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Object ID 004065

Object Name Ferris & Co. Nigroids

Object Desc Small metal container that once contained Nigroids by Ferris & Co of Bristol, England. Container is blue and gold in color with four red flowers on each corner of the lid.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004053

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 1900

End Year Range 1909

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords nigroids,Ferris & Co.,medicine,

Title Ferris & Co. Nigroids

Description "Nigroids" tin (empty) with hinged lid, by Ferris & Co. Ld., Manufacturing Chemists, Bristol. Small tin with decorative printed design to the outside lid and gold exterior. Lid is mostly blue with products name printed in white with gold accents; on the top two corners is a red colored flower design; on the bottom two is two gold letter T's in a red design. Gilt finish with printed manufacturer's warning against imitations to the inside lid.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.5

Length 1.75

Width 1.75

Depth 1.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ferris & Co. Ltd.

Maker Details Company was established in 1770 as makers of surgical instruments and hospital appliances along with pure drugs, chemical and pharmaceutical preparations.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY4053



Date MAR 19,2016

Summary Fair Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Tin is rusted and some of the gold coloring has worn away. On the lid the left hand said is faded considerably. The inside of the tin is in good condition with no fading, just some small scratches. There is a small dent at the bottom of the container.


Date MAR 19,2016

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 19,2016

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Room 3, Shelf 5 - automatic entry by admin