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Chamberlain's Antiseptic Liniment

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Dates
1902
circa 1902
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001059
Description
Rectangular green clear glass bottle; long thin cylindrical neck; four recessed panels; on front panel there is a cream paper label; on back and sides there is embossed writing.
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Accession Number
996001059
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Disinfection
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular green clear glass bottle; long thin cylindrical neck; four recessed panels; on front panel there is a cream paper label; on back and sides there is embossed writing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Feb. 1994 in Ottawa from Scott Jordan.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1902
circa 1902
Material
glass: green
paper: brown
Inscriptions
Chamberlain's // Antiseptic // Liniment // Prepared by // Chamberlain Medicine Co. // Toronto, Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Length
17.7 cm.
Width
6.0 cm.
Depth
3.4 cm.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper label generally discoloured; some surface dirt has accumulated inside bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Chamberlain's Antiseptic Liniment

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.55
Description
A greenish glass bottle with rectangular sides with indented panels on each one; stopped with a cork; paper labels; full of contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.55
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A greenish glass bottle with rectangular sides with indented panels on each one; stopped with a cork; paper labels; full of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
glass: translucent green
paper: brown; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on one panel: "Chamberlain Med. Co."; on another: CHAMBERLAIN'S // PAIN - BALM"; on another: "DESMOINES & TORONTO"; printed on paper label: "CHAMBERLAIN'S // ANTISEPTIC // LINIMENT" followed by extensive instructions (?).
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 17.6 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Chamberlain's Antiseptic Liniment

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
1980.18.56
Description
A greenish glass bottle with rectangular sides with indented panels on each one; stopped with a cork; paper labels; full of contents; comes in paper packaging and has an attached circular.
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Accession Number
1980.18.56
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box and package
Description
A greenish glass bottle with rectangular sides with indented panels on each one; stopped with a cork; paper labels; full of contents; comes in paper packaging and has an attached circular.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Chamberlain Medicine Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
glass: translucent green
paper: brown; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on right side panel: "Chamberlain Med. Co."; on box is printed: "CHAMBERLAIN'S // ANTISEPTIC // LINIMENT // FOR // RHEUMATISM // LAME BACK // SPRAINS // CUTS, BRUISES // PREPARED BY // CHAMBERLAIN MEDICINE CO. LTD. // TORONTO, CANADA // Large Size".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 17.6 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Packaging is torn.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
attached circular states, "for muscular and chronic rheumatism."
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Douglas Egyptian Liniment

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001047
Description
Bulbous rectangular bottle; rounded sides with front panel deeply recessed with embossed information on it; wide cylindrical neck with very and flat lip area.
Accession Number
996001047
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Bulbous rectangular bottle; rounded sides with front panel deeply recessed with embossed information on it; wide cylindrical neck with very and flat lip area.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection in Ottawa in June 1993.
Maker
Douglas & Co.
Site Made (City)
Napanee
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
Inscriptions
Emprinted in front panel: "Douglas // Egyptian Liniment // Douglas & Co. // Napanee Canada"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 5 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.9 cm. x Width: 6.1 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Nothing apparent
Copy Type
Original
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Golden Rod Indian Liniment

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Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002003
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle of Golden Rod Liniment tapered at neck with tan cork stuck in opening; paper yellow manufacturer's label wraps around roughly 90 percent of bottle; label provides ingredients, instructions; product advertised to cure all pains, for external use only.
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Accession Number
014002003
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle of Golden Rod Liniment tapered at neck with tan cork stuck in opening; paper yellow manufacturer's label wraps around roughly 90 percent of bottle; label provides ingredients, instructions; product advertised to cure all pains, for external use only.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Golden Rod Remedy Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: clear
paper: yellow
ink: black
cork: tan
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "GOLDEN ROD // INDIAN LINIMENT // CONTAINS // SNAKE OIL // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY// RELIEVES // Headaches Rheumatism // Lumbago // Swellings // Stiff Joints // Sprains // Head Noise // and all Pains //removes Pain form Corns and Bunions Instantly // PRICE $1.00 // Golden Rod Remedy Co. //161 Queen Street West, TORONTO, Ont // No. 12285 - The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 5 Row A
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length 10.1 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Label has overall fading and stains, shows minor wear along edges, tear in middle of label and missing piece, brown stain on label, cork missing several pieces
Copy Type
Original
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Harper's Arabian Balm

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Dates
1902
circa 1902
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001133
Description
Tall oval bottle of amber glass; rounded back and sides; flat front with embossed writing; cylindrical neck with wide flange at very top intended for cork stopper.
Accession Number
996001133
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall oval bottle of amber glass; rounded back and sides; flat front with embossed writing; cylindrical neck with wide flange at very top intended for cork stopper.
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
Mcguire & Co.
Site Made (City)
Westport
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1902
circa 1902
Material
glass: amber
Inscriptions
Harper's Arabian Balm // McGuire & Co. // Westport, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.1 cm. x Width: 5.9 cm. x Depth: 3.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Extensive opalization over surface of bottle; large chip out of rim of neck
Copy Type
Original
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Indian Antiseptic Oil

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001045
Description
Rectangular glass bottle with tapered cylindrical neck and cork stopper; paper label on front wraps around both sides; graduated markings on back.
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Accession Number
996001045
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular glass bottle with tapered cylindrical neck and cork stopper; paper label on front wraps around both sides; graduated markings on back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; bought in Kingston in Sept.1993.
Maker
Dubreuil Remedies
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Indian Antiseptic Oil // formerly known // as Snake Oil // for external use only // A valuable and effective remedy for // pains and aches // - Direction - // Apply to affected parts // rub in well // Price $0.35 // Manufactured only by // Dubreuil Remedies // Ottawa, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row F
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.6 cm. x Width: 4.7 cm. x Depth: 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured and worn, particularly along corners
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
internet
Reference Comments
https://www.csicop.org/sb/show/snake_oil_a_guide_for_connoisseurs
Research Facts
Also known as a 'snake oil' product. Real snake oil from snakes was once used to treat diseases like rheumatism by the Aboriginal peoples of North America, and also in Asia. However, the name "snake oil" was later used for numerous cure alls and patent medicines, and became synonymous with quackery.
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Minard's Liniment

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001278 a-d
Description
(a) Cylindrical clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and screw top; bottle contained Minard's liniment (now only minor remnants); there is a printed paper label attached to the bottle which lists product information; (b) round black plastic screw-on lid for (a); (c) onepiece printed cardbo…
Accession Number
996001278 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Cylindrical clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and screw top; bottle contained Minard's liniment (now only minor remnants); there is a printed paper label attached to the bottle which lists product information; (b) round black plastic screw-on lid for (a); (c) onepiece printed cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; box lists product information and made to house (a); (d) folded sheet of printed paper which contains product information in English and French.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - bottle
b - lid
c - box
d - instructions
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Montreal in Nov.1993.
Maker
Minard's Liniment Company
Site Made (City)
Weston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
plastic: black
cardboard: white; red
Inscriptions
Box reads, "Genuine // Minard's // LINIMENT // KING OF PAIN // Quick Soothing // Relief from // MUSCULAR // ACHES & PAINS" (front); "Genuine // Minard's // LINIMENT // KING OF PAIN // "JUST RUB IT IN" // Quick soothing relief // from // Stiff, Sore Muscles // Strains, Sprains, // Backache, // Rheumatic and // Arthritic Pain // IDEAL FOR ATHLETES // MINARD'S // LINIMENT COMPANY // WESTON, ONTARIO // PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT NO. 4175" (side) - in English and French; bottle label contains same information; bottom has embossed number 74367
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 12.4 cm. x Diameter 3.5 cm.
b - lid - Size: Length 1.2 cm. x Diameter 2.8 cm.
c - box - Size: Length 3.4 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 4.5 cm.
d - instructions (unfolded) - Size: Length 14.1 cm. x Width 11.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle is undamaged and shows no chips or cracks; liniment remnants stain bottle's inside; label clearly legible; (b) plastic lid is complete and shows no damage; (c) cardboard box shows staining at the bottom and the top flap has been torn and repaired with Magic tape; (d) printed instruction sheet has a fold mark and a small stain; all written information is clearly legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 63
Research Facts
Used to provide relief from stiff, sore muscles, strains, sprains, backache, rheumatic and arthritic pain and chest colds; U.S. company in Boston, Mass.
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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001345
Description
Blake rectangular light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; there is a ring low on the neck, near the base; a printed paper label attached to the front panel which lists product information; the bottle inside contains medication …
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Accession Number
996001345
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Blake rectangular light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; there is a ring low on the neck, near the base; a printed paper label attached to the front panel which lists product information; the bottle inside contains medication remains and is sealed with a cork in the neck; all four panels are recessed; the two side panels are flat and undecorated; the back panel has embossed lettering on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Scott Jordan (Ottawa) in Sept. 1993.
Maker
The Catarrhozone Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Bottle likely made between 1860 and 1880
Material
glass: light aqua
paper: off-white; red
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Back embossed, "NERVILINE // PREPARED BY // THE CATARRHOZONE CO. // KINGSTON ONT."; front label [listed]"; doses listed; information listed in English and French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 3 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.2 cm. x Width: 5.1 cm. x Depth: 2.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; the inside has medication remains, but the outside is clean; the paper label has minor wear and some water staining; the printing is legible; the cork is broken at the top
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Photo
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Canadian Bottle and Stoneware Collector" (magazine) issue No. 16, April/May/June 1996, p. 27; there are three binders of information on the Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records; a photograph (b & w) has been taken
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Sloan's Liniment

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001029
Description
Clear glass bottle with Sloan's Liniment inside; paper label on front of bottle which wraps around sides; screw top with metal lid.
Accession Number
996001029
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass bottle with Sloan's Liniment inside; paper label on front of bottle which wraps around sides; screw top with metal lid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased in Toronto, Oct. 1993, by Dr. M. Chiong, for his patent medicine collection
Maker
Dr. Earl S. Sloan
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
metal: black
Inscriptions
Sloan's Liniment // Prepared by // Dr. Earl S. Sloan // Limited // Toronto, Ont., Canada
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 Row B
Length
12.9 cm
Width
4.8 cm
Depth
3.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper is discoloured and appears to be brittle
Copy Type
Original
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