The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: A counter-irritant. For colds in the chest, congestion, coughs due to colds, simple headaches, muscular lumbago, sore muscles, simple neuralgia, frosted feet and unbroken chilblains.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1948
Musterole Company
overall: 6 cm x 4.5 cm x 4.5 cm; 2 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in
box: 2 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm
jar: 2 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 5.715 cm x 4.445 cm
Place Made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Foot Products
Fever & Chill Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
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 Gary P. and Sandra Baden
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