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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000003357 a-b
Description
Glass box, which consists of a box (a) and a lid (b); the box is a rectangular, thick, steep, straight-walled box with a flat bottom and a straight, frosted glass flange surrounding its top rectangular opening; the lid (b) fits over this opening; the lid is rectangular, with a strip of frosted glas…
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Accession Number
000003357 a-b
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Glass box, which consists of a box (a) and a lid (b); the box is a rectangular, thick, steep, straight-walled box with a flat bottom and a straight, frosted glass flange surrounding its top rectangular opening; the lid (b) fits over this opening; the lid is rectangular, with a strip of frosted glass running along the outside edge of its bottom surface; its top surface is raised slightly with a glass ball handle extending from the centre of its top surface; on one long side of the box, characters are written in magic marker, and a maker's mark appears at the top of one short side.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 22.0 cm x Depth 10.0 cm
b - box lid - Size: Length 25.0 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Maker
Desaga
Site Made (City)
Heidelberg
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Material
glass: clear; frosted
Inscriptions
On one long side of the box, "C: M: W: N H ["H" superscr.] P H ["H" superscr.] // .08: 72: 135: 3" is written in faded magic marker (now brown); at the top of one short side, "DESAGA // HEIDELBERG // MADE IN GERMANY" appears within a rectangular outline, all in raised glass.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-5
Condition Remarks
The box and lid were dirty; there were no significant cracks or breaks; there was a yellow deposit on the underside of the flange on one longer side of the box (possibly adhesive).
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," by Allen & Hanburys Ltd., 1957. p. 618 (similar to item #53292) (see attached photocopy); CD #6
Research Facts
Similar to the item shown in the catalogue, but without the metal lid or rubber flange; possibly used for holding solution (see Marks)
Images
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