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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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