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This nifty little treasure is an Edison Southern California first aid kit with a wonderful rusty vintage patina and aged look.

How aged?

It is certainly old, but its vintage is a bit of a mystery. It was found in a trove of 1940's items owned by a WWII engineer, and does appear to be from that era. But the bottom of the box is lined with a "Wacky Plak" comedy postcard from the early 1960's. I'm guessing the original owner handed his kit down to his son, who used it for storing his collectible Wacky Plaks.

See photos for condition of the lid - crusty and cool, with just a bit of the original "Edison" script still visible. The hinge is in excellent shape and the box closes securely, although it takes a little extra oomph to press it shut.

Measures 1-3/8" tall X 5-1/4" X 2-5/8"

The postcard has been trimmed to fit and has foxed age spots that blend nicely with the color of the box.


I estimate shipping costs toward the high side, just in case you live in a town (or galaxy) far, far away. If I overestimate by more than $1.00, I IMMEDIATELY REFUND THE DIFFERENCE TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT. (If I underestimate, oops, that's my problem - you are protected either way!)

I ship by usps First Class or parcel post, depending on the size/weight. If you need it quicker, just contact me before buying, I'm happy to adjust for expedited shipping.

For INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: I love shipping internationally! Please contact me, and I will be happy to adjust the shipping cost to your EXACT LOCATION.

Vintage First Aid Kit. Metal EDISON Brand. Rusty Patina, Vintage Tin Box. Rust Brown, White, Southern California Edison Logo.


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: painted metal, vintage postcard, vintage tin, tin, metal
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 62 reviews
  • Favorited by: 15 people