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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 four 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 four 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-A3-9 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
Research Facts
Storage box for tincture of iron bottles 014.002.133 - .143
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Extract of Jamaica Ginger

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14227
Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002098 a-c
Description
Transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork closure stuck in neck containing 2.0 cm of opaque brown liquid; cream paper labels on both front and back with manufacturer's name, logo, directions for use; other label has information in French and…
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Accession Number
014002098 a-c
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 (a) with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with broken tan cork closure stuck in neck containing 2.0 cm of opaque brown liquid; cream paper labels on both front and back with manufacturer's name, logo, directions for use; other label has information in French and German; rectangular red one piece cardboard box (b) printed with product information in English and French; paper folded leaflet (c) advertising another product produced by the same manufacturer in English, French, and Spanish lists product's benefits, uses and ingredients.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 2 cm
b - box - Size: Length 14.8 cm x Width 5 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 18 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Company of Canada, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream, red
ink: green, black, red
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "NATIONAL // NADRUCO //COMPOUND // EXTRACT OF // JAMAICA // GINGER // A // GRATEFUL WARM - // ING STIMULANT // CARMINATIVE // AND TONIC FOR // DYSPEPSIA // FLATULENCE // COLIC // CHOLERA MORBUS // SUMMER // COMPLAINT // NAUSEA, ETC. // NATIONAL DRUG & CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA LIMITED // CONTAINS GINGER AND // CAPSICUM // CONTENTS 1 1/4 OUNCES // MANUFACTURED IN MONTREAL”; Handwritten on box in black crayon: "25"; in red marker on box's base: "B 169"; printed on bottle label: "NADRUCO // EXTRACT // JAMAICA // GINGER // (COMPOUND) // FOR DYSPEPSIA, COLIC, // SUMMER COMPLAINT, // FLATULENCE, // ETC. // DOSE // FOR AN ADULT, FROM HALF // TO ONE TEASPOONFUL IN // SWEETENED OF PLAIN WAT- // ER EVERY THREE OR FOUR // HOURS // CHILDREN IN PROPORTION // CONTAINS GINGER AND // CAPSICUM - 1 1/4 OZS // NATIONAL DRUG & // CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA // LIMITED // IY-1-28"; printed on leaflet: "COD LIVER OIL PREPARATION // This is a palatable preparation of oil without the // disagreeable, fatty acids, combined with // Wine, Extract of Malt, Wild Cherry bark and Hypophosphites of // Lime, Manganese, Quinine, Strychnine, Iron, Etc. // National Drug Co. of Canada”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Approximately half of cork is missing; box's show minor wear along edges, surface grime and minor stains, of box ink colors are faded and abraded along edges; leaflet paper is yellowed, brittle, edges are frayed and have many minor tears
Copy Type
Original
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Fluid Electricity

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
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 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".
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Juniper Berries Extract

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Dates
1905
1920
circa 1905-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001196
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle with tan paper labels on front and back plus a narrow paper strip running under the label up and over the cork closure and under the label on the opposite side; flared cylindrical neck; cork stopper broken off inside neck; red braided string tied twice around neck at …
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Accession Number
996001196
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical brown glass bottle with tan paper labels on front and back plus a narrow paper strip running under the label up and over the cork closure and under the label on the opposite side; flared cylindrical neck; cork stopper broken off inside neck; red braided string tied twice around neck at top and knotted at the back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb. 1994.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
1920
circa 1905-1920
Date Remarks
National Drug & Chemical Co. was incorporated in 1905
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: black
fabric: red
Inscriptions
On label: "National Drug & Chemical // Co. of Canada // Limited // National // Pharmaceutical Laboratory // Montreal"; front label: "TRADE MARK // NATIONAL // PHARMACEUTICAL // LABORATORY // FLUID EXTRACT // JUNIPER // BERRIES // JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS // DOSE // 1 to 2 drachms. // PREPARED BY // NATIONAL DRUG & CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA , LIMITED. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // MONTREAL // 905002"; back label: "JUNIPER // BERRIES // PROPERTIES. // Stimulant, Diuretic, // Antispasmodic // PREPARATIONS. // Tincture. // Fluid Extract 2 fluid ozs. // Alcohol 60% 14 fluid ozs. // Dose - 2 to 4 drachms. // Infusion. // Fluid Extract 1 fluid oz. // Holland Gin 1 fluid oz. // Dist. Water 14 fluid ozs. // Dose - 1 to 2 ozs."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 ROw C
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
12.4 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#1: Label discoloured very badly, worn and dog-eared; #2: cork/plug broken off; glass chipped; label discoloured and worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Bachynsky, John and Kenneth C. Waite. "David Wesley Bole - Pharmacist, Manufacturer, Wholesaler Leader." Presented to Canadian Academy of the History of Pharmacy 3 June 2007
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniper_berry#Uses
Research Facts
Juniper berries are used to make gin. They have been used also in food and medicines; the ancient Greeks believed they would increase physical stamina. They have been historically used as a form of birth control, and may be dangerous to pregnant or nursing women, or people with bleeding disorders or diabetes, as well as after surgery.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #1
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Kola Astier granulated

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Dates
1882
1900 (?)
1882-1900 (?)
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1991.17.40
Description
A glass bottle 3/4 covered with labels; lid sealed by a label; bottle full of original contents.
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Accession Number
1991.17.40
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- anti-depressant
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A glass bottle 3/4 covered with labels; lid sealed by a label; bottle full of original contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Maker
Astier Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1882
1900 (?)
1882-1900 (?)
Material
glass: amber
paper: yellow; blue
ink: red; black
metal: yellow; blue
Inscriptions
Seal on lid reads: "KOLA ASTIER // 159275 // award decoration of 3 silver medals // Dated 1900 [?]"; large label covering body of bottle reads diagonally, "KOLA ASTIER GRANULATED"; label reads horizontally, "Restrainer of tissue waste // antineurasthenic // muscular system // stimulant // KOLA ASTIER LABORATORIES"; stamp covering both ends of label shows a globe with "Astier" printed in a stylized manner and "1882"; on lid: "KOLA // GRANULES // SOLUBLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
One large stain at base of large label; general yellowing of labels; some deterioration of lid top around the edge--appears to be stabilized; corrosion
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
010020403
Description
Clear rectangular green-tinged glass medicine bottle; manufacturer's information embossed on front on indented oval; bottle tapers at neck to round opening fitted for cork closure; bottle is empty
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Accession Number
010020403
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear rectangular green-tinged glass medicine bottle; manufacturer's information embossed on front on indented oval; bottle tapers at neck to round opening fitted for cork closure; bottle is empty
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Frasier, Thornton & Co.
Site Made (City)
Cookshire
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Date Remarks
Based on design
Material
glass: translucent green-tinged
Inscriptions
Embossed on front: "FRASIER // THORNTON & Co"; embossed on bottom: "5"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6
Dimension Notes
Length 15.7 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Glass is in good condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008
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menthol plaster tube

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Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
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Accession Number
004006001 a-b
Collection
Dr. Donald B. Jennings Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
A tin tube used to store menthol plaster consisting of the tube (a) and a removable cap (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 15.2 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
b - cap - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
Provenance
The tube was left at the Queen's University Department of Physiology by Dr. Donald B. Jennings when he retired.
Maker
Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1920
circa 1800-1920
Date Remarks
The company that made the tin was prevalent during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Material
tin: yellow; black
Inscriptions
"the // D & L // MENTHOL PLASTER // MOST WONDERFUL PLASTER MADE // PREPARED BY THE // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO. (LIMITED.) // MONTREAL, P.Q. // EVERY PLASTER IN A SINGLE AIR TIGHT BOX. // THE THOS. DAVIDSON MFG. CO. LIMITED, MONTREAL, TIN BOXES" printed on the tube
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-4
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion and staining; the tin is dented and deformed.
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Canadian Advertising Tins"; CD #9
Research Facts
The tube was made by Thos. Davidson Mfg. Co. Limited, and used by Davis & Lawrence Co.
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tincture of iron

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14928
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002135 a-b
Description
Empty transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) with recessed panels on all sides with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with removable tan cork (b) closure; tan paper label lists manufacturer's name, address, product name and directions fo ruse.
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Accession Number
014002135 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent rectangular glass bottle (a) with recessed panels on all sides with sloped shoulders tapered at neck with removable tan cork (b) closure; tan paper label lists manufacturer's name, address, product name and directions fo ruse.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle: Length 11.1 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
b - cork: Length 1.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
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
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "TINCT. OF IRON // DOSE. - Ten to thirty drops two or three times // day in Water. // BRAYLEY, SONS & CO. // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Box 3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Stored in box 014.002.132
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Tuttle's elixer

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7835
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.220
Description
A long, narrow, cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders and a short neck ending in a lip and a metal screw-on cap; completely wrapped around with a paper label; full of contents; attached circular inside wrapping and unable to remove.
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Accession Number
1980.18.220
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Veterinary Medicine
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A long, narrow, cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders and a short neck ending in a lip and a metal screw-on cap; completely wrapped around with a paper label; full of contents; attached circular inside wrapping and unable to remove.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Tuttle's Elixir Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: beige; brown
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "TUTTLE'S // MANUFACTURED BY // TUTTLE'S ELIXIR COMPANY // MONTREAL, CANADA"; and "Tuttle's Elixir Special Veterinary Liniment."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 15.8 cm x Diam. 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Outer paper wrapping is torn
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Samuel A. Tuttle moved from stable owner in 1883 to medicine manufacturer in 1885. In 1885 Samuel A. Tuttle was the proprietor and owner of a small business selling his Tuttle's Elixir. The Tuttle's Elixir Company was established in 1894. The address was 19 Beverly St. Boston, Mass. The company stayed in business until 1968.
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