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Vintage National Metal Edge Box Co., Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage National Metal Edge Box Co., Filing Cabinet Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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The Keystone Filing Cabinet

...Delivered at any railway station in Philadelphia.

The cabinet is made of imitation walnut or cherry. The drawers of imitation oak, metal bound. It will be useful to you. Do you want it?

National Metal Edge Box Co., 621 & 623 Cherry St., Philadelphia. ...

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Promotional trading cards of all types were popular during the Victorian era (soap, tonics, sewing machines, shirts, hats, etc.), and patent medicines were no exception. People would collect and trade these trading cards. Manufactures of patent medicines would design and print these cards, then provide them as promotional giveaways to the drug stores that carried their patent medicines. Many cards have survived and the artwork in many cases is magnificent. 

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