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SOLD Italian Balm Campana Corp Drugstore or Pharmacy Lotion Bottle
SOLD, but we have over 100 Antique Pharmacy items listed. Italian Balm drugstore or pharmacy lotion, glass bottle is 3 1/2” tall, 1 1/2” by 5/8” , embossed on the bottom is QES Pat 85,925, has metal twist off cap, paper label on the front reads Compana’s Italian Balm The Original Skin Softener. Circa 1932, made by Campana Corp of Batavia Illinois and Toronto Canada 2/3 fluid ounce. Bottle is molded clear glass, has short neck, sloped shoulders, beveled corners and surface area for labels. Glass is MINT, NO damage. The Campana Company was incorporated in 1927. Its first product was Italian Balm, a hand lotion. The formula was purchased from a Dr. Campana, from where the company derives its name. Although the company first operated only two years before the start of The Great Depression, they were initially very prosperous. This was because of innovative methods of advertising promoted by their owner, Ernest Morgan Oswalt. Campana was one of the first companies to offer free cosmetics samples in magazines. A second method of advertising was the use of radio commercials. The Campana Factory had to change the name of its popular lotion to Campana Balm after World War II due to growing anti-Italian sentiment. Campana Balm was carried by every U.S. soldier and serviceman to prevent or heal burns. See photos. To purchase with MC or VISA please call Drury House Antiques 802-824-4395 EST
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