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Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
Accession Number
006033019
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Burn Dressing jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with p…
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Accession Number
006033019
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- topical -- container
First Aid
Emergency Medicine
Burns
Burns -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Burn Dressing jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and directions attached to front; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top with ring indent near edges, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1956
1966
circa 1956 – 1966
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “6” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
ink: navy, black metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // BURN DRESSING // (INDUSTRIAL STANDARD FORMULA FOR // FIRST AID TREATMENT) // Formula: Sodium Bicarbonate 3% // Petrolatum Alba. q. s. // DIRECTIONS: Apply Freely To Burns. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label in black ink: “4 FL. OZ. // (L) 821364”; embossed on bottom: “D 6 // 5 // 3136”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row B
Length
7.3 cm
Diameter
5.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading near top of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Wound Dressings.” ScienceDirect, 2019. Accessed 19 June 2019.
“Petrolatum.” Medical Dictionary; The Free Dictionary, Farlex, 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Dressings are used to promote healing of wounds and prevent infection; consists of a sterile padding or compress in direct contact with the wound accompanied by an antiseptic substance, such as petrolatum, a semisolid substance made from petroleum often used as a topical treatment for burns and abrasion. Ingram & Bell’s Burn Dressing was marketed as “Industrial Standard Formula for First Aid Treatment” and contained sodium bicarbonate in a white petrolatum base.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Point St. Charles, Quebec; the progressive line system month code and “6” year code, along with the Ingram & Bell logo, signify it was produced in either 1956 or 1966.
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Dates
1957
1967
circa 1957 – 1967
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
Accession Number
006033021
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Calocaine Cream (I & B) jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper la…
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Accession Number
006033021
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- topical -- container
Dermatology
Insects
Sunburn -- drug therapy
Anesthesia, Local
Poison Ivy Dermatitis -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent brown glass Calocaine Cream (I & B) jar with non-removable cylindrical white metal screw cap; full with light coloured paste; circular base has slight push up, stippled surface, and manufacturer information embossed; straight side walls with cream and navy paper label with printed product information and directions attached to front; round shoulders taper to short cylindrical neck, round neck ring and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has flat top with ring indent near edges, vertical indents on sides, rolled bottom edge, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1957
1967
circa 1957 – 1967
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “7” year code; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1968)
Material
glass: brown
paper: cream
ink: navy, black
ink: navy, black metal: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // CALOCAINE CREAM // (I & B) // Calamine Prepared 16%, Benzocaine 3%, Camphor // ½%, Menthol ½% in a water-miscible base. // Apply directly to the skin to relieve various forms // of skin rashes, pruritus, insect bites and sunburn. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // CANADA”; stamped on label in black ink: “4 OZ. // (L.) 823111”; embossed on bottom: “D 7 // 3 // 3136”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Length
7.3 cm
Diameter
5.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor tears and distortion to top edge of label; minor fading to bottom of label; minor area of loss to bottom proper left corner
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“Benzocaine.” ScienceDirect, Elsevier B.V., 2019. Accessed 10 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Calocaine Cream is a calamine topical cream with benzocaine local anesthetic; it was marketed by Ingram & Bell as a treatment for a variety of skin irritations, including rashes from poison ivy and poison oak, insect bites, sunburn, heat rash, and pruritus ani.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company at the factory in Point St. Charles, Quebec; the progressive line system month code and “7” year code, along with the Ingram & Bell logo, signify it was produced in either 1957 or 1967.
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Cress Bunion Salve

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Dates
1928
1940
circa 1928 - 1940
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
017040001
Description
Small short transparent cylindrical glass Cress Bunion Salve jar with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; full with light brown paste; circular push-up base with embossed product and manufacturer information; round rings at base and just below cap; continuous external thread finish; re…
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Accession Number
017040001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Podiatry
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- jar
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Small short transparent cylindrical glass Cress Bunion Salve jar with non-removable cylindrical black metal screw cap; full with light brown paste; circular push-up base with embossed product and manufacturer information; round rings at base and just below cap; continuous external thread finish; rectangular cream and black paper label with product information and directions wrapped around sides; cap has rolled bottom edge, flat top with ring indent, vertical ridges on sides, and continuous internal thread; circular white coated paper insert in top interior of cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; purchased in the 1980s at the Circle M Flea Market outside Hamilton, Ontario.
Maker
Cress Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Kitchener
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1928
1940
circa 1928 - 1940
Date Remarks
Dominion Glass Company trademarked D-in-diamond logo on bottom of jar in 1928; no date marks present, were first introduced by Dominion in 1940
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream, white
ink: black
metal: black, grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “Cress // BUNION // SALVE // CONTAINS CARBOLIC ACID 2% // CRESS LABORATORIES // KITCHENER, ONT. CANADA // DIRECTIONS: // RUB IN THOROUGHLY, NIGHT AND MORNING, // UNTIL SALVE DISAPEARS. PRESS BONE IN // TO KEEP THE TOE OUT AND JOINT IN. IT // TAKES MANY MONTHS TO REMOVE A // BUNION, AND USUALLY REQUIRES SEV- // ERAL JARS. RESULTS DEPEND UPON // REGULAR USE. // DIRECTIONS: // IF THERE IS A HARD CALLOUS // ON THE BUNION APPLY CRESS // CORN SALVE FIRST AS BUN- // ION REDUCES CHANGE TYPE OF SHOE, // IF NECESSARY. FULL DIRECTIONS IN ENCLOSED CIRCULAR. // No. 20389 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT. // REG CAN PAT OFF”; embossed on bottom: “CRESS // D”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 4 Row E
Length
3.2 cm
Diameter
3.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor areas of loss of coating on sides of cap; minor fading all over label; dark discolouration on edges and end of label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Reference Comments
“Bunions – Diagnosis and Treatment.” Mayo Clinic, 2017. Accessed 2 June 2019.
“What is Carbolic Salve?” wiseGeek, 2019. Accessed 2 June 2019.
Miller, George L., and Elizabeht A. Jorgensen. "Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors." Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Bunions are a common foot condition that form at the base of big toe; the toe joint extends outward causing redness, discomfort, and pain.
The label on the Cress Bunion Salve jar claims to cure bunions after several months, although the carbolic acid in the formula may have been a source of pain relief in combination with the other directions to position the foot properly.
The D in diamond symbol embossed on the bottom indicates glass jar itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company; Dominion Glass Company trademarked the D-in-diamond logo in 1928; date marks were first introduced by Dominion in 1940.
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Hemmorocaine ointment

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Dates
1927
1968
circa 1927 - 1968
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Proctology
Accession Number
006033051 a-b
Description
Rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full modified cylinder teal metal tube of Hemmorocaine ointment with non-removable black plastic screw cap (b); box is single folded sheet of cardboard that opens at top and held closed by flaps; rectangular navy and cream paper label with printed prod…
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Accession Number
006033051 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids -- drug therapy
Pharmacy
Pain -- drug therapy
Anesthesia, Local
Drug Packaging
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Rectangular cream cardboard box (a) containing full modified cylinder teal metal tube of Hemmorocaine ointment with non-removable black plastic screw cap (b); box is single folded sheet of cardboard that opens at top and held closed by flaps; rectangular navy and cream paper label with printed product information attached to front of box; metal tube cylindrical for most of body with flat section at bottom; rectangular navy and cream paper label with printed product information wrapped around body of tube, covering most of surface; top of tube has cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; cap is cylindrical with black ribbed domed plastic top, vertical indents in sides, and internal continuous thread.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – box – Length 13.4 cm Width 3.4 cm Depth 2.7 cm
b – tube – Length 13.1 cm Width 4.0 cm Depth 2.8 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1927
1968
circa 1927 - 1968
Date Remarks
Presence of Winnipeg on label, first location in Winnipeg opened in 1927; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: cream
metal: teal, grey
ink: navy
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on box and tube label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // OINTMENT // HEMMOROCAINE // (I & B) // Each ounce contains: Acid Boric 20 grs.; // Calomel 10 grs.; Starch Powder 65 grs.; // Zinc Oxide 65 grs.; Benzocaine 10 grs. // To relieve the itching of hemorrhoids ap- //ply locally or rectally with pile pipe. Net Content 1 ½ ozs. // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over box; minor tears to top of tube label; top centre of cap broken and detached
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Artifact label (006.033.051)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Hemmorocaine was marketed by Ingram & Bell as a treatment for the symptom related to hemorrhoids; it was a topical cream with benzocaine, a local anesthetic.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder

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Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033001
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder container with navy and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular grey metal top and bottom; label has product and company information printed all over with an orange tinted image of small child in centre; met…
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Accession Number
006033001
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder container with navy and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular grey metal top and bottom; label has product and company information printed all over with an orange tinted image of small child in centre; metal ends have rolled edges; bottom has circular push up; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: navy, orange
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // HOSPITAL AND NURSERY // TALCUM POWDER // A DELICATELY PERFUMED, // SOOTHING DRY LUBRICANT, BUFFERED // FOR THE CARE OF TENDER SKIN // AN AIR BLOWN TALCUM POWDER // CONTAINING NO BORIC ACID, ZINC // COMPOUNDS, OR ALLERGENIC MATERIALS // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // CANADA // Content: 10 oz. net weight”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
12.7 cm
Diameter
7.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion all over metal pieces; minor soiling and fading all over label; minor vertical distortion of label near back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder

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Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033002
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder container with navy and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular grey metal top and bottom; label has product and company information printed all over with an orange tinted image of small child in centre; met…
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Accession Number
006033002
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder container with navy and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular grey metal top and bottom; label has product and company information printed all over with an orange tinted image of small child in centre; metal ends have rolled edges; bottom has circular push up; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: navy, orange
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // HOSPITAL AND NURSERY // TALCUM POWDER // A DELICATELY PERFUMED, // SOOTHING DRY LUBRICANT, BUFFERED // FOR THE CARE OF TENDER SKIN // AN AIR BLOWN TALCUM POWDER // CONTAINING NO BORIC ACID, ZINC // COMPOUNDS, OR ALLERGENIC MATERIALS // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // CANADA // Content: 10 oz. net weight”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
12.7 cm
Diameter
7.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion all over top metal piece; major active and inactive corrosion all over bottom metal piece; minor soiling and fading all over label, with large areas of discolouration near back; minor vertical distortion of label near back
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Hospital & Nursery Talcum

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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033003
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital & Nursery Talcum container with navy and pale green paper label on exterior sides; half full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed all over in English and French with illustration of…
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Accession Number
006033003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital & Nursery Talcum container with navy and pale green paper label on exterior sides; half full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed all over in English and French with illustration of female nurse’s face in front centre; bottom has circular push up and rolled edge; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: navy, pale green
metal: grey
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “HOSPITAL & NURSERY // TALCUM // TALC // pour HOPITAUX ET POUPONNIERES // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // Canada // A DELICATELY PERFUMED, SOOTHING DRY // LUBRICANT FOR THE CARE OF TENDER SKIN. // CONTAINS NO BORIC ACID, ZINC COM- // POUNDS OR ALLERGENIC MATERIALS. // Contents: 10 oz. Net Weight”; stamped on label in ink: “892029”; embossed in centre of top: “U. S. PAT. NOS. // 2961132 // 2961133”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over; minor fading of label; minor corrosion all over metal bottom, especially on rolled edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Hospital & Nursery Talcum

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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033004
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital & Nursery Talcum container with navy and pale green paper label on exterior sides; half full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed all over in English and French with illustration of…
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Accession Number
006033004
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Pediatrics
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Hospital & Nursery Talcum container with navy and pale green paper label on exterior sides; half full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed all over in English and French with illustration of female nurse’s face in front centre; bottom has circular push up and rolled edge; top has rotating disc with perforated and solid openings that opens and closes container.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: navy, pale green
metal: grey
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “HOSPITAL & NURSERY // TALCUM // TALC // pour HOPITAUX ET POUPONNIERES // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // Canada // A DELICATELY PERFUMED, SOOTHING DRY // LUBRICANT FOR THE CARE OF TENDER SKIN. // CONTAINS NO BORIC ACID, ZINC COM- // POUNDS OR ALLERGENIC MATERIALS. // Contents: 10 oz. Net Weight”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 894032”; embossed in centre of top: “U. S. PAT. NOS. // 2961132 // 2961133”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over; minor fading of label; minor corrosion all over metal bottom, especially on rolled edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Talcum powder is used on the skin to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes; it is made from the mineral talc, which is a combination of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
Accession Number
006033023
Description
Full octagonal based transparent brown glass Ibaderm (I & B) bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; nearly full white cream; base has slight push up and manufacturer information embossed; flat rectangular side walls with bevelled corners and one rectangular cream and navy pa…
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Accession Number
006033023
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- topical -- container
Dermatology
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Bacterial Infections -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Full octagonal based transparent brown glass Ibaderm (I & B) bottle with non-removable cylindrical black plastic screw cap; nearly full white cream; base has slight push up and manufacturer information embossed; flat rectangular side walls with bevelled corners and one rectangular cream and navy paper label with printed product information attached to front and one small label attached to proper left side; slightly round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, flat neck ring and cylindrical finish with external thread; mold lines from base to top and around neck and base; cap has domed top, curved grooves on sides, flat bottom edge, and internal thread.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1965
circa 1950-1965
Date Remarks
Presence of Dominion Glass Company diamond logo, line month code, and “7” year code; presence of “V” prefixed mould number discontinued in the 1950s
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
ink: navy
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front label: “PROFE[Illeg.] SAMPLE // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // IBADERM // (I & B) // HAND LOTION // BODY RUB // EMOLLIENT // NON GREASY // FAST DRYING // An excellent body // rub for use in the // hospital and nursery // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER // 2 FL. OZS.”; printed on side label: “with // HEXACHLORPHENE”; embossed on bottom: “11 OZ. // D 7 // 5 // V-1254”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row A
Length
10.8 cm
Width
4.3 cm
Depth
2.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading and scratching all over front label; major abrasion to top of front label, obscuring text
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Miller, George and Elizabeth A. Jorgensen. “Some Notes on Bottle Mould Numbers from the Dominion Glass Company and its Predecessors.” Parks Canada, 1984.
Research Facts
Ibaderm is an antiseptic hand lotion and body rub; it uses a combination of emollients to sooth and cool the skin and bacteriostatic hexachlorophene to stop the spread of bacteria; Ingram & Bell marketed the product to hospitals as a soothing alternative to rubbing alcohol for treatment of bed patients as well as for other skin discomfort.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
The D in diamond symbol and date codes embossed on the bottom indicates the bottle itself was made by Canadian glass manufacturer Dominion Glass Company in the Hamilton, Ontario factory; the progressive line system month code and “7” year code, along with “V” prefixed mould number discontinued in the 1950s, signify it was produced in 1966
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Dates
1964
1968
circa 1964 – 1968
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
Accession Number
006033024 a-b
Description
Empty elliptical based semi-transparent white plastic Ibaderm (I & B) squeeze bottle (a) with removable cylindrical semi-transparent white plastic screw nozzle cap (b); bottle base has slight push up and manufacturer logo embossed; product information printed on front and back walls in blue ink; sl…
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Accession Number
006033024 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Dermatology
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- topical -- container
Dermatology
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Bacterial Infections -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical
MM= Drugs -- topical -- container
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty elliptical based semi-transparent white plastic Ibaderm (I & B) squeeze bottle (a) with removable cylindrical semi-transparent white plastic screw nozzle cap (b); bottle base has slight push up and manufacturer logo embossed; product information printed on front and back walls in blue ink; slightly rounded shoulders, short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with external continuous thread; mold lines on sides from base to top; nozzle has vertical indents in sides, internal continuous thread, and two hollow cylindrical projections on top; cylindrical cap with interior molded to fit on nozzle top attached with thin rectangular strip of plastic.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – bottle – Length 8.0 cm Width 4.4 cm Depth 2.3 cm
b – nozzle cap – Length 2.5 cm Diameter 2.5 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1964
1968
circa 1964 – 1968
Date Remarks
Size not yet available in Ingram & Bell 1964 catalogue; presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least up to 1968)
Material
plastic: white
ink: blue, black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of bottle: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // IBADERM // (I & B) // WITH HEXACHLORPHENE // HAND LOTION - BODY RUB // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO // MONTREAL // WINNIPEG // CALGARY // VANCOUVER”; printed on back of bottle: “ANTISEPTIC // EMOLLIENT // NON GREASY // FAST DRYING // AN EXCELLENT BODY // RUB FOR USE IN THE // HOSPITAL AND NURSERY”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 260190”; embossed on logo on bottom of bottle: “P”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 3 Row D
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading to ink stamp on bottom of bottle; minor tear to plastic strip between cap and nozzle top
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Document (online)
Website
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Ibaderm is an antiseptic hand lotion and body rub; it uses a combination of emollients to sooth and cool the skin and bacteriostatic hexachlorophene to stop the spread of bacteria; Ingram & Bell marketed the product to hospitals as a soothing alternative to rubbing alcohol for treatment of bed patients as well as for other skin discomfort.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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