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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
Accession Number
000003101
Description
Large metal skeleton key, which consists of a single piece of metal with a solid cylindrical central section that has an oval loop handle at one end; the other end of the cylindrical section is flat and round; there is a rectangular-shaped pair of teeth coming off to one side just before the outer …
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Accession Number
000003101
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Large metal skeleton key, which consists of a single piece of metal with a solid cylindrical central section that has an oval loop handle at one end; the other end of the cylindrical section is flat and round; there is a rectangular-shaped pair of teeth coming off to one side just before the outer end of the cylindrical piece; the teeth are close together and each has one rounded and two straight notches cut out from its inner edge, in mirror image to each other.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-6
Dimension Notes
Length 14.6 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired Kingston Psychiatric Hospital nurse; originally came with a paper label that read, "Original key of // Front Door of Hospital" (not saved)
Research Facts
This key was for the front door of Rockwood Asylum in Kingston, Ontario.
Exhibit History
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
On display, Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 - 24 Nov 2016. In case 1 of exhibit "Asylum: The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital," Dec. 5, 2000
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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
Accession Number
000003102
Description
Large black case iron crest-shaped padlock with silver metal U-lock at the top which is hinged at the right side; the front of the padlock has a brass key plate attached by a pivot at the top that allows it to move to the right or left and cover or uncover the keyhole; the back of the padlock is fl…
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Accession Number
000003102
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hospital Administration
Classification
Hospital Administration
MeSH Heading
Mental Health -- hospital
Household Articles
Description
Large black case iron crest-shaped padlock with silver metal U-lock at the top which is hinged at the right side; the front of the padlock has a brass key plate attached by a pivot at the top that allows it to move to the right or left and cover or uncover the keyhole; the back of the padlock is flat.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital; used on the front door of Rockwood.
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
metal: silver; black; yellow
Inscriptions
The front of the key plate has an anchor and rope design as well as the words, "SECURE // TUMBLER // LOCK" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-6
Dimension Notes
Length 10.4 cm x Width 15.1 cm x Depth 2.5 cm (closed)
Condition Remarks
The padlock shows some wear, especially on the front of the key plate; the U-lock and key plate show no corrosion, but there is a very small spot visible at the bottom of the cast iron padlock; (2): some wear on the bolt; latch is worn and tarnished; spotty wear points on body of lock.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired Kingston Psychiatric Hospital nurse; originally came with a paper label that read, "Early Type // Hospital Padlock" (not saved)
Research Facts
This padlock was for the front door of Rockwood Aslyum in Kingston, Ontario.
Exhibit History
On display “History of Psychiatry” at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa L-2018-2; 20 March 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
On display, Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016. In case 1 of exhibit "Asylum: The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital," Dec. 5, 2000; On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
Images
Less detail