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Ammonia Inhalants

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Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut …
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Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Pharmacy
Fainting -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Inhalation
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); 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 and company information appears on exterior of top, bottom, back, and proper right side; directions with illustrations appear on front; capsules consist of hard cylinder wrapped in soft cream fabric and silken mesh with both ends tied closed around the cylinder; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.4 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b-e – capsules – Length 4.1 cm Diameter 1.0 cm
f – insert – Length 9.9 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Mine Safety Appliances Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Date Remarks
Similar items in other museum collections; new MSA letter logo introduced in 1967
Material
paper: brown, cream
fabric: cream, white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom of box: “MINE SAFETY // APPLIANCES CO. // EFFICIENCY // SERVICE SAFETY // PITTSBURGH PA // AMMONIA INHALANTS // (Aromatized Ammonia – Alcohol 38 %) // 10 Per Package // Cat. No. FA - 2156”; printed on front of box: “Crush inhalant // between thumb and // finger // Hold about 4 inches from nose. // As ammonia gets weaker, hold closer. // Try the strength of inhalant by placing // it under your own nose at about // one minute intervals. When too // weak, use another inhalant”; printed on back of box: “AMMONIA INHALANTS // Aromatized Ammonia : : Alcohol 38 % // Active Ingredients: Ammonia Carbonate, Stronger // Ammonia Water, Oil Lemon, Oil Lavender and Oil // Nutmeg. // 10 Per Package Containing 1/3 cc. Each. // MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; printed on proper left side of box: “MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; stamped on proper right side of box: “9 D 11”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling and foxing all over box; minor distortion to back of box; minor soiling and foxing all over insert; minor discolouration on ends of capsules
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Our History.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“1960 – 1969 A decade of MSA in review.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“Collections Online.” Bulkley Valley Museum, Bulkley Valley Museum Society, 2019. Accessed 19 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.
Aromatic ammonia is used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breath; ammonia can be taken orally in solution with water or placed on a fabric rag and inhaled; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
The Mine Safety Appliance Company was founded by John T. Ryan Sr. and George H. Deike following a tragic mining accident in 1912; with the help of Thomas Edison, they developed an electric mining lamp that helped reduce mine explosions; from there, the company expanded and developed a wide variety of safety products for a variety of applications; this Ammonia Inhalant set was likely produced before 1967 because of the absence of the “MSA” logo first introduced in 1967.
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Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information; cream paper instructional leaflet (c) describes the product's benefits and recommendations from customers dating from 1894 to 1911; smaller leaflet written in French (d) for product information on Balsam of Myrrh.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
b - box - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 23.0 cm
d - leaflet - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 20.0 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Date Remarks
Printed on leaflet
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // FOR // CUTS // BURNS // BRUISES // SORES // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co. // LIMITED // SOLE PROPRIETORS // MONTREAL, QUE. // MADE SINCE 1846 // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. // The small amount // required and effect // produced render this // a cheap and desirable // household remedy // Anitseptic // Cleansing // And Healing // Use It For The // Hard Cases // Trial Size, Price 35 CTS // Price 35 c., 65 c and $ 1.25 // Large size most economical"; printed on bottle's label: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Sprains, // Strains, Swellings, Stiff Neck, Non-diphtheritic Sore // Throat, Any Superficial Pain or Lameness, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or Sprains, such as // Lame Back, Sprained Ankle, Muscular Rheumatism, // Also for Piles, Corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Stings of Bees // and Venomous Insects. Rusty Nail Wounds, etc., Old // Sores, Indolent Ulcers. // For Animals. A valuable remedy for Flesh Wounds, // Cuts, Kicks, Punctured Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, // Harness and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, Sprains, // Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, Fistula, Mud // Fever, Scratches, Thrush and Old Sores, Spavin and Ringbone (in // early stages), Screw Worm, Caked Udder, and Spider // in Teat."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row B
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; paper is brittle, yellowed and frayed along edges; box shows minor wear around edges, box's top is missing a small chunk from its lower left corner and the left side of the lid is covered in a light brown stain
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1885
1911
circa 1885-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 2.3
b - box - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1911
circa 1885-1911
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: blue
paper: yellow, cream
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM OF MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // MANUFACTURED BY // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co., Limited // MONTREAL, QUE. // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Non-diphtheritic Sore Throat, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or sprains // such as Lame Back or Shoulder, Sprained // ankle or wrist, Muscular Rheumatism, //Piles, corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Frosted // Feet, bee strings, Old Sores, Swellings. FOR ANIMALS: A valuable remedy for // Flesh Wounds, Cuts, Kicks, Punctured // Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, Harness // and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, // Sprains, Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, // Fistula, Mud /Fever, Scratches, Thrush and // Old Sores”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row B
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; box shows minor wear around edges and faded
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1988.19.1
Description
Note: item is missing.
Accession Number
1988.19.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Description
Note: item is missing.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-2
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1969.176.1 a-j
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Accession Number
1969.176.1 a-j
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Bandages
First Aid
Germany
Military Medicine
Number Of Parts
10
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-2
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004010
Description
Bent rectangular brass strip used as a tweezer; surface contoured; both ends have been cut not square; repeating pattern of two parallel dimples in surface; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
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Accession Number
018004010
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
Description
Bent rectangular brass strip used as a tweezer; surface contoured; both ends have been cut not square; repeating pattern of two parallel dimples in surface; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
1
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
metal: brass
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Length
9.0 cm
Width
6.3 cm
Depth
1.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major corrosion all over surface
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
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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Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Accession Number
006033019
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Burn Dressing jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with p…
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Accession Number
006033019
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- topical -- container
First Aid
Emergency Medicine
Burns
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Burn Dressing jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and directions attached to front; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top with ring indent near edges, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “6” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
ink: navy, black metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // BURN DRESSING // (INDUSTRIAL STANDARD FORMULA FOR // FIRST AID TREATMENT) // Formula: Sodium Bicarbonate 3% // Petrolatum Alba. q. s. // DIRECTIONS: Apply Freely To Burns. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label in black ink: “4 FL. OZ. // (L) 821364”; embossed on bottom: “D 6 // 5 // 3136”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row B
Length
7.3 cm
Diameter
5.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading near top of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Wound Dressings.” ScienceDirect, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Petrolatum.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary, Farlex, 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Dressings are used to promote healing of wounds and prevent infection; consists of a sterile padding or compress in direct contact with the wound accompanied by an antiseptic substance, such as petrolatum, a semisolid substance made from petroleum often used as a topical treatment for burns and abrasion. Ingram & Bell’s Burn Dressing was marketed as “Industrial Standard Formula for First Aid Treatment” and contained sodium bicarbonate in a white petrolatum base.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Point St. Charles, Quebec; the progressive line system month code and “6” year code, along with the Ingram & Bell logo, signify it was produced in either 1956 or 1966.
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Clinico's Sterilized Wound Dressing

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Dates
1910
circa 1910 -
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
012004005
Description
Cylindrical semi-transparent blue glass Clinico’s Sterilized Wound Dressing jar with non-removable blue metal screw cap; full with roll of gauze bandage and yellow semisolid; base has angled ring push up; straight cylindrical side walls, round shoulders, and cylindrical finish with external continu…
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Accession Number
012004005
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Bandages
First Aid
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Cylindrical semi-transparent blue glass Clinico’s Sterilized Wound Dressing jar with non-removable blue metal screw cap; full with roll of gauze bandage and yellow semisolid; base has angled ring push up; straight cylindrical side walls, round shoulders, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around base; cap has slightly domed top, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread; rectangular paper label with product information and directions attached to side walls.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Clinico INC.
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1910
circa 1910 -
Date Remarks
Machine made glass jar
Material
glass: blue
paper: tan
ink: red
metal: blue, brass
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “CLINICO’S // STERILIZED WOUND DRESSING // Gauze Bandage 2” x 10 yrds. impregnated with Yellow // Petrolatum U. S. P. // Developed specifically for local therapy of burns, nose packing, // [Illeg.]ound packings, tamponade of drained abcess, etc. // [Illeg.] fine mesh roller // [Illeg.]niformly impregnated // [Illeg.] Yellow Petrolatum // [Illeg.]ge moves easily and // [Illeg.] roller and may be // [Illeg.]ired length. // [Illeg.]O, INC. // N. Y. C. // DO NOT ACCEPT IF SEAL IS // BROKEN. // STERILITY NOT GUARANTEED // AFTER OPENING. // STERILIZED AT 259°F UNDER // 20 LBS. PRESSURE FOR 60 // MINUTES. // Made in U. S. A.”; embossed on bottom: “3”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7
Length
5.7 cm
Diameter
6.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading all over label; major dark discolouration all over tan section of label; major area of loss to label; minor corrosion to metal cap, especially on rolled bottom edge; minor soiling and scratching all over top of cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Wound Dressings.” ScienceDirect, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Petrolatum.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary, Farlex, 2019.
Research Facts
Dressings are used to promote healing of wounds and prevent infection; consists of a sterile padding or compress in direct contact with the wound; often accompanied by an antiseptic substance, such as petrolatum.
Yellow petrolatum is a semisolid substance made from petroleum; often used in ointments, dressings, and as a topical treatment for burns and abrasion.
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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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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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