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Benzedrex Inhalers [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001607
Description
Used thick paper postcard from the Leeming Miles Co. Limited to Mr. H. F. Cant; front: typed address, green one cent Canadian (imprinted) stamp of Edward VII; back: bilingual advertisement for 'Benedrex Inhalers', with a facsimile of the product.
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Accession Number
996001607
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Nasal Decongestants -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used thick paper postcard from the Leeming Miles Co. Limited to Mr. H. F. Cant; front: typed address, green one cent Canadian (imprinted) stamp of Edward VII; back: bilingual advertisement for 'Benedrex Inhalers', with a facsimile of the product.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
The Leeming Miles Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: black; red; green
Inscriptions
"Mr. H. F. Cant, // 35 Ainslie N., // Galt, Ont."; back: "CHECK YOUR BENEDREX // INHALERS AND ORDER FROM // YOUR WHOLESALER TO-DAY. // RECOMMEND FOR ... // "HEAD COLDS" // VERIFIEZ VOS INHALATEURS // BENEDREX ET COMMANDEZ DE // VOTRE GROSSISTE AUJOURD'HUI. // RECOMMANDEZ POUR ... // "RHUMES DE CERVEAU" // THE LEEMING MILES CO. LIMITED // 1 Notre Dame Street West // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; large bend / crease on right side and smaller one top right corner; very few smudge marks, but a little dirty
Copy Type
Original
Images
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business envelope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2604
Dates
1932
circa 1932
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001567
Description
Paper envelope to Drug Trading Co., advertising "Sirop Gauvin pour le Rhume" in blue ink on both the back and front; red 3c Canadian stamp; open on three sides.
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Accession Number
996001567
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper envelope to Drug Trading Co., advertising "Sirop Gauvin pour le Rhume" in blue ink on both the back and front; red 3c Canadian stamp; open on three sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Gauvin
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1932
circa 1932
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue; red; black
Inscriptions
Front: "SIROP GAUVIN // POUR // LE // RHUME // Le Veritable Specifique de // Maladies de la Gorge, des Bronches et les Poumans: // Toux Rhume, Bronchite, Enrouement, Maux de Gorge, // Coqueluche, et toutes les Maladies pour // leur efficacite contre les // MAUX de TETE, la MIGRAINE, la Nevralgie, // la GRIPPE et la RHUME de CERVEAU // Drug Trading Co. [?] // Toronto. // En vente chez tous les marchands // BUREAU CHEF: 851A RUE STE-CATHERINE EST, MONTREAL, CANADA. // SUCCURSALE: 78 PRINCETON BLVD. LOWELL, MASS., E.U.A."; back: "LE // SIROP // D'ANIS GAUVIN // depuis au-dela d'un quart de siecle // est le Remede Prefere des Familles Canadiennes. // Il rend les plus grands service dans les cas de // COLIQUES, CHOLERA INFANTILE, // DIARRHEE, MANQUE DE SOMMEIL, // DYSENTERIE, DENTITION DOULOUREUSE. // EN VENTE CHEZ TOUS LES MARCHANDS"; translation: front: "Gauvin's Syrup for Colds. The True Specific of the Illnesses of the throat, bronchial tubes and the lungs. Cough, Cold, Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Sore Throat, Whooping Cough, and all the Illnesses of the Respiratory Tract. Gauvin tablets are recommended for their effectiveness against Headaches, Migraines, Meurosis [?], flus, and Head Colds. For sale at all stores. Head Office: 851 St. Catherine St. East, Montreal, Canada. Branch: 78 Princeton Blvd. Lowell, Mass. U.S.A."; back: "Gauvin's Syrup of Aniseed, for over one quarter of a century, is the preferred remedy of Canadian Families. It gives the best service in the case of colic, infantile cholera, diarrhoea, lack of sleep, dysentery, toothaches. For sale at all stores."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.5 cm. x Width: 9.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Sun/age discoloured; right side has long stain down the side; back has a number of stains and smudges, particularly along the left half; right half of flap has come loose
Copy Type
Original
Images
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business envelope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2612
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001575
Description
Envelope of medium-weight paper with postmark and 2c stamp; upper left corner has a blue and pink return address crest; address is typed with blue ribbon.
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Accession Number
996001575
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Envelope of medium-weight paper with postmark and 2c stamp; upper left corner has a blue and pink return address crest; address is typed with blue ribbon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date appears as Dec. 18, 1900 on postmark
Material
paper: black; buff; blue; pink; red
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Messrs. Irwin Bros., // Low, // Que."; upper left corner reads, "IN 10 DAYS RETURN TO // DAVIS & LAWRENCE COMPANY LTD. // MONTREAL // IF NOT CALLED FOR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.5 cm. x Width: 14.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front has foxing all down left edge; smudge underneath stamp; back has two postmarks and black smudge lines covering upper third
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
See also 996.001.573 & .574 -- all three items were originally in plastic envelope together
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business letter

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2611
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001574
Description
Letter on letterhead paper from the office of Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd., with black and white illustration of the Davis & Lawrence factory; letter is typewritten with a blue ribbon; watermark reads "Superfine Linen Record".
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Accession Number
996001574
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Letter on letterhead paper from the office of Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd., with black and white illustration of the Davis & Lawrence factory; letter is typewritten with a blue ribbon; watermark reads "Superfine Linen Record".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date appears as Dec. 18, 1900 on letter
Material
paper: black; buff; blue
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Office of Davis & Lawrence Co. // (Limited) // Montreal, December 18, 1900 // CANADA // Messrs. Irwin Bros., // Low, Que. // Gentlement, // In reply to your favor of the 27th Nov., we beg to state // that through a mistake our traveler marked the amount of $13.58 to // be paid in six months, which was our reason for advising draft. // However, it is quite satisfactory to us to allow it stand until he // calls, and have so marked our books, which we trust will be satis- // factory. // Thanking you for past favors, // We are, // Yours very truly ...."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 27.0 cm. x Width: 20.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Has four cross-wise folds and two lengthwise folds where the letter was folded to go in the envelope
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
See also 996.001.573 & .575 -- all three items were originally in plastic envelope together
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Davis and Lawrence Company Ltd. envelope

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Dates
1898
circa 1898
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001572
Description
Paper envelope from the Davis & Lawrence Co. Ltd.; front: address printed in black ink; red 3 cent Canadian stamp; in the background in a darker yellow-tan than the envelope is the company's name and address, etc.; opened at the top and left; two postmarks on back, one on front.
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Accession Number
996001572
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper envelope from the Davis & Lawrence Co. Ltd.; front: address printed in black ink; red 3 cent Canadian stamp; in the background in a darker yellow-tan than the envelope is the company's name and address, etc.; opened at the top and left; two postmarks on back, one on front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: red; black; yellow-tan
Inscriptions
"Mess. JOHN WYETH & BRO. // Philadelphia, // Pa. // IN 10 DAYS RETURN TO // DAVIS & LAWRENCE COMPANY, LTD. MONTREAL // IF NOT CALLED FOR // MANUFACTURERS // & GENERAL AGENTS // PHARMACEUTICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.8 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very sun/age discoloured; top edge is a little ragged; back has a number of black stamp lines, and is quite dirty with some acidic stains along top; top right flap is loose
Copy Type
Original
Images
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depression drug pamphlet

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Dates
1933
circa 1933
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
997037417
Description
A small rectangular pamphlet that is one piece of cardboard folded over; it is a reference for the effects of the anti-depressant Tofranil (see attached photocopy)
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Accession Number
997037417
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Depression -- drug therapy
Pamphlets
Description
A small rectangular pamphlet that is one piece of cardboard folded over; it is a reference for the effects of the anti-depressant Tofranil (see attached photocopy)
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Geigy
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1933
circa 1933
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
cardboard: black; grey; white; purple
Inscriptions
The cover has a photograph of a depressed man sitting on a bench; the cover reads, "Geigy // Pr [enclosed in a box] Tofranil ® 10 mg // Fundamental // in Depression"; (see attached photocopy)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Dimension Notes
Length 8.8 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover is stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Images
Less detail
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001771
Description
Paper envelope which contained a booklet (see 996.001.772); hadwritten address, yellow 1c Canadian stamp; flap is open
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Accession Number
996001771
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper envelope which contained a booklet (see 996.001.772); hadwritten address, yellow 1c Canadian
stamp; flap is open
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Elixir Ferri et Calcis Phosphatis Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Stamp popular in late 1880's and 90's
Material
paper: yellow; black
Inscriptions
"Mr[?] A.F.[?] Blake // Fitzwilliam // N.H."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.8 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; postmark is smudged; back: large tear at the bottom, left half; top
right corner is slightly torn as well
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.772; CD #8
Images
Less detail
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001801
Description
Paper envelope from Frasier, Thornton & Co. to T.L. Fraser, Esq.; address is typed in blue, surrounded by ad for Dr. Stanley's Powerful White Liniment, trademark of man wrestling a lion, and a red 2c Canadian stamp; opened at right
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Accession Number
996001801
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- ephemera
Description
Paper envelope from Frasier, Thornton & Co. to T.L. Fraser, Esq.; address is typed in blue, surrounded
by ad for Dr. Stanley's Powerful White Liniment, trademark of man wrestling a lion, and
a red 2c Canadian stamp; opened at right
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Frasier, Thronton & Co.
Site Made (City)
Cookshire
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Postmarked Nov. 30, 1906
Material
paper: blue; black; red
Inscriptions
"T.L. Fraser, Esq., // Prince William, // York Co. N.B. // Dr. Stanley's Powerful White Liniment.
// The Most Powerful and Penetrating Liniment Manufactured // KILLS ALL PAIN. // MANUFACTURERS
..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.2 cm. x Width: 9.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: small rip top middle edge; some dirt and ink smudges; back:
rip in right end of flap and in bottom left corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
Images
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Eskay's Neurophosphates [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1910
1936
circa 1910-1936
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001588
Description
Black & white postcard advertising Eskay's Neurophosphates; used, mailed to Dr. E. Boissoneault; stamp is of George V.
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Accession Number
996001588
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Black & white postcard advertising Eskay's Neurophosphates; used, mailed to Dr. E. Boissoneault; stamp is of George V.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Smith Kline & French Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1936
circa 1910-1936
Date Remarks
Stamp showing George V puts date of postcard somewhere in his reign
Material
paper: black; white; orange
Inscriptions
Front reads: "MONTREAL // QUEBEC // Dr. E Boissoneault // 324 Teglar Bldg. // Edmonton, Alta."; back reads: "Palatability // In the administration of remedies, no factor, // next to efficiency, is of greater importance // than palatability."; goes on to claim that Eskay's Neurophosphates are unusually palatable, which means patients are more inclined to take them
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front shows smudging near address and below postmark; outer surface torn off at right edge below postmark; black mark on back, left edge under "Pal" of "Palatability"; postmark shows through on back
Copy Type
Original
Images
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glucose 33 1/3 % ampoule

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Dates
1979
circa 1979
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
997037257 a-b
Description
An ampoule (a) that is a long, hollow cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; there is a discoloured white and green label affixed to the front; the box (b) is a long, r…
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Accession Number
997037257 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Glucose
Insulin Coma -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule (a) that is a long, hollow cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded point; there is a discoloured white and green label affixed to the front; the box (b) is a long, rectangular, waxed cardboard box that opens on both ends via three flap closures.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ampoule - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
b - box - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Anglo-French Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1979
circa 1979
Date Remarks
Retirement of Dr. H. Godfrey Bird
Material
glass: transparent
paper: yellow; green
cardboard: yellow; green
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "1AMPOULE GLUCOSE 33 1/3% // 20 CC // ANGLO-FRENCH CO. // MONTREAL"; printed label on ampoule: "Ampoule 20 c.c. // GLUCOSE // 33 1/3% // ANGLO-FRENCH // DRUG CO. // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box shows some creasing and water damage as well as scuff marks; ampoule label is slightly discoloured but is otherwise in good condition
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

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