Research Collection Catalogue

Maybury's Indian Ointment

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001103 a-b
Description
Circular metal tin containing balm; gold tin has black writing on lid; lid is decorative
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Accession Number
996001103 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Circular metal tin containing balm; gold tin has black writing on lid; lid is decorative
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 2.5 cm. x Diam. 5.5 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Frank J. Smith & Son
Site Made (City)
Albany
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow; black
Inscriptions
Maybury's // Indian Ointment // A valuable remedy for // croup, quincy, Bronchitis // Diphtheria // Cold on // chest & stiff joints swollen or painful // limbs, chilblains, frozen bottom of box // Distributed by // J.P. Rawley & Co. // 853 Broadway // New York City // Limbs, Chapped // hands or lips, inflamed eyelids, bleeding and // Internal piles ...
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Condition Remarks
#1: Bottom worn and scratched; white substance stuck on lid
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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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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Dates
1920
circa 1920
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
1920
circa 1920
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
Images
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Monticello 666 Salve

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001106
Description
Small metal sample tin of 666 salve; yellow paint over metal with red writing on lid; directions on bottom of tin; lid is supposed to come off but is stuck on.
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Accession Number
996001106
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Ointments
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Small metal sample tin of 666 salve; yellow paint over metal with red writing on lid; directions on bottom of tin; lid is supposed to come off but is stuck on.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16 1994.
Maker
Monticello Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: yellow; red
Inscriptions
Sample // 666 // Salve // manufactured by // Monticello Drug Co. // New York, N.Y. New Orleans La. // Jacksonville, Fla. // Mexico, D.F.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 0.8 cm. x Diam. : 3.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paint worn and scratched all over tin; fairly large piece of paint missing from bottom front
of lid
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001107
Description
Small single dose of Bromo Seltzer in a disposable tube; tube is cream with blue printing and writing on surface.
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Accession Number
996001107
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Headache -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Small single dose of Bromo Seltzer in a disposable tube; tube is cream with blue printing and writing on surface.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16 1994.
Maker
The Emerson Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: cream; grey; blue
Inscriptions
One Dose // Bromo- // seltzer // for simple // Headaches // and // Neuralgia
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-8 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.3 cm. x Width: 2.9 cm. x Depth: 1.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Has been bent out of shape; some surface grime
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001108
Description
Small blue metal container with hinged lid; cream lid has blue writing and picture of a man carrying a small bag with "Raman's" written across it; directions written on bottom.
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Accession Number
996001108
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Small blue metal container with hinged lid; cream lid has blue writing and picture of a man carrying a small bag with "Raman's" written across it; directions written on bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C. on Oct.16 1994.
Site Made (City)
Le Roy
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: cream; blue
Inscriptions
To Open Press Here // Raman's // Tabs // 5 grains // Aspirin // 1/4 grain // Caffeine // 12 Tablets
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 0.9 cm. x Width: 4.8 cm. x Depth: 3.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
On bottom there are two vertical lines of paint missing; some wear on surface of pill box
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Natures Remedy All-Vegetable Laxative

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001109 a-b
Description
Small metal tin with removable lid; tin is red with black and white decorations and printing over surface.
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Accession Number
996001109 a-b
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Small metal tin with removable lid; tin is red with black and white decorations and printing over surface.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
Size: Length 1.5 cm. x Width 4.5 cm. x Depth 3.4 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16 1994.
Maker
Lewis-Howe Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: red; black; white
Inscriptions
All-Vegetable // Laxative // Natures Remedy // NR - TABLETS NR // NR
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Condition Remarks
Nothing apparent
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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St. Joseph Aspirin

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001110
Description
Small tin container of St. Joseph aspirin; hinged lid; orange background with white and black writing on lid; directions on bottom
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Accession Number
996001110
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Analgesics
Pain -- drug therapy
Fever -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drugs -- anti-pyretic -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- tin
Description
Small tin container of St. Joseph aspirin; hinged lid; orange background with white and black
writing on lid; directions on bottom
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C.
on Oct. 16 1994
Maker
Plough Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: white; orange; black
Inscriptions
To open press here // St. Joseph // Genuine Pure Aspirin // one dozen 5-Grain tablets //
a product of // Plough Inc. // New York - Memphis
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row D
Temporary Location
On travelling exhibit ‘Unmasking Influenza’ Ottawa L-2019-3 30 April 2019-31 Dec 2022.
Dimension Notes
Length: 1.1 cm. x Width: 4.7 cm. x Depth: 3.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Price tag needs to be removed
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. True's Elixir

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001111
Description
Clear glass bottle; roundish edges; no recessed panels; one side of bottle has embossed writing in glass; tall thin cylindrical neck intended to have a cork stopper
Accession Number
996001111
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear glass bottle; roundish edges; no recessed panels; one side of bottle has embossed writing
in glass; tall thin cylindrical neck intended to have a cork stopper
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA
in Oct. 1993
Maker
Dr. J.F. True & Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
Auburn
Site Made (State)
Maine
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Dr. True's Elixir // established 1861 // Dr. J.F. True & Co. Inc. // Auburn, ME.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 4.9 cm. x Depth: 2.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some accumulation of dirt inside bottle
Copy Type
Original
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medicine bottle

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001112
Description
Square clear glass bottle; short cylindrical neck intended to have a cork; edges of bottle are squared off
Accession Number
996001112
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square clear glass bottle; short cylindrical neck intended to have a cork; edges of bottle are
squared off
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On bottom: "1 oz // 43 A [encircled] .8 // U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 1 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.8 cm. x Width: 3.1 cm. x Depth: 3.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some slight accumulation on exterior of bottle on shoulders
Copy Type
Original
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