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Ammonia Inhalants

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Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut …
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Accession Number
018011008 a-f
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Pharmacy
Fainting -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Inhalation
Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
Description
Unsealed rectangular brown cardboard Ammonia Inhalants box (a) containing 4 silken mesh wrapped cylindrical capsules (b-e) separated and supported by folded rectangular corrugated cream paper insert (f); box has 6 rectangular sides of varying size; box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product and company information appears on exterior of top, bottom, back, and proper right side; directions with illustrations appear on front; capsules consist of hard cylinder wrapped in soft cream fabric and silken mesh with both ends tied closed around the cylinder; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a – box – Length 10.4 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 1.7 cm
b-e – capsules – Length 4.1 cm Diameter 1.0 cm
f – insert – Length 9.9 cm Width 5.0 cm Depth 1.7 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Mine Safety Appliances Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1950
1967
circa 1950 – 1967
Date Remarks
Similar items in other museum collections; new MSA letter logo introduced in 1967
Material
paper: brown, cream
fabric: cream, white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on top and bottom of box: “MINE SAFETY // APPLIANCES CO. // EFFICIENCY // SERVICE SAFETY // PITTSBURGH PA // AMMONIA INHALANTS // (Aromatized Ammonia – Alcohol 38 %) // 10 Per Package // Cat. No. FA - 2156”; printed on front of box: “Crush inhalant // between thumb and // finger // Hold about 4 inches from nose. // As ammonia gets weaker, hold closer. // Try the strength of inhalant by placing // it under your own nose at about // one minute intervals. When too // weak, use another inhalant”; printed on back of box: “AMMONIA INHALANTS // Aromatized Ammonia : : Alcohol 38 % // Active Ingredients: Ammonia Carbonate, Stronger // Ammonia Water, Oil Lemon, Oil Lavender and Oil // Nutmeg. // 10 Per Package Containing 1/3 cc. Each. // MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; printed on proper left side of box: “MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES CO., // Braddock, Thomas and Meade Sts. // Pittsburgh, Pa. Made in U. S. A.”; stamped on proper right side of box: “9 D 11”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling and foxing all over box; minor distortion to back of box; minor soiling and foxing all over insert; minor discolouration on ends of capsules
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Aromatic Ammonia – Inhalation.” MedicineNet, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Our History.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“1960 – 1969 A decade of MSA in review.” MSA, 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“Collections Online.” Bulkley Valley Museum, Bulkley Valley Museum Society, 2019. Accessed 19 July 2019.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Aromatic ammonia is used to prevent and treat fainting and aid in overcoming the effects of anesthesia by encouraging the body to breath; ammonia can be taken orally in solution with water or placed on a fabric rag and inhaled; large doses or prolonged exposure to ammonia is harmful.
The Mine Safety Appliance Company was founded by John T. Ryan Sr. and George H. Deike following a tragic mining accident in 1912; with the help of Thomas Edison, they developed an electric mining lamp that helped reduce mine explosions; from there, the company expanded and developed a wide variety of safety products for a variety of applications; this Ammonia Inhalant set was likely produced before 1967 because of the absence of the “MSA” logo first introduced in 1967.
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booklet with sample cachets

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
000006007
Description
Four-page booklet and two pieces of medicine; a piece of medicine measures 3.2 cm in diameter and has a depth of 0.3 cm, and is a thin disc with a narrow rim like a hat; the booklet is one piece of paper printed in blue on both sides, folded in half along the vertical centre line; it is not certain…
Accession Number
000006007
Collection
Mr. Jack Willson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- instruction
MM= Drug Packaging
Description
Four-page booklet and two pieces of medicine; a piece of medicine measures 3.2 cm in diameter and has a depth of 0.3 cm, and is a thin disc with a narrow rim like a hat; the booklet is one piece of paper printed in blue on both sides, folded in half along the vertical centre line; it is not certain whether the medicine is part of the original promotion kit.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Jack Willson; obtained in the 1930s from the drug store run by his father
Maker
Smith & Nephew Pharmaceuticals Limited
Site Made (City)
Welwyn Garden City
Site Made (State)
Hertfordshire
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Item in a pharmacy in the 1930s
Material
paper: white; blue
medicine: white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Front page: "CACHETS // are easy to take // sont faciles à prendre // SNP [logo, see sketch on accession sheet] // Smith & Nephew Parmaceuticals Limited // Welwyn Garden City, Herts., England"; fourth page: "why CACHETS? // There are four main advantages when taking this compound in the form of // cachets instead of in tablet or other forms. // 1 Each cachet contains the equiva- // lent of several tablets. This means // fewer "swallows" a day. // 2 Cachets leave no unpleasant taste. // 3 Cachets disintegrate rapidly as // soon as they are swallowed. // 4 Cachets bring the compound // absolutely fresh to the patient. // N.B. It is absolutely essential to the success of treatment that the dosage // instructions laid down by the physician are adhered to. // [preceding text repeated in French] // Medical Information Department . Service des renseignements médicaux // Smith & Nephew Pharmaceuticals Limited // Welwyn Garden City, England // Printed in England // Imprimé en Angleterre // Form S.CACH (E/F"; inside of booklet (second and third pages) is divided into five blocks; the first block on the left is text only, the second through fifth blocks have photographic illustrations above the text for each block; first block: "Oral administration by // cachets has certain distinct // advantages. At first sight // cachets may seem rather // large to swallow but they // are surprisingly easy to take // if these simple rules are // followed."; second block: "Moisten cachets by dropping // full dose into partly-filled // tumbler of water, milk or // fruit squash."; third block: "Leave for a few seconds to // soften, then, one by one, lift // out on dessert spoon with // some of liquid."; fourth block: "Swallow cachet and liquid // together. Repeat until full // dose has been taken."; fifth block: "Finally wash cachets down // with remaining liquid. If pos- // sible take dose immediately // after food. // CACHETS [logo: white letters on blue background] // MEAN FEWER SWALLOWS — LEAVE NO UNPLEASANT TASTE // MOINS DE DOSES A PRENDRE — NE LAISSENT AUCUN GOUT DESAGREABLE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #3
Dimension Notes
Length 10.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper is discoloured; brochure is stapled--staples could cause stains in the future
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Jack Willson, personal communication
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Eye Dressing Set

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Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004009 a-j
Description
Eye Dressing Set consisting of unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 2 sealed rectangular tan wax paper packages of Curity Eye Pads (b-c) 2 unsealed semi-transparent grey wax paper packages (d, f) each containing 1 roughly triangular white cotton eye patch (e, g) 2 full small grey…
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Accession Number
018004009 a-j
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Eye Protective Devices
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmic Solutions
Ophthalmology
MM= Drug Packaging
Description
Eye Dressing Set consisting of unsealed rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing 2 sealed rectangular tan wax paper packages of Curity Eye Pads (b-c) 2 unsealed semi-transparent grey wax paper packages (d, f) each containing 1 roughly triangular white cotton eye patch (e, g) 2 full small grey metal tubes containing Boric Acid Ophthalmic Ointment (h, i) and small grey metal brown bristled brush (j); box opens along long top flap and half circle cut out at top of front side facilitates opening; product information appears on top, proper left and proper right sides of box; manufacturer information on back of box; information about addition products on front of box; packages of Curity Eye Pads sealed by top flap and have product information on front in navy ink; eye patches consist of flat triangular pad with one flat cotton strap extending from bottom and two extending from top and sewn together; Boric Acid Ophthalmic Ointment tubes each consist of a squeezable body, non-removable conical black plastic screw cap, and rectangular green paper label with product information on front and lot number on back; brush consists of hollow rolled metal shaft with one end open and other end with bristles; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
10
Part Names
a – box – Length 11.6 cm Width 5.9 cm Depth 2.5 cm
b-c – eye pad – Length 8.4 cm Width 7.6 cm
d – package – Length 14.7 cm Width 9.6 cm
e – eye patch – Length 8.5 cm Width 6.4 cm
f – package – Length 14.7 cm Width 9.6 cm
g – eye patch – Length 8.4 cm Width 5.7 cm
h-i – Boric Acid Ophthalmic Ointment – Length 6.3 cm Width 5.9 cm Depth 1.3 cm
j – brush – Length 4.0 cm Width 0.4 cm Depth 0.3 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Fleck Bros. LTD.
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1953
1963
circa 1953 - 1963
Date Remarks
Start date supplied in donor file
Material
paper: cream, grey
ink: green, black, navy
metal: grey
fabric: cream, brown
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: “First Aid // Packet // No. 36 // EYE DRESSING // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on front of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // OTHER FIRST AID PRODUCTS // Neutralize – A B T for Burns – Flex Splints // Basket Stretchers – Oxygen Equipment. // (K)”; printed on back of box: “Fleck’s for Safety // Your complete Western Service for // FIRST AID – SAFETY – FIRE // EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES”; printed on proper right side of box: “SAFETY DIVISION // FLECK BROS. LTD. // 110 ALEXANDER ST. // VANCOUVER, B. C. // FLECK BROS // SAFETY FIRST”; printed on proper left side of box: “EYE DRESSING”; printed on front of Curity Eye Pad packages: “Curity // TRADE MARK // EYE PAD // STERILIZED AFTER PACKAGING // If this envelope is broken or open // sterility cannot be guaranteed. // THE KENDALL COMPANY (CAN.) LTD. // BAUER & BLACK DIVISION // TORONTO 16, ONT.”; printed on Boric Acid Ophthalmic Ointment label: “24 // BORIC ACID U. S. P. // 10% // Ophthalmic Ointment // List No. 6024 // ABBOT LABORATORIES LTD. // MONTREAL // Lot // D753-554”
Permanent Location
Stoarage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Failure of adhesive on box causing instability; yellowing of adhesive on back of Curity Eye Pad packages; major distortion and creases to Curity Eye Pad packages; eye patch packages distorted and creased from being stored in box; minor yellowing all over eye patch (g); minor distortion to bodies of Boric Acid tubes; minor distortion of brush bristles; presence of residue on brush bristles
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Boric Acid.” Drugs.com, 2019. Accessed 28 June 2019.
“Fleck Brothers Building.” Canada’s Historic Places, Parks Canada, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Our Story.” WorkSafeBC, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Boric acid is used as an antibiotic and anti-infection agent in eye washes; it also relieves irritation and cleans the eye area.
Fleck Bros. LTD. was a British Columbia based company that produced a wide range of equipment for industrial use; first aid supplies were a major part of their business and were designed specifically for use in the work place.
The W. C. B. printed on the inventory sheet of the kit to which this object belongs indicates that it was produced in conjunction with the standards of the Workers Compensation Board, which is a government agency established in 1917 as part of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in British Columbia to regulate safety in the workplace; the agency still exists as of 2019, known since 2005 as WorkSafeBC.
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Hemmorocaine ointment

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Dates
1927
1968
circa 1927 - 1968
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Proctology
Accession Number
006033051 a-b
Description
Rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full modified cylinder teal metal tube of Hemmorocaine ointment with non-removable black plastic screw cap (b); box is single folded sheet of cardboard that opens at top and held closed by flaps; rectangular navy and cream paper label with printed prod…
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Accession Number
006033051 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Pharmacy
Pain -- drug therapy
Anesthesia, Local
Drug Packaging
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full modified cylinder teal metal tube of Hemmorocaine ointment with non-removable black plastic screw cap (b); box is single folded sheet of cardboard that opens at top and held closed by flaps; rectangular navy and cream paper label with printed product information attached to front of box; metal tube cylindrical for most of body with flat section at bottom; rectangular navy and cream paper label with printed product information wrapped around body of tube, covering most of surface; top of tube has cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cap is cylindrical with black ribbed domed plastic top, vertical indents in sides, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – box – Length 13.4 cm Width 3.4 cm Depth 2.7 cm
b – tube – Length 13.1 cm Width 4.0 cm Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1927
1968
circa 1927 - 1968
Date Remarks
Presence of Winnipeg on label, first location in Winnipeg opened in 1927; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: cream
metal: teal, grey
ink: navy
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on box and tube label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // OINTMENT // HEMMOROCAINE // (I & B) // Each ounce contains: Acid Boric 20 grs.; // Calomel 10 grs.; Starch Powder 65 grs.; // Zinc Oxide 65 grs.; Benzocaine 10 grs. // To relieve the itching of hemorrhoids ap- //ply locally or rectally with pile pipe. Net Content 1 ½ ozs. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over box; minor tears to top of tube label; top centre of cap broken and detached
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Artifact label (006.033.051)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Hemmorocaine was marketed by Ingram & Bell as a treatment for the symptom related to hemorrhoids; it was a topical cream with benzocaine, a local anesthetic.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Rexall Tincture of Iodine

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Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960 - 1970
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018011007
Description
Full elliptical based semi-transparent brown glass Rexall Tincture of Iodine 2 ½% bottle with non-removable black plastic screw cap; full with dark liquid; base is textured with elliptical push up and embossed manufacturers information; slightly rounded front and back walls and round side walls; ro…
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Accession Number
018011007
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Wound Healing
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging
Description
Full elliptical based semi-transparent brown glass Rexall Tincture of Iodine 2 ½% bottle with non-removable black plastic screw cap; full with dark liquid; base is textured with elliptical push up and embossed manufacturers information; slightly rounded front and back walls and round side walls; round ribbed shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck and base; rectangular red and cream paper label with printed product information attached to front; cap has slightly domed top, repeating pattern of embossed vertical lines on exterior sides and internal thread; part of contents in Rexall First Aid Kit (018.011.001).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Rexall Drug Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1960
1970
circa 1960 - 1970
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company date codes on bottom of bottle
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: red
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: “1 FL. OZ. U 630 // Rexall // TINCTURE OF IODINE 2 1/2 % // WEAK IODINE SOLUTION B. P. // POISON // A potent and useful germicide for the treat- // ment of abrasions and wounds, and for disinfecting intact skin. // Antidote: Give emetic of mustard, then // plenty of starch paste, gruel or bread. After- // wards give strong tea or coffee. // REXALL DRUG COMPANY LIMITIED // TORONTO CANADA”; stamped on bottle label: “LOT 16294 PJ”; embossed on bottom of bottle: “D 0”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Length
8.5 cm
Width
4.0 cm
Depth
2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Company.” Rexall, Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd., 2019. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“The World’s Largest Drugstore.” J. H. Graham, 2017. Accessed 18 July 2019.
“Iodine Tincture.” Drugs.com, 2019. Accessed 28 June 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
This artifact is part of a first aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Rexall began in 1903 in Boston, U. S. A., as the United Drug Company; the Rexall name, meaning “King of All,” first gained popularity in Canada in 1904; Rexall became an industry leader in retail pharmaceuticals and produced and sold a wide variety of products
Iodine Tincture is a solution of iodine in alcohol used as an antiseptic and disinfectant; it is only useful for small wounds.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Wallaceburg, Ontario; the progressive line system month code and “0” year code signify it was produced in either 1960 or 1970.
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Stanley Iodine Tincture

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Dates
1969
1979
circa 1969 - 1979
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
018004012
Description
Octagonal based semi-transparent brown glass Stanley Iodine Tincture bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; three quarters full with liquid; push up base with manufacturer information embossed; flat rectangular side walls with top arches, beveled corners and rectangular pape…
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Accession Number
018004012
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
First Aid
First Aid -- instrumentation
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medicine
Health and Safety
Health and Safety -- workplace
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Wound Healing
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging
Description
Octagonal based semi-transparent brown glass Stanley Iodine Tincture bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; three quarters full with liquid; push up base with manufacturer information embossed; flat rectangular side walls with top arches, beveled corners and rectangular paper label with product information and directions attached to front and sides; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical threaded finish; mold lines on sides from bottom to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top, internal thread, repeating pattern of vertical indented lines on exterior sides, and cylindrical applicator extending from inside top to liquid in bottle; part of contents in Fleck’s No. 754 First Aid box (018.004.002 a-b).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor’s father.
Maker
Stanley Drug Products
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1969
1979
circa 1969 - 1979
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, Bramalea factory code, and “9” year code
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: green, black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Stanley // iodine tincture // B. P. 2.5% // POISON // antiseptic // 1 oz. fl 28 ml // [Illeg.] // [Illeg.] // North [Illeg.] B. C. // LOT. D28A EI // ANITDOTE: FIRST CALL PHYSI- // CIAN. Give large amounts of milk // and starch mucilage by mouth, // then induce vomiting using tepid // salt water. // Direction: For minor cuts and abra - // sions, wash area thoroughly with // soap and water: then apply tincture // lightly. // Do not apply to serious // wounds.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D4-7
Length
7.9 cm
Width
2.9 cm
Depth
2.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major soiling all over label, especially front; major abrasion and tears to front of label, obscuring text
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document
Reference Comments
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 22 June 2019.
“Iodine Tincture.” Drugs.com, 2019. Accessed 28 June 2019.
Miller, George L. and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
This object is part of a First Aid kit; First Aid is a broad term that refers to basic aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment.
Iodine Tincture is a solution of iodine in alcohol used as an antiseptic and disinfectant; it is only useful for small wounds.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at their factory in Bramalea, which opened in the 1960s.
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tincture of iodine

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Dates
1950
1968
circa 1950 - 1968
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
006033011
Description
Empty octagonal semi-transparent brown glass tincture of iodine bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; base has circular push up and manufacturer information embossed; flat rectangular sides with arched tops and bevelled corners; two rectangular cream paper labels with produ…
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Accession Number
006033011
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Wound Healing
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging
Description
Empty octagonal semi-transparent brown glass tincture of iodine bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; base has circular push up and manufacturer information embossed; flat rectangular sides with arched tops and bevelled corners; two rectangular cream paper labels with product information and company information attached to front; round shoulders taper to round short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring and cylindrical threaded finish; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has curved vertical indents on sides, domed top and internal thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1968
circa 1950 - 1968
Date Remarks
Presence of seven-digit Ontario telephone number; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, blue, black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on top label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY”; stamped on top label in black ink: “641104”; printed on bottom label: “ESSEX MEDICAL GROUP // Phone 776-7394 // Essex, Ontario // Directions // For”; hand written on bottom label in blue ink: “Tincture of // IODINE // 2 1/2 %”; embossed on back of bottle: “16 OZS. // FLUID”; embossed on bottom of bottle: “D // 5”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row G
Length
20.9 cm
Width
6.5 cm
Depth
6.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major brown discolouration all over top label; minor areas of loss to edges of both labels; minor soiling and discolouration all over bottom label; minor scratching and white scuff mark on surface of cap; major crack in side of cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
“Iodine Tincture.” Drugs.com, 2019. Accessed 8 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Iodine Tincture is a solution of iodine in alcohol used as an antiseptic and disinfectant; it is only useful for small wounds.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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