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apothecary kit

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Dates
1775
circa 1775
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
993001003 a-aq
Description
Medicine chest, which consists of (a) a rectangular wooden chest with hinged doors at the front, back and top and brass handles at the sides; the front of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal four drawers in the bottom and 6 compartments with woo…
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Accession Number
993001003 a-aq
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Foundation Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Storage, instrumentation
House Calls
MM= Drug Case
MM= Drug Packagaing -- container -- bottle
Description
Medicine chest, which consists of (a) a rectangular wooden chest with hinged doors at the front, back and top and brass handles at the sides; the front of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal four drawers in the bottom and 6 compartments with wooden dividers built in at the top; the outside of the right door has a round brass knob attached to it and the left door has hardware to secure it closed and a wooden toggle on the outside that holds both doors together; the back of the chest has two doors, hinged at the left and right sides, that open outwards to reveal two shelves, each with three compartments with wooden dividers built in; the outside of the right door has a round brass knob attached to it and the left door has hardware to secure it closed and a wooden toggle in the outside that holds both doors together; the top of the chest is hinged at the back and has a lock at the front; the keyhole is ivory-lined and fits (b) a small metal key that is cylindrical and hollow at the end with a cut rectangular piece at the bottom of the end; the finger grip is oval with an open centre; the inside of the top of the chest has 6 compartments with built-in dividers; there is an open rectangular section at the front, four deep rectangular compartments with open tops in the centre and three open rectangular sections at the back, one which has (c) a removable sliding wooden lid; this lid is flat and rectangular with a semi-circular piece cut out from the top right side for a finger grip; there are 4 square wooden drawers (d-g) built into the lower front of the chest; each drawer has a round ivory knob attached to the front at the centre; the top left drawer (d) has a built-in divider in the middle and two sliding wooden lids (dd) and (ddd); both lids are flat and rectangular with a semicircular piece cut out at the top for a finger grip; (e) is an open drawer; (f) has a narrow rectangular piece set into the lower right side of the drawer and grooved areas at the top and bottom right side and centre left side; (g) has a flat piece of wood covering it; this piece has four circular holes cut into it, which hold four mixing cups (n-q, described later); the top of the front of the chest holds 6 glass bottles (h-m) with stoppered lids (jj-mm); the stoppers on (h) and (i) do not come off and were not removed; each bottle is hollow and rectangular in shape with flat sides and base and rounded shoulders; the top lip is round with an 8-sided edge; the stoppers are made of solid glass, round at the bottom and rectangular at the top; all the bottles are empty; the mixing cups (n-q) are cylindrical and open at the top; the lip flares out slightly; there is a flat round base on the bottom which allows them to stand; the back of the case houses 6 glass bottles (r-w) with stoppers (rr-ww); each bottle is hollow and squarish with flat sides and bottom and rounded shoulders leading to a short round neck; the top lip is round with an 8-sided edge; the stoppers are made of solid glass, round at the bottom and rectangular on top; the top of the chest has four compartments, each of which houses a glass bottle (x-aa) with a stoppered lid (xx-aaa); each bottle is hollow and rectangular in shape with flat sides and bottom and slightly rounded shoulders that lead to a long open rounded neck; the lip of the bottle has a squared band around the outside, giving it a larger diameter; a glass stopper fits into the neck; each stopper is solid, round on the botton and rectangular on top.
Number Of Parts
43
Part Names
a - medicine chest (closed) - Size: Length 24.6 cm. x Width 20.3 cm. x Depth 27.2 cm.
b - key - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Width 1.3 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
c - compartment lid - Size: Length 4.7 cm. x Width 3.6 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
d - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.6 cm. x Depth 3.2 cm.
dd - drawer lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 8.9 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
ddd - drawer lid - Size: Length 4.4 cm. x Width 8.9 cm. x Depth 0.4 cm.
e - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.6 cm. x Depth 3.2 cm.
f - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
g - wooden drawer - Size: Length 10.0 cm. x Width 10.7 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
h - bottle with stopper - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
i - bottle with stopper - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
j - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 3.1 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
jj - stopper - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Diameter1.7
k - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 3.1 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
kk - stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Diameter1.6
l - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
ll - stopper - Size: Length 2.7 cm. x Diameter1.6
m - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 2.5 cm.
mm - stopper - Size: Length 2.8 cm. x Diameter1.7
n - mixing cup - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Diameter3.8
o - mixing cup - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Diameter3.7
p - mixing cup - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter3.6
q - mixing cup - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter4.0
r - bottle - Size: Length 8.2 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 2.8 cm.
rr - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.4
s - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm. x Width 6.2 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
ss - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.4
t - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
tt - stopper - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter1.5
u - bottle - Size: Length 7.8 cm. x Width 6.5 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
uu - stopper - Size: Length 2.6 cm. x Diameter1.4
v - bottle - Size: Length 8.1 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
vv - stopper - Size: Length 2.3 cm. x Diameter1.4
w - bottle - Size: Length 8.0 cm. x Width 6.4 cm. x Depth 4.9 cm.
ww - stopper - Size: Length 2.2 cm. x Diameter1.4
x - bottle - Size: Length 12.5 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
xx - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.3 cm. x Depth 2.2 cm.
y - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
yy - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.4 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
z - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm. x Depth 4.3 cm.
zz - stopper - Size: Length 3.8 cm. x Width 2.4 cm.
aa - bottle - Size: Length 12.6 cm. x Width 4.3 cm.
aaa - stopper - Size: Length 3.7 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 2.3 cm.
Dates
1775
circa 1775
Date Remarks
Similar to example in book by Wilbur (see Reference Comments)
Material
metal: grey; yellow
wood: brown
ivory: ivory
glass: clear
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
(h), (i), (l), and (m) have the letters "EB" in raised lettering at the bottom outside of the bottles; (s) has the number "14" etched into the front centre panel; (u) has the number "16" etched into the front centre panel; (u,v) both have a paper label attached to the front centre panel with the words, "Eye Lotion" written on in ink; (x) has the remnants of a paper label attached to the front centre panel; (x-aa) all have a raised 1-directional arrow on the bottom of the bottles
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A6-1
Condition Remarks
The chest shows minor surface grime and minor scratches(a) on the surface; the back left door is cracked; the top left side of the lid has a deep gouge; there is a small missing section of veneer at the top front; the brass hardware shows tarnish, but no serious corrosion; minor green spots can be seen on the left handle; the ivory drawer pulls and keyhole show minor discolouration, but no cracks or missing sections; (h) outer edge of bottle lip has a small chip; (i) outer edge of bottle lip has a small chip; (j) outer edge of bottle lip has a very small chip; (p) outer edge of base of mixing cup has a chip; (u) inside of bottle has a cloudy residue; (v) upper right corner of label is missing; (x) front label is only a remnant; (y) small amount of brown residue at inside bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Photo
Reference Comments
"Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 83; photographed on Jan. 28, 1998
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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B-D Yale Luer-Lok syringe kit

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Dates
1950
1963
circa 1950-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Accession Number
993004284 a-ai
Description
Injection kit in burgundy plastic case has B-D Yale syringes in spring-loaded metal holders (5 cc, 2 cc, 2 cc) with brown rubber slip-off tops with original cardboard and cork packing material; three #23 needles in metal holders have black rubber slip-off tops; three #26 needles have brown rubber s…
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Accession Number
993004284 a-ai
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
MeSH Heading
Syringes
House Calls
MM= Injections -- set
Description
Injection kit in burgundy plastic case has B-D Yale syringes in spring-loaded metal holders
(5 cc, 2 cc, 2 cc) with brown rubber slip-off tops with original cardboard and cork packing
material; three #23 needles in metal holders have black rubber slip-off tops; three
#26 needles have brown rubber slip-off tops; two clear plastic bottles have black plastic
screw-on tops; all pieces fit into clear plastic sleeves; never used
Number Of Parts
35
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 19.6 cm. x Width 14.0 cm. x Depth 3.7 cm.
b - plastic bottle - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
c - black lid - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter3.0 cm.
d - plastic bottle - Size: Length 5.2 cm. x Diameter2.6 cm.
e - black lid - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter3.0 cm.
f - short needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
g - needle #26 - Size: Length 3.1 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
h - brown top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
i - needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
j - needle #26 - Size: Length 3.1 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
k - brown top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
l - needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
m - needle #26 - Size: Length 3.1 cm. x Diameter0.6 cm.
n - brown top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
o - med. needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
p - needle #23 - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
q - black top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
r - needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
s - needle #23 - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
t - black top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
u - needle holder - Size: Length 6.0 cm. x Diameter0.9 cm.
v - needle #23 - Size: Length 4.3 cm. x Diameter0.7 cm.
w - black top - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter1.4 cm.
x - med. syringe holder - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Diameter1.8 cm.
y - syringe barrel - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
z - syringe plunger - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
aa - brown top - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
bb - med. syringe holder - Size: Length 15.3 cm. x Diameter1.8 cm.
cc - syringe barrel - Size: Length 7.4 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
dd - syringe plunger - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
ee - brown top - Size: Length 1.4 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
ff - long syringe holder - Size: Length 17.8 cm. x Diameter2.5 cm.
gg - syringe barrel - Size: Length 9.3 cm. x Diameter2.3 cm.
hh - syringe plunger - Size: Length 8.5 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
ii - brown top - Size: Length 1.5 cm. x Diameter3.1 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1963
circa 1950-1963
Date Remarks
Evaluator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
metal: silver
plastic: burgundy; clear; black
rubber: brown; black
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On bottom of plastic bottle: "CELLUPLASTIC // NEWARK, N.J."; embosssed on all rubber tops:
"B-D"; printed on syringes: "B-D YALE // LUER-LOK // BECTON, DICKINSON & CO. // MADE IN
U.S.A."; "S // 8659" "F // 4661" "G // 5201"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Condition Remarks
never used; #2: something staining paper yellow; #3: rubber - may require special treatment.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
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brass hand-held dispensing scales

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Dates
1867
circa 1867
Collection
Dr. Herbert J. Saunders Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
002006001 a-l
Description
Brass hand-held dispensing scales, consisting of two circular concave brass pans, each with three evenly spaced holes near the edge, connected through these with braided cords to a brass beam with swan neck ends; the beam has a fenestrated rectangular tab attached with a pin to the midsection, and …
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Accession Number
002006001 a-l
Collection
Dr. Herbert J. Saunders Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
House Calls
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
Brass hand-held dispensing scales, consisting of two circular concave brass pans, each with three evenly spaced holes near the edge, connected through these with braided cords to a brass beam with swan neck ends; the beam has a fenestrated rectangular tab attached with a pin to the midsection, and lines up with a pointed bar that extends upwards from the bar's midsection; the scales are accompanied by ten square brass measures of varying thicknesses, using the Roman system of scruple, drachm and grain weights; the weights are kept in a brass-lidded compartment in the scale case (l); the case is wood, covered outside with green leather with a gold embossed logo on the top; the case is lined with purple velvet and has an indentation to accomodate the scale; the front latch of the case consists of a hook and pin.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - balance scales - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 6.0 cm
b - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
d - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
e - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
f - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
g - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
h - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
i - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
j - weight - Size: Length cm x Width cm x Depth 0.1 cm
k - weight - Size: Length cm x Width cm x Depth 0.1 cm
l - case - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Given to donor by Catherine Saunders, youngest daughter of original owner, Dr. Herbert J. Saunders, M.R.C.S.E., Queen's Meds 1867; donor was Miss Saunders's physician (see attached photocopy)
Dates
1867
circa 1867
Date Remarks
Based on graduation date of Dr. Herbert Saunders
Material
paper: green
ink: yellow
leather: green
wood: tan
fabric: purple; green
metal: brown
Inscriptions
On the top of the case, there was a logo of an eagle grasping three arrows in one talon and a branch in the other, embossed in gold ink; on the bottom of the case, "R2e/7L7" is handwritten in pencil; weight (b) has a weight symbol etched into both sides of the metal; weight (c) has a weight symbol etched on one side; and "2 // [weight symbol}" on the other ;side; weight (d) has "½ Drachm [cursive]" etched on one side and a weight symbol etched on the other; weight (e) has a weight symbol etched on one side; weight (f) has six round indentations stamped into the metal; weight (g) has five round indentations stamped into the metal; weight (h) has four round indentations stamped into the metal; weight (i) has "6 // GRS" stamped into the metal; weight (j) has "5 // GRS" stamped into the metal; weight (k) has "4 // GRS" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Condition Remarks
Both brass pans had several patches of discolouration, possibly from contact with the cord; weight (d) had a strip of corrosion on one side; weights (f-h) showed signs of orange rust; the leather around the clasp on the box (l) was worn and torn; the gold ink from the embossed logo had deteriorated by approximately 90%; the velvet had faded slightly and was dusty; (2): box cover torn around latch; metal tarnished; spots of inactive corrosion; velvet fading in places; leather stained and discoloured.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Physician's Balance Scales," by Dr. H.W. Cumming; "Antique Medical Instruments," by Elizabeth Bennion, 1986, pp. 284-5 (similar to Fig. 15) ; "Catalogue of Surgical Instruments & Appliances," by Down Bros. Ltd., 1906, p. 1405 (similar to #6240); "Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Max Wocher and Son," by Max Wocher & Son, 189-, p. 284 (similar to #2748); OHIOLink online catalogue OCLC #33231027 (see attached photocopies); CD #7
Research Facts
Possibly carried by Dr. Saunders for house calls, to measure medication ingredients and/or to weigh patients' fees to prevent fraud.
Exhibit History
On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
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dose measuring bottle

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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002100 a-b
Description
Transparent rectangular glass two ounce bottle (a) with elongated neck curved to one side specially designed to measure out teaspoonfuls of liquid with cork closure stuck in neck; three-quarters full of opaque brown liquid; rectangular one piece tan paper cardboard box with illustrations on the si…
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Accession Number
014002100 a-b
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
Transparent rectangular glass two ounce bottle (a) with elongated neck curved to one side specially designed to measure out teaspoonfuls of liquid with cork closure stuck in neck; three-quarters full of opaque brown liquid; rectangular one piece tan paper cardboard box with illustrations on the sides showing the four steps to measure and pour teaspoonfuls of liquid product.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.7 x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
b - box - Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Measuring Appliance Company
Site Made (City)
Providence
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: tan
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "DOSE // MEASURING // BOTTLE // 2 OZ. // MEASURING // APPLIANCE CO. // PROVIDENCE // R. I." embossed on bottle's base: "PATENTED // NOV. 3 1896"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row A
Condition Remarks
Cork stained with minor crack running through top; paper box has yellowed, brittle, shows minor wear, surface grime and minor stains, with minor missing areas along one side and missing one flap
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
993004097 a-c
Description
Original two-piece yellow pasteboard box contains original glass eye pipette with rust coloured rubber bulb; pipette has angular tube with rounded end
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Accession Number
993004097 a-c
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Topical -- instrumentation
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Description
Original two-piece yellow pasteboard box contains original glass eye pipette with rust coloured
rubber bulb; pipette has angular tube with rounded end
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - box bottom - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
b - box sleeve - Size: Length 14.0 cm. x Width 2.5 cm. x Depth 1.9 cm.
c - pipette - Size: Length 13.5 cm. x Diam. 1.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Richards Glass Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
style of packaging and line drawing
Material
glass: clear
rubber: rust
pasteboard: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Printed on all four sides of the box starting with drawing: FITTED WITH THE BEST // QUALITY
LARGE // SIZE NIPPLE // "RIGO" EYE PIPETTE // NOTE THE ROUND END //; "Round Ball Point will
not injure the eye. // Prescribed by all the Leading Eye Specialists."; "RICHARDS GLASS CO.,
Limited // TORONTO, CANADA // Everything the Druggist needs in Glass"; "Absolutely the Best
Dropper on the Market. // Don't take Chances with a Cheap Medicine Dropper. // Satisfaction
Guaranteed."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-8
Condition Remarks
Box has one end open but attached; shows wear & grime; glass pipette has small traces of residue; #2: box was dusty, and the paper in one corner of the box had been torn, 0.7 cm x 0.6 cm; #3: rubber is stiff; glass is dirty; #4: rubber requires special treatment.
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Exhibit History
October 5, 2001 - Sept. 2002: Bracken Library, Botterell Hall, C.M. Bracken exhibit
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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
993004098
Description
Clear glass eye pipette with deteriorated rubber bulb squashed semi-flat has several medicinal residue stains inside tubing; similar to #993.004.097
Accession Number
993004098
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
Administration, Topical -- instrumentation
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Description
Clear glass eye pipette with deteriorated rubber bulb squashed semi-flat has several medicinal residue stains inside tubing; similar to #993.004.097
Number Of Parts
1
Part Names
a - pipette - Size: Length 7.0 cm. x Diam. 0.7 cm.
b - pipette + bulb - Size: Length 10.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Date Remarks
deterioration of rubber bulb
Material
glass: clear
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-8
Condition Remarks
Rubber deteriorated; #2: rubber has melted and is sticking to glass; #3: severe rubber damage.
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Favourite physician's obstetrical bag

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Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
1970.9.1
Description
Doctor's black leather bag, rectangular in shape; six metal resters on bottom of bag; black carrying handle; dome pocket flap on inside of case; three metal sliding clasps, one with a keyhole.
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Accession Number
1970.9.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
House Calls
Obstetrics
Delivery
Description
Doctor's black leather bag, rectangular in shape; six metal resters on bottom of bag; black carrying handle; dome pocket flap on inside of case; three metal sliding clasps, one with a keyhole.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. D. M. C. Watson.
Maker
BD & Co.
Dates
1890
1920
circa 1890-1920
Material
leather: black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Engraved on bottom of case: "2520 Trade BD & Co. Mark 15"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C1-4
Condition Remarks
#3: Leather is hard.
Copy Type
Original
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graduated medicine glass

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Dates
1956
1969
circa 1956-1969
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050037 a-b
Description
A graduated medicine glass (a) in a cardboard box (b).
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Accession Number
003050037 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A graduated medicine glass (a) in a cardboard box (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - glass - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 5.6 cm
b - box - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; Cleland's pharmacy was open from 1956 until 1969 located at 100 Princess Street.
Dates
1956
1969
circa 1956-1969
Date Remarks
According to the city directories Cleland's pharmacy was open from 1956 until 1969.
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: white, blue
Inscriptions
"CLELAND'S // PHARMACY // PRESCRIPTIONS // DIAL 548-3044 // KINGSTON" printed on one side of the glass with a "D" embossed on the base; graduated numbers on the other side; "No. 60 // "Rigo" // GRADUATED // MEDICINE GLASS // Thin Blown" printed on the box top with other information printed on the sides
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Condition Remarks
Like new
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; CD #9
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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graduated medicine glass

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Dates
1956
1969
circa 1956-1969
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050038 a-b
Description
A graduated medicine glass (a) in a cardboard box (b).
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Accession Number
003050038 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Description
A graduated medicine glass (a) in a cardboard box (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - glass - Size: Length 9.1 cm x Diam. 5.6 cm
b - box - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Width 5.8 cm x Depth 5.8 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists; Cleland's pharmacy was open from 1956 until 1969 located at 100 Princess Street.
Dates
1956
1969
circa 1956-1969
Date Remarks
According to the city directories Cleland's Pharmacy was open from 1956 to 1969.
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: white, blue
Inscriptions
"CLELAND'S // PHARMACY // PRESCRIPTIONS // DIAL 548-3044 // KINGSTON" printed on one side of the glass with a "D" embossed on the base; graduated numbers on the other side; "No. 60 // "Rigo" // GRADUATED // MEDICINE GLASS // Thin Blown" printed on the box top with other information printed on the sides
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-5
Condition Remarks
Like new
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kingston City Directories; CD #9
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
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graduated medicine spoon

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Dates
1920
1977
1920-1977
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1977.22.1
Description
A silver-plated graduated medicine spoon with marks for one teaspoon and one dessert spoon; originally in the shape of a large dinnerware soup spoon and modified by shaping the handle to form a loop and inscribing the measurement lines.
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Accession Number
1977.22.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
A silver-plated graduated medicine spoon with marks for one teaspoon and one dessert spoon; originally in the shape of a large dinnerware soup spoon and modified by shaping the handle to form a loop and inscribing the measurement lines.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: American Collectors of Infant Feeders (USA).
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
1977
1920-1977
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved in the bowl: "A. C. I. F. // TORONTO '77 // DES. // TEA."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-3
Length
13.3 cm
Width
4.3 cm
Depth
2.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
#2: tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
A member of the American Collectors of Infant Feeders bought a job lot of these spoons from an old drugstore and gave them to members attending the annual meeting held in Toronto July, 1977.
Similar item: Dose measuring medicine spoon from Rexall drug stores which numbered 12,000 at its peak from 1920-1977. On the curved handle it reads REXALL DOSE MEASURING MEDICINE SPOON. Written on the top of the handle is "2 Teaspoons = 1 Dessert Spoon, and 4 Teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon. In the bowl of the spoon is "To outside line one correct teaspoon" and "To inside line Correct Half Teaspoon".
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