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nurse's pocket instrument kit

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Dates
1930
1937
circa 1930-1937
Collection
Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Treatment, General
Accession Number
004030001 a-ah
Description
A black leather nursing kit; the kit (a) opens like a book and seals with a zipper; inside the kit are a glass syringe barrel (missing its bubble) (b), a pair of angular bandage scissors (c), a pair of straight scissors (d), and pair of hemostatic forceps (e), and shaving kit which consists of a ca…
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Accession Number
004030001 a-ah
Collection
Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
A black leather nursing kit; the kit (a) opens like a book and seals with a zipper; inside the kit are a glass syringe barrel (missing its bubble) (b), a pair of angular bandage scissors (c), a pair of straight scissors (d), and pair of hemostatic forceps (e), and shaving kit which consists of a case (f) holding a gold metal razor handle (g) with a screw on top (h) and a cover which holds the razor blade in (i), a piece of cardboard where the blade would go (j) and a smaller case with a bottom (k) and a top (l), and a "Gillette Blue Blade" inside (m); there are also two "certificates of examination" (n-o) in the razor case which go with the two thermometers in the kit (see below); in the kit there are also a trocar (p) in a cylindrical case (q), an oral thermometer (r) in a black case with a bottom (s) and a top (t), a pair of tissue forceps (u), a probe (v), a director (w), a rectal thermometer (x) in a case (y), and a syringe kit containing a glass syringe barrel (z) and plunger (aa), four pill vials (ab-ae), a needle (af), and a cylinder for holding cleaning wires (ag), all in a metal case (ah); Germany stamped on several of the artifacts.
Number Of Parts
34
Part Names
a - case - Length 23.8 cm x Width 18.3 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - syringe barrel - Length 9.8 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
c - angular bandage scissors - Length 14.5 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d - straight scissors - Length 11.9 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e - hemostatic forceps - Length 13.0 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
f - shaving kit case - Length 10.2 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
g - razor handle - Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
h - razor top - Length 4.0 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
i - razor cover - Length 4.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
j - cardboard blade - Length 4.1 cm x Width 2.5 cm
k - blade case bottom - Length 4.7 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
l - blade case top - Length 4.8 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
m - blade - Length 4.5 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
n - certificate of examination - Length 11.5 cm x Width 7.7 cm
o - certificate of examination - Length 11.5 cm x Width 7.7 cm
p - trocar - Length 11.8 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
q - trocar case - Length 10.6 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
r - oral thermometer - Length 10.1 cm x Diam. 0.4 cm
s - thermometer case - Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
t - thermometer case top - Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 1.2 cm
u - tissue forceps - Length 12.0 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
v - probe - Length 11.4 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
w - director - Length 11.4 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
x - rectal thermometer - Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
y - thermometer case - Length 10.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
z - syringe barrel - Length 6.5 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
aa - syringe plunger - Length 6.4 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
ab - pill vial - Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
ac - pill vial - Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
ad - pill vial - Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
ae - pill vial - Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 0.6 cm
af - needle - Length 3.2 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
ag - wire holding cylinder - Length 2.5 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
ah - syringe case - Length 8.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Provenance
This nurse's kit was given to Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant by her parents as a graduation gift, but it was never used as Dorothy chose to work in the hospital rather than the community.
Maker
Becton Dickinson
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1930
1937
circa 1930-1937
Date Remarks
Several items are stamped 1937 and donor's remarks.
Material
leather: black
metal: silver, yellow
plastic: black
glass: clear
paper: white, blue
Inscriptions
"D. G. TWEDDELL" printed on the case; "B.D." and "MADE IN GERMANY" engraved on many of the artifacts; some other information on some of the papers.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-5
Temporary Location
To exhibit: "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: Showcase West, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Condition Remarks
Most of the pieces are like new; some minor damage to the leather where the metal instruments were in contact with it.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Websites
Reference Comments
"Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," George P. Pilling & Son, Philadelphia, 1932, p. 260 (item #P17762)
"Internet: Evolution of the Double Edge Blade"
Becton-Dickinson, About BD: https://www.bd.com/en-us/company/about-bd
Research Facts
Dorothy Tweddell was a graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1936.
Becton-Dickinson was founded in 1897 by Maxwell Becton and Fairleigh Dickinson. Fairleigh also founded Fairleigh Dickinson University, which has campuses today in New Jersey, England, and Vancouver, Canada.
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pocket instrument kit

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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Accession Number
995002038 a-g
Description
Nurse's pocket instrument kit (a) black leather kit with snap which has holders for 7 instruments: (b) catheter made of silver metal; (c) clear glass eye dropper (no top); (d) syringe made of silver-coloured metal and unscrews into 7 parts (e-g) silver-coloured metal needles which attach to a syrin…
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Accession Number
995002038 a-g
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Nurse's pocket instrument kit (a) black leather kit with snap which has holders for 7 instruments: (b) catheter made of silver metal; (c) clear glass eye dropper (no top); (d) syringe made of silver-coloured metal and unscrews into 7 parts (e-g) silver-coloured metal needles which attach to a syringe
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - leather case - Size: Length 17.5 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
b - catheter - Size: Length 12.3 cm. x Width 5.0 cm.
c - eye dropper - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Width 6.0 cm.
d - syringe - Size: Length 9.0 cm. x Width 8.0 cm.
e - needle - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Width 8.0 cm.
f - needle - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 8.0 cm.
g - needle - Size: Length 3.0 cm. x Width 8.0 cm.
Provenance
Ruth Wallace, Kingston General Hospital Graduate Class of 1931.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd
Site Made (City)
Montreal; Toronto
Site Made (State)
Quebec; Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Date to be confirmed by owner
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Printed inside case: "The J. F. HARTZ CO., Ltd. // Montreal - Toronto"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-5
Condition Remarks
Leather shows some cracking; several pieces are missing; #3: leather is very stiff.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Article
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert (Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing graduate Class of 1963 and daughter of Ruth Wallace)
Hunter Oatman-Stanford, "The Killer Mobile Device for Victorian Women," May 23rd, 2013. Collector's Weekly. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-killer-mobile-device-for-victorian-women/
Research Facts
Pocket instrument kits like this one were sometimes referred to as chatelaine sets. Chatelaines were made in different types, mainly for women, for different hobbies or occupations; a chatelaine provided its wearer with exactly the tools she needed closest at hand.. They were inspired by the key rings carried by “la chatelaine,” the female head of a grand French estate.
Exhibit History
Artefact displayed at special Mass for nurses, St. Mary's Cathedral, Sunday, May 8, 2005, 11:15 a.m.; KGH Nursing Alumnae 2005 Special exhibit, Museum of Health Care, 20 May 2005-24 June 2005
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Sterile Tray Index for Hopsitals [sterilized instrument tray guide]

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Dates
1957
circa 1957
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Nursing
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Nursing
Accession Number
000018023
Description
Large pale green card stock covered booklet with lists of instruments required for various treatments with accompanying photos of the proper layout; includes photographs of nurses loading wall mounted sterlizers; attached at the back is a four sided orange sheet showing photos and information about…
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Accession Number
000018023
Author
Wilmot Castle Company
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Nursing
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Sterilization methods
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Large pale green card stock covered booklet with lists of instruments required for various treatments with accompanying photos of the proper layout; includes photographs of nurses loading wall mounted sterlizers; attached at the back is a four sided orange sheet showing photos and information about various sterilizer products from the manufacture Castle; 36 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Wilmot Castle Company
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Publication date 1957
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black, orange
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "$1.00 per Copy // Revised Edition // STERILE TRAY // INDEX // for HOSPITALS // Published as a Hospital Service // by the // WILMOT CASTLE COMPANY // ROCHESTER, N.Y. // Property of // B. M. Kirker"; on inside cover: "Compiled by: Florence Donohue, R.N. // Central Supply Supervisor // Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital // Copyright 1957 by the Wilmot Castle Co."; on next page: "KITCHENER-WATERLOO HOSPITAL CSR // The "Sterile Tray Index for Hospitals" was born in this // modern Canadian Hospital Central Supply Department. // All tray sets, as outlined in the book, are processed in the // three large rectangular sterilizers shown. // To facilitate the huge work load and provide the simpli- // plest, safest control, the sterilizers are fitted with // automatic controls which are operately remotely from the // Supervisor's Office"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B pg 10 a
Length
27.9 cm
Width
21.5 cm
Depth
0.03 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 27.9 cm X Width 21.5 cm X Depth 0.03 cm
Condition Remarks
like new inside; cover slightly faded especially around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
"Medical Tour Info" Brockville Psychiatric Hospital website
Research Facts
Formally known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane; the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario’s first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (non of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electro - convulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Heath Care Group.
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Sterile Tray Index for Hopsitals [sterilized instrument tray guide]

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Dates
1953
circa 1953
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Nursing
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Nursing
Accession Number
000018024
Description
Large pale yellow card stock covered booklet with lists of instruments required for various treatments with accompanying photos of the proper layout; includes photographs of nurses loading wall mounted sterlizers; attached at the back is a four sided orange sheet showing photos and information abou…
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Accession Number
000018024
Author
Wilmot Castle Company
Collection
Brockville Psychiatric Hospital Collection
Category
Nursing
Surgery, Instrumentation
Classification
Surgery, instrumentation
Treatment, General
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Sterilization methods
Sterilization -- instrumentation
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Large pale yellow card stock covered booklet with lists of instruments required for various treatments with accompanying photos of the proper layout; includes photographs of nurses loading wall mounted sterlizers; attached at the back is a four sided orange sheet showing photos and information about various sterilizer products from the manufacture Castle; 36 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital.
Maker
Wilmot Castle Company
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1953
circa 1953
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black, orange
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "STERILE TRAY // INDEX // for HOSPITALS // Published as a Hospital Service // by the // WILMOT CASTLE COMPANY // ROCHESTER, N.Y."; handwritten in top right corner of cover: "Operating Room"; on inside cover: "CONSULT // OUR // PLANNING // DEPARTMENT // WILMOT CASTLE COMPANY"; on next page: "STERILE TRAY // INDEX // for HOSPITALS // COMPLIED BY: FLORENCE DONAHUE, R.N. // EDITED BY: EVELYN ROBERTS, R.N."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B pg 11 a
Length
27.9 cm
Width
21.5 cm
Depth
0.03 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 27.9 cm X Width 21.5 cm X Depth 0.03 cm
Condition Remarks
like new inside; cover slightly faded especially around edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
"Medical Tour Info" Brockville Psychiatric Hospital website
Research Facts
Formally known as the Eastern Hospital for the Insane; the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital opened in 1894; in 1903 the School of Nursing opened with one student who was given a two year course in nursing the mentally ill, this was one of Ontario’s first nursing programs to specialize in psychiatric care; early in the 20th Century, the population expanded to 800 patients with as many as 100 patients at work on the grounds daily, the facility had a bakery, farm, garden, and a variety of shops including a butcher, tailor and carpenter (non of which are operational today); systems of treatment used throughout the years consisted of hydrotherapy, electro - convulsive therapy and vocational therapy; in 2000 the hospital was officially transferred from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Royal Ottawa Heath Care Group.
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