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Dates
1882
circa 1882
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050029
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
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Accession Number
003050029
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Mercury
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Two toned earthenware corked mercury bottle; the bottle is 2-tone brown, light on the body and darker on the neck; it has a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
A. W. Buchan & Co Potteries
Site Made (City)
Edinburgh
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1882
circa 1882
Date Remarks
Internet; the number on the maker's mark (10) probably means that the bottle was made in 1910 based on similar marks on other Scottish bottles, but this is not known for sure.
Material
earthenware: brown
cork: brown
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "MERCURY // LYMANS, Limited Montreal // 10 // BUCHAN // 2 // PORTOBELLO // EDINBURGH
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Diam. 7.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is slightly torn and stained.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Timeless Treasure, Antiques and Collectables Online"
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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