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Object ID 002914

Object Name Dr. Thacher's Laxative Syrup

Object Desc A rectangular orange box. It has been opened and contains a glass jar with about a third of its origional contents left.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002635a-b

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

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords medicine,bottles,Dr. Thacher,laxative,

Title Dr. Thacher's Laxative Syrup

Description A rectangular orange box, CMY2635a. It has an image of Dr. Thacher on the front panel and a list of the more prominent ingredients. The back panel is the same information. The sides have warnings for use on them. The bottle, CMY2635b, has some of the residue stuck to the inside giving it a darker color. There is about a third of the contents left in the bottle.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.5

Length 2.6

Width 1.4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin


Maker Details In 1920, publisher Eugene Meyer and noted chemist William Ripley Nichols founded Allied Chemical and Dye Corporation in order to address this shortcoming in American industrial production. Allied was an amalgamation of five existing companies, including the Standard Aniline Products Corporation and National Aniline and Chemical Works. Allied's first venture into new markets was the construction of a synthetic ammonia plant near Hopewell, Virginia in 1928. This would soon become the world's largest producer of ammonia. The company aquired Honeywell and adopted its name.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2635a-b



Date JAN 28,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes The box is rather beaten up, The back panel is scratched and worn. The bottle itself has some kind of tape sealing in the contents.


Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from On-Site Storage - 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