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]"
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row C
Length 6.9 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
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.
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 4; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000; CD #2
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
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…
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
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.
First plastic produced in 1907
paper: off-white; red; blue
liquid contents: dark red
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."
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row G
Length 12.1 cm x Width 4.2 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Label is peeling and moisture-stained; inside of bottle is heavily stained; bottle is in good shape, no scratches, excellent structural integrity. CAUTION: POISON.
Drugstores sold dyes, some of which could be quite toxic.