Skip header and navigation

Refine By

   MORE

11 records – page 1 of 2.

Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002051
Description
Empty transparent pressed glass cylindrical bottle with fluted sides, wide bottom and without glass stopper; Bitters hand-etched on flattened area.
  1 image  
Accession Number
014002051
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty transparent pressed glass cylindrical bottle with fluted sides, wide bottom and without glass stopper; Bitters hand-etched on flattened area.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Dates
1885
1900
circa 1885-1900
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Etched: "Bitters"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row F
Dimension Notes
Length 16. 8 cm x Diam. 7.7 cm
Condition Remarks
edges show wear, neck has several fine cracks and scratches
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Burdock Blood Bitters

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2235
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001156
Description
Large rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels each with embossed writing in glass; one flat side where label would have been adhered; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
Accession Number
996001156
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels each with embossed writing in glass; one flat side where label would have been adhered; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased but no additional information available.
Maker
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd. // Burdock // Blood // Bitters // Toronto, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.4 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm. x Depth: 4.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Nothing apparent
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mentioned in "The Great American Fraud", p. 21; artifact 996.001.664 indicates product was marketed as a restorative.
Less detail

Burdock Blood Bitters

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2236
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001157
Description
Large rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels each with embossed writing in glass; one flat side where label would have been adhered; cylindrical neck with screw-on metal cap
Accession Number
996001157
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels each with embossed writing in
glass; one flat side where label would have been adhered; cylindrical neck with screw-on
metal cap
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased but no additional
information available
Maker
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
metal: black
Inscriptions
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd. // Burdock // Blood // Bitters // Toronto, Ont.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.8 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm. x Depth: 4.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Lid rusted badly
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mentioned in "The Great American Fraud", p. 21; artifact 996.001.664 indicates product was marketed as a restorative
Less detail

Burdock blood bitters

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8612
Accession Number
1991.17.47
Description
Moulded flat glass bottle, long, thin neck with sloping shoulders and slight, rounded lip; indented on three sides; embossed on the vertical; no lid; iridescent, probably from burial; two well-defined seams; four bubbles in the glass, probably created during manufacture; eight raised dots on two si…
  1 image  
Accession Number
1991.17.47
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Moulded flat glass bottle, long, thin neck with sloping shoulders and slight, rounded lip; indented on three sides; embossed on the vertical; no lid; iridescent, probably from burial; two well-defined seams; four bubbles in the glass, probably created during manufacture; eight raised dots on two sides; some residue.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
The T. Milburn Co. Ltd. (?)
Material
glass: faint iridescent violet
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-2 Row A
Images
Less detail

Dr. Baxter's Mandrake Bitters

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2394
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001315
Description
Cylindrical twelve-sided light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled double rounded collar at the lip; five front panels are embossed; the bottle contains no medication; there is a piece of cork in the bottom of the bottle
Accession Number
996001315
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent 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= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical twelve-sided light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled double rounded
collar at the lip; five front panels are embossed; the bottle contains no medication; there is
a piece of cork in the bottom of the bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Aug. 1993
Maker
Lord Bros.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
glass: light aqua
Inscriptions
Front panels read, "DR. BAXTERS' // MANDRAKE BITTERS // LORD BROS. // PROPRIETOR'S // BURLINGTON
VT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Diam. : 5.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
There is a small broken bubble chip at the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Bottlers and Bottles, Canadian" by O. Urquhart, p. 55;
"Bitters Bottles" by Richard Watson, p. 60; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham,
pp. 49-50
Research Facts
Original label claimed the product was an anti-bilious and Jaundice Mandrake Bitters for
strengthening and purifying the blood
Less detail

Dr. Wilson's Herbine Bitters

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5869
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.245.1
Description
Glass bottle, squared shape with a small neck with a cork; label torn away and much of it missing; about 2/3 full of a reddish-brown liquid.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1969.245.1
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 -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass bottle, squared shape with a small neck with a cork; label torn away and much of it missing; about 2/3 full of a reddish-brown liquid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Brayley, Sons & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
glass: translucent brown
paper: brownish-pink
Inscriptions
Stamped on bottle: "DR. WILSONS HERBINE BITTERS // BRAYLEY SONS & CO MONTREAL"; some of label torn away and illegible: "DR. WILS [illeg.] // [illeg] ERBINE BIT [illeg.] // Containing the active principles of Dandelion [illeg] // for the cure of jaundice, dyspepsia, [illeg] // and all bilious disorders // TRUE BLOOD PURIFIER // Dose. - From 2 to 4 tspful diluted in water, 2 or 3 times a day, according to the strength of the patient. // For Jaundice, Liver Complaints, Constipation with foul tongue and bad breath, Headache, Dyspepsia, Kidney Troubles, and Loaded Urine, Loss of Appetite, Monthly difficulties in Females. Worms in children A Spring Medicine to renew the Blood. All these spring from a like cause, from overloaded Liver or kidneys, unable to do their work properly, and so make pure blood, – and find their natural cure in this medicine. // They are entirely Vegetable and Free from all Injurious Ingredients. Brayley Sons & Co. Wholesale Druggists, Montreal"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Label torn and incomplete.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Dr. Wilson's Herbine Bitters

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7147
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1977.12.160
  1 image  

Dr. Wilson's Herbine Bitters

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8623
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1991.17.57
  1 image  

Gates Life of Man Bitters

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2280
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001201
Description
Clear blue glass rectangular bottle; three recessed panels on back and two narrow sides each with embossed writing in glass; paper label on flat side; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
Accession Number
996001201
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear blue glass rectangular bottle; three recessed panels on back and two narrow sides each with embossed writing in glass; paper label on flat side; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa from Scott Jordan in Feb. 1994.
Maker
C. Gates, Sons & Co.
Site Made (City)
Middleton
Site Made (State)
Nova Scotia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: blue
paper: brown
Inscriptions
C. Gates & Co. // Life of Man // Bitters // ... // A Vegetable Compound // ... // Lungs liver and Kidney's // ... // C. Gates, sons & Co. // Middleton, N.S. // Keep well corked and shake before using.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.3 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm. x Depth: 4.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle in very good condition; paper label only in fair condition and discoloured very badly; label dog-eared around edges.
Copy Type
Original
Less detail

Hostetter's stomach bitters

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14188
Dates
1859
1875
circa 1859-1875
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014002058
Description
Full bottle of Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters in an amber semi-transparent square bottle with sloped shoulders, tapered at neck sealed with both a shaped lead closure on the bottle and a paper label over lead closure; full of transparent liquid; paper labels cover entire front and back faces of the bo…
  3 images  
Accession Number
014002058
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Full bottle of Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters in an amber semi-transparent square bottle with sloped shoulders, tapered at neck sealed with both a shaped lead closure on the bottle and a paper label over lead closure; full of transparent liquid; paper labels cover entire front and back faces of the bottle from base to neck; labels have the manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, assertions of the products effectiveness and authenticity, directions for use, a dated portrait and signature from the manufacturer, and a logo of a helmeted man riding a horse and stabbing a reptilian creature with a sword: product used to treat a wide variety of stomach illnesses; cream paper and grey paper label over closure label are reproductions and the blue paper label is original.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
Hostetter & Smith
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1859
1875
circa 1859-1875
Date Remarks
Provided by donor
Material
glass: amber
paper: blue, cream
ink: grey, gold, white
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Illegible embossed marks on bottle's base; printed on cream label: "”HOSTETTER’S // CELEBRATED // STOMACH BITTERS. // THE BEST EVIDENCE OF THE MERIT OF AN ARTICLE IS // THE DISPOSITION TO PRODUCE COUNTERFEITS; // AND WE REGARD IT AS // THE STRONGEST TESTIMONY TO THE VALUE OF // HOSTETTER'S // CELEBRATED STOMACH BITTERS, // THAT ATTEMPTS OF THAT DESCRIPTION HAVE // BEEN FREQUENT, A DUE CONSIDERATION OF // THE PUBLIC WELFARE HAS INDUCED US TO // OBTAIN A FINE ENGRAVING OF WHICH // THIS IS A FACSIMILE // AND TO APPEND OUR NOTE OF // HAND, WHICH CANNOT BE // COUNTERFEITED WITHOUT // THE PERPETRATION // OF A FELONY. // PITTSBURG // July 4th 1856 // For Value received we // promise to pay to the // bearer ONE CENT on demand // NHSS REPRODUCTION 1973”; printed on blue label: “One wine-glassful taken three times a // day, before meals, will be a swift and cer- // tain cure for Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, // and every species of Indigestion - an un- // failing remedy for Intermittent Fever, Fe - // ver and Ague, and all kinds of periodical // disorders - a means of immediate relief in // Flux, Colics, and Choleric maladies - a cure // for Costiveness - a mild and safe invigorant // and corroborant for delicate females - a // good, anti-bilous, alternative and tonic // preparation for ordinary family purposes - // a powerful recuperant after the frame has // been reduced and attenuated by sickness - // an excellent appetizer as well as a strength - // ener of the digestive forces - a depurative // of the blood and other fluids, desirable alike // as a corrective and mild cathartic, and an // agreeable and wholesome stimulant. // Persons in a debilitated state should com- // mence by taking small doses, and increase // with their strength.”; on grey label on closure: “UNITED STATES // INTERNAL REVENUE // HOSTETTER AND SMITH // PROPRIETOR’S PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA // HOSTETTER’S CELEBRATED // NHSS REPRODUCTION 1973”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 22.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Thin streaks of white residue run from bottle's closure to its base on all sides except the bottle's front face; front face label has patch of damp discoloration covering upper left corner; back label has splotch of black residue on upper right corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Images
Less detail

11 records – page 1 of 2.