Soloid violet-blue bottle for 'Chinosol' (8.75 gr.)

Burroughs Wellcome & Co (Australia) Ltd
Circa 1900
Small violet-blue bottle for "Chinosol" (8.75 grs.). Bottle is a flattened cylinder with cork stopper and red-on-white label. In red box cover and includes two advertising handbills.
An antiseptic with mild fungistatic, bacteriostatic, anthelmintic, and amebicidal action. It is also used as a reagent and metal chelator, as a carrier for radio-indium for diagnostic purposes, and its halogenated derivatives are used in addition as topical anti-infective agents and oral antiamebics.
Chinosol is a topical antiseptic, antiperspirant and disinfectant. It is a pale yellow crystalline powder with an odor of saffron. It gives a burning sensation when tasted, but will not cause tissue damage.
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glass, paper, ink, cardboard, cork and contents
13.2 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm
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