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Details

Object ID 002785

Object Name Chamberlain's Tablets

Object Desc Yellow cardboard box containing instruction sheet and a small glass bottle of pills which acted as a laxative, mild physic, or active cathartic.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002548a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range 1918

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords laxative,cathartic,physic,medicine,pharmacy,Chamberlain Medicine Company,


Title Chamberlain's Tablets

Description Yellow cardboard box (2548a) containing instruction sheet (2548b) and a small glass bottle of pills (2548c) which acted as a laxative, mild physic, or active cathartic. Manufactured by Chamberlain Medicine Company and sold for 25 cents. Back side of the box and instruction sheet have information in Spanish. Sides of box say "Just what you need for biliousness and headaches due to temporary constipation." Box (2548a) is gold colored with black printing. Instruction sheet (2548b) is printed in black ink on paper which has aged to a light tan color. Bottle (2548c) is clear glass with a white painted metal screw cap. Small paper label glued to one side. Pink pills inside bottle. Cap does not readily come off.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 0

Width 2.5

Depth 0.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above measurements are for the box. Bottle measures 2.5" tall and 4" in circumference. Instruction sheet is 5x7".

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Chamberlain Medicine Company

Maker Details In 1872, Lowell Chamberlain started the first Iowa drug company. In 1881, he moved his company, Chamberlain Medicine Co., from eastern Iowa to 206 Court Avenue in Des Moines. In 1892, Chamberlain Medicine Co. was incorporated and achieved national distribution. Around 1925, Davis Chamberlain sold the Chamberlain Medicine Company to St. Louis, MO, interests, retaining only the Chamberlain Golden Touch Lotion.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY2548a-c

Description

Conditions

Date NOV 6,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Box is damaged and very fragile. Instruction sheet is very brittle. Bottle is intact and may contain original medicine.


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