993.265.1: Browne's Eclectic Plaster, 1902-1914

Additional Images

993.265.1: Browne's Eclectic Plaster. Front view of the plaster which is faced with muslin cloth, printed with name and address of manufacturer
Image No. 1389 Front view of the plaster which is faced with muslin cloth, printed with name and address of manufacturer; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

'Browne's Eclectic Plaster' with information and application leaflet. The plaster consists of a pad, adhesive on one side backed with muslin cloth cut in two. The pad is faced with muslin, printed with name and address of manufacturer, with 2 discs of copper and 2 of another metal situated between the pad and facing cloth.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.265.1
Collection: Nursing & Physician Furnishings/Sundries
Date: 1902-1914

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 21 cm
  • Width: 14.2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Information and application leaflet
  • b) Coated pad with 2 backing and a printed facing cloth, 4 metal discs placed between pad and facing cloth

Object Materials

  • adhesive,
  • coating,
  • copper,
  • cotton,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • printing ink

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Bauer & Black
  • Patent Country: U.S.
  • History of Use: This plaster was used for a wide range of ailments such as asthma, constipation, neuralgia, whooping-cough etc.