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Object ID 002907

Object Name Stuart's Calcium Wafer Compound

Object Desc A small tin for laxative wafers.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002628

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date 1916

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords laxatives,tins,F. A. Stuart Co.,

Title Stuart's Calcium Wafer Compound

Description This little tin would have held calcium wafers as laxatives. The tin is a muted blue-grey and has dark blue lettering on both the lid and the bottom of the tin. The bottom of the tin has instructions for use.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.25

Length 1.75

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker F.A. Stuart Co.

Maker Details The F. A. Stuart Co. was located in Marshall, Michigan. During 1915-1916, the company was sued by the government for misbranding and for not following FDA regulations.

Maker Mark F.A. Stuart signature


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Image Caption CMY2628



Date JAN 24,2015

Summary Pretty Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes This little tin has slight ware on the sides and very little discoloration. The inside is a little smudgy but still has its shine.


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