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Alvita Tonic Tablets
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Details

Object ID 003126

Object Name Alvita Tonic Tablets

Object Desc A cardboard box with tablets and a pamphlet.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002818a-d

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords tablets,tonic,vitamins,quack medicines,California Alfalfa Products,


Title Alvita Tonic Tablets

Description A white cardboard box with a slide/drawer. The sleeve of the box features red, green, and black designs and text. Around the sleeve, it lists the ingredients, the price, the manufacturer information, claims, and directions. Alvita is in red script on the top and sides of the sleeve. Inside, there is a folded pamphlet with directions and product information. There are dark reddish-brown tablets inside.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 1.81

Length 3.25

Width 2.13

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker The California Alfalfa Products Co.

Maker Details The company was created in Pasadena, California prior to 1923. Sued by FDA in 1930 for misbranding of the Alvita tablets.

Maker Mark The California Alfalfa Products Co.

Images

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Image Caption CMY2818A-D

Description

Conditions

Date MAR 20,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The box is discolored from age and dust. The sleeve has a few tears around the edges. Most of the pills are still intact.


Events

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

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


Provenance

Notes