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floor polisher

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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
County of Lennox & Addington Museum and Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996007001
Description
Wooden floor polisher with long wooden handle, base made from a block of wood with bristles on bottom, with a coarse, heavy, burlap-like band backed with rubber tacked to the base on three sides; base wood has gone dark with age.
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Accession Number
996007001
Collection
County of Lennox & Addington Museum and Archives Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Equipment and Supplies
Rehabilitation
Description
Wooden floor polisher with long wooden handle, base made from a block of wood with bristles on bottom, with a coarse, heavy, burlap-like band backed with rubber tacked to the base on three sides; base wood has gone dark with age.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by County of Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives; original provenance was Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Date Remarks
Rockwood Asylum built in the 1840s
Material
wood: brown
bristle: beige
burlap: light grey
rubber: black
metal: dark grey
paint: black
Inscriptions
Top of base is marked with black paint which is still visible: "THREE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Q1-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 164.0 cm. x Width: 44.0 cm. x Depth: 28.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Much-used, dark with age or stain, especially the base; nails used to secure burlap padding are beginning to rust; one deep crack in base at either side of handle; many small cracks throughout base; bristles on bottom are worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
A very old, very heavy floor polisher, described by the owner as the oldest in Ontario; originally came from Rockwood Asylum, now Kingston Psychiatric Hospital; the polisher was dragged or pushed by hand; possibly made at Kingston Penitentiary by convict labour
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Pump House Museum, Kingston, Ontario L-2017-4; 24 April 2017 – 28 Aug 2017.
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No Man Stands Alone [book]

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Dates
1966
Collection
Carol Thomas Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
009036001
Description
Hardbound paper covered book with hand drawn illustrations; stories of Nurse Amy Wilson on her tour of duty in remote British Columbia and the Yukon during the 1930-40s; title stamped in silver ink on spine; sketch map of North West Territories inside front cover; 139 pages.
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Accession Number
009036001
Author
Amy V. Wilson
Collection
Carol Thomas Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Nursing -- biography
History of Nursing -- personal narratives
Diphtheria -- history
Description
Hardbound paper covered book with hand drawn illustrations; stories of Nurse Amy Wilson on her tour of duty in remote British Columbia and the Yukon during the 1930-40s; title stamped in silver ink on spine; sketch map of North West Territories inside front cover; 139 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Carol Thomas
Maker
Gray's Publishing Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Sidney
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, silver
Inscriptions
Printed in book: "NO MAN // STANDS ALONE // by // Amy V. Wilson // R.N. // GRAY'S PUBLISHING LTD. // Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 22.3 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover shows minor wear from use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Carol Thomas; CD #4
Research Facts
Nurse Amy Wilson, RN, was a traveling nurse along the Alaska Highway during a diphtheria outbreak among the native people, bringing the first immunization to the First Nations people hit hard by this disease.
Carol Thomas is a graduate of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1971; worked as a Community Health Nurse in the northern territories.
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