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Wampole's Paraformic Throat Lozenges A Powerful Antiseptic and Germicide [Paraformic Throat Lozenges bottle]

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
011006007
Description
Empty clear glass bottle with a silver metal screw-on cap; with a moulding seam running along sides of the bottle; paper label wraps around leaving center of back exposed; label has black and pink decorative border; label includes French / English instructions for use.
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Accession Number
011006007
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty clear glass bottle with a silver metal screw-on cap; with a moulding seam running along sides of the bottle; paper label wraps around leaving center of back exposed; label has black and pink decorative border; label includes French / English instructions for use.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's great-aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Based on company information and decorative design on label
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
paper: white
ink: black, pink
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Wampole's // Paraformic // (Trade Name) // Throat Lozenges // A POWERFUL ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE // Will Relieve and Prevent // Sore Throat // Tonsillitis, Stomatitis // Catarrh of the Throat, etc. // COMPOSITION: - Paraformaldehyde, // menthol, boric acid and demulcents. // MADE BY // HENRY K. WAMPOLE & CO. Limited // PERTH, ONT., CAN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is discoloured and dirty, missing minor areas, shows abrasions and with minor rips on both sides; cap shows wear, minor scratches and minor dents
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Dental Watch"; "Paraformaldehyde / Wikipedia"; "Niagara Apothecary Museum"; "Bottlebooks.com" websites
Research Facts
Paraformaldehyde is a polymerized form of formaldehyde and is obtained by hydrolysis of adding menthol to solutions of 37% formaldehyde and received the name 'formalin'. Paraformaldehyde is used as a fumigant, disinfectant and fixative. When it contacts water, it forms formaldehyde, a preservative in embalming fluid. Formaldehyde solutions are highly toxic and carcinogenic.
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm.
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