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Object ID 002886

Object Name Sara'ka laxative

Object Desc Orange metal tin originally containing Sara'ka laxative made by Schering Corporation.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002614

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date 1937

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords laxative,pharmacy,Schering Corporation,constipation,

Title Sara'ka laxative

Description Orange metal tin with lid originally containing Sara'ka laxative for constipation. Made in USA by Schering Corporation. Tin states that Sara'ka is "the laxative that fills the gap in your daily diet." Tin was a trial package of the product. Side of tin has instructions for use. Lid reads "BULK plus Motility."


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.25

Length 1.75

Width 0

Depth 1

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Schering Corporation

Maker Details Established in the late 1800s as the U.S. subsidiary of Schering AG, a German-based pharmaceutical and chemical company, Schering Corporation was incorporated in New York City in 1928, and in New Jersey in 1935. Schering Corporation's first offering consisted of a modest but promising line of pharmaceutical products to U.S. consumers, which led to steady growth and a rapid expansion of facilities. The 1940s proved to be a key decade in the history of the company, as it evolved from a European-based company with U.S. operations into a truly American enterprise. Schering Corporation had been nationalized by the U.S. government during World Wars I and II, and in 1952 the company passed into the private sector. For Schering, the 1950s and 1960s were characterized by continued growth, attributable to research and development and acquisition activities. Schering Corporation grew to become a global research-based pharmaceutical firm, and in 1971, merged with Plough Inc.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2614



Date JAN 22,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Tin shows discoloration and lid does not come off easily.