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Pharmaceutical Sample Case - Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, circa 1920s Object Reg. No: HT 13146

Detailer's case containing samples of human and animal vaccines, manufactured by Commonwaealth Serum Laboratories (CSL), about 1920s. Used by CSL's first medical detailer (sales rep), Mr Frank Trapp, in the 1920s. Initially he was the only detailer for CSL and covered the entire Eastern half of Australia. Vaccines include dysentery, meningococcal, tuberculosis, diptheria, influenza, cholera, typhoid, canine distemper, horse serum, pneumonia, and many others.
Double sided brown leather case containing 39 multiple compartments, each containing a yellow cardbox box with a glass vial of vaccine. One side of the case contains 39 boxes, and the other, 25. The compartments are lined with cloth, and a cloth covered board folds over both sections. The case has a standard clip and two locks, and a handle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 11 cm (Height), 44 cm (Width), 51 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: pharmaceuticals, sales, vaccines, tuberculosis
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Manufacturer: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1916-1935
References: CSL catalogue refers to supp file: internal comm detailing provenance of case 22/1/86

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