Category: Medicine Chest
Estimated Date: 1870
Name: Japanned medicine tins
Manufacturer: Edward R. Squibb

Description: Three corked tins with paper label and contents. All three are labelled prepared by Edward R. Squibb, Brooklyn, NY. Squibb was a major supplier during the American civil war. A main distribution center for the war was located nearby in Astoria, Queens. Squibb began in 1858 at 149 Furman Street in Brooklyn, NY. The product label changed to E.R. Squibb and Sons in 1892. Many army medical chests contain this type of tin.The largest tin is 4 1/8” high and 2” square. It is labelled:Pulvis Ippcac Et Op11. Under the title it appears to read: pills, containing each five grams. A second tin still has its paper seal and is labelled: Extractum O-Ihici Se-Ini Elitidium. Under the label it reads “each minum represents one gram of colcicinum and then the pharmaceutical quantity. It is 4 3/4” high and 1 1/2” square. The third is labelled Pilulae. Hydragyri and it is 4” high and 1 1/2” squ are. This is the best preserved label. The labels can be read by clicking the magnify button and moving over them.

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