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Object ID 002901

Object Name DeWitt's Laxative Cold Tablets

Object Desc A small tin that contained laxatives.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002622

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range 1915

End Year Range 1935

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords laxatives,tins,DeWitt's,medicine,

Title DeWitt's Laxative Cold Tablets

Description A small orange and cream tin for laxative tablets. There are mountains towards the top of the tin with rays of light emrging behind them with the name DeWitt's above. Instructions of how to use are on the bottom of the tin. It is empty inside.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.45

Length 2.36

Width 1.77

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker E.C. DeWitt & Co., Inc.

Maker Details The company was from Chicago and expanded to New York. They made multiple personal care items such as vapor rub, shampoo, witch hazel, iron pills, and Kodol.

Maker Mark E.C. DeWitt & Co., Inc.


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Image Caption CMY2622



Date JAN 24,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The tin is worn on the top and bottom. You can barely read DeWitt's on the top and there are multiple smudges and scratches. On the back, you can faintly read the instructions/information due to smudges, dicoloration, and scratches.


Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 13,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 15,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin