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Collodion Flexible

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Dates
1954
1984
circa 1954 - 1984
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
019002002
Description
Circular semi-transparent brown glass bottle containing Shawinigan Collodion Flexible with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; two thirds full with clear liquid; cylindrical side walls; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external thre…
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Accession Number
019002002
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Description
Circular semi-transparent brown glass bottle containing Shawinigan Collodion Flexible with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; two thirds full with clear liquid; cylindrical side walls; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck and base; basal stippling and embossed manufacturers information on bottom; cream and green paper label with product information and directions attached to front; black plastic cap has flat top, repeating series of vertical ridges on exterior sides and internal thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; in use at Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario Canada.
Maker
Shawinigan, The McArthur Chemical Co. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1954
1984
circa 1954 - 1984
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company introduced the “I in O” logo in 1954; “14” code on bottom indicates bottle was manufactured at the Bridgeton, New Jersey factory, which operated from 1930 – 1984
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: green, black, red
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “1 LB. // SHAWINIGAN // 6621 // COLLODION FLEXIBLE // U. S. P. // ALCOHOL 23% -235 GRAINS ETHER PER FL. OZ. // For External Use Only // DANGER ! EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE // Keep away from heat, sparks, and open flame. // Keep container tightly closed. // DIRECTIONS – Brush directly over cleansed skin site needing // protection. May be used to hold small gauze dressings in place // by application around their edges. // CAUTION – Infection may be hastened or aggrevated by // sealing over broken skin. // E124073F3” // 1300 // DISTRIBUTED BY // THE MCARTHUR CHEMICAL CO. LTD. // MONTREAL // SHAWINIGAN”; embossed on bottom: “14 OI 4 // 5”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row B
Length
19.1 cm
Diameter
8.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading all over label; minor encrustation on proper right aide of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Flexible Collodion.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary, Farlex, 2019. Accessed 12 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Collodion is a solution of cellulose nitrate (pyroxylin), ether, and alcohol; the liquid becomes a thin film when dry; used to close small wounds, to hold dressings in place, and to keep medications in contact with skin; also a topical protectant when combined with camphor and castor oil.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company introduced its “I in O” logo in 1954 and it was used into 21st Century; “14” code on bottom indicates bottle was manufactured at the Bridgeton, New Jersey factory, which operated from 1930 – 1984; basal stippling was introduced in 1940s.
Kingston Penitentiary is a former maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between King Street West and Lake Ontario. Opened : June 1, 1835; Closed: 2013 Security class : Maximum security Capacity : 564; a national historic site.
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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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Sodium Chloride Tablets

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960 - 1970
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
019002001
Description
Semi-transparent large circular brown glass bottle containing Sodium Chloride Tablets with non-removable cylindrical red metal screw cap; half full with large white tablets; cylindrical side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with externa…
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Accession Number
019002001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Sodium Chloride -- therapeutic use
Description
Semi-transparent large circular brown glass bottle containing Sodium Chloride Tablets with non-removable cylindrical red metal screw cap; half full with large white tablets; cylindrical side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck and base; basal stippling on bottom and embossed manufacturers information on bottom and at base of proper left and right sides; cream and red paper label with product information in English and French attached to front; cap has flat top, vertical ridges on exterior sides, rolled bottom edge and internal thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; in use at the Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., LTD.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960 - 1970
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company logo, “0” date code, and presence of “Duriglas” embossed on sides indicate the bottle was manufactured in 1960.
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: red
metal: red, grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “1000 C. T. No. 365 // SODIUM CHLORIDE // TABLETS // U. S. P. // Compressed Tablets // 15 ½ GRAINS // (1 GM.) // For normal saline solution. // One tablet may be used for the preparation of four ounces // of Normal Saline Solution. // Stock 25-365-11 // DIN 023892 // (L) EM 128 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO”; hand written on label: “8 tabs // per // 1000 ml”; embossed at base of proper left and proper right sides: “Duriglas”; embossed on bottom: “9 OI 0 // 2 // 1250”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row F
Length
19.2 cm
Diameter
10.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading and yellowing all over label; minor corrosion to bottom edge of cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document (online)
Document
Reference Comments
“Sodium chloride (oral) (Sodium Chloride).” emedicinehealth, WebMD, 2019. Accessed 12 June 2019.
Hoefle, Milton M. “The Early History of Parke-Davis and Company.” Bulletin of Historical Chemistry, 25, no. 1, 2000.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “Manufacturer’s Marks and Other Logos on Glass Containers.” Bottle Research Group, 2015.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Sodium chloride is the chemical name for common salt; it is important to overall health because it acts as an electrolyte that controls the amount of water in the body; it is often used to replace sodium lost due to dehydration or low sodium levels for other reasons; also used clean a variety of small wounds and clear sinuses.
Parke, Davis & Co., LTD began in 1866 and became one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in North America; the company was acquired by Warner – Lambert in 1974.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company introduced its “I in O” logo in 1954 and it was used into 21st Century; the “Duriglas” embossed in cursive lettering was used from the 1940s until 1964; basal stippling introduced in 1940s.
Kingston Penitentiary is a former maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between King Street West and Lake Ontario. Opened : June 1, 1835; Closed: 2013 Security class : Maximum security Capacity : 564; a national historic site
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Sodium Chloride C. P.

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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
006033012
Description
Cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass bottle containing Sodium Chloride C. P. with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; half full with fine white crystals; base has slight circular push up, stippled outer ring, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream a…
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Accession Number
006033012
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Sodium Chloride -- therapeutic use
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Wound Healing
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass bottle containing Sodium Chloride C. P. with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; half full with fine white crystals; base has slight circular push up, stippled outer ring, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information attached to front; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top, repeating pattern of vertical lines on sides, circular white paper insert in interior 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
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, Bramalea factory mark, and “6” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream, white
ink: navy, black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // SODIUM CHLORIDE C. P. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER”; stamped on label in black ink: “822239”; embossed on bottom: “D 6 // 60 // 9”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row D
Length
8.9 cm
Diameter
4.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Sodium chloride (oral) (Sodium Chloride).” emedicinehealth, WebMD, 2019. Accessed 9 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
Sodium chloride is the chemical name for common salt; it is important to overall health because it acts as an electrolyte that controls the amount of water in the body; it is often used to replace sodium lost due to dehydration or low sodium levels for other reasons; also used clean a variety of small wounds and clear sinuses.
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 the Bramalea, Ontario factory established in 1960s; the progressive line system month code and “6” year code, along with Ingram & Bell logo on product label, signify it was produced in 1966.
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Dates
1969
1993
circa 1969 - 1993
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
019002003
Description
Cylindrical tan cardboard container of Talcum Powder with grey metal base and cylindrical twist off grey metal lid; two thirds full of white powder; sides made of rectangular strip of cardboard rolled and cut into cylinder; small gaps between edges of rolled cardboard; rectangular tan paper label w…
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Accession Number
019002003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
Description
Cylindrical tan cardboard container of Talcum Powder with grey metal base and cylindrical twist off grey metal lid; two thirds full of white powder; sides made of rectangular strip of cardboard rolled and cut into cylinder; small gaps between edges of rolled cardboard; rectangular tan paper label with border of parallel lines and product information on front; lid has flat and slightly indented top and straight sides; base has circular push up and rolled edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; in use at Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario Canada.
Maker
Department of Supply & Services
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1969
1993
circa 1969 - 1993
Date Remarks
The Department of Supply & Services in Canada was formed in 1969 and dissolved in 1993.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “C. S. N. 6505 – 21 – 857 – 6312 // 1 Lb. Net // TALCUM POWDER // Dept. Supply & Services”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
15.1 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major discolouration from adhesive residue where lid meets body; yellowing all over paper label; large area of loss to top proper right corner of label; minor separation of label from container along edges; small areas of loss obscure text on bottom of label; minor corrosion all over lid and rolled edge of base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 12 June 2019.
“Department of Supply and Services.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2014. Accessed 14 June 2018.
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.
The Department of Supply & Services in Canada was formed in 1969 and dissolved in 1993; was the purchasing and accounting department of the Federal Government of Canada.
Kingston Penitentiary is a former maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between King Street West and Lake Ontario. Opened : June 1, 1835; Closed: 2013 Security class : Maximum security Capacity : 564; a national historic site.
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