Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Surgiderm (I & B) Liquid Soap bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; full with semi-transparent green liquid; circular base with slight push up, stippled outer ring, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with…
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Surgiderm (I & B) Liquid Soap bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; full with semi-transparent green liquid; circular base with slight push up, stippled outer ring, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and directions in English and French attached to front; separate rectangular cream paper label attached to side; round shoulders taper to round short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has vertical indents on sides, bevelled top edge, flat top and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, box month code, and “1” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least 1968)
ink: navy, black
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // SURGIDERM // (I & B) // LIQUID SOAP // WITH HEXACHLOROPHENE // A high quality neutral liquid soap containing 40% soap solids // and 2 ½% Hexachlorophene (based on anhydrous soap content). // DIRECTIONS: May be diluted with up to 4 volumes of water for // use in dispensers throughout hospital. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA // GREEN”; stamped on label in black ink: “(L) 864114”; embossed on bottom: “17 // D 1 // 912”
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row G
Unit Of Measure
Minor soiling all over label; minor distortions and areas of separation all over label, especially along bottom edge; minor tear to top front of label
Artifact label (006.033.008)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Surgiderm was part of Ingram & Bell’s product line marketed specifically for use in the medical field; it was marketed as a high quality liquid hand soap for use in hospital soap dispensers.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Bramalea, Ontario; the progressive line system month code and “1” year code signify it was produced in 1961.
Cylindrical roll of one ply toilet paper (a) with printed paper label covering exterior; manufacturing information and Royal Arms of the United Kingdom printed on the label in dark blue ink; paper is wrapped around a thin brown nearly cylindrical cardboard tube; roll is almost square form pressure …
Cylindrical roll of one ply toilet paper (a) with printed paper label covering exterior; manufacturing information and Royal Arms of the United Kingdom printed on the label in dark blue ink; paper is wrapped around a thin brown nearly cylindrical cardboard tube; roll is almost square form pressure of other rolls in a box.
Number Of Parts
a - roll
b - label
Belonged to Canada’s Museum’s of Science and Innovation; deaccessioned from their collection.
Printed on the paper label in dark blue ink: “GOVERNMENT OF CANADA // TOILET PAPER // “Made in Canada” // “J. C. WILSON LIMITED // PAPER MAKERS // MONTREAL – CANADA // 11 ounces”
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Unit Of Measure
Ppaer yellowing; object distorted but stabel; brown staining at paper seam from adhesive deterioration; minor all over surface staining especially over label
Laurin, Serge. “Wilson, James Crocket.” Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval. 1990. Accessed 21 May 2019.
J. C. Wilson Limited was founded by James Crocket Wilson in 1870 as J. C. Wilson and Company. The company was one of Canada’s leading paper manufacturers and produced a variety of paper products, including bags, postcards, and toilet paper.