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Lambert's Syrup [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1889
1939
circa 1889-1939
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001448
Description
Cardboard blotter for Lambert's Syrup; done in gold paper and red ink; left side has a facsimile of J.O. Lambert, M.D.; right side has a facsimile of box and bottle of product; centre has boastful statements of its age and popularity; back: writing stains.
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Accession Number
996001448
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents -- advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Lambert's Syrup; done in gold paper and red ink; left side has a facsimile of J.O. Lambert, M.D.; right side has a facsimile of box and bottle of product; centre has boastful statements of its age and popularity; back: writing stains.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15 1995 (before).
Maker
Lambert Medical Co. (product)
Dates
1889
1939
circa 1889-1939
Date Remarks
Card says 1889-1939; card must be around this date
Material
paper: red; yellow
Inscriptions
"1889-1939 . HALF A CENTURY // OF HEALTH SAFEGUARD // FIFTY years old - More popular than ever // Sold from ocean to ocean // A necessity in every home // Imposing Sales record of // 11,372,299 Bottles // LAMBERT'S SYRUP // NATIONAL FAMILY // REMEDY // J. O. LAMBERT, M.D. // Author of the national // family remedy against // chest ailments"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 8.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: ink doodlings all over; left top corner has been ripped off; creased and torn along top edge; stains in several locations; back has many ink writings, large ink stains in corners, and some writings in pencil as well
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Lambert Syrup, About: https://www.siroplambert.com/en/about-lambert-syrup-natural-cough-syrup
Research Facts
Lambert Syrup was developed in 1887 in St-Zéphirin-de-Courval, near Drummondville, Québec, by Québec physician Joseph-Oliver Lambert. In 1887, Dr. Lambert created the formula of his syrup and registered the patent. In 1891, the Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited company was founded, and it was incorporated in 1915, 22 years after Lambert’s death. During the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 (a type A flu), many newspapers claimed that Lambert Syrup was curative. Lambert Syrup was by this time distributed across Canada and even in Great Britain, France, Belgium and the United States. As of 2019, Dr. Lambert’s syrup is still being sold according the original formula first patented by Dr. Lambert, and with the original brand image on the packaging with a vintage photograph of Dr. Lambert.
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Piso's Cure [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1906
1915
circa 1906-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001479
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, for Piso's Cure, showing a sketch or false-colour photograph of two men rafting down the Allegheny; four-wheel cart, filled with cut lumber on shore (unhitched); island in the middle has a house on it.
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Accession Number
996001479
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents -- advertisements
Common Cold -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, for Piso's Cure, showing a sketch or false-colour photograph of two men rafting down the Allegheny; four-wheel cart, filled with cut lumber on shore (unhitched); island in the middle has a house on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
E.T. Hazeltine Co.
Site Made (City)
Warren
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
1915
circa 1906-1915
Date Remarks
Doesn't say "cure for", it says "cure, a medicine for ...", so it would be after Food and Drug Act of 1906; product around in 1872; by 1915 name changed to Piso's Remedy
Material
paper: red; grey; blue; green; yellow
Inscriptions
"Nearly 50 Years the Favorite // PISO'S CURE // A MEDICINE FOR // COUGHS COLDS etc. // Price, 25 Cents. // Rafting on the Allegheny"; back: "POSTAL CARD. // PLACE A ONE // CENT STAMP // HERE" etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.8 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: edge of top (middle to left) paper has come off; edges (especialy corners) a little worn; slight smudging and staining from inks; back: ink staining from front; top right corner, bottom left corner definite age discolouration (sun)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Nostrums and Quackery" Vol. II, by Arthur J. Cramp, pp. 101-102, 163-165; "Nostrums and Quackery" Vol. I, p. 350; "The Medical Messiahs" by James Harvey Young, p. 45; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" by Charles W. Oleson (1894), p. 137; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 8, 50, 172, 180; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome", pp. 10, 31, 145, plate # 49
Research Facts
Before the Food & Drugs Act, called "Piso's Cure for Consumption"; old analyses: alcohol, chloroform, opium and cannabis indica (hasheesh), but they claimed they had not used morphine or any opium derivative since 1872; in 1906 it contained everything but opium and became "Piso's Cure, a medicine for coughs, colds, etc."; even later it became Piso's Remedy, a medicine for coughs and colds; in 1910, analysis showed cannabis indica, chloroform, methyl salicylate and oils of peppermint and bitter almonds; recipe: 1/2 oz. tinct. tolu, 2 dr. Fl. ext. lobelia, 2 dr. Fl. ext. cannabis indica, 1 dr. chloroform, 4 gr. sulph. morphia, 4 gr. Tartar emetic, 10 drops Ess. mentha viridis, 8 oz. water, 14 oz. sugar (directions, p. 137 of "Secret Nostrums and Systems"); one president of the Piso Co. was W.A. Talbot
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