999.3.96: Bandage, Plaster of Paris, 1945-1960

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999.3.96: Bandage, Plaster of Paris.
Image No. 3915 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A box of 6 cylinder tins each containing 3 inch x 5 yards plaster of Paris bandage. Each tin has a push-on lid sealed with white textile tape and a pale blue label giving direction of use; 'Immerse bandage on end in water just warm to the hand (a gallon is a convenient quantity and allow to remain until all bubbles cease to rise. This takes about 30 seconds. After saturation squeeze out excess water from the ends towards the centre and apply as quickly as possible. See full directions inside. KEEP DRY'. Box dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 999.3.96
Collection: Orthopaedics
Date: 1945-1960

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 9.5 cm
  • Width: 20 cm
  • Depth: 13.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Labelled box
  • b) Tin containing plaster of Paris bandage
  • c) Tin containing plaster of Paris bandage
  • d) Tin containing plaster of Paris bandage
  • e) Tin containing plaster of Paris bandage
  • f) Tin containing plaster of Paris bandage
  • g) Tin containing plaster of Paris bandage

Object Materials

  • adhesive textile tape,
  • card,
  • paper,
  • plaster of Paris,
  • plating,
  • printing ink,
  • steel,
  • textile

Acquisition Detail

  • Supplier: Ingram & Bell Ltd.
  • Owner: Dr. Brabizon J. Hallowes
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Brabizon Hallowes [1885-1961] born in Australia he relocated to Vancouver in 1936 where he opened a general practice. In later life he moved to Saturna Island.