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Object ID 002781

Object Name Ex-Lax tin

Object Desc Metal tin originally containing Ex-Lax, the Chocolate Laxative. Tin is blue, yellow, and gold colored and the lid is completely removable. Base (2544a) has directions for use on the bottom. Lid (2544b) has logo , price of 25 cents, and manufacturer name.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002544a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date 1930

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Ex-Lax,Medicine,constipation,pharmacy,healthcare,laxative,

Title Ex-Lax tin

Description Metal tin originally containing Ex-Lax chocolate laxatives. Lid (2544b) has logo, product manufacturing information (Ex-Lax Mfg. Co. im Brooklyn, NY), a price of 25 cents, and the claim "is widely used with good results in cases of occasional consitpation." Tin base (2544a) has directions for use printed on the bottom.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.25

Length 0

Width 3

Depth 2.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ex-Lax Manufacturing Company

Maker Details Ex-Lax was created in 1906 by Max Kiss, a Hungarian immigrant and pharmacist residing in Brooklyn, New York.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2544a-b



Date OCT 30,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Tin has some edge wear and scratching.