Tin - Rawleigh's Antiseptic Salve

Production date
Circa 1940s
Country
Australia
State/Province
Victoria
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Description
Round tin with red, yellow and gold decorations and an image of company founder W.T. Rawleigh on tin lid. Directions for use are printed on the bottom side of the tin.
Classification
CH classification PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS Tin ointment tin
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Measurements
H92 x Dia.33 mm
Media/Materials description
Tin, paint
Signature/Marks
MEDICATED/ REG.VIC.No.11867
Rawleigh's \ TRADE MARK REC \ NET. WGT. 5 OZ. \ ANTISEPTIC \ SALVE \ Cresylic Acid .5% by weight, \ Phenyl Mercuric Chloride '034% by weight. \ FOR MAN AND BEAST \ MANUFACTURED BY \ THE W.T. RAWLEIGH Company Ltd. \ MELBOURNE. AUSTRALIA
History and use
This tin of Rawleigh’s Antiseptic Salve dates to the 1940s. The salve was created for use on skin injuries or infections in “man or beast”, but is known also to be useful for furniture restoration, preventing friction and as a barrier against staining of the hands when using paints or polishes. Illinois-based W T Rawleigh began selling his medicines door-to-door in 1889. The Australian arm of the company opened in Melbourne in 1928. The “golden salve in the golden tin” is one of the company’s original and most popular products.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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H47760

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