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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-A5-6 Box 5 Row C
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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Fluid Extract Wild Cherry Bark

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 – 1963
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Treatment, General
Accession Number
006033010
Description
Full rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass Fluid Extract Wild Cherry Bark bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; three quarters full with dark opaque liquid; base has slight push up and manufacturer information embossed; short sides are front and back; righ…
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Accession Number
006033010
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Respiratory Therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Full rounded rectangular based semi-transparent brown glass Fluid Extract Wild Cherry Bark bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; three quarters full with dark opaque liquid; base has slight push up and manufacturer information embossed; short sides are front and back; right and left sides are long and flat with arch at top; rectangular cream, green, and navy paper label with product information and dosage attached to front; round shoulders taper to round short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has repeating pattern of vertical indents on sides, flat top and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 – 1963
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, box month code, and “3” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, green, gold, black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // FLUID EXTRACT // Wild Cherry Bark // (Prunus Serotina) // DOSE – One-half to 1 fluid drachm. // Formula for making // Syrup Wild Cherry B. P. 32: – // Liq. Ext. Wild Cherry 3 fluid ozs. // Glycerin 360 minims // Syrup Simplex q. s. ad 20 fluid ozs. // DOSE OF SYRUP – Half to two // fluid drachms. // MANUFACTURED IN THE LABORITORY OF // Ingram & Bell // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY”; stamped on label: “(L) 360426”; Embossed on bottom: “5 // D 3”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row A
Length
19.9 cm
Width
8.2 cm
Diameter
5.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Wild Cherry.” RxList, 2019. Accessed 8 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Hamilton, Ontario; the progressive line system month code and “3” year code, along with Ingram & Bell logo on product label, signify it was produced in either 1953 or 1963
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