For sale is an original 1950s era vintage WHITE CLOVERINE SALVE TIN made by The Wilson Chemical Company, Tyrone, PA. This tin contained a 1 ounce mixture of petroleum jelly, turpentine, white wax and perfume. The tin originally sold for 25 cents. The top of the tin is in very good condition but the bottom of the tine shows some loss of the lithograph. A good collectible tin with partial contents.
Cloverine Salve is a patent remedy for chapped and dry skin. The product is of interest to many depression glass collectors because depression glass was one of the premiums you could receive for selling Cloverine Salve door-to-door. Because of this relationship to depression-era glassware, Cloverine tin containers are considered a “go-with” and included in many depression glass collections. The original manufacturer was Wilson Chemical Company of Tyrone, Pennsylvania. This name with the Pennsylvania address is printed on the lid of original tins. Sometime in the 1950s or early 1960s, the brand name was sold to a distributing firm in New York. Tins from this period have the New York address which includes a modern zip code.