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bath thermometer

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003099
Description
Bath thermometer, which consists of a narrow flat piece of wood with a rounded bottom and a top piece that curves inwards, then back outwards to create a handle with a rounded outer edge; the handle section has a small hole drilled through the wood; the front of the wooden piece has a long, narrow …
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Accession Number
000003099
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Bath thermometer, which consists of a narrow flat piece of wood with a rounded bottom and a top piece that curves inwards, then back outwards to create a handle with a rounded outer edge; the handle section has a small hole drilled through the wood; the front of the wooden piece has a long, narrow groove cut into the wood, which has a rounded bottom; this is designed to securely hold a glass thermometer; the thermometer is cylindrical with a rounded top and a bulbous bottom; the thermometer has red fluid inside it; there is an incremental scale stamped onto the wood in ink beside the thermometer; the thermometer is held into the wood with two small thin metal bands; the back of the wooden piece is flat and has writing on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for continuous bath therapy water monitoring.
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Continuous bath therapy used at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital from 1906 until the 1940s
Material
metal: grey
wood: beige
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The front of the thermometer has a manufacturer's mark (mostly illegible) that reads, "A [illeg.] // H [illeg.]"; under this is an incremented scale with numbers on the right side that read, "65 // 60 // 50 // 40 // 30 // 20 // 10 // 0 // -5" and the lefts side of the scale reads, "C° // HOT // WARM // TEPID // TEMP // COOL // U.S."; the back of the wooden piece reads, "Wd. 3. K.W"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Dimension Notes
Length 5.1 cm x Width 22.8 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The wood shows some wear and some staining, but is complete; some of the printing is illegible; the glass is complete and undamaged; the metal bands are discoloured but do not show active corrosion; #2: Note: contains mercury.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Rockwood Asylum 1906 Annual Report; "125 Years Keeping People Healthy Kingston Psychiatric Hospital," by Jane Lesslie, 1981, p. 28; Connie Cox, retired KPH nurse.
Research Facts
Continuous bath therapy was used at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital from 1906 until the 1940s; nurses or attendants were required to check the water temperature every 15 minutes.
Exhibit History
On display, Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007 to 24 Nov 2016. In plexibox 1 of exhibit "Asylum" The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, Dec. 5, 2000.
Images
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Dates
1830
circa 1830
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1969.7.5
Description
A dark brown, cylindrical piece of solid wood; there are small indentations in the middle of each end. Deaccessioned.
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Accession Number
1969.7.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
War
Description
A dark brown, cylindrical piece of solid wood; there are small indentations in the middle of each end. Deaccessioned.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. D.S. MacLennan of Brampton, Ont.; belonged to Dr. James Stirling; presented by his grandson.
Dates
1830
circa 1830
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
wood: dark brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 37.6 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. James Stirling was a graduate of the University of Glasgow; he began practising in Vancleek (?) Hill, Ontario.
Images
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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003086
Description
Bed cradle, which consists of a long, solid cylindrical metal bar formed into a semicircle with a triangular foot at each end; the foot is also formed with the cylindrical bar; each foot has a piece of cylindrical bar above it, formed into a V-shape with the point wrapping around the main bar and t…
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Accession Number
000003086
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Bed cradle, which consists of a long, solid cylindrical metal bar formed into a semicircle with a triangular foot at each end; the foot is also formed with the cylindrical bar; each foot has a piece of cylindrical bar above it, formed into a V-shape with the point wrapping around the main bar and the outer ends bent into small open-centred circles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-11-2
Dimension Notes
Length 105.1 cm x Width 25.1 cm x Depth 80.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired Kingston Psychiatric Hospital nurse
Research Facts
Used to hold sheets off a patient's feet while in bed.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003087
Description
Bed cradle, which consists of a long, solid cylindrical metal bar formed into a semicircle with a triangular foot at each end; the foot is also formed with the cylindrical bar, and is open in the centre; each foot has a piece of cylindrical bar above it, formed into a V-shape with the point wrappin…
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Accession Number
000003087
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Articles
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Bed cradle, which consists of a long, solid cylindrical metal bar formed into a semicircle with a triangular foot at each end; the foot is also formed with the cylindrical bar, and is open in the centre; each foot has a piece of cylindrical bar above it, formed into a V-shape with the point wrapping around the main bar and the outer ends bent into small open-centred circles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-11-2
Dimension Notes
Length 101.8 cm x Width 25.1 cm x Depth 61.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Connie Cox, retired Kingston Psychiatric Hospital nurse
Research Facts
Used to hold sheets off a patient's feet while in bed.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000003190 a-d
Description
Bedclothes cradle, which consists of two long, cylindrical metal bars (a) and (b), each formed into a closed triangular foot at one end, and attached to a twisted, V-shaped bar at the other, and two curved cylindrical rods (c) and (d) bent to form an open squared arch shape; the ends of (a) and (b)…
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Accession Number
000003190 a-d
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Hospitals
Mental Health -- hospital
Description
Bedclothes cradle, which consists of two long, cylindrical metal bars (a) and (b), each formed into a closed triangular foot at one end, and attached to a twisted, V-shaped bar at the other, and two curved cylindrical rods (c) and (d) bent to form an open squared arch shape; the ends of (a) and (b) nearest the V-shaped attachment have a round hole, revealing that those components are partially hollow; the V-shaped attachment can be moved back and forth; rods (c) and (d) are solid; the bedclothes cradle is assembled by standing bars (a) and (b) up, with the closed triangular foot acting as the base, on either side of the patient's bed; the V-shaped attachments face inwards, towards the patient; the ends of either rods (c) or (d) would then be inserted into the round opening at the top ends of bars (a) and (b); this places the arch formed by rod (c) or (d) over the patient in a tent-like formation.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - footed bar - Size: Length 38.1 cm x Width 28.0 cm x Depth 16.0 cm
b - footed bar - Size: Length 38.1 cm x Width 28.0 cm x Depth 16.2 cm
c - cylindrical rod - Size: Length 91.6 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
d - cylindrical rod - Size: Length 91.6 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
Provenance
Used at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Similar to item identified in a 1960s catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-11-2
Condition Remarks
All components show signs of metal wear; there are several small patches of inactive corrosion on rods (c) and (d); and fewer on bars (a) and (b); there is no major structural damage; there were several small deposits on some of the components.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
C. Cox, retired RN from KPH; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 130 (similar to item #6H-336)
Research Facts
Used to tent bedclothes--to hold sheets off a patient's feet while in bed; actual artifact differs from item in catalogue in that rods (c) and (d) form an arch with the corners, rather than the semicircular rod shown in the catalogue.
Images
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995003001 a-d
Description
Metal bed painted white over original white paint with brass top rail and two knobs at the head and foot; (a) head has two posts on wheels joined by a brass top; four vertical struts and three horizontal struts; (b) foot has two posts on wheels joined by a brass top; four vertical struts and three…
Accession Number
995003001 a-d
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Beds
Description
Metal bed painted white over original white paint with brass top rail and two knobs at the head and foot; (a) head has two posts on wheels joined by a brass top; four vertical struts and three horizontal struts; (b) foot has two posts on wheels joined by a brass top; four vertical struts and three horizontal struts; (c,d) side rails to join the head and foot of bed; rails are made of metal which is painted white (and flaking).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bed - head - Size: Length 143.0 cm. x Width 100.0 cm.
b - bed - foot - Size: Length 91.0 cm. x Width 100.0 cm.
c - bed - rail - Size: Length 190.0 cm. x Width 6.0 cm.
d - bed - rail - Size: Length 190.0 cm. x Width 6.0 cm.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
metal: silver; brass
paint: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-FLOOR
Condition Remarks
Bed was extremely dirty and the brass badly tarnished; much of the paint is chipping off; brass knobs have several dents; overall, the metal is very stable
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002026
Description
Oval bedpan with circular spout
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Accession Number
995002026
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Oval bedpan with circular spout
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace (1931 KGH Nursing graduate)
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Date to be confirmed by donor
Material
ceramic: off-white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-3
Dimension Notes
Length: 40.0 cm. x Width: 23.0 cm. x Depth: 11.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Shows little wear; some staining; small chips on spout and 2 cracks (1.25 and 1.0); hairline
crack (1.0); base shows evidence of wear on the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert (1963 KGH Nursing graduate and daughter of Ruth Wallace); CD #2
Images
Less detail
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002027
Description
Oval bedpan with blue-lined edges
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Accession Number
995002027
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Oval bedpan with blue-lined edges
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace (1931 KGH Nursing graduate)
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Material
metal:
enamel: off-white; blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.0 cm. x Width: 29.0 cm. x Depth: 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Shows negligible wear; slightly scratched at bottom front
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Barb (Earl) Gilbert (1963 KGH Nursing graduate and daughter of Ruth Wallace); CD #2
Images
Less detail
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002107 a-b
Description
Slipper-shaped, hollow enamel bedpan (a), rounded at front and tapering at the back with a closed, squared end; open cylindrical spout at front; round opening on top that is covered with (b) a lid, which is round with a knob on top; lip on inside of lid.
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Accession Number
995002107 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Slipper-shaped, hollow enamel bedpan (a), rounded at front and tapering at the back with a closed, squared end; open cylindrical spout at front; round opening on top that is covered with (b) a lid, which is round with a knob on top; lip on inside of lid.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bedpan - Size: Length 47.5 cm x Width 30.5 cm x Depth 10.6 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 4.8 cm x Diam. 20.8 cm
Provenance
Owned by Noreen Leishman, KGH graduate 1950; belonged to "Pokey" (?), a relative; apparently also a relative of Marg Polk.
Site Made (Country)
Austria
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Owner graduated from KGH in 1950
Material
metal: dark grey; brown
enamel: dark grey; light grey
Inscriptions
(a) bottom of bedpan has the word "AUSTRIA" stamped in the enamel.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-1
Condition Remarks
Enamel chipped at edges and metal shows some inactive corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 269 (similar to item #7H-395-S) (see attached photocopy); CD #3.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1936
circa 1936
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995002108 a-b
Description
Slipper-shaped, hollow enamel bedpan (a), rounded at front and tapering at the back with a closed, squared end; open cylindrical spout at front; round opening on top that is covered with (b) a lid, which is round with a knob on top; lip on inside of lid.
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Accession Number
995002108 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- bedpan
Description
Slipper-shaped, hollow enamel bedpan (a), rounded at front and tapering at the back with a closed, squared end; open cylindrical spout at front; round opening on top that is covered with (b) a lid, which is round with a knob on top; lip on inside of lid.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bedpan - Size: Length 48.5 cm x Width 32.5 cm x Depth 12.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 3.8 cm x Diam. 20.0 cm
Provenance
Donated by Betty Black; owned by friend's aunt.
Dates
1936
circa 1936
Date Remarks
Belonged to donor's friend's aunt, 1936.
Material
metal: silver; brown
enamel: dark blue; grey; black; white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-2
Condition Remarks
Enamel chipped at edges and metal shows some inactive corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 269 (similar to item #7H-395-S) (see attached photocopy); CD #3.
Images
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