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Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
011006001
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; a white label printed on i…
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Accession Number
011006001
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; a white label printed on in black and red ink is wrapped around the neck of the bottle; there are three other white labels on the bottle also printed on in black ink; two rectangular ones stuck to each side and one with a straight bottom and sides and a rounded top stuck to the front; both labels on the sides contain the same information about directions but the one on the proper left is in French and the one on the proper right is in English; the label on the front contains product composition, price and company information; the manufacturer's name is printed in red ink across the label; there is the remnants of a brown cork in the top of the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black, red
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Wampole's // FORMOLID // Antiseptic // Solution // A CONCENTRATED NON-TOXIC // ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE //"; embossed on the back of the bottle: "HENRY. K. WAMPOLE. CO. // LTD. // PERTH. ONT. CANADA."; printed on the label on the neck: "NONE GENUINE WITHOUT THE SIGNATURE OF // Henry K. Wampole + Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 20.8 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
There is a white residue present inside the bottle; label has begun to discolour.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website
Research Facts
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm
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Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
011006002
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape and has a seam that runs diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three other…
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Accession Number
011006002
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape and has a seam that runs diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three other white labels on the bottle also printed on in black ink; two rectangular ones stuck to each side and one with a straight bottom and sides and a rounded top stuck to the front; both labels on the sides contain the same information about directions but the one on the proper left is in French and the one on the proper right is in English; the label on the front contains product composition, price and company information; the manufacturer's name is printed in red ink across the label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and company information
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Wampole's // FORMOLID // Antiseptic // Solution // A CONCENTRATED NON-TOXIC // ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE //"; embossed on the back of the bottle: "HENRY. K. WAMPOLE. CO. // LTD. // PERTH. ONT. CANADA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 20.8 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
There is a small crack and chip in the glass leaving a hole on the proper left side of the bottle just below the shoulder; lables are discoloured and dirty;
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website; CD #5
Research Facts
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm.
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Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13708
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
011006003
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Antiseptic Solution (Formolid); bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape and has a seam that runs diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three oth…
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Accession Number
011006003
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Antiseptic Solution (Formolid); bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape and has a seam that runs diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three other white labels on the bottle also printed on in black ink; two rectangular ones stuck to each side and one with a straight bottom and sides and a rounded top stuck to the front; both labels on the sides contain the same information about directions but the one on the proper left is in French and the one on the proper right is in English; the label on the front contains product composition, price and company information; the manufacturer's name is printed in red ink across the label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and company information
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Wampole's // Antiseptic // Solution // (FORMOLID) // A CONCENTRATED NON [- TOXIC] // ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE //"; embossed on the back of the bottle: "HENRY. K. WAMPOLE & CO // PHILADELPHIA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 20.8 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Label has yellowed significantly and the black print has worn off of most of the proper left hand side and the top portion of the label on the front; the top half of the label wrapped around the neck has ripped and fallen off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website
Research Facts
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm.
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Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution

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Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
011006004
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three white labels on the bottle; a rectangular on…
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Accession Number
011006004
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three white labels on the bottle; a rectangular one stuck to the front and the back and a small rectangular one on the proper left hand side; the label on the front is printed on in blue ink with a red decorative border around the edge of the label also printed in ink and contains product composition and company information; the label on the back is also printed on in blue ink with the same red decorative border and contains directions for use; the label on the side of the bottle is printed on only in blue ink and indicates that a new label style was adopted in 1909
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and information on label
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Formolid - // Antiseptic // Solution // A concentrated non-toxic, anti- // septic and germicide, safe // and effective for // general use."; printed on the proper left label: "NEW STYLE LABELS ADOPTED // SEPTEMBER 1st, 1909."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels have all discoloured; label on the back is missing the top proper left corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website; CD #5
Research Facts
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm
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Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13710
Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
011006005
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three white labels on the bottle; a rectangular on…
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Accession Number
011006005
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three white labels on the bottle; a rectangular one stuck to the front and the back and a small rectangular one on the proper left hand side; the label on the front is printed on in blue ink with a red decorative border around the edge of the label also printed in ink and contains product composition and company information; the label on the back is also printed on in blue ink with the same red decorative border and contains directions for use; the label on the side of the bottle is printed on only in blue ink and indicates that a new label style was adopted in 1909
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and information on label
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Formolid - // Antiseptic // Solution // A concentrated non-toxic, anti- // septic and germicide, safe // and effective for // general use."; printed on the proper left label: "NEW STYLE LABELS ADOPTED // SEPTEMBER 1st, 1909."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels have all discoloured and are dirty; label on the side is missing the top right corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website
Research Facts
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm
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Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13711
Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
011006006
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are two white rectangular labels on the bottle, one on…
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Accession Number
011006006
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are two white rectangular labels on the bottle, one on the front and one on the back; the label on the front is printed on in blue ink with a red decorative border around the edge of the label also printed in ink and contains product composition and company information; the label on the back is also printed on in blue ink with the same red decorative border and contains directions for use; there is a red paper seal stuck to the neck of the bottle; bottle is stoppered with a brown cork
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and information on label
Material
glass: clear
paper: white, red
ink: blue, red
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Formolid - // Antiseptic // Solution // A concentrated non-toxic, anti- // septic and germicide, safe // and effective for // general use."; embossed on the bottom of the bottle: "H. K.W. Co. // LTD."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels have all discoloured and are dirty; label on the side is missing the top right corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website; CD #5
Research Facts
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm
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Paraformic Throat Lozenges

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13793
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
011006007
Description
Empty clear glass bottle with a silver metal screw-on cap; with a moulding seam running along sides of the bottle; paper label wraps around leaving center of back exposed; label has black and pink decorative border; label includes French / English instructions for use.
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Accession Number
011006007
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty clear glass bottle with a silver metal screw-on cap; with a moulding seam running along sides of the bottle; paper label wraps around leaving center of back exposed; label has black and pink decorative border; label includes French / English instructions for use.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's great-aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
Based on company information and decorative design on label
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
paper: white
ink: black, pink
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Wampole's // Paraformic // (Trade Name) // Throat Lozenges // A POWERFUL ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE // Will Relieve and Prevent // Sore Throat // Tonsillitis, Stomatitis // Catarrh of the Throat, etc. // COMPOSITION: - Paraformaldehyde, // menthol, boric acid and demulcents. // MADE BY // HENRY K. WAMPOLE & CO. Limited // PERTH, ONT., CAN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is discoloured and dirty, missing minor areas, shows abrasions and with minor rips on both sides; cap shows wear, minor scratches and minor dents
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Dental Watch"; "Paraformaldehyde / Wikipedia"; "Niagara Apothecary Museum"; "Bottlebooks.com" websites
Research Facts
Paraformaldehyde is a polymerized form of formaldehyde and is obtained by hydrolysis of adding menthol to solutions of 37% formaldehyde and received the name 'formalin'. Paraformaldehyde is used as a fumigant, disinfectant and fixative. When it contacts water, it forms formaldehyde, a preservative in embalming fluid. Formaldehyde solutions are highly toxic and carcinogenic.
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm.
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tooth guard safety razor set

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13621
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
010015001 a-h
Description
Durham Duplex razor handle (a) has a cream coloured celluloid sheath that hinges onto a thinner rectangular silver steel handle with vertical grip lines on each side; handle widens into a larger rectangular head with two small rectangular holes; the bottom tip of the handle flares out and then tape…
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Accession Number
010015001 a-h
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Hair Removal -- instrumentation
Hygiene -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- razor
Description
Durham Duplex razor handle (a) has a cream coloured celluloid sheath that hinges onto a thinner rectangular silver steel handle with vertical grip lines on each side; handle widens into a larger rectangular head with two small rectangular holes; the bottom tip of the handle flares out and then tapers to a point; silver steel blade guard (b) has fifteen teeth on either side and attaches to handle via two clips that fit inside the rectangular holes on (a) and is held in place by a thin piece which fits into a small groove on (a); silver steel razor blade (c) fits in between the handle and the blade guard and is rectangular in shape with rounded edges and an oblong cut out in the centre which fits over the clips on (b); replacement blades (d-e) are identical to (c) and come inside a small red paper box (f) with a cream coloured border and gold and green lettering; the company logo is printed on top and consists of two lions each holding a flag on either side of a shield with three banners below them containing the company motto; all items fit into a cream coloured celluloid box with a top (g) and a bottom (h) section which fit together.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - blade guard - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c-e - blade - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
f - paper box - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
g - box top - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
h - box bottom - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Owned by donor
Maker
Durham Duplex Razor Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
metal: silver
celluloid: cream
paper: red, cream
ink: yellow, green
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped into handle on top side: "PAT. U.S.A. MAY 28.07. // AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES"; stamped into handle on bottom side: "MADE IN CANADA"; (b) stamped into centre of blade guard: "DURHAM [company logo] DUPLEX"; (c-e) engraved onto underside of all blades: "DURHAM DUPLEX RAZOR CO. LTD. TORONTO // DURHAM DUPLEX // MADE IN CANADA"; (f) printed on the front: "DURHAM [company logo] DUPLEX"; (f) printed on the banners below the lions: "CHACUN SON PROPRE BARBIER"; printed on either side of (f): "FIVE BLADES"; printed on the back: "DURHAM DUPLEX RAZOR CO. LTD. // JERSEY CITY SHEFFIELD PARIS TORONTO // MADE IN CANADA // PRINTED IN U.S.A."; (g) embossed in the centre: "DURHAM [company logo] DUPLEX"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-5
Condition Remarks
Scratches present on the celluloid handle of (a); small chips out of the edges of (d) and (e); (f) shows significant signs of wear and tear and the box itself has collapsed; all objects exhibit signs of use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Durham Duplex" website
Research Facts
The Durham Duplex Razor Company Ltd. was registered in the UK on May 11, 1910 as a subsidiary of the US razor blade manufacturer Durham Razor Company Inc. founded in the late 1800's; it was the US company who developed the Durham Duplex safety razor system
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rectal thermometer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15204
Dates
1936
1950
circa 1936-1950
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Home Health Care
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
010015002 a-f
Description
Rectangular paper box (a,b), black on the outside and tan on the inside with removable lid, contains a glass rectal thermometer (c) with a metal end and red hatch marks, numbers, and text with a white stripe running the length of one side, a black plastic case (d,e), and an instruction sheet (f) wh…
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Accession Number
010015002 a-f
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Home Health Care
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Home Health
Thermometers
Body Temperature -- instrumentation
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Rectum
Description
Rectangular paper box (a,b), black on the outside and tan on the inside with removable lid, contains a glass rectal thermometer (c) with a metal end and red hatch marks, numbers, and text with a white stripe running the length of one side, a black plastic case (d,e), and an instruction sheet (f) which contains information about the product and its use, about the manufacturer, and about an extra piece not present in the box: "Faichney's Thermometer Shaker"; paper has two holes just off centre, presumably for the thermometer to be put through.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - box top: Length 13.2 cm X Width 3.5 cm X Height 1.4 cm
b - box bottom: Length 12.2 cm X Width 3.5 cm X Height 1.4 cm
c - thermometer: Length 10.5 cm X Diameter 0.5 cm
d - case: Length 9.1 cm X Diameter 1.2 cm
e - case lid: Length 3.5 cm X Diameter 1.1 cm
f - instructions: Length 11.4 cm X Width 5.2 cm
Provenance
Owned by donor.
Maker
Faichney Instrument Corporation
Site Made (City)
Watertown
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
U.S.A.
Dates
1936
1950
circa 1936-1950
Date Remarks
.Based on patent year printed on instructions and donor's remarks.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black, red, white
plastic: black
glass: clear
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on thermometer: "94 // 6 // 8 // 100 // 2 // 4 // 6 // 8 // YL176 FAICHNEY WATERTOWN NY MASS G RECTAL"; printed on front of instructions sheet: "CERTIFICATE OF ACCURACY // We, the undersigned manufacturer, certify that this thermometer has been carefully inspected and // tested. Every thermometer bearing our name, FAICHNEY--Watertown, N. Y., is fully guaranteed. If // any defect should develop or if for any reason the instrument does not give full and complete satisfaction // it will be replaced without charge. This guarantee covers everything but breakage. // The Apex of Precision // Faichney Instrument Corporation // Watertown, New York"; printed on back of instruction sheet: "To shake back the mercury column // in a Clinical Thermometer with a Pilot // Grip or similar top: Insert mercury end // into loop of shaker. Slide the shaker // on thermometer until it hits triangle // top. Take twisted ends of shaker in // thumb and first finger of both hands // as shown in illustration. Roll between // thumbs and fingers to cause ther- // mometer to revolve, twirl or spin. // Three or four spins will shake down // mercury column without any effort. // Faichney's // Thermometer // Shaker // Patented // July 1936 // No. 2047801 // DIRECTIONS FOR USE // To see the mercury column, lay // thermometer on flat surface with the // name downward. Lean over the ther- // mometer, looking directly between // scale and figures. If mercury column // stands higher than 97° mark, shake // down before using. // Sterilize by immersing in alcohol // or any dependable antiseptic solution. // DO NOT STERILIZE IN HOT // WATER AS EXCESSIVE HEAT // WILL CAUSE THERMOMETER // TO BREAK."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Box corners repaired with hinging tape
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/history-of-the-thermometer--8
https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/article/95/4/251/1562440
https://patents.google.com/patent/US2047801
Research Facts
In 1593, Galileo invented the thermoscope, a predecessor of the thermometer.
The first liquid in glass thermometer was invented by The Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinando II de' Medici, and used alcohol.
In 1714, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit created the first modern thermometer using mercury.
In 1867, Sir Thomas Albutt invented the first medical thermometer designed to measure human body temperature. It was six inches long and took five minutes to work.
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Dates
1880
1913
circa 1880-1913
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Home Health Care
Accession Number
010015003 a-b
Description
Amber glass bottle (a) with flat base and rounded square shaped body, tapering up into a cylindrical neck with a handle connecting the neck to the body; opposite the handle is a short spout which protrudes from just below the neck and stretches upwards, tapering into a small opening which curves st…
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Accession Number
010015003 a-b
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Food
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Description
Amber glass bottle (a) with flat base and rounded square shaped body, tapering up into a cylindrical neck with a handle connecting the neck to the body; opposite the handle is a short spout which protrudes from just below the neck and stretches upwards, tapering into a small opening which curves straight out towards the side; a wooden stopper (b) sits in the neck of the glass.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle: Length 7.2 cm X Width 5.0 cm X Height 12.3 cm
b - stopper: Length 4.9 cm X Diameter 2.1 cm
Provenance
Owned by donor
Dates
1880
1913
circa 1880-1913
Date Remarks
Based on "A Dating Key For Post-Eighteenth Century Bottles" by T. Stell Newman.
Material
glass: amber
wood: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some bubbles inside the glass and potentially some minor chipping.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
https://www.etymonline.com/word/cruet#etymonline_v_406
https://www.kovels.com/price-guide/glass-price-guide/amber-glass.html
https://www.airseacontainers.com/blog/the-science-behind-amber-glass-how-these-bottles-protect-liquids/
https://www.containerandpackaging.com/resources/colored-glass/
Research Facts
Olive oil was used in various pharmacy recipes for home use and at the pharmacists.
This type of bottle is called a cruet, and is most often used to hold vinegar, oil, or sacramental wine. The word "cruet" was first attested circa 1300, and most likely comes from the Old French "crue", meaning an earthen pot. Related to the word "crock".
Amber, the colour of this glass, was a popular colour for glass just after the American Civil War and during the 1930s-1950s, and is one of the many colours which are often cited when referring to "Depression Glass". Amber glass comes from iron, sulphur, and carbon being added to molten glass. Amber glass is good for protecting liquids, as it blocks UV light and other light wavelengths under 450 nm, which is why it is often used to store medicines, alcohols, and oils.
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