Date Made/Found: 1925-1935
Material and Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall: 10 × 75 × 60mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 2012.301
Carter & Sons was a firm of manufacturing chemists based in Attercliffe, founded in 1874. They produced a wide variety of products, from medicines such as Three Noughts cough syrup, Castorets chocolate laxative tablets and various ointments to food items including Comptons Gravy Salt and Sailor Boy custard. Carter & Sons was still manufacturing in Sheffield into the 1980s.
This tin would have contained liquorice and menthol pellets, possibly for the treatment of a sore throat or tickly cough. The pellets would have probably been small, solid and dark in appearance due to the liquorice.