Object ID 002779
Object Name Rawleigh Laxative Tablets tin
Object Desc Metal tin originally containing Rawleigh Laxative Tablets - a Candy Cathartic. Manufactured for the W. T. Rawleigh Company of Freeport, Illinois.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002542
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Bay View Pharmacy
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords laxative,Rawleigh,tablets,medicine,pharmacy,
Title Rawleigh Laxative Tablets tin
Description Metal tin originally containing W. T. Rawleigh's laxative tablets, a candy cathartic. Tin claims "so pleasant and milk you will like them always." Top of hinged lid has image of W.T. Rawleigh amid company logo and elaborate gold swirl designs. Lid has images of two pink rectangular laxatives. Directions for use are printed inside lid in four languages. Bottom of tin has more information on the product along with manufacturer information.
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Place of Origin
Maker W.T. Rawleigh Company
Maker Details Mr. Rawleigh began his career at the age of nine by selling Mineraline Ink to schoolmates and country storekeepers. By 1898 he had built his first factory building at its peak, his company was selling medicines, spices, cleaning supplies, and more items using door to door salesmen. The company is still in existence today.
Date OCT 30,2014
Assessor Molly Hannan
Notes Tin has some edge wear and paint is rubbed off most edges. Lid of tin is also dented in several spots. Surface is discolored and has scratches.