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Tiger Balm Packet
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Details

Object ID 003062

Object Name Tiger Balm Packet

Object Desc A packet of Tiger Balm powder or lotion.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002756

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Tiger Balm,ointment,medicine,


Title Tiger Balm Packet

Description A highly decorative packet featuring three leaping tigers and various Chinese characters. Colors include navy blue, gold, yellow, red, and green. The back of the packet has a drawing of a building and lists the ingredients in Tiger Balm. Also listed are the directions.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 2.5

Width 0.44

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker

Maker Details Tiger Balm was developed in the 1870s in Burma by Aw Chu Kin. He asked his sons in 1908 to carry on with the business, and they did. The balm is still being produced today and is being distributed by Haw Par Healthcare of Singapore.

Maker Mark Leaping Tiger logo

Images

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Image Caption CMY2756

Description

Conditions

Date MAR 5,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The packet has no rips. A little dusty and the ointment has solidified.


Events

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

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


Provenance

Notes