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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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Potion Antilaiteuse du Dr. N. Alphonse Sirois

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001284 a-b
Description
(a) Rectangular four-sided wooden box containing Dr. N. Alphonse's Antilaiteuse potion; the box is sealed except at the bottom, where white powder is leaking; (b) one-piece printed cardboard box which tightly fits (a); the box had flaps at the top and bottom (top flap missing) to open and close it;…
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Accession Number
996001284 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
Description
(a) Rectangular four-sided wooden box containing Dr. N. Alphonse's Antilaiteuse potion; the box is sealed except at the bottom, where white powder is leaking; (b) one-piece printed cardboard box which tightly fits (a); the box had flaps at the top and bottom (top flap missing) to open and close it; product information is listed on the box as well as a picture of Dr. Alphonse.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 24.4 cm. x Width 9.7 cm. x Depth 4.6 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Ottawa (from Scott Jordan) in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Ste-Anne de la Pocatiere
Site Made (City)
Kamouraska
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
wood: beige
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
Box reads, "POTION // ANTILAITEUSE // DU // DR. N. ALPHONSE // SIROIS // DE Ste-Anne de la Pocatiere // KAMOURASKA // PRIX $2.00 // No. 2494 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT // (front); dose & usage listed on one side in French and the other side in English; usage of medication listed in English and French on the back.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row F
Condition Remarks
(a) Wooden box is nailed closed; the bottom has split open and now leaks the white powdered medication stored within; (b) the cardboard box is missing its top flap and has a tear at the top; there is some minor staining on the box; all writing is clearly visible
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to cleanse and relieve the body and blood of all poisons and impurities
Images
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