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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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Perry Davis' Vegetable Painkiller [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001451
Description
Cardboard blotter for Painkiller (Perry Davis); black and white; left side has a facsimile of box; right side has title written in "oriental-slant" letters, with a description of what to take it and apply it for; company name; back: off-white paper.
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Accession Number
996001451
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Analgesics -- advertisements
Pain -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Painkiller (Perry Davis); black and white; left side has a facsimile of box; right side has title written in "oriental-slant" letters, with a description of what to take it and apply it for; company name; back: off-white paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
paper: cream
ink: red; black
Inscriptions
"Painkiller // (PERRY DAVIS) // TAKE IT FOR // Chills, Colds, Stomach and Bowel // Cramps, Diarrhoea, etc. // APPLY IT FOR // Sprains, Bruises, Bites and Stings // Strained Muscles and Rheumatic // Pains. // TRADE MARK REGISTERED // CHILLS, CROUP, // COLDS, GRIPPE, // CRAMPS, COLIC, // DIARRHOEA, // BURNS, BRUISES, // FROST BITES, SPRAINS, // CHILBLAINS, TOOTHACHE, // SORE THROAT // MADE ONLY BY // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO., NEW YORK AND MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.3 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight red ink stain at bottom right and some discolouration due to age
Copy Type
Original
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Pond's Extract [advertising brochure]

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.240
Description
An original double-sided, single sheet, paper advertising brochure folded in half, black print, image of product bottle.
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Accession Number
1977.12.240
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Advertising
Analgesics -- advertisements
Pain -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
An original double-sided, single sheet, paper advertising brochure folded in half, black print, image of product bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Pond's Extract Company of Canada, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "Pond's Extract // STANDARD FOR OVER // ONE HUNDRED YEARS // [image of bottle] // POND'S EXTRACT COMPANY // OF CANADA, LIMITED // 791 ST. CLAIR AVE. WEST TORONTO // U.S.A. Laboratories Clinton, Conn."; on inside: "POND'S EXTRACT // For 100 Years the Most Reliable Family Remedy" followed by lengthy advertising, what it cures, how to use it, continuing onto the back page.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length 13.6 cm x Width 17.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Tear through both pages at top; some yellowing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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