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Blair's Pyorrhoea Remedy

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
010020515 a-c
Description
Pyorrhoea remedy comes in a clear glass bottle (a) with a seam on either side; bottle is stoppered with a brown cork and sealed around the top with white wax; bottle is rectangular in shape and rounds and tapers near the top forming a thin neck and tapering out slightly to form the lip; liquid insiā€¦
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Accession Number
010020515 a-c
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Periodontal Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Pyorrhoea remedy comes in a clear glass bottle (a) with a seam on either side; bottle is stoppered with a brown cork and sealed around the top with white wax; bottle is rectangular in shape and rounds and tapers near the top forming a thin neck and tapering out slightly to form the lip; liquid inside is brown with some dark brown sediment at the bottom; there is a yellow label adhered to the front of the bottle printed on in black ink; rectangular box (b) is made out of cardboard and is ivory, yellow and green in colour, product information is printed in black ink on all sides of the box; inside, there is a brown corrugated cardboard support for the bottle (c) which is 'L' shaped and has four ridges which run lengthwise.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
c - support
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa).
Maker
Blair Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: clear
paper: ivory, green, yellow
cardboard: brown
cork: brown
wax: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on yellow label: "BLAIR'S // PYORRHOEA // REMEDY // Use equal parts of Mouth Wash and // water. keeping well to the back of // the throat working the solution // between the teeth with the // tongue. Use morning and // at night. // ZincChloride Cassia Formaldehyde, // Menthol, With their Astringent // and Antisepties // Net contents 6 oz. // PRICE 50 CENTS // BLAIR MEDICINE CO. // Toronto Ont."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row D
Length
a - 15.7 cm b - 18.9 cm c - 10.5 cm
Width
a - 5.8 cm b - 6.7 cm c - 5.2 cm
Depth
a - 3.8 cm b - 4.5 cm c - 4.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
(a) is in good condition and does not leak despite some cracks around the wax sealant; (b) shows signs of foxing around the edges and staining on the bottom of the box; the top flaps have all detached; one top flap was reattached with acid free tape, the other pieces were discarded due to their extremely poor condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Free Dictionary" website
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
pyorrhoea is the inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets and can often lead to loosening of the teeth
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