Bullard Cylindrical First Aid Kit


Metal container with a “BULLARD / CYLINDRICAL / FIRST AID / KIT” inscription. An inscription on the cloth container inside reads “MANUFACTURED BY / E. D. BULLARD COMPANY / 275 EIGHTH STREET, SAN FRANCISCO.” Yet another reads “DESIGNED BY / STANDARD OIL COMPANY / OF CALIFORNIA/ PATENT NO 1,575,206.” The referenced patent was issued to Louis P. Howe, a surgeon in San Francisco.

Edward Dickinson Bullard established the E.D. Bullard Co. in San Francisco, in 1898. Its original purpose was selling carbide lamps and mining equipment.

Ref: Louis P. Howe, “First Aid Kit Container,” U.S. Patent 1,575,206 (May 2, 1926), assigned to Standard Oil Company, of California.

Date Made: c. 1926

Patent Holder: Standard Oil Company of California

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, San FranciscoAssociated Place: United States: California

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1998.0159.03Accession Number: 1998.0159Catalog Number: 1998.0159.03Patent Number: 1575206

Object Name: first aid kitFirst Aid KitOther Terms: First Aid Kit; Medicine Cases

Physical Description: cloth (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in x 6 in; 11.43 cm x 26.67 cm x 15.24 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-fe45-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_688336

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