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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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Great Things: What They Are - Where They Are [advertising booklet]

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Dates
1880
1915
circa 1880-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1978.14.21
Description
A small booklet, rectangular in shape, 32 pages plus cover; the booklet lists geat things ranging from the "Seven Wonders of Antiquity" to the "Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages," to "Great Crusades," etc.; these are listed on odd pages while advertisements, testimonials and summares of healing powe…
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Accession Number
1978.14.21
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertising
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
A small booklet, rectangular in shape, 32 pages plus cover; the booklet lists geat things ranging from the "Seven Wonders of Antiquity" to the "Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages," to "Great Crusades," etc.; these are listed on odd pages while advertisements, testimonials and summares of healing powers of various remedies coincidentally also sold by the book's publisher--most commonly "Paine's Celery Compound"--are listed throughout.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Wells, Richardson and Co.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1915
circa 1880-1915
Material
paper: white; green
Inscriptions
Printed on the cover: "CALIFORNIA BIG TREES // NIAGARA // SPHINX AND PYRAMIDS // GREAT // THINGS" in black ink and surrounded by small, decorative stylings and pictures of subject; printed in reverse on a black background: "WHAT THEY ARE // WHERE THEY ARE"; printed in black ink, "GREAT BELL, MOSCOW"; printed on back cover in black ink: "PAINE'S // CELERY // COMPOUND // A TRUE NERVE TONIC, // AN ACTIVE ALTERNATIVE, // A RELIABLE LAXATIVE // AND DIURETIC. // [horizontal line with an iron cross image in centre] // IT RESTORES STRENGTH, // RENEWS VITALITY, // PURIFIES THE BLOOD, // REGULATES THE KIDNEYS, // THE LIVER AND BOWELS. // [horizontal line with an iron cross image in centre] // PRICE $1.00 SIX FOR $5.00. // [two horizontal lines, one above the other, extending length of line] // FOR SALE BY"; also printed on the back cover is an illustration of packaging depicting Paine's Celery Compound (packaging text is listed in illustration)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length 14.4 cm x Width 11.1 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The original green colour of the cover has faded and the newsprint of the booklet has yellowed with age; some water staining is visible on the front and back covers.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Spring and Summer Catalogue (No. 46)," The T. Eaton Co., 1901 (reprinted 1970), p. 117
Images
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