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Dummy carton and bottle for 'Tabloid' sulphonamide-P, London, England, 1938

This is a rare example of prototype packing for a type of sulphonamide anti-bacterial drug. A handwritten date on the box and bottle shows that the packaging was created in 1938. Sulphonamide-P was another name for sulphonanilamide. The instructions on the box are in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian, illustrating how Burroughs, Wellcome & Co were aiming for and delivering to a global market. The drugs that would eventually have been placed in this packaging were made in Canada.

Object number:

1976-630 Pt13

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Glossary: bottle

Vessels having a neck and mouth considerably narrower than the body, used for packaging and containing liquid and dry preparations