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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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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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