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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
993004032 a-c
Description
Operating room equipment: two-piece stainless steel oval container holds bobbin; container is pierced with small holes; simple slide-and-turn locking mechanism; bobbin fits on builtin shaft; used to feed out silk or other material during operations
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Accession Number
993004032 a-c
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgical Equipment
Ligation -- instrumentation
Suture -- instrumentation
Description
Operating room equipment: two-piece stainless steel oval container holds bobbin; container
is pierced with small holes; simple slide-and-turn locking mechanism; bobbin fits on builtin
shaft; used to feed out silk or other material during operations
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottom - Size: Length 4.5 cm. x Diameter3.4 cm.
b - top - Size: Length 3.0 cm. x Diameter3.3 cm.
c - bobbin - Size: Length 3.5 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Etched in metal on bottom: "6 // BASE"; on top: "6 // TOP // DOWN BROS. // LONDON
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Condition Remarks
(no initial comments); # 2: no damage; #3: the area around the accession numbers on parts (a) and (b) was sticky.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Exhibit History
October 5, 2001 - Sept. 2002: Bracken Library, Botterell Hall, C.M. Bracken exhibit
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braided umbilical tape

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Dates
1920
1940
1920-1940
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1973.5.51 a-b
Description
A roll of braided umbilical tape; carbolized; came in a glass jar with a metal cap; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1973.5.51 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Bandages
Ligation -- instrumentation
Delivery -- instrumentation
Description
A roll of braided umbilical tape; carbolized; came in a glass jar with a metal cap; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
jar - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
lid
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1940
1920-1940
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
glass: clear
fabric: white
paper: yellowed
ink: red; black
Inscriptions
Heart-shaped label on jar has: "Braided Umbilical Tape // (Carbolized) // Prepared Expressly for the Physician // Made with a silky finish and of superior strength // THE J.F. HARTZ CO. // DETROIT // MICH [over two red hearts]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-8
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments; made expressly for the physician with a silky finish and of superior strength.
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catgut kit tube

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.394.1
Description
A glass tube filled with fluid containing purple catgut; a label surrounds the tube.
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Accession Number
1969.394.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
A glass tube filled with fluid containing purple catgut; a label surrounds the tube.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
J-B
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
glass: clear
catgut: purple
Inscriptions
On the label: "KIT [logo] TUBE // MEDIUM"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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catgut ligatures

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001037
Description
Plain catgut ligatures, which consist of a sealed hollow glass tube containing a folded length of plain catgut suture in sterile water; there is also a piece of printed paper in the tube around the ligature and against the inner edges; this label lists product information; one end of the tube is ro…
Accession Number
997001037
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Plain catgut ligatures, which consist of a sealed hollow glass tube containing a folded length of plain catgut suture in sterile water; there is also a piece of printed paper in the tube around the ligature and against the inner edges; this label lists product information; one end of the tube is rounded outwards; the other end of the tube is closed and flattened; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jaeger-Bigelow Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
catgut: light beige
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
The label reads, "Plain Catgut // Boilable // 2 // Jaeger-Bigelow Co. // Boston, Mass."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 1009
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 6.4 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The glass tube, ligatures and label are complete and undamaged; the label is slightly discoloured but is fully legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Previous number #187; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; came stored with other ligatures in a box: 997.001.119a-d
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catgut ligatures

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
992064001 a-d
Description
Surgery: blue cardboard box with paper label holds three sealed amber tubes of catgut with label & liquid inside; catgut no. 3; medium-hard chromic; three vials held in cardboard divider
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Accession Number
992064001 a-d
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Surgery: blue cardboard box with paper label holds three sealed amber tubes of catgut with label & liquid inside; catgut no. 3; medium-hard chromic; three vials held in cardboard divider
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
c - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
d - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H. C. Mabee
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
pasteboard: blue; yellow; red; cream
glass:
catgut:
alcohol/water (?): clear
Inscriptions
(a): paper label states: BOILABLE // THREE STANDARD TUBES STERILE // CATGUT LIGATURES No. 3 //
MEDIUM-HARD CHROMIC (10 to 20 Day) // To sterilize exterior: these tubes may be boiled in
water // Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson // New Brunswick, N.J. USA // MADE IN U.S.A.;
(b,c,d): paper label inside states: CATGUT No. 3 // 1F // MEDIUM-HARD CHROMIC // (10 to 20
days) // Johnson & Johnson
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
#2: The flap on the proper left side of the box was creased and becoming brittle; one short flap was missing; the box was otherwise stable; the paper insert (not numbered) was yellowing; the glass suture containers showed no signs of damage.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery,"Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013
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catgut ligatures

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
992065001 a-d
Description
Surgery: blue cardboard box with paper label holds three sealed amber tubes of catgut with label & liquid inside; catgut no. 2; medium-hard chromic; three vials held in cardboard divider
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Accession Number
992065001 a-d
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Surgery: blue cardboard box with paper label holds three sealed amber tubes of catgut with label & liquid inside; catgut no. 2; medium-hard chromic; three vials held in cardboard divider
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Width 5.5 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
c - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
d - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm. x Diameter1.0
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H. C. Mabee
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
lettering
Material
pasteboard: blue; yellow; red; cream
glass:
catgut:
alcohol/water (?): clear
Inscriptions
(a): paper label states: BOILABLE // THREE STANDARD TUBES STERILE // CATGUT LIGATURES No. 2 //
MEDIUM-HARD CHROMIC (10 to 20 Day) // To sterilize exterior: these tubes may be boiled in
water // Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson // New Brunswick, N.J. USA // MADE IN U.S.A.;
(b,c,d): paper label inside states: CATGUT No. 2 // 7F // MEDIUM-HARD CHROMIC // (10 to 20
days) // Johnson & Johnson
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
#2: The box was stable except for the flaps on the proper left side; these had become brittle and had broken off; the long flap and one short flap remained; the flat cardboard insert was yellowing significantly, as was the cardboard insert supporting the ligature; the glass ligature vials showed no signs of damage; the top of the box was dusty.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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catgut ligatures

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
992066001 a-f
Description
Surgery: two-piece cardboard box with fitted wadding holds three clear glass sealed tubes of catgut No. 2; tubes have white paper label inside
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Accession Number
992066001 a-f
Collection
Dr. H. C. Mabee Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation -- instrumentation
Sutures
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Surgery: two-piece cardboard box with fitted wadding holds three clear glass sealed tubes
of catgut No. 2; tubes have white paper label inside
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 11.3 cm. x Width 5.2 cm. x Depth 1.7 cm.
b - box top - Size: Length 11.5 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm.
c - tube (No. 3) - Size: Length 9.8 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm. x Diameter1.0
d - tube (No. 2) - Size: Length 9.8 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm. x Diameter1.0
e - tube (No. 3) - Size: Length 9.8 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm. x Diameter1.0
f - wadding - Size:
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. H.C. Mabee
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
lettering
Material
pasteboard: black; yellow; red; cream; blue
glass: clear
catgut: tan
alcohol/water (?): clear
Inscriptions
(b): paper label states: Johnson & Johnson // THREE STANDARD TUBES STERILE // CATGUT LIGATURES
No. 2 // PLAIN // To sterilize exterior, these tubes may be boiled in water // Manufactured
by Johnson & Johnson // NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., U.S.A. // MADE IN U.S.A; (c,d,e): paper label
states: CATGUT No. 3 // PLAIN // 5 Feet // Johnson & Johnson
days) // Johnson & Johnson
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
#2: The top of the box was dusty; the short proper right side of the box has torn along its side edges; the box was yellowing slightly; the cotton wadding appeared stable; the glass ligature containers and contents were undamaged.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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catgut ligatures, plain No. 3

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001119 a-d
Description
Johnson & Johnson No. 3 plain catgut ligatures in a box, which consists of two tubes with ligatures (a,b); each tube is a sealed, hollow glass tube that contains a folded five-foot length of ligature is sterile water; there is also a piece of printed paper in the tube around the ligature and agains…
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Accession Number
997001119 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Johnson & Johnson No. 3 plain catgut ligatures in a box, which consists of two tubes with ligatures (a,b); each tube is a sealed, hollow glass tube that contains a folded five-foot length of ligature is sterile water; there is also a piece of printed paper in the tube around the ligature and against the inner edges; these labels list the product information; both ends of the tubes are closed and rounded outwards; the tubes are stored in a paper-covered rectangular-shaped cardboard box with bottom (c) and lid (d); the bottom of the box has a closed bottom and four sides and open top; the inside base has three cotton-lined cardboard sections which hold the tubes apart from each other; the lid has a closed top and four sides and open bottom; the lid fits over and onto the bottom; there is an attached printed paper label on the top of the lid
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - ligatures - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
b - ligatures - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
c - box bottom - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
d - box lid - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Site Made (City)
New Brunswick
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
catgut: light beige
glass: clear
paper: off-white; black; red; yellow
cardboard: off-white
fabric: white
Inscriptions
(a) The labels for both ligatures read, "CATGUT No. 3 // PLAIN // 5 FEET // Johnson & Johnson"; (d) the label on top of the box reads, "Johnson & Johnson // THREE STANDARD TUBES STERILE // CATGUT LIGATURES // PLAIN No. 3 // To sterilize exterior, these tubes may be boiled in water // Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson // NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Condition Remarks
The glass tubes, ligatures and labels are complete and undamaged; the box bottom and lid both have tears at each corner; the outer label on the lid is fully legible; #2: case is falling apart.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #187; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; ligature in tube 997.001.037 also came with and stored with this artifact; CD #3
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001067
Description
Catgut sutures, which consist of a sealed hollow cylindrical glass tube with rounded ends and a solid cylindrical glass spindle in the centre; there are three round glass outlets from the tube which are sealed with red rubber stoppers (one is damaged); each outlet dispenses a catgut suture 1, 2, or…
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Accession Number
997001067
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Catgut sutures, which consist of a sealed hollow cylindrical glass tube with rounded ends and a solid cylindrical glass spindle in the centre; there are three round glass outlets from the tube which are sealed with red rubber stoppers (one is damaged); each outlet dispenses a catgut suture 1, 2, or 3; the sutures are wound around the central spindle; the tube also contains a small paper label with printed manufacturing information on it
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection
Maker
Johnson & Johnson
Material
glass: clear
rubber: red
catgut: beige
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
The paper label reads "CATGUT NOS. 1, 2, 3 // PLAIN // 24 FEET // Johnson & Johnson"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Dimension Notes
Length 9.9 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The glass, sutures and paper are all complete and undamaged; the rubber stoppers are all brittle and one is missing a large section at the top and one side; #2 while object was being photographed, one rubber stopper disintegrated
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #100; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #3
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001107 a-d
Description
Dermal sutures in a box, which consist of two identical sutures (a,b) in sealed, hollow glass tubes with closed rounded tops; the inside of these tubes contains a colourless liquid and a 30" length of synthetic silkworm gut wrapped around a rectangular piece of cardboard; one end of the strand of g…
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Accession Number
997001107 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation -- instrumentation
MM= Ligation and Suture -- suture
Description
Dermal sutures in a box, which consist of two identical sutures (a,b) in sealed, hollow glass tubes with closed rounded tops; the inside of these tubes contains a colourless liquid and a 30" length of synthetic silkworm gut wrapped around a rectangular piece of cardboard; one end of the strand of gut is attached to a curved needle; the tubes also both contain a printed paper label that lists product information; the tubes are stored in a paper-covered cardboard box that has a bottom (c) and a top (d); the bottom of the box is rectangular in shape, with a closed top, bottom and three sides; the left side is open; the inside has cardboard dividers that divide the box into three sections (two of which hold a and b); the top and top sides of the box have attached printed paper labels; the top of the box is square in shape with a closed top, bottom and three sides; the right side is open, and will fit over and onto the box bottom; the top has a printed paper label that joins with the label on the box bottom.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - silkworm gut sutures - Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
b - silkworm gut sutures - Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
c - box bottom - Length 9.2 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
d - box top - Length 3.9 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. F. J. O'Connor; collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver
synthetic silkworm gut: green
glass: clear
paper: off-white; green
cardboard: cream
Inscriptions
(a,b) The labels inside the suture tube read, "Allen & Hanburys Ltd. // Trade "AZOULE" MARK // BRAND // Silkworm Gut // Synthetic // Sterile Medium"; (c,d) the labels on the pieces of box jointly read, ""AZOULE" BRAND (Trade Mark) // DERMAL SUTURES // Heat Sterilized after closure of tube // Contains 1X30 in. Strand Synthetic Silkworm Gut, Green, on a 50 m/m Half-Curved // Cutting Eyeless Needle // Exterior of Tube may be Sterilized by boiling before use // ALLEN & HANBURYS LIMITED // Manufacturers of Surgical Instruments and Appliances, Hospital // Furniture and Electro Medical Apparatus // 48 WIGMORE STREET, LONDON, W. 1 O"; (c) the top side of the bottom piece of box has an attached label that reads, "EYELESS NEEDLE // Patent applied for"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-10
Temporary Location
On exhibit at Musee Royal 22e Regiment, Quebec City, L-2018-3 2 April 2018 - 3 August 2019
Condition Remarks
The glass tubes are unused and show no damage; box top and bottom show minor wear and staining, but are complete; all printing is fully legible
Copy Type
Original
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