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Cabco medical coil battery

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Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
992062001
Description
Textured fabric-covered wooden box contains a "Cabco Medical Coil"; bottom compartment opens for storage of attachments (missing); leather handle on top; two spring-loaded clasps on front
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Accession Number
992062001
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- instrumentation
Electrodes
Description
Textured fabric-covered wooden box contains a "Cabco Medical Coil"; bottom compartment
opens for storage of attachments (missing); leather handle on top; two spring-loaded
clasps on front
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Chas. A. Branston Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
battery: black
Inscriptions
Plaque attached inside lid: MANUFACTURED BY // CHAS. A. BRANSTON LIMITED // TORONTO,
CANADA // MODEL 55 No. 1575; paper label fixed inside lid: "Directions for Using 'Cabco
Medical Coil'"....
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.0 cm. x Width: 16.0 cm. x Depth: 19.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
#2: The fwo front latches, four back hinges, and two rings and brackets connecting the handle to the case all showed signs of moderate corrosion; the outer covering was dirty and warped in the central portion; the leather covering the handle was worn and deteriorating; the metal handle component underneath was rusted; the case was dusty; the inner paper label was yellowing, and its edges and corners were beginning to curl up; visible inner metal components were in good condition, showing no signs of corrosion; #3: smells awful; metal is rusty; residue inside; paper is yellowing.
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Grey Roots Museum and Archives: https://greyroots.pastperfectonline.com/bycreator?keyword=Chas.+A.+Branston+Company
Research Facts
The Chas. A. Branston Co. manufactured x-ray and electro-medical devices in the early 20th century. Before this, Charles Branston manufactured radios at Buffalo, New York, in the early 1900s, and appears to have maintained that operation at least as late as 1926. When he began his operations in Toronto, Ontario, is unknown, but in a Canadian patent application of September 1919 (#200714) for a vibrator for high frequency electro-medical apparatus, he stated he was "of the City of Toronto." A further patent application (#217323), in March, 1921, (patent issued 1922) shows the owner as The Charles A. Branston Company. In 1920, the company operated out of Toronto, Ontario at 355 Yonge St.
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Medicated Asbestos Electro-Magnetic Appliance handbill

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Dates
1904
circa 1904
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
996001582
Description
Large paper flyer advertising a medicated asbestos Electro-Magnetic Appliance from Salus Medicinal Appliance Co.; top 1/3 shows a woman and a man using the devices; the back talks about the employment opportunity being offered; measurements for folded dimensions.
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Accession Number
996001582
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- advertisements
Description
Large paper flyer advertising a medicated asbestos Electro-Magnetic Appliance from Salus Medicinal Appliance Co.; top 1/3 shows a woman and a man using the devices; the back talks about the employment opportunity being offered; measurements for folded dimensions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Salus Medicinal Appliance Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1904
circa 1904
Date Remarks
Within 1904, postmarked envelope
Material
paper: black; red
Inscriptions
"ELECTRICITY AND MEDICINE COMBINED. // NOW BEING WIDELY INTRODUCED. // THE GREATEST DISCOVERY // OF // THE // AGE // A CHANCE // FOR ALL // NOW ONLY // (FORMER PRICE $6) $4. // DON'T PAY // FABULOUS PRICES FOR // ELECTRIC // BELTS // ETC. // WHEN // YOU CAN GET // BETTER RESULTS // Medicated Asbestos Electro-Magnetic Appliance."; etc. and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.0 cm. x Width: 8.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Creased -- three half-circle holes along the right side crease; a thumb-sized stain in the middle of the lower third; another similar stain on the top middle; slight age/sun discolouration
Copy Type
Original
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