- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Date made
- ca. 1937
- H.A. Metz Laboratories
- Winthrop Chemical Company
- place made
- United States: New York, New York City
- 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 in
- overall: 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
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of The History Factory
- Sterling Drug Collection
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- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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