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advertising trade card

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Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880-1890
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001712
Description
Paper trade card for Moore's Throat & Lung Lozenges; front: chromolithograph of a water fowl (heron or crane?) against a background of solid black; back: testimonials and an ad for Moore's Pilules.
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Accession Number
996001712
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cough -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
Description
Paper trade card for Moore's Throat & Lung Lozenges; front: chromolithograph of a water fowl (heron or crane?) against a background of solid black; back: testimonials and an ad for Moore's Pilules.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Geo. Schlegel Lith. NY
Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880-1890
Date Remarks
May be 1881; one letter dated Aug. 30, 1880, so shortly after
Material
paper: black; white; pink; green; brown
Inscriptions
"MOORE'S Throat // & Lung // Lozenges // The Favorites // Coughs, Colds & Sore Throat."; back: "Dr. C.C. Moore // New York, Dear Sir; I // enclose (50c) fifty cents, in stamps, // for which, please send me // some of your "cough lozenges" // They are the best things I // ever tried for coughs & colds & // I don't want to be out of them. // Please address, // Mary H. Thompson // Aug. 30th ["th" superscripted] 1880 // East Point [?] // Fulton Co. // Ga. ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 7.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: stained in the top third; hole in the right side near the bottom; some of the top coat has worn off near the top; back: very stained top & bottom
Copy Type
Original
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Allenburys Throat Pastilles No. 45

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1972.12.4
Description
Tin container, empty, with rounded corners, bottom painted yellow, hinged lid with yellow paper sticker in centre.
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Accession Number
1972.12.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Tin container, empty, with rounded corners, bottom painted yellow, hinged lid with yellow paper sticker in centre.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. John W. Scott of Toronto.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Material
metal: yellow; blue; yellow; black
Inscriptions
Label has: "The "Allenburys" Throat Pastilles // No. 45 Menthol and Rhatany // menthol gr. 1/20, Ext. Rhatany gr. 2 // A pastille may be taken every three or four hours // if required. // Printed in England // Manufactured by Allen & Hanburys, Ltd. // London"; "TRADE A.D. 1715 MARK [with logo above]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 10.0 cm x Width 6.25 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Dirty; all lettering legible.
Copy Type
Original
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Allen's Cough Balsam

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001023
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper missing.
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Accession Number
996001023
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Antitussive Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear tinted blue bottle; pressed glass; rectangular shaped body; four recessed panels; three panels have some embossed writing on them; thin cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper - stopper missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Kingston, Sept. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Panel # 1: "Allen's // Cough // Balsam"; panel # 2: "Montreal"; panel # 3: "Davis & Lawrence Co. Lim."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.6 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some residue on interior of bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

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Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; r…
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Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cough -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- bottle
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cream and black rectangular paper label with product information and directions in English on front and smaller label in French on back; embossed manufacturer information on textured bottom; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; cap has rolled bottom edge, vertical ridges in sides, and round top; box has product information in English on exterior front, proper right side, and top flap and in French on exterior back, proper left side, and bottom.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 17.7 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 3.1 cm
b – box – Length 18.2 cm Width 7.0 cm Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Sterling Products, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company “diamond O and I logo” on bottom of bottle used 1929 – 1954; date mark “6” is last number of year manufactured
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown, cream
ink: yellow, red, black
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front bottle label: “CONTAINS 5 FLUID OZS. // AYER’S // Cherry Pectoral // TRADE MARK REG. IN CANADA // Contains No Opiates // SHAKE WELL // TAKE WITHOUT WATER // SWALLOW SLOWLY // ADULTS: For Bronchial irritations // and coughs due to colds – tea - // spoonful every half hour for three // hours, then every hour as need - // ed. In severe cases two tea - // spoonfuls. // Children: 10 to 15 years, one – half // adult dose; 5 to 10 years, one - // fourth to one – third adult dose; // 2 to 5 years, 8 to 15 drops. // Small doses taken frequently are // more effective // than large doses // taken less often. // Sterling Products, Ltd. // Windsor, Ontario // Successor to // THE AYER CO. INC. // No. 11824 Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act”; stamped on front bottle label: “41907”; printed on front of box: “AYER’S // for Colds // CHERRY // PECTORAL // TRADE MARK REG IN CANADA // for Coughs // STERLING DRUG MFG LTD. // WINDSOR – ONTARIO”; printed on proper left side of box: “75 c // Equally Safe and Effective for Adults and Children. // Contains No Opiates. Valuable for preventing coughs // and colds from going down into the bronchial tubes. // Quick and lasting relief for coughs. Loosens phlegm. // Stimulates necessary expectoration. Sooths dry irri- // tated throats. For deep-seated coughs and bronchitis. // ESTABLISHED 1841 BY J. C. AYER, M. D. // CONTENTS 5 FL. OZ.”; stamped on bottom left side of box in black ink: “41907”; printed on top flap of box: “AN EFFECTIVE COUGH // MEDICINE // GOOD FOR ALL THE FAMILY”; hand written on top flap of box: “75”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration all over front and back bottle labels; top box flaps torn, distorted, and unstable; major staining on top of box, especially on proper left side and back of box; minor soiling all over box, especially on top flap; minor tears and abrasion to edges of box
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document (online)
Document
Reference Comments
“Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Bottle.” Odyssey’s Virtual Museum, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Griffenhagen, George and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
James Cook Ayer was a medical doctor who created a popular line of proprietary medicines; Ayer’s first product, his Cherry Pectoral, was first marketed in 1841 as a cure for various conditions, including coughs, influenza, and consumption; it originally contained opiates, but these were eventually removed from the formula; the packaging of this bottle focuses on the application of the remedy for bronchial conditions and coughs.
The Ayer Company was acquired by Sterling Products in 1938.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company merged in 1929 and used the famous “diamond, O and I" logo until around 1954.
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Balsam of Aniseeds

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Dates
1892
circa 1892
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001131
Description
Rectangular clear blue glass bottle; four recessed panels; paper label adhered to one panel; label has blue text.
Accession Number
996001131
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Asthma, drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear blue glass bottle; four recessed panels; paper label adhered to one panel; label has blue text.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Kim Snyder (Toronto) on July 9, 1994.
Maker
Henry Skinner
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1892
circa 1892
Material
glass: blue
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Balsam of Aniseeds // Particular recommended for // Coughs, Colds, Asthmas // ... // Prepared and sold by // Henry Skinner, // Pharmaceutical Chemist and Druggist // Kingston
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.8 cm. x Width: 4.5 cm. x Depth: 3.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured and stained in places
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Benylin Koffettes

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Dates
1988
circa 1988
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001279 a-b
Description
Ten lozenges wrapped together in foil paper (b) in a cardboard box (a); there is a round fluorescent orange sticker on box front.
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Accession Number
000001279 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Ten lozenges wrapped together in foil paper (b) in a cardboard box (a); there is a round fluorescent orange sticker on box front.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 4.3 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
b - lozenges - Size: Length 8.6 cm x Width 2.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke-Davis Canada Inc.
Dates
1988
circa 1988
Date Remarks
Based on expiry date
Material
foil: yellow
paper: orange
cardboard: white; red; brown; black
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "20 KOFFETS DIN 370975 // PARKE-DAVIS // BENYLIN // KOFFETTES*"; bottom: "Chaque Koffette renferme 5 mg de HCl de diphénhydramine et 50 mg de // chlorure d'ammonium. // Posologie – 1 Koffette au besoin, au maximum, 2 par heure. // Each Koffette contains 5 mg Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride and 50 mg // Ammonium Chloride. // Dosage – 1 Koffette as required, not more than 2 per hour. // Parke-Davis Canada Inc. Scarborough, Ontario. // 26001 // 260B990";back: "(L) 51215 EXP JA88 // [information on front repeated]"; top: "SOOTHING RELIEF OF COUGHS DUE TO // COLDS AND THROAT IRRITATIONS // *Reg. T.M. / M. Enr. Parke, Davis & Company // Parke-Davis Canada Inc. auth. user / usager aut. // SOULAGEMENT DE LA TOUX DUE AU RHUME // ET DES IRRITATIONS DE LA GORGE."; right side: "BENYLIN // KOFFETTES*"; left side: identical to right side; (b) foil paper is stamped with: "BENYLIN KOFFETTES" repeatedly over the entire surface
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row D
Condition Remarks
Box somewhat dirty and scuffed; no apparent problems with foil-wrapped lozenges
Copy Type
Original
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Benylin Koffettes

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Dates
1979
circa 1979
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001436 a-c
Description
A cardboard box (a) containing two foil-wrapped packages of lozenges (b,c) with 10 lozenges in each; there is a price sticker on box front.
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Accession Number
000001436 a-c
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
A cardboard box (a) containing two foil-wrapped packages of lozenges (b,c) with 10 lozenges in each; there is a price sticker on box front.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 9.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
b - lozenges - Size: Length 8.7 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
c - lozenges - Size: Length 8.7 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1979
circa 1979
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
foil: yellow
paper: white; green; black
cardboard: white; red; black
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "BENYLIN // KOFFETTES // BENYLIN // DIN 370975 // 12 211 UNITED // DRUG MART // 1 99 + tx "; bottom: "Quick Soothing Relief from Colds // Cough and Throat Irritations // Dosage – 1 lozenge as required, not more than 2 per hour. // Benylin Koffettes–Reg. T.M. Stock 21-263-20"; back: "20 LOZENGES/LOSANGES // Each lozenge contains 5 mg. Benadryl® (diphenhydramine HCl) // and 50 mg. Ammonium Chloride. // [above two lines repeated in French] // PARKE-DAVIS // Parke, Davis & Company, Ltd. // Brockville, Ontario"; top: "[bottom repeated in French except last line] // Exp. MR 1982 (L) KB 176"; (b,c): foil is embossed wtih the tiled pattern, "BENYLIN KOFFETTES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row D
Condition Remarks
Box scuffed at corners; no apparent problems with foil-wrapped lozenges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Benylin Sore Throat Lozenges

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001360 a-d
Description
A plastic box (a) with lid hinged at back, containing 3 blister pack trays holding 8 lozenges each (b-d); box has a paper label on front and back
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Accession Number
000001360 a-d
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Description
A plastic box (a) with lid hinged at back, containing 3 blister pack trays holding 8 lozenges each (b-d); box has a paper label on front and back
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 7.1 cm x Width 7.1 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
b - blister pack - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
c - blister pack - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
d - blister pack - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke-Davis Canada Inc.
Material
paper: yellow; brown; white
metal: silver; brown
plastic: clear; yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "NEW [underlined] // Nouveau // PARKE-DAVIS // PASTILLES CONTRE // LES MAUX DE GORGE // BENYLIN* // SORE THROAT // LOZENGES // CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE LOZENGES U.S.P. // 24 LOZENGES . 25 PASTILLES // HONEY LEMON . MIEL-CITRON // DIN 558168 260H600 26065"; bottom: "Benylin* Sore Throat Lozenges provide soothing, effective relief of // minor sore throats. // Directions: Dissolve one lozenge slowly in mouth as required. // Warning: Sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea, // or vomiting may be serious and you should consult your physician. // Do not administer to children under 3 years of age unless directed by // physician. Keep all medications safely out of reach of children. // [above 7 lines repeated in French] // Each lozenge contains 1.5 mg Cetylpyridinium Chloride // Chaque pastille renferme 1.5 mg de chlorure de cétylpyridinium // *Reg. T.M./M. dép. Parke, Davis & Company // Parke-Davis Canada Inc. auth. user/usager aut. // Parke-Davis Canada Inc., Scarborough, Ontario // 260H570 [printed] [L] [squared brackets are marks] 4S12 [stamped]"; (b-d) back: "BENYLIN // SORE THROAT LOZENGES // PUSH LOZENGE // FROM OTHER SIDE // BENYLIN // PASTILLES CONTRE // LES MAUX DE GORGE // APPUYER DE L'AUTRE // CÔTE PUR // LIBÉRER LA PASTILLE [above text repeated six times] [printed]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B
Condition Remarks
Box dusty; labels starting to peel; no apparent problems with blister packs
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001012
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
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Accession Number
000001012
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid hinged at back; red metal labels on front and top
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
According to Jack Willson, they were not made after this date
Material
metal: green; black; silver; red
Inscriptions
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "BLOOD-ROOT // (Sanguinaria canadensis)"; on front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "BLOOD-ROOT // (Sanguinaria canadensis) // PARKE, DAVIS & CO // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS"; left side: "P D & Co [monogrammed]"; right side: "P D & Co [monogramme]"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed] // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some corrosion on bottom, where paint is chipped, and inside; numerous scratches; brown-coloured accretion on front; right side is dented; evidence of insects (dead larvae)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
These distinctive green and black tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to store their herbs in, to make them more visible to the public
Exhibit History
Loaned to Agnes Etherington Art Centre for Museopathy exhibit May 24–Sept. 13, 2001
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
000001057
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
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Accession Number
000001057
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Expectorants
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic; covered on front, top and back with a paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Cited in Parke, Davis Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: cream; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "BLOOD-ROOT // SANGUINARIA, U.S.P. // Sanguinaria canadensis Lin. // Contains not less than 2.5% // alkaloids. // C134989 [stamped] // No. 49 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; Overwritten by hand in pencil: "20"; front: "SYNONYMS - Sanguinaria, U.S.P.; // Red puccoon, Tetterwort, Indian // paint, Engl.; Blutwerzel, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The rhizome. // FAMILY - Papaveraceae. // HABITAT - United States."; back: "PROPERTIES - Used as a stimulat- // ing expectorant in bronchitis, croup // and asthma; also used as a remedy // in atonic dyspepsia. // DOSE - A tablespoonful (15 mils) of // an infusion, half ounce to the pint."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 5.3 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard and paper are yellowed; label has brown stains on top and front; box and label are abraded on top; box is dented on top; plastic has come unsealed on right side.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
Research Facts
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Exhibit History
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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