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plaster of Paris bandage

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
995005092 a-h
Description
(a) Painted metal box cover; rectangular with shallow sides; two paper stickers are affixed to top; (b) painted metal box bottom; rectangular with flat, closed bottom; (c) paper instruction sheet folded in four; (d) square paper sheet with additional product information; (e-h) rectangular plaster b…
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Accession Number
995005092 a-h
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Painted metal box cover; rectangular with shallow sides; two paper stickers are affixed to top; (b) painted metal box bottom; rectangular with flat, closed bottom; (c) paper instruction sheet folded in four; (d) square paper sheet with additional product information; (e-h) rectangular plaster bandage wrapped in a waxed paper protective covering
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - box top - Size: Length 40.4 cm x Width 11.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b -box bottom - Size: Length 40.1 cm x Width 10.9 cm x Depth 5.3 cm
c - instruction sheet - Size: Length 26.8 cm x Width 16.9 cm
d - additional sheet - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 8.4 cm
e - bandage pack - Size: Length 40.2 cm x Width 10.4 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
f - bandage pack - Size: Length 40.0 cm x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
g - bandage pack - Size: Length 41.4 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
h - bandage pack - Size: Length 41.8 cm x Width 11.3 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
T.J. Smith & Nephew Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Hull & Welwyn Garden City
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Date based on catalogue
Material
metal: silver
waxed paper: white; green
paint: olive green
paper: green; red; white; off-white
plaster: white
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on sticker on lid: left column: "CONTENTS 100 SLABS // 4 IN // 10.2 cm // X // 15 IN // 38.1 cm // ORDER No. Ex5415 // DIRECTIONS FOR USE // Build up slab of required thickness // and hold securely at each end. // Immerse slab by passing from end // to end through a bowl of water. // Express surplus water and air // bubbles, then apply as required. // Printed in England"; middle column: "Gypsona // TRADE MARK // SLABS // (PLASTER OF PARIS BANDAGE B.P.C.) // COUPONS POUR ATTELLES // TIRAS ENYESADAS // TIRAS GESSADAS // READY FOR USE"; right column: "WARNING // DRY STORAGE IS ESSENTIAL // to the satisfactory condition of this package, contents // of which SHOULD NOT BE // UNWRAPPED until required. // Replace any unused portion. // Obtainable in other widths // and lengths // S&N // Made in England by // T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LTD // Hull & Welwyn Garden City"; second printed sticker: "L.P.L. // LOW PLASTER LOSS"; (c) printed on paper (English instructions are repeated in French, Italian and Spanish): "Gypsona // TRADE MARK // PLASTER OF PARIS BANDAGES B.P.C. // EASY TO // HANDLE // Width // 2 in. 3 in. // 4 in. 6 in. // 8 in. // UNIFORM // ECONOMICAL // DIRECTIONS FOR USE // [directions listed] // S&N // Made in England by // J.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LTD. // Hull & Welwyn Garden City // Printed in England FORM G. 12M"; (d) printed on paper: "Gypsona // L.P.L. // LOW PLASTER LOSS // PLASTER // OF PARIS // BANDAGES // These are Low Plaster Loss bandages . . . // this means: // 1 Minimum los of plaster during soaking // and squeezing. // 2 Cleanliness in handling. // 3 Less plaster residue in buckets, bowls and // on the floor of the theatre. // 4 More plaster finds its way into a cast, thus making it stronger. // Handling and setting times are as for standard // Gypsona. // Printed in England Form LPL.2"; (e-h) printed on wrap (repeated): "L.P.L. Gypsona // TRADEMARK // PLASTER OF PARIS BANDAGE B.P.C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
(a) Wear, stains on top surface; (b) spots of inactive corrosion in corners; bottom dented in three places; paint chipped slightly; (c) paper is discolouring slightly with acid buildup; still flexible; (d) corners slightly dog-eared; (e-g) waxed paper crinkled and worn; (h) waxed paper torn, plaster cracked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 133 (similar to item #6H-380) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
For making casts.
Images
Less detail