Dummy bottle of 'Tabloid' Soluble Barbitone, B.P.

Made:
1933 in England
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Co. (maker)

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Cardboard box containing a clear glass bottle for "Tabloid" Soluble Barbitone B.P. with a cork stopper. As it is a dummy pack, it is stuffed with cotton, and comes with an instruction leaflet. 53 mm x 38 mm x 105 mm, 46 g. The label on the box reads, '"TABLOID"/Soluble/Barbitone/B.P./ compressed/ gr. 5/ Burroughs Wellcome & Co./ (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.)/ London (ENG.)/...' while the label on the bottle includes instructions, ' TABLOID'/ Soluble/ Barbitone, B.P./ compressed/ POISON/.../Direction.- One to two/ taken in a little water or milk,/ as ordered by the physician/...' Additional writing on the sides of the label repeats this information in Italian, French, German and Spanish. The instructions accompanying the dummy bottle make plain to any potential customer that only Burroughs and Wellcome had the right to use the 'tabloid' name. By Burroughs Wellcome and Co., London, 1933.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1989-94/9
Materials:
cork, cotton and glass
type:
bottle
credit:
On loan from the Wellcome Trust