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Dates
1876
circa 1876
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001255
Description
Small square amber bottle with a paper label attached; the bottle contains Aconitum, three pellets (unopened and full), and has a lead foil cap at the top.
Accession Number
996001255
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small square amber bottle with a paper label attached; the bottle contains Aconitum, three pellets (unopened and full), and has a lead foil cap at the top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Boericke & Tafel
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1876
circa 1876
Date Remarks
Date listed on label
Material
glass: amber
paper: off-white
metal: silver-grey; blue
Inscriptions
Bottle embossed with: "BOERICKE & TAFEL // NEW YORK"; label reads, "ACONITUM 3 // INDICATIONS" (listed) " // DOSE "(listed)" // BOERICKE & TAFEL // HOMOEOPATHIC PHARMACY // New York, Philadelphia & Chicago // BOERICKE & TAFEL // rec'd the only // Prize Medal // award for // Homoeo- // pathic // Medicines // in Philadel- // phia in 1876"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.4 cm. x Width: 2.1 cm. x Depth: 2.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips or scratches; label shows minor wear and staining; lead seal appears intact and bottle is full
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a blood remedy for acute colds, fever, pains
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Perry Davis' Vegetable Painkiller

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Dates
1920
1929
circa 1920-1929
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001316 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and screw-top lid; the front panel has a square recessed section at the top with "DAVIS" embossed on it; both sides have embossed writing; the front and back panels both have printed paper labels which list product information and a port…
Accession Number
996001316 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and screw-top lid; the front panel has a square recessed section at the top with "DAVIS" embossed on it; both sides have embossed writing; the front and back panels both have printed paper labels which list product information and a portrait of Perry Davis; (b) black metal screw top lid which seals in.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - lid
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in May, 1993.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1929
circa 1920-1929
Date Remarks
Bottle from the 1920's
Material
glass: clear
paper: off-white
metal: black
Inscriptions
Front embossed, "DAVIS"; left side panel embossed, "VEGETABLE"; right side panel embossed, "PAINKILLER"; front label reads, "PERRY DAVIS' // PAINKILLER // (Trademark Registered) // TAKEN INTERNALLY FOR // Chills, Cramps, Colic. // APPLIED EXTERNALLY FOR // Sore Throat, Sprains, // Bruises, Chilblains. // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. // (CANADA) Ltd., MONTREAL"; back label lists directions in English and French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row C
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 16.3 cm. x Width 4.8 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 0.9 cm. x Diameter 2.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; front label is missing a small section, but is fully legible; the back label has minor staining, but all printing is legible; the metal lid has no damage or corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at Bracken Library; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 149-156
Research Facts
Perry Davis began to manufacture his Vegetable Painkiller in 1839; his son Edmund carried on the business after Perry's death in 1862; product available up until 1958.
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Perry Davis' Vegetable Painkiller

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Dates
1839
circa 1839
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001317
Description
Rectangular light green bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled broad round collar with lower bevel at the lip; the front panel has a square recessed section with an embossed word; both bottle sides are embossed; bottle is empty except for minor traces of medication residue
Accession Number
996001317
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular light green bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled broad round collar with
lower bevel at the lip; the front panel has a square recessed section with an embossed word;
both bottle sides are embossed; bottle is empty except for minor traces of medication residue
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Aug. 1993
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. (Canada) Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1839
circa 1839
Date Remarks
Bottle made between 1839 and 1860
Material
glass: light green
Inscriptions
Depressed front panel section reads, "DAVIS"; left side panel reads, "VEGETABLE"; right side
panel reads, "PAINKILLER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.4 cm. x Width: 4.0 cm. x Depth: 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; there is a very small amount of medication residue inside
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19 & 21; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at Bracken
Library; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 149-156
Research Facts
Perry Davis began to manufacture his Vegetable Painkiller in 1839; his son Edmund carried on
the business after Perry's death in 1862; product available up until 1958
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Dr. Ordway's Celebrated Pain Destroyer

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Dates
1850
circa 1850
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001318
Description
Twelve-sided cylindrical light aqua hand-blown bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged with flat top; there is a printed paper label around ten of the panels which lists product information; the bottle contains medication residue and has cork in the neck.
Accession Number
996001318
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Twelve-sided cylindrical light aqua hand-blown bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged with flat top; there is a printed paper label around ten of the panels which lists product information; the bottle contains medication residue and has cork in the neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Ordway & Wadleigh
Site Made (City)
Lawrence
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1850
circa 1850
Material
glass: light aqua
paper: beige
cork: dark brown
Inscriptions
Label reads, "DR. ORDWAY'S // CELEBRATED // PAIN DESTROYER // Uses listed. // DIRECTIONS" // ORDWAY & WADLEIGH, SOLE PROPRIETORS. // PRICE 37 1-2 CENTS LAWRENCE, MASS. // All genuine // Signed, A. Ordway M.D."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 ROw C
Length
12.5 cm
Diameter
4.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is a small chip at the bottle lip; the pontil at the bottom is crude and rough; there are no other chips or cracks; the cork is damaged and stained; the paper label is brittle and missing small pieces at the top and bottom; there is also some staining; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 21; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit, formerly at Bracken Library
Research Facts
Perry Davis began to manufacture his Vegetable Painkiller in 1839; his son Edmund carried on the business after Perry's death in 1862; product available up until 1958
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001806
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both sides of the page
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Accession Number
996001806
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines -- advertisements
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both
sides of the page
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
"60 years", if began in 1840's then it should be sometime after 1900
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"Humphreys' Remedies; Veterinary Remedies, Witch Hazel Ointment (Comp.) // and // Marvel Witch
Hazel // DR. HUMPHREYS' REMEDIES // NO. FOR PRICE ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-4-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 31.8 cm. x Width: 31.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; various creases and a few stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; CD #3
Research Facts
See 996.001.619
Images
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Dates
20-Jul-70
circa July 20, 1970
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001845
Description
Paper letter enclosed in 996.001.844; one side describes stamp, other promotes Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.; dimensions are given for letter unfolded.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001845
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper letter enclosed in 996.001.844; one side describes stamp, other promotes Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.; dimensions are given for letter unfolded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
20-Jul-70
circa July 20, 1970
Date Remarks
Date of issue
Material
paper: green-grey
Inscriptions
"6-CENT // WILDLIFE CONSERVATION // COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMP // The 6-cent Wildlife Conservation stamp will be first placed on sale at Custer, South Dakota, // on ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 27.8 cm. x Width: 21.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; several creases
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
See 996.001.844 (envelope containing this letter)
Research Facts
See the sheet
Images
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Dates
May 1 1969
circa May 1 1969
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001848
Description
Paper letter (with watermark) from Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd. which talks about Grandma Moses and then promotes their products.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001848
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Correspondence, ephemera
Art -- ephemera
Advertisements
Description
Paper letter (with watermark) from Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd. which talks about Grandma Moses and then promotes their products.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
May 1 1969
circa May 1 1969
Date Remarks
Dated
Material
paper: black; blue
Inscriptions
"Dear Doctor: // A traveller, in 1939, stopped at Thomas' Drug Store in // Hoosick Falls, N.Y. He saw there Grandma Moses' first // one-man show. He immediately bought all ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 26.6 cm. x Width: 18.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; two creases
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See 996.001.846 (envelope containing this letter) and 996.001.847 (an accompanying letter)
Research Facts
Read this letter and 996.001.847
Images
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Chocolate Coated Tablets Opium, Camphor, Tannin and Lead

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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037088 a-b
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inne…
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Accession Number
997037088 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drugs -- narcotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inner walls are threaded, while the top underside is lined with wax-coated cardboard
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W. E. Saunders Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Material
metal: white
glass: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front of bottle reads, "N 1000 // Chocolate Coated // Tablets // OPIUM, CAMPHOR // TANNIN AND LEAD // Each tablet contains: // Opium 1/2 gr. // Camphor 1/2 gr. // Tannic Acid 2 grs. // Lead Acetate 1 gr. // Capsicum and // Peppermint Oil q.s. // LOT NO. 7540 // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"; embossed on bottom: "4 // LL D O // 3067"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Front label is slightly tattered
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 96
Images
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Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inne…
  1 image  
Accession Number
997037089 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular-shaped medicine bottle of thick brown glass that has a flat bottom and mould seams on opposite corners; the bottle has straight sides that taper markedly to a short threaded neck that has a distinct lip; the screw lid (b) is a flat, round steel cap with a lip around its edge; the inner walls are threaded, while the top underside is lined with wax-coated cardboard
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
W.E. Saunders Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
1930
circa 1896-1930
Date Remarks
Start of C.H. Bird's practice to company close
Material
metal: white
glass: brown
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed label on front of bottle reads, "1000 // ACETYLSAL // PINK // Acetylsalicylic Acid // TABLETS // U.S.P // 5 Grains // ADULT DOSE: One tablet // every four hours // Lot No: 8062 // W.E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON . ONTARIO // WARNING // Keep out of reach of children // to avoid accidental poisoning"; embossed on bottle bottom: "4 // 1 D [enclosed in diamond shape] 3 // 3068"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Label is slightly stained and interior walls are coated with residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List," by Glen C. Phillips, Iron Gate Publishing, Sarnia, 1989, p. 96
Images
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Ebsal Comp. No. 29 with Codeine Phosphate

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Dates
1950
1955
circa 1950-1955
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
999014001 a-b
Description
A rectangular amber glass (a) bottle of Ebsal Comp. No. 29 with Codeine Phosphate with a paper label on the front; tapering to a short-length neck with threading for a flat metal (b) screw cap lined with a piece of wax-coated cardboard.
  1 image  
Accession Number
999014001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular amber glass (a) bottle of Ebsal Comp. No. 29 with Codeine Phosphate with a paper label on the front; tapering to a short-length neck with threading for a flat metal (b) screw cap lined with a piece of wax-coated cardboard.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.7 cm x Width 8.2 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam 3.0 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
E. B. Shuttleworth Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1955
circa 1950-1955
Date Remarks
Based on donors remarks.
Material
glass: amber
metal: brown
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ESTD. 1879 // Ebsal Comp. No. 29 // With Codeine Phosphate // THE E. B. SHUTTLEWORTH // CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // TORONTO, CANADA".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Condition Remarks
Few minor tears on the label; minor chip out of the bottom of the bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; The Canadian Encyclopedia Web site
Research Facts
Dr. Sam Cronk graduated from Queens Medical School in 1915; his son, Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, who donated this bottle also graduated from Queens Medical School in 1946. E.B. Shuttleworth, established in Toronto in 1879, was the first pharmaceutical company in Canada.
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