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Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder

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Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033001
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder container with navy and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular grey metal top and bottom; label has product and company information printed all over with an orange tinted image of small child in centre; met…
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Accession Number
006033001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder container with navy and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular grey metal top and bottom; label has product and company information printed all over with an orange tinted image of small child in centre; metal ends have rolled edges; bottom has circular push up; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: navy, orange
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // HOSPITAL AND NURSERY // TALCUM POWDER // A DELICATELY PERFUMED, // SOOTHING DRY LUBRICANT, BUFFERED // FOR THE CARE OF TENDER SKIN // AN AIR BLOWN TALCUM POWDER // CONTAINING NO BORIC ACID, ZINC // COMPOUNDS, OR ALLERGENIC MATERIALS // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // CANADA // Content: 10 oz. net weight”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
12.7 cm
Diameter
7.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion all over metal pieces; minor soiling and fading all over label; minor vertical distortion of label near back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder

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Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033002
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder container with navy and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular grey metal top and bottom; label has product and company information printed all over with an orange tinted image of small child in centre; met…
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Accession Number
006033002
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder container with navy and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular grey metal top and bottom; label has product and company information printed all over with an orange tinted image of small child in centre; metal ends have rolled edges; bottom has circular push up; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: navy, orange
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // HOSPITAL AND NURSERY // TALCUM POWDER // A DELICATELY PERFUMED, // SOOTHING DRY LUBRICANT, BUFFERED // FOR THE CARE OF TENDER SKIN // AN AIR BLOWN TALCUM POWDER // CONTAINING NO BORIC ACID, ZINC // COMPOUNDS, OR ALLERGENIC MATERIALS // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // CANADA // Content: 10 oz. net weight”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
12.7 cm
Diameter
7.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion all over top metal piece; major active and inactive corrosion all over bottom metal piece; minor soiling and fading all over label, with large areas of discolouration near back; minor vertical distortion of label near back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Hospital & Nursery Talcum

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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033003
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital & Nursery Talcum container with navy and pale green paper label on exterior sides; half full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed all over in English and French with illustration of…
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Accession Number
006033003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital & Nursery Talcum container with navy and pale green paper label on exterior sides; half full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed all over in English and French with illustration of female nurse’s face in front centre; bottom has circular push up and rolled edge; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: navy, pale green
metal: grey
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “HOSPITAL & NURSERY // TALCUM // TALC // pour HOPITAUX ET POUPONNIERES // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // Canada // A DELICATELY PERFUMED, SOOTHING DRY // LUBRICANT FOR THE CARE OF TENDER SKIN. // CONTAINS NO BORIC ACID, ZINC COM- // POUNDS OR ALLERGENIC MATERIALS. // Contents: 10 oz. Net Weight”; stamped on label in ink: “892029”; embossed in centre of top: “U. S. PAT. NOS. // 2961132 // 2961133”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over; minor fading of label; minor corrosion all over metal bottom, especially on rolled edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Hospital & Nursery Talcum

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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033004
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital & Nursery Talcum container with navy and pale green paper label on exterior sides; half full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed all over in English and French with illustration of…
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Accession Number
006033004
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital & Nursery Talcum container with navy and pale green paper label on exterior sides; half full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed all over in English and French with illustration of female nurse’s face in front centre; bottom has circular push up and rolled edge; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: navy, pale green
metal: grey
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “HOSPITAL & NURSERY // TALCUM // TALC // pour HOPITAUX ET POUPONNIERES // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // Canada // A DELICATELY PERFUMED, SOOTHING DRY // LUBRICANT FOR THE CARE OF TENDER SKIN. // CONTAINS NO BORIC ACID, ZINC COM- // POUNDS OR ALLERGENIC MATERIALS. // Contents: 10 oz. Net Weight”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 894032”; embossed in centre of top: “U. S. PAT. NOS. // 2961132 // 2961133”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over; minor fading of label; minor corrosion all over metal bottom, especially on rolled edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Talc Talcum Powder

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Dates
1968
1969
circa 1968 – 1969
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033005
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Talc (U. S. P.) container with pale blue and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed in English and French; bottom has circular push up and rolled edge…
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Accession Number
006033005
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Talc (U. S. P.) container with pale blue and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed in English and French; bottom has circular push up and rolled edge; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1969
circa 1968 – 1969
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; expiration date JUN 24 1969 stamped on label
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: pale blue, black
metal: grey
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “TALC // U. S. P. // (TALCUM POWDER) // (POUDRE DE TALC) // NET CONTENTS 1 lb. // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // Canada // Directions: // Use as dusting // powder and // lubricant. Apply // freely to affected // areas.”; stamped on label in black ink: “JUN 24 1969”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 842273”; embossed in centre of top: “U. S. PAT. NOS. // 2961132 // 2961133”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
17.4 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling and scratching all over; minor fading all over label; minor corrosion all over metal bottom, especially on rolled edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Rubbing Alcohol Compound

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Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
006033007
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Rubbing Alcohol Compound (I & B) bottle with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with clear liquid; circular base with slight push up and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with print…
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Accession Number
006033007
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Antisepsis
Wound Healing
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- topical -- container
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Rubbing Alcohol Compound (I & B) bottle with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with clear liquid; circular base with slight push up and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information attached to front; round shoulders taper to round short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has rolled bottom edge, vertical indents on sides, flat top and internal continuous thread
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “6” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
metal: white, brass
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // RUBBING ALCOHOL // COMPOUND // (I & B) // (POISON) // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // as a rubbing compound // DANGEROUS IF TAKEN // INTERNALLY // HARMLESS IF APPLIED // EXTERNALLY // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label in black ink: “16 FL. OZ. // (L) 821237”; embossed on bottom of bottle: “D 6 // 912”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row G
Length
18.6 cm
Diameter
7.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over label; minor area of loss to top proper left corner of label; minor distortions and areas of separation all over label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Isopropyl alcohol (topical).” Drugs.com, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Rubbing alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol, is used in medicine to kill bacteria and prevent infection; it is often used to clean surfaces, skin, minor wounds, and also as a muscle rub; applied topically and poisonous if taken internally.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Wallaceburg, Ontario; the progressive line system month code and “6” year code signify it was produced in either 1956 or 1966.
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wintergreen bottle

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Pain
Treatment, General
Accession Number
000003423
Description
Round amber glass bottle with a cork stopper and two labels, the top one smaller and on cloth, the bottom one longer and on paper directly below the first; the bottle still contains some of it contents; about 2.0 cm of liquid with some solid pieces in it, one larger than the others, possibly part o…
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Accession Number
000003423
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Pain
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Pain -- drug therapy
Description
Round amber glass bottle with a cork stopper and two labels, the top one smaller and on cloth, the bottom one longer and on paper directly below the first; the bottle still contains some of it contents; about 2.0 cm of liquid with some solid pieces in it, one larger than the others, possibly part of the cork; the bottom of the bottle has "A 72" raised in it, and the bottle has two mold seams which reach up the base of the neck of the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From the Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: amber
cork: tan
cloth: grey/tan
paper: tan
pencil markings: grey
Inscriptions
Handwritten on top label: "Winter // Green"; handwritten on bottom label: "Winter Green // for lame back"; raised on bottom of bottle: "A 72".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row C
Height
19.7 cm
Diameter
8.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip in lip of bottle, top right corner of bottom label coming off, cork missing portion
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Article, website
Reference Comments
"Treatment of Low Back Pain: The Potential Clinical and Public Health Benefits of Topical Herbal Remedies", by Patricia R. Hebert, PhD, E. Joan Barice, MD,and Charles H. Hennekens, MD, DrPH, J Altern Complement Med, 2014 Apr. 1; 20 (4): 219-220: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3995208/
"Methyl salicylate/aspirin (salicylate) equivalence: who do you trust?" by Johnson, PN, Welch DW. PMID: 6464351, 1984 Aug;26(4):317-8.
WebMD, Vitamins and Supplements, Wintergreen, Accessed June 27, 2019: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-783/wintergreen
Asylum Projects, "Kingston Psychiatric Hospital": http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php/Kingston_Psychiatric_Hospital
"A Dating Key For Post-Eighteenth Century Bottles", by T. Stell Newman, January 1970, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 70–75: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03373388
Research Facts
The main ingredient in wintergreen oil is methyl salicylate, closely related to acetylsalicylic acid, better known as aspirin.
One milliliter or 20 drops of wintergreen oil is akin to taking almost six regular strength aspirin pills (1860 mg)
Wintergreen oil is made by soaking wintergreen herbs in water and steam processing them.
Wintergreen oil is sometimes used topically as a counterirritant to help relieve muscle pain; it is also used to flavour candy, tea, foods, and pharmaceutical products.
Ontario Hospital Kingston gained this name in 1920; before it was Rockwood Hospital. In 1965 the name changed again to Kingston Psychiatric Hospital. Since 2001, it has become part of the Providence Care Centre.
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Dates
1880
1913
circa 1880-1913
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, prescriptions
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
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, prescriptions
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Food
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Home Health
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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medicine spoon

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996020003
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle…
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Accession Number
996020003
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle and top side edges are decorated with a Delft blue floral pattern known as an onion pattern; perimeter, handle and leaf edges lined with gold strip; bottom in unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, whose father owned it before her.
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
porcelain: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
On base in blue: "T. // 22"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-9
Length
7.9 cm
Width
3.7 cm
Depth
2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is a very small chip and two small cracks at the edge of the cover opposite to the handle; spoon shows minor wear in the gold decoration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Research Facts
Spoon made to administer liquid medications to invalids and elderly.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016001048
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with plain covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; edges along spoon cover…
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Accession Number
016001048
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with plain covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; edges along spoon cover, handle, sides, openings are lined with gold strip; bottom is unglazed with handwritten lot number in brown ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Date Remarks
Research
Material
ceramic: white
ink: gold, brown
Inscriptions
On bottom: "SC /20"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Length
7.9 cm
Width
3.8 cm
Height
2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor crack on sppon cover; gold faded; wear on bottom
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997.
Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Medical Instruments. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications by Philip Wilsons Publications, 1979.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Atomic Mail, "Vintage Infant Feeder Dose Spoon Sipping Spoon Porcelain" Item Description http://www.atomicmall.com/view.php?id=Vintage-Infant-Feeder-Dose-Spoon-Sipping-Spoon-Porcelain_143237
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
By the early 19th century medicinal spoons were becoming more accurate measuring devices. Normally made out of silver, or pewter these items usually had a cover and long spout for blowing the medicine through at the opposite end for administering medicine to the mentally unstable, elderly and invalids. By the mid 19th century, the design had evolved into small oval spoons, with a partial cover. The delicate handles normally had an elongated portion at the base to stabilize the spoon on flat surface. Initially produced in porcelain, these elaborately decorated spoons were then produced en masse in earthenware ceramic material and transfer pattern prints. This cheaper production cost meant this design was widely accessible and very popular for most social classes.
These were also used to feed infants or as a dose medicine.
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