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Object ID 002908

Object Name Nature's Lawlax Laxative Tablets

Object Desc A smallbox that would have held laxatives.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002629

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range 1910

End Year Range 1940

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords laxatives,Law-lax,John H. Wilcox & Co.,

Title Nature's Lawlax Laxative Tablets

Description A small blue cardboard box, like a matchbox, which once held 30 laxatives. Lettering is in both blue and red. Instructions for children and adults are listed on the bottom of the box. Lawlax was formulated with podophyllin, aloin, phenolphtalein, cascarin, and powdered capsicum.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.75

Length 2

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 John H. Wilcox & Co.

Maker Details The John H. Wilcox & Co. was established in Chicago in 1899. It was still in business around 1918. They produced many over the counter medicenes like cough syrup and laxatives.

Maker Mark A stack of books with a sunbeam and Law-Lax


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Image Caption CMY2629



Date JAN 25,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes There are many smudges on the top, bottom, and sides of the box. There is also a little ware on the top edges and corners. 25 is written on two sides in pencil. The inside cardboard is in great shape.


Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Location change

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

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3, Shelf 5 - automatic entry by admin