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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002013
Description
Square brown glass bottle with cork closure and sealed with red paper label containing manufacturer's mark and name; full with brown opaque liquid; embossed manufacturer's name on back of bottle and on the base; tan paper label on front of bottle and contains manufacturer's logo, ingredients, instr…
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Accession Number
014002013
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square brown glass bottle with cork closure and sealed with red paper label containing manufacturer's mark and name; full with brown opaque liquid; embossed manufacturer's name on back of bottle and on the base; tan paper label on front of bottle and contains manufacturer's logo, ingredients, instructions for use, manufacturer's information, alcohol content and bottle volume.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Od Chem. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan, red
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Sanmetto // REG. (TRADE MARK) U.S. PAT OF // A preparation of true Sandal - // wood, fresh Saw Palmetto // Berries and Zea // Alcohol 20.6% // DOSE: ONE TEASPOONFUL // FOUR TIMES A DAY // MADE BY // Od Chem. Co. // New York, // U.S.A. // 7 1/2 fluid ounces"; embossed on back: "Od Chem. Co. // NEW YORK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 16.3 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle looks like new; label yellowed, brittle; two minor missing pieces on top of lable; cork stopper label shows signs of wear along the edge and lettering is faded
Copy Type
original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
014002049
Description
Empty transparent cylindrical aqua-tinted bottle, tapered at neck with uneven bottle lip and without stopper; tan paper label with manufacturer's logo, the product's name, the manufacturer's name and address, imagery of a skull and crossbones denoting that the product is poisonous.
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Accession Number
014002049
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- narcotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent cylindrical aqua-tinted bottle, tapered at neck with uneven bottle lip and without stopper; tan paper label with manufacturer's logo, the product's name, the manufacturer's name and address, imagery of a skull and crossbones denoting that the product is poisonous.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Brown & Webb National Drug Company
Site Made (City)
Halifax
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: aqua
paper: tan
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "LAUDANUM. // POISON. // BROWN & WEBB. // HALIFAX, N. S. // N D // C Co"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length 20.8 cm x Diam. 7.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label has yellowed and shows minor wear along edges with surface grim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Refer to 014.002.040
Research Facts
Laudanum is a tincture of opium containing approximately 10% powdered opium by weight (the equivalent of 1% morphine). Reddish-brown and extremely bitter, laudanum contains almost all of the opium alkaloids, including morphine and codeine.
Separate label "N D // C Co" is for the National Drug and Chemical Company of Canada.
Images
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