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pharmacy bottle in protective case

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1989.10.14 a-c
Description
Circular clear hand blown glass pharmacy bottle (a) with penny style stopper fits into two piece honey coloured olive wood treenware case, bottom (b) with screw closure into tight fitting top (c); finely finished wood shows some grain; cotton wadding in bottom and top to cushion glass bottle; stopp…
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Accession Number
1989.10.14 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
Circular clear hand blown glass pharmacy bottle (a) with penny style stopper fits into two piece honey coloured olive wood treenware case, bottom (b) with screw closure into tight fitting top (c); finely finished wood shows some grain; cotton wadding in bottom and top to cushion glass bottle; stopper is stuck in bottle; 15.0 cm tall when assembled; 2 ounce bottle marked on bottom of base.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle b - case bottom c - case top
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1850-1900
Material
wood: orange glass: transparent fabric: cream
Inscriptions
"2 oz"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row D
Length
a - 13.0 cm b - 9.3 cm c - 6.7 cm
Diameter
a - 3.3 cm b - 4.3 cm c - 4.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bottle with minor white residue inside, treenware in excellent shape, minor surface marks
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975.
This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009.
'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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pharmacy bottle in protective case

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Dates
1850
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1989.10.15 a-c
Description
Circular clear hand blown glass pharmacy bottle (a) with penny style stopper fits into two piece honey coloured olive wood treenware case, bottom (b) with screw closure into tight fitting top (c); finely finished wood shows some grain; cotton wadding in bottom and top to cushion glass bottle; stopp…
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Accession Number
1989.10.15 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
Circular clear hand blown glass pharmacy bottle (a) with penny style stopper fits into two piece honey coloured olive wood treenware case, bottom (b) with screw closure into tight fitting top (c); finely finished wood shows some grain; cotton wadding in bottom and top to cushion glass bottle; stopper is stuck in bottle; 15.0 cm tall when assembled; 2 ounce bottle marked on bottom of base.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle b - case bottom c - case top
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: owned and used by Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle (1862-1952); he probably acquired it in the United Kingdom and brought it to Jamaica in 1904; donated by his granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. James of Kingston, Ontario.
Maker
Ferris & Co.
Site Made (City)
Bristol
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1900
circa 1890-1900
Material
wood: orange glass: transparent fabric: cream
Inscriptions
"2 oz"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row D
Length
a - 13.0 cm b - 9.3 cm c - 6.7 cm
Diameter
a - 3.3 cm b - 4.3 cm c - 4.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bottle with minor white residue inside, treenware in excellent shape, minor surface marks
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; the cabinet was brought to Canada by his granddaughter, the donor, in 1975. This medicine cabinet holds numerous tins for plaster bandages and glass pharmacy bottles handblown to fit the compartments and is a part of the McCrindle Collection 1989.10 and 005009. 'Ferris & Co. established 1770 Bristol England Wholesale and export Druggists manufacturing Chemists makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances every requisite for the Surgery, Dispensary and Hospital. Merchants, Shippers, and Importers'; from 1887 advertisement. This company used various trade names and the trade name of Ferris & Co. began in 1883. In 1820 was the first time Ferris was included in the trade name, as 'Fry Gibbs & Ferris' on Union Street in Bristol.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "When Medicine Met Science" - 21 Oct. 2008
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apothecary’s pill rolling machine

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Dates
1875
1915
circa 1875-1915
Collection
Robert Hawkins Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006021001 a-b
Description
Wooden capsule-making machine, with a sliding bar and grooves for pills.
Accession Number
006021001 a-b
Collection
Robert Hawkins Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Compounding -- instrumentation
Description
Wooden capsule-making machine, with a sliding bar and grooves for pills.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 49.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x 4.2 cm Depth
b - base - Size: Length 34.0 cm x Width 20.4 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor's husband Robert Hawkins or possibly his father Frank Hawkins, who were both pharmacists.
Maker
S.Maw Son & Thompson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1875
1915
circa 1875-1915
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Located on the base of the object with the measurement gauge " S. Maw Son // & // Thompson // London "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-1
Condition Remarks
Object has mechanical damage due to the history of its use; the metal shows signs of corrosion in three areas that is blue-green in colour.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Robert Hawkins was a pharmacy graduate of the University of Toronto, 1940's. Worked at Mahood's pharmacy, Kingston. Died in 2003. Frank Hawkins graduated circa 1916-1917, worked as a pharmacist in Toronto.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "Curious Cures--Doctors, Druggists, and Home Remedies" at the Dundas Museum & Archives, L-2011-3; 23 Sept. 2011–30 Sept. 2012.
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