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preparation spatula

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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000006026
Description
The blade of the spatula is mostly straight, rounded at the end, and tapered near the handle; the shank is held in the handle with two rivets; the entire handle is tapered toward the blade, and is rounded at the end; the blade can be bent to some extent, but is not as flexible as a palette knife fo…
Accession Number
000006026
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Drug Compounding
Description
The blade of the spatula is mostly straight, rounded at the end, and tapered near the handle; the shank is held in the handle with two rivets; the entire handle is tapered toward the blade, and is rounded at the end; the blade can be bent to some extent, but is not as flexible as a palette knife for oil painting.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Lilly
Material
metal: silver; yellow
synthetic polymer (?): black
Inscriptions
On one side of the blade, a grey mark reads "Lilly"; on the other side of the object, the same word is engraved in red on the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.6 cm x WIdth 2.0 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The item has some subtle stains but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments JC-141," Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p. 350-351 (similar to item 18748) (please see attached photocopy); "Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR)," 54th ed., Medical Economics Co., Inc., 2000, p. 1605; "Martindale: the Complete Drug Reference," 32nd ed., Pharmaceutical Press, 1999, p. 2075
Research Facts
This type of spatula can be used in the weighing operation as well as for pill counting and mixing paste
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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000006001
Description
A cylindrical hollow glass vial with a closed, slightly convex bottom; there are two mould seams on the body, none on the neck; the shoulder is rounded, the top is open, and the lip is a tooled, broad, flat, vertical collar with uneven lower edges; the sides of the body and neck are straight; the g…
Accession Number
000006001
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A cylindrical hollow glass vial with a closed, slightly convex bottom; there are two mould seams on the body, none on the neck; the shoulder is rounded, the top is open, and the lip is a tooled, broad, flat, vertical collar with uneven lower edges; the sides of the body and neck are straight; the glass contains several small bubbles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson.
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Mould seams stop at shoulder
Material
glass: clear with violent tinge
Inscriptions
Outside bottom has a raised number: "1/2"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The exterior is clean and the interior is slightly grimy; the top rim of the lip has three small chips
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, pp. 19, 21
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Dr. Thomas' Eclectric oil

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Dates
1924
circa 1924
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000006002 a-b
Description
A hollow, rectangular glass bottle with broad sloped shoulders and a ring below a threaded neck; a concave bottom is fused on the body column; a paper label is adhered across the front side of the bottle, extending to the centres of the left and right sides; the metal screw cap has a rolled end and…
Accession Number
000006002 a-b
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A hollow, rectangular glass bottle with broad sloped shoulders and a ring below a threaded neck; a concave bottom is fused on the body column; a paper label is adhered across the front side of the bottle, extending to the centres of the left and right sides; the metal screw cap has a rolled end and line grips around the top rim; the bottle is full of liquid (see accession sheet for sketch).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson.
Maker
Northrop-McGillvray Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1924
circa 1924
Date Remarks
Conventional screw-top bottle became common after 1924
Material
glass: translucent dark brown
paper: yellow
metal: black
Inscriptions
The bottom of the bottle has raised marks that read "1 // 8 // 4"; there is a triangle in the centre and the number "73139" appears below the triangle; label: "DR. THOMAS' // ECLECTRIC // OIL"; "S N Thomas"; "Contains: Camphor 0.87% w/v // Oil of Thyme 0.01% w/v // 50 ml // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // RÉSERVÉ À L'USAGE EXTERNE // G.P. No. 394114 // NORTHROP-McGILLVRAY // LIMITED // TORONTO CANADA // ESTABLISHED 1854"; lot number is stamped: "LOT NO 4762"; right side: "Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil is also known as Canadian Healing Oil in many // parts of the world. // Minor Burns — Apply quickly and freely and bind up. To avoid cracking, // keep the bandage moistened with the Oil. // Insect Bites, Stings, Chapped Hands, Muscular Pains, Minor Rheumatic // Pains, Neuralgia, Backache, Aching Joints, Bruises and Sprains // Apply liberally, working the Oil in well. // Coughs due to Colds, Bronchitis, False Croup and Simple Sort Throat // Apply the Oil freely to the neck and chest using prolonged gentle rubbing. Cover the chest with a soft cloth after treatment."; left side: right side repeated in French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle has a white crystalline stain on the front side between cap and label, probably caused by the spilt contents of bottle; paper label has a round grey stain
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, pp. 21, 24; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising," by A. Walker Bingham, 1994, pp. 43, 68,124, plate 59; "The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, pp. 200-201, 751; "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils," by Julia Laws, 1995, p. 228
Research Facts
Eclectric Oil has a wide variety of local application for inflammation. This drug's application is somewhat consistent with the traditional usage of its active ingredients, camphor and oil of thyme.
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Nyal castor oil

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Dates
1880
1924
circa 1880-1924
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000006003
Description
A rectangular glass bottle with round, sloped shoulders and rounded bottom corners; neck of bottle has a narrow, bevelled ring above the shoulders and a wide, flat ring below its lip; there is a mould seam on the neck below the flat ring; a rectangular paper label is adhered to the front side; the…
Accession Number
000006003
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Castor Oil
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular glass bottle with round, sloped shoulders and rounded bottom corners; neck of bottle has a narrow, bevelled ring above the shoulders and a wide, flat ring below its lip; there is a mould seam on the neck below the flat ring; a rectangular paper label is adhered to the front side; the metal cap has a rolled end, a round groove on the top and vertical grooves around its raised side; there is no evidence of threading (see accession sheet for sketch); a thick, yellow liquid fills about 40% of the bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Nyal, Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1924
circa 1880-1924
Date Remarks
The bottle's mould seams continue over the bottle's lip, indicating fabrication after 1880; screw cap became popular after 1924, so possibly the bottle was made between these two dates
Material
glass: clear
paper: orange
metal: orange
Inscriptions
"NYAL // QUALITY // A" is inscribed in raised letters in a circle on the front of the bottle; the last letter "A" is in a smaller circle on a chain pattern, all in the larger circle; bottom: "D [or a square] inside a diamond shape, and "2" to the left of the diamond, in raised letters; label: "TRADE MARK NYAL [illeg.] // TASTY // Castor Oil // Rx [the "x" part of the tail of the "R"] D3 2 FL. OZ. // Pure, Refined Castor Oil // sweetened and flavored. // Directions – Infants 20 to 40 // drops; children four years old, // 1 to 2 teaspoonfulls; eight years // old, ½ to one tablespoonful; // adults; 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls; // Mode D'Emploi — Pour petits // enfants 20 à 40 gouttes; pour // enfants de 4 ans 1 à 2 cuillerées // à thé; 8 ans ½ à 1 cuillerée à // table; pour adultes, 1 à 2 cuil- // lerées à table. // NYAL COMPANY, Limited // Windsor, Ontario, Canada"; the label is toned with light grey mesh behind the text, leaving a frame of brighter orange around the label; on the back of the bottle neck, there is "H5" in raised lettering
Permanent Location
Storage Room 1013
Dimension Notes
Length 13.3 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle and cap are dusty and have residual stains; cap has two dents; the paint on the cap is blackened around the side and there are some very small spots where the metal substrate is exposed; the cap is stuck on the bottle; the paper label has two holes (around 0.1 cm); note: residue on bottle may attract pests.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, pp. 19, 21, 24; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising," by A. Walker Bingham, 1994, p. 108; "The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, pp. 219-220; "The Oxford Dictionary of Current English," Oxford University Press, 1998; "Text-book of the Principles and Practice of Nursing," by Bertha Harmer, 1927, pp. 435-436; see also 000.006.022
Research Facts
Castor oil is "oil from the seeds of a tropical plant, used as a purgative and lubricant (Oxford Dictionary). Castor oil may be used both as a laxative and as an emollient (Merck), but this product is flavoured, so it is a laxative. (See accession sheet for further details.)
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Cascarin Comp. No. 1

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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000006004
Description
Rectangular glass medicine bottle with open moulded body, tooled neck, and slightly concave bottom; top of rim has an irregular surface; shoulders are narrow and sloped; mould seams along the bottle's right front and the left back edges; small projections on the bottom corners, possibly tool marks;…
Accession Number
000006004
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular glass medicine bottle with open moulded body, tooled neck, and slightly concave bottom; top of rim has an irregular surface; shoulders are narrow and sloped; mould seams along the bottle's right front and the left back edges; small projections on the bottom corners, possibly tool marks; glass contains many air bubbles; paper labels on the front and around the neck; stopped with a cork and is full of flat tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
H. K. Wampole, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
No mould seam on the collar of the bottle neck
Material
glass: translucent dark brown
paper: beige
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Front label: "100 // COMPRESSED // TABLETS // Cascarin // Comp. // No. 1 // Cascarin, 1-4 gr. // Aloin, 1-4 gr. // Podoph. Res., 1-4 gr. // MADE BY // H. K. WAMPOLE & CO. // LIMITED // Man'f'g Pharmacists // PERTH, ONT., CAN."; pencil mark on front label reads either "M 8" or "M E," with an underline; neck: a line, below which is printed, "CHOCOLATE // COATED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass is clean; paper label on the front is missing two upper corners; both ends of the label around the neck have been torn away and lost; cork is blackened; dust and residual material are accumulated at the junction of cork and glass; there is a round fragment of paper on the cork
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, p. 19; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising," by A. Walker Bingham, 1994, p. 108; "The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, pp. 38, 217-218, 401-402; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924; "The Oxford Dictionary of Current English," Oxford University Press, 1998; "Hirokawa's Comprehensive Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Sciences," Hirokawa Publishing Co., 1983
Research Facts
Cascarin Comp. No. 1 is a laxative. As similar drugs, "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" shows advertisement items of "Cascarine" and "Cascaret." Cascara sagrada was, according to an old Merck Index, a plant found in northern Idaho and in the area west to northern California. "Podoph. Res." is suspected to be Resin of Podophyllum, which is a poweful cathartic.
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000006005
Description
Cylindrical, hollow, moulded bottle with a very narrow rounded shoulder, a thick, short neck, a rounded collar, and a slightly concave bottom; there are two vertical mould seams on the side of the body, a seam around the neck below the collar, and another one at the juncture of the body and the bot…
Accession Number
000006005
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical, hollow, moulded bottle with a very narrow rounded shoulder, a thick, short neck, a rounded collar, and a slightly concave bottom; there are two vertical mould seams on the side of the body, a seam around the neck below the collar, and another one at the juncture of the body and the bottom; a paper label is adhered to the side of the body; the mouth is stopped with a cork; the bottle is about 3/4 full of powder
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Carter, Cummings & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Mould seams extend from the bottom to the bottle mouth
Material
glass: translucent brown
paper: white
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Bottom: "D [or a circle]" inside a diamond shape, embossed; below this are embossed, "4966A // 3"; label: first section is ruled with three black broken lines, the last of which starts with "Dr." in black; the second section reads, "PULV. // "CAROID" // (Vegetable Digestive Ferment) // — // Has marked proteo- // lytic action in neutral, // acid and alkaline // media; may be com // bined with nearly all // drugs, including in- // testinal antiseptics. // Does not act upon liv- // ing tissue. // — // Dose: 1 to 10 grs. // — // Carter, Cummings & Co. // Toronto, Can."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork is broken at the bottle's rim; glass is covered with yellow residue; paper is stained in yellow and blue-grey all over
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, pp. 19, 21, 24, 189; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924
Research Facts
Pulv. Caroid is a powdered drug that aids digestion. "Pulv." was the abbreviation for "Pulvis," meaning "powder." (See accession sheet for further details.)
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NY-Aqua Nose Drops

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Dates
1924
circa 1924
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000006006 a-b
Description
A square bottle that has a thick, short neck with a bevelled ring and a screw top; the bottom is slightly concave; mould seams are along the right front edge and the left back edge of the bottle's body, at the junction between the bottom and the body, and below the ring on the neck; a paper label i…
Accession Number
000006006 a-b
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Ephedrine
Nasal Decongestants
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A square bottle that has a thick, short neck with a bevelled ring and a screw top; the bottom is slightly concave; mould seams are along the right front edge and the left back edge of the bottle's body, at the junction between the bottom and the body, and below the ring on the neck; a paper label is adhered around the body; the screw cap is combined with a dropper, joined to the cap through a hole in the centre; the rubber bulb of the dropper has two thick rings at the end and the rings catch on the cap's hole, holding the dropper in place; the glass portion of the dropper is a straight pipe with a half-closed tip; brown liquid fills about 45% of the bottle;
Number Of Parts
2
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Nyal Company, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1924
circa 1924
Date Remarks
Screw cap became common after this date
Material
glass: translucent dark brown; clear
paper: white
plastic: black
rubber: black
Inscriptions
Bottom, in raised letters: "3 // 1 [diamond shape containing a letter that resembles a "D" ] . 5 // 7152 – E"; front: "NY – AQUA // NOSE // DROPS // Relieve // The Nasal // Congestion of // Head Colds // and // Hay Fever. // Made Isotonic // with Ringer's // Solution. // NYAL COMPANY // LIMITED // WINDSOR, ONT.."; right side: "DIRECTIONS: // Adults and chil- // dren over five // years, tilt head // well back and // apply a few // drops in each // nostril. May also // be used in an at- // omizer. Repeat 3 // or 4 times daily // as necessary. // Contains: Ephedrine // Sulphate 1 p. c., // Chlorbutanol 1-2 p. // c., Menthol, Cam- // phor, Ringer's Sol- // ution and Oil of // Red Thyme. // M-257 1 Fl. Oz."; left side: "NY–AQUA // GOUTTES // NASALES // Mode D'Emploi: // Pour adultes et // pour enfants de // plus de 5 ans, // pencher la tête // bien en arriére // et mettre quel- // ques gouttes // dans chaque na- // rine. Les gout- // tes peuvent être // employées avec // vaporisateur. // Répéter 3 ou 4 // fois par jour au // besoin."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row C
Condition Remarks
The cap is dusty at the join between the dropper and the cap; paper is slightly discoloured but is in good condition; liquid in bottle has a scummy precipitate
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, p. 24; "The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960; Hirokawa's Comprehensive Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Sciences," Hirokawa Pub. Co., 1983; "Textbook of the Principles and Practice of Nursing," 4th ed., by Bertha Harmer, 1939, p. 573; "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils," by Julia Lawless, 1996, p. 228
Research Facts
NY-Aqua is a nasal decongestant. (See accession sheet for further details.)
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witch hazel bark

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Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000006008
Description
Cardboard box with a paper label covering 2/3 of the top side, across the front, and 2/3 of the bottom; the box can be opened by cutting the label; the box is filled with material; the box is shrink-wrapped in plastic that is held in place with translucent tape at the left and right sides of the bo…
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Accession Number
000006008
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Wound Healing
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cardboard box with a paper label covering 2/3 of the top side, across the front, and 2/3 of the bottom; the box can be opened by cutting the label; the box is filled with material; the box is shrink-wrapped in plastic that is held in place with translucent tape at the left and right sides of the box; a small, round, fluorescent orange sticker is on the back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
paper: white; beige; orange
plastic: clear; translucent white
Inscriptions
Right side: "l/10 [handwritten in pencil // 1900 [on sticker] // 7 [illeg.] 2"; label, front: "WITCH HAZELBARK // Hamamelis virginiana Lin. // No. 304 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONT. CAN. [printed] // C144878 [stamped]"; top: "PROPERTIES – Astringent. A remedy // of great value in cases of piles, for which // it may be used both externally and in- // ternally; an excellent application to // bruises, "black eyes," varicose veins, etc. // Dose — A wineglassful (60 Cc.) of two // ounces to the pint infusion"; bottom: SYNONYMS — Winter-bloom, snapping // Hazel, Spotted Alder, Tobacco-wood. // PART EMPLOYED — The bark. // NATURAL ORDER — Hamamelidaceæ. // HABITAT — United States."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-3 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 6.7 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper label has discoloured to an uneven beige; there is a brown powder leaking from the box, trapped in the plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 505; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924; "PDR for Herbal Medicines," Medical Economics Co., Inc., 2000, pp. 821-824
Research Facts
Witch Hazel is used as an astringent. (See accession sheet for further details.)
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cranesbill root box

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Dates
1906
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000006009
Description
Cardboard box with a paper label covering the top, front, and bottom; the box can be opened by cutting the label; the box is filled with material
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Accession Number
000006009
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Cardboard box with a paper label covering the top, front, and bottom; the box can be opened by cutting the label; the box is filled with material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Murray & Nickell Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
Date Remarks
June 30, 1906 is printed on box
Material
cardboard: off-white; black
paper: white; brown
Inscriptions
Right side: "C 15 [handwritten in pencil]"; label front: framed with a thin, square outer border line and a thick square, inner border line; inside the frame there are fern leaves, flowers and leaves on stems, lichen, and vines are arranged around an extended scroll; the material's Latin name appears on the scroll, and other texts are set around the plants in various fonts; front label reads: "Murray & Nickell // Mfg.Co. // CRANESBILL ROOT // GERANIUM MACULATUM // Chicago."; top: "PROPERTIES // powerfnl [sic] astringent. Used in dyspepsia, // diarrhoea, cholera infantum, and excessive // mucous discharges. Infusion, Cranesbill Root, // one ounce. Hot Water, one pint, Dose, a // wineglassful."; bottom: "COMMON NAMES // Cranesbill // Dovesfoot, Crowfoot, Spotted // Geranium, Alum Root, etc."; left side of box: "Guaranteed by Murray & Nickell // Mfg. Co. under the Food and // Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Serial Number 1859"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Box and label are discoloured; label has some beige spots on top and is torn along bottom edge; left front edge of box abraded; contents (vegetable matter) are leaking
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 477; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924; see also 000.006.010; CD #7.
Research Facts
Cranesbill Root is used for digestive disorders. (See accession sheet for further details.)
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cranesbill root box

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Dates
1906
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000006010
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box; a paper label covers top, front, bottom and sides; this is covered with shrink-wrap plastic; to open box, label would be cut along the top and bottom edges; box is full of material
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Accession Number
000006010
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Flat, almost square cardboard box; a paper label covers top, front, bottom and sides; this is covered with shrink-wrap plastic; to open box, label would be cut along the top and bottom edges; box is full of material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Murray & Nickell Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
Date Remarks
June 30, 1906 is printed on box
Material
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
Right side: "C 15 [handwritten in pencil]"; label front: framed with a thin, square outer border line and a thick square, inner border line; inside the frame there are fern leaves, flowers and leaves on stems, lichen, and vines are arranged around an extended scroll; the material's Latin name appears on the scroll, and other texts are set around the plants in various fonts; front label reads: "Murray & Nickell // Mfg.Co. // CRANESBILL ROOT // GERANIUM MACULATUM // Chicago."; top: "PROPERTIES // powerfnl [sic] astringent. Used in dyspepsia, // diarrhoea, cholera infantum, and excessive // mucous discharges. Infusion, Cranesbill Root, // one ounce. Hot Water, one pint, Dose, a // wineglassful."; bottom: "COMMON NAMES // Cranesbill // Dovesfoot, Crowfoot, Spotted // Geranium, Alum Root, etc."; left side of box: "Guaranteed by Murray & Nickell // Mfg. Co. under the Food and // Drugs Act, June 30, 1906 // Serial Number 1859"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 5.7 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Box and label are discoloured; label has some discoloured spots; the box's surface is ruptured along the right front edge and some contents (vegetable matter) are leaking; #2: box shows some minor discolouration, but is complete and stable; label is complete and fully legible; there is minor discolouration at the top of the label; box is full of cranesbill root and is unopened.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, p. 477; "Gould's Pocket Pronouncing Medical Dictionary," by George M. Gould, 1924; see also 000.006.009; CD #8
Research Facts
Cranesbill Root is used for digestive disorders. (See accession sheet for further details.)
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Aug. 6, 2003-15 Nov. 2010.
Images
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