Research Collection Catalogue

Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment

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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
1986.11.1
Description
Cylindrical yellow metal tin containing Dr. A. W. Chase's antiseptic ointment.
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Accession Number
1986.11.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Eczema -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Cylindrical yellow metal tin containing Dr. A. W. Chase's antiseptic ointment.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. T. Porter of Toronto.
Maker
Edmanson Bates and Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Oakville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
metal: yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed in centre on lid of tin is a drawing of Dr. Chase (presumably); arranged around it are the words, "DR. A. W. CHASE'S // ANTISEPTIC // [drawing] // SOOTHING – HEALING // OINTMENT // NO. 4973 THE PROPRIETARY OR PATENT MEDICINE ACT. 3/4 OF 1% CARBOLIC ACID" on the bottom: "DR. CHASE'S // OINTMENT // For Eczema, Hemorrhoids or Piles and // other Irritations of the skin, Poisoned // Skin, Insect Strings, Inflamed Eyelids, Bar- // bers's Itch, Sore Feet and Toes, etc. // Manufactured by // EDMANSON BATES & CO., LIMITED // Sole Distributors // The DR. A. W. CHASE MEDICINE Co., Ltd. // Toronto, Canada // Indications completes en francais dans // la circulaire au toue de la voite."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row E
Depth
2.0
Diameter
4.7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor discolourization
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment. National Museum of American History.
Why the appeal? A study of almanacs advertising Dr. Chase's patent medicines, 1904–1959. Denise Maines.
Research Facts
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Is an antiseptic, soothing and healing treatment for every form of itching skin diesease, eczema, salt rheum, itching, bleeding and protruding piles, pimples, black-heads, old sores, poisoned skin, hives, insect bites, inflamed eyelids, itch, barber's itch, sore feet and toes, chilblains and frostbites.
Patent medicines were advertised, and presumably consumed, with much vigour in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
In 1904, the original product line included Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, Liver Cure, Backache Plasters, Ointment, Catarrh Cure, Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine and Kidney-Liver Pills. Somewhere between 1924 and 1927, Dr. Chase's Liniment was added to this list, and Mouthwash was sold between 1927 and 1938. Paradol, a painkiller, was introduced in the 1950s and D.M.H Cough Syrups, Cold Tablets and Enerjets emerged in 1959. Though Backache Plasters were not advertised in the 1930s, they were included in the 1950s, so that the list of medicines sold by Dr. Chase's Medicine Company in 1959 contains all of the original product line with only minor modifications to a few of these products, as well as the new arrivals.
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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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F. X. Simard Anticlava Tonique

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001036
Description
Tall, thin rectangular bottle; tapered cylindrical neck with cork stopper; stopper has decorative metal top with a crown on very top to pull cork out; paper labels on front and sides; liquid contents.
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Accession Number
996001036
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Hair Preparations
Scalp Dermatoses -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall, thin rectangular bottle; tapered cylindrical neck with cork stopper; stopper has decorative metal top with a crown on very top to pull cork out; paper labels on front and sides; liquid contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Scott Jordan in Feb. 1994.
Maker
F. X. Simard
Site Made (City)
Charlevoix
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
cork: brown
Inscriptions
F. X. Simard // Anticlava // Tonique // sans alcool // Antiseptique // Prepare per // F. X. Simard // Baie St.-Paul, Charlevoix, Que. // $2.00 la bouteille
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.2 cm. x Width: 6.1 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Metal on cork slightly tarnished; paper of label discoloured and brittle
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001105 a-b
Description
Small gold cylindrical tin of "corn fix salve"; black writing on lid; directions written on bottom of tin.
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Accession Number
996001105 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Callosities -- drug therapy
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- podiatric remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Small gold cylindrical tin of "corn fix salve"; black writing on lid; directions written on bottom of tin.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 1.6 cm. x Diam. 2.5 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16 1994.
Maker
Kraupner Pharmaceutical Co.
Site Made (City)
Brooklyn
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
metal: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Corn fix // salve // contains Carbolic Acid // (approx. 2%), oil // Cassia, U.S.P. Petrolatum // and Camphor // Average contents // 1/17 oz.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Condition Remarks
Some wear on lid and around edges; some paint loss
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001237 a-b
Description
Round metal tin with stuck on lid; the tin contained ointment to treat skin irritations.
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Accession Number
996001237 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Skin Diseases -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Round metal tin with stuck on lid; the tin contained ointment to treat skin irritations.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - medicine container - Size: x Depth 0.7 cm. x Diameter5.0 cm.
b - lid - Size: x Depth 1.1 cm. x Diameter5.0 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Odessa in Aug. 1995.
Maker
Foster-Dack Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1930
circa 1910-1930
Material
metal: silver; orange
Inscriptions
Lid reads, "50 [cent symbol] SIZE CONTAINS 3 TIMES THE QUANTITY // "MECCA" // THE // HOME // REMEDY // TRIAL SIZE // MADE IN CANADA"; sides read, "KEEP TIGHTLY COVERED. FOSTER-DACK CO. Limited TORONTO, CAN. CHICAGO, ILL. "MECCA" OINTMENT TO OPEN HIT SHARPLY ALL ROUND EDGE OF TIN."; directions for use printed on bottom
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row E
Condition Remarks
Tin shows minor wear in the outside paint at the edges; there are minor dents at the side; lid stuck.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Nostrums and Quackery", Vol. II, by Arthur J. Cramp, p. 609
Research Facts
Ointment used to treat skin irritations such as burns, scalds, infections, boils, sores, frost bites, cuts, bruises, ulcers, painful swellings, athlete's foot, eczema and skin diseases
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Sulphur Ointment

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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001251
Description
Cardboard box likely containing a metal tin with ointment; the cardboard box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of paper; the paper has product information printed on it.
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Accession Number
996001251
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Diseases
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- box
Description
Cardboard box likely containing a metal tin with ointment; the cardboard box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of paper; the paper has product information printed on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Aug. 1995.
Maker
The Toronto Pharmacal Co. Limited
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
cardboard: grey
paper: blue
metal:
ointment:
Inscriptions
Wrapper reads, "SULPHUR // OINTMENT // For // Eczema Ulcers, Salt Rheum // Scalds, Burns, Chilblains // etc. etc." (top); "The Toronto Pharmacal Co. // Limited // TORONTO, MONTREAL, WINNIPEG" (side); "SULPHUR OINTMENT // Sublimed Sulphur // Parafin" (side)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.9 cm. x Width: 6.8 cm. x Depth: 2.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
There is minor wear on the upper and lower left corners of the box; the paper wrapper shows some staining, minor wear at the corners and has two folds on the front
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Used to treat eczema ulcers, salt rheum, scalds, burns, chilblains, etc.
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Cuticura Resolvent

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Dates
1883
1910
circa 1883-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
996001331
Description
Square light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; the front and back have attached printed paper labels which list product information; both side panels have embossed lettering; full of Cuticura Resolvent and sealed with a co…
Accession Number
996001331
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Care
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; the front and back have attached printed paper labels which list product information; both side panels have embossed lettering; full of Cuticura Resolvent and sealed with a cork in the neck with a paper seal over top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Potter Drug & Chemical Corporation
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1883
1910
circa 1883-1910
Material
glass: light aqua
paper: orange; black; off-white
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Bottle neck embossed, "6 OZS."; left side embossed, "CUTICURA TREATMENT // FOR AFFECTIONS // OF THE SKIN"; right side embossed, "POTTER DRUG & CHEMICAL // CORPORATION // BOSTON, U.S.A."; front label reads, "CUTICURA // RESOLVENT // CONTAINS 20% ALCOHOL // 6 FL. OZ. NET // CUTICURA // RESOLVENT // A Gentle // Alterative // Tonic and // Aperient // Prepared by // POTTER DRUG & CHEMICAL CORP. // BOSTON, U.S.A. // LABORATORIES, // MALDEN, MASS."; back label lists instructions
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row G
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.7 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 4.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
The bottle has no chips or cracks; there is some hazing and wear; the bottle is unused and unopened and the cork continues to seal it; both labels are complete and legible; back label shows minor staining; paper seal over the cork is missing small sections, but can be read
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Nostrums & Quackery" (1st ed.), pp. 434-435; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" compiled by Charles W. Oleson, p. 53
Research Facts
Used to treat skin diseases
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metaphen ampoule

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Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
997037166 a-b
Description
A metaphen ampoule (a) that is a long, hollow, cylindrical glass tube, closed on both ends, and with a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a rounded point at the tip; there is a discoloured white label affixed to the front; the box (b) is a long, rectangular waxed cardb…
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Accession Number
997037166 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Dermatologic Agents
Skin Diseases -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
A metaphen ampoule (a) that is a long, hollow, cylindrical glass tube, closed on both ends, and with a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a rounded point at the tip; there is a discoloured white label affixed to the front; the box (b) is a long, rectangular waxed cardboard box that opens on both ends with three-flap closures
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - ampoule - Size: Length 9.2 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
b - box - Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
Provenance
Used either by Dr. C. H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Maker
Dermatological Research Laboratories
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1950
circa 1940-1950
Material
glass: transparent
cardboard: white; green; black
Inscriptions
Printed on label on front of box: "10 cc, size Ampoule METAPHEN List No. 1561 // 1:1000 // For Intravenous Injection // DERMATOLOGICAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, Philadelphia Pa., U.S.A."; printed on back of box: "ABBOTT LABORATORIES, NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., U.S.A. // DERMATOLOGICAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES"; printed on ampoule label: "10 cc. size List No. 1561 // METAPHEN // 1:1000 Solution // For Intravenous Injection // Reg U.S. Pat. Off // U.S. Pat Reissue 17,563 // Serial No. 54864 // DERMATOLOGICAL // RESEARCH LABORATORIES // Division of // ABBOTT LABORATORIES // North Chicago, Ill. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-3 Row E
Condition Remarks
Ampoule in good condition although contents have become slightly granular; box is scuffed and stained; flaps are significantly worn and brittle; great amount of wear on all sides.
Copy Type
Original
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manganese butyrate ampoule

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
997037468
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded tip; a paper label is affixed
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Accession Number
997037468
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Skin Diseases -- drug therapy
Drug Packaging -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- ampoule
Description
An ampoule that is a long, liquid-filled cylindrical glass tube that is closed on both ends and has a flat bottom; the main tube has straight sides and then tapers to a teardrop-shaped tip with a rounded tip; a paper label is affixed
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. H. Godfrey Bird or Dr. C. H. Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Maker
The British Drug Houses Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: clear
paper: red; discoloured white
Inscriptions
Label on ampoule reads, "1.5 C.C. // MANGANESE BUTYRATE B.D.H. // 1 per cent. solution // Manufactured in England by // THE BRITISH DRUG HOUSES LTD."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A-3 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No chipping or spotting on glass
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet: https://drugs.ncats.io/substance/62X0EQ558R
Research Facts
Used to treat asthma, septic conditions such as tonsillitis, boils, skin rashes, inflammation and lesions.
Manganese Butyrate is used before any incision is made in response to a septic condition.
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bottle of nitric acid

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Dates
1950
1955
circa 1950-1955
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
Accession Number
999014002 a-b
Description
A cylindrical clear glass (a) bottle tapering to a pronounced lip; with paper labels on both the front and the back of the bottle; closure by a glass (b) stopper.
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Accession Number
999014002 a-b
Collection
Dr. Sam Cronk Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Dermatology
MeSH Heading
Nitric Acid
Warts -- drug therapy
Description
A cylindrical clear glass (a) bottle tapering to a pronounced lip; with paper labels on both the front and the back of the bottle; closure by a glass (b) stopper.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 18.8 cm x Diam. 19.0 cm
b - stopper - Size: Length 4.6 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Owned by Dr. Sam Cronk of Belleville, Ontario.
Maker
J. F. Hartz
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1950
1955
circa 1950-1955
Date Remarks
Based on donor file.
Material
glass: clear
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the front label: "ACID NITRIC // C.P. // Reagent Grade // THE J. F. HARTZ Co LIMITED // TRADE MARK // PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES // Toronto Montreal"; embossed on the bottom of the bottle: "8".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-2
Condition Remarks
Front label has some tearing along its top edge; the label on the back also has a minor tear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Queens Senate Medical School Scholarships Web site; Detroit Hartz Building Web site; CD #1.
Research Facts
Dr. Sam Cronk graduated from Queens Medical School in 1915; his son, Dr. L. Bruce Cronk, who donated this bottle also graduated from Queens Medical School in 1946. The J.F. Hartz Company was originally founded in 1897 as a medical supply company specializing in imported German medical instruments, doctors’ supplies and pharmaceuticals.
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