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Milk of Magnesia

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Dates
1923
1933
circa 1923-1933
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
017015001
Description
Empty, semi-transparent cobalt blue glass Milk of Magnesia bottle with rounded rectangle base; body has round front and back walls and straight straps on both sides; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides…
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Accession Number
017015001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Heartburn -- drug therapy
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container-- bottle
Description
Empty, semi-transparent cobalt blue glass Milk of Magnesia bottle with rounded rectangle base; body has round front and back walls and straight straps on both sides; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides extend from base to top;embossed product name and manufacturers information on front; missing cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Diane and Hugh Pross; purchased by donor at charity shop, the Sharing Centre.
Maker
The Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company; Sterling Products Corporation
Site Made (Country)
USA
Dates
1923
1933
circa 1923-1933
Date Remarks
Serial number with “K” embossed on bottom and use of threaded finish indicate it was made after Sterling Products Co. acquired The Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company in 1923
Material
glass: cobalt
Inscriptions
Embossed on front: “MILK OF // MAGNESIA // REG’D. IN U. S. PATENT OFFICE // AUG. 21. 1906. // THE CHASE. H. PHILLIPS // CHEMICAL COMPANY // GLENBROOK. CONN.”; embossed on bottom: “U. S. A. // 18-K-929”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row C
Length
17.5 cm
Width
7.9 cm
Depth
5.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches on the exterior surface; small amount of chemical residue on interior surfaces, especially the bottom
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Milk Of Magnesia Suspension, (Final Dose Form).” WebMD. 2019. Accessed 17 May 2019.
“MILL RECORD Stamford: Charles H. Phillips Chemical Co.” Mills: Making Places of Connecticut. CT Trust for Historical Preservation. 2019. Accessed 17 May 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Bottles of Phillips Milk of Magnesia.” Society for Historical Archeology. 2018. Accessed 17 May 2019.
Research Facts
Charles H. Phillips was an English born chemist and pharmacist best known for the production of Milk of Magnesia, which he first patented in 1875. His sons incorporated the Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company in 1885. The company was acquired by Sterling Products Corporation in 1923, who continued to sell Milk of Magnesia under the Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company name.
Milk of Magnesia is taken orally to relieve constipation, acid reflux, and indigestion.
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antacid tablets

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
1980.18.269
Description
A square-bodied glass bottle with practically no shoulders and a neck almost as wide as the body; paper label; corked; containing contents; base of bottle is concave.
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Accession Number
1980.18.269
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antacids
Heartburn -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A square-bodied glass bottle with practically no shoulders and a neck almost as wide as the body; paper label; corked; containing contents; base of bottle is concave.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
E. B. Shuttleworth Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: beige; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "COMPRESSED TABLETS // Ant-Acid. // E. B. SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL CO. // LIMITED // [illeg.] TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is torn in several places.
Copy Type
Original
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