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Object ID 004067

Object Name Penslar Cramp Bark Compound

Object Desc 11.75 fl oz glass bottle of Penslar Cramp Bar Compound with original blue cardboard packaging.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004056

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date 1918

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Penslar,Cramp Bark Compound,Peninsular Chemical Co.,medicine,

Title Penslar Cramp Bark Compound

Description Faded blue cardboard packaging for Penslar Cramp Bark Compound with white and dark blue acccent designs. The box is worn especially on edges and corners and also at the top opening. The top opening is missing the closing flaps and tape is wrapped around the top. There is also some tape along the back left hand edge of the box and on the bottom. The right and left side labels are identical reading "Cramp Bark/ Compound" with the Penslar logo above in red. The cardboard packaging also has some small bubbling throughout due to aging. The clear glass bottle inside has a light blue label with the brand logo printed in red and the product name in white printed below. There is some reminents of the product dried at the bottom of the bottle where it looks like the original cork is broken and stuck. There is a cork at the top of the bottle as well that is in good condition. On the back of the bottle the word Pensular is embrossed in the glass.


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.5

Length 0

Width 3.5

Depth 2.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Peninsular Chemical Co.

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY4056



Date MAR 19,2016

Summary Fair Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Cardboard packaging is faded and quite worn. There is wearing and tearing around corners and edges especially toward the top. The top closing flaps are completely missing and there is tape wrapped around the top opening as well as down the left hand side. There is also some tape on the bottom of the box keeping the bottom flap closed. The bottle inside is in good condition with minimal fading and discoloration to sticker label. The original cork is broken and stuck to the bottom inside the bottom to the dried residue of the compound. There is a newer cork in top of bottle that is fully intact.