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You'll never forget Viaflex - Prince Otto von Bismarck ? ? ?
« on: March 12, 2014, 12:29:21 AM »
You'll never forget Viaflex - Prince Otto von Bismarck
Viaflex seems to be an antibiotic. Provenance: South Africa.

Does anybody know more?

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Re: You'll never forget Viaflex - Prince Otto von Bismarck ? ? ?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 06:27:04 AM »
These appear to be from a set of tokens for an advertising campaign similar to the Collection NORMATENSYL we have discussed previously.

I have found two more similar tokens, no doubt there are others:

Token You'll never forget Viaflex - Henry Ford 1863 - 1947

Token You'll never forget Viaflex - William Harvey 1578-1657

I too found mention of an antibiotic but I liked this container better:

1959 - Baxter acquired Fenwal Laboratories. The unit's BLOOD-PACK flexible, plastic container system for collecting and processing whole blood later led to Baxter's development of the VIAFLEX plastic IV bag, another major innovation in IV therapy. The technology was applied eventually to the development of a flexible, plastic container system for dialysis solutions that made possible continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), another Baxter first.
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Re: You'll never forget Viaflex - Prince Otto von Bismarck ? ? ?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 03:29:18 PM »
Thanks! The great William Harvey fits well to viaflex. But what about Bismarck, a German anti-democratic monarchist? And what about Henry Ford, an American anti-semit and Hitler's inspiration?

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Re: You'll never forget Viaflex - Prince Otto von Bismarck ? ? ?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 09:46:13 PM »
I can only find those three people at present, if we find others the link may become more obvious.

Baxter are also found in SA and presumably related to the US company mentioned above.

Baxter Healthcare South Africa, is a Pharmaceutical Companies healthcare organisation, in Bryanston, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa.

Baxter is not mentioned by name on the token and at present we have only the bidorbuy site to suggest they may be from SA.
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Re: You'll never forget Viaflex - Prince Otto von Bismarck ? ? ?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 10:10:14 PM »
Many thanks! Lots of helpful informations - as always - from you.  :)