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Comstock's Vermifuge

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Dates
1840
1860
circa 1840-1860
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
014002032
Description
Empty transparent aqua-tinted cylindrical glass bottle without stopper or label; embossed with product name; hand blown glass created irregular shape, uneven lip and base shows remains of a pontil.
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Accession Number
014002032
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anthelmintics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent aqua-tinted cylindrical glass bottle without stopper or label; embossed with product name; hand blown glass created irregular shape, uneven lip and base shows remains of a pontil.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Comstock & Brothers Company
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1840
1860
circa 1840-1860
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Embossed: "COMSTOCK'S // VERMIFUGE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.6 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches on interior and exterior of bottle's lip and neck
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Product's use and full name of company discovered through online newspaper advertisement, "COMSTOCK'S VERMIFUGE," The Newfoundlander, June 28 1852; CD #6
Research Facts
Product used as worm medication for children and adults
Images
Less detail