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5 BX Plan For Physical Fitness 3rd Edition [military physical fitness program 5BX]

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Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Collection
Heritage Schoolhouse Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Military
Education
Accession Number
012051001
Description
Booklet about the Five Basic Exercises (5BX) physical fitness plan for the Royal Canadian Air Force; for males; noted inside the exercises should take 'only 11 minutes a day'; 32 pages.
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Accession Number
012051001
Author
Royal Canadian Air Force
Collection
Heritage Schoolhouse Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Military
Education
MeSH Heading
Archival
Exercise Therapy -- instrumentation
Military Medicine -- handbooks
Description
Booklet about the Five Basic Exercises (5BX) physical fitness plan for the Royal Canadian Air Force; for males; noted inside the exercises should take 'only 11 minutes a day'; 32 pages.
Part Names
1
Provenance
Transferred from Heritage Schoolhouse Museum as item does not meet their acquisition mandate.
Maker
Crown Copyrights
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
1975
circa 1965-1975
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, red, blue
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "RCAF Pamphlet 30 / 1 // 5 BX Plan // FOR Physical Fitness"; on back: "A Royal Canadian Air Force Publication // Physical Fitness Series"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 23
Length
20.3 cm
Width
12.7 cm
Depth
0.03 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Edges show wear, minor surface dirt, stains and yellowing; one stain on cover travels through numerous pages; paper yellowing
Copy Type
original
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basal thermometer

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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
013008005
Description
Basal temperature thermometer model TB 312(a) in original box (d-e) with instruction pamphlet (f) and used chart (g) for C. Ashdown from 26 July to 6 November; thermometer in black case (b) and clear plastic cap (c).
Accession Number
013008005
Collection
Barber Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Body Temperature -- instrumentation
Thermometers
Weights and Measures
Description
Basal temperature thermometer model TB 312(a) in original box (d-e) with instruction pamphlet (f) and used chart (g) for C. Ashdown from 26 July to 6 November; thermometer in black case (b) and clear plastic cap (c).
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - thermomter
b - case
c - case cap
d -box bottom
e - box lid
f - instructions
g - chart
Provenance
Items belong to donor's grandfather, Dr. Herbert L. Barber, physician, in Burkes' Falls, Ontario.
Maker
Becton Dickinson and Company
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
paper: tan, cream, green
ink: gold, black
plastic: clear, black
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "A STANDARD OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION SINCE 1897 // Basal Temperature Thermometer // FOR DETERMINING TIME OF OVULATION // WITH BASAL TEMPERATURE GRAPH // MANUFACTURED BY Becton, Dickinson and Company // TB 312"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Length
16.1 cm
Width
7.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Box measurements
Condition Remarks
Box shows wear around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Basal body temperature thermometers are marketed and sold specifically for women trying to get pregnant. While charting your basal body temperature (BBT) is a good way to track ovulation, one of the biggest benefits to this method is the low expense.
To get an accurate reading, you must take your temperature when you first wake up in the morning, before you even sit up in bed. And you'll need to use a basal thermometer, which is sensitive enough to measure minute changes in body temperature. Try to wake up and take a reading at about the same time each morning.
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Colgate tooth powder

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
017025001
Description
Narrow oval tin container with cream paint on bottom two thirds and red above with a paper cap stuck on; missing original red plastic cap.
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Accession Number
017025001
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dental Care
Oral Hygiene
Toothpaste
Toothbrushing
Description
Narrow oval tin container with cream paint on bottom two thirds and red above with a paper cap stuck on; missing original red plastic cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Friends purchased as a gift for donor.
Maker
Colgate - Palmolive - Peet Company Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
metal: silver
ink: red, cream
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "COLGATE // TOOTH POWDER"; on back: "Combats Bad Breath - Reveals // Natural Brilliance of your Teeth // Brush your teeth briskly two // ways: first, straight up and // down, then with circular motion. // Do this at least twice a day. // See how Colgate Tooth Powder's // safe, gentle polishing agent quickly // removes dull, dingy surface film, // reveals natural lusters of your teeth. // It also helps your tooth brush // remove decaying food particles // that cause much bad breath. // So, for cleaner, brighter teeth, // and a sweeter breath: use Colgate // Tooth Powder night and morning // and before every date. // COLGATE'S TRADE MARK REG'D. // COLGATE - PALMOLIVE - PEET // COMPANY, LIMITED // MADE IN CANADA // CONTAINER // MADE IN USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-6
Length
11.5 cm
Width
5.5 cm
Depth
2.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows wear; large area on front missing paint; metal on bottom stating to indicate corrosion; paper cap stuck on
Copy Type
original
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Domestic Medicine or A Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, By Regimen and Simple Medicines [medical reference book]

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Dates
1845
Category
Archival Items
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
015009001
Description
Harbound black embossed leatherette covered book without illustrations describes domestic medical remedies and home health discussions; title on spine in gold ink; 586 pages.
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Accession Number
015009001
Author
William Buchan, M.D.
Category
Archival Items
Home Health Care
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Archival
Home Nursing -- handbooks
Description
Harbound black embossed leatherette covered book without illustrations describes domestic medical remedies and home health discussions; title on spine in gold ink; 586 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor's aunts in Montreal consider it was purchased by their grandparents; donor received it through her mother's estate.
Maker
Thomas Nelson
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1845
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: tan, black
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
Printed on spine: "Buchan's // Domestic // Medicine"; on frontispiece: "Domestic Medicine: // or // A Treatise // on the // Prevention and Cure // of // Diseases, // By Regimen and Simple Medicines // A NEW EDITION, // EDITED, AND BROUGHT DOWN TO THE PRESENT STATE OF // MEDICAL SCIENCE, BY A FELLOW OF THE ROYAL // COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, EDINBURGH"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
14.9 cm
Width
10.0 cm
Depth
3.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows wear overall and edges; spine top is split vertically for 1.0 cm; paper yellowed
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
internet
Research Facts
This book was originally published in 1769, and sold 80,000 copies in many languages. It was meant to be used by families who wished to learn how to treat and avoid diseases. This specific example was printed in 1845, and brought to Canada by the family of Alfred Hyde Clark in the same year.
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Dr. H. Sanche Oxydonor No. 2

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Dates
1898
1929
circa 1898 - 1929
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016024001 a-d
Description
Rectangular folded cardboard hinge burgundy cardboard box (a) with string attached to the lid and body of the box; printed directions in French on the label in the lid of the box; containing a metal cylinder oxydonor with fabric covered wire attached to the top ending with a metal disk and ankle st…
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Accession Number
016024001 a-d
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
MM= patent, proprietary, over-the-counter all-purpose cures
Description
Rectangular folded cardboard hinge burgundy cardboard box (a) with string attached to the lid and body of the box; printed directions in French on the label in the lid of the box; containing a metal cylinder oxydonor with fabric covered wire attached to the top ending with a metal disk and ankle strap (b); directions booklet (c); an important notice flyer (d).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a- box b- oxydonor c- directions booklet d- notice flyer
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Dr. H. Sanche & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1898
1929
circa 1898 - 1929
Material
paper: red, tan, blue
metal: silver
material: red, black
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on lid of box: “OXYDONOR // DR. H. SANCHE & CO. LIMITED // MONTREAL, CANADA”; printed on paper label inside lid: “DIRECTIONS EN ABREGE” directions follow in French; embossed on body of oxydonor: “M - 6019 // Oxydonor No. 2 // Manufactured by // Dr. H. Sanche & Co. // Montreal Canada // Dr. Hercules Sanche // VICTORY // DIADUCTION RULES LIFE // TRADE MARK // REGISTERED // Dr. H. Sanche & Co. // Montreal Can. // Pat. Dec 27, 1898”; printed on cover of booklet: “Brief Directions // for the use of // OXYDONOR // ..Written by.. // DR. HERCULES SANCHE.”; printed on sheet (d): “IMPORTANT NOTICE!” directions for the care of the Oxydonor follows.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-3
Length
a - 16.2 b - 9.6 c - 12.5 d - 28.0
Width
a - 7.9 c - 8.7 d - 21.9
Depth
a - 5.4 c - 0.5 d - 0.1
Diameter
b - 3.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor wear of silver finish on bottom of oxydonor; minor wear on string by ankle attachment; minor staining of box and residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Oxydonor No.2. American Artifacts.
Oxydonor. The Free Medical Dictionary.
Research Facts
The Oxydonor Victory is simply a metal tube filled with carbon. It was claimed to cure virtually all diseases simply by forcing oxygen into the body. Proponents of Sanche's incredible theory of "Diaduction" (the pseudoscientific explanation of the Oxydonor cure) organized as the Fraternity of Duxanimae. In this way, Sanche solicited donations for the cause (Diaduction), in addition to sales of the Oxydonor.
One of America's most notorious quacks, Dr. Sanche apparently moved around a lot, keeping one step ahead of the authorities. His July 27, 1897 patent lists his residence as New Orleans, and his Aug 3, 1897 patent as Detroit. In 1915, a fraud order was issued against Dr. Sanche & Co., of New York, Rochester, Chicago and Detroit. He soon evaded this setback by marketing his devices from Montreal. In Feb, 1916, the fraud order was extended to cover his Montreal address. This device likely dates from that period.
The user was required to place the centralmetal tube, or "Vocor", in a jar of iced water and then attach the the contact disk on the client’s ankle. It was declared worthless by the American Medical Association.
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Dr. H. Sanche Oxydonor No. 2

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Dates
1907
1910
circa 1907 - 1910
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
013011001 a-e
Description
Rectangular folded cardboard hinge burgundy cardboard box (a) with string attached to the lid and body of the box; printed directions in French on the label in the lid of the box; containing a metal cylinder oxydonor M - 6019 with fabric covered wire attached to the top ending with a metal disk and…
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Accession Number
013011001 a-e
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
MM= patent, proprietary, over-the-counter all-purpose cures
Description
Rectangular folded cardboard hinge burgundy cardboard box (a) with string attached to the lid and body of the box; printed directions in French on the label in the lid of the box; containing a metal cylinder oxydonor M - 6019 with fabric covered wire attached to the top ending with a metal disk and ankle strap (b); directions booklet (c); two hydrotonic booklets with various dietary supplements prepared by Sanche (d-e).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box
b - Oxydonor
c - directions booklet
d - Hydrotonic booklet
e - Hydrotonic booklet
Provenance
Used by donors father, Maurice Dufour.
Maker
Dr. H. Sanche & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1907
1910
circa 1907 - 1910
Material
paper: red, tan, blue
metal: silver
material: red, black
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on lid of box: “OXYDONOR // DR. H. SANCHE & CO. LIMITED // MONTREAL, CANADA”; printed on paper label inside lid: “DIRECTIONS EN ABREGE” directions follow in French; embossed on body of oxydonor: “M - 6019 // Oxydonor No. 2 // Manufactured by // Dr. H. Sanche & Co. // Montreal Canada // Dr. Hercules Sanche // VICTORY // DIADUCTION RULES LIFE // TRADE MARK // REGISTERED // Dr. H. Sanche & Co. // Montreal Can. // Pat. Dec 27, 1898”; printed on cover of booklet: “DIRECTIONS” with following information in French; printed on booklet (d-e): “HYDROTONIC” with information about dietary supplements offered by Sanche.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-3
Length
a - 16.2 b - 9.6 c - 15.0 d - 14.8 e - 14.8
Width
a - 7.9 c - 8.7 d - 8.7 e - 8.7
Depth
a - 5.4 c - 0.5 d - 0.1 e - 0.1
Diameter
b - 3.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor wear of silver finish on bottom of oxydonor; minor wear on string by ankle attachment; minor staining of box and residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Oxydonor No.2. American Artifacts.
Oxydonor. The Free Medical Dictionary.
Research Facts
The Oxydonor Victory is simply a metal tube filled with carbon. It was claimed to cure virtually all diseases simply by forcing oxygen into the body. Proponents of Sanche's incredible theory of "Diaduction" (the pseudoscientific explanation of the Oxydonor cure) organized as the Fraternity of Duxanimae. In this way, Sanche solicited donations for the cause (Diaduction), in addition to sales of the Oxydonor.
One of America's most notorious quacks, Dr. Sanche apparently moved around a lot, keeping one step ahead of the authorities. His July 27, 1897 patent lists his residence as New Orleans, and his Aug 3, 1897 patent as Detroit. In 1915, a fraud order was issued against Dr. Sanche & Co., of New York, Rochester, Chicago and Detroit. He soon evaded this setback by marketing his devices from Montreal. In Feb, 1916, the fraud order was extended to cover his Montreal address. This device likely dates from that period.
The user was required to place the centralmetal tube, or "Vocor", in a jar of iced water and then attach the the contact disk on the client’s ankle. It was declared worthless by the American Medical Association.
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gauze bandage roll

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health
Patient Care
Accession Number
014002213
Description
Short cylindrical paper package containing 3.0 cm wide sterilzed rolled gauze bandage; label contains product information including manufacturer' sealed top and bottom with circle of paper.
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Accession Number
014002213
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Home Health
Description
Short cylindrical paper package containing 3.0 cm wide sterilzed rolled gauze bandage; label contains product information including manufacturer' sealed top and bottom with circle of paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "3-300 // Gauze Bandage // (Sterlized) // 2" x 5 yds. // Texpack // Limited // Brantford, Canada"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Dimension Notes
Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along edges
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Part of First Aid Kit 014.002.195
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gauze bandage roll

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health
Patient Care
Accession Number
014002214
Description
Narrow cylindrical paper package containing 10.0 cm wide sterilzed rolled gauze bandage; label contains product information including manufacturer' sealed top and bottom with circle of paper.
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Accession Number
014002214
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Home Health
Description
Narrow cylindrical paper package containing 10.0 cm wide sterilzed rolled gauze bandage; label contains product information including manufacturer' sealed top and bottom with circle of paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "3-NIC // BANDAGE GAUZE // 4" x 6 YARDS. // LOT No. 2 STERLIZED // Sterility Guaranteed // Unless Opened // Johnson & Johnson // Limited Montreal // MADE IN CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Dimension Notes
Length 10.2 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along folds of paper including several small tears and wrinkling along the length; sealing sticker beginning to peel off
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Part of First Aid Kit 014.002.195
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gauze bandage roll

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Dates
1990
2000
circa 1990-2000
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health
Patient Care
Accession Number
014002215
Description
Narrow cylindrical paper package containing 10.0 cm wide sterilzed rolled gauze bandage; label contains product information in English and French including manufacturer' sealed top and bottom with circle of paper.
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Accession Number
014002215
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Home Health
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Home Health
Description
Narrow cylindrical paper package containing 10.0 cm wide sterilzed rolled gauze bandage; label contains product information in English and French including manufacturer' sealed top and bottom with circle of paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Texpack Limited
Site Made (City)
Brantford
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1990
2000
circa 1990-2000
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Texpack // Gauze Bandage 3-NIC // BANDAGE GAUZE // 4" x 6 YARDS. // LOT No. 2 STERLIZED // Sterility Guaranteed // Unless Opened // Johnson & Johnson // Limited Montreal // MADE IN CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Dimension Notes
Length 10.2 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along folds of paper including several small tears and wrinkling along the length; sealing sticker beginning to peel off
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Part of First Aid Kit 014.002.195
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graduated medicine spoon

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016001051
Description
Oval clear glass graduated medicine spoon with circular handle, flat bottom and deep curved edges; spoon bowl is uncovered; bottom is embossed with a manufacturers logo of intertwined T and W; one side of the exterior of spoon bowl is embossed with 'table, dessert, tea' for type of measurements; in…
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Accession Number
016001051
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
Oval clear glass graduated medicine spoon with circular handle, flat bottom and deep curved edges; spoon bowl is uncovered; bottom is embossed with a manufacturers logo of intertwined T and W; one side of the exterior of spoon bowl is embossed with 'table, dessert, tea' for type of measurements; inside of the spoon bowl there are two lines used for measurement.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
Research
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "GRADUATED MEDICINE SPOON // No 40", manufacturing logo; embossed on side of bowl "TABLE // DESSERT // TEA".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
9.5 cm
Width
4.6 cm
Height
2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
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.
Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Medical Instruments. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications by Philip Wilsons Publications, 1979.
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
Atomic Mail, "Vintage Infant Feeder Dose Spoon Sipping Spoon Porcelain" Item Description http://www.atomicmall.com/view.php?id=Vintage-Infant-Feeder-Dose-Spoon-Sipping-Spoon-Porcelain_143237
Ebay, "ANTIQUE GLASS GRADUATED MEDICINE SPOON NO 40 measure laboratory cooking baking" Item Description http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/antique-glass-graduated-medicine-spoon-no-40-measure-laboratory-cooking-baking-/281076838201
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.
By the early 19th century medicinal spoons were becoming more accurate measuring devices. Normally made out of silver, or pewter these items usually had a cover and long spout for blowing the medicine through at the opposite end for administering medicine to the mentally unstable, elderly and invalids. By the mid 19th century, the design had evolved into small oval spoons, with a partial cover. The delicate handles normally had an elongated portion at the base to stabilize the spoon on flat surface. Initially produced in porcelain, these elaborately decorated spoons were then produced en masse in earthenware ceramic material and transfer pattern prints. This cheaper production cost meant this design was widely accessible and very popular for most social classes.
These were also used to feed infants or dose medicine.
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