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F.X. Simard Anticlava Tonique

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001036
Description
Tall, thin rectangular bottle; tapered cylindrical neck with cork stopper; stopper has decorative metal top with a crown on very top to pull cork out; paper labels on front and sides; liquid contents
Accession Number
996001036
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Hair Preparations
Scalp Dermatoses -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall, thin rectangular bottle; tapered cylindrical neck with cork stopper; stopper has decorative
metal top with a crown on very top to pull cork out; paper labels on front and sides;
liquid contents
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Scott Jordan in Feb. 1994
Maker
F.X. Simard
Site Made (City)
Charlevoix
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
F.X. Simard // Anticlava // Tonique // sans alcool // Antiseptique // ... // Prepare per //
F.X. Simard // Baie St.-Paul, Charlevoix, Que. // $2.00 la bouteille
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.2 cm. x Width: 6.1 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Metal on cork slightly tarnished; paper of label discoloured and brittle
Copy Type
Original
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Newbro's Herpicide

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900 - 1920
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005033
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with long bulbous neck; sloped shoulders ending with protruding lip; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005033
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Cylindrical clear glass bottle with long bulbous neck; sloped shoulders ending with protruding lip; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Newbro
Site Made (City)
Butte
Site Made (State)
Montana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900 - 1920
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on sides: "NEWBRO'S // HERPICIDE // KILLS THE // DANDRUFF GERM" on bottom: "390"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row C
Length
15.3
Diameter
4.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor bubbles in glass; minor residue in bottom
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Newbro's Herpicide. The National Museum of American History
Research Facts
Newbro’s Herpicide was developed at the end of the 19th century by Dupont M. Newbro, owner of Newbro Drug Company, a wholesale drug business in Butte, Mont. Mr. Newbro promoted the theory that a bacterium or parasite was the cause of dandruff, which then led to baldness. He claimed to have worked with a bacteriologist to create a formula that would kill the "dandruff germ." Hence the name Herpicide: Herpes (from the Latin "to creep") and cide ("to kill"). Newbro trademarked the word in 1899. By 1902 he sold his Montana drug business to focus on his new product and company, the Herpicide Company, established in Detroit, Mich. The formula proved very successful, and Newbro’s Herpicide was sold nationwide and in Europe through the 1930s.
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