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balsam of myrrh bottle

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Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information; cream paper instructional leaflet (c) describes the product's benefits and recommendations from customers dating from 1894 to 1911; smaller leaflet written in French (d) for product information on Balsam of Myrrh.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
b - box - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 23.0 cm
d - leaflet - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 20.0 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Date Remarks
Printed on leaflet
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // FOR // CUTS // BURNS // BRUISES // SORES // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co. // LIMITED // SOLE PROPRIETORS // MONTREAL, QUE. // MADE SINCE 1846 // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. // The small amount // required and effect // produced render this // a cheap and desirable // household remedy // Anitseptic // Cleansing // And Healing // Use It For The // Hard Cases // Trial Size, Price 35 CTS // Price 35 c., 65 c and $ 1.25 // Large size most economical"; printed on bottle's label: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Sprains, // Strains, Swellings, Stiff Neck, Non-diphtheritic Sore // Throat, Any Superficial Pain or Lameness, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or Sprains, such as // Lame Back, Sprained Ankle, Muscular Rheumatism, // Also for Piles, Corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Stings of Bees // and Venomous Insects. Rusty Nail Wounds, etc., Old // Sores, Indolent Ulcers. // For Animals. A valuable remedy for Flesh Wounds, // Cuts, Kicks, Punctured Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, // Harness and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, Sprains, // Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, Fistula, Mud // Fever, Scratches, Thrush and Old Sores, Spavin and Ringbone (in // early stages), Screw Worm, Caked Udder, and Spider // in Teat."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; paper is brittle, yellowed and frayed along edges; box shows minor wear around edges, box's top is missing a small chunk from its lower left corner and the left side of the lid is covered in a light brown stain
Copy Type
Original
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balsam of myrrh bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14168
Dates
1885
1911
circa 1885-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 2.3
b - box - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1911
circa 1885-1911
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: blue
paper: yellow, cream
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM OF MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // MANUFACTURED BY // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co., Limited // MONTREAL, QUE. // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Non-diphtheritic Sore Throat, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or sprains // such as Lame Back or Shoulder, Sprained // ankle or wrist, Muscular Rheumatism, //Piles, corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Frosted // Feet, bee strings, Old Sores, Swellings. FOR ANIMALS: A valuable remedy for // Flesh Wounds, Cuts, Kicks, Punctured // Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, Harness // and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, // Sprains, Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, // Fistula, Mud /Fever, Scratches, Thrush and // Old Sores”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; box shows minor wear around edges and faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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broom tops fluid extract

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7912
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.292
Description
Glass cylindrical bottle with small, rounded shoulders, medium-wide neck, large lip; corked; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.292
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Diuretics
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass cylindrical bottle with small, rounded shoulders, medium-wide neck, large lip; corked; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Company of Canada, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1890-1910
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: beige; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORY // FLUID EXTRACT // BROOM TOPS // PREPARED BY // NATIONAL DRUG AND CHEMICAL // COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // MONTREAL"; properties and preparations are listed on the back label; "Properties: Diuretic."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 12.8 cm x Diam. 3.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is slightly chipped; cork stopper is broken
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002132
Description
Rectangular tan cardboard box with five interconnected cardboard dividers allowing for 12 compartments without top.
Accession Number
014002132
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Rectangular tan cardboard box with five interconnected cardboard dividers allowing for 12 compartments without top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Brayley, Sons & Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
paper: tan
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 3
Dimension Notes
Length 11.9 cm x Width 12.2 cm x Depth 9.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Box's top layer is torn away over much of its surface, exposing a darker brown layer of cardboard underneath; box is covered in stains of brown discoloration; box's edges are frayed with many tears running inwards; bottom panel is partially detached; apparent pests chewed on paper overall
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Storage box for tincture of iron bottles 014.002.133 - .143
Research Facts
Maker, date, and place of manufacturing are known because this is the storage box for tincture of iron bottles 014.002.133 - .143
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Colchi-sal capsules

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Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.293
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with a neck almost the size of the body and ending in a thick lip; corked; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.293
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Antirheumatic Agents
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical glass bottle with a neck almost the size of the body and ending in a thick lip; corked; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Leeming Miles Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
paper: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Colchi-sal Capsules // To be used according to the physician's instructions in gouty and rheumatic afflictions"; ingredients and dosages are listed on the label.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Oil markings on the label.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Colchi-sal capsules

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Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.294
Description
A paper-wrapped and sealed package containing a glass bottle.
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Accession Number
1980.18.294
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Antirheumatic Agents
Rheumatic Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A paper-wrapped and sealed package containing a glass bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Leeming Miles Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
1890-1910
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown; red; black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper wrapping: "50 CAPSULES – PRICE $1 // Highest Award at Paris Exposition, 1900 // COLCHI-SAL // REGISTERED TRADE MARK // Colchi-sal, Registered Colchicine methyl salicylate capsules // To be used according to the Physician's instructions in gouty and rheumatic afflictions."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Parts of the packaging torn, making it difficult to read the labelling
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
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Dr. H. Sanche Oxydonor No. 2

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Dates
1898
1929
circa 1898 - 1929
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016024001 a-d
Description
Rectangular folded cardboard hinge burgundy cardboard box (a) with string attached to the lid and body of the box; printed directions in French on the label in the lid of the box; containing a metal cylinder oxydonor with fabric covered wire attached to the top ending with a metal disk and ankle st…
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Accession Number
016024001 a-d
Category
Home Health Care
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
MM= patent, proprietary, over-the-counter all-purpose cures
Description
Rectangular folded cardboard hinge burgundy cardboard box (a) with string attached to the lid and body of the box; printed directions in French on the label in the lid of the box; containing a metal cylinder oxydonor with fabric covered wire attached to the top ending with a metal disk and ankle strap (b); directions booklet (c); an important notice flyer (d).
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a- box b- oxydonor c- directions booklet d- notice flyer
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Dr. H. Sanche & Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1898
1929
circa 1898 - 1929
Material
paper: red, tan, blue
metal: silver
material: red, black
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on lid of box: “OXYDONOR // DR. H. SANCHE & CO. LIMITED // MONTREAL, CANADA”; printed on paper label inside lid: “DIRECTIONS EN ABREGE” directions follow in French; embossed on body of oxydonor: “M - 6019 // Oxydonor No. 2 // Manufactured by // Dr. H. Sanche & Co. // Montreal Canada // Dr. Hercules Sanche // VICTORY // DIADUCTION RULES LIFE // TRADE MARK // REGISTERED // Dr. H. Sanche & Co. // Montreal Can. // Pat. Dec 27, 1898”; printed on cover of booklet: “Brief Directions // for the use of // OXYDONOR // ..Written by.. // DR. HERCULES SANCHE.”; printed on sheet (d): “IMPORTANT NOTICE!” directions for the care of the Oxydonor follows.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F5-3
Length
a - 16.2 b - 9.6 c - 12.5 d - 28.0
Width
a - 7.9 c - 8.7 d - 21.9
Depth
a - 5.4 c - 0.5 d - 0.1
Diameter
b - 3.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor wear of silver finish on bottom of oxydonor; minor wear on string by ankle attachment; minor staining of box and residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Oxydonor No.2. American Artifacts.
Oxydonor. The Free Medical Dictionary.
Research Facts
The Oxydonor Victory is simply a metal tube filled with carbon. It was claimed to cure virtually all diseases simply by forcing oxygen into the body. Proponents of Sanche's incredible theory of "Diaduction" (the pseudoscientific explanation of the Oxydonor cure) organized as the Fraternity of Duxanimae. In this way, Sanche solicited donations for the cause (Diaduction), in addition to sales of the Oxydonor.
One of America's most notorious quacks, Dr. Sanche apparently moved around a lot, keeping one step ahead of the authorities. His July 27, 1897 patent lists his residence as New Orleans, and his Aug 3, 1897 patent as Detroit. In 1915, a fraud order was issued against Dr. Sanche & Co., of New York, Rochester, Chicago and Detroit. He soon evaded this setback by marketing his devices from Montreal. In Feb, 1916, the fraud order was extended to cover his Montreal address. This device likely dates from that period.
The user was required to place the centralmetal tube, or "Vocor", in a jar of iced water and then attach the the contact disk on the client’s ankle. It was declared worthless by the American Medical Association.
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Eskimo ointment jar

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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Accession Number
014002002 a-b
Description
Round white opaque milk glass jar of “Eskimo” ointment (a) with silver metal screw on cap (b) full of solid brown product with crusted top; product used for eczema and skin problems; tanpaper label with thick black border affixed to half of jar diameter; information provided in English and French.
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Accession Number
014002002 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Round white opaque milk glass jar of “Eskimo” ointment (a) with silver metal screw on cap (b) full of solid brown product with crusted top; product used for eczema and skin problems; tanpaper label with thick black border affixed to half of jar diameter; information provided in English and French.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – jar – Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
b – lid – Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Eskimo Ointment Co.
Site Made (City)
Mansonville + Brome
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: white
paper: tan
metal: silver
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ESKIMO // Pour ECZEMA, DEMANGEAISON, // DARTRES, Etc. // DIRECTION: Appliqueztousles2soirs. // PRIX: 75 c.// For ECZEMA, ITCH, SCABS, Etc. // DIRECTION: Apply every other night. // PRICE: 75c. // ESKIMO OINTMENT CO. // MANSONVILLE BROME, P.Q. // No. 11539 - "Loi des Médicaments brevetés ou Proprietary." // No. 11539 - The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act.''
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row D
Condition Remarks
Lid has dent and minor scratches, label shows minor wear along botom edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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Essence of Jamaica Ginger bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14146
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
014002016 a-b
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) of Jamaica ginger with sloped shoulders; tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck; full of opaque brown liquid; cream paper lists the product's name, directions for use in English and French, the manufacturer's name and address; rectangular tan pa…
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Accession Number
014002016 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) of Jamaica ginger with sloped shoulders; tapered at neck with tan cork closure stuck in neck; full of opaque brown liquid; cream paper lists the product's name, directions for use in English and French, the manufacturer's name and address; rectangular tan paper cardboard box (b) covered in tan paper lists the product's ingredients, directions for use, an explanation of the product's benefits.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - box - Size: Length 16.8 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Frasier, Thornton & Co., Limited
Site Made (City)
Cookshire
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, tan
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: “DR. STANLEY’S // “DOUBLE // STRENGTH’ // Essence of // Jamaica // ginger // Contains the active con - // stituents of genuine ginger // root with other aromatics. // It instantly relieves all in - // ternal pains. // Sole Proprietors // FRASIER, // THORNTON & CO., // LIMITED // COOKSHIRE // QUEBEC, CANADA // Each fluid ounce contains 164 Grains Alcohol, 55 Grains Jamaica Ginger Root, 3.3 Grains Capsicum // DIRECTIONS // For Cramps, Colic, Cholera-Morbus, and all internal complaints, take one teaspoonful in a glass of hot // water well sweetened, every half hour until relieved. As a gentle stimulant and tonic in Dyspepsia and // Indigestion, one teaspoonful in a glass of hot water sweetened, three times a day.”; bottle label: "Dr. Stanley's // Double Strength // Essence of // Jamaica Ginger // DIRECTIONS - For // Cramps, Colic, Chlo- // era-Morbus, and all // internal pains take // one teaspoonful in a // glass of hot water // well sweetened, every // half hour until re- // lieved.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Box paper has yellowed, brittle, shows minor wear and surface grime with minor stain, missing top portion of paper cover
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
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Fluid Electricity bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14225
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002095
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Fluid Electricity with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork stuck in neck; full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label covers entirety of bottle; label contains imagery of lightening bolts, logo, price, manufacturer's name and address, exten…
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Accession Number
014002095
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle of Fluid Electricity with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork stuck in neck; full of opaque brown liquid; tan paper label covers entirety of bottle; label contains imagery of lightening bolts, logo, price, manufacturer's name and address, extensive directions for use in English and less expansive ones in French.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Electricity Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "FLUID // ELECTRICITY // TRADE MARK // DIRECTIONS. // Use this Remedy freely by bathing and rubbing for all manner // of pain until it is removed. // For all Aches and Pains, Sprains, Bruises, Rheumatisms, Neu- // raligia, Cramps, Colic, bathe by sopping or mopping the parts; // also take internally a half teaspoonful in a glass of water each // hour, and keep the patient quiet in bed. When used as a tonic // and fortifying medicine, a teaspoonful in one-half glass of // water. Take teaspoonful of this three times a day. // For Whooping Cough, Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Measles, // and all eruptive diseases, apply freely and keep the patient warm. // For Female Diseases, inject with female syringe twice a day, // teaspoonful in a pint of water. // All pain of every nature can be helped by steady patient appli- // cation of the Liquid Electricity. // It is harmless, cooling and subdues heat, fever, irritation and // inflammation, and can be used for 100 purposes. // For Consumption, Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs and Colds // use equal parts of the Liquid Electricity and molasses, mix // together, makes the best Cough and Lung Syrup. Teaspoonful // of this mixture several times a day. // Fever of all kinds- Bathe the head and chest and lay on cloths // wet with warm Liquid Electricity. // For Catarrh and all Pains of the Head, Face, Temples or Neck, // in addition to rubbing the forehead, face and neck with the // Liquid Electricity, also put a tablespoonful in a glass of water, // turn into the palm of the hand, and bending the head low, snuff // the Liquid up the nostrils three times a day. // Fever and Ague, Malaria and all Contagious Diseases -Take // freely and bathe the head, chest and hands. // Sores, Ulcers and Wounds - Wash them several times daily, // in the Liquid, applying bandages wet with it until healed. Use // clear for external use. // DIRECTION EN FRANÇAIS - Maladies internes - Enfants, 5 à 10 // gouttes dans une cuiller à Thé soucré. Adultes, 1/2 à 1 cuiller // dans un 1/2 verre d’eau. Maladies externes, frottez la partie // affectée avec le Fluid Electric jusqu’a ce que le mal cesse, // L’ELECTRICITE sous forme liquide, nouvelle découverte, // surpasse tous les autres remèdes. // Ne négligez pas d’en fair l’essai pour toutes sortes de maux. // Price 25 cents per bottle."; hand painted in red paint on base: ‘BILO’
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-7 Box 1
Temporary Location
Quack Exhibit July 2017
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Broken cork has several small cracks; yellowed label is brittle and shows minor wear along edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Advertised to cure numerous ailments; other medicines of the time also went by similar names, such as "Liquid Electricity".
Images
Less detail

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