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Meritol Powdered Orris Root
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Details

Object ID 002919

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 # CMY003417

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Second Floor Bathroom

Object Date 1912

Start Year Range

End Year Range

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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Approx Collection Date

Height 2.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5.5

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Meritol-Adapa

Maker Details Advertised in a 1912 newspaper.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY3417

Description

Conditions

Date JAN 28,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Faded, labels are starting to come up at edges. Unopened.


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