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Object ID 002947

Object Name Pape Diuretic

Object Desc A small wooden canister of diuretic.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002656a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date 1910

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords diuretics,medicine,Pape, Thompson & Pape,

Title Pape Diuretic

Description This small canister would have contained diuretics. The canister is made of wood and has a yellow label around its body, with navy blue text. The cap of the canister has a ceram colored label with navy blue text. The body has the name, directions, ingredients, and prices on it. The cream label on the cap lists the FDA act of 1906 and the makers of the diuretics: The Pape, Thompson, and Pape Co.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 1.13

Circumference 3.55

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Pape, Thompson, and Pape Co.

Maker Details Founded in Cincinnati, Pape, Thompson, and Pape Co. created wellness prodcts Pape Diapepsin and Pape Diuretic. In 1909 they used a "million-dollar ad campaign" to feature their products in magazines, newspapers, bilboards, and streetcars (to name just a few.) Not much is known about the company aside fro their advertisement campaign. They appeared to still have been in business in 1920.

Maker Mark Pape in script


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Image Caption CMY2656a-b



Date FEB 6,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes There is some slight discoloration on the wooden cap itself and on its label. The body's label has a few areas of discoloration and slight tears, but the text is still ledgible.


Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - 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 OCT 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin