Hypodermic tablets; Parke, Davis & Co., Burroughs Wellcome and Company; c.1930; ...

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Harry Daly Museum

Name/Title

Hypodermic tablets

About this object

Tablets in glass tubes in leather case including the following agents
- Hyoscine Hydrobromide
- Digitalone
- Digitalin
- Strychnine Sulphate
- Morphine & Atropine x 3
- Cocaine Hydrochloride
- Pilocarpine Nitrate
- Atropine Sulphate
- Morphine Sulphate
- AS129L
Case to be carried, tablets liquified in a spoon with water. Belonged to the father of Robert Jones (husband of Jeanette Thirlwell).
Contents may still be active - Ross Holland indicated that tests on hypodermic tablets at 60 and 60 years old were still 98% effective.

Itemised list as follows:
/1 - Park, Davis & Co.
/2 - Atropine Sulphate, No. 14, Poison, Tabloid Brand, Burroughs Wellcome & Co., London, Made in England
/3 - Pilocarpine Nitrate, No. 34, Poison, Tabloid Brand, Burroughs Wellcome & Co., London, Made in England, label very worn.
/4 - Cocaine Hydrochloride, No. 54, Poison, Tabloid Brand, Burroughs Wellcome & Co., London, Made in England
/5 - Morphine Sulphate, A. N. 35342, No. 3, Poison, Tabloid Brand, Burroughs Wellcome & Co. (Australia) Ltd., Sydney
/6 - Morphine Sulphate and Atropine Sulphate, A.N. 34582, No. 9, Tabloid Brand, Burroughs Wellcome & Co. (Australia), Sydney, glass chipped near cork
/7 - Morphine Sulphate and Atropine Sulphate, No. 25, D. H. A. Brand, Poison, D.H.A. (Laboratories) Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
/8 - Morphine & Atropine, R "H", No. 16, AS129L, Poison, Parke, Davis & Co. Ltd., bottle has lip
/9 - Strychnine Sulphate, No. 7, A 51583, Poison, Parke, Davis & Company, taller bottle, glass chipped near cork, label discoloured
/10 - Digitalin Pure, No. 9, A50248, Poison, Parke, Davis & Company, taller bottle with lip, discoloured label
/11 - Digitalone, No. 208, A26488, Poison, Parke, Davis & Company, taller bottle, cork broken, label discoloured
/12 - Nyoscine Hydrobromide, No. 21, 358, Poison, F. H. Faulding & Co. Ltd., Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, 25 Tabulets, taller bottle, lipped bottle chipped near cork, label discoloured.
Tablets were administered by being liquified on a spoon with water.

Maker

Parke, Davis & Co.

Maker

Burroughs Wellcome and Company

Date Made

c.1930

Medium and Materials

Glass, leather, cork, agents

Inscription and Marks

/1 - Park, Davis & Co.
/2 - Atropine Sulphate, No. 14, Poison, Tabloid Brand, Burroughs Wellcome & Co., London, Made in England
/3 - Pilocarpine Nitrate, No. 34, Poison, Tabloid Brand, Burroughs Wellcome & Co., London, Made in England, label very worn
/4 - Cocaine Hydrochloride, No. 54, Poison, Tabloid Brand, Burroughs Wellcome & Co., London, Made in England
/5 - Morphine Sulphate, A. N. 35342, No. 3, Poison, Tabloid Brand, Burroughs Wellcome & Co. (Australia) Ltd., Sydney
/6 - Morphine Sulphate and Atropine Sulphate, A.N. 34582, No. 9, Tabloid Brand, Burroughs Wellcome & Co. (Australia), Sydney, glass chipped near cork
/7 - Morphine Sulphate and Atropine Sulphate, No. 25, D. H. A. Brand, Poison, D.H.A. (Laboratories) Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
/8 - Morphine & Atropine, R ""H"

Subject and Association Description

Drug

Credit Line

Richard Baily, Robert Jones

Object Type

Drug

Object number

2005.0018

Copyright Licence  

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joshua sottile 07 Apr 2014 11:05 AM,UTC

yes there is a collectable market for them, if interested please email me at joshsottile@gmail.com

Linda Kelley 21 Feb 2013 03:27 AM,UTC

I have a set of these hypodermic tablets of various kinds and a glass vile of camphree, and ampoules of camphor, som dated 1906. Is there a collectible market for these?
Not sure what to do with them. Can you give me any further informaion? Thank you.

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