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Object ID 001305

Object Name Sen-Sen Throat Ease box

Object Desc Cardboard box for Sen-Sen Throat Ease and Breath Perfume. Flap lid with gold trim. Image at front and back of product. Inside lid is information on product.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001847

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 11

Object Date

Start Year Range 1911

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords American Chicle Company,Sen-Sen Throat Ease,T. B. Dunn & Co.,candy,boxes,medicine,

Title Sen-Sen Throat Ease box

Description White, textured, cardboard box with gold trim. Flap lid. On top and two sides in gold "Sen=Sen. Made in U.S.A". On front and back gold text, "40 Five Cent Packages. 40". Below is a color image of the individual boxes of Sen-Sen. Interior of lid is information on the product in black ink.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.5

Length 0

Width 4.25

Depth 3.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0

Material paper, cardboard


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker American Chicle Company

Maker Details In 1914, the American Chicle Company purchased a controlling interest in Sen-Sen.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1847



Date JAN 23,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Interior is very stained, possible mold. The lid is worn and dirty. Texture on cardboard is worn down throughout. Circular ring of liquid damage on lid with brown staining. Lower left corner of lid is creased. Edges are worn and frayed. On all four side, edges are dirty and stained. Bottom edge is frayed with some loss of paper. On left side, there is another liquid stain at top near edge. On right side of box there is a black stain at right edge near center. On back the lid has separated and there is tearing of the paper. Bottom of box is worn and stained.


Date JAN 23,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 13 from Room 7, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 7, Shelf 13 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 4,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4 from Room 7, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 11 from Room 4 - automatic entry by admin



Date JAN 23,2014

Notes T.B. Dunn and Co developed Sen-Sen in Rochester, NY in the 1890s. It was a breath freshener that had a licorice taste to it. It was sold in small cardboard boxes. The product is a tiny black square. In 1913, the company became the Sen-Sen Chicles Company.,+american+chicle+company&source=bl&ots=GFkWz1iU-C&sig=KVQ0mM-wcbmA9FTzjqlrfBPXzs0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=F0rhUtDfOPjMsQTq8YDwDg&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=sen-sen%2C%20american%20chicle%20company&f=false