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ladies wrist watch

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
010042011
Description
Ladies' silver toned wrist watch with a white circular face and a metal back and expansion bands, as well as metal hands; numbers are printed in gold, and only the numbers 12, 3, 6, and 9 are shown, with hatch marks where the other numbers would be; second hand is red, and there are words printed …
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Accession Number
010042011
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Ladies' silver toned wrist watch with a white circular face and a metal back and expansion bands, as well as metal hands; numbers are printed in gold, and only the numbers 12, 3, 6, and 9 are shown, with hatch marks where the other numbers would be; second hand is red, and there are words printed on the clock face in the middle above and below where the hands begin; back of the watch also contains engraved writing, as well as each metal link; each side of the watch face has a metal protrusion to which the watch band is meant to be attached, though it is only attached on the side above the watch face; no clasp and is broken.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by donor’s great aunt, Connie Cox (20 Aug 1939- 5 June 2010), while working at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for over 35 years. Ontario Hospital Kingston Nursing School, Grad 1962.
Maker
Incabloc SA
Site Made (Country)
Switzerland
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Date based on maker's mark and the use of the word "waterproof"
Material
metal: silver
ink: white, gold, black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on watch face: "12 // 3 // 6 // 9 // K. D'E // 17 JEWELS // SHOCKPROTECTED // Permaspring // SWISS MADE"; engraved on back of watch: "MAGNETIC INCABLOC STAINLESS STEEL BACK S WATERPROOF"; engraved on watch expansion links: "FIXOFLEX"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-3
Length
16.4 cm
Width
2.3 cm
Height
0.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Watch not in working order, there is no clasp
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.incabloc.ch/en/historique2.php
https://blog.esslinger.com/how-to-waterproof-a-watch/
Research Facts
Fritz Marti invented the Incabloc shock absorbing system which went into production in 1933. Watches ceased to have "waterproof" engraved on them mostly after the 1960s in the USA, as no watch could ever be fully waterproof. "Water resistant" is the current term used.
Exhibit History
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ladies wrist watch

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15154
Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
010042012
Description
Ladies' gold toned strap style wrist watch with a gold coloured circular face and silver metal back and brown leather bands, as well as metal hands; hatches are printed in gold to show where the numbers would be; words printed in black on the clock face in the middle above where the hands begin, an…
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Accession Number
010042012
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nursing
Clothing
Description
Ladies' gold toned strap style wrist watch with a gold coloured circular face and silver metal back and brown leather bands, as well as metal hands; hatches are printed in gold to show where the numbers would be; words printed in black on the clock face in the middle above where the hands begin, and below the hands is a logo; back of the watch also contains engraved writing, as well as a holographic sticker of a clock face with words printed above and below it; each side of the watch face has a metal protrusion to which the brown leather watch band is attached; the end of the upper band has a gold coloured metal buckle attached.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by donor’s great aunt, Connie Cox (20 Aug 1939- 5 June 2010), while working at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for over 35 years. Ontario Hospital Kingston School Nursing, Grad 1962.
Maker
Citizen
Site Made (Country)
Japan / Korea
Dates
1980
2000
circa 1980-2000
Date Remarks
Date based on the invention of the quartz watch and the time Constance Cox worked as a nurse.
Material
metal: gold, grey
leather: brown
ink: gold, black
paper: silver, iridescent
Inscriptions
Printed on watch face: "CITIZEN // QUARTZ // CQ // MOV'T JAPAN DIAL KOREA 5930 - T54246 - KY"; engraved on back of watch: "TCH // AL YP // 40 KT // 0 2 6 0 // 6"; printed on sticker: "CITIZEN // CITIZEN"; embossed into leather strap: "R 10 GENUINE [illegible]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-3
Length
20.3 cm
Width
2.2 cm
Height
0.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Leather bands bent; fifth hole is tearing slightly from wear
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://web.archive.org/web/20100615115217/http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/quartz/global/states.html
https://ca.citizenwatch.com/en/about-citizen-2/
Research Facts
Quartz watches were invented in 1969, causing a crisis in the Swiss watch industry, but the US thrived.
'Citizen' watch manufacturer was founded in 1930, and was a pioneer in the invention of watches powered by light.
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
002001053
Description
Laundry bag; a rectangular bag sewn from cotton fabric with ornate printwork; opening of bag is secured by a drawstring; design of prints is vertical columns, alternating floral and geometric motifs for each colum; on one side of the bag is attached a piece of cotton upon which is embroidered the n…
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Accession Number
002001053
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Laundering
Equipment and Supplies
Textiles
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- textile
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 Personnel -- personal belongings
Description
Laundry bag; a rectangular bag sewn from cotton fabric with ornate printwork; opening of bag is secured by a drawstring; design of prints is vertical columns, alternating floral and geometric motifs for each colum; on one side of the bag is attached a piece of cotton upon which is embroidered the name of the owner.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
fabric: white; beige; pink; green; blue; red
Inscriptions
"MIRIAM E. HARTRICK" embroidered on patch sewn to bag
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
BOX 11
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Dimension Notes
Length 75.3 cm x Width 65.7 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Extensive staining of fabrics from prolonged contact with soiled clothing; storage-related creasing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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Dates
1925
1928
circa 1925-1928
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
996028098
Description
A blue and white cambray cotton laundry bag with horizontal stripes and a draw string at the mouth; Valleau's name stitched in ornate red letters on a white rectangular patch sewn to the centre of the bag.
Accession Number
996028098
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Laundering
Description
A blue and white cambray cotton laundry bag with horizontal stripes and a draw string at the mouth; Valleau's name stitched in ornate red letters on a white rectangular patch sewn to the centre of the bag.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, 1928 KGH Nursing Graduate
Dates
1925
1928
circa 1925-1928
Date Remarks
Used while Valleau was at KGH, 1925-1928
Material
fabric: white; blue; red
Inscriptions
"Nora Valleau"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Dimension Notes
Length 69.5 cm. x Width 60.0 cm. x Depth 4.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
#1: Bag is in pristine condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
"Oral History Transcript for Nora Valleau" by Rona Rustige
Research Facts
Nurses' laundry was done off premises (likely at Lee's Laundry and Cleaners at 61 Division Street
in Kingston); Ann Baillie provided each nurse with a list of items required, including two laundry
bags; Valleau did the ornate stitching on the one in the collection; the other bag was not
considered "as good" and was used for other purposes; when one bag was being filled, the other was
at the laundry
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Museum, Jan. 22, 2001-June 9, 2008.
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nurse's gym romper

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14070
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Doreen (Appleton) Mainse Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
008060002
Description
One-piece tan cotton short cap sleeve gym romper with standard collar with front opening to hip; five 1.0 cm white plastic buttons closure; two inset belts at hip level on back for tied closure; double waist darts in front and two single waist darts in back; back bodice yoke; open dart vent on back…
Accession Number
008060002
Collection
Doreen (Appleton) Mainse Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
Description
One-piece tan cotton short cap sleeve gym romper with standard collar with front opening to hip; five 1.0 cm white plastic buttons closure; two inset belts at hip level on back for tied closure; double waist darts in front and two single waist darts in back; back bodice yoke; open dart vent on back bodice; gathered leg openings with elastic creates bloomer style leg; patch pocket at left breast with machine embroidered “’55” in yellow thread; length from center back neck to hem 90.0 cm; leg circumference is 97 cm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Mrs. Doreen (Appleton) Mainse.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Date based on date of graduation
Material
fabric: tan, yellow
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Embroidered "'55" on pocket
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet E
Dimension Notes
Length 90.0 cm x Width 45.3 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Donor information
Research Facts
Mrs. Doreen (Appleton) Mainse is a graduate of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1955.
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nurse's uniform apron

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14017
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
995002163 a-e
Description
White poly cotton fabric nurse’s apron (a) gathered dirndl-style with four machine made button holes in waistband; waistband marked with black ink “1900” and black thread “X X”; open back; reproduction apron made for commemorative anniversary; two iridescent circular plastic shank-style 1.8 cm butt…
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Accession Number
995002163 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Description
White poly cotton fabric nurse’s apron (a) gathered dirndl-style with four machine made button holes in waistband; waistband marked with black ink “1900” and black thread “X X”; open back; reproduction apron made for commemorative anniversary; two iridescent circular plastic shank-style 1.8 cm buttons (b-c) with coiled metal closures (d-e); length from centre back to hem 86.0 cm; total hem length 177.7 cm; hem width 8.7 cm; waistband width 6.0 cm.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - apron - Size: Length 83.4 cm x Width 81.2 cm
b - top button - size: Diameter 1.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - bottom button - Size: Diameter 1.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
d - top pin - Size: Circumference 0.9 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
e - bottom pin - Size: Circumference 0.9 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae via Marilyn Boston
Material
fabric: white, black
plastic: white, iridescent
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Written on the waistband: "1900"; sewn on the waist band: "X X"
Permanent Location
(a) Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet I
(b-e) Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-4
Condition Remarks
Yellow stain on front of apron
Copy Type
Replica
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
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nurse's uniform cap

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
002001041
Description
Cotton cap, consisting of a curved brim in the shape of an inverted trapezoid; the points of the trapezoid meet at the rear of the cap; the lower edge of the brim is continued in a large semicircular section that is folded up to a sort of peak and then gathered at the back with eight straight pins;…
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Accession Number
002001041
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Description
Cotton cap, consisting of a curved brim in the shape of an inverted trapezoid; the points of the trapezoid meet at the rear of the cap; the lower edge of the brim is continued in a large semicircular section that is folded up to a sort of peak and then gathered at the back with eight straight pins; the folds between brim and peak are held in place with two bobby pins; a black felt stripe is affixed to the upper part of the brim.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick .
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
fabric: white; black
metal: black; brown
Inscriptions
In ink on rear surfaces of cap: "MIRIAM E. HARTRICK" (twice) and "HAR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-1
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x Width 16.5 cm x Depth 14.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Heavy staining from use and storage; contact with metal; pins slightly corroded; black stripe partially detached; form distorted from storage in suitcase.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
KGH cap; black stripe denotes second year status
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nurse's uniform cuff

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Dates
1925
1928
circa 1925-1928
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
996028078 a-b
Description
A stiffly-starched white cuff of fine cotton rolled and pinned with a mother-of-pearl cufflink; cuff is single-stitched at top and bottom and both sides; cufflink has two heads and is pinned in the middle where the two edges of the cuff join
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Accession Number
996028078 a-b
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Description
A stiffly-starched white cuff of fine cotton rolled and pinned with a mother-of-pearl cufflink; cuff is single-stitched at top and bottom and both sides; cufflink has two heads and is pinned in the middle where the two edges of the cuff join
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cuff - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 9.8 cm. x Depth 6.7 cm.
b - cufflink - Size: Length 2.6 cm. x Width 1.5 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.5 cm.
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, 1928 KGH Nursing Graduate
Dates
1925
1928
circa 1925-1928
Date Remarks
Used with KGH nursing uniforms; Valleau attended KGH School of Nursing 1925-1928
Material
fabric: white
nacre: white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"N" stamped on inside bottom corner of the cuff's inside
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C6-3
Condition Remarks
Minimal surface marking centered near each cuffling hole; some chipping on edges of cufflink
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms" by Marilyn Boston; see also Valleau Collection 996.028.069-.078 (cuffs) and 996.028.079-.097 (additional clothing accessories: belts, bibs, caps, aprons, collars); see also cuffs from the KGH Nursing Collection: 996.026.001d,e (reproduction, 1935), 996.026.016k-l (1939); 995.002.008e-f, .007e-f, .006f-g (1939); 995.002.002e-f (reproduction, 1900); 996.002.063a-b (no date); 995.002.004f-g (1924); and 995.002.005c-d (reproduction, 1924); CD #2
Research Facts
Starched cuffs were worn with all uniforms until 1967; fastened with cufflinks (Valleau's are mother-of-pearl); 996.028.077a-b and .078a-b belong together as a pair
Exhibit History
Nursing case at Museum, Nov. 21 1997
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pocket instrument kit

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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
995002038 a-g
Description
Nurse's pocket instrument kit (a) black leather kit with snap which has holders for 7 instruments: (b) catheter made of silver metal; (c) clear glass eye dropper (no top); (d) syringe made of silver-coloured metal and unscrews into 7 parts (e-g) silver-coloured metal needles which attach to a syrin…
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Accession Number
995002038 a-g
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Nurse's pocket instrument kit (a) black leather kit with snap which has holders for 7 instruments: (b) catheter made of silver metal; (c) clear glass eye dropper (no top); (d) syringe made of silver-coloured metal and unscrews into 7 parts (e-g) silver-coloured metal needles which attach to a syringe
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - leather case - Size: Length 17.5 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
b - catheter - Size: Length 12.3 cm. x Width 5.0 cm.
c - eye dropper - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Width 6.0 cm.
d - syringe - Size: Length 9.0 cm. x Width 8.0 cm.
e - needle - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Width 8.0 cm.
f - needle - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 8.0 cm.
g - needle - Size: Length 3.0 cm. x Width 8.0 cm.
Provenance
Ruth Wallace, Kingston General Hospital Graduate Class of 1931.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd
Site Made (City)
Montreal; Toronto
Site Made (State)
Quebec; Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Date to be confirmed by owner
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Printed inside case: "The J. F. HARTZ CO., Ltd. // Montreal - Toronto"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-5
Condition Remarks
Leather shows some cracking; several pieces are missing; #3: leather is very stiff.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Article
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert (Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1963 and daughter of Ruth Wallace)
Hunter Oatman-Stanford, "The Killer Mobile Device for Victorian Women," May 23rd, 2013. Collector's Weekly. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-killer-mobile-device-for-victorian-women/
Research Facts
Pocket instrument kits like this one were sometimes referred to as chatelaine sets. Chatelaines were made in different types, mainly for women, for different hobbies or occupations; a chatelaine provided its wearer with exactly the tools she needed closest at hand.. They were inspired by the key rings carried by “la chatelaine,” the female head of a grand French estate.
Exhibit History
Artefact displayed at special Mass for nurses, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sunday, May 8, 2005, 11:15 a.m.; KGH Nursing Alumnae 2005 Special exhibit, Museum of Health Care, 20 May 2005-24 June 2005
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Victorian Order of Nurses [medical bag]

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Canadian Nurse's Association Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
010011002
Description
Black leather rectangular Victorian Order of Nurses nurse's medical bag with shoulder straps, clasped flap pocket on the front and open pocket on the back; hinged in the centre allowing the bag to open up half way; inside is a central divider plus an elastic black strap stiched down into compartmen…
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Accession Number
010011002
Collection
Canadian Nurse's Association Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Nursing Services
MM= Medical Case -- bag
Description
Black leather rectangular Victorian Order of Nurses nurse's medical bag with shoulder straps, clasped flap pocket on the front and open pocket on the back; hinged in the centre allowing the bag to open up half way; inside is a central divider plus an elastic black strap stiched down into compartments to hold various medical instruments and bottles, empty of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by the Canadian Nurses Association.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
leather: black, brown
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C2-3
Length
33.5 cm
Width
16.5 cm
Depth
25.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 33.5 cm x Width 16.5 cm x Depth 25.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Leather is worn, particularly on the bottom corners of the bag, around the edges of the front flap and where the ends of the shoulder strap are fastened to the bag; interior is scratched and dented in some areas
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
"Our Proud Legacy," Victorian Order of Nurses, accessed August 27, 2020, https://www.von.ca/en/history.
Canadian Nurses Association, "About Us," accessed July 14, 2020. https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/about-us/who-we-are#mission
Research Facts
The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) is a non-profit charitable organization founded in Ottawa, Ontario on 9 January 1897 created by Lady Aberdeen, wife of Canadian Governor General Lord Aberdeen as a gift for Queen Victoria's Diamond 60th Anniversary of her ascent to the throne. It was created for the purposes of home care and social services, and to help alleviate a shortage of nurses.
The Canadian Nurses Association began in 1908, under the name the Canadian National Association of Trained Nurses. Its name was changed to its current version in 1924. Today, the Canadian Nurses Association is dedicated to "unifying the voices of nurses; strengthening nursing leadership; promoting nursing excellence and a vibrant profession; advocating for healthy public policy and a quality health system; and serving the public interest.
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