Object ID 002899
Object Name Gold Medal Haarlem Oil Capsules
Object Desc A small sealed box of oil capsules.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002620
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Bay View Pharmacy
Start Year Range 1909
End Year Range 1940
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords capsules,diuretics,laxatives,Gold Medal Haarlem,
Title Gold Medal Haarlem Oil Capsules
Description This small box contains capsules to be a diuretic for the kidneys. It is a cream box with blue and gold lettering. The box opens like a box of matches. The box is sealed on one side and feels heavy enough that capsules should be inside. Adults should take one capsule with water three times a day before meals. Excessive doses or prolonged use may caue kidney inflammation. Adults should not take this if they have kidney irritation. The capsules are made of sulphuretted oils of turpentine, linseed, and peppermint.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Gold Medal Haarlem Oil Corp.
Maker Details The corporation was located in Jersey City, NJ. However, upon further investigation of the GMHOC shows that in 1909, they submitted the laxatives to the Bureau of Chemistry and Dept. or Agriculture. They found the product was in violation of the FDA Act of 1906 and demanded changes to its claims, names, and ingredients.
Maker Mark Gold medal seal with laurel in center
Date JAN 23,2015
Assessor Christine Jankowski
Notes This small box only has a few smudges and slight discolorations. The number 35 is written in a red colored pencil or crayon. The box is sealed, and it feels like ther are still capsules inside of it.