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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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bottle of spirits camphor

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Collection
Dr. James V. Gallivan Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
007024003 a-b
Description
Clear glass bottle (a) with painted metal screwcap (b); paper label describing the bottle's contents and manufacturer's information affixed to front of bottle; etched measurement markings in the glass on each side of bottle; contains some crystalized camphor.
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Accession Number
007024003 a-b
Collection
Dr. James V. Gallivan Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Camphor
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass bottle (a) with painted metal screwcap (b); paper label describing the bottle's contents and manufacturer's information affixed to front of bottle; etched measurement markings in the glass on each side of bottle; contains some crystalized camphor.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Length 8.6 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
b - screwcap - Length 1.0 cm x Diam 1.8 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. James V. Gallivan, donated to museum by his grand-daughter Anne MacDonald.
Maker
McDermid & Jury
Site Made (City)
Peterborough
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: blue
paint: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on label on bottle (a): " Spts. Camphor // McDermid & Jury // PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS // COR. GEORGE & CHARLOTTE STS // PETERBORO."; etched in glass: "2 // CC"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row D
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Condition Remarks
Screwcap shows some scratching; bottle label shows minor discoloration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
File
JPG
Reference Comments
Remarks in donor file; CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. James V. Gallivan was a graduate of the Queen's University Medical School Class of 1904; he practiced medicine in Peterborough Ontario; made his own foot powder, gargle and camphor ointment.
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