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Object ID 003570

Object Name Dr. Drake's cough syrup

Object Desc Red and yellow thin box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003190

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date SEP 5,2015


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords pharmacy,cough syrup,Dr. Drake's,

Title Dr. Drake's cough syrup

Description Red and yellow thin box. Has a sheet and the bottle still inside. Used for coughs, but can also be used for spasmodic croup throuat and bronchial irritations accompanying colds. Is a trial size. Has been used for more than 40 years and is reliable and successful. It also acts as a gentle laxative. One dose for results. Guarentee refund if the product fails to give satisfaction. Is for adults and children.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.5

Length 1.5

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details measured just the outside of the box

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Dr. Drake's

Maker Details Founded in Findlay, Ohio. Owned by the Glessco family. The company stayed in buisness untill 1972.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3190



Date SEP 5,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes Has tape. The yellow trim is faded and discolored. The top is bent over and one side of the body of the container is creased. Sticker on the bottom of the container. The paper insert is yellowed. The bottle itself has evidence of use, and there is still some cough syrup inside.


Date SEP 5,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date SEP 5,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin