Two packets of Cephos powders, England, 1955-1975

1955-1975 in Lancashire

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2 packets of Cephos powders, for headaches, nerves and colds, by The Cephos Co. St. Helens, 1955-1975

Cephos powder is advertised as a remedy for headaches, colds and ‘for the nerves’. It contains caffeine and aspirin. Caffeine is a stimulant and aspirin is a painkiller. Each packet contains nine folded paper sachets of powder to be dissolved in water. Cephos powder was manufactured in Lancashire, England by The Cephos Company. It was available over the counter at pharmacies.


Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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per packet: 35 mm x 77 mm x 32 mm, .04 kg
medicinal tonic
Marks (Avon)

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