Box for Plasmon Nerve and Brain Food, London, England, 1900-1950

Made:
1900-1950 in London
Plasmon, ''The great nerve and brain food'.

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Plasmon, ''The great nerve and brain food'.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Paper-cardboard box containing 4oz of Plasmon, 'pure, soluble, digestible milk protein powder', a tonic drink, made by Plasmon Ltd. of London, 1900-1950. 'The great nerve and brain food'.

Advertised as “the mainstay of life”, Plasmon was a powdered milk protein drink diluted with water and sold as “the great brain and nerve food”. A bottle cost one shilling and was one of a number of tonics that could be brought ‘over the counter’ at local pharmacies.

Plasmon Ltd also created a recipe book - the 'Plasmon cookery book: dainty, nutritious and economical dishes for every household', undoubtedly using their health food products as ingredients.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Materials:
cardboard, complete and paper
Identifier:
A675533
type:
carton
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle