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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
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McLean’s Vegetable Worm Syrup

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14144
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002014 a-b
Description
Rectangular transparent glass bottle (a) for vegetable worm syrup with sloped shoulders and a silver and black metallic screw cap closure; bottle is four-fifths full of opaque viscous brown liquid; two labels, English and French; white paper lists the manufacturer's name, proprietary legal informat…
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Accession Number
014002014 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
MM= Drugs -- anthelmintics -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent glass bottle (a) for vegetable worm syrup with sloped shoulders and a silver and black metallic screw cap closure; bottle is four-fifths full of opaque viscous brown liquid; two labels, English and French; white paper lists the manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information and gives directions for use of product; the other label is in French and gives less detailed instructions for use and less proprietary information; pale yellow rectangular one piece cardboard box (b) with decorative graphics with illustration of child's face; sides lists the name of the product and the location of directions for use inside.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - box - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
The Baird Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Woodstock
Site Made (State)
New Brunswick
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: yellow, white
ink: black, blue
metal: silver, black
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "McLean’s // Vegetable // Worm Syrup // A Safe pleasant & Effectural // remedy for Worms // in Children or Adults // Purely Vegetable // from a Recipe of the late // Dr. C. W. McLean // The Baird Co., Limited // CHEMISTS // WOODSTOCK, N. B. // PROPRIETOR // THE PROPRIETARY, OR // PATENT MEDICINE ACT No 5782”; ON BOTLE: “DIRECTIONS // FOR USING // MCLEAN’S // VEGETABLE WORM SYRUP // For a child under two years, half // a teaspoonful; between two and // five, a teaspoonfuls, between five // and ten, one and half teaspoons- // ful; over ten, two teaspoonful // may be given morning and evening every other day for three days, and // followed by a dose of Castor Oil // or Senna, if it is thought necessary // The deposit at the bottom of the // bottle must be thoroughly shaken // up with the mixture before using // SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING //None genuine without the sig - // nature of the Proprietor // Contents 1 1/2 Fluid Ounces"; handwritten on box's top with black coloured pencil: "79"; embossed on bottle's base: "P. d. 1933 9"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row B
Condition Remarks
Paper box is faded, shows minor wear around edges, surface grime and minor stains
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
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
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Comstock's Vermifuge

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14162
Dates
1840
1860
circa 1840-1860
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002032
Description
Empty transparent aqua-tinted cylindrical glass bottle without stopper or label; embossed with product name; hand blown glass created irregular shape, uneven lip and base shows remains of a pontil.
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Accession Number
014002032
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anthelmintics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent aqua-tinted cylindrical glass bottle without stopper or label; embossed with product name; hand blown glass created irregular shape, uneven lip and base shows remains of a pontil.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Comstock & Brothers Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1840
1860
circa 1840-1860
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Embossed: "COMSTOCK'S // VERMIFUGE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.6 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches on interior and exterior of bottle's lip and neck
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Product's use and full name of company discovered through online newspaper advertisement, "COMSTOCK'S VERMIFUGE," The Newfoundlander, June 28 1852; CD #6
Research Facts
Product used as worm medication for children and adults
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