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Object ID # 1979.037.097
Object Name Key
Title 1962 Gold Key to the Nursing Residence
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date 1962
Made Russwin
Place of Origin Belleville, Ontario
Description Gold key presented to the Director of Nursing, 1962. The key is cast on the handle with "RUSSWIN BELLEVILLE / GRAND MASTER / LOCK DIV." The other side of the handle is cast with "RUSSWIN / CANADA" inside a stylized, somewhat wreath-like decoration. It has an ovoid eye for attaching it to a key ring.
Makers mark Handle area of key cast with "RUSSWIN BELLEVILLE / GRAND MASTER / LOCK DIV."
Provenance This gold key was presented to Winnifred Cooke, R.N., who was Director of Nursing for the General and Marine Hospital at Owen Sound, Grey County. It was presented to her by Donald Smith (of the General Contractors, Ellis-Don Ltd., London), at the official opening of the Nurse's Residence, on May 11, 1962. Subsequently kept with the nursing memorabilia of the School of Nursing Alumnae Association.
Collection Medical/Dentistry, 20th-c Collection
Material Gold-plated/Metal
Dimensions W-2.7 L-5.7 D-0.2 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Cooke, Winnifred
Subjects Hospitals
Keys (Hardware)
Search Terms Owen Sound General & Marine Hospital
Owen Sound General & Marine Hospital Training School for Nurses
Function This is a ceremonial object, used at the opening of a newly-built Nurse's Residence building.