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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Agriculture


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

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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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Height 2.5

Length 0

Width 1.5

Depth 1

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY831



Date AUG 22,2013

Summary Good

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.