Bayer Aspirin Tablets

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
Dose 1 to 3 tablets taken with water. The trademark "Aspirin" (reg. U. S. pat. office) is a guarantee that the monoaceticacidester of salicylicacid in these tablets is of the reliable Bayer manufacture.
in 1915 Bayer began producing tablets of aspirin and marketing them directly to the public as "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin." Prior to this time the popular drug was sold only to medical professionals, pharmacists and pharmaceutical firms. Bayer stamped each tablet of aspirin with the company logo, the Bayer Cross. The company launched this new marketing strategy in anticipation of the expiration of their aspirin patent in 1917.
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1917
maker
Bayer Company, Inc.
Physical Description
metal (container material)
aspirin (monoaceticacidester of salicylicacid), 5 gr (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in; .9525 cm x 4.7625 cm x 3.4925 cm
place made
United States: New York, Rensselaer
ID Number
MG*314637.12600
catalog number
314637.12600
accession number
314637
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Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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