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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001203
Description
Cylindrical blue glass bottle; wide cylindrical neck threaded for screw-on cap; words "Bromo-seltzer" embossed in glass just below neck; cap and labels missing.
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Accession Number
996001203
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Headache -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Cylindrical blue glass bottle; wide cylindrical neck threaded for screw-on cap; words "Bromo-seltzer" embossed in glass just below neck; cap and labels missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa in June 1993.
Maker
Bromo-seltzer Emerson Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Bromo-seltzer // Bromo-seltzer
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.4 cm. x Diam. : 3.9 cm.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001204
Description
Small cylindrical blue glass bottle; wide cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; embossed words down one side of bottle
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Accession Number
996001204
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Headache -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Small cylindrical blue glass bottle; wide cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; embossed
words down one side of bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb 1994
Maker
Bromo-seltzer Emerson Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Bromo-seltzer // Emerson // Drug Co. // Baltimore
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.7 cm. x Diam. : 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some surface dirt has become embedded in raised lettering of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Bromo-Seltzer Tower [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1911
circa 1911
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001480
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, of Bromo-Seltzer Tower Building crowned with its blue bottle (illuminated at night) and clocks which use "BROMOSELTZER" instead of numbers; colour chromolithography facsimile; street trolleys and motorcars below; back: detailed description of building.
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Accession Number
996001480
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, of Bromo-Seltzer Tower Building crowned with its blue bottle (illuminated at night) and clocks which use "BROMOSELTZER" instead of numbers; colour chromolithography facsimile; street trolleys and motorcars below; back: detailed description of building.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Emerson Drug Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1911
circa 1911
Date Remarks
Copyrighted in 1911, erected in 1911, so must be around the same time
Material
paper: red; black; blue; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Front: "BROMO-SELTZER TOWER BUILDING // LABORATORIES AND HOME OFFICES OF // EMERSON DRUG CO., BALTIMORE, MD. // COPYRIGHT 1911, BY EMERSON DRUG CO."; back: "Place Stamp // Here // Domestic: // Canada, Cuba, // Mexico, Hawaii, Phillipines, Porto Rico [their spelling!] // , 1 cent // Foreign: // 2 cents"; rest is a long description: "Total height of tower, 357 feet. The bottle on top, a // fac-simile of the regular ten cent Bromo-Seltzer bottle, // but about 10,000,000 times larger, is 51 feet high, 20 1/2 // feet in diameter, weighs 17 tons, and revolves at the rate // of 107 feet per minute. There are 596 electric lights in // Bottle and Crown surmounting it, which can be seen at // a distance of 20 miles. // The Bromo-Seltzer clock is the largest four dial gravity // clock in the world.The dial is 24 feet in diameter. The // minute hand is 12 feet 7 inches long, and weighs 175 // pounds. The hour hand is 9 feet 8 inches long and // weighs 145 pounds. The pendulum is 15 feet long and // weighs 475 pounds. The clock is automatically wound // by an electric motor every six hours"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Edges and corners slightly worn; right bottom edge has a definite crease / indentation; left top edge also has a worn patch and indentation; back: stain left and right; age/sun discolouration, but not bad
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
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Brown's Iron Bitters trade card

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Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001662
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: child peeking around a barrel in which two puppies live and are very curious about the kitten who is investigating their bowl of bones; back: discusses what their product does.
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Accession Number
996001662
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: child peeking around a barrel in which two puppies live and are very curious about the kitten who is investigating their bowl of bones; back: discusses what their product does.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Brown Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Date Remarks
May be around 1906 since it protests it does not cure everything
Material
paper: green; blue; yellow; brown; black
Inscriptions
"BROWN'S IRON BITTERS, // THE // BEST // TONIC."; back: "A Question about Brown's Iron Bitters // Answered. // The question has probably been asked thousands of times // "How can Brown's Iron Bitters cure everything?" Well, // it doesn't. But it does cure any disease for which a reputa- // ble physician would prescribe Iron. ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.6 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; several spots on front where top paper has come off; corners a little worn and soft
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
Also made Brown's Aromatic Cordial Bitters, Brown's Vim Nerve Tonic, which were alcoholic preparations; ingredients: iron, 1 gr.; Calisaya bark, 2 gr.; Phosphorus, 1-200 gr.; Coca, 1 gr.; Viburnum prunifolium, 1 gr.; reputed to contain 19.5% alcohol; true-to-life depiction of current fashion; Lily Lantry, a popular actress, was used in Brown's advertising
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Brown's Iron Bitters trade card

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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001663
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: chromolithograph of the actress Lily Langtry; back describes how their product is ideal for females
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Accession Number
996001663
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: chromolithograph of the actress Lily Langtry; back describes how their product is ideal for females
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Burrow-Giles Lith. Co.; Brown Chemical Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("certain cure") but use of Mrs. Langtry indicates turn of the century
Material
paper: green; pink; yellow; brown; black
Inscriptions
"BROWN'S IRON BITTER'S // THE BEST TONIC // MRS. LANGTRY // THE JERSEY LILY // CERTAIN CURE FOR // DISEASES REQUIRING A // COMPLETE TONIC. INDIGESTION // DYSPEPSIA, INTERMITTENT FEVERS // WANT OF APPETITE, LOSS OF STRENGTH // LACK OF ENERGY, MALARIA AND // MALARIAL FEVERS &c. ENRICHES // THE BLOOD, STRENGTHENS THE MUS- // CLES & GIVES NEW LIFE TO NERVES ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.2 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Lots of creases and white marks where ink has worn away; back: quite age/sun discoloured; quite a few pieces of paper stuck to the card; written on in pencil at bottom; several small stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
Also made Brown's Aromatic Cordial Bitters, Brown's Vim Nerve Tonic, which were alcoholic preparations; ingredients: iron, 1 gr.; Calisaya bark, 2 gr.; Phosphorus, 1-200 gr.; Coca, 1 gr.; Viburnum prunifolium, 1 gr.; reputed to contain 19.5% alcohol; true-to-life depiction of current fashion; Lily Langtry, a popular actress, was used in Brown's advertising; belonged to a Florence Brenor (?).
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Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology & Infertility 3rd Ed [reference book]

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Dates
1983
Collection
Dr. Robert Reid Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
009039004
Description
Hardbound paper covered reference book with illustrations; discussing gynecologic endocrinology and infertility; topics include hormone biosynthesis, neuroendocrinology, regulation of the menstrual cycle, amenorrhea, anovulation and others; title stamped in white ink on front cover and spine; insid…
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Accession Number
009039004
Author
Leon Speroff, Robert H. Glass and Nathan G. Kase
Collection
Dr. Robert Reid Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Reference Books, Medical
Fertility
Neuroendocrinology
Endocrinology
Description
Hardbound paper covered reference book with illustrations; discussing gynecologic endocrinology and infertility; topics include hormone biosynthesis, neuroendocrinology, regulation of the menstrual cycle, amenorrhea, anovulation and others; title stamped in white ink on front cover and spine; inside front cover is orange paper; 589 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Robert Reid
Maker
Williams & Wilkins
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1983
Date Remarks
Printed in book
Material
paper: cream, brown, orange
ink: black, white
Inscriptions
Printed in book: "Clinical // Gynecologic // Endocrinology // & Infertility // Third Edition // Leon Speroff // Robert H. Glass // Nathan G. Kase // WILLIAMS & WILKINS // Baltimore / London"; hand-written inside front cover: "Earl R. Plunkett"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Dimension Notes
Length 26.0 cm x Width 17.1 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Robert Reid; CD #4
Research Facts
Dr. Robert Reid is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and is the Chair of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at Queen's University; used book at Kingston General Hospital with his patients
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color standard set

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Dates
1925
circa 1925
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010020 a-l
Description
White cardboard box, lid and base; contains ten glass vials; each a slightly different shade of colour standard Thymol Blue; each vial has a label near top; with maker name, and the pH level of that particular standard; vials separated by cardboard divider; tissue paper padding over top.
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Accession Number
994010020 a-l
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Colorimetry -- instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
White cardboard box, lid and base; contains ten glass vials; each a slightly different shade of colour standard Thymol Blue; each vial has a label near top; with maker name, and the pH level of that particular standard; vials separated by cardboard divider; tissue paper padding over top.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - box base - Size: Length 18.8 cm. x Width 13.7 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
b - box lid - Size: Length 18.8 cm. x Width 13.7 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
c - vial: Thymol Blue pH 8.0 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
d - vial: Thymol Blue pH 8.2 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
e - vial: Thymol Blue pH 8.4 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
f - vial: Thymol Blue pH 8.6 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
g - vial: Thymol Blue pH 8.8 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
h - vial: Thymol Blue pH 9.0 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
i - vial: Thymol Blue pH 9.2 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
j - vial: Thymol Blue pH 9.4 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
k - vial: Thymol Blue pH 9.6 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
l - vial: distilled water - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
Provenance
Colorimeter standards used for comparing pH of colours
Maker
LaMotte Chemical Products Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1925
circa 1925
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: white
paper: white; blue; brown
Inscriptions
Label on lid: LaMotte Standards / Thymol Blue / One Set // pH 8.0-9.6; labels to vials read: LAMOTTE STANDARDS // Thymol // Blue // pH // Made By // LAMOTTE CHEMICAL PRODUCTS CO. // BALTIMORE, MD
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-5
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; box slightly grimy; tissue paper padding yellowed and brittle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler; item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 435, item 21550L
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color standard set

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Dates
1925
circa 1925
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010022 a-l
Description
White cardboard box, lid and base; contains ten glass vials; each a slightly different shade of colour standard Lamotte Purple; each vial has a transparent label near top; with maker name and pH standard; vials separated by cardboard dividers; tissue paper padding to top
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Accession Number
994010022 a-l
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Colorimetry -- instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
White cardboard box, lid and base; contains ten glass vials; each a slightly different
shade of colour standard Lamotte Purple; each vial has a transparent label near top;
with maker name and pH standard; vials separated by cardboard dividers; tissue paper
padding to top
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - box base - Size: Length 18.8 cm. x Width 13.7 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
b - box lid - Size: Length 18.8 cm. x Width 13.7 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
c - vial: Lamotte Purple pH 9.6 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
d - vial: Lamotte Purple pH 9.8 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
e - vial: Lamotte Purple pH 10.0 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
f - vial: Lamotte Purple pH 10.2 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
g - vial: Lamotte Purple pH 10.4 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
h - vial: Lamotte Purple pH 10.6 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
i - vial: Lamotte Purple pH 10.8 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
j - vial: Lamotte Purple pH 11.0 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
k - vial: Lamotte Purple pH 11.2 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
l - vial: distilled water - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
Provenance
Colorimeter standards used for comparing pH of colours
Maker
LaMotte Chemical Products Co.
Site Made (City)
Chestertown
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1925
circa 1925
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: white
tissue paper: brown
Inscriptions
Label to box lid: LaMotte // Standards / Lamotte Purple / One Set // pH 9.6-11.2;
labels to vials read: LaMotte Chemical // pH // Lamotte Purple // The LaMotte Chemical
Products // Chestertown, Maryland, USA
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-5
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; transparent 'sticker' labels yellowing; and becoming brittle; some are losing their adhesion and are loose or falling off; #2: label glue soaking cardboard
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler;
item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 435, item 21550M; CD #6
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colour standard set

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Dates
1925
circa 1925
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010019 a-l
Description
White cardboard box, lid and base; contains ten glass vials; each a slightly different shade of colour standard phenol red; each vial has a label near top; with information on maker; and the pH level of that particular standard; each vial separated by cardboard divider; tissue paper padding over to…
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Accession Number
994010019 a-l
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Colorimetry -- instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
White cardboard box, lid and base; contains ten glass vials; each a slightly different shade of colour standard phenol red; each vial has a label near top; with information on maker; and the pH level of that particular standard; each vial separated by cardboard divider; tissue paper padding over top.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - box base - Size: Length 18.8 cm. x Width 13.7 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
b - box lid - Size: Length 18.8 cm. x Width 13.7 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
c - vial: Phenol Red pH 6.8 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
d - vial: Phenol Red pH 7.0 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
e - vial: Phenol Red pH 7.2 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
f - vial: Phenol Red pH 7.4 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
g - vial: Phenol Red pH 7.6 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
h - vial: Phenol Red pH 7.8 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
i - vial: Phenol Red pH 8.0 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
j - vial: Phenol Red pH 8.2 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
k - vial: Phenol Red pH 8.4 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
l - vial: distilled water - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
Provenance
Colorimeter standards used for comparing pH of colours
Maker
LaMotte Chemical Products Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1925
circa 1925
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: white; blue
paper: white; blue; brown
Inscriptions
Label to outer side of lid: LaMotte Standards / Phenol Red / One Set // pH 6.8-8.4; label to vial reads: LAMOTTE STANDARDS // Phenol // Red // pH // Made By // LAMOTTE CHEMICAL PRODUCTS CO. // BALTIMORE, MD
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-5
Condition Remarks
overall condition good; box lid worn slightly; side label yellowed with a small tear; tissue paper inside yellowed and brittle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler; item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 435, item 21550J
Research Facts
Mr. K. Sayers
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colour standard set

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Dates
1925
circa 1925
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
Accession Number
994010021 a-l
Description
White cardboard box, lid and base; contains ten glass vials; each a slightly different shade of colour standard Sulfo Orange; each vial has a label near top; with maker name, and pH standard; vials separated by cardboard dividers; cotton button padding over top
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Accession Number
994010021 a-l
Collection
Queen's University Chemistry Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Chemistry
MeSH Heading
Colorimetry -- instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical -- instrumentation
Description
White cardboard box, lid and base; contains ten glass vials; each a slightly different
shade of colour standard Sulfo Orange; each vial has a label near top; with maker name,
and pH standard; vials separated by cardboard dividers; cotton button padding over
top
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - box base - Size: Length 18.8 cm. x Width 13.7 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
b - box lid - Size: Length 18.8 cm. x Width 13.7 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
c - vial: Sulfo Orange pH 11.0 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
d - vial: Sulfo Orange pH 11.2 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
e - vial: Sulfo Orange pH 11.4 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
f - vial: Sulfo Orange pH 11.6 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
g - vial: Sulfo Orange pH 11.8 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
h - vial: Sulfo Orange pH 12.0 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
i - vial: Sulfo Orange pH 12.2 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
j - vial: Sulfo Orange pH 12.4 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
k - vial: Sulfo Orange pH 12.6 - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
l - vial: distilled water - Size: Length 12.0 cm. x Depth 0.5 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
Provenance
Colorimeter standards used for comparing pH of colours
Maker
LaMotte Chemical Products Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1925
circa 1925
Date Remarks
Dr. Wheeler's estimate
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: white, blue
fabric: brown
Inscriptions
Label to side of box lid: LaMotte // Standards / Sulfo Orange / One Set // pH 11.0-12.6;
labels to vials read: LAMOTTE // STANDARDS // Sulfo Orange // pH // Made By // LAMOTTE
CHEMICAL PRODUCTS CO // BALTIMORE, MD
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-5
Condition Remarks
overall condition good
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. Wally Breck; Dr. Robert C. Wheeler; item cited in "Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Apparatus and Equipment," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 435, item 21550 (sulpho orange not listed); CD #6.
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