Printed on label: "1862 1877 // THE BLANCHARD // CONCENTRATED // BLOOD AND NERVE // FOOD // OR // TONIC EXTRACT OF WHEAT // Every quart of this pre- // parathion contains the vital // nutritive qualities contain - // ed in one bushel of wheat. // Beware of Counterfeits! // BLANCHARD // FOOD CURE COMPANY, // NEW YORK, PROPRIETORS. // V. W. BLANCHARD, M.D. // Chemist and Manufacturer. // PRICE, - // $1.00 // GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR USE // For an adult 1-2 tea -// spoonsful AFTER each meal. // This quantity to be gradually increased in the // course of two weeks to // one - dessert-spoonful. // Its effects being those of food, // it should not be taken in a // quantity sufficient to cause a // sense of oppression in the // region of the stomach, or a // sense of fullness in the head. // to be kept well corked, and to // be shaken before it is taken."; embossed on top: "FOOD // CURE"
Embossed on one side: "Allen // OTTAWA // PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST" on base "414"
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Unit Of Measure
Minor chips on base of bottle; minor white residue inside bottle
Medicinal Bottles. Society for Historical Archaeology
The Newsweekly for Pharmacy, Volume 41. Chemist and Druggist
This style of bottle was called the 'Knickerbocker Ovals' and the moulds took lettered plates that allowed for the embossing on the bottles.
Mr. John Roberts was one of the pioneer druggists of Canada and a native of Kinross, Scotland and one of the richest druggists in Canada at the time of his death in 1892. A large part of his estate was left to his nephew Mr. J. Roberts Allan, who was associated with his business.