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Dr. Stanley's African Pine

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001281
Description
Glass (?) bottle containing Dr. Stanley's African Pine, sealed in a cardboard box wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the wrapper lists product information and has a picture of an African man by a pine tree.
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Accession Number
996001281
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
Description
Glass (?) bottle containing Dr. Stanley's African Pine, sealed in a cardboard box wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the wrapper lists product information and has a picture of an African man by a pine tree.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Frasier Thornton & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Cookshire
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass (?):
cardboard: off-white
paper: yellow
Inscriptions
Label reads, "DR [raised, with underline] STANLEY'S // AFRICAN // PINE // FOR // COUGHS, // COLDS, // HOARSENESS, // BRONCHITIS, // SORE THROAT, // ASTHMA // PRICE 35 CENTS // FRASIER THORNTON & CO. // LIMITED // COOKSHIRE, QUEBEC, Canada" (front); some information in French on the back; "DR. STANLEY'S AFRICAN PINE - Each Adult Dose Contains:" (medication contents listed) - side; other side lists the same information in German; top reads, "No. 6188 // Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.1 cm. x Width: 6.5 cm. x Depth: 3.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle is sealed and unopened; cardboard box is also sealed and unopened; paper wrapper/label is complete and still sealed; there is some minor wear at the corners and three tears in the paper at the left side; pressure-sensitive tape (Scotch) has been used in three places to hold the paper wrapper in place or repair tears
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to relieve coughs, hoarseness, bronchitis, sore throat and asthma
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Majestic Pure Medicated Toilet Paper

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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Home Health Care
Accession Number
996001282
Description
Sheets of medicated toilet paper with a cardboard container at the front, back and bottom, then wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the paper lists product information; there is a wire holding the sheets of toilet paper together.
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Accession Number
996001282
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Sheets of medicated toilet paper with a cardboard container at the front, back and bottom, then wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the paper lists product information; there is a wire holding the sheets of toilet paper together.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Majestic
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
metal: grey
cardboard:
paper: white
Inscriptions
Paper wrapper reads, "MAJESTIC // PURE // MEDICATED TOILET" (front); "THE consumption of Paper is the measure of a nation's // culture" (side); "TOILET Paper is of great Medical and Sanitary Value, and // pronounced by the Medical profession: -- "The greatest // boon the art of paper making has developed"" (other side)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.4 cm. x Width: 15.5 cm. x Depth: 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The toilet paper is unopened and unused; the paper wrapper shows some minor staining (foxing) and the metal wire within has broken through the paper at the front; there is some minor wear of the paper at the corners
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
In North America toilet paper did not appear until 1857, when American Joseph Gayetti introduced “paper for the water closet.” Given that pages from free catalogues were readily available, he needed a marketing gimmick. The “health gambit” fit the bill. Gayetti claimed that Americans were ruining their physical and mental health by wiping with printed paper that had “death-dealing” chemicals such as lampblack, oxalic acid, oil of vitriol and chloride of lime. His “Medicated Paper” was “pure as snow” and may have included aloe. Unlike catalogue paper, it wouldn’t cause hemorrhoids and “would cheat physicians out of their fees.” When flush toilets became more common, he cleverly changed the pitch to “this paper will dissolve so that it will not like ordinary paper choke the water pipes.”
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Potion Antilaiteuse du Dr. N. Alphonse Sirois

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001284 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular four-sided wooden box containing Dr. N. Alphonse's Antilaiteuse potion; the box is sealed except at the bottom, where white powder is leaking; (b) one-piece printed cardboard box which tightly fits (a); the box had flaps at the top and bottom (top flap missing) to open and close it;…
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Accession Number
996001284 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
Description
(a) Rectangular four-sided wooden box containing Dr. N. Alphonse's Antilaiteuse potion; the box is sealed except at the bottom, where white powder is leaking; (b) one-piece printed cardboard box which tightly fits (a); the box had flaps at the top and bottom (top flap missing) to open and close it; product information is listed on the box as well as a picture of Dr. Alphonse.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 24.4 cm. x Width 9.7 cm. x Depth 4.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Ottawa (from Scott Jordan) in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Ste-Anne de la Pocatiere
Site Made (City)
Kamouraska
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
wood: beige
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Box reads, "POTION // ANTILAITEUSE // DU // DR. N. ALPHONSE // SIROIS // DE Ste-Anne de la Pocatiere // KAMOURASKA // PRIX $2.00 // No. 2494 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // (front); dose & usage listed on one side in French and the other side in English; usage of medication listed in English and French on the back.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row F
Condition Remarks
(a) Wooden box is nailed closed; the bottom has split open and now leaks the white powdered medication stored within; (b) the cardboard box is missing its top flap and has a tear at the top; there is some minor staining on the box; all writing is clearly visible
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to cleanse and relieve the body and blood of all poisons and impurities
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Kaskareta Bitters

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001285
Description
Glass (?) bottle containing Kaskareta Bitters, sealed in a cardboard box wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the wrapper lists product information.
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Accession Number
996001285
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass (?) bottle containing Kaskareta Bitters, sealed in a cardboard box wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper; the wrapper lists product information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Frasier, Thornton & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Cookshire
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
glass (?):
cardboard: off-white
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Wrapper reads, "KASKARETA // BITTERS // A BLOOD PURIFIER // and DYSPEPSIA REMEDY // A SPRING MEDICINE // for THE BLOOD and for // the LIVER, KIDNEYS and // STOMACH // They Help Remove those // Distressing Feelings, Re-invigorate // and Impart Strength and Vigor // to the System // No. 6189 - Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // Frasier, Thornton & Co., Limited // COOKSHIRE, QUEBEC // CANADA" (front); same information in French on back; "KASKARETA BITTERS // For Dyspepsia, Headache, Constipation, Bad Breath, Kidney Trouble and Loaded Urine, Loss of Appetite, // Monthly Difficulties in Females, Worms in Children Net Contents 6 Fluid Ounces // Dose:" (listed); same information in French on other side
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.3 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm. x Depth: 4.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle and cardboard box are unopened and unused; paper label shows minor staining and has one small tear on the front near the top; all writing is clearly legible
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to relieve dyspepsia, headache, constipation, bad breath, kidney trouble and loaded urine, loss of appetite, menstrual cramps and worms in children
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Great Herbal Tonic Fountain of Health

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Dates
1880
circa 1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001286 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular square light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled, plain broad sloping collar; bottle contains herbal tonic and has a cork to seal the neck; there is a printed paper label attached to the bottle's back which lists directions; all four panels are recessed; (b) one-…
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Accession Number
996001286 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular square light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled, plain broad sloping collar; bottle contains herbal tonic and has a cork to seal the neck; there is a printed paper label attached to the bottle's back which lists directions; all four panels are recessed; (b) one-piece cardboard box with flaps at top and bottom to open and close it; box wrapped with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 22.0 cm. x Width 7.6 cm. x Depth 5.4 cm.
b - cardboard box - Size: Length 22.9 cm. x Width 8.5 cm. x Depth 6.0 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Wm. Churchill & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
circa 1880
Date Remarks
Bottle likely made between 1880 and 1890
Material
glass: light aqua
cardboard: beige
paper: off-white; blue
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Box reads, "GREAT // HERBAL // Tonic // FOUNTAIN // OF // HEALTH // Blood // Purifier // AND // CONSTITUTIONAL // CATARRH CURE // A PURELY VEGETABLE COMPOUND // OF // ROOTS, LEAVES, BARK & FLOWERS, // Gathered from the Woods and Fields // PRICE ONE DOLLAR // MANUFACTURED IN TORONTO BY // Wm Churchill Co." (front); what it does and how it operates listed on one side; guarantee listed on the back; amounts to use listed on other side
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row E
Condition Remarks
Bottle was dirty and dusty; cork leaks liquid; bottle's front label is missing; back label is complete, with only minor staining and all writing is clearly legible; (b) cardboard box is water damaged; the bottom flap is completely missing and the top front and side flaps are missing; the paper wrapping around the box is missing several sections
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Research Facts
Tonic used to purify the blood, regulate the bowels, renovate secretions, act upon the kidneys, and invigorate the entire system
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Dr. W. B. Caldwell's Laxative Syrup Pepsin

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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
996001287 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular square clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, broad round collar with lower bevel; bottle contains syrup pepsin which is sealed in the bottle with a cork; the bottle front has an attached printed paper label listing product information; (b) one piece printed car…
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Accession Number
996001287 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular square clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, broad round collar with lower bevel; bottle contains syrup pepsin which is sealed in the bottle with a cork; the bottle front has an attached printed paper label listing product information; (b) one piece printed cardboard box with flaps at top (now missing) and bottom to open and close it; box lists product information and has a picture of Dr. W. B. Caldwell
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 18.0 cm. x Width 5.8 cm. x Depth 3.4 cm.
b - cardboard box - Size: Length 18.3 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 3.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Pepsin Syrup Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: beige
paper: white
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Paper label reads, "DR. W. B. CALDWELL'S // LAXATIVE // SYRUP PEPSIN // COMPOUND //"; contents listed; "RECOMMENDED FOR // CONSTIPATION // AND ITS ATTENDANT ILLS // SUCH AS // Biliousness, Sick Headach, Sour // Stomach, Heartburn, Foul // Breath, Flatulency Etc. // Directions" (listed); "SHAKE WELL BEFORE TAKING // PEPSIN SYRUP CO., Limited // Sole Proprietors // TORONTO, ONTARIO, CAN."; box lists same information (expanded); embossed on bottle (back): "DR. W. B. CALDWELL'S // SYRUP PEPSIN"; (side) - "BRIDGEBURG, ONTARIO"; (other side) - "PEPSIN SYRUP COMPANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Condition Remarks
Bottle was dirty and dusty; the cork has dried medication around the outside top, and will leak if tipped on its side; the paper label is complete, damaged only in very corner of bottom left; all writing is clearly legible; (b) cardboard box is very brittle and missing the top flap and pieces of the sides at the top; one mend has been made with Magic tape; all visible writing is clearly legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Nostrums and Quackery" by Arthur J. Cramp, p. 494
Research Facts
Used to relieve constipation, biliousness, sick headache, sour stomach, heartburn, foul breath, flatulency, etc.
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Polson's Tasteless Preparation

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001288 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular square clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, squared, rolled-over collar; the bottle contains cod liver oil which is sealed in the bottle with a cork; the bottle front and sides are covered with an attached printed paper label which lists product information; (…
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Accession Number
996001288 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular square clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, squared, rolled-over collar; the bottle contains cod liver oil which is sealed in the bottle with a cork; the bottle front and sides are covered with an attached printed paper label which lists product information; (b) on-piece cardboard box (no top or bottom) with a single sheet of printed paper wrapped around it; paper lists product information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 20.5 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 5.2 cm.
b - cardboard box - Size: Length 21.1 cm. x Width 8.4 cm. x Depth 5.5 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
M. C. Polson & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
glass: transparent
cardboard: beige
paper: red
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Box reads, "POLSON'S // Tasteless // Preparation // Made With the Extract of // Cod Liver // Oil // PLEASANT AND PALATABLE"; ingredients listed; dose for adults and children listed; "N. C. Rolson & Co. Limited // Manufacturing Chemists // Established 1877 // 311 Notre Dame St. West // Montreal Canada" (front); back lists same information in French; when and how to use the product listed on one side in English and the other in French; bottle label lists the same information
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row E
Condition Remarks
Bottle was dirty and dusty; the cork has dried medication around the outside top, but does not leak; the paper label is complete, but has suffered water damage, wear and small missing sections can be seen at the side; all writing is legible; (b) cardboard box hs suffered water water damage; there is no longer a top or bottom; the paper wrapper is brittle and missing sections at the top; water staining is visible; writing is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
There are three binders of information on the Polson Company with Dr. Chiong's written records
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. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
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 was mayor of Kingston in 1893.
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Wincarnis General Tonic

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001289
Description
Cylindrical amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, broad flat collar sloping to a heavy rounded ring; the bottle originally contained general tonic (now empty); there is a partial printed paper label attached to the front of the bottle which lists product information; the bottl…
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Accession Number
996001289
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, broad flat collar sloping to a heavy rounded ring; the bottle originally contained general tonic (now empty); there is a partial printed paper label attached to the front of the bottle which lists product information; the bottle's inside bottom contains dried medication remains.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Wincarnis
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Bottle manufacturing type from 1900 on
Material
glass: amber
paper: light brown
Inscriptions
Label reads, "WINCARNIS // (Trade Mark Registered) // ALCOHOL 18 1/2 PERCENT // A GENERAL TONIC. Contents and benefits listed"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 25.0 cm. x Diam. : 6.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle was dirty and dusty; there is some dried tonic in inside bottom; label very brittle and missing several sections; remaining label pieces are very fragile
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
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Dates
1908
1920
circa 1908-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001290 a-au
Description
(a) Leather medicine case with hinged lid (now torn off); the inside of the case has four hinged sections which hold cylindrical medication bottle; (b) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on/off metal lid (empty); (c) same as (b); (d) same as (b) -- 9 brown pills and powd…
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Accession Number
996001290 a-au
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine Chests
House Calls
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Medical Case
Description
(a) Leather medicine case with hinged lid (now torn off); the inside of the case has four hinged sections which hold cylindrical medication bottle; (b) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on/off metal lid (empty); (c) same as (b); (d) same as (b) -- 9 brown pills and powder residue inside; (e) same as (b) -- medication residue inside; lid cracked; (f-cc) same as (b): (f) medication residue inside; (g) solidified pills on inside bottom, as well as staining; (h) very small amount of medication residue inside; (k) white powder residue inside; (l) filled halfway with small pink pills; lid cracked; (m) very small amount of medication residue inside; (n) container cracked at the bottom; (o) pink powder residue inside; (p) off-white medication solidified at bottom inside; (q) 5 small brown pills inside; (r) bottom of container broken and missing a section; lid cracked; (t) medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (u) 3 crumbly brown pills inside; powder inside as well; (v) medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (w) medication residue at bottom inside; (x) very small amount of medication residue at bottom inside; (y) medication residue inside; (z) bottom of container broken and missing a section; (aa) bottom section of container broken off; (bb) bottom section of container broken off; lid missing; (cc) white medication at bottom 1/3 inside; (dd) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on / off metal lid; similar to, but larger than, (b); brown medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (ee-jj) same as (dd): (ee) white crystal medication at bottom inside; lid shows minor corrosion and a crack; (ff) contains 20 brown pills; lid cracked; (gg) bottom of container is broken and a section is missing; medication residue inside; lid is missing; (hh) off-white powdery medication residue inside; lid cracked; (ii) filled with approximately 20 brown pills which are deteriorating; (jj) contains 6 off-white pills and white powder on inside; lid cracked; (kk) hinged cloth-covered cardboard box with metal closure attachment at the top; the inside of the box has a felt-covered bottom and middle section which was designed to hold a thin item; (ll-uu) same as (dd): (ll) contains 11 pink pills inside as well as powdery residue; (mm) a few brown pills have liquified at the bottom inside; (nn) contains brown pills on inside bottom 1/3 (solidified); (oo) contains 14 small brown pills and powder residue inside; lid cracked; (pp) brown powder residue on inside; bottom of container has a small missing section; lid cracked; (qq) contains one brown pill and medication residue inside; (rr) filled with brown pills which are stuck together and deteriorating; lid has 3 small cracks; (ss) very small amount of medication residue inside; lid has 3 small cracks; (tt) contains 11 pink pills (deteriorating) and white powder residue at inside bottom; lid cracked; (uu) the bottom of the container is broken and missing a section; brown medication residue inside.
Number Of Parts
47
Part Names
a - medicine case - Size: Length 28.2 cm. x Width 12.5 cm. x Depth 11.2 cm.
b-z - medicine containers x 25 - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
aa - medicine container (broken) - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
bb - medicine container (broken) - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
cc - medicine container - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
dd-jj - medicine containers x 7 - Size: Length 8.9 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
kk - box - Size: Length 8.8 cm. x Width 5.6 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
ll-uu - medicine containers x 10 - Size: Length 8.9 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Decatur Georgia on Dec. 1 1993.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
1920
circa 1908-1920
Date Remarks
Patent date stamped into the case
Material
leather: black
bookbinding fabric: red
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Inside lid of case stamped with "HIGHEST AWARDS // PHILADELPHIA CHICAGO ST. LOUIS PARIS // H. K. MULFORD COMPANY // PHILADELPHIA." on cloth; outside front stamped, "PATD MAY 26 // 1908" into leather; bottom outside of case a "3" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Case and bottles were very dirty and dusty, with dried mildew throughout the inside of the case; two bottles are missing their lid and seven are broken; many bottle lids are cracked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Wikipedia
Research Facts
Early 20th century house call bag for the general practitioner
The H. K. Mulford Company was a pharmaceutical company founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in the late 1880s by Henry K. Mulford after his purchase of the Old Simes drugstore at 18th and Market Streets. The company was purchased by Sharp & Dohme Corp in 1929.
Henry Kendall Mulford (October 10, 1866 – October 15, 1937) was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Soon after purchasing the Old Simes retail pharmacy store, Mulford began producing and selling pharmaceutical preparations. In 1889, he received financial investment to expand operations from Milton Campbell. In 1891, Campbell became president of the company, with Mulford vice president. Milton patented a compressed tablet machine. By 1892 the company had two laboratories, a field office in Chicago, and produced 800 different products.
The company opened a laboratory in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, in 1894 for the production of a diphtheria antitoxin. In 1895, it became the first commercial producer of diphtheria antitoxin in the United States.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 2 Worms

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Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001291
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
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Accession Number
996001291
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Anthelmintics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anthelmintics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993
Maker
Humphreys Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1920
circa 1880-1920
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard:
Inscriptions
Paper wrapper / label reads, "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC // NO 2 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // WORMS // F. Humphreys M.D. // HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York // MADE IN U.S.A." (front); back reads, AVERAGE CONTENTS 135 PELLETS // Sant.-Sil.-Acon.-Bray. Anthel. Amer. Homeopathic Phar."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unopened and unused; there is some staining visible on the paper wrapper, but all writing is legible and there are no tears in the paper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See laminated advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies; "Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14
Research Facts
For worm diseases -- fevers, colic, itching of the anus or wetting the bed from worms; irregular or capricious appetite or emaciation from worms; long round worms; pin worms
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
Less detail

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