This wonderful rare Original Elliman's Embrocation Poster is from 1897. The poster is printed on paper and was then fixed on hardboard. There is some water damage, (which is reflected in the asking price) mostly around the top left and bottom right as shown in the photographs.
This would be mostly hidden if placed in a frame.
I have only ever found one other example of this print, which was on a tin box.
The measurements are 30" x 20" = 76 x 50 cm.
Postage price on an application.
The Elliman family came to Slough in 1845, and James Elliman Senior set up a drapery business while he developed his soon-to-be-famous embrocation, which he had been experimenting on for years before deciding to market it. The embrocation was first sold in 1847, as a rub for animals. By 1850 it was being sold for use by humans, as an aid for aching muscles and joints.
James Elliman Senior made both his sons, James Junior and Samuel, partners in the company, and they took it over following his death in 1870, opening a new factory in Chandos Street. Samuel died in a hunting accident in 1884, and James Junior took sole charge of the company.
The company continued to flourish, and by 1911 the embrocation was being sold in 42 countries. There were two products - 'Universal Embrocation' for humans, and 'Royal Embrocation' for animals - but there was no difference between the two!
The embrocation was made from eggs, turpentine, and vinegar. Eggs were imported from Ireland and from China. When the turpentine was added to the mix, the fire brigade had to be on alert!
When James Elliman Junior died in 1924 the company was taken over by other members of the family, and it remained a family business until 1961 when it was taken over by Horlicks and the Chandos Street factory was closed. Elliman's Embrocation is now made by GlaxoSmithKline.i would like to know more about this poster I have looked but can not find it only a similar one in black and white any information would be of great help many thanks