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Acker's Blood Elixir

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Dates
1880
circa 1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001324
Description
Rectangular amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged, with flat top and squared edges; the front panel is flat and has an attached printed paper label which lists product information and trade mark; the back and side panels are recessed and have embossed word…
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Accession Number
996001324
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= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged, with flat top and squared edges; the front panel is flat and has an attached printed paper label which lists product information and trade mark; the back and side panels are recessed and have embossed words on them; the bottle contains a small amount of dried medication residue and has a cork in the neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
W.H. Hooker & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
circa 1880
Date Remarks
Bottle likely made between 1880 and 1890
Material
glass: amber
paper: beige
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Left side panel embossed, "ACKER'S BLOOD ELIXIR"; right side panel embossed, "FOR ALL BLOOD DISEASES"; back panel embossed, "W.H. HOOKER & CO. // SOLE AGENTS // NORTH & SOUTH // AMERICA"; front label reads, "A GUARANTEED SPECIFIC // ACKER'S // BLOOD ELIXIR // THE GREATEST BLOOD PURIFIER KNOWN // Uses listed // W.H. HOOKER & CO. NEW YORK, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.2 cm. x Width: 7.1 cm. x Depth: 4.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bottle has a small chip missing from the left front bottom corner; the rest of the bottle is undamaged; the label is missing small sections at the edges; most of the printing is legible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
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Andes' Great Prescription

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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
1980.18.142 a-b
Description
A long, narrow cardboard box containing a bottle of tonic.
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Accession Number
1980.18.142 a-b
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 -- bottle
Description
A long, narrow cardboard box containing a bottle of tonic.
Part Names
box (?) - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm
bottle
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: dark yellow; black
glass
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "Andes' // Great // Prescription // WELS // AND // PURIFICATION // OF // THE BLOOD"; "A System Cleanser and Tonic"; "Address orders to A.G. Payne, sole proprietor and distributor of Andes' Great Remedies. Head Office: 1615 Central Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. Branch Office: 193 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Canada."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box is badly worn and coming apart; label [on bottle ?] is wearing out.
Copy Type
Original
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ascorbic acid tablets

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001212 a-b
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with cylindrical neck and metal threaded cap (b); paper label covers front and left and right sides; bottle is full of round tablets; neck is stuffed with cotton.
Accession Number
000001212 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis 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 -- bottle
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with cylindrical neck and metal threaded cap (b); paper label covers front and left and right sides; bottle is full of round tablets; neck is stuffed with cotton.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering system
Material
glass: brown
paper: red; cream
metal: black; silver
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "100 C.T. No. 783 // ASCORBIC // ACID // VITAMIN C // COMPRESSED // TABLETS // 10 MG. // STOCK No. 25-783-4 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // L C 181 C"; right side: "DOSE – As directed by the // physician"; left side: "MEDICAMENTA VERA P D & Co."; bottom: "A 2 // 9 // 4105C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 3 Row D
Length
a - 7.5 cm
Width
a - 3.6 cm
Depth
a - 2.4 cm b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
b - 2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label yellowed, abraded and dirty; ink fading; cap corroding around edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Ba-cu Indian Tonic

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1991.17.58
Description
A moulded, clear, flat glass bottle with a short, narrow neck and sloping shoulders and a wide rim; fluted decoration on shoulder; embossed; a badly damaged label covers the front side.
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Accession Number
1991.17.58
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 -- bottle
Description
A moulded, clear, flat glass bottle with a short, narrow neck and sloping shoulders and a wide rim; fluted decoration on shoulder; embossed; a badly damaged label covers the front side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
glass: transparent
paper: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "3 x ii / 1"; printed on label: "Ba-Cu // Indian Tonic // Manufacturer 104 Barton S & E Hamilton, Ontario"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 20.5 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label discoloured, with considerable losses, making it difficult to read..
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Accession Number
1980.18.27
Description
Glass bottle has a long neck ending in a lip; lower part of bottle cylindrical with "hips" just below start of neck; glass is embossed.
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Accession Number
1980.18.27
MeSH Heading
Beverages
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass bottle has a long neck ending in a lip; lower part of bottle cylindrical with "hips" just below start of neck; glass is embossed.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Bludwine Bottling Co.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Material
glass: translucent mauve
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bottle of cod liver oil

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Royal Ontario Museum Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
000038001 a-b
Description
An empty rectangular clear glass bottle (a) with distinct moulded lip and screw threadings; embossed on the back of the bottle is a man holding a fish over his shoulder; with metal cap (b)
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Accession Number
000038001 a-b
Collection
Royal Ontario Museum Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
An empty rectangular clear glass bottle (a) with distinct moulded lip and screw threadings; embossed on the back of the bottle is a man holding a fish over his shoulder; with metal cap (b)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 23.0 cm x Diam. 21.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 3.0 cm x Diam. 9.5 cm
Provenance
This bottle was used in a study collection at the Royal Ontario Museum, located in Toronto, Ontario.
Maker
Scott and Brown
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on other similar items in the collection.
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010 A
Condition Remarks
Cap has significant rust and small hole; inside bottle has residue including a black splotch.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Medical Information Hong Kong Web site; CD #11
Research Facts
Scott's Cod Liver Oil is used to maintain healthy tissues and promote strong bones and teeth.
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Burdock Blood Bitters

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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
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.
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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.
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Burdock Blood Bitters

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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
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-A5-2 Row 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
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Burdock blood bitters

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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…
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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
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Bynin Liquid Malt

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001330
Description
Very large cylindrical amber bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with flat top and squared edges; there are two printed paper labels attached to the front and back of the bottle; the bottle is half full of liquid malt and is sealed with a cork which has a paper seal on it.
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Accession Number
996001330
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Very large cylindrical amber bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with flat top and squared edges; there are two printed paper labels attached to the front and back of the bottle; the bottle is half full of liquid malt and is sealed with a cork which has a paper seal on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Scott Jordan (Ottawa) in Feb.1994.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Lindsay
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
paper: beige; blue
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Front label reads, "TRADE MARK // A.D. 1715 // "Bynin" // TRADE MARK // LIQUID MALT // A HIGHLY NUTRITIVE FOOD // AND VALUABLE AID TO DIGESTION // Product uses listed // DOSE [listed] // NET CONTENTS 80 FLUID OUNCES // Manufactured in Canada by // Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd. // (Founded at Old Plough Court) // Lombard Street in the City of // London, A.D. 1715) // LINDSAY, Ont."; back label lists the same information in French; bottle bottom embossed "6"; paper label on cork reads, "CARTER CUMMINGS & CO., LTD // WINDSOR, CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 28.5 cm. x Diam. : 12.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bottle has no chips or cracks and only minor wear; the two paper labels are stained, but are complete and and fully legible; the cork and its paper seal show minor wear, but are complete; the cork seals the bottle and does not leak
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Research Facts
For use as a vitamin supplement and digestion aid
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