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Medicine Kit

1993.845 (RS239803)

Description

Blue colored metal box with attached lid containing five glass capsules wrapped in silk. Capsules contain aromatic ammonia to be used as smelling salts. Directions printed on small paper card inside box as well as lid.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1950-1980
Inscriptions
"12 / 'VAPOROLE' / AROMATIC AMMONIA/ Each capsule contains / 5.41 minims (0.333cc) Alcohol 36% / FOR INHALATION ONLY / Do not use if face is flushed / DIRECTION - The capsule, enclosed in silken sac, / should be broken between the fingers, and the vapor / carefully inhaled. / "BURROUGHS WELLCOME & Co. / (U.S.A) INC., TUCKAHOE, N.Y. / Made in U.S.A." (Unicorn logo present on lid and paper insert)
Material
ammonia (ammonium hydroxide)
glass (material)
metal
Object type
Medical & Psychological T&E; Medical Accessories
Descriptive terms
ammonia (ammonium hydroxide)
Container, Medicine
glass (material)
kits (sets)
metal
Dimensions
1 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1993.845
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather
GUSN
175047

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