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Object ID 004032

Object Name McKesson Camphor Liniment

Object Desc McKesson Camphor liniment clear bottle containing camphorated oil. Bottle is 3/4 filled with yellow-ish liquid. Orange text on front sticker label is faded and illegible but black text still clear.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004020

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 9, Shelf 19

Object Date

Start Year Range 1960

End Year Range 1969

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords liniment,Camphor liniment,camphorated oil,McKesson Laboratories,Foremost McKesson Inc.,

Title McKesson Camphor Liniment

Description Clear glass bottle is 3/4 filled with yellowish liquid. The metal cap is white with McKesson logo in grey; cap is stained and rusted toward bottom. Glass is slighly dirty and has front label and selling sticker on the back. The front label is in tact but worn and stained. Text that was printed in orange has faded and is illegible. Text printed in black is still clear reading "McKesson/camphor liniment/ camphorated oil" Above text is McKesson logo with orange background, on lower part of the label it reads "McKesson Laboratories - Div. of Foremost-McKesson Inc" Selling sticker on back of bottle is intact but has discoloration, printed text is mostly faded but states price of 35. On bottom of glass bottle there are numbers raised in glass "17 - 72 / 8"


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 0

Width 2

Depth 0.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker McKesson

Maker Details Company was originally founded in 1833 New York City to import and sell therapeutic drugs and chemicals wholesale. In 1853, the company was renamed McKesson & Robbins, after an employee who became a partner in the firm, Daniel Robbins. By then, the company was distributing pharmaceutical products by covered wagon to 17 states and territories across America, from Vermont to California. In 1855, McKesson & Robbins became one of the first wholesale firms to manufacture drugs. During the 1960s, McKesson & Robbins continued its focus on distribution by merging with Foremost Dairies of San Francisco to form Foremost-McKesson Inc. The new company became the largest U.S. distributor of pharmaceutical drugs, alcoholic beverages and chemicals. McKesson is still in business today focusing on more on healthcare since the 1980's & 1990's.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY4020



Date MAR 12,2016

Summary Fair Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Metal cap is discolored and rusted especially toward bottom. The front label is in tact but has discoloration and staining. Text printed in orange on label has faded and is illegible. Black text is still clear and readable. Selling sticker on back is in tact as well but is discolored as text has faded.


Date APR 27,2016

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 19 from Room 9, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin