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Baby Ben alarm clock

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Dates
1964
1973
1964-1973
Collection
Carson Cross Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
005011001
Description
A metal "Baby Ben" alarm clock; has a rectangular base with a round face; the face is a slightly lighter shade of silver (aluminum?) and under a circular convex piece of glass; there are dials and knobs on the back for setting the time and alarm.
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Accession Number
005011001
Collection
Carson Cross Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Radium
MM= Household Articles -- ruler, compass, protractor, timepiece
Description
A metal "Baby Ben" alarm clock; has a rectangular base with a round face; the face is a slightly lighter shade of silver (aluminum?) and under a circular convex piece of glass; there are dials and knobs on the back for setting the time and alarm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's family since it was purchased new in Peterborough, Ontario; it was originally loaned to the museum for the "Radium" exhibit.
Maker
Westclox
Site Made (City)
Peterborough
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
1973
1964-1973
Date Remarks
These clocks were made from 1964 until 1973
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Baby Ben" and "WESTCLOX" printed on the face "6 // 53632" engraved on the bottom of the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the back where the dials have been rotated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"ClockHistory.com"
Research Facts
This is a series 8 Baby Ben clock; clocks with radium arms and dials were used because it glowed; the painters of these clocks (mostly female) often suffered from skin ulcerations, tumours, and many eventually died.
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commemorative pin

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Dates
1988
circa 1988
Collection
Charlotte Olive Casselman Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
998031004
Description
Gold and white enamel Kingston General Hospital centennial pin with the KGH symbol and a commemorative banner beneath it on the face; pin and clasp affixed to back.
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Accession Number
998031004
Collection
Charlotte Olive Casselman Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Anniversaries and Special Events
Commemorative and Association Items
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Gold and white enamel Kingston General Hospital centennial pin with the KGH symbol and a commemorative banner beneath it on the face; pin and clasp affixed to back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Charlotte Cass .
Maker
A. C. E.
Site Made (City)
Winnipeg
Site Made (State)
Manitoba
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1988
circa 1988
Date Remarks
Written on artifact.
Material
metal: yellow
enamel: white
Inscriptions
On front of pin in gold and enamel: "K G H"; embossed on back of pin: "A. C. E. // WINNIPEG // TAIWAN".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 1.8 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Olive Cass graduated from and worked at the Kingston General Hospital and Brockville General Hospital before marrying Frederick M. Cass in 1948, who would later be a member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament. Pin obtained at the Kingston General Hospital Centennial Celebrations.
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graduation certificate

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Charlotte Olive Casselman Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
998031002 a-b
Description
A Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduation certificate in a leather case; rectangular piece of velum certificate (a) is inserted into one of two clear plastic pockets in a black leather case (b) with green fabric lining; folds into a small rectangle, snaps shut with one black snap.
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Accession Number
998031002 a-b
Collection
Charlotte Olive Casselman Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Licensure, Nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
A Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduation certificate in a leather case; rectangular piece of velum certificate (a) is inserted into one of two clear plastic pockets in a black leather case (b) with green fabric lining; folds into a small rectangle, snaps shut with one black snap.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - certificate - Size: Length 17.7 cm x Width 11.0 cm
b - case - Size (unfolded): Length 29.3 cm x Width 19.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Owned by Charlotte Olive Gertrude Cass (nee Casselman); donated by her husband and niece.
Maker
Kingston General Hospital
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Written on artifact.
Material
leather: black
fabric: green
vellum: cream
plastic: clear
ink: black, yellow
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed in gold on the front: "Charlotte Olive Gertrude Casselman"; printed on the certificate: "Kingston General Hospital // School of Nursing // Charlotte Olive Gertrude Cass // has satisfactorily completed a three years course of instruction and // practice in this institution, has passed all the required // examinations, and is qualified to nurse Medical, // Surgical, Obstetrical and Infections cases. // June 10th, 1940" signed by the Superintendent Ann Baillie.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 Box 22
Condition Remarks
Leather is stiff; the paper and plastic have been stained slightly green from the fabric.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Document provided; CD #1.
Research Facts
Olive Cass worked at the Kingston General Hospital and Brockville General Hospital before marrying Frederick M. Cass. Mr. Cass later became a member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament.
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