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boric acid tablets

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Dates
1879
1900
1879-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.61
Description
A two-mould blue glass bottle of boric acid tablets with a cylindrical body, rounded shoulders tapering into a medium-sized neck with a lip; cork closure; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.61
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Wounds and Injuries
Disinfection
Antisepsis
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter-- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A two-mould blue glass bottle of boric acid tablets with a cylindrical body, rounded shoulders tapering into a medium-sized neck with a lip; cork closure; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
E. B. Shuttleworth Chemical Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1879
1900
1879-1900
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."; E. B. Shuttleworth Chemical Co. established in 1879
Material
glass: blue
cork: brown
paper: cream; black
Inscriptions
On label: "COMPRESSED TABLET. // Acid Boric [illeg.] gr. // Properties: Antiseptic. // DOSE: One. // THE E. B. SHUTTLEWORTH CHEMICAL // Limited, // "Manufacturing Chemists, Toronto,"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 18.5 cm x Diam. 7.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is torn; partly illegible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Pharmaceutical Industry" article on The Canadian Encyclopedia website
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Dates
1800
1906
1800-1906
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.144 a-b
Description
A paper package containing a bottle of Borolyptol antiseptic solution; sealed bottle full of a yellow liquid; corked.
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Accession Number
1980.18.144 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A paper package containing a bottle of Borolyptol antiseptic solution; sealed bottle full of a yellow liquid; corked.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
bottle (?) - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm
package
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
The Palisade Manufacturing Co.
Site Made (City)
Yonkers
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1906
1800-1906
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."; June 30, 1906 printed on package.
Material
paper: dark yellow; black
glass
cork
liquid: yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on package: "BOROLYPTOL // The Palisade Man'f'g Co. Yonkers, N.Y. // 199 Guaranteed by the Palisade Manfg. Co. under the food and drugs act, June 30, 1906 // An ideal antiseptic and anti-zymotic fluid for Internal and External use // Antagonistic to all disease breeding germs."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row D
Condition Remarks
Package coming apart.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
1940
circa 1900-1940
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002031
Description
Empty amber transparent cylindrical glass bottle for iodine with wide lip and without stopper; cream paper label has the manufacturer's trade mark logo, address and the product's name; cream string is wrapped twice around bottle's neck and knotted.
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Accession Number
014002031
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Poisons
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty amber transparent cylindrical glass bottle for iodine with wide lip and without stopper; cream paper label has the manufacturer's trade mark logo, address and the product's name; cream string is wrapped twice around bottle's neck and knotted.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
National Drug and Chemical Company of Canada, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1940
circa 1900-1940
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: cream
ink: black, red
fabric: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "4 OUNCES // IODINE // RESUBLIMED // "NATIONAL // NATIONAL DRUG AND CHEMICAL // COMPANY OF CANADA, LIMITED // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // LABORATORIES MONTREAL"; Embossed on base: "60"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 8.5 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed with minor wear and surface grime
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002040
Description
Empty transparent cylindrical 6 ounce glass bottle with thick neck without stopper; cream identification paper label; knotted cream string looped twice around bottle's neck; minor bubbles in glass.
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Accession Number
014002040
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Iodine
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Poisons
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent cylindrical 6 ounce glass bottle with thick neck without stopper; cream identification paper label; knotted cream string looped twice around bottle's neck; minor bubbles in glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
National Drug & Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1936
circa 1906-1936
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: black, red
fabric: cream white
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
On label: "NA-DRU-CO // IODINE // RESBLIMED // "NATIONAL" // NATIONAL DRUG AND CHEMICAL // COMPANY OF CANADA // LIMITED // MONTREAL"; handwritten on label's upper right corner in pencil: "KMY"; Embossed on base: "6. oz // I"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is yellowed and missing several small areas along its edges and center; brown discoloration in upper left corner and in centre; string dirty
Copy Type
Original
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Novy Formaldehyde Generator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15414
Dates
1898
1900
circa 1898-1900
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Infection
Accession Number
019018001 a-r
Description
Cylindrical brass Novy Formaldehyde Generator with large rectangular brown wooden carrying case box (n); generator consists of a cylindrical stand (a) with circular base attached to hollow cylindrical top support by three evenly spaced vertical brass rods and has adjustable swinging handle with pai…
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Accession Number
019018001 a-r
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Infection
MeSH Heading
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Antisepsis
Disinfectant
Equipment and Supplies
Description
Cylindrical brass Novy Formaldehyde Generator with large rectangular brown wooden carrying case box (n); generator consists of a cylindrical stand (a) with circular base attached to hollow cylindrical top support by three evenly spaced vertical brass rods and has adjustable swinging handle with painted black wooden grip attached to top; roughly conical removable container tank (b) attaches to top of base and has a flat bottom and rounded top with funnel, winged cylindrical funnel plug (e) and circular hole for cylindrical inclined tube (f) attachment; roughly cylindrical burner lamp (c) with extendable pump on side, cap and spout, and burner with removable cap (d) extending vertically from centre sits on bottom of stand; additional accessories include two cylindrical tube attachments (g,h), a cylindrical brass rod with ring handle (i), a cylindrical brass pump (j), a cylindrical steel plunger with ring handle (k), a cylindrical clear glass dropper (l), and an additional flat metal component piece; box has metal handle at top, hinged door on front with paper product label attached to inside, and small wooden box and leather straps for holding accessories on inside walls; four rectangular tan paper documents accompany the generator, including a generator instruction leaflet, a formaldehyde information leaflet, a burner lamp direction sheet, and a thick burner lamp direction tag.
Number Of Parts
18
Part Names
a - stand - Length 35.5 cm x Diameter 23.0 cm
b - container tank - Length 20.9 cm x Diameter 15.9 cm
c - burner lamp - Length 20.0 cm x Width 18.9 cm x Depth 18.0 cm
d - lamp cap - Length 5.6 cm x Diameter 2.4 cm
e - funnel plug - Length 4.3 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
f - inclined tube - Length 40.1 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
g - tube attachment - Length 10.0 cm x Diameter 0.8 cm
h - tube attachment - Length 10.1 cm x Diameter 1.0 cm
i - rod - Length 46.0 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
j - pump - Length 32.2 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
k - plunger - Length 21.0 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
l - glass dropper - Length 8.4 cm x Diameter 1.0 cm
m - metal piece - Length 11.3 cm x Width 1.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
n - box - Length 55.4 cm x Width 28.5 cm x Depth 27.0 cm
o - instruction leaflet - Length 17.0 cm x Width 12.0 cm
p - information leaflet - Length 17.0 cm x Width 12.0 cm
q - directions page - Length 26.7 cm x Width 12.2 cm
r - directions tag - Length 19.2 cm x Width 10.5 cm
Provenance
Owner bought object at the Toronto Downtown Antique Show from Lutie Ann Presley of Dunsford, Ontario, on November 22, 1997.
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1898
1900
circa 1898-1900
Material
metal: brass, grey
glass: clear
wood: brown
paint: black
leather: black
Inscriptions
Engraved in in front of top support of stand: “THE NOVY // FORMALDEHYDE GENERATOR // PARKE DAVIS & CO.”; printed on paper label inside box door: “Formaldehyde // Generator // (DR. F. G. NOVY). // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., // DETROIT, MICHIGAN, // U. S. A.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion all over brass, especially on undersides and not readily visible areas; iridescent discolouration in several areas of brass, possible from over cleaning or cleaning residue; moderate inactive corrosion all over ferrous metal parts; rubber on ; approximately 2.0 cm crack in front of circular brass base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Website
Reference Comments
“Formaldehyde Generator.” Instruction leaflet, 019.018.001.
Dr. F. G. Novy. Nature 138, 67 (1936), Nature.com, Springer Nature Limited, 2020.
Research Facts
Formaldehyde was used during the late 1800s and early 1900s as a disinfectant; generators like the Novy model produced by Parke Davis & Co. vaporized the formaldehyde using a kerosene lamp as a heat source to disinfect entire rooms; other models required that the generator be placed inside the room, activated, and then the operator would have to quickly leave and seal the room; the Novy model utilized an attachment that was designed to pump the gas into a room through the keyhole, making it possible to operate the generator from outside the room.
The generator was developed by Professor Frederick George Novy, pioneer in the field of bacteriology who studied under both Kach and Pasteur; he was a professor of bacteriology and dean of the Medical School of the University of Michigan.
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Unguentum Acid boric

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7624
Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1979.21.57
Description
A glass jar with a screw-on lid and a paper label contains a translucent, yellowish ointment.
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Accession Number
1979.21.57
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Ointments
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A glass jar with a screw-on lid and a paper label contains a translucent, yellowish ointment.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J.A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
The E.B. Shuttleworth Chemical Company, Ltd., Manufacturing Chemists
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1980
1900-1980
Date Remarks
Original record had "20c."
Material
glass: clear
metal: greyish-brown
ointment: translucent yellow
paper: brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on the label: "UNG. // ACID BORIC B.P. // THE E.B. SHUTTLEWORTH // CHEMICAL COMPANY LIMITED, // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // TORONTO, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 8.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label worn, discoloured; rust on lid.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
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Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
011006001
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; a white label printed on i…
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Accession Number
011006001
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; a white label printed on in black and red ink is wrapped around the neck of the bottle; there are three other white labels on the bottle also printed on in black ink; two rectangular ones stuck to each side and one with a straight bottom and sides and a rounded top stuck to the front; both labels on the sides contain the same information about directions but the one on the proper left is in French and the one on the proper right is in English; the label on the front contains product composition, price and company information; the manufacturer's name is printed in red ink across the label; there is the remnants of a brown cork in the top of the bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black, red
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Wampole's // FORMOLID // Antiseptic // Solution // A CONCENTRATED NON-TOXIC // ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE //"; embossed on the back of the bottle: "HENRY. K. WAMPOLE. CO. // LTD. // PERTH. ONT. CANADA."; printed on the label on the neck: "NONE GENUINE WITHOUT THE SIGNATURE OF // Henry K. Wampole + Co."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 20.8 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
There is a white residue present inside the bottle; label has begun to discolour.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website
Research Facts
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm
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Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution

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Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
011006002
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape and has a seam that runs diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three other…
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Accession Number
011006002
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape and has a seam that runs diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three other white labels on the bottle also printed on in black ink; two rectangular ones stuck to each side and one with a straight bottom and sides and a rounded top stuck to the front; both labels on the sides contain the same information about directions but the one on the proper left is in French and the one on the proper right is in English; the label on the front contains product composition, price and company information; the manufacturer's name is printed in red ink across the label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and company information
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Wampole's // FORMOLID // Antiseptic // Solution // A CONCENTRATED NON-TOXIC // ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE //"; embossed on the back of the bottle: "HENRY. K. WAMPOLE. CO. // LTD. // PERTH. ONT. CANADA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 20.8 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
There is a small crack and chip in the glass leaving a hole on the proper left side of the bottle just below the shoulder; lables are discoloured and dirty;
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website; CD #5
Research Facts
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm.
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Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
011006003
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Antiseptic Solution (Formolid); bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape and has a seam that runs diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three oth…
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Accession Number
011006003
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Wampole's Antiseptic Solution (Formolid); bottle is of a modified, flat octagonal shape and has a seam that runs diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three other white labels on the bottle also printed on in black ink; two rectangular ones stuck to each side and one with a straight bottom and sides and a rounded top stuck to the front; both labels on the sides contain the same information about directions but the one on the proper left is in French and the one on the proper right is in English; the label on the front contains product composition, price and company information; the manufacturer's name is printed in red ink across the label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and company information
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Wampole's // Antiseptic // Solution // (FORMOLID) // A CONCENTRATED NON [- TOXIC] // ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDE //"; embossed on the back of the bottle: "HENRY. K. WAMPOLE & CO // PHILADELPHIA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 20.8 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Label has yellowed significantly and the black print has worn off of most of the proper left hand side and the top portion of the label on the front; the top half of the label wrapped around the neck has ripped and fallen off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website
Research Facts
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm.
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Wampole's Formolid Antiseptic Solution

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Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
011006004
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three white labels on the bottle; a rectangular on…
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Accession Number
011006004
Collection
Charles Simonds Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Clear glass bottle that once contained Formolid Antiseptic Solution; bottle has flat sides with a seam running diagonally around the bottle; rounded shoulders lead upwards to a thin, circular neck which curves outward to form a round lip; there are three white labels on the bottle; a rectangular one stuck to the front and the back and a small rectangular one on the proper left hand side; the label on the front is printed on in blue ink with a red decorative border around the edge of the label also printed in ink and contains product composition and company information; the label on the back is also printed on in blue ink with the same red decorative border and contains directions for use; the label on the side of the bottle is printed on only in blue ink and indicates that a new label style was adopted in 1909
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's Great Aunt from Victoria, British Columbia
Maker
Henry K. Wampole & Co.
Site Made (City)
Perth
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1909
1920
circa 1909-1920
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks and information on label
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: blue, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the label on the front of the bottle: "Formolid - // Antiseptic // Solution // A concentrated non-toxic, anti- // septic and germicide, safe // and effective for // general use."; printed on the proper left label: "NEW STYLE LABELS ADOPTED // SEPTEMBER 1st, 1909."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 19.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Labels have all discoloured; label on the back is missing the top proper left corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Niagara Apothecary Museum" website; "Bottlebooks.com" website; CD #5
Research Facts
The Henry K. Wampole & Co. began in 1872 in the United States; Wampole was joined by Albert Koch in 1878 and by Samuel Campbell shortly afterward; the company expanded to Canada in 1893 and in 1905, a large laboratory was built in Perth, Ontario; the company continues over a century later as a subsidiary of Novopharm
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