1940s Paragon Wooden First Aid Box With Original Contents

Age:
1940s
Material:
Wood
Dimensions:
25cm x 20cm x 13cm
Shipping:
Standard Parcel
Price:
SOLD
Paragon Wooden First Aid Box from the 1940s. Still contains many original or vintage items including 1943 First Aid Instructions from Ministry of Labour and National Service. Paragon was a brand of Smith & Nephew Ltd.
Box is in good condition for its age with good colour and just a few minor marks that give it a bit of character.
The company of T. J. Smith and Nephew started as manufacturer of cod liver oil but shifted towards bandages in around 1896. The company obtained the British rights to "Elastoplast" in 1930. At the 1947 British Industries Fair it was able to advertise itself as the supplier of the following brands: Elastoplast" and "Tensoplast", "Gypsona", "Jelonet", "Viscopaste", "Paragon", "Lilia", "Lilain" and "Lil-Lets". Although many of these brands no longer exist, Smith & Nephew plc is now a publicly listed medical technology company.