McKesson's Alum Powder tin

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

GUSN

GUSN-199020

Description

McKesson's Alum powder in a tin with a lid. The tin is red with gold writing. "McKesson's Standard Quality" is written repeatedly at the top of the can along its top rim line.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tins (containers)
metal
Tin

Inscription

"McKesson's/ Standard of Quality/ Alum Powdered/ U.S.P./ Gauranty./ This product is gaurenteed to fully conform to or excel the requiremets of any official and recognized test or specification for purity. Standard and Excellence of Quality/ McKesson's/ McKesson & Robbins Incorporated/ New York-Bridgeport- Montreal". (printed)
"Two Ounces (56.69 Grammes) 7 B/ Alume Powdered Ammonium Alum U.S.P/ For usee as gergle fo rminor irritation of the throat: Dissove a teaespoonful in half a pint of water. Applied to minor cuts, surface wounds and abrassions, or after tooth extraction, it is beneficial as an astringent and to stop the flow of blood. Powdered Alum has a tendency to become lup but this doesnot impair its value/ Kee in a cool, dry place/ McKeson & Robbins Incorporated/ New Your--Bridgeport--Montreal" (printed)
"McKesson Standard of Quality" (Written along the top lining of the can. )
"10" (Written in pencil)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Merchandising T&E

Dimensions

2.5 (H), 2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.2462