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Object ID 003044

Object Name Minit-Rub

Object Desc A glass jar which once held vapor rub. With original box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002736a-c

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 1945

End Year Range 1960

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Bristol-Myers Co.,vapor rub,jars,

Title Minit-Rub

Description The jar is made of white milk glass and has a cream colored screw-topped lid. The label was once white but now has a peachy-pink color. Red and black are other colors on the label. "Minit-Rub" is on a red rectabgle. Active ingredients: oil of mustard, camphor, and menthol. Lists price, weight, and manufacturer's details. Around the back of label, it lists the claims and directions. The box has the same information with directinos on the sides, and the back and front labels listing "3 way relief."


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.38

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 1.88

Circumference 5.9

Weight 1.8

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Box: 2.5" x 2" x 2"

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Bristol-Myers Co.

Maker Details Founded by William McLaren Bristol and John Ripley Myers in Clincon, New York in 1887. Produced many pharmaceuticals and over the counter medicines. Now known as Bristol-Myers Squibb, since they joined in 1989.

Maker Mark Bristol-Myers red seal on top of box


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Image Caption CMY2736A-C



Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The cardboard box has been taped together. Multiple sides are discolored and have smudges. The text is still ledigble. On the jar, there is a chip towards its top. The lid is worn on the edges. The color on the label has faded. There is a dried up lump of ointment inside.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

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