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Object ID 000792

Object Name Dr. LeGear's Poultry Prescription

Object Desc Cardboard box of Dr. LeGear's Poultry Presciption Concentrated, a tonic for all poultry. Made by Dr. L. D. LeGear Medicine Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000719

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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 Dr. LeGear's,poultry,medicine,tonic,boxes,

Title Dr. LeGear's Poultry Prescription

Description Cardboard box cointaining "Dr. LeGear's Improved Poultry Prescription Concentrated", " a tonic for all poultry". Box colors are yellow, red, and black. The front label has the name of the product, as stated above, and a picture of Dr. LeGear and two chickens. Below the product's name, the ingredients are listed followed by "Dr. L. D. LeGear Medicine Co. St. Louis, Mo, USA". 1 lb. box. On the back, the directions are listed and further explanation of the product. On one side of the box more specifics on the product's use and a seal of "Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation". Other side contains a guarantee by the company as well as a list of all ingredients. Top and bottom of the box says "Dr. LeGear's Improved Poultry Prescription Concentrated". Paper label wrapping the box is unopened and box still has original contents.


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Height 6.75

Length 0

Width 4.5

Depth 2

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Dr. LeGear Medicine Co.

Maker Details St. Louis, Mo, USA. 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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Date JUN 5,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes Overall the box is in good condition, still unopened and has original containts. Paper label has some wear on both top and bottom corners. On the left side portion of the box, where the label closes, paper has some tears along the edges. On the back part, there are also some tears on the left lower side. Paper label is dirty, particularly on the botom and top portion. Very little discoloration is also seen on some areas.