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frameless eyeglasses

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
000018003 a-c
Description
One complete pair of eyeglasses with nose clip and arms attached directly to the lenses (a); the arms are curled; the lenses are convex ovals; one incomplete pair of eyeglasses with nose clip and one bracket for the arm attached to the lenses (b); the lenses are oval and convex; eyeglasses case cov…
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Accession Number
000018003 a-c
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Optometry
Description
One complete pair of eyeglasses with nose clip and arms attached directly to the lenses (a); the arms are curled; the lenses are convex ovals; one incomplete pair of eyeglasses with nose clip and one bracket for the arm attached to the lenses (b); the lenses are oval and convex; eyeglasses case covered in a green print fabric lined with black fabric (c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - eyeglasses - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 11.3 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
b - incomplete eyeglasses - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
c - eyeglasses case - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Brockville Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date based on object's similarity to item in an 1890s catalogue
Material
glass: clear
metal: yellow
fabric: black, green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Condition Remarks
The lenses of pair of eyeglasses (a) are dirty; there are several areas on each pair where chips are visible; only one pair is intact; the case is very dirty on the inside; incomplete pair of eyeglasses (b) was broken while being catalogued; the glass lenses cracked into several pieces; the remaining pieces are labeled in a mylar bag in the permanent storage location.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supply and Hospital Furnishings, " 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189-, p. 159 (similar to item 4299); CD #5.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum (North Gallery Room 1013): "Electricity and the Invisible Ray," Oct. 2006 - Feb 2016.
Images
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Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000018005
Description
A free-standing electrical infrared heat lamp with metal guard over 750 watts chromalox element and adjustable horizontal rod ending in original cloth-braided electrical cord with on/off switch and refitted with a modern electrical cord and plug; lamp is supported by cast iron stand on four casters.
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Accession Number
000018005
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Phototherapy
Description
A free-standing electrical infrared heat lamp with metal guard over 750 watts chromalox element and adjustable horizontal rod ending in original cloth-braided electrical cord with on/off switch and refitted with a modern electrical cord and plug; lamp is supported by cast iron stand on four casters.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
The Birtcher Corporation
Site Made (City)
Los Angeles
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
1955
circa 1945-1955
Date Remarks
Item in catalogue published in 1945-1955.
Material
metal: tan, silver
plastic: black, yellow, cream
rubber: black
fabric: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on a painted metal plate: "THE BIRTCHER // CORPORATION // LOS ANGELES, CALIF. // MODEL 675 // WATTS 750 // VOLTS 115"; Handwritten in marker on hood: "105451 // E.L.R."
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-2-2
Dimension Notes
Length 116.0 cm x Width 68.5 cm x Depth 42.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Chipped paint on base of stand and horizontal rod; scratches on hood near horizontal rod; minor dents on hood; cloth-braided cord is discoloured; little rust at base of shaft; element inside hood is partially rusty; rubber wheels move freely; plastic covered electrical cord in like new condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Equipment, Supplies Catalogue", Ingram & Bell Limited Instruments, 1945-1955, p. 45 (Model # 3-845); CD #5
Research Facts
Used for heat therapy
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1901-1930
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000018021 a-d
Description
Long narrow hinged lid gold tin box (d) has dividers for three one piece silver metal scalpels (a-c); two are similar with the same blade, handle style and manufacturer (c) has a shorter blade, different handle style and manufacturer; box has silver interior and gold finish on exterior with black t…
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Accession Number
000018021 a-d
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- scalpel
Description
Long narrow hinged lid gold tin box (d) has dividers for three one piece silver metal scalpels (a-c); two are similar with the same blade, handle style and manufacturer (c) has a shorter blade, different handle style and manufacturer; box has silver interior and gold finish on exterior with black text printed directly on box lid.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a-scalpel
b-scalpel
c-scalpel
d-box
Provenance
Used at the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Arnold & Sons Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1901-1930
Material
metal: silver, gold
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on one side of (a): “ARNOLD & SONS // LONDON”; stamped on the other side: “C7”; (b) has: “ARNOLD & SONS // LONDON // 4”; (c) has: "J. F. Hartz // Co LIMD // J. GREY & SON // SHEFFIELD”; (d) printed on the box: “ARNOLD & SONS. // SAVORY & MOORE LTD // STANDARD WORKS // LAWRENCE ROAD, // TOTTENHAM, // LONDON, N.15. // SURGICAL AND // VETERINARY // INSTRUMENTS // MANUFACTURERS.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Length
a - 15.7 cm b - 16.1 cm c - 15.0 cm d - 18.0 cm
Width
d - 2.6 cm
Depth
d - 2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
(a-c) good condition with minor rusting on the blades; (d) stable condition with minor areas of rust and finish removed by wear
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Science Museum" website
"The Medical Tour" website
Research Facts
These instruments can be fully sterilised, meaning they can be re-used without fear of causing infection. Non-sterilised instruments were used in the previous century.
Formerly known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario's first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (none of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was oficially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
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