE BEST // PAT. SEP 1 91 // THE GOTHAM Co N Y"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
16.1 cm
Width
9.3 cm
Depth
6.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Jan. 27, 2004: glass cloudy, some stains and occlusions, some nicks; Mar. 17, 1997: the bottle has no chips, cracks or breaks in the glass; there is no excessive wear; the inside of the glass is slightly cloudy
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Paediatric case in Museum, Nov. 21 1997-Jan. 2004
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Munde's placenta curette (irrigating)

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12109
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
997034513
Description
Munde's placenta irrigating curette has a square-shaped handle with longitudinal gripping grooves on all sides; the proximal end is round and hollow to receive the irrigating tube; the tip is oval and open, with a sharp edge on one side.
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Accession Number
997034513
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Delivery -- instrumentation
Irrigation -- instrumentation
MM= Curettage -- curette -- placental
Description
Munde's placenta irrigating curette has a square-shaped handle with longitudinal gripping grooves on all sides; the proximal end is round and hollow to receive the irrigating tube; the tip is oval and open, with a sharp edge on one side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-6
Dimension Notes
Length 29.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains; no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 317 (similar to item #9817) .
Research Facts
Used to irrigate the uterine cavity to remove a retained placenta.
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ophthalmoscope set

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3350
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997037009 a-d
Description
Ophthalmoscope set, which consists of (a) a flat metal case that holds 29 separate magnetic lenses which are not entirely visible; this frame serves as a base of attachment having six adjoined parts: three round disks , a base, and two round-shaped mirrors; one side of the ophthalmoscope has the th…
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Accession Number
997037009 a-d
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmoscopy -- ophthalmoscope
Description
Ophthalmoscope set, which consists of (a) a flat metal case that holds 29 separate magnetic lenses which are not entirely visible; this frame serves as a base of attachment having six adjoined parts: three round disks , a base, and two round-shaped mirrors; one side of the ophthalmoscope has the three disks in a row; from left to right, disk one is recessed into the base, with the second disk on the surface and third disk slightly higher than the second; disk one is smooth and circular with four circular-shaped magnifying lenses inserted into the metal on opposite ends; the disk has thatched edges and remains intact by a slot screw located in the centre which enables the disk to rotate freely; it has a circular-shaped sight hole punched in the metal with four glass lenses set in the metal; the second disk resembles a compass dial; it is a flat piece of circular metal with numbers stamped around the edges; a band of metal that covers the edges and spreads out into a key shape encases the flat piece of metal and enables it to move independently by a central pivot screw; the third disk has a thatched edged casing that curves upward at the rim to hold a thin, flat circular-shaped metal disk that has a slightly smaller diameter; the inner metal disk has 14 punched circles, equally spaced apart around the edge, each gradually larger in size, that have increments of one to five stamped beside the corresponding circle; a separate punched circle is located in the centre of this piece encircling two small pivot screws and one raised, tiny screw; all three disks are attached to a supportive back plate; located on the back of the ophthalmoscope are two circular-shaped mirrors that are attached to a flat piece of thin metal used as a secondary base; the first mirror is located on the front end; it is a two-sided mirror with a circle punched in the middle; it is flat and held into place by two metal prongs that run halfway around the edge of the mirror; the prongs are movable and set in place by a tension spring set that enables the prongs to move the mirror outwards so the sides of the mirror may be flipped; a similar mirror, smaller in diameter, is circular-shaped with a punched circle also located in the centre; it is tilted at a 45 deg angle and permanently held in place by a solid, blocked piece of circular-shaped metal which is attached to the the bottom of the mirror; the top of the blocked metal is also slanted at a 45 deg angle to accomodate the setting of the mirror; a metal ring with thatched edges encircles the mirror and stand; the main base of the ophthalmoscope has a threaded metal protrusion from the base plate used to attach to the handle; this entire piece attaches onto a smooth, tapered handle; the first part of the handle (b) is entirely metal with a hollow, threaded opening at one side; the outer surface is smooth and cylindrical with two grooves molded into the metal; the second part of the handle (c) is cylindrical and smooth and is made of bone; the top of the handle which attaches to its metal counterpart is cut straight with rough bone texture on the end; the other end consists of a cylindrical-shaped smooth metal piece with four oval-shaped punched holes, each gradually larger than the previous one; the numbers 1-4 are located in increments above each hole with "1" representing the smallest hole and "4" the largest; this metal piece is hollow with a wooden tube that has red, blue, green and yellow solid colouring painted on in a horizontal fashion; it rotates freely inside the metal pieces so the colour can be seen according to the size of the metal cutout; pieces (a-c) fit into (d) a purpose-built case; this case is rectangular in shape with a lid that is hinged at the back and has one metal clasp at the front; the inside of the case is lined with velvet and contains two dividers with an elastic attachment on inside of lid.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - ophthalmoscope - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
b - metal handle - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
c - bone handle - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
d - case - Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
Johnson & Sons
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
metal: blue; red; yellow; green; yellow
bone: off-white
wood: brown
fabric: black
elastic: black
Inscriptions
The handle has the numbers 1-5 stamped on the outside; stamped on the lid of the leather case are the initials "J.J.D."; a rectangular lined border stamped around the initials is located midway between the initials and edge of case; slightly illegible from wear is a shield-shaped stamp, located centrally on the bottom of the case with the address "TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD LONDON"; on the front of the ophthalmoscope directly below the smaller concave mirror are the words, "Johnson & Sons London"; for measurement purposes, stamped into metal on disc containing magnifying lens are the numbers "5// + // 20 // 10 // - // 30"; the numbers "10 // 14 // 16 // 18 // 20 // 12 // 10 // 8 // 7 // 6 // 5 // 4 // 3 // 0.5 // 1 // 1 // .5 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // -" are stamped on middle disk; the numbers from one to ten are stamped in the metal next to graduated circular cutouts which are used for measurements
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-6
Condition Remarks
The case is fragile; ophthalmoscope is well-used and prone to severe breakage with consistent handling; #2: the case is damaged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., by the Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3027 (similar to item C/-1966); "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," the A.S. Aloe Co., 6th ed., St. Louis, 189-, p. 181 (item 4541)
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Loring's ophthalmoscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3351
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997037010 a-c
Description
Loring's ophthalmoscope set, which consists of two parts; the ophthalmoscope head (a), which has two round discs attached together by a pivot screw; the surface of the posterior disk is smooth, flat metal with a round sight hole cut into the metal and goes through both sides; the back of the disk i…
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Accession Number
997037010 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Ophthalmoscopy -- ophthalmoscope
Description
Loring's ophthalmoscope set, which consists of two parts; the ophthalmoscope head (a), which has two round discs attached together by a pivot screw; the surface of the posterior disk is smooth, flat metal with a round sight hole cut into the metal and goes through both sides; the back of the disk is a round-shaped mirror with glass covering that is bordered by the rim of the disk that has a milled edge; the top disk has milled outside edges with seven numbered glass lenses and one sight hole set in the metal, equally spaced apart around edge of disk; the posterior disk is fused to a flat metal stem that grooves into a cylindrical shape that is affixed to a separate piece of metal that has a threaded interior at the end; this attaches to a handle (b); the handle is made of a length of solid cylindrical bakelite with a cylindrical metal piece at the top which tapers to a threaded end; the handle has a convex bottom; all pieces fit into a black cloth-covered wooden case (c); the case is rectangular in shape with a lid that has two hinges at the back and a metal clasp at the front; the inside of the case has built-in purple velvet-covered molds that hold the instruments apart from each other; two circular spaces are allotted for condensing lenses (?), which are not included in this set
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - ophthalmoscope head - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 3.6 cm
b - handle - Size: Length 8.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - case - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
metal: red; white; silver
fabric: purple; black
wood: black; yellow
plastic: brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The top rotating disk has the numbers "15 // 3 // 6 // 12 // 6 // 3 // 15" on the surface around edge of disk; the numbers "0 // 24 // 12 // 6 // 3 // 6 // 12 // 24" on the same rotating disk are painted around the pivot screw
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-6
Condition Remarks
Mirror has slight cracking and corrosion; ophthalmoscope case has major wear and could easily break; lid and bottom of case not fully attached, with bottom side beams of case loosely affixed and cloth and wood coming off case easily; #2: the case is damaged.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., by the Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3026 (similar to item C/-1929) (see attached photocopy); "Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Max Wocher and Son," by Max Wocher & Son, Cincinatti, 189-, p. 74 (similar to item # 677)
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laboratory thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3039
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
997037011 a-c
Description
The thermometer (a) is a long glass cylindrical tube that is rounded at both ends; the top has a closed glass ring and the ampoule-shaped bottom contains a blue-coloured indicator fluid; the front of the thermometer is numbered from 40 to 120 with numerals stamped into the glass; the thermometer ca…
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Accession Number
997037011 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- thermometer, chemical
Description
The thermometer (a) is a long glass cylindrical tube that is rounded at both ends; the top has a closed glass ring and the ampoule-shaped bottom contains a blue-coloured indicator fluid; the front of the thermometer is numbered from 40 to 120 with numerals stamped into the glass; the thermometer case (b) is a long, hollow wooden tube that has one open end and one rounded end; the open end has a slightly smaller diameter to allow the lid to close over it; just below the open end, a narrow, decorative groove is etched into the circumference of the tube; the case lid (c) is a shorter hollow wooden tube that has one open end and one rounded end; the open end of the lid fits over the tapered end of the case to close the container; the lid also has a decorative groove just above the open end
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
b - case - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
c - case lid - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
liquid: blue
Inscriptions
On the top front of the thermometer are embossed, "2/1" and "F"; on the back of the thermometer the glass is stamped, "JAPAN"; on the front of the thermometer, the temperature readings are stamped into the glass in increments of 20: "40 60 80 100 120"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
Both the thermometer and the wooden case show signs of wear from regular use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Price Catalog of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physicians' Supplies and Hospital Furnishings ," A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p.635
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3087
Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer …
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Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer edge; this lip fits inside the main box to provide a good seal; the sieve tray (c) is a flat piece of steel with upturned sides with large squared handles protruding at both ends; the surface of the sieve tray has 57 holes (3 rows of 19), allowing for the free flow of water over the instruments placed in the tray
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box (incl. handles) - Size: Length 41.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 39.0 x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - sieve tray - Size: Length 38.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Wilmot Castle Co.
Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Date Remarks
Wilmot Castle founded in 1883
Material
metal: brown; grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on lid: "CASTLE" inside a diamond shape; on the opposite end of the lid: "25"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
Sterilizer shows significant oxidation but is very clean and has little inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 21st Edition, by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3051 (similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy)
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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