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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001148
Description
Circular amber glass bottle; paper labels on front and back; short circular neck with wide lip of opening; partial cork stopper in neck.
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Accession Number
996001148
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- diuretics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Circular amber glass bottle; paper labels on front and back; short circular neck with wide lip of opening; partial cork stopper in 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
Park, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Fluid Extract // Pichi // Fabianna, imbricata R. & P. // No. 357 Park, Davis & Co. // Manufacturing Chemists // Detroit Michigan // Walkerville // Ontario
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Length
12.1 cm
Diameter
5.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper labels discoloured; dirt has accumulated on top rim of neck
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001188
Description
Small rectangular amber glass bottle; bottle very plain; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; paper label on one side of bottle; some pills still in bottle.
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Accession Number
996001188
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small rectangular amber glass bottle; bottle very plain; cylindrical neck with cork stopper; paper label on one side of bottle; some pills still in bottle.
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
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
Inscriptions
100 // Chocolate-Coated // Pills // No. 980 // Blaud // Laxative // 122 // soft // ... // Parke, Davis & Co. // Walkerville, // Ont., Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 4.5 cm. x Depth: 3.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label badly discoloured by age
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Cinchona Compound

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001311
Description
Round amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged, with flat toop and squared edges; there are two printed paper labels on the front and back of the bottle which list product information; one label shows the Parke, Davis & Co. factory; the bottle contains medica…
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Accession Number
996001311
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- depressants -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Round amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged, with flat toop and squared edges; there are two printed paper labels on the front and back of the bottle which list product information; one label shows the Parke, Davis & Co. factory; the bottle contains medication residue and is sealed with a partial (broken at the top) cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Scott Jordan in Ottawa in Feb. 1994.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
paper: off-white
cork: dark
Inscriptions
Front label reads, "LIQUID // NO. 526 // CINCHONA COMPOUND // FOR B.P. 1914 TINCTURE // C569956 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // WALKERVILLE, ONT., CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.5 cm. x Diam. : 4.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks, or wear; the front label is complete and shows minor wear and staining; the back label is complete wtih some wear at the top and staining; all printing is legible; the cork is broken at the top and stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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bottle of neo-silvol

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Dates
1923
1933
circa 1923-1933
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
009042005
Description
Circular opaque amber glass one ounce bottle of neo-silvol, a mild type of silver antiseptic, with cork stopper and cream paper label on front and back with brown ink; about three quarters full of neo-silvol liquid; includes instructions to create various solutions.
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Accession Number
009042005
Collection
Bonita Erwin Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Circular opaque amber glass one ounce bottle of neo-silvol, a mild type of silver antiseptic, with cork stopper and cream paper label on front and back with brown ink; about three quarters full of neo-silvol liquid; includes instructions to create various solutions.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the museum by Bonita Erwin, University of Toronto School of Nursing Grad; item owned by donor's grandfather Dr. Harold Barker with a general practioner's office in Sharbot Lake, Ontario.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1923
1933
circa 1923-1933
Date Remarks
Patent date is January 9, 1923 meaning this is the earliest possible date
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: cream
ink: brown
ink: cream, brown
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "ONE OUNCE // NEO-SILVOL // Patented Canada Jan. 9, 1923. No. 227848 // (Colloidal Silver Iodide Compund) // Contains about 20% of Silver // Iodide in Colloidal form. // A MILD TYPE OF SILVER ANTISEPTIC // Apply in 5% to 40% solution water. // Neo-Silvol designates the Colloidal // Silver Iodide Compound manu- // factured by P. D. & Co. // PROTECT FROM MOISTURE // C698732 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONT., CANADA"; printed on back: "NEO-SILVOL // TO MAKE A SOLUTION QUICKLY - ADD // THE NEO-SILVOL TO THE WATER AND // SHAKE IMMEDIATELY AND VIGOR- // OUSLY FOR ONE MINUTE. // To make percentage solution // as indicated: // 5% - 12 grs. dissolved in water // to make 1/2 fluid ounce ... "; manufacturer's marks embossed on bottom of bottle: "8 75" and "D" in diamond shape
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Size: Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork stopper has three dark incised stripes on top; minor discolouration of paper labels
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Colloidal Silver," Wikipedia. September 8 2008. July 14 2014; "Parke-Davis," Wikipedia. October 31 2013. July 11 2014; CD #6.
Research Facts
Product used to kill infectious bacteria; prior to 1938 it was used as mainstream antibiotic; generally used as disinfectant; Parke-Davis & Co. was once America's oldest and largest drug maker; founded in Detroit; Parke, Davis & Co. name adopted in 1871.
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