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drug preparation scale; apothecary scale

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Collection
John Marshall Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996019002 a-g
Description
Hand-held drug preparation scale with weights, in a case; (a) the case is made of two pieces of wood; the bottom has hollowed-out sections, lined with paper, which were made to hold the scale and weights; the top is hinged on at the back with brass hinges and has other hinges at the front to hold t…
Accession Number
996019002 a-g
Collection
John Marshall Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Hand-held drug preparation scale with weights, in a case; (a) the case is made of two pieces of
wood; the bottom has hollowed-out sections, lined with paper, which were made to hold the scale
and weights; the top is hinged on at the back with brass hinges and has other hinges at the front
to hold the case closed; (b) hand-held scale which consists of a horizontal metal bar that is held
up by a vertical piece of hinged metal in the centre; at each end of the bar, there is a round,
flat brass pan (slightly turned up at the edges) attached with three pieces of string through holes
in the brass; the string attachments form a triangle at the bottom and come together at the top to
attach onto the rod; (c-d) flat square brass weights made to be used with the balance scale; (e-f)
flat round brass weights made to be used with the balance scale
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 13.5 cm. x Width 4.9 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
b - balance scales (held up) - Size: Length 14.4 cm. x Width 3.7 cm. x Depth 13.8 cm.
c - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm. x Width 1.0 cm.
d - weight - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Width 1.2 cm.
e - weight - Size: x Depth 0.4 cm. x Diameter2.0
f - weight - Size: x Depth 0.1 cm. x Diameter1.4
g - weight - Size: x Depth 0.2 cm. x Diameter1.2
Provenance
Originally owned by John Marshall, M.B., then owned by his son, Dr. John Marshall
Material
wood: brown; yellow
metal: dark grey
fabric: yellow; red
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
(a) Weight stamped in centre with a "2"; (d) weight stamped in centre with a "3"; (e) engraved into
the weight is a line around the edge and two circles in the centre; "S" appears above the circles
and "27" below; (f) engraved into the weight is a line around the edge and two circles in the
centre; "S" appears above the circles and "5.3" below; (g) engraved into the weight is a line
around the edge and two circles in the centre; "S" appears above the circles and "4.6" below
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Condition Remarks
(a) Wood has minor wear marks; there are no cracks or missing sections; the tip of the left hinge
at the front is broken; (b) the rod shows minor corrosion on the metal; the brass pans are tarnished;
the strings are dirty; (c-d) the small square weights show tarnish and very minor corrosion;
(e-g) the round brass weights are tarnished, but have no visible corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. John Marshall
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pharmacy bottle in protective case

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1989.10.14 a-c
Description
Circular clear hand blown glass pharmacy bottle (a) with penny style stopper fits into two piece honey coloured olive wood treenware case, bottom (b) with screw closure into tight fitting top (c); finely finished wood shows some grain; cotton wadding in bottom and top to cushion glass bottle; stopp…
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Accession Number
1989.10.14 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
Circular clear hand blown glass pharmacy bottle (a) with penny style stopper fits into two piece honey coloured olive wood treenware case, bottom (b) with screw closure into tight fitting top (c); finely finished wood shows some grain; cotton wadding in bottom and top to cushion glass bottle; stopper is stuck in bottle; 15.0 cm tall when assembled; 2 ounce bottle marked on bottom of base.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle b - case bottom c - case 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
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
wood: orange glass: transparent fabric: cream
Inscriptions
"2 oz"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row D
Length
a - 13.0 cm b - 9.3 cm c - 6.7 cm
Diameter
a - 3.3 cm b - 4.3 cm c - 4.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bottle with minor white residue inside, treenware in excellent shape, minor surface marks
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
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.
'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. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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pharmacy bottle in protective case

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14399
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1989.10.15 a-c
Description
Circular clear hand blown glass pharmacy bottle (a) with penny style stopper fits into two piece honey coloured olive wood treenware case, bottom (b) with screw closure into tight fitting top (c); finely finished wood shows some grain; cotton wadding in bottom and top to cushion glass bottle; stopp…
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Accession Number
1989.10.15 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
Circular clear hand blown glass pharmacy bottle (a) with penny style stopper fits into two piece honey coloured olive wood treenware case, bottom (b) with screw closure into tight fitting top (c); finely finished wood shows some grain; cotton wadding in bottom and top to cushion glass bottle; stopper is stuck in bottle; 15.0 cm tall when assembled; 2 ounce bottle marked on bottom of base.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle b - case bottom c - case 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
1850
1900
circa 1890-1900
Material
wood: orange glass: transparent fabric: cream
Inscriptions
"2 oz"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row D
Length
a - 13.0 cm b - 9.3 cm c - 6.7 cm
Diameter
a - 3.3 cm b - 4.3 cm c - 4.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bottle with minor white residue inside, treenware in excellent shape, minor surface marks
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
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. '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. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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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
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, 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
Pharmacy, General
Treatment, 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
Images
Less detail