Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Empty physicians' sample tin of Phillips' Milk of Magnesia tooth powder; oval white and blue metal container (a) with product information, directions, manufacturer's information printed with red and blue ink; tapers to silver metal top with round opening; round silver metal twist cap (b) with ridge…
Empty physicians' sample tin of Phillips' Milk of Magnesia tooth powder; oval white and blue metal container (a) with product information, directions, manufacturer's information printed with red and blue ink; tapers to silver metal top with round opening; round silver metal twist cap (b) with ridged sides at top
Number Of Parts
a - bottle - Size: Length 8.4 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
(a) Printed on bottle: "Phillips' // MAGNESIA // Tooth // Powder // T.M. REG. U.S. PAT."; printed on back: "DIRECTIONS // Apply powder on moistened // brush. Brush teeth away from // gums toward biting edges. // Contains over 75% genuine // Phillips' Milk of Magnesia in // dry concentrated form. Helps // protect teeth from harmful // mouth acids. // KEEP CAP TIGHTLY CLOSED // THE CHAS. H. PHILLIPS CHEMICAL CO. // successors to Chas. H. Phillips NEW YORK // MADE IN U.S.A."
Storage Room 0010
With MHC Education Program “Yum, Yum, Munch” stored in Rm 2017
White enamel on container is darkened; bottom of container and top of cap are slightly tarnished.
"Stamford Historical Society" website
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; Charles Henry Phillips (1820-1882) was an English pharmacist who invented milk of magnesia in the late 19th century, popular as an antacid and laxative; the Charles H. Phillips Chemical Co. was incorporated in 1885; it was believed that the anti-acid properties of milk of magnesia would help combat acids in the mouth
On exhibit, "Teeth in Time," Case #3, 29 March 2011 - November 2014