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cranesbill root box

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Dates
1906
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000006009
Description
Cardboard box with a paper label covering the top, front, and bottom; the box can be opened by cutting the label; the box is filled with material
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Accession Number
000006009
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cardboard box with a paper label covering the top, front, and bottom; the box can be opened by cutting the label; the box is filled with material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Murray & Nickell Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
Date Remarks
June 30, 1906 is printed on box
Material
cardboard: off-white; black
paper: white; brown
Inscriptions
Right side: "C 15 [handwritten in pencil]"; label front: framed with a thin, square outer border line and a thick square, inner border line; inside the frame there are fern leaves, flowers and leaves on stems, lichen, and vines are arranged around an extended scroll; the material's Latin name appears on the scroll, and other texts are set around the plants in various fonts; front label reads: "Murray & Nickell // Mfg.Co. // CRANESBILL ROOT // GERANIUM MACULATUM // Chicago."; top: "PROPERTIES // powerfnl [sic] astringent. Used in dyspepsia, // diarrhoea, cholera infantum, and excessive // mucous discharges. Infusion, Cranesbill Root, // one ounce. Hot Water, one pint, Dose, a // wineglassful."; bottom: "COMMON NAMES // Cranesbill // Dovesfoot, Crowfoot, Spotted // Geranium, Alum Root, etc."; left side of box: "Guaranteed by Murray & Nickell // Mfg. Co. under the Food and // Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Serial Number 1859"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Box and label are discoloured; label has some beige spots on top and is torn along bottom edge; left front edge of box abraded; contents (vegetable matter) are leaking
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 477; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924; see also 000.006.010; CD #7.
Research Facts
Cranesbill Root is used for digestive disorders. (See accession sheet for further details.)
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cranesbill root box

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Dates
1906
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000006010
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box; a paper label covers top, front, bottom and sides; this is covered with shrink-wrap plastic; to open box, label would be cut along the top and bottom edges; box is full of material
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Accession Number
000006010
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box; a paper label covers top, front, bottom and sides; this is covered with shrink-wrap plastic; to open box, label would be cut along the top and bottom edges; box is full of material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Murray & Nickell Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
Date Remarks
June 30, 1906 is printed on box
Material
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
Right side: "C 15 [handwritten in pencil]"; label front: framed with a thin, square outer border line and a thick square, inner border line; inside the frame there are fern leaves, flowers and leaves on stems, lichen, and vines are arranged around an extended scroll; the material's Latin name appears on the scroll, and other texts are set around the plants in various fonts; front label reads: "Murray & Nickell // Mfg.Co. // CRANESBILL ROOT // GERANIUM MACULATUM // Chicago."; top: "PROPERTIES // powerfnl [sic] astringent. Used in dyspepsia, // diarrhoea, cholera infantum, and excessive // mucous discharges. Infusion, Cranesbill Root, // one ounce. Hot Water, one pint, Dose, a // wineglassful."; bottom: "COMMON NAMES // Cranesbill // Dovesfoot, Crowfoot, Spotted // Geranium, Alum Root, etc."; left side of box: "Guaranteed by Murray & Nickell // Mfg. Co. under the Food and // Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Serial Number 1859"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Box and label are discoloured; label has some discoloured spots; the box's surface is ruptured along the right front edge and some contents (vegetable matter) are leaking; #2: box shows some minor discolouration, but is complete and stable; label is complete and fully legible; there is minor discolouration at the top of the label; box is full of cranesbill root and is unopened.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 477; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924; see also 000.006.009; CD #8
Research Facts
Cranesbill Root is used for digestive disorders. (See accession sheet for further details.)
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Aug. 6, 2003-15 Nov. 2010.
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Dates
1906
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000006011
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box that can be opened at the top and the bottom; there is no label; the box is filled with material
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Accession Number
000006011
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Asthma, drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box that can be opened at the top and the bottom; there is no label; the box is filled with material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Murray & Nickell Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
Date Remarks
June 30, 1906 is printed on box
Material
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Front: framed with a thin, square outer border line and a thick square, inner border line; text reads: "Murray & Nickell // Mfg.Co. // LOBELIA HERB // LOBELIA INFLATA // Chicago."; top: "PROPERTIES // Anti-spasmodic, emetic, expectorant, // diaphoretic. Infusion, 1 ounce in a pint of // hot water. Dose, half a wineglassful // every half hour until the desired effect is // produced."; bottom: "COMMON NAMES // Asthma Weed, Emetic Weed, Eyebright, // Puke Weed. Aufgeblasene Lobelie."; left side of box: "Guaranteed by Murray & Nickell // Mfg. Co. under the Food and // Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Serial Number 1859"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 6.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is discoloured; box slightly warped; contents (vegetable matter) are leaking
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 616; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924; CD #7.
Research Facts
Lobelia herb is used for spasmodic asthma, and as expectorant, emetic, and diaphoretic. (See accession sheet for further details.)
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mullein leaves box

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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000006012
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box, wrapped in plastic, that can be opened at the top and bottom; plaastic is held in place with translucent mending tape; box size originally 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 2.5 cm but box is now warped and bulging; box is full of material
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Accession Number
000006012
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box, wrapped in plastic, that can be opened at the top and bottom; plaastic is held in place with translucent mending tape; box size originally 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 2.5 cm but box is now warped and bulging; box is full of material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Murray & Nickell Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: beige; black
Inscriptions
Front: framed with a thick, square outer border line and a thin square, inner border line; text reads: "MURRAY & NICKELL // MFG. CO. // MULLEIN LEAVES // Verbascum Thapsus // CHICAGO,U.S.A."; top: "PROPERTIES // Demulcent, diuretic and anodyne. Useful // in catarrh, cough. diarrhoea and dysentry. // Infusion, one ounce in a pint of hot water. // Dose, a wineglassful."; bottom: "COMMON NAMES // Velvet Plant, White Mullein. // Geneines Wollkraut."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 5.9 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is discoloured, with numerous small brown stains and smudges; there is a large, light-brown stain on the upper right corner on the back; some contents (vegetable matter) are leaking and trapped in the plastic
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 1092; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924; "Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica, and Therapeutics," 3rd ed., by William Whitla, 1885, pp. 566-567
Research Facts
Mullein is used for bronchitis and as an unproven cure for a host of other conditions. (See accession sheet for further details.)
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mullein leaves box

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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000006015
Description
Square cardboard box printed in blue, pale blue, white and black; box is held in shape by gluing at the left, right, and bottom sides; either the left or the right side must be peeled off to open the box
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Accession Number
000006015
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Square cardboard box printed in blue, pale blue, white and black; box is held in shape by gluing at the left, right, and bottom sides; either the left or the right side must be peeled off to open the box
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
S.B. Penick & Co. Crude Drugs
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: white; black; blue; pale blue
Inscriptions
Right side: pencil mark reads, "ER / 512 / 15"; stamp reads, "4920"; front: "Initial Line // LOOSE PRESSED // MULLEIN LEAVES // VERBASCUM THAPSUS // ONE OZ. NET WHEN PACKED // S. B. PENICK & CO. // CRUDE DRUGS // NEW YORK, N.Y., U.S.A. // ASHEVILLE,N.C. CHICAGO,ILL. // JERSEY CITY, N. J. // "The Initial Source of Supply""; top: "SYNONYM–fLANNEL fLOWER // part used — Leaves // FAMILY — Scrophulariaceae // HABITAT — North Carolina";
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.9 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is discoloured, yellowed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., Inc., 1960, p. 1092; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Handbook," by George M. Gould, 1924, 1928; "Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica, and Therapeutics," 3rd ed., by William Whitla, 1885, pp. 566-567; CD #7
Research Facts
See accession sheet
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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000006016
Description
Square cardboard box printed in blue, pale blue, white and black; box is held in shape by gluing at the left, right, and bottom sides; either the left or the right side must be peeled off to open the box
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Accession Number
000006016
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Square cardboard box printed in blue, pale blue, white and black; box is held in shape by gluing at the left, right, and bottom sides; either the left or the right side must be peeled off to open the box
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
S.B. Penick & Co. Crude Drugs
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: white; black; blue; pale blue
Inscriptions
Front: a pencil mark in the white rectangle on the border reads, "46"; another pencil mark on the back reads, "1.71"; printed matter reads, "Initial Line // LOOSE PRESSED // HOREHOUND HERB // (Marrubium Vulgare) // NET WEIGHT ONE OUNCE // S.B. PENICK & CO. // INCORPORATED // CRUDE DRUGS // NEW YORK,N.Y., U.S.A. // ASHEVILLE,N.C. WEEHAWKEN, N.J. // "The Initial Source of Supply"'; top: "ACTION AND USES // Aromatic, diaphoretic, and diuretic // used frequently as infusion. Dose: // wineglassful of the infusion. (Oz. to // pt.)"; bottom: "SYNONYM—Marrubium; Ger. // Andornkraut // PART USED—Herb // FAMILY—Labiatae // HABITAT —U.S. and Europe"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 6.9 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is discoloured; the company's initials on the box's left and right sides have abrasion marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 638; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924, 1928; CD #7.
Research Facts
See accession sheet.
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preparation spatula

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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000006026
Description
The blade of the spatula is mostly straight, rounded at the end, and tapered near the handle; the shank is held in the handle with two rivets; the entire handle is tapered toward the blade, and is rounded at the end; the blade can be bent to some extent, but is not as flexible as a palette knife fo…
Accession Number
000006026
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Drug Compounding
Description
The blade of the spatula is mostly straight, rounded at the end, and tapered near the handle; the shank is held in the handle with two rivets; the entire handle is tapered toward the blade, and is rounded at the end; the blade can be bent to some extent, but is not as flexible as a palette knife for oil painting.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Lilly
Material
metal: silver; yellow
synthetic polymer (?): black
Inscriptions
On one side of the blade, a grey mark reads "Lilly"; on the other side of the object, the same word is engraved in red on the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.6 cm x WIdth 2.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The item has some subtle stains but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments JC-141," Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p. 350-351 (similar to item 18748) (please see attached photocopy); "Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR)," 54th ed., Medical Economics Co., Inc., 2000, p. 1605; "Martindale: the Complete Drug Reference," 32nd ed., Pharmaceutical Press, 1999, p. 2075
Research Facts
This type of spatula can be used in the weighing operation as well as for pill counting and mixing paste
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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000006001
Description
A cylindrical hollow glass vial with a closed, slightly convex bottom; there are two mould seams on the body, none on the neck; the shoulder is rounded, the top is open, and the lip is a tooled, broad, flat, vertical collar with uneven lower edges; the sides of the body and neck are straight; the g…
Accession Number
000006001
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A cylindrical hollow glass vial with a closed, slightly convex bottom; there are two mould seams on the body, none on the neck; the shoulder is rounded, the top is open, and the lip is a tooled, broad, flat, vertical collar with uneven lower edges; the sides of the body and neck are straight; the glass contains several small bubbles
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Mould seams stop at shoulder
Material
glass: clear with violent tinge
Inscriptions
Outside bottom has a raised number: "1/2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The exterior is clean and the interior is slightly grimy; the top rim of the lip has three small chips
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, pp. 19, 21
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Dr. Thomas' Eclectric oil

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Dates
1924
circa 1924
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000006002 a-b
Description
A hollow, rectangular glass bottle with broad sloped shoulders and a ring below a threaded neck; a concave bottom is fused on the body column; a paper label is adhered across the front side of the bottle, extending to the centres of the left and right sides; the metal screw cap has a rolled end and…
Accession Number
000006002 a-b
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A hollow, rectangular glass bottle with broad sloped shoulders and a ring below a threaded neck; a concave bottom is fused on the body column; a paper label is adhered across the front side of the bottle, extending to the centres of the left and right sides; the metal screw cap has a rolled end and line grips around the top rim; the bottle is full of liquid (see accession sheet for sketch).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson.
Maker
Northrop-McGillvray Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1924
circa 1924
Date Remarks
Conventional screw-top bottle became common after 1924
Material
glass: translucent dark brown
paper: yellow
metal: black
Inscriptions
The bottom of the bottle has raised marks that read "1 // 8 // 4"; there is a triangle in the centre and the number "73139" appears below the triangle; label: "DR. THOMAS' // ECLECTRIC // OIL"; "S N Thomas"; "Contains: Camphor 0.87% w/v // Oil of Thyme 0.01% w/v // 50 ml // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // RÉSERVÉ À L'USAGE EXTERNE // G.P. No. 394114 // NORTHROP-McGILLVRAY // LIMITED // TORONTO CANADA // ESTABLISHED 1854"; lot number is stamped: "LOT NO 4762"; right side: "Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil is also known as Canadian Healing Oil in many // parts of the world. // Minor Burns — Apply quickly and freely and bind up. To avoid cracking, // keep the bandage moistened with the Oil. // Insect Bites, Stings, Chapped Hands, Muscular Pains, Minor Rheumatic // Pains, Neuralgia, Backache, Aching Joints, Bruises and Sprains // Apply liberally, working the Oil in well. // Coughs due to Colds, Bronchitis, False Croup and Simple Sort Throat // Apply the Oil freely to the neck and chest using prolonged gentle rubbing. Cover the chest with a soft cloth after treatment."; left side: right side repeated in French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle has a white crystalline stain on the front side between cap and label, probably caused by the spilt contents of bottle; paper label has a round grey stain
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, pp. 21, 24; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising," by A. Walker Bingham, 1994, pp. 43, 68,124, plate 59; "The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, pp. 200-201, 751; "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils," by Julia Laws, 1995, p. 228
Research Facts
Eclectric Oil has a wide variety of local application for inflammation. This drug's application is somewhat consistent with the traditional usage of its active ingredients, camphor and oil of thyme.
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Nyal castor oil

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Dates
1880
1924
circa 1880-1924
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000006003
Description
A rectangular glass bottle with round, sloped shoulders and rounded bottom corners; neck of bottle has a narrow, bevelled ring above the shoulders and a wide, flat ring below its lip; there is a mould seam on the neck below the flat ring; a rectangular paper label is adhered to the front side; the…
Accession Number
000006003
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Castor Oil
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular glass bottle with round, sloped shoulders and rounded bottom corners; neck of bottle has a narrow, bevelled ring above the shoulders and a wide, flat ring below its lip; there is a mould seam on the neck below the flat ring; a rectangular paper label is adhered to the front side; the metal cap has a rolled end, a round groove on the top and vertical grooves around its raised side; there is no evidence of threading (see accession sheet for sketch); a thick, yellow liquid fills about 40% of the bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Nyal, Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1924
circa 1880-1924
Date Remarks
The bottle's mould seams continue over the bottle's lip, indicating fabrication after 1880; screw cap became popular after 1924, so possibly the bottle was made between these two dates
Material
glass: clear
paper: orange
metal: orange
Inscriptions
"NYAL // QUALITY // A" is inscribed in raised letters in a circle on the front of the bottle; the last letter "A" is in a smaller circle on a chain pattern, all in the larger circle; bottom: "D [or a square] inside a diamond shape, and "2" to the left of the diamond, in raised letters; label: "TRADE MARK NYAL [illeg.] // TASTY // Castor Oil // Rx [the "x" part of the tail of the "R"] D3 2 FL. OZ. // Pure, Refined Castor Oil // sweetened and flavored. // Directions – Infants 20 to 40 // drops; children four years old, // 1 to 2 teaspoonfulls; eight years // old, ½ to one tablespoonful; // adults; 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls; // Mode D'Emploi — Pour petits // enfants 20 à 40 gouttes; pour // enfants de 4 ans 1 à 2 cuillerées // à thé; 8 ans ½ à 1 cuillerée à // table; pour adultes, 1 à 2 cuil- // lerées à table. // NYAL COMPANY, Limited // Windsor, Ontario, Canada"; the label is toned with light grey mesh behind the text, leaving a frame of brighter orange around the label; on the back of the bottle neck, there is "H5" in raised lettering
Permanent Location
Storage Room 1013
Dimension Notes
Length 13.3 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle and cap are dusty and have residual stains; cap has two dents; the paint on the cap is blackened around the side and there are some very small spots where the metal substrate is exposed; the cap is stuck on the bottle; the paper label has two holes (around 0.1 cm); note: residue on bottle may attract pests.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, pp. 19, 21, 24; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising," by A. Walker Bingham, 1994, p. 108; "The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, pp. 219-220; "The Oxford Dictionary of Current English," Oxford University Press, 1998; "Text-book of the Principles and Practice of Nursing," by Bertha Harmer, 1927, pp. 435-436; see also 000.006.022
Research Facts
Castor oil is "oil from the seeds of a tropical plant, used as a purgative and lubricant (Oxford Dictionary). Castor oil may be used both as a laxative and as an emollient (Merck), but this product is flavoured, so it is a laxative. (See accession sheet for further details.)
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