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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001329 a-c
Description
(a) Oval clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and screw top; the bottle front and back curve slightly outwards; there is a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; full of brown ligquid; the back has embossed lettering; (b) metal screw top lid made to fit (a); …
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Accession Number
996001329 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Oval clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and screw top; the bottle front and back curve slightly outwards; there is a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; full of brown ligquid; the back has embossed lettering; (b) metal screw top lid made to fit (a); (c) one piece printed rectangular cardboard box made to house (a); the box has flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it and lists product information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 20.5 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
b - lid - Size: x Width 1.0 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
c - cardboard box - Size: Length 21.5 cm. x Width 9.2 cm. x Depth 5.7 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Cobourg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: transparent
paper: pink
metal: pink; white
cardboard: pink; off-white
Inscriptions
Bottle label reads, "LYDIA E. // PINKHAM // VEGETABLE // COMPOUND // No. 22105 // The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // Uses listed // Directions listed // cautions listed -- in English and French // LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE CO. // COBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA // CONTENTS: 14 1/2 FLUID OUNCES (428 cc) // LOT NO. 25"; bottle back embossed, "14 1/2 OZS // LYDIA E. PINKHAM // MEDICINE"; bottle bottom embossed " [square with a cross inside]
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row C
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Bottle: Length 20.5 cm; Width 8 cm; Depth 4.5 cm. Box: Length 21.5 cm; Width 9.1 cm; Depth 5.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; the front label shows minor water staining, but is complete and and fully legible; (b) the lid shows some corrosion on the outside edges; (c) the box shows some wear and the top flap back and one side have torn; the back has been taped on with Magic tape; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; "The Great American Medicine Show" by David Armstrong & Elizabeth Metzger Armstrong, pp. 163-166; "Bottles and Bottlers, Canadian" by O. Urquhart, p. 46; "The Golden Age of Quackery" (hardcover ed., 1959) by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 32, 58-66, 98; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at the Bracken Library
Research Facts
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound was first marketed out of Lynn, Massachusetts in the mid-1870's and remained a family-run operation until sold to a pharmaceutical firm in 1968; medicine used to relieve symptoms of stress caused by menstruation and menopause and as a uterine sedative
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Lydia. E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1966.1.3
Description
Box and bottle for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
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Accession Number
1966.1.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Menopause
Menstrual Cycle
Description
Box and bottle for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. R.G. Guest, who bought it from a drug store.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Cobourg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
Expiry date given as "8-66"
Material
cardboard
Inscriptions
Below an image of Lydia Pinkham: "Lydia E. Pinkham [in script] // LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S // VEGETABLE // COMPOUND // WITH VITAMIN B1 ["1" subscripted] // (THIAMIN) // No. 22105 // The Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act // For use in relivening distress of symptoms // associated with and caused by menstruation // or the menopause, and as a uterine sedative."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 21.6 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 5.9 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. Guest used this as a prop in his display on patent medicines in 1966.
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound

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Collection
Dr Robert Reid Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
007029001 a-e
Description
Complete set of Lydia Pinkham's vegetable compound product includes a (a) rectangular paper box; clear glass oval shaped (b) bottle two thirds full with black liquid with a pink paper label and black ink and a circular metal cap; (c) corrugated paper insert curved to fit inside box to pad bottle (d…
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Accession Number
007029001 a-e
Collection
Dr Robert Reid Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Complete set of Lydia Pinkham's vegetable compound product includes a (a) rectangular paper box; clear glass oval shaped (b) bottle two thirds full with black liquid with a pink paper label and black ink and a circular metal cap; (c) corrugated paper insert curved to fit inside box to pad bottle (d) bilingual, one-piece, folded paper instruction sheet; (e) separate piece of paper box top; bilingual text (English / French); cap sealed securely
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 21.0 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
b - bottle - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Diam. 22.7 cm
c - liner - Size: Length 24.6 cm x Width 15.1 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
d - instruction sheet - Size: Length 23.0 cm x Width 17.8 cm
e - box top - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 8.2 cm
Provenance
Given to donor, Dr Robert Reid, in 1985 by Queen's medical photographer Ron Irvine.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Cobourg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
paper: pink, tan
ink: black
glass: clear
metal: gtold
liquid: black
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S // VEGETABLE // COMPOUND // No. 19, 074 // Cobourg, Ont., Can. and Lynn, Mass., U.S.A. // Contents 14 1/2 Fluid Ounces"; moulded into back of glass bottle: "14 1/2 OZS. // LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S // MEDICINE"
Permanent Location
(a-c, e) Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row C
(d) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 19
Condition Remarks
Box has a small puncture on the front face and box top is separated; box shows wear along edges; slight discolouration on inside of glass bottle; brittle instruction sheet has numerous breaks and folds along its sides.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr Robert Reid was a president of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queen's University; he graduated from the Queen's School of Medicine in 1974.
Written on bottle label: "Recommended as a tonic and uterine sedative for functional ailments of women, such as excessive and painful menstruation and nervousness associated with uterine disorders. Also indicated in cases of poor appetite, nervousness, pregnancy and convelescence where the diet has been lacking in B1."
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Tuffy baby feeding bottle

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Dates
1910
1925
circa 1910 - 1925
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014005008
Description
Translucent blue glass cylindrical bottle with two flat faces; without closure or feeding nipple; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005008
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Description
Translucent blue glass cylindrical bottle with two flat faces; without closure or feeding nipple; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Brockway
Site Made (City)
Brockwayville
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1925
circa 1910 - 1925
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent blue
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle, two faces have different measurement lines with labelled values, on another face: "COLD-PROOF" on another face: "HEAT-PROOF" on the other two faces: "TUFFY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row B
Length
16.7
Width
5.9
Depth
4.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches on exterior of bottle by the one ounce line
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Brockway Machine Bottle Co. and Brockway Glass Co. Society for Historical Archaeology
Research Facts
From its opening in 1907, the Brockway Machine Bottle Co. was a product of the mechanized era. As the name implies, the company was formed to manufacture bottles by machine.
Initially, of course, Brockway only made wide-mouth bottles by semiautomatic machines, but the plant installed narrow-mouth machines in the early 1920's.
Brockway became one of the leading bottle producers in the U.S. and finally merged with the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in 1988.
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