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Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996028012
Description
Small tubular paper package with gold lettering; includes 17 hair pins; pins with white glass heads inserted downwards into a rolled paper filling that fits inside the tube.
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Accession Number
996028012
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Small tubular paper package with gold lettering; includes 17 hair pins; pins with white glass heads inserted downwards into a rolled paper filling that fits inside the tube.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, Class of 1928 Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Graduate.
Maker
Britannia Berry
Site Made (City)
Redditch
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
paper: black
metal: silver; blue
glass: white
Inscriptions
On package: "BRITANNIA BERRY PINS // BRITANNIA BRAND // NEEDLE POINTS // TRADE MARK // No. 835 REDDITCH // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-2
Dimension Notes
Length 3.4 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Diam. : 4.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper around the base of the package is worn down appearing white along the right edge; the metal of the pins has turned blue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
"Listing of the Nora Valleau Collection" by H. Blyth; "Information re KGH Nursing Uniforms"
Research Facts
Used for securing Valleau's nursing cap; clothing accessories for nurses' uniforms include cufflinks, pins, cap, collars, bibs
Images
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toilet pin; hairpin

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Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996028013
Description
Small tubular paper package with gold lettering; includes 11 pins with white glass heads inserted downwards into a rolled paper filling that fits inside the tube [see accession sheet for sketch]
  1 image  
Accession Number
996028013
Collection
Nora Valleau Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Small tubular paper package with gold lettering; includes 11 pins with white glass heads inserted
downwards into a rolled paper filling that fits inside the tube [see accession sheet for sketch]
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Nora Valleau, 1928 KGH Nursing Graduate
Maker
Britannia Brand
Site Made (City)
Redditch
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
paper: black
metal: silver; blue
glass: white
Inscriptions
On package: ""GIANT" // BERRY PINS // BRITANNIA, TRADE MARK, BRAND // NEEDLE POINTS // No. 851.
REDDITCH // MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-2
Dimension Notes
Length 4.0 cm. x Width 1.7 cm. x Diam. : 5.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Package paper worn away to reveal white areas along top and bottom rims; gold lettering wearing
thin; 7 of the 11 pins exhibit yellowing of the white glass heads; pin metal has turned blue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Listing of the Nora Valleau Collection" by H. Blyth; "Information re KGH Nursing Uniforms"; see
also other pin sets: 996.028.012 and .014; CD #1
Research Facts
Used for securing Valleau's nursing cap; see also 996.028.012 and 996.028.014; clothing accessories
for nurses' uniforms include cufflinks, pins, cap, collars, bibs
Images
Less detail