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Dr. Baxter's Mandrake Bitters

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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
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Red Bull Energy Drink

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Dates
2005
circa 2005
Collection
Tim Gregory Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
005030001
Description
Empty 250 ml tin can with a blue and silver design and a pair or red bulls facing each other.
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Accession Number
005030001
Collection
Tim Gregory 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 -- tin
Description
Empty 250 ml tin can with a blue and silver design and a pair or red bulls facing each other.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor received this beverage as part of a product promotion in Kingston, Ontario in November 2005; it was handed to him as he walked to work by what is believed to be a pair of company representatives who handed it to him walking down the street saying "Here, it's the gift of energy!".
Maker
Red Bull Canada Limited
Site Made (City)
Vancouver
Site Made (State)
British Columbia
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
2005
circa 2005
Date Remarks
Was received and consumed in 2005
Material
metal: blue, silver, red
Inscriptions
"Red Bull // ENERGY DRINK" printed on the face of the tin
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 13.4 cm x Diam. 5.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
"Beverages Direct" (website)
"Red Bull Energy Drink" (website)
Research Facts
Is reputed to provide increased concentration, alertness, stamina and reaction time with a combination of amino acid taurin and glucuronolacton, as well as large amounts of caffeine and vitamins; accessioned as a modern version of a patent medicine; according to the donor, it tasted awful and had no effect.
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