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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Suppository Machine
Suppository Machine 8.5 x 15 x 8.5". Drug Compounding:Suppository machine. Black brass and iron Suppository Press Machine with manufacturer mark, WTC #3. The machine was used to compress the suppository to form a solid into the specific mold in the machine. The apparatus was bolted to the prescription counter or on a board for additional support.
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Dr. C.H. Fitch's Prescription Scale
Dr. C.H. Fitch's Prescription Scale 1"x 3"x 1.5" Nickel plated case (contains balance bar and scale bar).Pat. September 29, 1885. Manuf'd by N.V. Randolph & Co., Richmond Va.
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Croup Lamp
Croup Lamp 6.5"x3.5"x3.5" Metal, glass
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Torsion Scales
Torsion Scales 10"x 14"x 8". Drug Compounding. The Torsion balance concept was developed in France, but perfected in the USA and sold under various trade names. Wood base balance with marble slab, metal pans and a glass top. Tags on the front of the scale read "Scientific" The World's Finest Balance and Scale Service" and "The Torsion Balance Co., Style 27, New York, No. 664, Pat. Jan. 6- 85,Jan. 22-89, May 19-91."
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Geer Drug Co. Nutgalls Powder
Geer Drug Co. Nutgalls Powder 3 x 2.5 x 2.5". Drug packaging:Container:Bottle. Cylindrical cardboard container with paper label and containing "Nutgall Powder".
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Sang. Draconic
Sang. Draconic 6.75 x 4 x 4. 6.75 x 4 x 4 White English creamware container with painted label.
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Ipecac
Ipecac 6.5 x 2.25 x 2.25. Clear glass salt top bottle with recessed glass label, powder visible inside bottle.
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Poison Bottle
Poison Bottle 8.25 x 2.25 x 2. Cobalt blue glass bottle shaped like a coffin with rough edges and a cork stopper.
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Sago & Cologne
Sago & Cologne 14.5 x 5.25 x 5.25, 15 x 5.25 x 5.25. Two clear glass bottles one salt top and the other tincture, both with recessed glass labels.
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Nux Vomica
Nux Vomica 12.25 x 4.5 x 4.5. Clear glass salt top bottle with adhered glass label reading "Ground Nux Vomica"
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Powder Folder
Powder Folder 4 x 3.5 x 3. Metal object with moveable flaps
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Podophyllin Pills
Podophyllin Pills 3.25 x 1.25 x 0.75. Brown glass bottle with cork stopper, pills visible inside bottle.
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Capsule Filler
Capsule Filler 6.125"x 14.5"x 4.5" Drug Compounding. Copper box with slots for capsules, one metal instrument to push down capsules, and two metal filling attachments.
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Pill Coater
Pill Coater 4 x 2.25 x 2.25. Footed oval shaped wooden object.
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TR. Sanguin Bottle
TR. Sanguin Bottle Clear glass tincture bottle with glass stopper and glass label adhered to bottle that reads "Tr. Sanguin."
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Park Pharmacy Lime Water Bottle
Park Pharmacy Lime Water Bottle 8 x 2 x 3". Brown glass bottle with screw cap.
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Mortar and Pestle
Mortar and Pestle 4.5x6x5.25. 1.75x9x1.75.Drug Compounding:Mortar and pestle.Large brass mortar and pestle. Brass mortar and pestles were used up until the Eighteenth in the compounding of medications until it was found that the containers produced tiny flakes of metal in the prescriptions. The brass was replaced by wedgwood mortars and wooden pestles.
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Pill Tile
Pill Tile 0.25x10x8.Drug Compounding:Pill tile.Ceramic tile with black measurement markings along the side.
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Parke, Davis & Co. Lobelia Tin
Parke, Davis & Co. Lobelia Tin 9x4.5x3.75. Drug Packaging:Container:Box and packet. "Green "Lobelia" Botanical Drug tin from the manufacturer. Parke-Davis. Displayed on the sides are pictures of Detroit factory on the front. Canadian Laboratory on the proper right side. and the New York Office on the proper left. These colorful tins were used to advertise the drug manufacturers of the time."
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Cannon Street Pharmacy Medicine bottle
Cannon Street Pharmacy Medicine bottle 3.5x1.25x1.25". Drug packaging: Container: Bottle. Clear glass bottle with no stopper, marked "Cannon Street Pharmacy, E.A. Deming & Co., Props., Charleston, South Carolina". The lip of the bottle is chipped and slight patina is present.; Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection