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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Angada Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
995003007 a-c
Description
Autoclave with two trays and black electrical cord; (a) lidded rectangular metal machine with a handle at the right which opens the lid and a knob (of black plastic) and spigot to release excess steam; machine sits on four short metal legs; (b) large metal instrument tray, rectangular in shape with…
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Accession Number
995003007 a-c
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Angada Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Autoclave with two trays and black electrical cord; (a) lidded rectangular metal machine with a handle at the right which opens the lid and a knob (of black plastic) and spigot to release excess steam; machine sits on four short metal legs; (b) large metal instrument tray, rectangular in shape with two handles at the sides and a series of holes in the bottom to make moving it through water more easy; (c) small metal instrument tray, rectangular in shape with a long curved handle at the back and a series of holes in the bottom to make moving it through the water more easy
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - autoclave - Size: Length 38.0 cm. x Width 14.0 cm. x Depth 16.0 cm.
b - autoclave tray - Size: Length 31.0 cm. x Width 12.0 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
c - autoclave tray - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
Maker
Castle
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on the bottom: "C413 R3789 Pat. July 25, '16 Pat. July 1 '19 110 Volt Amp Made in U.S.A. Caution for use only on wall or base receptacle"; Castle logo on front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-4
Condition Remarks
Autoclave was very dirty and dusty; some corrosion is visible on the metal at the hinges and bottom; the trays both have some green corrosion visible; these objects should be monitored periodically to ensure that there is no active corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw
Research Facts
Possibly used by Dr. Maybee, General Practioner in Gananoque, Ontario.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
995003014 a-c
Description
Metal oil sterilizer consisting of (a) autoclave-oil sterilizer which is rectangular in shape with four plastic feet on the bottom corners and a black electric cord coming from the back right; (b) lid which fits on top of (a) with a black plastic handle in the centre top and two curved pieces of me…
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Accession Number
995003014 a-c
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Metal oil sterilizer consisting of (a) autoclave-oil sterilizer which is rectangular in shape with four plastic feet on the bottom corners and a black electric cord coming from the back right; (b) lid which fits on top of (a) with a black plastic handle in the centre top and two curved pieces of metal on inside centre; (c) perforated metal tray which fits inside of (a) with two black plastic and metal handles at the sides.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - autoclave - Size: Length 22.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Depth 11.5 cm.
b - autoclave lid - Size: Length 22.0 cm. x Width 10.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
c - autoclave tray - Size: Length 20.0 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
Maker
Pelton & Crane Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Made and used in the 1950's
Material
plastic: black
metal: silver
rubber: black
Inscriptions
"Pelton Oil Sterilizer" on front; "Pelton Sterilizer Serial 108 11 338 Model 108 Volts 110-120 Watts 330 The Pelton & Crane Company Detroit, Michigan U.S.A. -- Caution -- Use on A.C. current only" on bottom; "5A-250V-10A 125V Gaynor Und. Lab. Insp made in U.S.A. No. 5203" on on / off switch
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-4
Condition Remarks
Autoclave was very dirty and dusty; the rubber of the electric cord has broken down and is deteriorating with bits falling off; the tray is missing a screw from one of its handles; except for the electric cord, the autoclave is in good condition overall; #3: the rubber cord is hard and crumbling.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw
Research Facts
Used to sterilize eye instruments by Dr. McBroom
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
997001158 a-d
Description
Ligature jar and sterilizer, which consists of four pieces; the ligature jar (a) consists of a hollow cylindrical glass jar with a slightly concave closed round bottom, a short neck and an open round top with a rounded lip; the top has a solid glass stopper with a cylindrical base with a flat, squa…
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Accession Number
997001158 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
Ligature jar and sterilizer, which consists of four pieces; the ligature jar (a) consists of a hollow cylindrical glass jar with a slightly concave closed round bottom, a short neck and an open round top with a rounded lip; the top has a solid glass stopper with a cylindrical base with a flat, square handle at the top; the stopper is stuck in the bottle; there is a short length of white string attached around the neck of the jar; a round glass spool is inside the jar; the spool has rounded top and bottom pieces joined together with a cylindrical hollow-centred tube; the ligature jar fits into a brass sterilizer cylinder (b); the sterilizer cylinder consists of a length of hollow cylindrical brass with a flat closed 6-sided base and a round, open top that has threading on its outer edges; a top (c) fits over this opening; the sterilizer cylinder top consists of a flat, 6-sided top with round threaded inner edges and a rounded valve on the top; the top of the valve has a small cylindrical spigot with a small round opening at the top and a semi-circular valve release at the side; the valve release will no longer turn; the cap fits over and onto the sterilizer cylinder; the sterilizer cylinder fits into a cannister (d); the cannister consists of a long, hollow cylindrical copper tube with a flat, closed base and an open, round top; there is a semi-circular rounded heavy metal wire handle attached to the outer top edge of the cannister
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - ligature bottle - Size: Height 7.5 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
b - sterilizer cylinder - Size: Length 23.6 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 5.6 cm
c - sterilizer cylinder top - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 5.9 cm
d - sterilizer cannister - Size: Length 26.7 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 8.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Material
metal: brown
glass: clear
fabric: white
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear and tarnish; there is a small area of corrosion on the outer bottom of the sterilizer cylinder; the valve on the top of the sterilizer cylinder will not turn; the top of the ligature bottle will no longer come out
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Photograph
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #254; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2260 (item P/-1389 is similar to 997.001.158a) (see attached photocopy); photograph (attached); CD #5
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Calvert's Medical Soap

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
996001104
Description
Rectangular gold metal tin with hinged lid; lid decorated with red, white and black writing and design.
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Accession Number
996001104
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
Rectangular gold metal tin with hinged lid; lid decorated with red, white and black writing and design.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa in June 1993.
Maker
F. C. Calvert & Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow; black; white; red
Inscriptions
100 Prize Medals and Diplomas // Calvert's // price: one shilling // Medical Soap // Guaranteed not less than 20 per cent // Pure Carbolic Acid // F. C. Calvert & Co. Ltd. Manchester // Made in England
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row B
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length: 2.8 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm. x Depth: 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paint has been scratched and is missing in some places over entire tin
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Campbell's cotton waste receptacle

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
000003301 a-c
Description
Campbell's cotton waste receptacle, which consists of an outer container (a), an inner glass container (b) and a lid (c); the outer container is cylindrical, with a heavy, closed, flared base, smooth, straight sides and a round opening at the top; the bottom surface of this base is made of iron; th…
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Accession Number
000003301 a-c
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Campbell's cotton waste receptacle, which consists of an outer container (a), an inner glass container (b) and a lid (c); the outer container is cylindrical, with a heavy, closed, flared base, smooth, straight sides and a round opening at the top; the bottom surface of this base is made of iron; there are two L-shaped grooves cut into the sides near the top opening; the inner glass container (b) fits into the outer container; it is cylindrical, with a closed, flat bottom, smooth, straight sides and a round opening at the top; the lid fits over the top opening of the outer container; it is convex and round, with a wide, round bottom opening with a round closed lip, and a top circular opening with six squared notches around its edges; two round metal pegs extend from opposite inner sides of the lid's bottom rim.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - outer container - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam.10.6 cm
b - inner container - Size: Length 6.8 cm x Diam. 6.7 cm
c - lid - Size: Depth 2.8 cm x Diam. 8.0 cm
d - spoon- Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
e - screw- Size: Length 1.3 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Similar to item in 1920s catalogue
Material
metal: silver; brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
The glass component was in excellent condition, with only a few small deposits on its surfaces, and no chips or breaks; the outer container and lid showed moderate signs of corrosion on their surfaces; the bottom surface of the outer container's base is iron, and had brown rust stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," Codman & Shurtleff, Inc., ca. 1920, p. 169 (similar to item #6200) (see attached photocopy); CD #4
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Dates
1880
1889
circa 1880-1889
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
1977.17.1
Description
A rectangular enamelled pan with rounded corners and a half cover; the enamel has a grey, speckled surface.
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Accession Number
1977.17.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Home Nursing
Hospitalization
Hygiene
Description
A rectangular enamelled pan with rounded corners and a half cover; the enamel has a grey, speckled surface.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Jean Thompson of Willowdale, Ont.
Dates
1880
1889
circa 1880-1889
Material
enamel: grey
metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-11
Dimension Notes
Length 43.8 cm x Width 31.8 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Enamel chipped along edges, revealing metal beneath.
Copy Type
Original
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Neko Germicidal Soap

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
000001222 a-b
Description
Rectangular bar of soap (b) with text stamped into it, inside a cardboard box (a)
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Accession Number
000001222 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
Rectangular bar of soap (b) with text stamped into it, inside a cardboard box (a)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
b - soap - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering system
Material
cardboard: cream; blue; red
soap: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "NEKO // GERMICIDAL SOAP // REGISTERED TRADEMARK // THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT // The Original Germicidal Soap has been // manufactured by us since 1897. We have // adoped the name 'NEKO' to identify // and protect the public against imitations. // Contains 1% Mercuric Iodide in Combination. // POISON // L C 238 E // Parke, Davis & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; back: "USES OF NEKO // As a Toilet Soap – Neko is cleansing // and refreshing. // For the Bath – Neko removes body odors. // As a Shampoo – Neko makes a lux- // urious lather. Cleanses the scalp and // removes dandruff scales. // In the Sick Room – Use Neko for // bathing patients and disinfecting sick // room accessories. // Solutions of Neko should not be pre- // pared in aluminum containers. // Active Ingredients Mercuric Iodide 1% // Soap (Anhydrous) 77% ["Mercuric Iodide" and "Soap (Anhydrous)" are connected by a left bracket "{"] // Inert Ingredients 22% // Certain Individuals are extremely sensitive to mercury // compounds. If any irritation is noted, discontinue // use of the soap immediately."; top: "Certains sujets sont extrêmement sensibles aux // composés mercuriels. S'il y a irritation, cesser // immédiatement l'usage de ce savon."; bottom: "Pour la toilette – Neko nettoie et rafraîchit // la peau – Il déodorise"; right side: "Le Savon Neko est idéal pour le bain du malade // et pour désinfecter les accessoires à son usage. // Ne pas faire une savonnure au Neko dans des // ustensiles en aluminium."; left side: "Pour la chevelure – Le Neko mousse bien. Il // nettoie le cuir chevelu et fait disparêtre // les pellicules."; (b) top and bottom: "PARKE-DAVIS // NEKO // GERMICIDIAL // SOAP // MADE IN CANADA [stamped]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box is dented, water damaged, abraded at edges, dirty and yellowing; no apparent problem with soap
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; also see 000.001.300 and .335
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Neko Germicidal Soap

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4093
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
000001300 a-b
Description
A rectangular bar of soap (a), with text stamped on it, in a cardboard box (a)
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Accession Number
000001300 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
A rectangular bar of soap (a), with text stamped on it, in a cardboard box (a)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
b - soap bar - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: cream; red; black; blue
soap: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "2 3/8 OZ. CAKE // NEKO® // GERMICIDAL SOAP // THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT // The Original Germicidal Soap has been // manufactured by us since 1897. We have // adopted the name 'NEKO' to identify it // and protect the public against imitations. // Contains 1% Mercuric Iodide in Combination // POISON // L H 213 M // Neko – Registered Trade Mark // Stock 21-61-1 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "Le Savon Neko est idéal pour le bain du malade // et est pour désinfecter les accessoires à son usage. // Ne pas faire une savonnure au Neko dans des // ustensils en aluminium."; back: "USES OF NEKO // As a Toilet Soap – Neko is cleansing // and refreshing. // For the Bath – Neko removes body odors. // As a Shampoo – Neko makes a lux- // urious lather. Cleanses the scalp and // removes dandruff scales. // In the Sick Room – Use Neko for bath- // ing patients and disinfecting sick room // accessories. // Solutions of Neko should not be pre- // pared in aluminum containers. // Active ingredients Mercuric Iodide 1% // Soap (Anhydrous) [{ brackets merc. iodide and soap] 77% // Inert Ingredients 22% // Certain individuals are extremely sensitive to mercury // compounds. If any irritation is noted, discontinue // use of the soap immediately."; left side: "Pour la chevelure – Le Neko mousse bien. Il // nettoie le cuir chevelu et fait disparaître // les pellicules."; top: "Certains sujets sont extrêmement sensible aux // composés mercuriels. S'il y a irritation, cesser // immédiatement l'usage de ce savon."; bottom: "Pour la toilette – Le Neko nettoie et rafraîchit // la peau – Il déodorise"; (b) front: "PARKE-DAVIS // NEKO // GERMICIDAL // SOAP // MADE IN CANADA [stamped]"; back: identical to front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Cardboard is yellowing; box is scuffed; top right flap is torn off; no apparent problems with soap
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; also see: 000.001.222, .335
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Neko Germicidal Soap

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4142
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
000001335 a-b
Description
A rectangular bar of soap (b) in a cardboard box (a); the top flap of the box had at one time been taped shut with a pharmacy label under a piece of transparent tape; this has been torn open and under it is another pharmacy label; there is also a price sticker on this flap.
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Accession Number
000001335 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
A rectangular bar of soap (b) in a cardboard box (a); the top flap of the box had at one time been taped shut with a pharmacy label under a piece of transparent tape; this has been torn open and under it is another pharmacy label; there is also a price sticker on this flap.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - soap bar - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
soap: blue
cardboard: white; blue; red
paper: white; red; blue; cream
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "NEKO® // SOAP // THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT // ® // Contains 1% Mercuric Iodide in Combination. // POISON // Stock 21-61-1 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A."; front: "NEKO // REMOVES BODY ODORS"; right side: "NEKO // FOR THE BATH"; left side: "NEKO // FOR THE SHAMPOO"; back: "NE [illeg.] // [illeg.] ES B [illeg.] // Drug Store // OMEMEE 85¢ // 799-5031"; bottom label reads: "TO COMPLY WITH PHARMACY // ACT THIS IS LABELLED // POISON // Harold W. Lennox // DRUGGIST // OMEMEE ONTARIO"; top label reads: "To conform with the Pharmacy Act // this product is labelled POISON // E. GREGORY PHARMACY // W. N. Gregory – Phone 324-2144 // 68 Kent St. W. Lindsay"; bottom: "As a Toilet Soap – Neko is cleansing and re- // freshing. // For the Bath – Neko removes body odors. // As a Shampoo – Neko makes a luxurious // lather. Cleanses the scalp and removes dan- // druff scales. // In the Sick Room – Use Neko for bathing // patients and cleansing sick room accessories. // The antibacterial action of mercuric iodide // helps to sanitize them. // Active ingredients: Mercuric Iodide, 1%; Soap // (anhydrous), 77% // Inert ingredients: 22% // Certain individuals are extremely sensitive to mercury // compounds. If any irritation is noted, discontinue use // of the soap immediately. // Solutions of Neko should not be prepared in // aluminum containers. // 2 5/8 OZ. CAKE"; (b) front: "NEKO // SOAP // PARKE DAVIS & CO. // MADE IN U.S.A."; back is identical to front.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly yellowed, discoloured from adhesives on sticker and tape; soap is crumbling at edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.222, .300
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Surgiderm Liquid Soap

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Dates
1961
circa 1961
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
006033008
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Surgiderm (I & B) Liquid Soap bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; full with semi-transparent green liquid; circular base with slight push up, stippled outer ring, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with…
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Accession Number
006033008
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Hygiene
Soaps
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Surgiderm (I & B) Liquid Soap bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; full with semi-transparent green liquid; circular base with slight push up, stippled outer ring, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and directions in English and French attached to front; separate rectangular cream paper label attached to side; round shoulders taper to round short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has vertical indents on sides, bevelled top edge, flat top and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1961
circa 1961
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, box month code, and “1” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // SURGIDERM // (I & B) // LIQUID SOAP // WITH HEXACHLOROPHENE // A high quality neutral liquid soap containing 40% soap solids // and 2 ½% Hexachlorophene (based on anhydrous soap content). // DIRECTIONS: May be diluted with up to 4 volumes of water for // use in dispensers throughout hospital. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA // GREEN”; stamped on label in black ink: “(L) 864114”; embossed on bottom: “17 // D 1 // 912”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row G
Length
19.0 cm
Diameter
7.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over label; minor distortions and areas of separation all over label, especially along bottom edge; minor tear to top front of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Artifact label (006.033.008)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Surgiderm was part of Ingram & Bell’s product line marketed specifically for use in the medical field; it was marketed as a high quality liquid hand soap for use in hospital soap dispensers.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Bramalea, Ontario; the progressive line system month code and “1” year code signify it was produced in 1961.
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