Name/TitleSmall tin with Prise-off Lid with printed Label: Potter's Asthma Remedy
About this objectA small rectangular tin with printed green labeling to the sides, back & front: "Potter's // Asthma // Remedy // for the relief of // asthma // hay fever, // bronchitis, // & diseases of the respiratory organs."
The back label reads: "Formula // X // Stramonium 30% // Lobelia 50% // Tussilanginis Folium 30% // Anisum 7% // Potassi Nitras 18% // Trade Mark [image of winged lion a ball]. Proprietors (wholesale only) // Potter's & Clarke, Ltd // 60/64 Artillery Lane // London, E1"
The label to the left side reads: "Directions // Take a teaspoon of the powder and place // upon a plate. Ignite a match and as it burns, // hold the mouth over the fumes. // If any difficulty is experienced // in burning the powder, gently blow upon ignited surface. // The fumes should be // drawn well into the lungs // and retained as long as // possible, then expelled // through the nose. A // little burnt in the bedroom, before retiring or // during an attack, will be // found very beneficial. In severe attacks inhale // the fumes every half-hour. // ordinarily cases from A to E times a daily is sufficient."
To the right side of the box is the printed text: "This is a com- // pound powder for // burning and inhaling // the fumes. In the // severe paroxysms of // asthma it will be // found specially val- // uable affording relief // when all other remedies fail. // For children // in bronchitis and croup // it acts like a charm. It should be burnt in the // bedroom, especially at // night. The cough is // relieved and sleep pro- // cured. // For outdoor use - // Potter's Asthma cigarettes and // asthma smoking // mixture will be found invaluable." The lid is completely removable.
MakerPotter's & Clark Limited, 60/64 Artillery Lane, London
Maker RoleMedical supplies company
Place Made60/64 Artillery Lane, London, E1
Medium and MaterialsTin, paint
MeasurementsPost: 81mm long x 8mm diameter Tape: 535mm long x 24mm wide
Subject and Association KeywordsSurgery & Antiseptics
Object TypeTin: Asthma Remedy
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved