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Allen & Cochrane Prescription Drug bottle

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Dates
1906
1917
circa 1906 - 1917
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005029
Description
Oval shape with three flattened sides and a rounded back transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on front; white residue inside.
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Accession Number
014005029
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Oval shape with three flattened sides and a rounded back transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on front; white residue inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Allen & Cochrane
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
1917
circa 1906 - 1917
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "Allen & Cochrane // 5 Stores // OTTAWA, CAN. // 3 oz"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Length
12.0
Width
5.2
Depth
3.0
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Moderate chip on back of bottle; minor white residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
John J. Allen. Wikipedia
Research Facts
John J. Allen was born in Dungannon in Huron County, Ontario in 1871. In 1900, he came to Ottawa and opened a drug store; eventually, he and his partner, William Cochrane, sold their business to United Drug Stores, later Rexall. Allen and Cochrane later established a brokerage firm. John J. Allen was mayor of Ottawa, from 1931 to 1933.
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Allen Prescription Drug bottle

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Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880 - 1890
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005010
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside.
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Accession Number
014005010
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Allen Prescription Druggist
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880 - 1890
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "Allen // OTTAWA // PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST" on base "414"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
8.9
Width
3.4
Depth
2.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chips on base of bottle; minor white residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Medicinal Bottles. Society for Historical Archaeology
The Newsweekly for Pharmacy, Volume 41. Chemist and Druggist
Research Facts
This style of bottle was called the 'Knickerbocker Ovals' and the moulds took lettered plates that allowed for the embossing on the bottles.
Mr. John Roberts was one of the pioneer druggists of Canada and a native of Kinross, Scotland and one of the richest druggists in Canada at the time of his death in 1892. A large part of his estate was left to his nephew Mr. J. Roberts Allan, who was associated with his business.
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Catarrhozone Co.

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Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860 - 1880
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005007
Description
Green rectangular transparent glass bottle; manufacturing information embossed on bottle; without cork; mould lines visible.
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Accession Number
014005007
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Green rectangular transparent glass bottle; manufacturing information embossed on bottle; without cork; mould lines visible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Catarrhozone Co.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1860
1880
circa 1860 - 1880
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one face: "CATARRHOZONE // CATARRHOZONE CO. // KINGSTON, ONT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
10.5
Width
3.3
Depth
1.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip on bottom; minor chip on inside neck
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Bottles. Michael Polak
Research Facts
Neil Currie Polson owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house; the trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, and was taken over by his two sons, Neil Jr. and Henry.
They made medicines under the name of Polson Co., the Catarrhozone and Nerviline.
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C. O. Dacier Chemist bottle

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005004
Description
Transparent oval green glass bottle; one side is flat while the others are rounded; without cork; company name embossed on bottle; mould lines visible; minor residue inside.
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Accession Number
014005004
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Transparent oval green glass bottle; one side is flat while the others are rounded; without cork; company name embossed on bottle; mould lines visible; minor residue inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
C. O. Dacier Chemist
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent green
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "C. O. DACIER // CHEMIST // 517 SUSSEX ST // OTTAWA" with imagery of mortar and pestle and embossed on mortar: "PURE // DRUGS" embossed on bottom: "W T & Co"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row B
Length
12.2
Width
5.3
Depth
3.1
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor deposit of residue in bottle; moderate chipping on lip of bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Medicinal Bottles. Society for Historical Archaeology Inc.
Research Facts
Almost all companies that produced druggist bottles also offered what was possibly the most common style of druggist bottle made from at least 1876 through the 1910s - the "Philadelphia Oval."
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D. H. McIntosh M. D. bottle

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Dates
1900
1919
circa 1900 - 1919
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005028
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides and base.
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Accession Number
014005028
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides and base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Whitall Tatum Company
Site Made (City)
Millville
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1919
circa 1900 - 1919
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "D. H. McINTOSH, M. D. // CARLETON PLACE, ONT." on base: "W. T. CO. // U. S. A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
6.7
Width
2.8
Depth
1.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Whitall Tatum Company. Wikipedia
Research Facts
D. H. McIntosh passed his examinations to become a doctor in 1889 and practiced in Carleton Place, Ontario.
Whitall Tatum mass-produced special-order prescription bottles for hundreds of pharmacies and embossed them with their names and addresses and also marked "W.T. & Co." on the base. These mostly date from 1875 up to 1900. In 1901 the company name was changed to Whitall Tatum Company and the base marking became "W.T.CO.", and for a decade from the 1920s on, the trademark became a "W" and "T" inside a triangle.
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Doct. Marshall's Catarrh Snuff

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005009
Description
Rectangular transparent green glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside; bubbles in glass.
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Accession Number
014005009
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Tobacco, Smokeless
Description
Rectangular transparent green glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside; bubbles in glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Doctor Marshall
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent green
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "DOCT. // MARSHALL'S" on another face: "CATARRH // SNUFF" on base "5"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
8.7
Width
3.4
Depth
2.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip on bottom side; minor white residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Doct. Marshall's Snuff. VT Medicines
Doctor Marshall's Snuff Bottle. Odysseys Virtual Museum
Research Facts
Much the vogue in the 19th century, snuff--pulverized tobacco leaves--was frequently sold in plain bottles and then transferred to more decorative containers.
Dr. Benjamin Marshall of New York, first began marketed his product in the early 1830's.
Ads proclaimed it as a cure for "Nearly All Common Diseases of the Head, Except Wrong-Headedness." It was also said to cure throat and lung diseases.
Charles Bowen, of Montpelier, Vermont became the sole proprietor of the brand in about 1840.
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Dr. Bells Medical Wonder

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910 - 1920
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005011
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side and base.
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Accession Number
014005011
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side and base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Dr. Bell
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910 - 1920
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "DR. BELLS // MEDICAL WONDER // KINGSTON, ONT." on base: [Illeg.] diamond makers mark "1"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
10.4
Width
3.5
Depth
2.8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor white residue in bottom of bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
The Cures Of Old. Standard Bred Canada
Research Facts
Dr. Bells was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
With all of the successes achieved by the great Dr. Bell’s on all types of farm animals it's a wonder it was never used on humans.
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Dr. Bells Medical Wonder

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910 - 1920
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005012
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side and base.
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Accession Number
014005012
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side and base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Dr. Bell
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910 - 1920
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "DR. BELLS // MEDICAL WONDER // KINGSTON, ONT." on base: diamond makers mark "4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
10.4
Width
3.4
Depth
1.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor white residue in bottom of bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
The Cures Of Old. Standard Bred Canada
Research Facts
Dr. Bells was used as a sort of "cure all" but especially in the treatment of colic and inflammation and for cough and chills. The ingredients were aconite, belladonna, digitalis and nux vomica (strychnine).
With all of the successes achieved by the great Dr. Bell’s on all types of farm animals it's a wonder it was never used on humans.
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Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root Kidney Cure

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Dates
1885
1905
circa 1885 - 1905
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005006
Description
Tinted green glass cylindrical bottle; without cork; mould lines visible; bubbles visible in glass; minor brown residue inside.
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Accession Number
014005006
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Tinted green glass cylindrical bottle; without cork; mould lines visible; bubbles visible in glass; minor brown residue inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Dr. Kilmer
Site Made (City)
Binghamton
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
1905
circa 1885 - 1905
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "SAMPLE BOTTLE // DR. KILMER'S // SWAMP-ROOT KIDNEY CURE // BINGHAMTON, N.Y."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Length
10.6
Diameter
2.8
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches inside neck of bottle; minor brown powdery substance inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root Kidney Cure Sample Bottle. eHive
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root. The National Museum of American History.
Research Facts
Sylvester Andral Kilmer, MD started a prominent laboratory in the late 1870's in Binghamton, NY after fame and attention drawn from his travels and speaking throughout the US. He was later pushed out of the company by family or chose to leave.
The 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act banned the use of the word "cure" on bottles or in advertising in the U.S.
Swamp-Root cure contained: alcohol 10%, buchu leaves, scullcap leaves, golden seal root, colombo root, valerian root, cinnamon, oil of juniper, oil of birch, balsam copaiba, balsam tolu, venice turpentine, peppermint herb, rhubarb root, mandrake root, sassafras, and cape aloes.
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Dr. Low's Pleasant Worm Syrup

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Dates
1885
1905
circa 1885 - 1905
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005031
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with indented panels on the four sides of the body; sloped shoulders ending with protruding lip; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides.
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Accession Number
014005031
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with indented panels on the four sides of the body; sloped shoulders ending with protruding lip; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Dr. Low's
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1885
1905
circa 1885 - 1905
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on sides: "DR. LOW'S // PLEASANT // WORM SYRUP // TORONTO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row A
Length
12.7
Width
4.3
Depth
2.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor bubbles in glass; minor residue in bottom and top of neck
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Sittzer’s Worm Syrup. Cabnet of Curiosities
Research Facts
The Worm Syrup was marketed as "Pleasant to take and sure to expel Worms from Children or Adults."
Worm syrup was a patent medicine sold in glass bottles. The concoctions were intended to get rid of parasitic worms.
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