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Object ID 002911

Object Name Podaphen Pills

Object Desc A bottle of Podaphen pills (laxatives).

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002632

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range 1910

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords laxatives,pills,bottles,Norwich Pharmacal Co.,

Title Podaphen Pills

Description A glass bottle which has two yellow labels and a yellow metal cap. The front label has red and black lettering and detail. The back label has black lettering listing the ingredients of Podaphen. The metal cap has the Norwich logo. Inside are brownish red capsules and a cotton ball to keep from movement or for freshness.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.36

Length 2.69

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Norwich Pharmacal Company

Maker Details The company was formed in 1887 in Norwich, New York. It has produced many over the counter products (such as Pepto-Bismol) and prescription products. The company was bought by Proctor & Gambel in 2001. The company has since rebranded itself in 2013 under the name Norwich Pharma Services.

Maker Mark Black Norwich logo on cap and labels


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Image Caption CMY2632



Date JAN 25,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes This bottle is in good condition. The labels have some smudging and discoloration. There is wear to the metal cap. Some pills are still inside the bottle, along with a cottonball which was placed inside prior to this assessment.


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