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Compress Bandages

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004005 a-d
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 1 loose woven cream fabric Compress Bandage (b) and 2 roughly rectangular cream wax paper packaged Compress Bandages (c-d); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side…
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Accession Number
018004005 a-d
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Bandages, First Aid
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 1 loose woven cream fabric Compress Bandage (b) and 2 roughly rectangular cream wax paper packaged Compress Bandages (c-d); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information printed on top, proper left, and proper right sides in green ink; manufacturer information printed on back of box; instructions with illustrations printed on front of box; loose bandage consists of long rectangular woven sheet with plastic coated Telfa pad in centre; packaged Compress Bandages each have a rectangular cream paper label with product information and instructions printed in green ink; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.1 cm Width 5.5 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b – loose bandage – Length 6.1 cm Width 4.4 cm Depth 1.6 cm
c – packaged bandage – Length 5.1 cm Width 4.9 cm Depth 0.7 cm
d – packaged bandage – Length 5.2 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 0.8 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream
ink: green
fabric: cream, white
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. # 17 // COMPRESS BANDAGE // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “INSTRUCTIONS – FLECK’S COMPRESS BANDAGE // Remove paper wrapping. // Open bandage, holding it // as shown. Don not touch // the gauze pad. // Place gauze over the // wound. If larger pad is // needed, pull loose corner // to double pad size. // Wrap bandage around // the part. Tie end with // square knot.”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper left side of box: “COMPRESS // BANDAGE”; printed on proper right side of box: “SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on labels of packaged bandages: “FLECK’S FOR SAFETY // 2” COMPRESS BANDAGE // with TELFA* PAD // “Won’t Pull off Scab when removed” // STERILIZED – Cover wound with gauze // pad and bind. Do not touch wound or pad // with hands. // *Trade mar Kendall Co. (Canada) Ltd.”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over exterior of box; minor abrasion to edges of box; top of box slightly distorted but stable; minor fraying to edges of loose bandage; minor wrinkling all over wax paper packages
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“How to Choose Telfa Pads.” VitalityMedical.com, Vitality Medical, 2019. Accessed 27 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Telfa dressing pads were design as a dry dressing that would not stick to the wound.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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cotton gauze roll

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1998.3.11
Description
Stored as part of 1998.3.1.
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Accession Number
1998.3.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages, First Aid
Description
Stored as part of 1998.3.1.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-2
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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cotton gauze roll

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011004
Description
Cylindrical white roll of 1 inch cotton gauze; gauze is rolled rectangular section of loosely woven cotton thread with one end irregularly cut; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
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Accession Number
018011004
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages, First Aid
Bandages
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Description
Cylindrical white roll of 1 inch cotton gauze; gauze is rolled rectangular section of loosely woven cotton thread with one end irregularly cut; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
fabric: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Length
2.5 cm
Diameter
3.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor areas of yellow discolouration on top and bottom of roll
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Medical gauze 101.” Wound Care Advisor, HealthComMedia, 2017. Accessed 18 July 2019.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Gauze is commonly used in wound care as a dressing; it is a versatile product and can be as surgical sponges and in bandages.
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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011002 a-b
Description
Rectangular cream roll of cotton batting (a) wrapped in rectangular purple paper (b); cotton batting has one short end cut squarely and other short end irregularly torn; wrapping paper has one short end with serrated edge and other short end irregularly torn; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Ki…
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Accession Number
018011002 a-b
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Description
Rectangular cream roll of cotton batting (a) wrapped in rectangular purple paper (b); cotton batting has one short end cut squarely and other short end irregularly torn; wrapping paper has one short end with serrated edge and other short end irregularly torn; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – cotton wadding – Length 26.6 cm Width 13.8 cm Depth 2.3 cm
b – paper – Length 67.2 cm Width 20.8 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
fabric: cream
paper: purple
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fraying to edges of cotton wadding; major yellowing of wadding on one side; major creasing and folding all over wrapping paper
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“Wadding.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary by Farlex, Farlex Inc., 2019. Accessed 18 July 2017.
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
Cotton wadding is a sheet of carded cotton; often referred to as batting in non medical contexts, it is used in medicine as a wound dressing.
This cotton wadding is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
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C. T. Applicators and Gauze

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004003 a-n
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard C. T. Applicators box (a) containing transparent cellophane package of 6 cylindrical cotton tipped wooden applicators (b) and 12 square white fabric gauze sponges (c-n); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle c…
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Accession Number
018004003 a-n
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Bandages, First Aid
Description
Unsealed rectangular cream cardboard C. T. Applicators box (a) containing transparent cellophane package of 6 cylindrical cotton tipped wooden applicators (b) and 12 square white fabric gauze sponges (c-n); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information printed on top, proper left, and proper right sides in green ink; manufacturer information on back and information about additional products printed on front in green ink; gauze sponges are woven and unfold to create longer strips; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
14
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.1 cm Width 5.5 cm Depth 3.2 cm
b – applicator package – Length 7.1 cm Width 4.2 cm Depth 0.5 cm
c-n – gauze sponges – Length 5.0 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream
ink: green
fabric: white
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. 83 // C. T. APPLICATORS // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Our Safety Equipment includes: Breating Apparatus // Respirators Masks of all types // Gas Indicators Gas Detectors Safety Goggles // Protective Hats and Caps Cap Lamps // Safety Clothing First Aid Equipment // Fog Nozzles Fire Extinguishers Safety Belts . . . // Waste cans Gasoline Cans Ladder Feet // Grinder Guards Enamel Signs Safety Shoes”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper left and proper right sides: “C. T. APPLICATORS // SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration along hinge on top of box; minor soiling to top flap of box; minor fading of ink all over box; minor tear to top of front of box; major creasing and distortion to top of box, making opening and closing difficult; minor creases and distortion to cellophane package
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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Curity Gauze Bandage

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Dates
1944
1960
circa 1944-1960
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011003 a-b
Description
Rectangular red and cream cardboard box (a) containing cylindrical white roll of 2 inch Curity Gauze Bandage; box consists of rectangular hollow base with lid that folds at back of box; lid has flaps at front, proper right, and proper left sides to hold lid closed; product information printed in En…
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Accession Number
018011003 a-b
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages, First Aid
Bandages
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Description
Rectangular red and cream cardboard box (a) containing cylindrical white roll of 2 inch Curity Gauze Bandage; box consists of rectangular hollow base with lid that folds at back of box; lid has flaps at front, proper right, and proper left sides to hold lid closed; product information printed in English on exterior of top, back, proper right, and front flap of box; product information printed in French on exterior proper left side of box; box instructions appear in English and French on exterior front of box base; gauze bandage is rolled rectangular section of loosely woven thread with one end irregularly cut; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – box – Length 6.0 cm Width 4.8 cm Depth 4.6 cm
b – gauze bandage – Length 5.1 cm Diameter 2.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Bauer & Black, Division of The Kendall Co. (Canada) LTD.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1944
1960
circa 1944-1960
Date Remarks
The Kendall Company registered the iteration of the Curity trademark that appears on this artifact in 1944
Material
paper: brown, cream
ink: red, navy
wax: black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “Curity // REG. IN CANADA // GAUZE BANDAGE // (BAUER & BLACK)”; printed on back of box: “Curity // REG. IN CANADA // GAUZE // BANDAGE // STERILIZED AFTER PACKAGING // (BAUER & BLACK) // 10 YARDS // 2 // INCHES”; printed on proper right side of box: “Curity // REG. IN CANADA // GAUZE BANDAGE // STERILIZED AFTER PACKAGING // 10 YARDS 2 INCHES // (BAUER & BLACK)”; hand written on proper right side of box in black wax: “59”; printed on front of box base: “TO CLOSE – TUCK FLAP IN CARTON // TO OPEN – LIFT FLAP // POUR OUVRIR – LEVEZ CECI”; printed on front flap of box: “Curity // REG. IN CANADA // (BAUER & BLACK) // DIVISION OF THE KENDALL CO. // (CANADA) LTD. // TORONTO, ONT.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major tear to interior of box lid; minor yellowing of cream portions of box exterior; minor foxing on interior of box; minor areas of yellow discolouration on gauze bandage.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Kendall International, Inc.” Company-Histories.com, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Bauer & Black.” MyCompanies, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“CURITY Trademark Information.” Trademarkia, LegalForce, Inc., 2019. Accessed 17 July 2019.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
The Kendall Company began when Henry P. Kendall purchased a textile mill in Massachusetts in 1903; the company developed into an industry leader in the production of textile based, and other, medical products; The Kendall Company acquired Bauer & Black in 1928.
The Kendall Company registered the iteration of the Curity trademark that appears on this artifact in 1944.
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Classification
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000018030
Description
Cream cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with x18 illustrations of young men, six men with moustaches showing full figures wearing suits and ties with multiple injuries wrapped in the bandage; two men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and woun…
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Accession Number
000018030
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Classification
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid -- instrumentation
Tourniquets
Bandages, First Aid
Military Medicine
Emergencies
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- War
Description
Cream cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with x18 illustrations of young men, six men with moustaches showing full figures wearing suits and ties with multiple injuries wrapped in the bandage; two men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and wounds bound with the bandage and wooden splints for support; nine separate small illustrations of special knotted wraps; the aim is first aid in emergencies rather than full clinical treatment during military field dressing and or in civilian first aid; cut from preprinted length of fabric with remnants of the dotted cutting line showing that the fabric was cut on the bias; each side is noted to related to instructions on how to fold, wrap and tie; at centre point is circle with St. John Ambulance Association emblem.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
St. John Ambulance Association
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
fabric: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Stamped on fabric: starting at point: "THE St. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION // POINT // SIDE // END // BASE // END // SIDE // REGISTERED DESIGN 7764
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Closet
Length
145.0 cm
Depth
66.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Sides = 97.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining overall, rusty stains on corners possibly from safety pins
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmarch_bandage
Research Facts
The original version was designed by Friedrich von Esmarch, professor of surgery at the University of Kiel, Germany, and is generally used in battlefield medicine. Esmarch himself had been Surgeon General to the German army during the Franco-German War. It consisted of a three-sided piece of linen or cotton, the base measuring 4 feet and the sides 2 feet 10 inches. It could be used folded or open, and applied in thirty-two different ways. An improved form was devised by Bernhard von Langenbeck later on.
First Aid booklet 000.018.007 related to this item
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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Classification
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.37
Description
Cream finely woven cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with six illustrations of young men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and wounds bound with the bandage and wooden splints for support; this design is one of the original layouts with six f…
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Accession Number
1989.10.37
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Classification
Home Health Care
Military Medicine
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid -- instrumentation
Tourniquets
Bandages, First Aid
Military Medicine
Emergencies
Military Medicine -- emergency
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Military Medicine -- textile
Military Medicine -- War
Description
Cream finely woven cotton fabric triangluar bandage, sling or tourniquet with six illustrations of young men not wearing clothes except under pants who have had various fractures and wounds bound with the bandage and wooden splints for support; this design is one of the original layouts with six figures; the aim is first aid in emergencies rather than full clinical treatment during military field dressing and or in civilian first aid; fabric was cut on the bias; each side is noted to related to instructions on how to fold, wrap and tie; at centre point; text in German.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
St. John Ambulance Association
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
fabric: cream
ink: brown
Inscriptions
Stamped on cloth: "Der erlte Verband // nach // Profelsor Esmarch"; "gez. Wittmaack"; "Druck der Gesellschaft fur Baumwoll-Industrie // vorm Ludwig & Gustav Cramer // Hilden // ALLE RECHTE VORBEHALTON"; translated: "The last association // after Profelsor Esmarch // signed Wittmaack // Pressure from the Society for the Cotton Industry // in front of Ludwig & Gustav Cramer // Hilden // ALL RIGHTS RESERVED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-Closet
Length
127.0 cm
Depth
21.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Sides = 84.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Textile conservator washed fabric in standard conservation soap and water, however the solution drastically faded the printed illustrations to almost nothing; this was an attempt to remove the heavy brown medicine stains along fold lines; foxing of material remains
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esmarch_bandage
Research Facts
The original version was designed by Friedrich von Esmarch, professor of surgery at the University of Kiel, Germany, and is generally used in battlefield medicine. Esmarch himself had been Surgeon General to the German army during the Franco-German War. It consisted of a three-sided piece of linen or cotton, the base measuring 4 feet and the sides 2 feet 10 inches. It could be used folded or open, and applied in thirty-two different ways. An improved form was devised by Bernhard von Langenbeck later on.
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surgical dressing caddy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14394
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.10
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and with metal rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - self-adhesive antiseptic rubber plaster spools.
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Accession Number
1989.10.10
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty and with metal rod for spools; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - self-adhesive antiseptic rubber plaster spools.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // Self-Adhesive // Antiseptic Rubber Plaster // No. 11 T Spools // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
a - 23.0 cm
Width
a - 6.8 cm
Depth
a - 7.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out; several long scratches showing to shiny tin base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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surgical dressing caddy

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Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1989.10.2
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid and inside has metal dowel with tan paper cylinder; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Boracic lint.
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Accession Number
1989.10.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Bandages, First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Description
Rectangular green metal surgical dressing caddy with hinged lid and inside has metal dowel with tan paper cylinder; copper lined interior; decorative borders and text in black ink on each panel; empty; end panel with orange paper panel indicating product type - Boracic lint.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1904
circa 1895-1904
Date Remarks
Dates of caddy design
Material
metal: green, copper ink: black paper: orange, tan
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom:"FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // EVER-READY CADDY // FOR // ALL KINDS OF // SURGICAL DRESSINGS"; printed on back panel: "FERRIS & COMPY., BRISTOL, // SOLE PATENTEES, // WHOLESALE & EXPORT DRUGGISTS, // SURGICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS AND DEALERS. // SURGICAL AND ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, BANDAGES. // HOSPITAL APPLIANCES OF ALL KINDS // FIVE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE MEDALS"; printed on other back panel: "ROLLS OF "CYLINDER WOUND" PLASTER // AND OTHER DRESSINGS FOR REFILLING // THE PATENT "EVER-READY" CADDY // CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATENEES, '' FERRIS & COMPANY, Union St., BRISTOL. // ALL THE ORDINARY KINDS OF SPREAD PLASTERS, PLAIN AND // ANTISEPTIC DRESSINGS, LINTS, COMPRESSED WOOL IN SHEETS, // ANTIQPTIC GAUZES, PROTEXTIVE OILED SILK, GUTTA-PERCHA TISSUE, // ETC. ETC. KEPT IN STOCK, WOUND ON THE PATENT CADDY CYLIINDERS. // FERRIS'S ANTISEPTIC SELF-ADHESIVE PLASTER SUPPLIED ON // SPOOLS OR VARIOUS WIDTH FROM QUARTER-INCH UPWARDS, TO // FIT THE PATENT CADDY. // TO REFILL THE CADDY REMOVE THE LABEL SLIDE // AND TAKE OUT THE METAL AXIS, THEN STAND THE CADDY // ON ITS END ON A TABLE WITH THE LABEL END UPWARDS, // PLACE THE NEW ROLL OF PLASTER OR DRESSING IN IT // AND SLIDE THE METAL AXIS THROUGH THE HOLLOW // CYLINDER, MOVE THE ROLL GENTLY ABOUT UNTIL THE // LOWER END OF THE METAL AXIS FALLS INTO THE HOLE // PROVIDED FOR IT, WHEN THE LABLE SLIDE CAN BE // REPLACED."; printed on label end: "FERRIS & CO.'S // PATENT // 1/2 POUND NO. 78 // Boracic Lint. // EVER READY CADDY BRISTOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-8
Length
23.0 cm
Width
9.1 cm
Depth
8.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paint faded, overall scratches inside & out
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
Images
Less detail

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