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Object ID 000910

Object Name Avicol For Poultry Box

Object Desc Cardboard box, yellow with black writing, of Avicol for Poultry. Tablets for the intestinal tract of chicks. Two pamphlets with directions and a package with crushed tablets are inside the box. Attached cover.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000826a-d

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Agriculture


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 Avicol,poultry,Burrell-Dugger Co.,medicine,

Title Avicol For Poultry Box

Description Yellow rectangular carboard box with attached lid. Writings and designs are black. Front says "Avicol For Poultry", "Recommended for its Special Adstringent Action on the Intestinal Tract of Chicks", "Price 50c", "Burrell-Dugger Co. Indianapolis, Indiana". The back of the box has directions of use and a description of the formula. 60 6-grain tablets box. Left side says "Avicol for Chicks". Bottom side has "3.00" written in pencil. Interior of the box is white. There are 2 tan pamphlets with black writing inside, one that has directions for using Avicol and another that advertises other products from the company. There is also a dark yellow package with black writing "Avicol Chick Tablets" with directions and sizes that contains crushed pieces of the tablets.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 3.75

Width 2.75

Depth 1.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Pamphlet b is 5.5 x 3.25 inches when closed. Pamphlet c is 9 x 3.25 inches when closed. Tablets package (d) is 6.5 x 2.5 inches

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Burrell-Dugger Co.

Maker Details Indianapolis, Indiana. Found an archive for a case of misbranding of Avicol from 1919.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY826a-d



Date AUG 16,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes The box shows wear, its edges and sides have some small superficial tears on the paper that have scratched off the yellow color. Front label is coming off just a little on the right lower corner. Box is also dirty, it has smudges and dirt spots throughout. "49" and "3.00" are written in pencil on it. On the right side, there is a small left over tan piece of paper stuck to the box. Pamphlet b is in very good condition, no tears only a couple of small dirt spots. Pamphlet c has a small tear on the lower edge and only a couple of smudges. Tablets package has some fold marks on the edges and the center and a few brown stain spots and dirty spots, but no tears. Tablets inside are crushed (powder form). Interior of the box is a bit dirty and has a couple of small stains and smudges.