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pocket medicine case

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997002433 a-k
Description
A rectangular double folded leather set of pocket pharmaceutical case (a) with leather loops to hold ten glass vials with metal screw-top caps (b-k) in two separate groups of six; missing two vials; all vials are empty; without labels; each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; on…
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Accession Number
997002433 a-k
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A rectangular double folded leather set of pocket pharmaceutical case (a) with leather loops to hold ten glass vials with metal screw-top caps (b-k) in two separate groups of six; missing two vials; all vials are empty; without labels; each section has two leather side flaps to contain contents; once folded metal snap closure.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - case - Size (folded): Length 10.7 cm x Width 9.1 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
b - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
c - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
d - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
e - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
f - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
g - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
h - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
i - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
j - vial - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
The J. F. Hartz Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Donor
Material
leather: black, brown
glass: clear
metal: grey, brown
ink: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on upper flap interior: " THE J. F. HARTZ Co., LIMITED // TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-5
Condition Remarks
Leather worn on main exterior flap and edges; leather slightly hardened; minor green / blue corrosion on several metal caps; vial interiors contain powdery residue
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous Faculty of Medicine #: 997.001.968 a-k; CD #6
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend - Vandewater Galler in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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Petrolatum Lily White

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032044
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with narrow cream paper label in blue text; half full of content; label with decorative border.
Accession Number
997032044
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with narrow cream paper label in blue text; half full of content; label with decorative border.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // Petrolatum // LILY WHITE // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
12.4 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
The Historical Apothecary Compendium by Daniel A. Goldstein.
Research Facts
Made from petroleum, it can be of various thickness, however it is most commonly a jelly like-substance used in lip balms, moisturizers, hair products etc. It is used to lock moisture in the skin and hair. It is not a health hazard at the amount being used currently; only very refined versions are sold in Canada.
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Ammoniated Mercury Ointment

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032045
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113905; full of content; label with decorative border; second small paper label added under main label; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Accession Number
997032045
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113905; full of content; label with decorative border; second small paper label added under main label; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // OINTMENT // OF // Ammoniated Mercury // C. F. 5% // Use as directed by physician // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 113905 LONDON ONTARIO"; separate label in red ink: "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act. Sec. 31 // W. E. Saunders, Limited // LONDON, ONT."; embossed on bottom: "1 D 5 // 4260-B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
12.4 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper abraded edges, missing portion lower right, surface grime; remnants of brittle clear adhesive tape under label
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet (NCBI website)
Research Facts
Used in the form of ointment, it was applied 2-3 times a day. It was used for impetigo, psoriasis, minor skin infections, bacterial infections, and anti-septic. It was found to be a poison that can cause chronic mercury intoxication, so it was discontinued as a medicine.
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Zincoline Ointment

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032046
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat clear glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 121678; half full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Accession Number
997032046
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat clear glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 121678; half full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: clear
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 OUNCES // ZINCOLINE // A bland soothing ointment containing Boric // Acid, Zinc Oxide (20%), and Eucalyptol in // an emollient base. // Apply freely with or without dressings // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 121678 LONDON ONTARIO"; embossed on bottom: "1 D 9 // 3186"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
11.0 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper with surface grime; straight scratch in metal cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet (NCBI website and US Pharmacist website)
Research Facts
Containing boric acid, zinc oxide and eucalyptol, it was used as an ointment. It treated skin irritation, eczema, psoriasis, and likely diaper rash, though it contains boric acid which has since been proven dangerous to babies (zinc is fine though).
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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032047
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113127; full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Accession Number
997032047
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Heavy cylindrical squat brown glass jar with cream metal screw lid with cream paper label in blue text; lot number 113127; full of content; label with decorative border; jar made by Dominion Glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Gladys (Millar) Rockel, donated by her son Stephen Rockel.
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: cream
paper: cream
ink: blue
Inscriptions
On the label: "SIXTEEN OUNCES // PIXIN OINTMENT // Solution of Tar 5% // Starch 12 1/2% // Zinc Oxide 15% // Petrolatum Base // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // 113127 LONDON ONTARIO"; embossed on bottom: "3 D 4 // 9081-B"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
9.8 cm
Diameter
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper with surface grime
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
JSTOR, Internet.
Research Facts
It was used as an topical ointment, with starch and zinc oxide added as powders and mixed with other substances (like tar and paraffin) to create a stiff paste. It was used to treat eczema, psoriasis, and sometimes due to its stiffness, the paste was used to fix other medication to the skin. It can produce irritation, black tint, and was odorous.
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Anti-Mosquito cream

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Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
002001007
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
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Accession Number
002001007
Collection
Lt. N/S Nursing Sister Miriam Hartrick Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Insect Repellents
Description
Mosquito repellent in a round, steel tin plated with a brassy yellow metal; the tin is in two halves that fit together; the lower half has a rounded base with a flange or bulge halfway up to stop the lid from sliding too far down.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Miriam Hartrick during W W II.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1939
1943
circa 1939-1943
Date Remarks
Provenance of artifact (CF issue)
Material
metal: silver; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Printed or stamped on lid: "ANTI-MOSQUITO // TO BE // SMEARED ON // EXPOSED PARTS // AS REQUIRED // CREAM"; "Anti-Mosquito" is at the top and "Cream" is at the bottom, both in larger letters than the rest.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Temporary Location
Storage Room 2006
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.8 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The tin shows extensive use-related wear, mostly on the sides and bottom of the container, approximately over 30% of its surface; the brass plating in these areas has worn away to reveal the steel underneath; there is a very small area of active corrosion on the upper rim near the "E" in "CREAM"; there is also slight denting and malformation from use.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1857
1935
circa 1857-1935
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050013 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a glass covered label on the front and a molded label on the back along with a sticker; there is a thick brown liquid inside the bottle.
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Accession Number
003050013 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a glass covered label on the front and a molded label on the back along with a sticker; there is a thick brown liquid inside the bottle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 15.7 cm x Diam. 5.7 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; This bottle was used to hold syrup of prusus virginiana (wild cherry bark); the bottle was originally a perfume bottle which was probably re-used as a pharmacy bottle.
Maker
Whitail - Tatum & Co
Site Made (City)
Millville
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1857
1935
circa 1857-1935
Date Remarks
The company was in operation from 1857-1935.
Material
glass: clear
liquid: brown
Inscriptions
"SYR. PRUNI V." printed on a label on the front; "JOHN TAYLOR & CO // PERFUMERS // TORONTO" embossed on the back; "CLIFFORD SINE // CITY // DRUG STORE // DRUGGIST // GANANOQUE. ONT." printed on a label on the back of the bottle; "ES // 15 oz" printed on the rear label in pencil; "W T & CO // A // U.S.A." embossed on the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Condition Remarks
The glass covering over the label on the front is chipping, and the label is peeling.
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004; "Identification and Price Guide, First Edition," by Michael Polak, Avon Books, New York, 1994
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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Dates
1857
1935
circa 1857-1935
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050014 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a glass covered label on the front, and a paper label on the back.
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Accession Number
003050014 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a glass covered label on the front, and a paper label on the back.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Diam. 5.9 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 5.3 cm x Diam. 3.6 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; This bottle was used to hold tintura senegae.
Maker
Whitail - Tatum & Co.
Site Made (City)
Millville
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1857
1935
circa 1857-1935
Date Remarks
The company was in operation from 1857-1935.
Material
glass: clear liquid: brown
Inscriptions
"Tr. SENEGAE" printed on a label on the front; "CLIFFORD SINE // CITY // DRUG STORE // DRUGGIST // GANANOQUE. ONT." printed on a label on the back of the bottle; 77,S - 8 oz // 25¢ oz" printed on the rear label in pencil; "W T & CO // A" embossed on the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Condition Remarks
The ink on the label beneath the glass has run a little bit.
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004; "Identification and Price Guide, First Edition," by Michael Polak, Avon Books, New York, 1994; CD #3
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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Dates
1857
1935
circa 1857-1935
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050018 a-b
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a glass covered label on the front and a paper label on the back.
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Accession Number
003050018 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A clear glass pharmacy bottle (a) with stopper (b); the bottle has a glass covered label on the front and a paper label on the back.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Diam. 4.8 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 3.2 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; This bottle was used to hold pulveris acaciae.
Maker
Whitail - Tatum & Co.
Site Made (City)
Millville
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1857
1935
circa 1857-1935
Date Remarks
The company was in operation from 1857-1935.
Material
glass: clear
liquid: brown
Inscriptions
"P.GLYCYRRH." printed on a label on the front; "W T & CO // A" embossed on the base; CLIFFORD SINE // CITY // DRUG STORE // DRUGGIST // GANANOQUE, ONT." printed on the label on the back; there are indecipherable handwritten numbers and letters on the paper label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
The paper label has come off.
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004; "Identification and Price Guide, First Edition," by Michael Polak, Avon Books, New York, 1994; CD #9
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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Dates
1890
1959
circa 1890-1959
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050022 a-b
Description
A white glass pharmacy bottle (a); has a plastic screw on cap (b) and a paper label.
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Accession Number
003050022 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A white glass pharmacy bottle (a); has a plastic screw on cap (b) and a paper label.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Diam. 4.2 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; was used to store Protargol.
Dates
1890
1959
circa 1890-1959
Date Remarks
Internet
Material
glass: white
plastic: white
paper: white; blue
Inscriptions
"Protargol" is printed on the label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Fine
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; Internet: "U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management"; CD #9.
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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