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Object Name Container, Medicine
Catalog Number 2013.175.1
Description Small, black, cylindrical paper container with a lid of the same material. Filled about two-thirds full of white powder. Has a blue paper label decorated with vertical white lines, which reads: "Nalco. Saltpetre. Potassium Nitrate B.P. The contents of this package is guaranteed by us to meet the requirements called for by the British Pharmocopoeia. Saltpetre or Potassium Nitrate is useful in Fevers, Dropsy and Rheumatism. Much used in Veterinary practice. Northrop & Lyman Co. Limited. Toronto Canada." On the back is has instructions for use by humans, horses and cattle, and sheep and pigs, written in both French and English.
Search Terms Medicine
Potassium Nitrate
Accession number 2013.175