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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001246
Description
Cardboard box sealed with a single sheet printed paper wrapper; the box contains dried loose plant material
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Accession Number
996001246
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Plants, Medicinal
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Cardboard box sealed with a single sheet printed paper wrapper; the box contains dried loose
plant material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb. 1994.
Maker
S.W. Gould & Bros. Botanic Garden
Site Made (City)
Malden
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
plant material: brown
paper: off-white; blue
cardboard:
Inscriptions
Wrapper reads, "HOPS // Humulus Lupulus // S.W. GOULD & BROS // BOTANIC GARDEN // MALDEN, MASS."; (top) "Properties Valuable as a sedative // to produce sleep and in nervousness" (side) "COMMON NAME // Lupuline" (side) "OUR HERBS, // ROOTS AND BARKS // ARE // Always Fresh // AND // Reliable // IF YOU WANT THE BEST // ASK FOR GOULD'S"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.5 cm. x Width: 5.5 cm. x Depth: 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The outside wrapper shows no tears or stains; there are four small holes (likely made by an insect); plant dust has come out of the holes
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a sedative and for nervousness
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Dr. Ordway's Celebrated Pain Destroyer

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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001318
Description
Twelve-sided cylindrical light aqua hand-blown bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged with flat top; there is a printed paper label around ten of the panels which lists product information; the bottle contains medication residue and has cork in the neck.
Accession Number
996001318
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Twelve-sided cylindrical light aqua hand-blown bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged with flat top; there is a printed paper label around ten of the panels which lists product information; the bottle contains medication residue and has cork in the neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Ordway & Wadleigh
Site Made (City)
Lawrence
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Material
glass: light aqua
paper: beige
cork: dark brown
Inscriptions
Label reads, "DR. ORDWAY'S // CELEBRATED // PAIN DESTROYER // Uses listed. // DIRECTIONS" // ORDWAY & WADLEIGH, SOLE PROPRIETORS. // PRICE 37 1-2 CENTS LAWRENCE, MASS. // All genuine // Signed, A. Ordway M.D."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 ROw C
Length
12.5 cm
Diameter
4.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is a small chip at the bottle lip; the pontil at the bottom is crude and rough; there are no other chips or cracks; the cork is damaged and stained; the paper label is brittle and missing small pieces at the top and bottom; there is also some staining; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 21; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at Bracken Library
Research Facts
Perry Davis began to manufacture his Vegetable Painkiller in 1839; his son Edmund carried on the business after Perry's death in 1862; product available up until 1958
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Instantine-Plus analgesic tablets with codeine

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Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
010020250
Description
Instantine-Plus tablet tin with clasp closure at front; rectangular silver metal tin, enamelled in blue and white; product information, directions, manufacturer's information printed with blue and red enamel in English and French on front and back; extra information printed in blue on underside of …
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Accession Number
010020250
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Instantine-Plus tablet tin with clasp closure at front; rectangular silver metal tin, enamelled in blue and white; product information, directions, manufacturer's information printed with blue and red enamel in English and French on front and back; extra information printed in blue on underside of lid; tin contains two white tablets, three crystallized pink tablets, six brown crystallized tablets
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
The Bayer Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Aurora
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Date Remarks
Based on packaging
Material
metal: silver
enamel: black, red, yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "N // Instantine-Plus // WITH CODEINE // TRADE MARKS REG. // FAST PROLONGED RELIEF FROM PAIN // 12 TABLETS // PRESS HERE"; printed inside lid: "INDICATIONS: Headache, colds, feverish conditions, neuralgia, // and rheumatic pains. Follow directions on bottom of tin. // A BAYER // PRODUCT // Instantine-Plus // UN PRODUIT // BAYER // MARQUE DEPOSEE // SOULAGEMENT RAPIDE ET PROLONGE DE LA DOULEUR CAUSEE PAR // Les maux de tete, rhumes, etats febriles, nevralgies, et douleurs // rhumatismales. Suivez le mode d'emploi sur le fond de la boite."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 8.1 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Enamel faded on tin, especially around edges; tablets are brown and crystallized
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #10
Research Facts
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
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