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Phillips Milk of Magnesia blotter

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Dates
1915
1920
circa 1915-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001455
Description
Cardboard blotter for Philips' Milk of Magnesia; front: has a chromolithograph facsimile (colour) of the bottle or tin the product is available in; the background consists of a broad stripe of yellow, a darker yellow-orange below that which is cut through by a red stripe; paper is offwhite.
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Accession Number
996001455
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cathartics -- advertisements
Antacids -- advertisements
Constipation -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Heartburn -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Philips' Milk of Magnesia; front: has a chromolithograph facsimile (colour) of the bottle or tin the product is available in; the background consists of a broad stripe of yellow, a darker yellow-orange below that which is cut through by a red stripe; paper is offwhite.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, Oct. 16 1994, Washington, D.C.
Maker
The Chas. H. Philips Chemical Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Glenbrook
Site Made (State)
Connecticut
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1915
1920
circa 1915-1920
Date Remarks
Definitely around in 1911, and price is still the same; around since 1886 (at least)
Material
paper: blue; red; yellow; black; yellow-orange; off-white
Inscriptions
"Tablets FOR THE POCKET // Now in 2 Dependable Forms // Liquid FOR THE HOME // PHILLIPS' MILK OF MAGNESIA // THE IDEAL LAXATIVE - ANTACID // EACH TABLET CONTAINS ONE TEASPOON OF // GENUINE PHILLIPS' MILK OF MAGNESIA // IN CONCENTRATED FORM // 30 TABLETS PRICE 25 c", etc.; bottle label readable as well
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.9 cm. x Width: 9.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
A little discolouration from aging around edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Hudson's Bay Company 1910-1911 catalogue
Research Facts
Sold for 50 c in 1911 from the Hudson Bay Co.; dated after 1919 because of registered patent (Proprietary Medicine Act)
Images
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