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Dates
1930
1935
1930-1935
Collection
Barber / Brunke Family Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
015020001
Description
White painted openwork style wicker infants bassinette with wood slat board base with hand written names of all the x31 babies that used this bassinette for several generations of the Barber and Brunke family including other families for their newborns; manufacturer's stamp embossed on bottom board…
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Accession Number
015020001
Collection
Barber / Brunke Family Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Household Articles
Description
White painted openwork style wicker infants bassinette with wood slat board base with hand written names of all the x31 babies that used this bassinette for several generations of the Barber and Brunke family including other families for their newborns; manufacturer's stamp embossed on bottom board; designed with openwork curved hood; marks for original leg support shown on base; thirty-one names on the base dating from 1931 until 2012.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor's family (Barber & Brunke) and her parents used it for her and her brother in the 1930s. Her father constructed the rolling base to allow her mother to move it easily around the house. The Barbers and the Brunkes’ have lived in Kingston for a few generations.
Maker
Gendron Company
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1935
1930-1935
Date Remarks
Donor remarks and dates on base
Material
wood: white
Inscriptions
"TORONTO // Gendron"
Permanent Location
W1 - Floor
Length
67.0 cm
Width
51.0 cm
Height
59.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Heavily painted with layers showing on base; minor break in wicker
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassinet
Research Facts
A bassinet, bassinette, or cradle is a bed specifically for babies from birth to about four months.
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Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Centennial [commemorative pin]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12341
Dates
1988
circa 1988
Collection
Charlotte Olive Casselman Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
Accession Number
998031004
Description
Gold and white enamel Kingston General Hospital centennial pin with the Kingston General Hospital 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
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Commemorative
Nursing
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 Kingston General Hospital 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
Length
1.8 cm
Width
2.0 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
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
Article
Reference Comments
Ian MacAlpine, “Nurses Ready for Reunion,” The Kingston Whig Standard, May 31, 2019. https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/nurses-ready-for-reunion
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.
The Kingston General Hospital Nurses Alumnae Reunion is held annually, and graduates of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing return to Kingston to celebrate.
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nursing school graduation certificate

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12339
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Charlotte Olive Casselman Collection
Category
Archival
Nursing
Education
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival
Nursing
Education
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
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
Nursing
Education
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival
Nursing
Education
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Schools, 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
Website
Reference Comments
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
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.
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Corby Distilleries Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
002027001 a-f
Description
Treatment (a) chair consists of a metal armature finished in baked white enamel; armature supports a curving metal seat and metal back; chair has welded on brackets which host (b) head rest; (c) basin ring and an interchangeable (d) arm or leg support; (e-f) screw-in knobs hold the additions in pla…
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Accession Number
002027001 a-f
Collection
Corby Distilleries Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination -- instrumentation
MM= Interior Design and Furnishings -- furniture, medical
Description
Treatment (a) chair consists of a metal armature finished in baked white enamel; armature supports a curving metal seat and metal back; chair has welded on brackets which host (b) head rest; (c) basin ring and an interchangeable (d) arm or leg support; (e-f) screw-in knobs hold the additions in place.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - chair - Size: Length 99.4 cm x Width 60.0 cm x Depth 51.5 cm
b - head rest - Size: Length 35.5 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 11.0 cm
c - basin ring - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 28.5 cm x Depth 4.8 cm
d - arm or leg support - Size: Length 43.5 cm x Width 43.5 cm x Depth 13.9 cm
e-f - screw-in knobs - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Provenance
Used at the nurses' station at the Corby Distilleries in Corbyville, Ontario.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Artifact same as item found in catalogue from 1950s.
Material
metal: silver, white, yellow
vinyl: brown
enamel: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-13-2
Condition Remarks
Chair is tarnished and scratched; enamel has chipped off exposing metal underneath; the arm or leg support is broken into two pieces; vinyl on head rest is flaking off along seams and edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies, for Physicians, Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories and Industrial First Aid Departments," Ingram & Bell, 1945-55, p. 257 (model #7106); CD #6.
Research Facts
This treatment chair has brackets and an interchangeable arm or leg support to be able to rest and support the affected arm or leg for treament.
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