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Object ID 003068

Object Name John's Green Oil Box

Object Desc An empty box which once held a bottle of oil.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002762

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

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords boxes,cough syrup,Malcolm & Son,medicine,

Title John's Green Oil Box

Description A cardboard box with green designs and text. Features image of a little boy's face in a circle. Front text: Contents 2 fl. oz. John's Green Oil Reg. U.S. Pat. Office Externally relieves discomfort of minor irritations of the nose or throat due to colds Relieves pain of bruises, sprains and aching muscles, scalds, sunburn and frostbite Prepared from the formula of W.G. Malcolm, M.D. Malcolm and Son, Inc. Chetek, Wis. The side labels provide directions for internal and external use of the oil.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 1.75

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 2

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Malcolm and Son, Inc

Maker Details The formula was created by Dr. W.G. Malcolm in Chetek, Wisconsin.

Maker Mark Malcolm and Son, Inc


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Image Caption CMY2762



Date MAR 6,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The cardboard is discolored, possibly to water damage. There is mold growth on the top lid. The bottle is missing.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

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