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Brown's Iron Bitters trade card

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Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001662
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: child peeking around a barrel in which two puppies live and are very curious about the kitten who is investigating their bowl of bones; back: discusses what their product does.
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Accession Number
996001662
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: child peeking around a barrel in which two puppies live and are very curious about the kitten who is investigating their bowl of bones; back: discusses what their product does.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Brown Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Date Remarks
May be around 1906 since it protests it does not cure everything
Material
paper: green; blue; yellow; brown; black
Inscriptions
"BROWN'S IRON BITTERS, // THE // BEST // TONIC."; back: "A Question about Brown's Iron Bitters // Answered. // The question has probably been asked thousands of times // "How can Brown's Iron Bitters cure everything?" Well, // it doesn't. But it does cure any disease for which a reputa- // ble physician would prescribe Iron. ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.6 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; several spots on front where top paper has come off; corners a little worn and soft
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
Also made Brown's Aromatic Cordial Bitters, Brown's Vim Nerve Tonic, which were alcoholic preparations; ingredients: iron, 1 gr.; Calisaya bark, 2 gr.; Phosphorus, 1-200 gr.; Coca, 1 gr.; Viburnum prunifolium, 1 gr.; reputed to contain 19.5% alcohol; true-to-life depiction of current fashion; Lily Lantry, a popular actress, was used in Brown's advertising
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A Gift For Young and Old St. Jacob's Oil 1881 [advertising booklet]

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Dates
1881
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.243
Description
Paper advertising booklet for St. Jacob's Oil with two staple closure has decorative cover printed on green paper; contents describes the various uses of the product throughout the booklet while interjecting anecdotes, stories, cartoons and advertisements; bound with string; 32 pages.
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Accession Number
1977.12.243
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertising
Pamphlets
Description
Paper advertising booklet for St. Jacob's Oil with two staple closure has decorative cover printed on green paper; contents describes the various uses of the product throughout the booklet while interjecting anecdotes, stories, cartoons and advertisements; bound with string; 32 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
A. Vogeler & Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1881
Date Remarks
Printed on cover
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "A // GIFT // FOR // YOUNG // AND // OLD // St. Jacobs Oil // 1881 // A. VOGELER & CO. // BALTIMORE, M.D."; handwritten on front cover: "Dresden"; handwritten on first page: "J. A. Goodwin"; stamped on back cover: "W. A. BIBBER & CO., // Druggists & Apothecaries // Boynton's Block, Main St., Richmond, [Illeg.]e"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Length
21.4 cm
Width
15.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed; cover has faded; minor tears and area of loss at edges and coreners, and along spine
Copy Type
Original
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Pocket faradic battery no. 7

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Dates
1886
1896
circa 1886-1896
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
Accession Number
1931.5.1 a-l
Description
Faradic battery in a wooden case (a), consisting of (b), (c) black insulating wooden handles; (d), (e) cloth-covered rounded electrodes; (f) contact key; (g), (h) metallic tube handle electrodes; (i), (j) green and red-striped cord with metal tips; (k), (l) cord with metal tips; black label on insi…
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Accession Number
1931.5.1 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Psychiatry
MeSH Heading
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Description
Faradic battery in a wooden case (a), consisting of (b), (c) black insulating wooden handles; (d), (e) cloth-covered rounded electrodes; (f) contact key; (g), (h) metallic tube handle electrodes; (i), (j) green and red-striped cord with metal tips; (k), (l) cord with metal tips; black label on inside of lid gives complete directions for use; contains coil vibrator covered with black metal container, holes "1," "2," "3," "G"; battery storage area covered with a square of black bakelite.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 25.0 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - insulating wooden handle - Size: Length 8.6 cm
c - insulating wooden handle - Size: Length 8.6 cm
d - rounded electrode - Size: Length 3.2 cm
e - rounded electrode - Size: Length 3.2 cm
f - contact key - Size: Length 3.5 cm
g - tube handle electrode - Size: Length 8.0 cm
h - tube handle electrode - Size: Length 8.0 cm
i-l - cords
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown
Maker
Chloride of Silver Dry Cell Battery Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1886
1896
circa 1886-1896
Date Remarks
First patent dated 1886; patents run from 1886-1896 in USA, 1895-1896 in Great Britain.
Material
wood: brown; black
metal: silver
fabric: green; red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-L2-2
Temporary Location
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Brown's Iron Bitters trade card

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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001663
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: chromolithograph of the actress Lily Langtry; back describes how their product is ideal for females
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Accession Number
996001663
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: chromolithograph of the actress Lily Langtry; back describes how their product is ideal for females
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Burrow-Giles Lith. Co.; Brown Chemical Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("certain cure") but use of Mrs. Langtry indicates turn of the century
Material
paper: green; pink; yellow; brown; black
Inscriptions
"BROWN'S IRON BITTER'S // THE BEST TONIC // MRS. LANGTRY // THE JERSEY LILY // CERTAIN CURE FOR // DISEASES REQUIRING A // COMPLETE TONIC. INDIGESTION // DYSPEPSIA, INTERMITTENT FEVERS // WANT OF APPETITE, LOSS OF STRENGTH // LACK OF ENERGY, MALARIA AND // MALARIAL FEVERS &c. ENRICHES // THE BLOOD, STRENGTHENS THE MUS- // CLES & GIVES NEW LIFE TO NERVES ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.2 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Lots of creases and white marks where ink has worn away; back: quite age/sun discoloured; quite a few pieces of paper stuck to the card; written on in pencil at bottom; several small stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
Also made Brown's Aromatic Cordial Bitters, Brown's Vim Nerve Tonic, which were alcoholic preparations; ingredients: iron, 1 gr.; Calisaya bark, 2 gr.; Phosphorus, 1-200 gr.; Coca, 1 gr.; Viburnum prunifolium, 1 gr.; reputed to contain 19.5% alcohol; true-to-life depiction of current fashion; Lily Langtry, a popular actress, was used in Brown's advertising; belonged to a Florence Brenor (?).
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001204
Description
Small cylindrical blue glass bottle; wide cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; embossed words down one side of bottle
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Accession Number
996001204
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Headache -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Small cylindrical blue glass bottle; wide cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; embossed
words down one side of bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb 1994
Maker
Bromo-seltzer Emerson Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Bromo-seltzer // Emerson // Drug Co. // Baltimore
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.7 cm. x Diam. : 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some surface dirt has become embedded in raised lettering of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001328
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; both the front and back panels have printed paper labels attached; both side panels are embossed with lettering; the bottle is full and sealed with a cork.
Accession Number
996001328
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; both the front and back panels have printed paper labels attached; both side panels are embossed with lettering; the bottle is full and sealed with a cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
A. C. Meyer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: beige
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Left side panel embossed, "A. C. MEYER & CO. BALTO. MD. U.S.A."; right side panel embossed, "DR. J. W. BULL'S COUGH SYRUP"; bottle bottom embossed, "21 -"; front label reads, "DR. BULL'S // COUGH-SYRUP // 4% ALCOHOL // A preparation of valuable // and remedial drugs for // Coughs due to common // Colds. // SHAKE THE SYRUP // Doses listed // Advertising for Dr. Bull's pills listed // A. C. MEYER & CO. // Baltimore Md."; back label gives instructions for using Dr. Bull's pills with the syrup
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.0 cm. x Width: 5.1 cm. x Depth: 3.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; the paper labels are slightly stained, but are complete and fully legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19-21; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 47-48, 124, & 180; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 9 & 122; "Secret Nostrums and Quackery" compiled by Charles W. Oleson, p. 29; "Nostrums and Quackery", p. 336
Research Facts
This product contained dangerous amounts of opium
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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Dates
1908
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
002050045
Description
Original photograph of Howard A. Kelly, mounted on card stock.
Accession Number
002050045
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Description
Original photograph of Howard A. Kelly, mounted on card stock.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Material
paper: yellow
ink: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Handwritten on back: "Presented by Dr. N A Powell"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box E
Dimension Notes
Length 34.0 cm x Width 24.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Stable; paper browning; tears at bottom of page.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Prev. # AMP125 / L685 / c.063
Research Facts
Howard A. Kelly (1858-1943) established the specialization of gynaecology.
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Dunning colorimeter; renal function test

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037003 a-p
Description
Hinged wooden box (a) contains thirteen colour standards of varying shades of pink in identical, sealed flat-bottomed glass ampoules; each ampoule is marked with a different number from 5-100; box also contains a small plain glass test tube and a wooden comparison box with an opaque glass plate and…
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Accession Number
997037003 a-p
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Colorimetry -- instrumentation
Kidney Function Tests -- instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
Hinged wooden box (a) contains thirteen colour standards of varying shades of pink in identical, sealed flat-bottomed glass ampoules; each ampoule is marked with a different number from 5-100; box also contains a small plain glass test tube and a wooden comparison box with an opaque glass plate and two holes for comparing sample and standards; there is a paper label on inside of lid
Number Of Parts
16
Part Names
a - main wooden box - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - comparison box - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
c - glass test tube - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
d-p - glass ampoules x 13 - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Hynson, Westcott and Company Pharmaceutical Chemists
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Range of 1910-1949 given by Ohiolink
Material
metal: black; brown
wood: brown
glass: clear
paper: discoloured white
fabric cover: black
wood:
Inscriptions
Label attached to inside of lid reads, "DUNNING COLORIMETER FOR ESTIMATING QUANTITY OF PHENOLSULPHONEPHTHALEN EXCRETED WHEN APPLYING THE ROWNTREE-GERAGHTY RENAL FUNCTION TEST. DIRECTIONS FOR APPLYING TEST - [listed] - HYNSON, WESTCOTT & COMPANY PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTS BALTIMORE, MARYLAND"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
The main wooden box has a few minor marks from normal wear; the labelling inside is somewhat faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments (IC-141) Chemistry Industrial Testing Biological Sciences," copyright 1942 by CENCO (Central Scientific Company of Canada), p. 662 (similar to item 43170) (see attached photocopy); CD #7
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Bromo-Seltzer Tower [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1911
circa 1911
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001480
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, of Bromo-Seltzer Tower Building crowned with its blue bottle (illuminated at night) and clocks which use "BROMOSELTZER" instead of numbers; colour chromolithography facsimile; street trolleys and motorcars below; back: detailed description of building.
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Accession Number
996001480
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, of Bromo-Seltzer Tower Building crowned with its blue bottle (illuminated at night) and clocks which use "BROMOSELTZER" instead of numbers; colour chromolithography facsimile; street trolleys and motorcars below; back: detailed description of building.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Emerson Drug Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1911
circa 1911
Date Remarks
Copyrighted in 1911, erected in 1911, so must be around the same time
Material
paper: red; black; blue; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Front: "BROMO-SELTZER TOWER BUILDING // LABORATORIES AND HOME OFFICES OF // EMERSON DRUG CO., BALTIMORE, MD. // COPYRIGHT 1911, BY EMERSON DRUG CO."; back: "Place Stamp // Here // Domestic: // Canada, Cuba, // Mexico, Hawaii, Phillipines, Porto Rico [their spelling!] // , 1 cent // Foreign: // 2 cents"; rest is a long description: "Total height of tower, 357 feet. The bottle on top, a // fac-simile of the regular ten cent Bromo-Seltzer bottle, // but about 10,000,000 times larger, is 51 feet high, 20 1/2 // feet in diameter, weighs 17 tons, and revolves at the rate // of 107 feet per minute. There are 596 electric lights in // Bottle and Crown surmounting it, which can be seen at // a distance of 20 miles. // The Bromo-Seltzer clock is the largest four dial gravity // clock in the world.The dial is 24 feet in diameter. The // minute hand is 12 feet 7 inches long, and weighs 175 // pounds. The hour hand is 9 feet 8 inches long and // weighs 145 pounds. The pendulum is 15 feet long and // weighs 475 pounds. The clock is automatically wound // by an electric motor every six hours"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Edges and corners slightly worn; right bottom edge has a definite crease / indentation; left top edge also has a worn patch and indentation; back: stain left and right; age/sun discolouration, but not bad
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
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Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001107
Description
Small single dose of Bromo Seltzer in a disposable tube; tube is cream with blue printing and writing on surface.
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Accession Number
996001107
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Headache -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Small single dose of Bromo Seltzer in a disposable tube; tube is cream with blue printing and writing on surface.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16 1994.
Maker
The Emerson Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: cream; grey; blue
Inscriptions
One Dose // Bromo- // seltzer // for simple // Headaches // and // Neuralgia
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.3 cm. x Width: 2.9 cm. x Depth: 1.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Has been bent out of shape; some surface grime
Copy Type
Original
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