Detailer's case containing samples of human and animal vaccines, manufactured by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL), about 1920s. Used by CSL's first medical detailer (sales rep), Mr Frank Trapp, in the 1920s. Initially he was the only detailer for CSL and covered the entire Eastern half of Australia. Contents include products relating to dysentery, meningococcal, tuberculosis, diphtheria, influenza, cholera, typhoid, canine distemper, horse serum, pneumonia, and many others.

Physical Description

Double sided brown leather case with 39 compartments, each containing a yellow cardboard box with a glass via of CSL product. One side of the case contains 39 boxes, and the other, 25. The compartments are lined with cloth, and a cloth covered board folds over both sections. The case has a standard clip and two locks, and a handle.


Early collection of CSL products. Also an example of equipment used by sales people whilst on the road.

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