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Blacking & Mercantile Co., Ltd. [business envelope]

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001803
Description
Paper envelope from Blacking & Mercantile Co., Ltd. to Messrs. J. & W. Jean; front: handwritten address; facsimile on the left of Mathieu's Syrup of Tar; red two cent Canadian stamp; back: red lithograph of their building; opened at top.
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Accession Number
996001803
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Correspondence, ephemera
Cod Liver Oil -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
Description
Paper envelope from Blacking & Mercantile Co., Ltd. to Messrs. J. & W. Jean; front: handwritten address; facsimile on the left of Mathieu's Syrup of Tar; red two cent Canadian stamp; back: red lithograph of their building; opened at top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Blacking & Mercantile Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Amherst
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Postmarked Nov. 2, 1910
Material
paper: black; red; blue
Inscriptions
"Messrs. J. & W. Jean, // Arichat, // C.B. [ie, Cape Breton] // BLACKING & MERCANTILE CO., Ltd. // Canadian Proprietors: U.N.O Blacking and E. & B. Non-Corrosive Inks // Maritime Agents: MATHIEU'S SYRUP OF TAR and COD LIVER [OIL] // Selling Agents: Maritime Handling Co. // SUCCESSORS TO // FILLMORE ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.5 cm. x Width: 9.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; a lot of mathematical doodling, especially on the back
Copy Type
Original
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Cod Liver Oil Compound [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001437
Description
Blotter of heavy paper advertising Waterbury Chemical Co. Cod Liver Oil Compound; depicts bottle in red with label (in French).
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001437
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Blotter of heavy paper advertising Waterbury Chemical Co. Cod Liver Oil Compound; depicts bottle in red with label (in French).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Date Remarks
Chromolithography; before Patent Medicine Act
Material
heavy paper: red; black; white
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Cod Liver Oil // Compound // A Case De Creosote et de Guaiacol // Sans gout sans odeur // Ce compose contient un pro- // duit obtenu par l'action de // ferments sur l'huile de foie de // morue. // Extrait de Malt non fermente. // Hypophosphites Composes. // Extraits de Cerises, d'Eucalyptus, // Substances Aromatiques. // Dose -- 1 cuilleree a soupe 4 or [sic] 6 fois par jour. // Fabrique par // Waterbury Chemical Co. of Canada // Limited // Des Moines, Toronto, New York"; translation: "Cod Liver Oil // Compound // With Creosote and Guaiacol // Tasteless and odourless // This compound contains a product obtained by the action // of fermentation of cod-liver oil // Extract of non-fermented malt. // Hypophosphite compound. // Extract of cherry, eucalyptus // aromatic substances. // Dose -- one soupspoonful 4 or 6 times daily. // Manufactured by // Waterbury Chemical Co. of Canada // Limited // Des Moines, Toronto, New York"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.3 cm. x Width: 8.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front has large water stain covering half of top half of blotter, right side: 6 1/2 cm x 7 cm; small water-ink spot to left of bottle neck; back also has water stain and ink marks down midback
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Nostrums and Quackery", American Medical Association, Chicago (no date)
Research Facts
"This product of the Waterbury Chemical Company, of Des Moines, Iowa, was exposed in 'The Journal of the American Medical Association', October 9, 1909. In May, 1910, the United States gov't issued a notice of judgement in which it was declared that Waterbury's Metabolized Cod Liver Oil Compound was misbranded. The court rendered its decree of condemnation and forfeiture."
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Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001406
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion" with black construction paper piece; front: fisherman holding up a cod with basket of cod at his feet; back: brown print on off-white, advertising Milburn's as a cure for coughs, colds, consumption, and wasting diseases.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001406
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion" with black construction paper piece; front: fisherman holding up a cod with basket of cod at his feet; back: brown print on off-white, advertising Milburn's as a cure for coughs, colds, consumption, and wasting diseases.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Toronto Lith. Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
light card: yellow; green; blue; white; tan; black; red; yellow; buff
construction paper: black
Inscriptions
Front reads, "MILBURN'S COD LIVER OIL EMULSION // CURES // COUGHS, COLDS, HOARSENESS, ETC."; back reads, "For Coughs or Colds // Consumption // - and - // Wasting Diseases // Use // Milburn's Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil // with Wild Cherry Bark and Hypo- // phosphites of Lime and Soda // [description of uses follows] // Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion // Sold by All Dealers // Price - 50c and $1.00 per bottle"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.1 cm. x Width: 8.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Right upper corner bent in three places; foxed, especially on back; one small tear on right side, 4 mm. in length
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Might be T. Milburn & Company (Burdock's Blood bitters)
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.
Exhibit History
Medical Archives Exhibit, Ann Baillie Bldg., Oct. 2005
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Scott's Emulsion [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1894
circa 1894
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001407
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Scott's Emulsion"; front: blonde child leading a lion; back: brown print on tan describing use; stamped in purple ink on left side, "ML Gardner & Son, Druggists, etc."
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Accession Number
996001407
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Scott's Emulsion"; front: blonde child leading a lion; back: brown print on tan describing use; stamped in purple ink on left side, "ML Gardner & Son, Druggists, etc."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Thomas & Wylie Lith. Co., NY
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1894
circa 1894
Date Remarks
Marked "Copyrighted 1894 by the Thomas & Wylie Lith. Co. N.Y."; still around in 1911; product available in 1893 in Eaton's catalogue (40 c, 75 c); product also available since 1886, at least
Material
light card: pink; blue; green; tan; brown; black; white; yellow
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Scott's Emulsion // STRENGTH AND BEAUTY // Copyrighted 1894, by the Thomas & Wylie Lith. Co. NY"; back reads: "Strength and Beauty // [description of product follows] // Scott's Emulsion is also for COUGHS, // COLDS, SORE THROAT, BRONCHITIS, // WEAK LUNGS, SCROFULA, // ANAEMIA, // CONSUMPTION AND ALL CONDITIONS // OF WASTING. // All Druggists - 50 cts and $1.00"; also stamped: "M.L. Gardner & Son, Druggists, Agents for Foley & Co's Reliable Medicines, Vermont, - Ill."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.6 cm. x Width: 9.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Three bends -- one on lower third, left, 5 cm long; also one on right side, 8 cm long; right upper corner bent; purple ink from stamp on back has "bled" to front
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, p. 52; Hudson Bay Fall and Winter Catalogue 1910-1911; "The Epitome", p. 40
Research Facts
Part of the advertising trend of the late 1800's that favoured using children in its pictorial ads to sell products; a cod liver oil with hypophosphates of lime and soda
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Scott's Emulsion [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1889
circa 1889
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001731
Description
Paper trade card advertising Scott's Emulsion, showing twin girls standing on boxes of Scott's Emulsion.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001731
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Cod Liver Oil -- advertisements
Description
Paper trade card advertising Scott's Emulsion, showing twin girls standing on boxes of Scott's Emulsion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Scott & Bowne (product); Knapp & Co. Lith.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1889
circa 1889
Date Remarks
Copyright 1889
Material
paper: pink; blue; red; green; white; buff; grey; yellow
Inscriptions
Front reads, "ONE DOZ // SCOTT'S EMULSION // SCOTT & BOWNE // NEW YORK // ACETITE PURO // DE // HIGADO DE BACALAO // preparado por // SCOTT & BOWNE // NEW YORK."; back reads: "a praise of twins", plus a description of the uses and composition of Scott's Emulsion; claims it is a remedy for "Consumption, Scrofula, Colds, Coughs, Anaemia and General Debility"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.0 cm. x Width: 8.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front shows three large bends; top right and two across middle; small bend right lower right edge; mark or stain upper left corner on front; back has discoloured spots
Copy Type
Original
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Scott's Emulsion [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001733
Description
Paper trade card for Scott's Emulsion; front: chromolithograph of a young boy in a sailor suit; back: description of picture and the benefits of the product.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001733
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Cod Liver Oil -- advertisements
Description
Paper trade card for Scott's Emulsion; front: chromolithograph of a young boy in a sailor suit; back: description of picture and the benefits of the product.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Scott & Bowne (product); Knapp & Co. Lith.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("cures")
Material
paper: brown; blue; white; pink; black
Inscriptions
""OUR BOY" // SCOTT'S EMULSION // Compliments of // SCOTT & BOWNE // Manufacturers of"; back: "OUR BOY, // Whose picture appears on the other side of this card, is a // perfect type of health and beauty. It is a delight to look upon // such a beautiful picture; but how sad to behold the suffering // of the mother when ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.9 cm. x Width: 9.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: left edge quite creased with a tear near the bottom; top corner has a small stain
Copy Type
Original
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Scott's Emulsion Cod Liver Oil [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.249
Description
An original advertising double-sided paper card, with brown print; image on front of a young boy in blue ca. 1880s sailor suit pouring bottle of product in the outstretched spoon of a small girl in pink.
  2 images  
Accession Number
1977.12.249
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Cod Liver Oil -- advertisements
Description
An original advertising double-sided paper card, with brown print; image on front of a young boy in blue ca. 1880s sailor suit pouring bottle of product in the outstretched spoon of a small girl in pink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Scott & Bowne, Chemists
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue; brown; pink; green; yellow
Inscriptions
Overprinted in front left-hand corner: "THE LITTLE DOCTOR"; overprinted in the upper right-hand corner: "SCOTT'S EMULSION"; printed on back: "The Little Doctor // One of the many good things that can be said about Scott’s // Emulsion is that you cannot begin too early in life to experience its // great benefits. Babies and children, whether they suffer from some// wasting disease or are merely thin, weak and emaciated, will thrive // on Scott’s Emulsion when all other treatment is of no avail. // . . . // No other kind of nourishment is so effective in Throat, Lung or Blood complaints, or in any condition of wasting or emaciation. // For Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat, Bronchitis, Weak // Lungs, Consumption, Loss of Flesh, Scrofula, Anemia // and Wasting Diseases of Children."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Length
9.1 cm.
Width
12.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Shows wear around edges, crease down centre forming into tear near top, overall yellowing and some discolouration.
Copy Type
Original
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Tasteless Cod Liver Oil [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001441
Description
Cardboard blotter for Davis & Lawrence Tasteless Cod Liver; left side has an orange and black facsimile of their box with a description of whom it is for, how much it costs and what it contains; right side gives the name, company, etc.; back: off-white blotter.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001441
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Davis & Lawrence Tasteless Cod Liver; left side has an orange and black facsimile of their box with a description of whom it is for, how much it costs and what it contains; right side gives the name, company, etc.; back: off-white blotter.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
New York; Montreal
Site Made (State)
New York; Quebec
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Product established 1839, claims 100 years in business, so card is around 1939; definitely after 1919 (Patent Medicine Act)
Material
paper: orange; black
Inscriptions
"One Hundred Years in Business" // "DAVIS & LAWRENCE // TASTELESS // PREPARATION OF THE EXTRACT OF // COD LIVER // A REAL GOOD TONIC AND BUILDER // A RECONSTRUCTIVE // TONIC // FOR // DELICATE WOMEN AND CHILDREN // CONVALESCENTS FROM ILLNESS, AND // FOR GENERAL RUN DOWN CONDITIONS // OF HEALTH // Contains Vitamin D with Compound Syrup // of Hypophosphites, Diastasic Malt, Extract Wild // Cherry Bark and other Agents combined with // an Extract of Cod Liver"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.3 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front is stained slightly on the left and along edges; age-discoloured; back stained, some of the paper has been scraped off and some of the ink from the front has come through
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Patent No. 14452; established in 1839; produced by the same company which made Perry Davis' Painkiller
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.
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