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Object ID 000786

Object Name Dr. LeGear's Poultry Prescription

Object Desc Cardboard box of Dr. LeGear's Poultry Prescription - The Laying Tonic Keeps Poultry Healthy. Box is yellow, red, and navy blue with an image of Dr. LeGear and chickens.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000713

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General Category History

Category Agriculture


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords poultry,Dr. LeGear,medicine,boxes,tonic,

Title Dr. LeGear's Poultry Prescription

Description Cardboard box containing free sample of Dr. LeGear's Poultry Prescription. Label calls it The Laying Tonic Keeps Poultry Healthy. Manufactured by Dr. L.D. LeGear Medicine Co. in St. Louis, MO, USA. Box is yellow in color with red and navy blue detail. Front of box has image of Dr. LeGear and chickens. Sides and top of box have information on Dr. LeGear, how to use the contents, a guarantee, and an ingredient list. Box is unopened and still contains original contents.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.75

Length 2.75

Width 0

Depth 1.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Dr. LeGear Medicine Co.

Maker Details The famous Veterinary Surgeon whose remedies for stock and poultry have a world-wide reputation. Dr. L.D. LeGear was a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College in 1892. He was a famous Veterinary Surgeon whose remedies for stock and poultry had a world-wide reputation. Dr. LeGear was also authority on poultry and stock raising, and was a nationally known poultry breeder. Also a noted author and lecturer.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY713



Date JUN 5,2013

Summary Very Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Box is in excellent condition. Small bit of wear on corners. Box has never been opened and still contains original contents, which occasionally leak!


Date MAY 31,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hardware Store from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin