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Dates
1900
1918
circa 1900 - 1918
Collection
Dr. Morrison Collection / Travill Catalogue / Queen's University Archives
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
993003001 a-t
Description
Black leather vial case has tooled design along edges and fold-down sides to create work station; two-side out trays hold two sizes of vials; lidded compartment is lined with purple velvet and has pull-tab opener; rose-silk-lined leather pocket has snap closure; overall closure is by two twist lock…
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Accession Number
993003001 a-t
Collection
Dr. Morrison Collection / Travill Catalogue / Queen's University Archives
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging --instrumentation
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Drug Case -- conventional medicine
Description
Black leather vial case has tooled design along edges and fold-down sides to create
work station; two-side out trays hold two sizes of vials; lidded compartment is lined
with purple velvet and has pull-tab opener; rose-silk-lined leather pocket has snap
closure; overall closure is by two twist locks; very sturdy construction, with metal
edges on all portions; handle is folded leather; pocket could be for needle and suture
pouch; lift-out trays have folded leather lift-out tabs; vial trays have two rows of
metal clips to hold vials; tray will hold 15 small vials and 9 large vials.
Two sizes of vials hold various medicines as listed; small vials have metal screw tops;
large vials have cork stoppers; all small vials have small paper labels with handwritten
labels; large vials have two with labels
Number Of Parts
20
Part Names
a - case (closed) - Size: Length 27.0 cm. x Width 14.0 cm. x Depth 12.0 cm.
a - case (open) - Size: Length 54.3 cm. x Width 26.3 cm. x Depth 13.0 cm.
b - lift-out tray (small vials) - Size: Length 24.7 cm. x Width 11.3 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
c - lift-out tray (large vials) - Size: Length 25.0 cm. x Width 11.3 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
d - sm. vial: "al..." (brown pellets) / 1/4 full - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 1.3
e - sm. vial: "an..." (cream pellets) / full - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 1.3
f - sm. vial: "anodyne No. 2" (tan pellets) / full - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 1.3
g - sm. vial: "codeine 1/2 gm" (lt. tan pellets) / 1/3 full - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 1.3
h - sm. vial: "cocaine" (crystal crystals) / residue - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 1.3
i - sm. vial: "diarrhea base" (brown pellets) / 3/4 full - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 1.3
j - sm. vial: "phenacetine" (white loose) / 1/3 full - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 1.3
k - sm. vial: "cardiac asthma" (green pellets) / full - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 1.3
l - sm. vial: "cupri crumitis/ ..ichlor & Morph/ 1/100" (grey/white pellets) / - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 1.3
m - sm. vial: "zinc sulph." (pumpkin pellets) / 3/4 full - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 1.3
n - sm. vial: "podo..." (yel/brown loose) / 3/4 full - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 1.3
o - lg. vial: "pot..." (white crystal) / full - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 2.3
p - lg. vial: "bismuth" (white powder) / 1/2 full - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 2.3
q - lg. vial: no label (white crystal) / 1/3 full - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 2.3
r - lg. vial: no label / empty - loose cork stopper - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 2.3
s - lg. vial: no label / empty - no cork stopper - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 2.3
t - lg. vial: no label (brown residue)/ no cork stopper - Size: Length 11.0 cm. x Diam. 2.3
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. Morrison
Maker
Hoff Bros.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1918
circa 1900 - 1918
Date Remarks
Frank S. Betz Co. Reconstruction Bulletin, Hammond, Indiana, pp 44-46
Material
leather: black
metal: silver
fabric: rose; purple
Inscriptions
Imprinted on bottom of case: HOFF'S PATENT // SEPT. 19, 1893 (?) // SOLID LEATHER //
INTERCHANGEABLE // VIAL CASE // HOFF BROS. // SOLE PROPRIETORS // NEW YORK
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-2
Condition Remarks
Case: outside shows extreme wear, especially along edges; handle is in good condition; metal parts show wear and are beginning to corrode, so can assume metal is plated brass; inside shows wear especially where the trays are lifted out; snap-on pouch is broken;
silk lining is in good shape; velvet lining is in good shape; metal clips for vials still hold well; stitching along edges in excellent shape, no breaks or loose pieces; inside: good; outside: fair.
Vials: metal tops have deteriorated with constant reaction to medicine; some are crusted, and others are pitted; all caps are tight; all glass vials are in excellent shape; medicine in many vials has deteriorated; appears at one time liquid was spilled over them, causing leakage and accelerated liquidification; cork stoppers are tight on two, and loose on two; excellent to good; #2: leather is deteriorating; metal corroding.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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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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