For sale is a WW1 1911 Bakelite Box For Phosferine Brand Tablets & Striker. An antique bakelite vesta case advertising Phosferine Brand Tablets dating from around 1910.
The bakelite has a very attractive marble design in a deep red colour. The front features a circle surrounding the words ‘Phosferine Brand Tablets’. There is a striker at the bottom and the lid is hinged with a tiny pin.
It is in good condition with minor wear and two tiny chips to the hinge which I hope I have captured in the photos. The lid fits snugly. The vesta case measures approx. 5 x 4 x 1.5cm.
Phosferine was a drug popular about 100 years ago, it was advertised during WWI as a nerve drug. It claimed to help soldiers fighting in the war with problems such as: mental exhaustion, loss of appetite, malaria, nerve shock and exhaustion, among other things.
The ingredients contained in the tablets were: quinine sulphate, diluted sulphuric acid, diluted phosphoric acid, alcohol and water.
A wonderful little piece of medical advertising memorabilia.
This is guaranteed original or money back guaranteed. These will be sent via 1st class signed for and dispatched within two to three working day’s.
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