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        Advertisement for the 'Carbolic Smoke Ball Company', 1892

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1892. Advertisement that offers �200 to anyone who uses the 'Carbolic Smoke Ball' and still contracts influenza. This offer resulted in a landmark legal case when Mrs Louisa Elizabeth Carlill, having used the product three times daily for nearly two months contracted flu. Mrs Carlill brought her claim for �100 to court when the Carbolic Smoke Ball Company refused to honour the offer. The company was ordered to pay Mrs Carlill in court and the case of Carlill V Carbolic Smoke Ball Company [1893] EWCA Civ 1 is frequently discussed as an introductory contract case. Provenance: Private Collection.


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