This antique, self service tin bin dates between 1905 and 1910. It once held 5 pounds of slippery elm lozenges that were good for "all irritation of the throat, bronchial tubes and lungs". It was made to sit on the counter of the local pharmacy, drug store, or general store. The lozenges were made by Henry Thayer & Co., of Cambridge, Massachusetts. They specialized in natural, herbal based medicines and other products. The company was started in 1847. The tin has great graphics on all sides, and the top. It has a hinged lid that fits well, and the original, glass window. But, as you can see in the photos, it does show some wear. There is some rust, primarily along the edge, all around on the bottom. The dark area that you see in the photo of the bottom is NOT rust. It looks as though someone tried too aggressively to scrub it away, and took some on the finish, revealing the shiny tin underneath. It is a good size for display, measuring 7 & 3/4 inches tall, by 7 inches wide, by 4 & 1/4 inches deep.
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