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Object ID 002906

Object Name Ex-Lax Laxatives Sample Tin

Object Desc A small sample tin of Ex-Lax laxatives.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002627

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date 1938

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Ex-Lax,laxatives,tins,samples,

Title Ex-Lax Laxatives

Description This is a small square navy blue tin with cream, red, and gold. Directions are on the bottom of the tin for both adults and children. This sample size would have contained two samples of Ex-Lax.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.31

Length 1.5

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ex-Lax Inc. of F.G. & Co.

Maker Details Ex-Lax was created in 1906 by Max Kiss, a Hungarian immigrant and pharmacist residing in Brooklyn, New York. Ex-Lax brand is still produced today under Novartis.

Maker Mark F.G. & Co. near bottom of the bottom half of tin


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Image Caption CMY2627



Date JAN 24,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes This tin has a few scratches and is worn on the sides. The inside is just as good as new, except for a smudge on the bottom of it.


Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Location change

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

Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin