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Object ID 003862

Object Name Dr. W.B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin bottle

Object Desc Glass bottle with gold colored lettering and dark brown staining on inside of bottle.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003869

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range 1890s

End Year Range 1940s

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords medical,laxative,bottles,Dr. W.B. Caldwell Inc.,syrup pepsin,

Title Dr. W.B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin bottle

Description Glass bottle with painted over lettering. The lettering is raised glass. Has product name, company, and location on it. The inside is quite discolored. Introduced to the market around 1888.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.75

Length 2.25

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Dr. W. B. Caldwell, Inc.

Maker Details Located in Monticello, Ill. Production started in 1892 for the syrup pepsin formula, and was quite popular. Dr. Caldwell was a real doctor as well, so his formula was effective. Company closed in 1985.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3869



Date NOV 12,2015

Summary Poor

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes Gold paint on lettering. Quite discolored on the interor-brown coloring.


Date NOV 12,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Dr. Joseph Eisenberg Exhibit - automatic entry by admin