Douch pan, which consists of a shallow, rectangular enamelware pan, with slightly sloping sides and a flat bottom; half of its top surface is closed, with a smooth, concave enamelware piece.
Number Of Parts
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Very similar to item shown in 1932 catalogue
enamelware: white; black
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Length 43.8 cm x Width 31.0 cm x Depth 6.3 cm
The basin showed signs of wear in the form of scratches and patches of worn enamelware on its outer bottom surface (6 cm x 1.7 cm, 1.5 cm x 1.6 cm, 1.5 cm x 1 cm, 2 cm x 0.5 cm, 3.7 cm x 0.6 cm, 1.5 cm x 1.7 cm, 2.3 cm x 1.6 cm); there were several small worn patches along its top rim; there were three patches of chipped enamelware on its inner bottom surface, two in the pan's corners and one on one side; minor inactive corrosion was evident around these chips; slight corrosion also appeared in the seams between the pan and the central corners of its top, concave partial cover; the pan was dusty, and there was a yellow residue on its inner surface.
"Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," by Geo. P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 323 (very similar to item #P23708) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Cylindrical angled glass hollow tube shaped at one end to allow the attachment of a tube (rubber) and rounded and bulbous at the other end; this end is closed except for three perforations in the glass tip
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufactu…
Cylindrical transparent glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label wraps around bottle; label has manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, a price, directions for use, and a sketched portrait of the manufacturer's head and shoulders with her signature and logo: product used as a douche or vaginal cleaner; one piece tan rectangular cardboard box (b); one piece folded tan paper leaflet (c) printed both sides with product information.
Number Of Parts
a - bottle - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 3.6 cm
b – box - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Width 4 cm x Depth 4 cm
c – leaflet - Size: Length 16.0 cm x 10.1 cm
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Printed on bottle label: "For Vaginal Injections, // (Liquid Form). // PRICE, 25 c PER BOTTLE. // The Proprietary of Patent Medicine Act. // (No. 57.) // Yours for Health // Dissolve one teaspoonful of the wash // in one pint of warm water and use once // a day, as a VAGINAL INJECTION OR // DOUCHE. In severe cases two tea- // spoonfuls may be used instead of one." printed on box: "LYDIA E. PINKHAM’S // SANATIVE // WASH // (LIQUID FORM) // PREPARED BY LYDIA E. PINKHAM // MEDICINE COMPANY // MONTREAL P. Q. // FULL DIRECTIONS INSIDE // SOLD BY DRUGGISTS // The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act. No. 57”; printed on the leaflet: "FOR LEUCORRHOEA // Lydia E. Pinkham’s Sanative Wash // LIQUID FORM // This valuable article has been on the market for the // last thirty years, and has been used quite extensively with // very beneficial results. The only objections to it has been // its form – it has always been put up as a dry herb-packet // which required steeping and straining before it could be // used. If any prefer this form, either because they // have become used to it or for any other reason, they can // still obtain it in the old style. // Apply once a day as a vaginal injection // (or douche) by means of any good fountain syringe. It // is best first to take a cleansing douche. // For this purpose // use warm water in which has been dissolved powdered // borax (one heaping teaspoonful to a quart of water), or //as much castile soap as you would use in washing, or // ”Paxtine” according to the directions on the package. // The Sanative Wash is useful not only in cases of grave // ailments, but is of great value to check slight disturbances // of the secretions, to which nearly all women are liable // at one time or another. // The discharge from the nose caused // by a cold in the head is familiar to all. it results from an // inflammation of the mucous membrane. But the mucous // membrane exists in other parts of the body, particularly // those to which the Sanative Wash is especially intended to // be applied, and is there liable to a similar affection by which // a similar discharge is occasioned. Whenever this appears, // it should at once be checked and prevented by the use of // the Sanative Wash. Just as a neglected cold in the head be- // comes chronic, taking the form of catarrh, so does this dis- // charge, which is known as Leuccorhoea, or more popularly // "the Whites." // There should be no delay in treating this discharge, as // besides uncleanness and discomfort the irritation caused by // it may bring about ulcerations and other serious conditions. // price, twenty-five cents per bottle. // LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE COMPANY. // LYNN, MASS."
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0010-A3-9 Box 2
Paper has yellowed, shows minor wear and minor tears along edges of bottle label; cork is stained with a minor crack running through its middle and a dark brown stain on one side; box is fade, shows minor wear, surface grime, minor stains
On nozzle: "PRI-MO LADIES' SYRINGE"; "PATENTED JUNE 6. 1893"; "PAT. SEPT. 3. '95."; one tube has "INLET", the other has "OUTLET"
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Length 13.0 cm x Diam. 9.0 cm
Rubber has cracked and is broken in a few places; it is very brittle; #2: the rubber is in very bad shape and is flaking and crumbling.
J.F. Hartz catalogue, 1902, p. 19; CD #UHN
From Hartz catalogue: "A rational sanitary appliance for the thorough irrigation of the vagina, allowing a much warmer solution to be used by preventing the returning flow coming in contact with the skin."