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Object ID 002958

Object Name Agarol Mineral Oil

Object Desc A wrapped glass bottle of mineral oil.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002666

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range 1926

End Year Range 1940

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords laxatives,bottles,Agarol,mineral oil,

Title Agarol Mineral Oil

Description A glass bottle wrapped in wax paper. The bottle has a screw-topped lid and has two labels on the front and back. The front label says "Agarol" which directions, ingredients, and manufacture information. The back label has the historl of the mineral oil, and more claims and directions. The liquid has since solidified.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.5

Length 2.75

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker William R. Warner & Co., Inc.

Maker Details William R. Warner & Co., Inc. was established in 1856 in Philadelphia by William. In 1908 they merged with a St. Louis company, and by the 1950s/1960s the company changed its name to Warner-Chilcott. It's parent company today is Actavis.

Maker Mark William R. Warner & Co., Inc.


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Image Caption CMY2666



Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The wax paper which still covers the bottle is torn in multiple spots. There is dirt/dust in the folds of the bottle, as well as mold growth around the paper and on the exposed corner of the front label. The labels are still ledgible.


Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to On-Site Storage from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 19,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date FEB 19,2015

Summary Location change

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