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Title

Pill-Making Apparatus

Description

This pill-making apparatus consists of a board and a roller with two handles.

The roller has two sets of wheels, allowing it to roll backwards and forwards over the board. The board and roller are fitted with matching corrugated brass plates.

Pill resin would be rolled into a tube and placed on the corrugated surface of the board. The roller would then be used to push the resin through the grooves of the board, creating individual, consistently sized pills.

Creator

S. Maw Son & Thompson London

Date

c.1875

Identifier

2003/77.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 34.3 cm; 46.7 cm

Materials

Metal; Wood

Pill-Making Apparatus

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 34.3 cm; 46.7 cm

Materials

Metal; Wood

Files

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Collection

Citation

S. Maw Son & Thompson London, “Pill-Making Apparatus,” Heritage, accessed May 18, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/742.