inside the cabinet – Volume 1 / Issue 4
From the rare to the Absurd!
And now for something a little different – enjoy these features and product links! If you have any requests for topics or products, please let us know. The crevices run deep within the Cabinet and there’s always more than meets the eye. Don’t miss our other blog pages with even more articles and special Flash Sales! If you see a product number beside any item, be the first to hit that link and make it your own! In some cases the items pictured haven’t made it on to the website yet, you’re encouraged to visit the shop and capture these treasures in person or contact us and we’ll track it down for you or suggest something similar.
Bite Me! You Call Yourself a Dentist?
into a healthy obsession…
Who doesn’t cringe at the sound of the dentists drill? It’s a sound that easily surpasses nails on a chalkboard when it comes to skin crawling or physically wincing and yet we are easily drawn to those things that disturb us the most, and in some cases we turn that nightmare into an argueably healthy collecting obsession; after all, there’s a lot worse things you could be doing with your time. When it comes to cringe-worthy, the dental trade has no shortage of tools and implements to conjour up some dark imagery.
A few centuries ago, however, dentures were fashioned from real teeth.. Demand for human teeth rose after the deadly Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815. Locals, soldiers, and scavengers scoured the battlefield to remove teeth from dead soldiers. The teeth were sent to Britain, where they sold for a fortune.
Exclusive to the Cabinet!
Hero Teeth used in American Gods, an American fantasy drama television series. The teeth appeared in the trophy box of Tyr, the lord of the Norse gods before Odin. As seen in scene 34 of episode 310. The series ran three seasons to much critical acclaim, from April 30, 2017 – March 21, 2021.
Ancient Romans used human and animal urine as mouthwash
SPEAKING OF OBSESSIONS
Hundreds of specimens available in the shop!
An obsession with rocks is a condition known as lithomania, or rock collecting disorder. It is characterized by a strong interest or passion for collecting rocks, stones, crystals or minerals. In some cases, this interest can become excessive and interfere with daily life. At the Cabinet we embrace the diversity and brillaince of ‘collecting disorders’ choosing to look to the brightside of hopes and dreams written in stone. We have hundreds of specimens in-stock and are always sourcing new and exciting material. Explore the healing properties of various stones, explore the metaphysical and spiritual benefits of others. Celebtrate the wonders of Natural History!
Here are just three examples randomly selected from our inventory. Each packet is just $5 and comes with an original designed identity card and narrative. Educational and often inspiring.
The Legend of Apache Tears – Healing stones, known to help navigate grief and loss. They help with depression and are said to absorb negative energy.
The Apache Tears Legend – Apaches and the US calvary faced each other in battle on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona in the 1870’s. Rather then face defeat the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths. The warrior’s families cried when they learned of the tragedy; the family member’s tears turned to stone upon hitting the ground, those stones are known as Apache tears and are now considered good luck stones.
Citrine Rio do Sul, Brazil – Natural Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing, and life-giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages the fullness of life, fresh beginnings, and new pursuits.
Labradorite Madagascar – This shimmering Labradorite is the ultimate protection in the mineral kingdom to protect you from the accidents and misfortunes of today’s world. It filters out negative energy and is one of the most powerful magical protection talismans known. Labradorite links us to the spirit world, a dimension where anything is possible.
Available in any denomination for for those with obscure and distinct taste.
Available on all items over $100 with a 50% deposit down and the balance paid in full by any number of instalments within 60 days. Some conditions and restrictions apply.
Cabinet of Curiosities
and Otherwise Needful Things
341 Ottawa Street, N., Hamilton, Ontario
(corner of Barton and Ottawa streets)
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Sundays: 12noon to 5pm
Mondays & Tuesdays are by chance or appointment