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Object ID 003042

Object Name Squibb Epsom Salt

Object Desc An empty tin which once held epsom salts.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002735a-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 1910

End Year Range 1970

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords epsom salts,E. R. Squibb & Sons,tins,

Title Squibb Epsom Salt

Description A cream colored tin with light brown text. Once held .25 pound worth of epsom salts. On the front, it lists the dosage and an explanation of magnesium sulfate. Also features manufacturer's information and the Squibb logo: a group of three columns with the words 'uniformity,' 'purity,' and 'efficacy' and the word 'reliability' over the top of the group. The sides of the tin box list Squibb's other products, and "Squibb epsom salt." The back explains the use of epsom salt and directions. The lid was once sealed with tape featuring the Squibb logo and a quote: "The Priceless ingredient of every product is the Honor and Integrity of its Maker."


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.94

Length 2.63

Width 1.88

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker E.R. Squibb & Sons

Maker Details Edward Robinson Squibb founded his company in 1858 in Brooklyn, New York. Produced many pharmaceuticals and over the counter medicines. Now part of Bristol-Myers Squibb, which was formed in 1989.

Maker Mark E.R. Squibb & Sons on bottom and column logo


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Image Caption CMY2735A-B



Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The tin is worn around the edges of the lid. There are a few scratches and smudges all around both lid and box. The seal is broken and has lost its original color. The inside of both lid and tin are tarnishing.


Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from Room 3 - 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