Medicine dispenser, England, 1950-1960
Made to be mounted on a wall, this dispenser provided a range of basic medicines for the price of 6 pennies. The purchaser could choose from one packet of either aspirin, soda mint (for indigestion and heartburn), Dr MacLean’s stomach power or cascara (a laxative). As the sign on the mirror reads “For the convenience of visitors”, the dispenser may have been placed in a hospital – or perhaps a hotel.
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