This is an "Introductory Size", new old stock, 1/2 oz, all tin container of Meritt soothing, skin comfort powder. It measures just 3&12 inches tall, by 1&3/4 wide. It is full of talc, and comes encased in its original, cardboard sleeve. According to the packaging, it was sold for years only by druggists, but is now available in variety stores. The active ingredients of this medicated powder are: Zinc Oxide, Boric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Tannic Acid, and Benzoic Acid. Made by the Meritt Chemical Co.,of Greensboro, North Carolina. Both the tin and the sleeve are in excellent condition. It comes with its original cap. Great, vintage advertising piece for your collection of vintage tins, or pharmacy items. Circa 1930-40.
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