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Anti-Mosquito cream

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Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
002001007
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
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Accession Number
002001007
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Insect Repellents
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Date Remarks
Provenance of artifact (CF issue)
Material
metal: silver; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed or stamped on lid: "ANTI-MOSQUITO // TO BE // SMEARED ON // EXPOSED PARTS // AS REQUIRED // CREAM"; "Anti-Mosquito" is at the top and "Cream" is at the bottom, both in larger letters than the rest.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Temporary Location
Storage Room 2006
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The tin shows extensive use-related wear, mostly on the sides and bottom of the container, approximately over 30% of its surface; the brass plating in these areas has worn away to reveal the steel underneath; there is a very small area of active corrosion on the upper rim near the "E" in "CREAM"; there is also slight denting and malformation from use.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002001026 a-b
Description
Two rectangular badges made of maroon wool or felt with a black cotton backing; unit designation is embroidered in yellow silk thread.
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Accession Number
002001026 a-b
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Description
Two rectangular badges made of maroon wool or felt with a black cotton backing; unit designation is embroidered in yellow silk thread.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - badge - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b - badge - Size: Length 8.1 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
fabric: maroon; yellow; black
Inscriptions
(a): "RCOC"; (b): "COC"; both embroidered in yellow
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-9
Condition Remarks
Both badges show some fraying around the edges of the black backing material; (b) is missing the "R" in "RCOC", though some of the threads are retained in the backing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, Curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; CD #6
Research Facts
Insignia of Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, 5th Armoured Division--"The Mighty Maroon Machine"
Images
Less detail
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
002001059
Description
Bandage, cylindrical roll of gauze, packaged in blue paper; folded over at ends with circular paper patch to seal package; manufacturer's label on side, paper with three-colour print.
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Accession Number
002001059
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Bandage, cylindrical roll of gauze, packaged in blue paper; folded over at ends with circular paper patch to seal package; manufacturer's label on side, paper with three-colour print.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
paper: light blue; white
ink: yellow; black; red
fabric: white
Inscriptions
"Johnson & Johnson // 25 YARDS // BRUNSWICK GAUZE // PLAIN // Johnson & Johnson // LIMITED MONREAL // MADE IN CANADA"; two symbols flank the lower "Johnson & Johnson" logo: they are circular, made of stylized chain links forming a compass or quadrafoil design within a circle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 22.2 cm x Diam. 10.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Packaging is discoloured in patches; one tear at end 5 cm long; gauze inside is in excellent condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Images
Less detail
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002001015 a-e
Description
Barracks box, constructed of half-inch planks secured with screws and nails; brass hinge runs full length of back of box, brass rails protect the sides of the lid; brass fitting for padlock at front contains three lengths of leather strapping, used to secure the box structurally during shipping; tw…
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Accession Number
002001015 a-e
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Barracks box, constructed of half-inch planks secured with screws and nails; brass hinge runs full length of back of box, brass rails protect the sides of the lid; brass fitting for padlock at front contains three lengths of leather strapping, used to secure the box structurally during shipping; two of these are long, like belts, with buckles and one is shorter with a loop at each end; these straps have black steel buckle-type fittings.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - lid - Size: Length 61.5 cm x Width 37.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - box - Size: Length 61.5 cm x Width 37.0 cm x Depth 23.2 cm
c - belt - Size: Length 230.0 cm x Width 4.0 cm
d - belt - Size: Length 230.0 cm x Width 4.0 cm
e - strap - Size: Length 43.5 cm x Width 4.0 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Date on item
Material
wood: brown; green
leather: brown
metal: yellow; green; black
Inscriptions
"M.E. HARTRICK // LIEUT N/S // [illeg.] FT" painted on lid of box; "U/ 92" painted on each side of box; "DM & S LTD ["TD" superscripted]" stamped on straps; "DM & S Ltd. 1943" on straps
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-3
Condition Remarks
Use-related surface damage and wear over entire surface; spotty green staining; lid has become separated from box; leather straps show extensive mould growth along their entire length.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, Curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; CD #6
Research Facts
Custom-made for owner; blacked-out area on lid conceals shipping destination--this would have been written on and then blacked out after reaching its destination.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002001061
Description
Rectangular white cotton bed sheet which is folded over on all edges and hemmed at both of the shorter ends.
Accession Number
002001061
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Rectangular white cotton bed sheet which is folded over on all edges and hemmed at both of the shorter ends.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly; donated to museum by daughter Miriam Ruth Howard.
Maker
Dominion Textile Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Marked on artifact
Material
fabric: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
"DOMINION TEXTILE CO. LTD. // COLONIAL BRANCH // 1943"; a "C" with a broad arrow inside is stamped in black ink in one corner.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Dimension Notes
Length 215.0 cm x Width 137.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Almost no signs of wear; slight yellowing at edges; maker's stamp is quite faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; Miriam Ruth Howard
Research Facts
Owned and used by Nursing Sister Lt. Miriam Hartrick during World War II. Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly (1909-2001) graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She served in England, France and Italy during World War II. "C" with broad arrow denotes Canadian Army issue.
Less detail
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002001063
Description
Rectangular cream cotton bed sheet with hemmed edges; the corners are folded over and stitched in the hospital style; in one of the corners the owner's initials are written in black ink and a patch is sewn on with the Red Cross logo.
Accession Number
002001063
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Rectangular cream cotton bed sheet with hemmed edges; the corners are folded over and stitched in the hospital style; in one of the corners the owner's initials are written in black ink and a patch is sewn on with the Red Cross logo.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly; donated to museum by daughter Miriam Ruth Howard.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
fabric: cream
ink: black; red
Inscriptions
"K.M.H" written in ink on corner; "GIFT OF // CANADIAN // RED [Red Cross logo] CROSS // SOCIETY" stamped on patch sewn to sheet in corner.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Closet M
Dimension Notes
Length 171.3 cm x Width 105.2 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Slight dye transfer from Red Cross patch.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Miriam Ruth Howard
Research Facts
Owned and used by Nursing Sister Lt. Miriam Hartrick during World War II. Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly (1909-2001) graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She served in England, France and Italy during World War II.
Less detail
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002001064
Description
Rectangular cotton bed sheet with hemmed edges; the corners are folded over and stitched in the hospital style; in one of the corners the owner's initials are written in black ink and a patch is sewn on with the Red Cross logo.
Accession Number
002001064
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Rectangular cotton bed sheet with hemmed edges; the corners are folded over and stitched in the hospital style; in one of the corners the owner's initials are written in black ink and a patch is sewn on with the Red Cross logo.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly; donated to museum by daughter Miriam Ruth Howard.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks
Material
fabric: off-white; white
ink: black; red
Inscriptions
"K.M.H" written in ink on corner; "GIFT OF // CANADIAN // RED [Red Cross logo] CROSS // SOCIETY" stamped on patch
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 Box (?)
Dimension Notes
Length 171.3 cm x Width 102.7 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Ink on Red Cross patch very faded; some lint buildup; creasing from folded storage.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Miriam Ruth Howard
Research Facts
Owned and used by Nursing Sister Lt. Miriam Hartrick during World War II. Miriam (Hartrick) Kelly (1909-2001) graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She served in England, France and Italy during World War II.
Less detail
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002001027
Description
Belt, made of leather with brass fittings; one end is folded over and stitched to a pad of leather that fits behind the buckle to protect clothing; buckle consists of two halves: one has a circular shape with a rectangular hole; fitting is decorated with brass oak leaves and acorns; buckle is decor…
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Accession Number
002001027
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- uniform -- World War II
Description
Belt, made of leather with brass fittings; one end is folded over and stitched to a pad of leather that fits behind the buckle to protect clothing; buckle consists of two halves: one has a circular shape with a rectangular hole; fitting is decorated with brass oak leaves and acorns; buckle is decorated with another wreath of leaves; other half of buckle has a smaller circle decorated with lion and crown; this piece attaches to the belt with a fitting of folded over leather that allows adjustment for length.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
W. Scully, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance and the materials
Material
metal: yellow; green
leather: brown
Inscriptions
Stamped into the underside of the buckle: "SCULLY, LTD. // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C7-5
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase West, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Dimension Notes
Length 85.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The belt shows some stiffening from age and disuse; heavy deposits of corrosion where brass and leather meet
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Doug Hildebrand, Curator, Military Communications & Electronics Museum; "War Dress Regulations," Canadian Army, 1943; CD #6
Research Facts
Leather was being eliminated from Allied Forces kits during early World War II
Exhibit History
On loan for exhibit, "Uni-Forming . . . Wearing the Uniform" at the Musee Beaulne, Coaticook, Quebec, Jan. 2008-30 Oct. 2008.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002001045
Description
Bib; folded, resembles a crushed, distorted piece of starched cotton fabric; upon unrolling, the bib is in the shape of a "V" slightly thickened at its apex; the arms of the V are each perforated with numerous pinholes at their ends, from being fastened to the rest of the nurse's uniform.
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Accession Number
002001045
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Bib; folded, resembles a crushed, distorted piece of starched cotton fabric; upon unrolling, the bib is in the shape of a "V" slightly thickened at its apex; the arms of the V are each perforated with numerous pinholes at their ends, from being fastened to the rest of the nurse's uniform.
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
ink: black
Inscriptions
"144 // Miriam E Hartrick" written twice on bib in black ink.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
BOX 14
Dimension Notes
Length 85.0 cm x Width 34.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The bib has been folded and rolled, then crushed into a suitcase and never removed; massive distortion of fabric, widespread spotty discolouration.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Images
Less detail
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002001054
Description
Bib; a "V"-shaped piece of cotton fabric; apex of the V is thickened, forming the breastpiece of the garment; the arms of the V taper from approximately 20 cm where they join the apex, to about 10 cm at the extremities; the cotton fabric is unstarched and very soft.
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Accession Number
002001054
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Bib; a "V"-shaped piece of cotton fabric; apex of the V is thickened, forming the breastpiece of the garment; the arms of the V taper from approximately 20 cm where they join the apex, to about 10 cm at the extremities; the cotton fabric is unstarched and very soft.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
fabric: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
"Miriam E Hartrick" written in ink on each arm of "V" and on base of apex of V
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
BOX 14
Dimension Notes
Length 80.0 cm x Width 25.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Slight, patchy areas of wear widespread over artifact from abrasion during use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Images
Less detail

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