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Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Ephemera
Hygiene
Home Health
Accession Number
018012001
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an il…
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Accession Number
018012001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Ephemera
Hygiene
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Food
Food -- ephemera
Advertisements -- ephemera
Advertisements
Hygiene -- ephemera
Description
Shallow promotional ceramic bowl for Ackers Hygeia, white with blue designs and lettering, and gold rim that has mostly chipped off; the edges of the bowl are scalloped, with blue transferware floral designs all the way around which come towards the centre of the bowl; in the centre, there is an illustration in blue inside a circle, across which a banner stretches reading "ACKERS HYGEIA"; in front of the banner is an illustration of a woman, the Greek goddess Hygeia, dressed in robes, holding a snake, and standing on a pedestal upon which more words are printed; the circle is backgrounded in lighter blue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Finley Acker & Co.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1882
1920
circa 1882-1920
Date Remarks
Based on the time in which Finley Acker & Co. existed
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
Printed in middle of bowl: “ACKERS HYGEIA // HYGEIA // PURITY // TRADE // HYGEIA FLOUR // MARK // QUALITY”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-8
Height
3.0 cm
Circumference
44.6 cm
Diameter
14.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Lightly cleaned
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites, books, illustrations.
Reference Comments
https://www.pennypost.org/pdf/farrell/Ackers_FarrellCollection.pdf
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/siris_arc_255514
https://books.google.ca/books?id=kyQWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&dq=%22finley+acker+%26+co%22&source=bl&ots=_exq6DsqoX&sig=ACfU3U2ousTMAFMlgfcfQUv1Ua2nEhD26g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF9vWiwNfiAhUlnq0KHaqbA9QQ6AEwD3oECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22finley%20acker%20%26%20co%22&f=false
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scavenger49/6753335531
https://philly.newspapers.com/search/#query=ackers+hygeia
https://newspaperarchive.com/philadelphia-inquirer-dec-28-1916-p-3/
http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/people/hygeia
Research Facts
Finley Acker & Co., makers of Ackers Hygeia, were large grocery stores in Philadelphia from 1882 until 1920. They specialized in teas, coffees, candies, cigars, and various food items including those given the name "Hygeia": flour, buckwheat, and "Snowdrift" (a cereal).
Ackers Weekly was a publication sent out by the store every week to advertise products.
Finley Acker & Co. became known and loved for their delivery system, reasonable prices, and quality of goods.
The name "Hygeia" comes from the Greek goddess of health, and daughter of Asklepios, god of medicine. She is often depicted holding or feeding a snake, the symbol of Asklepios. In Greek, "Hygeia" means "soundness" or "wholeness", and health and hygiene were based around keeping the body sound and whole.
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Antiseptic Dermal Oil

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2435
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001356
Description
Square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a screw top lip; the bottle has a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; the bottle is full of Antiseptic Dermal Oil and is sealed with a black metal screw top lid which does not readily come off; bottle ba…
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Accession Number
996001356
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
Square amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a screw top lip; the bottle has a printed paper label attached to the front which lists product information; the bottle is full of Antiseptic Dermal Oil and is sealed with a black metal screw top lid which does not readily come off; bottle back has embossed lettering.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to the Museum by Neil C. Davis -- Mr. Davis originally intended to give this bottle to Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
N. C. Polson & Company Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Date Remarks
Date "3 1948" stamped onto the paper label
Material
glass: amber
paper: white
metal: black
Inscriptions
Paper label reads,"Antiseptic // DERMAL OIL // N. C. POLSON // & COMPANY LTD. // ESTABLISHED 1877 // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS // MONTREAL 3 1948"; bottle back embossed, "16 FL. OZ."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.5 cm. x Width: 6.2 cm. x Depth: 6.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle is unopened; there are no chips, cracks or wear on the glass; the paper label is undamaged and clearly legible; the metal lid shows no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19; there are three binders of information on the N. C. Polson Company with Dr. Chiong's written records
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry. They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
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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

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7982
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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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

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7222
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1977.12.44
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Accession Number
1977.12.44
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of 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
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Copy Type
Original
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Douglas Egyptian Liniment

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2126
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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Elliman's Embrocation

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Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1981.8.2
Description
A glass bottle with flattened sides, rounded shoulders, a short neck with two collars and ending in a lip.
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Accession Number
1981.8.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Liniments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A glass bottle with flattened sides, rounded shoulders, a short neck with two collars and ending in a lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Eustella Langdon, who purchased it in a Toronto antique market.
Maker
Elliman
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1910
circa 1870-1910
Material
glass: translucent green
Inscriptions
Embossed along the length of the bottle: "ELLIMAN'S // EMBROCATION"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Some residue inside bottle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
http://www.sloughhistoryonline.org.uk/ixbin/hixclient.exe?a=query&p=slough&f=generic_theme.htm&_IXFIRST_=1&_IXMAXHITS_=1&%3Dtheme_record_id=sl-sl-elliman
Research Facts
The Elliman family came to Slough in 1845, and James Elliman Senior set up a drapery business while he developed his soon-to-be-famous embrocation, which he had been experimenting on for years before deciding to market it. The embrocation was first sold in 1847, as a rub for animals. By 1850 it was being sold for use by humans, as an aid for aching muscles and joints. He claimed that his success was down to two things - firstly, the quality of the product, and secondly to his policy of spending half of his profits on advertising, an unusual move in those days. The advertising slogan was 'An Excellent Good Thing', and Elliman, Sons & Co is credited with being the first company to use a cartoon strip in its' advertising.
James Elliman Senior made both his sons, James Junior and Samuel, partners in the company, and they took it over following his death in 1870, opening a new factory in Chandos Street. Samuel died in a hunting accident in 1884, and James Junior took sole charge of the company.
The company continued to flourish, and by 1911 the embrocation was being sold in 42 countries. There were two products - 'Universal Embrocation' for humans, and 'Royal Embrocation' for animals - but there was no difference between the two!
The embrocation was made from eggs, turpentine and vinegar. Eggs were imported from Ireland and from China. When the turpentine was added to the mix, the fire brigade had to be on alert! When James Elliman Junior died in 1924 the company was taken over by other members of the family, and it remained a family business until 1961, when it was taken over by Horlicks and the Chandos Street factory was closed. Elliman's Embrocation is now made by GlaxoSmithKline.
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Gates' Acadian 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
996001214
Description
Small oval clear glass bottle; paper label on front of bottle; embossed words on back of bottle in glass; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
Accession Number
996001214
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
Small oval clear glass bottle; paper label on front of bottle; embossed words on back of bottle in glass; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb.1994.
Maker
C. Gates, Son & Co.
Site Made (City)
Middleton
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Gates' // Acadian Liniment // C. Gates, Son & Co. // Middleton Annapolis Co., N.S. // Keep well corked and shake before using
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.1 cm. x Width: 5.1 cm. x Depth: 3.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some surface dirt and grime has accumulated on interior and exterior of bottle; paper label in poor condition; label discoloured; label dog-eared and torn throughout; some mold growth on paper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
Bottle's label
Research Facts
For internal and external use
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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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