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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
Patient Care
Accession Number
017026001 a-b
Description
Round paper cylinder container (a) with removable lid (b) with blue paper label covering all container; label provides details about the composition or ingredients, analysis, food value and instructions for preparing as a food source for infant and sick or elderly persons.
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Accession Number
017026001 a-b
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Paediatrics
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Food, Fortified
Child Nutrition
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Home Nursing
Description
Round paper cylinder container (a) with removable lid (b) with blue paper label covering all container; label provides details about the composition or ingredients, analysis, food value and instructions for preparing as a food source for infant and sick or elderly persons.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - container
b - lid
Provenance
Purchased at an antique store.
Maker
Mead Johnson & Company of Canada Limited
Site Made (City)
Belleville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: "1 LB. 2 OZ. NET (510 GM.) // REPLACE LID - KEEP IN COOL DRY PLACE // PABLUM // CANAD. PAT. NO. 346,700 (1934) T. M. REG. CANAD. PAT OFF. // A thoroughly cooked and dried palatable mixed cereal // food, with vitamin B complex and mineral supplements // Pablum consists of wheatmeal (farina), oatmeal, wheat germ, yellow cornmeal, powdered beef bone specially prepared for // human use, sodium chloride, powdered alfalfa leaf, powdered // yeast and reduced iron. It is thoroguhly cooked under pressure // and dried, with resultant rupture for the starch granules and some dextrinization. Pablum is an excellent source of the vita- // B complex and supplies nutritionally important minerals // (iron, copper, calcium adn phosphorus). It is readily digested, // low in crude fiber, palatable, and convenient and // economical to prepare. // REQUIRES NO COOKING // MEAD JOHNSON & COMPANY // OF CANADA, LIMITED // BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO // LOT NO 12122 // SERVAMUS FIDEM"; on back panel: "TO PREPARE PABLUM // For Infants // For Persons of Other Ages // (full instruction in both English and French) // Formula devised in the Research Laboratories // of teh Department of Paediatrics, University // of Toronto. Regularly tested by Paediatic // Reseaarch Foundation of Toronto."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-1
Length
a - 19.7 cm
Depth
b - 1.7 cm
Diameter
a - 12.7 cm
b - 12.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper torn at edge of lid to container with ragged edges, all pieces intack; surface grime
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
Pablum was developed by Canadian pediatricians Frederick Tisdall, Theodore Drake, and Alan Brown, in collaboration with nutrition laboratory technician Ruth Herbert (all of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto), along with Mead Johnson chemist Harry H. Engel. The cereal marked a breakthrough in nutritional science: it helped prevent rickets, a crippling childhood disease, by ensuring that children had sufficient vitamin D in their diet.
Although neither Pablum nor its biscuit predecessor was the first food designed and sold specifically for babies, it was the first baby food to come precooked and thoroughly dried. The ease of preparation made Pablum successful in an era when infant malnutrition was still a major problem in industrialized countries.
Pablum Mixed Cereal was made from a mixture of ground and precooked wheat (farina), oatmeal, yellow corn meal, bone meal, dried brewer's yeast, and powdered alfalfa leaf, fortified with reduced iron – providing an assortment of minerals and vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E. Pablum is palatable and easily digested without causing side effects like diarrhea or constipation. It is also unlikely to cause allergic reactions, as it does not contain eggs, lactose or nuts of any kind (although it does contain wheat and corn, either of which can be allergenic for some individuals).
For a period of 25 years, the Hospital for Sick Children and the Toronto Pediatric Foundation received a royalty on every package of Pablum sold. In 2005, the Pablum brand was acquired by the H. J. Heinz Company.
Pablum is a processed cereal for infants originally marketed by the Mead Johnson Company in 1931. The trademarked name is a contracted form of the Latin word pabulum, which means "foodstuff". The name had long been used in botany and medicine to refer to nutrition or substances of which the nutritive elements are passively absorbed.
The word can also refer to something that is bland, mushy, unappetizing, or infantile.
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Tuffy baby feeding bottle

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Dates
1910
1925
circa 1910 - 1925
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014005008
Description
Translucent blue glass cylindrical bottle with two flat faces; without closure or feeding nipple; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005008
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Description
Translucent blue glass cylindrical bottle with two flat faces; without closure or feeding nipple; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Brockway
Site Made (City)
Brockwayville
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1925
circa 1910 - 1925
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent blue
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle, two faces have different measurement lines with labelled values, on another face: "COLD-PROOF" on another face: "HEAT-PROOF" on the other two faces: "TUFFY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row B
Length
16.7
Width
5.9
Depth
4.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches on exterior of bottle by the one ounce line
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Brockway Machine Bottle Co. and Brockway Glass Co. Society for Historical Archaeology
Research Facts
From its opening in 1907, the Brockway Machine Bottle Co. was a product of the mechanized era. As the name implies, the company was formed to manufacture bottles by machine.
Initially, of course, Brockway only made wide-mouth bottles by semiautomatic machines, but the plant installed narrow-mouth machines in the early 1920's.
Brockway became one of the leading bottle producers in the U.S. and finally merged with the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in 1988.
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