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Object ID 002904

Object Name Rexall Orderlies

Object Desc A tin for laxatives.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002625

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date 1906

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords laxatives,tins,United Drug Co.,Rexall,

Title Rexall Orderlies

Description A tin with a light green background with a woman and boy on the top. The sides have a diamond-like pattern in black, red, and light green with red-orange seals on the sides. The bottom is light green with instructions on how to use the laxatives. The tin is empty.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.5

Length 3.25

Width 1.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker United Drug Co./Rexall

Maker Details The United Drug Company was founded in Boston, Mass and they sold Rexall products. Louis K. Liggett had UDC's invest in Rexall and changed the company name to Rexall in around 1920. Rexall drugstores closed during the 1980s and Dollar Tree as of 2010 began selling Rexall products.

Maker Mark Red Rexall seals on the sides of the tin


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Image Caption CMY2625



Date JAN 24,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The graphics, colors, and lettering can still be read on the tin. There are a few scratches and smudging on the top and bottom of the tin. There is mold around the tin and splattered around the inside of the tin.


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