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Califig Syrup
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Details

Object ID 002957

Object Name Califig Syrup

Object Desc A bottle with Califig syrup inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002665a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range 1912

End Year Range 1940

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords syrups,laxatives,Sterling Drug,bottles,


Title Califig Syrup

Description A cardboard box holds a bottle of liquid laxative syrup. The box has the name "Califig" on the front with a warning, and manufacturing information on the front and back in navy blue text and red designs. One side says California Fig Syrup Co. in red script. The other side lists its claims. The bottle is glass with a cork stopper. Embossed on the bottom is "bottle made in the U.S.A." The label of the bottle is white with blue and red. The name "Califig" is on the top and "California Fig Syrup Co." is towards the bottom. Directions and warnings are printed in navy blue text.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 7.5

Length 2.38

Width 1.38

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details For bottle: 7.31'' 2.25'' 1.38''

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Sterling Drug Inc.

Maker Details Originally, Califig syrup was made by the California Fig Syrup Co. but the company was acquired by Sterling in 1912. Sterling Drug Co. produced many wellness products and sold them globally. Sterling went defunct in 1994 and was bought by Bayer. Califig syrup is still sold in the UK.

Maker Mark Sterling Drug Inc. and California Fig Syrup Co.

Images

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Image Caption CMY2665a-b

Description

Conditions

Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes While both bottle and box are still ledgible, there are multiple stains and smudges on both, and mold growth especially on the box. The label on the bottle is fragile and ready to fall off. The bottle has been opened prior. Mold can be found on the inside of the bottle, the front and back sides, and the bottom of the box.


Events

Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Status change

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


Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from Room 3 - 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


Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Status change

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


Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Room 3, Shelf 5 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes