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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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Textbook of Anatomy and Physiology [textbook]

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Dates
1929
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
005036047
Description
Hardbound book with illustrations describing human anatomy and physiology; pages bound between heavy fabric-covered cardboard covers; the book title is stamped in gold on the spine; 563 pages.
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Accession Number
005036047
Author
Diana Clifford Kimber and Carolyn E. Gray
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Anatomy -- manuals
Physiology -- manuals
Description
Hardbound book with illustrations describing human anatomy and physiology; pages bound between heavy fabric-covered cardboard covers; the book title is stamped in gold on the spine; 563 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Associaton by The Estate of Leslie Hill; then donated to the museum via Marilyn Boston.
Maker
The MacMillan Company of Canada Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1929
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream
fabric: blue
ink: black, yellow, red, blue
Inscriptions
Stamped on spine: "TEXTBOOK // OF // ANATOMY // AND // PHYSIOLOGY // KIMBER // AND // GRAY // 7TH // EDITION // MACMILLAN"; written on inside cover: "A. L. Hill RN // General Hospital // Kingston Ont."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 21.9 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover shows minor wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
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