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safety razor blade holder

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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
000003284
Description
Razor blade holder, which consists of a rectangular maroon plastic case that is hinged along one long side; there is a design in raised plastic on its top surface; along the other long side, the two halves of the case are joined by a double triangular clasp; there is a rectangular slot cut into th…
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Accession Number
000003284
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Hair Removal -- instrumentation
Household Articles
Description
Razor blade holder, which consists of a rectangular maroon plastic case that is hinged along one long side; there is a design in raised plastic on its top surface; along the other long side, the two halves of the case are joined by a double triangular clasp; there is a rectangular slot cut into the cintre of one half of a short edge of the case; a rectangular plastic pull with a semicircular grip at its end is inserted into this slot; when the case is opened, the inner two halves are revealed to have two sets of black plastic grooves, on either side of a zig-zagging groove cut into the maroon plastic; in the zig-zag groove in one half of the case, an oblong piece with two round pegs on either end is set; when the plastic pull with the grip at its end is extended, the oblong piece with the pegs runs along the groove; each inner half of the case has three slotted screws set into its surface.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Material
metal: silver
plastic: maroon; black
Inscriptions
"MADE IN GERMANY" appears in raised plastic letters on the outer bottom surface of the container; a design in raised plastic appears on the outer top of the case (see accession sheet for sketch)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-5
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The plastic appeared stable and the metal screws showed no signs of corrosion; the case showed minor signs of wear in the form of scratches.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
C. Cox, retired Kingston Psychiatric Hospital RN
Research Facts
Used by patient and barber at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital , a veteran; arrived with artifacts 000.003.282-.283 and .285-.297
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skin grafting knife

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
1969.3.45 a-b
Description
Skin grafting knife consists of two parallel blades that can be adjusted to cut from 0 to 3 mm in depth; graduations marked on side; tension is adjusted by two screw posts mounted on the handle of one blade and passing through the handle of the opposite blade, by adjusting two spring-mounted nuts; …
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Accession Number
1969.3.45 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Transplantation
Surgery, Plastic -- instrumentation
Description
Skin grafting knife consists of two parallel blades that can be adjusted to cut from 0 to 3 mm in depth; graduations marked on side; tension is adjusted by two screw posts mounted on the handle of one blade and passing through the handle of the opposite blade, by adjusting two spring-mounted nuts; the depth is adjusted by a sliding wedge between the handles effected by a nut on the end of the knife.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - knife - Size: Length 22.5 cm
b - box - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 5.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W. Walb
Site Made (City)
Heidelburg
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: grey
wood: brown
Inscriptions
"W. WALB, NACHF. // HEIDELBURG"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-6
Condition Remarks
Some rust
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Thiersch's skin grafting knife

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
1969.242.1 a-c
Description
Fabric-lined wooden case containing a skin-grafting knife and an attachment; top of case is leather covered.
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Accession Number
1969.242.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Transplantation
Surgery, Plastic
Description
Fabric-lined wooden case containing a skin-grafting knife and an attachment; top of case is leather covered.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
knife - Size: Length 22.3 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
attachment - Size: Length 22.0 cm
case - Size: Length 26.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
F. R. Dröll
Site Made (City)
Heidelberg
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Date on sticker on case.
Material
wood: brown
fabric: red
metal: silver
leather
Inscriptions
On blade and case: "F. R. DRÖLL // MANHEIM, HEIDELBERG."; sticker on top of case in oxidized ink: "H. C. Parsons (?) // Heidelberg, 1896"; in blue wax pencil: "Private"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-6
Condition Remarks
Crack on bottom rear of box
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail