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Offline Brinybay

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Bell System Throat Tablets.
« on: October 30, 2014, 12:16:37 AM »
I kid you not!  I was browsing off-the-beaten-track categories for vintage phones and found this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181572015118
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Re: Bell System Throat Tablets.
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 12:27:41 AM »
cough drops?

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Re: Bell System Throat Tablets.
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 12:34:59 AM »
cough drops?

"For coughs and hoarseness due to colds" it says.  Anita suggested maybe it was issued to operators?
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Re: Bell System Throat Tablets.
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 10:59:20 AM »
These were included in the Bell System First Aid kits, which are fairly common on eBay.
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Re: Bell System Throat Tablets.
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 12:44:43 PM »
A couple of ingredients are a bit questionable, but, I can't see why that makeup couldn't be used today, well, not the ones in that bottle at least (probably degraded to a point where they're either inert or poisonous), though for sore throats I prefer a bit of whiskey, not for medicinal reasons, only because I wouldn't really care about the sore throat after a few shots.. ;D