Date Made/Found: 1925-1935
Material and Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall: 135 × 62 × 40mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 2012.298
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 Comptons gravy salt. Originally manufactured by Carters in the 1920s, this brand is still available today. Some early packs contained promotional football cards. 30 cards could be traded in for either a tennis ball, hair comb in a case or a pocket knife.