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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001076
Description
Paper packet that contains dried plant material (henbane leaves?) wrapped and sealed in plastic; packet is covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001076
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- narcotics -- container
Description
Paper packet that contains dried plant material (henbane leaves?) wrapped and sealed in plastic; packet is covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
plastic: clear
paper: green; beige; black
Inscriptions
Top: "HENBANE // LEAVES // (Hyoscyamus niger, Lin.) // Parke, Davis & Co. [cursive] // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS. // WALKERVILLE, ONT. CANADA. "; front: "SYNONYMS - Jusquiame noire, Fr.; // Bilsenkraut, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // NATURAL ORDER - Solanaceae. // HABITAT - Europe."; back: "PROPERTIES - Narcotic, anodyne and // hypnotic. Useful as a substitute for // opium. Dose, a dessertspoonful (8 c.c.) // of an ounce to the pint infusion. In // overdoses a narcotic poison, in which // case give emetic and sti [illeg.]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.1 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper and label are yellowed and fragile; paper is torn in two places on back; label edge is crumpled on back; plastic is torn on front; some plant material has escaped packet and is trapped in plastic.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 2; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Images
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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001137
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle, with cylindrical neck and flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; paper label on front.
Accession Number
000001137
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle, with cylindrical neck and flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; paper label on front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Jack Willson.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
glass: brown
cork: brown
paper: beige; black; red
Inscriptions
Front: "100 // GELATIN-COATED // PILLS // No. 414 // 1B 78 // NEURALGIC // (BRIWN-SEQUARD) // Each pill contains: // Ext. Hyoscamus, 2-3 gr. // Ext. Ignatia - 1-2 gr. // Ext. opium, - 1-2 gr. // Ext. Belladonna leaves, 1-6 gr. // Ext. Conium fruit, 2-3 gr. // Ext. Stramonium leaves, // 1-3 gr. // Ext. Aconite leaves, 1-3 gr. // Ext. Indian Cannabis, 1-4 gr. // Dose, 1 or 2 Pills. // C415150 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE // ONT., CANADA."; bottom: "PD&CO. // 44"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 9.6 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Bottle is dusty, label yellowed and abraded on right side; translucent yellow accretion on left side of lip flaking off at edges; yellow-brown accretion on left side and bottom (old adhesive?); cork broken around edge; possibly the remains of an old label on top
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System (in reference file)
Research Facts
Based on Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System it was made in 1913.
Exhibit History
Loaned to Agnes Etherington Art Centre for Museopathy exhibit May 24–Sept. 13, 2001
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Dates
1929
circa 1929
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001501
Description
Empty rectangular brown glass bottle stopped with a cork; bottle has a paper label on the front.
Accession Number
000001501
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- narcotics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty rectangular brown glass bottle stopped with a cork; bottle has a paper label on the front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1929
circa 1929
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: beige; red; black
cork: beige
glass: brown
Inscriptions
Front: "[illeg. handwritten] // 100 N // GELATIN-COATED // PILLS // No. 434 // OPIUM // AND LEAD // N.F. // Opium, powd., 1 gr. // lead acetate, 1 gr. // Dose, 1 or 2 Pills. // POISON // C676762 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA"; bottom: "1283"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 Row B
Length
9.0 cm
Width
3.4 cm
Depth
2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Label yellowed, dirty; bottle dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Sal-ethyl Carbonate

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4095
Dates
1936
circa 1936
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001302
Description
A rectangular amber glass bottle with a cylindrical neck and flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; bottle has a paper label on the front and is full of tablets; the neck is stuffed with cotton.
Accession Number
000001302
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain-- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular amber glass bottle with a cylindrical neck and flat, flanged lip stopped with a cork; bottle has a paper label on the front and is full of tablets; the neck is stuffed with cotton.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
circa 1936
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: orange; red; cream
glass: amber
cork: brown
Inscriptions
"100 C.T. No. 709 // SAL-ETHYL CARBONATE // (SALICYLIC ETHYL ESTER // CARBONATE) // COMPRESSED TABLETS // 5 GRAINS // DOSE: – One Tablet. // Repeated as directed by // the phpysician. // C715324 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; bottom: "D 1 "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.6 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Box is dusty; label yellowing and ink fading somewhat; all text is legible, however
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Sal-Ethyl Compound with codeine

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4310
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001484
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle stopped with a cork; bottle has a paper label on the front, a price sticker on the left side, and a fluorescent orange sticker on the back; bottle is 3/4 full of tablets.
Accession Number
000001484
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular brown glass bottle stopped with a cork; bottle has a paper label on the front, a price sticker on the left side, and a fluorescent orange sticker on the back; bottle is 3/4 full of tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
paper: white; red; blue; orange
cork: beige
glass: brown
Inscriptions
Front: "100 C.T. No. 712 // SAL-ETHYL // COMPOUND // WITH CODEINE // (Salicylic Ethyl Ester Car- // bonate with Amidopyrine // and Codeine Phosphate) // COMPRESSED TABLETS // Sal-Ethyl Carbonate // 3½ grains // Amidopyrine 1½ grains // Codeine Phos- // phate 1/8 grain // DOSE, One [illeg.] three tab- // [illeg.] three or four times // daily as needed. // C711129 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO "; left side: "WARK'S DRUG STORE // PHONE 376 // CORNER KING AND JOHN STS. // BROCKVILLE, ONT."; bottom: "D 3"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 11.8 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Label yellowing, dirty, several tears, scuffed; cork crumbling arounf the edge; price sticker dirty and yellowing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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