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Antiseptic Solution

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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-A3-9 Row F
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
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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