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Extreme Unction home kit

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Mrs. Majorie McGlade Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
009010002 a-j
Description
Extreme Unction home kit consists of a light brown cardboard sleeve (a) which has been bound together with black tape and fits around the dark brown wooden box (b) with a decorative lid and carved cross on top; there is a silver metal three dimensional depiction of Jesus attached to the carved cros…
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Accession Number
009010002 a-j
Collection
Mrs. Majorie McGlade Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Religion
Death
Attitude to Death
Description
Extreme Unction home kit consists of a light brown cardboard sleeve (a) which has been bound together with black tape and fits around the dark brown wooden box (b) with a decorative lid and carved cross on top; there is a silver metal three dimensional depiction of Jesus attached to the carved cross and a small metal silver banner above the figure; box opens from the bottom via two metal hinges which are nailed to the box and is held closed at the top by a metal clasp, also nailed to the box; there is a metal piece which enables the box to be hung on the wall nailed to the back; inside, there are two pieces of white ribbon on either side which are meant to stop the box from opening all the way; there is also a silver and white decorative pattern on the inside of the box; the kit contains a small, thin 61 page booklet (c) with a gray and blue cover with white pages printed on in black ink detailing the procedures to follow during the Service; there are also two small white wax candles which have been burned (d-e); two dark Brown wooden square candle holders (f-g); a small silver spoon (h); a small rectangular brown waxed paper bag (i); and a white piece of cloth (j).
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a - cardboard sleeve - Length 20.6 cm x Width 12.8 cm x Depth 6.1cm
b - box - Length 20.2 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
c - booklet - Length 13.5 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - candle - Length 5.6 cm x Width 2.1cm x Depth 2.2 cm
e - candle - Length 6.1 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
f - candle holder - Length 5.1 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
g - candle holder - Length 5.1 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
h - spoon - Length 13.0 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
i - wax paper bag - Length 15.1 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
j - cloth (unfolded) - Length 20.5 cm x Width 20.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Used for donor's grandfather
Maker
James J. Sullivan
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
date printed on inside of (c)
Material
wood: brown
paper: white, gray, brown
ink: black, blue
metal: silver
wax: white
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Engraved on banner on the front of (b): "INRI"; printed on the front of (c): "SACRED SERVICE"; stamped into the base of (d): "ROOT 100% BEESW"; stamped into the base of (e): "ROOT 100% BEESW"; engraved on the back of (h): "W ALPACCA 33"
Permanent Location
(a, b, d, e, f, g, h, j): Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-8
(c, i): Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 23
Condition Remarks
(a) shows signs of fading; (b) has some pitting on the decorative edging at the top of the box and inside, the ribbon on the proper right has detached at the bottom, scratches are also present all over the box itself; the cover of (c) exhibits signs of slight water staining and foxing, there is also a wax droplet on the front cover; (d-e) exhibit signs of use and have black spots all over
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Fish Eaters" website; "Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Maker's Marks" website; CD #4
Research Facts
Extreme Unction is also known as Last Rites and is the annointing given to those who are gravely bodily ill, especially those in danger of death; it appears as though this kit is missing the container for the holy water; Alpacca is the trade name of a white coloured alloy of roughly 60% copper, 20% nickel, 20% zinc and 5% tin; it contains no silver; its white colour and durable nature make it an excellent base metal for silverplating; Alpacca was first formulated in Germany in the 19th century by chemists Henniger and Geitner; also known as German Silver or Nickel Silver
Exhibit History
November 2009 - November 2010: Medical Miracles
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