993.241.1: Wallet, Medicine, 1900-1915

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993.241.1: Wallet, Medicine. Wallet holding 9 vials of medicinal tablets
Image No. 1510 Wallet holding 9 vials of medicinal tablets; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Brown leather wallet holding nine vials of medicinal tablets. Each vial has cork stopper and a printed label stating name and address of manufacturer and the contents which include strychnine Gm. 0.001, aconitine Gm. 0.0005, calomel Gm. 0.01, morphine sulphate Gm. 0.005, hyoscyamine Gm. 0.00025, digitalin Gm. 0.001, glonoin Gm. 0.00025, anti-constpation formula and anodyne formula for infants. Name and address of manufacturer is printed in gold lettering on interior surface of lid flap.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.241.1
Collection: Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Date: 1900-1915

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 11.6 cm
  • Width: 5.5 cm
  • Depth: 2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lined wallet
  • b) Corked vial containing 'Strychnine Sulphate'
  • c) Corked vial containing 'Aconitine Amorphous'
  • d) Corked vial containing 'Calomel'
  • e) Corked vial containing 'Morphine sulphate'
  • f) Corked vial containing 'Hyoscyamine Amorphous'
  • g) Corked vial containing 'Digitalin'
  • h) Corked vial containing 'Glonoin' [empty vial]
  • i) Corked vial containing 'Anti-constpation' formula
  • j) Corked vial containing 'Anodyne for Infants' formula

Object Materials

  • cork,
  • drug-pill,
  • glass,
  • leather,
  • paper,
  • poison-tablet,
  • printing ink,
  • velvet

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: The Abbott Alkaloidal Company
  • Owner: Mr John Ham Kilmer
  • History of Use: Used by John Ham Kilmer, a Vancouver Civil Engineer, on expeditions into the interior of BC.