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Spanish Lavender Compound

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001147
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels; one flat panel with paper label adhered to it; three lines of embossed writing on back recessed panel.
Accession Number
996001147
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels; one flat panel with paper label adhered to it; three lines of embossed writing on back recessed panel.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection.
Maker
Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists
Site Made (City)
Cincinnati
Site Made (State)
Ohio
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: cream
Inscriptions
Spanish // Lavender // Compound // prepared by // H. H. Merrell & Co. // Pharmacists // Main Street, foot of Franklin // Lee, Mass. // The Berkshire // Laboratory Co. // Lee, Mass.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 2 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.7 cm. x Width: 4.6 cm. x Depth: 4.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured by age; some accumulation of surface dirt on outside of bottle; dried remnants of contents inside bottle
Copy Type
Original
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Hood's Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla

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Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001177
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle with white metal screw-on cap and tan paper label on front of bottle; embossed text on back and two sides of bottle; back of bottle has three recessed areas each with embossed words inside; bottle full of dark liquid, cap closure stuck closed.
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Accession Number
996001177
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle with white metal screw-on cap and tan paper label on front of bottle; embossed text on back and two sides of bottle; back of bottle has three recessed areas each with embossed words inside; bottle full of dark liquid, cap closure stuck closed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
C. I. Hood Company Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1910
circa 1880-1910
Material
glass: tranparent
paper: tan
ink: black
metal: cream
Inscriptions
On label: "HOOD'S // COMPOUND EXTRACT // SARSAPARILLA // TRADEMARK // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. // ALCOHOL 16 1/2 PER CENT. // An Alternative Stomachic // containing also Diuretic and // Laxative Properties // Dose: As usually taken the dose of Hood's // Sasparailla varies from 1/2 to 2 teaspoonsfuls. // As a Stomachic and Stimulant to the Appetite, // Hood's Sasparilla may be taken in hot water // beginning with a small dose and increasing // gradually as necessary. // No. 885 // C. I. HOOD COMPANY, INC. // Manufacturing Pharmacists // Laboraties // New York St. Louis"; embossed on sides: "HOOD'S COMPOUND // EXTRACT // SARSA // PARILLA // NEW YORK ST. LOUIS // C. I. HOOD & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length
22.2
Width
7.7
Depth
4.4
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured, brittle and right side edges lifting, missing sections
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
https://oldmainartifacts.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/hoods-sarsaparilla-lowell-ma/
Research Facts
Founded by Charles Ira Hood in 1875, C.I. Hood & Co. of Lowell, Massachusetts was among the largest patent medicine companies in the United States and offered a number of personal health products in addition to its well known Hood’s Sarsaparilla. The C.I. Hood and Company was a leader in the development of color lithography as an advertising tool, and produced all of its advertising in-house and owned twenty presses issuing a plethora of colorful trade cards, posters, calendars, cookbooks, pamphlets, and other ephemera all promoting the medicinal benefits of company products.
In 1876, Charles followed the lead of J.C. Ayer & Company and began to compound his own sarsaparilla medicine. In addition to sarsaparilla root, he mixed in dandelion, gentian, juniper berries and 18% alcohol. He claimed great success in curing a variety of disorders including “purifying the blood”, heart diseases, dropsy, rheumatism and scrofula. Within two years of launching his product he was on his way to great success. Charles Hood added to his success with Hood’s Tooth Powder, Vegetable Pills, Oil Ointment, Medicated Soap, Dyspeplets (for dyspepsia), TusSamo (for cough) and Hood’s Lotion.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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White's Specialty for Dyspepsia

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Dates
1871
circa 1871
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001186
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels, each with embossed writing; paper label on flat front panel of bottle; cylindrical neck with cork stopper.
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Accession Number
996001186
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Empty rectangular clear glass bottle; three recessed panels, each with embossed writing; paper label on flat front panel of bottle; cylindrical neck with cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
H. G. White
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1871
circa 1871
Material
glass: clear
paper: brown
cork: brown
Inscriptions
White // Specialty // For // Dyspepsia // price one dollar // Prepared only by // H. G. White // general agency // 37 Court Street Boston // Entered according to Act of Congress in the // year 1871, by H.G. White, in the office of the // Librarian of congress at Washington
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.1 cm. x Width: 5.8 cm. x Depth: 4.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label badly discoloured, brittle and dog-eared; silver paper (?) or tape (?) around neck of bottle; ** bottle leaks **
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001194
Description
Large rounded rectangular glass bottle; white, blue and red paper label wrapped around bottle; cylindrical neck with screw-on white metal cap; some contents still in bottle.
Accession Number
996001194
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large rounded rectangular glass bottle; white, blue and red paper label wrapped around bottle; cylindrical neck with screw-on white metal cap; some contents still in bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in Aug. 1993.
Maker
American Apothecaries Company
Site Made (City)
Long Island City
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
glass: blue
paper: blue; white; red
metal: white
Inscriptions
Salvitae // Alkalizing . Eliminative // Antacid, Diuretic, Laxative // used in // Gastric Hyperacidity // American Apothecaries Company // Long Island City, New York U.S.A. // San Francisco, Toronto Cit. ... Mexico
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A3-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.5 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm. x Depth: 5.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label stained in places; one piece missing from lower front edge of label
Copy Type
Original
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Hood's Sarsaparilla

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001200
Description
Clear blue glass rectangular bottle; all faces of bottle are recessed with embossed writing in glass; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
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Accession Number
996001200
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Clear blue glass rectangular bottle; all faces of bottle are recessed with embossed writing in glass; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Kingston in June 1993.
Maker
C.I. Hood Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Hood's // Sarsa // Parilla // C.I. Hood & Co. // Apothecaries // Lowell Mass.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.3 cm. x Width: 7.7 cm. x Depth: 4.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some opalization on interior of bottle one one side; hardened deposit in upper corner; slight surface dirt has accumulated on interior of bottle.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 6 Cholera Morbus

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001292
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
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Accession Number
996001292
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Antiemetics
Antidiarrheals
Vomiting -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993
Maker
Humphreys Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard:
Inscriptions
Paper wrapper/label reads, "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC // NO 6 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // CHOLERA MORBUS // F. Humphreys M.D. // HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York // MADE IN U.S.A."; back reads, "AVERAGE CONTENTS 135 PELLETS // Verat. a-Ars. a-Cup. mAmer. Homeopathic Phar."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unopened and unused; there is no staining and no tears or wear on the paper wrapper
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
See laminated advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies; "Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14; CD #1
Research Facts
For cholera morbus; nausea and vomiting, stomach sickness; vomiting with diarrhea; thin, loose urgent or rice-water stools, with vomiting; coldness; paleness; blue lips and cramps and morning sickness
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Humphreys' Homeopathic No. 10 Dyspepsia, Weak Stomach

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001293
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
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Accession Number
996001293
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Homeopathy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Unidentified cylindrical pellet container (glass/wood?) in a one-piece cardboard box with flaps at the top and bottom to open and close it; the box is wrapped and sealed with a single sheet of printed paper which lists product information, and has a line drawing of a woman with a lion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Humphreys Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
paper: off-white
cardboard:
Inscriptions
Paper wrapper/label reads, "HUMPHREYS' // HOMEOPATHIC // NO 10 // REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. // DYSPEPSIA, WEAK STOMACH // F. Humphreys M.D. // HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO. // New York // MADE IN U.S.A."; back reads, "AVERAGE CONTENTS 135 PELLETS // Nux-China-LycopHydrast.c Amer. Homeopathic Phar."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.0 cm. x Width: 2.4 cm. x Depth: 2.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Container is unopened and unused; there is minor staining and no tears or wear on the paper wrapper; all printing is legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
See laminated advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies; "Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14
Research Facts
For Dyspepsia, indigestion, constipation and bilious complaints
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1926
1930
circa 1926-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
996001313
Description
Oval clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and a tooled, round collar lip; the front and back pabels are flat and there is a yellow printed paper label on the front which lists product information; the bottle is full of Psychine stomachic and tonic and sealed with a metal cap which has a wire fo…
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Accession Number
996001313
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Oval clear glass bottle with cylindrical neck and a tooled, round collar lip; the front and back pabels are flat and there is a yellow printed paper label on the front which lists product information; the bottle is full of Psychine stomachic and tonic and sealed with a metal cap which has a wire for opening on the right side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993
Maker
T. A. Slocum Co. Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1926
1930
circa 1926-1930
Date Remarks
Date listed on front label - "Note: No change in our old formula new package adopted Jan. 1926"
Material
glass: clear
paper: yellow
metal: silver; yellow
Inscriptions
Bottle bottom embossed with a diamond inside a circle and the number 13; label reads, "STOMACHIC // and // TONIC // 16 FLUID OUNCES // PSYCHINE // TRADE MARK // What the product is, is" (listed) "// Directions for Use" (listed) "SHAKE WELL // Any Sediment is Natural // PRICE // Three Dollars a Bottle // Sold by Druggists and // Prepared Exclusively by // T.A. Slocum Co. Inc. // Manufacturing Chemists // NEW YORK CITY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-2 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 23.0 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm. x Depth: 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks, or wear; the label is complete and fully legible; the bottle is unopened, but some of the liquid contents have evaporated; the metal cap shows some corrosion at the side, but does not leak
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21
Research Facts
Used as a stomachic and tonic bitters
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raspberry leaves box

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Collection
Mrs. D. W. Einarson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
006018004
Description
A blue-and-white box containing loose-pressed raspberry leaves.
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Accession Number
006018004
Collection
Mrs. D. W. Einarson Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Antidiarrheals
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A blue-and-white box containing loose-pressed raspberry leaves.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donors husband.
Maker
S. B. Penick & Co. Crude Drugs
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: blue; white; black
leaves: brown
Inscriptions
Located on the recto of the box, "RASPBERRY LEAVES // RUBUS IDAEUS AND SPECIES. "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Width 3.9 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The box shows little sign of deterioration; the box is open at one end and is held together with a red rubber band.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Accession Number
000001405
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic that has been sealed on one side with a piece of transparent tape; box contains dried plant material
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Accession Number
000001405
Collection
Parke-Davis Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
MeSH Heading
Plants, Medicinal
Diarrhea -- drug therapy
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
Description
A cardboard box wrapped in plastic that has been sealed on one side with a piece of transparent tape; box contains dried plant material
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Parke-Davis
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Site Made (City)
Detroit
Site Made (State)
Michigan
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
cardboard: beige; black
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
(a) Top: "LIVERWORT // Hepatica species. [printed] 25 [handwritten] // No. 157 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // DETROIT, MICH. // U.S.A. [printed]"; front: "PROPERTIES – Feebly astringent and // cholagogue. Useful in torpidity of liver // and diarrhea with insufficiency of bile. // DOSE – A wineglassful (60 cc) of an // infusion, one ounce to the pint."; back: "SYNONYMS - Liver leaf, Kidney Liver- // wort, Eng.; Herbe de hépatique, Fr.;; // Edelleberkraut, Ger. // PART EMPLOYED – The leaves. // FAMILY – Ranunculaceæ. // HABITAT – United States and Canada."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-5 Row C
Dimension Notes
Length 7.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardboard yellowing, as is the adhesive on the tape; water marks on bottom, front back and left side; some plant material has escaped the box and is trapped in the plastic
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
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