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Fritsch Pharmacy fonds.
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[ca. 1900]-1997 (Creation)
- Fritsch Pharmacy
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- 57 cm of textual records and other material
- 1 seltzer bottle : glass and metal
- 13 medicine bottles : glass in cardboard packaging
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Fritsch Pharmacy began in 1920 as Beger and Schaefer at 191 King Street West in Kitchener. By 1926 the business was operated solely by Gordon Schaefer and in 1929 was taken over by E.G. Fahrner. Fahrner came from London, Ontario where he worked as a druggist at the corner of Ridout and Dundas. From 1929 until 1958 Fahrner and his wife operated the store, at times also housing his wife's hair dressing business. In 1960 after Fahrner's passing the store was taken over by Michael Fritsch who had been working there since 1942, originally as a delivery boy. In 1988 Fritsch closed the dispensary and converted the store to selling perfumes, opening Fritsch Fragrances. Fritsch Fragrances closed in 2018 and Michael Fritsch died in 2023. Over the years the numbering system of King Street has change numerous times, but the store currently stands at 201 King Street West.
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Material documenting the history of Fritsch Pharmacy and its predecessors. Includes Ontario College of Pharmacy school workbooks, original medicines, drug record books and more.
Some materials are fragile and must be handled with caution.
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Donated in 2017 by Michael Fritsch.
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Copyright University of Waterloo Library.
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Described by JB in 2018.
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