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Dates
2000
circa 2000
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001257 a-c
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a)
  1 image  
Accession Number
000001257 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Skin Care
Dermatitis -- drug therapy
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a)
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 13.9 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - tube - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 1.4 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Warner-Lambert Co.
Dates
2000
circa 2000
Date Remarks
Current date
Material
plastic: white
cardboard: pink; white; blue; green;yellow; red; black
metal: silver; blue; white
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "DIN 02019701 † // Benadryl* // CREAM ITCH RELIEF // For relief of itch due to: // insect bites // mild sunburn // poison ivy // minor skin irritations // Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Cream 30 g"; front: "Directions: Apply locally three or four times daily. Contains: 2% diphenhydramine hydrochloride in a water miscible ointment base. // Non-medicinal Ingredient: paraben. // Warning: For external use only. Donot apply to blistere, raw or oozing areas of the skin. Do not use on chicken pox, measles or extensive areas of the // skin. If condition worsens or if symptoms persist for more than 7 days, or clear up and occur again within a few days, discontinue use and consult a physician // promptly. Do not use any other drugs containing diphenhydramine while using this product. Avoid contact with the eyes or other mucous membranes; if this // occurs rinse thoroughly with water. Keep out of reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, contact a physician or Poison Control Center immediately. // *TM Warner-Lambert Co, mfr. by †Warner-Lambert Canada Inc. for Warner Wellcome, lic. use, Scarborough, ONT. M1L 2N3"; bottom: top repeated in French; back: front repeated in French; right side: "[bar code] ) 60093 26517 5"; left side: "This carton contains 100% recycled // material, including 20% post-consumer // material. / [repeated in French] // (L) 8412 // EXP AL03"; (b) front: "DIN 02019701† // Benadryl* // CREAM ITCH RELIEF 30 g // Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Cream // For relief due to: // insect bites mild sunburn // poison ivy minor skin irritations // Directions: Apply locally three or four times daily. // Contains: 2% w/w diphenhydramine hydro- // chloride in a water miscible ointment base. // Non-medicinal Ingredient: paraben. // Warnings: For external use only. Should not be // applied to blistered, raw or oozing areas of the // skin. // See outer carton for additional warnings. // Lot No. and Exp Date on tube fold. // *TM / MC Warner-Lambert Co., mfr. by / fab. par †Warner- // Lambert Canada Inc. for / pour Warner Wellcome, lic. // use / sous lic., Scarborough, ONT. M1L 2N3"; back: front repeated in French, plus: "26517 265Q017 // 8412 AL03"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Condition Remarks
Flaps of box are dented from being opened; no other problems apparent
Copy Type
Original
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Benadryl ® Cream No. 58

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Dates
1976
circa 1976
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001327 a-c
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a); box has a price tag on the back
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Accession Number
000001327 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Skin Care
Dermatitis -- drug therapy
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a); box has a price tag on the back
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - tube - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 1.4 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1976
circa 1976
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
plastic: white
cardboard: white; blue; red;
metal: silver; red; white
paper: white; blue
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "1 OUNCE No. 58 // BENADRYL® CREAM // DIPHENYDRAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE CREAM // Contains 2% Benadryl® (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) in a water-miscible ointment base. // (L) GL 171 // PARKE-DAVIS // DIN 155276 Stock 18-58-18 [printed]"; front: "Indicated for the relief of itching due to insect bites, mild cases of sunburn, poison ivy or oak, and // other minor skin irritations. // Directions – Apply locally three or four times daily, or as directed by the physician. // WARNING – Should not be applied to blistered, raw or oozing areas of the skin. If burning // sensation results, use should be discontinued. // Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd. // Brockville, Ontario"; bottom: top repeated in French except for Lot No.; back: "[front repeated in French] // DT 020461 // G7 R // OUR PRICE // 1.760 // P 1.76 // 155276"; left side: "1 OUNCE // BENADRYL® // CREAM // Stock 18-58-18"; right side: left side repeated in French; (b) front: "1 OUNCE No. 58 // BENADRYL® // CREAM // DIPHENYDRAMINE // HYDROCHLORIDE // CREAM // Contains 2% Benadryl® // (diphenhydramine hydro- // chloride) in a water- // miscible ointment base. // Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd. // Brockville, Ontario // PARKE-DAVIS // Stock 18-58-18 // DIN 155276"; back: "Indicated for the relief of itching // due to insect bites, mild cases // of sunburn, poison ivy or // oak, and other minor skin // irritations. // DIRECTIONS – Apply lo - //cally three or four times daily, or as directed by the // physician. // WARNING – Should not be // applied to blistered, raw or // oozing areas of the skin. If // burning sensation results // use should be discontinued. // [above 14 lines repeated in French] // Lot No. on tube fold // GL171"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box yellowing; no other problems apparent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Caladryl Lotion

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4027
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001232 a-b
Description
Elliptical plastic bottle (a) with paper labels and threaded plastic cap with a top that flips open.
Accession Number
000001232 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Sunburn -- drug therapy
Dermatitis -- drug therapy
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Elliptical plastic bottle (a) with paper labels and threaded plastic cap with a top that flips open.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company
Material
plastic: white; pink
paper: white; brown; orange; black
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "PARKE-DAVIS // Caladryl* // LOTION // FOR RELIEF OF ITCHING // due to insect bites, minor skin irritations, // mild poison ivy and oak, mild sunburn // [indications repeated in French] // 100 mL DIN 358452 // 267H540"; back: "(L) 41154 // Benadryl* (diphenhydramine HCl) 1% and // Calamine 8%. // Directions: SHAKE WELL. Apply to skin 3 or 4 // times daily. Cleanse skin with soap and water and // dry area before each application. // Warning: Do not apply to blistered, raw or oozing // areas of the skin. If a burning sensation or rash // develops, or if condition persists, discontinue use. // Remove by washing with soap and water. // Caution: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Keep away // from eyes or other mucous membranes. Keep // out of reach of children. // [contents, directions, warning and caution repeated in French] // * Reg. T.M. / M. Enr. Parke, Davis & Company // Psrke-Davis Canada Inc. auth. user / usager aut. // Parke-Davis Canada Inc., Scarborough, Ontario // 267H640 26701"; bottom: "IMCO // 14"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 5 Row C
Length
a - 12.0 cm
Width
a - 6.0 cm
Depth
a - 2.9 cm b - 1.8 cm
Diameter
b - 2.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bottle somewhat dirty; spot of pink accretion on back; labels yellowed, dirty; some product appears to have leaked from flip top of cap.
Copy Type
Original
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Comfort medicated powder

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4024
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001229 a-b
Description
Square metal tin (a) with separate lid (b); lid includes a round, perforated dial that likely turned to align holes to dispense powder.
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Accession Number
000001229 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Skin Care
Dermatitis -- drug therapy
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Square metal tin (a) with separate lid (b); lid includes a round, perforated dial that likely turned to align holes to dispense powder.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tin - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1955
circa 1955
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering system
Material
metal: cream; blue; red; silver
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "MEDICAMENTA . VERA . [these words surround logo] P D // NET WEIGHT 4 OUNCES // COMFORT ® // POWDER // A MEDICATED POWDER // CONTAINS: TALC AND CORNSTARCH // TOGETHER WITH ZINC STEARATE 3%, // EXSICCATED ALUM 1.5%, MAGNESIUM // CARBONATE 0.3%, SALICYLIC ACID 0.5%, // AND PHENOL NOT MORE THAN 0.25% // Stock 21-34-35 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; left side: "RECOMMENDED FOR // Use in the relief of sunburn, prickly // heat, chafing, diaper rash and skin // irritation due to adhesive or other // bandages. A massage medium and // for use wherever a bland medicated // powder is indicated. // LITHO. IN U.S.A. // [illeg.] // CANCO // [illeg.]"; back: identical to front; right side: identical to left side; bottom: "L [encircled] F 128 J [stamped]"; (b) "COMFORT POWDER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row C
Condition Remarks
Some paint scratched off; some corrosion; lid no longer comes off and dial no longer turns
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.322
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Comfort medicated powder

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4129
Dates
1976
circa 1976
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001322 a-b
Description
A square metal tin (a) with separate lid (b) that includes a round perforated dial to align the perforations with holes in the lid to dispense powder
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Accession Number
000001322 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Skin Care
Dermatitis -- drug therapy
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A square metal tin (a) with separate lid (b) that includes a round perforated dial to align the perforations with holes in the lid to dispense powder
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tin - Size: Length 11.3 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1976
circa 1976
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
metal: cream; blue; red; silver
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "[logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // NET WEIGHT 4 OUNCES // COMFORT® // POWDER // A MEDICATED POWDER // CONTAINS: TALC AND CORNSTARCH, // DRIED POTASSIUM ALUM 1.5%, MAG- // NESIUM CARBONATE 0.3%, SALICYLIC // ACID 0.5%, AND PHENOL NOT MORE // THAN 0.25% // STOCK 21-34-74 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, U.S.A."; right side: "RECOMMENDED FOR // Use in the relief of sunburn, prickly // heat, chafing, diaper rash, and skin // irritation due to adhesive or other // bandages. A massage medium and // for use whenever a bland medicated // powder is indicated. // MADE IN U.S.A."; back: identical to front; left side: identical to right side; bottom: "L [encircled] GG164 [stamped]"; (b) "COMFORT // POWDER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row C
Condition Remarks
Tin dusty; extensive corrosion on lid; dial no longer turns
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.229
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Emollientine Ointment No. 12

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Dates
1931
circa 1931
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
000001329 a-c
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded metal cap (c) in a cardboard box (a); tube has a paper label around circumference
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Accession Number
000001329 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Skin Care
Dermatitis -- drug therapy
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Foil tube (b) with threaded metal cap (c) in a cardboard box (a); tube has a paper label around circumference
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 12.4 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - tube - Size: Length 10.5 cm x Diam. 2.3 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 1.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1931
circa 1931
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: beige; red;
metal: silver
paper: cream; red
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "OINTMENT No. 12 // EMOLLIENTINE // A valuable combination of Aluminum hydrate, Carbolic acid, Isarol, Lead // oxide, Corrosive sublimate, and Zinc sulphocarbolate with // an aromatized ointment base. // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY"; front: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE: // Spread the Emollientine on lint or cotton cloth and apply to the af- // fected part; hold in place with bandage or strips of adhesive plaster. // PRINTED BY PARKE, DAVIS & CO., DETROIT, MICH."; bottom: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // LABORATORIES // DETROIT, U.S.A. WALKERVILLE, CANADA LONDON, ENGLAND // SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL // BRANCHES // [23 cities listed]"; back: "Emollientine is particularly useful in the treatment of burns, scalds, // cuts, bruises, sun burn, etc., and is a soothing application for // acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the skin. It can // also be advantageously utilized in place of poultices."; right side and left side: "EMOLLIENTINE // [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // OINTMENT"; (b) front: "OINTMENT No. 12 // EMOLLIENTINE // An Antiseptic, Astringent, Soothing // and Restorative Ointment // Combining Aluminum hy- // drate, Carbolic acid, Isarol, // Lead oxide, Corrosive subli- // mate and Zinc sulphacarbolate // with an ointment base agree- // ably aromatized. [printed] C689583 [stamped] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA"; back: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE: // Spread the Emollientine // on lint or cotton cloth and // apply to the affected part; // hold in place with bandage // or strips of adhesive plas- // ter."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Condition Remarks
Box yellowed and dirty; some corrosion on tube and cap; tube deeply dented at top front; label yellowing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 16 for malaria

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2373
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001294
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
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Accession Number
996001294
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993
Maker
Humphreys Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard:
Inscriptions
Paper wrapper/label reads, "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC // NO ['O' superscripted] 16 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // MALARIA // F. Humphreys M.D. // HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York // MADE IN U.S.A."; back reads, "AVERAGE CONTENTS 32 TABLETS // Quin.Sul-Nux v.-Ipec.-ced.-Eup.p"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unopened and unused; there is minor wear at the top and bottom of the box on the paper wrapper; all printing is legible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See laminated advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies; "Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14
Research Facts
For Malaria, Fever and Ague, Dumbague, intermitting fever; malarial fevers; effects of malaria; old suppressed agues.
Exhibit History
Bracken Library - Chiong exhibit - May 13 1997
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Kwikstop for Tooth Ache

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Dates
1910
1950
circa 1910-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Dental
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Dental
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1999.3.52 a-e
Description
Rectangular cardboard box (b) contains short square clear glass bottle (a) with cream metal screw cap closure and paper lable, two flat wood toothpicks (d-e) and a cream absorbent cotton ball; box with green panels and cream text.
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Accession Number
1999.3.52 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Dental
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Dental
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anesthetics -- therapeutic use
Dental Care
Home Health
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription; Analgesics
Toothache
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- toothache remedies
Description
Rectangular cardboard box (b) contains short square clear glass bottle (a) with cream metal screw cap closure and paper lable, two flat wood toothpicks (d-e) and a cream absorbent cotton ball; box with green panels and cream text.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
c - cotton ball
d - toothpick
e - toothpick
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1950
circa 1910-1950
Material
paper: cream
glass: transparent
ink: green
wood: tan
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
On box: "Kwikstop // for // TOOTH ACHE // 13633 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // NORTHROP & LYMAN CO. // TORONTO LIMITED CANADA // DIRECTIONS // caution - Do not swallow. Where there is a cavity in the // tooth apply Kwikstop on a piece of absorbent cotton. If there // is no cavity moisten a piece of cotton with kwikstop and // swab the gum on both sides of the tooth. // Kwikstop // Has a local // Anaesthetic // Action'; repeated in French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Height 6.0 cm x Width 2.1 cm x depth 2.1 cm
b - box - Length 7.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
c - cotton ball
d - toothpick - Length 5.9 cm
e - toothpick - Length 5.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Never used
Copy Type
Original
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Kwikstop for Tooth Ache

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13000
Dates
1950
1970
circa 1950-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Dental
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Dental
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1999.3.98
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S. O. S. Tooth Ache Remedy

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15194
Dates
1940
1969
circa 1940 - 1969
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Dental
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Dental
Accession Number
019003001 a-c
Description
Small empty rectangular transparent S. O. S. Tooth Ache Remedy bottle (a) with removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap (b) and rectangular tan, green, and black cardboard box (c); bottle has flat rectangular side walls with beveled corners and top arches; round shoulders, round neck ring and …
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Accession Number
019003001 a-c
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Dental
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Dental
MeSH Heading
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anesthetics -- therapeutic use
Dental Care
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription; Analgesics
Toothache
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- toothache remedies
Description
Small empty rectangular transparent S. O. S. Tooth Ache Remedy bottle (a) with removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap (b) and rectangular tan, green, and black cardboard box (c); bottle has flat rectangular side walls with beveled corners and top arches; round shoulders, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; rectangular cream and green paper label with product information in English and French on front, right, and left sides; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; circular mold mark and embossed manufacturer information on bottom; cap has curved indents on sides, slightly rounded top, internal continuous thread, and circular grey metallic covered paper insert in interior top; box has product information and directions on front and proper left side and in French on back and proper right side.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 5.7 cm Width 2.0 cm Depth 2.0 cm
b – cap – Length 0.9 cm Diameter 1.7 cm
c – box – Length 7.7 cm Width 2.5 cm Depth 2.5 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
The Toronto Pharmacal Co., Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1969
circa 1940 - 1969
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company factory mark, first introduced in 1940; presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, discontinued in 1970
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan, cream
ink: light green, dark green, black
plastic: black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: “- S O S - // S. O. S. relieves toothache. // Not to be swallowed. // S. O. S. soulange la mal de dents. // Ne doit pas être avalé. // Proprietary or Patent Medicine // Act No. 11476 // The Toronto Pharmacal Co., Limited // Toronto, Canada”; embossed on bottom of bottle: “D” // 6”; printed on front of box: “S // O // S // Relieves // Tooth- // Ache // Quickly !”; printed on proper left side of box: “Effective whether // there is a dental // cavity or not. // Has local // anesthetic action // but no // narcotics. // DIRECTIONS: // Saturate a small // piece of cotton with // S. O. S. and fill // cavity; if no cavity, // rub on gums. // Repeat frequently // if necessary. // Proprietary or Patent // Medicine Act 11476. // THE // TORONTO // PHARMACAL // COMPANY // Established 1896 // TORONTO, ONT.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row A
Condition Remarks
Fading all over bottle label, especially along top; minor soiling on proper right side of bottle label; top missing from box; proper right top flap detached; major tear to proper left top flap; minor soiling all over exterior of box, especially on top front and top proper right side
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Anaesthetic.” English Oxford Living Dictionaries, Oxford University Press, 2019. Accessed 8 June 2019.
Miller, George L. and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Park Canada, 1984.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
S. O. S. was marketed as remedy for toothaches; the label claims that the formula contained no narcotics.
S. O. S. had anaesthetic action, which means it caused insensitivity to pain; this means it was a form of pain relief, not an actual treatment for a dental condition.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company; the Dominion Glass Company factory mark, first introduced in 1940, indicates this bottle was manufactured in Hamilton, Ontario; the Dominion Glass Company diamond logo was discontinued in 1970.
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