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Dates
1916
circa 1916
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
000001150
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle, with flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; paper labels on front and back; bottle contains solid residue on the inside.
Accession Number
000001150
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle, with flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; paper labels on front and back; bottle contains solid residue on the inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1916
circa 1916
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
glass: brown
cork: brown
paper: cream; red; brown; orange
Inscriptions
Front: "ONE OUNCE // SILVOL // (PROTEID SILVER ANTISEPTIC) // contains about 20% of silver in // proteid combination // CUL // CED // ANTISEPTIC. – GERMICIDE. // Used as a local application in 5% to 50% // solution in water; internally in // about 5 grain doses. // C491331 // PARKE, DAVID & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA."; back: "SILVOL // To make percentage solutions as indicated.// 5% – 12 grs. dissolved in water // to make 1/2 fluidounce. // 10% – 24 grs. dissolved in water // to make 1/2 fluidounce. // 20% – [illeg.] dissolved in water // to make 2 fluidrachms. // 30% – [illeg.] grs. dissolved in water // to make 2 fluidrachms. // 40 [illeg.] 24 grs. dissolved in water // to make 1 fluidrachm. // 50% – 30 grs. dissolved in water // to make 1 fluidrachm. // C491331 [stamped]"; right side: "18"; bottom: "PD & CO // 541"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row A
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.3 cm x Diam. 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle is dusty and dirty, especially around lip; labels yellowed, a piece (3mm x 1 mm) torn from right edge of front label; dark stain on left side of back label; cork broken off at lip
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 3.
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Dates
1926
circa 1926
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001301 a-d
Description
A cylindrical brown glass bottle (b) stopped with a cork; a thin sheet of tan glassaline paper covers the cork and is glued to the bottle lip; bottle is wrapped in a sheet of corrugated cardboard (c) and is inside a cardboard box (a) along with a paper leaflet (d).
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Accession Number
000001301 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Surgery
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Disinfection
Poisons
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical brown glass bottle (b) stopped with a cork; a thin sheet of tan glassaline paper covers the cork and is glued to the bottle lip; bottle is wrapped in a sheet of corrugated cardboard (c) and is inside a cardboard box (a) along with a paper leaflet (d).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box
b - bottle
c - cardboard sheet
d - leaflet (unfolded)
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1926
circa 1926
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: white; brown
ink: black; red; cream
glass: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "4 FLUID OUNCES // CRESYLONE // Inert Ingredient (Water) 25% // POISON // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // Carbolic Acid Coefficient, 3 to 3.5 // AN EFFICIENT DISINFECTANT // ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE // DIRECTIONS // For the treatment of wounds // a 1% solution (1 1/4 teaspoonfuls // to a pint of water) or a 2% solu- // tion (2 1/2 teaspoonfuls to 1 pint // of water) should be utilized. // Soft water should be used for // diluting Cresylone. // CAUTION. – A solution containing // more than 2% is liable to prove // irritating. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT., CANADA"; right side: "CRESYLONE // is intended for use as // a surgical disinfectant // and germicide, being // twice as powerful as carbolic acid and much // more soluble. // For cleansing wounds // a 1% solution is advised // as this dilution is very // germicidal and will not // harm the skin or // tissues. // For general disinfect- // ing purposes a 2% solu- // tion is recommended. // Its convenience, safe- // ty, permanence and ac- // tivity combine to make // it a most satisfactory // product for both surgi- // cal and household use."; back: front repeated in French; left side: right side repeated in French; bottom: "Printed by Parke, Davis & Co. // Detroit, Mich."; (b) front: "4 FLUID OUNCES // CRESYLONE // INERT INGREDIENT (WATER), 25% // POISON // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // Carbolic Acid Coefficient, 3 to 3.5 // AN EFFICIENT DISINFECTANT, ANTISEPTIC // AND GERMICIDE. // DIRECTIONS FOR USE – Cresylone isdesigned // for surgical use, and as a general disinfectant // by dilution with water in a 2% solution. For the // treatment of wounds a 1% solution (1 1/4 teaspoon- // fuls to 1 pint of water) or a 2% solution (2 1/2 tea- // spoonfuls to 1 pint of water) should be used. // Soft water should be used for diluting Cresy- // lone [printed] // C646372 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA"; left side: CAUTION: A solution containing more than 2% Cresylone is likely to prove irritating."; back: front repeated in French, except lot number; right side: left side repeated in French; top: logo, see sketch on accession sheet; (c) "To the Medical Profession // Cresylone // [text follows with product information // 2 // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY // [above text repeated in French] // 158160"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row D
Condition Remarks
Box is dirty, scuffed; label on bottle is yellowing, tattered somewhat on bottom; paper around cork torn; leaflet and cardboard sheet yellowing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Bridine Solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9564
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
995005020
Description
A plastic, cylindrical bottle with a closed, flat bottom; a casting seam bisects the bottom and there is a curving slot-like indentation; top tapers sharply to the stuck-on white plastic cap, which has a closed, flat top and vertical ridges on the sides; a paper label covers 5/6ths of the bottle's …
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Accession Number
995005020
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A plastic, cylindrical bottle with a closed, flat bottom; a casting seam bisects the bottom and there is a curving slot-like indentation; top tapers sharply to the stuck-on white plastic cap, which has a closed, flat top and vertical ridges on the sides; a paper label covers 5/6ths of the bottle's circumference.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
The British Drug Houses (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
plastic: translucent white; white
paper: off-white; dark green
liquid contents: dark brown
Inscriptions
Printed label, left-hand column: "BDH // Bridine® // SOLUTION // POVIDONE – IODINE //SOLUTION N.F. // USES // For preparation of skin prior // to surgery and injections. // Emergency treatment of // lacerations, wounds, and // burns. Bacterial and my- // cotic infections of the skin. // DIRECTIONS // Apply directly to affected // area. May be covered with // gauze or adhesive bandage // with complete safety // CONTENTS: // 16 FLUID OUNCES // Store in a cool place."; middle column: "BDH // Bridine® // SOLUTION // AN ALL-PURPOSE TOPICAL GERMICIDE // NON-TOXIQUE NON-SENSITIZING // RAPID DEPENDABLE MICROBICIDAL ACTION // GERMICIDE TOPIQUE POUR USAGE GÉNÉRAL // NON-TOXIQUE NON-SENSIBILISANTE // ACTION MICROBICIDE RAPIDE ET SÛRE // Active ingredent: Ingrédient actif: // 10% Povidone - iodine 10% Povidone - iodine // (1% available iodine) (1% d'iode libre) // Manufactured by Fabriqué par // [written in white on a dark green bar] THE BRITISH DRUG HOUSES (CANADA) LTD. // TORONTO CANADA // Under License Pat. No. 615726 Sous License // Lot 90204"; right-hand column: "BDH // SOLUTION // Bridine® // POVIDONE – IODINE // SOLUTION N.F. // USAGES // Pour la préparation de // la // peau // avant une opération // ou une injection. Pour le // traitement d'urgence des la- // cérations, blessures, et brûlures. Infections bactéri- // ennes et mycotiques de la // peau. // MODE D'EMPLOI // Appliquer directement sur // la zone malade. Peut se // couvrir au moyen de gaze // ou de ruban adhésif en // toute sécurité. // CONTENU: // 16 ONCES FLUIDES // Conserverau frais."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 16.9 cm x Diam. 6.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The cap is stained and stuck on; the label is discoloured, stained, one corner folded over, but is stable and legible; plastic is stable and only slightly worn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Research Facts
Bridine / Povidone still in use today
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Bridine Solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9568
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
995005021
Description
A plastic, cylindrical bottle with a closed, flat bottom; a casting seam bisects the bottom and there is a curving slot-like indentation; top tapers sharply to the stuck-on white plastic cap, which has a closed, flat top and vertical ridges on the sides; a paper label covers 5/6ths of the bottle's …
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Accession Number
995005021
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A plastic, cylindrical bottle with a closed, flat bottom; a casting seam bisects the bottom and there is a curving slot-like indentation; top tapers sharply to the stuck-on white plastic cap, which has a closed, flat top and vertical ridges on the sides; a paper label covers 5/6ths of the bottle's circumference.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
BDH Pharmaceutical
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
plastic: translucent; white
paper: off-white; green
liquid contents: dark brown
Inscriptions
Printed label, left-hand column: "BDH // Bridine® // SOLUTION // POVIDONE – IODINE //SOLUTION N.F. // USES // [uses listed] // DIRECTIONS // [directions listed] // CONTENTS: // 16 FLUID OUNCES // Store in a cool place."; middle column: "BDH // Bridine® // SOLUTION // AN ALL-PURPOSE TOPICAL GERMICIDE // NON-TOXIQUE NON-SENSITIZING // RAPID DEPENDABLE MICROBICIDAL ACTION // GERMICIDE TOPIQUE POUR USAGE GÉNÉRAL // NON-TOXIQUE NON-SENSIBILISANTE // ACTION MICROBICIDE RAPIDE ET SÛRE // Active ingredent: Ingrédient actif: // 10% Povidone - iodine 10% Povidone - iodine // (1% available iodine) (1% d'iode libre) // Manufactured by Fabriqué par // BDH PHARMACEUTICALS // TORONTO CANADA // Under License Pat. No. 615726 Sous License"; right-hand column: "BDH // SOLUTION // Bridine® // POVIDONE – IODINE // SOLUTION N.F. // USAGES // [uses listed] // MODE D'EMPLOI // [directions listed] // CONTENU: // 16 ONCES FLUIDES // Conserverau frais."; embossed on bottle: "PAT. PEND."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 16.8 cm x Diam. 6.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The cap is stained, particularly in vertical grooves, and stuck on; the label has a scratch, adhesive remains strong; plastic bottle is stable.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Research Facts
Bridine/Povidone still in use today
Images
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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005101
Description
Rectangular cardboard box, open at top, with adhesive labels on front and back; front paper label features text and insignia with two hearts; sides and bottom reinforced with customized packing paper tape, also with the two hearts trademark.
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Accession Number
995005101
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Lubrication
Physical Examination
Description
Rectangular cardboard box, open at top, with adhesive labels on front and back; front paper label features text and insignia with two hearts; sides and bottom reinforced with customized packing paper tape, also with the two hearts trademark.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Date based on catalogue
Material
paper: white; blue-grey; tan; red; dark blue
cardboard: light brown
Inscriptions
Front, printed label: "A // STERILE // WATER SOLUBLE // LUBRA // [two hearts] // SEPTOL // LUBRICATING // JELLY // MANUFACTURED BY // THE // J.F. HARTZ CO. // LIMITED // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // TORONTO AND MONTREAL"; back: printed label, torn: "SEP [illeg.] // LUBRICA [illeg.] // JELLY"; printed label: "NEW FORMULA [typewritten] // THE J.F. HARTZ CO. LIMITED // Pharmaceutical Manufacturers // HALIFAX TORONTO MONTREAL"; sides and back: paper packing tape, printed (repeats): "MERCHANDISE // ONLY // This parcel may be // opened for Postal // Inspection if neces- // sary. // The J.F. HARTZ CO., Limited // [two hearts] // TRADE // MARK // SICK ROOM // SUPPLIES // [two hearts] // TRADE // MARK // TORONTO MONTREAL HALIFAX"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 14.7 cm x Width 10.6 cm x Depth 17.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box in good shape, but prior forceful opening ripped top, tearing one label and leaving part of the box top missing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 151 (similar to item #2H-139) (see attached photocopy); CD #1
Research Facts
Box for 995.005.063 and .064, but found separately; when accessioned, it held 995.005.102-.105; box originally contained item #2H-139, however the box and the lubricant were not found together.
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Chamberlain's Antiseptic Liniment

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Dates
1902
circa 1902
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001059
Description
Rectangular green clear glass bottle; long thin cylindrical neck; four recessed panels; on front panel there is a cream paper label; on back and sides there is embossed writing.
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Accession Number
996001059
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular green clear glass bottle; long thin cylindrical neck; four recessed panels; on front panel there is a cream paper label; on back and sides there is embossed writing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Feb. 1994 in Ottawa from Scott Jordan.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1902
circa 1902
Material
glass: green
paper: brown
Inscriptions
Chamberlain's // Antiseptic // Liniment // Prepared by // Chamberlain Medicine Co. // Toronto, Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Length
17.7 cm.
Width
6.0 cm.
Depth
3.4 cm.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper label generally discoloured; some surface dirt has accumulated inside bottle
Copy Type
Original
Images
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hydrogen peroxide

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2238
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
996001159
Description
Large circular amber glass bottle; blue, yellow and cream paper label adhered to one side of bottle; screw-on lid.
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Accession Number
996001159
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfectants
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Large circular amber glass bottle; blue, yellow and cream paper label adhered to one side of bottle; screw-on lid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in
Aug. 1993
Maker
Drug Trading Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
glass: amber
paper: blue; yellow; cream
metal: white
Inscriptions
Certified // Solution of // Hydrogen // Peroxide // ... // Drug Trading Company // Limited //
Toronto Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.9 cm. x Diam. : 7.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label torn, ripped and dog-eared, particularly on upper left corner
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997016071 a-f
Description
Set of two bottles of merthiolate in a bakelite case, which consists of (a) a cylindrical bottle containing tincture merthiolate; the bottle is hollow with a flat bottom and an open threaded top; a lid (b) fits onto the bottle; this lid is made of a round threaded piece of bakelite with a cylindric…
Accession Number
997016071 a-f
Collection
Desmond Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Antifungal Agents
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Set of two bottles of merthiolate in a bakelite case, which consists of (a) a cylindrical bottle containing tincture merthiolate; the bottle is hollow with a flat bottom and an open threaded top; a lid (b) fits onto the bottle; this lid is made of a round threaded piece of bakelite with a cylindrical rubber grip on top; the bottom of this lid has an attached glass rod with a rounded tip; the bottle is about 1/3 full of orange liquid; the other bottle (c) is also cylindrical and contained a solution of merthiolate; the bottle is hollow with a flat bottom and an open threaded top; a lid (d) fits onto this bottle; the lid is made of a round threaded piece of bakelite with a cylindrical rubber grip on top; the bottom of this lid has an attached hollow glass dropper with a tapered open end; both bottles are stored in a bakelite case (e) with lid (f); the case has two joined hollow cylindrical sections, a flat closed bottom (with a cork pad on the inside) and an open top; the lid also has two joined hollow cylindrical sections and a flat closed top; the diameter of the lid is slightly larger than that of the base, so the lid fits over the top of the bottom of the case; both bottles have printed paper labels attached to the outside, which list product information.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - medicine bottle - Size: Height 10.5 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
b - bottle lid - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
c - medicine bottle - Size: Height 10.5 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
d - bottle lid - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
e - case - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
f - case lid - Size: Length 6.3 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. John Wilbur Desmond
Maker
Eli Lilly and Company
Site Made (City)
Indianapolis
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
plastic: black
paper: off-white; orange; green
cork: beige
rubber: black; orange
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) The paper label reads, "1 Fl. Oz. TINCURE NO. 99 // MERTHIOLATE 1:1000 // (Sodium Ethyl Mercuri Thiosalicylate, Lilly) // Alcohol 50% For External Use Only // ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, Indianapolis, U.S.A."; there is also some printed product information on the label; (c) the paper label reads, "1 Fl. Oz. SOLUTION NO. 45 // MERTHIOLATE 1:1000 // (Sodium Ethyl Mercuri Thiosalicylate, Lilly) // STAINLESS // ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, Indianapolis, U.S.A."; there is also some printed product information on the label; (f) the word "Lilly" can be read on the top of the lid in raised letters
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
e: 0010-A3-9 Row D
Condition Remarks
The bottles and case arrived dirty and dusty; the glass parts are complete and undamaged, as are the bakelite parts; the paper labels show water damage (wrinkles), but are complete and fully legible; the rubber parts are complete and undamaged; bottle (a) has 1/3 of its original contents; bottle (c) is empty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Blakiston's Illustrated Pocket Medical Dictionary," ed. by Normand L. Hoerr, M.D., and Arthur Osol, Ph.D., 1952, p. 431
Research Facts
Merthiolate is the trademard for sodium ethyl mercurithiosalicylate, a light cream-coloured crystalline powder, used as an antiseptic, germicide and fungicide.
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Joanne Hawley Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
004040003 a-b
Description
Blue glass general antiseptic bottle of mercurochrome consists of an empty (a) glass bottle and a screw style (b) cap with attached glass rod to apply solution; paper label has bilingual information.
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Accession Number
004040003 a-b
Collection
Joanne Hawley Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Blue glass general antiseptic bottle of mercurochrome consists of an empty (a) glass bottle and a screw style (b) cap with attached glass rod to apply solution; paper label has bilingual information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Used in Joanne Hawley's family.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Company
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: blue, transparent
plastic: black
paper: off white
ink: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on the label affixed to bottle: "MERCURO // CHROME // REQ. U.S. PAT OFF. // 2% SOLUTION // Dibrom Oxymercuri // fluorescein // A General Antiseptic // For First Aid // In Place of Lodine. // Northrop & Lyman Co. // Limited // Toronto Canada"; " Prepared from // Genuine Mercurochrome H. W. & D // Mercurochrome is preferred to lodine // as it does not burn irritate or injure // the tissues. // Apply the solution with the glass rod // attached to the cork // 1/2 FLUID OUNCE"; embossed on bottom of bottle: "6 // 7011-A"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 2 Row E
Length
a - 2.5 cm
Width
a - 2.5 cm
Depth
a - 6.5 cm b - 5.5 cm
Diameter
b - 2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label is worn and edges torn in a few places; some residue on glass rod and cap.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001306 a-b
Description
(a) Small oval amber glass bottle with long cylindrical screw-top neck; the front panel of the bottle has 9 vertical ridges; (b) screw-top black bakelite cap with long cylindrical clear glass rod attached to centre inside.
Accession Number
996001306 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Poisons
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Small oval amber glass bottle with long cylindrical screw-top neck; the front panel of the bottle has 9 vertical ridges; (b) screw-top black bakelite cap with long cylindrical clear glass rod attached to centre inside.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Sept.1993.
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: yellow; clear
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Front embossed "1 oz" and has 9 vertical raised ridges; bottom back has embossed "3"; bottom of bottle has an embossed "D" in a diamond, a square design (a square with a "+" inside, divided into 4 smaller squares) and the number "4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 8.9 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
b - cap (with glass rod) - Size: Length 7.2 cm. x Diameter 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or scratches; bottle insides contain medicine residue and a strong smell of iodine; lid is complete, with no cracks or chips; iodine residue can be seen on glass rod
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit formerly at Bracken Library; "Bottles" by Michael Polak,
p. 19
Research Facts
Poison bottle (iodine); odd embossing on surface designed for easy identific ation in the
home at night
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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