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Catalog Number 1982.219.002
Description ACME Surgical Absorbent Cotton, c. 1940-1945. Part of Block Warden's first aid kit used during World War II by Gladys M. Browning of Burlingame, CA. Unopened cardboard box of surgical absorbent cotton is printed with a blue ink background and white text. "ACME" is printed on the left margin of the box on each side in large capital letters. Three sides contain a circular logo just under the large "ACME" that shows a blue cross in a red circle. "ACME" also is printed on the cross. Instead of a logo, the top of the box shows a red circle with a blue arrow labeled, "OPEN / HERE." The arrow points to a perforation visible along the top of the box. Text above and below the perforation reads, "PRESS IN WITH THUMBNAIL TO BREAK PERFORATION / TUCK IN FLAP TO RECLOSE AND PROTECT CONTENTS." The same text appears on right and left sides of the box that reads, "U. S. P. / ONE OUNCE STERILIZED / ABSORBENT COTTON / ACME COTTON PRODUCTS CO., INC. / NEW YORK, N. Y., U. S. A." Text on the bottom of the box reads, "This ACME quality of Surgical Absorbent Cotton has been skill- / fully processed to meet the exacting requirements of physicians and / surgeons in private or hospital practise. Its high degree of refine- / ment makes it ideal for first-aid, nursery, or household purposes. / ACME COTTON PRODUCTS CO., INC., NEW YORK, N. Y. / Made in U.S.A." The ends of the box are printed with the circular ACME logo and the text, "ONE / OUNCE."
Object Name Cotton, Dressing
Collection 3D - Medical & Psychological Tools & Equipment
Title ACME Surgical Absorbent Cotton, c. 1940-1945
Date c. 1940-1945
Creator ACME Cotton Products Company, Inc., New York, NY
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "ACME" (printed on the left margin of the box on each side in large capital letters); "ACME" (on cross of circular logo on three sides); "OPEN / HERE" (printed on arrow inside a red circle on top side; "PRESS IN WITH THUMBNAIL TO BREAK PERFORATION / TUCK IN FLAP TO RECLOSE AND PROTECT CONTENTS" (printed on top of box); "U. S. P. / ONE OUNCE STERILIZED / ABSORBENT COTTON / ACME COTTON PRODUCTS CO., INC. / NEW YORK, N. Y., U. S. A." (printed on front and back sides); "This ACME quality of Surgical Absorbent Cotton has been skill- / fully processed to meet the exacting requirements of physicians and / surgeons in private or hospital practise. Its high degree of refine- / ment makes it ideal for first-aid, nursery, or household purposes. / ACME COTTON PRODUCTS CO., INC., NEW YORK, N. Y. / Made in U.S.A." (printed on bottom); "ONE / OUNCE" (printed on both box ends along with circular ACME logos)
Provenance Used during World War II by Gladys M. Browning of Burlingame, CA
Dimensions H-2.25 W-6 D-3.625 inches
Search Terms Browning, Gladys M.
Cotton
First Aid
Medical Equipment
World War II
World War Two
WWII
Subjects First aid
Medical aspects of war
Medical equipment & supplies
War
World War II
People Browning, Gladys M.