Friday, March 11, 2011

Coat Pocket Cures

If you lived in the early 20th century and were prone to headaches, you probably carried one of these in your purse or coat pocket…….


This tiny tin of one dozen aspirin tablets was always at the ready to fend off a simple headache or a case of fatigued muscles. Bayer Aspirin tins are easily remembered by most of us “of a certain age,” but did you know there were other aspirin distributors?


Do you remember……....???




OK.........But do you remember……....???




Perhaps it wasn’t a headache, but a stomach ache that one should be prepared for.

Of course you remember……….!!!


Whatever the malady, these vintage tins make great collectibles because of their appealing graphics.  I usually grab these tiny treasures at estate sales where I find them in sewing baskets filled with hooks/eyes or pins or in old toolboxes filled with brads and nails.


I like to display them in a small bowl...........



In an old fruit jar…......



Or even use one in a “junky” centerpiece!



Do you have any medical mini-tins? 

Do you display them?


I'll be partying with Linda at Junkin Finds Friday at A La Carte


AND

Debra at Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground


AND

Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl




23 comments:

  1. I had an aspirin tin....I wonder what happened to it! heehee! I don't have any now but it doesn't seem like that long ago that I had one in my purse! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

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  2. Gosh, I never come across any cute tins such as those. Very nice displays!!

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  3. I don't have any of those ~ but now I think I might be looking ;-)

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  4. I remember everything but the Ramon's tins.

    deb

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  5. We had a Bayer Aspirin tin, it was my grandmother's, them mom inherited it and I have no idea what happened to it after that. They both used it to keep sewing needles in. I can remember sewing with the needles that were kept in it!~Ames

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  6. Cute displays! Loving them in the little bowl. Have a great weekend (I remember most of these too :)

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  7. Very cool collection! They look great in the old jar.
    xo,
    Sena

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  8. I have some that I have in my vintage bathroom at 1515, a bayer and a anacin one. They are great and you can pick them up pretty cheap. I really like the St Joseph one!

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  9. Love these little tins. I do remember the Bayer and St Joseph's aspirin. Can't remember the last time I saw a little tin like that though. Thanks for joining JFF this week! Hugs, Linda

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  10. Love those old tins. I have a collection of tiny metal typewriter ribbon tins. I love the way you displayed them on the old scale! thanx for sharing. Tiff

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  11. hahaaahhaa...these are all so precious.
    I don't have any but I remember EVERY SINGLE ONE of them. I don't know WHY I didn't save some of these. *sigh...
    Thanks for stopping over today. You sure left some sweet words for me and I appreciate it.
    Am I a follower? Well, I'll ck and if I'm not already, I will be soon.
    xo bj

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  12. Oh, yes...I was already following...and a happy follower, at that. :)

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  13. Love your tins! I love old tins but have to say I've never seen these. Your collection is great.
    gail
    adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

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  14. looked cute...and how tiny they were.

    http://www.diyandmore.com

    and i am your newest follower. Pls do.

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  15. Oh yeah! And Sucrets and Doans Pills and Band-Aids came in tins and they were all over the place and great to hide kid-treasures in. I had a sad, neglected powder room medicine cabinet that needed some love and I just shopped my junk and made a vignette of medicine/vanity items spiced with a few cheap-o newer finds I got at yard sales or online and every so often I go and open it up and smile at it like a crazy person...

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  16. Hey I love these!!
    You always have such great stuff!!!

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  17. I love those little tins! Great finds.

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  18. I love these little tin boxes and I do remember the Bayer aspirin ones. I usually sell them when I find them, but I love the way you displayed them in the clear jar.

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  19. These are great! I once picked up a tobacco tin, but now I'll be keeping my eyes open for tins like the ones you shared here.

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  20. I remember thinking these were so cool when I was a kid, still do. You got me on the Ramon's. I like the way you've displayed them.
    Susanne.

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  21. I hate to say I had one and I didn't think I was that old???LOL I love old tins! Happy to follow you!

    Carol

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  22. I love these little tins. My Dad still uses on I gave him back in the 60s that was decorative with a duck on it! By the way there is NOTHING JUNKY about a centerpiece made of vintage goodies! Every time I throw away and altoid tin I "WONDER" if in the future people will be SEEKING Them out!!! OK, I guess I "Kind of Hoard them"...I thought MAYBE I could paint them or make some kind of craft project out of them...
    Hugs,
    Donna

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