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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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threaded surgical suture needles

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Nova Scotia Hospital Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Accession Number
009027007 a-l
Description
Two piece box (k-l) holding two types of sealed packages of surgical suture needles; (a-h) black silk threaded curved surgical suture needles type: cutting FS-3 with 6-0 silk thread; blue suture packages sealed in transparent plastic cover on a tan paper backing; (i-j) silk silicone treated size 00…
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Accession Number
009027007 a-l
Collection
Nova Scotia Hospital Collection
Category
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Needles
Description
Two piece box (k-l) holding two types of sealed packages of surgical suture needles; (a-h) black silk threaded curved surgical suture needles type: cutting FS-3 with 6-0 silk thread; blue suture packages sealed in transparent plastic cover on a tan paper backing; (i-j) silk silicone treated size 00 surgical sutures; clear plastic package sealed inside clear plastic package.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a-h - suture silk 6.0: Length 13.0 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
i-j - atraumatic needle: Length 9.2 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
k-l: box and lid: Length 13.8 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
Provenance
Used at the Nova Scotia Hospital.
Maker
Ethicon Sutures Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Peterborough
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Last patent date noted on box is 1973
Material
paper: white, blue
ink: black, blue, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: (a-h) "681 ETHICON // NON-BOILABLE // Black Silk Braided // CUTTING FS-3 // STERILE SURGICAL SILK TYPE B U.S.P. 18 INCHES // 6-0 Silk // Cutting FS-3"; (i-j) "AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY // SURGICAL PRODUCTS DIVISON // STERILE NON-CAPILLARY // ATRAUMATIC NEEDLE // SILK SILICONE-TREATED 00 // Type B, Black Braided, U S P // NON-BOILABLE 11076"; (k-l) "MADE IN CANADA // Nonabsorbable // Surgical Suture, // U. S. P. Type B // Sterile // Cuticular // 681 G // CUTTING ATRALOC FS-3 // 6-0 Silk // BLACK BRAIDED // ETHICON // 18 inches // 45 cm // one dozen // LOT NO // TC023 // ETHICON SUTURES LTD // Peterborough, Ont."; repeats in French on opposite end
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-12
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
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