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Phillips' Milk of Magnesia

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001277 a-c
Description
(a) Rectangular-oval cobalt glass bottle with cylindrical screw-top neck; bottle contains 49 Milk of Magnesia tablets; the bottle has rounded (outwards) front and back panels and flat side panels and bottom; there are printed paper labels on the front and back listing product information; (b) metal…
Accession Number
996001277 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Heartburn -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular-oval cobalt glass bottle with cylindrical screw-top neck; bottle contains 49 Milk of Magnesia tablets; the bottle has rounded (outwards) front and back panels and flat side panels and bottom; there are printed paper labels on the front and back listing product information; (b) metal screw on lid for (a), painted white; (c) one-piece printed cardboard box with flaps at top and bottom to open and close; made to house (a); lists product information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - lid
c - box
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Aug. 1993.
Maker
Sterling Drug Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: cobalt
paper: off-white
metal: white; off-white
Inscriptions
Label reads, "MINT FLAVOURED // GENUINE // PHILLIPS' // TRADE MARK, REG. // MILK OF MAGNESIA // TABLETS // U.S.P. // FAST RELIEF FROM // UPSET STOMACH // INDIGESTION // HEARTBURN // 100 TABLETS // STERLING DRUG LTD. // AURORA, ONTARIO // THE NAME PHILLIPS', THE DESIGN AND SIGNATURE // ARE REGISTERED AS TRADEMARKS IN CANADA" (front); back label lists DIRECTIONS on using milk of magnesia as an antacid and mild laxative - in English and French; cardboard box lists the same information; bottle bottom has embossed number 3701 1 9 and a diamond in the centre
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Length 11.4 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
b - lid - Length 1.0 cm. x Diam. 3.1 cm.
c - box - Length 11.8 cm. x Width 5.8 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle shows no chips, cracks or wear; paper labels on bottle (back) show some staining, but are clearly visible; (b) metal lid shows no corrosion or wear; (c) top flap of box is missing; the box itself shows minor staining and some wear, but all writing is clearly visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19
Research Facts
For use as an antacid and a mild laxative
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greetings postcard

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Dates
1945
circa 1945
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001471
Description
Postcard of medium-weight card in colour, depicting a patient in a hospital bed with physician one one side and a quack on the other; inscription on front and writing on back in pencil; drawing; chromolithograph
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Accession Number
996001471
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Wit and Humor -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Postcard of medium-weight card in colour, depicting a patient in a hospital bed with physician
one one side and a quack on the other; inscription on front and writing on back in pencil; drawing;
chromolithograph
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
MWM
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1945
circa 1945
Date Remarks
Postmark reads July 28, 1945
Material
paper: black; red; pink; blue; green; white; orange; yellow; cobalt
Inscriptions
Front inscription: "Nothing's wrong with me, a // letter from you won't // cure!"; back reads,
Dear Dalla: // How are you // my dear? Hope // [?] alluishus is coming // along all right. We
// are having a wonderful // time here. No flies or // mosquitoes. It's been // sprayed with
D.D.T. // all along. // Love // Madelene // Mrs. Herbert [?] Carswell // 1966 Whitney Avenue //
Niagara Falls, NY // Post card // MWM Color-Litho "Bursheen" Finished, Made Only By MWM - Aurora,
Mo."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.7 cm. x Width: 14.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bends across middle; two separate bends, one starting on left side, bend mark along top; small
bend at top right corner; two post marks on back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
Images
Less detail