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Object ID 002910

Object Name Cascarets Candy Cathartic

Object Desc A tin that once held Cascarets.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002631a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range 1906

End Year Range 1920

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords laxatives,tins,constipation aid,Sterling Remedy Co.,

Title Cascarets Candy Cathartic

Description The tin was once cream and has blue and gold lettering on the top half of the tin. The sides of the tin have a blue crosshatching lines. The bottom of the tin lists the directions for use of the laxatives.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.38

Length 2.5

Width 1.56

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Sterling Remedy Company

Maker Details Cascarets were created by the SRCo. in 1894 as a way to make taking laxatives taste better than castor oil. By 1899, the company was selling over 5 million a year. The company was still producing them well into the 1940s.

Maker Mark Sterling Remedy Company in gold script


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Image Caption CMY2631a-b



Date JAN 25,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes Most of the letter on the top and bottom of the tin is still ledgible. There is ware on the sides of the lid. Scratches and discoloration all around the box. Inside there is mold everywhere and rust.


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