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Object ID 003034

Object Name Watkins Laxative Cold Tablets

Object Desc An empty tin that once held tablets.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002728a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date 1940

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords tins,Watkins,laxatives,

Title Watkins Laxative Cold Tablets

Description A yellow tin with a slide open cover. The lid has black and gold text. The image of J.R. Watkins and his signature are towards the center of the lid. The lid lists the amount of tablets (100), the ingredients, and manufacture information. The side of the bottom half says "Use Watkins products Standard over seventy years." The bottom lists the directions, claims, and warnings.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.56

Length 3.5

Width 2.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker J.R. Watkins

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 signature


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Image Caption CMY2728A-B



Date MAR 1,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The tin has multiple scratches and smudges all over the entire tin. There is remainder of a sticker on the top of the lid. However, the text is still ledgible.


Date MAR 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from Room 4 - 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