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Object ID # 1984.070.076ab
Object Name Jar, Apothecary
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description This is a medical doctor's clear pressed glass storage jar. The jar (B) is topped with a silvertone metal lid (A) with a lift knob. The body of the jar has a squarish base, while the top is round. This jar was used for storing medical supplies that belonged to an Owen Sound, Ontario doctor. It would be useful for cotton swabs or tongue depressors, or anything that needed to be kept clean and dust-free. It is one of three similar jars. This one has something black around the top of the opening (perhaps something that allowed for a better seal). It is now worn off in some spots. a- Lid. b- Jar.
Provenance Belonged to Dr. Leroy (Roy) Sutherland, an Owen Sound doctor. Last owned by his son, Dr. Donald Sutherland of Toronto, Ontario.
Collection Medical/Dentistry, 20th-c Collection
Material Glass/Metal
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Sutherland, Dr. Leroy J.
Subjects Medical equipment & supplies