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Hamilton Coffee and Spice Co bottle

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Accession Number
014005030
Description
Rectangular brown tinted glass bottle with sloped shoulders and long neck; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on front.
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Accession Number
014005030
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Household
Description
Rectangular brown tinted glass bottle with sloped shoulders and long neck; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Hamilton Coffee and Spice Co
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "HAMILTON // COFFEE & SPICE Co // LIMITED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
11.1
Width
4.1
Depth
3.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor bubbles in glass; minor white residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Manufacturers and Industrial Development Policy in Hamilton, 1890-1910. Diana J. Middleton and David F. Walker
Research Facts
John I. McLaren was the proprietor of "The Hamilton Coffee and Spice Mills" and purchased it in 1888 from his previous boss and it expanded greatly under his control.
McLaren developed two successful brands that sold country wide "Invincible" jelly power and "Ocean Wave" baking powder.
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.127
Description
A clear glass cylindrical bottle with a siphon at the top and a concave bottom.
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Accession Number
1980.18.127
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Drinking
Mineral Waters
Description
A clear glass cylindrical bottle with a siphon at the top and a concave bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Myron Swartz.
Maker
Wentworth Mineral Water Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
Inscriptions
Engraved on outside of bottle's body: "WENTWORTH // MINERAL WATER // Co. LTD. // HAMILTON // ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2
Length
30.0 cm
Diameter
7.9 cm
Condition Remarks
White streaks on the inside of the bottle.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Images
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.128
Description
A clear glass cylindrical bottle with a siphon at the top and a concave bottom.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.128
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Drinking
Mineral Waters
Description
A clear glass cylindrical bottle with a siphon at the top and a concave bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Myron Swartz.
Maker
Wentworth Mineral Water Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
Inscriptions
Engraved on outside of bottle's body: "WENTWORTH // MINERAL WATER // Co. LTD. // HAMILTON // ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 30.0 cm x Diam. 7.9 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Bliss Golden Ointment

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.246
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.246
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Tinea -- drug therapy
Chilblains -- drug therapy
Frostbite -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H. C. Bliss
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of tin: "BLISS // CELEBRATED // GOLDEN OINTMENT // For Sprains, Bruises, Burns, Chap- // ped hands, Salt Rheum, Sore Lips, // Sore eyes, Ring Worm, Chilblains, // Corns, Frost Bites and Piles // Prepared by // H. C. BLISS // Hamilton."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth 3.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Surface is scratched and rusty
Copy Type
Original
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Bliss' celebrated golden ointment

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.247
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.247
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Tinea -- drug therapy
Chilblains -- drug therapy
Frostbite -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin full of orange, spongy contents.
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H.C. Bliss
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of tin: "BLISS // CELEBRATED // GOLDEN OINTMENT // For Sprains, Bruises, Burns, Chap- // ped hands, Salt Rheum, Sore Lips, // Sore eyes, Ring Worm, Chilblains, // Corns, Frost Bites and Piles // Prepared by // H.C. BLISS // Hamilton."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Depth
3.0 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Images
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