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Lambert's Syrup [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1889
1939
circa 1889-1939
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001448
Description
Cardboard blotter for Lambert's Syrup; done in gold paper and red ink; left side has a facsimile of J.O. Lambert, M.D.; right side has a facsimile of box and bottle of product; centre has boastful statements of its age and popularity; back: writing stains.
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Accession Number
996001448
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents -- advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Lambert's Syrup; done in gold paper and red ink; left side has a facsimile of J.O. Lambert, M.D.; right side has a facsimile of box and bottle of product; centre has boastful statements of its age and popularity; back: writing stains.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15 1995 (before).
Maker
Lambert Medical Co. (product)
Dates
1889
1939
circa 1889-1939
Date Remarks
Card says 1889-1939; card must be around this date
Material
paper: red; yellow
Inscriptions
"1889-1939 . HALF A CENTURY // OF HEALTH SAFEGUARD // FIFTY years old - More popular than ever // Sold from ocean to ocean // A necessity in every home // Imposing Sales record of // 11,372,299 Bottles // LAMBERT'S SYRUP // NATIONAL FAMILY // REMEDY // J. O. LAMBERT, M.D. // Author of the national // family remedy against // chest ailments"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 8.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: ink doodlings all over; left top corner has been ripped off; creased and torn along top edge; stains in several locations; back has many ink writings, large ink stains in corners, and some writings in pencil as well
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Lambert Syrup, About: https://www.siroplambert.com/en/about-lambert-syrup-natural-cough-syrup
Research Facts
Lambert Syrup was developed in 1887 in St-Zéphirin-de-Courval, near Drummondville, Québec, by Québec physician Joseph-Oliver Lambert. In 1887, Dr. Lambert created the formula of his syrup and registered the patent. In 1891, the Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited company was founded, and it was incorporated in 1915, 22 years after Lambert’s death. During the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 (a type A flu), many newspapers claimed that Lambert Syrup was curative. Lambert Syrup was by this time distributed across Canada and even in Great Britain, France, Belgium and the United States. As of 2019, Dr. Lambert’s syrup is still being sold according the original formula first patented by Dr. Lambert, and with the original brand image on the packaging with a vintage photograph of Dr. Lambert.
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Dates
1908
1920
circa 1908-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001290 a-au
Description
(a) Leather medicine case with hinged lid (now torn off); the inside of the case has four hinged sections which hold cylindrical medication bottle; (b) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on/off metal lid (empty); (c) same as (b); (d) same as (b) -- 9 brown pills and powd…
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Accession Number
996001290 a-au
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Medicine Chests
House Calls
Drug Storage, instrumentation
MM= Medical Case
Description
(a) Leather medicine case with hinged lid (now torn off); the inside of the case has four hinged sections which hold cylindrical medication bottle; (b) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on/off metal lid (empty); (c) same as (b); (d) same as (b) -- 9 brown pills and powder residue inside; (e) same as (b) -- medication residue inside; lid cracked; (f-cc) same as (b): (f) medication residue inside; (g) solidified pills on inside bottom, as well as staining; (h) very small amount of medication residue inside; (k) white powder residue inside; (l) filled halfway with small pink pills; lid cracked; (m) very small amount of medication residue inside; (n) container cracked at the bottom; (o) pink powder residue inside; (p) off-white medication solidified at bottom inside; (q) 5 small brown pills inside; (r) bottom of container broken and missing a section; lid cracked; (t) medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (u) 3 crumbly brown pills inside; powder inside as well; (v) medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (w) medication residue at bottom inside; (x) very small amount of medication residue at bottom inside; (y) medication residue inside; (z) bottom of container broken and missing a section; (aa) bottom section of container broken off; (bb) bottom section of container broken off; lid missing; (cc) white medication at bottom 1/3 inside; (dd) cylindrical clear glass pill / medication container with screw on / off metal lid; similar to, but larger than, (b); brown medication residue at bottom inside; lid cracked; (ee-jj) same as (dd): (ee) white crystal medication at bottom inside; lid shows minor corrosion and a crack; (ff) contains 20 brown pills; lid cracked; (gg) bottom of container is broken and a section is missing; medication residue inside; lid is missing; (hh) off-white powdery medication residue inside; lid cracked; (ii) filled with approximately 20 brown pills which are deteriorating; (jj) contains 6 off-white pills and white powder on inside; lid cracked; (kk) hinged cloth-covered cardboard box with metal closure attachment at the top; the inside of the box has a felt-covered bottom and middle section which was designed to hold a thin item; (ll-uu) same as (dd): (ll) contains 11 pink pills inside as well as powdery residue; (mm) a few brown pills have liquified at the bottom inside; (nn) contains brown pills on inside bottom 1/3 (solidified); (oo) contains 14 small brown pills and powder residue inside; lid cracked; (pp) brown powder residue on inside; bottom of container has a small missing section; lid cracked; (qq) contains one brown pill and medication residue inside; (rr) filled with brown pills which are stuck together and deteriorating; lid has 3 small cracks; (ss) very small amount of medication residue inside; lid has 3 small cracks; (tt) contains 11 pink pills (deteriorating) and white powder residue at inside bottom; lid cracked; (uu) the bottom of the container is broken and missing a section; brown medication residue inside.
Number Of Parts
47
Part Names
a - medicine case - Size: Length 28.2 cm. x Width 12.5 cm. x Depth 11.2 cm.
b-z - medicine containers x 25 - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
aa - medicine container (broken) - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
bb - medicine container (broken) - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter1.2 cm.
cc - medicine container - Size: Length 7.5 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
dd-jj - medicine containers x 7 - Size: Length 8.9 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
kk - box - Size: Length 8.8 cm. x Width 5.6 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
ll-uu - medicine containers x 10 - Size: Length 8.9 cm. x Diameter1.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Decatur Georgia on Dec. 1 1993
Maker
H. K. Mulford Company
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1908
1920
circa 1908-1920
Date Remarks
Patent date stamped into the case
Material
leather: black
bookbinding fabric: red
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Inside lid of case stamped with "HIGHEST AWARDS // PHILADELPHIA CHICAGO ST. LOUIS PARIS // H. K. MULFORD COMPANY // PHILADELPHIA." on cloth; outside front stamped, "PATD MAY 26 // 1908" into leather; bottom outside of case a "3" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Case and bottles were very dirty and dusty, with dried mildew throughout the inside of the case; two bottles are missing their lid and seven are broken; many bottle lids are cracked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Research Facts
Early 20th century house call bag for the general practitioner
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Piso's Cure [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1906
1915
circa 1906-1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001479
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, for Piso's Cure, showing a sketch or false-colour photograph of two men rafting down the Allegheny; four-wheel cart, filled with cut lumber on shore (unhitched); island in the middle has a house on it.
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Accession Number
996001479
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents -- advertisements
Common Cold -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, for Piso's Cure, showing a sketch or false-colour photograph of two men rafting down the Allegheny; four-wheel cart, filled with cut lumber on shore (unhitched); island in the middle has a house on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
E.T. Hazeltine Co.
Site Made (City)
Warren
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
1915
circa 1906-1915
Date Remarks
Doesn't say "cure for", it says "cure, a medicine for ...", so it would be after Food and Drug Act of 1906; product around in 1872; by 1915 name changed to Piso's Remedy
Material
paper: red; grey; blue; green; yellow
Inscriptions
"Nearly 50 Years the Favorite // PISO'S CURE // A MEDICINE FOR // COUGHS COLDS etc. // Price, 25 Cents. // Rafting on the Allegheny"; back: "POSTAL CARD. // PLACE A ONE // CENT STAMP // HERE" etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.8 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: edge of top (middle to left) paper has come off; edges (especialy corners) a little worn; slight smudging and staining from inks; back: ink staining from front; top right corner, bottom left corner definite age discolouration (sun)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Nostrums and Quackery" Vol. II, by Arthur J. Cramp, pp. 101-102, 163-165; "Nostrums and Quackery" Vol. I, p. 350; "The Medical Messiahs" by James Harvey Young, p. 45; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" by Charles W. Oleson (1894), p. 137; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 8, 50, 172, 180; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome", pp. 10, 31, 145, plate # 49
Research Facts
Before the Food & Drugs Act, called "Piso's Cure for Consumption"; old analyses: alcohol, chloroform, opium and cannabis indica (hasheesh), but they claimed they had not used morphine or any opium derivative since 1872; in 1906 it contained everything but opium and became "Piso's Cure, a medicine for coughs, colds, etc."; even later it became Piso's Remedy, a medicine for coughs and colds; in 1910, analysis showed cannabis indica, chloroform, methyl salicylate and oils of peppermint and bitter almonds; recipe: 1/2 oz. tinct. tolu, 2 dr. Fl. ext. lobelia, 2 dr. Fl. ext. cannabis indica, 1 dr. chloroform, 4 gr. sulph. morphia, 4 gr. Tartar emetic, 10 drops Ess. mentha viridis, 8 oz. water, 14 oz. sugar (directions, p. 137 of "Secret Nostrums and Systems"); one president of the Piso Co. was W.A. Talbot
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Terpo-Dionin [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001445
Description
Blotter advertising Terpo-Dionin as a cough "sedative" for tuberculosis cough; bottle depicted on left side.
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Accession Number
996001445
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents -- advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Blotter advertising Terpo-Dionin as a cough "sedative" for tuberculosis cough; bottle depicted on left side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15 1995 (before).
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Date Remarks
Chromolithography; before Patent Medicine Act
Material
paper: cream
ink: red; yellow; brown; black
Inscriptions
Front reads: "In tuberculosis cough // the use of // Terpo-Dionin // Invariably Proves Satisfactory // Relieves cough and pain and exhibits no // depressant effect. Dose - one to two teaspoonsful, as a necessary, three or four times daily // held in the back of the throat for a short time. Children - from // fifteen drops to a teaspoonful. // Produces Prompt Results"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.5 cm. x Width: 15.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bend, lower right corner; stain, upper right quadrant, 0.5 cm x 0.5 cm; small dots of staining lower left quadrant
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Bottle writing indicates made by Carter, Cummings & Co., Canada; same company produced Essence of Caroid
Exhibit History
Medical Archives Exhibit, Ann Baillie Bldg., Oct. 2005
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