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Dates
1927
1979
circa 1927-1979
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
997037575
Description
Metal-framed business sign for doctor's office, consisting of a wooden rectangle with a glass front face and painted wood beneath; frame has four mounting brackets attached to back perimeter of sign: two on top, two on bottom, each approximately 9 cm from edge; back is solid and flat; frame is atta…
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Accession Number
997037575
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Location Directories and Signs
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- sign, office
Description
Metal-framed business sign for doctor's office, consisting of a wooden rectangle with a glass front face and painted wood beneath; frame has four mounting brackets attached to back perimeter of sign: two on top, two on bottom, each approximately 9 cm from edge; back is solid and flat; frame is attached by 15 screws along outside edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Dates
1927
1979
circa 1927-1979
Date Remarks
Spans working life of Dr. H. G. Bird
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
wood: black; yellow
Inscriptions
Stencilled in paint on front: "DR. GODFREY BIRD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-16
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 62.0 cm x Width 23.0 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Green tarnish on frame, spots of inactive corrosion; dried paint on glass; paint chipped on lettering; sticky residue on glass.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Lifetime in Medicine." by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird
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The Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz Influence Machine for Therapeutical Use and X-ray Purposes [advertising booklet]

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Dates
1895
1905
circa 1895-1905
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
997037612 a-b
Description
16-page advertising booklet with two staple-binding (a); blue cover with title and manufacturer printed in blue ink; drawings of the Influence machine and various machine parts, with prices and descriptions, printed in black ink on white pages inside; last page has list of publications regarding me…
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Accession Number
997037612 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Electricity
Radiography
Electrostatics -- advertisements
Description
16-page advertising booklet with two staple-binding (a); blue cover with title and manufacturer printed in blue ink; drawings of the Influence machine and various machine parts, with prices and descriptions, printed in black ink on white pages inside; last page has list of publications regarding medical uses of electricity printed in blue ink on blue page; back blank; white one-page insert (b) folded in half and printed with black ink; cover has drawing and prices of the Influence Machine; description about Influence Machine's superiority inside; graphic chart comparing percent of different manufacturers' efficiencies versus output in Watts on back
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - booklet - Size: Length 22.7 cm x Width 15.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b - insert - Size: Length 22.9 cm x Width 15.2 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Estate of Dr. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Van Houten & Ten Broeck Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1895
1905
circa 1895-1905
Date Remarks
Based on reference book
Material
paper: white, blue
ink: black, blue
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on front: "The // Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz // Influence Machine // for Therapeutical Use and // X-ray Purposes // Van Houten & Ten Broeck Co. // 300 Fourth Avenue . . . New York // Makers of // High-Grade Electro-Therapeutical Apparatus"; stamped on front: "SOLE CANADIAN AGENTS // THE J.F. HARTZ CO., LTD. // TORONTO."; handwritten inside: "Less 10% Cash 30 Day L.O.B // Gananoque Complete C // Tube fluroscope Etc"; (b) printed on front: "The Morton-Wimshurst-Holtz // INFLUENCE MACHINE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Temporary Location
On exhibit at the Lakeshore Asylum, Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre Humber College, Toronto L-2016-6; 31 August 2016- 31 Dec 2018.
Condition Remarks
Pages are worn and yellowed at binding and edges; cover of booklet (a) is faded; staple holes and some rust in binding
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Mechanics of Surgery", Charles Truax, 1899, p. 266 (pl. 544); machine similar to 006.030.001; CD #8
Research Facts
The Influence Machine generated energy by having two stationary metal plates between a pair of revolving metal plates; the machine could create sparks ten to fifteen inches in length.
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