Anti-explosion compound in original box
Wood, paper, powder
Overall: 1 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 3.5 x 6.7 cm )
Anti-explosion compound for coal oil lamps, lanterns, and stoves; in cylindrical wooden box with printed paper affixed to sides.
printed paper label: "Edison's Anti-Explosion Compound. / Preventing explosion of Coal Oil Lamps, Lanterns and Stoves. Destroying 80 per cent of offensive odor when the / lights are turned low. Also preventing chimneys from breaking by effects of the heat. This compound has been endorsed / by the Fire Insurance Underwriters of six States. / DIRECTIONS: / One-half teaspoonful to each Lamp every thirty days. SOLD ONLY BY AGENTS. PRICE 50 c. per BOX. / THE TOM BROOK THORNTON CHEMICAL COMPANY, LAWRENCE, MASS., U. S. A."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.