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Calvert's Medical Soap

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996001104
Description
Rectangular gold metal tin with hinged lid; lid decorated with red, white and black writing and design.
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Accession Number
996001104
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
Rectangular gold metal tin with hinged lid; lid decorated with red, white and black writing and design.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa in June 1993.
Maker
F. C. Calvert & Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Manchester
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow; black; white; red
Inscriptions
100 Prize Medals and Diplomas // Calvert's // price: one shilling // Medical Soap // Guaranteed not less than 20 per cent // Pure Carbolic Acid // F. C. Calvert & Co. Ltd. Manchester // Made in England
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row B
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length: 2.8 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm. x Depth: 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paint has been scratched and is missing in some places over entire tin
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Colgate Elephant Laundry Bar

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Dates
1953
2000
circa 1953-2000
Category
Hygiene
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
010042001
Description
Thick rectangular bar of tan laundry soap; beveled design around perimeter with embossed text in center of front and back.
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Accession Number
010042001
Category
Hygiene
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Laundering
Nursing
Patient Care -- instrumentation
Description
Thick rectangular bar of tan laundry soap; beveled design around perimeter with embossed text in center of front and back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by donor’s great aunt, Connie Cox (20 Aug 1939- 5 June 2010), while working at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for over 35 years. Ontario Hospital KingstonSchool of Nursing School, Grad 1962.
Maker
Colgate-Palmolive Limited
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1953
2000
circa 1953-2000
Date Remarks
Based on the year the Colgate-Palmolive company got its name and the time Constance Cox was a nurse, as well as the general dwindling use of laundry bar soap.
Material
soap: tan
Inscriptions
Embossed on bar: "COLGATE // ELEPHANT // LAUNDRY BAR // COLGATE-PALMOLIVE // LIMITED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Length
10.0 cm
Width
6.4 cm
Height
2.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Soap drying out and chipping along edges, especially the edge directly below the words "LAUNDRY BAR".
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
https://web.archive.org/web/20060513062621/http://www.colgate.com/app/Colgate/US/Corp/History/1931.cvsp
Research Facts
Colgate began when a man named William Colgate started a starch, soap, and candle business in New York in 1806. In 1953, Colgate-Palmolive became the company's official name.
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Germicidal Soap

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Accession Number
1977.8.40
Description
A rectangular box containing a bar of germicidal soap.
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Accession Number
1977.8.40
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
A rectangular box containing a bar of germicidal soap.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
cardboard: off-white; blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row B
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Germicidal Soap

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Accession Number
1977.8.41
Description
A rectangular cardboard box containing a bar of germicidal soap.
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Accession Number
1977.8.41
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
A rectangular cardboard box containing a bar of germicidal soap.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
cardboard: off-white; blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row B
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
997037529 a-b
Description
(a) Hollow glass cylindrical bottle with flat bottom and a convex taper to a threaded neck with a stuck-on flat-topped glass stopper; residue ring at base on taper; bottle is filled ¾ full with translucent liquid; cylinder has one 2-cm flat side at back; (b) hollow, cylindrical metal cap, flat, clo…
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Accession Number
997037529 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Disinfection
Soaps
Handwashing
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Hollow glass cylindrical bottle with flat bottom and a convex taper to a threaded neck with a stuck-on flat-topped glass stopper; residue ring at base on taper; bottle is filled ¾ full with translucent liquid; cylinder has one 2-cm flat side at back; (b) hollow, cylindrical metal cap, flat, closed top, open bottom; threading on inside shows through to outside.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 11.9 cm x Diam. 3.5 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 3.2 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H.G Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Based on casting line
Material
glass: clear
metal: silver
liquid: dark brown
residue: black
Inscriptions
Handwritten on label: "GREEN // SOAP"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 2 Row B
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Condition Remarks
Significant residue accumulation around neck; a few scratches in the glass; inside of cap is stained and tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Bottles: Identification and Price Guide," by Michael Polak, 1994, p. 19; CD #7.
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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996001090 a-c
Description
Small decorative box containing a sample of "Goblin" soap; small bar inside box; large page folded in box advertising soap; extensive product information on side panels of box.
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Accession Number
996001090 a-c
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
Small decorative box containing a sample of "Goblin" soap; small bar inside box; large page folded in box advertising soap; extensive product information on side panels of box.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
Size: Length 6.7 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 2.7 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa in June 1993
Maker
Cudahy Soap Works
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
paper: cream; blue; green; red
Inscriptions
Goblin // Soap // Works Wonders // Free // Sample // 1/4 regular size // it is highly endorsed for // surgical // and hospital // uses ... // Cudahy Soap Works // Superior for // Toilet // and Bath'
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row B
Condition Remarks
Edges of box on one side are worn and dented; some wear on surface of box edges and dog-eared along top edge
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Hibitane Skin Cleanser

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Dates
1976
circa 1976
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
995005079
Description
A small rectangular foil package filled with Hibitane Skin Cleanser.
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Accession Number
995005079
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Description
A small rectangular foil package filled with Hibitane Skin Cleanser.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Ayerst Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1976
circa 1976
Date Remarks
Based on expiry date on package
Material
foil: white
ink: orange
Inscriptions
Printed in orange ink on front of package: "hibitane* // CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 4% W/V // skin // cleanser // Ayerst* // 5 ml // No. 3013 // DIN 245097 // hibitane* // détersif // pour la // peau // Ayerst*"; printed on the reverse in orange ink: "Directions: // Wet skin thoroughly with water. // Apply small amount of HIBITANE// SKIN CLEANSER. Work up suds // and wash all areas. Rinse. Re- // apply HIBITANE SKIN CLEANSER // and wash as required. Rinse. // Mode d'emploi: // Bien mouiller la peau à l'eau // courante. Appliquer une petite // quantité du DETERSIF POUR LA // PEAU HIBITANE; faire mousser // et laver toute la surface de l'epi- // derme. Rincer. Répéter l'applica- // tion au besoin et rincer. // AYERST LABORATORIES // division of Ayerst, McKenna & Harrison Limited, Montreal, Canada // Made in Canada by arrangement with IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LTD // Lot No. 2125-SF EXPIRY DATE JUNE / 76 *reg'd // 3229 // DÉCHIRER TEAR HERE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 11.2 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Packaging has yellowed slightly with age.
Copy Type
Original
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Neko Germicidal Soap

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Dates
1952
circa 1952
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000001222 a-b
Description
Rectangular bar of soap (b) with text stamped into it, inside a cardboard box (a)
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Accession Number
000001222 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
Rectangular bar of soap (b) with text stamped into it, inside a cardboard box (a)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 6.7 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
b - soap - Size: Length 6.0 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
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
cardboard: cream; blue; red
soap: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "NEKO // GERMICIDAL SOAP // REGISTERED TRADEMARK // THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT // The Original Germicidal Soap has been // manufactured by us since 1897. We have // adoped the name 'NEKO' to identify // and protect the public against imitations. // Contains 1% Mercuric Iodide in Combination. // POISON // L C 238 E // Parke, Davis & CO., LTD. // WALKERVILLE, ONTARIO"; back: "USES OF NEKO // As a Toilet Soap – Neko is cleansing // and refreshing. // For the Bath – Neko removes body odors. // As a Shampoo – Neko makes a lux- // urious lather. Cleanses the scalp and // removes dandruff scales. // In the Sick Room – Use Neko for // bathing patients and disinfecting sick // room accessories. // Solutions of Neko should not be pre- // pared in aluminum containers. // Active Ingredients Mercuric Iodide 1% // Soap (Anhydrous) 77% ["Mercuric Iodide" and "Soap (Anhydrous)" are connected by a left bracket "{"] // Inert Ingredients 22% // Certain Individuals are extremely sensitive to mercury // compounds. If any irritation is noted, discontinue // use of the soap immediately."; top: "Certains sujets sont extrêmement sensibles aux // composés mercuriels. S'il y a irritation, cesser // immédiatement l'usage de ce savon."; bottom: "Pour la toilette – Neko nettoie et rafraîchit // la peau – Il déodorise"; right side: "Le Savon Neko est idéal pour le bain du malade // et pour désinfecter les accessoires à son usage. // Ne pas faire une savonnure au Neko dans des // ustensiles en aluminium."; left side: "Pour la chevelure – Le Neko mousse bien. Il // nettoie le cuir chevelu et fait disparêtre // les pellicules."; (b) top and bottom: "PARKE-DAVIS // NEKO // GERMICIDIAL // SOAP // MADE IN CANADA [stamped]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box is dented, water damaged, abraded at edges, dirty and yellowing; no apparent problem with soap
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; also see 000.001.300 and .335
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Neko Germicidal Soap

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Dates
1957
circa 1957
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000001300 a-b
Description
A rectangular bar of soap (a), with text stamped on it, in a cardboard box (a)
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Accession Number
000001300 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
A rectangular bar of soap (a), with text stamped on it, in a cardboard box (a)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 6.9 cm x Width 6.4 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
b - soap bar - Size: Length 5.7 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1957
circa 1957
Date Remarks
Based on lot number
Material
cardboard: cream; red; black; blue
soap: blue
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "2 3/8 OZ. CAKE // NEKO® // GERMICIDAL SOAP // THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT // The Original Germicidal Soap has been // manufactured by us since 1897. We have // adopted the name 'NEKO' to identify it // and protect the public against imitations. // Contains 1% Mercuric Iodide in Combination // POISON // L H 213 M // Neko – Registered Trade Mark // Stock 21-61-1 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO"; right side: "Le Savon Neko est idéal pour le bain du malade // et est pour désinfecter les accessoires à son usage. // Ne pas faire une savonnure au Neko dans des // ustensils en aluminium."; back: "USES OF NEKO // As a Toilet Soap – Neko is cleansing // and refreshing. // For the Bath – Neko removes body odors. // As a Shampoo – Neko makes a lux- // urious lather. Cleanses the scalp and // removes dandruff scales. // In the Sick Room – Use Neko for bath- // ing patients and disinfecting sick room // accessories. // Solutions of Neko should not be pre- // pared in aluminum containers. // Active ingredients Mercuric Iodide 1% // Soap (Anhydrous) [{ brackets merc. iodide and soap] 77% // Inert Ingredients 22% // Certain individuals are extremely sensitive to mercury // compounds. If any irritation is noted, discontinue // use of the soap immediately."; left side: "Pour la chevelure – Le Neko mousse bien. Il // nettoie le cuir chevelu et fait disparaître // les pellicules."; top: "Certains sujets sont extrêmement sensible aux // composés mercuriels. S'il y a irritation, cesser // immédiatement l'usage de ce savon."; bottom: "Pour la toilette – Le Neko nettoie et rafraîchit // la peau – Il déodorise"; (b) front: "PARKE-DAVIS // NEKO // GERMICIDAL // SOAP // MADE IN CANADA [stamped]"; back: identical to front
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Cardboard is yellowing; box is scuffed; top right flap is torn off; no apparent problems with soap
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; also see: 000.001.222, .335
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Neko Germicidal Soap

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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
000001335 a-b
Description
A rectangular bar of soap (b) in a cardboard box (a); the top flap of the box had at one time been taped shut with a pharmacy label under a piece of transparent tape; this has been torn open and under it is another pharmacy label; there is also a price sticker on this flap.
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Accession Number
000001335 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Soaps
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Handwashing
Product Packaging
Description
A rectangular bar of soap (b) in a cardboard box (a); the top flap of the box had at one time been taped shut with a pharmacy label under a piece of transparent tape; this has been torn open and under it is another pharmacy label; there is also a price sticker on this flap.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 6.6 cm x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
b - soap bar - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
soap: blue
cardboard: white; blue; red
paper: white; red; blue; cream
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "NEKO® // SOAP // THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT // ® // Contains 1% Mercuric Iodide in Combination. // POISON // Stock 21-61-1 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A."; front: "NEKO // REMOVES BODY ODORS"; right side: "NEKO // FOR THE BATH"; left side: "NEKO // FOR THE SHAMPOO"; back: "NE [illeg.] // [illeg.] ES B [illeg.] // Drug Store // OMEMEE 85¢ // 799-5031"; bottom label reads: "TO COMPLY WITH PHARMACY // ACT THIS IS LABELLED // POISON // Harold W. Lennox // DRUGGIST // OMEMEE ONTARIO"; top label reads: "To conform with the Pharmacy Act // this product is labelled POISON // E. GREGORY PHARMACY // W. N. Gregory – Phone 324-2144 // 68 Kent St. W. Lindsay"; bottom: "As a Toilet Soap – Neko is cleansing and re- // freshing. // For the Bath – Neko removes body odors. // As a Shampoo – Neko makes a luxurious // lather. Cleanses the scalp and removes dan- // druff scales. // In the Sick Room – Use Neko for bathing // patients and cleansing sick room accessories. // The antibacterial action of mercuric iodide // helps to sanitize them. // Active ingredients: Mercuric Iodide, 1%; Soap // (anhydrous), 77% // Inert ingredients: 22% // Certain individuals are extremely sensitive to mercury // compounds. If any irritation is noted, discontinue use // of the soap immediately. // Solutions of Neko should not be prepared in // aluminum containers. // 2 5/8 OZ. CAKE"; (b) front: "NEKO // SOAP // PARKE DAVIS & CO. // MADE IN U.S.A."; back is identical to front.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row C
Condition Remarks
Box is slightly yellowed, discoloured from adhesives on sticker and tape; soap is crumbling at edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Other
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Lot Numbering System; see also 000.001.222, .300
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