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Euthymol Tooth Paste

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Dates
1956
circa 1956
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
000001430 a-b
Description
A foil tube (a) with a threaded plastic cap (b)
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Accession Number
000001430 a-b
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Toothpaste
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
A foil tube (a) with a threaded plastic cap (b)
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - tube - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - cap - Size: Depth 0.6 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co., Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1956
circa 1956
Date Remarks
Reference to Brockville on tube; plant there opened in 1956
Material
metal: grey; white; red; green
plastic: red
Inscriptions
(a) Front: "THE // SCIENTIFIC // DENTIFRICE // Euthymol // TOOTH PASTE // A // PARKE-DAVIS PRODUCT"; back: "[illeg.] // teeth, together with // selected essential // oils which provide // the penetrating // qualities of a liquid // dentifrice and leave // the mouth refreshed // and wholesome. // Every ingredient is // tested for purity and // quality. // Net weight 2 oz. // MADE IN ENGLAND // PARKE, DAVIS // & CO., LTD. // BROCKVILLE // ONTARIO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row H
Condition Remarks
Tube deeply dented all over; ink is worn off in numerous places; tube badly corroded on top; dirty and dusty
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection, Jack Willson, Part 5, page 1
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Mercuric Nitrate Ointment

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Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050044 a-b
Description
Creamy tan porcelain cylindrical canister (a) with a blue lid (b) with white knob on top with rectangular paper label.
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Accession Number
003050044 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- container
Description
Creamy tan porcelain cylindrical canister (a) with a blue lid (b) with white knob on top with rectangular paper label.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cannister - Length 14.6 cm x Diam. 10.8 cm
b - lid - Length 6.2 cm x Diam. 11.0 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists.
Maker
Stafford Allen & Sons Ltd
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1912
circa 1870-1912
Date Remarks
Internet
Material
ceramic: tan, blue
paper: tan; green
Inscriptions
Printed on the label. "Manufactured // by // Stafford Allen & Sons, Ltd // LONDON, ENGLAND // Mercuric Nitrate Ointment. // Unguentum Hydrargyri Nitralis P.B."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-1 Row D
Condition Remarks
Label is foxed and faded; ceramic crazed, stains along crack lines mainly inside and with random blue ink staining
Reference Types
Internet
Book
Reference Comments
"Elements of Pharmacy, Materia Medica and Therapeutics," Third Edition, by William Whitla, MD, Henry Renshaw, London, Eng. 1885; Kingston City Directories; Internet: "Determining the Age of Medicine Bottles: Dating your Medicine Bottles," Digger Odell Publications, 2004
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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mortar and pestle

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Dates
1875
1900
circa 1875-1900
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
003050028 a-b
Description
A heavy unglazed porcelain mortar and pestle set; the mortar (a) is bowl shaped with a spout cut in the rim for pouring and has a flat base; the pestle (b) consists of a porcelain base and a shaped wooden handle.
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Accession Number
003050028 a-b
Collection
Dennis and Brenda Marsden Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- mortar and pestle
Description
A heavy unglazed porcelain mortar and pestle set; the mortar (a) is bowl shaped with a spout cut in the rim for pouring and has a flat base; the pestle (b) consists of a porcelain base and a shaped wooden handle.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - mortar - Size: Height 9.7 cm x Diam. 17 cm
b - pestle - Size: Length 25 cm x Diam. 5.8 cm
Provenance
Found in a cabinet in the donors' basement after they bought the house from John Briscoe of Briscoe's pharmacy which was located at 229 Princess Street in Kingston from 1954 to 1966; it is likely that Briscoe acquired the collection during his career as a pharmacists
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1875
1900
circa 1875-1900
Date Remarks
Ceramic mortars were invented in 1780 but due to the nature of this collection it is probably much later, most likely late 19th century.
Material
earthenware: cream
wood: brown
Inscriptions
"MADE IN// ENGLAND// 5" engraved on the base of the mortar; "5" engraved on the head of the pestle near where it meets the wood
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-2
Temporary Location
With MHC Education Program “March Towards Medicine” stored in Rm 2017
Condition Remarks
The mortar is stained on the inside and outside; #2: minor stains; pestle has a minor surface crack around the base.
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Victorian Chemist and Druggist", by W.A. Jackson, Shire Publications Ltd, Buckinghamshire, England, 1981; Kingston City Directories; CD #9.
Research Facts
John Briscoe took over Bishop's Drugs Ltd in 1954; Bishop owned another store at 528 Princess Street from 1946 to 1954 and it had been a drug store under other ownership from 1923 until 1946; this is a possible origin of some of the collection
Exhibit History
(b) On exhibit in "Friendly Fire 1812," Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 27 Feb. 2012 - 7 Sept. 2012: L-20120-2.
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