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Object ID 003893

Object Name Asthmatic Powder

Object Desc Red tin which reads "Dr. Kinsman's Asthmatic Powder".

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003898

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 9, Shelf 18

Object Date 1926

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Dr. Kinsman's,tins,Capital Drug Co.,asthma medicine,medicine,

Title Asthmatic Powder

Description Red metal tin, on the front reads "Dr. Kinsman's Asthmatic Powder". Label also has directions for use in English and French. The instructions say to burn some of the powder and inhale the smoke when an asthma attack is coming on.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.5

Circumference 7.75

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Capital Drug Company

Maker Details Based in Augusta, Maine.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3898



Date NOV 20,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Julia Kunas

Notes It still feels like the tin is full. There is some slight rusting around the edges.


Date NOV 20,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 23 from Room 9, Shelf 21 - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 27,2016

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 18 from Room 9, Shelf 23 - automatic entry by admin