Pyramidon

Pyramidon

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Pharmaceutical
pharmaceutical
Date made
ca. 1937
maker
H.A. Metz Laboratories
Winthrop Chemical Company
place made
United States: New York, New York City
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 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
2001.0314.035
catalog number
2001.0314.035
accession number
2001.0314
Credit Line
Gift of The History Factory
subject
Sterling Drug Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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