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Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003045
Description
Ashtray, which is made of a single piece of painted metal that is bent to form a rectangular-shaped base with slightly raised sides and flat outer edges; there is a rounded cigarette groove at each corner; one corner has a small, round hole punched through the metal; the base of the ashtray has wor…
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Accession Number
000003045
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Ashtray, which is made of a single piece of painted metal that is bent to form a rectangular-shaped base with slightly raised sides and flat outer edges; there is a rounded cigarette groove at each corner; one corner has a small, round hole punched through the metal; the base of the ashtray has words and a design stamped into the metal.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Material
metal: grey
paint: yellow
Inscriptions
The bottom of the ashtray reads, "ONT. HOSP." and has a crown design.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-5
Dimension Notes
Length 14.5 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The paint is worn and chipped in several spots; the paint on the inside bottom of the ashtray shows a great deal of burn damage and has been blackened; the metal shows no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse; CD #3
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Baby Ben alarm clock

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11153
Dates
1964
1973
1964-1973
Collection
Carson Cross Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
005011001
Description
A metal "Baby Ben" alarm clock; has a rectangular base with a round face; the face is a slightly lighter shade of silver (aluminum?) and under a circular convex piece of glass; there are dials and knobs on the back for setting the time and alarm.
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Accession Number
005011001
Collection
Carson Cross Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Radium
MM= Household Articles -- ruler, compass, protractor, timepiece
Description
A metal "Baby Ben" alarm clock; has a rectangular base with a round face; the face is a slightly lighter shade of silver (aluminum?) and under a circular convex piece of glass; there are dials and knobs on the back for setting the time and alarm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's family since it was purchased new in Peterborough, Ontario; it was originally loaned to the museum for the "Radium" exhibit.
Maker
Westclox
Site Made (City)
Peterborough
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
1973
1964-1973
Date Remarks
These clocks were made from 1964 until 1973
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Baby Ben" and "WESTCLOX" printed on the face "6 // 53632" engraved on the bottom of the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the back where the dials have been rotated.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"ClockHistory.com"
Research Facts
This is a series 8 Baby Ben clock; clocks with radium arms and dials were used because it glowed; the painters of these clocks (mostly female) often suffered from skin ulcerations, tumours, and many eventually died.
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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Mrs. Iva Teepell Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
003036001
Description
Baby carriage consists of a collapsible wooden frame on wheels; seating area is made of an oil cloth that is stretched along the back and sides of frame; back rest is decorated with tassles and is positioned opposite to the horizontal push handle bar so that the child faces the person pushing; carr…
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Accession Number
003036001
Collection
Mrs. Iva Teepell Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Household Articles
Description
Baby carriage consists of a collapsible wooden frame on wheels; seating area is made of an oil cloth that is stretched along the back and sides of frame; back rest is decorated with tassles and is positioned opposite to the horizontal push handle bar so that the child faces the person pushing; carriage has a wooden feet supporting tier; carriage has a sitting and a reclining position.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Brockville and used by donor's sister as a wheelchair when she was a child
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Timeline for improvements on wheelchairs.
Material
wood: brown
fabric: green, grey
metal: yellow
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 112.0 cm x Width 53.0 cm x Depth 38.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Wood is tarnished and scratched in several places; metal is rusty throughout the artifact; rubber is stiff and deteriorating; rubber has broken off larges wheels; finish on the oil cloth is peeling in some places; oil cloth is frayed and torn at the seams.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Mrs Iva Teepell (donor); CD #1
Research Facts
Chair was purchased second-hand in Brockville in 1919. Donor's father obtained the chair for her sister, to be used as a wheelchair after the sister was injured by a kick in the stomach. The sister was less than 8 years old.
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Dates
1930
1935
1930-1935
Collection
Barber / Brunke Family Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
015020001
Description
White painted openwork style wicker infants bassinette with wood slat board base with hand written names of all the x31 babies that used this bassinette for several generations of the Barber and Brunke family including other families for their newborns; manufacturer's stamp embossed on bottom board…
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Accession Number
015020001
Collection
Barber / Brunke Family Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Pediatrics
Household Articles
Description
White painted openwork style wicker infants bassinette with wood slat board base with hand written names of all the x31 babies that used this bassinette for several generations of the Barber and Brunke family including other families for their newborns; manufacturer's stamp embossed on bottom board; designed with openwork curved hood; marks for original leg support shown on base; thirty-one names on the base dating from 1931 until 2012.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor's family (Barber & Brunke) and her parents used it for her and her brother in the 1930s. Her father constructed the rolling base to allow her mother to move it easily around the house. The Barbers and the Brunkes’ have lived in Kingston for a few generations.
Maker
Gendron Company
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1935
1930-1935
Date Remarks
Donor remarks and dates on base
Material
wood: white
Inscriptions
"TORONTO // Gendron"
Permanent Location
W1 - Floor
Length
67.0 cm
Width
51.0 cm
Height
59.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Heavily painted with layers showing on base; minor break in wicker
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassinet
Research Facts
A bassinet, bassinette, or cradle is a bed specifically for babies from birth to about four months.
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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003086
Description
Bed cradle, which consists of a long, solid cylindrical metal bar formed into a semicircle with a triangular foot at each end; the foot is also formed with the cylindrical bar; each foot has a piece of cylindrical bar above it, formed into a V-shape with the point wrapping around the main bar and t…
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Accession Number
000003086
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Bed cradle, which consists of a long, solid cylindrical metal bar formed into a semicircle with a triangular foot at each end; the foot is also formed with the cylindrical bar; each foot has a piece of cylindrical bar above it, formed into a V-shape with the point wrapping around the main bar and the outer ends bent into small open-centred circles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-11-2
Dimension Notes
Length 105.1 cm x Width 25.1 cm x Depth 80.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired Kingston Psychiatric Hospital nurse
Research Facts
Used to hold sheets off a patient's feet while in bed.
Images
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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003087
Description
Bed cradle, which consists of a long, solid cylindrical metal bar formed into a semicircle with a triangular foot at each end; the foot is also formed with the cylindrical bar, and is open in the centre; each foot has a piece of cylindrical bar above it, formed into a V-shape with the point wrappin…
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Accession Number
000003087
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Bed cradle, which consists of a long, solid cylindrical metal bar formed into a semicircle with a triangular foot at each end; the foot is also formed with the cylindrical bar, and is open in the centre; each foot has a piece of cylindrical bar above it, formed into a V-shape with the point wrapping around the main bar and the outer ends bent into small open-centred circles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-11-2
Dimension Notes
Length 101.8 cm x Width 25.1 cm x Depth 61.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired Kingston Psychiatric Hospital nurse
Research Facts
Used to hold sheets off a patient's feet while in bed.
Images
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Dates
1895
circa 1895
Collection
Laurel C. Krapp Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
998010003
Description
Glass bell jar molded into a hollow domed shape with a lip at its open base; the top of the bell jar is closed and rounded and has a solid rounded glass handle attached
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Accession Number
998010003
Collection
Laurel C. Krapp Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
MM= Microscopy -- accessories and parts
Description
Glass bell jar molded into a hollow domed shape with a lip at its open base; the top of the bell jar is closed and rounded and has a solid rounded glass handle attached
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Joseph Henry Choquette, M.D. (father of the donor, Laurel C. Krapp); the bell jar was used to cover his microscope (997.001.624 a-c)
Maker
Unknown
Dates
1895
circa 1895
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A2-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 43.5 cm. x Diam. 20.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bell jar shows minor scratching on the outer surface of the glass, but no cracks or chips
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Other
Reference Comments
Laurel C. Krapp; also see microscope 997.001.624 a-c
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
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Dates
1960
1962
circa 1960-1962
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000020001
Description
Green and black wool blanket with a black stripe across the top and bottom ends; date machine-embroidered in bottom black stripe.
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Accession Number
000020001
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Textiles
Description
Green and black wool blanket with a black stripe across the top and bottom ends; date machine-embroidered in bottom black stripe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Returned to the Kingston General Hospital chaplain in 2000 with an anonymous note stating that the donor had stolen it 29 years earlier.
Maker
Horn Brothers
Dates
1960
1962
circa 1960-1962
Date Remarks
Based on date embroidered on blanket.
Material
fabric: black, green, pink
Inscriptions
Stitched in pink thread: "9 / 11/ 62"; printed on sewn on fabric patch: "CANADIAN MADE // H. B. // HORN BROS. // PURE WOOL".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-CLOSET
Temporary Location
On exhibit: "For Service to Humanity: Nursing Education at Kingston General Hospital," Nov. 13, 2008 (in restored room 1016).
Dimension Notes
Length 1.92 m x Width 1.52 m x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration and slight fuzzing of wool surface.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
Upon return, item had the follow note written in blue pen on a post-it note attached: "To Whom It May Concern - I stoled this blanket 29 years ago, The Lord told I must return it to-day. Please forgive me."
Images
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Dates
1967
1992
circa 1967-1992
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Personal Care
Classification
Personal Care
Hair Care Objects
Accession Number
995002075 a-ad
Description
Cardboard card with thirty grey bobby pins attached; each bobby pin is made of a single strip of metal folded in half with a space at the fold; the bottom half is flat and the top half goes through to the front; 1 button is 1.9 cm in diameter with a plastic front; 1 button is slightly wavy; both e…
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Accession Number
995002075 a-ad
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Personal Care
Classification
Personal Care
Hair Care Objects
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Cardboard card with thirty grey bobby pins attached; each bobby pin is made of a single strip of metal folded in half with a space at the fold; the bottom half is flat and the top half goes through to the front; 1 button is 1.9 cm in diameter with a plastic front; 1 button is slightly wavy; both ends have been dipped in plastic to reduce sharpness; the top end is also bent up in a 45 deg angle
Number Of Parts
30
Part Names
a-ad - pins - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Width 1.0 mm.
Maker
Tip-Top
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1992
circa 1967-1992
Date Remarks
Based on the use of the Tip-Top logo, trademarked in 1967 and expired in 1992.
Material
metal: grey
paper: white
ink: orange, burgundy, black
Inscriptions
Card has a price sticker from Wight's Drugs for $ .53 (53 cents)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-2
Condition Remarks
The pins are unused and uncorroded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Websites
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Justia Trademarks, "TIP-TOP TT - Trademark Details," https://trademarks.justia.com/722/81/tip-top-tt-72281646.html
"Carl Renstrom," Omaha Innovators, Diane Snider, Stories by DCHS Board Members, Volunteers and Staff © 2009 The Douglas County Historical Society. http://douglascohistory.net/Education_Innovators_Renstrom.htm
Research Facts
Bobby pins were used by nurses to secure their caps to their hair.
Carl W. Renstrom was an Omaha, Nebraska businessman; the creator of Tip-Top Products Company. He began selling hair products made of metal in 1936, and was a success. During the Second World War, he re-tooled his machines to create military wire reels, barbed wire throws, and land mine crates, After the war, he converted to plastics, selling the company to Rayette Co. (later Faberge) in 1964 for twenty-five million dollars.
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Charles Emerson Elastic Razor Strap Strop

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3567
Dates
1859
1865
circa 1859-1865
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Hygiene
Personal Care
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Personal Care
Hair Care Objects
Accession Number
997001224 a-b
Description
The wooden-handled strop is in a hard black case with labels adhered to both sides, one with instructions, the other with a warning to watch out for the counterfeit strops, as apparently Charles Emerson invented this type of strop and was the only one who knew how to make them. Razor strop with cov…
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Accession Number
997001224 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Hygiene
Personal Care
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Personal Care
Hair Care Objects
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
Household Articles
Hair Removal -- instrumentation
Hygiene -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- razor
Hair Removal
Preoperative Care -- instrumentation
Description
The wooden-handled strop is in a hard black case with labels adhered to both sides, one with instructions, the other with a warning to watch out for the counterfeit strops, as apparently Charles Emerson invented this type of strop and was the only one who knew how to make them.
Razor strop with cover which consists of (a) the razor strop, made from a single piece of flat wood in a narrow, long rectangular shape; one end is squared and the other is rounded to form a handle with a blunted point at the end; the razor strop is covered with leather 11 cm from the handle; the leather is burgundy coloured on one side and black on the other; the razor hone is housed in (b) a cardboard cover that has printed paper labels attached to the front and back; the cover is rectangular in shape and closed on all sides except the left side; this allows it to be placed over the strop, leaving the handle sticking out.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - razor strop - Size: Length 44.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
b - cover - Size: Length 33.5 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. B. N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
Charles Emerson
Site Made (City)
Charlestown
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1859
1865
circa 1859-1865
Date Remarks
Patent date of 1859 on cover
Material
leather: black; burgundy
wood: brown
paper: green; off-white; black
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
(b) The front of the cover is largely illegible except for the manufacturer's name: "CHARLES EMERSON'S ELASTIC RAZOR STRAP" and patent information: "[illeg] Congress in the year 1859 by [illeg.] fer [illeg] the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts"; the back of the cover reads, "DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE GENUINE CHARLES EMERSON'S ELASTIC RAZOR STRAP // which by its elastic power, is sure to act with regularity and by its peculiar property, revive the edge of your razor // [directions listed] // MADE AND WARRANTED BY CHARLES EMERSON, EMERSON PLACE, CHARLESTOWN, MASS. U.S.A. Charles Emerson."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-5
Condition Remarks
(a) The razor strop shows wear, but is complete; the wood is complete and undamaged; the leather shows wear, some cut marks and drying; there are no visible cracks in the leather; (b) the cover is very worn and the closed end has become unglued; the printing on the front is largely illegible; the printing on the back is for the most part legible, but has a small missing section.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #144; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory
Research Facts
The brown side (now burgundy) was to be used with a dull razor and the dark side was to be used to get a keen, smooth edge.
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