Advertising pocket mirror for "Owbridges Lung Tonic" with an Underground map on the reverse - mirror

During the 1920s and 30s, it was common for small promotional items to be given away free at public exhibitions or events. This pocket or vanity mirror was commissioned by Owbridge's and includes a coloured map of the central area of the Underground system. It also reads 'Owbridge's Lung Tonic for coughs, for colds' and 'used for 50 years the British Remedy'. Owbridge's was a firm of proprietary medicine manufacturers that was established in the 1880s and based in Hull. Its patent remedies for coughs and colds were widely advertised throughout the 20th century. The Underground map is by an anonymous artist and pre-dates the diagrammatical map designed by Harry Beck.
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Commissioner : Owbridges
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