Label for a bottle of chloride of soda, c 1820.

Label for a bottle of chloride of soda, c 1820.
2 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 19cm

Description

Blue and brown block engraving with letterpres for a bottle of concentrated disinfecting solution of Chloride of Soda by Beaufoy & Co, (South Lambeth London), according to the formula of M Labarraque of Paris. The solution is for 'preserving meat, removing offensive smells, neutralising pestilential exhalations and destroying contagion'. Printed by Whiting (Beaufort House, Strand, London). Dimensions: 158 mm x 268 mm.

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