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Natures Remedy Tablets [business postcard]

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001568
Description
Used thick green paper postcard from Nature's Remedy; address initially typed in purple, but town is crossed out with pencil and a name in pencil added below; back has form letter; green 1cent Canadian stamp.
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Accession Number
996001568
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
Used thick green paper postcard from Nature's Remedy; address initially typed in purple, but town is crossed out with pencil and a name in pencil added below; back has form letter; green 1cent Canadian stamp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
A. H. Lewis Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Smith's Falls
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Postmarked and dated
Material
paper: green
ink: black, green
Inscriptions
Front: "Nature's Remedy // NR - TABLETS - NR // Better than // Pills // for Liver Ills // Take one tonight // you'll feel better // in the morning // J. A. McAuley Esq, // Malagawatch, // N.S."; back: "Smith's Falls, Ont. 1910 // Dear Sir - / // It is surprising how business has picked up since // we put our remedies on the price restrictive plan. The // trade is taking very much more interest in N.R. now than // it did previously ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.1 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight sun/age discolouration around the edges; pencil used to cross out town and write "S.S.R. Denis"; top left back has an outline of two joined stamps; top edge is rough
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
company also active in 1922
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Northrop & Lyman [business envelope]

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Dates
1872
circa 1872
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001548
Description
Paper envelope from Northrop & Lyman to Mr. Geo. Douglass; yellow paper both printed and handwritten in black ink; Canadian 3c stamp; back has the name of the company it is from and the date it arrived; opened at the top.
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Accession Number
996001548
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 Northrop & Lyman to Mr. Geo. Douglass; yellow paper both printed and handwritten in black ink; Canadian 3c stamp; back has the name of the company it is from and the date it arrived; opened at the 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
Northrop & Lyman
Site Made (City)
Newcastle
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1872
circa 1872
Date Remarks
Mailed in March, 1872, so made slightly before then
Material
paper: yellow
ink: black, brown
Inscriptions
"NORTHROP & LYMAN // Wholesale Dealers in // PATENT MEDICINES, // Supporters, Shoulder Braces, Trusses, &c. // Newcastle, Ont. // Mr. Geo. Douglas // Manilla // Ont."; back: "Northrop & Lyman // 27 Mar // 1872"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.1 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight staining and age/sun discolouration; back: envelope flap has been torn away at the narrower ends of the flap
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
1862-1874 Northrop & Lyman were a wholesale chemical & druggist medicine manufacturers; later moved to Toronto; 1881-1890, N & L. Co.; 1890-1910, N & L. Co. Ltd; 1898-1930
Images
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