Item - Vintage Yardley 'Smelling Salts' Glass Bottle complete with contents in hand decorated leather case, Circa 1930s
Maker - Smelling Salts - Yardley of London; Leather Case - Unknown
Marks - The top of the bottle has its original white bakelite 'Yardley' screw on top and the base of the bottle is moulded with Yardley London.
Circa - 1930s
Construction - Glass Bottle with Screw-Top Cap within Real Leather Case which is hand tooled and inked with a cottage scene, just below the press stud is the words 'Smelling Salts' in Gold.
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions - Case 2.875" by 2.375"
Weight - 120 gram
Condition - Excellent Used Condition though the paper label to the front of the bottle is quite worn and becoming hard to read....this is probably caused by the bottle being pulled from the case for use.
Other Interesting Points - Smelling salts have been used since Roman Times and are still used today, also known as 'sal volatile' due tor their ability to produce a reaction. They were widely used in Victorian Britain to revive fainting women, and in some areas police constables would carry a container of them for this reason. The use of smelling salts was widely recommended during WW2, with all workplaces advised by the British Red Cross & St. John's Ambulance to keep 'sal volatile' in their First Aid boxes. Smelling salts are often used on athletes (such as boxers) when they are knocked unconscious or semi-conscious although a number of sports governing bodies, such as the FA in the UK recommend against their use.
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