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Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001279 a-c
Description
(a) Rectangular square clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and screw top; bottle contained Norway Pine syrup (now only remnants) and has a screw on/off round metal lid (b); (c) one-piece printed cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; box made to house (a) and…
Accession Number
996001279 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Rectangular square clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and screw top; bottle contained Norway Pine syrup (now only remnants) and has a screw on/off round metal lid (b); (c) one-piece printed cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; box made to house (a) and lists product information.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - lid
c - box
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
The T. Milburn Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
cardboard: yellow
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle is, "NORWAY PINE // SYRUP" (front); "TORONTO ONT." (side); "WOODS" (other side); box reads, "DR. WOOD'S // NORWAY PINE // SYRUP // FOR // COUGHS // COLDS // BRONCHITIS // HOARSENESS // AND // BRONCHIAL // AFFECTIONS // THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT // MEDICINE ACT NO. 5814 // MAXIMUM DOSE CONTAINS // .342 MINIM SQUILL // THE T. MILBURN CO. // TORONTO LIMITED" (front); side panel gives usage information; box information is in English and French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 14.2 cm. x Width 5.0 cm. x Depth 2.6 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.0 cm. x Diameter 2.6 cm.
c - box - Size: Length 14.8 cm. x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
2001: (a) Bottle is complete and undamaged, showing no chips or cracks; there is a stain inside the bottle -- likely syrup remnants; (b) lid undamaged; (c) cardboard box is complete, but the top flap has torn off and been mended with Magic tape; the rest of the box shows only minor wear and all writing is clearly legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; "Canadian Bottle and Stoneware Collector". Magazine Issue No. 16, April/May/June 1996, pp. 21-23
Research Facts
Used to relieve coughs, colds, bronchitis, hoarseness and bronchial affections
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Parmelee's Cough Balsam

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001193
Description
Rectangular clear blue glass bottle; four recessed panels, one with embossed writing and one with paper label; long cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper
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Accession Number
996001193
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear blue glass bottle; four recessed panels, one with embossed writing and one
with paper label; long cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in
Feb. 1994
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: blue
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Parmelee's // cough balsam // For // Coughs // Colds // Bronchitis // and all Diseases // of the
throat and // lungs // ... // The Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act // Northrop & Lyman
Co. // Toronto, Can.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.5 cm. x Width: 6.1 cm. x Depth: 3.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label very slightly discoloured
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
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Puretest Friar's Balsam Tincture

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1977.8.51
Description
Rectangular bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck and a metal screw-on cap contains a liquid bronchitis remedy; a paper label is affixed to the front face.
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Accession Number
1977.8.51
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular bottle with rounded shoulders and a narrow neck and a metal screw-on cap contains a liquid bronchitis remedy; a paper label is affixed to the front face.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. W. Scott.
Maker
United Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
glass: brown
metal: black
paper: blue; white
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "Puretest // Friar's Balsam // Tincture // Benzoin Compound // 1 Fluid Ounce UF2851 // For Bronchitis, 1/2 // to 1 teaspoonful // on sugar. As an // inhalant in acute // laryngitis, 1 tea- // spoonful to pint of // hot water. As a // wound dressing, // apply undiluted. // The Rexall Store // United Drug Co. // Limited // Toronto, Can. // 1693 - 029"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 9.1 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
Friar's Balsam is an antiseptic and stimulating expectorant. Action & Uses: Can be used as an antiseptic and protectant to minor cuts and abrasions, chapped skin and lips, cracked nipples, small fissures of skin and anus, bedsores, indolent ulcers, herpes simplex, and gingivitis.
Tincture of benzoin is a pungent solution of benzoin resin in ethanol. A similar preparation called Friar's Balsam or Compound Benzoin Tincture contains, in addition, Cape aloes or Barbados aloes and storax resin. Friar's balsam was invented by Joshua Ward around 1760.
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Shiloh for Coughs

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001122
Description
Rectangular clear glass medicine bottle; four recessed panels with paper labels on two large panels and embossed wording on two narrow panels.
Accession Number
996001122
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass medicine bottle; four recessed panels with paper labels on two large panels and embossed wording on two narrow panels.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb. 1994.
Maker
S.C. Wells & Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Shiloh // for coughs, etc. // each teaspoonful contains // 1/2 minim, chloroform // Licorice, oil of tak, // oil of peppermint // Teppin Hydrate, Lo- // belia and syrup // prepared only by // S. C. Wells & Co. // Leroy, N.Y., Toronto, Can."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.2 cm. x Width: 5.7 cm. x Depth: 3.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label is discoloured slightly by age; several tears and rips in paper
Copy Type
Original
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Zubes Cough Lozenges

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001100
Description
Low circular metal container of cough lozenges; nothing in container; gold bottom with orange lid with black, gold and pink writing over surface; lid does not come off.
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Accession Number
996001100
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Low circular metal container of cough lozenges; nothing in container; gold bottom with orange lid with black, gold and pink writing over surface; lid does not come off.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa in June 1993.
Maker
E. W. Hampshire and Co.
Site Made (City)
Derby
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: yellow; orange; black; pink
Inscriptions
"Soothing // and comforting // zubes // ... // Cough Lozenges // Pour le mal de gorge // 10 cents // Made in England by F. W. Hampshire and Company, Limited Derby"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 1.5 cm. x Diam. : 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear over surface
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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