French Vintage 1920s - 1930s Tin Box in Mustard Color with Black French Designs & Text; Used to Store Vaillant Medical Supplies
French Vintage 1920s - 1930s Tin Box in Mustard Color with Black French Designs & Text; Used to Store Vaillant Medical Supplies
French Vintage 1920s - 1930s Tin Box in Mustard Color with Black French Designs & Text; Used to Store Vaillant Medical Supplies
French Vintage 1920s - 1930s Tin Box in Mustard Color with Black French Designs & Text; Used to Store Vaillant Medical Supplies
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French Vintage 1920s - 1930s Tin Box in Mustard Color with Black French Designs & Text; Used to Store Vaillant Medical Supplies

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This old French tin box (circa 1920s-1930s) has such a fabulous vintage feel that it immediatly caught my eye at the market. Its mustard/yellow color is enhanced by black designs and text. It will take some time to translate all the text on both front and back sides! The tin box once held 6 "autoplasmes Vaillant". Autoplasms are some kind of compresses with cataplasm, a medicated poultice used to treat many illnesses and aches. 
Allegedly, Vaillant autoplasms had all the properties of poultices without having the disadvantages [toutes les propriétés des cataplasmes sans en avoir les inconvénients]. Indeed, an autoplasm avoids the cumbersome and unpleasant preparation of the old poultices [évite la préparation encombrante et désagréable des anciens cataplasmes]. In addition, it is ready to apply in a few minutes [est prêt à appliquer en quelques minutes] and can be stored indefinitely [se conserve indéfiniment]. No wonder that Vaillant autoplam was a product adopted by (all) the hospitals and dispensaries in the city of Paris [top front: un produit adopté par les hopitaux et dispensaires de la ville de Paris]. 

Reading the top of the backside, is was a treatment for many, many things: colds, coughs, bronchitis, laryngitis, rheumatism, gout, lumbago, neuralgia, pains of all kinds, 

Reading the bottom of the backside: E. Vaillant, a FIRST-CLASS pharmacist, had his main warehouse at House L. Frère, 19 rue Jacob in Paris, and his autoplasms were sold in all GOOD pharmacies.

The tin is in excellent antique condition. Measures 7⅛" x 5½" x 1¼".
Add to your collection of antique French tins. Use to hold small documents or old photos. 
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