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Object ID 000318

Object Name Silliamanite apothecary crucible

Object Desc White Silliamanite apothecary crucible. Used for pouring motlen liquids. Silliamanite mined exclusively in CA by Champion Spark Plug Co. until 1942.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000293

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range 1942

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Champion Spark Plug Co.,drug stores,crucibles,siliamanite,pharmacy,

Title Silliamanite apothecary crucible

Description Small white Silliamanite porcelain apothecary crucible with spout.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 4

Width 3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Crucible is 1.5 inches tall, 4 inches long and 3 inches wide (across opening of bowl)

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Champion Spark Plug Co.

Maker Details Mined exclusively in CA until 1942.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY293



Date FEB 19,2013

Summary Good Condition

Assessor Katherine Dickey

Notes Moderate discoloration on inside of crucible and some black spotting along rim of container. Some discoloration and spotting on outside of crucible., large red paint (?) mark on the bottom of the conainter.


Date APR 3,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Second Floor Bathroom - automatic entry by admin