London, South Kensington
30 March 2006
An early 20th-Century leather pocket case for 'Tabloids',
impressed with manufacturers TRADE MARK 'TABLOID' BRAND BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. LONDON, SYDNEY & CAPE TOWN and view of WORKS AND LABORATORIES OF BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO. and No. 117 (catalogue number of product), fitted to contain sixteen 'Tabloid' phials with chamois cap covers, manufacturer's content labels and still in original paper wraps, with pocket for steel canister containing thermometer, with gusseted pocket and booklet 'TABLOID'. A Brief Medical Guide for Explorers, Missionaries, Travellers, Colonists, Planters and others by Burroughs Wellcome & Co., the case with belted clasp; together with a black leather medicine pocket-case with manufacturers stamp TRADE MARK 'TABLOID' BRAND BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO., LONDON, fitted for eight phials with cork stoppers and manufacturer's content labels, with gusset pocket, the case with metal clasp.
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This chest is illustrated in Young, A.M. Antique Medicine Chests Vernier Press, Brighton (1994), page 63, illustration number 38.
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