Carboard box with labels that read in part “Pyramidon / TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / BRAND OF / ANDROPINE / 1 oz.” and “H. A. METZ LABORATORIES, INC. / NEW YORK” and “WINTHROP / CHEMICAL / COMPANY, INC. / NEW YORK / SUCCESSOR.”

Pyramidon, a remedy against fever, rheumatism, and neuralgia, was developed in Germany, introduced to commerce in 1896., and received a U.S. patent in 1897. The H. A. Metz Laboratories, Inc., obtained the right to sell pyramidon in the United States, in 1912, and applied for a trademark on the term in 1923.

Ref: Friedrich Stoltz, “Pyrazalon Compound and Process of Making Same,” U.S. Patent 579,412 (March 23, 1897), assigned to the Farbwerke, Vormals Meister, Lucius & Brüning.

“SUE OVER ‘PYRAMIDON’,” New York Times (Feb. 9, 1930), p. N1.

Date Made: ca. 1937

Maker: H.A. Metz LaboratoriesWinthrop Chemical Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: Sterling Drug Collection


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Credit Line: Gift of The History Factory

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2001.0314.035Catalog Number: 2001.0314.035Accession Number: 2001.0314

Object Name: Pharmaceuticalpharmaceutical

Measurements: overall: 5.8 cm x 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm; 2 5/16 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 3/8 inoverall: 2 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 5.715 cm x 3.4925 cm x 3.4925 cm


Record Id: nmah_1216695

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