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Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870 - 1890
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005003
Description
Translucent aqua rectangular glass bottle with pouring spout on bottle lip; without cork; hand-blown ripples visible in glass; minor brown residue inside
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Accession Number
014005003
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Translucent aqua rectangular glass bottle with pouring spout on bottle lip; without cork; hand-blown ripples visible in glass; minor brown residue inside
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870 - 1890
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent aqua
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row B
Length
13.8
Width
4.2
Depth
4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor deposit of residue in bottom; minor chip along inside lip of bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Household Bottles. Society for Historical Archaeology Inc.
Research Facts
Bulk ink bottles were used to fill inkwells and to some degree empty ink bottles (call them "economy" ink wells). These bottles - especially those without a pouring spout of some type or without embossing indicating the use by an ink producer or seller - are often referred to as "utility" bottles since they could have been used for a wide array of non-carbonated liquid products.
Bulk ink bottles are also referred to as "master inks" and are differentiated - somewhat arbitrarily - by being about 5" or more in height and/or at least 4 oz. capacity.
Bottles which are square, rectangular, or (even rarer) oval in cross-section are very unusual and are frequently bottles intended for other products re-used for ink.
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Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root Kidney Cure

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Dates
1885
1905
circa 1885 - 1905
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005006
Description
Tinted green glass cylindrical bottle; without cork; mould lines visible; bubbles visible in glass; minor brown residue inside.
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Accession Number
014005006
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Tinted green glass cylindrical bottle; without cork; mould lines visible; bubbles visible in glass; minor brown residue inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Dr. Kilmer
Site Made (City)
Binghamton
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1905
circa 1885 - 1905
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "SAMPLE BOTTLE // DR. KILMER'S // SWAMP-ROOT KIDNEY CURE // BINGHAMTON, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Length
10.6
Diameter
2.8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches inside neck of bottle; minor brown powdery substance inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root Kidney Cure Sample Bottle. eHive
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root. The National Museum of American History.
Research Facts
Sylvester Andral Kilmer, MD started a prominent laboratory in the late 1870's in Binghamton, NY after fame and attention drawn from his travels and speaking throughout the US. He was later pushed out of the company by family or chose to leave.
The 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act banned the use of the word "cure" on bottles or in advertising in the U.S.
Swamp-Root cure contained: alcohol 10%, buchu leaves, scullcap leaves, golden seal root, colombo root, valerian root, cinnamon, oil of juniper, oil of birch, balsam copaiba, balsam tolu, venice turpentine, peppermint herb, rhubarb root, mandrake root, sassafras, and cape aloes.
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Catarrhozone Co.

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Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860 - 1880
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005007
Description
Green rectangular transparent glass bottle; manufacturing information embossed on bottle; without cork; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005007
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Green rectangular transparent glass bottle; manufacturing information embossed on bottle; without cork; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Catarrhozone Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860 - 1880
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one face: "CATARRHOZONE // CATARRHOZONE CO. // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
10.5
Width
3.3
Depth
1.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip on bottom; minor chip on inside neck
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Bottles. Michael Polak
Research Facts
Neil Currie Polson owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house; the trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry.
They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline.
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Doct. Marshall's Catarrh Snuff

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005009
Description
Rectangular transparent green glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside; bubbles in glass.
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Accession Number
014005009
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Tobacco, Smokeless
Description
Rectangular transparent green glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside; bubbles in glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Doctor Marshall
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent green
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "DOCT. // MARSHALL'S" on another face: "CATARRH // SNUFF" on base "5"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
8.7
Width
3.4
Depth
2.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip on bottom side; minor white residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Doct. Marshall's Snuff. VT Medicines
Doctor Marshall's Snuff Bottle. Odysseys Virtual Museum
Research Facts
Much the vogue in the 19th century, snuff--pulverized tobacco leaves--was frequently sold in plain bottles and then transferred to more decorative containers.
Dr. Benjamin Marshall of New York, first began marketed his product in the early 1830's.
Ads proclaimed it as a cure for "Nearly All Common Diseases of the Head, Except Wrong-Headedness." It was also said to cure throat and lung diseases.
Charles Bowen, of Montpelier, Vermont became the sole proprietor of the brand in about 1840.
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Allen Prescription Drug bottle

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Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880 - 1890
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005010
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside.
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Accession Number
014005010
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Allen Prescription Druggist
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880 - 1890
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "Allen // OTTAWA // PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST" on base "414"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
8.9
Width
3.4
Depth
2.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chips on base of bottle; minor white residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Medicinal Bottles. Society for Historical Archaeology
The Newsweekly for Pharmacy, Volume 41. Chemist and Druggist
Research Facts
This style of bottle was called the 'Knickerbocker Ovals' and the moulds took lettered plates that allowed for the embossing on the bottles.
Mr. John Roberts was one of the pioneer druggists of Canada and a native of Kinross, Scotland and one of the richest druggists in Canada at the time of his death in 1892. A large part of his estate was left to his nephew Mr. J. Roberts Allan, who was associated with his business.
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E. Rimmel bottle

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Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885 - 1900
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005014
Description
Rectangular in shape with octagonal sides blue glass bottle; with sloped shoulders and long neck; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side.
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Accession Number
014005014
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular in shape with octagonal sides blue glass bottle; with sloped shoulders and long neck; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
E. Rimmel
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885 - 1900
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "E. RIMMEL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row B
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Length
15.5
Width
5.4
Depth
3.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Vintage E. Rimmel Bottle. Etsy
Vintage Perfume Bottles. Ebay
Research Facts
The bottle would have been used for a Quinine and Iron tonic. This particular tonic was 'ideal' to be taken during convalescence and particularly after influenza.
E. Rimmel was also a very successful perfume company that started in 1834. There are bottles similar to the style of this one that at one point were used for perfume.
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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Accession Number
014005016
Description
Rectangular green glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; with visible manufacturer's bubbles in glass; circular valve mark on base and uneven lip.
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Accession Number
014005016
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
MeSH Heading
Office Management
Description
Rectangular green glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; with visible manufacturer's bubbles in glass; circular valve mark on base and uneven lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row A
Length
9.0
Width
3.9
Depth
3.9
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside bottle; minor bubbles in glass
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Household Bottles. Society for Historical Archaeology Inc.
Research Facts
This rounded shoulder type square ink was referred to as a "round shouldered carmine" ink bottle by bottle makers.
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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Accession Number
014005017
Description
Rectangular green glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; with visible manufacturer's bubbles in glass; circular valve mark on base and uneven lip.
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Accession Number
014005017
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
MeSH Heading
Office Management
Description
Rectangular green glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; with visible manufacturer's bubbles in glass; circular valve mark on base and uneven lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1
Length
7.0
Width
3.7
Depth
3.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside bottle; minor bubbles in glass; minor chipping on opening
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Household Bottles. Society for Historical Archaeology Inc.
Research Facts
The rough "burst-off" type finish present on the opening of this bottle (which is almost a non-finish finish) is very commonly encountered with English made ink bottles though was also used in U. S. ink bottle manufacture
This rounded shoulder type square ink was referred to as a "round shouldered carmine" ink bottle by bottle makers.
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Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870 - 1890
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005018
Description
Hand blown cobalt blue glass semi-transparent cylindrical jug with spout on lip for pouring; concave bottom.
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Accession Number
014005018
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
MM= Drug Packaging -- container --bottle
Description
Hand blown cobalt blue glass semi-transparent cylindrical jug with spout on lip for pouring; concave bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870 - 1890
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
5.3
Diameter
4.8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip on edge of lip
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Cobalt Blue Glass. Glass Encyclopedia
Research Facts
Cobalt blue glass was made using oxide of cobalt or from copper oxide added to the molten glass.
Small amounts of cobalt (around one ounce per ton of glass) are used to neutralise the yellow tint of iron in glass such as windows. To produce a blue colour in glass, you need to only add five ounces to a ton of glass. Deeper blues are obtained by adding up to ten pounds of cobalt oxide to a ton of glass.
There was renewed interest in the dark blue glass in the late 1930s and dinnerware was made.
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Dates
1885
1895
circa 1885 - 1895
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014005019
Description
Hand blown clear glass cylindrical tumbler cup; single dose of substance.
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Accession Number
014005019
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
MM= Administration Drug, Oral
Description
Hand blown clear glass cylindrical tumbler cup; single dose of substance.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Dates
1885
1895
circa 1885 - 1895
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
4.0
Diameter
3.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip on base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dose Glass Collector. Medicine Glass Collector
Research Facts
Used to accurately measure the dose of a liquid medicine.
Many compound prescription syrups and elixirs were mixed with alcohol to create a more fluid liquid for easier consumption.
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