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Object ID 002966

Object Name Morton's Salt-ades

Object Desc A small tin of saltades for heat relief.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002674

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date 1940

Start Year Range 1930

End Year Range 1950

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Morton Salt Co.,salt,tins,

Title Morton's Salt-ades

Description A small tin contaning 10 salt-ades for heat relief. Tin is red, with ablack and white text and a picture of a light peach pill. Bottom of the tin lists directions and ingredients of the pills.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.31

Length 1.88

Width 1.44

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Morton Salt Co.

Maker Details 1848, Richmond & Company, Agents for Onondaga Salt was created in Chicago. In 1889, Joy Morton buys out the company. The company is still in business today producing various salt products, famous for the Morton Salt Girl.

Maker Mark Morton Salt Co.


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Image Caption CMY2674



Date FEB 14,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The sliding lid has rusted, and one cannot open to view contents. Rust is on the edges of the top half of the box. Colors are still vibrant.


Date JUL 2,2015

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