(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; all four panels are recessed; the two side panels have embossed lettering on them; the front and back panels have attached printed paper labels which list product information, …
(a) Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, flanged lip with a flat top and squared edges; all four panels are recessed; the two side panels have embossed lettering on them; the front and back panels have attached printed paper labels which list product information, a trade mark and a picture of a woman using the product; the bottle is full of Catarrhozone Ozonated Air Remedy and is sealed at the neck with a cork; (b) one piece printed cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; box lists product information in English and French and was made to house (a).
Number Of Parts
a - bottle - Size: Length 10.6 cm. x Width 3.2 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm.
b - box - Size: Length 12.3 cm. x Width 4.6 cm. x Depth 3.8 cm.
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Scott Jordan (Ottawa) in Sept. 1993.
(a) Left side embossed, "CATARRHOZONE"; right side panel embossed "MONTREAL"; front label reads, "CATARRHOZONE // VAPOR // TREATMENT // Directions on how to use the product follow."; back label reads, "CATARRHOZONE // TRADE MARK // OZONATED // AIR REMEDY // Directions on how to use the product [in English and French] follow // PROPRIETARY OR PATENT // MEDICINE ACT, NO. 4086 // PRICE 50c. // THE CATARRHOZONE CO. // MONTREAL, CANADA"; (b) box front reads, "CATARRHOZONE // OZONATED AIR // REMEDY // USED TO ASSIST // IN OVERCOMING // CATARRH // COLDS, COUGHS // BRONCHITIS // ASTHMA // HAY FEVER // DEAFNESS // LA GRIPPE // THROAT TROUBLE // PRICE 50c // PREPARED ONLY BY // THE CATARRHOZONE // COMPANY // MONTREAL - CANADA"; back has same information in French; the sides have directions for product use in English and French
Storage Room 0010
(a) Bottle shows no chips, cracks or wear; the paper labels show wear along the edges but are mostly legible; the cork is complete and undamaged; (b) the top flap has been torn off and the top back of the box is ripped; all printing is legible
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Canadian Bottle and Stoneware Collector" (magazine) issue No. 16, April/May/June 1996, p. 27; there are three binders of information on the Polson Co. (Catarrhozone Co.) with Dr. Chiong's written records
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.