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menthol plaster tube

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Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
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Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
The tube was left at the Queen's University Department of Physiology by Dr. Donald B. Jennings when he retired.
Maker
Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Date Remarks
The company that made the tin was prevalent during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Material
tin: yellow; black
Inscriptions
"the // D & L // MENTHOL PLASTER // MOST WONDERFUL PLASTER MADE // PREPARED BY THE // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. (LIMITED.) // MONTREAL, P.Q. // EVERY PLASTER IN A SINGLE AIR TIGHT BOX. // THE THOS. DAVIDSON MFG. CO. LIMITED, MONTREAL, TIN BOXES" printed on the tube
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion and staining; the tin is dented and deformed.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Canadian Advertising Tins"; CD #9
Research Facts
The tube was made by Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited, and used by Davis & Lawrence Co.
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obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1835
1899
circa 1835-1899
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
004026003 a-e
Description
A pair of wooden handled obstetrical forceps with a traction handle in a cloth pouch; the forceps have a left (a) and a right (b) side and fasten together via a bolt in the center; the right handle has a swinging screw on it which fits through a slot on the left one; there is a wingnut (c) which fa…
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Accession Number
004026003 a-e
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
A pair of wooden handled obstetrical forceps with a traction handle in a cloth pouch; the forceps have a left (a) and a right (b) side and fasten together via a bolt in the center; the right handle has a swinging screw on it which fits through a slot on the left one; there is a wingnut (c) which fastens onto the screw working as an adjustable lock; the traction handle (d) attaches to a screw on the right handle and is a curved piece of metal with a wooden handle; the pouch is made of beige cloth with faded blue stripes.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - left handle - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b - right handle - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
c - wingnut - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
d - traction handle - Size: Length 17.4 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
e - pouch - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Came from the Queen's Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds.
Maker
Stevens & Son
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1835
1899
circa 1835-1899
Date Remarks
Stevens & Son was established around 1935 and wooden-handled forceps would not have been used after around 1900.
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
"STEVENS // & SON" engraved on the left handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
The pouch is faded and dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Stevens Direct-to-Home Medical Supplies"; Internet: "Medical Antiques. com"; Queen's Archives; CD #6
Research Facts
Dr. A.A.Travill was an anatomy professor at Queen's, and served as department head from 1968-1978; he had an interest in medical history, and published several books and articles on the subject.
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Dates
1872
1944
circa 1872-1944
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
997037493 a-b
Description
(a) An open-bottomed rectangular box with two stamps at the upper right corner of the box top; at the middle of the long lower edge there is a semicircular indentation; threaded through the box is a woven cord, now severed.
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Accession Number
997037493 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Postal Service
Product Packaging
Description
(a) An open-bottomed rectangular box with two stamps at the upper right corner of the box top; at the middle of the long lower edge there is a semicircular indentation; threaded through the box is a woven cord, now severed.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box top - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 9.5 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 12.9 cm x Width 9.1 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
A. E. Long & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1872
1944
circa 1872-1944
Date Remarks
Lifetime of Dr. C.H. Bird
Material
cardboard: yellow-brown
paper: pale green; red; yellow
Inscriptions
(All printed): top of box: two stamps, partially obscured by dark stain: "CANADA POSTAGE // 2 Two 2 // CENTS"; second stamp is illegible except for "7 CENTS"; printed "FROM" over hand stamp: "THE E.B. SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL CO // LIMITED // TORONTO"; beneath that is a printed "TO" and the handwritten address: "DR. C.H. BIRD // GANANOQUE // ONT."; left side panel has printed text: "DOMINION // MAILING BOX // NO. 21 // MADE IN CANADA // BY // A.E. LONG & CO., LIMITED // TORONTO"; back side panel: illegible ink stamp; front side panel: ink stamp "GLASS // WITH [illeg.]"; (b) bottom has ink stamp: "THE E.B. SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL CO // LIMITED" and an illegible smear.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-9
Condition Remarks
(a) Box top is water-stained, and acid-stained, although structurally intact; stamps are obscured by a large stain; paper covering is cracked at corners; (b) box bottom is mould-stained and shows signs of acid damage; there also appears to be moisture damage, although it remains intact; crack along left side of base.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
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Anecdotes of Lord Nelson; or Leaves From Memory's Log [book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14125
Dates
1843
1845
circa 1843-1845
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
012014007 a-c
Description
Blue pocket-size hardcover book (a) with bevelled edges on the front and back covers and contains two brown fabric bookmarks (b-c).; first chapter has a literary review dated Sept. 22 ,1843 and the last is a stanza written by a ‘Lady of 18 years: written on board the steam ship Britannia, June 13, …
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Accession Number
012014007 a-c
Author
G. S. Parsons. Lieut., R.N.
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Literature
Description
Blue pocket-size hardcover book (a) with bevelled edges on the front and back covers and contains two brown fabric bookmarks (b-c).; first chapter has a literary review dated Sept. 22 ,1843 and the last is a stanza written by a ‘Lady of 18 years: written on board the steam ship Britannia, June 13, 1844’; 264 pages followed by lists of other published works by Milner & Sowerby with prices in English pounds.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – book – Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b – smaller bookmark – Size: Length 7.4 cm x Width 4.1 cm
c – larger boomark – Size: Length 9.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm
Provenance
Donated by Paul Fritz; originally belonged to donor's great aunt Anne Elizabeth Green, graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1909.
Maker
Milner & Sowerby
Site Made (City)
Halifax
Site Made (State)
New Brunswick
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1843
1845
circa 1843-1845
Date Remarks
Dates noted inside
Material
paper: brown, blue
fabric: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Raised lettering on spine: "THE COTTAGE // LIBRARY // MILNER & SOWERBY"; title page: "ANECDOTES // OF // LORD // NELSON; OR, // LEAVES FROM MEMORY’S LOG. // BY // G. S. PARSONS. // LIEUT., R. N. // LONDON: // MILNER AND SOWERBY, // 44, PATERNOSTER ROW.”; handwritten in pencil on first page: "Annie E. Green // Oak Leaf. // 1897"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005
Condition Remarks
Spine is detached from binding; book cover is quite worn especially along edges and shows rippling; surface dirt and grime; the ink has worn off some of the spine text; pages are worn and quite discoloured; several pages show signs of discolouration from being in contact with the fabric bookmarks (first page, vii); bookmarks are frayed at ends
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Donor information; CD #6
Research Facts
Lt. N/ S Green (nursing sister in military service) carried this book throughout her service during the World War 1914-1918 and found comfort in reading from it to patients.
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Dates
1870
1879
circa 1870-1879
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002047
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass bottle of cough pills with tan cork stuck in neck; half full of pink round tablets; green paper label lists product's name, and the manufacturer's name and address.
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Accession Number
014002047
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent cylindrical glass bottle of cough pills with tan cork stuck in neck; half full of pink round tablets; green paper label lists product's name, and the manufacturer's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Henry Fraser
Site Made (City)
Pictou
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1879
circa 1870-1879
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: green
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
On label: "COUGH PILLS // HENRY FRASER // Corner of Water and South Market Sts. // PICTOU, N. S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 10.4 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork has stains and minor cracks
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002099 a-b
Description
Empty translucent aqua-tinted rectangular glass bottle tapered at neck with tan cork closure in broken neck; two tan paper labels on front and back; labels contain name, price, a declaration of the product's quality and directions for its use; side panels are embossed with product name.
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Accession Number
014002099 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Tobacco, Smokeless
Sneezing
Common Cold -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty translucent aqua-tinted rectangular glass bottle tapered at neck with tan cork closure in broken neck; two tan paper labels on front and back; labels contain name, price, a declaration of the product's quality and directions for its use; side panels are embossed with product name.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b - cork - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Di/am. 2.1cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: aqua-tinted
paper: brown
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DR. KELLOGG'S // CATARRH SNUFF // PREPARED BY // NORTHROP & LYMAN // PRICE, TWENTY-FIVE CENTS // This SNUFF is the best article // known for the cure of Catarrh, // cold in the Head, Headache, Sore // eyes, and all affections of the // Head. // It removes all obstructions, strength- // ens the Glands, and gives a healthy ac- // tion to the parts affected. Use the same // as common snuff, 4 to 6 times a day, // None Genuine unless signed, Northrop & Lyman"; embossed on sides: " DOCT // KELLOGG'S // SNUFF"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row C
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed, shows minor wear and surface grime with stains; neck is missing large chunks, approximately half the cork is only partially supported
Copy Type
Original
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cough pills label

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
014002127
Description
Rectangular yellow paper label for cough pills printed with the product name and the manufacturer's name and address.
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Accession Number
014002127
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- ephemera
MM= Drug Packaging -- ephemera
Description
Rectangular yellow paper label for cough pills printed with the product name and the manufacturer's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Henry Fraser
Site Made (City)
Pictou
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
paper: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "COUGH PILLS. // HENRY FRASER, // Corner of Water and South Market Sts. // PICTOU, N. S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 3 a
Dimension Notes
Length 6 cm x Width 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Ink is slightly faded; right side of label has spots of very light brown residue
Copy Type
Original
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cough pills label

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
014002128
Description
Rectangular green paper label for cough pills printed with the product name and the manufacturer's name and address.
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Accession Number
014002128
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- ephemera
MM= Drug Packaging -- ephemera
Description
Rectangular green paper label for cough pills printed with the product name and the manufacturer's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Henry Fraser
Site Made (City)
Pictou
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
paper: green
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "COUGH PILLS. // HENRY FRASER, // Corner of Water and South Market Sts. // PICTOU, N. S."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 3 a
Dimension Notes
Length 6 cm x Width 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Ink is slightly faded; right side of label has spots of very light brown residue
Copy Type
Original
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Catarrhozone Co.

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Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860 - 1880
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005007
Description
Green rectangular transparent glass bottle; manufacturing information embossed on bottle; without cork; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005007
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Green rectangular transparent glass bottle; manufacturing information embossed on bottle; without cork; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Catarrhozone Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860 - 1880
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one face: "CATARRHOZONE // CATARRHOZONE CO. // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
10.5
Width
3.3
Depth
1.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip on bottom; minor chip on inside neck
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Bottles. Michael Polak
Research Facts
Neil Currie Polson owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house; the trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry.
They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline.
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Dr. N. Lacerte Anti-Diphtheritique

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Dates
1850
1870
circa 1850 - 1870
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005013
Description
Rectangular transparent light purple glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides.
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Accession Number
014005013
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent light purple glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Dr. N. Lacerte
Site Made (City)
Levis
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1850
1870
circa 1850 - 1870
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: purple
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "ANTI // DIPHTHERITIQUE // LEVIS. P. Q. CA. // DR. N. LACERTE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row B
Length
18.1
Width
6.3
Depth
4.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Diphterine. Bouteilles du Quebec
Research Facts
Similar bottles embossed with 'DIPHTERINE' instead of 'ANTI-DIPHTHERITIQUE' are bottles from a more recent production date.
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