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Christy Cachet Machine "A"

Description

Cachet machine, in wooden case, c 1900s-c 1920s.

Cachets are used to mask the unpleasant taste of certain medicines. The unfavourable tastes were initially masked in foods, such as bread and jam. This mode of cachet was eventually replaced by thin leaflets made from flour and water.
Cachets made with this machine would have been composed of rice paper. The first disc was placed in one of the circular holders, then powder was then filtered in, and the second disc was sealed on top with the roller, which was moistened with water.

Date

c. 1900-1920s

Identifier

2003/77.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 30.5 cm

Materials

Metal; plastic; wood

Christy Cachet Machine "A"

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 30.5 cm

Materials

Metal; plastic; wood

Files

2003.77.2_cachet machine 4.jpg
2003.77.2_cachet machine 17.jpg
2003.77.2_cachet machine 12.jpg
2003.77.2_cachet machine 15.jpg

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Citation

“Christy Cachet Machine "A",” Heritage, accessed December 13, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/44.