Chero-Cola pocket mirror

Description (Brief)
Round pocket mirror and straight pin holder. The pins are stuck into the rim of the mirror. An advertising piece for Chero-Cola, made of ivory-grained celluloid and printed in black with a red trade mark. The front reads "In a bottle thru a straw Sanitary Always" and "Drink Chero-Cola There's None So Good."
Chero-Cola was a product of Union Bottling Works, a company started in 1905 in Columbus, Ga., by Claud A. Hatcher, a pharmacist. Chero-Cola was the first product in the Royal Crown line. The company became known as Chero-Cola shortly after it started, and in 1925 it became the Nehi Corporation. In 1934, Chero-Cola was reformulated and re-released as Royal Crown Cola.
Currently not on view
Object Name
pocket mirror
date made
American Art Works
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
glass (front material)
overall: .6 cm x 4.8 cm; 1/4 in x 1 7/8 in
place made
United States: Ohio, Coshocton
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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