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Hospital and Nursery Talcum Powder

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Dates
1949
1968
circa 1949 – 1968
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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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Podogue foot lotion

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001033
Description
Amber glass bottle; rectangular in shape with blunt corners; paper label covers bottle; thin cylindrical neck with part of cork stopper; partial contents inside.
Accession Number
996001033
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Foot Dermatoses -- drug therapy
Powders
Deodorants
Antifungal Agents
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- podiatric remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Amber glass bottle; rectangular in shape with blunt corners; paper label covers bottle; thin cylindrical neck with part of cork stopper; partial contents inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA, in Oct. 1993.
Maker
S. Filsbees & Co.
Site Made (City)
Cincinnati
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: amber
paper: cream
cork: brown
Inscriptions
Podogue // an // infallible // Foot Lotion // and safe // Anti Bromadic // warranted // an // absolute // deodoriser // shake well before using // A Prompt, safe // and // sure cure // for // all diseases // and bad odors // arising from // excessive perspiration // of // the feet // and // under the arms
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.3 cm. x Width: 4.3 cm. x Depth: 3.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper generally discoloured, particularly along top edge of front of label; some dirt accumulated on bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Puretest Boric Acid B. P.

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920 - 1930
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
016023006
Description
Cylindrical metal Puretest Boric Acid, B. P. Powdered Boracic Acid container; full with white powder; printed cream and blue paper label with product information completely covers sides; top and bottom ends are uncovered and have rolled edges; top has rotating disc that opens and closes container o…
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Accession Number
016023006
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Antisepsis
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
MM= Drugs -- container -- tin
Powders
Description
Cylindrical metal Puretest Boric Acid, B. P. Powdered Boracic Acid container; full with white powder; printed cream and blue paper label with product information completely covers sides; top and bottom ends are uncovered and have rolled edges; top has rotating disc that opens and closes container openings.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor.
Maker
United Drug Co. Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920 - 1930
Date Remarks
Puretest trademarked in 1920
Material
metal: grey, rust
paper: cream
ink: blue
paint: cream
Inscriptions
Printed on front of label: “Puretest // Boric Acid B. P. // Powdered Boracic Acid // We guarantee // the purity of this product to be of // government standard as required by the British Pharmacopoeia. // The Rexall Drug Stores // United Drug Co. Limited // Toronto, Canada”; printed on back of label: “2 OZ. // Puretest Boric Acid // As a safe antiseptic wash, gargle, spray // or douche, dissolve one tablespoonful in a // pint of warm water. This solution may be // freely used for Cuts, Sores, Burns, and in // inflammatory conditions of the Eye, Ear, // Nose or Throat // United Drug Co. Limited // Toronto, Canada”; stamped on back of label: “16734 126”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Length
7.6 cm
Diameter
5.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling all over label; small amount of cream paint on front along top edge; minor rust on bottom edge; major rust all over top; minor discolouration all over label
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Boric Acid.” The Free Dictionary, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
“PURETEST Trademark Information.” Trademarkia, 2019. Accessed 30 May 2019.
Research Facts
Boric acid was used as an antiseptic for minor injuries.
The United Drug Co. Limited and Rexall Drug were dominant in the retail pharmaceutical industry for much of the twentieth century in Canada; the Puretest trademark was registered in 1920 and appeared on many of their products.
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Rexall Hygienic Powder

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Dates
1935
1955
circa 1935-1955
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Home Health
Pharmacy, General
Gynaecology
Accession Number
015011006 a-b
Description
Rectangular cardboard box (a) with light blue background and dark blue print, containing a sealed jar (b) of Rexall's Hygienic Powder; the box has a flap at the top with two smaller flaps underneath, and the name of the product is printed on the top flap; on the front of the box is the name of the …
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Accession Number
015011006 a-b
Collection
Tumak Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Hygiene
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Home Health
Pharmacy, General
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Wound Healing
Gynecology
Hygiene
Powders
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmacy
Home Health
Description
Rectangular cardboard box (a) with light blue background and dark blue print, containing a sealed jar (b) of Rexall's Hygienic Powder; the box has a flap at the top with two smaller flaps underneath, and the name of the product is printed on the top flap; on the front of the box is the name of the product inside a decorative printed dark blue border on a dark blue background; below this on a light blue background is a short description of the product's qualities and ingredients, and below this is the manufacturing information on a dark blue border; the side of the box contains directions on the use of the product and its quantity; the other two sides of the box contain the same information in French; the jar is of clear glass, nearly full of white powder; there is a cream coloured paper label which goes around the whole jar; the label's print is all in dark blue, and is of the same design and contains the same information in both English and French (except the front panel with the product name, which is only listed in English) as the box.; the jar has a metal screw cap painted white, and the bottom of the jar contains raised symbols in the glass.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a- box: Length 6.5 cm X Width 6.5 cm X Height 12.7 cm
b- jar: Height 11.6 cm X Diameter 5.2 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Rexall Drug Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1935
1955
circa 1935-1955
Date Remarks
Based on design and Rexall history
Material
paper: tan, cream
ink: light blue, dark blue, white
metal: yellow
glass: clear
powder: white
Inscriptions
Printed on top of box: "Rexall // Hygienic // Powder // D 432"; printed on front of box: "Rexall // Hygienic // Powder // Non-irritating // Cleansing // and // Soothing // Contains selected qualities of // Boric Acid, Borax, Bicarbon- // ate of Soda, Thymol, Menthol, // Methyl Salicylate and Eucal- // yptol in well balanced pro- // portions. // REXALL DRUG CO. // LIMITED. // TORONTO, // CANADA."; printed on side of box: "DIRECTIONS // As a Gargle, or as a // cleansing dressing for // minor skin injuries: // Dissolve one heaping tea- // spoonful in a glass of // water. // As a Spray for use in an // Atomizer: Dissolve one - // half teaspoonful in a glass // of water. // As a douche for fountain // syringe: Dissolve one // heaping tablepoonful in // two quarts of warm water. // Use at a comfortable tem - // perature. // Repeat as necessary. // 5 Ounces D 432".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row B
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://capnrexall.blogspot.com/2011/06/rexall-history-short-version.html
https://newscenter.dollargeneral.com/news/dollar-general-to-be-exclusive-retailer-of-rexall-brand-products.htm
LIFE magazine, 5 May, 1952, page 157: https://books.google.ca/books?id=HVYEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA157&lpg=PA157&dq=%22rexall+hygienic+powder%22&source=bl&ots=h5UvB6SRUY&sig=ACfU3U3x_jY6yeg-_uHeMScmzNGHUefZ7A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiCzZzg4ozjAhWXXc0KHVtICOEQ6AEwDXoECAUQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22rexall%20hygienic%20powder%22&f=false
Research Facts
In 1952, Rexall Hygienic Powder sold for 65 cents,
Rexall began in the United States in 1902 in Boston, and expanded throughout the country during the early 20th century. Rexall went under in 1986 in the United States, but remains a brand name there and a chain of Drug Stores in Canada.
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Talc Talcum Powder

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Dates
1968
1969
circa 1968 – 1969
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006033005
Description
Full cylindrical cardboard Talc (U. S. P.) container with pale blue and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed in English and French; bottom has circular push up and rolled edge…
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Accession Number
006033005
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
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 Talc (U. S. P.) container with pale blue and cream paper label on exterior sides; full with white powder; circular white plastic top and grey metal bottom; label has product and company information printed in English and French; 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
1969
circa 1968 – 1969
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; expiration date JUN 24 1969 stamped on label
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: pale blue, black
metal: grey
plastic: white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “TALC // U. S. P. // (TALCUM POWDER) // (POUDRE DE TALC) // NET CONTENTS 1 lb. // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG // CALGARY VANCOUVER // Canada // Directions: // Use as dusting // powder and // lubricant. Apply // freely to affected // areas.”; stamped on label in black ink: “JUN 24 1969”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 842273”; embossed in centre of top: “U. S. PAT. NOS. // 2961132 // 2961133”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
17.4 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor soiling and scratching all over; minor fading all over 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
1969
1993
circa 1969 - 1993
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
019002003
Description
Cylindrical tan cardboard container of Talcum Powder with grey metal base and cylindrical twist off grey metal lid; two thirds full of white powder; sides made of rectangular strip of cardboard rolled and cut into cylinder; small gaps between edges of rolled cardboard; rectangular tan paper label w…
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Accession Number
019002003
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Powders
Skin Care
Drug Packaging
Drug Storage
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- topical -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
MM= Drugs -- topical
Description
Cylindrical tan cardboard container of Talcum Powder with grey metal base and cylindrical twist off grey metal lid; two thirds full of white powder; sides made of rectangular strip of cardboard rolled and cut into cylinder; small gaps between edges of rolled cardboard; rectangular tan paper label with border of parallel lines and product information on front; lid has flat and slightly indented top and straight sides; base has circular push up and rolled edge.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor; in use at Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston, Ontario Canada.
Maker
Department of Supply & Services
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1969
1993
circa 1969 - 1993
Date Remarks
The Department of Supply & Services in Canada was formed in 1969 and dissolved in 1993.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “C. S. N. 6505 – 21 – 857 – 6312 // 1 Lb. Net // TALCUM POWDER // Dept. Supply & Services”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row E
Length
15.1 cm
Diameter
7.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Major discolouration from adhesive residue where lid meets body; yellowing all over paper label; large area of loss to top proper right corner of label; minor separation of label from container along edges; small areas of loss obscure text on bottom of label; minor corrosion all over lid and rolled edge of base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“What is talcum powder?” Cancer.org, American Cancer Society Inc., 2018. Accessed 12 June 2019.
“Department of Supply and Services.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2014. Accessed 14 June 2018.
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.
The Department of Supply & Services in Canada was formed in 1969 and dissolved in 1993; was the purchasing and accounting department of the Federal Government of Canada.
Kingston Penitentiary is a former maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between King Street West and Lake Ontario. Opened : June 1, 1835; Closed: 2013 Security class : Maximum security Capacity : 564; a national historic site.
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