Green and black metal box for storing herbs; flip-top lid attached at back; red metal labels on top and front; has been written on in black.
Number Of Parts
Collected by Parke-Davis
Parke, Davis & Co.
metal: green with black and silver; red
Top: "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; on label: "RED CLOVER // (Trifolium pratense)"; front: "CHOICE // BOTANIC DRUGS // PRESSED"; overwritten by hand: "BNM# [double crossed out] 25¢ [illeg.] B [illeg.] [underlined] 25¢ Bum# [crossed out]"; on label: "RED CLOVER // (Trifolium pratense)" "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. // MANUFACTURING // CHEMISTS"; left side: [monogramme] "PD&CO"; right side: [monogramme] PD&CO"; back: "SELECTED // PRESSED // HERBS // INCLUDING // HERBS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, // BARKS AND ROOTS // We invite attention to the fol- // lowing points of superiority. [listed]" "PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-9 Row C
Length 22.5 cm x Width 12.3 cm x Depth 13.2 cm
Exterior: corrosion where paint is chipped; orange-brown accretion in four spots on right side; some paint scratches overall; some corrosion on bottom; interior: some corrosion; water mark on lid.
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 7; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
These distinctive green tins were made by Parke-Davis for druggists to display their herbs, to make them more visible to the public.
Used for centuries to help cleanse the body and boost the immune system, red clover has long been used to treat bronchitis and other upper respiratory infections. A warming expectorant, red clover is known to help relieve chest congestion.