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Object ID 004073

Object Name Potasafaras

Object Desc White cardboard packaging with pink accents for Potasafras medicine priced at $2.50.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004060a-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

Start Year Range 1914

End Year Range 1922

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords medicine,Potasafras Company,

Title Potasafaras

Description White cardboard packaging with faded red labeling and accents. The top edges are frayed and the closure flaps are missing. Tape has been wrapped around the top and a small piece has been placed on the bottom. The front label reads "Price $2.50/ Potasafras / Contains 6% Alcohol / Properties/ Formula" On the left and right sides of the box the word "Potasafras" is printed in red with a black outline. There is a light brown stain trailing half way down the right side of the box. The back label has "IMPORTANT" printed in red followed by a message. At the bottom of the back label "The Potasafras Co." is printed in red followed by "Columbus, Ohio" in black. Inside the box is a sheet of paper with an "Important" notice printed on it, the paper is slightly torn on the edges.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7.5

Length 0

Width 3.5

Depth 2.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Potasafras Co.

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY4060



Date MAR 20,2016

Summary Fair Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Box has some tearing and wearing in color and on edges. The packaging also has some staining and discoloration throughout. The top of the box has been taped around the edges; one strip was also placed on the bottom. The top flaps are completely missing but the important notice paper inside is complete with a few minor tears around the edges.