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Object ID 003072

Object Name Tabloid Empirin Compound

Object Desc A light blue box with a bottle full of pain pills inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002765a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range 1950

End Year Range 1970

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords pain relievers,medicine,Burroughs Wellcome & Co.,

Title Tabloid Empirin Compound

Description A light blue box with black text. Front and back labels read the same: 100 'Tabloid' 'Empirin' Compound compressed; followed by a list of active ingredients, claims, and directions. Features unicorn logo and manufacturer information. Side labels feature trade mark information. The bottle lists the same asformentioned information on its label. The bottle is glass with a metal screw cap which has the company name and a unicorn.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.75

Length 2

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Burroughs Wellcome & Co.

Maker Details BW&Co was established in London in 1880. In 1886, Tabloid was registered for trademark. BW&Co. merged with another drug company Glaxo in 1995 and formed Glaxo Wellcome. Eventually merged with GlaxoSmithKline.

Maker Mark Burroughs Wellcome & Co. and unicorn logo


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Image Caption CMY2765A-C



Date MAR 6,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The box has areas of discoloration, smudges, spotting, and wear around the edges. The bottle still contains the pills and cotton and is still sealed. Its label has very few smudges.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin