Object ID 003035
Object Name Ex-Lax Laxatives
Object Desc An empty tin which once held laxatives.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002729a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 5
Object Date 1940s
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords laxatives,tins,Ex-Lax,
Title Ex-Lax Laxatives Large Tin
Description A blue and metallic silver tin with white and red desings. Top of the lid says "Ex-Lax The chocolate laxative For constipation relief" "18 tablets for 25 cents" is in a red rectangle. Underneath the lid is a warning to keep reach out of children. The bottom of the botom half lists dosage and directions.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Ex-Lax Inc. of F.G. & Co.
Maker Details Ex-Lax was created in 1906 by Max Kiss, a Hungarian immigrant and pharmacist residing in Brooklyn, New York. Ex-Lax brand is still produced today under Novartis.
Maker Mark Ex-Lax
Date MAR 1,2015
Assessor Christine Jankowski
Notes The tin is still ledgible and retains its original colors. However, it has scratches all over and is tarnished on the inside. Watermarking is evident across the top of the lid.
Date AUG 1,2015
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin