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balsam of myrrh bottle

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Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information; cream paper instructional leaflet (c) describes the product's benefits and recommendations from customers dating from 1894 to 1911; smaller leaflet written in French (d) for product information on Balsam of Myrrh.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
b - box - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 23.0 cm
d - leaflet - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 20.0 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Date Remarks
Printed on leaflet
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // FOR // CUTS // BURNS // BRUISES // SORES // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co. // LIMITED // SOLE PROPRIETORS // MONTREAL, QUE. // MADE SINCE 1846 // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. // The small amount // required and effect // produced render this // a cheap and desirable // household remedy // Anitseptic // Cleansing // And Healing // Use It For The // Hard Cases // Trial Size, Price 35 CTS // Price 35 c., 65 c and $ 1.25 // Large size most economical"; printed on bottle's label: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Sprains, // Strains, Swellings, Stiff Neck, Non-diphtheritic Sore // Throat, Any Superficial Pain or Lameness, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or Sprains, such as // Lame Back, Sprained Ankle, Muscular Rheumatism, // Also for Piles, Corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Stings of Bees // and Venomous Insects. Rusty Nail Wounds, etc., Old // Sores, Indolent Ulcers. // For Animals. A valuable remedy for Flesh Wounds, // Cuts, Kicks, Punctured Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, // Harness and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, Sprains, // Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, Fistula, Mud // Fever, Scratches, Thrush and Old Sores, Spavin and Ringbone (in // early stages), Screw Worm, Caked Udder, and Spider // in Teat."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; paper is brittle, yellowed and frayed along edges; box shows minor wear around edges, box's top is missing a small chunk from its lower left corner and the left side of the lid is covered in a light brown stain
Copy Type
Original
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balsam of myrrh bottle

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Dates
1885
1911
circa 1885-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 2.3
b - box - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1911
circa 1885-1911
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: blue
paper: yellow, cream
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM OF MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // MANUFACTURED BY // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co., Limited // MONTREAL, QUE. // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Non-diphtheritic Sore Throat, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or sprains // such as Lame Back or Shoulder, Sprained // ankle or wrist, Muscular Rheumatism, //Piles, corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Frosted // Feet, bee strings, Old Sores, Swellings. FOR ANIMALS: A valuable remedy for // Flesh Wounds, Cuts, Kicks, Punctured // Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, Harness // and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, // Sprains, Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, // Fistula, Mud /Fever, Scratches, Thrush and // Old Sores”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; box shows minor wear around edges and faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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Dates
1900
1920
1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.303
Description
A rectilinear glass bottle with sharp shoulders, narrow neck, pronounced lip, and a paper label; corked; half full of liquid.
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Accession Number
1980.18.303
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
Skin Manifestations
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectilinear glass bottle with sharp shoulders, narrow neck, pronounced lip, and a paper label; corked; half full of liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Benzoinol Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: white; brown; red
organic matter: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "4 OZ. NET // BENZOINOL // (TRADE MARK) // To be used as a // protective, soothing, // and healing spray // in diseases of the // throat, nose and ear // for local application // in the urethra or // other mucous sur- // faces and as an ex- // ternal application for // Eczema // Manufactured only by // THE BENZOINOL // MANUFACTURING CO. // OF NEW YORK // SCHEFFELIN & CO. // Distribution Agents"; overwritten on the above, at an angle: "PLAIN"; embossed on bottle: "Benzoinol".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: Staining on bottle's rim; label dirty, slightly worn; contents of bottle beginning to haze
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Bliss' celebrated golden ointment

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.247
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.247
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Tinea -- drug therapy
Chilblains -- drug therapy
Frostbite -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H.C. Bliss
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of tin: "BLISS // CELEBRATED // GOLDEN OINTMENT // For Sprains, Bruises, Burns, Chap- // ped hands, Salt Rheum, Sore Lips, // Sore eyes, Ring Worm, Chilblains, // Corns, Frost Bites and Piles // Prepared by // H.C. BLISS // Hamilton."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Depth
3.0 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Bliss Golden Ointment tin

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.246
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.246
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Tinea -- drug therapy
Chilblains -- drug therapy
Frostbite -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H.C. Bliss
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of tin: "BLISS // CELEBRATED // GOLDEN OINTMENT // For Sprains, Bruises, Burns, Chap- // ped hands, Salt Rheum, Sore Lips, // Sore eyes, Ring Worm, Chilblains, // Corns, Frost Bites and Piles // Prepared by // H.C. BLISS // Hamilton."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Surface is scratched and rusty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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bottle of nitric acid

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Dates
1950
1955
circa 1950-1955
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
999014002 a-b
Description
A cylindrical clear glass (a) bottle tapering to a pronounced lip; with paper labels on both the front and the back of the bottle; closure by a glass (b) stopper.
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Accession Number
999014002 a-b
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Nitric Acid
Warts -- drug therapy
Description
A cylindrical clear glass (a) bottle tapering to a pronounced lip; with paper labels on both the front and the back of the bottle; closure by a glass (b) stopper.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 18.8 cm x Diam. 19.0 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
J. F. Hartz
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1955
circa 1950-1955
Date Remarks
Based on donor file.
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the front label: "ACID NITRIC // C.P. // Reagent Grade // THE J. F. HARTZ Co LIMITED // TRADE MARK // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // Toronto Montreal"; embossed on the bottom of the bottle: "8".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Condition Remarks
Front label has some tearing along its top edge; the label on the back also has a minor tear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; Detroit Hartz Building Web site; CD #1.
Research Facts
Dr. Sam Cronk graduated from Queens Medical School in 1915; his son, Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, who donated this bottle also graduated from Queens Medical School in 1946. The J.F. Hartz Company was originally founded in 1897 as a medical supply company specializing in imported German medical instruments, doctors’ supplies and pharmaceuticals.
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carbolic oil bottle

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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002091
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
Accession Number
014002091
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Phenol
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Company
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: tan
wax: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Carbolic // Oil // HEALS: WOUNDS, // CUTS, ABRASIONS, // OLD SORES, INSECT // BITES ETC. // DRESS ONCE OR TWICE // DAILY, APPLYING TO // AFFECTED PARTS WITH // FEATHER OR BY SATUR- // ATING CLEAN, WELL // WORN COTTON // OR LINEN. // PREPARED BY // N. C. POLSON & CO. // ESTABLISHED 1877. // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS. // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed, brittle, with a minor tear along the label's bottom edge; quarter of wax seal is missing
Copy Type
Original
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Chamberlain's Salve jar

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.4
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal top.
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Accession Number
1984.4.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
glass: white
metal: yellow; black; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on top of metal lid: "CHAMBERLAIN'S // SALVE // FOR DISEASES OF THE SKIN, // BURNS, SCALDS, FROST BITES, CHIL- // BLAINS, SORE NIPPLES, CHAPPED // HANDS, SORE LIPS, PILES, AND OLD // CHRONIC SORES. // PREPARED ONLY BY // CHAMBERLAIN MEDICINE CO. LIMITED // TORONTO, ONT. CANADA // PRICE 25 CENTS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth 4.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Corn and Wart Extractor bottle

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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002046
Description
Short transparent cylindrical glass bottle for corn and war extractor tapered at neck with broken cork stuck in neck; approximately one-third full of white powder; white paper label covers entirety of bottle's body with name, address, logo of a castle with a flag, and directions for use.
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Accession Number
014002046
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Callosities -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- podiatric remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Short transparent cylindrical glass bottle for corn and war extractor tapered at neck with broken cork stuck in neck; approximately one-third full of white powder; white paper label covers entirety of bottle's body with name, address, logo of a castle with a flag, and directions for use.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
The Catarrhozone Company
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: white
ink: red, black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "PUTNAM'S PAINLESS // TRADE MARK // CORN AND WART // EXTRACTOR // KEEP WELL CORKED // DIRECTIONS FOR USE: // SOAK THE FEET WELL IN HOT WATER FOR FIVE // OR TEN MINUTES AND THEN APPLY THE EX- // TRACTOR TO THE CORN OR CALLOUSED LUMP // AND REPEAT THE APPLICATION OF THE EX- // TRACTOR MORNING AND NIGHT FOR THREE // SUCCESSIVE DAYS...WARTS // APPLY NIGHT AND MORNING FOR A FEW DAYS // PREPARED ONLY BY // THE CATARRHOZONE CO. // M’F’G CHEMISTS // KINGSTON ONT. BUFFALO, N.Y.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 6.2 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork broken to neck; thick trail of brown residue running down label over logo; shows minor wear and surface grime, label is frayed along top edge and is wrinkled up near bottle's neck
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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Corn Fix Salve tin

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001105 a-b
Description
Small gold cylindrical tin of "corn fix salve"; black writing on lid; directions written on bottom of tin
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Accession Number
996001105 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Callosities -- drug therapy
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- podiatric remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Small gold cylindrical tin of "corn fix salve"; black writing on lid; directions written on
bottom of tin
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 1.6 cm. x Diam. 2.5 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C.
on Oct. 16 1994
Maker
Kraupner Pharmaceutical Co.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Corn fix // salve // contains Carbolic Acid // (approx. 2%), oil // Cassia, U.S.P. Petrolatum //
and Camphor // Average contents // 1/17 oz.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row D
Condition Remarks
Some wear on lid and around edges; some paint loss
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Danish Ointment No. 54 box

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Dates
1948
circa 1948
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
000001331 a-c
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a); tube has a paper label around circumference.
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Accession Number
000001331 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Scabies -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a); tube has a paper label around circumference.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - tube - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1948
circa 1948
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: cream; brown; black; red;
metal: dark grey
paper: cream; red; blue
plastic: black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "OINTMENT No. 54 // [illeg.] [handwritten] // DANISH OINTMENT // ANTIPARASITIC OINTMENT // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; front: "Danish Ointment is intended to prevent itching and // aid in the treatment of scabies. // PRINTED BY PARKE, DAVIS & CO., DETROIT, MICH."; bottom: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // LABORATORIES // [9 cities listed] // BRANCHES // [22 cities listed]"; back: "This preparation contains the polysulphides of // potassium in a base of such character // as to facilitate proper absorption."; right side: "DANISH // [logo, see drawing on accession sheet] // OINTMENT"; left side: "DANISH // [logo, see drawing on accession sheet] // OINTMENT // 35 [handwritten]"; (b) front: "OINTMENT No. 54 // DANISH // OINTMENT // An antiparasitic ointment // containing Polysulphides // of Potassium. // For the prevention of // itching and aid in the // treatment of scabies. [above 6 lines are printed over the logo shown on the accession sheet] // C778978 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row F
Condition Remarks
Box yellowed, scuffed and dirty; top back edge torn 1.2 cm; tube dented, some corrosion, dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; CD #8
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Dr. Agnew's Ointment box

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.75
Description
Square, red cardboard box with black printing contains a tin of ointment for skin conditions.
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Accession Number
1980.18.75
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Square, red cardboard box with black printing contains a tin of ointment for skin conditions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Anglo-American Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago; Toronto; London
Site Made (State)
Illinois, Ontario
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada / England
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "Dr. Agnew's // OINTMENT // Relieves in one day and cures // Piles, Tetter, Salt Rheum, // Scald Head, Eczema, // Barber's Itch, Ulcers, Blotches, // Ring Worms and all // Roughness, Eruptions and defects // of the Skin // PRICE 15 CENTS // Anglo-American Medicine Co. // Chicago Toronto London, Eng."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.8 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Unopened; box is torn and worn at the corners.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Dr. Agnew's Ointment box

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.76
Description
Square, red cardboard box with black printing contains a tin of ointment for skin conditions.
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Accession Number
1980.18.76
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Square, red cardboard box with black printing contains a tin of ointment for skin conditions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Anglo-American Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago; Toronto; London
Site Made (State)
Illinois, Ontario
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada / England
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "Dr. Agnew's // OINTMENT // Relieves in one day and cures // Piles, Tetter, Salt Rheum, // Scald Head, Eczema, // Barber's Itch, Ulcers, Blotches, // Ring Worms and all // Roughness, Eruptions and defects // of the Skin // PRICE 15 CENTS // Anglo-American Medicine Co. // Chicago Toronto London, Eng."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.8 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Unopened; box is torn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1986.11.1
Description
Cylindrical yellow metal tin containing Dr. A. W. Chase's antiseptic ointment.
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Accession Number
1986.11.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Cylindrical yellow metal tin containing Dr. A. W. Chase's antiseptic ointment.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T. Porter of Toronto.
Maker
Edmanson Bates and Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Oakville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed in centre on lid of tin is a drawing of Dr. Chase (presumably); arranged around it are the words, "DR. A. W. CHASE'S // ANTISEPTIC // [drawing] // SOOTHING – HEALING // OINTMENT // NO. 4973 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT. 3/4 OF 1% CARBOLIC ACID" on the bottom: "DR. CHASE'S // OINTMENT // For Eczema, Hemorrhoids or Piles and // other Irritations of the skin, Poisoned // Skin, Insect Strings, Inflamed Eyelids, Bar- // bers's Itch, Sore Feet and Toes, etc. // Manufactured by // EDMANSON BATES &CO., LIMITED // Sole Distributors // The DR. A. W. CHASE MEDICINE Co., Ltd. // Toronto, Canada // Indications completes en francais dans // la circulaire au toue de la voite."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Depth
2.0
Diameter
4.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolourization
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment. National Museum of American History.
Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Is an antiseptic, soothing and healing treatment for every form of itching skin diesease, eczema, salt rheum, itching, bleeding and protruding piles, pimples, black-heads, old sores, poisoned skin, hives, insect bites, inflamed eyelids, itch, barber's itch, sore feet and toes, chilblains and frostbites.
Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
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Dr. Bovel's Herb and Gum Salve tin

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.249
Description
A round tin containing a salve.
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Accession Number
1980.18.249
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin containing a salve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Bovel Mfg. Co.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "DR. BOVEL'S // HERB // AND // GUM SALVE // FOR BURNS, CUTS, SCALDS, CHAPPED HANDS, // ECZEMA, PIMPLES, PILES, CORNS, SORES, ETC. // PRICE 25¢ PER BOX // WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD // INVALUABLE AS A HOUSEHOLD REMEDY // PREPARED ONLY BY // BOVEL MFG. CO. // [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Dimension Notes
Depth 2.0 cm x Diam. 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottom is scratched.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Electro Balm jar

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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002089
Description
Round white milk glass jar of Electro Balm ointment with silver metal screw on cap with product label on top full of yellow ointment; cream paper label with blue ink affixed to cover jar's entire body.
Accession Number
014002089
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
Round white milk glass jar of Electro Balm ointment with silver metal screw on cap with product label on top full of yellow ointment; cream paper label with blue ink affixed to cover jar's entire body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Electric Bean Chemical Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: white
paper: cream
ink: blue
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed on label affixed to jar's base: "ELECTRO // BALM // PRICE 50 ¢ // A Skin Beautifier and // Healer. // For Cuts, Bruises, Burns and // all Wounds of the flesh. For // Piles, Pimples, Eczema, // Bad Legs, Sore Heads // and Back, Chapped // Hands & Face;" printed on label surrounding jar's body: "PRESERVES & BEAUTIFIES THE SKIN // ELECTRIC BEAN CHEMICAL CO. LIMITED OTTAWA, CAN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-AX-X
Dimension Notes
Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Base label has yellowed, with minor stains, shows minor wear aounrd edges and misisng minor areas on top and side.
Copy Type
Original
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Electro Balm jar

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.2
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal lid and a paper label wrapped completely around it; contains a salve for skin ailments.
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Accession Number
1984.4.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal lid and a paper label wrapped completely around it; contains a salve for skin ailments.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Electric Bean Chemical Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
glass: white
metal: grey
paper: black; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "for cuts, bruises, burns or all wounds of the flesh. For piles, eczema, bad legs, sore heads and backs, chapped hands and face." "Preserves and beautifies the skin."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 3.7 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Elliman's Embrocation bottle

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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1981.8.2
Description
A glass bottle with flattened sides, rounded shoulders, a short neck with two collars and ending in a lip.
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Accession Number
1981.8.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A glass bottle with flattened sides, rounded shoulders, a short neck with two collars and ending in a lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Eustella Langdon, who purchased it in a Toronto antique market.
Maker
Elliman
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: translucent green
Inscriptions
Embossed along the length of the bottle: "ELLIMAN'S // EMBROCATION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some residue inside bottle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Freckle Lotion

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.173
Description
A corked bottle with squared sides and sharply rounded shoulders ending in a narrow neck with a collar and a lip; the four sides of the bottle are slightly indented; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.173
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dermatology
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A corked bottle with squared sides and sharply rounded shoulders ending in a narrow neck with a collar and a lip; the four sides of the bottle are slightly indented; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Bingham's Pharmacy
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "FRECKLE // LOTION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 18.4 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Copy Type
Original
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F.X. Simard Anticlava Tonique bottle

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001036
Description
Tall, thin rectangular bottle; tapered cylindrical neck with cork stopper; stopper has decorative metal top with a crown on very top to pull cork out; paper labels on front and sides; liquid contents
Accession Number
996001036
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Hair Preparations
Scalp Dermatoses -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall, thin rectangular bottle; tapered cylindrical neck with cork stopper; stopper has decorative
metal top with a crown on very top to pull cork out; paper labels on front and sides;
liquid contents
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Scott Jordan in Feb. 1994
Maker
F.X. Simard
Site Made (City)
Charlevoix
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
F.X. Simard // Anticlava // Tonique // sans alcool // Antiseptique // ... // Prepare per //
F.X. Simard // Baie St.-Paul, Charlevoix, Que. // $2.00 la bouteille
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.2 cm. x Width: 6.1 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Metal on cork slightly tarnished; paper of label discoloured and brittle
Copy Type
Original
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