Name/TitleChemical: Seabury’s Standard Gauzes
About this objectThe gauzes are folded into a cardboard box with paper label advising ‘Seabury’s Standard Gauzes’, ‘Plain absorbent gauze, 5 yards Sterilized Aseptic’.
The multi-coloured label includes information ‘Seabury & Johnson under the (U.S.A.) Food and Drugs Act June 30, 1906’. The logo of Seabury Pharmacal Laboratories is shown on each side of the floral label.
The seal of the lid has been broken, with possibly some of the gauze used. A paper lining and a quantity of the gauzes remain contained in the box. The cardboard lid has the logo and manufacturer details debossed into the surface, the card is of a waxy finish, possibly enabling the claim of ‘airtight’ storage. A rare surviving example of this packaging.
Robert Wood Johnson, the company secretary and sales manager, was also one of the founding brothers of the world renowned company Johnson & Johnson. George Seabury was a drug broker. Seabury & Johnson was founded in 1873.
Date MadeCa 1906
Place MadeUnited States of America
Medium and MaterialsCardboard, paper, cotton, antiseptic, ink, wax
MeasurementsContainer: H12.5 x W9.5 x D9.5 cm
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