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Allen's Cough Balsam

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001023
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper missing.
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Accession Number
996001023
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Panel # 1: "Allen's // Cough // Balsam"; panel # 2: "Montreal"; panel # 3: "Davis & Lawrence Co. Lim."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some residue on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Angier's emulsion

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Dates
1947
circa 1947
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.201
Description
A cardboard box containing a labelled glass bottle with a metal cap.
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Accession Number
1980.18.201
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Common Cold -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cardboard box containing a labelled glass bottle with a metal cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Angier Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1947
circa 1947
Date Remarks
label has: "New Size Package adopted Sept., 1947."
Material
paper: yellowish; black
glass: clear
metal
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "ANGIER'S // EMULSION // IMPROVED // for COUGHS // due to Colds"; instructions follow; "Manufactured by // Angier Chemical Company // Boston, Mass // Makers of Angier's Emulsion for over 60 years // New Size Package adopted Sept., 1947."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x WIdth 6.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002021
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle tapered at long neck with sloped shoulders and tan cork stuck in opening, minor bubbles in blown glass; full bottle of brown transparent liquid; affixed to one side is a cream paper manufacturer's label; label has manufacturer's name and address, ingredients, and dosa…
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Accession Number
014002021
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Asthma, drug therapy
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle tapered at long neck with sloped shoulders and tan cork stuck in opening, minor bubbles in blown glass; full bottle of brown transparent liquid; affixed to one side is a cream paper manufacturer's label; label has manufacturer's name and address, ingredients, and dosage information; embossed on all sides is the manufacturer’s information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer's Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on sides: "AYER'S // CHERRY // PECTORAL // LOWELL // MASS, U. S. A."; printed on label: "Ayer's Cherry Pectoral // Non-Alcoholic Revised Formula //; lists of contents: WILD CHERRY, GRINDELIA ROBUSTA, WHITE PINE, SENEGA, BLOODROOT, IPECAC, CITRIC ACID, TERPIN HYDRATE, GLYCERINE, C. P., WATER” and dosage
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row C
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Label shows minor signs of wear along edges and yellowed, cork stopper has minor crack
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

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Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; r…
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Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cough -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- bottle
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cream and black rectangular paper label with product information and directions in English on front and smaller label in French on back; embossed manufacturer information on textured bottom; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; cap has rolled bottom edge, vertical ridges in sides, and round top; box has product information in English on exterior front, proper right side, and top flap and in French on exterior back, proper left side, and bottom.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 17.7 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 3.1 cm
b – box – Length 18.2 cm Width 7.0 cm Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Sterling Products, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company “diamond O and I logo” on bottom of bottle used 1929 – 1954; date mark “6” is last number of year manufactured
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown, cream
ink: yellow, red, black
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front bottle label: “CONTAINS 5 FLUID OZS. // AYER’S // Cherry Pectoral // TRADE MARK REG. IN CANADA // Contains No Opiates // SHAKE WELL // TAKE WITHOUT WATER // SWALLOW SLOWLY // ADULTS: For Bronchial irritations // and coughs due to colds – tea - // spoonful every half hour for three // hours, then every hour as need - // ed. In severe cases two tea - // spoonfuls. // Children: 10 to 15 years, one – half // adult dose; 5 to 10 years, one - // fourth to one – third adult dose; // 2 to 5 years, 8 to 15 drops. // Small doses taken frequently are // more effective // than large doses // taken less often. // Sterling Products, Ltd. // Windsor, Ontario // Successor to // THE AYER CO. INC. // No. 11824 Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act”; stamped on front bottle label: “41907”; printed on front of box: “AYER’S // for Colds // CHERRY // PECTORAL // TRADE MARK REG IN CANADA // for Coughs // STERLING DRUG MFG LTD. // WINDSOR – ONTARIO”; printed on proper left side of box: “75 c // Equally Safe and Effective for Adults and Children. // Contains No Opiates. Valuable for preventing coughs // and colds from going down into the bronchial tubes. // Quick and lasting relief for coughs. Loosens phlegm. // Stimulates necessary expectoration. Sooths dry irri- // tated throats. For deep-seated coughs and bronchitis. // ESTABLISHED 1841 BY J. C. AYER, M. D. // CONTENTS 5 FL. OZ.”; stamped on bottom left side of box in black ink: “41907”; printed on top flap of box: “AN EFFECTIVE COUGH // MEDICINE // GOOD FOR ALL THE FAMILY”; hand written on top flap of box: “75”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration all over front and back bottle labels; top box flaps torn, distorted, and unstable; major staining on top of box, especially on proper left side and back of box; minor soiling all over box, especially on top flap; minor tears and abrasion to edges of box
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document (online)
Document
Reference Comments
“Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Bottle.” Odyssey’s Virtual Museum, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Griffenhagen, George and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
James Cook Ayer was a medical doctor who created a popular line of proprietary medicines; Ayer’s first product, his Cherry Pectoral, was first marketed in 1841 as a cure for various conditions, including coughs, influenza, and consumption; it originally contained opiates, but these were eventually removed from the formula; the packaging of this bottle focuses on the application of the remedy for bronchial conditions and coughs.
The Ayer Company was acquired by Sterling Products in 1938.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company merged in 1929 and used the famous “diamond, O and I" logo until around 1954.
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.141
Description
Cylindrical glass bottle with sharp shoulders, wide neck ending in a thick lip.
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Accession Number
1980.18.141
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical glass bottle with sharp shoulders, wide neck ending in a thick lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed vertically on body of bottle: "BALSAM // HONEY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 9.4 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Martindale, 27th ed.
Research Facts
Used to facilitate expectoration in chronic bronchitis.
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Balsam of Aniseeds

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Dates
1892
circa 1892
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001131
Description
Rectangular clear blue glass bottle; four recessed panels; paper label adhered to one panel; label has blue text.
Accession Number
996001131
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Asthma, drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear blue glass bottle; four recessed panels; paper label adhered to one panel; label has blue text.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Kim Snyder (Toronto) on July 9, 1994.
Maker
Henry Skinner
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1892
circa 1892
Material
glass: blue
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Balsam of Aniseeds // Particular recommended for // Coughs, Colds, Asthmas // ... // Prepared and sold by // Henry Skinner, // Pharmaceutical Chemist and Druggist // Kingston
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.8 cm. x Width: 4.5 cm. x Depth: 3.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured and stained in places
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Benylin Koffettes

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Dates
1988
circa 1988
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001279 a-b
Description
Ten lozenges wrapped together in foil paper (b) in a cardboard box (a); there is a round fluorescent orange sticker on box front.
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Accession Number
000001279 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Ten lozenges wrapped together in foil paper (b) in a cardboard box (a); there is a round fluorescent orange sticker on box front.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
b - lozenges - Size: Length 8.6 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke-Davis Canada Inc.
Dates
1988
circa 1988
Date Remarks
Based on expiry date
Material
foil: yellow
paper: orange
cardboard: white; red; brown; black
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "20 KOFFETS DIN 370975 // PARKE-DAVIS // BENYLIN // KOFFETTES*"; bottom: "Chaque Koffette renferme 5 mg de HCl de diphénhydramine et 50 mg de // chlorure d'ammonium. // Posologie – 1 Koffette au besoin, au maximum, 2 par heure. // Each Koffette contains 5 mg Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride and 50 mg // Ammonium Chloride. // Dosage – 1 Koffette as required, not more than 2 per hour. // Parke-Davis Canada Inc. Scarborough, Ontario. // 26001 // 260B990";back: "(L) 51215 EXP JA88 // [information on front repeated]"; top: "SOOTHING RELIEF OF COUGHS DUE TO // COLDS AND THROAT IRRITATIONS // *Reg. T.M. / M. Enr. Parke, Davis & Company // Parke-Davis Canada Inc. auth. user / usager aut. // SOULAGEMENT DE LA TOUX DUE AU RHUME // ET DES IRRITATIONS DE LA GORGE."; right side: "BENYLIN // KOFFETTES*"; left side: identical to right side; (b) foil paper is stamped with: "BENYLIN KOFFETTES" repeatedly over the entire surface
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row D
Condition Remarks
Box somewhat dirty and scuffed; no apparent problems with foil-wrapped lozenges
Copy Type
Original
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Benylin Koffettes

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Dates
1979
circa 1979
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001436 a-c
Description
A cardboard box (a) containing two foil-wrapped packages of lozenges (b,c) with 10 lozenges in each; there is a price sticker on box front.
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Accession Number
000001436 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box (a) containing two foil-wrapped packages of lozenges (b,c) with 10 lozenges in each; there is a price sticker on box front.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
b - lozenges - Size: Length 8.7 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
c - lozenges - Size: Length 8.7 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1979
circa 1979
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
foil: yellow
paper: white; green; black
cardboard: white; red; black
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "BENYLIN // KOFFETTES // BENYLIN // DIN 370975 // 12 211 UNITED // DRUG MART // 1 99 + tx "; bottom: "Quick Soothing Relief from Colds // Cough and Throat Irritations // Dosage – 1 lozenge as required, not more than 2 per hour. // Benylin Koffettes–Reg. T.M. Stock 21-263-20"; back: "20 LOZENGES/LOSANGES // Each lozenge contains 5 mg. Benadryl® (diphenhydramine HCl) // and 50 mg. Ammonium Chloride. // [above two lines repeated in French] // PARKE-DAVIS // Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd. // Brockville, Ontario"; top: "[bottom repeated in French except last line] // Exp. MR 1982 (L) KB 176"; (b,c): foil is embossed wtih the tiled pattern, "BENYLIN KOFFETTES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row D
Condition Remarks
Box scuffed at corners; no apparent problems with foil-wrapped lozenges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Benylin Sore Throat Lozenges

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001360 a-d
Description
A plastic box (a) with lid hinged at back, containing 3 blister pack trays holding 8 lozenges each (b-d); box has a paper label on front and back
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Accession Number
000001360 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Description
A plastic box (a) with lid hinged at back, containing 3 blister pack trays holding 8 lozenges each (b-d); box has a paper label on front and back
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 7.1 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
b - blister pack - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
c - blister pack - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
d - blister pack - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke-Davis Canada Inc.
Material
paper: yellow; brown; white
metal: silver; brown
plastic: clear; yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "NEW [underlined] // Nouveau // PARKE-DAVIS // PASTILLES CONTRE // LES MAUX DE GORGE // BENYLIN* // SORE THROAT // LOZENGES // CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE LOZENGES U.S.P. // 24 LOZENGES . 25 PASTILLES // HONEY LEMON . MIEL-CITRON // DIN 558168 260H600 26065"; bottom: "Benylin* Sore Throat Lozenges provide soothing, effective relief of // minor sore throats. // Directions: Dissolve one lozenge slowly in mouth as required. // Warning: Sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea, // or vomiting may be serious and you should consult your physician. // Do not administer to children under 3 years of age unless directed by // physician. Keep all medications safely out of reach of children. // [above 7 lines repeated in French] // Each lozenge contains 1.5 mg Cetylpyridinium Chloride // Chaque pastille renferme 1.5 mg de chlorure de cétylpyridinium // *Reg. T.M./M. dép. Parke, Davis & Company // Parke-Davis Canada Inc. auth. user/usager aut. // Parke-Davis Canada Inc., Scarborough, Ontario // 260H570 [printed] [L] [squared brackets are marks] 4S12 [stamped]"; (b-d) back: "BENYLIN // SORE THROAT LOZENGES // PUSH LOZENGE // FROM OTHER SIDE // BENYLIN // PASTILLES CONTRE // LES MAUX DE GORGE // APPUYER DE L'AUTRE // CÔTE PUR // LIBÉRER LA PASTILLE [above text repeated six times] [printed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B
Condition Remarks
Box dusty; labels starting to peel; no apparent problems with blister packs
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001012
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
Accession Number
000001012
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
According to Jack Willson, they were not made after this date
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "BLOOD-ROOT // (Sanguinaria canadensis)"; on front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "BLOOD-ROOT // (Sanguinaria canadensis) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS"; left side: "P D & Co [monogrammed]"; right side: "P D & Co [monogramme]"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion on bottom, where paint is chipped, and inside; numerous scratches; brown-coloured accretion on front; right side is dented; evidence of insects (dead larvae)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to store their herbs in, to make them more visible to the public
Exhibit History
Loaned to Agnes Etherington Art Centre for Museopathy exhibit May 24–Sept. 13, 2001
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001057
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001057
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: cream; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "BLOOD-ROOT // SANGUINARIA, U.S.P. // Sanguinaria canadensis Lin. // Contains not less than 2.5% // alkaloids. // C134989 [stamped] // No. 49 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; Overwritten by hand in pencil: "20"; front: "SYNONYMS - Sanguinaria, U.S.P.; // Red puccoon, Tetterwort, Indian // paint, Engl.; Blutwerzel, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The rhizome. // FAMILY - Papaveraceae. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Used as a stimulat- // ing expectorant in bronchitis, croup // and asthma; also used as a remedy // in atonic dyspepsia. // DOSE - A tablespoonful (15 mils) of // an infusion, half ounce to the pint."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are yellowed; label has brown stains on top and front; box and label are abraded on top; box is dented on top; plastic has come unsealed on right side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001408
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic that has been sealed on each end with a piece of transparent tape; box has a paper label on top, front and back and contains dried plant material
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Accession Number
000001408
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Expectorants
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic that has been sealed on each end with a piece of transparent tape; box has a paper label on top, front and back and contains dried plant material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: brown
paper: beige; black; red
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "BLOOD ROOT // Complies with the B.P. and // U.S.P. requirements. // Sanguinaria canadensis Lin. [printed] // 754925 [stamped] // No. 49 // Not less than 2.5% alkaloids. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A. [printed]"; front: "SYNONYMS – Red Puccoon, Tetter- // wort, Indian Paint, Eng.; Blutwur- // zel, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED – The rhizome. // FAMILY – Papaveraceæ. HABITAT – United States"; back: "PROPERT [illeg] // ing expecto [illeg.] // and asthma [illeg.] // in atonic dys [illeg.] // DOSE – A [illeg.]// an infusion o [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.6 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper yellowing; water marks on bottom, front and top; back flap and label torn and missing 2/3 of paper; some plant material has escaped from box and is escaping from plastic as well
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Images
Less detail
Dates
1964
circa 1964
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001350 a-c
Description
Two sheets of tablets sealed in foil, one complete sheet of 6 tablets (b) and one where a tablet has been torn out (c), in a cardboard box (a); box has a round fluorescent orange sticker on the back.
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Accession Number
000001350 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Two sheets of tablets sealed in foil, one complete sheet of 6 tablets (b) and one where a tablet has been torn out (c), in a cardboard box (a); box has a round fluorescent orange sticker on the back.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box
b - sheet
c - sheet
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
circa 1964
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: white; red
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "12 S.C.T. No. 897 // BODRYL // Compressed Tablets // For relief of symptoms // associated with colds. // Pour soulager les // symptômes du rhume. // EACH TABLET CONTAINS: // AMBODRYL® (Bromodiphenhydramine Hydrochloride, P.D. & Co.) 10 mg. // Acetylsalicylic Acid 190 mg. // Phenacetin 65 mg. // Caffeine 15 mg. // Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 10 mg. // Aluminum Hydroxide Gel, Dried 100 mg. // Stock 25-897-12 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO // L S 404 L "; front: "ADULT DOSE – 1 tablet, four times daily."; bottom: "CAUTION – Keep this and all medication out of the reach of children. // Should not be taken by individuals with chronic disorders, or by // children under 14 year [illeg.] ge, or for more than 7 days unless directed // by a physician. A hig [illeg.] or persistant cough indicates a condition // for which a physician should be consulted. If this preparation causes // drowsiness, do not drive or operate machinery while taking the // medication. // [above 7 lines repeated in French]"; back: front repeated in French; left side: "12 C.T. No. 897 // BODRYL // Stock 25-897-12"; right side: identical to left side.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
a - box - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
b - sheet - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - sheet - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Box yellowing, dirty, scuffed, spotted with mildew; no apparent problems with foil sheets
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Images
Less detail
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001068
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
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Accession Number
000001068
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Fever -- drug therapy
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
According to Jack Willson, they were not made after this date
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED // BONESET // (Eupatorim U.S.P.)"; front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED // [illeg.] [handwritten] // BONESET // (Eupatorium U.S.P.) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING // CHEMISTS."; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."; right side: "PD & CO [ logo, white letters interlaced on a dark circle]"; left side: "PD & CO [logo, as above]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.4 cm x Depth 13.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion on bottom and where paint is chipped; yellow-brown accretion on back; dent in front and top; lid no longer opens.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000;
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to store their herbs in, to make them more visible to the public
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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boneset leaves and tops box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact6340
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1970.4.7
Description
A white cardboard box, sealed, containing herbs.
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Accession Number
1970.4.7
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Fever -- drug therapy
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
Description
A white cardboard box, sealed, containing herbs.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R.G. Guest of Toronto.
Maker
S.B. Penick & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: white; blue
ink: black; blue
Inscriptions
On front: "Initial Line // LOOSE PRESSED // BONESET, LEAVES & TOPS // EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM // NOT N.F. - CONTAINS 5 PER-CENT ASH // N.F. STANDARD 2 PER-CENT ASH // ONE OZ. NET WHEN PACKED // S.B. PENICK & CO. // CRUDE DRUGS // NEW YORK, N.Y., U.S.A. // ASHEVILLE, N.C. CHICAGO, ILL. // JERSEY CITY, N.J. // "The Initial Source of Supply""; on side: "SYNONYM - Eupatorium // PART USED - Leaves & tops // FAMILY - Compositae // HABITAT - No. America"; side: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE [underlined] // PREPARE AN INFUSION BY // STEEPING ONE OUNCE BONESET // IN ONE PINT OF BOILING WATER. // ADULT DOSE // 1/4 TO 1/2 TEACUPFUL TWO OR // THREE TIMES DAILY."; handwritten in pencil over the printing on the front: "E / 15"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Bristamin syrup

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7387
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1977.8.6
Description
A cylindrical brown bottle narrows at the neck and has a plastic screw-on lid; a green and white label is wrapped around the body of the bottle.
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Accession Number
1977.8.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical brown bottle narrows at the neck and has a plastic screw-on lid; a green and white label is wrapped around the body of the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Bristol Laboratories of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
glass: brown
plastic: black
paper: green; white
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "BRISTOL // 25 CC No. 101 // BRISTAMIN // TRADE MARK // SYRUP // Bristamin* Dihydrogen Citrate . . . . . 0.075 Gm. // Fluid Extract of Ipecac, U.S.P. . . . . 0.06 cc. // Ammonium Chloride, U.S.P. . . . . 0.347 Gm. // Sodium Citrate, U.S.P. . . . . .0.322 Gm. // Menthol, U.S.P. . . . . .0.0033 Gm. // with 1% Sodium Benzoate as preservative. // *Bristol Laboratories' Brand of Phenyltoloxamine. // BRISTOL // LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. MONTREAL "; on side of label: "PHYSICIAN'S SAMPLE // Directions: Adults—One to two // teaspoonfuls every three hours // or as required. Children: One-half // to one teaspoonful every three // hours; or as presicribed by the // physician. // Lot. No. L-1272"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 7.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Bronchol Soluble Capsules

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8008
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.80
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.80
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H.K. Mulford Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; dark green
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "Bronchol // SOLUBLE CAPSULES // ORIGINATED BY // H.K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // PHILAD'A - NEW YORK - CHICAGO"; "An effective combination for the treatment of chronic bronchitis, "winter cough" and bronchial catarrh."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Length
4.6 cm
Width
7.4 cm
Depth
1.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some dirty stains and rust; #2: signs of heavy wear on the tin, including scratches in the paint, a dent in the edge of the lid at the front, four spots of inactive corrosion on the bottom front side; a patch of chipped paint in the rear proper left corner 1.0 cm x 0.2 cm; the lid opens easily; the inner surface of the lid is stained black; the pills are black, oval, and approx. five are in pieces; the tin was dirty
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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Bronchol Soluble Capsules

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8009
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.81
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.81
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H.K. Mulford Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; dark green
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "Bronchol // SOLUBLE CAPSULES // ORIGINATED BY // H.K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // PHILAD'A - NEW YORK - CHICAGO"; "An effective combination for the treatment of chronic bronchitis, "winter cough" and bronchial catarrh."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 4.6 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Tin has dirty stains and some rust.
Copy Type
Original
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Catarrhozone Cough Balsam

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2428
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001349
Description
Blake rectangular light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; the front panel is flat and undecorated (likely originally had a paper label); the back and two side panels are recessed and there is embossed lettering on the back pane…
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Accession Number
996001349
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Blake rectangular light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; the front panel is flat and undecorated (likely originally had a paper label); the back and two side panels are recessed and there is embossed lettering on the back panel; the bottle bottom has an embossed number; the bottle is empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Kim Snyder (Toronto), on July 9, 1994.
Maker
N.C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
glass: light aqua
Inscriptions
Back embossing reads, "CATARRHOZONE COUGH BALSAM // PREPARED BY // N.C. POLSON & CO. // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS // KINGSTON CANADA"; bottle bottom embossed with the number "149"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.3 cm. x Width: 5.0 cm. x Depth: 2.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; the inside and the outside of the bottle are both clean
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Photo
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Canadian Bottle and Stoneware Collector" (magazine) issue No. 16, April/May/June 1996, p. 27; there are three binders of information on the Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records; a photograph (b & w) has been taken
Research Facts
See 996.001.269a-c
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Catarrhozone Vapor Treatment

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001352 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; all four panels are recessed; the two side panels have embossed lettering on them; the front and back panels have attached printed paper labels which list product information, …
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Accession Number
996001352 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; all four panels are recessed; the two side panels have embossed lettering on them; the front and back panels have attached printed paper labels which list product information, a trade mark and a picture of a woman using the product; the bottle is full of Catarrhozone Ozonated Air Remedy and is sealed at the neck with a cork; (b) one piece printed cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; box lists product information in English and French and was made to house (a).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm.
b - box - Size: Length 12.3 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 3.8 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Scott Jordan (Ottawa) in Sept. 1993.
Maker
The Catarrhozone Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: clear
paper: off-white
cork: beige
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
(a) Left side embossed, "CATARRHOZONE"; right side panel embossed "MONTREAL"; front label reads, "CATARRHOZONE // VAPOR // TREATMENT // Directions on how to use the product follow."; back label reads, "CATARRHOZONE // TRADE MARK // OZONATED // AIR REMEDY // Directions on how to use the product [in English and French] follow // PROPRIETARY OR PATENT // MEDICINE ACT, NO. 4086 // PRICE 50c. // THE CATARRHOZONE CO. // MONTREAL, CANADA"; (b) box front reads, "CATARRHOZONE // OZONATED AIR // REMEDY // USED TO ASSIST // IN OVERCOMING // CATARRH // COLDS, COUGHS // BRONCHITIS // ASTHMA // HAY FEVER // DEAFNESS // LA GRIPPE // THROAT TROUBLE // PRICE 50c // PREPARED ONLY BY // THE CATARRHOZONE // COMPANY // MONTREAL - CANADA"; back has same information in French; the sides have directions for product use in English and French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row B
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle shows no chips, cracks or wear; the paper labels show wear along the edges but are mostly legible; the cork is complete and undamaged; (b) the top flap has been torn off and the top back of the box is ripped; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Canadian Bottle and Stoneware Collector" (magazine) issue No. 16, April/May/June 1996, p. 27; there are three binders of information on the Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records
Research Facts
See 996.001.269a-c
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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