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Borax compound tablets

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Dates
1900
1920
1900-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.267
Description
A square-bodied clear glass jar with a metal screw top and a paper label; full of small white tablets.
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Accession Number
1980.18.267
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter-- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A square-bodied clear glass jar with a metal screw top and a paper label; full of small white tablets.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
E. B. Shuttleworth Chemical Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
1900-1920
Material
glass: transparent
metal: brown
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "SOLUBLE COMPRESSED // TABLETS // BORAX CO. // EACH TABLET CONTAINS // THE // E. B. SHUTTLEWORTH // CHEMICAL CO. // LIMITED // TORONTO, CANADA"; bottle is embossed with: "E. B. Shuttleworth Chemical Co. Ltd. Toronto"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.7 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 5.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal lid is cracked
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Accession Number
006033019
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Burn Dressing jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with p…
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Accession Number
006033019
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- topical -- container
First Aid
Emergency Medicine
Burns
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Burn Dressing jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and directions attached to front; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top with ring indent near edges, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous 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
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “6” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
ink: navy, black metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // BURN DRESSING // (INDUSTRIAL STANDARD FORMULA FOR // FIRST AID TREATMENT) // Formula: Sodium Bicarbonate 3% // Petrolatum Alba. q. s. // DIRECTIONS: Apply Freely To Burns. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label in black ink: “4 FL. OZ. // (L) 821364”; embossed on bottom: “D 6 // 5 // 3136”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row B
Length
7.3 cm
Diameter
5.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading near top of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Wound Dressings.” ScienceDirect, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Petrolatum.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary, Farlex, 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.
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
Dressings are used to promote healing of wounds and prevent infection; consists of a sterile padding or compress in direct contact with the wound accompanied by an antiseptic substance, such as petrolatum, a semisolid substance made from petroleum often used as a topical treatment for burns and abrasion. Ingram & Bell’s Burn Dressing was marketed as “Industrial Standard Formula for First Aid Treatment” and contained sodium bicarbonate in a white petrolatum base.
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.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Point St. Charles, Quebec; the progressive line system month code and “6” year code, along with the Ingram & Bell logo, signify it was produced in either 1956 or 1966.
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Bynol malt and oil

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.63
Description
A white china jar containing a malt and oil preparation; cork stopper in wide neck.
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Accession Number
1980.18.63
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A white china jar containing a malt and oil preparation; cork stopper in wide neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
china: white; black
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Printed on jar: ""BYNOL" // TRADE // MARK // The "Perfected" // MALT OIL // A Unique Combination // of active Malt Extract with the // "Perfected" Cod Liver Oil // Manufacturers // ALLEN & HANBURYS LTD // Plough Court, Lombard St. LONDON"; other information printed on reverse surface.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
"forming a most valuable nutrient and restorative; powerfully aids the digestion of other foods."
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Dates
1957
1967
circa 1957 – 1967
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
Accession Number
006033021
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Calocaine Cream (I & B) jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper la…
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Accession Number
006033021
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- topical -- container
Dermatology
Insects
Sunburn -- drug therapy
Anesthesia, Local
Poison Ivy Dermatitis -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Calocaine Cream (I & B) jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and directions attached to front; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top with ring indent near edges, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous 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
1957
1967
circa 1957 – 1967
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “7” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
ink: navy, black metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // CALOCAINE CREAM // (I & B) // Calamine Prepared 16%, Benzocaine 3%, Camphor // ½%, Menthol ½% in a water-miscible base. // Apply directly to the skin to relieve various forms // of skin rashes, pruritus, insect bites and sunburn. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label in black ink: “4 OZ. // (L.) 823111”; embossed on bottom: “D 7 // 3 // 3136”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
7.3 cm
Diameter
5.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tears and distortion to top edge of label; minor fading to bottom of label; minor area of loss to bottom proper left corner
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Benzocaine.” ScienceDirect, Elsevier B.V., 2019. Accessed 10 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.
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
Calocaine Cream is a calamine topical cream with benzocaine local anesthetic; it was marketed by Ingram & Bell as a treatment for a variety of skin irritations, including rashes from poison ivy and poison oak, insect bites, sunburn, heat rash, and pruritus ani.
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.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Point St. Charles, Quebec; the progressive line system month code and “7” year code, along with the Ingram & Bell logo, signify it was produced in either 1957 or 1967.
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Colgate's Mirage Vanishing Cream

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1980.18.307
Description
Glass jar with a metal lid in a cardboard box; full of contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.307
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Skin Care
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
Glass jar with a metal lid in a cardboard box; full of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Colgate & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: white
metal: orange
cardboard: white; black; red
Inscriptions
Labelled: "Mirage Vanishing Cream"; "A light whippy cream for protection against weather and base for face powder. Soft in consistency. Delicate in scent." "Greaseless cream and will vanish instantly."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Temporary Location
To exhibit (jar only): "For Service to Humanity", Nursing Gallery: restored Room 1016, Museum of Health Care, 13 Nov. 2008.
Dimension Notes
Length 9.3 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Cress Bunion Salve

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Dates
1928
1940
circa 1928 - 1940
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
017040001
Description
Small short transparent cylindrical glass Cress Bunion Salve jar with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; full with light brown paste; circular push-up base with embossed product and manufacturer information; round rings at base and just below cap; continuous external thread finish; re…
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Accession Number
017040001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Podiatry
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Small short transparent cylindrical glass Cress Bunion Salve jar with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; full with light brown paste; circular push-up base with embossed product and manufacturer information; round rings at base and just below cap; continuous external thread finish; rectangular cream and black paper label with product information and directions wrapped around sides; cap has rolled bottom edge, flat top with ring indent, vertical ridges on sides, and continuous internal thread; circular white coated paper insert in top interior of cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; purchased in the 1980s at the Circle M Flea Market outside Hamilton, Ontario.
Maker
Cress Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Kitchener
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1928
1940
circa 1928 - 1940
Date Remarks
Dominion Glass Company trademarked D-in-diamond logo on bottom of jar in 1928; no date marks present, were first introduced by Dominion in 1940
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream, white
ink: black
metal: black, grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Cress // BUNION // SALVE // CONTAINS CARBOLIC ACID 2% // CRESS LABORATORIES // KITCHENER, ONT. CANADA // DIRECTIONS: // RUB IN THOROUGHLY, NIGHT AND MORNING, // UNTIL SALVE DISAPEARS. PRESS BONE IN // TO KEEP THE TOE OUT AND JOINT IN. IT // TAKES MANY MONTHS TO REMOVE A // BUNION, AND USUALLY REQUIRES SEV- // ERAL JARS. RESULTS DEPEND UPON // REGULAR USE. // DIRECTIONS: // IF THERE IS A HARD CALLOUS // ON THE BUNION APPLY CRESS // CORN SALVE FIRST AS BUN- // ION REDUCES CHANGE TYPE OF SHOE, // IF NECESSARY. FULL DIRECTIONS IN ENCLOSED CIRCULAR. // No. 20389 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT. // REG CAN PAT OFF”; embossed on bottom: “CRESS // D”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row E
Length
3.2 cm
Diameter
3.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor areas of loss of coating on sides of cap; minor fading all over label; dark discolouration on edges and end of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Bunions – Diagnosis and Treatment.” Mayo Clinic, 2017. Accessed 2 June 2019.
“What is Carbolic Salve?” wiseGeek, 2019. Accessed 2 June 2019.
Miller, George L., and Elizabeht A. Jorgensen. "Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors." Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Bunions are a common foot condition that form at the base of big toe; the toe joint extends outward causing redness, discomfort, and pain.
The label on the Cress Bunion Salve jar claims to cure bunions after several months, although the carbolic acid in the formula may have been a source of pain relief in combination with the other directions to position the foot properly.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates glass jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company; Dominion Glass Company trademarked the D-in-diamond logo in 1928; date marks were first introduced by Dominion in 1940.
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Dr. Henry's Eclectric Ointment

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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
996001227
Description
Short, wide circular jar; large opening with large cork stopper; paper label on one half of bottle; embossed writing on other half of jar; jar filled with contents.
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Accession Number
996001227
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
Short, wide circular jar; large opening with large cork stopper; paper label on one half of bottle; embossed writing on other half of jar; jar filled with contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Henry, Johnson & Lord
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Henry's // Electric Ointment // Directions: // Henry, Johnson & Lord, Proprietors // Price 50 cents
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.7 cm. x Diam. : 5.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some accumulated dirt and residue on exterior of bottle; label discoloured badly
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Dr. Henry's Eclectric Ointment

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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
996001228
Description
Short, wide circular jar; large opening with large cork stopper; paper label on one half of bottle; embossed writing on other half of jar; jar filled with contents.
Accession Number
996001228
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
Short, wide circular jar; large opening with large cork stopper; paper label on one half of bottle; embossed writing on other half of jar; jar filled with contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Henry, Johnson & Lord
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Dr. Henry's // Electric Ointment // Directions: // Henry, Johnson & Lord, Proprietors // Price 50 cents
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.7 cm. x Diam. : 5.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite a lot of surface dirt has accumulated on surface of bottle; paper label is badly discoloured and stained
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Marshall's catarrh snuff

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
1980.18.200
Description
A glass bottle with a square base, wide neck, cork stopper, red wax seal; full of a greenish-brown powder; paper label.
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Accession Number
1980.18.200
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Tobacco, Smokeless
Sneezing
Common Cold -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
A glass bottle with a square base, wide neck, cork stopper, red wax seal; full of a greenish-brown powder; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Williams' Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
Cleveland
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
glass: aqua
cork: brown
wax: red
paper: brown; yellow
contents: greenish-brown
Inscriptions
Embossed on jar: "Doct Marshalls Catarrh Snuff"; printed on label: "DR. MARSHALL'S // CATARRH // SNUFF // AROMATIC // HEADACHE"; also, "For Catarrh and Colds in the Head Directions: – Inhale a pinch of snuff through each nostril three times a day, avoiding cold air for one hour afterward. Keep bottle well corked. None genuine without fac-simile signature of Chat Bowin // No. 5820 // The Proprietary of Patent Medicine Act. Maximum dose contains one grain Hellebore."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row B
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length 8.5 cm x Width 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Jar is sealed; #2: label darkened with small losses; some of the wax seal appears to be missing, chipping away from edges
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
014002089
Description
Round white milk glass jar of Electro Balm ointment with silver metal screw on cap with product label on top full of yellow ointment; cream paper label with blue ink affixed to cover jar's entire body.
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Accession Number
014002089
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
Description
Round white milk glass jar of Electro Balm ointment with silver metal screw on cap with product label on top full of yellow ointment; cream paper label with blue ink affixed to cover jar's entire body.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Electric Bean Chemical Company Limited
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1915
circa 1885-1915
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: white
paper: cream
ink: blue
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Printed on label affixed to jar's base: "ELECTRO // BALM // PRICE 50 ¢ // A Skin Beautifier and // Healer. // For Cuts, Bruises, Burns and // all Wounds of the flesh. For // Piles, Pimples, Eczema, // Bad Legs, Sore Heads // and Back, Chapped // Hands & Face;" printed on label surrounding jar's body: "PRESERVES & BEAUTIFIES THE SKIN // ELECTRIC BEAN CHEMICAL CO. LIMITED OTTAWA, CAN."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length 3.8 cm x Diam. 5.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Base label has yellowed, with minor stains, shows minor wear around edges and missing minor areas on top and side.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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