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Catarrhozone Cough Balsam

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001349
Description
Blake rectangular light aqua glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; the front panel is flat and undecorated (likely originally had a paper label); the back and two side panels are recessed and there is embossed lettering on the back pane…
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Accession Number
996001349
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
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; the front panel is flat and undecorated (likely originally had a paper label); the back and two side panels are recessed and there is embossed lettering on the back panel; the bottle bottom has an embossed number; the bottle is empty.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Kim Snyder (Toronto), on July 9, 1994.
Maker
N.C. Polson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
glass: light aqua
Inscriptions
Back embossing reads, "CATARRHOZONE COUGH BALSAM // PREPARED BY // N.C. POLSON & CO. // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS // KINGSTON CANADA"; bottle bottom embossed with the number "149"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.3 cm. x Width: 5.0 cm. x Depth: 2.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; the inside and the outside of the bottle are both clean
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
Research Facts
See 996.001.269a-c
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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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.
Images
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Skinner's Balsam of Aniseed

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Dates
1892
circa 1892
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001008
Description
Clear blue pressed glass bottle with four panels; tall, thin cylindrical neck; label embossed on front panel
Accession Number
996001008
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Cough -- drug therapy
Asthma, drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear blue pressed glass bottle with four panels; tall, thin cylindrical neck; label embossed on front panel
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his collection of patent medicine bottles
Maker
Skinner
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1892
circa 1892
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Skinner's // Balsam of Aniseed // Kingston, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.8 cm. x Width: 5.2 cm. x Depth: 2.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some slight surface dirt; edges slightly scratched
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Skinner's Balsam of Aniseed

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Dates
1882
circa 1882
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001337
Description
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 lower on the neck near the shoulders; all four panels are recessed; the front is flat and undecorated (likely originally had a label); the sides are both flat…
Accession Number
996001337
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Common Cold -- drug therapy
Asthma, drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
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 lower on the neck near the shoulders; all
four panels are recessed; the front is flat and undecorated (likely originally had a label);
the sides are both flat and undecorated; the back has embossed lettering, as well as the
bottom; the bottle is empty
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Kim Snyder (Toronto) on
July 9 1994
Maker
Henry Skinner
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1882
circa 1882
Material
glass: light aqua
Inscriptions
Bottle back embossed, "SKINNER'S // BALSAM OF ANISEED // KINGSTON ONT."; bottle bottom has an
embossed "4" in the middle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.7 cm. x Width: 5.1 cm. x Depth: 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; bottle is clean on the inside and outside
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Bottlers and Bottles, Canadian" by O. Urquhart, p. 207
Research Facts
Skinner, H. & Co. drug listed in 1867/82/95 dir./ad.
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