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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003001 a-d
Description
Metal bed painted white over original white paint with brass top rail and two knobs at the head and foot; (a) head has two posts on wheels joined by a brass top; four vertical struts and three horizontal struts; (b) foot has two posts on wheels joined by a brass top; four vertical struts and three…
Accession Number
995003001 a-d
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Beds
Description
Metal bed painted white over original white paint with brass top rail and two knobs at the head and foot; (a) head has two posts on wheels joined by a brass top; four vertical struts and three horizontal struts; (b) foot has two posts on wheels joined by a brass top; four vertical struts and three horizontal struts; (c,d) side rails to join the head and foot of bed; rails are made of metal which is painted white (and flaking).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bed - head - Size: Length 143.0 cm. x Width 100.0 cm.
b - bed - foot - Size: Length 91.0 cm. x Width 100.0 cm.
c - bed - rail - Size: Length 190.0 cm. x Width 6.0 cm.
d - bed - rail - Size: Length 190.0 cm. x Width 6.0 cm.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver; brass
paint: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-FLOOR
Condition Remarks
Bed was extremely dirty and the brass badly tarnished; much of the paint is chipping off; brass knobs have several dents; overall, the metal is very stable
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003005
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with a flat wood seat and arm and leg rests and a caned back; the chair is supported on a painted metal frame with springs at the back; there are four spoked wheels, two large at the sides and two small at the back; there is a metal bar at the back which allo…
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Accession Number
995003005
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wheelchairs
Description
Wheelchair consisting of a wooden chair with a flat wood seat and arm and leg rests and a caned back; the chair is supported on a painted metal frame with springs at the back; there are four spoked wheels, two large at the sides and two small at the back; there is a metal bar at the back which allows the wheelchair to be pushed.
Number Of Parts
1
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Somewhat similar to a chair found in a 1932-33 Pilling catalogue.
Material
metal: dark brown
wood: brown
paint: dark mustard
cane: beige
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"W-II" painted in white at the base of the chair back (Watkins 2)
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-1-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 118.0 cm. x Width: 60.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The chair was very dirty and dusty; wood is chipped in one place and cracked in one place; the paint on the metal is chipped and worn in several places; the wheelguard is missing from the chair's left side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventions/a/wheelchair.htm
Exhibit History
On display at the Museum, Mar. 12, 1998
Images
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003009
Description
Windsor stye wooden chair with four legs supported by four horizontal bars (two going left to right and two front to back); the chair seat is a single solid piece of wood; the back and arm rests are made of a single piece of wood with 15 supporting spindles.
Accession Number
995003009
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, non-medical
Description
Windsor stye wooden chair with four legs supported by four horizontal bars (two going left to right and two front to back); the chair seat is a single solid piece of wood; the back and arm rests are made of a single piece of wood with 15 supporting spindles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the private rooms on Kingsotn General Hospital Watkins 4.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-13-2
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
Several rungs are dry and loose; very dirty and dusty; there are some worn places in the varnish and there are several scratch marks in the wood
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw
Research Facts
Refinished in 1967
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000
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Dates
1920
1964
1920-1964
Collection
Mr David St.Onge Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003015001
Description
Silver-plated dessert spoon
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Accession Number
003015001
Collection
Mr David St.Onge Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Description
Silver-plated dessert spoon
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Mr David St.Onge
Dates
1920
1964
1920-1964
Date Remarks
Date based on marks on the artifact, and the dates of the Ontario Hospital.
Material
metal: brown
Inscriptions
"ONT. HOSP" engraved near the top on the handle; "[Illeg.]HAW[Illeg.] SILVER PLATE" engraved on the underside of the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-5
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The silver plate is tarnished, the bowl of the spoon and its handle have been bent, and a section of the top of the handle is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Found at Kingston on March 23, 2003 on the shore of Lake Ontario, on a beach at the edge of the current Mental Health Services site of the Providence Continuing Care Centre.
Exhibit History
"Rockwood Asylum 1860-1890"; 15 Mar 2007 - ? at Providence Continuing Care
Images
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Dates
1920
1964
1920-1964
Collection
Mr David St.Onge Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003015002
Description
Stainless steel dessert spoon.
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Accession Number
003015002
Collection
Mr David St.Onge Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Description
Stainless steel dessert spoon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Mr David St.Onge
Dates
1920
1964
1920-1964
Date Remarks
Date based on marks on the artifact, and the dates of the Ontario Hospital.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ONT. HOSP" engraved near the top on the handle; "STAINLESS" embossed on the underside of the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-5
Dimension Notes
Length 15.1 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
There are dark grey stains on the underside of the handle and in the bowl of the spoon.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Found by the donor on April 10, 2004.
Exhibit History
"Rockwood Asylum 1860 - 1890"; 15 March 2005 - ?; at Providence Continuing Care
Images
Less detail
Dates
1920
1964
1920-1964
Collection
Mr David St.Onge Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003015003
Description
Metal dessert spoon
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Accession Number
003015003
Collection
Mr David St.Onge Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Description
Metal dessert spoon
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Mr David St.Onge
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1964
1920-1964
Date Remarks
Date based on marks on the artifact, and the dates of the Ontario Hospital.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"O.H.K" engraved near the top on the handle; "[Illeg.] CANADA" stamped on the underside of the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-5
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal is dull.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Found at Kingston on April 10, 2004 on a beach behind the current Mental Health Services site of the Providence Continuing Care Centre.
Exhibit History
"Rockwood Asylum 1860 - 1890"; 15 March 2007 - ?; at Providence Continuing Care
Images
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Dates
1920
1970
1920-1970
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
004017001 a-b
Description
A metal sugar castor consisting of the castor (a) which is a cylinder with a threaded top, and the lid (b) which screws on and has a spout on the top; there are two balls attached with a thin piece of metal attached so that one ball is on each side of the spout which is used to seal the castor.
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Accession Number
004017001 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Description
A metal sugar castor consisting of the castor (a) which is a cylinder with a threaded top, and the lid (b) which screws on and has a spout on the top; there are two balls attached with a thin piece of metal attached so that one ball is on each side of the spout which is used to seal the castor.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - castor - Size: Length 8.7 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
b - lid - size: Depth 3.2 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
Provenance
From KGH
Maker
The Benedict Proctor Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Trenton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1970
1920-1970
Date Remarks
The company was in existence from 1920-1970
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"K.G.H." engraved on the castor; "MANUFACTURED & GUARANTEED // BY // THE BENEDICT PROCTOR MFG. CO // MFGD IN CANADA" engraved on the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-9
Condition Remarks
Slight Wear
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Collecting Domestic Copper and Brass"; CD #6
Images
Less detail
Dates
1930
1955
circa 1930-1955
Collection
Barbara Dewer Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
004041001
Description
A white ceramic cup; KGH crest; flaired lip.
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Accession Number
004041001
Collection
Barbara Dewer Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Cooking and Eating Utensils
Food Services, Hospital
Description
A white ceramic cup; KGH crest; flaired lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The artifact was purchased at a flea market in the Laurentians, and given to the donor for christmas; used at KGH.
Maker
Grindley Hotelware Co.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1930
1955
circa 1930-1955
Material
ceramic: white
Inscriptions
"DURALINE // SUPER // VITRIFIED // GRINDLY // HOTELWARE CO. // ENGLAND // CASSIDY'S LTD. // MONTREAL // VANCOUVER, WINNIPEG, TORONTO // 7-50" is embossed on the bottom.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-9
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.5 cm x Diam. 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear on the bottom rim.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
99203001; 996028011; CD #2
Research Facts
Used as a pill cup or condiment cup.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
016001002
Description
White oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder decorated with hand painted deep blue Delft decoration in the 'onion' pattern with gilt trim along opening, one side of handle edge and a pair of lines from opening to spout; single open handle on back with spout pointing straight ahead; without man…
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Accession Number
016001002
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Home Health Nursing
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories
MM= Feeding Dish
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
White oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder decorated with hand painted deep blue Delft decoration in the 'onion' pattern with gilt trim along opening, one side of handle edge and a pair of lines from opening to spout; single open handle on back with spout pointing straight ahead; without manufacturers marks; spout opening is part of body; unglazed base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Date Remarks
Research
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
18.3 cm
Width
7.2 cm
Height
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Handle previously broken off and repaired; 2.7 cm crack under glaze at edge of opening
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Patelisova, Helena. "The Layers of a Blue Onion." 3NTA. April 25, 2015. Accessed August 19, 2016. http://www.3nta.com/the-layers-of-a-blue-onion/.
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder who was a nurse. The large collection was made up of invalid feeders, hot water bottles, eye washers, bedpans, and female urinals.
Invalid feeders were made for both infants and adults. Originally sold for home health care purposes, they were ornately decorated and gilded, often with transfer prints and gilding. Many of these transfer prints were cheaper to produce and became popular in the 19th century. The most common color is blue, and often the same transfer print patterns can be found on popular dinner sets. All prints were applied to the feeders prior to glazing. These transfer patterns were often not shape specific. The results of general print patterns are overlapping areas or areas where a pattern that was split is showing to accommodate the shape of the feeder. Plain invalid feeders were often white and produced for home health care for the poor. By the late 19th and early 20th century, painting ceramics became a popular pastime for women in United States of America, and England. This influence produced a resurgence in hand painted invalid feeders, and popularity in plain white ceramic feeders. Many of the plain feeders were painted in homes or establishments, and once completed sent back to the manufacturer for firing. These are often identified because of the shade of blue is different and less bright than the shade used in print pattern transfers. The invalid feeders produced after the 19th century that were plain mark the shift of the invalid feeder to a more utilitarian purpose for professional use by nurses in hospitals. There were many manufacturers of invalid feeders marketing similar products for babies and adults. These manufactures would sometimes mark the feeder with a logo, the shape number, pattern number, and where it was made.
There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably. The boat shaped, which looks very similar to a gravy boat, originally evolved from the pap boat shape. It has a straight spout, main opening in the top, and an open handle in the back.
The design, like other medical ceramic ware, was decorated in the popular Blue Onion or Strawflower designs. The origins of this popular pattern originated from high quality Chinese porcelain decorated in cobalt designs. This tradition of blue and white porcelain dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries. When the wealthy Dutch and European merchants began exporting these wares back to Europe, the Meissen Porcelain Manufacturer began producing inspired blue ware called “onion china”. Many other manufacturers followed suit to produce the highly popular design, and the name evolved to blue onion. Each manufacturer had its own variation of the blue onion design. The original Chinese design was actually a floral design with pomegranates and peaches. These designs were so popular on all types ceramic and porcelain ware, that manufacturers produced transfer pattern outlines to reduce production time.
Majority of the invalid boat feeders produced in the 19th century were ceramic. Ceramics in an ambiguous term as it can signify an artefact made out of multiple kinds of clay, and different firing techniques. Ceramic can also be used to signify clay ware that has been fired at temperatures less then 500 °C. One of the many types of ceramic ware that falls under this umbrella term is porcelain. The term porcelain is incorrectly used interchangeably with ceramics. Porcelain ware is from fine white clay, it is characteristically fired below 1300 °C, and is translucent. In addition, to appearance it is generally very hard, durable, and makes a distinct ringing noise when tapped. Like the term ceramics, there are types of artefacts that fall under the term porcelain, such as fine china and bone china.
Invalid feeders are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably. The boat shaped, which looks very similar to a gravy boat, originally evolved from the pap boat shape. It has a straight spout, main opening in the top, and an open handle in the back. This is also known as an infant feeder prior to the development of baby milk bottles. Manufacturers would market this item as both invalid and infant feeders depending on the market they are targeting.
Images
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
016001004
Description
White oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder decorated with transfer print of white cross in red circle outlined twice in black with gilt trim along opening, edge of handle and spout; open handle with two raised bumps on back with spout pointing straight ahead; without manufacturers marks; spo…
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Accession Number
016001004
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Home Health Nursing
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories
MM= Feeding Dish
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
White oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder decorated with transfer print of white cross in red circle outlined twice in black with gilt trim along opening, edge of handle and spout; open handle with two raised bumps on back with spout pointing straight ahead; without manufacturers marks; spout opening is part of body; glazed base, model 103
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Research
Material
ceramic: white
ink: red, gold, black
Inscriptions
"103"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
17.3 cm
Width
7.0 cm
Height
6.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
At base under spout missing minor piece
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
The 1864 Geneva Convention marked the advent of the red cross as the symbol of impartial medical relief during wartimes and disasters. It was chosen as the Swiss flag in opposite colors to commemorate the Swiss advocate for the institution of this impartial aid and relief, Jean Henri Dunant. This popular symbol seems to have been superimposed on top of the glaze of many feeders after they were fired. One suggestion is that this meant that these were plain, utilitarian feeders were being repurposed for war times, or for hospitals in times of need. In addition, these could be home painted decorative additions to feeders that were meant to be donated as part of charity missions in the early 20th century.
Invalid feeders are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably. The boat shaped, which looks very similar to a gravy boat, originally evolved from the pap boat shape. It has a straight spout, main opening in the top, and an open handle in the back. This is also known as an infant feeder prior to the development of baby milk bottles. Manufacturers would market this item as both invalid and infant feeders depending on the market they are targeting.
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