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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001023
Description
A cardboard boxcovered on top, front and back by a paper label and sealed in plastic.
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Accession Number
000001023
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Plant Leaves
Dyes
Description
A cardboard boxcovered on top, front and back by a paper label and sealed in plastic.
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 Antique Pharmacy Collection
Material
cardboard: brown
plastic: clear
paper: beige-brown; red; black
Inscriptions
Top: "15 [handwritten in pencil] HENNA // Lewisonia inermis Lin. // No. 316 // C143009 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // WALKERVILLE, // ONTARIO, CAN."; front: "SYNONYMS - Alhennah, Camphire, Eng. // Troêne d'Egypt, Fr.; Echte Alcanna, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // FAMILY - Lythraceæ. // HABITAT - Southern Asia and adjacent // regions."; back: "PROPERTIES - Astringent, but chiefly // employed as a dye to stain the hair, finger- // nails, etc. // DOSE - One-half ounce infusion, using // one ounce drug to one pint of hot water." bottom: "CCO# [underlined] // IS [handwritten in pencil]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 6.9 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Box and label yellowed; label water-marked on front, torn, and has a brown accretion on the back and a white accretion on the front.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 4; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
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.
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Mandl's Pigment

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Dates
1907
circa 1907
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
995005022
Description
Oblong glass bottle, filled 4/5 full of red liquid (Mandl's Pigment); bottle has ten-sided concave taper to slender neck and white plastic cap (not removed for safety reasons); bottom of bottle slightly convex and solid; paper label affixed to front side, with red warning stripe and symbol of gradu…
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Accession Number
995005022
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Dyes
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Oblong glass bottle, filled 4/5 full of red liquid (Mandl's Pigment); bottle has ten-sided concave taper to slender neck and white plastic cap (not removed for safety reasons); bottom of bottle slightly convex and solid; paper label affixed to front side, with red warning stripe and symbol of graduated cylinder in front of mortar and pestle, on a blue sphere.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., graduate of the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Class of 1947; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Dates
1907
circa 1907
Date Remarks
First plastic produced in 1907
Material
plastic: white
glass: clear
paper: off-white; red; blue
liquid contents: dark red
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle bottom: three symbols: a triangle, a square, and a diamond shape with a dot in the centre; on side: embossed lines and measuring marks; and // 1 // 1 // CC // 40 // 20"; printed label says, "Mandl's Pigment // POISON // WALLACE'S DRUG STORE LTD. // PHONE // 354-3321 // NAPANEE, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 12.1 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Label is peeling and moisture-stained; inside of bottle is heavily stained; bottle is in good shape, no scratches, excellent structural integrity. CAUTION: POISON.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Web site
Research Facts
Drugstores sold dyes, some of which could be quite toxic.
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