Dr. Miles Anti Pain Pills

Description (Brief)
Circular tape measure. A cream-colored celluloid case with purple print reading "Dr. Miles' Medical Co. For Headache Elkhart, Ind." on one side and "For Relief of Any Pain" on the other side. On one side is an image of a vial package of pain pills. The tabe is cloth with a metal tab.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tape measure
advertiser
Dr. Miles Medical Company
maker
Parisian Novelty Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 cm x 4.5 cm; 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
referenced
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
ID Number
2006.0098.1538
catalog number
2006.0098.1538
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Advertising Devices
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Measuring & Mapping
Celluloid
Health & Medicine
Advertising
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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