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medicine droppers

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Dates
1964
circa 1964
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997037161 a-e
Description
A box of medicine droppers, consisting of (a) a wax-coated rectangular cardboard box that opens from the top with a hinged lid and two flaps; the box is white with blue printing; the eyedroppers (b-e) are long, hollow, narrow cylindrical tubes that are open on both ends; the tip tapers to a flatten…
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Accession Number
997037161 a-e
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Topical -- instrumentation
Description
A box of medicine droppers, consisting of (a) a wax-coated rectangular cardboard box that opens from the top with a hinged lid and two flaps; the box is white with blue printing; the eyedroppers (b-e) are long, hollow, narrow cylindrical tubes that are open on both ends; the tip tapers to a flattened point with a small hole in the centre; the top of the dropper has a larger, lipped opening over which a black rubber bulb is fitted; the bulb has one open, lipped end and a closed, rounded top
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
b - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
c - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
d - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
e - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
The Richards Glass Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto; Montreal
Site Made (State)
Ontario; Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
circa 1964
Date Remarks
Similar item found in 1964 catalogue
Material
rubber: black
glass: clear
cardboard: white; blue
Inscriptions
Printed on box top: "ONE DOZEN // MEDICINE DROPPERS // Rigo Brand // MANUFACTURED BY // THE RICHARDS GLASS CO. LIMITED . TORONTO AND MONTREAL"; printed on front of box: "For Dispensing Eye Prescriptions // Use Rigo Eye Rx [the 'x' made by a slash through the leg of the 'R'] Bottles // Individually Cartoned Complete With Droppers"; printed on box ends: " "Rigo" "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-8
Condition Remarks
Box shows slight water staining on top; rubber bulbs are cracked but are still soft and pliable; #2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Hospital Supply," AHSC Ltd., Toronto, ca 1964 (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Images
Less detail
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
993004097 a-c
Description
Original two-piece yellow pasteboard box contains original glass eye pipette with rust coloured rubber bulb; pipette has angular tube with rounded end
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Accession Number
993004097 a-c
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Topical -- instrumentation
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Description
Original two-piece yellow pasteboard box contains original glass eye pipette with rust coloured
rubber bulb; pipette has angular tube with rounded end
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
b - box sleeve - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
c - pipette - Size: Length 13.5 cm. x Diam. 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Richards Glass Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
style of packaging and line drawing
Material
glass: clear
rubber: rust
pasteboard: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Printed on all four sides of the box starting with drawing: FITTED WITH THE BEST // QUALITY
LARGE // SIZE NIPPLE // "RIGO" EYE PIPETTE // NOTE THE ROUND END //; "Round Ball Point will
not injure the eye. // Prescribed by all the Leading Eye Specialists."; "RICHARDS GLASS CO.,
Limited // TORONTO, CANADA // Everything the Druggist needs in Glass"; "Absolutely the Best
Dropper on the Market. // Don't take Chances with a Cheap Medicine Dropper. // Satisfaction
Guaranteed."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-8
Condition Remarks
Box has one end open but attached; shows wear & grime; glass pipette has small traces of residue; #2: box was dusty, and the paper in one corner of the box had been torn, 0.7 cm x 0.6 cm; #3: rubber is stiff; glass is dirty; #4: rubber requires special treatment.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Exhibit History
October 5, 2001 - Sept. 2002: Bracken Library, Botterell Hall, C.M. Bracken exhibit
Images
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