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Object ID 003065

Object Name Mentholatum Sample Packet

Object Desc A free sample of mentholatum.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002759

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range 1930

End Year Range 1945

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords ointments,Mentholatum Co.,samples,

Title Mentholatum Sample Packet

Description A paper packet which holds hardened mentholatum. The paper is white with blue designs and text. The front features an image of the full size tube and tin of mentholatum. The text: Mentholatum Free Sample Contents 1/10 oz. See circular for directions" Lists the ingredients and the manufacturer information. The back of the packet lists uses and directions.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.25

Length 3.5

Width 2.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0.1

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker The Mentholatum Company

Maker Details The company was started by Albert Hyde in 1889 in Wichita, Kansas. Originally, it was known as the Yucca company. The name was changed in 1906. The company grew and expanded with various flagships across the USA and into Japan. The Japanese company Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. acquired the company in 1988 and still produces mentholatum products today.

Maker Mark The Mentholatum Company


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Image Caption CMY2759



Date MAR 6,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The packet is slightly discolored. Some wrinkles and bent corners.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

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