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Author Topic: What have they done to Germolene?  (Read 79709 times)

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #90 on: 04 March, 2017, 05:31:35 PM »
I am now 91 and I remember my mother always used Germolene when
I was a small boy.


Your mother must have been one of the very first users of Germolene, Mr Taylor seeing as Germolene was invented in 1925 by the cough mixture tycoon, Sir William Henry Veno.

So that's where Veno's (the famous cough mixture of childhood) comes from! I've often wondered if it was just a made-up laboratory name. Arise Sir William Veno. But fancy being named after a cough mixture! I bet his kids got given a really tough time at school.
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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #91 on: 06 March, 2017, 10:12:54 AM »
I can't believe this topic is still going ! I am enthralled by the information that has been given in answer to my long ago question. Who would have thought it ? Of course, the main success was that I was given the answer that I wanted. IA ers  are unbelievable! Thanks to everyone, it is just fascinating.

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #92 on: 08 March, 2017, 08:42:36 AM »
I can't believe this topic is still going ! I am enthralled by the information that has been given in answer to my long ago question. Who would have thought it ? Of course, the main success was that I was given the answer that I wanted. IA ers  are unbelievable! Thanks to everyone, it is just fascinating.

And that's not all, Jacques...I used to know an old geezer in Brighton who swore blind that a good blob of Germolene was just the thing for his itchy piles. Worked every time. Mind you, he would've probably said the same thing about a squirt of WD40.

Any other odd uses for Germolene?
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