Gold graduation ring with octagonal face depicting a simplified Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing insignia including a centered red cross painted in enamel (a); rectangular cardboard box with padded velvet interior with a slit for the ring to be inserted (b); lid for box has decorative vi…
Gold graduation ring with octagonal face depicting a simplified Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing insignia including a centered red cross painted in enamel (a); rectangular cardboard box with padded velvet interior with a slit for the ring to be inserted (b); lid for box has decorative vine pattern around top edges (c).
Number Of Parts
a - ring - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b - box - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - lid - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Owned by Claire Ellen Penman Bennett, donated by her daughter Marilyn E. Bennett.
Marked on object.
Moulded onto face of ring: "K // G // H // 25"; engraved inside ring: "C. E. P. // S. Bs.".
Storage Room 0010
Ring shows minor tarnishing and wear along edges; box lid has separated corners and bottom box is misshapen on one side.
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Claire Ellen Penman Bennett graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1925. upon her graduation from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing.
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
Portable Ferno Forge pharmacy cart with multi lockable bins; the main cabinet (a) has blue and beige sides; back side of the cabinet has three shelves, the front side has two blue metal drawers that are locked and a metal box with four rows of metal drawers (b) that can also be locked; the top of t…
Portable Ferno Forge pharmacy cart with multi lockable bins; the main cabinet (a) has blue and beige sides; back side of the cabinet has three shelves, the front side has two blue metal drawers that are locked and a metal box with four rows of metal drawers (b) that can also be locked; the top of the cart is made of hard yellow plastic; on either side of the cabinet there are two longitudinal curved silver metal bars and one horizontal bar between them near the top that serve as handles for pushing the cart; a bar coated in grey rubber goes around the base of the cart above four metal wheels with black rubber tires; the proper left side of the cart has a beige coloured metal tray, a blue metal tube for paper cups, and a square grey metal tray near the base of the cart; there are approximately 20 wax coated white cups (c) with a pattern of green and purple in the blue tube; the proper right end of the cart (a) has two beige coloured metal hooks; at the bottom of the proper left side of the cart are three labels next to each other; the first label is a silver sticker with black ink, the next is a silver metal plate with black ink and numbers embossed on it, and the third label is a black metal plate with silver ink and numbers embossed on it; on both the proper left and proper right sides of the cart near the top are blue stickers of the Ferno Forge company logo; (b) has a total of 17 drawers in the metal box, five drawers all 8.8 cm wide on the top row and four drawers all 10.3 cm wide on the three rows below; (b) can be removed from the cart via a folding black plastic handle on the box top.
Number Of Parts
a - cart - Size: Length 1.4 m x Width 88.0 cm x Depth 50.0 cm
b - removable metal box with drawers - Size: Length 48.8 cm x Width 31.5 cm x Depth 30.0 cm
c - cups - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
Donated by Carol Pearson; was previously used in the Peterborough Civic Hospital
On the proper right and left sides of the cart near the top is a sticker in blue: "Ferno // Forge" with the Ferno Forge logo to the proper right; at the bottom on the proper left end is a silver sticker label with black printing: "ORTHO-PATH // 5200 Dixie Road, Unit 41 // MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L4W 1E4 // (416) 625-6306 Fax. (416) 624-1323"; printed in black ink on a silver metal plate on the bottom of the proper left side: "PETERBOROUGH // CIVIC // HOSPITAL"; embossed next to ink: "51935"; printed on black metal plate secured with two screws on the bottom of the proper left end of the cart: "FERNO // FORGE"; embossed next to the ink: "18225"; printed under number in silver ink: "SERIAL NUMBER"
Storage Room W1
W1 - Floor
Silver paint is flaking on tray, scratches and dents on silver metal handles; rubber on rail is chipped; plastic top has wear marks; cart shows signs of use
Carol Pearson, "Ferno-Washington" website; "Ferno Canada" website
Donor purchased pharmacy cart at a silent auction at the Peterborough Civic Hospital in 1999; when purchased the cart came with a selection of vials and a Park Davis & Co Magazine; the donor collected pharmacy related items, reference books and product catalogues for many years and retired from the Peterborough Civic Hospital in 1999; Ferno-Washington was the result of combining two companies, Washington Mortuary Supply Company (est. 1924) and Ferno (est. 1955); the companies joined in 1957 when they moved to Greenfield, Ohio where they remained until 1972; Ferno-Washington purchased the Health Care Division of Market Forge in 1983; one division was Ferno Forge located in Boston, which later moved to Williamsport Pennsylvania in 1985