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Object ID 001131

Object Name Listerine bottle

Object Desc Glass bottle with cork containing yellow fluid that once contained Listerine which is embossed on bottle.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000993a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords mouthwash,Listerine,Lambert Pharmacal Company,medicine,bottles,drugstores,pharmacy,oral hygiene,

Title Listerine

Description It is a glass bottle with a cork containing a yellow liquid of mouth wash. The bottle has raised lettering stating that it is Listerine made by the Lambert Pharmacal Company. The cork can be removed and has been labeled.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.75

Circumference 9

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The cork is 1 inch in length. 2.75 in circumference. .75 in diameter. The neck is 1 inch in diameter. 3.75 in circumference.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Lambert Pharmacal Company

Maker Details First formulated by Dr. Joseph Lawrence and Jordan Wheat Lambert in St. Louis, Missouri,[1] in 1879 as surgical antiseptic, it was given to dentists for oral care in 1895 and it was the first over-the-counter mouthwash sold in the United States, in 1915. In 1885, Lawrence sold his share to the Lambert Pharmacal Company. In 1955, Lambert Pharmacal merged with New York-based Warner-Hudnut and became Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Company and incorporated in Delaware with its corporate headquarters in Morris, New Jersey. Listerine was packaged in a glass bottle inside a corrugated cardboard tube for nearly 80 years before the first revamps were made to the brand. it is currently manufactured and distributed by Johnson & Johnson since that company's acquisition of Pfizer's consumer healthcare division in late December 2006.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY993a-b



Date JAN 6,2014

Summary Excellent

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The cork may not be orginial.


Date JAN 6,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 6,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin