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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002001058
Description
Comb made of blue translucent sliver-flake plastic; has 48 teeth, two missing and two broken; comb is rectangular with a thickened extension of the spine flanking the teeth at either end.
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Accession Number
002001058
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
MM= Household Articles -- comb
Description
Comb made of blue translucent sliver-flake plastic; has 48 teeth, two missing and two broken; comb is rectangular with a thickened extension of the spine flanking the teeth at either end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Maker
Lutralite
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
plastic: blue with silver flakes
Inscriptions
"LUTRALITE" molded into the plastic; "MADE IN CANADA" molded into plastic on reverse.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 11.8 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Deposits of dirt between teeth; four teeth broken
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
Images
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
002001060
Description
Comb made of pink plastic; appears to be a broken piece of a larger comb; spine of comb is curved inwards.
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Accession Number
002001060
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
MM= Household Articles -- comb
Description
Comb made of pink plastic; appears to be a broken piece of a larger comb; spine of comb is curved inwards.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Lieut. (N/S) Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Based on provenance
Material
plastic: pink
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 6.3 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Advanced deterioration of plastic; deformed and blistered with extensive dirt deposits; comb is broken.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
Images
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Fine-tooth comb

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7514
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1978.7.27
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Accession Number
1978.7.27
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
MM= Household Articles -- comb
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
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fine-tooth comb

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8389
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1985.18.1
Description
Comb has fine teeth made of bamboo set into a dark wood with bone ends; signed on central wooden portion.
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Accession Number
1985.18.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
MM= Household Articles -- comb
Description
Comb has fine teeth made of bamboo set into a dark wood with bone ends; signed on central wooden portion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. D. Pepper.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
bamboo: reddish-brown
wood: dark brown
bone: off-white
Inscriptions
Signed with maker's or workshop mark.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No broken or missing teeth.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This was used to comb hair for lice.
Images
Less detail