Items from the 1950s

Leather Suitcase

A dark brown leather suitcase with a light brown trim and stitching

A 1957 Two Shilling Coin

A 1957 cupro-nickel two-shilling coin, also known as a florin or a two-bob bit

Christmas Hanging Decoration

This multi-coloured Christmas decoration is designed to be hung.

Cutlery Set

This vintage gift case of cutlery consists of six knives and forks for eating fish

Boric Acid Ointment

This tin of boric acid ointment was made by Maws Pharmacy Supplies Ltd.

Childrens Book produced by Ladybird (The Elves and the Shoemaker)

Childrens Book produced by Ladybird (The Elves and the Shoemaker)

Vintage tin for Elastoplast Bandage

This tin originally contained three yards of Elastoplast bandage

A Gentlemen’s Travelling Toiletry Case

A brown leather gentleman’s toiletry case for the travelling man

Enamel Pie Dish

Vintage cream oblong pie dishes with a green rim made from enamel

Iron Jelloids tin

The tin shown once held an iron supplement in a jelly form, known as Iron Jelloids

Castor Oil Bottle

A glass Castor Oil Bottle manufactured by Parkinsons' Ltd, Burnley, Lancashire

Boots the Chemist Bottle

A clear Boots the Chemist glass bottle

Vintage tin of sticking plaster

This tin of adhesive dressings for minor wounds was produced by family firm Crela in Manchester