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Allen Prescription Drug bottle

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Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880 - 1890
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005010
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside.
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Accession Number
014005010
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Allen Prescription Druggist
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880 - 1890
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "Allen // OTTAWA // PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST" on base "414"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
8.9
Width
3.4
Depth
2.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chips on base of bottle; minor white residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Medicinal Bottles. Society for Historical Archaeology
The Newsweekly for Pharmacy, Volume 41. Chemist and Druggist
Research Facts
This style of bottle was called the 'Knickerbocker Ovals' and the moulds took lettered plates that allowed for the embossing on the bottles.
Mr. John Roberts was one of the pioneer druggists of Canada and a native of Kinross, Scotland and one of the richest druggists in Canada at the time of his death in 1892. A large part of his estate was left to his nephew Mr. J. Roberts Allan, who was associated with his business.
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Bishop's Mineral Water

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005020
Description
Rectangular blue glass bottle with bevalled edges and protruding lip; without cork closure; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005020
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Water -- therapeutic use
Description
Rectangular blue glass bottle with bevalled edges and protruding lip; without cork closure; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Alfred Bishop
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "BISHOP'S // MINERAL WATER // VARALETTES" on bottom of bottle a circle with either the manufacturers mark inside or [illeg] letters
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row B
Length
11.7
Width
4.8
Depth
2.6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
The History of Bottled Water. Wikipedia
The Antique Parlor. Etsy
Research Facts
Advertised and known as The Waistcoat Remedy for Gout, Rheumatism, Gouty Eczema, Rheumatic Gout, Gravel, Acidity and all Uric Acid Troubles.
The demand for bottled water was fueled in large part by the resurgence in spa-going and water therapy among Europeans and American colonists in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Early drinkers of bottled spa waters believed that the water at these mineral springs had therapeutic properties and that bathing in or drinking the water could help treat many common ailments.
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