Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Finds, Big And Small
It was the colourful graphics on this box that caught my eye to begin with. This little box measures 3 inches by 1.5 inches. At first I thought it was a tiny checker game, then realised it was a box for cough drops!
On the side of the box it reads: "In the interest of metal conservation new-style package adopted 1942." Now, I wonder what the metal box looked like! I'll be that one is pretty neat too.
I actually found a YouTube video of a collection of cough drop tins and yes, indeedy, there is a cough Checkers tin the mix. Enjoy, HERE
I love how the back lists ingredients as: Menthol, Licorice, etc. I don't think "etc." would suffice on today's product lists of ingredients. Inside there was a little gummed up pile of the original cough drops. They were tiny little black squares, kind of like Chiclets gum. Remember Chiclets? Anyway, I suspect this is a great example of how to NOT let medicinal stuff look like candy.
Have a great day. Stay warm.