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A pack of three distinct and very different medicine tins, including two Bayer Aspirin tins and a Phillips Milk of Magnesia tin. But the prized possession of the lot is an antique Bayer Aspirin tin likely produced between 1915 and 1920. Despite the sordid history of the Bayer company, vintage Bayer products remain to be a highly collectible commodity. All three tins for $30.
Tin #1 - Bayer Aspirin Tin circa 1960's. In fair condition, includes the original paper liner and the fold-out instruction sheet.
Tin #2 - Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Tablets container 24 pack. Made in Canada, this tin is from the 1950's.
Tin #3 - Bayer-Tablets of Aspirin Tin. Quite possibly one of the oldest Bayer Aspirin tins we've ever come across (internet or otherwise). Circa 1915-1920. The clue about the date of production reveals itself on the back which reads, "Used for 15 years in the following conditions..." and since Bayer Aspirin came to market in 1899 this would be circa 1914 or slightly later. This pillbox also predates Bayer's usage of "Genuine" which began in the 1920's. A newspaper advertisement from 1917 uses the same term "Bayer-Tablets of Aspirin" as seen on Wikipedia's Bayer page.