Object ID 003100
Object Name Diamond Brand Chi-Ches-Ters
Object Desc A red box of painkillers, specifically for menstruation.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002793a-d
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 4
Object Date 1950s
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords pain killers,boxes,aspirin,Diamond brand,Chichester Chemical Co.,
Title Diamond Brand Chi-Ches-Ters
Description A small red box with lid which has black and gold text and designs. The lid lists the active ingredients including acetophenetidin, aspirin, and ephedrine sulfate. The box is the small size of 30 tablets for $1.15. On one side states "for temporary relief of functional menstrual pain." Also states directions inside on two sides in gold. The directions inside are written in red text with dosage, claims, and a list of other products. The pills are still wrapped in plastic and are round and white with some discoloration.
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Place of Origin
Maker Chichester Chemical Company
Maker Details The company was founded before 1900. Originally, this product was marketed as a "secret" due to the nature of intent: treating amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, and quite possibly abortions. The product used to contain pennyroyal. Not much is known of the company after the 1950s.
Maker Mark Chichester Chemical Co.
Date MAR 15,2015
Assessor Christine Jankowski
Notes The box has slight wear on the edges of the box. The contents are still there, dispite discoloration of the pills.
Date AUG 1,2015
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin