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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

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Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; r…
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Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cough -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- bottle
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cream and black rectangular paper label with product information and directions in English on front and smaller label in French on back; embossed manufacturer information on textured bottom; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; cap has rolled bottom edge, vertical ridges in sides, and round top; box has product information in English on exterior front, proper right side, and top flap and in French on exterior back, proper left side, and bottom.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 17.7 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 3.1 cm
b – box – Length 18.2 cm Width 7.0 cm Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Sterling Products, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company “diamond O and I logo” on bottom of bottle used 1929 – 1954; date mark “6” is last number of year manufactured
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown, cream
ink: yellow, red, black
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front bottle label: “CONTAINS 5 FLUID OZS. // AYER’S // Cherry Pectoral // TRADE MARK REG. IN CANADA // Contains No Opiates // SHAKE WELL // TAKE WITHOUT WATER // SWALLOW SLOWLY // ADULTS: For Bronchial irritations // and coughs due to colds – tea - // spoonful every half hour for three // hours, then every hour as need - // ed. In severe cases two tea - // spoonfuls. // Children: 10 to 15 years, one – half // adult dose; 5 to 10 years, one - // fourth to one – third adult dose; // 2 to 5 years, 8 to 15 drops. // Small doses taken frequently are // more effective // than large doses // taken less often. // Sterling Products, Ltd. // Windsor, Ontario // Successor to // THE AYER CO. INC. // No. 11824 Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act”; stamped on front bottle label: “41907”; printed on front of box: “AYER’S // for Colds // CHERRY // PECTORAL // TRADE MARK REG IN CANADA // for Coughs // STERLING DRUG MFG LTD. // WINDSOR – ONTARIO”; printed on proper left side of box: “75 c // Equally Safe and Effective for Adults and Children. // Contains No Opiates. Valuable for preventing coughs // and colds from going down into the bronchial tubes. // Quick and lasting relief for coughs. Loosens phlegm. // Stimulates necessary expectoration. Sooths dry irri- // tated throats. For deep-seated coughs and bronchitis. // ESTABLISHED 1841 BY J. C. AYER, M. D. // CONTENTS 5 FL. OZ.”; stamped on bottom left side of box in black ink: “41907”; printed on top flap of box: “AN EFFECTIVE COUGH // MEDICINE // GOOD FOR ALL THE FAMILY”; hand written on top flap of box: “75”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration all over front and back bottle labels; top box flaps torn, distorted, and unstable; major staining on top of box, especially on proper left side and back of box; minor soiling all over box, especially on top flap; minor tears and abrasion to edges of box
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document (online)
Document
Reference Comments
“Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Bottle.” Odyssey’s Virtual Museum, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Griffenhagen, George and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
James Cook Ayer was a medical doctor who created a popular line of proprietary medicines; Ayer’s first product, his Cherry Pectoral, was first marketed in 1841 as a cure for various conditions, including coughs, influenza, and consumption; it originally contained opiates, but these were eventually removed from the formula; the packaging of this bottle focuses on the application of the remedy for bronchial conditions and coughs.
The Ayer Company was acquired by Sterling Products in 1938.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company merged in 1929 and used the famous “diamond, O and I" logo until around 1954.
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Dates
1989
circa 1989
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
Accession Number
000001400 a-b
Description
A rectangular plastic bottle (a) with threaded plastic cap (b); bottle has a paper label on front and sides, a price sticker on the back, and is full of capsules.
Accession Number
000001400 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Allergies
MeSH Heading
Asthma, drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Expectorants -- therapeutic use
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A rectangular plastic bottle (a) with threaded plastic cap (b); bottle has a paper label on front and sides, a price sticker on the back, and is full of capsules.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke-Davis Canada Inc.
Dates
1989
circa 1989
Date Remarks
Based on expiry date
Material
plastic: white
paper: white; red; black; blue
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "PARKE-DAVIS // DIN 503436 // Choledyl* SA // Oxtriphylline Sustained Action // Tablets / Comprimés d'oxtriphylline à // l'action soutenue // 400 mg // equivalent to 257.6 mg anhydrous // theophylline / équivalent à 257.6 mg de // théophylline anhydre // 100 Tablets / Comprimés"; right side: "306H271 30616 // Bronchodilator // ADULT DOSAGE: The average recommended initial adult dose // is one Choledyl* SA, 400 mg or 600 mg tablet every 12 // hours. If desired response is not achieved and there are no // adverse reaction, this dose may be increased by 3 - 4 mg // oxtriphylline per hg body weight per day at 3 day intervals. // The maximum daily dose should not exceed 1600 mg // oxtriphylline. Tablets should not be chewed or crushed but // may be halved. Not recommended for children. For complete // prescribing information, refer to Product Monograph available // on request to physicians and pharmacists. // See package insert for more detailed information. // To be used only on the advice of a physician. // Parke-Davis Canada Inc. // Scarborough, Ontario"; left side: "(L) 79195 // EXP SE 89 // [right side repeated in French except for first and last two lines] // *Reg. T.M./M. Enr. Warner-Lambert Company // Parke-Davis Canada Inc. Auth. user/usager aut. // [illegible handwritten text]"; back: "DT 014 f07 // 857 Z // L7 W // 17.850 // OUR PRICE // X .1964 // 503436"; (b) illegible handwritten text.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 5 Row B
Length
a - 8.7 cm
Width
a - 4.0 cm
Depth
a - 5.2 cm b - 1.2 cm
Diameter
b - 3.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label yellowing; bottle is dirty; price sticker is peeling
Copy Type
Original
Less detail
Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 - 1966
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
016023003
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass Entair Elixir bottle and non-removable black plastic screw cap; full with brown liquid; flat front and back walls and short round side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical threaded finish; mold …
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Accession Number
016023003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Respiration Disorders -- drug therapy
Respiration
Asthma, drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass Entair Elixir bottle and non-removable black plastic screw cap; full with brown liquid; flat front and back walls and short round side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical threaded finish; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; tan and burgundy paper label with product information and dosage attached to front and sides; embossed manufacturers information on bottom; cap has flat top, vertical ridges on exterior sides, and internal thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
The British Drug Houses (Canada) LTD.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 - 1966
Date Remarks
Indicated by Dominion Glass Company information embossed on bottom
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan
ink: burgundy
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “SAMPLE 2 FL. OZ. ECHANTILLON // ENTAIR ELIXIR // BRONCHODILATOR EXPECTORANT // In each tablespoonful (15 ml.): THEOPHYLLINE (ANHYDROUS) 150 MG. // GLYCERYL GUAIACOLATE 90 MG. // DOSE: // ADULTS – One tablespoonful two to four times // a day after food. In severe cases two // tablespoonfuls two or three times a day. // CHILDREN – Under 6 years – 1 tablespoonful for // each 20 lbs. of body weight, 2 to 3 // times daily after food. // 6 years to 15 years – ½ to 1 table- // spoonful 2 to 3 times a day after food. // Over 15 years – Adult Dose. // For complete information see literature. // THE BRITISH DRUG HOUSES (CANADA) LTD. // TORONTO CANADA // Lot No. 89046”; embossed on bottom: “2 OZ. // 5 D 6 // 3690”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
9.8 cm
Width
5.0 cm
Depth
2.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Large crack in front side of cap; minor soiling, fading, and oil discolouration all over label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Theophylline Anhydrous.” WebMD, 2019. Accessed 28 May 2019.
“Bronchodilators, Rescue Inhalers, and Beta-Antagonists.” WebMD, 2019. Accessed 28 May 2019.
“Expectorant.” WebMd, 2019. Accessed 28 May 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Entair Elixir remedy is a bronchodilator and expectorant. It contains theophylline and glyceryl guaiacolate; these types of medicines are used to relax the user’s airways to facilitate breathing and soften mucus to relieve congestion; this bottle of Entair Elixir was produced by The British Drug Houses (Canada) LTD which was established as an associate company of The British Drug Houses in Toronto, Canada.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at their factory in Wallaceburg, Ontario.
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Pro-Air bronchodilator

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact3978
Dates
1991
circa 1991
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
Accession Number
000001187 a-d
Description
Hollow plastic "L"-shaped inhaler (b) with cap (c); inside is a metal cylinder (d) with plastic tube at one end for dispensing medication into inhaler and a paper label around circumference; inhaler, cap and cylinder are in a cardboard box (a).
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Accession Number
000001187 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Respirology
MeSH Heading
Aerosols
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Respiratory Therapy -- instrumentation
Administration, Inhalation -- instrumentation
Description
Hollow plastic "L"-shaped inhaler (b) with cap (c); inside is a metal cylinder (d) with plastic tube at one end for dispensing medication into inhaler and a paper label around circumference; inhaler, cap and cylinder are in a cardboard box (a).
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Width 5.4 cm. x Depth 3.1 cm
b - inhaler - Size: Length 7.3 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - cap - Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
d - cylinder - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke-Davis
Dates
1991
circa 1991
Date Remarks
Expiry date given on item is FE 91
Material
cardboard: cream; red;black
plastic: red; white
paper: red; white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) // Front: "PARKE-DAVIS // Pr // DIN 846414 // Pro-Air* // Procaterol Hydrochloride Hemihydrate Inhalation Aerosol // 10 mcg/metered dose (actuation) // BRONCHODILATOR // Contents under pressure. Do not place in hot water or near radiators, stoves // or other sources of heat. Do not puncture, incinerate or store at temperatures // over 30° C. // 200 metered doses // Physician Evaluation Package"; top: "SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE. // Dosage: Adults and adolescents over 12 years: maintenance dose for control of // chronic asthma is 20 mcg (two mcg inhalations or actuations) 3 times a day. // To prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm, a single dose of 20 mcg 15 minutes // before exertion. // PHARMACIST: Dispense with enclosed patient's directions leaflet. Product // Monograph available on request. // Store at controlled room temperature (15–30° C). // *T.M./M de comm. Warner-Lambert Company // Parke-Davis Div, Warner-Lambert Canada Inc. auth. user / usager aut. // Scarborough, Ontario, M1L 2N3"; right side: "Pr 39083 // Pro-Air*"; left side: "Pr 39083 // Pro-Air* // (L) 90775 EXP FE 91 [stamped]"; back: information from front translated into French; bottom: information from top translated into French; (b) "Pro-Air // SHAKE WELL // BEFORE USE // BIEN AGITER // AVANT L'EMPLOI // PARKE-DAVIS"; (d) label contains repetition of text on box
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-13
Condition Remarks
Box slightly yellowed, ends creased where box has been opened; no apparent problems with the inhaler or its parts
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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