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Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996017001 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with a long cylindrical neck and a screw top lip; front panel is slightly recessed; all four panels have embossed lettering and are rounded at the edges; bottle originally contained Eclectric Oil and is now empty; (b) metal lid made to fit onto (a).
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Accession Number
996017001 a-b
Collection
Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with a long cylindrical neck and a screw top lip; front panel is slightly recessed; all four panels have embossed lettering and are rounded at the edges; bottle originally contained Eclectric Oil and is now empty; (b) metal lid made to fit onto (a).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - medicine bottle
b - lid
Provenance
Owned by Dorothy (Zurbrigg) Sheats, KGH Nursing graduate, 1947, and Registered Nurse.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
glass: clear
metal: cream; grey
Inscriptions
(a) Bottle front embossed, "NORTHROP & LYMAN CO. LIMITED // TORONTO, CANADA // 2 FL. OZS."; left side panel embossed, "INTERNAL"; right side panel embossed, "EXTERNAL"; back panel embossed, "DR [the 'R' superscripted and underlined] S.N. THOMAS' // No [the 'o' superscripted and underlined] 5520 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // ECLECTRIC OIL"; bottom embossed, "N & L Z"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row C
Length
a - 12.6 cm
Width
a - 4.8 cm
Depth
a - 2.3 cm b - 0.8 cm
Diameter
b - 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
(a) the glass shows no chips, cracks or excessive wear; there is some very minor brown staining on the inside of the bottle; (b) the lid is missing most of its original paint layer; there are two very small corrosion spots on the top of the lid
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" compiled by Charles W. Oleson, p. 177; also see 996.001.334 a-d
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medicine glass with minim measure

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Dr. John Tweddell Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
007006001 a-e
Description
Hand-etched medicine glass and minim measure set consists of (a) a medicine glass and a minim measure composed of (b) a container with (c) a lid, both covered in textured leather, and (d) a small measuring glass that comes in a secret compartment in the center of the container covered with its own …
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Accession Number
007006001 a-e
Collection
Dr. John Tweddell Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Hand-etched medicine glass and minim measure set consists of (a) a medicine glass and a minim measure composed of (b) a container with (c) a lid, both covered in textured leather, and (d) a small measuring glass that comes in a secret compartment in the center of the container covered with its own (e) small lid.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - medicine glass - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
b - container - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Diam. 6.3 cm
c - lid - Size: Length 3.3 cm x Diam. 6.3 cm
d - small measuring glass - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
e - small lid - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. John Tweddell
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Based on appearance.
Material
glass: transparent
leather: black
paper: green, pink
ink: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on the cover of container: "MEDICINE GLASS // AND MINIM"; Hand etched on outside of medicine glass: "TABLE // SPOON"; "4 // 3 // 2 // 1"; "TEA // SPOON // 8 // 6 // 4 // 2 // 1"
Hand etched on outside of small measuring glass: "f 0 // 1 // 2"; "m // 60 // 50 // 40 // 30 // 20 // 10"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Condition Remarks
The black leather covering the container and lid is slighty damaged on the edge and shows some wear; some crystallized yellow residue inside the container and lid and on top of the small lid; the green paper covering the inner wall of container is partially torn away.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Donna Tweddell; Internet: "Pharmacy Bygones"; CD #1.
Research Facts
Minim measure was used for measuring "minims" (one drop) . 60 minims made a fluid drachm and there were 8 drachms to the ounce. Stands just under 5cm. tall.
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