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Object ID 003098

Object Name Helps Tin

Object Desc A tin which once contained cough and cold drops.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002791

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date c. 1940

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords tins,cough drops,cold remedies,National Licorice Co.,

Title Helps Tin

Description A red and gold tin with white lettering. Text: Active ingredients Menthol Licorice-eucalyptol Peppermint-Anise "HELPS" Trade Mark Cool and Soothe the Throat Net Wt. 1/2 oz. National Licorice Company Brooklyn N.Y. Moline, Ill. Philadelphia, PA. In two circles, one says ten cents and the other reads press here. The bottom lists the active ingredients and use. Sides are gold with black text with Helps and claim. Inside the tin is gold with black text "Helps" relieve tickling in the throat and are very comforting.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.34

Length 2.19

Width 1.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker National Licorice Company

Maker Details The company was created in 1902 by combining three other companies: Young & Smylie (who originally created cherry Twizzlers), S.V. & F.P. Schudder, and H.W. Petherbridge. The company created the Twizzler brand in 1929 and the company later changed its name to YAS Candies in 1968. Hershey Foods acquired the company in 1977.

Maker Mark National Licorice Company


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Image Caption CMY2791



Date MAR 15,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The tin has some tarnishing around the edges and two distinguished sections on the lid of the tin. The inside has very few scratches and is almost new.


Date MAR 15,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 15,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

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