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Dates
1944
circa 1944
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
004016001 a-d
Description
A planimeter in a case consisting of the planimeter (a) which is made of black and silver metal and has an adjustable needle and several rotating dials; the tracer arm (b) is made of black metal and consists of a long square shaft with a cylinder at the end; there is also a flat silver device (c); …
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Accession Number
004016001 a-d
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Chromatography -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A planimeter in a case consisting of the planimeter (a) which is made of black and silver metal and has an adjustable needle and several rotating dials; the tracer arm (b) is made of black metal and consists of a long square shaft with a cylinder at the end; there is also a flat silver device (c); the case (d) is coated in black leather and has beige material inside and is fitted to hold the different parts.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - planimeter - Size: Length 12.8 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - tracer arm - Size: Length 20.9 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - metal attachment - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
d - case - Size: Length 23.3 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Provenance
It was given to the donor in 1950 by Colleen Crowe, who was a chemist at Hotel Dieu.
Maker
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1944
circa 1944
Date Remarks
Appears in a 1944 online catalogue
Material
metal: silver; black
leather: black
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
"K+E // 4236 // Serial No. 11478 // Area of Neutral Circle = 214.68 sq. in. // One revolution of the wheel - 10 sq. in. // For factors for scale drawings see page 11 of // Instruction Book" printed on a label on the inside cover of the case; "KEUFFEL & ESSER CO.// MADE IN GERMANY" printed on the tracer arm.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-5
Condition Remarks
There is some white material stained on the back of the case.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "K&E 1944 Price List"; CD #3
Research Facts
Used to measure area under curves on chromatograms
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Dates
1970
circa 1970
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
004016002 a-c
Description
A curvimeter in a box consisting of the curvimeter (a) which has a cylindrical grooved handle and a round flat face with a rotating arm; there is a tiny wheel at the top of the face and spinning the wheel rotates the arm; the face has four concentric circles of measurements; the box is cardboard an…
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Accession Number
004016002 a-c
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A curvimeter in a box consisting of the curvimeter (a) which has a cylindrical grooved handle and a round flat face with a rotating arm; there is a tiny wheel at the top of the face and spinning the wheel rotates the arm; the face has four concentric circles of measurements; the box is cardboard and has a base (b) and a lid (c); the lid has a label with french instructions on it.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - curvimeter - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 10.8 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
c - box top - Size: Length 11.0 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was given to the donor in 1950 by Colleen Crowe, who was a chemist at Hotel Dieu. This object was used to measure the length of non-straight molecules viewed beneath electron microscopes, a function that is now done with the use of computers.
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1970
circa 1970
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
metal: silver
cardboard: brown
paper: white
Inscriptions
"Le Curvimetre" and some instructions printed in French on the label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-5
Condition Remarks
The box is damaged and there is some foxing on the face of the curvimeter.
Reference Types
Internet
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Spencer; Internet: "HOT Math!"; CD #3
Research Facts
These objects are normally used to measure distances on maps. They were produced by a French company who would not sell to North America, therefore they had to be purchased in Europe.
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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
004016003 a-b
Description
A student's molecular model kit in a box consisting of 20 white wooden balls, 12 black, 7 red, 17 green, 4 yellow, and 4 orange and 32 small metal springs; each ball has several holes drilled into it for the springs to be inserted; the box is coated in leatherette and has several compartments for h…
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Accession Number
004016003 a-b
Collection
Colleen Crowe Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Models, Chemical
Description
A student's molecular model kit in a box consisting of 20 white wooden balls, 12 black, 7 red, 17 green, 4 yellow, and 4 orange and 32 small metal springs; each ball has several holes drilled into it for the springs to be inserted; the box is coated in leatherette and has several compartments for holding the different coloured balls and consists of a base (a) and a lid (b).
Note: The curatorial staff decided it would be better not to individually number each ball and spring in the interests of saving time, and because it would be difficult to hide the numbers if the objects were ever put on exhibit.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box base - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - box top - Size: Length 23.3 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
balls - Size: Diam.: 1.9 cm
springs - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam. 0.3 cm
Provenance
It was given to the donor in 1950 by Colleen Crowe, who was a chemist at Hotel Dieu.
Maker
The O. H. Johns Glass Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
Wood: white, black, red, green, yellow, orange
Metal: silver, grey
leatherette: black
cardboard: brown
Inscriptions
"STUDENT MOLECULAR MODELS // A "JOHNSGLASS" // PRODUCT // U.S.A. & OTHER PATENTS PENDING // MANUFACTURED & DISTRIBUTED BY // THE O. H. JOHNS GLASS CO. LIMITED // 219 BROADVIEW AVE. TORONTO, CANADA" printed on the top of the lid.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C8-9
Condition Remarks
Some wear on the box top.
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Spencer; CD #3
Research Facts
This object is of interest because of the uniform size of all of the balls, something which is now known to be incorrect.
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Antiseptic Solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13706
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
011006001
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; a white label printed on i…
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Accession Number
011006001
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; a white label printed on in black and red ink is wrapped around the neck of the bottle; there are three other white labels on the bottle also printed on in black ink; two rectangular ones stuck to each side and one with a straight bottom and sides and a rounded top stuck to the front; both labels on the sides contain the same information about directions but the one on the proper left is in French and the one on the proper right is in English; the label on the front contains product composition, price and company information; the manufacturer's name is printed in red ink across the label; there is the remnants of a brown cork in the top of the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black, red
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Wampole's // FORMOLID // Antiseptic // Solution // A CONCENTRATED NON-TOXIC // ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE //"; embossed on the back of the bottle: "HENRY. K. WAMPOLE. CO. // LTD. // PERTH. ONT. CANADA."; printed on the label on the neck: "NONE GENUINE WITHOUT THE SIGNATURE OF // Henry K. Wampole + Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 20.8 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
There is a white residue present inside the bottle; label has begun to discolour.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website
Research Facts
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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Antiseptic Solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13707
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
011006002
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape and has a seam that runs diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three other…
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Accession Number
011006002
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape and has a seam that runs diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three other white labels on the bottle also printed on in black ink; two rectangular ones stuck to each side and one with a straight bottom and sides and a rounded top stuck to the front; both labels on the sides contain the same information about directions but the one on the proper left is in French and the one on the proper right is in English; the label on the front contains product composition, price and company information; the manufacturer's name is printed in red ink across the label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and company information
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Wampole's // FORMOLID // Antiseptic // Solution // A CONCENTRATED NON-TOXIC // ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE //"; embossed on the back of the bottle: "HENRY. K. WAMPOLE. CO. // LTD. // PERTH. ONT. CANADA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 20.8 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
There is a small crack and chip in the glass leaving a hole on the proper left side of the bottle just below the shoulder; lables are discoloured and dirty;
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website; CD #5
Research Facts
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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Antiseptic Solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13708
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
011006003
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Antiseptic Solution (Formolid); bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape and has a seam that runs diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three oth…
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Accession Number
011006003
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Antiseptic Solution (Formolid); bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape and has a seam that runs diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three other white labels on the bottle also printed on in black ink; two rectangular ones stuck to each side and one with a straight bottom and sides and a rounded top stuck to the front; both labels on the sides contain the same information about directions but the one on the proper left is in French and the one on the proper right is in English; the label on the front contains product composition, price and company information; the manufacturer's name is printed in red ink across the label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and company information
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Wampole's // Antiseptic // Solution // (FORMOLID) // A CONCENTRATED NON [- TOXIC] // ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE //"; embossed on the back of the bottle: "HENRY. K. WAMPOLE & CO // PHILADELPHIA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 20.8 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Label has yellowed significantly and the black print has worn off of most of the proper left hand side and the top portion of the label on the front; the top half of the label wrapped around the neck has ripped and fallen off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website; CD #5
Research Facts
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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Formolid Antiseptic Solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13709
Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
011006004
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three white labels on the bottle; a rectangular on…
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Accession Number
011006004
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three white labels on the bottle; a rectangular one stuck to the front and the back and a small rectangular one on the proper left hand side; the label on the front is printed on in blue ink with a red decorative border around the edge of the label also printed in ink and contains product composition and company information; the label on the back is also printed on in blue ink with the same red decorative border and contains directions for use; the label on the side of the bottle is printed on only in blue ink and indicates that a new label style was adopted in 1909
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and information on label
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Formolid - // Antiseptic // Solution // A concentrated non-toxic, anti- // septic and germicide, safe // and effective for // general use."; printed on the proper left label: "NEW STYLE LABELS ADOPTED // SEPTEMBER 1st, 1909."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels have all discoloured; label on the back is missing the top proper left corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website; CD #5
Research Facts
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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Formolid Antiseptic Solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13710
Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
011006005
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three white labels on the bottle; a rectangular on…
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Accession Number
011006005
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three white labels on the bottle; a rectangular one stuck to the front and the back and a small rectangular one on the proper left hand side; the label on the front is printed on in blue ink with a red decorative border around the edge of the label also printed in ink and contains product composition and company information; the label on the back is also printed on in blue ink with the same red decorative border and contains directions for use; the label on the side of the bottle is printed on only in blue ink and indicates that a new label style was adopted in 1909
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and information on label
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Formolid - // Antiseptic // Solution // A concentrated non-toxic, anti- // septic and germicide, safe // and effective for // general use."; printed on the proper left label: "NEW STYLE LABELS ADOPTED // SEPTEMBER 1st, 1909."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels have all discoloured and are dirty; label on the side is missing the top right corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website
Research Facts
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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Formolid Antiseptic Solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13711
Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
011006006
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are two white rectangular labels on the bottle, one on…
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Accession Number
011006006
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are two white rectangular labels on the bottle, one on the front and one on the back; the label on the front is printed on in blue ink with a red decorative border around the edge of the label also printed in ink and contains product composition and company information; the label on the back is also printed on in blue ink with the same red decorative border and contains directions for use; there is a red paper seal stuck to the neck of the bottle; bottle is stoppered with a brown cork
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and information on label
Material
glass: clear
paper: white, red
ink: blue, red
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Formolid - // Antiseptic // Solution // A concentrated non-toxic, anti- // septic and germicide, safe // and effective for // general use."; embossed on the bottom of the bottle: "H. K.W. Co. // LTD."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels have all discoloured and are dirty; label on the side is missing the top right corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website; CD #5
Research Facts
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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Paraformic Throat Lozenges

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13793
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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