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Object ID 004052

Object Name Rexall Gypsy Cream

Object Desc 8 fl. oz. Rexall Gypsy Cream glass bottle with orange label. Original orange cardboard packaing is faded and has some tape on top opening.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004040a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date 1949

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Rexall brand,Gypsy Cream,lotion,medicine,United Drug Co.,

Title Rexall Gypsy Cream

Description Rexall gypsy cream cardboard packaging is faded orange with black accents and labelling. The front and back labels are the same both reading "Gypsy Cream / From the / Rexall / Laboratories / A soothing / and Protective Lotion" The product was manufactured by the United Drug company. On the right side of the packaging is a gurantee statement and on the left are "Honesty of Purpose / Quality of Products / Satisfaction to the User" descriptions. The glass bottle inside is clear with a bright orange label stating the products name, purpose, and directions for use. The bottle has a golden cap with some embrossing on the sides and mininal rusting. Inside the bottle is some dried up product that resembles chalk there is also some dried on the outside of the bottle that had dripped down.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7

Length 0

Width 3.25

Depth 2

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker United Drug Co.

Maker Details Rexall is a chain of American drugstores, and the name of their store-branded products. The stores, having roots in the federation of United Drug Stores starting in 1903, licensed the Rexall brand name to as many as 12,000 drug stores across the United States from 1920 to 1977. After World War I, the cooperative established a franchise arrangement whereby independently owned retail outlets adopted the Rexall trade name and sold Rexall products. The company was based in Boston, in an area now occupied by Northeastern University.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY4040a-b



Date MAR 18,2016

Summary Fair Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Cardboard packaing is well worn on corners and edges with some tears and warping toward top opening. The orange color is also faded with some minimal staining. The top of the packaging is taped up but can still be opened. The bottle inside and its label are in good condition but there is some dried product on the outside of the bottle. The golden cap is also in good condition with very minimal rusting. There is some product dried up inside as well that resembles chalk.


Date MAR 18,2016

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin