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Allen Prescription Drug bottle

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Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880 - 1890
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005010
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside.
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Accession Number
014005010
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Allen Prescription Druggist
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880 - 1890
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "Allen // OTTAWA // PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST" on base "414"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
8.9
Width
3.4
Depth
2.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chips on base of bottle; minor white residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Medicinal Bottles. Society for Historical Archaeology
The Newsweekly for Pharmacy, Volume 41. Chemist and Druggist
Research Facts
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.
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homeopathic medicine chest

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Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1983.16.1 a-ee
Description
Thirty corked bottles (a-dd) of homeopathic pellets in a wooden box (ee) with lid and key plate; inside of lid and bottom of box is lined with red paper; edges above bottle compartments lined with red velvet; inside of lid has a paper label affixed listing contents: 1. Aconitum nap. 3 (a) 2. Arnica…
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Accession Number
1983.16.1 a-ee
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines
Description
Thirty corked bottles (a-dd) of homeopathic pellets in a wooden box (ee) with lid and key plate; inside of lid and bottom of box is lined with red paper; edges above bottle compartments lined with red velvet; inside of lid has a paper label affixed listing contents:
1. Aconitum nap. 3 (a)
2. Arnica mont. 3 (b)
3. Arsenicum alb. 6 (c)
4. Belladonna 3 (d)
5. Bryonia alb. (e);
6. Calcarea Carb. (f);
7. Cantharsis 3 (g)
8. Carbo veg. 6 (h)
9. Chamomilla 3. (i)
10. China officinalis 3. (j)
11. Cina 3. (k)
12. Cocculus 3. (l)
13. Coffea crud. 3. (m)
14. Drosera rotund. 3. (n)
15. Dulcamara 3. (o)
16. Hepar sulph. (p)
17. Ifnatia amara 3. (q)
18. Ipecacuanha 3. (r)
19. Kahli bichrom. 3. (s)
20. Merc. sol. Hahn. 6. (t)
21. Nux vomica 3. (u)
22. Petoleum 3. (v)
23. Phosphorus 3. (w)
24. Pulsatilla 3. (x)
25. Rhus. toxicod. 3. (y)
26. Sambucus nig. 3. (z)
27. Songia mar. tost. 3. (aa)
28. Sulphur. 6. (bb)
29. Veratrum alb. 3. (cc)
30. Arnical tinct. (dd)
Number Of Parts
31
Part Names
aa-dd - bottles - Length 6.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
ee - box - Length 15.0 cm x Width 13.0 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Mr. Wallace Beatty.
Maker
Boericke & Tafel, Homeopathic Pharmacists
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Material
wood: brown
glass: clear
cork: brown
fabric: red
paper: white; red
ink: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-4
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Box: Length 12.5 cm; Width 14.3 cm; Height 7.5 cm. Bottle (approximate for all bottles): Length 6.3 cm; Width 1.7 cm; Depth 1.7 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.homeoint.org/cazalet/boericke/story.htm
Research Facts
Boericke & Tafel is the longest running homeopathic pharmaceutical company in the United States, still running as of 2018, while it started (under a different name and ownership) in 1835. Boericke and Tafel also published books on homeopathy, and their families intermarried. The popularity of homeopathy dwindled after about 1915 in the United States, but rose again in the 1980s and 90s.
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