Zymacap Multivitamin Capsules

Zymacap Multivitamin Capsules

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Object Name
Vitamin/Mineral Product
Object Type
Nutritional Products
Upjohn Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Kalamazoo
Physical Description
glass (container material)
overall: 9 cm x 5 cm x 3.5 cm; 3 9/16 in x 1 15/16 in x 1 3/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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A neighbor dropped off an old glass bottle that I could make out “Upjo”, “Zym”, “Mul”, and some bits of small text about nutritional supplements for anti-anemia. It’s a round bottle glass bottle that is more narrow near the base before it widens again, and there is a band design in the glass form that matches the gold and white band design on the label. The cap is present and plastic, with the design on top mimicking the band, in a sort of “swirling rays of sunlight” design. The glass also has a raised mark underneath that also says “UPJOHN”. I’m thinking this must be an early bottle for it, perhaps from the 1940’s or 1950’s. It looks like a tiny clear glass urn with a plastic stopper. I see no damage other than the label mostly being gone.

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