Object ID 000787
Object Name Bee Dee for Poultry and Stock
Object Desc Gold colored cardboard box containing Bee Dee for Poultry and Stock, manufactured for Bee Dee Products in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000714
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Hardware Store
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Bee Dee,poultry,animals,Chattanooga Medicine Company,medicine,boxes,
Title Bee Dee for Poultry and Stock
Description Gold cardboard box containing Bee Dee for Poultry and Stock, manufactured for Bee Dee Products in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Box states it is for poultry, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, and goats. Contents of box can be used as a laxative or to increase appetite. Front of box has black and red printing. Sides of box list ingredients. Back of box has instructions for use. Top of box has a flap which can be opened and then closed after use. Box has never been opened and still contains original contents. Ingredient list is senna, mandrake, gentian powder, ferrous sulfate dried, anise seed, fenugreek, and sulfur.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Bee Dee Products
Maker Details Bee Dee was a subsidiary of the Chattanooga Medicine Company, which began in a two-story building on Market Street in Chattanooga, TN, in 1879. In the early 1900’s, the Bee Dee Stock Medicine Company began manufacturing a variety of medications for farm animals. Bee Dee’s top product was "The Old Reliable Black-Draught for Stock and Poultry." Bee Dee appears to have gone out of business in the early 1950’s.
Date JUN 5,2013
Summary Very Good
Assessor Molly Hannan
Notes Box is in very good condition. Corners show some light wear. All surfaces show a light discoloration. Box has never been opened and contains original contents.