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Object ID 002928

Object Name Blackstone's Tasty-Lax Laxatives Sample

Object Desc A sample sized tin of laxatives.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002640a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 29,2015


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords laxatives,tins,samples,Blackstone Products,

Title Blackstone's Tasty-Lax Laxatives Sample

Description A small light peach tin which once held laxatives. There is red lettering stating "Blackstone's Tasty-Lax Chocolate Flavored Laxative" with "Free Sample" across the text. There is a led and metallic design on the left side and bottom of the top part of the tin. The bottom has directions for both children and adults.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.38

Length 1.63

Width 1.63

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Blackstone Products Co. Inc.

Maker Details Blackstone Products Co. Inc. was founded in New York. They manufactured health care items such as laxatives, aspirin, and cold cures. They appear to still have been in business into the 1940s.

Maker Mark Blackstone name on top and bottom of tin


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Image Caption CMY2640a-b



Date FEB 1,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The tin is worn around the top, sides, and bottom. There are many sratches, and there are a few smudges as well along the sides. the text on the top and bottom of the tin are still ledgible. The inside of the tin is still shiny, but has many smudges.


Date FEB 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Hallway Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin

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