White Cloverine Salve

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Soothing relief for chapped hands, face, lips. Dry rough skin. Minor burns and scalds. Sunburn and windburn. Chafing and other irritations.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
after 1963
Cloverine Incorporated
Physical Description
white petrolatum (drug active ingredients)
rectified turpentine oil (drug active ingredients)
white wax (drug active ingredients)
perfume (drug active ingredients)
overall: 2 cm x 6.5 cm; 13/16 in x 2 9/16 in
overall: 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 1.905 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Balm of America
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

9/9/2015 7:20:24 PM
Claude Whelchel
In 1934 I sold White Cloverine Salve as a six year old. I sold enough to earn a hand cranked movie projector with a short film reel. We lived in a small stucco house and I would project the film on the bare wall. I find it amazing that it is still around. Back then it was the go to for cuts, bruises, abrasives, burns, chapped skin, almost anything you could think of. I believe that was the reason I was able to sell so much of it. It was my first time to earn money and made me feel big. Typing this brings me back to my childhood.
9/24/2016 9:11:28 PM
Don Krueger
Was "Rock of Ages" one of the free prints given out when a purchaser bought Cloverine Salve from door to door young sales people?
2/24/2016 11:50:38 PM
Robert Mowery
Was the Cloverine Salve first made in Clearfield, Pa or Phillipsburg, Pa?
6/15/2016 4:38:04 PM
Beverly Steinfeld
When I was 5-6 years old, I walked--ALONE--door-to-door in my rural farm community in southeastern Ohio, selling tins of Cliverine salve. Every purchaser got a free print of their choice. The prints were rolled up inside the cardboard tube that contained the tins of salve. I earned enough money to purchase a little typewriter and was very proud of myself.
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