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acetylsalicylic acid tablets

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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
1981.21.2
Description
A moulded brown glass cylindrical bottle with a medium-wide neck and sharply rounded shoulders ending in a pronounced lip; cork stopper and a paper label; originally contained 500 compressed tablets of acetylsalicylic acid tablets--throat; stock no. 321936.
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Accession Number
1981.21.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A moulded brown glass cylindrical bottle with a medium-wide neck and sharply rounded shoulders ending in a pronounced lip; cork stopper and a paper label; originally contained 500 compressed tablets of acetylsalicylic acid tablets--throat; stock no. 321936.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Walter Percival of Windsor, Ont.
Maker
Canada Pharmacal Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original record had "early 20c."
Material
glass: brown
cork: brown
paper: beige
ink: black
compressed powder: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "COMPRESSED // ACETYLSALICYLIC // ACID // THROAT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row A
Temporary Location
On display, Queen's University Department of Medicine third floor, August 20, 2013.
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Diam. 9.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1820
1865
circa 1820 - 1865
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016028001
Description
Empty hand-blown opaque thick black glass alcohol bottle with circular base; hand-blown with circular pontil mark on conical push-up base; cylindrical body with round shoulders; long cylindrical neck, angled neck ring, and cylindrical unthreaded finish; symmetrical, but lacking mold seams possibly …
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Accession Number
016028001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty hand-blown opaque thick black glass alcohol bottle with circular base; hand-blown with circular pontil mark on conical push-up base; cylindrical body with round shoulders; long cylindrical neck, angled neck ring, and cylindrical unthreaded finish; symmetrical, but lacking mold seams possibly dip-moulded; without cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in Collection.
Dates
1820
1865
circa 1820 - 1865
Date Remarks
Antique bottle website 'Our Pastimes'
Material
glass: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row D
Length
25.2 cm
Diameter
6.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
White discolouration covers half of exterior surface; minor scratches throughout exterior surface; possilby dug up from ground
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Mouth-blown bottles portion of the Dating Key.” Society of Historical Archaeology. 2019. Accessed 21 May 2019.
https://ourpastimes.com/date-antique-glass-bottles-5760378.html
Research Facts
Similar hand blown bottles were most common 1820-1910. Developments in glass production during the nineteenth and early twentieth century led to the increased use of multiple piece molds and machine processes.
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Dates
1820
1860
circa 1820 - 1860
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016028002
Description
Empty hand blown semi transparent watery green tinted glass pharmacy bottle with shield shape and rectangle base; body has flat arch-shaped front and back walls; right and left side walls angle outward from base and curve into round shoulders; short, cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and unthreade…
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Accession Number
016028002
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Alcoholic Beverages
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty hand blown semi transparent watery green tinted glass pharmacy bottle with shield shape and rectangle base; body has flat arch-shaped front and back walls; right and left side walls angle outward from base and curve into round shoulders; short, cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and unthreaded cylindrical finish; lines from a two-piece mold on sides from base to neck ring; no cork stopper; seams disappear in the neck and pontil mark, the bottle was probably "blown-in-mold"
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Found in Collection.
Dates
1820
1860
circa 1820 - 1860
Date Remarks
Presence and length of mold lines
Material
glass: green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row F
Length
19.4 cm
Width
9.9 cm
Depth
4.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Chemical residue covers majority of inside surfaces; minor chipping at base; glass is cloudy; minor scratches throughout exterior surface; various sizes of bubbles in glass
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Internet
Reference Comments
Polak, Michael. Bottles: Identification and Price Guide, 1994.
https://ourpastimes.com/date-antique-glass-bottles-5760378.html
Research Facts
The bottle was likely produced between 1880 and 1860 due to the characteristic mold lines on the sides of the bottle.
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Certified Heavy Mineral Oil U. S. P.

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Dates
1959
1969
circa 1959 - 1969
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
016023001 a-b
Description
Empty transparent glass rounded rectangle based Certified Heavy Mineral Oil U. S. P. bottle (a) with removable cylindrical white metal screw cap (b) attached to top; trace amount of clear oil inside; bottle has flat rectangular front and back walls and rounded side walls; round shoulders taper to s…
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Accession Number
016023001 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Constipation -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent glass rounded rectangle based Certified Heavy Mineral Oil U. S. P. bottle (a) with removable cylindrical white metal screw cap (b) attached to top; trace amount of clear oil inside; bottle has flat rectangular front and back walls and rounded side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; lines from two-piece mold on sides from base to top; yellow and navy paper label with product information and directions attached to front; reverse of label contains same information in French; embossed manufacturer information on bottom; cap has rolled bottom edge, flat top, and threaded sides; vertical indents present on sides from top to one third of length of cap; coated white circular paper insert attached to top interior surface.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Length 17.1 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
b - cap - Length 1.1 cm x Diameter 3.1 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
Drug Trading Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1959
1969
circa 1959 - 1969
Date Remarks
Indicated by Dominion Glass Company information embossed on bottom
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: black, navy, tan, yellow
metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on bottle label: “LOT. 57B60 // Certified // HEAVY // MINERAL OIL U. S. P. // Sixteen Fluid Ounces // An odourless, tasteless oil // especially refined for internal administration in the treat- // ment of chronic constipation. // DIRECTIONS // For Adults: One or two table- // spoonfuls at bedtime. // Children: Smaller doses in pro- // portion to age. // Reduce dose as condition improves. // DRUG TRADING COMPANY // LIMITED // TORONTO CANADA”; embossed on bottom of bottle: “16 OZ. // D 9 2 // 2968”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
17.1 cm
Width
9.3 cm
Depth
5.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
with cap attached
Condition Remarks
Minor areas of loss to paint on top edge of cap; minor soiling all over label; dark discolouration and separation of top of label, possibly due to oil; minor abrasion to label near bottom; minor soiling on bottom edge of cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Mineral Oil Heavy.” WebMD, 2019. Accessed 23 May 2019.
“What the Letters "USP" Mean on the Label of Your Medicine.” The United States Pharmacopeial Convention, 2015. Accessed 23 May 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Heavy mineral oil is a lubricant laxative that treats constipation when taken orally.
U. S. P. stands for United States Pharmacopeia, which signifies the product meets U. S. P. standards for quality in terms of Identity, Potency, Purity, and Performance.
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 Wallaceburg, Ontario.
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Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900 - 1920
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016023002
Description
Transparent glass elliptical based Dr. Thomas’ Eclectric Oil bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; half full with brown liquid; long round front and back walls and short sides walls; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring, and cylindrical finish with contin…
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Accession Number
016023002
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- container
MM= patent, proprietary, over-the-counter all-purpose cures
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- all-purpose cures -- container
Description
Transparent glass elliptical based Dr. Thomas’ Eclectric Oil bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; half full with brown liquid; long round front and back walls and short sides walls; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; embossed manufacturers information on bottom; red and yellow paper label with product information attached to front; cap has flat top, vertical ridges on exterior sides, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
Northrop & Lyman Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900 - 1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: yellow, red
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Dr. // THOMAS’ // ECLECTRIC // OIL // FOR // DIRECTIONS // SEE INSIDE // CIRCULAR // L6525 // No. 5520 The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act. // 2 FLUID OUNCES // NORTHRUP & LYMAN CO., Limited // TORONTO, CANADA”; embossed on bottom: “D 8”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
12.1 cm
Width
4.9 cm
Depth
2.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor staining from liquid on interior, especially at the middle of bottle; minor fading all over label; label separating from bottle; two long linear areas of dark discoloration on label; minor scratches on top and sides of cap
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Doctor Thomas' Eclectric Oil.” Toronto Vintage, 2018. Accessed 28 May 2019.
Sullivan, Catherine. “Research Bulletin: Dr. Thomas’ Eclectric Oil.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Dr. Thomas’ Eclectric Oil is a cure-all patent medicine created by S. N. Thomas during the 1860s; sold in Canada by Northrop & Lyman Co. Limited beginning in 1871.
The name “Eclectric” was likely an attempt to take advantage of the fascination with electricity around the time of the remedy’s invention, although it had nothing to do with electricity; Dr. Thomas’ Eclectric Oil claimed to cure many common ailments, but was merely a combination of various oils.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in Hamilton, Ontario.
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Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 - 1966
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
016023003
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass Entair Elixir bottle and non-removable black plastic screw cap; full with brown liquid; flat front and back walls and short round side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical threaded finish; mold …
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Accession Number
016023003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Respiration Disorders -- drug therapy
Respiration
Asthma, drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Description
Semi-transparent rounded rectangle based brown glass Entair Elixir bottle and non-removable black plastic screw cap; full with brown liquid; flat front and back walls and short round side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical threaded finish; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; tan and burgundy paper label with product information and dosage attached to front and sides; embossed manufacturers information on bottom; cap has flat top, vertical ridges on exterior sides, and internal thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
The British Drug Houses (Canada) LTD.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 - 1966
Date Remarks
Indicated by Dominion Glass Company information embossed on bottom
Material
glass: brown
paper: tan
ink: burgundy
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “SAMPLE 2 FL. OZ. ECHANTILLON // ENTAIR ELIXIR // BRONCHODILATOR EXPECTORANT // In each tablespoonful (15 ml.): THEOPHYLLINE (ANHYDROUS) 150 MG. // GLYCERYL GUAIACOLATE 90 MG. // DOSE: // ADULTS – One tablespoonful two to four times // a day after food. In severe cases two // tablespoonfuls two or three times a day. // CHILDREN – Under 6 years – 1 tablespoonful for // each 20 lbs. of body weight, 2 to 3 // times daily after food. // 6 years to 15 years – ½ to 1 table- // spoonful 2 to 3 times a day after food. // Over 15 years – Adult Dose. // For complete information see literature. // THE BRITISH DRUG HOUSES (CANADA) LTD. // TORONTO CANADA // Lot No. 89046”; embossed on bottom: “2 OZ. // 5 D 6 // 3690”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
9.8 cm
Width
5.0 cm
Depth
2.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Large crack in front side of cap; minor soiling, fading, and oil discolouration all over label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Theophylline Anhydrous.” WebMD, 2019. Accessed 28 May 2019.
“Bronchodilators, Rescue Inhalers, and Beta-Antagonists.” WebMD, 2019. Accessed 28 May 2019.
“Expectorant.” WebMd, 2019. Accessed 28 May 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Dominion Glass Companies of Montreal, Canada.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
Entair Elixir remedy is a bronchodilator and expectorant. It contains theophylline and glyceryl guaiacolate; these types of medicines are used to relax the user’s airways to facilitate breathing and soften mucus to relieve congestion; this bottle of Entair Elixir was produced by The British Drug Houses (Canada) LTD which was established as an associate company of The British Drug Houses in Toronto, Canada.
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 Wallaceburg, Ontario.
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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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