Full cylindrical white and navy metal Medi-Kleen Mint aerosol can (a) with removable cylindrical cream plastic cap (b); aerosol can has navy, turquoise and cream paper label on sides with printed product and company information in English and French; bottom of can is grey metal with domed push up a…
Full cylindrical white and navy metal Medi-Kleen Mint aerosol can (a) with removable cylindrical cream plastic cap (b); aerosol can has navy, turquoise and cream paper label on sides with printed product and company information in English and French; bottom of can is grey metal with domed push up and lot number stamped in black ink; top section of can is white and grey metal dome with circular depression and white plastic tipped nozzle extending from top; cap has molded concentric circles on top and hollow interior with cylindrical nozzle guard extending downward from top.
Number Of Parts
a – aerosol can – Length 15.2 cm Diameter 6.7 cm
b – cap – Length 4.7 cm Diameter 6.5 cm
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1967); expiration date May 14 1970 (aerosol shelf life 2-3 years)
ink: navy, blue, turquoise, black
metal: grey, white
plastic: cream, white
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // MEDI-KLEEN // MINT // Aerosol // AIR DEODORANT // and SANITIZER // DESODORISANT ET // ASSAINISSEUR D’AIR // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL // WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER // CANADA // MEDI-KLEEN is recommended for the // Hospital room, ward, physician’s office, // sickroom or washroom. Medi-Kleen elimi- // nates odour by chemical neutralization or // emulsification. Does not result in paralysis // of the sense of smell. The combination of // glycols plus Benzethonium Chloride when // converted to a mist serves to minimize air // borne cross-infection by physical and // chemical action. // Directions for use as an Air // Deodorant and Sanitizer: Remove // cap. Press button with nozzle directed away // from you. Direct spray upward. Distribute // the spray evenly to all parts of the room. // Allow about 10 seconds of spray for every // 800 to 1000 cubic feet of space. // CONTAINS: // Benzethonium Chloride 0.2% // Triethylene Glycol 3.46% // Propylene Glycol 2.59% // Inert Ingredients (Solvent // Aromatics Propellant etc.) 93.75% // CAUTION: // KEEP AT ROOM TEMPERATURE // As contents are under pressure do not // puncture or throw into fire or incinerator. // Do not spray closer than two to three // feet from any surface. // CONTENTS: 11 oz. net weight”; stamped on label in blue ink: “MAY 14 1970”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) // 27DQ”
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row G
Unit Of Measure
Minor fading of label; major fading of expiry dates on cap; minor corrosion all over metal pieces.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies, for Physicians, Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories and Industrial First Aid Departments, 1959.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Medi-Kleen was marketed by Ingram & Bell as an air deodorant and sanitizer designed to freshen air, kill germs, and limit cross infection in hospitals, doctors offices, washrooms and even in homes; contained Benzethonium Chloride, Triethylene Glycol and Ammonia Antiseptic.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.