993.89.1: Drug Case, c. 1930

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993.89.1: Drug Case.
Image No. 2848 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A leather case with strap and buckle, the case when opened reveals an empty pocket and 8 straps holding medicine bottles. The bottles have screw-top caps with inner cork lining and printed labels with the name and address of the supplier 'ARMY & NAVY Co-operative Society, Limited. 105, VICTORIA STREET, Westminster S.W.', and the name of the drug held within and directions of use. The bottles are empty except for powdered remains in 3 bottles. The bottles held: Liver Tablets, Ipecacuanha, Chlorate of Potash and Borax Tablets, Chlorodyne, Boric Acid, Aspirin (Acetyl Salicylic Acid), Salicylate of Soda Tablets, Essence of Ginger Tablet form. The supplier's name and address is printed in gold lettering on the inner case surface. Two objects are missing. Closed case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.89.1
Collection: Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Date: c. 1930

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 12.5 cm
  • Height: 6 cm
  • Width: 18 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case
  • b) Strap with buckle
  • c) Bottle and cap [Liver Tablets]
  • d) Bottle and cap [Ipecacuanha]
  • e) Bottle and cap [Chlorate of Potash & Borax Tablets]
  • f) Bottle and cap [ Chlorodyne]
  • g) Bottle and cap [Boric Acid]
  • h) Bottle and cap [Aspirin]
  • i) Bottle and cap [Salicylate of Soda Tablets]
  • j) Bottle and cap [Essence of Ginger]

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • cork,
  • drug-powder,
  • glass,
  • gold print,
  • leather,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • plating,
  • printing ink,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Supplier: Army & Navy Co-operative Ltd.