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Petrolatum Lily White

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032044
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with narrow cream paper label in blue text; half full of content; label with decorative border.
Accession Number
997032044
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with narrow cream paper label in blue text; half full of content; label with decorative border.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // Petrolatum // LILY WHITE // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
12.4 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
The Historical Apothecary Compendium by Daniel A. Goldstein.
Research Facts
Made from petroleum, it can be of various thickness, however it is most commonly a jelly like-substance used in lip balms, moisturizers, hair products etc. It is used to lock moisture in the skin and hair. It is not a health hazard at the amount being used currently; only very refined versions are sold in Canada.
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Ammoniated Mercury Ointment

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032045
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113905; full of content; label with decorative border; second small paper label added under main label; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Accession Number
997032045
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113905; full of content; label with decorative border; second small paper label added under main label; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // OINTMENT // OF // Ammoniated Mercury // C. F. 5% // Use as directed by physician // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 113905 LONDON ONTARIO"; separate label in red ink: "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act. Sec. 31 // W. E. Saunders, Limited // LONDON, ONT."; embossed on bottom: "1 D 5 // 4260-B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
12.4 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper abraded edges, missing portion lower right, surface grime; remnants of brittle clear adhesive tape under label
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet (NCBI website)
Research Facts
Used in the form of ointment, it was applied 2-3 times a day. It was used for impetigo, psoriasis, minor skin infections, bacterial infections, and anti-septic. It was found to be a poison that can cause chronic mercury intoxication, so it was discontinued as a medicine.
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Zincoline Ointment

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032046
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat clear glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 121678; half full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Accession Number
997032046
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat clear glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 121678; half full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: clear
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // ZINCOLINE // A bland soothing ointment containing Boric // Acid, Zinc Oxide (20%), and Eucalyptol in // an emollient base. // Apply freely with or without dressings // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 121678 LONDON ONTARIO"; embossed on bottom: "1 D 9 // 3186"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
11.0 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper with surface grime; straight scratch in metal cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet (NCBI website and US Pharmacist website)
Research Facts
Containing boric acid, zinc oxide and eucalyptol, it was used as an ointment. It treated skin irritation, eczema, psoriasis, and likely diaper rash, though it contains boric acid which has since been proven dangerous to babies (zinc is fine though).
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032047
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113127; full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Accession Number
997032047
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113127; full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "SIXTEEN OUNCES // PIXIN OINTMENT // Solution of Tar 5% // Starch 12 1/2% // Zinc Oxide 15% // Petrolatum Base // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 113127 LONDON ONTARIO"; embossed on bottom: "3 D 4 // 9081-B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
9.8 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper with surface grime
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
JSTOR, Internet.
Research Facts
It was used as an topical ointment, with starch and zinc oxide added as powders and mixed with other substances (like tar and paraffin) to create a stiff paste. It was used to treat eczema, psoriasis, and sometimes due to its stiffness, the paste was used to fix other medication to the skin. It can produce irritation, black tint, and was odorous.
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Antiphlogistine Medicated Poultice Dressing

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Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032048
Description
Heavy cylindrical short clear glass jar or container; shows thick grey paste inside; white metal cap has product details.
Accession Number
997032048
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical short clear glass jar or container; shows thick grey paste inside; white metal cap has product details.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
The Denver Chemical Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1960
circa 1950-1960
Material
glass: clear
ink: black, orange
metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Antiphlogistine ** TRADE MARKS REGD // MEDICATED // POULTICE // DRESSING // UNSCREW // CAP // SLIGHTLY // BEFORE // HEATING // NET WT. 5 OZ. // DEVISSEZ // LEGEREMENT // LE COUVERCLE //AVANT DE //CHAUFFER // MADE BY // THE DENVER CHEMICAL MFG., CO. // MONTREAL 9, CANADA // No. 21804 The Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act."; embossed on bottom: "I I I // 2615"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
5.3 cm
Diameter
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cap showsminor wear
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
In the early 20th century, Antiphlogistine was one of the old remedies for boils, poison ivy and chest congestion, first used in 1893 and created by Denver Chemical of New York. It was a cream to be heated and applied to intact skin (not irritated or wounded skin), used to soothe muscle, joint and tendon soreness. Counter-irritants (menthol and methyl salicylate) causes skin to feel cool, then warm.
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Glycerin Suppositories

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Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032049
Description
Small clear glass cylindrical jar with white metal screw cap with two cream paper labels, larger one with orange and blue ink and smaller one with blue ink; shows contents of five soft white wax oblongs melted together.
Accession Number
997032049
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Small clear glass cylindrical jar with white metal screw cap with two cream paper labels, larger one with orange and blue ink and smaller one with blue ink; shows contents of five soft white wax oblongs melted together.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
Rexall Drug Company Limited
Dates
1970
1980
circa 1970-1980
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: clear
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: orange, blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "12 Rexall U-580 // Glycerin Suppositories // U.S.P. // FOR ADULTS // We guarantee these suppositories to contain // Pure Glycerin // KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED IN COOL PLACE // REXALL DRUG COMPANY LIMITED": second label: "LOT 712I TO // Easily inserted and retained. 15 to 30 minutes // retention in rectum will usually relieve con - // stipation quickly. It is unnecessary to retain // suppositories until dissolved"; repeats in French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
5.0 cm
Diameter
4.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime, back label with oily stain
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Delievered by rectal administration, this was used as an laxative for constipation. It was inserted into the rectum and dissolved there. It drew water into intestines, inducing a bowel movement within 15-60 minutes.
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Chocolate Coated Strychnine

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032050
Description
Small brown glass rectangular container with black metal screw cap with two cream paper labels; half full of small round pellets; main label with decorative blue border and small lable on back in red text noting the contents are poison; base with embossed glass manufacturers model number.
Accession Number
997032050
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Small brown glass rectangular container with black metal screw cap with two cream paper labels; half full of small round pellets; main label with decorative blue border and small lable on back in red text noting the contents are poison; base with embossed glass manufacturers model number.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "1000 // Chocolate Coated Tablets // 140 // STRYCHNINE // 1-30 Gr. // 1170 // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"; on smaller label: "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act. Sec. 31 // W. E. Saunders, Limited // London - Ontario"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Width
5.03 cm
Height
12.0 cm
Depth
3.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime, back label with minor water stain, edge of cap shows silver metal under black paint
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Used in the Victorian era, taken in very small doses. Very poisonous, causes death by making respiratory muscles contract, resulting in suffocation. Renders nerves more sensitive to stimulation, helping patients with paralysis. Increases saliva production, which in turn increases a patient’s appetite.
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Dates
1963
1970
circa 1963-1970
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032051
Description
Short narrow brown glass bottle swith cork closure wih two distinct lables; this is a 50th Anniversry reproduction medical product not intended for use to commemorate the manufacturers anniversary; on label indicates a typical c1913 product label on cream label, very busy with lots of text and font…
Accession Number
997032051
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Short narrow brown glass bottle swith cork closure wih two distinct lables; this is a 50th Anniversry reproduction medical product not intended for use to commemorate the manufacturers anniversary; on label indicates a typical c1913 product label on cream label, very busy with lots of text and font styles and line drawing of two ladies in Victorian era clothes on an open buggy pulled by a horse, while the other is typical of 1963 product label with gold label, simple text and outline of person; round paper label affixed to cork indicates this product is not intended for use; sealed closure, full of product.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
Frank W. Horner & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1963
1970
circa 1963-1970
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Material
glass: brown
paper: gold, cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
On the older style label: "POISON // do not take internally // BUGGY-BACK // 1913 // CORSET-BACK // F. W. HORNER & CO. // For // the home and // stable // Sore aching back from // water-hauling, churning, // scrubbing, washboard back, // log pulling, ploughing, // hay pitching, coal-heaving, // fighting, horse riding, // stump pulling, ALSO: // croup, colds, colic, etc. // RUB IT IN // For the stable: // Muscular soreness or // stiffness due to exhaustion //and overwork: shoe boils, // thrush. curbs, weak back, // horse ails, grease heal, // windpuffs, cuts, sweeny // of shoulder or hip, itching // in manes & bodywash. // Lin rerebinth B.P."; on other label: "1963 // SOMA // Analgesic and muscle-relaxant // for the treatment of low back pain. // CARISOPRODOL // 350 mg. // Dose: One tablet // three times daily // and at bedtime": on circular lable on cork: "SPECIMEN ONLY // DO NOT USE // THIS SPECIMEN OF AN AN // TIQUE MEDICINE // BOTTLE IS NOT // INTENDED FOR // ACTUAL USE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
12.6 cm
Diameter
4.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper on cork split and repaired
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Potentilly this commemorative bottle was sent to physicians as the donor's husband was a physician. Contents were not intended for use.
Frank W. Horner was born in Warrenton, Virginia, on May 13, 1867, Mr. Horner moved to Montreal in 1893 to work for Davis & Lawrence Co. He was one of the founding members of the Charles E. Frosst & Co. , where he stayed three years, then spent ten years at the John Wyeth & Bros. He founded his company in 1912, as a manufacturing chemist. His business grew steadily before merging with another company in the 1970s.
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032052
Description
Clear glass rectangular container with cork closure with tan paper label and handwritten name of contents; full of brown liquid; prescription bottle with graduated marks along edges adn prescription label from Dr. Rockel.
Accession Number
997032052
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Clear glass rectangular container with cork closure with tan paper label and handwritten name of contents; full of brown liquid; prescription bottle with graduated marks along edges adn prescription label from Dr. Rockel.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Site Made (City)
Millbank
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: clear
cork: tan
paper: tan
ink: black, grey
Inscriptions
On the label: "A. C. Rockel, B.Sc., M.D. // OFFICE HOURS: 9 - 11, 2 - 4 , 7 - 9 // MILLBANK, ONTARIO // PHONE 80, RING 13, MILVERTON BOX 28 // Cascara armat. // Please return Bottle with Label Attached"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Width
6.0 cm
Height
18.2 cm
Depth
3.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime, water stains
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Absorbed in the intestines; reduces the gripping / cramping of digestive tract, causing purgative effects. Made from the bark of cascara, which is dried and aged, otherwise it causes vomiting and diarrhea.
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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032053
Description
Clear glass cylindrical container withglass stopper closure with tan adhesive bandage as a label with hand written name of contents; third full of clear liquid.
Accession Number
997032053
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Clear glass cylindrical container withglass stopper closure with tan adhesive bandage as a label with hand written name of contents; third full of clear liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: clear
tape: tan
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "ETHER // ALCOHOL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
13.8 cm
Diameter
5.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet; person
Research Facts
Could not locate 'ether alchol'; perhaps it's 'Ethyl Alcohol, aka ethanol. Nov 2019
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