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Object ID 002915

Object Name Black- Draught vegetable laxative

Object Desc A rectangular orange box with black a black border.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002636

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 M. A. Thedford & Co.,Black- Draught,medicine,laxative,

Title Black- Draught vegetable laxative

Description A rectangular orange box with the image of a bearded man pictured on the front panel. All of the lettering is done in black. The average dosage is on one of the side panels. The back panel is similar to the front but has a landscape pictured.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.2

Length 2.6

Width 1.3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker M. A. Thedford & Co.

Maker Details 'Black Draught' is also the name of a once-common commercial liquid syrup laxative, sold since the late 19th century, a cathartic medicine composed of a blend of senna and magnesia. Much like castor oil, it was a commonly used folk remedy for many ailments.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2636



Date JAN 28,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes The lid has tape on it and there is wear to the edges.


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