Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Patient Care Artifacts
Polaroid Land camera;, 900 Electric Eye model, which consists of a large rectangular-shaped camera with a metal body that has a thin leather strap at the right side and a large plastic flash attachment at the top; the flash attachment has four sides and a round light at its front; the front of the …
Polaroid Land camera;, 900 Electric Eye model, which consists of a large rectangular-shaped camera with a metal body that has a thin leather strap at the right side and a large plastic flash attachment at the top; the flash attachment has four sides and a round light at its front; the front of the camera has two tabs that push in to release a rectangular cover over the camera unit; this unit is square with a round lens in the centre and bellows at the back; the back of the camera has a rectangular lever that can be moved to the left to release a panel that allows the user to load the film into the camera; the left of the camera has a lever that releases a catch and allows the entire back of the camera to lift off; the top front of the camera has three small rectangular viewing windows.
The front of the camera reads, "POLAROID // 900 // ELECTRIC-EYE // LAND CAMERA"; the front of the flash unit reads, "POLAROID // WINK-LIGHT"; the back of the flash unit has a shutter settings chart; the inside back of the camera reads, "POLAROID LAND CAMERA // POLAROID CORPORATION // CAMBRIDGE, MASS. // IMPORTANT // BEFORE LOADING CAMERA, MAKE SURE BOTH ROLLERS ARE CLEAN. // USE DAMP CLOTH TO REMOVE ANY HARDENED PARTICLES // 3000 SPEED FILM // CAN BE USED IN // THIS CAMERA // NO ADDITIONAL // EXTERNAL LIGHT // SEALS ARE NEEDED. // MADE IN U.S.A. // PATENTED NO. 5: 2,435,717 : 2,435,720 : 2,455,111 : 0-152,229 : // 2,504,312 : 2,531,936 : 2,543,159 AND OTHERS"
Storage Room 0010
Length 27.5 cm x Width 21.0 cm x Depth 8.9 cm
The outside of the camera's metal case shows a fair amount of corrosion--both rust and green corrosion; the leather handle is very worn, but complete; the plastic and glass parts are complete and undamaged.
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; CD #3
Used at admittance at KPH to photograph patients.
In case 5 of exhibit "Asylum" The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, Dec. 5, 2000; Main lobby, Westwood building, K.P.H.