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Dates
1931
1942
circa 1931-1942
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037564
Description
Large, cylindrical glass bottle with closed, concave bottom, smooth sides, convex taper to a narrow neck; stuck-on metal cap with exposed threading.
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Accession Number
997037564
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Wound Healing
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large, cylindrical glass bottle with closed, concave bottom, smooth sides, convex taper to a narrow neck; stuck-on metal cap with exposed threading.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Abbott Laboratories Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1931
1942
circa 1931-1942
Date Remarks
Abbott's Montreal office opene; catalogue entry
Material
glass: amber
paper: white
ibnk: blue
metal: white; red
Inscriptions
Printed on cap: "SK // &F"; bottle sides embossed: "FL. 80 OZ."; bottom of bottle embossed: "MADE IN CANADA // 7 // [three symbols: a square with a cross inside, dividing it into four equal parts; a diamond shape with a D in the centre; a circle with an L inside] // 3087"; label: "80 FLUID OUNCES List No. 3503 // METAPHEN // TRADE - MARK REG'D // (Nitromersol, N.F.) // 1:2500 // Abbott // (METAPHEN in 1:2500 Aqueous Solution) // Le 'Métaphène' (Nitromersal, N.F.) // composé mercuriel organique, est un // puissant antiseptique dans ses solutions // très concentrées. A la dilution del peur // 2500 le 'Métaphène' est bactériostatique, // n'irrite pas les tissus et devient antisepti- // que après applications prolongée. // NE TACHE PAS // MODE D'EMPLOI — Pour blessures et in- // fections de la peau, utiliser la solution // pure en lavages ou pensements humides. // Pour le désinfection de la bouche em- // ployer le Métaphène 1:2500 pur ou dilué //dans une égale partie d'eau. Pour le nez, // la gorge ou les oreilles, utiliser le solution // pure ou diluée ou 1-5000e., faire l'appli- // cation au compte-geuttes, au vaporisateur // ou sous forme de gargarisme. // 'Metaphen' (Nitromersol, N.F.) is an // organic mercury compound which in more // concentrated solutions is a powerful anti- // septic. In this dilution (1 to 2500), it is // bacteriostatic, non-irritant to tissues and // antiseptic on prolonged application. // DOES NOT STAIN // DIRECTIONS — For wounds and infected // skin apply freely, either directly or on a // gauze dressing. As a mouth wash, // Metaphen 1:2500 may be used full // strength of diluted one-half. For nose and // throat, ear or eye use undiluted or dilute // with equal parts water, as a spray or // gargle or apply with a dropper // Lot D 745 609 // ABBOTT LABORATORIES LIMITED // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Dimension Notes
Length 30.1 cm x Diam. 11.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass has wear marks; label bubbled away from glass; residue in bottom; inactive corrosion on lid
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalogue of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments," CENCO, Central Scientific Company of Canada Ltd., 1942, p.56 (similar to item #10342)
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bottle of digitalis folium

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12346
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
999014009 a-b
Description
An empty cylindrical amber glass bottle (a); distinct moulded lip and moulded screw threadings; paper label on front of bottle; closure by round plastic screw cap (b).
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Accession Number
999014009 a-b
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Digitalis
Cardiotonic Agents
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
An empty cylindrical amber glass bottle (a); distinct moulded lip and moulded screw threadings; paper label on front of bottle; closure by round plastic screw cap (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Diam. 29.5 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.2 cm x Diam 17.7 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
Ayerst
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
glass: amber
plastic: black
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "1000 Ayerst 1000 // DRY POWDER CAPSULE // No. 313 // DIGITALIS FOLIUM // PYHSIOLOGICALLY TESTED // 15 MINIMS // Tincture of Digitalis C.F. // Made in Canada // AYERST, McKENNA & HARRISION // Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemists // MONTREAL CANADA"; embossed on bottom: "9 // 950 // D // 8366".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010 A
Condition Remarks
Label faded; minor white paint flecks on glass.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; The Canadian Encyclopedia Web site; CD #1
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; The first pharmaceutical company in Canada was established in Toronto in 1879 by E.B. Shuttleworth.
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Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
010020390 a-b
Description
Clear glass bottle with metal twist cap; rectangular bottle (a) with manufacturer's information embossed on front, measurements embossed on sides; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; silver metal cap (b), enamelled white, with ridges around edge; bottle is empty.
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Accession Number
010020390 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass bottle with metal twist cap; rectangular bottle (a) with manufacturer's information embossed on front, measurements embossed on sides; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; silver metal cap (b), enamelled white, with ridges around edge; bottle is empty.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 2.6 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Henri Jonas & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1950
circa 1920-1950
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
enamel: white
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed on front: "HENRI JONAS & CO // MONTREAL // ESTD 1870"; embossed on sides: "2 // FLOZ"; embossed on bottom: "8"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row C
Condition Remarks
Metal tarnished inside lid (b) and around edges
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; strong scent of vanilla in bottle, which could mean this was a bottle for food products instead of medecine, as Henri Jonas & Co. also sold alimentary products
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Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
010020392
Description
Brown glass bottle for aloin tablets with cork closure; square bottle with white paper label on front printed with black ink stating product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; blue sticker affixed to to cork printed with white ink stati…
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Accession Number
010020392
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Brown glass bottle for aloin tablets with cork closure; square bottle with white paper label on front printed with black ink stating product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; blue sticker affixed to to cork printed with white ink stating manufacturer's information; bottle contains white cotton
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Charles E. Frosst & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: brown
wood: brown
paper: white, blue
ink: black, white
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "100 // TABLET TRITURATES // No. 11 // ALOIN // COMPOUND // Rx A // Aloin .. .. 1-8 gr. // Podophyllum Resin .. .. 1-8 gr- // DOSE: One to four tablets. // 4639 // Charles E. Frosst & Co. // Montreal, Can."; printed on sticker at top: "CHAR [Illeg.] SST & CO // MFG. // CHEMISTS // MONTREAL"; embossed on bottom: "808"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7
Dimension Notes
Length 6.9 cm x Width 2.4 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is worn; hole at side of cork; sticker on top of cork is worn around edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Wikipedia" website
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; aloin was used as a laxative.
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petroleum jelly jar

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13521
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
010020400
Description
Clear wide-mouthed glass petroleum jelly jar with a screw-thread finish to accommodate a screw-on cap, no cap is present; embossed lettering on back and paper label affixed to front.
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Accession Number
010020400
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear wide-mouthed glass petroleum jelly jar with a screw-thread finish to accommodate a screw-on cap, no cap is present; embossed lettering on back and paper label affixed to front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Chesebrough Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Date Remarks
Based on design; Chesebrough's Canadian plant opened in 1910
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "PETROLEUM WHITE VASELINE JELLY // A pure and highly concentrated essence of Petroleum // An invaluable family remedy for Burns, Wounds, Sprains, // Rheumatism,Skin Diseases,Hemorrhoids,SunBurn, Chilblains &c. // Taken internally will relieve Croup,Cough,Colds, Sore Throat &c. // Prepared Expressly for Medicinal and Toilet purposes by the // CHESEBROUGH MANUFACTURING COMPANY. (Consolidated) // NEW YORK AND MONTREAL. // The word "VASELINE" is our trade mark, and is registered in the Canadian Patent Office, // and in most of the principal countries of the world."; embossed on back: "TRADE MARK // VASELINE // CHESEBROUGH // NEW-YORK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 4.6 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: Paper label is worn; #2: jar is empty and has no cap.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Chesebrough Manufacturing Company" page on Cosmetics and Skin website [published in 2013 by James Bennett, accessed April 2014]; "Vaseline Jars" page on Glass Bottle Marks website [Accessed April 2014]; CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
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tincture of iodine

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14128
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Hugh Pross Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
012020001 a-b
Description
Empty rectangular brown glass bottle (a) of tincture iodine with embossed poison symbol and words with removable vulcanized rubber stopper (b); cream paper label with blue ink indicates usage and contents in English and French; minor dark liquid residue inside.
Accession Number
012020001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Hugh Pross Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Poisons
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty rectangular brown glass bottle (a) of tincture iodine with embossed poison symbol and words with removable vulcanized rubber stopper (b); cream paper label with blue ink indicates usage and contents in English and French; minor dark liquid residue inside.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Size: Length 8.2 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b – stopper – Size: Length 1.6 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dr. Hugh Pross
Maker
Diamond Products
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Date based on: similar item in collection
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: blue
rubber: red
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "DIAMOND PRODUCTS // PRODUITS DIAMANTS // TINCTURE // IODINE // 5% // For Sprains, Swellings, // Enlarged Glands, etc. // paint part affected 2 or 3 // times daily // Pour Glandes Dilatées, // Entorses, Enflures, etc. // appliquez sur partie af- // fligée 2 ou 3 fois par jour // POISON // Contents 1 ounce // DIAMOND PRODUCTS // REGD // MONTREAL - CANADA"; embossed on bottle: ‘poison’ icon of skull and crossed bones, "POISON // LIQ. // IODINE"; manufacturer's marks embossed on bottom of bottle: diamond shape with letter "D" and two number "2"'s
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row A
Condition Remarks
Label is worn, discoloured, rubber stopper is slightly worn; minor residue inside bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Iodine Resource Website; The History of Iodine in Medicine Part 1-Optimox, website
Research Facts
Iodine was discovered in 1811 and now has widespread use in medical field; used to destory virus and fungus on contact, as antiseptic for prevention of post-surgery infections, thyroid protection, water sanitation; compounds made with ethyl alcohol are required to display the skull and crossbones on the label.
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Dates
1900
1940
circa 1900-1940
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002031
Description
Empty amber transparent cylindrical glass bottle for iodine with wide lip and without stopper; cream paper label has the manufacturer's trade mark logo, address and the product's name; cream string is wrapped twice around bottle's neck and knotted.
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Accession Number
014002031
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Poisons
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty amber transparent cylindrical glass bottle for iodine with wide lip and without stopper; cream paper label has the manufacturer's trade mark logo, address and the product's name; cream string is wrapped twice around bottle's neck and knotted.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Company of Canada, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1940
circa 1900-1940
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: cream
ink: black, red
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "4 OUNCES // IODINE // RESUBLIMED // "NATIONAL // NATIONAL DRUG AND CHEMICAL // COMPANY OF CANADA, LIMITED // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // LABORATORIES MONTREAL"; Embossed on base: "60"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 8.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed with minor wear and surface grime
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002040
Description
Empty transparent cylindrical 6 ounce glass bottle with thick neck without stopper; cream identification paper label; knotted cream string looped twice around bottle's neck; minor bubbles in glass.
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Accession Number
014002040
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Poisons
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent cylindrical 6 ounce glass bottle with thick neck without stopper; cream identification paper label; knotted cream string looped twice around bottle's neck; minor bubbles in glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: black, red
fabric: cream white
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
On label: "NA-DRU-CO // IODINE // RESBLIMED // "NATIONAL" // NATIONAL DRUG AND CHEMICAL // COMPANY OF CANADA // LIMITED // MONTREAL"; handwritten on label's upper right corner in pencil: "KMY"; Embossed on base: "6. oz // I"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is yellowed and missing several small areas along its edges and center; brown discoloration in upper left corner and in centre; string dirty
Copy Type
Original
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Extract of Jamaica Ginger

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14227
Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002098 a-c
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork closure stuck in neck containing 2.0 cm of opaque brown liquid; cream paper labels on both front and back with manufacturer's name, logo, directions for use; other label has information in French and…
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Accession Number
014002098 a-c
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork closure stuck in neck containing 2.0 cm of opaque brown liquid; cream paper labels on both front and back with manufacturer's name, logo, directions for use; other label has information in French and German; rectangular red one piece cardboard box (b) printed with product information in English and French; paper folded leaflet (c) advertising another product produced by the same manufacturer in English, French, and Spanish lists product's benefits, uses and ingredients.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 2 cm
b - box - Size: Length 14.8 cm x Width 5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 18 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Company of Canada, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream, red
ink: green, black, red
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "NATIONAL // NADRUCO //COMPOUND // EXTRACT OF // JAMAICA // GINGER // A // GRATEFUL WARM - // ING STIMULANT // CARMINATIVE // AND TONIC FOR // DYSPEPSIA // FLATULENCE // COLIC // CHOLERA MORBUS // SUMMER // COMPLAINT // NAUSEA, ETC. // NATIONAL DRUG & CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA LIMITED // CONTAINS GINGER AND // CAPSICUM // CONTENTS 1 1/4 OUNCES // MANUFACTURED IN MONTREAL”; Handwritten on box in black crayon: "25"; in red marker on box's base: "B 169"; printed on bottle label: "NADRUCO // EXTRACT // JAMAICA // GINGER // (COMPOUND) // FOR DYSPEPSIA, COLIC, // SUMMER COMPLAINT, // FLATULENCE, // ETC. // DOSE // FOR AN ADULT, FROM HALF // TO ONE TEASPOONFUL IN // SWEETENED OF PLAIN WAT- // ER EVERY THREE OR FOUR // HOURS // CHILDREN IN PROPORTION // CONTAINS GINGER AND // CAPSICUM - 1 1/4 OZS // NATIONAL DRUG & // CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA // LIMITED // IY-1-28"; printed on leaflet: "COD LIVER OIL PREPARATION // This is a palatable preparation of oil without the // disagreeable, fatty acids, combined with // Wine, Extract of Malt, Wild Cherry bark and Hypophosphites of // Lime, Manganese, Quinine, Strychnine, Iron, Etc. // National Drug Co. of Canada”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row A
Condition Remarks
Approximately half of cork is missing; box's show minor wear along edges, surface grime and minor stains, of box ink colors are faded and abraded along edges; leaflet paper is yellowed, brittle, edges are frayed and have many minor tears
Copy Type
Original
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Vaseline Camphor Ice

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15246
Dates
1936
1955
circa 1936-1955
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment
Dermatology
Home Health
Patient Care
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
015011010 a-b
Description
Cylindrical metal container (a) of Vaseline Camphor Ice; the title is printed horizontally on the container in white on a blue oval background surrounded by a yellow band; outside of this background is a crosshatched pattern in blue and yellow; the manufacturing information and quantity are printed…
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Accession Number
015011010 a-b
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment
Dermatology
Home Health
Patient Care
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Care
Sunburn -- drug therapy
Lubrication
Dermatology
Pharmacy
Home Health
Description
Cylindrical metal container (a) of Vaseline Camphor Ice; the title is printed horizontally on the container in white on a blue oval background surrounded by a yellow band; outside of this background is a crosshatched pattern in blue and yellow; the manufacturing information and quantity are printed in blue on yellow rectangular backgrounds, and the uses of the product are listed in English and French in white print on a blue oval background with a yellow band around it; the cap (b) is rounded and has blue and white stripes around it, and on top the name of the product is printed in white on a blue background; the bottom of the cylinder is hollow for about two centimetres, the rest of the tube is blocked by a circle of white plastic with the remnants of blue lettering on one side; this is meant to be pushed up through the tube to allow the vaseline to come out on the other end; removable cap shows semi-opaque creamy solid product.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base
b - cap
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Chesebrough Manufacturing Co. Consolidated
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
1955
circa 1936-1955
Date Remarks
Based on the date "Vaseline Camphor Ice" was trademarked in Canada and on the year that Chesebrough merged with Pond's Extract Company to form Chesebrough-Ponds Inc.
Material
metal: grey
ink: blue, white, yellow
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on canister: "TRADE Vaseline MARK // CAMPHOR ICE // VASELINE IS THE TRADE MARK IDENTIFYING ALL PRODUCTS MADE BY // CHESEBROUGH MFG. CO., CONS'D AND IS REGISTERED IN CANADA, THE // UNITED STATES AND MOST OF THE PRINCIPAL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. // NET 1 1/8 OZ. // MADE IN CANADA // For // CHAPPED HANDS & LIPS, // SUN & WIND BURN, ROUGH SKIN. // POUR LES MAINS ET LÈVRES // GERCÉES, PEAU RUDE, ETC. // CHESEBROUGH MANUFACTURING CO. CONSOLIDATED // NEW YORK & MONTREAL"; printed on cap: "Vaseline // TRADE MARK // CAMPHOR // ICE".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Length
9.1 cm
Diameter
2.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor dents near base and in the title word "Camphor"; minor scratching/paint chipping,
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, book, journal
Reference Comments
"Vaseline: from trade mark to noun", The Pharmaceutical Journal, 16 DEC 2008: https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/opinion/comment/vaseline-from-trade-mark-to-noun/10043789.article?firstPass=false
"Vaseline Camphor Ice" in The Era Formulary: 5000 Formulas for Druggists, compiled and edited by The Pharmaceutical Era, Detroit, Michigan, D. O. Haynes & Company, 1893, pg. 171: https://books.google.ca/books?id=FxxKAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
"VASELINE CAMPHOR ICE FOR CHAPPED HANDS & LIPS, SUN & WIND BURN, ROUGH SKIN TRADE MARK CHESEBROUGH-PONDS INC. - Trademark Details", Justia Trademarks: https://trademarks.justia.com/713/71/vaseline-camphor-ice-for-chapped-hands-lips-sun-wind-burn-rough-skin-trade-mark-chesebrough-ponds-inc-71371908.html
WebMD, "Camphor": https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-709/camphor
rubylane, Lake Girl Vintage, Item ID: lgv6368: https://www.rubylane.com/item/700271-lgv6368/Vaseline-Camphor-Ice-Tin-Vintage-Unused
Research Facts
In "The Era Formulary" of 1893, the recipe for Vaseline Camphor Ice was listed as follows: 5 ounces of white wax, 2 ounces of paraffin, 8 ounces of Vaseline, 2 ounces of Camphor, 2 ounces of Gylcerine. Melt the first three, add the camphor, and when dissolved, the glycerine. Mix thoroughly and pour into suitable molds.
The white plastic piece inside the tube once contained the words "PUSH HERE" in blue ink.
Originally, camphor was made from the distilled bark and wood of the camphor tree, but is today made chemically from turpentine oil. Camphor is often today used on the skin or inhaled, but doctors warn against injesting it, as it can cause serious side-effects or death. Camphorated oil has not been sold in the United States since the 1980s because of safety concerns, but it can still be purchased without a prescription in Canada.
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