Begy's True Mustarine

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For use in place of a mustard plaster or wherever a hot application is indicated as a counter-irritant.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
after 1942
S. C. Wells and Company
Physical Description
oleoresin capsicum with turpentine (drug active ingredients)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
menthol (drug active ingredients)
petrolatum (drug active ingredients)
overall: 2.4 cm x 7 cm x 6.5 cm; 15/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 9/16 in
box: 2 5/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 in; 6.6675 cm x 6.985 cm x 2.54 cm
tin: 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; x 1.905 cm x 6.35 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, Le Roy
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Respiratory & Asthma 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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