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Allenburys Throat Pastilles No. 45

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1972.12.4
Description
Tin container, empty, with rounded corners, bottom painted yellow, hinged lid with yellow paper sticker in centre.
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Accession Number
1972.12.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Tin container, empty, with rounded corners, bottom painted yellow, hinged lid with yellow paper sticker in centre.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. John W. Scott of Toronto.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: yellow; blue; yellow; black
Inscriptions
Label has: "The "Allenburys" Throat Pastilles // No. 45 Menthol and Rhatany // menthol gr. 1/20, Ext. Rhatany gr. 2 // A pastille may be taken every three or four hours // if required. // Printed in England // Manufactured by Allen & Hanburys, Ltd. // London"; "TRADE A.D. 1715 MARK [with logo above]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Width 6.25 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Dirty; all lettering legible.
Copy Type
Original
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apothecary’s pill rolling machine

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Dates
1860
1875
circa 1860-1875
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
012038001 a-b
Description
Two piece pill roller consists of slanted base (a) and roller handle (b) made of fine grade mahogany and brass sides and grooves; base plate has two brass side rails and twenty-four fluted brass strip with graduated markings indicating 0, 6, 12, 18, 24 designed for 5 grain medications; roller handl…
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Accession Number
012038001 a-b
Collection
Leonard G. Lee Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
Two piece pill roller consists of slanted base (a) and roller handle (b) made of fine grade mahogany and brass sides and grooves; base plate has two brass side rails and twenty-four fluted brass strip with graduated markings indicating 0, 6, 12, 18, 24 designed for 5 grain medications; roller handle has four brass wheels in the side rail and matching fluted brass strip; handle designed with spoke handles.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base b - roller handle
Provenance
Donor purchased from antique dealer.
Maker
S. Maw & Son
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
1875
circa 1860-1875
Date Remarks
dates of manufacturers name
Inscriptions
Stamped on base: "S. MAW & SON LONDON // 5 GRAIN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 0010-A8-1
Length
a - 33.2 cm b - 47.5 cm
Width
a - 20.6 cm b - 7.3 cm
Depth
a - 5.2 cm b - 4.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like new, minor scratches
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Stages to making a pill: 1. A prescription for pills would give the weight of medication in one pill and the number of pills required. Multiplying these two figures gave the quantities to be weighed. 2. The medication was mixed with very thick and viscous syrup fo glucose for form a stiff pliable mass, which was rolled to get a 'sausage' shape. 3. The 'sausage' was placed on the pill base grooves and rolled to a length correspond to the number of pills required. 4. The roller handle was guided to cut the 'sausage' and roll the cut pieces that are the pills. 5. to round out the edges, the cut pieces where put into a lidded circular bowl or a pill silverer and rotated until the pieces are round balls. At this time the pills can have a silver, gold or candy coating.
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apothecary’s pill rolling machine

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Dates
1875
1915
circa 1875-1915
Collection
Robert Hawkins Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006021001 a-b
Description
Wooden capsule-making machine, with a sliding bar and grooves for pills.
Accession Number
006021001 a-b
Collection
Robert Hawkins Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Compounding -- instrumentation
Description
Wooden capsule-making machine, with a sliding bar and grooves for pills.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 49.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x 4.2 cm Depth
b - base - Size: Length 34.0 cm x Width 20.4 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor's husband Robert Hawkins or possibly his father Frank Hawkins, who were both pharmacists.
Maker
S.Maw Son & Thompson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1875
1915
circa 1875-1915
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Located on the base of the object with the measurement gauge " S. Maw Son // & // Thompson // London "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-1
Condition Remarks
Object has mechanical damage due to the history of its use; the metal shows signs of corrosion in three areas that is blue-green in colour.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Robert Hawkins was a pharmacy graduate of the University of Toronto, 1940's. Worked at Mahood's pharmacy, Kingston. Died in 2003. Frank Hawkins graduated circa 1916-1917, worked as a pharmacist in Toronto.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "Curious Cures--Doctors, Druggists, and Home Remedies" at the Dundas Museum & Archives, L-2011-3; 23 Sept. 2011–30 Sept. 2012.
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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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Dates
1890
1905
circa 1893-1905
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1989.10.21
Description
Empty blue tinted glass square bottle with clear glass stopper closure with orange paper label; stopper stuck in opening; hand blown glass with mould line slightly visible.
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Accession Number
1989.10.21
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Therapy, Administration, Oral
Description
Empty blue tinted glass square bottle with clear glass stopper closure with orange paper label; stopper stuck in opening; hand blown glass with mould line slightly visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
1905
circa 1893-1905
Material
glass: green, transparent paper: yellow ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "BRANDY. // F. & CO. // B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 2 Row B
Length
14.2 cm
Width
5.2 cm
Depth
5.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Stopper stuck in opening, minor brown stains inside bottom
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. The first time Ferris is included in the name was 1820, as Fry Gibbs & Ferris on Union Street in Bristol.
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Bynol malt and oil

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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
1980.18.63
Description
A white china jar containing a malt and oil preparation; cork stopper in wide neck.
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Accession Number
1980.18.63
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 -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A white china jar containing a malt and oil preparation; cork stopper in wide neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
china: white; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on jar: ""BYNOL" // TRADE // MARK // The "Perfected" // MALT OIL // A Unique Combination // of active Malt Extract with the // "Perfected" Cod Liver Oil // Manufacturers // ALLEN & HANBURYS LTD // Plough Court, Lombard St. LONDON"; other information printed on reverse surface.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
"forming a most valuable nutrient and restorative; powerfully aids the digestion of other foods."
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dispensing scales

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Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.169.1 a-v
Description
A wooden box (g) with a lid contains a set of scales (d,e,f) and a number of weights (a-c,h-v); a tassle hangs from the bar for holding the scales, and the pans are connected to the bar by green cords.
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Accession Number
1969.169.1 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
A wooden box (g) with a lid contains a set of scales (d,e,f) and a number of weights (a-c,h-v); a tassle hangs from the bar for holding the scales, and the pans are connected to the bar by green cords.
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm
b - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - weight - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 1.9 cm
d - tray - Size: Diam. 7.0 cm
e - tray - Size: Diam. 7.0 cm
f - bar - Size: Length 18.6 cm x Width 12.8 cm
g - box - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
h - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
i - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
j - weight - Size: Length 0.8 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
k - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
l - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
m - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm
n - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm
o - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.9 cm
p - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.7 cm
q - weight - Size: Length 0.6 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
r - weight - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm
s - weight - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Width 1.5 cm
t - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm
u - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.0 cm
v - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 0.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W & T Avery
Site Made (City)
Birmingham
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c.-late 19c."
Material
metal: silver; yellowish
fabric: green
fabric: maroon
wood: brown
Inscriptions
A label on the underside of the lid reads: "W & T AVERY // Manufacturers of all kinds of // Scales, Scale Beams, Steelyards, Patent Weighing Machines: // Screw Plates, Die Stocks &c. &c. // DIGBETH // BIRMINGHAM"; four of the weights (c,r,s,t) have a picture of a lion on top of a crown stamped onto one side; above the lion/crown is stamped the word "STANDARD"; below the lion/crown is stamped: "W. & T. A."; on the opposite side is stamped the size of the weight, ranging from two drams to 1 1/2 scruples.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dr. Beach's vegetable composition

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Dates
1840
1880
1840-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.262.1
Description
A long, narrow glass bottle, greenish tinge with a cork topped by red sealing wax; bottle is moulded, but very crude, with odd holes broken partway through the bottom; nearly full of crude, brown mixture.
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Accession Number
1969.262.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A long, narrow glass bottle, greenish tinge with a cork topped by red sealing wax; bottle is moulded, but very crude, with odd holes broken partway through the bottom; nearly full of crude, brown mixture.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
C. S. Harris
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1840
1880
1840-1880
Material
glass: greenish
paper: yellow; black
cork: brown
wax: red
Inscriptions
On label: "DR. BEACH'S // Vegetable Composition // Prepared by C. S. HARRIS, Manchester, C.W. (Canada West) // A certain remedy for colds, coughs, sore throat, &c. Also, a preventative to the Chill Fever, Ague, and Summer complaints. // DIRECTIONS — For an adult, half a tea-spoonful of the powder, the same of sugar, put into a tea-cup, fill it half-full of boiling water; for a child, half the quantity; stir it well, when settled take as warm as possible three times a day before meals."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Red wax is brittle and breaking off; cork does not seal well
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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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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E. Rimmel bottle

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Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885 - 1900
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005014
Description
Rectangular in shape with octagonal sides blue glass bottle; with sloped shoulders and long neck; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side.
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Accession Number
014005014
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular in shape with octagonal sides blue glass bottle; with sloped shoulders and long neck; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
E. Rimmel
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885 - 1900
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "E. RIMMEL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row B
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Length
15.5
Width
5.4
Depth
3.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Vintage E. Rimmel Bottle. Etsy
Vintage Perfume Bottles. Ebay
Research Facts
The bottle would have been used for a Quinine and Iron tonic. This particular tonic was 'ideal' to be taken during convalescence and particularly after influenza.
E. Rimmel was also a very successful perfume company that started in 1834. There are bottles similar to the style of this one that at one point were used for perfume.
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Euthymol Tooth Paste

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Dates
1956
circa 1956
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001430 a-b
Description
A foil tube (a) with a threaded plastic cap (b)
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Accession Number
000001430 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Toothpaste
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
A foil tube (a) with a threaded plastic cap (b)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1956
circa 1956
Date Remarks
Reference to Brockville on tube; plant there opened in 1956
Material
metal: grey; white; red; green
plastic: red
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "THE // SCIENTIFIC // DENTIFRICE // Euthymol // TOOTH PASTE // A // PARKE-DAVIS PRODUCT"; back: "[illeg.] // teeth, together with // selected essential // oils which provide // the penetrating // qualities of a liquid // dentifrice and leave // the mouth refreshed // and wholesome. // Every ingredient is // tested for purity and // quality. // Net weight 2 oz. // MADE IN ENGLAND // PARKE, DAVIS // & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE // ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Condition Remarks
Tube deeply dented all over; ink is worn off in numerous places; tube badly corroded on top; dirty and dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection, Jack Willson, Part 5, page 1
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Kapsol Ferri Iodidi

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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
1980.18.255
Description
A round tin containing a syrup.
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Accession Number
1980.18.255
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- hematinics
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin containing a syrup.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on lid: "'Kapsol' // Ferri Iodidi // Equivalent [illeg.] // Syrup, Ferri Iodidi // Allen & Hanburys Ltd. // [illeg.] // LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row A
Dimension Notes
Depth 2.8 cm x Diam. 8.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Tin has many scratches.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
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
Less detail
Dates
1890
1905
circa 1893-1905
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1989.10.28
Description
Empty blue tinted glass square bottle with clear glass stopper closure with orange paper label; stopper stuck in opening; hand blown glass with mould line slightly visible; inside of bottle is coated with brown layer; one corner is broken with missing part; tan linen thread wrapped under closure li…
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Accession Number
1989.10.28
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Therapy, Administration, Oral
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- all-purpose cures -- container
Poisons
Description
Empty blue tinted glass square bottle with clear glass stopper closure with orange paper label; stopper stuck in opening; hand blown glass with mould line slightly visible; inside of bottle is coated with brown layer; one corner is broken with missing part; tan linen thread wrapped under closure lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
1905
circa 1893-1905
Material
glass: transparent
paper: yellow
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "LAUDANUM // (POISON). // Anodyne and Soporific // Diminishes Pain. Causes Sleep // Must be used with great care. // Dose - 5 to 40 drops. // F. & CO. // B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row A
Length
11.5 cm
Width
4.1 cm
Depth
4.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
One corner is broken with missing part; interior brown residue.
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. The first time Ferris is included in the name was 1820, as Fry Gibbs & Ferris on Union Street in Bristol.
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Dates
1830
1870
1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1990.8.1 a-q
Description
A rosewood-veneered chest (q), lid lined with crumpled velvet; drawer and bottle compartments lined with maroon velvet; brass inset carrying handle and drawer pull, brass key, escutcheon/key, and drawer catch; four empty bottle compartments; contains seven empty, unlabelled bottles (a-g); a spatula…
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Accession Number
1990.8.1 a-q
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Description
A rosewood-veneered chest (q), lid lined with crumpled velvet; drawer and bottle compartments lined with maroon velvet; brass inset carrying handle and drawer pull, brass key, escutcheon/key, and drawer catch; four empty bottle compartments; contains seven empty, unlabelled bottles (a-g); a spatula with a wooden handle (h); a hand balance (i) with brass pans, black strings, silk tassel; a brass key (k) that does not fit the keyhole; a glass mortar (l); a glass measure, one fluid drachm=60 minims (m); a round box holding 4 grain weights (n); a round box holding 7 drachm weights (o); a dovetailed, velvet-lined drawer (p); (j) not listed.
Number Of Parts
17
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
c - bottle - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
d - bottle - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
e - bottle - Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
f - bottle - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
g - bottle - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
h - spatula - Size: Length 10.8 cm
l - mortar - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
n - box - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
o - box - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
q - case - Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 13.8 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. and Mrs. K. Ferrie.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1870
1830-1870
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c."
Material
wood: reddish-brown
metal: yellow
glass: clear
fabric: maroon; black
Inscriptions
Handwritten on box (n): "Grain Weights"; printed around the side: "Bucklee, 86 New Bond St., corner of Oxford St."; box (o) labelled "Drachm Weights"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Chest (q): veneer lost below right hinge, cracked across lid where handle is inset; velvet lining is much worn, faded in bottle compartments, less so in the drawer; hand balance (i): pans corroded.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.60.1 a-v
Description
Rectangular mahogony wooden chest (v) with brass handle contains medicines in bottles: (a) bottle without a top; (b-d) measurement bottles with stoppers; (e-g) bottles with stoppers; (h) bottle with a broken neck; (i-j) measurement bottles without stoppers; (k-m) measurement bottles, small size, wi…
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Accession Number
1969.60.1 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Description
Rectangular mahogony wooden chest (v) with brass handle contains medicines in bottles: (a) bottle without a top; (b-d) measurement bottles with stoppers; (e-g) bottles with stoppers; (h) bottle with a broken neck; (i-j) measurement bottles without stoppers; (k-m) measurement bottles, small size, without stoppers; (n) pestle; (o) graduated beaker; (p-q) jars with metal tops; (r) wooden tray with compartments; (s) drawer; (t) 5-grain weight; (u) 1/2-scruple weight; handle fits into a handle-shaped depression in a brass plate that is screwed to the top of the chest; both lengthwise face of chest is a drop-down panel connected to main body of chest by hinges at bottom; panels when fully extended create space to put bottles and implements; each panel has a lock mechanism; custom seven compartments hold bottles upright over drawer that can be opened from either side; tray dividers lift out; some bottles with minor amounts of contents.
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - bottle
b-d - bottle
e-j - bottle
k-m - bottle
n - pestle
o - beaker
p-q - jar
r - tray
s - tray
t - weight
u - weight
v - case
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Springweiler & Co. Makers
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1870
circa 1830-1870
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c."
Material
wood
glass
metal
fabric
Inscriptions
Impressed on ledge of drawer, "Springweiler & Co. MAKERS, LONDON"; on bottles: "a) Sodae Bi-Carb; b) Spt. Camph; c) Spt. Aether Nit; d) Pulv. Jalap; e) Pulv. Ipecac; f) Tr. Acuniti P. B.; g) Pulv. Rhei; h) Tr.Hyosci; i) Quin. Sulph.; j) Pulv. crethes opium; k) Podophyllin; l) Hyd. w Cleta; m) Antim. Tart
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Length 10.4 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 4.7 cm
b-d - bottle - Length 11.1 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
e-j - bottle - Length 11.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
k-m - bottle - Length 4.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
n - pestle - Length 6.3 cm
o - beaker - Length 6.3 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
p-q - jar - Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
r - tray - Length 14.9 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
s - tray - Length 21.2 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
t - weight
u - weight
v - case - Length 23.5 cm x Width 11.7 cm x Depth 22.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Several bottles are broken; velvet lining in some of the compartments and drawers are torn and worn; glass stoppers are stuck in a number of the bottles; no bottle in the drawer marked "calomel"; manufacturers' name on label inside front door has been obliterated; #3: minor nicks and scratches in surface of wooden case; inlay missing from keyhole; tope handle had signs of use but no corrosion; both doors open easily (need to be tied to stay shut); front inner door has remnants of a green paper label, worn, torn, but firmly affixed; two bottles missing from one side; bottle (h) broken, with the neck missing entirely; there was a chip in the bottom of bottle (g) and contents were exposed, 0.5 cm in diameter, and the label was torn; there is a crack in the neck of (i); there is a chip in the lip of (j), 3.6 cm x 0.7 cm; the handles of the lower tray were worn, but no corrosion; there was a crack along the bottom edge of one side of the tray, 6.2 cm long; the inner velvet lining was worn; there was no corrosion on the scale weights, or lower jar lids; one lower bottle (calomel) was missing; one label had fallen off some object and was at the bottom of the tray; no chips or cracks in the measuring glass; lid of bottle (p) very loose; stopper of (r) loose.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display in the "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
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medicine glass and minim measure

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1987.10.1
Description
An impressed-paper-covered cylindrical cardboard case with a central covered compartment for the minim measure, over which the medicine glass is inverted; the glass decorated with etched patterns, is a later addition to replace the original, which probably had graduated markings down the side.
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Accession Number
1987.10.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
An impressed-paper-covered cylindrical cardboard case with a central covered compartment for the minim measure, over which the medicine glass is inverted; the glass decorated with etched patterns, is a later addition to replace the original, which probably had graduated markings down the side.
Part Names
case - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Diam. 6.1 cm
minim measure - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
S. Maw and Son and Thompson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: green; black
Inscriptions
Printed on top of cardboard lid: "MEDICINE GLASS // & MINIM MEASURE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Condition Remarks
Outer case is worn with use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Down Bros. Catalogue, 1901, p. 1075; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Purchased by the donor in an antique shop in Ontario ca. 1960.
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Mercuric Nitrate Ointment

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Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050044 a-b
Description
Creamy tan porcelain cylindrical canister (a) with a blue lid (b) with white knob on top with rectangular paper label.
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Accession Number
003050044 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
Creamy tan porcelain cylindrical canister (a) with a blue lid (b) with white knob on top with rectangular paper label.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cannister - Length 14.6 cm x Diam. 10.8 cm
b - lid - Length 6.2 cm x Diam. 11.0 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
Stafford Allen & Sons Ltd
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Date Remarks
Internet
Material
ceramic: tan, blue
paper: tan; green
Inscriptions
Printed on the label. "Manufactured // by // Stafford Allen & Sons, Ltd // LONDON, ENGLAND // Mercuric Nitrate Ointment. // Unguentum Hydrargyri Nitralis P.B."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row A
Condition Remarks
Label is foxed and faded; ceramic crazed, stains along crack lines mainly inside and with random blue ink staining
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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mortar and pestle

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Dates
1875
1900
circa 1875-1900
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050028 a-b
Description
A heavy unglazed porcelain mortar and pestle set; the mortar (a) is bowl shaped with a spout cut in the rim for pouring and has a flat base; the pestle (b) consists of a porcelain base and a shaped wooden handle.
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Accession Number
003050028 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- mortar and pestle
Description
A heavy unglazed porcelain mortar and pestle set; the mortar (a) is bowl shaped with a spout cut in the rim for pouring and has a flat base; the pestle (b) consists of a porcelain base and a shaped wooden handle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - mortar - Size: Height 9.7 cm x Diam. 17 cm
b - pestle - Size: Length 25 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1875
1900
circa 1875-1900
Date Remarks
Ceramic mortars were invented in 1780 but due to the nature of this collection it is probably much later, most likely late 19th century.
Material
earthenware: cream
wood: brown
Inscriptions
"MADE IN// ENGLAND// 5" engraved on the base of the mortar; "5" engraved on the head of the pestle near where it meets the wood
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-2
Temporary Location
With MHC Education Program “March Towards Medicine” stored in Rm 2017
Condition Remarks
The mortar is stained on the inside and outside; #2: minor stains; pestle has a minor surface crack around the base.
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Victorian Chemist and Druggist", by W.A. Jackson, Shire Publications Ltd, Buckinghamshire, England, 1981; Kingston City Directories; CD #9.
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection
Exhibit History
(b) On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2.
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