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Specific Medicines Collinsonia

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001146
Description
Square clear glass bottle; short cylindrical neck with wide rim around mouth; label around bottle; all four sides flat; bottle appears never to have been opened.
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Accession Number
996001146
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square clear glass bottle; short cylindrical neck with wide rim around mouth; label around bottle; all four sides flat; bottle appears never to have been opened.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists
Site Made (City)
Cincinnati
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Specific Medicines // Collinsonia // Alcohol 46 percent // Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists, Inc. // Cincinnati, Ohio
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.7 cm. x Width: 4.6 cm. x Depth: 4.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Label is very badly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The Health Benefits of Collinsonia Root. Collinsonia canadensis, also known as Canada horsebalm, hardhack, horseweed, richweed, ox-balm, and stone root, is an herb in the mint family. Historically, it has been used for improving circulation and congestion, especially in the bowels and throat.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Hood's Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001177
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle with white metal screw-on cap and tan paper label on front of bottle; embossed text on back and two sides of bottle; back of bottle has three recessed areas each with embossed words inside; bottle full of dark liquid, cap closure stuck closed.
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Accession Number
996001177
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle with white metal screw-on cap and tan paper label on front of bottle; embossed text on back and two sides of bottle; back of bottle has three recessed areas each with embossed words inside; bottle full of dark liquid, cap closure stuck closed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
C. I. Hood Company Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: tranparent
paper: tan
ink: black
metal: cream
Inscriptions
On label: "HOOD'S // COMPOUND EXTRACT // SARSAPARILLA // TRADEMARK // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. // ALCOHOL 16 1/2 PER CENT. // An Alternative Stomachic // containing also Diuretic and // Laxative Properties // Dose: As usually taken the dose of Hood's // Sasparailla varies from 1/2 to 2 teaspoonsfuls. // As a Stomachic and Stimulant to the Appetite, // Hood's Sasparilla may be taken in hot water // beginning with a small dose and increasing // gradually as necessary. // No. 885 // C. I. HOOD COMPANY, INC. // Manufacturing Pharmacists // Laboraties // New York St. Louis"; embossed on sides: "HOOD'S COMPOUND // EXTRACT // SARSA // PARILLA // NEW YORK ST. LOUIS // C. I. HOOD & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
22.2
Width
7.7
Depth
4.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured, brittle and right side edges lifting, missing sections
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://oldmainartifacts.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/hoods-sarsaparilla-lowell-ma/
Research Facts
Founded by Charles Ira Hood in 1875, C.I. Hood & Co. of Lowell, Massachusetts was among the largest patent medicine companies in the United States and offered a number of personal health products in addition to its well known Hood’s Sarsaparilla. The C.I. Hood and Company was a leader in the development of color lithography as an advertising tool, and produced all of its advertising in-house and owned twenty presses issuing a plethora of colorful trade cards, posters, calendars, cookbooks, pamphlets, and other ephemera all promoting the medicinal benefits of company products.
In 1876, Charles followed the lead of J.C. Ayer & Company and began to compound his own sarsaparilla medicine. In addition to sarsaparilla root, he mixed in dandelion, gentian, juniper berries and 18% alcohol. He claimed great success in curing a variety of disorders including “purifying the blood”, heart diseases, dropsy, rheumatism and scrofula. Within two years of launching his product he was on his way to great success. Charles Hood added to his success with Hood’s Tooth Powder, Vegetable Pills, Oil Ointment, Medicated Soap, Dyspeplets (for dyspepsia), TusSamo (for cough) and Hood’s Lotion.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Gates' Certain Check

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Dates
1887
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001213
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels, each with embossed writing on glass; paper label on front of bottle; tall cylindrical corked neck.
Accession Number
996001213
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels, each with embossed writing on glass; paper label on front of bottle; tall cylindrical corked neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb.1994.
Maker
C. Gates, Son & Co.
Site Made (City)
Middleton
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1887
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Gates // Certain Check // registered 1887, at Ottawa // Manufactured by // C. Gates, Son & Co. // Middleton, N. S. // Keep Well Corked. Shake.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.7 cm. x Width: 4.4 cm. x Depth: 2.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured by age; label dog-eared and torn; some residue remains on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1890
1950
circa 1890 - 1950
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009004 a-c
Description
Semi-transparent octagonal based brown glass “Bynin” Amara bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical tan cork closure, light green with black text rectangular cardboard box (b) and rectangular tan paper promotional leaflet (c); bottle has flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; back wa…
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Accession Number
018009004 a-c
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- 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 -- multi-purpose cures
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
Drugs -- advertisements
Drugs -- pamphlet
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- pamphlet
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drug Packaging -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
Description
Semi-transparent octagonal based brown glass “Bynin” Amara bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical tan cork closure, light green with black text rectangular cardboard box (b) and rectangular tan paper promotional leaflet (c); bottle has flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; back wall recessed; flat rectangular side walls recessed with company name embossed; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck and cylindrical unthreaded finish; octagonal push-up and circular mold mark on bottom; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around neck; bottle is almost full of solid mass creating a heavy bottle; bottle has gold white, and black rectangular label with product information and dosages on front; box has product information on front, testimonials on right and left sides, and information for other products on back; promotional leaflet is one sheet folded into six sections with information for other products on both sides in black ink.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 19.6 cm Width 6.9 cm Depth 4.3 cm
b – box – Length 20.3 cm Width 7.8 cm Depth 5.3 cm
c – leaflet – Length 15.1 cm Width 10.1 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
The Allen & Hanburys Co. Limited
Dates
1890
1950
circa 1890 - 1950
Date Remarks
Box and leaflet have appearance though graphics and text styles to be circa 1890s, use of cork closures not common in non-alcoholic bottles after 1930s and the lable text style and lack of graphics appear from 1950s
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan, light brown, white
ink: black, yellow, light green
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: “MALTED PHOSPHATES // WITH QUININE AND NUX VOMICA // “Bynin” Amara // COMPOSITION: // Quinine Phosphate 1 ½ gr. // Iron Phosphate 2 gr. // Nux Vomica Alkaloids equal to // Strychnine Phosphate 1 – 16 gr. // “Bynin” Liquid Malt 1 oz. // A modification of Easton’s Syrup (one fourth the strength) in // which the sugar in the ordinary preparation is replaced by the // flesh – forming nutritive and digestive constituents of BYNIN. // “BYNIN” Amara is a palatable and reliable tonic. It promotes // digestion, increases the appetite, braces up the nervous system, // strengthens the heart beat and circulation, combats anemia and // cachexia. (It is very serviceable in neuralgia and similar nerve // troubles.) // DOSE – A dessertspoonful to a tablespoonful in water // three times a day, with or immediately before food. // This preparation contains a small quantity of Nux Vomica and // must therefore, in conformity with the Pharmacy Act, be labeled // (Poison.) // SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING // MANUFACTURED BY // The Allen & Hanburys Co., Limited // NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. TORONTO, CAN. // Established London, England, 1715.”; stamped on top of bottle label in blue ink: “Net Contents 10 FL Ounces”; embossed on right and left sides: “ALLEN & HANBURYS”; printed on front of box: “TRADE MARK // A. D. 1715 // A Powerful Tonic // and Digestive // “Bynin” // TRADE MARK // Amara // MALTED PHOSPHATES // WITH QUININE AND NUX VOMICA. // ‘Bynin’ Amara is a combina- // tion of the Phosphates of Iron, Quinine and Strychnine, with the Active Malt Extract, ‘Bynin // It is an excellent // General Tonic // Allen & Hanburys Ltd., // Lombard Street, London, // AND AT // Vere St. Cavendish Square, London, W. // UNITED STATES : Niagara Falls, N. Y. // CANADA : Garrard Street East, Toronto. // AUSTRALASIA : Market St., Sydney. // SOUTH AFRICA : Smith Street, Durban. // COPYRIGHT // NET CONTENTS 10 OZS.”; printed on back of box: “SPECIAL // Malted Combinations // MANUFACTURED BY // Allen & Harburys Co., Ltd., // ‘Bynin,’ liquid malt. // ‘Bynin’ Amara // ‘Byno’ Chrismol // ‘Bynol,’ The ‘Allenburys’ Malt and Oil // ‘Byno Cascada’ // ‘Byno’ Haemoglobin // ‘Byno’ Hypophosphites // ‘Byno’ Phosphates // Allen & Hanburys Co., Ltd., // TORONTO, CANADA // (Established London, Eng., A. D. 1715.)”; printed on left side of box; “THE MEDICAL MAGAZINE writes : - “ ‘Bynin’ Amara is an excellent tonic and its power is // much increased by the nutritive and digestive qualities of that reliable form of Malt which this firm issue // under the name ‘Bynin.’ If ‘Bynin’ Amara proves as useful and as popular as ‘BYNO’ HYPOPHOS- // PHITES, Messrs. Allen and Hanburys must be congratulated on having added two most valuable // preparations to our Therapeutics.” “; printed on right side of box: “The LANCET writes: - “This excellent preparation is a distinct advance on Easton’s Syrup. // Not only does it contain the phosphates and iron, quinine and strychnine unimpaired, but the vehicle for // their palatable administration is, as our experiments have shown, a powerful digestive of farinaceous food. // This vehicle is ‘Bynin’, or Liquid Malt, which exhibits a powerful liquefying and converting action upon // starch. This formula is such as is admirably adapted for the administration of one of the best tonic // combinations known.”; titles printed at top of promotional booklet pages include: “ “Trade ‘BYNOL’ Mark // Cod-Liver Oil and Malt”; “Byno”- Phosphates // An Improved Chemical Food for Children”; “CHRISMOL // An Intestinal Lubricant”; “ ‘Allenbury’ // RUSKS (Malted)”; “The “Allenburys” // Diet // A Light Food // for General Use”; “Byno Chrismol // The “Allenbury’s Malt and Chrismol”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010 (a-b)
0010-A (a-b)
Storage Room 2005 (c)
2005-5-6 Binder E-9a (c)
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration along mouth of bottle; front label separating from bottle; minor discolouration and scratches to top of cork; top of box missing; large tear top corner on front of box; minor staining on proper left side of box; small white encrustations on front and proper right side of box; minor abrasion, tears, and areas of loss on edges of box; leaflet distorted and creased but stable; minor tears in edges of booklet; large tide marks and white encrustations on all pages
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Tonic.” Cambridge Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Peterson, John. “How to Date Antique Glass Bottles.” Our Pastimes, 2017. Accessed 5 June 2019.
“Bottle Dating.” Society For Historical Archaeology, 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Research Facts
Tonics were used to improve ones general well being and were said to improve many different medical conditions.
“Bynin” Amara was marketed as an effective tonic capable of treating many different ailments; the label claims that it strengthens heart rate and circulation, relieves anemia and cachexia, imporves appetite, and treats nervous troubles; the formula contains strychnine and the required designation of “Poison” is printed on the label.
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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1968.2.2
Description
Glass bottle with cork, hexagonal shape, labelled "poison."
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Accession Number
1968.2.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Poisons
Description
Glass bottle with cork, hexagonal shape, labelled "poison."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. A.A. Track.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: blue
cork: brown
Inscriptions
In raised lettering on the sides of the glass bottle: "POISON // DO NOT TAKE // USE WITH CAUTION"; "2 oz"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 11.3 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
The hexagonal shape is typical of poison bottles.
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Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer jar

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1968.2.3 a-b
Description
A round blue bottle with narrowed mouth; inscribed on side and on base; screw-on metal cap.
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Accession Number
1968.2.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Headache -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A round blue bottle with narrowed mouth; inscribed on side and on base; screw-on metal cap.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. A. A. Track.
Maker
Emerson Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
glass: blue
metal: grey
Inscriptions
In raised lettering on bottle: "BROMO-SELTZER // EMERSON // DRUG CO. // TORONTO, ONT"; inscribed on base: "5" and "D" inside a diamond shape; on cap: "Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer // To Open Turn [upward-curving arrow]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 5 Row B
Length
a - 16.3 cm
Diameter
a - 7.0 cm b - 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1969.10.1 a-b
Description
Ceramic portion of pipe head is carved in the form of a left-handed fist that is gripping something; set on top of the fist is a circular metal holder in which opium is burnt; the pipe head is connected to a long, brown, wooden stem by a short cylindrical metal tube into which the pipestem end fits…
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Accession Number
1969.10.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Opium
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- narcotics
Description
Ceramic portion of pipe head is carved in the form of a left-handed fist that is gripping something; set on top of the fist is a circular metal holder in which opium is burnt; the pipe head is connected to a long, brown, wooden stem by a short cylindrical metal tube into which the pipestem end fits; mouthpiece at other end is made of ceramic.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pipe head - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 4.3 cm
b - pipestem - Size: Length 33.4 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn.
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Date Remarks
Research provided by expert
Material
wood: brown
metal: grey
ceramic: green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-8
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn: 1895-1967.
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opium pipe with pipe-bowl

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Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1969.10.2 a-d
Description
Brown reed opium pipe with trumpet shaped horn mouthpiece (d) and carved wood end of clenched fist (a) to support the turned wood pipe-bowl (b) with brass fittings on a straight brown reed pipe (c); round wood pipe-bowl with slight raised dome has small pin-hole in center, pairs of paint bands on s…
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Accession Number
1969.10.2 a-d
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Opium
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- narcotics
Description
Brown reed opium pipe with trumpet shaped horn mouthpiece (d) and carved wood end of clenched fist (a) to support the turned wood pipe-bowl (b) with brass fittings on a straight brown reed pipe (c); round wood pipe-bowl with slight raised dome has small pin-hole in center, pairs of paint bands on sides and two different incised stamped Chinese character around the base of bowl and brass fitting wrapped with tan fabric strip to permit a tight fit into receiving brass fitting; base of clenched fist is the symbol for Yin /Yang; when assembled the pipe is 32.3 cm long; inspected and confirmed that there is no opium residue.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - clenched fist
b - pipe-bowl
c - reed pipe
d - mouthpiece
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn.
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Date Remarks
Research provided by expert
Material
wood: brown
horn: brown
metal: yellow
fabric: tan
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-8
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - fist – Height 3.8 cm x Depth 4.5 cm x Width 3.2 cm
b - pipe-bowl – Height 4.8 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
c - reed pipe – Length 26.5 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
d – mouthpiece – Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm (d) measured widest end
Condition Remarks
Split in ivory fist from wrist to base of thumb
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn: 1895-1967
http://www.opiummuseum.com/index.pl?pics&63
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_pipe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_den
Research Facts
Opium is one of the world's oldest drugs, originating from poppies. In the 19th century, opium was often smoked in pipes like this in "opium dens". These were associated with Chinese people, but were also frequented by Europeans. The opium had to be vaporized to be smoked, which necessitated the pipe bowl and opium lamp. Opium eventually became a controlled substance in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and much opium paraphernalia was destroyed.
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opium pipe with pipe-bowl

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Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1969.10.3 a-b
Description
Solid ivory opium pipe (a) with sterling silver rectangular saddle and turned ebony wood pipe-bowl with decorative incised designs; pipe has ivory carved mouse on a bed of flowers and leaves; ivory is dyed with brown tones; pipe is made of three sections of ivory affixed together with an opening on…
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Accession Number
1969.10.3 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Opium
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- narcotics
Description
Solid ivory opium pipe (a) with sterling silver rectangular saddle and turned ebony wood pipe-bowl with decorative incised designs; pipe has ivory carved mouse on a bed of flowers and leaves; ivory is dyed with brown tones; pipe is made of three sections of ivory affixed together with an opening on one end and a decorative closed end; saddle is plain with simple border; turned bowl with decorative bands, slightly raised dome, two symbols of incised Chinese characters and silver fittings; inspected and confirmed that there is no opium residue.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - pipe
b - pipe-bowl
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn.
Dates
1880
1920
1880-1920
Date Remarks
Research provided by expert
Material
ivory: brown
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-8
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
50.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - pipe - Length 50.0 cm x Diam. 2.7 cm
b - pipe-bowl - Height 6.0 cm x Diam. 6.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Ivory yellowed with age;sterling tarnished; saddle missing some sealant; minor dirt in carving; bowl shows wear and wear; two small cream globs inside bowl
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr. Leslie G. Kilborn: 1895-1967
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dispensing scales

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Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.169.1 a-v
Description
A wooden box (g) with a lid contains a set of scales (d,e,f) and a number of weights (a-c,h-v); a tassle hangs from the bar for holding the scales, and the pans are connected to the bar by green cords.
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Accession Number
1969.169.1 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
A wooden box (g) with a lid contains a set of scales (d,e,f) and a number of weights (a-c,h-v); a tassle hangs from the bar for holding the scales, and the pans are connected to the bar by green cords.
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm
b - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - weight - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 1.9 cm
d - tray - Size: Diam. 7.0 cm
e - tray - Size: Diam. 7.0 cm
f - bar - Size: Length 18.6 cm x Width 12.8 cm
g - box - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
h - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
i - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
j - weight - Size: Length 0.8 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
k - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
l - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
m - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm
n - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm
o - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.9 cm
p - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.7 cm
q - weight - Size: Length 0.6 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
r - weight - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm
s - weight - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Width 1.5 cm
t - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm
u - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.0 cm
v - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 0.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W & T Avery
Site Made (City)
Birmingham
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c.-late 19c."
Material
metal: silver; yellowish
fabric: green
fabric: maroon
wood: brown
Inscriptions
A label on the underside of the lid reads: "W & T AVERY // Manufacturers of all kinds of // Scales, Scale Beams, Steelyards, Patent Weighing Machines: // Screw Plates, Die Stocks &c. &c. // DIGBETH // BIRMINGHAM"; four of the weights (c,r,s,t) have a picture of a lion on top of a crown stamped onto one side; above the lion/crown is stamped the word "STANDARD"; below the lion/crown is stamped: "W. & T. A."; on the opposite side is stamped the size of the weight, ranging from two drams to 1 1/2 scruples.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
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