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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
014002002 a-b
Description
Round white opaque milk glass jar of “Eskimo” ointment (a) with silver metal screw on cap (b) full of solid brown product with crusted top; product used for eczema and skin problems; tanpaper label with thick black border affixed to half of jar diameter; information provided in English and French.
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Accession Number
014002002 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Round white opaque milk glass jar of “Eskimo” ointment (a) with silver metal screw on cap (b) full of solid brown product with crusted top; product used for eczema and skin problems; tanpaper label with thick black border affixed to half of jar diameter; information provided in English and French.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – jar – Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
b – lid – Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Eskimo Ointment Co.
Site Made (City)
Mansonville + Brome
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: white
paper: tan
metal: silver
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ESKIMO // Pour ECZEMA, DEMANGEAISON, // DARTRES, Etc. // DIRECTION: Appliqueztousles2soirs. // PRIX: 75 c.// For ECZEMA, ITCH, SCABS, Etc. // DIRECTION: Apply every other night. // PRICE: 75c. // ESKIMO OINTMENT CO. // MANSONVILLE BROME, P.Q. // No. 11539 - "Loi des Médicaments brevetés ou Proprietary." // No. 11539 - The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act.''
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Condition Remarks
Lid has dent and minor scratches, label shows minor wear along botom edge
Copy Type
Original
Images
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tooth guard safety razor set

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
010015001 a-h
Description
Durham Duplex razor handle (a) has a cream coloured celluloid sheath that hinges onto a thinner rectangular silver steel handle with vertical grip lines on each side; handle widens into a larger rectangular head with two small rectangular holes; the bottom tip of the handle flares out and then tape…
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Accession Number
010015001 a-h
Collection
Alice L. Leavitt Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Hair Removal -- instrumentation
Hygiene -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- razor
Description
Durham Duplex razor handle (a) has a cream coloured celluloid sheath that hinges onto a thinner rectangular silver steel handle with vertical grip lines on each side; handle widens into a larger rectangular head with two small rectangular holes; the bottom tip of the handle flares out and then tapers to a point; silver steel blade guard (b) has fifteen teeth on either side and attaches to handle via two clips that fit inside the rectangular holes on (a) and is held in place by a thin piece which fits into a small groove on (a); silver steel razor blade (c) fits in between the handle and the blade guard and is rectangular in shape with rounded edges and an oblong cut out in the centre which fits over the clips on (b); replacement blades (d-e) are identical to (c) and come inside a small red paper box (f) with a cream coloured border and gold and green lettering; the company logo is printed on top and consists of two lions each holding a flag on either side of a shield with three banners below them containing the company motto; all items fit into a cream coloured celluloid box with a top (g) and a bottom (h) section which fit together.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
b - blade guard - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c-e - blade - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
f - paper box - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
g - box top - Size: Length 14.3 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
h - box bottom - Size: Length 14.0 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Owned by donor
Maker
Durham Duplex Razor Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
metal: silver
celluloid: cream
paper: red, cream
ink: yellow, green
Inscriptions
(a) Stamped into handle on top side: "PAT. U.S.A. MAY 28.07. // AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES"; stamped into handle on bottom side: "MADE IN CANADA"; (b) stamped into centre of blade guard: "DURHAM [company logo] DUPLEX"; (c-e) engraved onto underside of all blades: "DURHAM DUPLEX RAZOR CO. LTD. TORONTO // DURHAM DUPLEX // MADE IN CANADA"; (f) printed on the front: "DURHAM [company logo] DUPLEX"; (f) printed on the banners below the lions: "CHACUN SON PROPRE BARBIER"; printed on either side of (f): "FIVE BLADES"; printed on the back: "DURHAM DUPLEX RAZOR CO. LTD. // JERSEY CITY SHEFFIELD PARIS TORONTO // MADE IN CANADA // PRINTED IN U.S.A."; (g) embossed in the centre: "DURHAM [company logo] DUPLEX"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-5
Condition Remarks
Scratches present on the celluloid handle of (a); small chips out of the edges of (d) and (e); (f) shows significant signs of wear and tear and the box itself has collapsed; all objects exhibit signs of use
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Durham Duplex" website
Research Facts
The Durham Duplex Razor Company Ltd. was registered in the UK on May 11, 1910 as a subsidiary of the US razor blade manufacturer Durham Razor Company Inc. founded in the late 1800's; it was the US company who developed the Durham Duplex safety razor system
Images
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