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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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anaesthesia inhaler

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Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Collection
Dr. I. G. Bogart Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
992069004 a-b
Description
Metal inhaler with two black rubber-tipped ends; cotton wadding inside handle; bottom pulls off;
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Accession Number
992069004 a-b
Collection
Dr. I. G. Bogart Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM=Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Metal inhaler with two black rubber-tipped ends; cotton wadding inside handle; bottom pulls off;
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - inhaler - Size: Length 15.0 cm. x Width 3.0 cm.
b - removable end - Size: Length 2.0 cm. x Width 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. I. G. Bogart.
Dates
1915
1925
circa 1915-1925
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-1
Condition Remarks
handle requires replating; #2: oxidization
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed." Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 2001 (similar to Bennett's inhaler, item B/-22);
Frank S. Betz Co. Reconstruction Bulletin, Hammond, Indiana,: pg 30, catalogue no. 2T2859; Nov. 1967 catalogue entry same as no. 302 (this catalogue)
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anaesthetic inhaler

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Dates
1901
1910
circa 1901-1910
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
Accession Number
997001194 a-b
Description
Ethyl-chlorid anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical canister with a closed, rounded bottom and a rounded top; the top of the canister has an attached hollow cylindrical tube that has a small round open hole at the top with threading on its inner edges; there is a side holl…
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Accession Number
997001194 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Anaesthesia
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Ethyl-chlorid anaesthetic inhaler, which consists of (a) a hollow cylindrical canister with a closed, rounded bottom and a rounded top; the top of the canister has an attached hollow cylindrical tube that has a small round open hole at the top with threading on its inner edges; there is a side hollow cylindrical tube off from the central tube; the side tube ends with a hollow, bulbous glass attachment with a very narrow cylindrical glass tube at its end; this glass tube has a pinhole opening at the end; a gauge pin (b) fits into the top of the central metal tube; the gauge pin is made of round flat metal with a solid cylindrical piece attached to the bottom; the cylindrical piece has threading on its outer edges.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - anaesthetic inhaler - Size: Length 14.1 cm x Width 4.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
b - gauge pin - Size: Length 2.3 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
The G E Bauer Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1901
1910
circa 1901-1910
Date Remarks
Pat. Feb. 1901, Oct. 1902
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
Inscriptions
(a) The words, "G E BAUER'S ETHYL-CHLORID C.P. // THE G E BAUER CHEM. CO. CLEVELAND // PAT. FEB 1901, OCT. 1902" are stamped into the metal of the outside edge of the cannister
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-2
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear; no staining or corrosion is visible; the glass is complete with no damage
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Previous number #285; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory
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anaesthetic inhaler

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Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020361 a-b
Description
Silver metal anaesthetic inhaler mask; wire mesh mask with rounded solid metal border (a); cylindrical piece of metal in an oval, covered with coiled spring (b); forms loop at top; spring fits into border of mask
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Accession Number
010020361 a-b
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Anesthesia, Dental
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Silver metal anaesthetic inhaler mask; wire mesh mask with rounded solid metal border (a); cylindrical piece of metal in an oval, covered with coiled spring (b); forms loop at top; spring fits into border of mask
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - mask - Size: Length 11.7 cm x Width 8.1 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
b - spring - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 7.4 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on handle: "U // S // H // GERMANY // CHROME"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row E
Condition Remarks
Wire mesh partly detached from solid metal ring
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments", Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 25 (similar to model #1309); "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality", Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 2008 (similar to model #B/-168)
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Norman Ironstone from Ottawa, Ontario; this most resembles a Yankauer's chloroform mask; it would be used with a piece of fabric in between the spring and the mask, which would be infused with the anaesthetic
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anaesthetic inhaler

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Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020362 a-c
Description
Silver metal anaesthetic inhaler mask; wire mesh mask with rounded solid metal border (a); cylindrical piece of metal in an oval, covered with coiled spring (b); forms loop at top; spring fits into border of mask; white fabric mesh cover (c) goes around mask, held in place by spring
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Accession Number
010020362 a-c
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Anesthesiology, instrumentation
Anesthesia, Dental
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- inhaler/mask -- inhaler
Description
Silver metal anaesthetic inhaler mask; wire mesh mask with rounded solid metal border (a); cylindrical piece of metal in an oval, covered with coiled spring (b); forms loop at top; spring fits into border of mask; white fabric mesh cover (c) goes around mask, held in place by spring
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - mask - Size: Length 11.6 cm x Width 7.7 cm x Depth 5.5 cm
b - spring - Size: Length 13.3 cm x Width 7.2 cm x Depth 4.3 cm
c - fabric - Size: Length 12.1 cm x Width 9.8 cm x Depth 5.0 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Sklar
Site Made (City)
Long Island
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1940
circa 1910-1940
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
metal: silver
fabric: white
Inscriptions
(a) Engraved on handle: "EU.S.A. // Sklar"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-8 Row B
Condition Remarks
Fabric (c) is worn; metal slightly tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments", Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 25 (similar to model # 1309); "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality", Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 2008 (similar to model #B/-168); "The Finest Instruments Ever Made", Audrey B. Davis and Mark S. Dreyfuss, 1986, p. 296
CD #1
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. Ralph Crawford from Winnipeg, Manitoba; this most resembles a Yankauer's chloroform mask; the fabric would be infused with the anaesthetic; Sklar was established in 1892
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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001392 a-b
Description
Atomizer bottle (a) in a cardboard box (b); the atomizer bottle is glass and is narrow, cylindrical and hollow, with a flat, closed, round bottom; there is an outwardly rounded ridge in the glass, just below the neck; the neck tapers in and ends with a rounded open top; the neck is covered with a m…
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Accession Number
997001392 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
Atomizer bottle (a) in a cardboard box (b); the atomizer bottle is glass and is narrow, cylindrical and hollow, with a flat, closed, round bottom; there is an outwardly rounded ridge in the glass, just below the neck; the neck tapers in and ends with a rounded open top; the neck is covered with a metal cap--also with a round, open hole in the centre and threading on its inner edges; the bottle is stored in a 6-sided cardboard box that has flaps at the top and bottom; all sides of the box are flat and the outer edges have printing on them.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - atomizer bottle - Size: Length 11.0 x Diam. 3.3 cm
b - cardboard box - Size: Length 18.4 cm x Width 4.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor; donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
The De Vilbiss Company
Site Made (City)
Toledo
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
cardboard: light green; cream; black
Inscriptions
(a) None; (b) the front and back of the box both read, "The // De Vilbiss // Company // TOLEDO // OHIO // MADE IN U.S.A."; the bottom of the box reads, "PRINTED IN U.S.A. // NO. 150 QB // CLEAR"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Condition Remarks
(a) The bottle appears to be unused; no stains, chips or scratches are visible in the glass; the metal is undamaged and shows no corrosion; (b) the cardboard box shows some wear; the top flap is partially missing; all printing is fully legible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #713; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals" by The Geo. P. Pilling & Son Company, 1932, p. 140 (very similar to item #P6808) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
993004030 a-b
Description
Molded clear glass bottle screws into metal apparatus to create atomizer for spray medicine; rubber bulb is missing.
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Accession Number
993004030 a-b
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
Molded clear glass bottle screws into metal apparatus to create atomizer for spray medicine; rubber bulb is missing.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - glass bottle - Size: Length 5.4 cm. x Diam. 5.0 cm.
b - metal spray - Size: Length 14.2 cm. x Width 6.0 cm. x Depth 2.0 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Raised design on bottome of glass bottle: F // (letter W above the letter T enclosed in an
inverted triangle): see drawing on accession sheet
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F2-6
Condition Remarks
small residue in glass requires brush to clean; #2: metal lid inside tarnished
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1962.1.7
Description
Chrome-plated atomizer with a wooden handle.
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Accession Number
1962.1.7
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
Chrome-plated atomizer with a wooden handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. H.A.S. Vokes.
Material
metal: silver
wood: dark brown
paraffin
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Dimension Notes
Depth 10.0 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Chrome plating has worn off in many places; black discolouration has taken place; paint has worn off wooden handle; signs of mould on the paraffin inside; #2: something black, moist, and tar-like inside.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1980.18.112
Description
Atomizer, consisting of a rubber bulb attached to a metal rod and a rubber siphon.
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Accession Number
1980.18.112
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Administration, Intranasal -- instrumentation
Respiratory Therapy
MM= Administration Drug, Inhalation
MM= Nebulizers and Vaporizers -- atomizer
Description
Atomizer, consisting of a rubber bulb attached to a metal rod and a rubber siphon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
rubber: black; yellow
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-13
Dimension Notes
Length 11.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

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Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; r…
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Accession Number
018009001 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Expectorants
Bronchitis -- drug therapy
Bronchodilator Agents -- therapeutic use
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drug Packaging -- container -- box and packet
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Cough -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- cough, cold remedies, respiratory -- bottle
Description
Transparent rounded rectangle based glass Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral bottle (a) with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap, and yellow and red rectangular cardboard box (b); bottle half full with brown liquid; flat rectangular front and back walls with top arch; flat rectangular side walls; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cream and black rectangular paper label with product information and directions in English on front and smaller label in French on back; embossed manufacturer information on textured bottom; mold lines on sides from base to top and around neck; cap has rolled bottom edge, vertical ridges in sides, and round top; box has product information in English on exterior front, proper right side, and top flap and in French on exterior back, proper left side, and bottom.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 17.7 cm Width 5.7 cm Depth 3.1 cm
b – box – Length 18.2 cm Width 7.0 cm Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Sterling Products, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Windsor
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1936
1946
circa 1936 - 1946
Date Remarks
Owens-Illinois Glass Company “diamond O and I logo” on bottom of bottle used 1929 – 1954; date mark “6” is last number of year manufactured
Material
glass: clear
paper: light brown, cream
ink: yellow, red, black
metal: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front bottle label: “CONTAINS 5 FLUID OZS. // AYER’S // Cherry Pectoral // TRADE MARK REG. IN CANADA // Contains No Opiates // SHAKE WELL // TAKE WITHOUT WATER // SWALLOW SLOWLY // ADULTS: For Bronchial irritations // and coughs due to colds – tea - // spoonful every half hour for three // hours, then every hour as need - // ed. In severe cases two tea - // spoonfuls. // Children: 10 to 15 years, one – half // adult dose; 5 to 10 years, one - // fourth to one – third adult dose; // 2 to 5 years, 8 to 15 drops. // Small doses taken frequently are // more effective // than large doses // taken less often. // Sterling Products, Ltd. // Windsor, Ontario // Successor to // THE AYER CO. INC. // No. 11824 Proprietary or // Patent Medicine Act”; stamped on front bottle label: “41907”; printed on front of box: “AYER’S // for Colds // CHERRY // PECTORAL // TRADE MARK REG IN CANADA // for Coughs // STERLING DRUG MFG LTD. // WINDSOR – ONTARIO”; printed on proper left side of box: “75 c // Equally Safe and Effective for Adults and Children. // Contains No Opiates. Valuable for preventing coughs // and colds from going down into the bronchial tubes. // Quick and lasting relief for coughs. Loosens phlegm. // Stimulates necessary expectoration. Sooths dry irri- // tated throats. For deep-seated coughs and bronchitis. // ESTABLISHED 1841 BY J. C. AYER, M. D. // CONTENTS 5 FL. OZ.”; stamped on bottom left side of box in black ink: “41907”; printed on top flap of box: “AN EFFECTIVE COUGH // MEDICINE // GOOD FOR ALL THE FAMILY”; hand written on top flap of box: “75”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row C
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolouration all over front and back bottle labels; top box flaps torn, distorted, and unstable; major staining on top of box, especially on proper left side and back of box; minor soiling all over box, especially on top flap; minor tears and abrasion to edges of box
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document (online)
Document
Reference Comments
“Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Bottle.” Odyssey’s Virtual Museum, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., 2019. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Griffenhagen, George and Mary Bogard. "History of Drug Containers and Their Labels." American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1999. Accessed 5 June 2019.
Lockhart, Bill and Russ Hoenig. “The Bewildering Array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Logos and Codes.” Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
Research Facts
James Cook Ayer was a medical doctor who created a popular line of proprietary medicines; Ayer’s first product, his Cherry Pectoral, was first marketed in 1841 as a cure for various conditions, including coughs, influenza, and consumption; it originally contained opiates, but these were eventually removed from the formula; the packaging of this bottle focuses on the application of the remedy for bronchial conditions and coughs.
The Ayer Company was acquired by Sterling Products in 1938.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company merged in 1929 and used the famous “diamond, O and I" logo until around 1954.
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