Mint WW1 British Home Front Civilian & Military Tabloid First Aid Kit

Mint WW1 British Home Front Civilian & Military Tabloid First Aid Kit

Code: 12420

£245.00 Approx $302.1, €289.26, £245
(1 in stock)
 

For sale is a brilliant virtually mint condition unused WW1 British Tabloid No715 British Homefront Civilian & Military use First Aid Kit. 

 

This first aid kit was made by the pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome, which produced a wide range of specialised kits – for explorers, the army and civilians, of which this is one.

 

The Burroughs Wellcome & Company was founded in 1880, in London, by the American pharmacists Henry Wellcome and Silas Burroughs. The company produced a wide range of compressed pharmaceutical products which were sold under a variety of brand names. The manufacture of these products required special machinery which provided scientifically formulated medicines in standard dosages convenient for packaging. The most important of these brand names was ‘Tabloid’, a word invented by Henry Wellcome and registered as a trademark in 1884. As well as medicines, the ‘Tabloid’ brand name was applied to various products such as photographic chemicals, first aid kits and tea.

 

This model of First Aid kit, No. 715, was used by Alcock and Brown on their first transatlantic non-stop flight on 14-15 June 1919. The Tabloid no 715 first aid kit were first manufactured in 1904. 


 

Everything included in this kit is listed below with each of their conditions: 

 

1. Mint condition “first field dressing” unopened 

2. Mint condition “Tabloid compressed pictorial triangular bandage” original paper wrap, unopened. This is an illustrated Armand with instructions on how to use on them. 

3. Mint condition “Tabloid compressed pictorial triangular bandage” original paper wrap, unopened. This is an illustrated Armand with instructions on how to use on them. 

4. Mint condition “tabloid pleated compressed bandage open wove” original paper wrap, unopened. 

5. Mint condition “tabloid pleated compressed bandage open wove” original paper wrap, unopened. 

6. Mint condition “tabloid pleated compressed bandage open wove” original paper wrap slightly ripped , unopened. 

7. Mint condition “ tabloid pleated compressed boric long 1/2 ounce” original paper wrap, unopened. 

8. Mint condition “tabloid pleated compressed bandage open wove” original Paper wrap unopened.

9. Mint condition “tabloid compressed boric cotton 1/2 ounce” original paper wrap, unopened.

10. Mint condition “tabloid Jaconet 6 x10 in” in original card brown packet with unused unopened contents.

11. Mint condition “tabloid Marzine cyclinzine-hydrocholride compressed-50-mgm” unopened, with original-tablets. 

12. Good condition “tabloid zinc-oxide adhesive plaster” tin with original label, and then the contents in original paper unopened wrap. 

13. Mint condition “Glass vile with 100mgm-Asprin tablets” which is wrapped in its original Paper wrap, with its full contents. 

14. Mint condition “glass vile with castor oil” wrapped in paper wrap, unopened and full contents.

15. Good condition “Al Protective skin In glass vile” with opened paper wrap, but original contents. 

16. Six Ww2 period good unopened condition unopened plasters. 

17. First aid tin, marked on the lid “trademark tabloid brand first aid”, marked inside: “case no 715 Trade mark tabloid brand, Burroughs wellcome & Co London (eng) the wellcome foundation ltd, associated houses, New York, Montreal, Sydney, Cape Town, Milan, Bombay, Shanghai, Bruno’s aires.” Marked on the bottom “made in England”. The Tina condition, is good text all readable, hinges working well, small dent in top right hand side of lid. 

18. Tabloid first aid tin pop buttoned case, in fair condition, there is a rip which can be restitched on the left hand side. This rip is from the stitches coming loose, no damage to the fabric panels.

 

This will be sent via special delivery, and dispatched within 2 working days. This is the best condition tabloid first aid kit of this era that we’ve come across! Would be great for war time period displays, reinactments and home front collections. There are several examples of the no 715 tabloid first aid kit on the science museum group & Merl reading sites online!