Vintage Tin advertising Packer's Healing Tar Soap. Research shows The Packer Mfg. Co. Inc., New York, New York was in business circa 1875. The information on the back of the tin indicates this tin dates to approximately the 1930's. Tin reads "Pure as The Pines". Suggested uses include shampooing, bath, toilet and nursery.
The soap has long ago been used but the handy tin remains to hold your little items. As the bottom of the box states "it (the soap) is now packed in a metal box so that its use may prove of greater convenience both at home and in your travels". That was intended to describe the soap but it works for the tin too.
Box opens easily...the lid lifts off...it is not a hinged style. There are no dents or dings, just lots of scratches and wear.