Printed on the front cover: "DISEASES OF THE KIDNEYS AND BLADDER // Prostatic and Urinary Troubles"; titles on interior: "GENERAL DIRECTIONS // FOR TAKING // BOOTH'S KIDNEY PILLS", "BOOTH'S KIDNEY PILLS // ARE FOR", "SPECIAL NOTICE", "SOME GENERAL HINTS", "CERTIFICATE OF PURITY", "A PHYSICIAN'S ENDORSEMENT", "BOOTH'S LAXATIVE (PILLS)"; advertisements on reverse: "MI=O=NA", "BOOTH'S BALM", "HYOMEI"
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Unit Of Measure
Paper has yellowed; slight creasing throughout; large area of loss on bottom
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
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…
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
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Underneath the arch of the handle on the top of the blotter: "PATENT // MOSTER"
Storage Room 0010
Length 17.3 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
Blotter shows signs of use and wear; scratches all over, as well as ink stains.
"About Eduard Slavoljub Penkala" website; CD #5
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