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Object ID 004034

Object Name Watkins Menthol Camphor Ointment

Object Desc Milk glass jar that once held Watkins menthol camphor oinment with metal embrossed lid.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004022a-b

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General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords oinment,menthol camphor,medicine,J.R. Watkins Medical Co.,

Title Watkins Menthol Camphor Ointment

Description An empty milk glass jar that once contained Watkins menthol camphor oinment. Label is worn and brown with portait of J.R. Watkins in the center. Label reads "Watkins / Menthol Camphor / Ointment / Price 50 cents / The J.R. Watkins Medical Co. Metal lid is silver with embrosed lettering on top.


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Height 3

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.75

Circumference 8.64

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker J.R. Watkins Medical Co.

Maker Details The company was started in Plainview, Minnesota in 1868. Watkins introduced the "money back garuntee" with the use of his "trial marked" bottles. They expanded to nearby Winona, MN in 1885 and continued to grow across the U.S. The company produces many wellness and personal car items. It is still thriving and is known as Watkins Inc. today.

Maker Mark Watkins embrossed on lid


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Image Caption CMY4022a-b



Date MAR 12,2016

Summary Fair Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Glass jar is free of cracks and chips but has some discoloring in grooves and on backside of jar. The sticker label is worn with some fading and discoloration. Label also has some tears and is missing a corner on the left side. Metal lid is dented slightly and is worn.