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Hunt's Cough Syrup

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001027
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle; long thin cylindrical neck intended for a cork stopper; four recessed panels; on one panel there is a white paper label with black writing; empty.
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Accession Number
996001027
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle; long thin cylindrical neck intended for a cork stopper; four recessed panels; on one panel there is a white paper label with black writing; empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Hunt's
Site Made (City)
Brant
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
Hunt's // Cough Syrup // of // Wild Cherry and tar // for // Coughs, Colds // Hoarseness // and all irritations of // the throat, lungs // and Bronchial Tubes
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.8 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 2.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has some slight surface dirt; paper label is discoloured badly and has some marks of foxing on it
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic.
Images
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Dates
1890
1905
circa 1890-1905
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1989.10.16
Description
Empty cylindrical greenish glass bottle with paper label without closure; separate paper label 'Poison' pasted over product name; mould lines faintly visible and seed bubbles in glass; manufacturing mark on glass bottom of bottle.
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Accession Number
1989.10.16
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Therapy, Administration, Oral
Poisons
Description
Empty cylindrical greenish glass bottle with paper label without closure; separate paper label 'Poison' pasted over product name; mould lines faintly visible and seed bubbles in glass; manufacturing mark on glass bottom of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
May and Baker Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Battersea
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
1905
circa 1890-1905
Material
glass: green
paper: tan, red
ink: brown, black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "May and Baker Ltd // Manufacturing Chemists // Battersea London S. W. // PLANET // BRAND"; pasted on top: "POISON"; embossed in bottom: "A J 8 1'
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row A
Length
22.3 cm
Diameter
7.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper browned from age and water damage, minor residue interior
Copy Type
original
Images
Less detail