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bromides tabloid container

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Nancy Turkington Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
011028001
Description
Empty clear glass cylindrical bromides tabloid container with a rounded bottom and a brown cork closure; green paper label is affixed around the bottle.
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Accession Number
011028001
Collection
Nancy Turkington Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Hypnotics and Sedatives
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty clear glass cylindrical bromides tabloid container with a rounded bottom and a brown cork closure; green paper label is affixed around the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by donor's mother
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co.
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Date based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: clear
paper: green
cork: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "TRADE MARK 'TABLOID' BRAND // Three Bromides // Effervescent // DIRECTIONS - One or two dissolved // in half a tumblerful of water, as // ordered by the physician. // KEEP WELL CORKED AND IN A COOL, // DRY PLACE 133 MT."; printed on bottom of label: "Burroughs Wellcome & Co., London and Montreal // (THE WELLCOME FOUNDATION LTD.) // PRODUCT MA[Illeg.] CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 8.7 cm x Diam. 10 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is worn at the bottom and around the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Wellcome Trust" website; "Burroughs Wellcome Fund" website; "bottlebooks.com" website; CD #5
Research Facts
The Burroughs Wellcome & Co. was founded in 1880 by Silas Burroughs and Henry Wellcome who participated in the revolution of "compressed" medicines (or pills) that could be mass-produced. Wellcome put together a team of engineers to build a machine that could produce 600 compressed pills per minute. In 1884, Wellcome registered 'Tabloid' as a trademark to eliminate the competition and it became one of the most powerful brand names in business history. The word tabloid was coined by blending the words 'tablet' and 'alkaloid' to denote his firm's pills from the competition.
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