portions Copyright © 2011 by the Museum Archive software project ·  All Rights reserved ·  E-Mail:
Home   |   By Name   |   By Keyword   |   By Category     
Chudnow Museum
Chudnow Museum
Dr. J. Pettit's American Eye Salve
  1. Details
  2. Images
  3. Conditions
  4. Events
  5. Provenance
  6. Notes


Object ID 003129

Object Name Dr. J. Pettit's American Eye Salve

Object Desc A small metal tin of salve for the eyes.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002821a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date 1939

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords ophthalmology,eye care,salves,tins,Howard Bros. Chemical Co.,

Title Dr. J. Pettit's American Eye Salve

Description A small metal tin with black text and design. Lid lists trademark/patent, and the logo of Dr. J. Pettit's Genuine American Eye Salve: an eye. Price 30 cts. The bottom lists the ingredients, manufacturer address, and directions. New Desgin Cover Adopted 1939. Unable to open the tin.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 1.25

Circumference 3.93

Weight 0.13

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Howard Brothers Chemical Company

Maker Details The company was established in Buffalo, NY. The patent filed for the eye cream logo was in 1912, so they were in business around or prior to this time. They created a variety of salves and creams.

Maker Mark Howard Bros. Chemical Co.


(click for full image)

Image Caption CMY2821A-b



Date MAR 21,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes No evidence of rust. Slight tarnish around the edges. Dusty and sticky on the bottom part of the tin. Unable to open the tin.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

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