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Dates
1948
circa 1948
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001356
Description
Square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a screw top lip; the bottle has a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; the bottle is full of Antiseptic Dermal Oil and is sealed with a black metal screw top lid which does not readily come off; bottle ba…
Accession Number
996001356
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a screw top lip; the bottle has a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; the bottle is full of Antiseptic Dermal Oil and is sealed with a black metal screw top lid which does not readily come off; bottle back has embossed lettering.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the Museum by Neil C. Davis -- Mr. Davis originally intended to give this bottle to Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N.C. Polson & Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1948
circa 1948
Date Remarks
Date "3 1948" stamped onto the paper label
Material
glass: amber
paper: white
metal: black
Inscriptions
Paper label reads,"Antiseptic // DERMAL OIL // N.C. POLSON // & COMPANY LTD. // ESTABLISHED 1877 // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS // MONTREAL 3 1948"; bottle back embossed, "16 FL. OZ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.5 cm. x Width: 6.2 cm. x Depth: 6.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle is unopened; there are no chips, cracks or wear on the glass; the paper label is undamaged and clearly legible; the metal lid shows no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; there are three binders of information on the N.C. Polson Company with Dr. Chiong's written records
Less detail
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001235 a-c
Description
(a) Metal tube with screw cap containing Mustard'Ol liniment; (b) one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close the box; box made to house the tube; (c) sheet of paper with written instructions (in French only) on how to use the above liniment (translation included)
Accession Number
996001235 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
(a) Metal tube with screw cap containing Mustard'Ol liniment; (b) one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close the box; box made to house the tube; (c) sheet of paper with written instructions (in French only) on how to use the above liniment (translation included)
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - container (tube)
b - box
c - instruction sheet
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa in Feb.1994.
Maker
Hervay Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
Site Made (City)
St. Basile
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
cardboard: beige
metal: silver
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Printed on box front, "MUSTARD-OL // An // Effective // and // Reliable // Remedy // Dr. Hervay // PREPARED BY // THE // HERVAY CHEMICAL CO. // OF CANADA LIMITED // ST. BASILE, QUE."; directions printed on side; back and other side of box has the same information in French; tube has paper label with printed directions for use in English and French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
a - container (tube) - Size: Length 12.1 cm. x Width 3.0 cm. x Depth 2.1 cm.
b - box - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
c - instruction sheet - Size: Length 12.8 cm. x Width 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) Tube is squeezed in some spots; there is a small hole in the metal in the lower right corner and medication has leaked out; (b) the cardboard box has one very small tear at the top flap and some bends; minor wear can be seen at the side edges; (c) paper is stained with ointment and has a tear at the lower right side; the sheet is oil stained as well
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used as a muscle liniment -- external (skin) application -- see translation attached to
accession sheet
Less detail