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Allen & Cochrane Prescription Drug bottle

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Dates
1906
1917
circa 1906 - 1917
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005029
Description
Oval shape with three flattened sides and a rounded back transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on front; white residue inside.
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Accession Number
014005029
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Oval shape with three flattened sides and a rounded back transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on front; white residue inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Allen & Cochrane
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1917
circa 1906 - 1917
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "Allen & Cochrane // 5 Stores // OTTAWA, CAN. // 3 oz"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Length
12.0
Width
5.2
Depth
3.0
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Moderate chip on back of bottle; minor white residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
John J. Allen. Wikipedia
Research Facts
John J. Allen was born in Dungannon in Huron County, Ontario in 1871. In 1900, he came to Ottawa and opened a drug store; eventually, he and his partner, William Cochrane, sold their business to United Drug Stores, later Rexall. Allen and Cochrane later established a brokerage firm. John J. Allen was mayor of Ottawa, from 1931 to 1933.
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Homepathic B & R No. 20

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Dates
1910
1960
circa 1890 - 1960
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
016022042
Description
Rectangular white plastic bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending with screw on lid; tan paper label; three quarters full of 0.4 cm white tablets; plastic bottle is more modern than label attached.
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Accession Number
016022042
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drug Therapy, Homeopathy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular white plastic bottle, rounded shoulders that taper into a wide neck ending with screw on lid; tan paper label; three quarters full of 0.4 cm white tablets; plastic bottle is more modern than label attached.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Boericke & Runyon
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1960
circa 1890 - 1960
Material
plastic: white, black
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "3000 // HOMEOPATHIC // B & R TABLETS // No. 20 // Each tablet Represents: // Spigelia 3x // Magnesia Phosphorica 6x // Belladonna 3x // (Total Belladonna Alkaloids // .000001 gr.) // To allay neuralgic pains, especially // those relieved by warmth. Facial // neuralgia. // FOR ADULTS ONLY. Dose: Two tablets every fifteen minutes for four doses. If necessary two tablets // can be continued every two hours // for several more doses. If conditions // are not alleviated consult a physic- // cian. // 2035 // BOERICKE & RUNYON // Division of Boericke & Tafel, Inc. // 1011 ARCH STREET. PHILA. 7, PA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Width
7.2
Height
13.8
Depth
5.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Yellowing of label; minor tears; moderate lifting of label from bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Boericke & Tafel. The Herb Museum.
Research Facts
Over the years, Boericke and Tafel maintained branches in many cities across the United States. They were staffed by experienced pharmacists, many of whom had worked with Boericke and Tafel "since boyhood."
In about 1890, William Boericke formed a partnership with E. W. Runyon, in San Francisco, and formed the company of Boericke and Runyon.
Sometime during the 1940's Boericke and Runyon were sold to Humphreys Pharmacal, and became a division of that company.
The label on the bottle dates to 1910 - 1930 but the plastic bottle it is affixed to dates to 1950 - 1960.
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