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tincture of iodine

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Hugh Pross Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
012020001 a-b
Description
Empty rectangular brown glass bottle (a) of tincture iodine with embossed poison symbol and words with removable vulcanized rubber stopper (b); cream paper label with blue ink indicates usage and contents in English and French; minor dark liquid residue inside.
Accession Number
012020001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Hugh Pross Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Poisons
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty rectangular brown glass bottle (a) of tincture iodine with embossed poison symbol and words with removable vulcanized rubber stopper (b); cream paper label with blue ink indicates usage and contents in English and French; minor dark liquid residue inside.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Size: Length 8.2 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b – stopper – Size: Length 1.6 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dr. Hugh Pross
Maker
Diamond Products
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Date based on: similar item in collection
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: blue
rubber: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DIAMOND PRODUCTS // PRODUITS DIAMANTS // TINCTURE // IODINE // 5% // For Sprains, Swellings, // Enlarged Glands, etc. // paint part affected 2 or 3 // times daily // Pour Glandes Dilatées, // Entorses, Enflures, etc. // appliquez sur partie af- // fligée 2 ou 3 fois par jour // POISON // Contents 1 ounce // DIAMOND PRODUCTS // REGD // MONTREAL - CANADA"; embossed on bottle: ‘poison’ icon of skull and crossed bones, "POISON // LIQ. // IODINE"; manufacturer's marks embossed on bottom of bottle: diamond shape with letter "D" and two number "2"'s
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row A
Condition Remarks
Label is worn, discoloured, rubber stopper is slightly worn; minor residue inside bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Iodine Resource Website; The History of Iodine in Medicine Part 1-Optimox, website
Research Facts
Iodine was discovered in 1811 and now has widespread use in medical field; used to destory virus and fungus on contact, as antiseptic for prevention of post-surgery infections, thyroid protection, water sanitation; compounds made with ethyl alcohol are required to display the skull and crossbones on the label.
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Dates
1880
1913
circa 1880-1913
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Home Health Care
Accession Number
010015003 a-b
Description
Amber glass bottle (a) with flat base and rounded square shaped body, tapering up into a cylindrical neck with a handle connecting the neck to the body; opposite the handle is a short spout which protrudes from just below the neck and stretches upwards, tapering into a small opening which curves st…
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Accession Number
010015003 a-b
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Food
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Description
Amber glass bottle (a) with flat base and rounded square shaped body, tapering up into a cylindrical neck with a handle connecting the neck to the body; opposite the handle is a short spout which protrudes from just below the neck and stretches upwards, tapering into a small opening which curves straight out towards the side; a wooden stopper (b) sits in the neck of the glass.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle: Length 7.2 cm X Width 5.0 cm X Height 12.3 cm
b - stopper: Length 4.9 cm X Diameter 2.1 cm
Provenance
Owned by donor
Dates
1880
1913
circa 1880-1913
Date Remarks
Based on "A Dating Key For Post-Eighteenth Century Bottles" by T. Stell Newman.
Material
glass: amber
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some bubbles inside the glass and potentially some minor chipping.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.etymonline.com/word/cruet#etymonline_v_406
https://www.kovels.com/price-guide/glass-price-guide/amber-glass.html
https://www.airseacontainers.com/blog/the-science-behind-amber-glass-how-these-bottles-protect-liquids/
https://www.containerandpackaging.com/resources/colored-glass/
Research Facts
Olive oil was used in various pharmacy recipes for home use and at the pharmacists.
This type of bottle is called a cruet, and is most often used to hold vinegar, oil, or sacramental wine. The word "cruet" was first attested circa 1300, and most likely comes from the Old French "crue", meaning an earthen pot. Related to the word "crock".
Amber, the colour of this glass, was a popular colour for glass just after the American Civil War and during the 1930s-1950s, and is one of the many colours which are often cited when referring to "Depression Glass". Amber glass comes from iron, sulphur, and carbon being added to molten glass. Amber glass is good for protecting liquids, as it blocks UV light and other light wavelengths under 450 nm, which is why it is often used to store medicines, alcohols, and oils.
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