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Beta-Canthol Hair Tonic and Scalp Cleaner

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Hygiene
Accession Number
1980.18.199
Description
A long, narrow, cardboard box containing a glass bottle with a cork stopper; instructions for use on inside.
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Accession Number
1980.18.199
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Hair Preparations
Hygiene
Description
A long, narrow, cardboard box containing a glass bottle with a cork stopper; instructions for use on inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Fred W. Scarff Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
cardboard: grey; purple
glass: clear
cork
Paper
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "BETA // CANTHOL // ALCOHOL 50% // For Making // BETA-CANTHOL // HAIR TONIC AND // SCALP CLEANER // Full Directions Inside // Prepared for // Fred W. Scarff Co. // Toilet Specialties // CHICAGO, U.S.A. // and // TORONTO, CANADA"; on another side of the box is, "BETA-CANTHOL"; also, "We Guarantee this preparation to comply with the Food and Drugs Act, June 30, 19—."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is stained and worn; #2: glass is stained
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail