Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.050.022
Collection Picnooga Collection
Description Digitized notebook was made by the Blackman Stock Medicine Company. It has graph paper blank pages for notes, with advertising and pricing on products carried by the company, including products for calving, killing lice, and Blackman's Medicated Salt Brick, advertised on cover, for administering medicine to stock animals. In 1910 the company was located at 213 James Building. The Secretary and Treasurer was C.L Hutcheson.

The company was issued multiple judgments by the Department of Agriculture between 1918-1920 for libel and misbranding because their products, such as the salt brick, were advertised to cure certain ailments in hogs, and those statements were found to be fraudulent. The Bureau of Chemistry analyzed the ingredients of the salt brick, and found that it consisted of sodium chloride, potassium nitrate, ferrous nitrate, sulphur, lime, and strychnine. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine.

This company also produced a product, "Char-Med-Sal," which according to this booklet, was a product made for hogs, to be used as a "tonic, conditioner and wormer containing medicines, minerals, charcoal, and salt." In 1918 the company was sanctioned on this product as well.
Date 1905-1915 circa
Accession number 2015.050