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pediatric weight scale

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003013 a-b
Description
(a) rectangular-shaped metal infant balance with (b) removable infant holder; scale has a movable weight in front which slides back and forth on a metal bar and a scale in both hg and kg; infant holder is designed to hold an infant lying down; there is a headrest on the right side.
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Accession Number
995003013 a-b
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Body Weight -- instrumentation
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
(a) rectangular-shaped metal infant balance with (b) removable infant holder; scale has a movable weight in front which slides back and forth on a metal bar and a scale in both hg and kg; infant holder is designed to hold an infant lying down; there is a headrest on the right side.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - scale - Size: Length 54.0 cm. x Width 31.0 cm. x Depth 11.0 cm.
b - infant holder - Size: Length 66.0 cm. x Width 27.0 cm.
Maker
Stathmos type 391
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
1950-1960
Material
paint: white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Scale in hg and kg at scale front; tape which reads "Stillbirth classed if 500 gms or if over 20 weeks gestation"; another piece of tape on which is written: "1 kg = 1000 gms 1 Hectogram = 100 grams"; tape with "V3" (Victory 3) on the infant holder
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A2-3
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase East, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
The scale was very dirty and dusty; a few small chips on the paint are visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw
Images
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