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Golden Rod Indian Liniment

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Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002003
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle of Golden Rod Liniment tapered at neck with tan cork stuck in opening; paper yellow manufacturer's label wraps around roughly 90 percent of bottle; label provides ingredients, instructions; product advertised to cure all pains, for external use only.
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Accession Number
014002003
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle of Golden Rod Liniment tapered at neck with tan cork stuck in opening; paper yellow manufacturer's label wraps around roughly 90 percent of bottle; label provides ingredients, instructions; product advertised to cure all pains, for external use only.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Golden Rod Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: yellow
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "GOLDEN ROD // INDIAN LINIMENT // CONTAINS // SNAKE OIL // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY// RELIEVES // Headaches Rheumatism // Lumbago // Swellings // Stiff Joints // Sprains // Head Noise // and all Pains //removes Pain form Corns and Bunions Instantly // PRICE $1.00 // Golden Rod Remedy Co. //161 Queen Street West, TORONTO, Ont // No. 12285 - The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row A
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length 10.1 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Label has overall fading and stains, shows minor wear along edges, tear in middle of label and missing piece, brown stain on label, cork missing several pieces
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Chamberlain's Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy

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Dates
1889
1909
circa 1889-1909
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002029 a-c
Description
Tan paper tightly wrapped around glass bottle with product information on all sides in both English and French; bottle with broken cork closure; red paper stamp for Inland Revenue Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act affixed to one side; product information written in English, French, Polish, German …
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Accession Number
014002029 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cholera
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tan paper tightly wrapped around glass bottle with product information on all sides in both English and French; bottle with broken cork closure; red paper stamp for Inland Revenue Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act affixed to one side; product information written in English, French, Polish, German and Bohemia on all sides of label.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
c - instructions
Provenance
Transferred from Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1889
1909
circa 1889-1909
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
paper: tan, cream
ink: black, red
glass: green
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “CHAMBERLAIN’S // COLIC CHOLERA AND // DIARRHOEA REMEDY. // CURES // PAIN IN THE STOMACH, // Colic, Cholera morbus, // CRAMP COLIC, // BILIOUS, COLIC, PAINTER’S COLIC, // SUMMER COMPLAINT // CHOLERA // DYSENTREY, DIARRHOEA, // BLOODY FLUX, // CHRONIC DIARRHOES, CHOLERS // INFANTUM, AND BOWEL // COMPLAINT // IN ALL ITS FORMS. // manufactured only by // Chamberlain Medicine Co. // Manufacturing Pharmacists // DES MOINES, IOWA, U. S. A. // AND TORONTO, CANADA. // PRICE, 35 CENTS. // (Copyrighted by CHAMBERLAIN & CO., 1882)”; on stamp: “PROPRIETARY // OR PATENT // MEDICINE ACT // INLAND REVENUE CANADA. // IN STOCK PRIOR // TO APRIL 1, 1909”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 12.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is brittle around open end with frayed edges; shows minor wear, surface grime and minor stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/343751384028938041/
Research Facts
After the Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act in 1909 (Canada), over the counter medicines were required to list the ingredients. The ingredients for Chamberlains’ Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy are: one fluid ounce contains 45% alcohol, 10.7% ether (A deriviative of alcohol), 19 minims of chloroform and 3 grains tri-chlor-tertiary-butyl-alcohol. The Act also eliminated advertising the product could cure a wide range of illnesss. After 1909 this product indicated it would cure 'For the relief of pain in the stomach and bowels, colic, intestinal cramp, diarrhoea.'
Images
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Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860-1880
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002030
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with slightly sloped shoulders and a tan cork stuck in opening; empty except for film of brown residue coating bottle's interior; tan paper label covers three bottle sides from base to shoulders; label has manufacturer's name and describes the product's benefits and d…
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Accession Number
014002030
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with slightly sloped shoulders and a tan cork stuck in opening; empty except for film of brown residue coating bottle's interior; tan paper label covers three bottle sides from base to shoulders; label has manufacturer's name and describes the product's benefits and directions for its use: product used as pain-killer and cure for most common illnesses, internal and external; embossed on one side is manufacturer’s name.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Major J.T. Lane
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860-1880
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "MAJOR J. T. LANE’S // INDIAN // LINIMENT. // A GRATEFUL // ANODYNE // For Pain, Internal or External. // IT AFFORDS // RELIEF AT ONCE, // AND EFFECTS A // SPEEDY CURE." Printed on left side: "External Use, // Rheumatism, // Lumbago, // Neuralgia, // Pains in the joints // or limbs-// Sprains, // Bruises, // Wounds, // Paralysis, // Salt Rheum, // Headache, // Toothache, // Burns, // Scalds, // Inflamation, // Cuts, Boils, // Bunyans, // Corns, // Chilblains, // Ringworms, // Chapped Hands, // Sore Lips, // Sun Stroke, // Pleurisy, // Bites of Poison -// ous Reptiles, // Chafes, // Sores of every // kind, // Piles."; printed on right side: "Internal Use, // Putrid Sore throat, // Cramps, // Pains in the // stomach, // Diarhoea, // Dysentery, // Cholera Morbus, // Sick headache, // Cholera Infan- // tum. // Sea Sickness, // Colic, // Colds, // Chills, // Asthma, // Heartburn and // all affections of // the Stomach. // DIRECTIONS. // For External // Use, rub the part // well two or three // times a day. // For Internal // Use, from 10 to 30 // drops in water // every hour or ac- // cording to sever- // ity of complaint." Embossed on bottle's back: "J. T. LANE'S // LINIMENT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 10.6 cm x Width 4 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is yellowed, shows wear along edges and has several minor tears, particularly on its upper right and left hand sides; label also has several brown and black stains; cork is covered with a layer of a dark brown substance
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
City of manufacturer found through old newspaper advertisement online, "Clippings," Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 34, Number 5193, 19 November 1867
Images
Less detail
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
Less detail