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Chamberlain's Salve

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Dates
1890
1930
1890-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1984.4.4
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal top.
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Accession Number
1984.4.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An opaque white glass jar with a screw-on metal top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: History of Medicine Museum collections.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1930
1890-1930
Material
glass: white
metal: yellow; black; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on top of metal lid: "CHAMBERLAIN'S // SALVE // FOR DISEASES OF THE SKIN, // BURNS, SCALDS, FROST BITES, CHIL- // BLAINS, SORE NIPPLES, CHAPPED // HANDS, SORE LIPS, PILES, AND OLD // CHRONIC SORES. // PREPARED ONLY BY // CHAMBERLAIN MEDICINE CO. LIMITED // TORONTO, ONT. CANADA // PRICE 25 CENTS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Depth 4.0 cm x Diam. 5.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Cuticura Resolvent

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Dates
1883
1910
circa 1883-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001331
Description
Square light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; the front and back have attached printed paper labels which list product information; both side panels have embossed lettering; full of Cuticura Resolvent and sealed with a co…
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Accession Number
996001331
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Care
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; the front and back have attached printed paper labels which list product information; both side panels have embossed lettering; full of Cuticura Resolvent and sealed with a cork in the neck with a paper seal over top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Potter Drug & Chemical Corporation
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1883
1910
circa 1883-1910
Material
glass: light aqua
paper: orange; black; off-white
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Bottle neck embossed, "6 OZS."; left side embossed, "CUTICURA TREATMENT // FOR AFFECTIONS // OF THE SKIN"; right side embossed, "POTTER DRUG & CHEMICAL // CORPORATION // BOSTON, U.S.A."; front label reads, "CUTICURA // RESOLVENT // CONTAINS 20% ALCOHOL // 6 FL. OZ. NET // CUTICURA // RESOLVENT // A Gentle // Alterative // Tonic and // Aperient // Prepared by // POTTER DRUG & CHEMICAL CORP. // BOSTON, U.S.A. // LABORATORIES, // MALDEN, MASS."; back label lists instructions
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.7 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 4.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bottle has no chips or cracks; there is some hazing and wear; the bottle is unused and unopened and the cork continues to seal it; both labels are complete and legible; back label shows minor staining; paper seal over the cork is missing small sections, but can be read
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Nostrums & Quackery" (1st ed.), pp. 434-435; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" compiled by Charles W. Oleson, p. 53
Research Facts
Used to treat skin diseases
Images
Less detail
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.137
Description
Long, narrow glass bottle with a narrow neck, a collar near the shoulders, and a lip; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.137
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dermatology
Skin Manifestations
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Long, narrow glass bottle with a narrow neck, a collar near the shoulders, and a lip; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Bingham's Pharmacy
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Material
glass: clear
paper: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
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.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 18.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information; cream paper instructional leaflet (c) describes the product's benefits and recommendations from customers dating from 1894 to 1911; smaller leaflet written in French (d) for product information on Balsam of Myrrh.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
b - box - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 23.0 cm
d - leaflet - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 20.0 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Date Remarks
Printed on leaflet
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // FOR // CUTS // BURNS // BRUISES // SORES // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co. // LIMITED // SOLE PROPRIETORS // MONTREAL, QUE. // MADE SINCE 1846 // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. // The small amount // required and effect // produced render this // a cheap and desirable // household remedy // Anitseptic // Cleansing // And Healing // Use It For The // Hard Cases // Trial Size, Price 35 CTS // Price 35 c., 65 c and $ 1.25 // Large size most economical"; printed on bottle's label: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Sprains, // Strains, Swellings, Stiff Neck, Non-diphtheritic Sore // Throat, Any Superficial Pain or Lameness, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or Sprains, such as // Lame Back, Sprained Ankle, Muscular Rheumatism, // Also for Piles, Corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Stings of Bees // and Venomous Insects. Rusty Nail Wounds, etc., Old // Sores, Indolent Ulcers. // For Animals. A valuable remedy for Flesh Wounds, // Cuts, Kicks, Punctured Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, // Harness and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, Sprains, // Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, Fistula, Mud // Fever, Scratches, Thrush and Old Sores, Spavin and Ringbone (in // early stages), Screw Worm, Caked Udder, and Spider // in Teat."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row B
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; paper is brittle, yellowed and frayed along edges; box shows minor wear around edges, box's top is missing a small chunk from its lower left corner and the left side of the lid is covered in a light brown stain
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1885
1911
circa 1885-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 2.3
b - box - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1911
circa 1885-1911
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: blue
paper: yellow, cream
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM OF MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // MANUFACTURED BY // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co., Limited // MONTREAL, QUE. // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Non-diphtheritic Sore Throat, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or sprains // such as Lame Back or Shoulder, Sprained // ankle or wrist, Muscular Rheumatism, //Piles, corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Frosted // Feet, bee strings, Old Sores, Swellings. FOR ANIMALS: A valuable remedy for // Flesh Wounds, Cuts, Kicks, Punctured // Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, Harness // and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, // Sprains, Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, // Fistula, Mud /Fever, Scratches, Thrush and // Old Sores”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row B
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; box shows minor wear around edges and faded
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002089
Description
Round white milk glass jar of Electro Balm ointment with silver metal screw on cap with product label on top full of yellow ointment; cream paper label with blue ink affixed to cover jar's entire body.
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Accession Number
014002089
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
Round white milk glass jar of Electro Balm ointment with silver metal screw on cap with product label on top full of yellow ointment; cream paper label with blue ink affixed to cover jar's entire body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Electric Bean Chemical Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: white
paper: cream
ink: blue
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed on label affixed to jar's base: "ELECTRO // BALM // PRICE 50 ¢ // A Skin Beautifier and // Healer. // For Cuts, Bruises, Burns and // all Wounds of the flesh. For // Piles, Pimples, Eczema, // Bad Legs, Sore Heads // and Back, Chapped // Hands & Face;" printed on label surrounding jar's body: "PRESERVES & BEAUTIFIES THE SKIN // ELECTRIC BEAN CHEMICAL CO. LIMITED OTTAWA, CAN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Base label has yellowed, with minor stains, shows minor wear around edges and missing minor areas on top and side.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002091
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
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Accession Number
014002091
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Phenol
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of carbolic oil with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with red-wax sealed cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; cream paper label has the product's name, directions for use, and the manufacturer's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Company
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: tan
wax: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Carbolic // Oil // HEALS: WOUNDS, // CUTS, ABRASIONS, // OLD SORES, INSECT // BITES ETC. // DRESS ONCE OR TWICE // DAILY, APPLYING TO // AFFECTED PARTS WITH // FEATHER OR BY SATUR- // ATING CLEAN, WELL // WORN COTTON // OR LINEN. // PREPARED BY // N. C. POLSON & CO. // ESTABLISHED 1877. // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS. // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.8 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed, brittle, with a minor tear along the label's bottom edge; quarter of wax seal is missing
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. 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. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
Images
Less detail
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1970-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.173
Description
A corked bottle with squared sides and sharply rounded shoulders ending in a narrow neck with a collar and a lip; the four sides of the bottle are slightly indented; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.173
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dermatology
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A corked bottle with squared sides and sharply rounded shoulders ending in a narrow neck with a collar and a lip; the four sides of the bottle are slightly indented; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Bingham's Pharmacy
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1970-1900
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "FRECKLE // LOTION // Binghams' Pharmacy // 100 Yonge Street // Toronto"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 18.4 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

mercury iodide pills

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.228
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders and a wide neck ending in a large lip and closed with a cork; shield-shaped paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.228
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Syphilis -- drug therapy
Mercury Compounds
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders and a wide neck ending in a large lip and closed with a cork; shield-shaped paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
John Wyeth & Brothers, Inc.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "GELATINE-COATED PILL // Mercury Iodide, Yellow // JOHN WYETH & BROTHERS, INC. // PHILADELPHIA // Made in Canada"; embossed on bottom: "Wyeth 107".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 8.6 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Parts of label are torn
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Wei de Meyer's Catarrh Cure

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
Accession Number
1980.18.231
Description
A rectangular metal tin full of contents; wrapped in plastic.
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Accession Number
1980.18.231
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Influenza -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
MM= Drug Packaging -- box and packet
Description
A rectangular metal tin full of contents; wrapped in plastic.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Centaur Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
Engraved on tin: "Wei De MEYERS // CATARRH // For CATARRH POLYPUS INFLUENZA"; between the first two words is a circle with "WEI DE MEYERS" around the upper half and "CATARRH CURE" around the lower half; "PRICE $1.00"; a trade mark is engraved on the face of the tin.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 8.2 cm x Width 5.2 x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Heavy rusting at the sides of the tin; plastic wrapping is also torn.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

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