Ex-Lax The Chocolate Laxative

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Recommended for constipation in all its forms for children and grown-ups
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Date made
after 1911
Place Made
United States: New York, Brooklyn
overall: 1 cm x 4.3 cm x 4.3 cm; 3/8 in x 1 11/16 in x 1 11/16 in
overall: 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 3/8 in; 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm x .9525 cm
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National Museum of American History


I have an EX-LAX container, which held two free samples. I would like to know when it was produced in Brooklyn, NY (on back). An interesting fact is that it is filled with the tiny buttons which were sewed on baby clothes a century ago and belonged to my gt. grandmother.
When after 1911 was chocolate laxative first used? Did it exist in 1965-66?
It was available then....I know because I was born in 62 and as a toddler I got into the medicine cabinet and ate a whole box....lol
The product has been on the market continuously to date. It doesn't seem as widely used as it was during your specified time period,

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