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Object ID 003099

Object Name Vinco Herb Tablets

Object Desc A cardboard box with tablets and a folded pamphlet.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002792a-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 1920

End Year Range 1940

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords laxatives,boxes,Vinco Herb Co.,

Title Vinco Herb Tablets

Description A white box with blue text. Vinco Herb Tablets0 a Laxative for men, women and children. Lists variations of "instructions inside" in Swedish, Hungarian, Old German, Polish, Russian, Italian, Greek, Hebrew, Spanish/Castillian, French, Dutch, Romanian, and Lithuanian. The bottom of the box lists the ingredients, dosage, and price. The pamphlet inside expalins the importance of using laxatives and the ingredients found in Vinco. 20 flat and round brown tablets are also inside.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.5

Length 2.88

Width 1.56

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Vinco Herb Company

Maker Details The company started in Dayton, Ohio. Advertisements for the tablets were used in the 1920s. The company had misbranding lawsuits by the FDA in 1927, 1930, 1931, and 1940. There is a Vinco Inc. today, which has been around for over 35 years, but it is not clear if they are related.

Maker Mark Vinco Herb Company


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Image Caption CMY2792A-C



Date MAR 15,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The cardboard box and pamphlet are brittle and caution is needed when opening the box & pamphlet to reduce more tears. Discoloration is around the edges of the box. So tears on the tabs and pamphlet. 20 tablets are still inside.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

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