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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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Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, Other
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.284
Description
A sealed glass bottle with slightly rounded shoulders blending into a short neck and topped with a metal screw-on lid; paper label; 3/4 full of contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.284
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, Other
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Home Nursing
Description
A sealed glass bottle with slightly rounded shoulders blending into a short neck and topped with a metal screw-on lid; paper label; 3/4 full of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Mellin's Food Co. of North America
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: aqua
metal: yellow
paper: yellow; brown
organic matter: dark brown; speckled yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids // Reg. in U.S. Pat. Off. // Originated by G. Mellin"; labelled on cap: "Mellin's Food for Infants and Adults"; embossed: "Mellin's Food"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: Label is torn in some places with losses; slight surface corrosion of metal lid.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibit: "Caring Profession"; ret. Sept. 2006
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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