Eskay's Oralator

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For temporary relief of coughs due to colds. Checks coughing spell at the very start.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1940s
Reid Drugstore
Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
Physical Description
2-amino-6-methylheptane, 350 mg (drug active ingredients)
paper (container material)
metal (container material)
cardboard (container material)
overall: 7.5 cm x 2.3 cm x 2.3 cm; 2 15/16 in x 7/8 in x 7/8 in
box: 1 in x 3 in x 1 in; 2.54 cm x 7.62 cm x 2.54 cm
vial: 2 3/4 in x 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 1.5875 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Balm of America
Health & Medicine
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
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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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