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Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Accession Number
1985.18.1
Description
Comb has fine teeth made of bamboo set into a dark wood with bone ends; signed on central wooden portion.
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Accession Number
1985.18.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
MM= Household Articles -- comb
Description
Comb has fine teeth made of bamboo set into a dark wood with bone ends; signed on central wooden portion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. D. Pepper.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1870
1899
1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
bamboo: reddish-brown
wood: dark brown
bone: off-white
Inscriptions
Signed with maker's or workshop mark.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No broken or missing teeth.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This was used to comb hair for lice.
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autoclave instrument sterilizer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3087
Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer …
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Accession Number
997037046 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Description
(a) A deep, narrow rectangular copper box with manufacture seams and narrow elongated handles on both ends; the upper edge is machine-crimped with a rounded lip traversing the perimeter; the copper lid (b) is a flat piece of metal soldered in an upright position, half an inch just inside the outer edge; this lip fits inside the main box to provide a good seal; the sieve tray (c) is a flat piece of steel with upturned sides with large squared handles protruding at both ends; the surface of the sieve tray has 57 holes (3 rows of 19), allowing for the free flow of water over the instruments placed in the tray
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box (incl. handles) - Size: Length 41.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 39.0 x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - sieve tray - Size: Length 38.0 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Used by Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Wilmot Castle Co.
Dates
1885
1920
circa 1885-1920
Date Remarks
Wilmot Castle founded in 1883
Material
metal: brown; grey
Inscriptions
Stamped on lid: "CASTLE" inside a diamond shape; on the opposite end of the lid: "25"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-5
Condition Remarks
Sterilizer shows significant oxidation but is very clean and has little inactive corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 21st Edition, by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3051 (similar to item 5056-S) (see attached photocopy)
Exhibit History
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
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mercury biniodide

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7417
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
1978.12.8
Description
A glass bottle, corked, half-filled with red powder non-toxic poster paint powder, and with two paper labels affixed.
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Accession Number
1978.12.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Disinfectants
Mercury Compounds
Description
A glass bottle, corked, half-filled with red powder non-toxic poster paint powder, and with two paper labels affixed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Baird & Tatlock, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on the top paper label: "BAIRD & TATLOCK (LONDON) LTD. // Mercury Biniodide // [illeg.] CROSS STREET HATTON GARDENS"; printed on bottom label, "POISON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 Row D
Length
11.6 cm
Diameter
5.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Toxic substance; label torn.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mercury biniodide is also known as mercuric iodide and is a germicide.
Exhibit History
Workers Arts & Heritage Centre exhibit: "Life . . . or a Living?"; L-2005.7, returned Jan. 2013
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Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Home Health
Pharmacy
Accession Number
018012001
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an il…
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Accession Number
018012001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Home Health
Pharmacy
MeSH Heading
Food
Advertisements
Hygiene -- ephemera
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an illustration in blue inside a circle, across which a banner stretches reading "ACKERS HYGEIA"; in front of the banner is an illustration of a woman, the Greek goddess Hygeia, dressed in robes, holding a snake, and standing on a pedestal upon which more words are printed; the circle is backgrounded in lighter blue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Finley Acker & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Date Remarks
Based on the time in which Finley Acker & Co. existed
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
Printed in middle of bowl: “ACKERS HYGEIA // HYGEIA // PURITY // TRADE // HYGEIA FLOUR // MARK // QUALITY”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-8
Height
3.0 cm
Circumference
44.6 cm
Diameter
14.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Lightly cleaned
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, books, illustrations.
Reference Comments
https://www.pennypost.org/pdf/farrell/Ackers_FarrellCollection.pdf
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/siris_arc_255514
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kyQWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=%22finley+acker+%26+co%22&source=bl&ots=_exq6DsqoX&sig=ACfU3U2ousTMAFMlgfcfQUv1Ua2nEhD26g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF9vWiwNfiAhUlnq0KHaqbA9QQ6AEwD3oECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22finley%20acker%20%26%20co%22&f=false
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scavenger49/6753335531
https://philly.newspapers.com/search/#query=ackers+hygeia
https://newspaperarchive.com/philadelphia-inquirer-dec-28-1916-p-3/
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/hygeia
Research Facts
Finley Acker & Co., makers of Ackers Hygeia, were large grocery stores in Philadelphia from 1882 until 1920. They specialized in teas, coffees, candies, cigars, and various food items including those given the name "Hygeia": flour, buckwheat, and "Snowdrift" (a cereal).
Ackers Weekly was a publication sent out by the store every week to advertise products.
Finley Acker & Co. became known and loved for their delivery system, reasonable prices, and quality of goods.
The name "Hygeia" comes from the Greek goddess of health, and daughter of Asklepios, god of medicine. She is often depicted holding or feeding a snake, the symbol of Asklepios. In Greek, "Hygeia" means "soundness" or "wholeness", and health and hygiene were based around keeping the body sound and whole.
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Novy Formaldehyde Generator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15414
Dates
1898
1900
circa 1898-1900
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Infection
Accession Number
019018001 a-r
Description
Cylindrical brass Novy Formaldehyde Generator with large rectangular brown wooden carrying case box (n); generator consists of a cylindrical stand (a) with circular base attached to hollow cylindrical top support by three evenly spaced vertical brass rods and has adjustable swinging handle with pai…
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Accession Number
019018001 a-r
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Infection
MeSH Heading
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Antisepsis
Disinfectant
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Cylindrical brass Novy Formaldehyde Generator with large rectangular brown wooden carrying case box (n); generator consists of a cylindrical stand (a) with circular base attached to hollow cylindrical top support by three evenly spaced vertical brass rods and has adjustable swinging handle with painted black wooden grip attached to top; roughly conical removable container tank (b) attaches to top of base and has a flat bottom and rounded top with funnel, winged cylindrical funnel plug (e) and circular hole for cylindrical inclined tube (f) attachment; roughly cylindrical burner lamp (c) with extendable pump on side, cap and spout, and burner with removable cap (d) extending vertically from centre sits on bottom of stand; additional accessories include two cylindrical tube attachments (g,h), a cylindrical brass rod with ring handle (i), a cylindrical brass pump (j), a cylindrical steel plunger with ring handle (k), a cylindrical clear glass dropper (l), and an additional flat metal component piece; box has metal handle at top, hinged door on front with paper product label attached to inside, and small wooden box and leather straps for holding accessories on inside walls; four rectangular tan paper documents accompany the generator, including a generator instruction leaflet, a formaldehyde information leaflet, a burner lamp direction sheet, and a thick burner lamp direction tag.
Number Of Parts
18
Part Names
a - stand - Length 35.5 cm x Diameter 23.0 cm
b - container tank - Length 20.9 cm x Diameter 15.9 cm
c - burner lamp - Length 20.0 cm x Width 18.9 cm x Depth 18.0 cm
d - lamp cap - Length 5.6 cm x Diameter 2.4 cm
e - funnel plug - Length 4.3 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
f - inclined tube - Length 40.1 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
g - tube attachment - Length 10.0 cm x Diameter 0.8 cm
h - tube attachment - Length 10.1 cm x Diameter 1.0 cm
i - rod - Length 46.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
j - pump - Length 32.2 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
k - plunger - Length 21.0 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
l - glass dropper - Length 8.4 cm x Diameter 1.0 cm
m - metal piece - Length 11.3 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
n - box - Length 55.4 cm x Width 28.5 cm x Depth 27.0 cm
o - instruction leaflet - Length 17.0 cm x Width 12.0 cm
p - information leaflet - Length 17.0 cm x Width 12.0 cm
q - directions page - Length 26.7 cm x Width 12.2 cm
r - directions tag - Length 19.2 cm x Width 10.5 cm
Provenance
Owner bought object at the Toronto Downtown Antique Show from Lutie Ann Presley of Dunsford, Ontario, on November 22, 1997.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1898
1900
circa 1898-1900
Material
metal: brass, grey
glass: clear
wood: brown
paint: black
leather: black
Inscriptions
Engraved in in front of top support of stand: “THE NOVY // FORMALDEHYDE GENERATOR // PARKE DAVIS & CO.”; printed on paper label inside box door: “Formaldehyde // Generator // (DR. F. G. NOVY). // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, // U. S. A.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion all over brass, especially on undersides and not readily visible areas; iridescent discolouration in several areas of brass, possible from over cleaning or cleaning residue; moderate inactive corrosion all over ferrous metal parts; rubber on ; approximately 2.0 cm crack in front of circular brass base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Website
Reference Comments
“Formaldehyde Generator.” Instruction leaflet, 019.018.001.
Dr. F. G. Novy. Nature 138, 67 (1936), Nature.com, Springer Nature Limited, 2020.
Research Facts
Formaldehyde was used during the late 1800s and early 1900s as a disinfectant; generators like the Novy model produced by Parke Davis & Co. vaporized the formaldehyde using a kerosene lamp as a heat source to disinfect entire rooms; other models required that the generator be placed inside the room, activated, and then the operator would have to quickly leave and seal the room; the Novy model utilized an attachment that was designed to pump the gas into a room through the keyhole, making it possible to operate the generator from outside the room.
The generator was developed by Professor Frederick George Novy, pioneer in the field of bacteriology who studied under both Kach and Pasteur; he was a professor of bacteriology and dean of the Medical School of the University of Michigan.
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Ther-Ox Dry Shampoo

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7780
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
1980.18.170
Description
A sealed rectangular package containing Ther-Ox.
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Accession Number
1980.18.170
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Hygiene
Soaps
Hair Preparations
Description
A sealed rectangular package containing Ther-Ox.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The American Ther-Ox Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
paper: beige; blue; pink
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "4 OUNCES // THER-OX // FOR THE PREPARATION // OF THER-OX SHAMPOO // PRICE. 75 CENTS // MANUFACTURED ONLY BY // THE AMERICAN THER-OX CO. // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A WINDSOR, ONT., CANADA // DIRECTIONS FOR USE INSIDE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 9.2 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Back side is torn.
Copy Type
Original
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Ther-Ox dry shampoo

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7781
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
1980.18.171
Description
A sealed rectangular package containing Ther-Ox.
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Accession Number
1980.18.171
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Hygiene
Soaps
Hair Preparations
Description
A sealed rectangular package containing Ther-Ox.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The American Ther-Ox Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
paper: beige; blue; pink
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "4 OUNCES // THER-OX // FOR THE PREPARATION // OF THER-OX SHAMPOO // PRICE. 75 CENTS // MANUFACTURED ONLY BY // THE AMERICAN THER-OX CO. // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A WINDSOR, ONT., CANADA // DIRECTIONS FOR USE INSIDE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 9.2 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Hydro-Electro Hyde

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7804
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Accession Number
1980.18.192
Description
A square bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck ending in a pronounced lip; closed with a cork; paper label; one seal stamp at the back.
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Accession Number
1980.18.192
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Home Health Care
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Insecticides
Disinfection
Disinfectants
Home Nursing
Description
A square bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck ending in a pronounced lip; closed with a cork; paper label; one seal stamp at the back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Dr. A. J. Roe & Co.
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: brown; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "HYDRO-ELECTRIC // HYDE // The Great Electrical Fluid // AND GERMICIDE // DESTROYS RED ANTS, BUGS, // MOTHS, AND INSECTS OF // ALL KINDS // Powerful Disinfectant for Sick // Rooms // DO NOT SPRAY NEAR PLANT // Dr. A. J. Roe & Co., Prop's // Cleveland, Ohio".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Slightly torn label
Copy Type
Original
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Hydro-Electro Hyde

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7805
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Accession Number
1980.18.193
Description
A square bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck ending in a pronounced lip; closed with a cork; paper label; one seal stamp at the back.
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Accession Number
1980.18.193
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Home Health Care
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Insecticides
Disinfection
Disinfectants
Home Nursing
Description
A square bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck ending in a pronounced lip; closed with a cork; paper label; one seal stamp at the back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Dr. A. J. Roe & Co.
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: brown; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "HYDRO-ELECTRIC // HYDE // The Great Electrical Fluid // AND GERMICIDE // DESTROYS RED ANTS, BUGS, // MOTHS, AND INSECTS OF // ALL KINDS // Powerful Disinfectant for Sick // Rooms // DO NOT SPRAY NEAR PLANT // Dr. A. J. Roe & Co., Prop's // Cleveland, Ohio".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Slightly torn label
Copy Type
Original
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Hydro-Electro Hyde

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7806
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Accession Number
1980.18.194
Description
A square bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck ending in a pronounced lip; closed with a cork; paper label; one seal stamp at the back.
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Accession Number
1980.18.194
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Home Health Care
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Insecticides
Disinfection
Disinfectants
Home Nursing
Description
A square bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck ending in a pronounced lip; closed with a cork; paper label; one seal stamp at the back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Dr. A. J. Roe & Co.
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
1870-1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: brown; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "HYDRO-ELECTRIC // HYDE // The Great Electrical Fluid // AND GERMICIDE // DESTROYS RED ANTS, BUGS, // MOTHS, AND INSECTS OF // ALL KINDS // Powerful Disinfectant for Sick // Rooms // DO NOT SPRAY NEAR PLANT // Dr. A.J. Roe & Co., Prop's // Cleveland, Ohio".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 14.2 cm x Width 4.6 cm x Depth 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Slightly chipped label and a broken cork.
Copy Type
Original
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