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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
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Dates
1930
1950
1930-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
1979.6.2
Description
An empty cylindrical metal canister with a short narrow neck and a thin lid; lid is punctured; information is printed on a paper label on the outside of the can.
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Accession Number
1979.6.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Inhalation
Description
An empty cylindrical metal canister with a short narrow neck and a thin lid; lid is punctured; information is printed on a paper label on the outside of the can.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
E. R. Squibb & Sons Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
1930-1950
Date Remarks
Ether only used widely until 1960s; Squibb started c. 1925.
Material
metal: grey
paper: yellow, brown, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "SQUIBB // ETHER, U.S.P. // FOR GENERAL ANESTHESIA BY INHALATION // NOTE: [followed by precautionary instructions] // ANTIDOTES [followed by antidotes] // Usual dose: By inhalation, as required // Complete prescribing information available by request // CAUTION [followed by cautionary notes] // E.R. Squibb & Sons Ltd. Montreal, Canada // Capacity of canister: 1/4 lb. or 115 gm; Lot 0L 76217; List 40820"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row D
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Length
10.0 cm
Diameter
5.2 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
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portable anesthetizing outfit

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Dates
1937
circa 1937
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
1980.8.3
Description
Motor is mounted on a wooden base; a label is affixed to its side; two glass jars, ether and suction, each with two plugs, are mounted next to the motor; a wooden case with a metal handle on top covers and attaches to the assembly by metal clamps; the top inner surface of the case has a metal plateā€¦
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Accession Number
1980.8.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Inhalation
Ether, Ethyl
Suction and Drainage
Description
Motor is mounted on a wooden base; a label is affixed to its side; two glass jars, ether and suction, each with two plugs, are mounted next to the motor; a wooden case with a metal handle on top covers and attaches to the assembly by metal clamps; the top inner surface of the case has a metal plate with data printed on it.
Part Names
base - Size: Length 38.0 cm x Width 24.5 cm x Depth 24.0 cm
suction bottle - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 8.5 cm
ether bottle - Size: Length 18.0 cm x Diam. 7.8 cm
motor - SIze: Length 17.0 cm x Diam. 16.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. A.E. Purvis of Toronto.
Maker
Hoover Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1937
circa 1937
Date Remarks
Patent date printed on item.
Material
wood: black; brown
glass: clear
metal: black
rubber: red
Inscriptions
Label affixed to motor has: "A C MOTOR // MODEL 503 // FRAME 113 // TYPE ES // HP 1/8 // VOLTS 110 // CYCLES 60 // PHASE 1 // R.P.M. 1725 // A.M.P. 2.2 // NO 712971 S5 // PATENTED IN CANADA // OCTOBER 19, 1937 // OTHER PATENTS PENDING // THE HOOVER COMPANY LIMITED // HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA // CSA APP. NO. 4660"; down the centre of the above, printed vertically, is the word, "HOOVER"; embossed on the suction bottle: "THE PERFECT SEAL"; and "ADJUSTABLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-F2-4
Condition Remarks
#2: The case is falling apart; rubber - may require special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
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