Talkies Throat Pastilles

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For singers and public speakers, to relieve temporary loss of voice. Talkies have a soothing effect in minor irritations of the throat, allaying irritation and alleviating slight coughs.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
after 1929
Reid Drugstore
McKesson and Robbins
Physical Description
metal (container material)
overall: 8 cm x 5.5 cm x 2.2 cm; 3 1/8 in x 2 3/16 in x 7/8 in
overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in x 7/8 in; 5.715 cm x 7.9375 cm x 2.2225 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Bridgeport
Canada: Ontario, Montreal
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Balm of America
Health & Medicine
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
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Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
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