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Benzedrex Inhalers [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1946
circa 1946
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001607
Description
Used thick paper postcard from the Leeming Miles Co. Limited to Mr. H. F. Cant; front: typed address, green one cent Canadian (imprinted) stamp of Edward VII; back: bilingual advertisement for 'Benedrex Inhalers', with a facsimile of the product.
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Accession Number
996001607
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Nasal Decongestants -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used thick paper postcard from the Leeming Miles Co. Limited to Mr. H. F. Cant; front: typed address, green one cent Canadian (imprinted) stamp of Edward VII; back: bilingual advertisement for 'Benedrex Inhalers', with a facsimile of the product.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
The Leeming Miles Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: black; red; green
Inscriptions
"Mr. H. F. Cant, // 35 Ainslie N., // Galt, Ont."; back: "CHECK YOUR BENEDREX // INHALERS AND ORDER FROM // YOUR WHOLESALER TO-DAY. // RECOMMEND FOR ... // "HEAD COLDS" // VERIFIEZ VOS INHALATEURS // BENEDREX ET COMMANDEZ DE // VOTRE GROSSISTE AUJOURD'HUI. // RECOMMANDEZ POUR ... // "RHUMES DE CERVEAU" // THE LEEMING MILES CO. LIMITED // 1 Notre Dame Street West // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; large bend / crease on right side and smaller one top right corner; very few smudge marks, but a little dirty
Copy Type
Original
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Davis and Lawrence Company Ltd. [business envelope]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2609
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001572
Description
Paper envelope from the Davis & Lawrence Co. Ltd.; front: address printed in black ink; red 3 cent Canadian stamp; in the background in a darker yellow-tan than the envelope is the company's name and address, etc.; opened at the top and left; two postmarks on back, one on front.
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Accession Number
996001572
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper envelope from the Davis & Lawrence Co. Ltd.; front: address printed in black ink; red 3 cent Canadian stamp; in the background in a darker yellow-tan than the envelope is the company's name and address, etc.; opened at the top and left; two postmarks on back, one on front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: red; black; yellow-tan
Inscriptions
"Mess. JOHN WYETH & BRO. // Philadelphia, // Pa. // IN 10 DAYS RETURN TO // DAVIS & LAWRENCE COMPANY, LTD. MONTREAL // IF NOT CALLED FOR // MANUFACTURERS // & GENERAL AGENTS // PHARMACEUTICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.8 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very sun/age discoloured; top edge is a little ragged; back has a number of black stamp lines, and is quite dirty with some acidic stains along top; top right flap is loose
Copy Type
Original
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Davis & Lawrence Co. Ltd. [business envelope]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2612
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001575
Description
Envelope of medium-weight paper with postmark and two cent stamp; upper left corner has a blue and pink return address crest; address is typed with blue ribbon.
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Accession Number
996001575
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Envelope of medium-weight paper with postmark and two cent stamp; upper left corner has a blue and pink return address crest; address is typed with blue ribbon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date appears as Dec. 18, 1900 on postmark
Material
paper: black; buff; blue; pink; red
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Messrs. Irwin Bros., // Low, // Que."; upper left corner reads, "IN 10 DAYS RETURN TO // DAVIS & LAWRENCE COMPANY LTD. // MONTREAL // IF NOT CALLED FOR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.5 cm. x Width: 14.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front has foxing all down left edge; smudge underneath stamp; back has two postmarks and black smudge lines covering upper third
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
See also 996.001.573 & .574 -- all three items were originally in plastic envelope together
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Davis & Lawrence Co. Ltd. [business letter]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2611
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001574
Description
Letter on letterhead paper from the office of Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd., with black and white illustration of the Davis & Lawrence factory; letter is typewritten with a blue ribbon; watermark reads "Superfine Linen Record".
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Accession Number
996001574
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Letter on letterhead paper from the office of Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd., with black and white illustration of the Davis & Lawrence factory; letter is typewritten with a blue ribbon; watermark reads "Superfine Linen Record".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co., Ltd
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date appears as Dec. 18, 1900 on letter
Material
paper: black; buff; blue
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Office of Davis & Lawrence Co. // (Limited) // Montreal, December 18, 1900 // CANADA // Messrs. Irwin Bros., // Low, Que. // Gentlement, // In reply to your favor of the 27th Nov., we beg to state // that through a mistake our traveler marked the amount of $13.58 to // be paid in six months, which was our reason for advising draft. // However, it is quite satisfactory to us to allow it stand until he // calls, and have so marked our books, which we trust will be satis- // factory. // Thanking you for past favors, // We are, // Yours very truly ...."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 27.0 cm. x Width: 20.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Has four cross-wise folds and two lengthwise folds where the letter was folded to go in the envelope
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
See also 996.001.573 & .575 -- all three items were originally in plastic envelope together
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Dr. Brau's Compound Syrup of Licorice [business envelope]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2651
Dates
1899
circa 1899
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001614
Description
Paper envelope from R. H. Bryson to S. B. Chandler, Son & Co.; left third has a "crest" for Dr. Brau's Compound Syrup of Licorice; address handwritten; purple 2c Canadian stamp of Queen Victoria; opened at top.
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Accession Number
996001614
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper envelope from R. H. Bryson to S. B. Chandler, Son & Co.; left third has a "crest" for Dr. Brau's Compound Syrup of Licorice; address handwritten; purple 2c Canadian stamp of Queen Victoria; opened at top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg, Limited.
Maker
R. H. Bryson
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1899
circa 1899
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: black; purple
Inscriptions
"The S.B. Chandler Son & Co. // 108 Victoria St. // Toronto // Ont // DR BRAU'S // COMPOUND // SYRUP // of LICORICE // R. H. BRYSON // COR PEEL & ST CATHERINE ST // MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.8 cm. x Width: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight age/sun discolouration; back: tear along left edge; ink stains along top; flaps coming loose and a piece of tape stain top centre
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Another mucilaginous herb that helps to soothe inflammation, licorice root is great for all sorts of coughs. Its mucilaginous properties make it great for dry irritated membranes, while it's also a natural expectorant, making it great for helping rid a wet productive cough of all the phlegm. Licorice root is also used in many syrups to help sweeten the flavor due to some of the bitter tasting herbs that many syrups contain.
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Eastern Dairy School, Kingston [commercial postcard]

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Dates
1929
circa 1929
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
996001469
Description
Postcard of medium-weight card of Eastern Dairy School, Kingston, Ont.; chromolithograph (building is now Regional Public Health Laboratory).
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Accession Number
996001469
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Schools -- pictorial works
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Postcard of medium-weight card of Eastern Dairy School, Kingston, Ont.; chromolithograph (building is now Regional Public Health Laboratory).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
International Fine Art Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1929
circa 1929
Date Remarks
Postmarked Aug. 9, 1929
Material
paper: green; ochre; blue-grey; black; buff; white; blue
Inscriptions
Front reads: "Eastern Dairy School - Kingston, Ont."; back reads, "Mrs. D.P. Frederick // Potts Grove // Pa // U.S.A. // Am having a // nice time // Shall think // of you all on // Sunday // Hilda // Post card // Correspondence // Address // Published by International Fine Art Co. Ltd., Montreal"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.0 cm. x Width: 14.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some of outer coating torn off, top left corner; small bend, lower left corner; some of outer coating torn off, lower right corner; postmark visible on front
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
1902 British Whig Almanac, Kingston, Ont., p. 53
Research Facts
Maintained by the Ontario Government to teach cheesemakers; drilled in theory and practice of making Canadian cheddar cheese, testing milk, preparing "starters"
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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001771
Description
Paper envelope which contained a booklet (996.001.772); handwritten address, yellow one cent Canadian stamp; flap is open.
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Accession Number
996001771
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper envelope which contained a booklet (996.001.772); handwritten address, yellow one cent Canadian stamp; flap is open.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Elixir Ferri et Calcis Phosphatis Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Stamp popular in late 1880's and 90's
Material
paper: yellow; black
Inscriptions
"Mr[?] A.F.[?] Blake // Fitzwilliam // N.H."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.8 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; postmark is smudged; back: large tear at the bottom, left half; top right corner is slightly torn as well
Copy Type
Original
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Eskay's Neurophosphates [advertising postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2625
Dates
1910
1936
circa 1910-1936
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001588
Description
Black & white postcard advertising Eskay's Neurophosphates; used, mailed to Dr. E. Boissoneault; stamp is of George V.
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Accession Number
996001588
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Black & white postcard advertising Eskay's Neurophosphates; used, mailed to Dr. E. Boissoneault; stamp is of George V.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Smith Kline & French Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1936
circa 1910-1936
Date Remarks
Stamp showing George V puts date of postcard somewhere in his reign
Material
paper: black; white; orange
Inscriptions
Front reads: "MONTREAL // QUEBEC // Dr. E Boissoneault // 324 Teglar Bldg. // Edmonton, Alta."; back reads: "Palatability // In the administration of remedies, no factor, // next to efficiency, is of greater importance // than palatability."; goes on to claim that Eskay's Neurophosphates are unusually palatable, which means patients are more inclined to take them
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front shows smudging near address and below postmark; outer surface torn off at right edge below postmark; black mark on back, left edge under "Pal" of "Palatability"; postmark shows through on back
Copy Type
Original
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J. W. Brayley [business postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2652
Dates
1886
circa 1886
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001615
Description
Used thick cardboard postcard from J.W. Brayley; front: address handwritten in purple pencil (?) and imprinted blue 1c Canadian stamp; back: form letter telling what Brayley sells and that their associate will be visiting them soon; printed in black ink.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001615
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used thick cardboard postcard from J.W. Brayley; front: address handwritten in purple pencil (?) and imprinted blue 1c Canadian stamp; back: form letter telling what Brayley sells and that their associate will be visiting them soon; printed in black ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg, Limited.
Maker
J. W. Brayley
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1886
circa 1886
Date Remarks
Postmarked
Material
paper: black; purple; blue
Inscriptions
Front: "J.EM Lindley [?] // Ingonish // N.B."; back: "FROM THE OFFICE OF // J.W. BRAYLEY, // ST. PAUL STREET, MONTREAL. // PROPRIETOR OF // Dow's Sturgeon Oil Liniment, French Magnetic Oil, Dr. // Wilson's Remedies, Beef, Iron and Wine, Quinine Wine, // Flavoring Extracts, Porous Plasters, Castor Oil, // Sewing Machine Oil, ycerine, Perfumery, // Hair Oil, Florida Water, &c. // DEAR SIR: // My traveller, A.S.F. Rankin, will call on you in a // few days. Any goods in my line will receive his promptest // attention. Yours truly, // J. W. BRAYLEY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.9 cm. x Width: 7.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; a number of small dot stains all over the card, front and back; left corner front bottom very stained; back left has a crease mark
Copy Type
Original
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Kerry, Watson and Co. [business postcard]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2597
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001560
Description
Used thick tan paper envelope from Keyy, Watson & Co.; front: address and printed 1cent stamp; back: form letter postcard with blanks filled in; black ink used for both printing and handwritten.
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Accession Number
996001560
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used thick tan paper envelope from Keyy, Watson & Co.; front: address and printed 1cent stamp; back: form letter postcard with blanks filled in; black ink used for both printing and handwritten.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
Kerry, Watson & Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Date Remarks
Dated
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Front: "CANADA POSTCARD // THE ADDRESS TO BE WRITTEN HERE // G. W. Wilkinson // Kingston // Ont." back: "ESTABLISHED 1810 // KERRY, WATSON & CO. // Wholesale Druggists, // Montreal, Mch 4 1898 // Dear Sir, // MR. T. G. WHITFIELD will have the pleasure of calling // on you on the 9th inst. Any orders you kindly favor him with // will receive our best attention. // Yours truly, // PROPRIETORS, // GRAY'S SYRUP OF // RED SPRUCE GUM."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite sun/age discoloured; top right corner bent and a few stains on the front
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Research Facts
Established in 1810, office and warehouse 351 St. Paul St. and 21, 23, 25 St. Sulpice St.; drug mills and laboratory 23, 25, 27 St. John Baptiste St.
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