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Dudley’s Malt Whiskey

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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885 - 1915
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1977.12.162
Description
Brown cylindrical glass bottle with a short neck; embossed words with design on the side and bottom; mould marks visible.
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Accession Number
1977.12.162
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Alcoholic Beverages
Description
Brown cylindrical glass bottle with a short neck; embossed words with design on the side and bottom; mould marks visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
The Duffy Malt Whiskey Company
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885 - 1915
Material
glass: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on the bottle: “THE DUFFY MALT WHISKEY COMPANY // ROCHESTER N.Y. U.S.A. // ONE FIFTH GALLON // PATD AUG.24 1886 // 6”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row B
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
25.6
Diameter
7.6
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Malt Whiskey, Wikipedia
False Advertising and the Legacy of Duffy’s Pure Malt Whiskey, Sipp'n Corn
How Mr. Duffy Outwitted Uncle Sam– and Got Rich, Jack Sullivan
Walter B. Duffy. RocWiki
Research Facts
Malt whiskey is whiskey that is made from a fermented mash produced primarily from a malted grain. Unless otherwise indicated, it is generally assumed that the primary grain is barley, although whiskey is also made using malted rye or other grains.
Malted whiskey was the specialty of the Walter B. Duffy Co. and it was marketed across the United States as a heart tonic, remedy for pneumonia, consumption and haemorrhages.
Ultimately, “The Great American Fraud” helped lead to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. This movement, along with the temperance movement and growing sophistication in medical knowledge, spelled eventual doom for Duffy’s.
Beginning in 1915, Duffy's Pure Malt Liquor ceased to make medicinal claims other than its being a "tonic stimulant" and "household remedy." As Prohibition set in, Duffy's dropped the label "whiskey" and marketed its product strictly as a "tonic."
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Dates
1820
1860
circa 1820 - 1860
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016028002
Description
Empty hand blown semi transparent watery green tinted glass pharmacy bottle with shield shape and rectangle base; body has flat arch-shaped front and back walls; right and left side walls angle outward from base and curve into round shoulders; short, cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and unthreade…
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Accession Number
016028002
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Alcoholic Beverages
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty hand blown semi transparent watery green tinted glass pharmacy bottle with shield shape and rectangle base; body has flat arch-shaped front and back walls; right and left side walls angle outward from base and curve into round shoulders; short, cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and unthreaded cylindrical finish; lines from a two-piece mold on sides from base to neck ring; no cork stopper; seams disappear in the neck and pontil mark, the bottle was probably "blown-in-mold"
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in Collection.
Dates
1820
1860
circa 1820 - 1860
Date Remarks
Presence and length of mold lines
Material
glass: green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row A
Length
19.4 cm
Width
9.9 cm
Depth
4.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Chemical residue covers majority of inside surfaces; minor chipping at base; glass is cloudy; minor scratches throughout exterior surface; various sizes of bubbles in glass
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
Polak, Michael. Bottles: Identification and Price Guide, 1994.
https://ourpastimes.com/date-antique-glass-bottles-5760378.html
Research Facts
The bottle was likely produced between 1880 and 1860 due to the characteristic mold lines on the sides of the bottle.
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Anesthone Cream No. 5

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Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001332 a-d
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a), along with a paper leaflet (d); tube has a paper label around circumference.
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Accession Number
000001332 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Astringents -- therapeutic use
Anesthetics -- therapeutic use
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a), along with a paper leaflet (d); tube has a paper label around circumference.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 10.6 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
b - tube - Size: Length 8.3 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 1.9 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
d - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 10.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: cream; red; black
metal: silver
paper: cream; red; blue; beige; black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "1/2 OUNCE OINTMENT No. 5 // ANESTHONE CREAM, IMPROVED // ANESTHETIC CREAM REC. U.S. PAT. OFF. // Contains Adrenalin, (Epinephrine, P.D. & Co.) 1:5000, Ephedrine Hydrochloride, 2%, Ethyl Aminobenzoate, 10%. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A."; "DIRECTIONS FOR USE // Apply a small quantity of the cream to the surface where desired, using the elongated // nozzle or the tip of the finger. Use three or four times daily, or as directed // by the physician. // 50 // PRINTED BY PARKE, DAVIS & CO., DETROIT, MICH."; bottom: "BRANCHES // [22 cities listed]"; back: "Anesthone Cream Improved is of value giving symptomatic relief to // mucous surfaces where there is extreme sensitiveness and congestion. // While possessing local anesthetic properties it is not habit-forming."; right side: "ANESTHONE // CREAM, IMPROVED"; left side: identical to right side; (b) front: "OINTMENT No. 5 // ANESTHONE CREAM // OMPROVED // ANESTHETIC // CREAM // Local Anesthetic, Astringent // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT."; back: "C755108 // Contains Adrena- // lin, 1:5000, Ephedrine // Hydrochloride, 2%, // Para-amino-ethyl- // benzoate, 10%, in a // bland oleaginous // base. // To remove, slip label // over top of tube."; (c) "To the Medical Profession // Anesthone Cream // (Improved) // [text follows] // Clinical Indications [text follows] // Packages [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] * COMPANY // W L Rev 3-32 Printed by Parke, Davis & Co., Walkerville, Ont."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row F
Condition Remarks
Box yellowing, dirty, scuffed, dented; tube dented, but no corrosion; label and leaflet yellowing; leaflet tattered at edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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E. Kiderlen bottle

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Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.70
Description
Empty mauve semi-transparent three-mould glass bottle tapering from the rounded shoulders to the smaller square base with medium-wide collar; embossed on one side manufactuers name; missing paper product lable and closure; this bottle design is typical for gin bottles.
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Accession Number
1980.18.70
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Alcoholic Beverages
Description
Empty mauve semi-transparent three-mould glass bottle tapering from the rounded shoulders to the smaller square base with medium-wide collar; embossed on one side manufactuers name; missing paper product lable and closure; this bottle design is typical for gin bottles.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Netherlands Steam Distillery Co.
Site Made (City)
Rotterdam
Site Made (Country)
Netherlands
Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Material
glass: mauve
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "E. KIDERLEN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7 Row F
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
15.3 cm
Width
5.0 cm
Depth
4.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Base = 3.6 x 3.5 cm; width of shoulder noted above
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Research Facts
Netherlands Steam Distillery Co. made Kiderlen Superior Gin and was available through distributors in Edinburg, Scotland in 1894 and Montreal in 1903; hard to locate information about this manufacturer and product. Images of this product show an opaque glass with 'E. Kiderlen' embossed with the 'E' starting on the upper shoulder with the text top down. This bottle is semi-transparent with the text bottom up with the 'E' on the base'. Trademark for Kiderlen Gin was #26,965.
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S. O. S. Tooth Ache Remedy

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Dates
1940
1969
circa 1940 - 1969
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Dental
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Dental
Accession Number
019003001 a-c
Description
Small empty rectangular transparent S. O. S. Tooth Ache Remedy bottle (a) with removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap (b) and rectangular tan, green, and black cardboard box (c); bottle has flat rectangular side walls with beveled corners and top arches; round shoulders, round neck ring and …
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Accession Number
019003001 a-c
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Dental
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Dental
MeSH Heading
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anesthetics -- therapeutic use
Dental Care
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription; Analgesics
Toothache
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- toothache remedies
Description
Small empty rectangular transparent S. O. S. Tooth Ache Remedy bottle (a) with removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap (b) and rectangular tan, green, and black cardboard box (c); bottle has flat rectangular side walls with beveled corners and top arches; round shoulders, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; rectangular cream and green paper label with product information in English and French on front, right, and left sides; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; circular mold mark and embossed manufacturer information on bottom; cap has curved indents on sides, slightly rounded top, internal continuous thread, and circular grey metallic covered paper insert in interior top; box has product information and directions on front and proper left side and in French on back and proper right side.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 5.7 cm Width 2.0 cm Depth 2.0 cm
b – cap – Length 0.9 cm Diameter 1.7 cm
c – box – Length 7.7 cm Width 2.5 cm Depth 2.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
The Toronto Pharmacal Co., Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1969
circa 1940 - 1969
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company factory mark, first introduced in 1940; presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, discontinued in 1970
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan, cream
ink: light green, dark green, black
plastic: black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: “- S O S - // S. O. S. relieves toothache. // Not to be swallowed. // S. O. S. soulange la mal de dents. // Ne doit pas être avalé. // Proprietary or Patent Medicine // Act No. 11476 // The Toronto Pharmacal Co., Limited // Toronto, Canada”; embossed on bottom of bottle: “D” // 6”; printed on front of box: “S // O // S // Relieves // Tooth- // Ache // Quickly !”; printed on proper left side of box: “Effective whether // there is a dental // cavity or not. // Has local // anesthetic action // but no // narcotics. // DIRECTIONS: // Saturate a small // piece of cotton with // S. O. S. and fill // cavity; if no cavity, // rub on gums. // Repeat frequently // if necessary. // Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act 11476. // THE // TORONTO // PHARMACAL // COMPANY // Established 1896 // TORONTO, ONT.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row A
Condition Remarks
Fading all over bottle label, especially along top; minor soiling on proper right side of bottle label; top missing from box; proper right top flap detached; major tear to proper left top flap; minor soiling all over exterior of box, especially on top front and top proper right side
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Anaesthetic.” English Oxford Living Dictionaries, Oxford University Press, 2019. Accessed 8 June 2019.
Miller, George L. and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Park Canada, 1984.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
S. O. S. was marketed as remedy for toothaches; the label claims that the formula contained no narcotics.
S. O. S. had anaesthetic action, which means it caused insensitivity to pain; this means it was a form of pain relief, not an actual treatment for a dental condition.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company; the Dominion Glass Company factory mark, first introduced in 1940, indicates this bottle was manufactured in Hamilton, Ontario; the Dominion Glass Company diamond logo was discontinued in 1970.
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Kwikstop for Tooth Ache

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Dates
1910
1950
circa 1910-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Dental
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Dental
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1999.3.52 a-e
Description
Rectangular cardboard box (b) contains short square clear glass bottle (a) with cream metal screw cap closure and paper lable, two flat wood toothpicks (d-e) and a cream absorbent cotton ball; box with green panels and cream text.
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Accession Number
1999.3.52 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Dental
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Dental
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anesthetics -- therapeutic use
Dental Care
Home Health
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription; Analgesics
Toothache
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- toothache remedies
Description
Rectangular cardboard box (b) contains short square clear glass bottle (a) with cream metal screw cap closure and paper lable, two flat wood toothpicks (d-e) and a cream absorbent cotton ball; box with green panels and cream text.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
c - cotton ball
d - toothpick
e - toothpick
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1950
circa 1910-1950
Material
paper: cream
glass: transparent
ink: green
wood: tan
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
On box: "Kwikstop // for // TOOTH ACHE // 13633 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // NORTHROP & LYMAN CO. // TORONTO LIMITED CANADA // DIRECTIONS // caution - Do not swallow. Where there is a cavity in the // tooth apply Kwikstop on a piece of absorbent cotton. If there // is no cavity moisten a piece of cotton with kwikstop and // swab the gum on both sides of the tooth. // Kwikstop // Has a local // Anaesthetic // Action'; repeated in French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Height 6.0 cm x Width 2.1 cm x depth 2.1 cm
b - box - Length 7.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
c - cotton ball
d - toothpick - Length 5.9 cm
e - toothpick - Length 5.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Never used
Copy Type
Original
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Kwikstop for Tooth Ache

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Dental
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Dental
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1999.3.98
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