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Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000008001
Description
Ivory handled corkscrew with an elongated tear drop handle and a metal spiral at the other end; metal center and spiral is one continuous piece; two ivory pieces pressed into either side of the handle.
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Accession Number
000008001
Collection
Eleanor E. Anderson Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Description
Ivory handled corkscrew with an elongated tear drop handle and a metal spiral at the other end; metal center and spiral is one continuous piece; two ivory pieces pressed into either side of the handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. and Mrs. Kidd of Ottawa, Ontario; Dr. Kidd graduated from Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1929; Mrs. Kidd graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1925. Dr. John Franklin Kidd (1865-1932).
Dates
1860
1890
circa 1860-1890
Material
metal: dark grey
ivory: off-white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-1
Length
9.8 cm
Width
1.8 cm
Depth
0.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some signs of corrosion; the ivory is beginning to deteriorate in the corners.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet: "Collector Cafe: Other Types of Corkscrews"
Research Facts
The perfume corkscrew was used to remove the cork stoppers from small bottles such as medicine bottles or perfume bottles; they were particularity popular in between 1880-1910; they were used before metal screw tops were readily available.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1860
1870
circa 1860-1870
Collection
Dr. Martin T. Jeremias Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
004015003
Description
Masticator is made of two formed pieces of silver metal hinged by a single screw near the blades; object has a scissor like structure with two straight handles with a wood grip attached to the outside of each handle by two small gold coloured nails, one at the top and one at the bottom; the proper …
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Accession Number
004015003
Collection
Dr. Martin T. Jeremias Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Mastication -- instrumentation
Description
Masticator is made of two formed pieces of silver metal hinged by a single screw near the blades; object has a scissor like structure with two straight handles with a wood grip attached to the outside of each handle by two small gold coloured nails, one at the top and one at the bottom; the proper left handle hinges three quarters of the way up the handle; both handles curve outward at the top and lead to seven interlocking blades with three on one side and four on the other; the group of three blades are thicker than the group of four and are cerrated on the inside; the group of four blades have two thin straight blades on either side of the middle two which bend and touch at the top; the screw that holds the two pieces of metal together has a modified heart shaped handle; the object is held closed by a rectangular latch that is attached to the bottom of the proper left handle and sits in a groove on the outside of the proper right handle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dr. Martin T. Jeremais to the University of Alberta and its library; collection was then donated to the museum via Dr. Merrill Distad.
Dates
1860
1870
circa 1860-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on research and the Weiss' Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments
Material
metal: silver, yellow
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Stamped into the inside of the proper left handle: "D R G 381804 // 16306"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 18.1 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Object exhibits corrosion on the top side on the handles near the screw which holds the two pieces together and on all blades; the wood on the handle is deteriorating and has begun to separate into layers; a piece of the wood on the proper left handle has broken off below the bottom nail; the wood has discoloured on both handles
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Weiss' Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments," 1863, Plate III (wood on handle is similar to model #10) (see attached photocopy); CD #3
Research Facts
Masticators were used to 'pre chew' food for people who had poor dentition or had lost some or all of their teeth; the use of the porous material as a grip on the handles suggest a pre-Lister fabrication date as his germ theory did not appear until 1860.
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Dates
1875
1899
circa 1875-1899
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
014002050
Description
Tall narrow transparent cylindrical glass bottle with long neck and sealed grey lead seal closure; seal has embossed crown; full of transparent golden liquid; orange paper label has imagery of olives on a branch; the manufacturer's name, address, and logo.
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Accession Number
014002050
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Plant Oils
Household Articles
Description
Tall narrow transparent cylindrical glass bottle with long neck and sealed grey lead seal closure; seal has embossed crown; full of transparent golden liquid; orange paper label has imagery of olives on a branch; the manufacturer's name, address, and logo.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Goldberg Bowen & Company
Site Made (City)
San Francisco
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1875
1899
circa 1875-1899
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: orange
ink: red, brown
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "SIERRA MADRE // CALIFORNIA // FIRST PRESSING FROM SELECTED // OLIVES // GOLDBERG BOWEN & CO // SOLE AGENTS // WINE & TEA MERCHANTS // 432 PINE ST. SAN FRANCISCO"; embossed on bottle's base: "78"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 32.9 cm x Diam. 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor wear along label edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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Dates
1872
1873
circa 1872-1873
Collection
Estate of Keith A. Mcleod
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
015010002
Description
Cream Wedgwood Queen's Ware pottery wash basin with deep band of tan satin glaze edged with line of green on a deep flared rim; underside has three indents from positioning on supports during firing.
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Accession Number
015010002
Collection
Estate of Keith A. Mcleod
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Home Care Services
Home Nursing
Household Articles
Hygiene
Description
Cream Wedgwood Queen's Ware pottery wash basin with deep band of tan satin glaze edged with line of green on a deep flared rim; underside has three indents from positioning on supports during firing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Keith A. Mcleod and donated to the musuem via Dr. Ralph Masi
Maker
Wedgwood
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1872
1873
circa 1872-1873
Date Remarks
Research about Wedgwood marks
Material
porcelain: cream
ink: tan, green
Inscriptions
Impressed on bottom 'WEDGWOOD // A'
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-P2-2
Height
13.2 cm
Diameter
36.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor surface scratches on tan band; shows wear on bottom rim; minor non-repaired crack on bottom rim
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/w/wedgwood-date.html
Research Facts
In 1860 the Wedgwood factory started marking its wares with the date of manufacture impressed in each piece as part of a three letter code. The first letter of the code represents the month of manufacture, the second identified the potter who threw the shape and the last letter signifying the year the piece was made starting with 0 for 1860. In 1871 Wedgwood adopted pattern numbers with the code letter prefixes. Queensware, a cream-colored pottery developed by Josiah Wedgwood, was a popular dinnerware by 1765. This impressed mark indicates the year 1872 before a new letter was assigned in 1873.
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foot warmer stool

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Dates
1875
1899
circa 1875-1899
Collection
Donna (Thompson) Tweddell Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
005026001 a-b
Description
A foot warmer stool; consists of the stool (a) which is a rectangular wooden box with four rubber feet; it has a lid made out of what appears to be a "Berlin Work Wool" cover; inside the box is the foot warmer tin (b) which is an aluminum box with a capped spout on one end for pouring water in; the…
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Accession Number
005026001 a-b
Collection
Donna (Thompson) Tweddell Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- foot warmer
Description
A foot warmer stool; consists of the stool (a) which is a rectangular wooden box with four rubber feet; it has a lid made out of what appears to be a "Berlin Work Wool" cover; inside the box is the foot warmer tin (b) which is an aluminum box with a capped spout on one end for pouring water in; the cap is stuck in place.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - stool - Size: Length 29.5 cm x Width 25.0 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
b - tin - Size: Length 22.2 cm x Width 18.4 cm x Depth 6.1 cm
Provenance
The donor received this stool in 2005 from Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant, who originally received it from her mother-in-law.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1875
1899
circa 1875-1899
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks state that it was made in the late nineteenth century.
Material
wood: brown, white, blue, red
metal: silver; yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-1
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
The wool work is somewhat fragile.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Donna Tweddell; CD #1
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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
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
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Dates
1850
1899
1850-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1976.6.46
Description
A folding straight razor, all steel, with a hollow ground blade.
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Accession Number
1976.6.46
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Hair Removal
Hygiene -- instrumentation
Preoperative Care -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- razor
Description
A folding straight razor, all steel, with a hollow ground blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1850
1899
1850-1899
Date Remarks
Accession sheet has, "last half of 19th c."
Material
metal: brown; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-4
Dimension Notes
Length 24.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Blade is pitted and rusting, but still sharp; inside of handle is dirty, outside is covered with striations from use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Knife and pencil

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1976.6.54
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Accession Number
1976.6.54
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Communication
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1976.6.7
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Accession Number
1976.6.7
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Surgery
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-2
Condition Remarks
#2: the leather is old and weak.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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