Date Made/Found: 1925-1935
Material and Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall: 58 × 48 × 30mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 2012.296
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 liver salts, a powder which was mixed with water to create a drink. It was used as a laxative and to calm the stomach. The tin claims it to be peasant, cooling, invigorating and refreshing.