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ceramic canister

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Dates
1862
circa 1862
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050032
Description
An empty porcelain canister; it has a paper label; there is an indentation running around the top rim just beneath the lip; missing a lid.
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Accession Number
003050032
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
An empty porcelain canister; it has a paper label; there is an indentation running around the top rim just beneath the lip; missing a lid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; was probably purchased from J. Winer & Co. in Hamilton, ON.
Site Made (City)
Probably Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1862
circa 1862
Date Remarks
The Winer company adopted the name shown on the label in 1862.
Material
earthenware: brown
Inscriptions
"J. WINER & COMPANY, HAMILTON" printed on the label along with some words written in ink that are indecipherable, probably listing the canister's contents
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length 12.2 cm x Diam. 12.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The label is faded and stained; there is a large crack on the front of the canister beneath the label; #2: stains; crazing of the glaze surrounding the severe crack; large discoloured chip at the rim.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "John Winer: Famous on Two Sides of the Border by Scott Jordan, 1997"; Kingston City Directories; CD #9
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection. Winer was said to have usually used bottles produced in Hamilton.
Exhibit History
On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2.
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050042
Description
A metal cork press consisting of a base with a platform with grooves used to hold corks; there is a hinged arm which can be raised and lowered to compress the corks to the appropriate size.
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Accession Number
003050042
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging
Description
A metal cork press consisting of a base with a platform with grooves used to hold corks; there is a hinged arm which can be raised and lowered to compress the corks to the appropriate size.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
Whitall, Tatum & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York, Philadelphia, or Boston
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Similar item dated to around 1900 on a website
Material
metal: black; silver
Inscriptions
"WHITALL, TATUM & CO. // NEW YORK - PHILA - BOSTON." embossed on the bottom
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-1
Dimension Notes
Length 22.9 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
Condition Remarks
There is some scratching and wear on the artifact.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Bottle Finishes and Closures"; Kingston City Directories; CD #3
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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drug preparation scale

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Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050040 a-b
Description
A drug preparation scale consisting of a rectangular wooden base with the metal scale components attached (a); the scale has a detachable metal bowl (b) which sits in a hand-like area of the scale; this is attached to a beam with a weight on it and a loop at the other end, the weight is used to lev…
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Accession Number
003050040 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
A drug preparation scale consisting of a rectangular wooden base with the metal scale components attached (a); the scale has a detachable metal bowl (b) which sits in a hand-like area of the scale; this is attached to a beam with a weight on it and a loop at the other end, the weight is used to level the beam and determine the weight of the object in the bowl.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 8.6 cm x Depth 9.2 cm
b - bowl - Size: Length 12.3 cm x Width 9.6 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
Henry Troemner
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
wood brown
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"CHARLES OF THE RITZ // Mfg by H. TROEMNER, PHILA., PA // Sold by THE HOSE SCALE CO., N.Y." printed on a sticker on the base; "PENNA & N.Y.C APP'D TYPE 19 // SERIAL W2" engraved on a plaque on the base; "19" is carved twice on the wooden base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B2-4
Condition Remarks
Shows some signs of wear.
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; CD #9
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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electric body battery

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Dates
1907
circa 1907
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003050036 a-f
Description
An electric body battery which consists of a belt (a) made out of cloth, purple velvet, and leather with three metal discs and positive and negative conductors; there are two attachments, the first (b) is a wire loop that is meant to hang from the front of the belt to loop around the genitals, the …
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Accession Number
003050036 a-f
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Impotence -- therapy
Description
An electric body battery which consists of a belt (a) made out of cloth, purple velvet, and leather with three metal discs and positive and negative conductors; there are two attachments, the first (b) is a wire loop that is meant to hang from the front of the belt to loop around the genitals, the other (c) is a wire with two more of the discs on it; the belt is inside of a cardboard box with a bottom (d) and a lid (e); there is also a small instruction booklet (f).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - belt - Size: Length 107.0 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
b - loop - Size: Length 19.4 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - attachment - Size: Length 37.5 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
d - box base - Size: Length 28.4 cm x Width 10.2 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
e - box top - Size: Length 28.5 cm x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 3.6 cm
f - direction booklet - Size (unfolded): Length 17.7 cm x Width 17.7 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
Mioxrles
Dates
1907
circa 1907
Date Remarks
A marking on the box states "New label adopted January 1, 1907".
Material
fabric: orange; beige; brown; purple
leather: brown
metal: silver
cardboard: tan, blue, red
Inscriptions
"The MIOXRLES Electric Body Battery // PATENTED 26TH OF JANUARY, 1904 // NATURE'S VITALIZER // To Build Up and Strengthen the Sexual Organs // AND FOR // Rheumatism, Paralysis, Liver, Kidneys, // Lame Back, Constipation, Stomach // and all Nervous Diseases // PRICE $20.00" printed on the box with a diagram of the male version "FOR GENTS" and the female version "FOR LADIES", and "No. 6" in the lower left corner; the belt has "P" for positive and "N" for negative on the conductors; there is lots of various product information and instructional information in the instruction booklet and inside the box base.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-4
(f) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 16
Condition Remarks
The leather is brittle; the box and paper are faded and torn.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "The Bakken Library and Museum"; Kingston City Directories; CD #2
Research Facts
This is the male version, there was also a female version available which was essentially the same only with different attachments; John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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graduated medicine glass

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Dates
1956
1969
circa 1956-1969
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050037 a-b
Description
A graduated medicine glass (a) in a cardboard box (b).
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Accession Number
003050037 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A graduated medicine glass (a) in a cardboard box (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - glass - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 5.6 cm
b - box - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; Cleland's pharmacy was open from 1956 until 1969 located at 100 Princess Street.
Dates
1956
1969
circa 1956-1969
Date Remarks
According to the city directories Cleland's pharmacy was open from 1956 until 1969.
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: white, blue
Inscriptions
"CLELAND'S // PHARMACY // PRESCRIPTIONS // DIAL 548-3044 // KINGSTON" printed on one side of the glass with a "D" embossed on the base; graduated numbers on the other side; "No. 60 // "Rigo" // GRADUATED // MEDICINE GLASS // Thin Blown" printed on the box top with other information printed on the sides
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Condition Remarks
Like new
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; CD #9
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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graduated medicine glass

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Dates
1956
1969
circa 1956-1969
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050038 a-b
Description
A graduated medicine glass (a) in a cardboard box (b).
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Accession Number
003050038 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A graduated medicine glass (a) in a cardboard box (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - glass - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 5.6 cm
b - box - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; Cleland's pharmacy was open from 1956 until 1969 located at 100 Princess Street.
Dates
1956
1969
circa 1956-1969
Date Remarks
According to the city directories Cleland's Pharmacy was open from 1956 to 1969.
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: white, blue
Inscriptions
"CLELAND'S // PHARMACY // PRESCRIPTIONS // DIAL 548-3044 // KINGSTON" printed on one side of the glass with a "D" embossed on the base; graduated numbers on the other side; "No. 60 // "Rigo" // GRADUATED // MEDICINE GLASS // Thin Blown" printed on the box top with other information printed on the sides
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Condition Remarks
Like new
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; CD #9
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050043 a-b
Description
A grinder consisting of a wooden base (a) with a metal bowl attached to the top with a rotating handle coming out of it and a circular blade inside the bowl; there is a removable drawer (b) in the base which catches the ground material.
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Accession Number
003050043 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
Description
A grinder consisting of a wooden base (a) with a metal bowl attached to the top with a rotating handle coming out of it and a circular blade inside the bowl; there is a removable drawer (b) in the base which catches the ground material.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - base/grinder - Size: Length 15.1 cm x Width 15.1 cm x Depth 17.0 cm
b - drawer - Size: Length 11.4 cm x Width 10.3 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Material
wood: brown
metal: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A7-9
Condition Remarks
Part of the wood has been burnt.
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; CD #3
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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hot water bottle

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Dates
1904
circa 1904
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003050033 a-b
Description
A ceramic hot water bottle which consists of (a) a round container with a flat front and back and an opening for pouring water in and out and a metal handle near the top and (b) a threaded plug which screws into the opening in the bottle.
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Accession Number
003050033 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- hot water bottle
Description
A ceramic hot water bottle which consists of (a) a round container with a flat front and back and an opening for pouring water in and out and a metal handle near the top and (b) a threaded plug which screws into the opening in the bottle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - hot water bottle - Size: Length 19.7 cm x Width 20.5 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
b - plug - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
The Stevens Companies
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1904
circa 1904
Date Remarks
The registration number indicates that it was made around 1904.
Material
ceramic: brown
metal: gray
Inscriptions
"THE "ADAPTABLE" HOT WATER BOTTLE // & BED WARMER" transfer printed on the front as well as "Rd No // 443310 // MADE AT // THE OLD FULHAM POTTERY ESTD A.D. 1671 // ALL WATER BOTTLES SHOULD BE WARMED // BEFORE BEING FILLED // WITH BOILING // WATER"; "THE STEVENS COMPANIES // TORONTO // WINNIPEG // VANCOUVER // LONDON, ENG," transfer printed on the back
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-1
Condition Remarks
There is some staining, and the writing is chipping away in a few places.
Reference Types
Internet
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Mckune's Sporting Collectibles"; Kingston City Directories; CD #9
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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hot water bottle

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003050034 a-c
Description
Cylindrical stoneware hot water bottle (a) with one flat end and an opening at the other sealed with a threaded plug (b) which screws into the opening in the bottle with a removable (c) rubber washer which is separated from the plug with a layer of leather which is attached firmly to the plug; cyli…
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Accession Number
003050034 a-c
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- foot warmer
Description
Cylindrical stoneware hot water bottle (a) with one flat end and an opening at the other sealed with a threaded plug (b) which screws into the opening in the bottle with a removable (c) rubber washer which is separated from the plug with a layer of leather which is attached firmly to the plug; cylinder is meant to rest on its side; transfer print of manufacturers logo on one side.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - hot water bottle
b - plug
c - washer
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy.
Maker
Royal Doulton
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Date Remarks
Similar bottle dated at 1930s on website
Material
stoneware: tan
rubber: black
leather: black
Inscriptions
"ROYAL // Doulton // LONDON" transfer printed on the side of the body
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-1
Dimension Notes
a - hot water bottle - Size: Length 23.0 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Depth 10.0 cm
b - plug - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 4.7 cm
c - washer - Size: Length 0.5 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor staining
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
Internet: "Go Antiques"; Kingston City Directories
Research Facts
Hot water bottle is used as a bed warmer and foot warmer
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy. which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; April 2006 - 28 Jan 2017.
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hot water bottle / ice bag

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Dates
1904
circa 1904
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003050035 a-g
Description
A three-pocketed canvas bag; the bag (a) has a flap which snaps closed to seal the pockets; each pocket contains a metal cannister (b, d, f) with detachable lids (c, e, g) used to hold hot or cold water; the lids attach with a screw which runs down the middle and attaches to a bolt at the base of …
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Accession Number
003050035 a-g
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
MM= Home Nursing -- hot water bottle
Description
A three-pocketed canvas bag; the bag (a) has a flap which snaps closed to seal the pockets; each pocket contains a metal cannister (b, d, f) with detachable lids (c, e, g) used to hold hot or cold water; the lids attach with a screw which runs down the middle and attaches to a bolt at the base of the cannister.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - bag - Size: Length 25.5 cm x Width 23.7 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b,d,f - canisters - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
c,e,g - caps - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 3.9 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
Sampson
Dates
1904
circa 1904
Date Remarks
Patented on May 10th, 1904.
Material
fabric: cream
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"SAMPSON'S // Tri-cel" written near the top of the flap along with some indecipherable faded words beneath it; "HOT WATER BOTTLE // -or- // ICE BAG // Keep this side of cover out. // Use Hollow curves for front // of body. Round curve for // side or back." printed on the flap; "Sampson's // Adjustable Hot Water Bottles // Patented 1904." printed on bag; SAMPSON // PAT. MAY 10 1904" engraved on the bottom of each cannister
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-2
Condition Remarks
There is some staining on the bag and the writing has faded.
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; CD #9
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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