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Object ID 002933

Object Name Sargon Tonic

Object Desc A glass bottle with 3/4 of the substance still within the container.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002645

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Sargon brand,medicine,tonic,G. F. Willis,bottles,

Title Sargon Tonic

Description A glass bottle with it's original subastance taking up about 3/4 of the container. The label is tan with black writting on it. It contains to dosage on the front and has the manufacturers information.


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.4

Length 2.6

Width 1.2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker G. F. Willis Inc.

Maker Details Sargon, a patent medicine introduced in the summer of 1929 by the G.F. Willis company of Atlanta, was a wildly popular concoction. G.F. Willis was among the largest promoters of patent medicines and had already made millions from a similar quack formulation known as Tanlac. Through a massive marketing campaign, Sargon was made available only through Exclusive drug store agents. By 1933 the Federal Trade Commission had called the G. F. Willis company to task: the major ingredients of Sargon were grain alcohol and a laxative. In stipulation proceedings, G.F. Willis conceded that itís advertising of Sargon was misleading.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2645



Date FEB 4,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes the bottle has been opened but the label is intact and its in good shape.


Date FEB 4,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 4,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to On-Site Storage from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin

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