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A. B. S. & C. (Aloin, Belladonna, Strychnine and Cascara) Rx 1 Tablets

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Dates
1950
1969
circa 1950 - 1969
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016023005
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass A. B. S. & C. Rx 1 Tablets bottle with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; filled with several small brown pill tablets; flat side walls with round corners; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylind…
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Accession Number
016023005
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Strychnine
Cascara
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Digestive Disorders -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass A. B. S. & C. Rx 1 Tablets bottle with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; filled with several small brown pill tablets; flat side walls with round corners; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; embossed manufacturers information on bottom; yellow and burgundy paper label with product information wrapped around entire bottle; cap has curved top, rolled bottom edge and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
C. E. Jamieson & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1969
circa 1950 - 1969
Date Remarks
Indicated by Dominion Glass Company information embossed on bottom
Material
glass: brown
paper: yellow
ink: burgundy
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of label: “[Illeg.] Jamieson // Clinic // [Illeg.] 00 100 // [Illeg.] . B. S. & C. Rx 1 // TABLETS // Dose: 1 to 2 tablets // [Illeg.] . E. JAMIESON & CO. LIMITED, // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // WINDSOR, ONTARIO”; printed on back of label: “Each Tablet Contains: // Ext. Belladonna // Lv. 1/8 gr. // Strychnine 1/120 gr. // Contains per maximum // Dose: // ¼ Gr. Belladonna Lvs. // 1/60 Grain Strychnine. // No. 16578 The Pro- // prietary or Patent // Medicine Act. // To comply with the // Pharmacy Act of On- // tario, this bottle is // Labelled Poison.”; embossed on bottom: “D 4103 A”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row A
Length
6.8 cm
Width
3.0 cm
Depth
2.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor abrasion to cap, especially along top and bottom edges; large area of loss to top and bottom corner of front of label; small areas of loss on side of label; minor soiling to label, especially on proper left-side and back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Pilulae Aloini, Strychninae, et Belladonna (N. F.)—Pills of Aloin, Strychnine, and Belladonna.” King's American Dispensatory, 1898. Henriette’s Herbal Homepage, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
“Federal Corporation Information - 047072-4.” Government of Canada, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
A. B. S. & C. stands for Aloin, Belladonna, Strychnine and Cascara; despite poisonous ingredients and the designation of poison on the label, these pills were often used to treat habitual constipation.
C. E. Jamieson & Co. Limited was the name of the company from 1944 until it became Jamieson Laboratories Ltd. in 1998.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Hamilton, Ontario.
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Sloan’s Liniment

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016023007 a-c
Description
Transparent glass octagonal based Sloan’s Liniment bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, fabric tipped metal applicator (b), and tan cardboard packaging box (c); bottle full with yellow liquid; octagonal shaped body with product information and usage on tan paper label on…
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Accession Number
016023007 a-c
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
MM= Administration Drug, Topical -- applicator
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box and package
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- anti-inflammatory
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Pharmacy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Arthritis, Rheumatoid -- drug therapy
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
Description
Transparent glass octagonal based Sloan’s Liniment bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, fabric tipped metal applicator (b), and tan cardboard packaging box (c); bottle full with yellow liquid; octagonal shaped body with product information and usage on tan paper label on front /side and repeats in French on one side; embossed text on recessed back; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; embossed manufacturers information on bottom; cap has flat top, vertical ridges on exterior sides, and internal continuous thread; applicator consists of thin metal rod bent into ring at one end and tipped with fabric at opposite end; box is rectangular with product information and usage top, front, back, and sides; line drawing of portrait and printed signature of Dr. Earl S Sloan on front of box and bottle label.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Length 13.0 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
b - applicator - Length 12.9 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
c - box - Length 14.5 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
Warner – Lambert Canada LTD.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900 - 1920
Date Remarks
The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act was in 1908 (Canada) and required all packaging to list ingredients.
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black, red
metal: grey, black
fabric: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on front of bottle label: “SLOAN’S // LINIMENT // Dr. Earl S Sloan // TRADE-MARK REGISTERED // 2 ½ FL. OZS. // PREPARED BY // WARNER – LAMBERT CANADA LTD. // TORONTO CANADA // No. 24040. The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act.”; printed on side of bottle label: “FOR EXTERNAL USE: Aids in the relief of rheumatic and // arthritic pains, Lumbago, minor strains and sprains. Helps relieve // muscular aches due to exposure, overwork or fatigue. Apply one // or more times daily. // Keep from Fire or Flame. // AN EFFICIENT COUNTERIRRITANT 450H461”; embossed on back of bottle: “SLOAN’S // LINIMENT // MADE IN // CANADA”; embossed on bottom of bottle: “D 0”; printed on front of box: “SLOAN’S // LINIMENT // NOW // INCLUDES // APPLICATOR // Dr. Earl S Sloan // TRADE-MARK REGISTERED // No. 24040. THE PROPRIETARY // OR // PATENT MEDICINE ACT // WARNER – LAMBERT CANADA LTD. // TORONTO, CANADA // 71 cc. (2 ½ Fl. Oz.) // HELPS RELIEVE // RHEUMATIC AND // ARTHRITIC PAINS”; printed on side of box: “FOR // EXTERNAL // USE ONLY // Aids in the // relief of // ARTHRITIC // PAIN, // LUMBAGO, // MINOR STRAINS // AND SPRAINS // HELPS RELIEVE // MUSCULAR // ACHES DUE TO // EXPOSURE, // OVERWORK // OR FATIGUE // [Illeg. number]”; printed on back of box: “SLOAN’S // LINIMENT // Sloan’s Liniment is an excellent counterirritant. It // stimulates circulation in the congested area and // thus helps to bring about the benefits which result // from an increased local supply of blood. // DIRECTIONS FOR USE // Apply Sloan’s Liniment freely – one or more times // daily – by patting on with applicator, fingers or // absorbent cotton. This will produce a feeling of // warmth – a signal that the local flow of blood has // been increased. Do not rub the area after the // Liniment has been applied. Do not bandage after // applying because this may cause blistering. Should // a feeling of increased warmth be desired rub the // skin before your next application of Sloan’s Lini- // ment. If warmth becomes too uncomfortable wash // off the Liniment with soap and cold water // NOTE: For children and those with sensitive skin : // use once or twice daily, mix with equal parts of // cooking or mineral oil before applying // CAUTION: COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURE // DO NOT USE NEAR FIRE OF FLAME”; printed on top of box: “SLOAN’S // LINIMENT”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row A
Condition Remarks
Minor abrasion to front and sides of bottle label; separation of bottle label at top corner; minor scratches to front and back of cap; minor corrosion all over applicator; minor soiling on top, back, and bottom of box; tears to top of box; major areas of loss to outer layer of box, especially on the back and sides, obscuring text
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Article (online)
Website
Document
Reference Comments
Hodges, Jim. “Historical Society Curator Reveals Early 20th Century Success Story.” Sun Journal: New Bern, South Carolina, 2014. Accessed 31 May 2019.
“Warner Lambert.” Pfizer Inc, 2018. Accessed 31 May 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Sloan’s Liniment was originally sold by Dr. Earl S. Sloan as a treatment to relieve pain associated with rheumatism and arthritis; originally used on horses and was eventually marketed for human use; the active ingredient is capsicum, which has a warming effect when rubbed on the skin.
Warner-Lambert, which was founded in 1955, held the rights to sell the liniment with the Dr. Earl S Sloan trademark.
Canadian Parliament passed the Proprietary and Patent Medicine Act 1908, prohibiting the use of cocaine in medicines and requiring pharmaceutical companies to list on the label the ingredients of any medicine if heroin, morphine, or opium was part of the contents.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Hamilton, Ontario.
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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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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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Vial containing Bismuth Salicylate in oil

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Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995003067 a-b
Description
(a) Glass vial containing bismuth salicylate in oil with a metal and rubber seal at the top; the vial also has an attached paper label indicating its contents; (b) cardboard box made to house the above vial.
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Accession Number
995003067 a-b
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Description
(a) Glass vial containing bismuth salicylate in oil with a metal and rubber seal at the top; the vial also has an attached paper label indicating its contents; (b) cardboard box made to house the above vial.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - vial
b - box
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
cardboard: off-white
glass: clear
metal: silver
rubber: black
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Box front reads, "Steri-vial Bismuth Salicylate in Oil with Chloretone (Bismuth Subsalicylate) // For Intramuscular Injections // Each cc contains Bismuth Salicylate 0.13 Gm (2 grs.) Chloretone (Chlorbutol) 3% Phemerol Octyloxyacetate 1:2000 Peanut Oil - q.s. // Parke, Davis & Co. // Walkerville, Ontario"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row E
Dimension Notes
a - vial - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 3.3 cm. x Diameter 3.4 cm.
b - box - Size: Length 8.6 cm. x Width 3.6 cm. x Depth 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) medicine vial is separated; the seal at the top has leaked slightly; (b) the box has minor staining and pen marks; it was also dirty and dusty
Copy Type
Original
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Vial containing Bismuth Salicylate in oil

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Dates
1951
circa 1951
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995003068 a-c
Description
(a) Glass vial containing bismuth salicylate in oil with a metal and rubber seal (broken) at the top; the vial also has an attached paper label indicating its contents; (b) cardboard box made to house the above vial; (c) hand-written note (in ink on paper) from a doctor at Queen's University discus…
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Accession Number
995003068 a-c
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Description
(a) Glass vial containing bismuth salicylate in oil with a metal and rubber seal (broken) at the top; the vial also has an attached paper label indicating its contents; (b) cardboard box made to house the above vial; (c) hand-written note (in ink on paper) from a doctor at Queen's University discussing the use of the medicine on his patient.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - vial
b - box
c - note
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1951
circa 1951
Date Remarks
Note dated 30 Mar. 1951
Material
cardboard: off-white
glass: clear
metal: silver
rubber: black
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Box front reads, "Steri-vial Bismuth Salicylate in Oil with Chloretone (Bismuth Subsalicylate) // For Intramuscular Injections // Each cc contains Bismuth Salicylate 0.13 Gm (2 grs.) Chloretone (Chlorbutol) 3% Phemerol Octyloxyacetate 1:2000 Peanut Oil - q.s. // Parke, Davis & Co. // Walkerville, Ontario
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row E
Dimension Notes
a - vial - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 3.3 cm. x Diameter 3.4 cm.
b - box - Size: Length 8.6 cm. x Width 3.6 cm. x Depth 3.6 cm.
c - note - Size: Length 12.7 cm. x Width 7.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) medicine vial is separated; the seal at the top has been removed and some medicine taken out; (b) the box is missing the flap on the lid and has some staining; it was dirty and dusty; (c) the note is somewhat brittle (acidic paper indicated)
Copy Type
Original
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Bal in Oil ampoule

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Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995003077
Description
Glass vial of Bal in oil which consists of a hollow cylindrical glass vial which has a flat, sealed and round bottom and tapers to a sealed point at the top; sealed into the vial is a clear oil; there is also a paper label attached to the outside which has written information about the contents of …
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Accession Number
995003077
Collection
Angada Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Poisoning -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-toxins, toxins, toxoids, sera -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
Glass vial of Bal in oil which consists of a hollow cylindrical glass vial which has a flat, sealed and round bottom and tapers to a sealed point at the top; sealed into the vial is a clear oil; there is also a paper label attached to the outside which has written information about the contents of the vial.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Connaught Medical Research Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
glass: clear
Bal in oil: clear
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Paper label on the vial reads, "Bal in Oil // 10 // (10% Bal in Peanut Oil containing 20% Benzyl Benzoate) // 3 cc // Lot 1-1 // Connaught Medical Research Laboratories // University of Toronto, Toronto, Can."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.2 cm. x Width: 1.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Vial was dirty and dusty; the top right corner of the paper label is torn and missing; the glass is sealed and the Bal in oil is intact
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/bal-in-oil.html https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06782
Research Facts
It is too oily to be absorbed orally, therefore it requires intramuscular injection (also called dimercaprol injection). Used to treat arsenic, gold, lead, copper or mercury poisoning. It removes heavy metals from the blood, such as lead or mercury, and is excreted in urine. It is very allergenic (contains peanut).
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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005018
Description
(a) A plastic pill counter, a rectangular flat tray with curved walls, and straight-edged rim; there is a pouring spout in the upper right-hand corner; (b) on the left is a slot pill counter, detachable and rectangular with angled sides, ending in a spout at one one for dispensing into a pill conta…
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Accession Number
995005018
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) A plastic pill counter, a rectangular flat tray with curved walls, and straight-edged rim; there is a pouring spout in the upper right-hand corner; (b) on the left is a slot pill counter, detachable and rectangular with angled sides, ending in a spout at one one for dispensing into a pill container; likely a promotional item.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tray - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b - counter - Size: Length 13.1 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Akryl Industries Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
Based on collection dates
Material
plastic: blue
Inscriptions
Printed on the tray of the pill counter in white along bottom edge: "[company logo: an A with a crossline on the right leg, making a small x] // APOTEX INC."; embossed on bottom of tray: "AKRYL INDUSTRIES INC. // MADE IN CANADA // PATENT PENDING
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Condition Remarks
Artefact arrived dusty; appears to be new, without any scratches or other signs of wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #9
Research Facts
Promotional item
Images
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Lubra-Septol sterile water soluble lubricant

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005063 a-c
Description
A metal tube of Lubra-Septol lubricant with crimped bottom and round top and original packaging of a blue, rectangular box; the lubricant tube has a black, round plastic cap; a small rectangular label is affixed to the lower left hand side.
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Accession Number
995005063 a-c
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Lubrication
Description
A metal tube of Lubra-Septol lubricant with crimped bottom and round top and original packaging of a blue, rectangular box; the lubricant tube has a black, round plastic cap; a small rectangular label is affixed to the lower left hand side.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
b - lubricant tube - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on reference publication date
Material
plastic: black
ink: blue; red
cardboard: blue
metal: silver; white; blue
Inscriptions
Printed on box face: "LUBRA- // SEPTOL [red ink] // HARTZ [blue ink] // A STERILE // WATER // SOLUBLE // (FAT FREE) // LUBRICANT // — // THE // J.F. HARTZ CO. // LIMITED // Trade Mark // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // Toronto // Montreal // Halifax // Hamilton"; the box face is illustrated with two interlocking hearts (the Hartz Co. logo) and text is surrounded by a double border; printed on the right hand face in blue ink: "A STERILE LUBRICATING JELLY // Uniform and water-soluble. // Spreads quickly and evenly, facilitating the lubrication of catheters, colon and rectal tubes, speculae, sounds, rectal and vaginal nozzles."; printed in blue ink on the back face: "A // Practical // and // Economical // Lubricant. // Uniform // Greaseless // Emollient // Assists Following Medication // Net Weight // 1040 Grains // Control No. // 24311 // Filled by // 19 26"; all text is surrounded by a double border; printed on the left hand face of the box: "NON-GREASY, NON-CORROSIVE AND // NON-IRRITATING // Will not injure metal surgical instruments nor destroy // rubber or web catheters. // Does not stain hands or linen and is emollient to mucous membrane"; printed on a label affixed to same area: "NEW // FORMULA"; printed on top and bottom flap of box: "LUBRA- // SEPTOL (HARTZ)"; printed on top flap edge: "This Package and // Contents // Made in Canada"; printed on face of lubricant tube: "LUBRA - // SEPTOL // A // STERILE // WATER SOLUBLE // SURGICAL // LUBRICANT"; face is illustrated with a double band of blue and a crest on which is printed "TORONTO // HALIFAX // MONTREAL // THE // J.F. // HARTZ // CO. // LIMITED"; printed on the back face: "HARTZ LUBRA-SEPTOL IS // THE IDEAL LUBRICANT FOR: // . CATHETERS // . COLON & RECTAL TUBES // . SPECULAE // . SOUNDS // .RECTAL & VAGINAL // NOZZLES // MANUFACTURED BY // THE // J.F. HARTZ COMPANY // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL & HALIFAX // PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITAL // SUPPLIES // NET WEIGHT 1040 GRAINS"; back face is illustrated with a double band of blue with two white hearts.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Condition Remarks
The box has discoloured slightly with age; metal tube shows signs of use: tube is not full, and there are compression marks.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 151 (similar to item #2H-139A)
Research Facts
The lubricant is sterilized, viscosity adjusted, water soluble, non-irritating and neutralized.
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Lubra-Septol sterile water soluble lubricant

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9675
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005064 a-c
Description
A metal tube of Lubra-Septol lubricant with crimped bottom and round top and original packaging of a blue, rectangular box; the lubricant tube has a black, round plastic cap; a small rectangular label is affixed to the lower left hand side.
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Accession Number
995005064 a-c
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Lubrication
Description
A metal tube of Lubra-Septol lubricant with crimped bottom and round top and original packaging of a blue, rectangular box; the lubricant tube has a black, round plastic cap; a small rectangular label is affixed to the lower left hand side.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 16.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
b - lubricant tube - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Date Remarks
Based on reference publication date
Material
plastic: black
ink: blue; red
cardboard: blue
metal: silver; white; blue
Inscriptions
Printed on box face: "LUBRA- // SEPTOL [red ink] // HARTZ [blue ink] // A STERILE // WATER // SOLUBLE // (FAT FREE) // LUBRICANT // — // THE // J.F. HARTZ CO. // LIMITED // Trade Mark // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // Toronto // Montreal // Halifax // Hamilton"; the box face is illustrated with two interlocking hearts (the Hartz Co. logo) and text is surrounded by a double border; printed on the right hand face in blue ink: "A STERILE LUBRICATING JELLY // Uniform and water-soluble. // Spreads quickly and evenly, facilitating the lubrication of catheters, colon and rectal tubes, speculae, sounds, rectal and vaginal nozzles."; printed in blue ink on the back face: "A // Practical // and // Economical // Lubricant. // Uniform // Greaseless // Emollient // Assists Following Medication // Net Weight // 1040 Grains // Control No. // 24311 // Filled by // 19 26"; all text is surrounded by a double border; printed on the left hand face of the box: "NON-GREASY, NON-CORROSIVE AND // NON-IRRITATING // Will not injure metal surgical instruments nor destroy // rubber or web catheters. // Does not stain hands or linen and is emollient to mucous membrane"; printed on a label affixed to same area: "NEW // FORMULA"; printed on top and bottom flap of box: "LUBRA- // SEPTOL (HARTZ)"; printed on top flap edge: "This Package and // Contents // Made in Canada"; printed on face of lubricant tube: "LUBRA- // SEPTOL // A // STERILE // WATER SOLUBLE // SURGICAL // LUBRICANT"; face is illustrated with a double band of blue and a crest on which is printed "TORONTO // HALIFAX // MONTREAL // THE // J.F. // HARTZ // CO. // LIMITED"; printed on the back face: "HARTZ LUBRA-SEPTOL IS // THE IDEAL LUBRICANT FOR: // . CATHETERS // . COLON & RECTAL TUBES // . SPECULAE // . SOUNDS // .RECTAL & VAGINAL // NOZZLES // MANUFACTURED BY // THE // J.F. HARTZ COMPANY // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL & HALIFAX // PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITAL // SUPPLIES // NET WEIGHT 1040 GRAINS"; back face is illustrated with a double band of blue with two white hearts.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Condition Remarks
The box has discoloured slightly with age; metal tube shows signs of use: tube is not full, and there are compression marks.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Hospital & Physicians Equipment and Supplies," by J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 151 (similar to item #2H-139A)
Research Facts
The lubricant is sterilized, viscosity adjusted, water soluble, non-irritating and neutralized.
Images
Less detail

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