Hance Hanorub

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: A stimulating counter-irritant for external use. For application to the chest for its counter-irritant effects in cases of common colds and for its counter-irritant effects for soreness and stiffness of the muscles due to over-exercise or exposure and strains due to colds.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca 1950
Hance Brothers and White Company
Physical Description
cardboard box (overall packaging material)
glass bottle (overall packaging material)
oil mustard (syn.) (drug active ingredients)
methyl salicylate (syn.) (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
lanolin (drug active ingredients)
petrolatum (drug active ingredients)
cera flava (drug active ingredients)
paraffin (drug active ingredients)
overall: 6.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 4.5 cm; 2 9/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in
box: 2 5/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm
jar: 2 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 5.3975 cm x 3.81 cm
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Health & Medicine
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Balm of America
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Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
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