Cylindrical clear glass bottle containing 25 Colchi-Sal capsules and wrapped in a heavy paper wrapper; the top of the wrapper is torn to reveal the bottle inside as well as printed instructions; the top and bottom of the wrapper have red and white paper seals which read, "HUXLEY PHARMACEUTICALS OF …
Cylindrical clear glass bottle containing 25 Colchi-Sal capsules and wrapped in a heavy paper wrapper; the top of the wrapper is torn to reveal the bottle inside as well as printed instructions; the top and bottom of the wrapper have red and white paper seals which read, "HUXLEY PHARMACEUTICALS OF QUALITY"
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Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Wrapper reads, "25 CAPSULES // Highest Award at Paris Exposition 1900 // COLCHI-SAL // TRADEMARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // (COLCHICINE METHYLSALICYLATE COMP.) // EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS: - // Rx Colchicine (Crystallized) 1-250th grain (1/4 Milli- // gram); Methyl Salicylate 20 centigrams // To be taken according to the physician's instructions // THE HUXLEY LABORATORIES, Inc. // (SUCCESSORS TO ANGLO-AMERICAN PHARMACEUTICAL CORP.) // 175 VARICK ST. NEW YORK"
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row B
Length: 8.1 cm. x Diam. : 2.8 cm.
Bottle is unused and unopened; paper wrapper has minor staining and is torn at the top to reveal the bottle inside
Colchicine Methyl Salicylate capsules
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
Printed on paper wrapping: "50 CAPSULES – PRICE $1 // Highest Award at Paris Exposition, 1900 // COLCHI-SAL // REGISTERED TRADE MARK // Colchi-sal, Registered Colchicine methyl salicylate capsules // To be used according to the Physician's instructions in gouty and rheumatic afflictions."
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row E
Length 9.7 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Parts of the packaging torn, making it difficult to read the labelling
" DOES NOT STAIN NOR // IRRITATE THE SKIN " " NEW YORK - LONDON - MONTREAL "
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row E
The box shows weakness at the folds and the lid to the box is becoming detached from the box the label on the top of the jar is coming off and there is residual methyl salicyl on the outside of the jar.
Printed on label: "Sodium Salicylate Compound"; "This combination has been used with success in the treatment of acute articular Rheumatism and serous inflammations of rheumatic origin; said to be more efficient than either of the ingredients when administered alone"; embossed with: "E. B. Shuttleworth Chem Co Limited Toronto."
On box: "A.N. 1664 // TRADE TABLOID BRAND // MARK // Sodium Salicylate and // Potassium Bicarbonate // TRADE 'MENTHOFAX' BRAND // MARK // Compound Methyl // Salicylate Ointment // BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. // (THE WELLCOME FOUNDATION LTD.) // LONDON (ENG.) AND MONTREAL // Associated Houses: // NEW YORK SYDNEY CAPETOWN MILAN BOMBAY // SHANGHAI BUENOS AIRES // PRODUCTS MADE IN CANADA M.D. [stamped] // LABEL PRINTED IN ENGLAND"; on vials (correct formatting not available): "Rx Compressed Sodii [sic] Salicylatis ... gr. 5 (0'324 gm.) Potasii [sic] Bicarb. ... gr 5 (0'324 gm.) Direction. - one to siz, dissolved in a wineglassful of water, as ordered by the physician - 883 MT [?]"; additional label with red printing: "CAUTION! These products should always be dissolved in a large wineglassful of water before administration. 29"; on tube (correct formatting not available): "Contains: methylsalicylate ... 50% menthol ... 10% Eucalyptol ... 2.5% Oil of cajaput .. 2.5 % white beeswax ... 20% Hydrous wool fat ... 15% Analgesic and counterirritant 5 gm. approx."
Potassium bicarbonate is an antacid, which relieves heartburn; sodium salicylate is an anti-inflammatory, good to relieve inflammation and pain; also included in the box is a tube of methyl salicylate and menthol ointment, used for topical muscle and joint pain relief. Tablets to be dissolved in a wineglass full of water, taken orally. Used as an antacid for heartburn relief, anti-inflammatory, and pain relief.