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Burdock Blood Bitters

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001156
Description
Large rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels each with embossed writing in glass; one flat side where label would have been adhered; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
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Accession Number
996001156
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels each with embossed writing in glass; one flat side where label would have been adhered; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased but no additional information available.
Maker
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd. // Burdock // Blood // Bitters // Toronto, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.4 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm. x Depth: 4.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Nothing apparent
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mentioned in "The Great American Fraud", p. 21; artifact 996.001.664 indicates product was marketed as a restorative.
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Burdock Blood Bitters

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001157
Description
Large rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels each with embossed writing in glass; one flat side where label would have been adhered; cylindrical neck with screw-on metal cap.
Accession Number
996001157
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels each with embossed writing in glass; one flat side where label would have been adhered; cylindrical neck with screw-on metal cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased but no additional information available.
Maker
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
Inscriptions
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd. // Burdock // Blood // Bitters // Toronto, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.8 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm. x Depth: 4.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Lid rusted badly
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mentioned in "The Great American Fraud", p. 21; artifact 996.001.664 indicates product was marketed as a restorative
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Gates Life of Man Bitters

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001201
Description
Clear blue glass rectangular bottle; three recessed panels on back and two narrow sides each with embossed writing in glass; paper label on flat side; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
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Accession Number
996001201
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear blue glass rectangular bottle; three recessed panels on back and two narrow sides each with embossed writing in glass; paper label on flat side; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb. 1994.
Maker
C. Gates, Sons & Co.
Site Made (City)
Middleton
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: blue
paper: brown
Inscriptions
C. Gates & Co. // Life of Man // Bitters // ... // A Vegetable Compound // ... // Lungs liver and Kidney's // ... // C. Gates, sons & Co. // Middleton, N.S. // Keep well corked and shake before using.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.3 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm. x Depth: 4.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle in very good condition; paper label only in fair condition and discoloured very badly; label dog-eared around edges.
Copy Type
Original
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Kaskareta Bitters

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001285
Description
Glass (?) bottle containing Kaskareta Bitters, sealed in a cardboard box wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the wrapper lists product information.
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Accession Number
996001285
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass (?) bottle containing Kaskareta Bitters, sealed in a cardboard box wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the wrapper lists product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Frasier, Thornton & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Cookshire
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
glass (?):
cardboard: off-white
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Wrapper reads, "KASKARETA // BITTERS // A BLOOD PURIFIER // and DYSPEPSIA REMEDY // A SPRING MEDICINE // for THE BLOOD and for // the LIVER, KIDNEYS and // STOMACH // They Help Remove those // Distressing Feelings, Re-invigorate // and Impart Strength and Vigor // to the System // No. 6189 - Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // Frasier, Thornton & Co., Limited // COOKSHIRE, QUEBEC // CANADA" (front); same information in French on back; "KASKARETA BITTERS // For Dyspepsia, Headache, Constipation, Bad Breath, Kidney Trouble and Loaded Urine, Loss of Appetite, // Monthly Difficulties in Females, Worms in Children Net Contents 6 Fluid Ounces // Dose:" (listed); same information in French on other side
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.3 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm. x Depth: 4.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle and cardboard box are unopened and unused; paper label shows minor staining and has one small tear on the front near the top; all writing is clearly legible
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to relieve dyspepsia, headache, constipation, bad breath, kidney trouble and loaded urine, loss of appetite, menstrual cramps and worms in children
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Dr. Baxter's Mandrake Bitters

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001315
Description
Cylindrical twelve-sided light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled double rounded collar at the lip; five front panels are embossed; the bottle contains no medication; there is a piece of cork in the bottom of the bottle
Accession Number
996001315
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical twelve-sided light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled double rounded
collar at the lip; five front panels are embossed; the bottle contains no medication; there is
a piece of cork in the bottom of the bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Aug. 1993
Maker
Lord Bros.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
glass: light aqua
Inscriptions
Front panels read, "DR. BAXTERS' // MANDRAKE BITTERS // LORD BROS. // PROPRIETOR'S // BURLINGTON
VT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Diam. : 5.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
There is a small broken bubble chip at the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Bottlers and Bottles, Canadian" by O. Urquhart, p. 55;
"Bitters Bottles" by Richard Watson, p. 60; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham,
pp. 49-50
Research Facts
Original label claimed the product was an anti-bilious and Jaundice Mandrake Bitters for
strengthening and purifying the blood
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