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Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002022 a-d
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information; cream paper instructional leaflet (c) describes the product's benefits and recommendations from customers dating from 1894 to 1911; smaller leaflet written in French (d) for product information on Balsam of Myrrh.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.8 cm x Diam. 3.3 cm
b - box - Size: Length 13.5 cm x Width 3.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
c - leaflet - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 23.0 cm
d - leaflet - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 20.0 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1894
1911
circa 1894-1911
Date Remarks
Printed on leaflet
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream, yellow
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // FOR // CUTS // BURNS // BRUISES // SORES // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co. // LIMITED // SOLE PROPRIETORS // MONTREAL, QUE. // MADE SINCE 1846 // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. // The small amount // required and effect // produced render this // a cheap and desirable // household remedy // Anitseptic // Cleansing // And Healing // Use It For The // Hard Cases // Trial Size, Price 35 CTS // Price 35 c., 65 c and $ 1.25 // Large size most economical"; printed on bottle's label: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM // OF // MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Sprains, // Strains, Swellings, Stiff Neck, Non-diphtheritic Sore // Throat, Any Superficial Pain or Lameness, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or Sprains, such as // Lame Back, Sprained Ankle, Muscular Rheumatism, // Also for Piles, Corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Stings of Bees // and Venomous Insects. Rusty Nail Wounds, etc., Old // Sores, Indolent Ulcers. // For Animals. A valuable remedy for Flesh Wounds, // Cuts, Kicks, Punctured Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, // Harness and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, Sprains, // Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, Fistula, Mud // Fever, Scratches, Thrush and Old Sores, Spavin and Ringbone (in // early stages), Screw Worm, Caked Udder, and Spider // in Teat."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row B
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; paper is brittle, yellowed and frayed along edges; box shows minor wear around edges, box's top is missing a small chunk from its lower left corner and the left side of the lid is covered in a light brown stain
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1885
1911
circa 1885-1911
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietar…
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Accession Number
014002038 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent narrow cylindrical glass bottle (a) tapered at neck with cork closure stuck in neck with small amount of solid brown residue inside; cream paper label wraps completely around bottle and provides directions for use, warning of the product's potential harm, manufacturer's name, proprietary legal information; rectangular one piece yellow cardboard box (b) printed with the company's logo, directions for the product's use, and proprietary legal information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.7 cm x Diam. 2.3
b - box - Size: Length 9.4 cm x Width 3.2 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company, Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1911
circa 1885-1911
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: blue
paper: yellow, cream
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle: "HANFORD’S // BALSAM OF MYRRH // Trade Mark Registered // Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada // No. 6417, The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act // MANUFACTURED BY // G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co., Limited // MONTREAL, QUE. // METHYL HYDRATE - POISON // For External Use Only // FOR PEOPLE. For Cuts, Burns, Bruises, Non-diphtheritic Sore Throat, Earache, // Muscular Soreness from Strains or sprains // such as Lame Back or Shoulder, Sprained // ankle or wrist, Muscular Rheumatism, //Piles, corns, Bunions, Chilblains, Frosted // Feet, bee strings, Old Sores, Swellings. FOR ANIMALS: A valuable remedy for // Flesh Wounds, Cuts, Kicks, Punctured // Wounds, Calked Hoofs, Saddle, Harness // and Collar Galls, Bruises, Sore Breasts, // Sprains, Shoulder Strains, Pipe Sores, // Fistula, Mud /Fever, Scratches, Thrush and // Old Sores”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row B
Condition Remarks
Missing half of cork; box shows minor wear around edges and faded
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Accession Number
006033019
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Burn Dressing jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with p…
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Accession Number
006033019
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- topical -- container
First Aid
Emergency Medicine
Burns
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Burn Dressing jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and directions attached to front; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top with ring indent near edges, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, 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
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “6” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
ink: navy, black metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // BURN DRESSING // (INDUSTRIAL STANDARD FORMULA FOR // FIRST AID TREATMENT) // Formula: Sodium Bicarbonate 3% // Petrolatum Alba. q. s. // DIRECTIONS: Apply Freely To Burns. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label in black ink: “4 FL. OZ. // (L) 821364”; embossed on bottom: “D 6 // 5 // 3136”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row B
Length
7.3 cm
Diameter
5.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading near top of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Wound Dressings.” ScienceDirect, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Petrolatum.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary, Farlex, 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
Dressings are used to promote healing of wounds and prevent infection; consists of a sterile padding or compress in direct contact with the wound accompanied by an antiseptic substance, such as petrolatum, a semisolid substance made from petroleum often used as a topical treatment for burns and abrasion. Ingram & Bell’s Burn Dressing was marketed as “Industrial Standard Formula for First Aid Treatment” and contained sodium bicarbonate in a white petrolatum base.
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 jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Point St. Charles, Quebec; the progressive line system month code and “6” year code, along with the Ingram & Bell logo, signify it was produced in either 1956 or 1966.
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Hanford's balsam of myrrh

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1977.12.39
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Accession Number
1977.12.39
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
First Aid
Burns -- drug therapy
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row A
Copy Type
Original
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Ointment Scarlet Red No. 21 box

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact4257
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001434 a-d
Description
A foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a) along with a paper leaflet (d); tube has a paper label around circumference.
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Accession Number
000001434 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Wound Healing
Burns -- drug therapy
Decubitus Ulcer -- drug therapy
Description
A foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a) along with a paper leaflet (d); tube has a paper label around circumference.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - tube - Size: Length 10.4 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
d - leaflet (unfolded) - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 10.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: cream; black; red
metal: silver
plastic: black
paper: cream; red
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "1 OUNCE No. 21 [printed] // OINTMENT SCARLET RED 5% // CONTAINS – Scarlet Red Sulphonate 5% in a petrolatum base. // Stock 18-21-26 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; bottom: "Apply locally as directed by the physician." back: " Laboratories, Branches, and Distributors // are located in Principal Cities throughout the World."; top: "This is our original formula. // It differs from the N.F. in that it contains Scarlet Red Sulphonate."; right side: "OINTMENT // SCARLET RED // 5% // Stock 18-21-26"; left side: identical to right side; (b) front: "No. 21 // OINTMENT // SCARLET RED 5% // This is our original for- // mula. It differs from the // N.F. in that it contains // Scarlet Red Sulphonate. // Scarlet Red // Sulphonate . . . 5% // Petrolatum Base . q.s. // Apply locally as directed // by the physician. // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO [printed] // L [encircled] H 170 C [stamped]"; (d) "To the Medical Profession // OINTMENT // SCARLET RED (SULPHONATE) // [text follows] // CAUTION – [text follows] // INDICATIONS // [text follows] // MODE OF APPLYING THE OINTMENT // [text follows] // PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN // [text follows] // PACKAGES // [text follows] // PARKE, DAVIS & COMPANY, LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO // W.L. Rev. –1–43"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box yellowing, slightly dirty; tube dented slightly in several places; no other problems apparent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Resolyptol ointment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7623
Dates
1920
1950
1920-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1979.21.55
Description
A squat glass jar with a metal screw-on lid contains a black, oily substance; yellowed paper label.
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Accession Number
1979.21.55
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Dermatology
Poison Ivy Dermatitis -- drug therapy
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs, Topical
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A squat glass jar with a metal screw-on lid contains a black, oily substance; yellowed paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J.A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
H. Powell Chemical Co., Manufacturing Chemists
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1950
1920-1950
Date Remarks
Valve mark on base of bottle indicates use of a "press and blow" machine, which was in use in the first half of the 20th century; metal screw-on cap indicates a creation date after 1920
Material
glass: clear
metal: brown
ointment: black
paper: yellow, black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "OINTMENT // RESOLYPTOL // Used as an antiphlogistic in olysipelas, and as a dressing for burns and scalds. // Poison Ivy // THE // H. POWELL CHEMICAL CO. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS // TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 8.5 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Lid and label worn in some areas.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Lindsey, Bill. Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website. 2010. Society for Historical Archaeology and Bureau of Land Management.
Research Facts
For the treatment of burns, poison ivy; 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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Scarlet Red Ointment

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Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
000001354 a-c
Description
A foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a); tube has a paper label around circumference.
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Accession Number
000001354 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Wound Healing
Burns -- drug therapy
Decubitus Ulcer -- drug therapy
Description
A foil tube (b) with threaded plastic cap (c) in a cardboard box (a); tube has a paper label around circumference.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
b - tube - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Diam. 2.1 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 0.7 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: cream; black; red
metal: silver
plastic: black
paper: cream; red
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "1 OUNCE No. 21 // SCARLET RED OINTMENT 5% // Contains Scarlet Red Sulphonate 5% in a petrolatum base. // Stock 18-21-18 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; front: "DIRECTIONS FOR USE // Cleanse and dry area to be treated. Protect surrounding skin with petroleum jelly. Apply Scarlet // Red Ointment as a thin layer directly on the raw area or spread on gauze. Apply only to the edge // of large areas. Protect with gauze or other suitable dressing. After 24 to 48 hours, apply petroleum // jelly to the area in a similar way. Repeat as necessary. // NOTE – Avoid contact with clothing or other valuable articles. Scarlet Red stains are removed with // difficulty, and sometimes are practically permanent. On bandages they may be mistaken for blood."; bottom: "Laboratories, Branches, and Distributors are located in // Principal Cities throughout the World."; back: "Employed to stimulate tissue proliferation in treatment of slow-healing burns, // wounds, bedsores and other breaks in the skin. // CAUTION – Should be used only by or under the direction of a physician."; right side: "1 OUNCE // SCARLET RED // OINTMENT // 5% // Stock 18-21-18"; left side: "1.25"; (b) front: "1 OZ. [illeg.] // SCARLET RED // OINTMENT 5% // This is our original // formula. // Scarlet Red // Sulphonate . . . 5% // Petrolatum Base . . q.s. // Parke, Davis & Co., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; back: "L T 109 H // Employed to stimulate tissue // proliferation in treatment of // slow-healing burns, wounds, // bedsores, and other breaks // in the skin. // See carton for directions. // CAUTION – Should be used // only by or under the direc- // tion of a physician. // Stock 18-21-18"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box yellowed, slightly dented; tube dented slightly and label wrinkled
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Seigel's Ointment

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1980.18.250
Description
A round tin containing a salve.
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Accession Number
1980.18.250
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
A round tin containing a salve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
A. J. White Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Printed on tin: "FOR BURNS, SCALDS // SEIGEL'S // [picture] // OINTMENT // SORES, BRUISES, &c [the "c" superscripted and underlined]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row E
Dimension Notes
Depth 1.7 cm x Diam. 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
A few black stains.
Copy Type
Original
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