Object ID 002918
Object Name Meritol Powdered Orris Root
Object Desc Cardboard canister of Meritol Adapa brand Powdered Orris Root (Florentine) Packed by American Drug and Press Association. Blue and white checkered canister.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003416
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Second Floor Bathroom
Object Date 1912
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Meritol,breath freshner,orris root,
Title Meritol Powdered Orris Root
Description Cardboard canister of Meritol Adapa brand Powdered Orris Root (Florentine) Packed by American Drug and Press Association. Blue and white checkered canister. 1 oz. Red and white sticker on top says "This label covered patent pouring spout. Raise metal with fingernail here." Back says "Uses. Chiefly used for its pleasant, violet-like odor. It is occasionally chewed to conceal an offensive breath."
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Place of Origin
Maker Details Advertised in a 1912 newspaper.
Date JAN 28,2015
Assessor Kayla Sutherland
Notes Faded, labels are starting to come up at edges. Unopened.