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apothecary’s pill rolling machine

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Dates
1875
1915
circa 1875-1915
Collection
Robert Hawkins Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
006021001 a-b
Description
Wooden capsule-making machine, with a sliding bar and grooves for pills.
Accession Number
006021001 a-b
Collection
Robert Hawkins Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Compounding -- instrumentation
Description
Wooden capsule-making machine, with a sliding bar and grooves for pills.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 49.0 cm x Width 7.0 cm x 4.2 cm Depth
b - base - Size: Length 34.0 cm x Width 20.4 cm x Depth 5.4 cm
Provenance
Belonged to donor's husband Robert Hawkins or possibly his father Frank Hawkins, who were both pharmacists.
Maker
S.Maw Son & Thompson
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1875
1915
circa 1875-1915
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
Located on the base of the object with the measurement gauge " S. Maw Son // & // Thompson // London "
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-1
Condition Remarks
Object has mechanical damage due to the history of its use; the metal shows signs of corrosion in three areas that is blue-green in colour.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Robert Hawkins was a pharmacy graduate of the University of Toronto, 1940's. Worked at Mahood's pharmacy, Kingston. Died in 2003. Frank Hawkins graduated circa 1916-1917, worked as a pharmacist in Toronto.
Exhibit History
On exhibit: "Curious Cures--Doctors, Druggists, and Home Remedies" at the Dundas Museum & Archives, L-2011-3; 23 Sept. 2011–30 Sept. 2012.
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