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Dates
1969
1993
circa 1969 - 1993
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
019002003
Description
Cylindrical tan cardboard container of Talcum Powder with grey metal base and cylindrical twist off grey metal lid; two thirds full of white powder; sides made of rectangular strip of cardboard rolled and cut into cylinder; small gaps between edges of rolled cardboard; rectangular tan paper label w…
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Accession Number
019002003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
Description
Cylindrical tan cardboard container of Talcum Powder with grey metal base and cylindrical twist off grey metal lid; two thirds full of white powder; sides made of rectangular strip of cardboard rolled and cut into cylinder; small gaps between edges of rolled cardboard; rectangular tan paper label with border of parallel lines and product information on front; lid has flat and slightly indented top and straight sides; base has circular push up and rolled edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; in use at Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario Canada.
Maker
Department of Supply & Services
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1969
1993
circa 1969 - 1993
Date Remarks
The Department of Supply & Services in Canada was formed in 1969 and dissolved in 1993.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “C. S. N. 6505 – 21 – 857 – 6312 // 1 Lb. Net // TALCUM POWDER // Dept. Supply & Services”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
15.1 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major discolouration from adhesive residue where lid meets body; yellowing all over paper label; large area of loss to top proper right corner of label; minor separation of label from container along edges; small areas of loss obscure text on bottom of label; minor corrosion all over lid and rolled edge of base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 12 June 2019.
“Department of Supply and Services.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2014. Accessed 14 June 2018.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
The Department of Supply & Services in Canada was formed in 1969 and dissolved in 1993; was the purchasing and accounting department of the Federal Government of Canada.
Kingston Penitentiary is a former maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between King Street West and Lake Ontario. Opened : June 1, 1835; Closed: 2013 Security class : Maximum security Capacity : 564; a national historic site.
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