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ginger lozenges

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.48
Description
Clear glass jar with cylindrical body, ending with a wide neck with a small collar or lip; glass stopper; paper label; about one-third full of brownish "ginger loz."
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Accession Number
1980.18.48
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass jar with cylindrical body, ending with a wide neck with a small collar or lip; glass stopper; paper label; about one-third full of brownish "ginger loz."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Wyeth
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: clear
paper: orange; black
contents: brown
Inscriptions
On paper label: "DISPENSED BY // TAYLOR'S ANTISEPTIC PHARMACY"; "GINGER LOZ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 20.9 cm x Diam. 7.9 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary," 20th ed.
Research Facts
Ginger is an all-around herb and a warming herb that has been shown to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, boost your immunities, and even help to relieve coughs and sore throats.
used for flatulence, dyspepsia, and colic.
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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001011
Description
Small bottle filled with tiny round white pills; black metal screw cap; white and blue paper label with directions for use.
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Accession Number
996001011
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Homeopathy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small bottle filled with tiny round white pills; black metal screw cap; white and blue paper label with directions for use.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from Scott Jordan Nov. 6 1994 by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
D. L. Thompson
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
glass: clear
paper: white; blue
metal: black
Inscriptions
Lycopodium // Dose - 8 Pellets // taken dry on the tongue // Prepared by // D. L. Thompson // Homeopathic Pharmacists // 844 Yonge St. Toronto
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.9 cm. x Width: 2.3 cm. x Depth: 2.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label slightly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
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No. 13 for skin disorders

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001014
Description
Small plastic vial with white plastic screw top; white paper label, with blue writing, adhered to vial.
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Accession Number
996001014
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Skin Diseases -- drug therapy
Homeopathy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
Small plastic vial with white plastic screw top; white paper label, with blue writing, adhered to vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from Scott Jordan Nov. 6 1994 by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
D. L. Thompson
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
plastic: clear
paper: white; blue
Inscriptions
No. 13 For Skin Disorders // Prepared by // D. L. Thompson // Homeopathic Pharmacists // 844 Yonge St. Toronto
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.2 cm. x Diam. : 1.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper discoloured, particularly in areas where it has been glued; some dirt accumulation on vial
Copy Type
Original
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wintergreen bottle

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000003423
Description
Round amber glass bottle with a cork stopper and two labels, the top one smaller and on cloth, the bottom one longer and on paper directly below the first; the bottle still contains some of it contents; about 2.0 cm of liquid with some solid pieces in it, one larger than the others, possibly part o…
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Accession Number
000003423
Collection
Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Pain -- drug therapy
Description
Round amber glass bottle with a cork stopper and two labels, the top one smaller and on cloth, the bottom one longer and on paper directly below the first; the bottle still contains some of it contents; about 2.0 cm of liquid with some solid pieces in it, one larger than the others, possibly part of the cork; the bottom of the bottle has "A 72" raised in it, and the bottle has two mold seams which reach up the base of the neck of the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From the Rockwood / Kingston Psychiatric Hospital / Providence Continuing Care Centre.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: amber
cork: tan
cloth: grey/tan
paper: tan
pencil markings: grey
Inscriptions
Handwritten on top label: "Winter // Green"; handwritten on bottom label: "Winter Green // for lame back"; raised on bottom of bottle: "A 72".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row C
Height
19.7 cm
Diameter
8.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip in lip of bottle, top right corner of bottom label coming off, cork missing portion
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Article, website
Reference Comments
"Treatment of Low Back Pain: The Potential Clinical and Public Health Benefits of Topical Herbal Remedies", by Patricia R. Hebert, PhD, E. Joan Barice, MD,and Charles H. Hennekens, MD, DrPH, J Altern Complement Med, 2014 Apr. 1; 20 (4): 219-220: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3995208/
"Methyl salicylate/aspirin (salicylate) equivalence: who do you trust?" by Johnson, PN, Welch DW. PMID: 6464351, 1984 Aug;26(4):317-8.
WebMD, Vitamins and Supplements, Wintergreen, Accessed June 27, 2019: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-783/wintergreen
Asylum Projects, "Kingston Psychiatric Hospital": http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php/Kingston_Psychiatric_Hospital
"A Dating Key For Post-Eighteenth Century Bottles", by T. Stell Newman, January 1970, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 70–75: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03373388
Research Facts
The main ingredient in wintergreen oil is methyl salicylate, closely related to acetylsalicylic acid, better known as aspirin.
One milliliter or 20 drops of wintergreen oil is akin to taking almost six regular strength aspirin pills (1860 mg)
Wintergreen oil is made by soaking wintergreen herbs in water and steam processing them.
Wintergreen oil is sometimes used topically as a counterirritant to help relieve muscle pain; it is also used to flavour candy, tea, foods, and pharmaceutical products.
Ontario Hospital Kingston gained this name in 1920; before it was Rockwood Hospital. In 1965 the name changed again to Kingston Psychiatric Hospital. Since 2001, it has become part of the Providence Care Centre.
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Dr. Thomas' Eclectric oil

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Dates
1924
1930
circa 1924-1930
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000006002 a-b
Description
A hollow, rectangular glass bottle with broad sloped shoulders and a ring below a threaded neck; a concave bottom is fused on the body column; a paper label is adhered across the front side of the bottle, extending to the centres of the left and right sides; the metal screw cap has a rolled end and…
Accession Number
000006002 a-b
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A hollow, rectangular glass bottle with broad sloped shoulders and a ring below a threaded neck; a concave bottom is fused on the body column; a paper label is adhered across the front side of the bottle, extending to the centres of the left and right sides; the metal screw cap has a rolled end and line grips around the top rim; the bottle is full of liquid (see accession sheet for sketch).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson.
Maker
Northrop - McGillvray Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1924
1930
circa 1924-1930
Date Remarks
Conventional screw-top bottle became common after 1924
Material
glass: translucent dark brown
paper: yellow
metal: black
Inscriptions
The bottom of the bottle has raised marks that read "1 // 8 // 4"; there is a triangle in the centre and the number "73139" appears below the triangle; label: "DR. THOMAS' // ECLECTRIC // OIL"; "S N Thomas"; "Contains: Camphor 0.87% w/v // Oil of Thyme 0.01% w/v // 50 ml // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // RÉSERVÉ À L'USAGE EXTERNE // G.P. No. 394114 // NORTHROP-McGILLVRAY // LIMITED // TORONTO CANADA // ESTABLISHED 1854"; lot number is stamped: "LOT NO 4762"; right side: "Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil is also known as Canadian Healing Oil in many // parts of the world. // Minor Burns — Apply quickly and freely and bind up. To avoid cracking, // keep the bandage moistened with the Oil. // Insect Bites, Stings, Chapped Hands, Muscular Pains, Minor Rheumatic // Pains, Neuralgia, Backache, Aching Joints, Bruises and Sprains // Apply liberally, working the Oil in well. // Coughs due to Colds, Bronchitis, False Croup and Simple Sort Throat // Apply the Oil freely to the neck and chest using prolonged gentle rubbing. Cover the chest with a soft cloth after treatment."; left side: right side repeated in French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle has a white crystalline stain on the front side between cap and label, probably caused by the spilt contents of bottle; paper label has a round grey stain
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, pp. 21, 24; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising," by A. Walker Bingham, 1994, pp. 43, 68,124, plate 59; "The Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs," 7th ed., Merck & Co., 1960, pp. 200-201, 751; "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils," by Julia Laws, 1995, p. 228
Research Facts
Eclectric Oil has a wide variety of local application for inflammation. This drug's application is somewhat consistent with the traditional usage of its active ingredients, camphor and oil of thyme.
Thyme is a powerful disinfectant and antiseptic, so it also helps to fight off colds and infections. Great for all sorts of coughs but especially for dry coughs.
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Homepathic B & R No. 20

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Dates
1910
1960
circa 1890 - 1960
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
016022042
Description
Rectangular white plastic bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending with screw on lid; tan paper label; three quarters full of 0.4 cm white tablets; plastic bottle is more modern than label attached.
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Accession Number
016022042
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular white plastic bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending with screw on lid; tan paper label; three quarters full of 0.4 cm white tablets; plastic bottle is more modern than label attached.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Boericke & Runyon
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1960
circa 1890 - 1960
Material
plastic: white, black
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "3000 // HOMEOPATHIC // B & R TABLETS // No. 20 // Each tablet Represents: // Spigelia 3x // Magnesia Phosphorica 6x // Belladonna 3x // (Total Belladonna Alkaloids // .000001 gr.) // To allay neuralgic pains, especially // those relieved by warmth. Facial // neuralgia. // FOR ADULTS ONLY. Dose: Two tablets every fifteen minutes for four doses. If necessary two tablets // can be continued every two hours // for several more doses. If conditions // are not alleviated consult a physic- // cian. // 2035 // BOERICKE & RUNYON // Division of Boericke & Tafel, Inc. // 1011 ARCH STREET. PHILA. 7, PA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Width
7.2
Height
13.8
Depth
5.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor tears; moderate lifting of label from bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Boericke & Tafel. The Herb Museum.
Research Facts
Over the years, Boericke and Tafel maintained branches in many cities across the United States. They were staffed by experienced pharmacists, many of whom had worked with Boericke and Tafel "since boyhood."
In about 1890, William Boericke formed a partnership with E. W. Runyon, in San Francisco, and formed the company of Boericke and Runyon.
Sometime during the 1940's Boericke and Runyon were sold to Humphreys Pharmacal, and became a division of that company.
The label on the bottle dates to 1910 - 1930 but the plastic bottle it is affixed to dates to 1950 - 1960.
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

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Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; r…
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Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cough -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- bottle
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cream and black rectangular paper label with product information and directions in English on front and smaller label in French on back; embossed manufacturer information on textured bottom; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; cap has rolled bottom edge, vertical ridges in sides, and round top; box has product information in English on exterior front, proper right side, and top flap and in French on exterior back, proper left side, and bottom.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 17.7 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 3.1 cm
b – box – Length 18.2 cm Width 7.0 cm Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Sterling Products, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company “diamond O and I logo” on bottom of bottle used 1929 – 1954; date mark “6” is last number of year manufactured
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown, cream
ink: yellow, red, black
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front bottle label: “CONTAINS 5 FLUID OZS. // AYER’S // Cherry Pectoral // TRADE MARK REG. IN CANADA // Contains No Opiates // SHAKE WELL // TAKE WITHOUT WATER // SWALLOW SLOWLY // ADULTS: For Bronchial irritations // and coughs due to colds – tea - // spoonful every half hour for three // hours, then every hour as need - // ed. In severe cases two tea - // spoonfuls. // Children: 10 to 15 years, one – half // adult dose; 5 to 10 years, one - // fourth to one – third adult dose; // 2 to 5 years, 8 to 15 drops. // Small doses taken frequently are // more effective // than large doses // taken less often. // Sterling Products, Ltd. // Windsor, Ontario // Successor to // THE AYER CO. INC. // No. 11824 Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act”; stamped on front bottle label: “41907”; printed on front of box: “AYER’S // for Colds // CHERRY // PECTORAL // TRADE MARK REG IN CANADA // for Coughs // STERLING DRUG MFG LTD. // WINDSOR – ONTARIO”; printed on proper left side of box: “75 c // Equally Safe and Effective for Adults and Children. // Contains No Opiates. Valuable for preventing coughs // and colds from going down into the bronchial tubes. // Quick and lasting relief for coughs. Loosens phlegm. // Stimulates necessary expectoration. Sooths dry irri- // tated throats. For deep-seated coughs and bronchitis. // ESTABLISHED 1841 BY J. C. AYER, M. D. // CONTENTS 5 FL. OZ.”; stamped on bottom left side of box in black ink: “41907”; printed on top flap of box: “AN EFFECTIVE COUGH // MEDICINE // GOOD FOR ALL THE FAMILY”; hand written on top flap of box: “75”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration all over front and back bottle labels; top box flaps torn, distorted, and unstable; major staining on top of box, especially on proper left side and back of box; minor soiling all over box, especially on top flap; minor tears and abrasion to edges of box
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document (online)
Document
Reference Comments
“Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Bottle.” Odyssey’s Virtual Museum, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Griffenhagen, George and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
James Cook Ayer was a medical doctor who created a popular line of proprietary medicines; Ayer’s first product, his Cherry Pectoral, was first marketed in 1841 as a cure for various conditions, including coughs, influenza, and consumption; it originally contained opiates, but these were eventually removed from the formula; the packaging of this bottle focuses on the application of the remedy for bronchial conditions and coughs.
The Ayer Company was acquired by Sterling Products in 1938.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company merged in 1929 and used the famous “diamond, O and I" logo until around 1954.
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Dreco Stomach Tonic and Alternative

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Dates
1928
1940
circa 1928 - 1094
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
018009002 a-c
Description
Transparent rounded rectangular based glass Dreco Stomach Tonic and Alternative bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap, beige and navy rectangular cardboard box (b) with removable brown rectangular corrugated cardboard box liner (c); bottle three quarters full with brown liq…
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Accession Number
018009002 a-c
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- drug therapy
Jaundice
Headache -- drug therapy
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Digestive Disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- digestive disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
Description
Transparent rounded rectangular based glass Dreco Stomach Tonic and Alternative bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical grey metal screw cap, beige and navy rectangular cardboard box (b) with removable brown rectangular corrugated cardboard box liner (c); bottle three quarters full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; back wall recessed; flat rectangular side walls with product name embossed; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external lug type thread; rectangular push-up, circular mold mark, and manufacturer information embossed on bottom; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; rectangular white and navy paper label with product information and directions in English on front and smaller label with information and directions in French on back; cap has vertical indents on sides and flat top; box has product information and directions in English on front and proper left side and in French on back and proper right sides bordered in decorative geometric patterns; corrugated liner folded into rectangular box shape with open top and bottom ends.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 21.1 cm Width 6.9 cm Depth 3.7 cm
b – box – Length 25.1 cm Width 8.0 cm Depth 4.5 cm
c – box liner – Length 16.5 cm Width 7.7 cm Depth 4.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
The Dreco Co. of Canada Limited
Dates
1928
1940
circa 1928 - 1094
Date Remarks
Dominion Glass Company trademarked D-in-diamond logo on the bottom of the bottle in 1928; no date marks present, were first introduced by Dominion in 1940
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown, white
ink: navy
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on front bottle label: “DRECO // AN EFFECTIVE TONIC // AND ALTERNATIVE // A splendid Remedy for disorders arising from slug- // gish action or functional in- // activity of the liver, kidneys // and bowels. // DIRECTIONS // Take one tablespoonful three time a // day, best taken before meals. If it // acts too freely on the bowels, lessen // the dose: if it does not act free enough, // increase the dose. For children about // 12 years old, a tablespoonful three times // a day. // No. 9280. PROPRIETARY AND PATENT MEDICINE ACT // Distributed by // The DRECO CO. of CANADA // LIMITED. // BALTIMORE, U. S. A. and // MONTREAL, Canada.”; embossed on right and left sides of bottle: “DRECO”; embossed on bottom of bottle: “D”; printed on front of box: “DRECO // No. 9280 The Proprietary and Patent Medicine Act. // A // STOMACH TONIC // and ALTERNATIVE // A splendid remedy // for disorders arising // from sluggish action // or functional inac- // tivity of the liver, // kidneys and bowels. // PRICE $1.25 // DISTRIBUTED BY // Dreco Co. of Canada // LIMITED // MONTREAL, CANADA // also at // BALTIMORE U. S. A.”; printed on proper left side of box: “DRECO – For chronic constipation, biliousness, jaundice, sick headache lassitude and other disorders arising from chronic // inactivity of the stomach, liver and bowels. // In therapeutic activity it covers a wider range than that of simple cathartics since its tendency is to restore the organs con- // cerned in elimination of waste products to a state of normal healthy activity. // It is not intended as a purgative and for some persons it is not sufficiently laxative at the beginning. In such cases where // additional laxative action is necessary, we strongly recommend HI – SPEED LAXATIVE TABLETS to be taken in connection // with DRECO. The formula for these tablets was selected with great care in order that the best results possible would be // obtained from Dreco by their supplemental action.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion all over cap; minor tears in edges and areas of discolouration on bottom of back bottle label; minor discolouration all over front bottle label; front bottle label separated and creased at bottom; top of box missing; minor discolouration on front of box; major tears in top of box resulting in 6 separate pieces
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Tonic.” Cambridge Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Tonics were used to improve ones general well being and were said to improve many different medical conditions; Dreco was marketed as a treatment for several ailments, including constipation, biliousness, jaundice, and headaches.
The D-in-diamond logo indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company; the logo was introduced in 1928 and markings for dates were introduce in 1940; the lack of date marks suggests the bottle was manufactured between 1928 and 1940.
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Extract of Jamaica Ginger

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Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002098 a-c
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork closure stuck in neck containing 2.0 cm of opaque brown liquid; cream paper labels on both front and back with manufacturer's name, logo, directions for use; other label has information in French and…
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Accession Number
014002098 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork closure stuck in neck containing 2.0 cm of opaque brown liquid; cream paper labels on both front and back with manufacturer's name, logo, directions for use; other label has information in French and German; rectangular red one piece cardboard box (b) printed with product information in English and French; paper folded leaflet (c) advertising another product produced by the same manufacturer in English, French, and Spanish lists product's benefits, uses and ingredients.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 2 cm
b - box - Size: Length 14.8 cm x Width 5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 18 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Company of Canada, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Date Remarks
Provided by donor; IY-1-28 on label = possibly 1928
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream, red
ink: green, black, red
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "NATIONAL // NADRUCO //COMPOUND // EXTRACT OF // JAMAICA // GINGER // A // GRATEFUL WARM - // ING STIMULANT // CARMINATIVE // AND TONIC FOR // DYSPEPSIA // FLATULENCE // COLIC // CHOLERA MORBUS // SUMMER // COMPLAINT // NAUSEA, ETC. // NATIONAL DRUG & CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA LIMITED // CONTAINS GINGER AND // CAPSICUM // CONTENTS 1 1/4 OUNCES // MANUFACTURED IN MONTREAL”; Handwritten on box in black crayon: "25"; in red marker on box's base: "B 169"; printed on bottle label: "NADRUCO // EXTRACT // JAMAICA // GINGER // (COMPOUND) // FOR DYSPEPSIA, COLIC, // SUMMER COMPLAINT, // FLATULENCE, // ETC. // DOSE // FOR AN ADULT, FROM HALF // TO ONE TEASPOONFUL IN // SWEETENED OF PLAIN WAT- // ER EVERY THREE OR FOUR // HOURS // CHILDREN IN PROPORTION // CONTAINS GINGER AND // CAPSICUM - 1 1/4 OZS // NATIONAL DRUG & // CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA // LIMITED // IY-1-28"; printed on leaflet: "COD LIVER OIL PREPARATION // This is a palatable preparation of oil without the // disagreeable, fatty acids, combined with // Wine, Extract of Malt, Wild Cherry bark and Hypophosphites of // Lime, Manganese, Quinine, Strychnine, Iron, Etc. // National Drug Co. of Canada”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row A
Condition Remarks
Approximately half of cork is missing; box's show minor wear along edges, surface grime and minor stains, of box ink colors are faded and abraded along edges; leaflet paper is yellowed, brittle, edges are frayed and have many minor tears
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic.
Ginger is an all-around herb and a warming herb that has been shown to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, boost your immunities, and even help to relieve coughs and sore throats.
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Chlorophyll, Water Soluble

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Dates
1938
1952
circa 1938-1952
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
006033048
Description
Small cylindrical brown glass bottle with tan cork closure and two tan paper labels; front label indicates product information and manufacturing company; partial back label contains part of a warning, missing a third of label; inside contains residue; bottom has embossed numbers and a logo with an …
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Accession Number
006033048
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Food Additives
Pharmacy
Description
Small cylindrical brown glass bottle with tan cork closure and two tan paper labels; front label indicates product information and manufacturing company; partial back label contains part of a warning, missing a third of label; inside contains residue; bottom has embossed numbers and a logo with an "H" on an anchor.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Fritzsche Brothers of Canada, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1938
1952
circa 1938-1952
Date Remarks
Based on the date that the Anchor Hocking glass logo came into use, and the date Dodge & Olcott, Inc. was purchased and incorporated into the company.
Material
glass: brown
cork: tan
paper: tan
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "FB FRITZSCHE BROTHERS OF // CANADA // LTD. FB // TORONTO CANADA // ESSENTIAL OILS // AND // AROMATIC CHEMICALS // FRITZSCHE BROTHERS OF CANADA LTD // TORONTO ONT // REG. CAN. PAT. USA. // BASIC PERFUME // AND // FLAVOR RAW MATERIALS // CS225DTT69 // CHLOROPHYLL // WATER SOLUBLW NEW // FB // 1 OZ. // FB"; printed on back label: "L BEFORE // NG"; embossed on bottom of bottle: "6 // 9 // 7345 // H [superimposed on an image of an anchor]."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-10 Box 1
Height
8.4 cm
Diameter
3.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label stained and fraying at edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
"Chlorophyllin" ScienceDirect: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/chlorophyllin
Testimonial to Frederick Henry Leonhardt on the occasion of his Sixtieth Anniversary with Fritzsche Brothers, Inc., Saturday, April 17, 1954, FHL Foundation: https://fhlfoundation.org/testimonial-to-fritz-leonhardt/
Glass Bottle Marks, "Anchor and H entwined mark: Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation": https://www.glassbottlemarks.com/anchor-and-h-entwined-mark-anchor-hocking-glass-corporation/
"Anchor Hocking Glass Corp." Bill Lockhart, Beau Shreiver, Bill Lindsey, and Carol Serr: AnchorHocking.pdf
"Lightyears Collection, Fritzsche Brothers", Perfume Projects: http://www.perfumeprojects.com/museum/marketers/Fritzsche.shtml
Research Facts
Water soluble chlorophyll was most likely used as a colour additive, giving a green colour to food or liquid.
Fritzsche Brothers was founded August 28, 1871, at 62 Cedar Street, New York City, a subsidiary of chemical maker Schimmel & Co., of Leipzig, Germany, They imported and sold essential oils.
Frederick Henry Leonhardt, president of the company until 1953, arranged for Ernest Guenther to travel the world and learn abotu essential oils. From this, Guenther created a 6-volume text, "The Essential Oils", published in 1947
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