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Baby Ben alarm clock

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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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instructional note pad

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Dates
1950
1969
circa 1950-1969
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
010020059
Description
Instructional note pad for dental patients; 23 rectangular white pages printed with black ink held together by a strip of clear glue at top; front of sheets has box to fill in patient's next appointment in English and French; back of sheets offers instructions for post tooth extraction care in Engl…
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Accession Number
010020059
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Dental Offices -- ephemera
Patient Care Planning -- ephemera
After Care -- ephemera
Dentistry -- ephemera
Description
Instructional note pad for dental patients; 23 rectangular white pages printed with black ink held together by a strip of clear glue at top; front of sheets has box to fill in patient's next appointment in English and French; back of sheets offers instructions for post tooth extraction care in English and French; white cardstock at back of pad features company address, place for stamp and mailer's address to order more pads
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Poloris Division, Block Drug Company (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1969
circa 1950-1969
Date Remarks
Based on postal code
Material
paper: white
ink: black
glue: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on front of sheets: "YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT // VOTRE PROCHAIN // RENDEZ-VOUS // MONDAY/LUNDI // TUESDAY/MARDI // WEDNESDAY/MERCREDI // THURSDAY/JEUDI // FRIDAY/VENDREDI // SATURDAY/SAMEDI // Please notify if unable // to keep appointment. // Veuillez prevenir si vous ne // pouvez venir au rendez-vous // PRINTED IN CANADA PXC/B // INSTRUCTIONS // FOR // POST EXTRACTION // CARE // CONSEILS // A SUIVRE // APRES UNE // EXTRACTION"; printed on cardstock: "FROM/DU // Dr // Street/Rue // City/Ville Prov. // (PRINT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS CLEARLY) // ECRIVEZ VOS NOM ET ADDRESSE EN LETTRES MOULEES // PLACE // STAMP // HERE // 6 c // COLLEZ // UN TIMBRE // A ICI // TO/A // POLORIS DIVISION // BLOCK DRUG COMPANY (CANADA) LTD. // 36 NORTHLINE RD. // TORONTO 16, ONT. // Additional supplies of Instructions for Post Extraction Care will be mailed on request // Des exemplaires supplementaires de Conseils a Suivir apres un extraction seront envoyes sur demande"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 20
Dimension Notes
Length 14.0 cm x Width 10.1 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Top piece of paper is yellowed; cardstock is worn, bent in middle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Postal Zones Going to Three Digits", Globe and Mail, Sept. 25th, 1968, p. 1
CD #9
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
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