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Cress Bunion Salve

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Dates
1928
1940
circa 1928 - 1940
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
017040001
Description
Small short transparent cylindrical glass Cress Bunion Salve jar with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; full with light brown paste; circular push-up base with embossed product and manufacturer information; round rings at base and just below cap; continuous external thread finish; re…
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Accession Number
017040001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Podiatry
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Small short transparent cylindrical glass Cress Bunion Salve jar with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; full with light brown paste; circular push-up base with embossed product and manufacturer information; round rings at base and just below cap; continuous external thread finish; rectangular cream and black paper label with product information and directions wrapped around sides; cap has rolled bottom edge, flat top with ring indent, vertical ridges on sides, and continuous internal thread; circular white coated paper insert in top interior of cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; purchased in the 1980s at the Circle M Flea Market outside Hamilton, Ontario.
Maker
Cress Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Kitchener
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1928
1940
circa 1928 - 1940
Date Remarks
Dominion Glass Company trademarked D-in-diamond logo on bottom of jar in 1928; no date marks present, were first introduced by Dominion in 1940
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream, white
ink: black
metal: black, grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Cress // BUNION // SALVE // CONTAINS CARBOLIC ACID 2% // CRESS LABORATORIES // KITCHENER, ONT. CANADA // DIRECTIONS: // RUB IN THOROUGHLY, NIGHT AND MORNING, // UNTIL SALVE DISAPEARS. PRESS BONE IN // TO KEEP THE TOE OUT AND JOINT IN. IT // TAKES MANY MONTHS TO REMOVE A // BUNION, AND USUALLY REQUIRES SEV- // ERAL JARS. RESULTS DEPEND UPON // REGULAR USE. // DIRECTIONS: // IF THERE IS A HARD CALLOUS // ON THE BUNION APPLY CRESS // CORN SALVE FIRST AS BUN- // ION REDUCES CHANGE TYPE OF SHOE, // IF NECESSARY. FULL DIRECTIONS IN ENCLOSED CIRCULAR. // No. 20389 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT. // REG CAN PAT OFF”; embossed on bottom: “CRESS // D”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
3.2 cm
Diameter
3.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor areas of loss of coating on sides of cap; minor fading all over label; dark discolouration on edges and end of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Bunions – Diagnosis and Treatment.” Mayo Clinic, 2017. Accessed 2 June 2019.
“What is Carbolic Salve?” wiseGeek, 2019. Accessed 2 June 2019.
Miller, George L., and Elizabeht A. Jorgensen. "Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors." Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Bunions are a common foot condition that form at the base of big toe; the toe joint extends outward causing redness, discomfort, and pain.
The label on the Cress Bunion Salve jar claims to cure bunions after several months, although the carbolic acid in the formula may have been a source of pain relief in combination with the other directions to position the foot properly.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates glass jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company; Dominion Glass Company trademarked the D-in-diamond logo in 1928; date marks were first introduced by Dominion in 1940.
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dental field supply case

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Dates
1935
1950
circa 1935-1950
Collection
Fraser Hale Collection
Category
Dental instruments
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Dental
Dental, Supplies
Military Medicine
Military Medicine, Dental
Accession Number
015012001 a-p
Description
Empty dentist field supply case from 1939-1945 for the Canadian Dental Corps; rectangular green metal luggage with fourteen removable drawers in various sizes with flip down lid; drawer (n) with a solid block inserted with numerous recessed circles used to hold containers; painted faintly on top in…
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Accession Number
015012001 a-p
Collection
Fraser Hale Collection
Category
Dental instruments
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Military Medicine
Classification
Dental
Dental, Supplies
Military Medicine
Military Medicine, Dental
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine, Dental
Description
Empty dentist field supply case from 1939-1945 for the Canadian Dental Corps; rectangular green metal luggage with fourteen removable drawers in various sizes with flip down lid; drawer (n) with a solid block inserted with numerous recessed circles used to hold containers; painted faintly on top in white 'C. D. C. A. 553' and a red cross in a white circle on one side; double sets of brass clamp buckle closures on top and sides and retractable brass handles on sides and D-ring style brass bail handles on drawers; fold down lid is hinged to case; thick brown leather strap on top; corners with brass protective covers.
Number Of Parts
15
Part Names
a - case b - p - drawers
Provenance
Owned by donor's grandfather, Bernard Strong, a quartermaster of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.
Maker
McBrine Baggage
Site Made (City)
Kitchener
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1935
1950
circa 1935-1950
Material
metal: green gold wood: green, white, tan ink: white
Inscriptions
Printed on top: "C. D. C. A. 553"; decal inside lid: "McBrine Baggage"
Permanent Location
Storage Room W2 536 W2 536 Floor
Length
a - 81.5 cm b - p- 22.5 cm
Width
a - 52.0 cm b - p - 25.0 cm
Depth
a - 29.5 cm b, f, k - 3.0 cm c, h, l - 4.2 cm d, i, m - 6.0 cm e, j, n - 10.3 cm o, p - 15.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Musty smelling inside; shows wear all over; metal tarnished but stable; painted areas shows abrasion
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Dental_Corps#History
Research Facts
This style of heavy duty luggage was transformed and outfitted with custom lift-out trays and drawers by the military into various equipment trunks including footlockers.
McBrine Luggage Company Limited founded by Louis McBrine, born Feb. 26, 1866, as a Canadian Manufacturer of valises, luggage and trunks.
Louis McBrine was a "valise manufacturer" circa 1901. Circa 1911 he was involved in manufacturing trunks. He and his partner, W. G. Cleghorn, founded McBrine Luggage, in Berlin, Ontario (Kitchener, Ont.) which from 1905 until into the 1960s was one of the world's largest luggage manufacturing businesses. The company was still making briefcases circa 1965.
The Canadian Military General Order No 63 was issued on 13 May 1915, authorizing the Canadian Army Dental Corps (CADC) as a separate corps. When the Army, Royal Canadian Navy, and Royal Canadian Air Force were merged in 1968 to form the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Dental Corps and Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps were deactivated and merged with their Naval and Air Force counterparts to form the Dental Branch and the Canadian Forces Medical Service of the Canadian Forces Health Services Group (CF H Svcs Gp). The rifle green beret was adopted as the CF standard.
An announcement dated 9 October 2013 revived the title Royal Canadian Dental Corps for the dental services branch of the Canadian armed forces.
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prophylactic foam powder

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003006007
Description
A cylindrical metal canister containing prophylactic foam powder; the canister has a movable top with ten round holes in a star-shaped pattern; the top can be turned to line up with holes under it and allow the contents of the canister to be shaken out; there is a printed paper label attached aroun…
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Accession Number
003006007
Collection
Janssen-Ortho Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Family Planning
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Description
A cylindrical metal canister containing prophylactic foam powder; the canister has a movable top with ten round holes in a star-shaped pattern; the top can be turned to line up with holes under it and allow the contents of the canister to be shaken out; there is a printed paper label attached around the full length of the canister, leaving only the top and bottom uncovered; the bottom of the canister has an inset round lid with a flat outer lip that can be taken off to remove large quantities of the powder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Duplicates from the collection of the History of Contraception Museum at Janssen-Ortho Inc.
Maker
Parents' Information Bureau Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Kitchener
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Material
metal: grey
paper: green; black
Inscriptions
The front of the canister reads, "FOAM // POWDER // Net weight 3¾ oz. // Prophylactic Powder for vaginal use // only. // Active Ingredient – // Paraformaldehyde U.S.P. // Distributed by // Parents' Information Bureau Ltd. // Kitchener, Ont. // Directions for use included in package"; the back of the canister reads, "CAUTION // CLOSE SHAKER TOP OF // CAN AFTER USE TO // PREVENT EVAPORATION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 10.2 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: The canister is complete and is full of powder; the metal shows no corrosion; the label is complete and legible, but there is a large patch of glue residue on the back of the label that makes reading it difficult; #2: the metal on the base of the canister is beginning to show signs of corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Reference Comments
Petra Goodhead, communications coordinator, Janssen-Ortho Inc.; Revie, Linda. “More Than Just Boots! The Eugenic and Commercial Concerns behind AR Kaufman’s Birth Controlling Activities,” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 23.1 (2006): pg 119-143
Research Facts
Alvin Ratz Kaufman (1885-1979) was nicknamed “Canada’s Mr. Birth Control” because he established a a birth control information centre called the Parents’ Information Bureau which also manufactured and distributed contraceptives. In 1936-7, the PIB's activities were defended in court after one of his 'field workers' was charged, as providing birth control or information relating to it was a criminal offense in Canada at this time. The defense argued that she was upholding the public good and the worker, Dorothea Palmer, was acquitted. The trial demonstrated links between early birth control societies and the eugenics movement in Canada, as one argument in favor was that the PIB was preventing poor families from having more children.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #2
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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002097
Description
Transparent rectangular clear galss bottle of turpentine tapered at neck with tan cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; with recessed panels on three sides; tan paper manufacturer's label has the product and manufacturer's name, address; label has both black wax pencil scribbl…
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Accession Number
014002097
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular clear galss bottle of turpentine tapered at neck with tan cork stuck in neck; full of transparent pale yellow liquid; with recessed panels on three sides; tan paper manufacturer's label has the product and manufacturer's name, address; label has both black wax pencil scribble and lead pencil marks on label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
The Alpha Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
Kitchener
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Donor remarks
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: blue
cork: tan
wax: black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "RECTIFIED // SPIRITS // TURPENTINE // THE ALPHA // CHEMICAL // COMPANY // KITCHENER, ONT."; embossed on base: "2486"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 15.7 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label yellowed, cork with several minor cracks
Copy Type
original
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