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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 4
Object Date 1939
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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.
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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.
Date MAR 21,2015
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