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Allen's Cough Balsam

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001023
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper missing.
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Accession Number
996001023
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Panel # 1: "Allen's // Cough // Balsam"; panel # 2: "Montreal"; panel # 3: "Davis & Lawrence Co. Lim."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some residue on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Angier's emulsion

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Dates
1947
1955
circa 1947-1955
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.201
Description
A cardboard box containing a labelled glass bottle with a metal cap.
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Accession Number
1980.18.201
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Common Cold -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cardboard box containing a labelled glass bottle with a metal cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Angier Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1947
1955
circa 1947-1955
Date Remarks
label has: "New Size Package adopted Sept., 1947."
Material
paper: yellowish; black
glass: clear
metal
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "ANGIER'S // EMULSION // IMPROVED // for COUGHS // due to Colds"; instructions follow; "Manufactured by // Angier Chemical Company // Boston, Mass // Makers of Angier's Emulsion for over 60 years // New Size Package adopted Sept., 1947."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.0 cm x WIdth 6.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
014002021
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle tapered at long neck with sloped shoulders and tan cork stuck in opening, minor bubbles in blown glass; full bottle of brown transparent liquid; affixed to one side is a cream paper manufacturer's label; label has manufacturer's name and address, ingredients, and dosa…
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Accession Number
014002021
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Asthma, drug therapy
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle tapered at long neck with sloped shoulders and tan cork stuck in opening, minor bubbles in blown glass; full bottle of brown transparent liquid; affixed to one side is a cream paper manufacturer's label; label has manufacturer's name and address, ingredients, and dosage information; embossed on all sides is the manufacturer’s information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer's Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on sides: "AYER'S // CHERRY // PECTORAL // LOWELL // MASS, U. S. A."; printed on label: "Ayer's Cherry Pectoral // Non-Alcoholic Revised Formula //; lists of contents: WILD CHERRY, GRINDELIA ROBUSTA, WHITE PINE, SENEGA, BLOODROOT, IPECAC, CITRIC ACID, TERPIN HYDRATE, GLYCERINE, C. P., WATER” and dosage
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row C
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length 13.5 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Label shows minor signs of wear along edges and yellowed, cork stopper has minor crack
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic.
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Dates
1943
circa 1943
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001408
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic that has been sealed on each end with a piece of transparent tape; box has a paper label on top, front and back and contains dried plant material
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Accession Number
000001408
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Expectorants
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic that has been sealed on each end with a piece of transparent tape; box has a paper label on top, front and back and contains dried plant material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1943
circa 1943
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: brown
paper: beige; black; red
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "BLOOD ROOT // Complies with the B.P. and // U.S.P. requirements. // Sanguinaria canadensis Lin. [printed] // 754925 [stamped] // No. 49 // Not less than 2.5% alkaloids. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A. [printed]"; front: "SYNONYMS – Red Puccoon, Tetter- // wort, Indian Paint, Eng.; Blutwur- // zel, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED – The rhizome. // FAMILY – Papaveraceæ. HABITAT – United States"; back: "PROPERT [illeg] // ing expecto [illeg.] // and asthma [illeg.] // in atonic dys [illeg.] // DOSE – A [illeg.]// an infusion o [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.6 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper yellowing; water marks on bottom, front and top; back flap and label torn and missing 2/3 of paper; some plant material has escaped from box and is escaping from plastic as well
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Bristamin syrup

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1977.8.6
Description
A cylindrical brown bottle narrows at the neck and has a plastic screw-on lid; a green and white label is wrapped around the body of the bottle.
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Accession Number
1977.8.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical brown bottle narrows at the neck and has a plastic screw-on lid; a green and white label is wrapped around the body of the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Bristol Laboratories of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
glass: brown
plastic: black
paper: green; white
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "BRISTOL // 25 CC No. 101 // BRISTAMIN // TRADE MARK // SYRUP // Bristamin* Dihydrogen Citrate 0.075 Gm. // Fluid Extract of Ipecac, U.S.P. 0.06 cc. // Ammonium Chloride, U.S.P.0.347 Gm. // Sodium Citrate, U.S.P..0.322 Gm. // Menthol, U.S.P..0.0033 Gm. // with 1% Sodium Benzoate as preservative. // *Bristol Laboratories' Brand of Phenyltoloxamine. // BRISTOL // LABORATORIES OF CANADA LTD. MONTREAL"; on side of label: "PHYSICIAN'S SAMPLE // Directions: Adults—One to two // teaspoonfuls every three hours // or as required. Children: One-half // to one teaspoonful every three // hours; or as presicribed by the // physician. // Lot. No. L-1272"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 7.8 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Bronchol Soluble Capsules

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Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.80
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.80
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Material
metal: yellow; dark green
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "Bronchol // SOLUBLE CAPSULES // ORIGINATED BY // H. K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // PHILAD'A - NEW YORK - CHICAGO"; "An effective combination for the treatment of chronic bronchitis, "winter cough" and bronchial catarrh."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Length
4.6 cm
Width
7.4 cm
Depth
1.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some dirty stains and rust; #2: signs of heavy wear on the tin, including scratches in the paint, a dent in the edge of the lid at the front, four spots of inactive corrosion on the bottom front side; a patch of chipped paint in the rear proper left corner 1.0 cm x 0.2 cm; the lid opens easily; the inner surface of the lid is stained black; the pills are black, oval, and approx. five are in pieces; the tin was dirty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
The H. K. Mulford Company was a pharmaceutical company founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in the late 1880s by Henry K. Mulford after his purchase of the Old Simes drugstore at 18th and Market Streets. The company was purchased by Sharp & Dohme Corp in 1929.
Henry Kendall Mulford (October 10, 1866 – October 15, 1937) was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Soon after purchasing the Old Simes retail pharmacy store, Mulford began producing and selling pharmaceutical preparations. In 1889, he received financial investment to expand operations from Milton Campbell. In 1891, Campbell became president of the company, with Mulford vice president. Milton patented a compressed tablet machine. By 1892 the company had two laboratories, a field office in Chicago, and produced 800 different products.
The company opened a laboratory in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, in 1894 for the production of a diphtheria antitoxin. In 1895, it became the first commercial producer of diphtheria antitoxin in the United States
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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Bronchol Soluble Capsules

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Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.81
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.81
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A rectangular metal tin with some contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
H. K. Mulford Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1915
1890-1915
Material
metal: yellow; dark green
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "Bronchol // SOLUBLE CAPSULES // ORIGINATED BY // H.K. MULFORD CO. // CHEMISTS // PHILAD'A - NEW YORK - CHICAGO"; "An effective combination for the treatment of chronic bronchitis, "winter cough" and bronchial catarrh."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 4.6 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Tin has dirty stains and some rust.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
The H. K. Mulford Company was a pharmaceutical company founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in the late 1880s by Henry K. Mulford after his purchase of the Old Simes drugstore at 18th and Market Streets. The company was purchased by Sharp & Dohme Corp in 1929.
Henry Kendall Mulford (October 10, 1866 – October 15, 1937) was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Soon after purchasing the Old Simes retail pharmacy store, Mulford began producing and selling pharmaceutical preparations. In 1889, he received financial investment to expand operations from Milton Campbell. In 1891, Campbell became president of the company, with Mulford vice president. Milton patented a compressed tablet machine. By 1892 the company had two laboratories, a field office in Chicago, and produced 800 different products.
The company opened a laboratory in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, in 1894 for the production of a diphtheria antitoxin. In 1895, it became the first commercial producer of diphtheria antitoxin in the United States.
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Chamberlain's Cough Remedy

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001183
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; paper label on front of bottle; embossed writing on back of bottle; tall cylindrical neck with cork stopper; bottle filled with contents.
Accession Number
996001183
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; paper label on front of bottle; embossed writing on back of bottle; tall cylindrical neck with cork stopper; bottle filled with contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Des Moines
Site Made (State)
Iowa
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Chamberlain's // Cough // Remedy // Manufactured by // Chamberlain Medicine Co. // Des Moines Iowa // Chamberlain's
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.4 cm. x Width: 5.2 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight discolouration around edge of label
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1901
1905
circa 1901-1905
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001486
Description
A cylindrical brown glass bottle stopped with a cork; paper label on front, 2/3 full of capsules.
Accession Number
000001486
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical brown glass bottle stopped with a cork; paper label on front, 2/3 full of capsules.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1901
1905
circa 1901-1905
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: beige; red; blue; orange
cork: beige
glass: brown
Inscriptions
Front: "100 CAPSULES // CHLORETONE // (Tri-chlor-tertiary-butyl alcohol) // 3 GRAINS // C 169981 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A."; bottom: "P D & CO. // 228"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 11.0 cm x Diam. 4.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle dirty; label extremely yellowed, scuffed, and water marked; cork broken off at bottle lip
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Coryza Bell Morphine

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001263 a-b
Description
(a) Square clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and tooled, rounded rolled-over collar, with four panels and embossed sides; front and back have paper product information labels; bottle has a cylindrical neck with cork seals intact; the 100 tablets and packing cotton remain; (b) one-piece card…
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Accession Number
996001263 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Square clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and tooled, rounded rolled-over collar, with four panels and embossed sides; front and back have paper product information labels; bottle has a cylindrical neck with cork seals intact; the 100 tablets and packing cotton remain; (b) one-piece cardboard box with flaps at top and bottom to open and close the container; the front and back of box have paper product information labels.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA, in Oct.1993.
Maker
Hollings-Smith Co.
Site Made (City)
Orangeburg
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
cardboard: off-white
glass: clear
wax: green
cork: beige
fabric: white
pills: white
Inscriptions
(a) Embossed both sides, "Hollings-Smith Co., ORANGEBURG // NEW YORK, U.S.A."; label reads, "ONE HUNDRED TABLETS // CORYZA BELL // MORPHINE // 2-1/4 GRAINS TO // THE OUNCE // Hollings-Smith Co. // (Sole successor to Bell & Co., Inc. // in this preparation) // Manufacturing Chemists // Orangeburg, New York, U.S.A." (front of bottle and box); "CORYZA BELL // USES: Acute Nasal Catarrh, // Cold in Head, Hay Fever, etc. // DOSE:" listed (back of bottle and box); box sides read, "SEE THAT THE SEAL ON THE BOTTLE IS // UNBROKEN AND THAT THE FAC-SIMILE // SIGNATURE Hollings-Smith Co. // (Sole successor to Bell & Co., Inc.) // IS ON THE LABEL", and "SEE THAT THE FOLLOWING SCRIPT // SIGNATURE Hollings-Smith Co. // (Sole successor to Bell & Co., Inc.) // IS BLOWN IN THE GLASS BOTTLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row D
Dimension Notes
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 6.8 cm. x Depth 2.4 cm.
b - cardboard box - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 7.1 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) The bottle is unopened and retains its original seals; bottle label shows very slight wear at bottom corners; (b) box is missing one side flap at the top; the box also has minor staining; all writing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles", by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Research Facts
For use on nasal catarrh, cold in head, hay fever, etc.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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