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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-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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xylocaine ampoules

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Dates
1943
1960
circa 1943-1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
995005098 a-m
Description
(a) A rectangular cardboard box with a folding top; holds (b-m); printed label has a ten-pointed star on it; (b) rectangular sheet of paper with instructional information on xylocaine; folded in 8 sections; (c) rectangular cardboard holder made of two stacked rectangular boxes (three horizontal lay…
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Accession Number
995005098 a-m
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Anesthetics, Local
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
(a) A rectangular cardboard box with a folding top; holds (b-m); printed label has a ten-pointed star on it; (b) rectangular sheet of paper with instructional information on xylocaine; folded in 8 sections; (c) rectangular cardboard holder made of two stacked rectangular boxes (three horizontal layers) and pierced with ten circular holes that fit the xylocaine ampoules (d-m); a fold of cardboard secures the ampoules in place; (d-m) cylindrical glass ampoule, half-filled with clear liquid; bottom is flat, while the top tapers to a long neck and rounded tip.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - box - Size - Length 9.9 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 7.1 cm
b - instruction sheet - Size - Length 21.1 cm x Width 17.3 cm
c - holder - Size - Length 9.2 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
d - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
e - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
f - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
g - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
h - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
i - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
j - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
m - ampoule - Size - Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 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
Astra Pharmaceuticals (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Cooksville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1943
1960
circa 1943-1960
Date Remarks
Xylocaine discovered in 1943; widely accepted by the 1950s.
Material
cardboard: blue; off-white
paper: tan; blue
glass: clear
xylocaine: clear
Inscriptions
(a) Illegible handwriting on lid; printed on side: "10 Ampules 2 cc size // XYLOCAINE® // HCP 2% // (Lidocaine Hydrochloride // Injection, U.S.P.) // AN AQUEOUS SOLUTION // WITHOUT EPINEPHRINE // MADE IN [inside ten-pointed star: ASTRA] CANADA // ASTRA // PHARMACEUTICALS (CANADA) LTD // TORONTO 18 *CAN PATENT NO 503 645 ONTARIO"; printed on top, vertically, facing left: "CAUTION: To be used only by or // on prescription of physician or // dentist. // Consult accompanying circular for // dosage details and directions for // use. // LOT 303."; printed on top, vertically, facing right: "Each cc. contains: // Xylocaine Hydrochloride // (Lidocaine // Hydrochloride) [series of '–'] 0.02 Gm. // Sodium Chloride [series of '–'] 0.006 Gm. // Methylparaben [series of '–'] 0.001 Gm. // Water for injections [series of '–'] q.s. ad 1 cc"; (b) printed on sheet, front page: "XYLOCAINE® HYDROCHLORIDE // (brand of Lidocaine [filled-in five-pointed star] U.S.P.) // AN AQUEOUS SOLUTION FOR LOCAL ANESTHESIA // PACKING // [packaging information listed] // INDICATIONS // [instructions for use listed] // *Canadian Patent No. 503.645 MADE IN CANADA"; second page: "XYLOCAINE DOSAGES // [dosages listed]"; third page: "TOPICAL USE // [use listed] // MAXIMUM DOSE // [dosage information listed]"; back page: "TREATMENT OF OVERDOSAGE // [treatments listed] // NOTES [usage notes listed] // AUTOCLAVING // [procedures listed] // S 50M—1-65 // ASTRA // PHARMACEUTICALS (CANADA) LTD. // COOKSVILLE, ONTARIO"; (d-m): printed on ampoule: "2 cc // XYLOCAINE HCL 2% // (Lidocaine Brand) // PLAIN SOLUTION // ASTRA // TORONTO 18, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5 Row A
Condition Remarks
(a) Liquid stain on top surface; corners worn; (b) instruction sheet heavily creased, slightly discoloured; (c) slightly stained; (d-m) in good condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site (online pharmaceutical database)
Research Facts
Used as a local anaesthetic; still in use today
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pocket ampoule case

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Dates
1925
1964
1925-1964
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995006003 a-m
Description
A black leather case containing 11 ampoules; the case (a) is rectangular and seals shut with two snaps; inside the case are 12 slots for holding the ampoules; the slots are lined with purple velvet; the ampoules are of variable size and shape and contain stelazine (b), stelazine (c), digifoline (d)…
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Accession Number
995006003 a-m
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
A black leather case containing 11 ampoules; the case (a) is rectangular and seals shut with two snaps; inside the case are 12 slots for holding the ampoules; the slots are lined with purple velvet; the ampoules are of variable size and shape and contain stelazine (b), stelazine (c), digifoline (d), ardmatic ammonias (wrapped in a net with cotton on both ends) (e), infundin (f), ergometrine (g), ergometrine (h), caffeine sodio-benzoate (i), camphor in oil (j), ergone (k), and pituitrin (l); there is also a sheet with information about some of the drugs (see attached photocopy (m).
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
b - stelazine - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - stelazine - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
d - digifoline - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
e - aromatic ammonia - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
f - infundin - Size: Length 4.4 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
g - ergometrine - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
h - ergometrine - Size: Length 3.6 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
i - caffeine sodio-benzoate - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
j - camphor in oil - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
k - ergone - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
l - pituitrin - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
m - sheet - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 9.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett. It was given to him by Mahood Drug Co.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1964
1925-1964
Date Remarks
Dr. Bennett practiced medicine from 1925 until 1964.
Material
leather: black
glass: clear, amber
paper: white
fabric: purple
Inscriptions
"C.W. BENNETT, M.D. // COMPLIMENTS OF MAHOOD DRUG CO." printed on the inside lid of the case; "Physician's Pocket Ampoule Case" printed on the top of the sheet; "Printed by Parke, Davis & Company, Walkerville, Ontario." printed on the bottom of the sheet
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the case
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St; He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics.
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Stelazine antiemetic case

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Dates
1925
1964
1925-1964
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
995006004 a-f
Description
A reddish leatherette case (a) containing stelazine; the case is rectangular and seals with a single snap on the front; inside are clear plastic loops to hold the products inside and a pocket for holding paper; there are two sealed plastic cylinders each containing several blue pills and cotton (b,…
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Accession Number
995006004 a-f
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antiemetics
Nausea -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
Description
A reddish leatherette case (a) containing stelazine; the case is rectangular and seals with a single snap on the front; inside are clear plastic loops to hold the products inside and a pocket for holding paper; there are two sealed plastic cylinders each containing several blue pills and cotton (b,c); there is a sealed package containing two suppositories (d); there are also two sheets of paper, one with stelazine information (see attached photocopy) (e), and one with re-ordering information (f).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
b - stelazine pill jar - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
c - stelazine pill jar - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
d - stelazine suppository package- Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
e - information sheet - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 11.5 cm
f - re-ordering sheet - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Diam. 6.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett.
Maker
Smith Kline & French
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1964
1925-1964
Date Remarks
Dr. Bennett practiced medicine from 1925 until 1964.
Material
leatherette: reddish
plastic: clear
paper: white
Inscriptions
"for your bag // 'STELAZINE' // ANTIEMETIC CASE" printed on the front of the case; various information printed on the cards and packages inside
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-6
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the case
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St; He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics; Stelazine is used to treat nausea and vomiting.
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Dates
1925
1965
1925-1965
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995006007
Description
A corked ergoklonin bottle; the bottle is dark amber coloured and has a paper label; appears to be empty.
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Accession Number
995006007
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis
Hemorrhage -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- ecbolic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A corked ergoklonin bottle; the bottle is dark amber coloured and has a paper label; appears to be empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett.
Maker
John Wyeth & Brother Inc.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1925
1965
1925-1965
Date Remarks
Dr. Bennett practiced medicine from 1925 until 1964.
Material
glass: dark amber
paper: white, green
cork: brown
Inscriptions
"ERGOKLONIN // Wyeth // Liquor Ergotae Praeparatus // A standardized preparation // containing principally the // newly discovered, rapidly // acting water soluble oxytocic alkaloid of ergo [illeg.]" printed on the front of the bottle with "MADE IN CANADA // John Wyeth & Brother Inc. // Walkerville ONT" printed beneath
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper label is severely deteriorated.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St; He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics.
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Dates
1955
1965
1955-1965
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995006008 a-c
Description
A bottle of unicaine HCl solution (local anaesthetic) in a box; the bottle (a) is clear with a firmly attached metal cap with a rubber center for the insertion of a needle; the bottle is about 1/5 of the way filled; there is a secondary removable metal cap (b) which fits over the rubber one; the bo…
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Accession Number
995006008 a-c
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Local
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A bottle of unicaine HCl solution (local anaesthetic) in a box; the bottle (a) is clear with a firmly attached metal cap with a rubber center for the insertion of a needle; the bottle is about 1/5 of the way filled; there is a secondary removable metal cap (b) which fits over the rubber one; the bottle is stored in a cardboard box.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
c - box
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett.
Maker
Novocol Chemical Mfg. Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
1965
1955-1965
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
rubber: tan
cardboard: beige, pink
Inscriptions
"UNICAINE HCl // SOLUTION // 38 mg. per cc. with // SUPRANOL 1:60,000 // Novel // 30cc 30cc // LOCAL ANAESTHETIC // Each cc. contains: Unacaine HCl 0.038 gm. // Supranol 0.000017 gm. // Brand of Epinephrine // U.S.P. (Natural) // Sodium Bisulfite // 0.0015 gm. // Distilled water // q.s.ad. // Novocol Chemical // Mfg. Co. of Canada Ltd. // TORONTO 5, ONTARIO" printed on the box and bottle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row A
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
c - box - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Some deterioration of the label and box.
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St. He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics.
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V-Cillin Oral Pencillin

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Dates
1950
1965
1950-1965
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995006010 a-f
Description
Thin round metal canister containing four tongue depressors; the canister is a plastic cylinder open at one end; the plastic is clear, blue, and white; there is a white metal cap which screws on; inside are four wooden tongue depressors, possibly coated with ilotycin.
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Accession Number
995006010 a-f
Collection
Dr. Clifford W. Bennett Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Bacterial Infections -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-biotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Thin round metal canister containing four tongue depressors; the canister is a plastic cylinder open at one end; the plastic is clear, blue, and white; there is a white metal cap which screws on; inside are four wooden tongue depressors, possibly coated with ilotycin.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - cannister - Size: Length 16.6 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 3.7
c-f - tongue depressors - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 1.8 x Depth 0.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Clifford. W. Bennett.
Dates
1950
1965
1950-1965
Material
plastic: clear, blue, white
metal: white, yellow
wood: brown
Inscriptions
"ORAL PENICILLIN OF CHOICE ... V-CILLIN // (PENICILLIN V. LILLY) // ILOTYCIN // (ERYTHROMYCIN, LILLY) - SAFEST WIDE-RANGE ANTIBIOTIC" printed twice on the canister
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
The cannister is slightly deformed
Reference Types
Other
Research Facts
Dr. Bennett graduated from Queen's Meds in 1921. He was a general practitioner in Kingston and practiced medicine at 197 Queen St; He practiced from 1925 until his death in 1964; he had a certificate in obstetrics.
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No. 13 for skin disorders vial

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

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Dates
1920
1950
c. 1920-1950
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
992061001 a-j
Description
Travelling prescription bottles with glass stoppers are inserted into metal sheaths; bottoms have cotton ball padding; tops have spring-loaded plate trattling; appears to be constructed to fit into a case or box (missing)
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Accession Number
992061001 a-j
Collection
Queen's University Archives / Kingston General Hospital Archives Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Travelling prescription bottles with glass stoppers are inserted into metal sheaths; bottoms have cotton ball padding; tops have spring-loaded plate trattling; appears to be constructed to fit into a case or box (missing)
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - stuck together
b - black; stuck in shell
c - lid for (b)
d - glass bottle
e - metal bottom for (d)
f - metal top for (d)
g - glass bottle with stopper
h - metal bottom for
i - metal top for
j - paper label for (d)
Dates
1920
1950
c. 1920-1950
Date Remarks
Though the bottles themselves are of an older style, Drs. Bogart and Boucher, a father and son-in-law partnership, had a practice together in Kingston from around the 1920s onward. According to the label on one of the bottles, the bottles most likely came from this practice.
Material
glass: clear; grey
metal: grey
fabric: white
Inscriptions
On label: "& BOUCHER // T., KINGSTON // to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. // with label"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
a - stuck together - Size: Length 12.3 cm. x Diam. 4.5 cm
b - black; stuck in shell - Size: Length 11.9 cm. x Diam. 4.5 cm
c - lid for (b) - Size: Length 7.3 cm. x Diam. 5.0 cm
d - glass bottle with label - Size: Length 9.1 cm. x Diam. 4.1cm
e - metal bottom for (d) - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Diam. 4.5 cm
f - metal top for (d) - Size: Length 7.3 cm. x Diam. 5.0 cm
g - glass bottle with stopper - Size: Length 9.0 cm. x Diam. 3.5 cm
h - metal bottom for (g) - Size: Length 5.3 cm. x Diam. 3.7 cm
i - metal top for (g) - Size: Length 6.2 cm. x Diam. 4.3 cm
Condition Remarks
some metal is corroded inside where medicine leaked; scratches; dents; #2: lids corroded; liquid inside vial b
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.aquaexplorers.com/Bottle_collecting_mold_marks.htm
https://www.facebook.com/VintageKingston/photos/a.161632017314321/1466515323492644/?type=3&theater
Research Facts
The bottles appear to have no seam, which indicates that they may have been hand blown.
Drs. Bogart and Boucher practised together in Kingston. Dr. Boucher was married to Dr. Bogart's daughter Thelma Wells Bogart, who was a horticulturalist.
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