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Object ID 002962

Object Name Blackburn's Mentho Laxene Salve

Object Desc A wooden canister of Blackburn's Triple Strength Mentho-Laxene Salve.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002670

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1925

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords pain relievers,salves,ointments,Blackburn Products Co.,

Title Blackburn's Mentho Laxene Salve

Description A wooden canister, label reads "Blackburn's Triple Strength Mentho-Laxene Salve" and is to help with pain. The label is green with blue writing. Directions should be inside the canister and the salve is still inside.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 1.31

Circumference 4.11

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Blackburn Products Co.

Maker Details Established in Dayton, Ohio. Produced many wellness products at the time. Number of misbranding suits by the FDA throughout 1910s and 1920s.

Maker Mark Blackburn


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Image Caption CMY2670



Date FEB 14,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The label is about to fall off. The wood is discolored on the top.


Date FEB 19,2015

Summary Location change

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

Date MAR 13,2015

Summary Location change

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

Date MAR 15,2015

Summary Status change

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