Cylindrical wooden case with a highly polished surface; two pieces: a hollow, rounded case (a) and a tapered piece that acts as a lid (b), closed by a threaded stump protruding from (b).
Number Of Parts
a - case - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Most likely made by John Weiss & Son, as it is almost identical to the caustic case in 1975.10.2. The "& Son" was added to the John Weiss Co. in 1831, and after 1880, it appears that most caustic cases were made from silver, not wood.