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Cuticura Resolvent

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Dates
1883
1910
circa 1883-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001331
Description
Square light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; the front and back have attached printed paper labels which list product information; both side panels have embossed lettering; full of Cuticura Resolvent and sealed with a co…
Accession Number
996001331
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Care
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; the front and back have attached printed paper labels which list product information; both side panels have embossed lettering; full of Cuticura Resolvent and sealed with a cork in the neck with a paper seal over top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Potter Drug & Chemical Corporation
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1883
1910
circa 1883-1910
Material
glass: light aqua
paper: orange; black; off-white
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Bottle neck embossed, "6 OZS."; left side embossed, "CUTICURA TREATMENT // FOR AFFECTIONS // OF THE SKIN"; right side embossed, "POTTER DRUG & CHEMICAL // CORPORATION // BOSTON, U.S.A."; front label reads, "CUTICURA // RESOLVENT // CONTAINS 20% ALCOHOL // 6 FL. OZ. NET // CUTICURA // RESOLVENT // A Gentle // Alterative // Tonic and // Aperient // Prepared by // POTTER DRUG & CHEMICAL CORP. // BOSTON, U.S.A. // LABORATORIES, // MALDEN, MASS."; back label lists instructions
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.7 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 4.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bottle has no chips or cracks; there is some hazing and wear; the bottle is unused and unopened and the cork continues to seal it; both labels are complete and legible; back label shows minor staining; paper seal over the cork is missing small sections, but can be read
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Nostrums & Quackery" (1st ed.), pp. 434-435; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" compiled by Charles W. Oleson, p. 53
Research Facts
Used to treat skin diseases
Less detail
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
010020391
Description
Clear glass bottle containing ipecac with cork closure; rectangular bottle with manufacturer's information embossed on back; white paper label on front printed with black ink states product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; bottle is m…
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Accession Number
010020391
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Herbal
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders
MM= Drugs -- emetics
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass bottle containing ipecac with cork closure; rectangular bottle with manufacturer's information embossed on back; white paper label on front printed with black ink states product and manufacturer's information; bottle tapers at neck to round opening; brown wooden cork at top; bottle is mostly full of brown liquid
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa).
Maker
Melvin & Badger
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: clear
wood: brown
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "MELVIN & BADGER, // Apothecaries. // 43 TEMPLE PLACE, // BOSTON."; handwritten on front: "Syrup Ipecaec"; embossed on back: "Melvin & Badger Co. // APOTHECARIES // BOSTON MASS."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 Row B
Length
8.8 cm
Width
3.7 cm
Depth
2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Cork deteriorating, but keeps a tight seal on contents; paper label is worn
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
Images
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