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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003045
Description
Ashtray, which is made of a single piece of painted metal that is bent to form a rectangular-shaped base with slightly raised sides and flat outer edges; there is a rounded cigarette groove at each corner; one corner has a small, round hole punched through the metal; the base of the ashtray has wor…
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Accession Number
000003045
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Ashtray, which is made of a single piece of painted metal that is bent to form a rectangular-shaped base with slightly raised sides and flat outer edges; there is a rounded cigarette groove at each corner; one corner has a small, round hole punched through the metal; the base of the ashtray has words and a design stamped into the metal.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
metal: grey
paint: yellow
Inscriptions
The bottom of the ashtray reads, "ONT. HOSP." and has a crown design.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-5
Dimension Notes
Length 14.5 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The paint is worn and chipped in several spots; the paint on the inside bottom of the ashtray shows a great deal of burn damage and has been blackened; the metal shows no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; CD #3
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automatic topical dispenser

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact1421
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
993004029
Description
Automatic topical medical dispenser made of frosted molded glass has stainless steel cap with flip-up lid; lid opens to a sloped center with small opening; unable to remove lid but appears to be a metal apparatus for raising objects inside; catalogue description reads: "Automatic topical medical di…
Accession Number
993004029
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Administration, Topical -- instrumentation
Disinfection
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
Description
Automatic topical medical dispenser made of frosted molded glass has stainless steel cap with flip-up lid; lid opens to a sloped center with small opening; unable to remove lid but appears to be a metal apparatus for raising objects inside; catalogue description reads: "Automatic topical medical dispenser -- fluid never exposed until used. Light pressure of applicator or sponge on despensing disk pumps fluid to surface. No caps to remove and replace -- no need to touch bottle. Airtight check valve in stainless steel pump unit eliminates evaporation and contamination over long periods, yet is always ready for instant use."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott; American Hospital Supply Catalogue order # 12040-020
Material
glass: frosted
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Raised design underneath: "2 OZ // .15 (A) 48 // U.S.A."; printed under lift-up cap: "MENDAUSA // STAINLESS // PAT. PEND."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.0 cm. x Diam. : 4.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
(no initial comments); # 2: no damage; #3: some matter stuck to bottom; dirty
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour - Bracken Exhibit
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Baby Ben alarm clock

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11153
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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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1985.18.2
Description
Lathe-turned mulberry wood is hollowed out, with a ball of mulberry wood that fits inside and rotates.
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Accession Number
1985.18.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Massage -- instrumentation
Description
Lathe-turned mulberry wood is hollowed out, with a ball of mulberry wood that fits inside and rotates.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. D. Pepper.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Material
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-9
Dimension Notes
Diam. 7.2 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Mr. D. Pepper; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used to massage tired muscles; brought to US by missionaries; sometimes called "temago" ("hand-operated grandchild").
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Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003282
Description
Barber's case, which consists of a handmade, rectangular leather case; its seams are held together by leather cross-stitch; it has a flat bottom, smooth sides, and a metal zipper running across the centre of the top side; the inside surfaces are rough suede, while the outer surfaces are a reddish-b…
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Accession Number
000003282
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Mental Health -- hospital
Mental Health -- patient
Description
Barber's case, which consists of a handmade, rectangular leather case; its seams are held together by leather cross-stitch; it has a flat bottom, smooth sides, and a metal zipper running across the centre of the top side; the inside surfaces are rough suede, while the outer surfaces are a reddish-brown painted finished leather; two semicircular leather handles are affixed to the long edges of the top end with four metal connectors and leather stitching; a white rectangular fabric label is attached with adhesive to the top end, between the zipper and one handle; there is an irregular rectangular pouch pocket with a round brown and gold metal snap sewn to the front with leather stitches.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Based on date on documents found in case
Material
metal: silver; brown; yellow
leather: red-brown
fabric: brown; white; red
Inscriptions
"LIGHTNING" is stamped into the metal zipper pull; the white fabric label reads "CHS." in black ink, and "GRAY" in red stitches.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 30.7 cm x Width 28.7 cm x Depth 8.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The leather of the barber case was moderately scuffed and worn, but all stitching was intact, and there were no tears or holes; the bright red colouring on the inside surfaces revealed that the outer colouring has faded somewhat; metal parts showed no signs of corrosion; the fabric surrounding the zipper was discoloured from wear; the case was dusty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
C. Cox, retired KPH RN; CD #4
Research Facts
Used by patient and barber at KPH, a veteran; arrived with artifacts 000.003.283-.297
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barrel nut wrench

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4573
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003070
Description
Forty-five gal. barrel nut wrench, which consists of a long, heavy hollow cylindrical metal handle with a larger diameter hollow cylindrical head attached perpendicularly to the handle; the head is round and open at its outer edge and there are two squared notches cut into the metal; the other end …
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Accession Number
000003070
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Forty-five gal. barrel nut wrench, which consists of a long, heavy hollow cylindrical metal handle with a larger diameter hollow cylindrical head attached perpendicularly to the handle; the head is round and open at its outer edge and there are two squared notches cut into the metal; the other end is partially closed by having the handle coming through its centre. Deaccessioned.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
metal: brown; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-8
Dimension Notes
Length 43.6 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal is very worn and shows corrosion; #2: corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; came with museum identification card that read, "45 GAL. BARREL NUT // WRENCH" (not saved); CD #3
Research Facts
The wrench was part of the Rockwood Museum collection (#H077)
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barrel nut wrench

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4586
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003083
Description
Barrel nut wrench, which consists of a hollow, cylindrical handle with a larger hollow cylindrical attachment 1/3 of the way down the handle, and attached perpendicularly; the attachment has an open, round end with two square notches cut into the outer edges; the back of the attachment is closed an…
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Accession Number
000003083
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Barrel nut wrench, which consists of a hollow, cylindrical handle with a larger hollow cylindrical attachment 1/3 of the way down the handle, and attached perpendicularly; the attachment has an open, round end with two square notches cut into the outer edges; the back of the attachment is closed and attached to the handle; the top of the handle is round and open with a ragged round hole on its outer edge; the bottom of the handle is round and plugged with plaster. Deaccessioned.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
metal: dark grey; brown
plaster: white
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-8
Dimension Notes
Depth 39.8 cm x Width 11.1 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The barrel nut wrench is very worn and shows corrosion; #2: corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Came with a museum identification card that read, "H078 // BARREL NUT WRENCH" (not saved); CD #4
Research Facts
The barrel nut wrench was part of the Rockwood Museum collection (#H078); the wrench appears to be handmade.
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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003084
Description
Barrel opener tool, which consists of two flat, rectangular-shaped metal bars soldered together to form a cross (or X-shape); the ends of the horizontal piece have rounded corners; the vertical piece has a flat bottom edge and a square notch piece cut out from the top edge; the bars have traces of …
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Accession Number
000003084
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Barrel opener tool, which consists of two flat, rectangular-shaped metal bars soldered together to form a cross (or X-shape); the ends of the horizontal piece have rounded corners; the vertical piece has a flat bottom edge and a square notch piece cut out from the top edge; the bars have traces of paint on them. Deaccessioned.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, by housekeeping.
Material
metal: brown
paint: black
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-8
Dimension Notes
Depth 37.5 cm x Width 36.2 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The barrel opener tool is worn and is quite corroded; #2: corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Came with a museum identification card that read, "BARREL OPENER TOOL" (not saved); CD #4
Research Facts
The barrel opener tool was part of the Rockwood Museum collection; the opener appears to be handmade.
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bath thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8914
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
2000.1.16
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Accession Number
2000.1.16
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Baths
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Condition Remarks
#2: mercury is solidified
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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bath thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4602
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003099
Description
Bath thermometer, which consists of a narrow flat piece of wood with a rounded bottom and a top piece that curves inwards, then back outwards to create a handle with a rounded outer edge; the handle section has a small hole drilled through the wood; the front of the wooden piece has a long, narrow …
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Accession Number
000003099
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Bath thermometer, which consists of a narrow flat piece of wood with a rounded bottom and a top piece that curves inwards, then back outwards to create a handle with a rounded outer edge; the handle section has a small hole drilled through the wood; the front of the wooden piece has a long, narrow groove cut into the wood, which has a rounded bottom; this is designed to securely hold a glass thermometer; the thermometer is cylindrical with a rounded top and a bulbous bottom; the thermometer has red fluid inside it; there is an incremental scale stamped onto the wood in ink beside the thermometer; the thermometer is held into the wood with two small thin metal bands; the back of the wooden piece is flat and has writing on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for continuous bath therapy water monitoring.
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Continuous bath therapy used at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital from 1906 until the 1940s
Material
metal: grey
wood: beige
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The front of the thermometer has a manufacturer's mark (mostly illegible) that reads, "A [illeg.] // H [illeg.]"; under this is an incremented scale with numbers on the right side that read, "65 // 60 // 50 // 40 // 30 // 20 // 10 // 0 // -5" and the lefts side of the scale reads, "C° // HOT // WARM // TEPID // TEMP // COOL // U.S."; the back of the wooden piece reads, "Wd. 3. K.W"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Dimension Notes
Length 5.1 cm x Width 22.8 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The wood shows some wear and some staining, but is complete; some of the printing is illegible; the glass is complete and undamaged; the metal bands are discoloured but do not show active corrosion; #2: Note: contains mercury.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Rockwood Asylum 1906 Annual Report; "125 Years Keeping People Healthy Kingston Psychiatric Hospital," by Jane Lesslie, 1981, p. 28; Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse.
Research Facts
Continuous bath therapy was used at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital from 1906 until the 1940s; nurses or attendants were required to check the water temperature every 15 minutes.
Exhibit History
On display, Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016. In plexibox 1 of exhibit "Asylum" The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, Dec. 5, 2000.
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