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Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995005062 a-q
Description
(a) Metal ear piercer with cylindrical body, "C"-shaped head, gull-wing extensions for the fingers just behind the head, and a circular plunger at the foot; (b) rectangular plastic snap case, with paper cards stuck in both top and bottom; (c) rectangular advertisement card for needles and heads; (d…
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Accession Number
995005062 a-q
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Cosmetic Techniques -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Metal ear piercer with cylindrical body, "C"-shaped head, gull-wing extensions for the fingers just behind the head, and a circular plunger at the foot; (b) rectangular plastic snap case, with paper cards stuck in both top and bottom; (c) rectangular advertisement card for needles and heads; (d) rectangular folded paper sheet of additional instructions; (e) square plastic snapcase that holds (f-q); (f-i) cylindrical plastic slugs; (j-q) metal piercing pins; each pin is a cylindrical metal head attached to a thin pin.
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
a - ear piercer - Size: Length 12.5 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
b - plastic case - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - card - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Width 4.7 cm
d - instructions - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 6.8 cm
e - pin case - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
f - plastic head - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
g - plastic head - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
h - plastic head - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
i - plastic head - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
j - piercing pin - Size: Depth 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
k - piercing pin - Size: Depth 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
l - piercing pin - Size: Depth 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
m - piercing pin - Size: Depth 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
n - piercing pin - Size: Depth 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
o - piercing pin - Size: Depth 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
p - piercing pin - Size: Depth 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
q - piercing pin - Size: Depth 1.6 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Goodrich–Universal Inc.
Site Made (City)
Saint Paul
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: white; off-white; light blue
metal: silver
plastic: clear; white
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on cylinder: "GOODRICH // UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENTS CO. // ST. PAUL MINN."; (b) printed on top cover, outside: "GOODRICH–UNIVERSAL INC. // 500 NO. ROBERT ST. // ST. PAUL. MINN. 55101 // UNIVERSAL // EAR // PIERCER"; printed on top cover, inside: "UNIVERSAL EAR PIERCER // "DIRECTIONS" // [directions listed] // Guarantee: If at any time the Universal Ear Piercer does not function properly, return it to us and it will be // replaced at no charge. This guarantee only applies when genuine Goodrich–Universal needles and heads are // used. The use of needles and heads from other manufacturers voids this guarantee. // Additional needles and pin heads (@ $5.00 per doz.) available from your favorite supplier // or direct from: // GOODRICH–UNIVERSAL INC. // MANUFACTURERS OF PRECISION INSTRUMENTS // 500 ROBERT STREET . SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA 55101"; printed on inside of bottom cover: "RECOMMENDED STERILIZATION TECHNIQUES: // AUTOCLAVE @ 260° F // COLD SOLUTIONS — Mephane, Bard–Parker Gerlmicide, Metaphene, // Lehn and Fink Instrument Germicide // DOO NOT USE: Zephiran, any mercuric derivatives // GOODRICH UNIVERSAL, INC. // 500 N. Robert Street // St. Paul, Minnesota 55101"; bottom cover, outside is identical to bottom cover, inside; (c) printed on both sides: "One Dozen No. 200 // NEEDLES and HEADS // for the // UNIVERSAL EAR PIERCER // For Best Results, Use Needles and Heads // Only Once // [guarantee identical to that on (b) listed] // GOODRICH–UNIVERSAL, INC. // 500 No. Robert St. St. Paul, Minn. 55101"; (d) printed on front side: "Do not store instrument for prolonged periods in // solutions containing anti-rust chemicals. // Do not autoclave plastic heads above 260° F. // Best results are obtained by using needles and plastic heads only once. // GOODRICH UNIVERSAL, INC. // 500 No. Robert Street // St. Paul, Minnesota 55101 // Form No. 800"; printed on reverse side: "WARNING // THE USE OF NEEDLES AND HEADS OTHER THAN // THOSE MANUFACTURED BY GOODRICH–UNIVERSAL // MAY CAUSE THIS UNIVERSAL EAR PIERCER TO JAM OR OTHERWISE MALFUNCTION."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Condition Remarks
(a) tarnish on head, on inside curve of "C" shape; (b) cracks in case, but structurally sound; grimy; (c) slightly faded; (d) paper stained; (e) light wear; small crack in bottom; (f-i) some wear; (j-q) little wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
Images
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