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bandage scissors

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Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996028102
Description
Chrome-plated metal bandage scissors with angled blades; lower blade has flat, rounded end that extends out longer than the top blade; Valleas last name and first initial have been engraved in capital letters on side of lower blade
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Accession Number
996028102
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
MM= Cutting Tool -- scissors -- shears -- bandage
Description
Chrome-plated metal bandage scissors with angled blades; lower blade has flat, rounded end that extends
out longer than the top blade; Valleas last name and first initial have been engraved in
capital letters on side of lower blade
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, 1928 KGH Nursing Graduate
Maker
Stevens
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"STEVENS // GERMANY" "N. VALLEAU" "4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-5
Temporary Location
On exhibit: "For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Nov. 13, 2008 (in restored room 1016).
Dimension Notes
Length 17.8 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 7.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
Chromium plating has been rubbed off on 20-30% of surface; areas of heavier use show more wear:
inside blades, around the screw, inside finger holes; blades are slightly loose; actual rust marks
evident on inside blades around the screw
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Oral History Transcript for Nora Valleau" by Rona Rustige; "Information Re KGH Nursing Uniforms"
by Marilyn Boston; see 995.002.001f (scissors, used for replica of a uniform from 1886); CD #1
Research Facts
Valleau purchased the bandage scissors for $1.25; the scissors were required for every nurse and
they were instructed to purchase them by Ann Baillie; KGH nurses always used scissors as part of
their uniforms; earlier varieties were longer with straight blades and filigree design work; these
earlier scissors hung from a black ribbon tied around the belt
Exhibit History
On exhibit at Museum, Jan. 22, 2001-June 9, 2008.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996020009
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
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Accession Number
996020009
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Optometry -- instrumentation
MM= Irrigation -- eye bath
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, previously owned by her father.
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "G"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.1 cm. x Width: 3.8 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail