Skip header and navigation

Refine By

51 records – page 1 of 6.

Kissingen water tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7807
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.195
Description
A cardboard box containing a glass bottle with a metal screw top and a concave bottom; attached circular; full of white tablets.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.195
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- diet -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cardboard box containing a glass bottle with a metal screw top and a concave bottom; attached circular; full of white tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Wm. R. Warner & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: clear
metal
cardboard: beige; brown
Paper
Inscriptions
Label on bottle has: "Kissingen Tablets"; embossed on back: "Wm R Warner & Co., Philadelphia"; printed on box: "EFFERVESCENT // LITHIA WATER TABLETS"; from circular: "A cure for obesity // As a means of reducing surplus fat in obese persons // Offered in two forms, namely, as a granular effervescent salt and as effervescent tablets."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 8.7 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is torn.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Kissingen water tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7808
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.196
Description
A cardboard box containing a glass bottle with a metal screw top and a concave bottom; attached circular; full of white tablets.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.196
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- diet -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cardboard box containing a glass bottle with a metal screw top and a concave bottom; attached circular; full of white tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Wm. R. Warner & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
glass: clear
metal
cardboard: beige; brown
Paper
Inscriptions
Label on bottle has: "Kissingen Tablets"; embossed on back: "Wm R Warner & Co., Philadelphia"; printed on box: "KISSINGEN // WATER // TABLETS"; from circular: "A cure for obesity // As a means of reducing surplus fat in obese persons // Offered in two forms, namely, as a granular effervescent salt and as effervescent tablets."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 3 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 8.7 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is torn
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.197
Description
A glass jar with a metal screw-on top; contained a pink powder.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.197
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A glass jar with a metal screw-on top; contained a pink powder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Wm. R. Warner & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on jar: "CUM HOC SIGNO COGNITUS EST // OMNIS ORBIS"; transl: "By this mark it is known // all around [the world]"; also embossed: "Wm R Warner & Co // Pharmaceutical // Chemists // Philada".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 17.3 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Jar is sealed.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.198
Description
A glass jar with a metal screw-on top and a paper label; orange contents.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.198
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A glass jar with a metal screw-on top and a paper label; orange contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Wm. R. Warner & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
paper: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on jar: "CUM HOC SIGNO HYCEIA [?] COGNITUS EST // OMNIS ORBIS"; transl: "By this mark [?] it is known // all around [the world]"; also embossed: "Wm R Warner & Co // Pharmaceutical // Chemists // Philada"; label has, "THEO. H. EATON & SON // WINDSOR, ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 17.3 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Jar is sealed; label is mostly illegible.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Wampole's Antiseptic Solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7846
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.230
Description
A flat glass bottle with angled shoulders, a narrow neck ending in a lip and closed with a cork; one side indented; paper labels; some residue.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.230
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Disinfectants
Description
A flat glass bottle with angled shoulders, a narrow neck ending in a lip and closed with a cork; one side indented; paper labels; some residue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Henry Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Wampole's // Antiseptic // Solution // (FROMOLID)"; printed on neck: "None genuine without the Signature of 'Henry K Wampole & Co' "; embossed on back: "Henry K. Wampole & Co., Philadelphia"; directions given on label in English and French.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 21.4 cm x Width 8.1 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

patent medicine bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7916
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.296
Description
A small cylindrical glass bottle with tiny rounded shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body; closed with a sealed cork; paper label; spherical pink pills.
  2 images  
Accession Number
1980.18.296
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A small cylindrical glass bottle with tiny rounded shoulders and a neck almost the size of the body; closed with a sealed cork; paper label; spherical pink pills.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
W.R. Warner & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yellow; black
organic matter: pink
Inscriptions
Embossed: "W.R. Warner & Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 6.9 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
A large portion of the label is torn off.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Bronchol Soluble Capsules

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8008
Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.80
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.80
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Material
metal: yellow; dark green
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "Bronchol // SOLUBLE CAPSULES // ORIGINATED BY // H. K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // PHILAD'A - NEW YORK - CHICAGO"; "An effective combination for the treatment of chronic bronchitis, "winter cough" and bronchial catarrh."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Length
4.6 cm
Width
7.4 cm
Depth
1.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some dirty stains and rust; #2: signs of heavy wear on the tin, including scratches in the paint, a dent in the edge of the lid at the front, four spots of inactive corrosion on the bottom front side; a patch of chipped paint in the rear proper left corner 1.0 cm x 0.2 cm; the lid opens easily; the inner surface of the lid is stained black; the pills are black, oval, and approx. five are in pieces; the tin was dirty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
The H. K. Mulford Company was a pharmaceutical company founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in the late 1880s by Henry K. Mulford after his purchase of the Old Simes drugstore at 18th and Market Streets. The company was purchased by Sharp & Dohme Corp in 1929.
Henry Kendall Mulford (October 10, 1866 – October 15, 1937) was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Soon after purchasing the Old Simes retail pharmacy store, Mulford began producing and selling pharmaceutical preparations. In 1889, he received financial investment to expand operations from Milton Campbell. In 1891, Campbell became president of the company, with Mulford vice president. Milton patented a compressed tablet machine. By 1892 the company had two laboratories, a field office in Chicago, and produced 800 different products.
The company opened a laboratory in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, in 1894 for the production of a diphtheria antitoxin. In 1895, it became the first commercial producer of diphtheria antitoxin in the United States
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
Images
Less detail

Bronchol Soluble Capsules

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8009
Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.81
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.81
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Material
metal: yellow; dark green
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "Bronchol // SOLUBLE CAPSULES // ORIGINATED BY // H.K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // PHILAD'A - NEW YORK - CHICAGO"; "An effective combination for the treatment of chronic bronchitis, "winter cough" and bronchial catarrh."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 4.6 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Tin has dirty stains and some rust.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
The H. K. Mulford Company was a pharmaceutical company founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in the late 1880s by Henry K. Mulford after his purchase of the Old Simes drugstore at 18th and Market Streets. The company was purchased by Sharp & Dohme Corp in 1929.
Henry Kendall Mulford (October 10, 1866 – October 15, 1937) was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Soon after purchasing the Old Simes retail pharmacy store, Mulford began producing and selling pharmaceutical preparations. In 1889, he received financial investment to expand operations from Milton Campbell. In 1891, Campbell became president of the company, with Mulford vice president. Milton patented a compressed tablet machine. By 1892 the company had two laboratories, a field office in Chicago, and produced 800 different products.
The company opened a laboratory in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, in 1894 for the production of a diphtheria antitoxin. In 1895, it became the first commercial producer of diphtheria antitoxin in the United States.
Images
Less detail

Munyon's inhaler

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8013
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1980.18.85 a-n
Description
Two piece black cardboard package (m-n) contains supplies for an inhaler using Munyon’s inhaler tablets (a-b) including green glass bottle (k) to hold the arrangement of glass tubes and black rubber corks to create an inhaler when inserted into the appropriate liquid inside the bottle; two boxes wi…
  5 images  
Accession Number
1980.18.85 a-n
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Respiratory Therapy
Homeopathy
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Asthma, drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Description
Two piece black cardboard package (m-n) contains supplies for an inhaler using Munyon’s inhaler tablets (a-b) including green glass bottle (k) to hold the arrangement of glass tubes and black rubber corks to create an inhaler when inserted into the appropriate liquid inside the bottle; two boxes with vials of inhaler tablets, not opened, with tan paper labels providing directions; separate vial with tablets for fever cure (c); box with graphic image of man using inhaler and other sides with precautions and illustration of the assembled inhaler.
Number Of Parts
13
Part Names
a – box & vial of tablets Box: L 8.5 cm x W 2.2 cm x D 2.2 cm Vial: L7.7 cm x 1.9 cm Diam
b – box & vial of tablets Box: L 8.5 cm x W 2.2 cm x D 2.2 cm Vial: L7.7 cm x 1.9 cm Diam
c – fever vial L 5.9 cm x 1.6 Diam
d – glass tube for rubber bulb L 7.0 cm x 1.3 cm Diam
e – rubber bulb – broken and solid
f – rubber stopper L 2.4 cm x 2.4 cm
g – clear glass tube l5.1 c, x 1.5 cm Diam
h – glass tube L 10.0 cm x 0.3 cm Diam
i – curved glass tube L 5.0 cm x 0.3 cm Diam
j – rubber stopper L 1.3 cm x 1.5 cm Diam
k – green glass bottle L 10.5 cm x 4.6 Diam
l – missing
m – box surround L 13.0 cm x W9.8 cm x D 5.7 cm
n – box bottom L12.2 cm x W 9.3 cm x D 5.2 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Munyon's Home Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
glass: green, transparent
paper: tan
ink: black, green, red
cork: tan
rubber: black, white
wax: red
Inscriptions
Embossed in glass of inhaler: "MUNYON'S // INHALER // CURES // COLDS CATARRH // AND ALL //THROAT & LUNG // DISEASES"; on fever cure lable: "Induces perspiration: may be // safely administered in all fevers. // Directions: Dissolve 12 pellets // in 20 teaspoonfuls of water; take // a teaspoonful every hour. // Half quantity for children"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-14
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Container box is slightly torn
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/munyon-is-ready/
Research Facts
James Monroe Munyon’s pompadour hairstyle was a familiar feature of American newspapers around the turn of the 20th century. Having tried his hand at teaching, law, social work, publishing and song-writing, he started his Homoeopathic Home Remedy Company in the early 1890s and hit pay dirt.
In 1897, Munyon opened a London head office and a depot in Liverpool. A massive advertising campaign promised free vials of the remedies and challenged the British public to test his new system of curing disease. Perhaps Munyon anticipated lasting fame in the UK, but he couldn’t have predicted what his company would be remembered for.
From attached circular: "Munyon's Homeopathic Remedies not only preserve health but are a source of economy"; "cures by inhalation"; "It clears every air passage, sweetens the breath, strengthens the nerves, and aids digestion."
There was a separate remedy for every disease. To name but a few, there were…
Munyon’s Kidney Cure, which a 1907 analysis showed to be 100% sugar.
Munyon’s Asthma Cure (sugar and alcohol)
Munyon’s Blood Cure (sugar)
Munyon’s Special Liquid Blood Cure (sugar, potassium iodide and corrosive sublimate)
Munyon’s Catarrh Cure (sodium bicarbonate, salt, borax, phenol and gum)
Munyon’s Special Catarrh Cure (sugar)
Munyon’s Grippe Remedy (sugar and arsenic)
Munyon’s Pile Ointment (a farthing’s worth of soft paraffin).
Images
Less detail
Dates
1908
1920
circa 1908-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001290 a-au
Description
(a) Leather medicine case with hinged lid (now torn off); the inside of the case has four hinged sections which hold cylindrical medication bottle; (b) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on/off metal lid (empty); (c) same as (b); (d) same as (b) -- 9 brown pills and powd…
  3 images  
Accession Number
996001290 a-au
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine Chests
House Calls
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Medical Case
Description
(a) Leather medicine case with hinged lid (now torn off); the inside of the case has four hinged sections which hold cylindrical medication bottle; (b) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on/off metal lid (empty); (c) same as (b); (d) same as (b) -- 9 brown pills and powder residue inside; (e) same as (b) -- medication residue inside; lid cracked; (f-cc) same as (b): (f) medication residue inside; (g) solidified pills on inside bottom, as well as staining; (h) very small amount of medication residue inside; (k) white powder residue inside; (l) filled halfway with small pink pills; lid cracked; (m) very small amount of medication residue inside; (n) container cracked at the bottom; (o) pink powder residue inside; (p) off-white medication solidified at bottom inside; (q) 5 small brown pills inside; (r) bottom of container broken and missing a section; lid cracked; (t) medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (u) 3 crumbly brown pills inside; powder inside as well; (v) medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (w) medication residue at bottom inside; (x) very small amount of medication residue at bottom inside; (y) medication residue inside; (z) bottom of container broken and missing a section; (aa) bottom section of container broken off; (bb) bottom section of container broken off; lid missing; (cc) white medication at bottom 1/3 inside; (dd) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on / off metal lid; similar to, but larger than, (b); brown medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (ee-jj) same as (dd): (ee) white crystal medication at bottom inside; lid shows minor corrosion and a crack; (ff) contains 20 brown pills; lid cracked; (gg) bottom of container is broken and a section is missing; medication residue inside; lid is missing; (hh) off-white powdery medication residue inside; lid cracked; (ii) filled with approximately 20 brown pills which are deteriorating; (jj) contains 6 off-white pills and white powder on inside; lid cracked; (kk) hinged cloth-covered cardboard box with metal closure attachment at the top; the inside of the box has a felt-covered bottom and middle section which was designed to hold a thin item; (ll-uu) same as (dd): (ll) contains 11 pink pills inside as well as powdery residue; (mm) a few brown pills have liquified at the bottom inside; (nn) contains brown pills on inside bottom 1/3 (solidified); (oo) contains 14 small brown pills and powder residue inside; lid cracked; (pp) brown powder residue on inside; bottom of container has a small missing section; lid cracked; (qq) contains one brown pill and medication residue inside; (rr) filled with brown pills which are stuck together and deteriorating; lid has 3 small cracks; (ss) very small amount of medication residue inside; lid has 3 small cracks; (tt) contains 11 pink pills (deteriorating) and white powder residue at inside bottom; lid cracked; (uu) the bottom of the container is broken and missing a section; brown medication residue inside.
Number Of Parts
47
Part Names
a - medicine case - Size: Length 28.2 cm. x Width 12.5 cm. x Depth 11.2 cm.
b-z - medicine containers x 25 - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
aa - medicine container (broken) - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
bb - medicine container (broken) - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
cc - medicine container - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
dd-jj - medicine containers x 7 - Size: Length 8.9 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
kk - box - Size: Length 8.8 cm. x Width 5.6 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
ll-uu - medicine containers x 10 - Size: Length 8.9 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Decatur Georgia on Dec. 1 1993.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
1920
circa 1908-1920
Date Remarks
Patent date stamped into the case
Material
leather: black
bookbinding fabric: red
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Inside lid of case stamped with "HIGHEST AWARDS // PHILADELPHIA CHICAGO ST. LOUIS PARIS // H. K. MULFORD COMPANY // PHILADELPHIA." on cloth; outside front stamped, "PATD MAY 26 // 1908" into leather; bottom outside of case a "3" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Case and bottles were very dirty and dusty, with dried mildew throughout the inside of the case; two bottles are missing their lid and seven are broken; many bottle lids are cracked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Wikipedia
Research Facts
Early 20th century house call bag for the general practitioner
The H. K. Mulford Company was a pharmaceutical company founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in the late 1880s by Henry K. Mulford after his purchase of the Old Simes drugstore at 18th and Market Streets. The company was purchased by Sharp & Dohme Corp in 1929.
Henry Kendall Mulford (October 10, 1866 – October 15, 1937) was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Soon after purchasing the Old Simes retail pharmacy store, Mulford began producing and selling pharmaceutical preparations. In 1889, he received financial investment to expand operations from Milton Campbell. In 1891, Campbell became president of the company, with Mulford vice president. Milton patented a compressed tablet machine. By 1892 the company had two laboratories, a field office in Chicago, and produced 800 different products.
The company opened a laboratory in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, in 1894 for the production of a diphtheria antitoxin. In 1895, it became the first commercial producer of diphtheria antitoxin in the United States.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail

51 records – page 1 of 6.