Creolin Pearson 10

Creolin Pearson 10

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
Disinfectant. Antiseptic. Deodorant. Creolin added to water for scrubbing or mopping allows you to disinfect as you clean. Use creolin for first aid, personal hygiene, cuts, wounds, bruisers, animals, poultry. Bath rooms, sick rooms, sinks, toilets, garbage pails, cellars, kitchens, poultry houses, kennels, stables.
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Object Name
otc preparation
personal hygiene product
veterinary product
Merck & Co., Inc.
place made
United States: New Jersey, Rahway
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
coal tar neutral oils (drug active ingredients)
phenols (drug active ingredients)
soap (drug active ingredients)
overall: 4 5/8 in x 1 3/16 in x 1 3/16 in; 11.7475 cm x 3.01625 cm x 3.01625 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I used to work for William Pearson Limited in Kingston-upon-Hull, England. I was the works chemist, and made many hundreds of tons of Creolin over the years. I am probably one of the last people in Britain with experience in this industry, as coaltar-derived disinfectants are now banned by the EU, Sad to think it is no more, because this humble disinfectant has saved more lives than penicillin. Do you have a photo of the bottle and label?

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