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Object ID 003011

Object Name Watkins Menthol Camphor Ointment

Object Desc A milk glass jar which once held menthol camphor ointment.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002708a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords J.R. Watkins Co.,ointment,jars,medicine,

Title Watkins Menthol Camphor Ointment

Description A milk glass jar with a metal screw-topped lid which once held menthol camphor ointment. The glass is white and on the bottom "11 HH" is embossed. The label is green and cream with an image of J.R. Watkins and his signature below it, as well as the claims, weights, and manufacturer information. One side lists the directions and the other side lists its claims. The lid is metal with Watkins embossed on top.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.75

Circumference 8.64

Weight 4

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker The J.R. Watkins Company

Maker Details The company was started in Plainview, Minnesota in 1868. Watkins introduced the "money back garuntee" with the use of his "trial marked" bottles. They expanded to nearby Winona, MN in 1885 and continued to grow across the U.S. The company produces many wellness and personal car items. It is still thriving and is known as Watkins Inc. today.

Maker Mark Watkins embossed on lid


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Image Caption CMY2708A-B



Date FEB 22,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The milk glass has a few scratches on the bottom and one long scratch on the side without the label. The label has water damage and is discolored. There is some mold growth around its edges and part of the label is peeling. The lid is dented on the edges and has some discoloration in its grooves. The inside of the lid has some cardboard with slight discoloration and molding. The inside has some of the ointment, and some molding in the grooves.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin