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Object ID 002963

Object Name Randall's Psyllium Seed Black

Object Desc A tin with a powder laxative.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002671a-b

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 1910

End Year Range 1920

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tins,United Drug Co.,laxatives,

Title Randall's Psyllium Seed Black

Description A large tin with a screw-topped lid, 3/4 full of laxative powder. The tin is gold, with orange, black, and white colors and designs over the four sided label. Claims are listed, as well as manufacture information, information about psyllium seeds, and directions. The powder inside is a reddish-brown.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.88

Length 4.69

Width 4.69

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker United Drug Company

Maker Details Founded in Boston in 1902. Louis K. Liggett had UDC's invest in Rexall and changed the company name to Rexall in around 1920. Rexall drugstores closed during the 1980s. Dollar Tree as of 2010 began selling Rexall products.

Maker Mark United Drug Co.


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Image Caption CMY2671A-B



Date FEB 14,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes There are a few discolorations, smudges, and scratches. The tin is worn on the top and bottom edges. There is some spotting on the top of the tin.


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