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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
014002059
Description
Empty rectangular cod liver oil glass bottle with sloped shoulders tapered at long neck without cork stopper; several minor bubbles in blown glass; cream paper manufacturer's label on bottle's front face with logo, directions for use and an assertion of the product's effectiveness; product used to …
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Accession Number
014002059
Collection
Parks Canada Agency Pharmacy 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
Empty rectangular cod liver oil glass bottle with sloped shoulders tapered at long neck without cork stopper; several minor bubbles in blown glass; cream paper manufacturer's label on bottle's front face with logo, directions for use and an assertion of the product's effectiveness; product used to treat colds and pulmonary illnesses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Maker
T. Eaton Drug Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Original documents
Material
glass: transparent
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle's base: "176"; printed on label: "SPECIAL // EMULSION // OF PURE // COD LIVER // OIL // WITH HYPOPHOSPHITES // LIME AND SODA // A Reliable Remedy for // Pulmonary Diseases, Coughs, // Colds and General Debility // The T. EATON DRUG CO. LIMITED // TORONTO // CANADA"; stamped on label in blue ink: "1947"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length 24.3 cm x Width 7.6 cm x Depth 4.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor discoloration of paper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #6
Research Facts
Domestic drugs were found in many department store catalogues such as Eatons and Sears and could be delivered through the mail..
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Polson's Tasteless Preparation

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001288 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular square clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, squared, rolled-over collar; the bottle contains cod liver oil which is sealed in the bottle with a cork; the bottle front and sides are covered with an attached printed paper label which lists product information; (…
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Accession Number
996001288 a-b
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
(a) Rectangular square clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, squared, rolled-over collar; the bottle contains cod liver oil which is sealed in the bottle with a cork; the bottle front and sides are covered with an attached printed paper label which lists product information; (b) on-piece cardboard box (no top or bottom) with a single sheet of printed paper wrapped around it; paper lists product information.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 20.5 cm. x Width 8.0 cm. x Depth 5.2 cm.
b - cardboard box - Size: Length 21.1 cm. x Width 8.4 cm. x Depth 5.5 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
M. C. Polson & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Material
glass: transparent
cardboard: beige
paper: red
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Box reads, "POLSON'S // Tasteless // Preparation // Made With the Extract of // Cod Liver // Oil // PLEASANT AND PALATABLE"; ingredients listed; dose for adults and children listed; "N. C. Rolson & Co. Limited // Manufacturing Chemists // Established 1877 // 311 Notre Dame St. West // Montreal Canada" (front); back lists same information in French; when and how to use the product listed on one side in English and the other in French; bottle label lists the same information
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row E
Condition Remarks
Bottle was dirty and dusty; the cork has dried medication around the outside top, but does not leak; the paper label is complete, but has suffered water damage, wear and small missing sections can be seen at the side; all writing is legible; (b) cardboard box hs suffered water water damage; there is no longer a top or bottom; the paper wrapper is brittle and missing sections at the top; water staining is visible; writing is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
There are three binders of information on the Polson Company with Dr. Chiong's written records
Research Facts
After having studied at Queen’s University, Neil C. Polson established a drug business in Kingston in 1877. N.C. Polson & Co. became widely known across North America as a druggist and chemical manufacturer. One of their products, Catarrhozone, was widely advertised as an inhaled germ-killer and remedy for all respiratory ailments. The Vapor treatment was meant to be dropped onto a small piece of wool held inside the portable wood inhaler, then inhaled periodically through the mouth. Polson went on to become mayor of Kingston in 1893.
Their trade covered Canada, the U.S. and the West Indies.
The firm was established by Neil Polson Sr. in 1877, owned a wholesale drug and manufacturing chemist house in Kingston, Ontario. 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.
Polson was mayor of Kingston in 1893.
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