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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.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1928
circa 1928
Collection
McQueen Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Classification
Education
Accession Number
997014019
Description
Printed Registration of Nurses examination exam issued by the Province of Ontario in 1928; eight questions with sub-questions on the topic of anatomy and physiology; Province of Ontario crest at top of page; handwritten illegible notes and marking written on exam both front and back.
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Accession Number
997014019
Collection
McQueen Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Classification
Education
MeSH Heading
Education, Nursing -- examination questions
Anatomy -- examination questions
Physiology -- examination questions
Description
Printed Registration of Nurses examination exam issued by the Province of Ontario in 1928; eight questions with sub-questions on the topic of anatomy and physiology; Province of Ontario crest at top of page; handwritten illegible notes and marking written on exam both front and back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Hannah McQueen, donated by her daughter Kathryn Wirsig.
Maker
Province of Ontario
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1928
circa 1928
Date Remarks
Written on artifact
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on artifact: "EXAMINATION FOR THE REGISTRATION OF NURSES // IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO // MAY 29th-31st, 1928 // Anatomy and Physiology".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 16
Dimension Notes
Length 25.2 cm x Width 16.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper faded; large hole in corner from removing straight pin; several creases
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
Research Facts
Hannah McQueen, Class of 1928 Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing worked at the Kingston General Hospital; her daughter Kathryn Wirsig was also a nurse at the Kingston General Hospital.
Images
Less detail