Mr Bromilow's Phosferine Advert

Dating from circa 1920, this advert for Phosferine features a quote from Tom Bromilow, former player for Liverpool and England.

Born in West Derby in Liverpool, left half back Tom Bromilow was picked up by his home club after turning up at Anfield to ask for a trial following his time in the army. He made his debut in the 1919/20 season against Burnley at Turf Moor, and played a number of international matches for England against Wales (1921 & 1922), Scotland (1922) and Ireland (1926).

He was part of the Liverpool squad which won the 1921/22 and 1922/23 league championship, scoring twice during the season, wearing the number 40 shirt. With his excellent passing and distribution he was widely seen as the brains behind the Liverpool team at that time.

After leaving the club in 1930 he went to coach a football team in Amsterdam, before being appointed secretary-manager to Burnley FC on October 5th 1932. He also moved on to twice manage Crystal Palace and Newport County, as well as Leicester City before his sudden death in 1959 whilst traveling on a train on a scouting trip for the foxes.

Phosferine was a tonic available in liquid and tablet form, that was said to promote good health and benefit the nervous system.

by NationalFootballCollection on 11 February, 2014.

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