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circumcision clamp

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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997016057 a-f
Description
Gomco bloodless circumcision clamp in box, which consists of (a) the clamp base, which is rectangular on the right side and round at the left side; the left side has a round hole cut out of the centre and the right side has a long oval hole cut from the centre; the far right side has a solid cylind…
Accession Number
997016057 a-f
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Circumcision -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- clamp
Description
Gomco bloodless circumcision clamp in box, which consists of (a) the clamp base, which is rectangular on the right side and round at the left side; the left side has a round hole cut out of the centre and the right side has a long oval hole cut from the centre; the far right side has a solid cylindrical threaded piece coming up from it; the central area has a rounded groove in the metal; (b) a bell-shaped holding piece comes through and up against the round hole at the left; this holding piece is cylindrical and cancave inside with a slightly flared outer edge; the closed top has a solid cylindrical piece of metal attached; this piece has two small side pieces coming off it at the top; a handle (c) fits onto the small side pieces with notches and curves downwards to a flat piece that is squared at the left and rounded at the right; the right side has an oval section cut out from it, which allows it to be fitted over the threaded piece on the base; the left side bottom has a rounded piece coming off it, which fits into the rounded groove on the base; a round adjustment knob (d) fits and screws onto the threaded piece on the base and allows to handle to be moved and held in place; the clamp fits into a box that consists of (e) the bottom, which is rectangular in shape with a closed bottom and sides, and (f) the top, which is also rectangular in shape and is open at the left and right side; the top slides onto the bottom from either the right or left to create a completely closed box; the outside edges of the top and bottom are covered with black paper; the top of the top has a paper label attached that lists manufacturing information.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - circumcision clamp base - Size: Length 11.1 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
b - holding piece - Size: Depth 4.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
c - circumcision clamp handle - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
d - adjustment knob - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
e - box bottom - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 5.2 cm
f - box top - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 5.6 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
The Gomco Surgical Mfg. Corp.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: light grey
paper: black; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The base is stamped, "GOMCO // USA. // PAT. 119160" on the top and "2.6 CM." on the bottom; (c) the handle is stamped, "GOMCO // USA" on the top; (f) the printed label on the box top reads, "GOMCO // BLOODLESS CIRCUMCISION CLAMP // (FOR PHYSICIAN'S USE ONLY) // SIZE [box] // MFD. BY // THE GOMCO SURGICAL MFG. CORPORATION // BUFFALO, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-14
Condition Remarks
The circumcision clamp and box were slightly dusty when they arrived; the metal parts show no wear or corrosion; the cardboard box is complete and undamaged; the paper cover and label are complete and undamaged; all printing is fully legible.
Copy Type
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thermotic drainage pump

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000003379
Description
A thermotic drainage pump, consisting of a four wheeled stand; each wheel has a pole coming up from up which tapers in towards the centre; the four poles are connected by a flat tray about a third of the way from the bottom with a rubber circle on it and four metal arms (for holding a bottle in pla…
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Accession Number
000003379
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgical Equipment
Drainage -- instrumentation
Description
A thermotic drainage pump, consisting of a four wheeled stand; each wheel has a pole coming up from up which tapers in towards the centre; the four poles are connected by a flat tray about a third of the way from the bottom with a rubber circle on it and four metal arms (for holding a bottle in place); the poles continue upwards to the top where there is a box; the box has a flat formica table top on it; the front of the box has a black panel with an on/off switch, and a voltage switch with a red light in the centre; on the left of the box there is an attachment for wrapping the black rubber power cord around; there is a platform hanging from beneath the box for holding a small bottle; there is a sticker on the back of the box with operating instructions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KPH.
Maker
Gomco Surgical Manufacturing Corp.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Appears in a 1960 Hartz catalogue; it was patented in 1954.
Material
metal: grey, black
rubber: black, clear
plastic: red, yellow
Inscriptions
"GOMCO // THERMOTIC DRAINAGE PUMP" at the top of the panel on the box
"MODEL NO. 765 // SERIAL NO. // E-27777 // PATENT NOS. // 2,346,841 // 2,465, 685 // 2,654, 557" printed on the right of the panel
"MANUFACTURED BY // GOMCO SURGICAL MANUFACTURING CORP. // BUFFALO, N.Y. U.S.A." printed on the bottom of the panel
"MINISTRY OF HEALTH // 136728 // ONTARIO" printed on a sticker on the lower tray
"MS-2-47" printed in marker on the lower tray and on the back
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-3-2
Dimension Notes
Length 44.0 cm x Width 33.0 cm x Length 85.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Some wear and scratching on the surface.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hartz, J.F. Co. Ltd. Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies", Toronto, 1960, p. 44 (see attached photocopy)
"Biddington's: United States Patent Dates and Numbers--1836-1990"; CD #1
Research Facts
Used for "mild intermittent suction; ideally suited for drainage such as duodenal, fistula, prostatectomy, abdominal decompression, blood procurement, etc."; the power cord seems to be newer than the rest of the artefact, most likely replaced at some point.
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Sterilon suture removal pak

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Dates
1950
1970
1950-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1975.8.26
Description
A plastic bag containing suture removal instruments wrapped in white paper; bag is still sealed.
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Accession Number
1975.8.26
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Sutures
Ligation
Description
A plastic bag containing suture removal instruments wrapped in white paper; bag is still sealed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Hugh Gilchrist, executor of Dr. McCosh's estate (Toronto); owned and used by Dr. J.T. McCosh of the University of Toronto.
Maker
Sterilon Corporation
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1970
1950-1970
Material
plastic: clear; black
paper: white
Inscriptions
Printed in black on plastic bag: "STERILON SUTURE REMOVAL PAK // I Individual // P Patient // S Safety // SP 511 // READY TO USE – INCLUDES //
SCALPEL
FORCEPS //
SPONGE
STERILE FIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-12
Dimension Notes
Length 23.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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hemolysis applicators

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
993004063 a-e
Description
Two-piece grey pasteboard box holds three containers of 25 hemolysis applicators in twopiece yellow plastic cylinders, and cellophane envelope with small glass slides; used for application of blood specimens to slide for examination
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Accession Number
993004063 a-e
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Hemoglobinometry -- instrumentation
Hemolysis
Description
Two-piece grey pasteboard box holds three containers of 25 hemolysis applicators in twopiece
yellow plastic cylinders, and cellophane envelope with small glass slides; used for
application of blood specimens to slide for examination
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Width 4.2 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
b - box top (depth of a+b = 1.9) - Size: Length 7.3 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
c-e - container x 3 - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
f - slide/sleeve - Size: Length 5.8 cm. x Width 3.5 cm. x Depth 0.2 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
American Optical Company
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
plastic: yellow
paper: orange; white; red; cream
wood: tan
pasteboard: grey
Inscriptions
Printed in black on white paper label: 100 1035 100 // HEMOLYSIS // APPLICATORS // FOR //
Hb-Meter // American Optical Company // Scientific Instrument Division // Buffalo New
York // MADE IN U.S.A.; printed in orange on white paper label in c-e: 25 HEMOLYSIS 25 //
APPLICATORS // MADE IN U.S.A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-9
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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Gomco aspirating unit

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Allergy Division Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993010001 a-e
Description
Electrical metal suction machine has rubber tubing attached to glass bottle and is permanently mounted to mobile wooden stand painted yellow; attachments include modern clear plastic tubing in sterile packaging.
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Accession Number
993010001 a-e
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Allergy Division Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Suction -- instrumentation
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
Description
Electrical metal suction machine has rubber tubing attached to glass bottle and is permanently mounted to mobile wooden stand painted yellow; attachments include modern clear plastic tubing in sterile packaging.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - stand/machine - Size: Length 114.0 cm. x Width 45.0 cm. x Depth 40.0 cm.
b - bottle - Size: Length 21.0 cm. x Diameter8.5
c - cord - Size: Length 208.0 cm. x Diameter1.0
d - rubber hose - Size: Length 99.0 cm. x Diameter1.0
e - metal attachment to bottle - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Width 5.2 cm. x Depth 7.0 cm.
Maker
Gomco Surgical Mfg. Corp.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
style of lettering
Material
wood: yellow
metal: black; grey
glass: clear
rubber: tan
Inscriptions
On metal plate fixed to machine: MANUFACTURED BY // GOMCO (R) // SURGICAL MFG. CORP. // BUFFALO, N.Y., U.S.A. // MODEL NO. 789 / AMP. 1.4 // VOLTS 115 / CYCLE 60 // "FILL PUMP OIL WELL WITH ELECTRIC MOTOR OIL EVERY // TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF SERVICE. PLACE SIX DROPS OF // SAME OIL IN EACH MOTOR BEARING TWICE YEARLY" // No. 8-21806
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-9-1
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J. F.Hartz Co. Ltd., 1960, p. 44
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Dr. Pierce's favourite prescription

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Dates
1920
1945
1920-1945
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.275
Description
A short-necked glass bottle of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription with a metal screw-on cap and a paper label; rectangular with rounded corners; almost full of brown liquid.
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Accession Number
1980.18.275
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A short-necked glass bottle of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription with a metal screw-on cap and a paper label; rectangular with rounded corners; almost full of brown liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Pierce's Proprietaries Inc.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1945
1920-1945
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."; dating based on dates of production and metal threaded cap
Material
glass: clear
metal: black; green; white
paper: cream; blue; red
liquid: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of cap: "DR. PIERCE'S // [image of R.V. Pierce with signature] // MEDICINES"; printed on side of cap: "MADE IN USA"; label on front of bottle: "CONTAINS 8 1/2 // FLUID OUNCES // Dr. Pierce's // FAVORITE // Prescription // FP // TRADE MARK REG. // The medicinal plants from which this remedy // is compounded are: // VALERIAN ROOT (Valeriana Officinalis) // BLACK HAW (Viburnum Prunifolium) // BLUE COHOSH ROOT (Caulophyllum Thalictroides) // UNICORN ROOT (Helonias Dioica) // BLACK COHOSH ROOT (Cimicifuga Racemosa) // OREGON GRAPE ROOT (Berberis Aquifolium) // DOSE // For adults, 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls with // water three times a day. For full // directions, see circular. // Keep in a cool place, and tightly capped. // Manufactured only by // PIERCE'S PROPRIETARIES, Inc. // Proprietors // BUFFALO, N.Y. FORT ERIE NORTH, ONT."; label on back of bottle reads the same in French; left side of bottle has "R. V. PIERCE, M. D." embossed into the side; right side of bottle has "BUFFALO, N. Y." embossed; embossed on base of bottle: "84 [the letter "P" in a circle] 2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 6.8 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: back label curling slightly at bottom right corner; small moisture stains on front and back covers.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Griffenhagen, George B., and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." Madison, WI: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999 (page 82)
Research Facts
Dr. Pierce's Favourite Prescription was produced between 1870 and 1945. Metal threaded caps became common on glass bottles in the 1920s.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #2
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patent medicine bottle

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.31
Description
Glass bottle with a long, rectangular-sided body and a narrow, cylindrical neck that ends in a lip; three of the sides are indented.
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Accession Number
1980.18.31
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass bottle with a long, rectangular-sided body and a narrow, cylindrical neck that ends in a lip; three of the sides are indented.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "R.V. PIERCE, M.D." and "BUFFALO, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 23.0 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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portable suction unit

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Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
995003084 a-b
Description
(a) Suction machine which consists of a motor (painted white) with four dials and an on/off switch, and a glass bottle from which two rubber tubes run; a black plastic-coated electric wire also runs out of the machine; (b) table made of metal and wood, built to hold the suction machine; the table h…
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Accession Number
995003084 a-b
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Suction -- instrumentation
MM= Suction and Drainage -- aspirator
Description
(a) Suction machine which consists of a motor (painted white) with four dials and an on/off
switch, and a glass bottle from which two rubber tubes run; a black plastic-coated electric
wire also runs out of the machine; (b) table made of metal and wood, built to hold the suction
machine; the table has two shelves (the top holding the machine) and four legs with wheels
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - suction machine - Size: Length 42.0 cm. x Width 28.7 cm. x Depth 23.2 cm.
b - table - Size: Length 71.2 cm. x Width 43.4 cm. x Depth 91.8 cm.
Maker
Gomco Surgical Mfg. Corp.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
glass: clear
rubber: beige
metal: dark grey; silver
wood: brown
plastic: black
paint: white
Inscriptions
Manufacturer's plate on the machine reads, "Manufactured by Gomco Surgical Manufacturing Corp. //
Buffalo, N.Y. U.S.A. // Volts 115 H.P. 1/6 Model No. 911 Cycle 60 Amp 2.6 Serial No.
C-3136"; there is also a General Electric lable and a label with "Dept. Obs/Gyn" on masking tape
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0009
0009-9-1
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016. (cart and tray only, not machine)
Condition Remarks
Suction machine and table were both very dirty and dusty; there are several chips and scrapes
in the paint; the suction machine is still greasy in spots; the rubber tubing had deteriorated
and cracked in parts; it has broken off at the point of attachment to the glass bottle; #3: rubber - may require special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
book
JPG
Reference Comments
Sylvia Burkinshaw; "Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," J.F. Hartz CO., Ltd., Toronto: 1960, p. 44 (item 3-911-G); CD #1
Research Facts
Likely used on the surgical floor on Nickle when the department was there; used on the women,
not the babies (Sylvia Burkinshaw)
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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
996001150
Description
Short rectangular glass bottle with long cylindrical neck; neck intended to have cork stopper; bottle is slightly flared being wider at top of body than at bottom; words embossed in glass
Accession Number
996001150
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 -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Short rectangular glass bottle with long cylindrical neck; neck intended to have cork stopper;
bottle is slightly flared being wider at top of body than at bottom; words embossed in glass
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Larkin Co.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Larkin Co. // Buffalo
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.3 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 3.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some staining and accumulation on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Pierce's Alterative Extract or Golden Medical Discovery

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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
996001202
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels, two side panels have embossed writing in glass; paper label adhered to flat front; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; some contents still in bottle.
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Accession Number
996001202
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels, two side panels have embossed writing in glass; paper label adhered to flat front; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; some contents still in bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
World's Dispensary
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Pierce's // Alternative Extract // Golden // Medical // Discovery // A tonic for stomach, // Liver, Blood, also a // strength restorer. // relieves severe // Bronchial Coughs // ... // World's Dispensary // Buffalo New York
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.8 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm. x Depth: 5.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Contents are very messy and have solidified in places; paper label discoloured badly and torn down centre and in bottom left corner
Copy Type
Original
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