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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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Nason's Palatable Cod Liver Oil

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
996001274 a-c
Description
(a) Cylindrical clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and screw on/off metal lid; bottle has a printed paper label on its front listing product information; bottle contains cod liver oil; (b) one-piece printed cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; box lists product…
Accession Number
996001274 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine 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
(a) Cylindrical clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and screw on/off metal lid; bottle has a printed paper label on its front listing product information; bottle contains cod liver oil; (b) one-piece printed cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; box lists product information and was made to house (a); (c) sheet of printed paper with product information for (a).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - bottle
b - box
c - instructions
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Ottawa - given as a gift
Maker
Tailby-Nason Company
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
cardboard: white
paper: white
Inscriptions
Box reads, "PHYSICIAN'S SAMPLE // NASON'S // PALATABLE // COD // LIVER // OIL // FROM THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS OF NORWAY // LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN // Easy to take // PREPARED BY // TAILBY-NASON COMPANY // KENDALI SQUARE STA., BOSTON, MASS. // NORWEGIAN WORKS // NASON & CO. a/s // SALHUS, NORWAY" (front back); "Nason's // PALATABLE // COD LIVER // OIL // ACCEPTED // AMERICAN // MEDICAL // ASSN. // Council on Pharmacy // and Chemistry // Made in Nason's own // plants in the Lofoten // Islands of Norway - // the romantic "Land of the Midnight Sun" // HIGH VITAMIN POTENCY // PLUS PALATABILITY // Vitamin Potency warrented" (sides); bottle label contains potency and dosage information
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1 Row D
Dimension Notes
a - bottle - Size: Length 8.2 cm. x Diameter3.3 cm.
b - box - Size: Length 9.1 cm. x Width 3.8 cm. x Depth 3.8 cm.
c - instructions (unfolded) - Size: Length 25.3 cm. x Width 16.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle unused and unopened; metal lid shows no corrosion and there are no marks on the bottle itself or its paper label; (b) cardboard box shows little wear; the right side flap at the top is partially torn; back flap torn; (c) written instructions show no tears, wear or missing sections; there is onw small stain
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19
Research Facts
Used as a vitamin supplement
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