Date Made/Found: 1925-1935
Material and Medium: Metal
Dimensions: Overall: 17 × 45mm (11/16 × 1 3/4in.)
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 2012.318
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 cold cream, a cream designed to remove make up and keep facial skin smooth, moisturised and cleansed. It typically contained water, oil and fragrance such as floral water. Cold cream takes its name from the cool feeling it gives when applied to the skin.