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Gemac Vegetable Laxative Pills
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Details

Object ID 002960

Object Name Gemac Vegetable Laxative Pills

Object Desc An empty wooden canister that once held laxatives.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002668a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1920

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords laxatives,Gemac Laboratories,


Title Gemac Vegetable Laxative Pills

Description A small wooden canister which once held pills. The label reads "Gemac Vegetable Laxative Pills" with manufacture information, list of what it can cure, and the dosage. Top of the label reads "to open cut on dots," which it has.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 1

Circumference 3.14

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Gemac Laboratories

Maker Details Gemac Laboratories was established in Chicago. Not much else is known about the company, aside that they also produced petroleum jelly and sewing machine oil aroud the same time as their laxative pills.

Maker Mark Gemac Laboratories

Images

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Image Caption CMY2668A-B

Description

Conditions

Date FEB 14,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The label has discoloration and is peeling off of the wood. The wood is also discolored. Both label and wood have the start of mold growth.


Events

Date FEB 14,2015

Summary Status change

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


Date FEB 14,2015

Summary Location change

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


Date FEB 19,2015

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 4 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes