The company that made the tin was prevalent during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
tin: yellow; black
"the // D & L // MENTHOL PLASTER // MOST WONDERFUL PLASTER MADE // PREPARED BY THE // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. (LIMITED.) // MONTREAL, P.Q. // EVERY PLASTER IN A SINGLE AIR TIGHT BOX. // THE THOS. DAVIDSON MFG. CO. LIMITED, MONTREAL, TIN BOXES" printed on the tube
Storage Room 0010
Some corrosion and staining; the tin is dented and deformed.
Internet: "Canadian Advertising Tins"; CD #9
The tube was made by Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited, and used by Davis & Lawrence Co.
Squeaks when screwed together; slight crack in (c); #3: crack in the wood 1.5 cm long; second crack makes a lazy "W", branching out from a centre point; no chips; metal shows use; blackened areas on metal, particularly at the joints; no rust or corrosion
For measuring specific gravity of urine.
On display in the "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
Printed on label: "PIMPLE // WASH // . . . // Eruptions of the Skin"; "An External Application For All Popular Eruptions of the Skin Such as Pimples, Murfles, Eczema, Barber's Itch, Etc."; instructions for use printed on label.
Printed on label: "Sodium Salicylate Compound"; "This combination has been used with success in the treatment of acute articular Rheumatism and serous inflammations of rheumatic origin; said to be more efficient than either of the ingredients when administered alone"; embossed with: "E. B. Shuttleworth Chem Co Limited Toronto."