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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
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001206
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; yellow paper label wraps around front and sides; red and black decorative writing on label; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; liquid contents still in bottle.
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Accession Number
996001206
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; yellow paper label wraps around front and sides; red and black decorative writing on label; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; liquid 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
B-L Company
Site Made (City)
Atlanta
Site Made (State)
Georgia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: transparent
paper: yellow
cork: brown
Inscriptions
B-L // The medicine That has // Met the // Test // A Valuable Laxative // ... // Price $1.25 //
B-L Company // Atlanta Georgia
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.1 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label slightly discoloured, particularly along bottom left edge and across bottom front where label has been torn
Copy Type
Original
Images
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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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Dates
1975
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002048
Description
Transparent cylindrical 10 fluid ounce glass bottle tapered at neck with metallic cap closure; full of opaque brown liquid; commemorative Coca-Cola bottle for the company's 75th anniversary; label in white and blue ink printed on glass with the company's logo, proprietary legal information.
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Accession Number
014002048
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Product Packaging
Carbonated Beverages
Description
Transparent cylindrical 10 fluid ounce glass bottle tapered at neck with metallic cap closure; full of opaque brown liquid; commemorative Coca-Cola bottle for the company's 75th anniversary; label in white and blue ink printed on glass with the company's logo, proprietary legal information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
The Coca Cola Company
Site Made (City)
Atlanta
Site Made (State)
Georgia
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1975
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Material
glass: transparent
ink: white, blue, red
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle: "1900-1975 // THE ATLANTA // COCA-COLA // BOTTLING COMPANY // 75TH Anniversary // NO DEPOSIT NO REFILL" // BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE // COCA-COLA ATLANTA GA. // COMMEMORATIVE BOTTLE // 10. FL. OZ.”; printed on cap: "Coca-Cola // Trade Mark // Carbonated water, sugar, // caramel color, phosphoric // acid, natural flavorings, caffeine”; embossed twice around bottle's circumference: "Coca Cola // TRADE MARK REGISTERED"; embossed on base: " L 75 // Coca Cola // 241345”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 19.8 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
http://redlabels-heritage.blogspot.com/2015/10/coca-cola-75th-anniversary-1900-1975.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola
Research Facts
Between 1974 and 1986, many Coca Cola bottling plants had their 75th anniversaries, and Coca Cola gave each of them a 10 oz commemorative bottle for the occassion. This bottle was designed by Morton Brightwell, a Chattanooga gas employee. It copies the design of bottles from 1916.
There was cocaine in Coca-Cola until 1903.
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Companion to the Medicine Chest with Plain Rules for Taking the Medicines in the Cure of Diseases 17th Ed. [pharmecutical remedy booklet]

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Dates
1833
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Items
Accession Number
1954.3.2
Description
Small pocket sized soft cover paperback booklet to accompany medicine chest; includes uses and dosage for indicated medications, list of items to be kept in the chest; dosage measurements and applications of medicines in the cure of stated diseases and or medical complaints; missing back cover.
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Accession Number
1954.3.2
Author
E. Cox
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Archival Items
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Items
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
Homeopathy
Medicine
Description
Small pocket sized soft cover paperback booklet to accompany medicine chest; includes uses and dosage for indicated medications, list of items to be kept in the chest; dosage measurements and applications of medicines in the cure of stated diseases and or medical complaints; missing back cover.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Mrs. R. S. Waldie through Dr. G. F. Boyer; brought from Scotland to Canada in 1838 by George Malloch, Barrister, later judge of the Leeds and Grenville County Courts, Canada.
Maker
E. Cox
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1833
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
On front page: "COMPANION // TO THE // MEDCIINE CHEST // WITH PLAIN RULES // FOR // TAKING THE MEDICINES // IN THE CURE OF DISEASES, // In a style adapted to every capacity. // TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED, // RULES FOR RESTORING SUSPENDED // ANIMATION, // Method of obviating the effects of Poisons, // AND A CONCISE ACCOUNT OF // THE ASIATIC OR SPASMODIC CHOLERA // BY A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE // OF SURGEONS. // Seventeenth Edition // LONDON: // Printed for E. COX, St. Thomas's-street, South- // wark; sold also by SIMPKIN & MARSHALL, // Stationer's Court // Price One Shilling. // 1833 // (ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E 19 a
Length
11.7 cm
Width
7.7 cm
Depth
0.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Pages heavily stained across top, surface grime, missing back cover, fornt cover almost detached, numerous corners folded back; yellowed and brittle
Copy Type
original
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conical graduate

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15318
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science Artifacts, Laboratory Instrumentation
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033034
Description
Small clear glass conical graduate with small spout in the rim at the top for pouring contents; bottom is a circle of glass on which the graduate stands; smaller at the bottom and widens more and more towards the top; slightly raised hand drawn etched markings and numbers on the side to depict the …
Accession Number
006033034
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science Artifacts, Laboratory Instrumentation
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Laboratories
Description
Small clear glass conical graduate with small spout in the rim at the top for pouring contents; bottom is a circle of glass on which the graduate stands; smaller at the bottom and widens more and more towards the top; slightly raised hand drawn etched markings and numbers on the side to depict the measurements and the volume of the graduate's contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
Based on the UK's 1963 Weights and Measures Act, which abolished the use of the minim, and the make of the glass.
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Engraved in glass on sides: "FLDR // 2 // 1 // 1 // 2 // MIN // 120 // 90 // 60 // 40 // 20 // 10 // BRITISH MADE".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Height
9.5 cm
Diameter
3.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Books
Reference Comments
A Text-book of Nursing for the Use of Training Schools, Families, and Private Students, D. Appleton, 1898 - Nurses - 391 pages: https://books.google.ca/books?id=vBttAAAAMAAJ&dq=minim-tube&source=gbs_navlinks_s
The Modern Practice of Physic, Exhibiting The... Symptoms, Prognostics, Morbid Appearances and Improved Method of Treating the Diseases of All Climates..., Robert Thomas (médecin), Longman, 1819 - 922 pages: https://books.google.ca/books?id=V_laAAAAQAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
The Pharmacopoeia of the Royal College of Physicians of London, MDCCCIX, Royal College of Physicians of London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809 - Materia medica - 478 pages: https://books.google.ca/books?id=pCPrAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Research Facts
A fluid drachm contains 60 minims; a minim replaced the measurement "drop" in the apothecaries' system of measurements in 1809.
A minim-tube was a form of graduated glass tube for measuring dosages of medicine.
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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

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5885
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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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
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Kwells travel sickness tablets

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Category
Pharmacy
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1999.3.100
Description
The object consists of three parts. The box (a) is white, yellow, and blue cardboard displaying the brand name and instructions for use; the number "65" has been written on the front; The bottle (b) is an amber-coloured tube of hollow, cylindrical plastic with a screw cap; it conatins several table…
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Accession Number
1999.3.100
Category
Pharmacy
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
The object consists of three parts. The box (a) is white, yellow, and blue cardboard displaying the brand name and instructions for use; the number "65" has been written on the front; The bottle (b) is an amber-coloured tube of hollow, cylindrical plastic with a screw cap; it conatins several tablets; the pamphlet (c) is folded to fit in the box with the tube; it has extensive directions and warnings for taking the pills.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a: box
b: bottle and pills
c: information page
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
Cardboard: white, yellow, blue
plastic: amber
paper: white
Inscriptions
Printed on front of box: "KWELLS // Prevent Travel Sickness // SEA, AIR, CAR or TRAIN // Empêche d’être malade en // BATEAU, AVION, AUTO OU train"
On top of box: "DOSE: One tablet one hour before likely onset of sickness: // if necessary, take further doses of one tablet at 4 to 6 hour // intervals. // CHILDREN OVER 7: Half the adult dose. UNDER 7: As // prescribed by a doctor. // Not more than 3 tablets (children over 7 one and a half tablets) // to be taken in 24 hours."
On back of box: "CONTENTS: 10 Tablets each containing // CONTENU: 10 Tablettes contenant chacune // Hyoscine hydro- // bromide 0.005 // grain (0.11%) // To conform with the Pharmacy Act, this tube is labelled “POISON.”-Pour se conformer à la Loi de la Pharmacie, // tube est étiqueté “POISON.” // E GRIFFITHS HUGHES LTD., MANCHESTER, ENGLAND."
On bottom of box: "ADULTES: 1 tablette environ 1 heure avant les premieres // malaises; 1 autre au bout de 4 à 6 heures, si c’est nécessaire // ENFANTS: La moitié de la dose pour adultes. (Au-dessous // de 7 ans, consultez votre medécin.) // Ne pas prendre plus 3 tablettes par 24 heures // (Enfants, au-dessus de 7 ans, 1½ tablettes.)"
On sides: "MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row C
Length
a: 5.6 cm
b: 4.6 cm
Width
a: 2.0 cm
Height
a: 2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches and damage on the box; screw cap on bottle doesn't close properly; paper is stiff and difficult to unfold
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
"Hyoscine hydrobromide," NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/hyoscine-hydrobromide/
Research Facts
This product was produced to help people who suffer from motion sickness. The main component is hyoscine hydrobromide, which is also known as scopolamine, which is a type of medicine known as "anticholinergics" or "antimuscarinics." The way in which it affects motion sickness is not fully understood, but it is believed to block messages to the brain from the inner ear.
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Kwells travel sickness tablets

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Category
Pharmacy
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1999.3.35
Description
The object consists of three parts. The box (a) is white, yellow, and blue cardboard displaying the brand name and instructions for use; the number "65" has been written on the front; The bottle (b) is an amber-coloured tube of hollow, cylindrical plastic with a screw cap; it conatins several table…
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Accession Number
1999.3.35
Category
Pharmacy
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
The object consists of three parts. The box (a) is white, yellow, and blue cardboard displaying the brand name and instructions for use; the number "65" has been written on the front; The bottle (b) is an amber-coloured tube of hollow, cylindrical plastic with a screw cap; it conatins several tablets; the pamphlet (c) is folded to fit in the box with the tube; it has extensive directions and warnings for taking the pills.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a: box
b: bottle and pills
c: information page
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Material
Cardboard: white, yellow, blue
plastic: amber
paper: white
Inscriptions
Printed on front of box: "KWELLS // Prevent Travel Sickness // SEA, AIR, CAR or TRAIN // Empêche d’être malade en // BATEAU, AVION, AUTO OU train"
On top of box: "DOSE: One tablet one hour before likely onset of sickness: // if necessary, take further doses of one tablet at 4 to 6 hour // intervals. // CHILDREN OVER 7: Half the adult dose. UNDER 7: As // prescribed by a doctor. // Not more than 3 tablets (children over 7 one and a half tablets) // to be taken in 24 hours."
On back of box: "CONTENTS: 10 Tablets each containing // CONTENU: 10 Tablettes contenant chacune // Hyoscine hydro- // bromide 0.005 // grain (0.11%) // To conform with the Pharmacy Act, this tube is labelled “POISON.”-Pour se conformer à la Loi de la Pharmacie, // tube est étiqueté “POISON.” // E GRIFFITHS HUGHES LTD., MANCHESTER, ENGLAND."
On bottom of box: "ADULTES: 1 tablette environ 1 heure avant les premieres // malaises; 1 autre au bout de 4 à 6 heures, si c’est nécessaire // ENFANTS: La moitié de la dose pour adultes. (Au-dessous // de 7 ans, consultez votre medécin.) // Ne pas prendre plus 3 tablettes par 24 heures // (Enfants, au-dessus de 7 ans, 1½ tablettes.)"
On sides: "MADE IN ENGLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-3 Row C
Length
a: 5.6 cm
b: 4.6 cm
Width
a: 2.0 cm
Height
a: 2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor wear and scratching on box
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
"Hyoscine hydrobromide," NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/hyoscine-hydrobromide/
Research Facts
This product was produced to help people who suffer from motion sickness. The main component is hyoscine hydrobromide, which is also known as scopolamine, which is a type of medicine known as "anticholinergics" or "antimuscarinics." The way in which it affects motion sickness is not fully understood, but it is believed to block messages to the brain from the inner ear.
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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
1989.10.28
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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medicine cabinet

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Dates
1895
1905
circa 1895-1905
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1989.10.1 a-c
Description
Two piece floor style mahogany medicine cabinet; straight sided cabinet base (a) with panelled locking door with a single interior compartment with a single short shelf inside; built into interior of door has multi individual compartments consistin of three rows of four compartments and open shelf…
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Accession Number
1989.10.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Interior Design and Furnishings
Drug Therapy
Description
Two piece floor style mahogany medicine cabinet; straight sided cabinet base (a) with panelled locking door with a single interior compartment with a single short shelf inside; built into interior of door has multi individual compartments consistin of three rows of four compartments and open shelf on top; upper portion of base with a flip down hinged shelf and open compartment inside; locking cabinet top (b) is designed with individual compartments for six large spaces and four smaller spaces in the upper portion with a removable drawer (c) with built in turned drawer knobs; top fits on bottom inside applied moulding on top of base cabinet; total height 137.0 cm; keys are used as handles to open doors
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a- cabinet base b - cabinet top c - drawer in cabinet top
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
1895
1905
circa 1895-1905
Permanent Location
Storage Room W1
W1-3-1
Length
a - 91.5 cm b - 40.0 cm c -
Width
a - 43.7 cm b - 38.5 cm c -
Depth
a - 41.5 cm b - 27.0 cm c -
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Wood split on base back, trim loose and missing on upper, missing keys; stains inside base shelf and floor and base door; overall dirt
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Internet
Other
Reference Comments
"Object Condition Report," Elizabeth Robinow and Deana Vladikovic, 2005, in donor file
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975.
This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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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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