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medicine droppers

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Dates
1964
circa 1964
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997037161 a-e
Description
A box of medicine droppers, consisting of (a) a wax-coated rectangular cardboard box that opens from the top with a hinged lid and two flaps; the box is white with blue printing; the eyedroppers (b-e) are long, hollow, narrow cylindrical tubes that are open on both ends; the tip tapers to a flatten…
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Accession Number
997037161 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Topical -- instrumentation
Description
A box of medicine droppers, consisting of (a) a wax-coated rectangular cardboard box that opens from the top with a hinged lid and two flaps; the box is white with blue printing; the eyedroppers (b-e) are long, hollow, narrow cylindrical tubes that are open on both ends; the tip tapers to a flattened point with a small hole in the centre; the top of the dropper has a larger, lipped opening over which a black rubber bulb is fitted; the bulb has one open, lipped end and a closed, rounded top
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
b - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
c - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
d - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
e - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
The Richards Glass Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto; Montreal
Site Made (State)
Ontario; Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
circa 1964
Date Remarks
Similar item found in 1964 catalogue
Material
rubber: black
glass: clear
cardboard: white; blue
Inscriptions
Printed on box top: "ONE DOZEN // MEDICINE DROPPERS // Rigo Brand // MANUFACTURED BY // THE RICHARDS GLASS CO. LIMITED . TORONTO AND MONTREAL"; printed on front of box: "For Dispensing Eye Prescriptions // Use Rigo Eye Rx [the 'x' made by a slash through the leg of the 'R'] Bottles // Individually Cartoned Complete With Droppers"; printed on box ends: " "Rigo" "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-8
Condition Remarks
Box shows slight water staining on top; rubber bulbs are cracked but are still soft and pliable; #2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply," AHSC Ltd., Toronto, ca 1964 (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Images
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