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Beta-Canthol hair tonic

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.199
Description
A long, narrow, cardboard box containing a glass bottle with a cork stopper; instructions for use on inside.
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Accession Number
1980.18.199
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Hair Preparations
Hygiene
Description
A long, narrow, cardboard box containing a glass bottle with a cork stopper; instructions for use on inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Fred W. Scarff Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
cardboard: grey; purple
glass: clear
cork
Paper
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "BETA // CANTHOL // ALCOHOL 50% // For Making // BETA-CANTHOL // HAIR TONIC AND // SCALP CLEANER // Full Directions Inside // Prepared for // Fred W. Scarff Co. // Toilet Specialties // CHICAGO, U.S.A. // and // TORONTO, CANADA"; on another side of the box is, "BETA-CANTHOL"; also, "We Guarantee this preparation to comply with the Food and Drugs Act, June 30, 19—."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 9.0 cm x Width 3.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is stained and worn; #2: glass is stained
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Colgate's Mirage Vanishing Cream

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.307
Description
Glass jar with a metal lid in a cardboard box; full of contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.307
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Skin Care
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
Glass jar with a metal lid in a cardboard box; full of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Colgate & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: white
metal: orange
cardboard: white; black; red
Inscriptions
Labelled: "Mirage Vanishing Cream"; "A light whippy cream for protection against weather and base for face powder. Soft in consistency. Delicate in scent." "Greaseless cream and will vanish instantly."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Temporary Location
To exhibit (jar only): "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.3 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Mary T. Goldman's Gray Hair Color Restorer

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.188
Description
A box containing a flat corked bottle filled with contents; circular attached.
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Accession Number
1980.18.188
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Hair Preparations
Hair Dyes
Description
A box containing a flat corked bottle filled with contents; circular attached.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Mary T. Goldman Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Paul
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: yellow; black
glass: amber
cork
Paper
Inscriptions
Embossed on back of bottle: "Mary T. Goldman, St. Paul, Minn."; printed on box: "Gray Hair // MARY T. GOLDMAN'S // Gray Hair Color Restorer // A COLORIFIC PREPARATION // NO. 3 // Price $1.80 Per Bottle // EXPRESS PREPAID // PREPARED ONLY BY // MARY T. GOLDMAN CO. // ST. PAUL, MINN. // KEEP BOTTLE IN BOX"; from circular: "Restoration of hair to its natural shade"; "It's a scientific hair color restorer."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 14.1 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle has a "chipped" label; box is frayed and torn at one end.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Ther-Ox Dry Shampoo

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.170
Description
A sealed rectangular package containing Ther-Ox.
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Accession Number
1980.18.170
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Hygiene
Soaps
Hair Preparations
Description
A sealed rectangular package containing Ther-Ox.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The American Ther-Ox Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
paper: beige; blue; pink
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "4 OUNCES // THER-OX // FOR THE PREPARATION // OF THER-OX SHAMPOO // PRICE. 75 CENTS // MANUFACTURED ONLY BY // THE AMERICAN THER-OX CO. // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A WINDSOR, ONT., CANADA // DIRECTIONS FOR USE INSIDE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 9.2 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Back side is torn.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Ther-Ox Dry Shampoo

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.171
Description
A sealed rectangular package containing Ther-Ox.
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Accession Number
1980.18.171
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Hygiene
Soaps
Hair Preparations
Description
A sealed rectangular package containing Ther-Ox.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The American Ther-Ox Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
paper: beige; blue; pink
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "4 OUNCES // THER-OX // FOR THE PREPARATION // OF THER-OX SHAMPOO // PRICE. 75 CENTS // MANUFACTURED ONLY BY // THE AMERICAN THER-OX CO. // DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A WINDSOR, ONT., CANADA // DIRECTIONS FOR USE INSIDE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 9.2 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail