The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: A soothing external application for head colds, chapped skin, sunburn, nasal irritation, chafing, simple headaches, superficial burns, insect stings, etc.
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Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1920
Mentholatum Company
Physical Description
menthol (drug active ingredients)
oil of eucalyptus (drug active ingredients)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
oil of gaultheria (drug active ingredients)
boracic acid (drug active ingredients)
oil of pine (drug active ingredients)
petrolatum (drug active ingredients)
overall: 5 cm x 4 cm; 1 15/16 in x 1 9/16 in
overall: 2 in x 1 5/8 in; 5.08 cm x 4.1275 cm
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
United States: Kansas, Wichita
Canada: Ontario, Bridgeburg
United Kingdom: England, Slough
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Health & Medicine
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
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