S/4747 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany and Brass Pill Making Machine
A small solid mahogany 19th century chemist's pill making machine, which was used in the following manner: the pill mass, previously prepared in a mortar, was rolled into the correct diameter lengths and placed on the grooved plate; it was cut and divided by pressing downwards and sliding the top section back and forth; they were then rounded by rotating them in a pill rounder and then when hard, silvered and ready for dispensing. It is in working condition with a separate collecting tray, and the whole has a pleasing colour retaining a patination.
Slide: 12.5 inches (32 cm.) wide, 2.75 inches (7 cm.) deep and 2 inches (5 cm.) high
4½ in. (11.5 cm.) Wide
12½ in. (32 cm.) Deep
1½ in. (4 cm.) High
English Circa 1840