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tin
Date Made/Found: 1925-1935
Material and Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall: 18 × 45mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 2012.317
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 ‘Basilicon’ or resin ointment. This is an ointment typically containing beeswax, resin and olive oil. It was used to draw infection or sometimes splinters or thorns out from the skin. It is also said to help with skin irritation and wounds.
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