DESCRIPTION: old tins of Doan’s Ointment, Fama Korn-Solv, Salt of Lemons, Zam-Buk Herbal Balm, and Zam-Buk Suppositories
DATE: unknown, but maybe 1920s-1940s
CURRENT KEEPER OF THE ITEMS: Alan and Anthea Phillips
STORY/ABOUT: My family has inherited an old family bureau, you know the kind that has a stack of little drawers and pidegonholes in it (maybe I should document that one … another day). Along with the bureau came a bunch of stuff from its past owners. Items from a past era. In one of those little drawers I found a bunch of tins of ointment and so on, as photographed above.
While the photos above are ok in general, I thought I’d transcribe the details on them, as they are probably a little hard to read.
DOAN’S OINTMENT for all itchiness of the skin. For piles, itching, bleeding or protruding. For eczema, and itching skin diorders.
Foster McClellan Co.
Directions for using Doan’s Ointment. For Piles, whether Itching, Protruding, Inward or Bleeding, Salt Rheum, Eczema, Pimples, Boils, Hives, Running Sores, and all Itching Skin Diseases.
Dissolves Corns and Callouses
The Friendly Societies Medical Association (Inc.)
King William Street, Adelaide
Essential SALT OF LEMONS. Poison. For removing iron mould, ink spots, fruit stains&c. from linen.
F.H. Faulding & Co.
54 Great Tower Street, London E.C.
Adelaide, Perth, and Sydney, Australia
The great herbal balm ZAM-BUK for cuts, bruises, burns, scalds, sprains, piles, pimples, eczema, bad legs, ulcers, ringworm, chapped hands, rashes, sores, insect bites, chafings, chilblains, rheumatism, cold sores. Unequalled for Sportsmen. “Rub it in” as an embrocation.
Healing Soothing Antiseptic.
Novel, sure and safe ZAM-BUK Suppositories
Prepared for the direct application to internal or blind piles, these Suppositories contain a large proportion for the invaluable Zam-Buk healing balm. Most soothing and curative.
Manufactured by C.E. Fulford (Australasia) Ltd.
Incorporated in England
Box 21, Crown Street, Sydney 1/6 per box