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specimen mailing container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9436
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037494 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, cylindrical metal object with raised rim around bottom; flat, closed bottom; lower and upper sides are regularly dimpled; top is threaded and open; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded on inside, ridged on outside sides; top is flat and closed; (c) plastic hollow container, …
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Accession Number
997037494 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Specimen Handling
MM= Specimen Jar
Description
(a) A hollow, cylindrical metal object with raised rim around bottom; flat, closed bottom; lower and upper sides are regularly dimpled; top is threaded and open; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded on inside, ridged on outside sides; top is flat and closed; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; closed, flat bottom; (d) plastic bottle top; flat top, threaded inside side, vertical ridges around outside circumference; (e) curved paper mailing label
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - outer lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
c - plastic jar - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - plastic lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
e - mailing label - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Twinpak Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Date Remarks
C. H. Bird died in 1944; the label has a space for a date beginning "19".
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; light blue
plastic: clear; white
contents (pill): pale yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom engraved with: "TWINPAK LTD. // ¾ OZ. // MTL. TOR. LON."; printed label around circumference: "BUSINESS REPLY LABEL // NO POSTAGE STAMP NECESSARY // if Mailed in Canada // 9c POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON CANADA // HEAD OFFICE // 920B - 3 - 60"; printed stamp, top right: "POSTES - CANADA - POSTAGE // 9 // CENTS // 1320."; (c) printed up side: " LONDON LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA"; printed on bottom: "TWINPAK LTD. // MONTREAL - TORONTO"; (d) printed on top: "PLEASE // TIGHTEN CAP // SERREZ LE // COUVERCLE"; (e) printed label: "LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // Head Office: LONDON, CANADA // APPLICANT // DOCTOR // DATE VOIDED // 19 // 920A - 30M - S - 64 // [written vertically] No. 129629 // No. 129629"; inside of label: "FASSON // –SON–PAINESVILLE // n // ille, O."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Condition Remarks
(a) Minor tarnishing; (b) three rust spots, inactive, minor scratches; (c) minor scratches on sides; (d) white plastic appears slightly worn; (e) appears unused; waxed paper that protects adhesive peeling slightly.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Received with, and identical to, 997.037.495 and 997.037.496; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1961, p. 247 (similar to 5H-572) (please see attached photocopy); CD #7
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specimen mailing container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9437
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037495 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; …
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Accession Number
997037495 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Specimen Handling
MM= Specimen Jar
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label; contains (c-e); (b) metal bottle top, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; closed, flat bottom; (d) plastic cap, closed, flat top, threaded inside rim, vertical ridges on outside rim; (e) paper mailing label, stored curled; back has waxed paper over adhesive.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - outer lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
c - plastic jar - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - plastic lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
e - mailing label - Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Twinpak Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Date Remarks
C. H. Bird died in 1944; the label has a space for a date beginning "19".
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; light blue
plastic: clear; off-white
contents (pill): pale yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom engraved with: "TWINPAK LTD. // ¾ OZ. // MTL. TOR. LON."; printed label around circumference: "BUSINESS REPLY LABEL // NO POSTAGE STAMP NECESSARY // if Mailed in Canada // 9c POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA // HEAD OFFICE // 920B - 3 - 60"; printed stamp, top right: "POSTES - CANADA - POSTAGE // 9 // CENTS // 1320."; (c) printed up side: " LONDON LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA"; engraved on bottom: "TWINPAK LTD. // MONTREAL - TORONTO"; (d) engraved on top: "PLEASE // TIGHTEN CAP // SERREZ LE // COUVERCLE"; (e) printed label: "LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // Head Office: London, Canada // APPLICANT // DOCTOR // DATE VOIDED // 19 // 920A - 30M - S - 64"; printed up side: "No. 129570 // No. 129570"; inside of label: "FAS // FASSO // FASSON–PAINESV."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Condition Remarks
(a) Minor tarnishing; (b) minor scratches; (c) minor scratches; (d) plastic discoloured.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Received with, and identical to, 997.037.494 and 997.037.496; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1961, p. 247 (similar to 5H-572-1) (please see attached photocopy); CD #7
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specimen mailing container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9438
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037496 a-e
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label, and a closed, flat bottom with a single rim around the circumference; contains (c-e); (b) metal cap, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic h…
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Accession Number
997037496 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Specimen Handling
MM= Specimen Jar
Description
(a) A hollow, metal cylinder with open top, threading around opening, dimpled sides, covered by paper mailing label, and a closed, flat bottom with a single rim around the circumference; contains (c-e); (b) metal cap, threaded inside rim, flat top, horizontal rings around outside rim; (c) plastic hollow container, threaded at open top; contains a single pill; closed, flat bottom; (d) plastic cap, closed, flat top, threaded inside rim, vertical ridges on outside rim; (e) paper mailing label, stored curled; back has waxed paper over adhesive.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - outer case - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
b - outer lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.1 cm
c - inner case - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
d - inner case lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
e - mailing label - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Width 3.6 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Twinpak Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1944
circa 1900-1944
Date Remarks
C. H. Bird died in 1944; the label has a space for a date beginning "19".
Material
metal: silver
paper: off-white; light blue
plastic: clear; white
contents (pill): pale yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottom engraved with: "TWINPAK LTD. // ¾ OZ. // MTL. TOR. LON."; printed label around circumference: "BUSINESS REPLY LABEL // NO POSTAGE STAMP NECESSARY // if Mailed in Canada // 9c POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY // MEDICAL DEPARTMENT // LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA // HEAD OFFICE // 920B - 3 - 60"; printed stamp, top right: "POSTES - CANADA - POSTAGE // 9 // CENTS // 1320."; (c) printed up side: " LONDON LIFE // INSURANCE COMPANY // LONDON, CANADA"; engraved on bottom: "TWINPAK LTD. // MONTREAL - TORONTO"; (d) engraved on top: "PLEASE // TIGHTEN CAP // SERREZ LE // COUVERCLE"; (e) printed label: "LONDON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY // Head Office: London, Canada // APPLICANT // DOCTOR // DATE VOIDED // 19 // 920A - 30M - 5 - 64"; printed up side: "No. 129574 // No. 129574"; inside of label: "FASSON–PAINES // SON // NESVILLE, O."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Condition Remarks
(a) Minor tarnishing; (b) minor wear marks; traces of old adhesive; (c) small green stain on outside of plastic; (d) minimum of wear marks; (e) wax adhesive protector is peeling slightly.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Received with, and identical to, 997.037.494 and 997.037.495; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd., 1961, p. 247 (similar to 5H-572-1) (please see attached photocopy); CD #7
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specimen slide container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15028
Dates
1940
1959
circa 1940-1959
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
017020007
Description
Brown cardboard laboratory test mailer for bacteriology on glass slides; two covers bound together at the spine and it looks as though it was one piece of cardboard that was folded in on itself; inside are two rectangular indents to hold two slides; front cover contains instructions, information a…
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Accession Number
017020007
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Archival
Bacteriology
Pathology
Specimen Handling
Description
Brown cardboard laboratory test mailer for bacteriology on glass slides; two covers bound together at the spine and it looks as though it was one piece of cardboard that was folded in on itself; inside are two rectangular indents to hold two slides; front cover contains instructions, information about contents and the size of the micro slides that it can fit; back cover has a blank space for the postage stamp to be placed on and a small section to write the address to send the slides to.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from1988 to 2017.
Site Made (Country)
The United States of America
Dates
1940
1959
circa 1940-1959
Material
paper: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the front: "MEDICAL SPECIMEN // BACTERIOLOGY SMEAR // OR [unintelligible] BLOOD FILM // PLEASE RUSH // Dry specimens before closing lid // Holds Two 3" x 1" Micro Slides // MADE & PRINTED IN U.S.A."; on the back: "[missing letters]GILE SEAL ALL AROUND WITH SCOTCH TAPE // First Class // Air Mail // TO // FRAGILE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Length
10.8 cm
Width
7.8 cm
Depth
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The top left corner is warped; there are tears throughout the front and back sides causing one word to be unintelligible and other words to be missing letters; there is also worn out marks caused by the removal of scotch tape
Copy Type
original
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specimen slide container

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15030
Dates
1960
1979
circa 1960-1979
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
017020008
Description
Brown cardboard laboratory test mailer for pathology slides; two covers bound together at the spine and it looks as though it was one piece of cardboard that was folded in on itself; inside there are two rectangular indents to hold two slides; the front cover contains the information needed to und…
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Accession Number
017020008
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Archival
Bacteriology
Pathology
Specimen Handling
Description
Brown cardboard laboratory test mailer for pathology slides; two covers bound together at the spine and it looks as though it was one piece of cardboard that was folded in on itself; inside there are two rectangular indents to hold two slides; the front cover contains the information needed to understand what the cardboard is for, who it was distributed by, and the size of the micro slides that it can fit; the back cover has a blank space for the postage stamp to be placed on and a small section to write the address to send the slides to.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from1988 to 2017.
Maker
Canlab
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1979
circa 1960-1979
Material
paper: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the front: "Cat. M6273 // Canlab // Slide Mailer // Holds two 75 x 25 cm // (3" x 1") slides. // Dry specimen before // closing lid. // Please rush! // Medical Specimen. // Distributed by / Distribue par // Canlab // Division of McGaw Supply Ltd. // division de Distribution McGaw Ltee // Boite pour // envoi postal // pour 2 lames de // 75 x 25 mm. // secher l'echantillon avant // de rabattre le couvercle. // Urgent. // Echantillon medical."; on the back: "Seal with tape. / Sceller avec ruban adhesif // CH5599 // Seal with tape. / Sceller avec ruban adhesif // Seal with tape. / Sceller avec ruban adhesif // To / A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-3
Length
10.8 cm
Width
7.8 cm
Depth
0.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The corners and edges are slightly worn; scotch tape has been ripped off the front and back, leaving residual marks
Copy Type
original
Images
Less detail