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Abbott's Disco No. 1 Tablets [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1936
circa 1936
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Accession Number
996001616
Description
Used thick paper postcard from A. E. Hanna, Prescription Pharmacy; front: address, typed and imprinted green Canadian 1 cent stamp; back: ad for A. E. Hanna and Disco No. 1 tablets; black dot in centre has "white" lettering for the Disco No. 1 ad.
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Accession Number
996001616
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Communication
MeSH Heading
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used thick paper postcard from A. E. Hanna, Prescription Pharmacy; front: address, typed and imprinted green Canadian 1 cent stamp; back: ad for A. E. Hanna and Disco No. 1 tablets; black dot in centre has "white" lettering for the Disco No. 1 ad.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg, Limited.
Maker
A. E. Hanna Pharmacy
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
circa 1936
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: black; green; orange-red
Inscriptions
Front: "Dr. C. E. Cooper Cole, // 170 St. George St. // Toronto, Ont. // OUR PRESCRIPTION // DEPARTMENT // WISHES to announce that // they are prepared at any time // to fill your prescriptions for // ABBOT'S // DISCO NO. 1 // TABLETS // the new improved compound // for the relief of dysmenorrhea. // Each tablet contains: // Ephedrine Hydrochloride 1/8 gr. // Acetophenetidin 1 1/2 gr. // A. E. HANNA // Prescription Pharmacy // 184 Bloor St. West, // TORONTO, ONTARIO // Phone 1109"; reverse: "CANADA // POST CARD // TORONTO // MAY 19 // 1936 // ONT. // Dr. C.E. Cooper Cole, // 170 St. George St. // Toronto, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; two small tears on front left edge top quadrant; some smudging from postmark and some staining from back (light); back: right bottom corner bent; a blue stain near the top and black stain near the bottom
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Dysmenorrhea is painful menstruation, typically involving abdominal cramps. Company around from 1929.
Images
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