Illustration of a pink carnation with green leaves and stem on a white background with black text along the top and bottom edge.
THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK N.J. PATENTED JULY 17, 1894 APRIL 14, 1896 JULY 21, 1896
PAT. JULY 21, 1896
American Pepsin Gum Company provided a give-away button that was part of a collectible set. Many gum manufactures in the late 1800s used pepsin powder in their chewing gum and marketed it as a way to aid indigestion. Pepsin was thought to settle stomach issues and help people with digestive concerns. Pink Carnations are sometimes believed to be a symbol of a woman/mother's pure love.