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Dates
1933
circa 1933
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
000006021
Description
Booklet consisting of one sheet of stiff paper and seven sheets of thin paper bound with two staples along the centre line and folded in half; thus it has 28 pages; the booklet promotes Cow Brand Baking Soda as an antacid home remedy; the booklet also cites 32 symptoms and uses for which baking sod…
Accession Number
000006021
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Antacids -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders -- advertisements
Description
Booklet consisting of one sheet of stiff paper and seven sheets of thin paper bound with two staples along the centre line and folded in half; thus it has 28 pages; the booklet promotes Cow Brand Baking Soda as an antacid home remedy; the booklet also cites 32 symptoms and uses for which baking soda may be effective.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson
Maker
Church & Dwight Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1933
circa 1933
Date Remarks
Dated on the copyright on the title page
Material
paper: yellow; beige
Inscriptions
The title page reads, "A Friend in // Need // DWIGHT'S // COW BRAND // BAKING SODA // FACTS WORTH KNOWING ABOUT // COW BRAND BAKING SODA // AS A PROVED MEDICAL // AGENT // CHURCH & DWIGHT Limited // 2715 Reading Street // Montreal, Canada // Copyright 1933 Printed in Canada"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #1
Dimension Notes
Length 14.4 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The cover and text block have discoloured overall, and are split at the back; there are tears on the first page, the last page, and the back cover; the last page is dog-eared; there are stains on all pages.
Copy Type
Original
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booklet with sample cachets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4352
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
000006007
Description
Four-page booklet and two pieces of medicine; a piece of medicine measures 3.2 cm in diameter and has a depth of 0.3 cm, and is a thin disc with a narrow rim like a hat; the booklet is one piece of paper printed in blue on both sides, folded in half along the vertical centre line; it is not certain…
Accession Number
000006007
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- instruction
MM= Drug Packaging
Description
Four-page booklet and two pieces of medicine; a piece of medicine measures 3.2 cm in diameter and has a depth of 0.3 cm, and is a thin disc with a narrow rim like a hat; the booklet is one piece of paper printed in blue on both sides, folded in half along the vertical centre line; it is not certain whether the medicine is part of the original promotion kit.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson; obtained in the 1930s from the drug store run by his father
Maker
Smith & Nephew Pharmaceuticals Limited
Site Made (City)
Welwyn Garden City
Site Made (State)
Hertfordshire
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Item in a pharmacy in the 1930s
Material
paper: white; blue
medicine: white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Front page: "CACHETS // are easy to take // sont faciles à prendre // SNP [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // Smith & Nephew Parmaceuticals Limited // Welwyn Garden City, Herts., England"; fourth page: "why CACHETS? // There are four main advantages when taking this compound in the form of // cachets instead of in tablet or other forms. // 1 Each cachet contains the equiva- // lent of several tablets. This means // fewer "swallows" a day. // 2 Cachets leave no unpleasant taste. // 3 Cachets disintegrate rapidly as // soon as they are swallowed. // 4 Cachets bring the compound // absolutely fresh to the patient. // N.B. It is absolutely essential to the success of treatment that the dosage // instructions laid down by the physician are adhered to. // [preceding text repeated in French] // Medical Information Department . Service des renseignements médicaux // Smith & Nephew Pharmaceuticals Limited // Welwyn Garden City, England // Printed in England // Imprimé en Angleterre // Form S.CACH (E/F"; inside of booklet (second and third pages) is divided into five blocks; the first block on the left is text only, the second through fifth blocks have photographic illustrations above the text for each block; first block: "Oral administration by // cachets has certain distinct // advantages. At first sight // cachets may seem rather // large to swallow but they // are surprisingly easy to take // if these simple rules are // followed."; second block: "Moisten cachets by dropping // full dose into partly-filled // tumbler of water, milk or // fruit squash."; third block: "Leave for a few seconds to // soften, then, one by one, lift // out on dessert spoon with // some of liquid."; fourth block: "Swallow cachet and liquid // together. Repeat until full // dose has been taken."; fifth block: "Finally wash cachets down // with remaining liquid. If pos- // sible take dose immediately // after food. // CACHETS [logo: white letters on blue background] // MEAN FEWER SWALLOWS — LEAVE NO UNPLEASANT TASTE // MOINS DE DOSES A PRENDRE — NE LAISSENT AUCUN GOUT DESAGREABLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper is discoloured; brochure is stapled--staples could cause stains in the future
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Jack Willson, personal communication
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Reckitt's Square Blue

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4362
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000006017
Description
Flat square paper packet that initially contained four pieces of the product, and three of them still remain in the packet; each piece of the product is a cube and is wrapped in blue paper; the four pieces were packed in a black paper pouch; a paper label is adhered around the left, front, right an…
Accession Number
000006017
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Laundering
Description
Flat square paper packet that initially contained four pieces of the product, and three of them still remain in the packet; each piece of the product is a cube and is wrapped in blue paper; the four pieces were packed in a black paper pouch; a paper label is adhered around the left, front, right and back sides of the black pouch; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson.
Maker
Reckitt & Colman (Canada) Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
paper: white; black; blue; red
Inscriptions
Front: ""RECKITT'S // SQUARE // BLUE"; a crown is printed in red and blue on a white diamond; back: "RECKITT'S SQUARE BLUE // PREVENTS CLOTHES // TURNING YELLOW"; white letters on blue border read, "RECKITT & COLMAN // (CANADA) LIMITED // MANUFACTURED AT MONTREAL, CANADA."; blue letters on red background below the border read, "LE BLEU RECKITT // EMPÊCHE // LE LINGE DE JAUNIR"; right side: blue letters inside of frame read, "4 WRAPPED SQUARES // RECKITT'S BLUE"; left half of left side reads: "WRAP SQUARE IN // FLANNEL, STIR IN // RINSING WATER UN- // TIL DESIRED COLOUR // IS OBTAINED. PRE- // VENTS CLOTHES // TURNING YELLOW."; blue letters on the right half read, "ENVELOPPEZ LE CUBE // DANS UNE FLANELLE, // AGITER DANS L'EAU // À RINCER POUR OB- // TENIR LA TEINTE DÉ- // SIRÉE. EMPÊCHE LE // LINGE DE JAUNIR."; on one side of the blue paper wrapping the cube, there are users' instructions printed in white letters that are the same as those on the left side of the packet
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Dimension Notes
Length 6.5 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 3.1cm
Condition Remarks
Packet has been opened and one cube has been used; blue powder is leaking from the packet; at the object's left on the top, the black paper has been torn away; there are two tears on the front in the upper left corner and on the left side; the paper label has a beige discolouration, beige stains, and brown smudges; the black pouch has white abrasion marks around the edges and on the bottom.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This product was used to keep white fabrics from yellowing
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