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Alcohol Methylic Merck

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Dates
1927
circa 1927
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037550
Description
Tincture medicine bottle with smooth body walls, a flat, slightly convex base, rounded shoulders, a straight neck and a flat, plain lip that tapers on the edge downwards and is angled on the top of the lip inwards to allow any substance to more easily enter the bottle; affixed to the front of the b…
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Accession Number
997037550
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tincture medicine bottle with smooth body walls, a flat, slightly convex base, rounded shoulders, a straight neck and a flat, plain lip that tapers on the edge downwards and is angled on the top of the lip inwards to allow any substance to more easily enter the bottle; affixed to the front of the bottle is a large, rectangular printed label; mould seam on the bottle runs the length of the entire bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Merck & Co., Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1927
circa 1927
Date Remarks
Based on date on label
Material
glass: light amber
paper: cream
ink: green; red
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "POISON // 1 lb. // ALCOHOL METHYLIC MERCK // (METHANOL - ABSOLUTE) // C.P. – FREE FROM ACETONE // Merck & Co. Inc. Manufacturing // Chemists New York // Conforms to "Standards of Murray." // See "Standards and Tests for Reagent and C.P. Chemicals" // 1927 Edition (published by D. Van Nostrand Co., New York). // Maximum Impurities // Non-Volatile Matter 0.005% // Acetone 0.010% // Aldehydes Trace // Substances Darkened by Sulphuric Acid Trace // Substances Reducing Permanganate Trace // CH 3 OH Mol. wt. 32.08"; embossed on base: "675 // 5"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 20.0 cm x Diam. 8.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Although bottle is in good condition, the label is in poor condition; it is very brittle and ripped in some sections; as a result, it is peeling off the bottle; a small section is missing from the label; there are a few bubbles in the glass.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, pp. 19 and 21; "Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments," CENCO, Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p. 62 (similar to item # 10430)
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Ammonium Sulphite

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Dates
1924
circa 1924
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037557
Description
(a) Wide-mouth, square medicine bottle with a screw cap; the body of the bottle has smooth, flat walls, a flat base and rounded shoulders with a short neck; the neck is threaded for a screw cap; a large label is affixed to the face of the bottle; (b) black plastic screw cap with smooth top; exterio…
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Accession Number
997037557
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Wide-mouth, square medicine bottle with a screw cap; the body of the bottle has smooth, flat walls, a flat base and rounded shoulders with a short neck; the neck is threaded for a screw cap; a large label is affixed to the face of the bottle; (b) black plastic screw cap with smooth top; exterior of sides of the lid have teeth spaced in groups of five to assist grip; interior of screw cap has a paper liner.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 14.7 cm x Width 8.7 cm x Depth 6.1 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.2 cm x Diam. 5.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Mallinckrodt Chemical Works
Dates
1924
circa 1924
Date Remarks
Screw caps in wide use after this date
Material
glass: amber
paper: cream
ink: blue; black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on base: a border with a connected diamond pattern and a background of a cross-hatched, basket weave pattern; in the centre, embossed upside down: "L [oval shape with an I inside] 6" and right side up, "16 // DA - 500 // 5"; printed on label: "ONE POUND // 3496 // Mallinckrodt® // AMMONIUM // SULFATE // PURIFIED GRANULAR // (NH4)2SO4 F.W. 132.14 //[illeg.] // 2 00 // MALLINCKRODT CHEMICAL WORKS // ST. [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row A
Condition Remarks
Interior of the bottle has some residue; the label is torn at the bottom; the cap has some minor deterioration on the exterior.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, pp. 19 and 21; "Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments," CENCO, Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p. 60 (similar to item # 10408)
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Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1976.15.3
Description
Small teaspoon-sized brass finished metal spoon with modified figure of a robed man on the handle tip similar to an 'Apostle' spoon; design on both sides of handle.
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Accession Number
1976.15.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Small teaspoon-sized brass finished metal spoon with modified figure of a robed man on the handle tip similar to an 'Apostle' spoon; design on both sides of handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; possibly belonged to Dr. J. S. Wittaker; used as a medicine dose spoon.
Dates
1950
1980
circa 1950-1980
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
On back of handle: "EPNS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-9
Length
11.5 cm
Width
2.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear around perimeter of spoon bowl
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
An apostle spoon is a spoon (usually silver or silver-plated, but sometimes of other metals, such as pewter) with an image of an apostle or other saint as the termination of the handle, each bearing his distinctive emblem; a full set is twelve spoons.
The letters EPNS stand for "electro-plated nickel silver"
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apothecary balance scale

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997001027 a-p
Description
Apothecary balance scale which consists of several parts that fit together; these parts consist of (a) a balance post that has a central hollow cylindrical vertical metal piece set onto a round metal base that has two small screws in it; there is a moveable cylindrical piece that fits inside the ce…
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Accession Number
997001027 a-p
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Apothecary balance scale which consists of several parts that fit together; these parts consist of (a) a balance post that has a central hollow cylindrical vertical metal piece set onto a round metal base that has two small screws in it; there is a moveable cylindrical piece that fits inside the central post; the top of the inner piece has a rectangular-shaped piece with a slot in the centre and a flat T-shaped attachment with vertical increment lines at the back; a balance beam (b) fits into the slot; the beam has a flat metal bar that has a downwards triangular section in the centre; the top of the bar has an attached cylindrical needle; the ends of the central bar have small squared hooks attached; a lever (c) fits under the base of the central post and lifts up the inner piece when pulled downwards; the lever is made of a piece of flat metal with one end rounded and the other end with a semi-circular area that turns upwards and fits under the base of the central bar; there are also two wire tray suspenders (d,e) which hang from the hooks on the balance beam; each wire tray suspender has a solid cylindrical metal wire that is bent to a point at the top and curves downwards to join a tray at the bottom; the tray is round with tapered right and left sides; two round metal trays (f,g) fit on top of the tray suspenders; the trays are both round, flat metal that curves upwards slightly on the outer edges; there is a rounded handle piece on each tray that comes out from the edge; the scale comes with five weights (h-l); all the weights are round, flat metal pieces of differing weights: (h,i) 2 drachms, (j) 2 scruples, (k) 1/2 drachm and (l) 1scruple; the balance post fits onto (m) a rectangular wooden box; this box is hollow with a closed top, bottom, right, left and back sides; the top of the box has a hole in the centre into which the balance post fits; there is an attached piece of flat rectangular metal in front of the post hole where the lever rests when pulled downwards; the box has a drawer (n) which is closed on all sides except the top; the front panel has an attached knob in the centre; pieces of the scale fit inside the box drawer when not in use and the drawer fits inside the box; the knob sticks out from the box
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
a - balance post: Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - balance beam: Size: Length 13.6 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
c - lever: Size: Length 5.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
d - wire tray suspender: Size: Length 8.6 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 12.6 cm
e - wire tray suspender: Size: Length 8.6 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 12.6 cm
f - tray: Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 7.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
g - tray: Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 7.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
h - weight: Size: Depth 0.2 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
i - weight: Size: Depth 0.2 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
j - weight: Size: Depth 0.1 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
k - weight: Size: Depth 0.1 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
l - weight: Size: Depth 0.1 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
m - box/base: Size: Length 22.0 cm x Width 9.7 cm x Depth. 6.3 cm
n - box drawer: Size: Length 19.8 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 4.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine collection; possibly originally owned and used by Dr. Mackie
Material
metal: silver; yellow
wood: brown
Inscriptions
(h) One side of the weight has raised lettering that reads "3ii // TWO DRACHMS // PHILA. [an "M" inside a diamond shape] & N.Y."; the other side of the weight has raised lettering that reads, "3[two small vertical lines] // TWO DRACHMS // PHILA. [an "M" inside a diamond shape] & N.Y."; (i) both sides of the weight have raised lettering that reads, "3ii // *TWO DRACHMS* // H. TROEMNEP. PHILA."; (j) both sides of the weight have raised lettering that reads "[scruple symbol: large, backwards "e"]ii // TWO SCRUPLES // P.T. PHILA."; (k) both sides of the weight have raised lettering that reads "3S // HALF DRACHM * H.T. *"; (l) both sides of the weight have raised lettering that reads, "[scruple symbol]i // ONE SCRUPLE // * H.T. *"; (m) the inside back of the box has the word, "MACKIE" written on in ballpoint pen ink; (n) the bottom of the drawer has the word "MACKIE" written on in ballpoint pen ink
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
All of the metal pieces show some evidence of corrosion -- weights (j-l) in particular; the box shows a great deal of wear; the central knob is missing areas from both sides; tape residue is visible on the outer edges and there are corrosion stains on the inside bottom of the drawer; #2: tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #60/60a; "Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Surgical Instruments and Orthopaedic Appliances" by Max Wocher & Son, 189-, p. 284 (2746) (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #5
Research Facts
The scales were used to measure small amounts of drugs; apothecary scale / balance scale
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apothecary’s pill rolling machine

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Dates
1860
1875
circa 1860-1875
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
012038001 a-b
Description
Two piece pill roller consists of slanted base (a) and roller handle (b) made of fine grade mahogany and brass sides and grooves; base plate has two brass side rails and twenty-four fluted brass strip with graduated markings indicating 0, 6, 12, 18, 24 designed for 5 grain medications; roller handl…
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Accession Number
012038001 a-b
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
Two piece pill roller consists of slanted base (a) and roller handle (b) made of fine grade mahogany and brass sides and grooves; base plate has two brass side rails and twenty-four fluted brass strip with graduated markings indicating 0, 6, 12, 18, 24 designed for 5 grain medications; roller handle has four brass wheels in the side rail and matching fluted brass strip; handle designed with spoke handles.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base b - roller handle
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Maker
S. Maw & Son
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
1875
circa 1860-1875
Date Remarks
dates of manufacturers name
Inscriptions
Stamped on base: "S. MAW & SON LONDON // 5 GRAIN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-A8-1
Length
a - 33.2 cm b - 47.5 cm
Width
a - 20.6 cm b - 7.3 cm
Depth
a - 5.2 cm b - 4.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like new, minor scratches
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Stages to making a pill: 1. A prescription for pills would give the weight of medication in one pill and the number of pills required. Multiplying these two figures gave the quantities to be weighed. 2. The medication was mixed with very thick and viscous syrup fo glucose for form a stiff pliable mass, which was rolled to get a 'sausage' shape. 3. The 'sausage' was placed on the pill base grooves and rolled to a length correspond to the number of pills required. 4. The roller handle was guided to cut the 'sausage' and roll the cut pieces that are the pills. 5. to round out the edges, the cut pieces where put into a lidded circular bowl or a pill silverer and rotated until the pieces are round balls. At this time the pills can have a silver, gold or candy coating.
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apothecary weights

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Collection
Dr. Tony Travill Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
992047001 a-q
Description
Boxed set of brass apothecary weights from 1 - 500 grams; (a): simply-constructed walnut box with navy velvet lining inserted inside top & fitted compartments for all weights; box shows compartments for small rectangular weights/glass slides, which are presently empty (14 spaces); (b-n): cylinders …
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Accession Number
992047001 a-q
Collection
Dr. Tony Travill Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Boxed set of brass apothecary weights from 1 - 500 grams; (a): simply-constructed walnut box with navy velvet lining inserted inside top & fitted compartments for all weights; box shows compartments for small rectangular weights/glass slides, which are presently empty (14 spaces); (b-n): cylinders of brass in graduated sizes have spindle tops to enable wooden lifter to remove each weight from the case; two weights are stuck in their compartments and coudn't be removed for measuring or numbering (i & j).
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 22.8 cm. x Width 12.3 cm. x Depth 6.5 cm.
b - 1-gm weight - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter0.5
c - 1-gm weight - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter0.5
d - 1-gm weight - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter0.5
e - 2-gm weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter0.7
f - 5-gm weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm. x Diameter0.9
g - 10-gm weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter1.2
h - 10-gm weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm. x Diameter1.2
i - 20-gm weight (stuck) - Size:
j - 50-gm weight (stuck) - Size:
k - 100-gm weight - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Diameter2.5
l - 100-gm weight - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Diameter2.5
m - 200-gm weight - Size: Length 3.5 cm. x Diameter3.2
n - 500-gm weight - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Diameter4.0
o - wooden lifter - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 1.8 cm. x Depth 0.7 cm.
p - tweezers - Size: Length 9.8 cm. x Width 1.0 cm. x Depth 1.5 cm.
q - glass bar - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 2.0 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Travill Catalogue
Material
wood: light brown
fabric: blue
metal: grey; yellow
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-5
Condition Remarks
wood cracked and filled with putty; (b - p): need some cleaning
Research Facts
Listed as brass apothecary weights
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1936
circa 1936
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
993004304 a-z
Description
Portable balance; mechanism can be dismantled and stored in base drawer; base natural wood underneath, surface has recently been painted white; drawer also contains a circular container with weights inside; four square metal filaments; five coins in various values of the scruple or the drachm; draw…
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Accession Number
993004304 a-z
Author
Dr. Bracken
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Portable balance; mechanism can be dismantled and stored in base drawer; base natural wood
underneath, surface has recently been painted white; drawer also contains a circular container
with weights inside; four square metal filaments; five coins in various values of
the scruple or the drachm; drawer also contains a knife, a stopper, two clips and a package
of circular paper filters
Number Of Parts
26
Part Names
a - base - Size:
b - drawer - Size:
c - central column - Size:
d - cross-arm - Size:
e - balance indicator - Size:
f - tray support - Size:
g - tray support - Size:
h - tray - Size:
i - tray - Size:
j - clip - Size:
k - clip - Size:
l - knife - Size:
m - stopper - Size:
n - pkg. of filters - Size:
o - container base - Size:
p - container lid - Size:
q-y - weight x 9 - Size:
z - account notice - Size:
aa - compact - Size: Length 27.5 cm. x Width 13.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
bb - assembled - Size: Length 27.5 cm. x Width 13.5 cm. x Depth 30.0 cm.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1936
circa 1936
Date Remarks
date of account notice found in drawer
Material
wood: white
metal: silver; yellow
paper: beige
Inscriptions
Imprinted to column lever: MADE IN GERMANY
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; base has recently been painted white; tray supports and trays have been painted silver; #2: rubber stiff
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Mrs. Helen Bracken Anderson; CD #3
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balance, Sitoptic (?)

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
994008001 a-e
Description
Pewter grey/silver metal electrical tabletop "Sitoptic" balance for 0.1 mg - 200 gm has sliding curved glass door opening to suspended metal balance pan; inside panel has sticker from "Canadian Laboratory Supplies" with dates of servicings which list: May 73/April 75/ Oct. 75/July 76; has 157.0 cm-…
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Accession Number
994008001 a-e
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Pewter grey/silver metal electrical tabletop "Sitoptic" balance for 0.1 mg - 200 gm has
sliding curved glass door opening to suspended metal balance pan; inside panel has sticker
from "Canadian Laboratory Supplies" with dates of servicings which list: May 73/April 75/
Oct. 75/July 76; has 157.0 cm-long cord; top of machine lifts off for adjustments; plastic
cover has opening in back to accomodate electrical box
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - machine - Size: Length 43.5 cm. x Width 44.5 cm. x Depth 51.5 cm.
b - scale pan - Size: Length 25.5 cm. x Width 13.0 cm. x Depth 7.3 cm.
c - scale hook - Size: Length 3.0 cm. x Width 0.8 cm. x Depth 1.1 cm.
d - plastic hood - Size: Length 39.5 cm. x Width 38.0 cm. x Depth 50.0 cm.
e - cord - Size: Length 157.0 cm.
Provenance
Used by Dr. Chiong, Queen's
Maker
Becker's Sons
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960-1970
Material
plastic: silver; black
metal: grey: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"Fijn-Mechanische Industrie // 'BECKER'S SONS N.V.'"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B1-3
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
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balance trays and hangers

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997001028 a-d
Description
Set of balance hangers with trays, which consist of two hangers (a,b) and two trays (c,d); the hangers both consist of a solid cylindrical metal wire that is bent to a point at the top and curves downwards to join a flat metal bar at the bottom; there is another metal bar attached to the top of thi…
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Accession Number
997001028 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Set of balance hangers with trays, which consist of two hangers (a,b) and two trays (c,d); the hangers both consist of a solid cylindrical metal wire that is bent to a point at the top and curves downwards to join a flat metal bar at the bottom; there is another metal bar attached to the top of this bar with a central pivot; the top bar can be moved so as to create an 'X', or fit on top of the bottom bar; both bars curve slightly upwards; trays fit on top of the metal bars; both trays are made of a flat piece of round metal that has had its edges curved slightly upwards; there is a round handle piece on each tray that comes out from the edge
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - balance hanger (open): Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 14.6 cm
b - balance hanger (open): Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 14.6 cm
c - tray: Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
d - tray: Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. H.C. Mabee; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Material
metal: silver; dark grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Condition Remarks
The metal of all pieces shows wear and some staining; the tray tops have minor corrosion visible; #2: tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #66; "Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Surgical Instruments and Orthopaedic Appliances" by Max Wocher & Son, 189-, p. 284 (2746) (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #5
Research Facts
These pieces would have come with an apothecary balance scale set that measured small amounts of drugs
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balance weights

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Dates
1944
circa 1944
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Pharmacy Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
994002004 a-e
Description
Small hinged wooden case holds four of original six brass weights.
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Accession Number
994002004 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Pharmacy Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Small hinged wooden case holds four of original six brass weights.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 9.2 cm. x Width 4.8 cm. x Depth 3.1 cm.
b - 4 dr. weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm. x Diameter1.7
c - 2 dr. weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter1.4
d - 1 dr. weight - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.1
e - 2 s. weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm. x Diameter1.0
Provenance
Used at KGH Pharmacy
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Date Remarks
written on case
Material
wood: light brown
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Handwritten in black ink on bottom of case: "Oct. 27 44"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-5
Condition Remarks
shows wear; #2: stained
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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