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Designed for Farmer's Mechanics Merchants and All People [booklet]

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Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001640
Description
Paper "handbook" from Dr. Pierce filled with testimonials and some advice on when to plant, etc.; front: shows a merchant, farmer and mechanic in the top half (black and red-orange); back: photograph of the Canadian Branch Laboratory in Bridgeburg, Ont.; 20 double-sided pages.
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Accession Number
996001640
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper "handbook" from Dr. Pierce filled with testimonials and some advice on when to plant, etc.; front: shows a merchant, farmer and mechanic in the top half (black and red-orange); back: photograph of the Canadian Branch Laboratory in Bridgeburg, Ont.; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. Pierce's Family Remedies
Site Made (City)
Bridgeburg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Date Remarks
Probably fairly soon after father's death in 1914, perhaps in 1920's; said it was around for 50 years, after Dr. R. V. Pierce's death in 1914, but still during Dr. V. M. Pierce's lifetime
Material
paper: black; red-orange
Inscriptions
Front: "HAND BOOK // Designed for // FARMERS MECHANICS // MERCHANTS AND ALL PEOPLE"; back: "Our Canadian Branch Laboratory at Bridgeburg, Ont. // is complete, and here are made all Dr. Pierce's Family // Remedies which have been so favorably known to Cana- // dians for 50 years, and for sale by every good druggist in Canada. // For your back- // ache, ANURIC // strengthens weak ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 10.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; small tear along front right edge; several stains along front left edge; back: some math written in ink, top right; bottom right, bent and partially torn; minimal staining within the booklet
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 136; "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 72, 135; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, chapt. 3
Research Facts
Pierce's Favorite Prescription -- Savin, Cinchona, Agaric, Cinnamon, Acacia, Sugar, Tinct. digitalis, Opium, Oil anise; Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery extracts of: cinchona, columbo, guaiacum, licorice, tinct. of opium, padophyllin (resinoid), Glycerine, alcohol; began with Dr. Ray Vaughn Pierce in 1862 -- set up small laboratory in Buffalo, manufacturing patent medicines; 1891, founded the Invalids Hotel and Surgical Institute.
Another mucilaginous herb that helps to soothe inflammation, licorice root is great for all sorts of coughs. Its mucilaginous properties make it great for dry irritated membranes, while it's also a natural expectorant, making it great for helping rid a wet productive cough of all the phlegm. Licorice root is also used in many syrups to help sweeten the flavor due to some of the bitter tasting herbs that many syrups contain.
Like ginger, cinnamon is a warming herb that helps with circulation, congestion, and boosting immunities which make it a great addition to any cold or cough syrup.
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Neighborhood Gossip Dream Book [booklet]

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Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001641
Description
Paper booklet called "Neighborhood Gossip Dream Book" from Dr. Pierce; front: shows two women gossiping over tea; back: a photograph of their branch laboratory in Bridgeburg; inside: lots of testimonials for their products and "hospital", dream interpretation and cooking recipes; 18 double-sided pa…
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Accession Number
996001641
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper booklet called "Neighborhood Gossip Dream Book" from Dr. Pierce; front: shows two women gossiping over tea; back: a photograph of their branch laboratory in Bridgeburg; inside: lots of testimonials for their products and "hospital", dream interpretation and cooking recipes; 18 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Given to Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, by Gwen.
Maker
Dr. Pierce's Family Remedies
Site Made (City)
Bridgeburg
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1914
1942
circa 1914-1942
Date Remarks
During Dr. V.M. Pierce's "reign" but probably published after 996.001.640, since no mention of father's death, and the new laboratory is no longer "just completed"
Material
paper: black; orange-red; pink; grey
Inscriptions
"Mrs. Wm McIlquham [?] // NEIGHBORHOOD GOSSIP // DREAM BOOK"; back: "Dr. Pierce's Medicines are made // PALE, ANEMIC WOMEN // A man or woman of real red blood is ready for // any or all tasks. Gain strength, energy, vigor by going // to your druggist and obtaining a 65c. bottle of Iron- // tic Tablets, or sent 10c. to Dr. Pierce's Labora- // tory..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.7 cm. x Width: 10.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; front: name written in pencil across the top, right bottom corner bent; several stains in left half; top right corner bent; staples are slightly rusty and binding edge is wearing; back: small stain, bottom, near middle
Copy Type
Original
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wood ink blotter

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
010020513
Description
Ink blotter made of brown wood in the style of Penkala-Moster; bottom half is semi-circular, and covered in a strip of faded green bristol board; the bristol board covers a beige coloured blotting paper; the top of the blotter has a curved wooden handle screwed into it; beneath the arch of the hand…
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Accession Number
010020513
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Commerce
Advertising
Description
Ink blotter made of brown wood in the style of Penkala-Moster; bottom half is semi-circular, and covered in a strip of faded green bristol board; the bristol board covers a beige coloured blotting paper; the top of the blotter has a curved wooden handle screwed into it; beneath the arch of the handle is a stamp of a profile of a man's head with a pointy nose, and a very large ear with a long pencil tucked behind it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Penkala-Moster Co.
Site Made (Country)
Croatia
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
wood: brown
bristol board: green, beige
metal: brown
Inscriptions
Underneath the arch of the handle on the top of the blotter: "PATENT // MOSTER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 17.3 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Blotter shows signs of use and wear; scratches all over, as well as ink stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"About Eduard Slavoljub Penkala" website; CD #5
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; the Penkala-Moster Co. was established in 1906 by Eduard Penkala and Edmund Moster to manufacture Penkala's new invention of the mechanical pencil; the company was successful and diversified into writing instruments and accessories patented by Penkala; a second factory was eventually opened up in Berlin; the company still continues to this day; an ink blotter was used to blot ink and prevent it from runnig, smearing, or smudging
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