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
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 5
Start Year Range 1945
End Year Range 1960
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Bristol-Myers Co.,vapor rub,jars,
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Box: 2.5" x 2" x 2"
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
Date MAR 4,2015
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