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Acker's Blood Elixir

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Dates
1880
circa 1880
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001324
Description
Rectangular amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged, with flat top and squared edges; the front panel is flat and has an attached printed paper label which lists product information and trade mark; the back and side panels are recessed and have embossed word…
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Accession Number
996001324
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
Rectangular amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a lip which is tooled, flanged, with flat top and squared edges; the front panel is flat and has an attached printed paper label which lists product information and trade mark; the back and side panels are recessed and have embossed words on them; the bottle contains a small amount of dried medication residue and has a cork in the neck.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
W.H. Hooker & Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
circa 1880
Date Remarks
Bottle likely made between 1880 and 1890
Material
glass: amber
paper: beige
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Left side panel embossed, "ACKER'S BLOOD ELIXIR"; right side panel embossed, "FOR ALL BLOOD DISEASES"; back panel embossed, "W.H. HOOKER & CO. // SOLE AGENTS // NORTH & SOUTH // AMERICA"; front label reads, "A GUARANTEED SPECIFIC // ACKER'S // BLOOD ELIXIR // THE GREATEST BLOOD PURIFIER KNOWN // Uses listed // W.H. HOOKER & CO. NEW YORK, U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.2 cm. x Width: 7.1 cm. x Depth: 4.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bottle has a small chip missing from the left front bottom corner; the rest of the bottle is undamaged; the label is missing small sections at the edges; most of the printing is legible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
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Andes' Great Prescription

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1980.18.142 a-b
Description
A long, narrow cardboard box containing a bottle of tonic.
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Accession Number
1980.18.142 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of 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 long, narrow cardboard box containing a bottle of tonic.
Part Names
box (?) - Size: Length 21.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm
bottle
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
cardboard: dark yellow; black
glass
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "Andes' // Great // Prescription // WELS // AND // PURIFICATION // OF // THE BLOOD"; "A System Cleanser and Tonic"; "Address orders to A.G. Payne, sole proprietor and distributor of Andes' Great Remedies. Head Office: 1615 Central Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. Branch Office: 193 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Canada."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box is badly worn and coming apart; label [on bottle ?] is wearing out.
Copy Type
Original
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Anugesic-HC suppositories

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Dates
1979
circa 1979
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037262 a-c
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in green foil with a flat and rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a box (c) that is rectangular in shape and made of waxed cardboard; the box may be opened on both ends via two-flap closures and has a …
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Accession Number
997037262 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Proctitis -- drug therapy
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in green foil with a flat and rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a box (c) that is rectangular in shape and made of waxed cardboard; the box may be opened on both ends via two-flap closures and has a seam running along the bottom edge
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - suppository - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - suppository - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - box - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. Charles H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Warner-Chilcott Laboratories Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1979
circa 1979
Date Remarks
Retirement of Dr. H. Godfrey Bird
Material
tinfoil: green
cardboard: white; green
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "A NEW DIMENSION IN ANORECTAL THERAPY // Anugesic-HC // QUELQUE CHOSE DE NOUVEAU EN // THERAPEUTIQUE ANO-RECTALE // WARNER-CHILCOTT LABORATORIES // CO. LIMITED, TORONTO, CANADA;" printed on box bottom: "GARDER DANS UN ENDROIT FRAIS // MODE D'EMPLOI: un suppositoire deux fois par // jour. // FORMULA: Promoxine HCL 25 mg., Hydrocortisone // Acetal 5 mg., Bismuth Oxide 23 mg., Bismuth // Subgallate 53 mg., Zinc Oxide 278 mg., Balsam // Peru 46 mg., Benzyl Benzoate 30 mg., Base q.s. // 2.81 g. // DIRECTIONS: one suppository twice daily. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE. // (L) 008040"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly discoloured with a few small stains; suppositories are in new condition
Copy Type
Original
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Anugesic-HC suppositories

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Dates
1979
circa 1979
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037263 a-c
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in green foil with a flat and rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a box (c) that is rectangular in shape and made of waxed cardboard; the box may be opened on both ends via two-flap closures and has a …
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Accession Number
997037263 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Proctitis -- drug therapy
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
Two suppositories (a,b) that are two short, cylindrical bullet-shaped objects wrapped in green foil with a flat and rounded top; the suppositories are contained in a box (c) that is rectangular in shape and made of waxed cardboard; the box may be opened on both ends via two-flap closures and has a seam running along the bottom edge
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - suppository - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
b - suppository - Size: Length 3.9 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - box - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. Charles H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Warner-Chilcott Laboratories Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1979
circa 1979
Date Remarks
Retirement of Dr. H. Godfrey Bird
Material
tinfoil: green
cardboard: white; green
Inscriptions
Printed on box: "A NEW DIMENSION IN ANORECTAL THERAPY // Anugesic-HC // QUELQUE CHOSE DE NOUVEAU EN // THERAPEUTIQUE ANO-RECTALE // WARNER-CHILCOTT LABORATORIES // CO. LIMITED, TORONTO, CANADA;" printed on box bottom: "GARDER DANS UN ENDROIT FRAIS // MODE D'EMPLOI: un suppositoire deux fois par // jour. // FORMULA: Promoxine HCL 25 mg., Hydrocortisone // Acetal 5 mg., Bismuth Oxide 23 mg., Bismuth // Subgallate 53 mg., Zinc Oxide 278 mg., Balsam // Peru 46 mg., Benzyl Benzoate 30 mg., Base q.s. // 2.81 g. // DIRECTIONS: one suppository twice daily. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE. // (L) 008040"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly discoloured with a few small stains; suppositories are in new condition
Copy Type
Original
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Anusol-HC suppositories

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037258 a-c
Description
(a) A rectangular-shaped box with two flaps on both ends that fold up into box; seams are apparent on sides of box; two gold foil-wrapped suppositories (b,c) are contained within the box; both are cylindrical-shaped with fold-up sides
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Accession Number
997037258 a-c
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Suppositories
Proctitis -- drug therapy
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
(a) A rectangular-shaped box with two flaps on both ends that fold up into box; seams are apparent on sides of box; two gold foil-wrapped suppositories (b,c) are contained within the box; both are cylindrical-shaped with fold-up sides
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - suppository box - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
b - suppository - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
c - suppository - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Walter-Chilcott Laboratories Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Marks start of Bird medical practice
Material
cardboard: white; yellow; black
foil: yellow
Inscriptions
The top of the box is stamped with, "FOR ANORECTAL COMFORT THAT LASTS // Pr [enclosed in a box] // ANUSOL-HC // POUR OBTENIR UN SOULAGEMENT // ANO-RECTAL DURABLE // WARNER-CHILCOTT LABORATORIES // CO. LIMITED, TORONTO, CANADA"; the sides of the box read, "Deux // Suppositoires // hemorroidaux // Pr [enclosed in a box] Anusol-HC // Two // Pr [enclosed in a box] Anusol-HC // Hemorrhoidal Suppositories // INDICATIONS: POUR le Soulagement et le traitement // de la proctite, des hemorroides et du prurit // anal. aigus et chroniques, accompagnes d'inflam- // mation. // 392B740 ECHANTILLON // INDICATIONS: For the relief and treatment of acute and chronic proctitis, hemorrhoids and pru- // ritis of the anus, accompanied by inflammation // 39228 SAMPLE"; the bottom of the box also reads in print, "GARDER DANS UN ENDROIT FRAIS // MODE D'EMPLOI: un suppositoire deux fois par // jour."; "FORMULA: Hydrocortisone Acetate 10 mg., Boric // Acid 140.5 mg., Bismuth Oxide 25 mg., Resorcinol // 25 mg., Zinc Oxide 309.1 mg., Bismuth Subgallate // 63.3 mg., Balsam Peru 50.6 mg., Benzyl Benzoate // 33.6 mg., Cacao Butter Ointment Base 9.s. 2.81 g. // DIRECTIONS: one suppository twice daily. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE // (L) 017020"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Condition Remarks
Slight staining on box
Copy Type
Original
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Anusol-HC suppositories

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
997037259 a-b
Description
(a) A rectangular-shaped box with two flaps on both ends that fold up into box; seams are apparent on sides of box; a gold foil-wrapped suppository (b) is contained within the box; this is a cylindrical-shaped suppository with fold-up sides
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Accession Number
997037259 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Proctitis -- drug therapy
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Administration, Rectal -- instrumentation
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
(a) A rectangular-shaped box with two flaps on both ends that fold up into box; seams are apparent on sides of box; a gold foil-wrapped suppository (b) is contained within the box; this is a cylindrical-shaped suppository with fold-up sides
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - suppository box - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - suppository - Size: Length 3.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Used by either Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Walter-Chilcott Laboratories Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Marks start of Bird medical practice
Material
cardboard: white; yellow; black
foil: yellow
Inscriptions
The top of the box is stamped with, "FOR ANORECTAL COMFORT THAT LASTS // Pr [enclosed in a box] // ANUSOL-HC // POUR OBTENIR UN SOULAGEMENT // ANO-RECTAL DURABLE // WARNER-CHILCOTT LABORATORIES // CO. LIMITED, TORONTO, CANADA"; the sides of the box read, "Deux // Suppositoires // hemorroidaux // Pr [enclosed in a box] Anusol-HC // Two // Pr [enclosed in a box] Anusol-HC // Hemorrhoidal Suppositories // INDICATIONS: POUR le Soulagement et le traitement // de la proctite, des hemorroides et du prurit // anal. aigus et chroniques, accompagnes d'inflam- // mation. // 392B740 ECHANTILLON // INDICATIONS: For the relief and treatment of acute and chronic proctitis, hemorrhoids and pru- // ritis of the anus, accompanied by inflammation // 39228 SAMPLE"; the bottom of the box also reads in print, "GARDER DANS UN ENDROIT FRAIS // MODE D'EMPLOI: un suppositoire deux fois par // jour. // FORMULA: Hydrocortisone Acetate 10 mg., Boric // Acid 140.5 mg., Bismuth Oxide 25 mg., Resorcinol // 25 mg., Zinc Oxide 309.1 mg., Bismuth Subgallate // 63.3 mg., Balsam Peru 50.6 mg., Benzyl Benzoate // 33.6 mg., Cacao Butter Ointment Base 9.s. 2.81 g. // DIRECTIONS: one suppository twice daily. // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE // (L) 017020"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Condition Remarks
Wear on box is apparent
Copy Type
Original
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ascorbic acid tablets

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001212 a-b
Description
Rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with cylindrical neck and metal threaded cap (b); paper label covers front and left and right sides; bottle is full of round tablets; neck is stuffed with cotton.
Accession Number
000001212 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis 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
Rectangular brown glass bottle (a) with cylindrical neck and metal threaded cap (b); paper label covers front and left and right sides; bottle is full of round tablets; neck is stuffed with cotton.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - cap
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Walkerville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1952
circa 1952
Date Remarks
Listed in Parke-Davis Lot Numbering system
Material
glass: brown
paper: red; cream
metal: black; silver
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "100 C.T. No. 783 // ASCORBIC // ACID // VITAMIN C // COMPRESSED // TABLETS // 10 MG. // STOCK No. 25-783-4 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO // L C 181 C"; right side: "DOSE – As directed by the // physician"; left side: "MEDICAMENTA VERA P D & Co."; bottom: "A 2 // 9 // 4105C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 3 Row D
Length
a - 7.5 cm
Width
a - 3.6 cm
Depth
a - 2.4 cm b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
b - 2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Label yellowed, abraded and dirty; ink fading; cap corroding around edge
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System
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Ba-cu Indian Tonic

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1991.17.58
Description
A moulded, clear, flat glass bottle with a short, narrow neck and sloping shoulders and a wide rim; fluted decoration on shoulder; embossed; a badly damaged label covers the front side.
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Accession Number
1991.17.58
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of 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 moulded, clear, flat glass bottle with a short, narrow neck and sloping shoulders and a wide rim; fluted decoration on shoulder; embossed; a badly damaged label covers the front side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. R. Josephson of Toronto.
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
glass: transparent
paper: brown
ink: black
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "3 x ii / 1"; printed on label: "Ba-Cu // Indian Tonic // Manufacturer 104 Barton S & E Hamilton, Ontario"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length 20.5 cm x Width 7.3 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Label discoloured, with considerable losses, making it difficult to read..
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Accession Number
1980.18.27
Description
Glass bottle has a long neck ending in a lip; lower part of bottle cylindrical with "hips" just below start of neck; glass is embossed.
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Accession Number
1980.18.27
MeSH Heading
Beverages
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Glass bottle has a long neck ending in a lip; lower part of bottle cylindrical with "hips" just below start of neck; glass is embossed.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Bludwine Bottling Co.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Material
glass: translucent mauve
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bottle of cod liver oil

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Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Royal Ontario Museum Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
000038001 a-b
Description
An empty rectangular clear glass bottle (a) with distinct moulded lip and screw threadings; embossed on the back of the bottle is a man holding a fish over his shoulder; with metal cap (b)
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Accession Number
000038001 a-b
Collection
Royal Ontario Museum 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
An empty rectangular clear glass bottle (a) with distinct moulded lip and screw threadings; embossed on the back of the bottle is a man holding a fish over his shoulder; with metal cap (b)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 23.0 cm x Diam. 21.0 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 3.0 cm x Diam. 9.5 cm
Provenance
This bottle was used in a study collection at the Royal Ontario Museum, located in Toronto, Ontario.
Maker
Scott and Brown
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1910
circa 1900-1910
Date Remarks
Based on other similar items in the collection.
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010 A
Condition Remarks
Cap has significant rust and small hole; inside bottle has residue including a black splotch.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Medical Information Hong Kong Web site; CD #11
Research Facts
Scott's Cod Liver Oil is used to maintain healthy tissues and promote strong bones and teeth.
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