Tiny box of Beecham's Pills

1. Beecham's Pills Ltd. (estab. 1842)
2. Group Laboratories (Australia) Pty Ltd
Circa 19th Century
Small round white cardboard pill box with orange and red label on lid, black and white text "Beecham's Pill Worth a guinea a box". Label on the side "Contains 40 pills. For the relief of constipation, liverishness and sick headache, dosage two or more as required". Beecham Pills ltd England for Group Laboratories (Australia) Pty Ltd Queensbury street Carlton Victoria.
Beecham's Pills were a laxative first marketed about 1842 in Wigan, Lancashire. They were invented by Thomas Beecham (1820–1907). The pills themselves were a combination of aloe, ginger, and soap.
No contents inside.
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cardboard, paper
2.5 x 3.5 cm
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