Medicine Kit

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1950-1980

GUSN

GUSN-175047

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

Descriptive Terms

kits (sets)
metal
glass (material)
ammonia (ammonium hydroxide)
Container, Medicine
Container, Medicine

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Medical & Psychological T&E; Medical Accessories

Dimensions

1 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather

Accession Number

1993.845