999.3.97: Bandages, Plaster of Paris, 1936-1960

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999.3.97: Bandages, Plaster of Paris.
Image No. 3891 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A box of one dozen sealed round tins each containing 'Gypsona'™ Plaster of Paris bandage [6 inches x 3 yards, 15.24cm x 2.74cm]. Order no. 5006. 'These bandages are prepared with a uniform content of the finest Plaster of Paris. They are quick-setting, odourless and non-irritating to the skin'. Content description printed on the box and the tins in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Box dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 999.3.97
Collection: Orthopaedics
Date: 1936-1960

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 17 cm
  • Width: 23.5 cm
  • Depth: 17.8 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Box
  • b) Tin containing bandage
  • c) Tin containing bandage
  • d) Tin containing bandage
  • e) Tin containing bandage
  • f) Tin containing bandage
  • g) Tin containing bandage
  • h) Tin containing bandage
  • i) Tin containing bandage
  • j) Tin containing bandage
  • k) Tin containing bandage
  • l) Tin containing bandage
  • m) Tin containing bandage

Object Materials

  • adhesive,
  • cardboard,
  • enameled paint,
  • plaster of Paris,
  • plastic,
  • printing ink,
  • steel,
  • textile

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Smith & Nephew 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.