Object ID 000915
Object Name Sleekene Blood Medicine and Tonic
Object Desc Yellow cardboard box containing Sleekene, a blood medicine and tonic for horses, cattle and poultry. Free sample box. Unopened. Content still inside.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000831
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Hardware Store
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Sleekene (brand),veterinary medicine,tonic,G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co.,medicine,agriculture,poultry,boxes,animals,
Title Sleekene Blood Medicine and Tonic
Description Small rectangular cardboard box, unopened, yellow with black writing and picture. Front says "Free Sample" on top, then "Sleekene", followed by a picture of a horse's head inside a circle with words "Sleekene Horses and Cattle" around it. Then "A Blood Medicine and Tonic for Horses, Cattle and Poultry", "Manufactured and guaranteed by G. C. Hanford MFG. Co. Syracuse, NY", "Price 50 cents". Ingredients are listed right below that. The back has directions of use for different animals, the right side has information on this sample, the left side lists all uses of the product. The top lists and describes the registered trade mark "Number 66904". Bottom has a small white tag with "JCHY Sample 2.00" written in blue pen. Contents still inside.
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Place of Origin
Maker G. C. Hanford Manufacturing Company
Maker Details Syracuse, NY. The veterinary pharmaceutical company started in 1846 in central New York and was founded by George Hanford. The company's headquarters moved to commercial district in Syracuse, NY in 1871. Company still operates to this day and its led by sixth generation Hanford Mr. G. W. Hanford.
Date AUG 22,2013
Assessor Samanta Pugh
Notes The package is unopened and the contents are still inside. The box is quite dirty havinf several smudges and some tan stains. The edges of the box are worn out but present no tears on the cardboard, only superficial scratches and little fold marks on the material. Everything can be read clearly. There is a small white tag with blue pen writing on the bottom.