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Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1882
circa 1882
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001413
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer; front: colour chromolithography, copy of a picture in the Royal Academy, London, England - "Elise and the Wild Swans"; swans carrying a woman in a litter of woven branches; back: tan (may have been white at one time) with black …
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Accession Number
996001413
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Hair Preparations -- advertisements
Hair Dyes -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer; front: colour chromolithography, copy of a picture in the Royal Academy, London, England - "Elise and the Wild Swans"; swans carrying a woman in a litter of woven branches; back: tan (may have been white at one time) with black writing; describes the unparalleled powers of their product, and also advertises Buckingham's Dye for the Whiskers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Reuben P. Hall
Site Made (City)
Nashua
Site Made (State)
New Hampshire
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1882
circa 1882
Date Remarks
Product bought out in 1895 by J.C. Ayer & Co.; product life 1880-1895; mentions picture and description can be found in 1882 Harper's Bazaar; product ended in 1895 after 15 years in business
Material
paper: red; yellow; blue; brown; pink
Inscriptions
"HALL'S Vegetable Sicilian HAIR RENEWER // Restores Gray Hair to its original colour and prevents baldness // OVER"; back: describes the front picture and where it can be found; proclaims "NO MORE GRAY HAIRS OR BALD HEADS" and then tells how it cures all diseases of the scalp and restores hair to its natural colour, growth and youthful beauty
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.5 cm. x Width: 8.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: some staining around the edges, a crease along the right side; back: stained along the top and bottom; looks like it was glued or taped on top left and bottom right, leaving a scrap of paper and taking some of the backing off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 74, colour insert 22; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, colour inserts # 5, # 10
Research Facts
Supposedly obtained the formula from a poor Italian sailor; composed of lead acetate and sulphur to which was added in later days, glycerin, capsicum, and bay rum; started in 1880, it was bought out in 1895; this card is c. 1882; capsicum is a blistering agent and gastric stimulant
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Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1880
1895
circa 1880-1895
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001675
Description
Small paper trade card for Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer; front: chromolithograph of a young girl in white dress and long hair walking through a meadow; back: usual declaration about their Hair Renewer and Buckingham's Dye for the Whiskers.
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Accession Number
996001675
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Hair Preparations -- advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer; front: chromolithograph of a young girl in white dress and long hair walking through a meadow; back: usual declaration about their Hair Renewer and Buckingham's Dye for the Whiskers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
R. P. Hall & Co.
Site Made (City)
Nashua
Site Made (State)
New Hampshire
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1895
circa 1880-1895
Material
paper: green; yellow; brown; pink
Inscriptions
Front: "HALL'S // VEGETABLE // SICILIAN // HAIR RENEWER // Improves the growth // and restores // the youthful color // and beauty of the // HAIR."; back: "HALL'S // Vegetable Sicilian // HAIR RENEWER // was the first preparation perfectly adapted to cure dis- // eases of the scalp, and the first successful restorer of // faded or gray hair to its natural color, growth, and // youthful beauty ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.2 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight age/sun discolouration; bottom and top edges are cut a little short; front: edges are a little worn; some lines across the figure
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 74, insert #22 (exact picture)
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Morrison's Old English Liniment

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001215
Description
Circular clear glass bottle; cylindrical corked neck; some residue of contents inside bottle; paper label wrapped around body of bottle.
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Accession Number
996001215
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Circular clear glass bottle; cylindrical corked neck; some residue of contents inside bottle; paper label wrapped around body of bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA, in Oct.1993.
Maker
The James W. Foster Co.
Site Made (City)
Bath
Site Made (State)
New Hampshire
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: brown
Inscriptions
Morrison's Old English Liniment // for external and internal use // Manufactured // by The James W. Foster Co. // Bath New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.5 cm. x Diam. : 6.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label very badly discoloured; label worn around edges and slightly stained
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997037497 a-c
Description
(a) A wooden cylinder, polished, with smooth convex end; other end tapers in voncave manner; four parallel rings scored into wood 1.5 cm beneath tapering; the tapered end connects to a hollow cylinder of metal that projects a thin bar of metal, rounded at the end; the rounding encloses a hand-turne…
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Accession Number
997037497 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Description
(a) A wooden cylinder, polished, with smooth convex end; other end tapers in voncave manner; four parallel rings scored into wood 1.5 cm beneath tapering; the tapered end connects to a hollow cylinder of metal that projects a thin bar of metal, rounded at the end; the rounding encloses a hand-turned circular saw covered on three sides; open saw blade is partially covered with hinged cover; hand rotation assembly protrudes perpendicular to blade and joins at 90° to arm then joins at 90° again to circular metal disc (a rough "S" shape), with a small hole drilled in the middle; (b) rectangular cardboard box bottom, open at top; contains cotton padding; (c) rectangular cardboard box top open at bottom; long sides have semicircular indentation in middle of box.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - ring cutter - Size: Length 14.4 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
c - box top - Size: Length 15.6 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Kendrick & Davis Co.
Site Made (City)
Lebanon
Site Made (State)
New Hampshire
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Design patented July 10, 1900
Material
metal: silver; black
wood: dark brown
cardboard: ochre brown
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on shaft: "PATENTED // K & D // July 10, 1900"; (b) bottom of box, inside: illustration of ring cutter in use; "KD" and owl crest; "TRADE MARK" and printed instructions; "K&D Ring Cutter No. 100 // PATENTED JULY 10, 1900 // [instructions listed] // TO INSERT A NEW SAW – [instructions listed] // EXTRA SAWS SUPPLIED BY THE TRADE // SEE ALSO INSIDE COVER OF THIS BOX"; (c) outside of box: lefthand corner printed logo: "TRADE K [owl symbol] D MARK // UK & US PAT. OFFICE"; centre of box, image of ring cutter; on haft of illustrated cutter: "PAT. JULY 10, 1900 and "K. & D."; outside ends of box: "K. & D. // No. 100"; inside of box: image of ring cutter in use; printed text: "K. & D. Ring Cutter No. 100 // PATENTED JULY 10, 1900 // [sales pitch listed] // SEE DIRECTIONS ON BOTTOM OF BOX INSIDE // [sales pitch continued] // OF K.&D. QUALITY THROUGHOUT // PRICE $2.75 // FOR SALE BY JOBBERS OF WATCHMAKERS' TOOLS AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS // Manufactured By // [logo] KENDRICK & DAVIS CO. [logo] // LEBANON // New Hampshire";outside box: printed, "K.&D. RING CUTTER // No. 100 // MANUFACTURED BY // KENDRICK & DAVIS Co., // LEBANON, NEW HAMPSHIRE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-14
Condition Remarks
(a) Rotary blade still functions; a little tarnished; (b) some scratches and moisture damage; (c) worn outside on the corners; moisture damage to the outside
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
For removing a ring from a finger.
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