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Stearns Wine of Cod Liver Extract

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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002054 a-b
Description
Triangular brown glass bottle (a) of Stearns Wine of cod liver oil extract with sloped shoulders and long neck; stamped aluminum seal covers bottle's stopper and part of neck; pair of cream paper labels with one in English and other in French; side of bottle with manufacturer’s name embossed; label…
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Accession Number
014002054 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy 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
Description
Triangular brown glass bottle (a) of Stearns Wine of cod liver oil extract with sloped shoulders and long neck; stamped aluminum seal covers bottle's stopper and part of neck; pair of cream paper labels with one in English and other in French; side of bottle with manufacturer’s name embossed; label states benefits and its dosage information; full bottle, not used; three layer packaging (b) with inner layer of thick brown corrugated paper, fine wood shavings and thin brown paper.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 26.2 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 7.3 cm
b - packaging - Size: 24.8 cm x Width 13.8 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Frederick Stearns & Company
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream, tan
wood: yellow
ink: black, grey, red
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed on English label: "STEARNS' // WINE // (Vinum Ext. Morrhuae, Stearns) // Stearns' Wine of Cod Liver Ext. // with Peptonate of Iron is // an original and elegant preparation which contains a specially prepared concentrated // extract of fresh cod livers. The livers // used contain all their natural Cod Liver Oil, so // that this concentrated extract represents // extractive matter to be found in the oil // as well as in the liver itself. Each fluid // ounce of the wine contains four grains of // Peptonate of Iron. This preparation // is entirely free from the oily or fatty // matter of Cod Liver Oil and is therefore // pleasant to the taste 10954 // DOSE: For Adults one tablespoonful before // mealtime and at bedtime if necessary. ZFor // children according to age and requirement."; stamped on seal: "FRED K STEARNS & Co // S // DETROIT MICH & WINDSOR ONT"; embossed on bottle's side: "FREDERICK STEARNS & CO DETROIT MICH"; embossed on bottle's base: "82".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
a) 0010-A5-2 Row C
b) 0010-A6-3
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed; English label has minor tears and wrinkles along bottom edge; packaging's exterior paper layer has significant tears running through it; all layers of paper are frayed; wood shavings are crumbling apart and no longer contained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.hairraisingstories.com/Proprietors/STEARNS.html
Manufacturing sites listed on bottle's label; cod liver oil's uses described: Wendt, Diane, "The Man with a Fish on His Back: Science, Romance, and Repugnance in the Selling of Cod-Liver Oil," Chemical Heritage Magazine (Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA): http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/media/magazine/articles/28-1-the-man-with-a-fish-on-his-back.aspx?page=3
Research Facts
Frederick H. Stearns was a Druggist in Detroit from the late 1850s until around 1899. He started out working with Lewis Higby in Higby & Stearns - Pharmaceutical Druggists. Stearns took over the business sometime in the 1860s. From that time on it was called Frederick Stearns & Co. In 1885, he advertised the following four hair preparations: "Dye," "Bleacher," "Promoter," and "Dresser." He also listed his "Bandoline Hair Dressing," patented in 1868, which was probably the most popular of the group. The business was bought out by Sterling Products in 1944. They sold a wide variety of patent medicines. Frederick Stearns & Co. had production sites in both Detroit, Michigan, USA and Windsor, Ontario, Canada; cod liver oil used in the 19th and early 20th centuries to treat consumption, primarily; alongside other infectious diseases.
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002059
Description
Empty rectangular cod liver oil glass bottle with sloped shoulders tapered at long neck without cork stopper; several minor bubbles in blown glass; cream paper manufacturer's label on bottle's front face with logo, directions for use and an assertion of the product's effectiveness; product used to …
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Accession Number
014002059
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy 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
Description
Empty rectangular cod liver oil glass bottle with sloped shoulders tapered at long neck without cork stopper; several minor bubbles in blown glass; cream paper manufacturer's label on bottle's front face with logo, directions for use and an assertion of the product's effectiveness; product used to treat colds and pulmonary illnesses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
T. Eaton Drug Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original documents
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle's base: "176"; printed on label: "SPECIAL // EMULSION // OF PURE // COD LIVER // OIL // WITH HYPOPHOSPHITES // LIME AND SODA // A Reliable Remedy for // Pulmonary Diseases, Coughs, // Colds and General Debility // The T. EATON DRUG CO. LIMITED // TORONTO // CANADA"; stamped on label in blue ink: "1947"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 24.3 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor discoloration of paper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Domestic drugs were found in many department store catalogues such as Eatons and Sears and could be delivered through the mail..
Images
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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002091
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
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Accession Number
014002091
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Phenol
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Company
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: tan
wax: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Carbolic // Oil // HEALS: WOUNDS, // CUTS, ABRASIONS, // OLD SORES, INSECT // BITES ETC. // DRESS ONCE OR TWICE // DAILY, APPLYING TO // AFFECTED PARTS WITH // FEATHER OR BY SATUR- // ATING CLEAN, WELL // WORN COTTON // OR LINEN. // PREPARED BY // N. C. POLSON & CO. // ESTABLISHED 1877. // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS. // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed, brittle, with a minor tear along the label's bottom edge; quarter of wax seal is missing
Copy Type
Original
Images
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dose measuring bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14229
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002100 a-b
Description
Transparent rectangular glass two ounce bottle (a) with elongated neck curved to one side specially designed to measure out teaspoonfuls of liquid with cork closure stuck in neck; three-quarters full of opaque brown liquid; rectangular one piece tan paper cardboard box with illustrations on the si…
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Accession Number
014002100 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Transparent rectangular glass two ounce bottle (a) with elongated neck curved to one side specially designed to measure out teaspoonfuls of liquid with cork closure stuck in neck; three-quarters full of opaque brown liquid; rectangular one piece tan paper cardboard box with illustrations on the sides showing the four steps to measure and pour teaspoonfuls of liquid product.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.7 x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - box - Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Measuring Appliance Company
Site Made (City)
Providence
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "DOSE // MEASURING // BOTTLE // 2 OZ. // MEASURING // APPLIANCE CO. // PROVIDENCE // R. I." embossed on bottle's base: "PATENTED // NOV. 3 1896"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row A
Condition Remarks
Cork stained with minor crack running through top; paper box has yellowed, brittle, shows minor wear, surface grime and minor stains, with minor missing areas along one side and missing one flap
Copy Type
Original
Images
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