993.246.1: Pill Roller, 1870-1901

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993.246.1: Pill Roller. Pill roller instrument to make 24 small-sized pills.
Image No. 795 Pill roller instrument to make 24 small-sized pills.; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Pill roller instrument to make 24 small-sized pills, comprises of a flat handle bar with an attached grooved brass plate which wheels over a sloping board with a corresponding grooved brass plate, these grooves are graduated marking off the 6th, 12th, 18th and 24th groove. The makers name and address 'S. MAW, SON & THOMPSON 11 & 12 ALDERSGATE ST LONDON' and graduation marks are stamped into the surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.246.1
Collection: Pharmacy-ware
Date: 1870-1901

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 33.7 cm
  • Height: 5.1 cm
  • Width: 19.8 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Handle bar with grooved attachment
  • b) Base with grooved attachment
  • c) Slide-out tray

Object Materials

  • brass,
  • mahogany,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: S. Maw, Son & Thompson