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Object ID # 1974.050.001
Object Name Glass, Measuring
Title Medicine Glass
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Early 20th-century?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Drugstore-advertising measuring glass from J. F. McCALLUM drugstore of Owen Sound, Grey County. It is a pressed glass item, made of colourless glass with embossed-style lettering.
It is like a small tumbler, with a base that has a smaller diameter than the lip.
Provenance Used by/came from the J. F. McCallum drugstore, which was located on Main St., Owen Sound, Grey County, in the 1890s onward. It is unknown which glass factory made these for the McCallum business.

Last owned by Jean Menzies of Owen Sound.
Collection Medical/Dentistry, 20th-c Collection
Material Glass
Dimensions H-5.8 Dia-4.7 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McCallum, J. F.
Menzies, R. W.
Menzies, Jean
Menzies, Laura
Menzies, George
Subjects Medicine
Drugstores
Advertising
Glassware
Search Terms Owen Sound Businesses
Function An item that advertises an Owen Sound, Grey County drug store, and also provides a re-usable way to measure and drink down medicines. They were often kept in households for many years.