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Object ID 003019

Object Name Hobson's Corn Salve

Object Desc Small, black cardboard box with white writing (A), contents are: paper instructions (B), small bue tin (C)

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002716a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status Off-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords medicine,foot care,Dr. Hobson,Pfeiffer Chemical,

Title Hobson's Corn Salve

Description A: Black cardboard box with marketing copy and instructions; B: paper with use instructions C: small blue tin with salve inside, instructions printed on bottom


Approx Collection Date

Height 2

Length 1.5

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Pfeiffer Chemical Company

Maker Details Henry Pfeiffer started out as a druggist in Cedar Falls, SD. He later moved to St. Louis and with his brother Allan they started the Allan-Pfeiffer Chemical Co. They were in business under that name in St. Louis from 1891 until at least 1904. Apparently they weren't listed for a couple of years and then they were listed as the Pfeiffer Chemical Co. and they expanded to include offices in Philadelphia and New York (at different times). The Pfeiffer Chemical Co. was still in business in 1942.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2716A-C



Date FEB 26,2015

Summary good

Assessor Megan Hindman

Notes outer box is torn and scratched, tin and instruction paper inside are in excellent condition


Date FEB 27,2015

Summary Location change

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

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

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