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Object ID 003036

Object Name Cascarets Tin

Object Desc An empty tin whic once held Cascarets.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002730a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords tins,laxatives,Sterling Products,

Title Cascarets Tin

Description A small light blue tin with blue crosshatching on its edges. On the lid, there is dark blue and gold text. "Pleasant laxative delightfully effective," "Cascarets Candy Cathartic." This is the 25 cent tin whic would have contained 16 tablets. The bottom of the tin lists the directions.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.5

Length 2.5

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Sterling Products Inc./Sterling Remedy Co.

Maker Details Cascarets were created by the Sterling Products Inc. in 1894 as a way to make taking laxatives taste better than castor oil. By 1899, the company was selling over 5 million a year. The company was still producing them well into the 1940s.

Maker Mark Sterling Products /inc./ in gold script


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Image Caption CMY2730A-B



Date MAR 1,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The tin has multiple scratches and general wear. The inside is slightly tarnished.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin