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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022001
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); …
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Accession Number
015022001
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); metal braces on either side of leg made up of three sections with pivoting join above knee area; height adjustment made possible by holes in bottom sections of braces; pins at bottom to insert in shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 87.0 cm Diameter: 16.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear, abrasions and soiling, especially in areas of contact with body
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J. E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920); diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him by J. E. Hanger Ltd. and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J. E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier offering support for his progress.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022002
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); …
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Accession Number
015022002
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Full-length metal leg brace with leather collar at top, and leather-covered steel strap with buckle below the knee area; zipper closure on front of leather collar, with adjustable brown cotton lacing on either side; two bands of leather-covered steel attached on back of collar (for added support); metal braces on either side of leg made up of three sections with pivoting joint above knee area; height adjustment made possible by holes in bottom sections of braces; pins at bottom to insert in shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 87.0 cm Diameter: 19.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear, abrasions and soiling, especially in areas of contact with body; cloudy appearance on front of leather collar
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J. E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920); he was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him by J.E. Hanger Ltd. and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J. E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier offering his support for his progress.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022004
Description
Half-size leg brace worn below the knee; steel brace with dark brown leather collar at top; approximately 2/3 of collar has steel beneath the leather; leather strap with metal buckle; pin at bottom of brace for insertion into shoe.
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Accession Number
015022004
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
Half-size leg brace worn below the knee; steel brace with dark brown leather collar at top; approximately 2/3 of collar has steel beneath the leather; leather strap with metal buckle; pin at bottom of brace for insertion into shoe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 44.0 cm Diameter: 14.0 cm
Condition Remarks
shows wear
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J.E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Accompanied donation of leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920), but only full-length leg braces were listed on hospital receipts; Gordon was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J.E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier.
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Dates
1960
1965
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
015022003
Description
heavy canvas strap with steel plate on one side; steel brace with hinged section attached to plate possibly for attachment to leg brace; leather strap and metal clasp.
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Accession Number
015022003
Collection
Glencross Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
Braces
External Fixation Devices
Orthotic Devices
Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
Rehabilitation
Description
heavy canvas strap with steel plate on one side; steel brace with hinged section attached to plate possibly for attachment to leg brace; leather strap and metal clasp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Gordon Glencross
Maker
J. E. Hanger Ltd.?
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1965
Date Remarks
Dates confirmed by receipts from Alexandra Hospital, Montreal
Material
metal: silver
leather: brown
fabric: beige
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F1-2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Diameter: 31.0 cm Height: 30.0 cm
Condition Remarks
worn
Reference Types
Documents; Internet
Reference Comments
Original documents (receipts, letter, biography supplied by family); Internet (J.E. Hanger Ltd.)
Research Facts
Accompanied donation of leg braces made for Gordon John Glencross (b. 1920), but unclear how this piece was used in conjunction with the leg braces; Gordon was diagnosed with polio in 1959 and hospitalized at the Alexandra Hospital in Montreal, Quebec from Aug. 15, 1959 - May 13, 1960; the leg braces were made for him and paid for on Jan. 20, 1960; he continued his rehabilitation at the Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre at 1031 Ottawa Street, Montreal (see envelope with receipts) until June 1961; Gordon was an employee of The Bell Telephone Company of Canada.
J.E. Hanger Ltd. has been in business manufacturing orthotics and prostheses in Montreal since 1952; included with the hospital receipts was a letter from another patient, Raymond Trépannier.
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military uniform buttons

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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
Lt. N/S Mary (Mackeigan) Barrett Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
013002004 a-b
Description
Pair of embossed 11.2 cm diameter brass shank style Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps regimental buttons used as a cufflink for a pair of starched white cotton nursing sister's uniform cuffs
Accession Number
013002004 a-b
Collection
Lt. N/S Mary (Mackeigan) Barrett Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Medicine -- Nursing Sisters
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- nurse
Military Uniform -- nurse
Military Uniform -- insignia
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Pair of embossed 11.2 cm diameter brass shank style Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps regimental buttons used as a cufflink for a pair of starched white cotton nursing sister's uniform cuffs
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a-b button - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam 11.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Lt. N/S Mary (Mae) MacKeigan RCAMC 1943-45; donated to museum by daughter Mary Joan Barrett.
Maker
Wm. Scully, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
Worn during WWII military service
Material
metal: gold
Inscriptions
Stamped under button: "WM. SCULLY, LTD // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-3
Condition Remarks
One shank is bent, show minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
www.williamscully.ca
Research Facts
Wm. Scully Ltd. is a manufacturing wholesaler operating in Montreal since 1877 that supplies the Government and Units across Canada for over 135 years. William Scully Ltd. supplied equipment for troops going to the Boer War, and, to date, we have made and supplied a wider range of uniform dress items than any firm in the Commonwealth. In 2014 they are still in business.
Lt. N/S Mary (Mae) MacKeigan served in th Royal Candian Army Medical Corps and wore these buttons on her uniform during her service in the Second World War
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