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Object ID 000857

Object Name Seibert Poison Fly Paper

Object Desc Paper envelope package containing 8 sheets of Seibert poison paper for flies. Envelope is tan and red and it is of rectangular shape. Sheets inside are green.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000778a-i

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Pest Control


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords fly paper,H. E. Seibert,poisons,pests,insects,

Title Seibert Poison Fly Paper

Description Tan envelope with red background on the front. Envelope is not sealed. Contents still inside, 8 sheets of poison paper. Says "Seibert Poison Fly Paper" ,"8 sheets", and a picture of a fly. Next to the fly on each side there is a squared small sign with a skull and writing "Caution Poison". Following are the chemical description of the contents, the directions of use and the antidote in case of ingestion. Then it says "Manufactured by H. E. Seibert St Paul. Minn.".


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 7.5

Width 5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions above are for the package. Each indiviudual poison sheet is 5.6 inches long and 4.4 inches wide.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker H. E. Seibert

Maker Details St. Paul, MN.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY778a-i



Date JUL 10,2013

Summary Very good

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes Contents are in excellent condition. Envelope has some wear on corners. A small hole is on the bottom part of envelope as well as a punctured small hole on the lower flap part. There is another tear on the left side edge and another tiny one on the right side. A larger tear is on the back upper part on the envelope's fold. There is a large tear coming down from the top flap portion down to the name "Seibert". Some dirt spots are present on the back of the envelope and also stains on the right edges of the back.