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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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Chocolate Coated Strychnine

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032050
Description
Small brown glass rectangular container with black metal screw cap with two cream paper labels; half full of small round pellets; main label with decorative blue border and small lable on back in red text noting the contents are poison; base with embossed glass manufacturers model number.
Accession Number
997032050
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Small brown glass rectangular container with black metal screw cap with two cream paper labels; half full of small round pellets; main label with decorative blue border and small lable on back in red text noting the contents are poison; base with embossed glass manufacturers model number.
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
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "1000 // Chocolate Coated Tablets // 140 // STRYCHNINE // 1-30 Gr. // 1170 // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"; on smaller label: "POISON // This label is used in // conformity with the // Pharmacy Act. Sec. 31 // W. E. Saunders, Limited // London - Ontario"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Width
5.03 cm
Height
12.0 cm
Depth
3.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime, back label with minor water stain, edge of cap shows silver metal under black paint
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
Research Facts
Used in the Victorian era, taken in very small doses. Very poisonous, causes death by making respiratory muscles contract, resulting in suffocation. Renders nerves more sensitive to stimulation, helping patients with paralysis. Increases saliva production, which in turn increases a patient’s appetite.
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Solution of Mernotox

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997032054
Description
Brown glass cylindrical container with tan cork closure with tan paper label; inside has an inch of dark liquid; main label with decorative blue border.
Accession Number
997032054
Collection
Gladys (Millar) Rockel Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Description
Brown glass cylindrical container with tan cork closure with tan paper label; inside has an inch of dark liquid; main label with decorative blue 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
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: cream
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
On the label: "16 FLUID OUNCES // Solution // of // Mernotox // 3% // MANUFACTURED BY // W. E. SAUNDERS, LIMITED // LONDON - ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Height
19.5 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label with surface grime and minor water stains
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Internet
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Acid Soda Phos.

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037434
Description
A manufactured glass bottle (a) with a slightly concave bottom; the cylindrical body of thick glass tapers to a medium-length neck and has a wide lip; the body of the bottle has manufacture seams on the sides and a black and white label; inserted in bottle neck is (b) a cork stopper; this is cylind…
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Accession Number
997037434
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A manufactured glass bottle (a) with a slightly concave bottom; the cylindrical body of thick glass tapers to a medium-length neck and has a wide lip; the body of the bottle has manufacture seams on the sides and a black and white label; inserted in bottle neck is (b) a cork stopper; this is cylindrical in shape with a flat top that tapers down to a flat bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
W. E. Saunders, Limited
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
glass: brown
paper: white; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Label on bottle reads, "ACID SODA PHOS. // W.E. SAUNDERS, Limited // LONDON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 17.0 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper label is discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottlers and Bottles, Canadian," by S. & O. Urquhart, 1976, p. 33 (similar to item 96)
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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