Original German boxes with decontaminating flour for healing sores and irritations on skin after a poison-gas attack. Differnt producers, yeas 1939-41. No cracks, no splits but rough surface as a result of age may present. Mostly with original dust inside! Authentic item.
Every container had a paper manual that mostly gone with time.
Read also "Historical reference".
Such bakelite container was a part of anti-gas equipment for every soldier of the Third Reich (including gas mask in a metal storage box and impregnated cover in a bag). Bakelite boxes with a powder inside were untill at least 1941. Once it was supposed it would be difficult to make aperture from the powder in the field (particulary under bombs or right after a gas attack) and bottles with ready-made liquid were introduced in 1940. Vials made of orange plastic appeared not earlier than 1942.
Dust in the box smells with chlorine badly, so some collectors call these vials "chlorine-boxes".