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antidiphtheric serum antitoxic units

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Dates
1908
circa 1908
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
997001096 a-af
Description
Antidiphtheric serum antitoxic units, which consists of 30 pieces in a wooden box; the parts consist of (a) a covered flexible attachment that has a length of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing that has a small hole through its centre; one end of this tube has a hollow cylindrical needle that has a s…
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Accession Number
997001096 a-af
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Diphtheria -- therapy
Diphtheria Antitoxin -- therapeutic use
Description
Antidiphtheric serum antitoxic units, which consists of 30 pieces in a wooden box; the parts consist of (a) a covered flexible attachment that has a length of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing that has a small hole through its centre; one end of this tube has a hollow cylindrical needle that has a sharp bevelled tip; both ends of the rubber tube are covered with hollow cylindrical glass tubes that are open and round at one end and closed and rounded outwards at the other end; there are three flexible attachments for needles in glass tubes (b-d); each consists of a hollow cylindrical glass tube with a closed, flat bottom and an open round top; inside these tubes is a cylindrical length of hollow rubber tubing with a round open attachment at one end and a hollow threaded attachment at the other end; the top of the tubes are closed with a piece of round cork; the outside of the tubes have attached printed paper labels with manufacturing information on them; there are also four flexible attachments with needles (e-h); each of these consists of a length of hollow cylindrical rubber tubing that has a needle set into one end; the needle has a cylindrical, hollow metal base that tapers to attach to a hollow cylindrical small metal needle with an open bevelled sharp tip; there is one single length of hollow rubber tubing (i) with no attachments, and two unattached needles (j,k); these needles are the same as those attached to the rubber tubing; there are also two syringe needles (l,m); these both consist of a round, hollow metal base that tapers to attach to a hollow, cylindrical small metal needle with an open, bevelled sharp tip; there are 17 glass tubes (n-dd); each of these tubes consist of a length of hollow cylindrical glass with an open round top and a closed bottom that is rounded outwards; all of the above pieces are housed in a wooden box with a lid; the box bottom (ee) is rectangular in shape with a closed bottom and four sides joined with finger joints; the top of the box bottom is open and has grooves cut into the wood at the uppermost edges to allow the lid (ff) to slide into them and cover the top of the box bottom; the lid consists of a flat, rectangular-shaped piece of wood with narrow edges and an attached printed paper label on the top; the label lists product and manufacturing information.
Number Of Parts
32
Part Names
a - covered flexible attachment - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - flexible attachment in tube - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
c - flexible attachment in tube - Size: Length 5.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
d - flexible attachment in tube - Size: Length 5.6 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
e - flexible attachment with needle - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
f - flexible attachment with needle - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
g - flexible attachment with needle - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
h - flexible attachment with needle - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
i - flexible attachment - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
j - needle - Size: Length 4.9 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
k - needle - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 0.5 cm
l - syringe needle - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
m - syringe needle - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
n - glass tube - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
o - glass tube - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
p - glass tube - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
q - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
r - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
s - glass tube - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
t - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
u - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
v - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
w - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
x - glass tube - Size: Length 5.2 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
y - glass tube - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
z - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
aa - glass tube - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
bb - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
cc - glass tube - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
dd - glass tube - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
ee - box bottom - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
ff - box lid - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
circa 1908
Date Remarks
Expiry date listed as May 17 08
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
rubber: black; light grey
cork: light brown
wood: light brown
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
(b) The label on the tube containing a flexible attachment reads, "FLEXIBLE // ATTACHMENT FOR // NEEDLE // PACKAGE C // 09121-G // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A."; (c,d) the lables on these tubes containing a flexible attachment are the same as (b), except the number is "09121 Y" on both these labels; (ff) the paper label on the box lid reads, "ANTIDIPHTHERIC SERUM // WITH FLEXIBLE ATTACHMENT U.S.P. EIGHTH REVISION IN PISTON SYRINGE // NO. 1. 1000 ANTITOXIC UNITS // we would recommend that this parcel be returned after MAY 17 08, to be replaced with // fresh product. The serum will, however retain its potency for a much longer // period if kept under proper conditions. // KEEP THIS PRODUCT AT AS UNIFORM A TEMPERATURE AS POSSIBLE, PREFERABLY BETWEEN 40° AND 60° F. // LICENSE NO. 1, issued to Parke, Davis & Co. by the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S.A., under provision // of Act approved July 1, 1902. // 07024-H // PREPARED IN THE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES OF // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row B
Temporary Location
On display: "Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation"; Museum of Health Care, Nov. 28, 2013.
Condition Remarks
The rubber parts are all brittle and show cracking; none of the rubber pieces are flexible; the glass parts show minor wear, but are complete and undamaged; the metal parts show minor wear and staining, but no corrosion is visible; the corks show minor staining and the cork in (b) has a small missing section; the wooden box is complete and undamaged; the paper labels show discolouration, but all printing is fully legible; #2: has an odour
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #15; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory
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Scott's Emulsion Cod Liver Oil

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1991.17.11
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Accession Number
1991.17.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row B
Copy Type
Original
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Scott's Emulsion Cod Liver Oil

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1991.17.12
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Accession Number
1991.17.12
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row B
Copy Type
Original
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Vaporole aromatic ammonia; smelling salts

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Dates
1910
1929
circa 1910-1929
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1997.2.9 a-e
Description
A rectangular tin containing four capsules of smelling salts; hinged lid.
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Accession Number
1997.2.9 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A rectangular tin containing four capsules of smelling salts; hinged lid.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - tin - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H.B. Rundle (1911-1997) via Mr. Howard Rundle.
Maker
Burroughs Wellcome & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1929
circa 1910-1929
Material
metal: grey
ink: black
glass
fabric
organic matter
Inscriptions
Printed on top of tin: "12 // TRADE MARK // 'VAPOROLE' BRAND // AROMATIC AMMONIA // (FOR USE AS "SMELLING SALTS") // DIRECTION.- The capsule enclosed in the // silken sac to be broken between the fingers // and the vapour carefully inhaled. // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. // (THE WELLCOME FOUNDATION LTD.) // LONDON (ENG.) AND MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-4 Row F
Condition Remarks
Rust spots on tin exterior; contents intact.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Burroughs Wellcome & Co. catalogue, 1913, p. 155
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Unguentum Methyl Salicylate

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Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1979.21.61
Description
A glass jar with a metal screw-on lid and a paper label affixed; nearly full of an oily substance.
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Accession Number
1979.21.61
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Antirheumatic Agents
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A glass jar with a metal screw-on lid and a paper label affixed; nearly full of an oily substance.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J.A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
Ingram & Bell, Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: yellow
paper: brown, black
unguent: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on paper label is a circle with "INGRAM & BELL LIMITED" around the inside edge, with a caduceus inside the circle; printed under that is "Unguentum of // Methyl Salicylate // COMPOUND"; "Contains: Methyl Salicylate, Camphor, Chloral-Hydrate Menthol and Oil Mustard"; "Apply by massage, or by simple application and cover with cloth."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Some worn areas on lid.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
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Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.15
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; full of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
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Accession Number
1980.18.15
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Arthritis -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container --bottle
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and a glass stopper with faceted edges; white enamel with gold border and black text curved label affixed to bottle; full of a reddish brown liquid; stopper stuck in neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Myron Swartz.
Dates
1850
1880
circa 1850-1880
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black
oil: amber
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "OL. CAJUPUT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label frayed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed., p. 1013
Research Facts
"A colourless, yellow, or green oil with an agreeable camphoraceous odour and a bitter, aromatic, camphoraceous taste, obtained by distillation from the fresh leaves and twigs of certain species of Melaleuca such as M. cajuputi and M. leucadendron. Uses: employed internally as a carminative and externally as a stimulant and mild rubefacient in rheumatism. It is an ingredient in some ointments and liniments."
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Humphreys' Homeopathic Specific No. 18 for ophthalmy pellets

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.158 a-b
Description
A corked vial of homeopathic remedy wrapped in a paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.158 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- eye solutions -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A corked vial of homeopathic remedy wrapped in a paper label.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
vial - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
cork (?)
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Humphreys' Specific Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
paper: beige; dark blue; pink
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC SPECIFIC NO. 18 // 25 cts // OPHTHALMY & WEAK SIGHT // F. Humphreys M.D. [cursive] // SPECIFIC // HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B
Condition Remarks
Package torn at top revealing the cork stopper.
Copy Type
Original
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Mary T. Goldman's Gray Hair Color Restorer

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.188
Description
A box containing a flat corked bottle filled with contents; circular attached.
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Accession Number
1980.18.188
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Hair Preparations
Hair Dyes
Description
A box containing a flat corked bottle filled with contents; circular attached.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Mary T. Goldman Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Paul
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: yellow; black
glass: amber
cork
Paper
Inscriptions
Embossed on back of bottle: "Mary T. Goldman, St. Paul, Minn."; printed on box: "Gray Hair // MARY T. GOLDMAN'S // Gray Hair Color Restorer // A COLORIFIC PREPARATION // NO. 3 // Price $1.80 Per Bottle // EXPRESS PREPAID // PREPARED ONLY BY // MARY T. GOLDMAN CO. // ST. PAUL, MINN. // KEEP BOTTLE IN BOX"; from circular: "Restoration of hair to its natural shade"; "It's a scientific hair color restorer."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 14.1 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle has a "chipped" label; box is frayed and torn at one end.
Copy Type
Original
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Kissingen water tablets

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.195
Description
A cardboard box containing a glass bottle with a metal screw top and a concave bottom; attached circular; full of white tablets.
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Accession Number
1980.18.195
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- diet -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cardboard box containing a glass bottle with a metal screw top and a concave bottom; attached circular; full of white tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Wm. R. Warner & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: clear
metal
cardboard: beige; brown
Paper
Inscriptions
Label on bottle has: "Kissingen Tablets"; embossed on back: "Wm R Warner & Co., Philadelphia"; printed on box: "EFFERVESCENT // LITHIA WATER TABLETS"; from circular: "A cure for obesity // As a means of reducing surplus fat in obese persons // Offered in two forms, namely, as a granular effervescent salt and as effervescent tablets."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 8.7 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is torn.
Copy Type
Original
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Kissingen water tablets

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.196
Description
A cardboard box containing a glass bottle with a metal screw top and a concave bottom; attached circular; full of white tablets.
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Accession Number
1980.18.196
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- diet -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cardboard box containing a glass bottle with a metal screw top and a concave bottom; attached circular; full of white tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Wm. R. Warner & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
glass: clear
metal
cardboard: beige; brown
Paper
Inscriptions
Label on bottle has: "Kissingen Tablets"; embossed on back: "Wm R Warner & Co., Philadelphia"; printed on box: "KISSINGEN // WATER // TABLETS"; from circular: "A cure for obesity // As a means of reducing surplus fat in obese persons // Offered in two forms, namely, as a granular effervescent salt and as effervescent tablets."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 8.7 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is torn
Copy Type
Original
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