Medicine, 'B.F.I.' Powder; H.K.Mulford Company; 1940-1950; WY.0000.466

Name/Title

Medicine, 'B.F.I.' Powder

About this object

This is a small shaker tin with a screw top, which contained Bismuth Formic Iodide Comp powder, or B.F.I. This was intended as a dusting powder to prevent infection.

The indications or uses for this product, as provided by the manufacturer are: An effective first aid dressing for cuts, burns, and scratches. Relieves aching feet. Promotes healing and soothes chafing, sunburn and skin irritations. Useful after shaving.

Maker

H.K.Mulford Company

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1940-1950

Period

1940s

Place Made

North and Central America, United States, Philadelphia

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, steel

contains residual powder.

Inscription and Marks

Printed on tin: 'POWDER'
'BISMUTH'
'FORMIC.IODIDE.COMP'
'H.K. MULFORD COMPANY'
'PHILADELPHIA U.S.A.'

'An effective first aid dressing for cuts, burns, and scratches. Relieves aching feet. Promotes healing and soothes chafing, sunburn and skin irritations. Useful after shaving.'

Measurements

h 60 mm x d 30 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

Object Type

objects

Object number

WY.0000.466

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